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Only a God Can Save Us Now

Lecture 3 in a series entitled “Reflections Beneath a Dark Sun: Myth, History, Politics and Paganism”.

This third talk will revolve around the thinking of Carl Jung and Martin Heidegger and examine the manner in which the gods are reintroduced into history. In particular, the lecture will be concerned with the Teutonic god of storm and frenzy, Wotan, whose character, Stephen Alexander states, arguably provides a crucial insight into the darker corners of the Aryan soul. This lecture-seminar is part of Stephen Alexander’s series on fascism, paganism and politics.

Philosopher of the taboo Stephen Alexander does an annual lecture-seminar at Treadwell’s. This year’s series looks at the darkly romantic temptation to seek out ways to tear apart the material reality of modern life, to make manifest “unbound powers of being”. His aim is to identify the nihilism in us all: not to say things because we think them, but so that we will not have to think them anymore; to rid our speech and our acts, our hearts and pleasures, of fascism. Dr. Stephen Alexander did his Ph.D. at Warwick University on D.H. Lawrence and continental philosophy. His work focuses on transgression, shock and forbidden subjects.


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Date and Time:

25 March 2008 at 7:15 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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