Beyond the North Wind by Christopher McIntosh audiobook

Beyond the North Wind: The Fall and Rise of the Mystic North

By Christopher McIntosh
Foreword by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
Read by Simon Vance

Blackstone Publishing 9781578636402
6.07 Hours Unabridged
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“The North” is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads listeners, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as runestones and megaliths, but also through mythology and lore. This mythic conception of a unique, powerful, and mysterious Northern civilization was known to the Greeks as “Hyberborea”—the “Land Beyond the North Wind”—which they considered to be the true origin place of their god, Apollo, bringer of civilization. Through the Greeks, this concept of the mythic North would spread throughout Western civilization. In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among “the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism” and which is currently almost unknown in the West.

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“The North” is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots in mythology, folklore, and fairy tales, it continues to resonate today within modern culture. McIntosh leads listeners, chapter by chapter, through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations, as documented through physical records, such as runestones and megaliths, but also through mythology and lore.

This mythic conception of a unique, powerful, and mysterious Northern civilization was known to the Greeks as “Hyberborea”—the “Land Beyond the North Wind”—which they considered to be the true origin place of their god, Apollo, bringer of civilization. Through the Greeks, this concept of the mythic North would spread throughout Western civilization.

In addition, McIntosh discusses Russian Hyperboreanism, which he describes as among “the most influential of the new religions and quasi-religious movements that have sprung up in Russia since the fall of Communism” and which is currently almost unknown in the West.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Like the runes he explores, Christopher McIntosh’s use of language contains ‘capsules of magical power.’ His shamanistic journey to Hyperborea leads the reader through myths, place names, folktales, star lore, and intriguing and outlandish archaeological traces. In Beyond the North Wind, McIntosh takes us back in time to a civilization older than Atlantis and called the origin of all primal tradition.” Mark Booth, author of The Secret History of the World
“Beyond the North Wind is a masterful example of academic detective work, leading to the astounding conclusion that our Arctic northlands were once home to a lost prehistoric civilization. Highly recommended.” Herbie Brennan, author of The Atlantis Enigma
“Numerous important historical figures and traditions and all manner of ancient ideas are here, presented in an engaging way. If you’re interested in finding your spiritual North, read this book!” Arthur Versluis, author of Entering the Mysteries: The Secret Traditions of Indigenous Europe
"Beyond the North Wind is important and deserves celebration…The book contains a wealth of information from Russia, not seen before in the West, to my knowledge, as well as an extensive appendix listing gods and other beings from Norse mythology. Fascinating and pleasant to read.” Freya Aswynn, author of Northern Mysteries

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Author Bio: Christopher McIntosh

Author Bio: Christopher McIntosh

Christopher McIntosh is the author of many books, including Gardens of the Gods. He holds a DPhil in history from Oxford, a degree in German from London University, and a diploma in Russian from the United Nations Language School. He lives in Lower Saxony, North Germany.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English