Many European Traditionalists love to read books. We read to try to know and understand our past, our ancestors, our traditions, our history and in one sentence: who we are mentally, physically and spiritually. Not least, also to escape from this modern world that is so unnatural and just not made for us: it is made for the totally domesticated man.
Here I want to share with you a list of essential books that you should read to understand who you really are:
MYTHOLOGY and FAIRY TALES:
Apollodorus of Athens – Bibliotheca.
Homer – Iliad, – Odyssey.
Apollonius Rhodius – Argonautica
Ovid – Metamorphoses.
Virgil – Aeneid.
Snorri Sturluson – Prose Edda.
The Poetic Edda.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead.
The Epic of Gilgamesh.
The Arthurian Myths.
Marie Cachet – The Secret of the She-Bear.
Varg Vikernes – Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia, – Reflections on European Mythology and Polytheism.
James. G. Frazer – The Golden Bough.
Vladimir Propp – The Historical Roots of Fairy Tales.
Robert Graves – The Greek Myths.
Karoly Kerenyi – The Heroes and Gods of the Greeks.
Mircea Eliade – Patterns in Comparative Religion, – A History of Religious Ideas.
Julius Evola – Revolt Against the Modern World, – The Mystery of the Grail, – The Hermetic Tradition, – Eros and the Mysteries of Love: The Metaphysics of Sex.
Richard B. Onians – The Origins of European Thought.
Giorgio De Santillana – Hamlet’s Mill.
Erwin Rohde – Psyche: The Cult of Souls and the Belief in Immortality among the Greeks.
Philippe Walter – Christian Mythology: Revelations of Pagan Origins.
All European Fairy Tales (Grimm, Andersen, Pitré…).
Heraclitus – Fragments.
Plato – Dialogues.
Epictetus – The Enchiridion.
Marcus Aurelius – Meditations.
Seneca – Letters from a Stoic, – Dialogues.
Pierre Hadot – The Inner Citadel, – The Veil of Isis.
Marie Cachet – Le Besoin d’Impossible.
The Tao Te Ching.
B. G. Tilak – The Arctic Home in the Vedas.
Jean Manco – Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings.
ABOUT THE MODERN WORLD:
Julius Evola – Ride the Tiger, – Men Among the Ruins.
Réne Guénon – The Crisis of the Modern World, – East and West.
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu – For My Legionaries.
Oswald Spengler – The Decline of the West.
George Orwell – 1984.
J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit, – The Lord of the Rings, – The Silmarillion.
Robert E. Howard – Conan the Barbarian.
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