Sexy Dita von Teese

Do Men Really Prefer ‘Nice’ Women?

Relying on the results of a recent study (always a dubious idea), The Huffington Post has published some advice for single women: “If you want to snag a man, you better be…

Initiation into Freemasonry and Western Esotericism

The Lesser Mysteries We Forgot: Freemasonry, Masculinity, And Initiation

Less than a century ago, fraternities played a major role in the life of men in the USA. The Knights of Pythias, the Odd Fellows, and, of course, the Freemasons…

"Isle of the Dead" by Arnold Böcklin.

Ur-Civilization, Cosmology, And The Invention Of History

The “Lost Civilization” theme has cropped up in kindred literary genres, both fiction and non-fiction, since the authorships of H. Rider Haggard (1856 – 1925), C.  J. Cutcliffe Hyne (1866…

female Thor

Who Killed Valkyrie? Why Marvel’s Thor Is A Betrayal Of Women

The recent news out of Marvel, that the company is about to relaunch Thor as a female character, has caused quite a stir. Graphic novel aficionados have denounced it a…

Cave of the Numinous by Craig Williams.

Real Left-Hand Tantra: A Review of Cave of The Numinous

More than a book, the Cave of the Numinous by Craig Williams (Yogacharya Dharma Rakshaka) is a companion for the journey of initiation into esoteric Hinduism. At 159 pages, it is a concise…

Is menswear feminizing men?

Is Fashion Feminizing Men?

“Menswear is getting more feminine,” The Wall Street Journal announced last week. “Vivid colors like turquoise, floral prints, and pattern mixing are the latest trends—for guys. So are lapel flowers,…

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Tibetan Mysticism, Russian Monarchy, Holy War: von Ungern Sternberg — an Interview With Andrei Znamenski

In People of Shambhala’s latest podcast, Andrei Znamenski speaks about Roman von-Ungern-Sternberg, alittle-known but important character in late revolutionary and early-Bolshevik Russia. A fanatical monarchist, von-Ungern-Sternberg wanted to save Russia —…

male beauty, ethics, and transcendence

Male Beauty: Fantasy, Ethics, and Transcendence

“Women like ‘bad boys’.” One hears this statement fairly frequently as an explanation of why some or other relationship didn’t work out — and you hear it from women, probably…

Nina Hagen in bondage

The Forgotten Women of Punk

Think of Punk, and if you get past bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols then you might think of Sid Vicious’s girlfriend Nancy Spugen, or of singer Siouxsie…