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In the last five months since beginning to write on Substack, it has replaced Instagram as my favorite platform and community. No other platform is this friendly to long-form content, and no other platform has such a high quality community of writers. As fun as it is to frog post and curate aesthetics on Instagram, this is the place for the real good stuff (that is, me rambling on about mythology and Tolkien and how Middle-Earth is real).
That said, since my subscriber base here has grown to a respectable size, I’d like to introduce you all to the work of some of my favorite fellow writers here on Substack.
My friend, the host of the Blood and Rain podcast (listen on Youtube and Spotify) and one of my friends from the Instagram sphere has been serializing his novel, Sleepless, and writing great articles on sports science, the anti-fragile mindset, culture war, and Orthodoxy. This retrospective he wrote on this year’s Pascha is a beautiful piece of both religious writing and Americana, relaying the events of a week in Chicago that I was fortunate enough to experience alongside him.
John atwrites one of best newsletters I’ve ever come across from his otherworldly outpost on Mars. John writes consistent bangers about everything from metaphysics, tonic masculinity, religion, consciousness, and culture warfare (also inter-dimensional warfare). Beyond that, his newsletter and the community that has grown up in his comments section is just a lot of fun. Check out this piece where he validates the Norse idea of the World Tree as a viable alternative to NASA’s big marble. is a fantastic publication on religion, history, culture, and politics. He shares my views on the modern Protestant American version of religion, as expressed in this blurb from his about page:
"Have you ever considered the reality that America is where Europe dumped all its heretics? Why would you look for truth in a land of heresy? Are you tired of American Evangelicalism but are smart enough not to be a cringe atheist? Looking for something older and not born from this culture? I hope you’ll learn some new shades of Christianity here."
This piece on the "Judaeo-Christian Myth" is probably the single best article I've read all year.
My friend Alex Leong has been writing thenewsletter for some time now. One of my good friends from the Instagram sphere, he takes on the modern world by mixing philosophy, self-improvement, and physical culture. He's one of the few men out there giving good life advice that isnt cringe guru stuff or Tate-style red-pill nonsense.
Another of my friends from my Instagram circle,is writing , where he delves into political science, theory, and history. He's one of the most well spoken and thoughtful guys in our sphere, and I'm looking forward to more frequent newsletters from him. at is writing great pieces on myth, Catholocism, symbology, and reframing modern Christian understandings of reality. He may be one of the only guys that loves Tolkien's essay "On Fairy Stories" as much as I do. This recent article deals with our modern conception of history and myth being oppositional.
On a last note, I’ve recently lowered the price of paid subscriptions to this newsletter. If you’re interested in supporting what I do here, please consider joining the club (all my Patrons get first-class tickets on the last train to Hyperborea).
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