" Vikings, Runes, Norse religion, and Greek mythology- these are just some of the topics Christopher McIntosh weaves together in his fascinating exploration of the mystical concept of 'The North'
'The North' is simultaneously a location, a direction, and a mystical concept. Although this concept has ancient roots it continues to resonate today. McIntosh leads readers through the magical and spiritual history of the North, as well as its modern manifestations. This mythic conception of a unique, powerful, and mysterious Northern civilization was known to the Greeks as 'Hyberborea'—the 'Land Beyond the North Wind'. 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'..."