Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Vril: The Coming Race, or How Lord Lytton Ensorceled the 21st Century

Weird revelations began bombarding me out of absolutely nowhere concerning Lord Lytton of Knebworth's seminal superhuman novel Vril: The Power of the Coming Race (or whatever you choose to call it). This all arose out of a stray line from Dope Inc. (of all places) and has set me off on one of my patented OCD benders. So fasten those seatbelts, kids.

This is an abridged version of the first presentation I've given on the topic, and I think you'll be able to figure why I've got more planned. There is something elusive about Vril and the mythology it has inspired, from Theosophy to the fabled Vril Society to the modern trend of superhumans who are decidedly not super-heroic.

You can watch the entire presentation - not to mention the upcoming Vril videos - on the Secret Sun Institute of Advanced Synchromysticism Patreon.

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Even better, you can join up at the SSI for as little as $3 a month and access reams of information that will entertain, enlighten and fortify your spirit in these troubled times. 

You can also read an overview on Vril excerpted from Our Gods Wear Spandex for free there.


Finally, do also check out this interview with the Deep Share Podcast, which delves into the untold story of the early days of Boston Hardcore from someone who was there. 

"Someone" meaning me. 

It's a riveting tale, whether you're a fan of the genre or not. Come to think of it, it may be more riveting if you don't like Hardcore or Punk.

The first half of the show touches on Our Gods Wear Spandex and the upcoming 15th anniversary of The Secret Sun.