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At the heart of the forest lies a secret. In a place born of darkness and primeval nature, resides a mighty and terrifying guardian. Immune to human steel, it is believed the Leshen is nature’s way of protecting the forest and the animals that live within it from the threat humans started to pose upon their ravaging expansion deeper into the lands…

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This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest            

The white Kermode bear of British Columbia is galvanizing First Nations people fighting to protect their homeland

by Alex Shoumatoff

Very quietly we paddle to shore in a raft from the research vessel, which has stopped at the mouth of a small river cascading into the Pacific, one of more than a hundred salmon-bearing rivers in the 1,500-square-mile territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais people.

We’re halfway up the coast of British Columbia, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, in one of the largest unspoiled temperate rainforests on earth. We climb out and sit on boulders in the intertidal zone, in front of a meadow. Behind it is primeval forest, a solid wall of trees—western red cedar, Sitka spruce, alder, hemlock, Douglas fir.

The white bear is known to the Kita­soo as the Moksgm’ol, the spirit, or ghost, bear. The Kitasoo have been living on these coastal islands and fjord-diced tongues of mainland for thousands of years. They revere every living thing, but the Moksgm’ol is especially sacred. It is one of the rarest bears on earth.

There are as few as 100, according to some estimates. Scientifically, the white ones, along with their closest black relatives, belong to a subspecies of black bear: the Kermode bear, Ursus americanus kermodei, named in 1905 for Francis Kermode, who helped zoologists find the bears and later became the director of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria…

(read more: Smithsonian Magazine)

photographs by Melissa Groo

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This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest

The white Kermode bear of British Columbia is galvanizing First Nations people fighting to protect their homeland

This Rare, White Bear May Be the Key to Saving a Canadian Rainforest

By Alex Shoumatoff; Photographs by Melissa GrooSmithsonian Magazine

Very quietly we paddle to shore in a raft from the research vessel, which has stopped at the mouth of a small river cascading into the Pacific, one of more than a hundred salmon-bearing rivers in the 1,500-square-mile territory of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais people. We’re halfway up the coast of British Columbia, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, in one of the largest unspoiled temperate rainforests on earth. We climb out and sit on boulders in the intertidal zone, in front of a meadow. Behind it is primeval forest, a solid wall of trees—western red cedar, Sitka spruce, alder, hemlock, Douglas fir
A crow let out two clarion caws as we came in, and now every animal within earshot knows of our arrival. The humans are back. Four of us have mounted serious lenses on tripods, and we are all waiting motionlessly, respectfully. Big gobs of meringuelike foam drift down the final run of the river into the seething surf. “Organic matter,” whispers our guide, Philip Charles, a 26-year-old Brit who has a bachelor’s degree in animal conservation science and has been made an honorary Kita­soo for all the work he has done to help these First Nations people reassert sovereignty over their homeland, and to get ecotourism going.

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The Lifestyles of the Trilobites

These denizens of the Paleozoic Era seas were surprisingly diverse

by Richard Fortey

If you had been able to scuba dive during the Ordovician Period, some 450 million years ago, you would have seen at once that the seas swarmed with trilobites.

These distant relatives of scorpions and spiders cruised the primeval oceans for nearly 270 million years before extinction finally took the life of the last trilobite about 250 million years ago. Despite their ancient departure, the trilobites left behind a rich fossil record in many parts of the world.

Paleontologist Richard Fortey reconstructs the diverse habits practiced by the trilobites, which contributed to their evolutionary success…

(read more: American Scientist)

illustrations by DW Miller and Tom Dunne

anonymous asked:

Could you elaborate on your username (hyperb0rean) and why you chose it?

   Thank you for your question. There are two aspects to my choice of the name “hyperb0rean”; which derives from “Hyperborea”, of course.
   The ancient Greeks knew of a land beyond North, where a mysterious race of people lived in divine blessing. This Hyperborea was akin to paradise and equally believed to be the cradle of civilization that gradually enlightened the once primeval tribes of Europe; bringing order to chaos, inspiring religion and culture, and giving rise to kingdoms and Empires alike. Many centuries later, the myth of Hyperborea was researched by students of ancient culture like Julius Evola, for instance, who placed Hyperborea in the numinous Golden Age and told us about the godlike Northmen who were driven from there by a cosmic cataclysm that scattered them all across the globe, like the seed that is blown apart by the wind, and from each one of them sprouted a new civilization that aided mankind in their rise from the darkness of barbarism to the enlightenment of a higher culture.
   To me, Hyperborea is the primal source of inspiration for European culture; a mythical place that radiates the utmost enlightenment once found in the Golden Age and thus illuminated the minds and hearts of our race for millennia thereafter, even though this light has slowly faded away the farther the era of the Golden Age recedes back into an antediluvian past shrouded in mystery. At this point, Hyperborea takes on a different meaning that is the second aspect I was mentioning. Friedrich Nietzsche referred to Hyperboreans as the antithesis of modern man. According to Nietzsche, the Hyperborean in our day and age is a paragon of solitude, of dignity and of nobility. The Hyperboreans are few; last survivors from an era long gone who wish to live apart from mankind in self-exile and isolation. That is meant literally (as you might have noticed, I do advocate a rural lifestyle and I am living in the countryside myself) as well as intellectually and spiritually, for we Hyperboreans are alone in a hostile world.
   I have chosen the username “hyperb0rean” (–“hyperborean” was already taken) because that’s what my blog really is to me; my inner sanctum where you can find everything I deem beautiful, noble, immortal, enlightening, encouraging; worthy of love, compassion, and preservation. An ideal place that has no place in this world, alas. Just like I feel I don’t have a place in this world, sometimes, and that’s why I sympathize with the Hyperboreans who are exiles from the Golden Age and even though it remains an exercise in futility more often than not, they keep trying to bring back at least a glimpse of the grace and grandeur that once was, and I humbly wish to do the same.

animal canvas

penmanship scholar
dreamers of tomorrow,
thinking back upon me
let me go back towards

innocent primeval fury
incantations written upon animal canvas
over scurrying rodents beating a pace
that I kept up with; expectations
met and bested; call me tested

or leave me my vestments I wore well
call me handsome as you call me over
I fell over you, couldn’t you tell
when the sight accosted you?

How hard is it to pull out an idea from your head?

Well, A LOT.

I have been these last hours trying to recreate a mask i have in my head. The problem is that it’s not an exact idea, but a feeling, something it feels like i saw already, but don’t know when, where… or why.

I’ll keep trying to draw that mask, a mask that represents a timeless curiosity mixed with a primeval wrath.
I’ll keep trying

anonymous asked:

Hi, I wondered if you could expand a bit on the anti-Speciesist element of Esoteric (and practised) NS, as shown by the superb animal protection laws in Germany, views of Hess, Himmler, Rosenberg, Hitler, and the post war works by luminaries such as Savitri Devi? There seems to be a strong current of putting man amongst the environment rather than above it, which is what makes NS for me the most fulfilling and revolutionary approach we have seen to life for centuries!

    Today it is proven with scientific certainty that you can't interfere in the global eco-system at one point without dire and devastating consequences everywhere else. Everyone knows about the vast primeval forests in Amazónia and Siberia to be the “green lung" of the Earth, for instance. The increasing deforestation there affects us too, even though we live thousands of miles away. Take the example of the honey bee, which I keep posting about on my Gardening blog ( artamanen ). If the honey bee disappears, then our food supply will rapidly decline and mass-starvation among men is inevitable. An animal as tiny as the bee is of utmost importance to our survival as human species, and this is just one of many examples proving the intrinsic interdependence of every life form on this planet, humans included. To place the Human above Nature, this was the cardinal sin that put man at odds with every other life on Earth. As soon as there was no respect for other species anymore, man lost all respect for life too. If we want to survive, then we can not do this on our own. Man can only survive as part of the eco-system; as someone who contributes to the natural order instead of working against it. 

    Prior to the advent of National Socialism, you already had a popular movement “back to nature” in Germany and Austria too. People who moved to the countryside for resuming a rural and traditional lifestyle, like the Artamanen-Gesellschaft (Artaman League), for instance. They also wished to educate others and make them aware of the natural order and how man needs to fit in there, even if this means abandoning technology known to have adverse effects on the eco-system. This sentiment was subsequently incorporated in National Socialism and ultimately yielded the unparalleled legislation for protection of animals and environment in the Third Reich. National Socialism was, and remains to be, the only political movement that would rather decrease the growth of human population if this helps saving one more honey bee.

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