North: The Rise and Fall of the Polar Cosmos is an audacious new trip through history and prehistory from Gyrus, creator of Towards 2012 and Dreamflesh Journal.
Starting with human origins in equatorial Africa 200,000 years ago, and ending with recent space exploration, it’s a provocative brew of the latest anthropological and historical research, laced with insightful speculation. It unveils the story of cosmology as a crucible for and mirror of the contours of the spirit, and the power structures of society.
A big visionary sweep executed with erudition and imaginative insight.
— Patrick Harpur, author of Daimonic Reality
Gorgeous and profound.
— Barry Patterson, author of The Art of Conversation with the Genus Loci
North is a flawed beauty; a remarkable piece of scholarship that is not without problems. Intellectually wide-ranging and blind, expansive and deeply personal, impassioned and logical, embodied in place, and detached across time, it is a book of contradictions … The scope here is truly impressive. … There is no denying that he is a fantastic wordsmith …
— Time & Mind: The Journal of Archaeology, Consciousness and Culture