Wolves Amongst the Sheep

Looking Beyond the Aesthetics of Polish National Socialism


  • Mariusz Filip Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań




Right-wing, contemporary Paganism, militarism, aesthetics, ethics, poetics, Poland, national socialism


In this paper I investigate the meaning of “ritual robes” within the contemporary Pagan movement. Although they are a kind of cultural icon, I argue that for some Pagans they may be of minor significance. In the case of the Order of Zadruga (Northern Wolf) from Poland, I seek to demonstrate how a paramilitary uniform may become a sign of extreme right-wing Slavic Paganism. The examination of the uniform’s aesthetics leads to revealing the connection with so called Aryan ethics as well as “natural poetics.” An attempt of the naturalizing view would be a final step.

Author Biography

Mariusz Filip, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

Mariusz Filip is assistant professor at the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland.


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How to Cite

Filip, M. (2020). Wolves Amongst the Sheep: Looking Beyond the Aesthetics of Polish National Socialism. Pomegranate, 21(2), 210–236. https://doi.org/10.1558/pome.39506