What do you think of his take on religion? Something like "it's difficult for the modern man to understand, but even if you can't bring yourself to believe in it, act like you do".
He seemed to think highly of people that believed in it literally, especially Savitri Devi's "Living Paganism".
On the other hand, he called himself a Nietzchean.
Bowden is a modernist. So unlike perennialists (whome he did admire, it must be said), he recognised the obvious reality and success of the scientific method for finding out about mind-independent reality.
Hence, religion becomes seen as, not a set of beliefs corresponding to reality, but rather merely a psychological disposition.
However, this is where Bowden departs from other 'naturalists' who seek to DEBUNK religion by identifying it's roots in human psychology. Bowden, instead, embraces
the 'non-reality' of religious belief, and conceives of religion similarly to Nietzshce, as an artistic
expression, an expression of a core human outlet; a primordial source of energy.
Lop it off, and you emasculate the power and potential of human beings to strive towards trascendence. It's all about power, for Bowden; sources of mental strength and certainty, which he felt people increasingly lack today and are crying out for.