Lascaux cave art

Lascaux cave art

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Strong Oak Crafts

Just seen this beautiful Wodenist craftwork on my folk comrade Runebinder's blog:http://strongoakcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/wooden-woden-small-wooden-woden-carved.html

Please take the time to view the rest of his blog as it features many wonderful things. A very talented young man and a very interesting blog. I started to dabble myself in craftwork a few years ago, being inspired by Runebinder and hope to upload some of my own work in the near future (when I invest in a digital camera!). Making things for yourself is always much better than commercially bought things as your handywork becomes a part of you when you breathe your life essence into it. We need to encourage more people to take up this sort of work within the heathen community.


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Odinists Demand Buildings from the Church of England

I was interested to read about the recent demand by the Odinist Fellowship for the return of sacred pre-Christian land to the Odinist community. They have written to the Church of England, firstly demanding an apology for the "former crimes" committed by the church against English heathens during the period of forced conversion and secondly as recompense they are demanding that the church hand over two churches, one from the archbishopric of York and one from Canterbury. Thus far they have been fobbed off by bishops but their struggle continues. It should be noted that the Odinist Fellowship (not to be confused with the Odinic Rite) have converted an old non-conformist chapel in Newark, Nottinghamshire into what is believed to be England's first post conversion Odinist temple. I have yet to pay a visit to it but I intend to do so next year. My best wishes go out to them.

Pagans Demand Return of Church Buildings

Newark Odinist Temple

Monday, November 06, 2017

An Odinic Last Rite

On both my Celto-Germanic Culture, Myth and History and Aryan Myth and Metahistory blogs I have discussed the sacred sacrifice of Odin on the World Tree as part of His ongoing quest for knowledge. See The Rúnatal-an Observation and Odin on the World Tree

As most of my readers will be aware there is an association between dying a 'warrior's death' and entering Walhalla. However I believe that the perception that our heathen ancestors had regarding this was not a perfect one and the concept of the afterlife in pre-Christian Germanic society clearly evolved over time. An excellent book which discusses the concept of the afterlife in Germanic society is The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature (1943) by Hilda Ellis (maiden name of Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson). I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in this particular aspect of the heathen worldview of our ancestors. The book makes clear that the ancient Germanic peoples held varying views about the afterlife and Walhalla as a  destination is not the only option.

The image of Walhalla that the Norse peoples had was a crude version of something which can only clearly be understood by an Initiate and this article is not the place for me to expound on this. For those of you who are concerned about the prospect of NOT entering Walhalla I have identified a near death rite that can be very easily practised and has some mythological basis.

Most of my readers will be aware that the author of the Younger or Prose Edda was Snorri Sturluson but in addition to this work he also composed the Heimskringla, a selection of sagas of the old Norwegian kings. The first part of this work is called the Ynglinga Saga and is in my opinion the most important part of the collection. However most English language versions of Heimskringla do not for some inexplicable reason contain this most important work. Snorri based his work on the much earlier 9th century skaldic  work of Þjóðólfr of Hvinir, the skald of Harald Fairhair (reigned 872-930), the Ynglingatal. Snorri in both his Ynglinga Saga and the Prologue to the Younger Edda euhemerises the Gods and presents Odin as an historical king who emigrated from Turkey to Northern Europe. It should be borne in mind that Snorri, being a Christian was a product of the post conversion era of the late 12th to mid 13th century Iceland. Whilst his work in preserving our heathen mythology is credit worthy his bias against the Gods is evident. This bias can also be seen in the Elder Edda, allegedly composed by Sæmundur "the Learned" Sigfússon, a Christian priest from mid 11th century to mid 12th century Iceland. We see in the Elder Edda for instance how Thor is mocked and ridiculed in the story of Thor's 'wedding' in the Þrymskviða (the Lay of Thrym). We must therefore use caution when interpreting the Eddas and take into account the obvious Christian contamination.

Our Gods have the ability to take the form of man but they do not have their origins in Midgarth for they are celestial and divine entities that formed us. In the Ynglinga Saga Snorri relates the story of the death of the human Odin and it certainly has some interesting elements:

"Odin died in his bed in Swithiod; and when he was near his death
he made himself be marked with the point of a spear
, and said he
was going to Godheim, and would give a welcome there to all his
friends, and all brave warriors should be dedicated to him; and
the Swedes believed that he was gone to the ancient Asgaard, and
would live there eternally.  Then began the belief in Odin, and
the calling upon him.  The Swedes believed that he often showed
to them before any great battle.  To some he gave victory; others
he invited to himself; and they reckoned both of these to be
fortunate.  Odin was burnt, and at his pile there was great
splendour.
  It was their faith that the higher the smoke arose in
the air, the higher he would be raised whose pile it was; and the
richer he would be, the more property that was consumed with him." 

I have underlined here the pertinent points of the passage. The human Odin died a 'straw death' which will be the fate of most of us and indeed of many ancient warriors for they did not all die on the battlefield. For those of us who serve Him we could take the first underlined part of the passage as a form of a 'last rite' where we can consecrate ourselves to Odin/Woden/Wodan/Wotan. Trust me-He knows His own but it will provide solace at the last moment and reaffirm our faith in Him. It makes sense therefore to keep on one's person a sharp object such as a penknife. It is perfectly legal to carry a penknife in England and one does not have to give any reason to a Police Officer. So long as the blade of the knife is no more than 3 inches in length and it is a folding blade, not a lock knife for instance. One does not need to literally fall upon one's sword but if you sense that your last moment is near and can feel the presence of the GRIM Reaper (Odin) then one can prick one's skin and draw blood, invoking His name at the same time.

Monday, October 30, 2017

More PC PC

With rates of violent crime increasing in the United Kingdom and the usual excuses of Chief Constables not having enough manpower (or should that be 'person' power?) to tackle real crime it would seem that at least three Police Forces have plenty of time and resources to pander to political correctness.  The South Wales Police appear to have a penchant for dressing their supposedly 'male' Police Officers in high heel shoes whilst Avon and Somerset Police 'men' prefer painting their nails in order to highlight modern day 'slavery'. I am unclear though as to the link between 'slavery' and dressing like a tart. The latter Police Force by the way disbanded their burglary squad after an incompetent 10% success rate in detecting crime.

 https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4734352/cops-high-heels-costumes-forces-stunts-nails-solve-crimes/

All of this comes in the wake of Gloucestershire Police spending precious time and resources producing a video in order to demonstrate what a 'peace loving' religion islam really is. When normal people responded not too positively again in Big Brother fashion their response was that "the force will look into any online abuse aimed at the Police". Time and resources to defend both islam and the reputation of the Police which should be spent on real policing. http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/social-media-backlash-police-force-657001

No doubt if the Gloucestershire Police manage to catch their online 'tormentors' it will mean yet more dawn raids and busted down front doors!

On Returning to a More Authentic Understanding of the Gods

Who or what are the Gods? What is their nature, their essence? Are they purely archetypes that dwell in the Collective Unconscious or Blood Memory or at they something else, something more? I ask this question because how we view the Gods will determine how we interact with them. I appreciate that we will all have a variety of views on this subject and I am not making any kind of argument to suggest that my view is any way more correct than that of other people but I do believe that as heathens this is a question that we should all ask of ourselves and come to our own conclusion.

To quite a large degree 20th and 21st century Germanic heathens have been conditioned by the pre-war writings of the founder of Analytical Psychology, Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), most especially his now famous essay Wotan (1936). Most heathens will be familiar with this essay as it puts forward the concept of Wotan as an archetype. However very few will have read his later essays on this subject such as After the Catastrophe (1945) which should be read in order to gain a  balanced view on the subject. Also helpful is the correspondence between Miguel Serrano and Jung which is published in C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse: A Record of Two Friendships (1965) which I highly recommend. Whilst Jung's work is useful to us we must admit its limitations as Jung, as folkish as he was was primarily a scientist and only secondarily a mystic and this must be borne in mind when studying his work. One can see Jung's legacy in the work of many of the more respected and well known writers such as Stephen Edred Flowers (Edred Thorsson) although Dr Flowers to give him his credit does not limit himself to viewing the Gods solely as archetypes but concedes that they are very real spiritual entities who exist in their own right.

Thorsson in his remarkable A Book of Troth concedes "What can be said is that the gods and goddesses are REAL, there are many of them, they are ordered in a sort of divine society as we are for our being." He then helpfully goes on to clarify how heathens see the Gods in different ways. "Some understand the gods as pure mental or psychological constructs, some as true living beings, and others as forces of nature." I personally can see all three applications as being relevant to the Gods, that they can be seen as psychological constructs (archetypes), as living beings and the embodiment of the forces of nature. However there are many today who will only concede that they are archetypes, that they have no separate existence outside of our conscious or unconscious minds and I feel that this is an error, a very basic error that many subscribe to today.

Our ancestors did not cogitate over these issues as perhaps the ancient Greeks did for they simply accepted the existence of the Gods and knew that they had a very real existence and a very real power. Modern man in his intellectual conceit-and this also applies to some modern heathens do not credit the Gods with an existence outside of themselves. In other words they do not really believe that they exist apart from being human thought patterns or purely psychic entities that dwell deep in the Blood Memory. Again this is not how our ancestors would have viewed the Gods and if we are truly concerned with reviving our ancient Germanic religion then we MUST consider how our ancestors are likely to have considered them. Whilst Jung's work is important and is certainly helpful in terms of how we view German 20th century National Socialism and the concept of Hitler as an avatar we cannot and must not use his work as a filter for how we view our Gods for Jung is a product of the 19th and 20th centuries, the still largely Christian and increasingly scientific era. Instead we must go straight to the source and there is no better source than Tacitus' Germania for this work unlike the Eddas has not been contaminated by Christian scribes.


In an earlier article Reverence for the Gods I explained in detail how our ancestors deeply revered the Gods:

"Another observance shows their reverence for this grove. No one may enter it unless he is bound with a cord, by which he acknowledges his own inferiority and the power of the deity. Should he chance to fall, he may not raise himself or get up again, but must roll out over the ground. The grove is the centre of their whole religion. It is regarded as the cradle of the race and the dwelling-place of the supreme god to whom all things are subject and obedient." (Germania 39, Mattingley translation)

There is no talk in Germania of our ancestors considering themselves as the 'equal' of the Gods which many in Odinism and the wider Germanic heathen community tend to believe. There is no evidence at all in any of our sources that can support such a view and indeed the whole concept of 'equality' has more to do with the French Revolution than it has with ancient heathenism. Our ancestors simply did not think this way and we must be wary of imposing 20th and 21sth century modes of thought on people who lived 2,000 years ago! By the same token neither am I arguing that heathens are slaves of the Gods. We should instead recognise our kinship with them but at the same time acknowledge that they are in every way superior to us. That however should not stop us in trying to emulate the Gods, to be like them for this is a noble endeavour.

Our ancient ancestors revered the Gods for they viewed them as separate external and self sufficient entities. Whilst the Gods do operate in Midgarth, the world of men we need the Gods far more than they need us for they existed long before we did and they are not reliant upon us for their continued existence for they unlike us are not tied to this world or this dimension of being. Indeed I believe that the Gods can and do manifest themselves occasionally as physical entities, not just appearing in dreams or visions. The Volsunga Saga which is one of our most important sources gives many examples for instance of Odin appearing in physical human form to interact with the clan that He Himself sired, the Volsungas. In the Rígsþula of the Poetic or Elder Edda we have the God Rig (who I believe to be Odin, not Heimdall) appear in physical human form to sire the three castes of later Germanic society. In both of these examples a God appeared as a  separate entity, not as a thought pattern or archetype. This is how pre-modern Germanic man viewed the Gods and it is this mentality that we must seek to return to, our original simplistic faith in the Gods of our blood. In forthcoming articles I intend to discuss how we can draw closer to the Gods and deepen our faith in them.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

BBC Article and Broadcast on Savitri Devi

This was published on the BBC website today. An interesting article but its author needs to revisit their numeric skills. It is 35 years, not 25 since the passing of Savitri!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41757047

Once you reach the page there is a link which takes you to the radio broadcast which features the voice of Savitri.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Proposal that Terrorists 'Returning' to the United Kingdom Should not be Prosecuted

Whilst Amber Augusta Rudd, the (rather sour faced) Home Secretary plans draconian legislation to outlaw people from accessing "far-right propaganda" on the Internet with threats of up to 15 years in prison for what amounts to Thought Crime, Max Hill, QC, "the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation" has made the absolutely potty suggestion that 'Britons' (read Asian muslims) should not necessarily be prosecuted for terrorism offences if they return to the United Kingdom. You could not make this nonsense up and it would not surprise me in the least if his proposal was adopted by the government as it would appear that committing real acts of terrorism is less serious than reading my blogs! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/19/naive-disillusioned-britons-returning-syria-should-not-prosecuted/

If Mr Hill's proposal were to be adopted then we would have hundreds of lunatic islamists roaming the streets of this country when instead they should be barred from ever returning. This proposal strangely comes at the very same time that Andrew Parker, the Director General of MI5 is saying that the United Kingdom faces a bigger threat from terrorism than at any other time before. http://www.ukprogressive.co.uk/uk-facing-most-severe-terror-threat-ever-warns-mi5-chief/article68380.html

It would also appear from Mr Hill's comments that of the terrorists who have returned to the United Kingdom only a handful have ever been prosecuted. This surely beggars belief that real islamist terrorists can be free to roam our streets and their supporters are permitted to demonstrate with inflammatory placards, shouting their demands that unbelievers should be murdered and not a bloody thing is done about it and yet if you say some 'naughty' things on social media then you can expect the full force of the 'Counter Terrorism' Police, not knocking on your door but knocking it down, to be followed by a prison sentence. This is the lunacy of modern Britain.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marxist Scottish Government to Outlaw Parents' Rights to Discipline their Children

It has been announced today that the Marxist government of Scotland is to back a private member's bill which outlaws the physical correction of children. It is rare for private members' bills to become law but sometimes governments may give such bills an easy ride through the parliamentary process if it lacks the balls to directly introduce legislation themselves. There has been some debate as to whether this move could cause similar legislation to be introduced in other parts of the United Kingdom. In my opinion I do not think that it is likely, not with a Conservative administration but one can never really tell. Scotland is certainly the most Marxist part of the United Kingdom so it should not be inferred that the British, Welsh and Northern Irish administrations would necessarily follow their lead. What it will do however is put the issue into the public arena in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Marxist social engineers will attempt to apply pressure for similar laws to be introduced in the rest of the United Kingdom.

The Marxist social scientists (who are unable to obtain real jobs) will argue that smacking 'damages' children which is absolute nonsense. Most people of my age and older will recall occasions when we were caned at school and given the odd clip around the ear and I do not know of any case where mild correction lovingly administered has ever caused any 'damage', physical or psychological. They will no doubt also assert that children should have the same rights as adults. This is of course patent nonsense to anyone with an ounce of intelligence. We do not and never have as a society accorded the same rights and privileges to children as we do to adults and there is solid thinking behind this. A child that is left to itself and never disciplined will become feral and out of control. Anecdotal evidence seems to suggest that children, especially boys who do not have a father living in their home are likely to get out of control as in Aryan societies discipline is the role of the father rather than the mother although of course mothers can and do discipline their children when the need arises. Most of my readers of a certain age will recall the childhood warnings of their mothers: "wait til your father gets home!" This would be enough to enforce improved behaviour in the naughty child because the child traditionally views the father as the disciplinarian and rightly so in a traditional society. In my case that warning was enough and although nothing ever happened when my father arrived home from work the warning always worked!

Marxist social scientists (it is a Marxist discipline) have for decades gradually eroded the family unit and they have done this by undermining the role of the man of the house who should ultimately be the master of his hearth. That does not imply abuse or cruelty but the father's domestic role should be that of a leader. However this traditional and Aryan concept does not meet with the approval of the belligerent feminist harridans who seem to dominate the media and public life and have done everything in their power to emasculate men, most especially Aryan men as there is very little outcry from these ogresses when Asian and African men systematically sexually abuse young Aryan girls and women for to point out these racially motivated attacks would be regarded as 'racist', another Marxist invention. Where was the feminist outcry in Rotherham or Köln? The silence of the feminist harpies was deafening!

I find it ironic that politicians have no problem with police officers using their truncheons or tasers on people who resist arrest and yet it is not deemed acceptable for a parent to smack a naughty child's arse! So it would appear that STATE SANCTIONED VIOLENCE IS OK but a parent cannot discipline their own child! What this therefore amounts to is yet more state control over the individual. Big Brother truly has established itself in every aspect of our lives today and the masses by and large allow it to happen so long as they are given their 'bread and circuses'. If such a law were ever to be introduced in England then the state would be the owner of the child and not the parent-a truly hideous prospect.

The British Government Wants to Steal Your Bodily Organs

This issue appeared in the news a couple of weeks ago. See http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/862537/uk-theresa-may-organ-transplant-jeremy-corbyn-conservative-labour-medical-association

The British government has announced an intention to change the law regarding organ donations. The current situation in England is that organs may only be taken if there is clear consent from the donor and this tends to only happen if the dead person's relatives do not express objections. The government is now intending to reverse the situation so that unless a person opts out of the scheme it will be presumed that they have given consent! This is of course a form of legalised theft by the state. It is no different to me stealing flowers from somebody's garden and saying that the owner of the garden gave his 'implied consent' by not announcing beforehand that he was opposed to the theft of his flowers! The state seems to think that it is above all norms of behaviour which it expects of its citizens. So before long your body will become the property of the state! Shades of Burke and Hare!

My position on organ donation is that the whole thing seems to be taken straight from a novel by Mary Shelley! It is contrary to the laws of nature. When a person's organs begin to fail either through old age or the abuse of drugs, nicotine or alcohol then it is time "shuffle off this mortal coil". The very fact that the recipients of other people's organs then need drugs for the rest of their lives to combat their own body's rejection of the organ implant should be enough of an indication that the whole process and concept is unnatural. Instead of engaging in Frankenstein operations and so-called 'sex changes' the focus of the NHS should be the curing of the sick using natural means. As for those who think that they have been 'born into the wrong sex' then a long spell in a psychiatric hospital should rid them of what is after all a mental illness.

It was also announced recently by Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England that Britain will soon face a "post-antibiotic apocalypse" due to the overuse of antibiotics to fight sickness. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/13/britain-could-face-post-antibiotic-apocalypse-warns-top-doctor/ The answer to both these man-made 'problems' is surely obvious. The NHS should cease carrying out these unnatural Frankenstein operations and return again to the herbal lore of our ancestors who possessed a wide body of knowledge regarding the treatment of sickness which is not dependant upon man-made drugs or Frankenstein transplants. Rather than fear death we should begin to view this as an inevitable and welcome stage in the life cycle. However as society has become increasingly materialistic the human body is no longer viewed as a psycho-physical complex but just pure matter and thus the modern obsession with delaying the aging process and inevitable death. It also needs to be recognised that death itself is a natural process and a lasting cure for all our ailments.

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