Lascaux cave art

Lascaux cave art

Friday, December 26, 2014

Aryans, Descendants of the Shining Ones

This article should be read in conjunction with A very interesting book which attempts to explain the accounts of the Gods of the Aryan peoples as being a type of ancient super race living in a lost Golden Age is Jos Rogiers's The Lost Civilization of Home Supersapiens, published in 2007. This has since been followed up with Messages from a Hidden Past (2012) which develops his theory further, although I have not yet read this later book myself.

Mr Rogiers highlights the important fact that the Gods were associated with characteristics which "are body marks in the form of the sun, the moon, or stars." Indeed their characteristics are overwhelmingly Nordic although there are some exceptions to this general rule. Where exceptions occur this tends to point to an alternative non-Aryan origin for a deity. This is not surprising as often the deities of a subjugated people may sometimes creep into the pantheon of the dominant invading folk.

"The gods were much more handsome than us. Their great beauty is stressed time and again. Their complexion was white, but not just white, but extremely white. Often, it is said that they were the colour of snow. Their hair is mostly described as golden, or blond. Some gods, however, had raven-black hair. Lips and cheeks are sometimes pictured as blood-red. Their eyes had a striking lustre. When the colour of the eyes is rendered, which does not happen that often, they are said to be blue, grey, or green most of the time. In some cases, the words used in Greek, like 'glaukopis' or 'kuanopis', allow more than one interpretation. The gods were taller than humans, imposing, and of noble bearing." (Rogiers)

It is not just the Gods of the northern Europeans who are described as Nordic in appearance. It applies to the Gods of the Aryan Greeks and Romans as well. The following deities are described as being blonde: Hera, Harmonia (daughter of Ares and Aphrodite), Leto (mother of Apollo and Artemis), Dione (mother of Aphrodite), Aphrodite, Athene, Demeter, Persephone, Mercurius, Eros and Dionysus is sometimes described as golden-haired.

Amongst the nymphs and heroes (who are often demi-Gods) the following are blonde: the Charites/the Graces, the Hesperides, Ocyrhoe (daughter of a nymph and a centaur), Helen of Troy (a daughter of Zeus), Achilles, Rhadamanthus (a son of Zeus), Heracles, Europa, Agamede, Medea, Ariadne, Phaedra, Periclymenos, Clytemnestra, Iphigeneia, Orestes, Electra, Odysseus and Menelaos.

My readings of Celtic myths and legends also has shown me that in the majority of cases where deities, supernatural beings or heroes are physically described they almost always have blonde or red hair. Occasionally they are described as being auburn. My copy of the Collins Concise English Dictionary defines this as being "a moderate reddish brown colour." This derives from Latin albus meaning white via the Old French alborne meaning blond! Thus it is just a variety of red or blonde hair.

One could argue are the Gods physically a reflection of the people who worshipped them or are the people who worshipped them alike in appearance because they are the descendants of the Gods? I can only speak from the perspective of a Germanic heathen when I say I believe that it is the latter view which is more likely to be the correct one. Does not Tacitus in Germania 2.2 write that the Germans believed themselves to be descendant of Mannus, the son of  "a god brought forth from the earth" (Rives translation) or "an earth-born god" (Mattingley/Handford translation)? Poetically Mannus is described as the "fountain-head of their race" in the Mattingley/Handford translation. Rives puts it far less poetically when he writes that Mannus is "the source and founder of their people". Thus our ancestors believed themselves to be sons of the Gods and we should believe the same!

We must not be shy in affirming the Nordic characteristics of the Aryan peoples and that where a people start to deviate from this norm it is the result of admixture. I am NOT talking about individuals here but whole peoples!

"The evidence so obtained consistently indicates that the Indo-European people, or at least its upper class, was of the Nordic race." (The Indo-Europeans, Professor Jean Haudry)
" At the same time the fact that the first Aryans were Nordics was not without importance. The physical qualities of that stock did enable them by the bare fact of superior strength to conquer even more advanced peoples and so to impose their language on areas from which their bodily type has almost completely vanished. That is the truth underlying the panegyrics of the Germanists: the Nordics' superiority in physique fitted them to be the vehicles of a superior language." (The Aryans. A Study of Indo-European Origins, V. Gordon Childe)
"The original speakers of Indo-European must have been Nordic. The archaeological evidence will not support the thesis that the Indo-European language stock had its origin in Northern Europe, although the dominant physical type there can be identified with that of early speakers of Indo-European. This leaves the Corded Ware culture of Upper Saxony and Thuringia to be associated with the original Indo-Europeans.
 "The original population of the Italian Peninsula was mainly of the Mediterranean type, but the dominant type among the Italici was Nordic. Both Sieglin and Guenther have collected a vast amount of material from Roman sources, from literary and historical records, from Roman statuary and from personal names, showing clearly that the type of the ruling classes of the ancient Romans was Nordic. A great many well-known persons are described as blond. Blond hair was ascribed to the deities such as Amor, Apollo, Aurora, Bacchus, Ceres, Diana, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Minerva and Venus. Two hundred and fifty persons are known who bore the name of Flavius (blond) and there are many with names such as Rufus (red) and Rutilius (reddish).
 "There can be no doubt that those who introduced an Indo-European language were basically of the Nordic type. Most of the gods and heroes of the Illiad and the Odyssey were blond; Athena was blue-eyed, Aphrodite was described as having golden-hair, Helen had silken blond hair, light-coloured eyes, a dazzling white skin. The Greek word iris meaning rainbow was used to describe the human eye. It would be very strange indeed if a dark-eyed people had made such a comparison.
"Many plastic representations from Roman sources have survived and these show quite clearly that the dominant Celtic characteristics were of the Nordic kind, even when allowance is made for idealization on the part of the artist.
"Skulls of Nordic type have been found in the burials of the royal families of the Hari and of the Mitanni. Indo-European names of rulers are common. This is also true of the Hittites." (The Germanic People. Their Origin, Expansion & Culture, Francis Owen)

It should be our goal to restore both the spiritual and the physical nobility of our race. On an individual level we can do this with the personal choices that we make which have repercussions for good or ill for those who follow after us.

Our fall from this Golden Age via the less pure but still brilliant Silver and Bronze Ages (meant as mythological cycles not historical and archaeological ages) to this Age of Iron, this Wolf Age, this dark Kali Yuga is the result of the interbreeding of our divine ancestors with mortal races which may have helped these other races in their upward evolution but in our case has resulted in a downward involution into ever baser matter! It is clear to me that our divine ancestors were spiritual and not material in bodily composition. Rogiers makes the following interesting observation:

"Some of the summarized texts indicate that the gods were not only very white, but even 'shining'."

According to Helena Petrovna Blavatsky the First Root Race was ephereal. In other words they were composed of etheric matter. This is the age of the Gods. Their descendants, the Hyperboareans which were the Second Root Race were the colour of golden yellow. No doubt this is to do with their hair colouring. These were a physical race, descended from the ephereal Gods but they were already composed of matter in the sense that we know it. Our destiny as Aryans of the Fifth Root Race is to ascend back from base matter to spirit via the Sixth Root Race (regenerated after Ragnarok) and the Seventh Root Race (back to spirit/the aether).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


I am more convinced than ever before of the need to keep our political beliefs separate from our religious and spiritual practices. Political systems are temporal. They are of this world and have a limited time span. Our heathen faith however is encoded in our DNA or in our blood if you prefer. Our Gods are timeless. They may appear to die but they don't; they merely change form. My preferred interpretation of our ancient Germanic faith, Wodenism as taught by the Woden's Folk Religion is folkish but at the same time not obsessed with 1930s/40s Germany. I certainly believe that Hitler was an avatar of Wotan and I have never denied that. However I do not worship him despite the incorrect and uninformed remarks of Maggie Benn. It is obvious to all with eyes to see that he was possessed by Wotan. One does not even need to be folkish or a sympathiser to understand that. After all Carl Gustav Jung, the German-Swiss founder of Analytical Psychology was not a National Socialist but he recognised this spiritual truth and he said so in his 1936 essay Wotan. There is evidence that Jung was folkish or inclined that way (see Richard Noll's remarkable The Jung Cult. Origins of a Charismatic Movement, 1994 and his Aryan Christ, 1997); however that is not the same thing as being a National Socialist.

There are people of all or no political persuasion that realise that they are Germanic heathen and as long as they accept that we are folkish should be welcomed within Wodenism but to be overtly political may deter otherwise good people from following our path. We must seek to bridge the false divide between left and right. It is a false dichotomy. Indeed I have said before that National Socialism is a left wing movement (see Povl Riis-Knudsen's National Socialism: A Left Wing Movement, 1984) as it sought to overturn the old order and one wing of the NSDAP led by Gregor Strasser tried to secure a second revolution as the first one they felt (and I feel) did not go far enough in smashing capitalism. We must create a third way which is beyond left and right but seeks to address the concerns of the day and at the same time is rooted in blood and soil.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Great Yearning: An Armanist Ritual-A Review

I looked forwarded to reading this book but as I progressed through it my disappointment grew. Some of the criticisms which I directed at the 55 Club`s first book, The Complete Armanen have been compounded in this work. This is a shame as I genuinely wanted to rate this work more highly than I have done. Unfortunately it is a hopeless mishmash of christianity and heathenism. Christ is invoked alongside  the Germanic Gods and there are frequent references to "God" in this book along with the "Holy Ghost". It is almost as if the authors cannot relinquish their childhood christian indoctrination but at the same time try to embrace an ancestral spiritual path. It just doesn't work for me and I dare say for other Germanic heathens. The constant references to Adolf Hitler and his inclusion in Armanist rites is a mistake and plays into the hands of our enemies who are fond of capitalising on the fake Hollywood Nazi image. Whilst some of us may regard ourselves as adherents of esoteric National Socialism the American in your face rhetoric is too much for me to stomach. Spirituality, even folkish spirituality must be kept separate from politics. The only reason why I am not discarding this book is that some of the rites may be salvageable through adaptation. At least this work is largely free of typing errors although I spotted a few German to English translation mistakes.

In my opinion this book could have been more successful if it had concentrated on translating original German material into English and had left out the frequent references to Hitler and to the Ku Klu Klan. Europeans don`t appreciate such a direct political approach. 

One last note it is a big mistake to write a book on German Armanist ritual practices and in one of the opening essays "Warg: The True Story" downplay the remembrance of the massacre of 4,500 Saxon heathen rebels in Verden, Lower Saxony by Karl the Butcher as an "audacity" and our expression of sadness at this event as to "moan or grovel". This is a disgrace and a source of offence to those of us who are descended from the clans of Lower Saxony.

It is hoped that one day a genuine handbook of Armanen rites in English may be published.

A Yuletide Message from Wotans Krieger

In this article I wish to restate some simple truths. There can be no accord between a folkish Weltanschauung and the abrahamic desert religions of judaism, xtianity and islam, the latter two being offspring of the first. There are some, particularly in the USA who feel otherwise, that what matters above all is race rather than belief. This is a fatal error for if they care to actually study European history over the last 2,000 years and indeed the history of the Middle East before that time they would understand that a struggle has been waging continually between the Aryan sons of the sun and the sons of shem. This does not concern race alone but the world of ideas for all the indigenous cultures of the earth have and are being threatened by all three abrahamic religions at one time or another.

The Second World War was but a continuation of the struggle waged between the Aryan tribes of the Old Testament against the jews, the Irminist Saxons against the fanatical xtian race traitors, the Franks, the Vikings against the xtianised Anglo-Saxons (who forsook the same Gods) right up to the present day, where we now live in a society that has thrown off the shackles of the alien xtian religion but has adopted its secular bastard offshoots, ie humanism, democracy and liberalism. 

The Second World War involved a life and death struggle between the 'allies' (how I detest that pompous and self-righteous term) and the Wotan inspired Third Reich which gradually was throwing off the shackles of a religion that had killed a third of its population in the Thirty Years War (1618-1648). A fratricidal dispute over what variety of semitic xtian religion the people should follow. What an awful waste of German blood, all in the name of a jewish messiah who never even actually existed! That was indeed a holocaust of good German blood to a semitic demonic entity!

Look at the blood that was shed in the wars of Karl the Butcher, the Frankish king who attempted to eradicate authentic Germanic heathenism amongst the Saxon tribes, with the desecration of the Irminsul, our temples and groves, creating such devastation of our religion that researchers such as myself have to spend their lives trying to piece it all back together again in order that a new folkish religion may spring from traditional roots.

Some white nationalists may not consider the murder of 4,500 heathen Saxons in October 782 in Verden, Lower Saxony something that is worthwhile to remember and indeed one of the writers of The Great Yearning. An Armanen Ritual (see Warg: The True Story) appears to be outraged by our remembrance of this heinous act and refers to such feelings as "to moan and grovel". The author regards the murderer of my maternal ancestors who stayed true to the Aesir (the real meaning of Asatru) as "A man of wolfish spirit" (meant by the author I feel as a positive not a negative trait), "chopping down the superstitious and enforcing discipline." Karl the Butcher's  'discipline', being the 'discipline' of a tyrant, something I am sure the author would not accept in his own country, the USA where individual freedom is supposedly cherished and enshrined in their constitution! This said 'discipline' being the bloody introduction of xtianity, the destruction of our ancient practices and beliefs and their substitution with the enforced worship of a jewish anti-'god'.  The admonition that "We will honour Charlemagne" makes just as much sense as me saying "we will honour Churchill", both of whom were notorious traitors to their race who caused irreparable harm and whose actions reverberate down to the present day.

The Third Reich had 4 major opponents: capitalism, bolshevism, liberalism and xtianity, all offshoots in some way of judaism. This truly was a war not so much of race as our enemies would have the masses to believe but a war of ideas, ideology and spiritual forces. This is an idea that I will return to in a future article on this blog. This war of ideas and beliefs continues up until the present day with the commercialisation and xtianisation of the ancient Germanic festival of Yule, thus creating the struggle in microcosm of xmas against Yule.

The Armanist Rune Magicians and Ariosophists of the early 20th century were like all of us men of their time and a product of the societies into which they were born. We must be careful as 21st century heathens in our interpretation of Armanist material as much of it is unfortunately contaiminated by xtianity to a certain extent. Those of us who are involved in esoteric Wodenism are aware of these shortcomings as we create a new religious path, rooted in the Blut und Boden of the past but with one eye towards the future. Nothing can or should remain static or the same. We must change as this is the dynamic of life: Arising-Becoming-Passing Away to New Arising! However what is new must be rooted in what is old, what is organic to our folk and lands. This is the essence of the Woden Folk Religion.

A very happy Yule to all of my readers! Let us all dedicate 2015 to our High Lord Woden!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Yule, a Liminal Time of the Year-My Experience

We are approaching that time of the year-Yule when the boundaries between the nine worlds are liminal, especially between the "living" and the "dead". At certain times of the year, particularly at the solstices and equinoxes the boundaries of time and space become fluid. Not surprisingly I experienced an extremely vivid dream last night where I dreamed of a dead brother who I never knew who was born unfortunately stillborn.

In my dream my brother appeared as a grown man but looked far younger than his age. He told me that he was born as it were in the year 1955, which would make him 5 years older than me but did not look like a typical 59 year old. My late mother who was a spritualist medium used to tell me that babies continue to grow into maturity in the spirit world and the old appear to be youthful. My brother looked no older than being in his 30s, certainly not a man knocking on the door of old age.

There is nothing that I can think of that logically could have caused this dream. It is not something I would ever dwell upon until now so I can only conclude that this very vivid dream was a genuine visitation from the afterlife when one considers that the boundaries between the worlds are currently weak. This is a time when we need to give thought to those who have passed on and not to be surprised if they make contact with us.

Recently I purchased a one of a kind orgonite Thor's Hammer amulet which sometimes I wear when sleeping. I have noticed that since I acquired it my dreams have become much more vivid than usual. The first night that I wore the amulet, having consecrated it to Woden and asking Woden to speak to me during my sleep I experienced in the darkness of my bedroom a fiery circle in my eyes, about the size of this round amulet which contains a steel Hammer inside it. It reminded me of a period of temporary blindness which I experienced a few years ago when I saw a flaming circle of Runes before me. This time there were no runes, just a circle. The circle as my readers will know symbolises the eternal. As Woden's elect we are eternal.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The Serpent as Symbol of the Aryan Priestly Caste

As referred to in my previous article there is evidence of a war between the first and second castes in Aryan society which eventually amongst the Germanic peoples led to the amalgamation of the priestly and warrior castes  as related in the Rigsthula. This struggle between priest and noble/warrior has continued down to the modern era.

Whilst the caste systems of the other Aryan peoples are divided into priest, warrior and producer the Germanic is divided into noble (Jarl), farmer (Karl) and slave (Thrall), clearly the latter caste being non-Aryan and thus non-Germanic; the remant of an enslaved and conquered population. This is demonstrated in the Nordic racial characteristics of the first two castes as opposed to the clearly non-Nordic ones of the third caste.

 A significant factor with the three children which Rig (generally taken to be Heimdall) sires is that they each have different complexions and hair colourings. The first child He sired was called Thrall. Thrall's mother was Edda-great grandmother, the wife of Ai-great grandfather. Thrall is described in Thorpe's translation as having "swarthy skin".  In Larrington's translation he is described as being "dark as flax". The second child He sired was called Karl. Karl's mother was Amma-grandmother, the wife of Afi-grandfather. In Larrington's translation he is described as being "red and rosy, with lively eyes". Thorpe's translation describes Karl as being a "ruddy redhead" and "its eyes twinkled". This could be an indication of light eyes. The third child was called Jarl. Jarl's mother was Modir-mother, the wife of Fadir-father. In Thorpe's translation it is said "Light was his hair, bright his cheeks, his eyes piercing as a young serpent's". Interestingly the characteristic of having 'serpents' eyes' is related to the clan of the Volsungs which was certainly sired by Odin, not Heimdall. Larrington in her translation says of Jarl "blond was his hair, bright his cheeks, piercing were his eyes like a young snake's."

The division by the sacred number 3 is an important aspect in Aryan society, culture and mythology and the Germanic peoples were no exception to this rule. In my speculated war of the castes the victorious warrior caste which had assumed the rights, privileges and duties of the priestly caste for themselves realised that they had need of a new third caste. This new caste was the non-Aryan caste of the Thralls. Before anyone objects to my argument that the Thralls were not Germanic please read again the physical characteristics of that caste in the previous paragraph. Furthermore what right thinking, self-respecting and proud Teuton would submit to the ignominy of slavery? Death is preferable to dishonour. No, these people were a conquered, inferior and subservient race. This is why today, many centuries after the collapse of the Germanic caste system we see such varied racial types amongst supposedly Germanic nations. The adoption of language is not a determiner of race. Unless something drastic happens (which I hope and know that it will) then in 500 years time someone may assume that the miscegenated population of England is Germanic purely on the basis of its language even though our race may have been exterminated well before then due to the forced introduction of the multiracial society by the traitors who govern and have governed this country. Only those of English blood have the natural right to call themselves English. It has nothing whatsoever to do with where you are born or what passport you hold. It is a biological not a political identity.

It is interesting that the Gods of the Germanic peoples were still divided into the traditional Aryan caste system as demonstrated in Professor Jean Haudry's remarkable little book The Indo-Europeans. The Germanic Gods like those of the other Aryan peoples may be divided into 3 functions: sovereignity, war and production. Amongst the Teutons sovereignity is vested in Tiw and Woden. It is not unusual for sovereignity to be divided amongst two deities and indeed this was the norm amongst the Aryans. One God represented law, the other the religious, magical or spiritual order of things.  Thunor was the primary deity of war but it is not surprising that with the gradual eclipse of Tiw by Woden that Tiw started to take on some of the martial characteristics of the second function. Also Thunor has some fertility responsibilities that link him to the third function. The third function was the province of the Vanir, particularly Frey.

My studies of the ancient myths of the Aryan peoples show one constant feature and that is a struggle between the heroes and Gods of the second caste or function and serpent like creatures. The terms serpent, dragon and wyrm are used interchangeably in this article because they all essentially mean the same thing and certainly the latter two terms were used by the Germanic peoples. It is my argument that the serpent represents the priestly caste in a life or death struggle with the hero or God who represents the warrior caste or function.

Examples of conflict between such heroes and Gods and a serpent/wyrm/dragon include:

.Perseus against the snake-haired Medusa.

.Apollo against the python.

.Siegfried against the dragon.

.Beowulf against the dragon.

.Thor against the Midgardsorm.

.Indar against Vritra the dragon.

There are lesser known examples of such myths from the ancient Anglian kingdom of Northumbria such as  in Northumberland the Laidley Wyrm of Spindleston Heugh, the Wode Wyrm of Linton, near Jedburgh the Longwitton Dragon and the Dragon of Tynemouth Priory. In County Durham the Lambton Wyrm and the Sockburn Wyrm. In the North Riding of Yorkshire the Nunnington Dragon of Helmsley, the Dragon of Sexhowe Mound near Hutton Rudby and the Serpent of Handale. In the West Riding the Wyrm of Well near Ripon and the Wantley Dragon of Wharncliffe Chase. In the East Riding the Kellington Serpent.

We also have the example of the mediaeval and xtianised St. George and the dragon which is special to the English people because the myth resonates in the English Collective Unconscious for it is an ancient Germanic and Aryan archetype. At times also the Gods may take on the form of a serpent. Some well known examples include Zeus as a snake impregnating Olympias who gave birth to one of the greatest Aryan conquerors of all time,  Alexander the Great. Zeus as a snake also impregnated Persephone who consequently gave birth to Dionysus. Odin also bored through a mountain in order to gain access to win the sacred mead. It is significant that both Zeus and Odin are Gods of the first function and thus represent the priestly caste. The legend concerning the expulsion of the snakes from Ireland by St. Patrick is an obvious allusion to the destruction of heathenism in Ireland and the execution of the Druids who are symbolised as serpents, being custodians of occult knowledge.

I must also ask what is the origin of the white dragon symbol of the English tribes? Could the dragon symbol be an indication of an occult tradition that was once in the sole possession of the priestly caste but is now guarded by English Arya? Indeed could an element of the descendants of these tribes contain within them the very DNA of these spiritual guardians? This issue is deserving of an article in its own right.

We now must ask ourselves why does the serpent represent the priestly caste amongst the Aryan peopes? The answer is two-fold. The serpent is the embodiment of wisdom, secret and occult knowledge. It is only by killing the serpent can the hero hope to obtain this wisdom which is represented by treasure, usually gold.

"The 'Serpent' and 'Dragon' were the names given to the 'Wise Ones', the initiated adepts of olden times." (The Secret Doctine Volume 2, H.P. Blavatsky)

As my readers will be aware I am of the belief that ancient Egyptian civilisation was of Aryan origin and many of its Pharaohs were pure Nordics as their mummies reveal (much to the embarassment of the Egyptian authorities and academic world) so it is not surprising that :

"The icon of the snake's head on the crown above the forehead of the Pharaoh is familiar to everybody from the popular imagery of Egypt.....This is termed the Uraeus, and was a symbol of sovereignity of the god-king Pharaoh..." (Paradise Rediscovered. The Roots of Civilisation: Volume 1, Michael A. Chahill, 2012-a book I highly recommend).

Dr Cahill makes the astute observation in his book that in the Neolithic period (ostensibly the beginning of Aryan culture):

"Draco would have been the constellation at the celestial North Pole. It was the polar star of its era; the pivot around which all those mysterious stars of the night revolved, steeped in their secret meanings understood only by the adept."

Thus the concept of the serpent goes back deeply into the Collective Unconscious of the Aryan peoples and is linked to wisdom, knowledge, the occult and the arcane. This is the province of the first caste. In order for balance to be achieved and decay to be reversed this caste must rise again.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The War Between the Aryan First and Second Castes

The War of Foundation which is a prevalent theme in the mythologies of the Aryan peoples has been discussed before on these blogs. In the Germanic world this was represented by the war between the Aesir and the Vanir which resulted in their amalgamation and the formation of modern Germanic man. However what is little spoken of is the ancient war between the first and second castes in Aryan societies. I have discussed before on this blog and on my Celto-Germanic Culture, Myth and History blog about a tension between the first caste of priests and the second caste of nobles/kings and warriors. It is these two castes rather than the third caste of producers and farmers which are genuinely originally Aryan.

We need to remind ourselves that the Aryans were a warlike and dominant elite who formed the upper echelons of the societies which they conquered and dominated. The further away these societies were from the Ur-Heimat of the Aryans the more likely it was that only the first two castes were predominately Nordic. This is because it is the first and second castes who would have been involved directly in the conquest and subjugation of foreign peoples. Back in their Ur-Heimat there was less distinction between the three castes as they all stemmed from the same genetic root. Indeed it is only outside and away from this original homeland do we see an entrenched historical caste system. In the conquered lands the people they enslaved became the third caste who did all the hard manual work for them. They had no need to bring their own farmers and producers with them. This is why one can see today racial differences between the various European societies. The caste system unfortunately has not survived in Europe. Only in India can we find a broken remnant of it. What we have today in Europe is instead a degenerate class system which is based on money and nothing else. Even the Upper Class which in England and Europe is the nobility (different from the American concept of an Upper Class which is purely monetary based) has become debased due to its prostitution to lower, baser and alien elements in order to maintain their lives of privilege, their own money having long dwindled away.

The reason why we see a very strong caste system in India is because of the vast racial differences between the invading Nordic Aryans and the conquered negroid and Dravidian peoples. It has survived today because of this stark racial contrast. In Europe the differences were not so great so it did not last as long. The caste system was imposed upon the conquered lands to preserve the racial difference between Aryan and non-Aryan. Money has and is breaking down these barriers: the lust for material wealth and worldly power is particularly epitomised in the USA which has become a racial cesspit. These American 'western' anti-values are poisoning Europe also. This is why a racial awakening is needed but this can only occur after a folkish spiritual awakening as Europe turns back to its old Gods, who have never gone away but are waiting for us to come back to them. We therefore do not convert to heathenism: we return to it!

The purpose of this article is to explore further one aspect of the historical tension between the first and second caste. The Germanic caste system has its mythological basis in the Rigsthula of the Elder Edda.

"Once walked, 'tis said, the green ways along, mighty and ancient, a god most glorious; strong and vigorous, striding, Rig.
Ever on he went in the middle of the way, till he came to a house with door unclosed. He entered straight; there was fire on the floor and a hoary couple sitting by the hearth, Great-grandfather and mother in ancient guise.
Well knew Rig how to give them counsel, he sat him down in the middle of the floor, with the home-folk twain upon either side.
Great-grandmother fetched a coarse-baked loaf, all heavy and thick and crammed with husk: she bore it forth in the middle of the dish, with broth in a bowl, and laid the board.
Thence Rig uprose, prepared to rest; -- well he knew how to give them counsel -- he laid him down in the middle of the bed and the home-folk twain upon either side. Thus he tarried three nights together, then on he strode in the middle of the road while thrice three moons were gliding by.
Great-grandmother bore a swarthy boy; with water they sprinkled him, called him Thrall. Forthwith he grew and well he throve, Bur tough were his hands with wrinkled skin, with knuckles knotty and fingers thick; his face was ugly, his back was humpy, his heels were long. Straightway 'gan he to prove his strength, with bast a-binding loads a-making, he bore home faggots the livelong day.
There came to the dwellings a wandering maid, with wayworn feet, and sunburned arms, with down-bent nose,- the Bond-maid named.
She sat her down in the middle of the floor; beside her sat the son of the house: they chatted and whispered, their bed preparing -- Thrall and Bond-maid -- the long day through.
Joyous lived they and reared their children. Thus they called them: Brawler, Cowherd, Boor and Horsefly, Lewd and Lustful, Stout and Stumpy, Sluggard, Swarthy, Lout and Leggy. They fashioned fences, they dunged the meadows, swine they herded, goats they tended and turf they dug.
Daughters were there, -- Loggy and Cloggy, Lumpy-leggy, and Eagle-nose, Whiner, Bondwoman, Oaken-peggy, Tatter-coat and the Crane-shanked maid. Thence ate come the generations of thralls.The Birth of Churl
Ever on went Rig the straight roads along till he came to a dwelling with door unclosed; he entered straight; there was fire in the floor; Grandfather and Grandmother owned the house.
The home-folk sat there hard a-working; by them stood on the floor a box; hewed the husband wood for a warp-beam; trim his beard and the locks o'er his brow, but mean and scanty the shirt he wore.
The wife sat by him plying her distaff, swaying her arms to weave the cloth, with snood on her head and smock on her breast, studs on her shoulders, and scarf on her neck.
Well knew Rig how to give them counsel; he sat him down in the middle of the floor, and the home-folk twain upon either side.
Grandmother set forth plenteous dishes; cooked was the calf, of dainties best. Thence Rig uprose prepared to rest. -- Well he knew how to give them counsel -- he laid him down in the middle of the bed and the home-folk twain upon either side.
Thus he tarried three nights together, then on he strode in the middle of the road while thrice three moons were gliding by.
A child had Grandmother, Churl they called him, and sprinkled with water and swathed in linen, rosy and ruddy, with sparkling eyes. He grew and throve, and forthwith 'gan he to break in oxen, to shape the harrow, to build him houses and barns to raise him, to fashion carts and follow the plough.
Then home they drove with a key-hung maiden in goat-skin kirtle, named Daughter-in-Law. They wed her to Churl in her bridal linen: the twain jade ready, their wealth a-sharing, kept house together, and joyous lived.
Children reared they thus they called them: Youth and Hero, Thane, Smith, Yeoman, Broad-limb, Peasant, Sheaf-beard, Neighbour, Farmer, Speaker and Stubbly-beard.
By other names were the daughters called: Dame, Bride, Lady, Gay, and Gaudy, Maid, Wife, Woman, Bashful, Slender. Thence are come the kindreds of churls.The Birth of Earl
Still on went Rig the straight roads along till he came to a hall whose gates looked south. Pushed was the door to, a ring in the post set: he forthwith entered the rush-strewn room. Each other eyeing, the home-folk sat there -- Father and Mother, -- twirling their fingers. There was the husband, string a-twining, shafting arrows and shaping bows: and there was the wife o'er her fair arms wondering, smoothing her linen, stretching her sleeves. A high-peaked coif and a breast-brooch wore she, trailing robes and a blue-tinged sark. Her brow was brighter, her breast was fairer, her throat was whiter than driven snow.
Well knew Rig how to give them counsel; he sat him down in the middle of the floor, and the home-folk twain upon either side.
Then took Mother a figured cloth, white, of linen, and covered the board; thereafter took she a fine-baked loaf, white of wheat and covered the cloth: next she brought forth plenteous dishes, set with silver, and spread the board with brown-fried bacon and roasted birds. There was wine in a vessel and rich-wrought goblets; they drank and revelled while day went by.
Well knew Rig how to give them counsel; he rose ere long and prepared his couch: he laid him down in the middle of the bed, and the home-folk twain upon either side.
Thus he tarried three nights together; then on he strode in the middle of the road while thrice three moons were gliding by.
Then a boy had Mother; she swathed him in silk, and with water sprinkled him; called him Earl. Light were his locks, and fair his cheeks, flashing his eyes like a serpent's shone.
Grew Earl forthwith in the halls and 'gan to swing the shield, to fit the string, to bend the bow, to shaft the arrow, to hurl the dart, to shake the spear, to ride the horse, to loose the hounds, to draw the sword, and to swim the stream.
Forth from the thicket came Rig a-striding, Rig a-striding, and taught him runes, his own name gave him, -- as son he claimed him, and bade him hold the ancestral fields, -- the ancestral fields -- and the ancient home.
Then on rode Earl through the murky wood, through the rimy fells till he reached a hall. His shaft he shook, his shield he brandished, his steed he galloped, his sword he drew; war he wakened, the field he reddened, the doomed he slew, and won him lands -- till alone he ruled over eighteen halls. Gold he scattered and gave to all men treasures and trinkets and slender-ribbed horses; wealth he strewed and sundered rings.
Along dewy roads his messengers drive till the hall they reached where Ruler dwelt. A daughter owned he, dainty fingered, fair and skilful, Erna called.
They wooed her and brought her home a-driving; to Earl they wed her in veil fine-woven: husband and wife lived happy together, their children waxed and life enjoyed.The Birth of King
Heir was the eldest, Bairn the second, Babe, Successor, Inheritor, Boy, Descendent, Offspring, Son, Youth, Kinsman; Kon the kingly was youngest born.
Forthwith grew up the sons of Earl; games they learned, and sports and swimming, taming horses, round shields bending, war shafts smoothing, ash spears shaking; but King the youngest alone knew runes, runes eternal and runes of life. Yet more he knew, -- how to shelter men, to blunt the sword-edge and calm the sea: he learnt bird language, to quench the fire flame, heal all sorrows and soothe the heart; strength and might of eight he owned.
Then he strove in runes with Rig, the Earl, crafty wiles he used and won, so gained his heritage, held the right thus Rig to be called and runes to know.
Young King rode once through thicket and wood, shooting arrows and slaying birds, till spake a crow, perched lone on a bough: "Why wilt thou thus kill birds, young King? 'Twould fit thee rather to ride on horses, to draw the sword and to slay the foe.
"Dan and Damp have dwellings goodlier, homesteads fairer than ye do hold; and well they know the keel to ride, the sword to prove and wounds to strike."

Amongst the Germanic peoples by the time that the Rigsthula had been composed there no longer was a separate priestly caste. Instead the functions of the priest were amalgamated with the warrior caste and the king was viewed in essence as the incarnation of divinity and to a lesser extent so were the nobles. However this is a distortion of the original Aryan caste system and is not to be found amongst other non-Germanic Aryan societies. No doubt this was due to the conclusion of a conflict between these two castes for supremacy. In essence the struggle never really went away. We find in the Middle Ages ongoing conflict between the king and the church and between emperor and pope. In fact by xtian times the clerics probably had greater power than the nobles.

The Aryan caste system is reflected in the tripartite functions of the Gods. We still see in the Germanic mythology the survival of the priest, warrior and farmer caste system of the Aryans. The Rigsthula is out of step with the cosmogony. The Rigsthula knows a noble/warrior, farmer and thrall tripartite division, the latter caste being non-Nordic whilst the cosmogony sticks to the original priest, noble/warrior and farmer system. The thrall was essentially the non-Aryan and non-Germanic slave of the conquered territories. The Rigsthula is thus a distortion and a reflection of later Germanic society. In the Germanic cosmogony we still have the Gods of the three functions of sovereignity, war and production represented at the temple of Old Uppsala as Wodan, Thor and Fricco according to Adam of Bremen, writing in the late 11th century CE.

I originally intended that this article should be about the significance of the serpent in Aryan mythology but it would seem that this time (like many times before) the Gods had other ideas! However what I have to say about the serpent cult has a direct connection with this article and should be read in conjunction with it.

Varg Vikernes-A Simpler Life

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Mandalas, U.F.O.s and the Coming Ragnarok-Korangar

It is generally common knowledge now that the Germans during the 1930s and 1940s were actively engaged in the creation and perfection of an anti-gravity device that could be used to not only to transcend the known boundaries of space but also those of time. The appearance of saucer shaped craft over Germany and over other parts of the world after 1945 are testament to the fact that both the Americans and the Russians had obtained German scientific knowledge through the capture of scientists from the Third Reich. The technology was particularly developed by the Americans after the war and these manmade craft are the basis of most UFO sightings seen since then. We do not need to look for a fanciful extraterrestrial explanation when a more logical and terrestrial one will suffice!

However there is a deeper and spiritual dimension to this phenomena which is rarely explored. Carl Gustav Jung touches on this subject in his Memories, Dreams, Reflections (1961), a most interesting work which I unhesitatingly recommend to my readers. Dr Jung states:

"I refer to the worldwide rumours of Unidentified Flying Objects, of which we began to hear as early as 1945. The rumours are founded either upon visions or upon actual phenomena. The usual story about the U.F.O.s is that they are some kind of spacecraft coming from other planets or even from the fourth dimension.
"More than twenty years earlier (in 1918), in the due course of my investigations of collective unconscious, I discovered the presence of an apparently universal symbol of a similar type-the mandala symbol. To make sure of my case, I spent more than a decade amassing additional data, before announcing my discovery for the first time. The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested throughout the ages. It signifies the wholeness of self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man." (pages 366-367)

For Jung the manadala is "the simplest model of a concept of wholeness" but also it is "the likeness of the God-image".  There are many descriptions of the manifestation of U.F.O. like craft to be found in the religious works of man, including the Old Testament in Ezekiel chapter 1with the famous description of the wheels:

It is clear to me that on a spiritual level the manifestation of these strange phenomena is an indication of an internal conflict within the inner self of man. Some of these manifestations may be attributed to physical craft and some to spiritual visions but it is very difficult to distinguish between the two. As we rush to Ragnarok-Korangar these manifestations appear to be increasing and are on a certain level the heralds of the coming final conflict that must bring the Kali Yuga to a conclusion and for the new Golden Age to come, the Age of Widar, Woden reborn.

Apart from the mandala shape of the typical U.F.O. there is also the characteristic of its superior speed and ability to accelerate very quickly. This reminds me of a quotation from the Rig Veda:

"FLYING, with falcons, may your chariot, Asvins, most gracious, bringing friendly help, come hither,-
"Your chariot, swifter than the mind of mortal, fleet as the wind, three-seated O ye Mighty." (Hymn CVIII. Asvins, Griffith translation) 

There are many such references to the chariots of the Gods being able to travel faster than human thought in the Rig Veda. The Rig Veda is a collection of our most ancient sacred Aryan writings and a must read for those who follow this blog.  

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Vril and the Emergence of the Hidden Coming Race

The term Vril has its origins in a work of fiction by an occultist and Rosicrucian, Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton in his 1871 novel The Coming Race which was republished under the title Vril, the Power of the Coming Race.

The Vril is a mysterious invisible force or fluid that permeates the universe but in The Coming Race it has been mastered by the hidden superior race that dwells underground who are called the Vril-ya.
What is Vril?

"Therewith Zee began to enter into an explanation of which I understood very little, for there is no word in any language I know which is an exact synonym for vril. I should call it electricity, except that it comprehends in its manifold branches other forces of nature, to which, in our scientific nomenclature, differing names are assigned, such as magnetism, galvinism, &c. These people consider that in vril they have arrived at the unity in natural energetic agencies, which has been conjectured by many philosophers above ground, and which Faraday thus intimates under the more cautious term of correlation:
"'I have long held an opinion,' says that illustrious experimentalist, 'almost amounting to a conviction, in common, I believe, with many other lovers of natural knowledge, that the various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest have one common origin; or, in other words, are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, into one another, and possess equivalents of power in their action.'
"These subterranean philosophers assert that, by one operation of vril, which Faraday would perhaps call 'atmospheric magnetism', they can influence the variations of temperature-in plain words, the weather; that by other operations, akin to those ascribed to mesmerism, electro-biology, odic force, &c., but applied scientifically through vril conducters, they can exercise influence over minds, and bodies animal and vegetable, to an extent not surpassed in the romances of our mystics. To all such agencies they give the common name of vril." (Chapter VII, The Coming Race)

The Vril-ya have telepathic powers:

"Zee asked me if, in my world, it was not known that all the faculties for the mind could be quickened to a degree unknown in the waking state, by trance or vision, in which the thoughts of one brain could be transmitted to another, and knowledge be thus rapidly interchanged." (Chapter VII)

It is interesting that Bulwer-Lytton should make reference to Odic force in his book (see above excerpt). In the foreward to The Odic Force. Letters on Od and Magnetism by Karl von Reichenbach, Paul Tice writes this:

"What is the odic force? This is a vital energy or life force that permeates all living plants, animals, and humans. It has gone by a number of different names in different cultures around the world-called prana in India, mana in Hawaii, Mesmer called it animal magnetism, Gallien called it pneuma, Fludd called it spiritus, it was astral light to the Kabalists, and the ancient sage Hermes Trismegistus referred to it as telesma. All this came before Dr. von Reichenbach, a German, stumbled across this power and decided to do some experiments to actually prove that it exists. The experiments revealed that od, as he called it, truly does exist and could well be the most important force in the universe." 

Dr von Reichenbach published his findings in 1845, well before the publication of The Coming Race. Paul Tice also wrote the Foreward to Vril or Vital Magnetism and stated:

"Vril is another name for the life energy of the body, known in other cultures worldwide as mana, prana, chi, or vital force. Most of the cultures of the world were aware of this important force and worked to make use of it." 

In this interesting little book instructions are given on how to store up Vril's energy and how to use it constructively. Correct breathing techniques are explained and as students of Rune Yoga will know this is an integral skill for esoteric work. In effect the practice of Rune Yoga is a means of harnessing Od which should be visualised as radio waves, the body being a human antenae and transmitter of the aforesaid waves (see Peryt Shou's The Edda as Key to the  Coming Age and Edred Thorsson's Rune Might. Secret Practices of the German Rune Magicians). A more recent book which gives practical advice on the harnessing of Vril is Robert Blumetti's Vril. The Secret to a Happy and Successful Life. This book should be read in conjunction with The Book of Balder Rising, Vrilology. The Secret Science of the Ancient Aryans and his most recent book Vril: The Life Force of the Gods.

Robert Blumetti describes Vril thus:

"The Vril had many names including vital magnetism, the Life Force, the Black Sun, dark matter, dark energy, karma, chi, Ojas, the Flow, Astral Light, Odic Force, and Orgone. Sir Albert Pike, an Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, also known as a Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept, said, 'There is in nature one most potent force, by means whereof a single man, who could possess himself of it, and should know how to direct it, could revolutionize and change the face of the world.'" (Vrilology)

Blumetti points out that the Chinese knew of the power of Vril although they called it Chi (breath of life) and speculates that they obtained this knowledge from the Tocharians, an ancient Aryan people who may be responsible for certain aspects of Chinese civilisation.

Bulwer-Lytton makes it clear in his book that the Vril-ya are an advanced offshoot of the Aryan race:

"The philologist will have seen from the above how much the language of the Vril-ya is akin to the Aryan or Indo-Germanic.........."(Chapter XXII)
He also describes them as having:
"descended from the same ancestors as the great Aryan family, from which in varied streams has flowed the dominant civilisation of the world........"(Chapter XXVI)

The Vril-ya, these advanced Aryan supermen are destined to take over the earth at the conclusion of the Kali-Yuga:

"Only the more I think of a people calmy developing, in regions excluded from our sight and deemed uninhabitable by our sages, powers surpassing our most disciplined modes of force, and virtues to which our life, social and political, becomes antagonistic in proportion as our civilisation advances,-the more devoutly I pray that ages may yet elapse before there emerge into sunlight our inevitable destroyers".(Chapter XXIX)

Even though the Vril-ya and the Aryans share a common ancestry their stage of advancement would make it unthinkable that there could be any peaceful co-existence between these supermen and the races of men who currently inhabit and despoil the earth:

"On the contrary, it is because we have so combined, throughout the series of ages, the elements which compose human character, that it would be utterly impossible for us to adopt the modes of life, or to reconcile our passions to the modes of thought, among the Vril-ya,-that I arrived at the conviction that this people-although originally not only of our human race, but, as seems to me clear by the roots of their language, descended from the same ancestors as the great Aryan family, from which in varied streams has flowed the dominant civilisation of the world; and having, according to their myths and their history, passed through phases of society familiar to ourselves,-had yet now developed into a distinct species with which it was impossible that any community in the upper world could amalgamate: And that if they ever emerged from these nether recesses into the light of day, they would, according to their own traditional persuasions of their ultimate destiny, destroy and replace our existent varieties of man." (Chapter XXVI)

Great spiritual truth and esoteric knowledge is often encoded in apparent works of fiction and we must remember that Bulwer-Lytton was an adept. His book should come as hope to some and a warning to the great mass of humanity.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Aryan Introducers of the Sun Cross into the British Isles

The Hittites, Mitanni and Kassites or Kharri were closely related Aryan peoples who at various times dominated Asia Minor with their influence extending to Egypt which in itself was a product of Aryan civilisation. The great mythologist Donald A. Mackenzie in his Myths of Babylonia and Assyria states:

"At a later period, when we come to know more about Mitanni from the letters of one of its kings to two Egyptian Pharaohs, and the Winckler tablets from Boghaz-Koi, it is found that its military aristocracy spoke an Indo-European language, as is shown by the names of their kings-Saushatar, Artatama, Sutarna, Artashshumara, Tushratta, and Mattiuza. They worshipped the following deities: Mi-it-ra, Uru-w-na, In-da-ra, and Na-sa-at-ti-ia-
"Mitra, Varuna, Indra, and Nasatyau (the 'Twin Aswins'=Castor and Pollux)-whose names have been deciphered by Winckler. These gods were also imported into India by the Vedic Aryans. The Mitanni tribe (the military aristocracy probably) was called 'Kharri', and some philologists are of opinion that it is identical with 'Arya', which was 'the normal designation in Vedic literature from the Rigveda onwards of an Aryan of the three upper classes'." 

Mackenzie indicates that the Mitanni are possibly the ancestors of the modern Kurds. Recently the Kurds have been subject to hostilities from the lunatic worshipers of the semitic desert tribal god allah. One tribe in particular has especially suffered and they are the Yezidis, a largely heathen Aryan people who according to Dr Stephen Edred Flowers (Edred Thorsson) follow a Left-Hand spiritual path:

"Often the Yezidis, an ethnic group living in Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, are thought to have a connection to left-hand-path ideas. It is just as likely as not that the original impetus and essence of that sect is Iranian (the Yezidis are Kurds, an Iranian people). (Lords of the Left-Hand Path).

According to Dr Flowers the name Yezidi may be derived from the Persian word yaz(a)d-, meaning supreme being. This points to a Zoroastrian origin. One cannot help but notice the Nordic features of this handsome and brave Aryan folk.

It is interesting that Mackenzie should draw attention to the link between the terms Kharri and Arya as this was also the subject of research by Professor L. Austine Waddell. According to Professor Wadell:

"'Kassi' (or 'Cassi') was the title used by the First Phoenician Dynasty about 3000 B.C.. as attested in their still extant inscriptions. It was the title adopted by the great dynasty of that name in Babylonia which ruled the Mesopotamian empire for about six centuries, from about 1800 B.C., and who are generally admitted to have been Aryans. And Kasi also occurs as a personal name of Phoenicians in inscriptions in Egypt.
"The Kasi title is thus now disclosed as the Phoenician source of the 'Cassi' title borne by the ruling Briton Catti kings of pre-Roman Britain down to Cassivellaunus (see later), who minted the 'Cas' coins bearing the Sun-horse and other solar symbols (see Fig. II).
"The Early Aryan Kasi are referred to in Vedic literature as offerers of the sacred Fire and the especial proteges of Indra. And in Babylonia the Kassi were ardent 'Sun-worshippers' with its Fire offering; and were devotees of the Sun Cross, which is very freely represented on their sacred seals and monuments, in the various forms of St. George's Cross, the Maltese Cross (see Figs., Chap. XX). This fact is well seen in the engraving on the sacred official seal-cylinder here reproduced (see Fig. 12). This shows the pious Aryan Cassis of Babylonia about 1350 B.C. ploughing and sowing under the Sign of the Cross, which, we shall find later, was their emblem of the Aryan Father-God of the Universe, as the Universal Victor." (The Phoenician Origin of Britons, Scots and Anglo-Saxons Discovered by Phoenician and Sumerian Inscriptions in Britain by Pre-Roman Briton Coins).

Professor Waddell points out that the Cross is a frequent symbol found in conjunction with other solar symbols in prehistoric Britain. He also argues that the red cross as depicted on the flag of England represents the original fiery Aryan Sun Cross of the Goths, Hittites and Phoenicians.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sacrifice, the Pathway to Spiritual Revelation

Our High Lord Woden gained the knowledge of the Runes through sacrifice, sacrifice of Himself to Himself on the World Tree as it is written:

"I know that I hung on a windy tree nine long nights, wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin, myself to myself, on that tree of which no man knows from where its roots run.
"No bread did they give me nor a drink from a horn, downwards I peered; I took up the runes, screaming I took them, then I fell back from there." (Havamal 138-139, Elder Edda, Larrington translation)
"I know that I hung, on a wind-rocked tree, nine whole nights, with a spear wounded, and to Odin offered, myself to myself; on that tree, of which no one knows from what root it springs.
"Bread no one gave me, nor a horn of drink, downward I peered, to runes applied myself, wailing learnt them, then fell down thence." (Havamal 140-141, Thorpe translation)

This is not the only sacrifice that our Lord Woden made to gain wisdom and spiritual in-sight for He sacrificed an eye to drink from wise Mimir's well:

"'I know everything, Odin, where you hid your eye in the famous well of Mimir.' (Voluspa 28, Elder Edda, Larrington)
"I know all, where thou thine eye didst sink in the pure well of Mim." (Voluspa 22, Thorpe.)
"All-father went there and asked for a single drink from the well, but he did not get one until he placed his eye as a pledge." (Gylfaginning, Younger Edda, Faulkes translation)
"One day All-father came and begged a draught of this water, which he obtained, but was obliged to leave one of his eyes as a pledge for it." (Gylfaginning, Blackwell translation)

The message here is that spiritual wisdom cannot be otained without a price and that price may take many different forms. Yet in this rotten and decaying age in which we find ourselves, the Kali Yuga, the masses think that wisdom may be obtained either freely or very cheaply at least, as if one were to make an online purchase and all one had to do was read a book. From time to time I am pestered by people to give them quick and easy answers to their spiritual questions, mainly because they can not be bothered to take the long, hard and lonely road to self-knowledge themselves. They want someone to wave a wand and in a flash fast-track them on their way to enlightenment. The ancients knew otherwise. Knowledge and then wisdom or the in-sight which knowledge acts as a basis for must be strived for and earned. THIS is the process of initiation.

Very recently on my Armanen blog I was asked to provide information about English translations of the works of Karl Spiesberger on the Armanen Runes. The enquirer must have known that no English translation exists of his work on the Runes (Runenmagie). The only book of Spiesberger's that I have which is also in English is his Reveal the Power of the Pendulum. The enquirer must have known this if he had done his research on the Internet. Thus he gave me heavy hints that he wanted someone (probably me) to translate Spiesberger's work for him! When I suggested that he spend a year or so in intensive study of learning to read German in order that he may enjoy accessing the wealth of Armanist literature himself he was rather taken a back by this! He has no time to do this. I am not sure how I was supposed to find the time to translate a whole book for him! I pointed out that the Gods will not grant the revelation of their secrets without SACRIFICE. This is the essence of the meaning of the Gebo or Gyfu Rune. Those who will not sacrifice their time or resources to obtain access to this wisdom are not worthy to receive it. The study of German would have been an initial step on his spiritual path and a form of sacrifice in itself. His last childish and sarcastic comment I decided not to publish.

Woden is the God of wisdom and sacrifice. If we are to seek the Hanging God's wisdom we must likewise sacrifice myself to myself and if needs be in a literal sense. I bear the mark of Woden, the Valknut on my flesh. I am thus His and will answer His call when He bids me. This is the price we must pay, the sacrifice. Thus He is the God of the Einheriar, the mystical warriors who spend their time preparing themselves to serve Him in this and other realms.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Otto Rahn, Aryan Mystic, Scholar and Gral Seeker

In recent years the published works of SS officer and Gral seeker Otto Rahn have been translated and published in English. His first work Kreuzzug gegen den Gral published in 1933 was translated by Christopher Jones and published as Crusade against the Grail in 2006 by Inner Traditions. His second work Luzifers Hofgesind published in 1937 was translated also by Christopher Jones and published as Lucifer's Court by Inner Traditions in 2008. The only English language biography of Otto Rahn is Nigel Graddon's Otto Rahn & the Quest for the Holy Grail published by Adventures Unlimited Press in 2008. Rahn wrote other books but they have remained unpublished since his untimely death at the age of 35 in 1939. It is hoped that this may be rectified.

The circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious and open to conjecture. Likewise gossip about him being homosexual and part jewish cannot be substantiated and my readers will be aware that such allegations are often directed at those who espouse the Aryan cause. Allegations of sexual deviance and jewish ancestry were even directed wrongly at Adolf Hitler, all of which is part of the enemy's plan to discredit the messenger because they cannot eliminate the message. It is the message that is important, not the one who conveys it. This is partly why researchers such as myself never reveal their true identity. In the past I have been wrongly identified as David Myatt by numbskulls posting on an American white nationalist site even though Myatt (at the time) was a muslim and I a practising Wodenist! People tend to believe what they want to believe.

Regardless of any truth or lack of it regarding Rahn's ancestry and orientation it his work and his work alone that matters. I have read and reread both of his published books and are likely to continue to do so. They convey a lot of information which is of value to ariosophists and his second book Lucifer's Court is an etremely spiritual work. Critics often maintain that Himmler had a hand in directing the content of Lucifer's Court, even inserting passages that would be favourable to National Socialism but there is no real evidence for this. They also allege that Rahn made statements favourable to National Socialism in order to appease Himmler but again there is no evidence for this. In fact Rahn's Aryan sympathies are also to be found in Crusade against the Grail, authored BEFORE he joined the SS.

Here is an interesting excerpt from Crusade against the Grail:

"We should point out in passing that swastikas appear as a religious symbol on all the statues and altars of Abellio that have been found in the Pyrenees. (Swastikas have also long been a Buddhist symbol.) Even today, the stone portals of old Basque farmhouses display swastikas as a way to keep evil spirits from their homes and families.
"The fact that the Celt Iberian-Iranian Dispater-Ahriman exists also in Sanskrit under the name Dyaus pitar, in Greek under the name of Zeus pater, and in Latin as Jupiter, indicates the richness and intesity of the relations between the Aryan Mediterranean world and the Oriental world of Hindu civilization, its neighbor. All the priestly castes of the primitive Aryans learned Celt Iberian and Iranian dualism during the formation of the esoteric mysteries."

Between 1933 and 1937 Rahn appears to have changed his mind about Lucifer who in Crusade against the Grail he associates with the xtian devil:

"Jehovah is not God. He is the Antichrist; he is Lucifer."

Throughout his first book he associates the xtian church as being under the leadership of an evil principle, the demiurge Jehovah or Lucifer. Whilst Rahn is correct in his identification of Jehovah as the demiurge, the evil principle of the universe according to our view he is wrong to equate Lucifer with Satan, the Devil or Jehovah. By doing so he is showing the influence of his xtian upbringing.

By the time of the publication of Lucifer's Court he appears to have done a 180 degree turn on this issue:

"I prefer to believe that Satan's, not Lucifer's, armies stood before the walls of Montsegur to steal the Grail, which had fallen from the Light Bringer, from Lucifer's crown, and was kept by the pure ones. These were the Cathars, not those clerics and adventurers who, cross on chest, wanted to prepare the Languedoc for a new caste-their own."

So Rahn went from the concept of Lucifer leading the armies of the church against the Cathar stronghold at Montsegur to Lucifer being the deity of the guardians of the Gral kept at Montsegur! This discrepancy is generally not commented on by schoars yet it shows an interesting development in the belief system of Otto Rahn. Christopher Jones does make this comment though in his Translator's Foreward about Rahn's non-identification of Lucifer with the Devil in his second book:

"In the book Rahn does not identify Lucifer with the Devil; for him , Lucifer was the Pyrenean Abellio or the Greek Apollo-all bearers of Light."

Finally in the words of Otto Rahn:

"Our heaven is not Jerusalem's or Rome's Paradise. Our heaven speaks only to the pure ones, not to base or mixed-race creatures-but to Aryans, the noble and lordly!" (Lucifer's Court)

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Aryan Gral as a Stone

In Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival the Gral is depicted as a stone:

"'It is well known to me,' said his host, 'that many formidable fighting-men dwell at Munsalvaesche with the Gral. They are continually riding out on sorties in quest of adventure. Whether these same Templars reap trouble or renown, they bear it for their sins. A warlike company lives there. I will tell you how they are nourished. They live from a Stone whose essence is most pure. If you have never heard of it I shall name it for you here. It is called 'Lapsit exillis'. By virtue of this Stone the Phoenix is burned to ashes, in which he is reborn.-Thus does the Phoenix moult its feathers! Further: however ill a mortal may be, from the day on which he sees the Stone he cannot die for that week, nor does he lose his colour. For if anyone, maid or man, were to look at the Gral for two hundred years, you would have to admit that his colour was as fresh as in his early prime, except that his hair would grey!-Such powers does the Stone confer on mortal men that their flesh and bones are soon made young again. This Stone is also called 'The Gral'. (A.T. Hatto translation)

One thing that strikes me about Parzival is that its writer Wolfram who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries was a very well read man, familiar with both Aryan mythology and classical literature. The Stone referred to in this work is conceptually different from the typical chalice of xtian mediaeval legend. This demonstrates the great antiquity and heathen roots of this work which has like Wagner's Parsifal a thin xtian veneer. As an aside the old German name Wolfram means wolfraven, two animals which are sacred to Woden as wolf lord and raven lord. The warlike company who dwell in the castle and temple of the Gral remind me of the Einheriar.

According to scholars the term Lapsit exillis is 'meaningless' but it is not difficult to work out the meaning. No doubt this is a corruption of lapis (stone) or lapsus (fallen). Indeed this may be a clever and deliberate invention of a word to resemble two linked concepts- a fallen stone or a stone that fell. Exillis may be derived from exilium (exile). Thus we have the fallen stone of exile, clearly a reference to the legend regarding the fall of a stone from the crown of Lucifer in His war against the semitic demiurge, the evil Jahweh. An alternative explanation is found in An Introduction to a Second Reading, the appendix to A.T. Hatto's translation.

"The spiritually controlled weight of the Stone and the rejuvenating powers ascribed to the Stone in some versions, must have contributed to Wolfram's notion of his Gral, also a stone, while a phrase used of Alexander's Stone in one Latin version, lapis exilis 'small or slight stone' at least affected some manuscript readings of Parzival, if not Wolfram's original text itself, since a synonym for the Gral in Chapter 9 adopted by Lachmann and by all editors since is lapsit exillis."

Otto Rahn writing in 1933 states:

Following the example of the Hindus, a stone that fell from the stars, a lapsis ex coelis (Wolfram speaks of a lapsis exillis), an erroneous expression that makes no real sense) that illuminates and consoles the world, symbolized the pure doctrine, which signified nothing other than Catharism. (Crusade Against the Grail. The Struggle Between the Cathars, the Templars, and the Church of Rome)
 However despite Rahn's remarks he must have believed that the Gral was a physical object as he spent the rest of his life searching for it! The Stone has nothing to do with the xtian chalice and indeed it has magical properties that would not be out of place in an Irish myth. It is clearly a pre-xtian object and concept. Wolfram even links the Stone with the Phoenix which is a mythical bird in both Greek and Iranian mythology and thus an Aryan concept. Both Guido von List and Rudolf von Sebottendorf refer to the Phoenix and liken it to the eagle which is most certainly a sacred Aryan symbol:

"It sacrifices itself, as it consecrates itself in a flaming death, in order to be reborn. For this reason it was called the `fanisk` and later `phoenix`. Therefore it is read as a symbolic hieroglyph when an eagle is laid on the funeral pyre of a celebrated hero to indicate that the dead hero rejuvenatingly prepares himself in death for rebirth in order to strive for a still more glorious future life in human form in spite of all the restrictions of the powers of darkness-all of which crumble before the `ar:` `Respect the primal fire!"(Guido von List, Secret of the Runes)
"In order to depict the eagle`s capacity for self-immolation by fire, it is coloured red. From today on our symbol is the red eagle, which warns us that we must die in order to live."(Rudolf von Sebottendorf)  

George A. Keryx refers in his book to the Gral consisting of not just one but twelve stone tablets engraved with a runic script:

"The men of the Ahnenerbe examined the Grail-twelve stone tablets bearing rune-like inscriptions-but no expert could decipher it." (Holy Grail. Ancient Pagan Apocrypha, 1998) 

Keryx also refers to a passage in Voluspa 61:

"There afterwards will be found in the grass the wonderful golden chequers, those which they possessed in ancient times." (Poetic Edda, translation by Carolyne Larrington)

The older translation by Benjamin Thorpe actually conveys a clearer translation of this passage which by the way is numbered as Voluspa 59 in that version:

"There shall again the wondrous golden tables in the grass be found, which in days of old had possessed the ruler of the gods, and Fiolnir's race."

This clearly prophesies that the Gral (if we associate it with these tablets) will be recovered in the new Golden Age. There is also a connection with the Emerald Table of Hermes Trismegistus:

"Legend has it that Hermes had inscribed a central axiom of his teachings onto an 'Emerald Table', which likely denotes a tablet.
"It is mere speculation, but speculation both logical and based on historical precedence, so that it can be imagined that high members of the Church could have taught that this Emerald Tablet-this emerald stone-was the product of Lucifer; that it had in fact fallen from his crown and was thus the epitome of evil. The symbolism of this 'evil stone', hated by the Church, could later have easily become synthesized with the symbolism of a 'Grail Stone', or according to some teachings, a 'Grail Cup' with an emerald mounted in it." (Keryx)

The Gral as a stone is also an aspect of the Northumbrian Gral Runes:

 "It seems that the 'magical formula' calc-stan-gar actually represents an esoteric understanding of the Grail mythos which was well-developed in the Germanic world. Although Wolfram refers to southern sources from Moorish Spain, no hard evidence for this understanding has actually come from there. So we are left with Wolfram's lengthy discourses in Parzival as well as other discussions in medieval German works, e.g., the Wartburgkrieg of Heinrich von Ofterdingen, in which the Grail is also identified with a stone that fell from Lucifer's crown, and the Old English runic tradition, as sources for the chalice-stone-spear complex." (ALU. An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology, 2012, Edred Thorsson.)

Edred Thorsson places the origin of the calc-stan-gar (horn/chalice-stone-spear) complex among the Alans, a North Iranian people who were stationed in Northumbria in Roman times. Herodotus explains that the Sythians who the Alans were closely related to had an origin myth that concerned three golden objects that fell from the sky, a plow and yoke, a battle-ax and a cup. These three objects represent the three Dumezelian functions of fertility, war and priestcraft, the three Aryan castes. He comments that the stone (Stan) represents earth (fertility), the spear (Gar) represents war and the chalice (Calc) priestcraft.

For those who hear the call of the blood the Aryan Gral has a special significance:

"As to those who are appointed to the Gral, hear how they are made known. Under the top edge of the Stone an Inscription announces the name and lineage of the one summoned to make the glad journey." (Parzival)

Finally to quote from Keryx' incredible book:

"The Cathars not only possessed the Holy Grail, but they knew the secret that the ancient script on the stone tablets revealed. ....That secret is the true and complete history of the Indo-European peoples."

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Out of the North He Shall Come

When I worship the Gods or carry out any kind of magical or spiritual work I always face north and there is a good reason for this:

"What the Teutons revered as the dwelling place of Asgard and the realm of the dead goddess Hel in the pagan era became, for heretics and Minnesingers in the Middle Ages, the Grail Mountain, the rose garden, Arthur's Round Table, Venus Mountain, and Dietrich's fiery Bel Mount-and this place, to use Wolfram von Eschenbach's language, was 'the highest prize of earth's desire'. In addition, what the ancient Greeks understood to be the sunny island of Aea that was long sought by the Argonauts and Hercules was nothing other than the Hellenistic image of the northern Asgard. Later, this became the model for the medieval Grail Paradise, Arthur's Round Table, the rose garden, and Venus Mountain. This prototype was the 'mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north', as Isaiah calls it. To reach this mountain, Lucifer, that Apollyon of the New Testament, wished to pass over the highest clouds. Instead Jehovah cast him to the bottom of the deepest pit; for this Jewish God of intolerance, the paradisal Asgard had become a place for the damned: hell. In late medieval Germany, when someone was hanged, care was taken to see that the face of the hanged looked north-to hell." (Lucifer's Court. A Heretic's Journey in Search of the Light Bringers, 1937, Otto Rahn)

The concept of an extreme northern Urheimat of the Nordic race is remembered in the various mythologies of the Aryan peoples.

"Comparative mythology, it will be shown in a subsequent chapter, fully supports the view of an original Arctic home of the Aryan races, and there is nothing surprising if the traditions about a day and night of six months are found not only in the Vedic and the Iranian, but also in the Greek and the Norse literature."(The Arctic Home in the Vedas, 1903, Tilak)

 For us Teutons its is Asgard. With the influence of xtianity, a semitic religion, Hel the abode of the dead became a place of torture and shame-Hell. I would comment that this tells us more about the very nature of this intolerant semitic anti-god than it does about Hel itself which merely corresponded with the Greek Hades. Neither of these places was a place of punishment. The idea of eternal torture and punishment has no place in the Germanic and Aryan Weltanschauung. It is the product of a diseased and psycopathic mind, nothing more.

Germanic mythology teaches us that there is not just one single place where the dead depart to and reside in: there are many but this article is not so much concerned with that. Within Asgard there are located many halls of the Gods but there are two which the Einheriar aspire to reach-Walhalla and Folkvang. The Eddas tell us that half of the victorious dead are claimed by Odin, the other half by the Goddess Freya but both halls are not merely places of rest but training grounds for the Initiates as they prepare for the final encounter with the forces of darkness who are represented by the semitic demiurge of the xtian, jewish and islamic religions who are intent on wiping out any resistance to their stated aims of world domination. We know in advance the end result of this climatic battle for it is foretold in the Eddas. Ultimately Aryan man will triumph and light will return to the earth after the destruction of the forces of chaos. Man, Nordic man will once again walk in communion with the Gods in a new and wonderful Golden Age.

The awakened Teuton who has returned to the Gods of  his or her forefathers will find a place in either of these two blessed halls, for Woden has need of warriors. It is not a matter of reward or punishment but service. Only the wretched Untermensch do things for reward or to escape punishment for they are motivated by base desires and concerns. This is not an Aryan concept. Instead the Aryan is inspired by the noble sense and feelings of duty and loyalty. These are concepts that the Untermenschen lack the capacity to understand.

This war in which we struggle has its origins in spiritual realms and it is in these realms in which the battle will be fought and victory obtained. Materialistic white nationalists who generally lack both an ideology and a spiritual dimension to their cause do not and cannot understand this but instead deride our efforts and yet I see no struggle happening in the material dimension of Midgarth  with the possible exceptions of countries like Greece and the Ukraine. It should be noted that a real spiritual and racial awakening is occuring in the Slavic countries as they wake up to their Aryan racial and spiritual heritage and for this they have my respect and best wishes. The Slavs by and large have not been domesticated and turned into democratic sheep as our peoples have in the west but amongst them are to be found proud Aryan wolves.

"Nebukadnezar: `How will it fare with Babylon?`

"Sajaha: `It will be destroyed for a long time. First the Third Sargon will reestablish it in the land of the North. There and then there will be a new Babylon." (The Book of Sajaha, Wotans Krieger's translation)