Saturday, September 22, 2018

Blasphemy Laws Reintroduced Through the Backdoor to Stifle Criticism of Islam-the Religion of 'Peace'

The blasphemy laws in England have a long history, being part of English Common Law. Blasphemy offences concerned the denial of the existence of the Christian god or the Holy Trinity, scoffing at Jesus Christ and at the scriptures. Punishments ranged from fines to corporal punishment to imprisonment. These laws were also directed at so-called 'heretics'. The expression of belief in more than one god was also subject to the same range of punishments and the 'offender' would be barred from holding public office. Under King Henry IV in the 15th century the church obtained additional powers which enabled them to hand over 'offenders' to the civil authorities for execution by burning. This of course led to the mass burning of witches in the 17th century, witchcraft having being made a capital crime in 1542 with the passing of the first Witchcraft Act. Prior to this date witches were tried as 'heretics'. The witchcraft laws were repealed in 1736 but parliament enacted laws against people who claimed to have magical powers and punishments involved fines and/or imprisonment. These laws were repealed and replaced by the Fraudulent Mediums Act in 1951 which was repealed in 2008. The Vagrancy Act of 1824 made Astrology, fortune telling and Spiritualism offences. The Vagrancy Act is still in force but the relevant sections to do with Astrology and Spiritualism were repealed in 1951. However paid services of mediumship have been covered by the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations in 2007.

With the passing of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act of 2008 the blasphemy laws which by then related to the Church of England were repealed. This is common knowledge but what isn't common knowledge is that before the repeal of the old blasphemy laws against Christianity, in particular the brand sold by the Church of England new laws were passed which effectively reintroduced the blasphemy laws by the back door in 2006 with the Racial and Religious Hatred Act. No doubt the introduction of the 2006 Act had the intention of muzzling any opposition to the flooding of England with immigrants but it also effectively muzzled passionate criticism of religions. However the Act does not appear to have been used with Christianity in mind but that other religion of 'peace', Islam. The 2006 Act introduced a new clause 3A into the infamous 1986 Public Order Act:

"A person who uses threatening words or behaviour, or displays any written material which is threatening, is guilty of an offence if he intends thereby to stir up religious hatred."

Now admittedly the Act also states:

"Nothing in this Part shall be read or given effect in a way which prohibits or restricts discussion, criticism or expressions of antipathy, dislike, ridicule, insult or abuse of particular religions or the beliefs or practices of its adherents, or proselytising or urging adherents of a different religion or belief system to cease practising their religion or belief system."

However not withstanding the latter statement that does not appear to prevent or deter the political police from arresting and attempting to bring prosecutions against people who exercise their right, their supposed right to criticise or indeed ridicule the religion of Islam. There have been many such cases of the police policing public opinion and criticism of this violent and aggressive desert religion in recent years with people arrested for publicly burning the Koran. I wonder if the police would act so swiftly and with such COMMON PURPOSE zeal if it was a case of a muslim burning a Bible? I am no defender of Christianity but at least that religion is a little less alien to the native English than Islam and has at least not been used as a weapon to displace the native population!

On 4th March 2010 a certain Harry Taylor was found 'guilty' under Part 4A of the infamous Public Order Act because he had the temerity to leave 'anti-religious' cartoons in a prayer room of Liverpool Airport. The supposedly 'offensive' images concerned figures from both Christianity and Islam. So much for the blasphemy laws being 'repealed'! If anything they have not been 'repealed' but brought upto date for the 21st century and broadened to include Islam.

Correct me if I am wrong but I know of no single incidence of anyone being convicted of burning a Bible under the current legislation and I cannot for one minute entertain the notion of the COMMON PURPOSE political police even  investigating such an 'offence' but for some strange or maybe not so strange reason Islam seems to have been afforded special protection. In 2011 a former soldier was convicted for burning a Koran in the centre of Carlisle. Now admittedly he should NOT have stolen the Koran from the library but could have bought a cheap paperback one from The Works instead but I doubt THAT was the reason why District Judge Gerald Chalk (I wonder how much military service Chalk has 'chalked' up?) jailed him! Andrew Ryan was sent to prison for 10 weeks. No doubt Inspector Paul Marshall can put a tick in the box for his hate crime statistics in his subsequent 'performance review'! This is a link to the whole sorry episode: Ex-Soldier Jailed for Burning Koran in Carlisle There are many other such examples of people in England being arrested for publicly burning the Koran-all this whilst islamists march on our streets and openly call for the killing of the 'infidels'. The COMMON PURPOSE political police obviously do not view THAT as a 'hate crime'.

My readers will be familiar with the news that the British state and by extension the courts have adopted the international definition of 'anti-semitism' which seeks to hinder legitimate criticism of the illegal apartheid rogue state of Israel. Amber Rudd, Thought Crime and the Coming Clampdown on National Socialism However how many of you are aware that the British government is seeking to do the same thing with Islam? The All-Parliamentary Group on 'British' Muslims is now working on a definition of 'Islamophobia': Islamophobia

Rudyard Kipling expresses my sentiment best:

The Stranger within my gate,
He may be true or kind,
But he does not talk my talk--
I cannot feel his mind.
I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
But not the soul behind.

The men of my own stock,
They may do ill or well,
But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
They are used to the lies I tell;
And we do not need interpreters
When we go to buy or sell.

The Stranger within my gates,
He may be evil or good,
But I cannot tell what powers control--
What reasons sway his mood;
Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
Shall repossess his blood.

The men of my own stock,
Bitter bad they may be,
But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
And see the things I see;
And whatever I think of them and their likes
They think of the likes of me.

This was my father's belief
And this is also mine:
Let the corn be all one sheaf--
And the grapes be all one vine,
Ere our children's teeth are set on edge
By bitter bread and wine.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Reverence for the Gods Revisited

In this article I wish to revisit a subject which I touched upon in Reverence for the Gods inspired by an excellent video on this subject by Survive the Jive: Indo-European Prayer and Ritual I recommend that my readers watch some of his videos. They are extremely informative and they are made by a highly educated young heathen.

As I have stated in my earlier article there is a tendency among some Germanic heathens to regard our ancient deities as little more than supernatural 'kinsmen' who are basically of the same essence but just more powerful than we are. I have meditated long and hard on this issue for it is of great importance to those of us who are trying our best to revive the pre-Christian religion of our ancestors and we must get this right!

Before I address this matter of how we approach the Gods we need to consider the issue of prayer. It is only in very recent years that I have started to speak to the Gods in prayer. For many years I viewed prayer as being associated too much with Christianity along with Judaism and Islam. This is a typical attitude amongst many Germanic heathen, especially Odinists. It I also felt by some heathens that to engage in prayer is tantamount to 'grovelling' and goes against their sense of 'manliness'. It is only for the first reason that I did not engage in prayer. I gradually came to the realisation that this was faulty and as I wanted to deepen my relationship with the Gods prayer is something that I had to engage in. So my desire to get closer in my daily walk with the Gods encouraged me once again to take up prayer; something I had not done since abandoning Christianity in the 1990s.

Having taken that first step I had to decide what form my prayers should take. To a major extent this is determined by the deities who you follow and even in the Woden's Folk Religion there is a great deal of difference and variety amongst heathens. The deities that I feel more drawn to are Thunor and Woden. They have many similarities but many differences too. In matters of protection and blessing I invoke the aid of Thunor. Indeed in a vision given to someone many years ago Thunor has revealed Himself to be my protector and guardian. I will not go into this now but save this for a future article. For matters of seeking knowledge, wisdom and understanding I invoke Woden. In the past I have also invoked Freyja during periods of sickness and I have found Her aid both powerful and speedy. After reading Wulf Ingesunnu's recent book, At-Al-Land. Aryan Mysteries of the Northern Seas (2018, Black Front Press) I developed for the very first time a real interest in Yngvi-Freyr, the divine ancestral God of the Anglo-Saxons and Swedes and I intend to develop my relationship with Him also.

As I mentioned earlier, how we approach the Gods to a large extent depends upon the nature of the deity and the realms of responsibility of that particular God or Goddess. I usually pray standing up, facing one of my indoor shrines which faces north. However sometimes I pray in other places, even sometimes whilst walking down the street. Whenever possible I try to ascertain the cardinal direction of north but this is not essential. It is a pattern which I have got into. I begin by focusing on the deity, meditating on an aspect of their power and begin to directly address the God, honouring Him or Her by pointing out the positive aspects of their behaviour and personality. If it is a request that I am making of the God then I make the request known and draw a connection between what I am asking and the ability of the God to fulfil the request. We know from our ancestral law that gifts demand a gift and often I find it useful when making a request to accompany this with a promise to the God in return. However I have also found from my own experience that the Gods will expect us to honour our promises or they in turn will cause a negative effect to occur so we must not be rash with our promises.

Prayer of course often involves making requests of a deity but can also involve worship as well. I am glad to see that others (including Survive the Jive) also use incense when engaging in ritual activity or prayer. By offering incense we are making a gift to the God and this is a visual sign that we desire to please them-not through fear of the Gods but through love of the Gods. I am not aware of anyone who embraces the Germanic Gods out of fear but that they are drawn to them: they hear the Call of the Gods but we must still treat them with respect. The use of incense also helps to create a sacred space and to prepare ourselves mentally and spiritually. Some may argue that this has all the hallmarks of High Church Christianity but how do we know that incense wasn't used by the priests of the Gods? Are our Gods worthy of less respect than the Christian god?

I mentioned earlier in this article that I usually pray standing up, normally facing north and when I do so I adopt the Elhaz/Algiz rune posture. This in no doubt is due to the influence of Edred Thorsson for he writes on page 51 of Futhark. A Handbook of Rune Magic that the adoption of this runic posture aids "Communication with other worlds, especially Asgardhr and the cosmic wells of Urdhr, Mimir, and Hvergelmir." However as Survive the Jive has pointed out there appears to be evidence that our ancestors bowed the knee when invoking the Gods in prayer. There is evidence to support this theory. We have for instance the remarkable bronze statue of a Suebian warrior kneeling in prayer to the Gods but with arms outstretched. An image of this statue is attached to this article.

In the Faereyinga Saga or as it is also known, The Saga of Thrond of Gate we have an Earl or Jarl Hacon who casts himself down before the feet of an image of a Goddess:

"They set forth along a certain path to the wood, and thence by a little bypath into the wood, till they came where a ride lay before them, and a house standing in it with a stake fence round it. Right fair was that house, and gold and silver was run into the carvings thereof. They went into the house, Hacon and Sigmund, and a few men with them. Therein were a great many gods. There were many glass roof-lights in the house, so that there was no shadow anywhere. There was a woman in the house over against the door, right fairly decked she was. The Earl cast him down at her feet, and there he lay long, and when he rose up he told Sigmund that they should bring her some offering and lay the silver thereof on the stool before her." (chapter 23, translation by F. York Powell) 

It is clear from the rest of the chapter that this was not a human woman but the image of a Goddess. This story is repeated in the Saga of Olaf Trggvason and the deity is identified as Thorgerd, the Maid of Helgi. The Goddess and Her relationship with Haakon is also referred to in the Jomsvikinga Saga where Haakon prayed north and knelt down:

"The earl went ashore Primsignd and went away into a wood. He knelt down facing the north and prayed. In his prayers he called upon his protector Thorgerd Holgabrudr. But being angry she would not hear his prayers. She rejected all the offers of great sacrifices which he made, and Hakon thought things were looking very black. It came to his offering her a human sacrifice which she likewise rejected. Finally he offered her his seven-year-old son called Erlingr, and she accepted him. The earl delivered up the boy to his thrall Skopti, who proceeded to kill him." (chapter 32)

There is much more to explore regarding this fairly obscure deity and I intend to do this in the future on my Celto-Germanic blog. The points which I wish to make was the awe in which the Gods were held and how they were approached. We have a much older example of this from continental Germania from Tacitus:

"The Semnones relate that they are the oldest and noblest of the Suebi. Confidence in their antiquity is confirmed by their cult. At a set time, the peoples who share that name and bloodline send embassies to assemble in a forest hallowed by ancestral auguries and ancient dread, and by slaying a man on behalf of the people they begin the barbaric celebration of their fearful rites." (Germania 39.1, Rives translation)
"The oldest and most famous of the Suebi; it is said, are the Semnones, and their antiquity is confirmed by a religious observance. At a set time, deputations from all the tribes of the same stock gather in a grove hallowed by the auguries of their ancestors and by immemorial awe. The sacrifice of a human victim in the name of all marks the grisly opening of their savage ritual." (Germania 39.1, Mattingley/Handford translation)

Clearly the meeting place of the Semnones was held to be sacred because of its continued use over a very long period of time and the blood sacrifices that were offered up to the Gods there. It was also believed to be the place where the tribe has its orgin and the dwelling place of their primary God. The most important part of the passage is this next verse:

"They revere this grove in other ways too: no one enters unless bound by a shackle, as an inferior who makes manifest the might of the divine. If by chance he stumbles, it is not lawful to lift himself up: they roll out over the ground. On that place their entire superstition is centred, as though from there the tribe has its origin, as though there the god is the ruler of all, and the remainder subordinate and submissive." (Germania 39.2, Rives)
"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 39.2, Mattingley/Handford)  

There is no notion at all in any of the above excerpts from either Tacitus or the sagas that our ancestors viewed themselves as being 'equal' in some way to the Gods. They did not consider themselves as 'lesser' men by praying to them or approaching them with awe and reverence. I would therefore ask my readers to give due consideration to how our ancestors approach the Gods for they viewed them as real autonomous deities, not just psychic emanations from the 'Collective Unconscious'!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Relationship Between the Gothic *Iggws, Yngvi-Freyr and Kristos

I would like to start this article with an excerpt from Wulf Ingessunu's remarkable latest book At-Al-Land. Aryan Mysteries of the Northern Seas (Black Front Press, 2018):

"The Engles or Angles were the descendants of Ingwe, which we know to be right from the name Ingvaeones given to the peoples of the areas some of the English dwelt. Variants of these root-names exist all over Britain, indeed in the 'Celtic' areas such as Ireland and Scotland-Aengus, Oengus, Angus etc." (page 13)

According to the teaching of the Woden's Folk Religion and its Founder Wulf, Ingwe or Ing is the ancestor of the Angles. This teaching conforms with what we know from Tacitus's Germania about the tripartite division of the continental Germanic peoples into the Ingaevones or Ingvaeones, the Herminones and the Istaevones. I am not going to discuss today the other two tribal groupings as this subject has been covered before on my blogs. I wish to focus solely on the Ingaevones. From this North Sea coastal group came the tribes of the Frisii, the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. The Ingaevones are the Ingwine, which translates as the 'Friends of Ing' and we find the term Ingwine in the Old English epic Beowulf. Pliny however writing in his Natural History lists not just three but five tribal groupings: the Ingaevones, the Istaevones, the Hermiones, the Bastarnae and the Vandili.

We known that the name or word Ing stems from the Proto-Germanic *Ingwaz, which signifies either 'man' or 'son of'. This eponymous ancestor of the Anglo-Saxons is the same deity as Freyr who is also known as Yngvi-Freyr, the divine ancestor of the Ynglinga, the dynasty which ruled ancient Sweden. Snorri Sturlusson refers to this dynasty in his Ynglingatal. Unfortunately this work is not available in an English translation that one can purchase. This is rather strange as it forms the first part of his Heimskringla, the rest of which IS available in English. Thus the only version which I have is in German. The Ynglingatal contains vital information about our Gods which supplements what is already found in Snorri's Prose Edda or Younger Edda. I find it incredulous that a portion of Heimskringla should not be published and that this contains important mythical information. Perhaps I am being overly suspicious?

In the Ynglingatal Snorri continues with his theory that the Gods were merely euhemerised human beings, a typical tactic of those Christians who wrote about the Gods and something which we should not accept on face value. Whilst Snorri was probably sympathetic towards the Gods of his ancestors we need to remember that he was still tainted with the false teachings of Christianity which sought to either demonise our Gods or to deny their existence. Ynglingatal tells us of the 'death' of both Odin and Freyr. I will now quote from the relevant passage regarding the 'death' of Freyr:

"Nach Njoerds Tod bekam Frey die Herrschaft. Er wurde Herrscher der Schweden genannt, und diese zahlten ihm nun die Koenigsabgaben. Er war allseits beliebt und an Gluecksjahren so reich wie sein Vater. Frey errichtete einen grossen Tempel in Uppsala. Dorthin verlegte er auch seine Haupstadt und liess in diese Einkauefe aus Land und losen Geldern fliessen, Damals began der 'Reichtum von Uppsala', der seitdem immer anhielt. Zu seiner Zeit fing der 'Frodi-Friede' an, und damals gab es auch fruchtbare Jahre durch alle Lande. Das fuehrten die Schweden auf Frey zurueck. Deshalb verehrte man ihn mehr als die anderen Goettern, da zu seiner Zeit in Folge des Friedens und der guten Jahre das Volk reicher wurde als jemals zuvor. Gerda, die Tochter Gymirs, war seine Frau. Ihr gemeinsamer Sohn hiess Fjoelnir. Ein anderer Name Freys war Yngvi. Der Name Yngvi wurde noch  lange Zeit danach in seinem Geschlecht als Ehrenname gebraucht, und seine Nachkommen nannten sich spaeter 'Ynglinge'.
"Nun wurde Frey krank, und als seine Krankheit schlimmer wurde, berieten sich seine Leute untereinander und liessen nur wenige Menschen zu ihm. Sie errichteten einen grossen Grabhuegel und machten Eine Tuer und Fenster daran. Und als Frey tot war, trugen sie ihn Heimlich in den Huegel und sagten den Schweden, dass er noch am Leben waere. So verwahrten sie ihn dort drei Jahre lang und schuetteten alle Abgaben in den Grabhuegel. Durch das eine Fenster das Gold, durch das andere Silber, und durch das dritte Fenster die Kupfermuenzen. So geschah es, dass Frieden und Fruchtbarkeit noch weiter anderdauerten."  (Die Sage von den Ynglingen, translation from Old Norse to German by Grimnir Harbardson, 2013)  

Wotans Krieger's translation:

"After Njord's death Freyr received the rule. He was named the ruler of Sweden, and they paid to him now the royal taxes. He was popular with everyone and in his lucky years as rich as his father. Frey built a great temple in Uppsala. He also moved his capital city there and let his possessions and money from the country flow into it. Then began the 'wealth of Uppsala' which has remained ever since. During his time began the 'peace of Frodi', and at that time there were also fruitful years throughout all the country. The Swedes ascribed that to Freyr. Therefore he was worshipped more than the other gods because in his days due to the peace and the good years the people became richer than ever before. Gerda, the daughter of Gymir was his wife. The son that they had together was called Fjolnir. Another name for Freyr was Yngvi. The name of Yngvi a long time after that was used as a name of honour in his race and his descendants were later called Ynglinger.
"Now Freyr became sick and as his sickness became worse his men consulted amongst themselves and allowed only a few people to approach him. They built a great grave mound in which they made a door and a window. And when Freyr was dead they carried him secretly into the mound and told the Swedes that he was still alive. Thus they watched over him there for three years long and poured all the taxes into the grave mound. Through the one window the gold, through the other silver and through the third window the copper coins. So it happened that peace and fruitfulness still continued to last."

Now it is quite possible that a great human king of the Swedes called (after) Freyr did indeed exist but it is perfectly plausible that he embodied the qualities of the God or as many of us would say he was an embodiment of the archetype or was indeed an avatar. This is all possible. That does not in any way negate the reality of the separate existence of the God Himself of course. It is also possible that the Swedes having forgotten the name of their great king thus named him after one of their principal deities. This same God Yngvi-Freyr as I have said was worshipped not only by the Swedes but by the Anglo-Saxon tribes. Even the way in which the English pronounce England is not 'england' as the Germans would say but Ing-land. I believe that this is a significant folk memory that has lingered on for hundreds of years.

After reading and rereading Wulf's words on Ing I suddenly had the realisation that this Anglo-Saxon and Swedish deity was also linked to the Gothic family of Gods. I refer my readers to the excellent albeit relatively short work on the Goths by Edred Thorson, The Mysteries of the Goths. In this work Edred identifies four Gothic deities: Gauts (who I have an ancestral link to), *Teiws, *Fairguneis and remarkably *Iggws who Edred identifies as Yngvi-Freyr:

"Scant but compelling evidence points to the worship of a god known from common Germanic times as *Ingwaz, the earth-god. Ingwaz has been identified as a Vanic deity in the north, and his name is linked with that of Freyr, whose name is really a title, "the Lord". The combination of Yngvi-Freyr is known in Sweden, and Yng- may have indeed been the root of the true name of the god who went by the title the Lord (Freyr) in the north. In the Gothic realms there is evidence for the presence of this god, and further evidence that he was consciously syncretized with the new Christian cult. Ingwaz was the older rune-name for the /ng/ sound. As we see with the Gothic writing system, the /gn/ sound is spelled with a double /g/ in imitation of the Greek orthography. However, Ulfilas used the name *iggws for the Greek letter X (chi), which was used almost exclusively in Gothic for writing the name of Christ. Ulfilas has gone well out of his way to use the name *iggws and to attach it to a letter which is primarily a label for the name of the hero of the new religion."

So here we have a direct link between Ing/Yngvi-Freyr and the Christ archetype of the New Testament. Indeed a further synchronicity is found in one of the titles of the Christ-the 'son of man'. This is one of the meanings of Ing. Indeed according to Tacitus He was the son of Mannus, the son of Tuisto:

"In ancient lays, their only type of historical tradition, they celebrate Tuisto, a god brought forth from the earth. They attribute to him a son, Mannus, the source and founder of their people, and to Mannus three sons, from whose names those nearest the Ocean are called Ingvaeones, those in the middle Herminones, and the rest Istvaeones. Some people, inasmuch as antiquity gives free reign to speculation, maintain that there were more sons born from the god and hence more tribal designations-Marsi, Gambrivii, Suebi, and Vandilii-and that those names are genuine and ancient." (Tacitus, Germania 2.2, J.B. Rives translation)  

I find it remarkable that we have two points of synchronicity between Ing and Christ, the titles 'Lord' and 'son of man'. When it comes to the Bible not everything is as it seems and we must remember that this work contains plagiarisms from other cultures, notably the Aryan and the Babylonian (a fact recognised by the Founders of both Wotansvolk in the USA and Woden's Folk in England). The link between the divine ancestor of the Anglo-Saxons and the Christ may be a useful tool that we can use in order to 'reach out' to other folkish English people or people of English descent who still cling to the Christian religion. Ing may be used as a 'bridge' to bring people in to folkish Wodenism.  There are other things that I would like to say about this but this is enough to reflect on for now!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Charity Commission, the Steadfast Trust and the Denial of English Identity

I, like many of my readers will be aware that the Steadfast Trust was deregistered as a charity on 12 February 2015, although I believe that the organisation either still exists or has done after the aforementioned date. What wasn't clear to me at the time was the sinister reason for their removal from the register. The Commission alleges that the beneficiaries of the trust are such a nebulous entity that their existence is doubted! According to the Commission:

"not clear"  "that members of the Anglo-Saxon community living in England"  "could be identified or are a sufficient section of the public, as required in charity law." Civil Society

So these fools in charge of the Commission do not appear to be aware in their multiracial rainbow coloured blindness that despite the best efforts of the treasonous 'British' establishment to flood England with immigrants the English people, the Anglo-Saxon people of England are STILL a MAJORITY in this country-THEIR country. If the aforementioned statement was made about the Scottish, Welsh or any other racial or ethnic group there rightly would have been allegations of racism. The English as an identifiable ethnic group exist-even the government admits this via its own census categories thus the Charity Commission are denying the very existence of the ethnic group who created England and whose land this is. Imagine if something similar had been said by the Commission's equivalent in the USA about the Red Indians? This is not only hypocritical, a damned lie but also a sinister attempt to erase the English people from the history books.

If the denial of the existence of the ethnic English people were not enough the Commission then goes on to compound this error by saying that "the trust had never been a charity, and had been registered in error in 2004." If the trust "had never been a charity" then how or why was it ever registered and does this not also insult the valuable and very concrete work done by the trust over the years in helping the English people?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Are the Gods Merely Archetypes?

The question of the nature of the Gods is something which has given me much food for thought over recent months. Following a recent conversation with somebody I wish to set forth my thoughts regarding this issue so that people who read this and my other blogs may understand the position which I take on this issue.

I believe that our Gods may be understood on a number of different levels. I accept the theory that they may be viewed as archetypes in a Jungian sense. Many modern heathens and I stress the word modern, are influenced greatly by Jung's work on archetypes, especially his essay Wotan (1936). Whilst I believe that Jung's contribution to the subject is useful and has a great deal of merit I do not accept that this is all that the Gods are. Let me quote the most relevant part of Wotan here:

"Archetypes are like river-beds which dry up when the water deserts them, but which it can find again at any time. An archetype is like an old water-course along which the water of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it has flowed in this channel the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return to its old bed."

Of course the Germanic peoples were heathen for much longer than they were held under the grip of Christianity which by comparison is just (an unfortunate) blip in time. The people are thus able still to find their ancient deities with not too much trouble for in a sense they are part of our very nature and the fabric of  our being. Jung believed that given the right circumstances  they could manifest themselves within the collective life of a people. In his assessment of the phenomenon of the rise of National Socialism in Germany I believe that his analysis in this regard is correct. However it is sheer folly on our part to believe that this all that the Gods are. Jung was a scientist and the founder of Analytical Psychology but he was not a follower of the Ancient Ones. We should thus not feel ourselves to be constrained by his interpretation as it is the interpretation of a scientist but I feel that many heathens have been. In fact Jung took a rather scathing view of people who believed that the Gods had an existence independent of the people who honoured and believed in them:

"A mind that is still childish thinks of the gods as metaphysical entities existing in their own right, or else regards them as playful or superstitious inventions." (Wotan)

This is a typical materialist and almost atheist perspective. Jung, the scientist would seem to know better the nature of our Gods than our ancestors. Jung, like everyone was a product of his time and sought to explain the 'irrational' in rational terms and this simply does not work. Thus whilst I value Jung's contribution it is a grave mistake for us to regard his interpretation as the only valid one. Our ancestors certainly did see the Gods as existing "in their own right" and gave due reverence to them (See Tacitus's Germania). If all the Gods are are archetypes then why give them reverence or even honour? Are we not deceiving ourselves? For if they are only archetypes then all we do is give honour to a part of ourselves. I fail to see why our ancestors would think this way. The Gods as archetypes is a 20th and 21st century rationalisation of the divine and for some strange reason it is only the heathen deities that are rationalised in this way, not the Abrahamic one!

Edred Thorsson discusses the nature of the Gods in chapter 11 of his very interesting A Book of  Troth :

"What are the gods and goddesses? To this question there can be many answers. Much depends on the level of understanding any one true man or woman has at one time. REAL gods, like REAL people, are not one-dimensional easily defined, pigeonholed entities. Some understand the gods as pure mental or psychological constructs, some as true living beings, and others as forces of nature. The troth does not put limits on types of understandings that true folk come to on this."

In my opinion Edred's presentation of the Gods is far more honest than that of Jung's. There is no reason at all why the Gods cannot be viewed in more than one way. They are complex and as Edred has said "are not one-dimensional easily defined, pigeonholed entities". I certainly do not think that anyone who has spent mere weeks or months meditating on this can come to a valid opinion. To know the Gods takes a lifetime and I have spent half of my life on this sacred quest and I am still searching for answers.

Stephen A. McNallen in his Asatru. A Native European Spirituality states:

"They exist on the very margins of our comprehension...yet, as we shall see, they are intimately involved in all that we are. Secondly, they are powers. They are potent, energy-filled, with capacity for action on a scale we can hardly imagine.
"For hundreds of generations, our ancestors believed the Gods and Goddesses to be as real as their own family, as real as the mountains hovering on the horizon, or the clouds blowing through the sky."

Modern man in his conceit believes that he is the pinnacle of all that is, that there can be no higher power. If you are a heathen and only believe the Gods to be manifestations of psychic impulses within the Collective Unconscious then how do you differ from a pure atheist? Is your understanding of the Gods thus superior to that of our ancestors who were not influenced by Christianity or materialist science? If we believe that there are forces and powers, sentient beings that exist in different dimensions or on a higher vibrational frequency then why is it so difficult to accept the concept that we are the product of a divine agency, not 'evolution', a purely materialistic and faulty concept, for modern man as he is today is not the product of 'evolution' but involution! 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

American Circumcision: An Indication of its Biblical Psychosis and the Pilgrim Fathers' Complex

I am sure that my readers will be aware of the arguments regarding Israel being a state built upon and maintained by a system of apartheid. Its biggest supporter, the USA was once also an apartheid state and built upon the genocide of its indigenous Indian tribal populations so we should not be surprised by the USA's apparently unconditional support for Israel regardless of how badly it behaves for the two states have much in common.

.Both states are built upon genocide.
.Both are nuclear states (Israel officially denies this but the whole world knows that it is lying. See Colin Powell Leaked emails: 'Israel has 200 nukes all pointed at Iran', Former US Secretary of State Says )
.Both states are/were apartheid states (yet the 'international community' chose to just single out South Africa for special treatment).
.Both states interfere in the politics of other states, causing instability and 'regime change'.

And most crucially both states see themselves as 'God's chosen', having a special mandate from the same demi-urge to dominate the world. I have said before that one can be a zionist without being ethnically or religiously jewish. Indeed some of the worst zionists are not jewish at all but subscribe to the christian faith (another branch of the semitic monotheistic and intolerant tree that includes islam). The rather strange, bizarre and peculiar worldviews of the USA have their roots in the European colonisers and a psychological complex which I have termed the Pilgrim Fathers' Complex (see USA, israel and the Pilgrim Fathers' Complex ) It is vital that my readers read the aforementioned article as it details my position regarding the USA, an abhorrent state that like Israel should never have come into being, both states being the primary cause of most of the world's woes and ills.

One issue that I have reflected upon recently is the high prevalence of male circumcision in North America and why this should be the case? Apparently circumcision is one of the most common surgical procedures carried out in hospitals in the USA. According to The National Health and Nutrition Surveys 80.5% of American males aged from 14-59 between 2005-2010 were circumcised. 90.8% of these were non-Hispanic white males! What on earth could account for this massive quantity of white Americans lacking foreskins in the USA? Canada also has a very high rate of circumcision-31.9%. Rates of circumcision vary greatly between individual territories with Alberta and Ontario having the highest rates (44.3% and 43.7% respectively) whilst the practise was almost non-existent in others (Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon and Nunavot-no doubt for racial and cultural reasons).

Neither the USA nor Canada have high muslim nor jewish populations so what could account for this heinous practise? The arguments for the reasons vary, ranging from medical reasons to puritanical conceptions regarding self-abuse to religious reasons. In my view one cannot separate the North American phenomenon of male circumcision from what I have already referred to: The Pilgrim Fathers' Complex. I believe that consciously or subconsciously this is the reason why American males who are neither jewish nor muslim are circumcised. Most people who have this procedure carried out will state that it is for non-religious reasons-usually to prevent diseases although there is no hard evidence to support the alleged medical benefits. With those people the desire to align themselves with the jews (and effectively to become jewish themselves)  subconsciously drives them to have their own or their sons' penises mutilated. That is what circumcision is-mutilation. Where the informed consent of this child is not obtained then this is in my opinion a form of child abuse. Indeed a court ruling in Koeln in Germany in 2012 effectively banned circumcision within its jurisdiction, causing much outrage amongst jews, muslims AND christians in that country! German Court Bans Male Circumcision  However under pressure from zionists and muslims the German Bundestag passed a new law effectively making circumcision legal throughout Germany. Circumcision Remains Legal in Germany

One hears often these days the term 'American Exceptionalism'. No, this term does not refer to the exceptionally large fat to body ratio of most Americans, their childlike excitability (whooping and 'high fives') nor their ignorance of the world outside of the Americas! The term is inextricably linked to Christian Millenialism which developed in the 19th century along with the notion of 'progress'. Consequently America collectively (not necessarily individually) views itself as a 'chosen people' and finds much in common with the jews and the state of Israel. Indeed despite the USA being a state supposedly not founded on religion it nevertheless views its 'god given' role as being inextricably linked to Israel and the Second Coming of Christ. Because of this aggrandised view of itself the USA considers that it has a 'divinely ordained' right to interfere with the internal politics of other countries, partly to further its own vested material interests but also to help fulfil the plan of the deeply psychotic desert tribal god known as Jehovah. American presidents-all of them cannot seem to help themselves. Despite his promises to his electorate during the presidential campaign Trump has gone against his promises of 'no regime change' and is now actively working to destroy the political order of North Korea, Russia and Iran.

The one thing however that we can take comfort from is that the USA is in the terminal stages of its illness and whilst it is staggering around the world stage like a drunk the corpse has little life left within it. We should take comfort from this!