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Table f Csntekts

Prplogue
FOREWORD by Miguel Serrano
INTRODUCTIONby Katja Lane
. .

xv
JuJI
xvii

Afyat] WotAriisrji
NATURE of WOTANISM APOIXONIUS of TYANA
BRUNO, GIORDANOThe
Restless Spirit

19

23

28 34 39 43 48
52 57

CULT of FREYJA

DEATH DREAMS DRUTDSThe Ancient Celtic Tradition


EPIPHANY FATE

GNOSISThe Quest of Knowledge HAMINGJAThe God-self HEALTHTreasure or Curse HERMETICAHermes Tristmegistus HEROIC ETHICAryan Values HIEROS LOGOS Sacred Myth HIGH C's of TREASON HORNS in HISTORY
FAILThe Island of Wisdom IRMINSULThe Cosmic Axis
INIS

60
65

69 74

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J#^

78
81

_^ W^

84 89
92 99
102

MARTIAL ARTS of the Ancient Aryans MATRIX of DESTINYMatter, Force, Mind MEAD of POETRY MERITOCRACY Striving for Freedom MINDExpansion of Consciousness MYSTERY of the BLOODGenetic Memory
PILLARS

106 110 113 119 123 126 129 135 140


145

WISDOMFolk Mythos PROMETHEUS BOUNDPurpose & Task


of

RELIGIONThe Good-The Bad-The Ugly RHEA KYBELEThe Astral Light ROOTS of RAGNAROKThe Ages of Geology SACRED PLACESDie Externsteine SYNCHRONICITYPathways to the Gods THOUGHT & ACTIONLive Your Convictions! VIRTUENine Noble Virtues

150

156
160

164 168
171

WAGNERThe Importance of Richard Wagner WRATH of the GODS

20tH CErjtVRY R^SUR^EriCE


HERMETIC CIRCLEMiguel Serrano ESSAY on WOTANCarl Gustav Jung
174
179

Havatjial

INTRODUCTION

191

HAVAMALWords of the High One WOTAN'S RUNE SONG

193

205

CALEIJdAR.

CALENDAR of WOTANIST FESTIVALS


CYCLE of FESTIVALS ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS LUNAR CYCLE SOLAR CYCLE

209
210
211

212

213 214 218 219


;

GODS of our BLOOD


RUNIC CIRCLE

ELDER FUTHARK NORDIC ZODIAC

.226

WHY 14? ExotericEsoteric

228

XI

WEEKLY WHEELStar System 14 CODES of the ARYAN ETHIC HOLY SYMBOLS YGGDRASILLThe World Tree

231

237 238 245

CERpiOrjY

&

RfcK/AL

LIVING

WOTANISMEssential Desideratum

251

RITUAL

257
262

MJOLLNIRSign of the Hammer SACRED FLAMECandles in Ceremony

264
266

MEADNectar of the Gods


BLOTARWotansvolk Celebrations STANDARD BLOT SUMBELToasting the Gods YULE CHARMING of the PLOW FEASTS of THUNAR & VALI

268 270 274


276

284
291

SUMMER FINDING
SUMARSDAG WALPURGISNACHTMAYDAY MID-SUMMER
FREY FAXI WINTERFINDING WINTER NIGHTS

298

304
311

318 326 333 340

IrjvocAtiorisRjtE8
SEANCEEvoking Ancestral Spirits
INVOCATION to FREYJA
INVOCATIONS to FRIGGA
347 350 352

INVOCATION to WOTAN INVOCATION to the GODS

354 358 359


361

INVOKING the SUN

MEDITATION
RITE of ANCESTORS RITE of BIRTH RITE of DAY RITE of the EINHERJARWarrior RITE of FAMILY RITE of INITIATION RITE of LOVE
RITE of MARRIAGEHand-Fasting RITE of
RITE RITE
of
into
Initiation

361

362

365

368
372

KINDRED

372

374 374

MANHOOD
MARTYRS NIGHT

J0?

382
384 385

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of

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j|

W\-

RITE of PROTECTION RITE of PASSING RITE of PURIFICATION


RITE of SCORN

."T^^T

385 388

394
395 397 397

RITE of RITE of

WELCOME

WOMANHOOD

xui

POEtRY
A WARRIOR'S LAMENT
BETRAYED
22

366 249 236 360


371

DAWN of an AGE
DESTINY

HERNE the HUNTER


HERO'S QUEST

IMMORTAL FLAME
NOTIONS of INFINITY ROOTS of BEING
The CHALLENGE
of THOR

265

244
399 263 386 356

VALHALLA BOUND

WOTAN RISING

Epilogue
From the AUTHOR
400

Foreword

there whither the odinic priestesses the Valkyries to gather Wotan' s slain warriors to ensure immortality and life eternal.

came
their

WeTAN ~ LeRD ep HesTs


C. G.

This entire glorious path of the Initiate, to be destined to a caste, to an Aryan elite, vanished with the destruction and conversion of the Saxons to Christianity

Lightning

the Stormbringer, but Wotan is more than that,

Jung affirmed that Wotan was the God of

by the well-planned and

is, also, the God of Poetry, Love and War. Without a doubt whatsoever the God of the Christians, who has come to replace Wotan, impersonating him, is more than a poor imitation. One cannot even say that this Christian counterfeit is a "reincarnation of the Archetype," but rather, he is Wotan' s executioner.

he

or rather, perfidious "Christianized Wotanism" derailed all pervasive Jewish deception of Saul (Saint Paul) of Tarsus.
It was the German Schutzstaffel who, one way or another, without the need to declare it, caused the resurgence of the path of the Externsteine; the great Spear extended from Wewelsburg to the sacred stones of Westfalia, symbolizing the route of return. In the great gathering hall in this castle of Armanenschaft Initiation, where the symbol of the Black Sun was inlaid in the floor, there hung from the ceiling, in suspended animation over one of the portals, a great stone from the legendary

at the megalithic monument in Horn, Germany) that the followers of the destroyer Charlemagne appropriated the symbol of the cross and concocted the crucifixion of Christ. Indeed, it was already Wotan who historically donned the titles: "Lord of Hosts" and the "God of Love."
It

was from the Irminsul


(the

Externsteine

ancient

Temple of the Externsteine.


At the end of time, our Volk Leader will return for the Wild Hunt (Wildes Heer), with his Final Battalion, astride a White Horse, Sleipnir, his eight-legged steed. He will be the Last Avatar, also known as Wotan and VisnuKalki. This time He will come to conquer and to judge.

Mystical Death and the Resurrection in the flesh on the third day correspondingly are a plagiarism of the Resurrection of Wotan on the ninth day, on the Irminsul cross, having recovered the runic Futhark which had been lost in the paradise of Hyperborea, and thus enabled him to deliver the new word and dispensation to the fallen Aryans, who were momentarily oblivious to their divine origin. There at the Externsteine is found the stone sepulcher of the Mystical Death, replicating the Hyperborean Resurrection of the Initiate. Further, it was

The

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Miguel Serrano
20 April 111
Valparaiso, Chile

xv

introduction

Current political and spiritual decadence invites condemnation and resistance. Wotansvolk meet this challenge with the profoundly inerrant antidote

W0TANSV0U

Trie

heir Path

obedience to Nature's Laws. The inevitable result is a massive flight from the destructive institutions which promote our genocide, to seek an alternative lifestyle in which we live by our own folk customs and values, bestowed upon us through our ancestral mythology.

Our heroes, our Gods these are the role models that mold men of our sons, wives and mothers of our daughters, noble creatures of us all all who dare to tread the holy path of honor and duty.

Aryan antiquity provides the seeds of our culture, our culture defines our essence, our essence demands a purpose, and that purpose is congealed in our living Gods, the folk-God Archetypes of the Aryan Tribes.
impulse toward selfsacrifice and heroism is sparked and nurtured by our knowledge of the Good and our lust for Truth and Justice.
instinctual

and skilled artist, Mr. McVan complements his writings majestically with mystic drawings, carvings, sculpture and poetry. The standard of beauty and his depth of perception are gifts of the Gods and a treasure of the folk. Those whose mission it is to discover their ethnic identity, indigenous path and unique
infinitely creative

An

niche in the culturally-confusing societies of our time will cherish this book. It is a journey into the essence of the Gods of our blood the rightful legacy of a royal heritage.

The seemingly

Aryan Pagans, whom we call "Wotansvolk," are the reincarnation of ancient spirits, manifest in our modern world. The insatiable quest for spiritual understanding drives us toward our own divinity. Wotansvolk cast off the
delusions of universalist creeds, embrace the ethnic traditions of our kind and stand boldly against the storm's fury, unrelenting in purpose.

Temple OF Wotan is a dynamic expression of the new Aryan path. As in CREED OF Iron, the prelude to this tome, author Ron McVan inspires us with the arcane Mysteries of ariosophic wisdom. These timeless gems are presented in the context of today's awakened kinfolk, serving as a catalyst to the future to a renaissance of Aryan ideals.

this end, to the birth of a new enlightened age, blessings of Wotan live in you and through you that your children, and your children's children, may fulfill their destiny as true Wotansvolk!

To

may the

The task
the

at

hand

in this, the third

millennium of

Common

Era, is best expressed in the sacred credo

known

as the 14 WORDS, "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children." Coined by the contemporary Aryan freedom-fighter David Lane, this imperative ethic demands uncompromising priority in our daily lives. The worldwide resurgence of Wotanism is the manifestation of this oath.

<T-*

M
St.

Katja Lane 20 May 2000 Maries, Idaho

xv

When owe activity, id


5Jhe unification
of.

szt

towaxd a

pxecise. end,

awe mental and oxganic functions. Become completely haxmonVzed.


the.

the desixes., the application of

mind

ta

dingle pivepiase., produce

saxt of innex peace.

Man integxatei. himself. By meditation, just an. By action.


Siut, he

should not Be content with contemplating the Beauty of the ocean, of the mountains., and of the

clouds.,

the mastexpieces of the evetists


the

and

the poets., the mafestic constxuetiens. of pAilasx^pnical thought,


stxiaes. ta

mathematical foxmula which


daxknesA of
this,

attain

a moxal

ideal,

seaxches. fax light in the

woxld, maxches foxwwed along the mystic way,


the invisiBle suBstxatum of the uniuexse..

and

renounces, itself in oxdex to

appxehend

Alexis Carrel

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XVlll

Nature f WeTANism
The Root of THOVGHt And
BEiriG

J.

he place of myth

is

at the very root of thought

and being.

All races, without exception,

establish an

ethnic mythology upon which strength, action, culture and


identity are built.

Myth builds the

sx^iritual pre-history

of

a society that speaks to us from a very ancient past.

Mythology

is

one of the key elements of folk consciousness.

Like the sun's light or the air


itself only indirectly,

we

breathe,

myth

reveals

and each individual must make a


its

personal effort to discover

presence at the basis of his

own

thinking.

It

suffuses our consciousness and,


it is

what

is

more, our subconsciousness; in short,


a truth which
is sacrilegious,

a timeless truth,
question.
for there

sometimes

fatal, to
life,

And
is

this applies to every sphere of personal

none exempt from the folk mythos, particularly at


of decisive choice.

moments
give forth

The heroes one most admires

myths spontaneously. For we know that without

Achilles and without the Iliad, Alexander would not have

undertaken the conquest of the East.

And without

the

19

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAD
example of Alexander, many other great men of history
on the

Hofif

Kook of (he AufM

liifoi

versatility of nature;
is

the limitations are in us.

On

would have

fallen short of their

untapped higher potential.

every level our being


vitalize the universe.

an

intrinsic part of the agencies that

With the aid of myth we resolve a thousand and one


everyday problems and attain moral equilibrium. In turn
there
is

Aryans today in the western world have grown

no such thing as a forgotten mythology within


It is

awesomely distant from nature. In the

earliest times the

a distinct race of people.


practices

possible to neglect

deep

affiliation
all

with the natural world created an ecology of

and

traditions, but there always

metaphor;

things were seen to be related.

The

natural

remains the

world and

its shifting

patterns of change were no

more than

deep
genetic

an extension of the processes that created humans


themselves.
It

was a time when our pagan forebears


There was no
spiritual.

memory,
and these

walked, ran, grew, loved and died as part of the whole

symphony of

life.

All things were alive.

ancie nt
imprints can always be
recovered.

division of sacred

and profane.

All life

was

Our

indigenous mythologies with their archetypical gods united

Much
earth,

like
also,

man

with nature and the universal laws to which

we

are

man,

the

eternally subject.

Nature mirrored the people and the

remembers
and
is

everything

people mirrored nature, and the two participated in an


existence where there

witness to history in
fully appreciate.

was no sharp separation between

a way we cannot

them. Natural, untrained intelligence spontaneously moves


towards the truth in
wise in
all all

Mythology serves as a valuable time


capsule

men who use

their reason. Nature,

not full of things, but compact of


which
in the guise of stories,

her ways, bestows upon her creations the


for their survival.
is

gnostic wisdom,

knowledge necessary

Aryan man, in his

keeps intact our heritage of all that has lasting value.

long process of becoming,

largely aborting the self-

Through the long


societies,

line

of ancient Aryan pagan

preserving

instincts

and

impulses,

and

thus
life

has

nature has always played a vital role. To


is to

diminished his psychic bond with universal


racial roots.

and his

understand the timeless principles of Nature's Law


sharpen the vision of mind and being.

As he

drifts further

from this foundation, he

We can not set limits

will continue to

blunder along, moving from one conceit to

20

T^rpPL^:

OF m/qtap
miscegenation
extinction.

Holif

Koo^ of the h\ijw

liihi

another, gravitating toward alien religions,

purpose of the Aryan mythos and the mysteries of universal

and materialistic pursuits which hasten his

If

law are given. Our ancient gods are eternal and


us always, demanding only our awareness.

live
It

within
is

gone unchecked, nature will ultimately correct this


deviation from genetic instinct in its

an

own way.

In this

important task of every Wotanist to arrive at a pure

eleventh hour, which

is

already upon us, Aryan

man must

knowledge of the higher


nature's

self,

ensuring the balance of

face the stark realization that only by adhering to nature's

wisdom and man's

being.

The

ancestral legacies

"might

is right"

principles will his race survive.

of our forebears that trail behind us are largely dependent

The imperative
destiny
in

of the Aryan race, culture and

on us and suffer unduly from our mistakes, while those who


precede us on the ladder of existence, though not bound by

must

again, as in ancient times, set its foundation

concordance with nature's law. Our race consciousness

our

foolishness,

are

nevertheless

deprived

of

our

should learn to know truth from error and deliberately free


itself

cooperation

when we

are not true to our kind and act with

from the lures of matter in order to assume

its

less than the best of our genetic potential.


folk are

The family and By tradition

rightful place in nature's perfection.

Likewise, this arcane


structure

two major

pillars of Wotanist concern.

wisdom should always then manifest within the


of our ethnic mythologies and religions.
significant

our people were always strongly devoted to their clan, and


today, our folk clan is as important to us as ever.
this

One
in

of the most

Through

pagan traditions now prevalent based upon the

Europe and

aim we hold sacred above

all else,

these 14 Words:
future

the U.S.

is

revival of the pre-Christian,

"We must secure the existence of our people and a


for

Aryan religion of "Wotanism." Central to Wotanism are the


Eiuo-ethnic sky-god pantheon

White children."

known as the
and
is

Aesir,

and the

The study and

practice of

Wotanism

is

a life-long

more earth-based,

agricultural

fertility-centric Vanir.

journey, a transmigration of courage, high wisdom, honor

Chief of all the Aryan high deities

the archetype sky-god

and determination, steeped


traditions of our ancestors.
folk,

in

the unbroken pagan

Wotan, the immortal root and essence of Aryan being.

As we honor the gods of our


a vital re-

These companionable gods and heroes, garbed

in

many

we form the nucleus around which


wisdom and

guises, individually represent the personification of the

expression of our ancient

racial cohesiveness

majestic forces of nature and the eternal mysteries which

can be realized.

have inspired and guided Aryankind over the ages.

Through Wotanism the profound

significance

and

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APeaeNius
OF TYAriA
no death of anyone, but only
serve

people in general tend to unquestionably flow with the herd


mentality and have not the slightest clue as to what
is

genuine truth and what

is not,

what

is real spirituality

and

what
effort

is not.

Nor do they care


to

to invest

any serious personal

upon which

base their convictions.

Why

should

they exert themselves? The churches are already built and


[Mere
is

in appearance,

even as there

is

established, and millions of people cannot be wrong, least

no birth oj any,
becoming seems
seems
ever

only in seeming.

The

change from being to


to being

of all their parents

and grandparents. And of course, how

to be birth,

and

the change

from becoming

dare anyone think of questioning the absolute, supreme


authority of the Church! Haven't you learned anything yet?

to be death, but in reality

no one

is

ever born, nor does one


invisible; the

die.

Dt

is

simply a being visible and then

former

The

clergy are wiser than you

and have

all

the right
is

through the density of matter, and the

latter because of the subtlety of

answers

for everything! If they tell

you the world

only

being being which


rest.

is

ever the same,

its

only change being motion and


its

6,000 years old, then by God, you better not question that,
or you just might burn forever in hell with the rest of the

{Jor

being has this necessary peculiarity, that


itself;

change

is

brought about by nothing external to

but whole becomes parts


all.

heathens and heretics.

and parts become whole

in the

oneness of the

Plato
J.

his world has for too long concerned itself with

spiritual

adepts

whom

it

has aggrandized into often


proportions.

exaggerated
representative
exception, are

and

unrealistic

Every

of divine truth
at best,

and wisdom, without

enlightened messengers and


abilities.

teachers of varying degrees and

Yet do they

remain bound to the many human


of the

frailties

and limitations

human

body, and as such, should not be worshiped

as gods on earth.

Through the course of history

it

is

proven that
Apolonius of Tyana born 2 c.e

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T^n?PL<e
Some

OF M'OTAP
who have

Holif

Kooi- oftht Aiif&n Tiifoi


on the state cults and

of the greatest spiritual sages

Empire was

fast losing its grip

walked this earth, whether born wealthy or poor, have


consciously chosen to pass through history unaffected by

national religious institutions. It

was evident that

if

Rome

intended to continue wielding religious authority and


control,

worldly temptations. Genuine gnostic teachers are not here


to

then

it

would have

to establish a major religion, a

become

lucrative,

Hollywood -style personalities, like so


self-centered,

universal church, that would best consolidate the existing


religions, while at the

many

modern-day,

vanity-motivated

same time

diffuse the ardent

and

evangelists.

What the
life

gnostic sage pursues is a selfless,

independent
catholic,
it

spirit of

the free-thinking populace. The word

unwavering

mission to elevate the thinking of mankind


in life

is

interesting to note,

means

universal,

and

by giving us a true conception of our position


universe and
its

and the

world domination and power has forever been the aim of


the Vatican. Universalism
is

higher dimensions.

It is

the message that

one of the many tools of the

matters above

all,

and not just doing, but being, whether


life

tyrant to achieve such ends.

the adept passes through this

as a teacher of great

In the

Greek Cappadocian
C.E.

city of Tyana

on the 16th

distinction or as a seemingly aimless drifter.

day of February 2
in

there was born a child

named
and

There

is

immense wealth and power

the

Apollonius. It
jxist

was soon

to

become apparent that he was not


gifts

organized religion business, as one can easily observe by

any ordinary child, but one of exceptional

the collective thousands of illustrious and imposing


temples, churches and cathedrals that span the globe.

mental power. At the youthful age of 14 he had so outdistanced his teachers that he was sent away to complete
his education; at age 16 he attended the
In this

And

no one knows this better than the gangs and governments

Temple of ^gae.

who

invent and manipulate organized religions. Invent, you


far!

same year he had taken the Pythagorean Vows and

say? Surely now, you go too

No, in

fact,

we must go

had already gained reputation by performing remarkable


miracles. Apollonius

much
many

further

if

we

are to shatter the heavy iron chains of

was known

to

have a striking physical

man's incommensurable ignorance. Let us not pick at the


small-fries

presence and countenance as he grew into manhood.


Like Pythagoras, Apollonius travelled extensively in
his youthful years,
religious temples

and

up-starts, let

us go to the biggest

manipulation machine of all, the so-called "holy of holies,"


Christianity.

making pilgrimages

to

the

many

and mystery schools. When upon his

The

first

century of our era was a tumultuous time

travels

he would often be accompanied by his close


one of

concerning the powers of Church and State. The

Roman

disciples,

whom was named

Lucius. Depending on

24

T^IDPL'e
the language, the

OF M/QTAP
is

Holtf

Koolr of

(he

Aiytn luhi
was only

name Lucius

pronoimced Lucas or
life

"the anointed." For the first three centuries there


talk of a "coming of a Christ."
exploits of a so-called Jesus

Luke. Luke (Lucius) was the transcriber of the


Apollonius, as indicated by

of

The name and purported


until

Damas, who was the most

had not been determined

beloved disciple of Apollonius.


If this life story is starting to

the Council at Nicaea.

sound somewhat
real life

The

religion of Christianity is almost a carbon copy

familiar,

it

should, because

it

was from the

of 16 former religions already quite ancient at that time.


Primarily,
it

personage of Apollonius that the fictional Jesus was so


craftily created.

was the

Celtic

sun God Iesa (Latinized Jesu)


at Nicaea.

To

this

day there has yet to be


historical

that

was adopted by the Roman Church

At

produced one single shred of sound,


evidence that a real
life

this Council representatives from all parts of

the Christ, ever existed.


of Apollonius, and

man named Jesus, All of Rome knew

the

Roman Empire
command

are said to have

met

at

the

of the

Emperor Constantine
policy, a unified

had another miracle

to formulate a

Church

worker existed at that same time period,


it

creed and to establish a worship which

woidd have been noted and recorded.

would bring
spiritual

all

of the people tmder one

The Roman emperors sought out such


people
of

head. The adoption of such

miraculous

reputation.

measures would at once increase the

Apollonius was consulted by not less than


five

power of the Church, as well as insure the


devotion and veneration of the populace for

emperors, namely: Nero, Vespasian, Titus,

Domitian and Nerva. The prototype from which


the Jesus figure was created
is virtually

the person of the Emperor to


attributed divine power.
policy

whom

they
this

Apollonius,

The consummation of

and not an
It

historical Jesus.
in the year

was expected

to

be of great benefit to both Church


fixse

was

325

C.E.

that the Jesus figure was

and

State,

and enable the Emperor to

together into a

invented at and by the Nicaean Council, and precisely at this

unified whole the various peoples of the different countries

time

that

Christianity

was

officially

created

and
first

and cultures which would comprise the Empire.


After this Council, the first act of the

established by the State. Between the time of the

Church

century and the year 325,

it

was known as "the time of the


is

Fathers was to burn those of the


first

all

writings they could find, especially

coming of the Christ" Christ, which

title

meaning

three hundred years of the

common

era

25

T'enjPL^

of M/QTA17
spiritual leader of the first
total

fjojif

fcook of Ik Aiif&n liihi


elite, for

which revered Apollonlus as the


century. It

designed by the controlling

the express purpose of

was for this reason as well that ancient libraries

world manipulation of the masses.

And any and


in any

all

were ordered to be burned, including the famous and


irreplaceable Library at Alexandria. It

religious institutions over the ages

which

way

was

later revealed

conflicted with this idea

were to be destroyed. For this

that the chief librarian at Alexandria at that time

had been

reason, the mystery cults were suppressed, and initiation


into the ancient or esoteric Mysteries

warned of the

plot

and

secretly

removed some of the most

were forbidden, so

valued writings and sent them to Arabia for safe-keeping.


Recently in the 20th century,

that no religious establishment, worship or practice could


exist

when the Dead Sea

Scrolls

which would draw and hold men


State Church. Pagans

to

it

other than the


target,

were discovered, the

Israeli

government immediately took

Roman

became the primary

possession of them in order to whisk


eyes of the world.

them away from the

being that their free-thinking minds would not yield

adherence to a mere political and idolatrous church, whose

The

early 4th century

book

entitled

THE

LlFE OF

doctrines were, in the main, intended for the uninstructed

APOLLONIUS by historian Philostratus would not surface


again until 1501
C.E.

multitude.
political or

Such minds could not be dominated by a


mercenary priesthood.

The

first

English translation did not

become

available until the year 1680. Thirteen years later,

Religion for Apollonius


science. For him, the

was not a faith

only, it

was a
ever-

the English Charles Blaunt translation was condemned by

shows of things were but


rites, religions

the Church and further publication was prohibited. In

changing appearances; cults and

and

faiths,

1809 Edward Berwick made a new English translation of


the volume, whereupon the Church confiscated and burned the book so fast that by 1907 no copies were to be found.
It

were

all

one to him, provided the right

spirits

were behind

them.

Most of the recorded wonder- doings of Apollonius


are cases of prophecy or foreseeing, of seeing at a distance

was not

until

1582 that Pope Gregory XIII

devised the "New Style" calendar, adopted by England and

and seeing the

past, of seeing or hearing in vision, of

America

in

1752.
political

The Gregorian calendar


and
social

officially

healing the sick or curing cases of obsession or possession.

imposed the

domination the "Christian

Like

all

the great pagan religions the object of his


is to

Era," designating the formulated birth of Jesus at year


1 A.D.,

worship
say,

is

always said to have been the "Sun," that


its sister

Anno Domini, the Year of Our Lord.


Short and simple,
Christianity
is

the lord of our world and

worlds,

whose

religion

glorious symbol is the orb of day.

26

T^ri7PL^

OF WOTAT)
health.

Holif

J>o>o{r

of

(he

fyuf&n Tiiki

Apollonius lived to the ripe age of 98 years old and

Christian Church.

They

certainly expected too

much when
in

was a man of strong physique and

The most

they supposed that a

fiction,

which was believed

an

distinguished of his followers was Musonius,

who was

ignorant age, would, also, continue to be believed in an

considered the greatest philosopher of the time after the


Tyanian. Unlike his fictional counterpart, Apollonius prided

enlightened one. There was never a holocaust that could

even compare to the 1,000 black years of indiscriminate


torture

himself on courage, and though not a violent or hostile

and death known as the Christian

Inquisition.

man, he represented Nature's Law as God's Law and would


not be one to preach the emasculating, philosophical

There has been more blood spilled in the name of religion


than in
all

the secular wars of history. Literally, rivers of

pablum of "turn the other cheek" and

"love thine enemies."

blood have been shed in the

name

of the fictitious Jesus,

Upon hearing the news that


Jerusalem in
battle,

Titus

had conquered

motivated by an insatiable lust for power and gain. Yet, not

he immediately sent Titus a high


to the respected

one drop of blood was known to be shed in the name of the


real-life spiritual

letter of praise, to

which Titus replied

wonder-worker, Apollonius.

sage,

"I

have conquered Jerusalem, but thou hast

conquered me."
In his travels Apollonius

made
He,

a special point to

spend a night

in the

tomb

of Achilles to hold
spirit.

communion
and

"^C-he law," said /Apollonius, "obliges

us

to die fot

libettif,

with this legendary warrior

also, restored

and Aiatute otdains that we should


ftiends ot out ch'ddten.
-/\ll

dee fot

out patents, out


by these duties.

erected a statue and chapel to Palamedes, the hero of the

men

ate

bound

Trojan War.
site

When

visiting Thermopylce,

the famous battle

I^ut a hi^het duty


principles
the

is laid

upon

the sa^e; he

must
lifie.

die fot his

of Leonidas

and the 300 Spartans, Apollonius

and

the ttuth he holds deatet than

3t

is

not
it

overheard his followers discussing which mountain was the


highest in Greece.
"This
is

law that

la\\s this

choice

upon him,
his

it is

not f^atute;

He
it

called

them

is the stten^th

to himself

and

said,

and couta^e of
it

own

soul,

though

fite ot

the highest motintain in Greece; for those


even above Olympus."
fuzzy
to

who

swotd threaten him,

will not

ovetcome his tesolution ot

died here elevated

fotce ftom him the slightest falsehood; but he will


sectets of othets' lives

$uatd

the

The warm and


Will

maxim "Peace on Earth Good

and

all that

has been enttusted to his

Towards Men" has

be one of the most glaring and

honout, as teligiously as the sectets of initiation."

bare-faced falsehoods ever concocted and uttered by the

27

GI0RDAN BRUN
THE RE8tLE88
SPiRit

vrue religion should be without controversy and dispute,

and

is

a direction oj the

soul. Dslo

one has the right to criticize or

it i!tti!K

*&:.

control the opinions oj others, as to-day, as though die whole world

j^:*..$m- limits

were blind under JTlristotle or some such


heads towards the lovely splendor oj

leader.

^But

we

raise

our

light, listening to

Dslature

who

is

crying aloud to be heard and jollowing

wisdom

in simplicity

immSi

oj spirit

and with an honest

ajjection oj the heart.

Bruno

J_o understand the

life

of Giordano Bruno

is to

understand the essence of injustice found in the unbridled


bigotry of

Church and

State.

The

ruling factions today


it

maintain power in not so different a manner as


always been held, which
is

has

a combination of instilling fear


lies to

among

its

subjects

and sugar-coating

mask

true

intent. It is

the method of a perpetual bread-and-circus

that the conditioned herd swallows, hook-line-and-sinker


every single time, without
fail.

28

T^IT7PL^
Evil

OF >i/QTAP
for
It is

Holif

J>o>ofr

of (he Aut&n liihi

has ruled the world under countless guises

tremendous learning capacity and entered the Dominican


Order of Naples
in

as long as

we can remember through history.

apparent

1563. Not one to be held to the

that evil is hungrier than good and tries harder, and will ever remain in power as long as that freedom and prosperity
it

restrictions of Christian thinking

and dogma, by 1576, now

can convince

its

subjects

at the age of 28,

he had expounded some personal thoughts

is

just around the corner.

which hinted

at heresy

and found

it

necessary to abandon

Some are foolish enough to believe that they are free by the
simple idea that they have a job which provides them

his Dominican habit and flee Naples.

Thus was to begin his

emancipation and a

new

life

as an Hermetic thinker,

money

to

purchase food, shelter and consumer items to

philosopher, scientist and magician. Bruno reached Paris

subsist in the treadmill existence of their velvet-shackled


lives.

sometime

late in 1581.

There he gave public on

lectures,

amongst them,

thirty readings

thirty divine attributes,

The

fear of a people is that

which threatens their

attracting the favorable attention of King

Henry

III. It

was

illusion of security.

What the
will

controlling powers fear is

in Paris

where he published two books on the

art of
in the

truth and,

if

need be,

go to any measure to discredit a

memory, which would reveal some of his practice


magical
arts.

truth and nullify its effective rationale.

free thinker is

By this time

in Bruno's life his foundations in


intellect

what a corrupt system views with much


thinkers can inspire others to
like Socrates, Galileo or

disdain. Free

Hermetic teachings provided much leverage in

become

free thinkers,

much

and

spiritual

comprehension.

This

newly

revealed
infinite

Thomas

Paine.

And

unless a free

reflection of

man's divine potential within the

thinker fears death he cannot be threatened or controlled.

divinity of a vastly

expanded universe did not win Bruno

Man lives within the confines of various


conform to certain
rules,

societies

and must

many

friends

among Christian theologians and pedant


day. Like the early Hermetic Egyptians,
art of

but never should a

man be

academes of the

restricted to express his

own thoughts under

penalty of

Bruno believed that through the


rites

magic and divine

death. Tyranny of any form must always be suppressed. If a

man could
same

ascend to the very height of the divinity by

man

cannot speak his mind on any subject, then he


is

is

not

that

scale of nature through

which the

divinity

free he

a slave to an oppressive system and less than a

descends to the smallest things the communication of


itself.

man

if

he does not stand by his convictions.


Giordano Bruno was born at Nola, a small town at

Unlike Lucretius,

whom Bruno carefully studied, he


infinite

the foot of Vesuvius in 1548. As a child he exhibited

was not an

atheist.

The

universe

and the

29

T^ITJPL'e
innumerable worlds are

OF M/OTAI?
him new
revelations, intense

Hojtf 1>oo{'

of the fyqw Tiihi

for

No

stranger to the Cabalistic teachings, Giordano

accentuations of his over-powering sense of the divine. Or

understood that this was a system of learning, created not

they are ways of figuring the infigurable, of grasping and


holding within the infinite divine
reality.

from the Jews, but from White Egypt.


abundantly clear

He made

his point

This was a semiof reaching

when he

stated,

"Do not suppose that the

magical Hermetic process used as a


intuitive

mode

sufficience of the Chaldaic

Magic derived from the Cabala

knowledge of the

divine.

of the Jew; for the Jews are without doubt the excrements
restless

Throughout his
spirit.

life,

Bruno was beset by a

of Egypt, and no one could ever pretend with any degree of


probability that the Egyptians borrowed

He was

convinced that true

philosophy was no different than poetry,

any principle, good or bad, from the

music or painting, since the arts are

Hebrews. Whence we Greeks own, the


grand monarchy of letters and
to
nobility,

bound

to express divine

wisdom.

He
the

believed in the infinite perfectibility of

be the parent of our fables, metaphors


doctrines..."

knowledge,

and

conceived

of

and

universe as an imperfect mirror of God's

The

intense religious feeling that


to

essence in which God's infinity and


unity are inadequately depicted.

had inspired Pico

welcome magia and

cabala as aids to religious insights,


vast
persists very strongly in Bruno,

Bruno

accumulated

his

who
his

knowledge of the Mysteries from many


sources aside from Hermes, such as
Ficino,

pursues his philosophical religion, or


his
FlGURA AMORIS

religious

philosophy,

or

Pico,

Cornelius Agrippa and

philosophical-religious magic, with the

Telesio and Paracelsus.


Aristotle one to

He

considered

deepest earnestness and believed that it

be pitied as a hopeless pedant who could

would one day become the instrument of a religious reform,


provided that
it

not comprehend occult truths and was unable to grasp "profound magic." Bruno, also, viewed mathematics as a

is

understood naturally. The Orthodox

Christian religion follows three theological virtues: love,

kind of pedantry, a stopping short of deepest truth. The


Copernican mathematics had to be transcended by the
further insights of Hermetic thinking.

hope and faith. Bruno avoided the


in religion

"three's,"

and his guides

become

four: love, art,

mathesis and magic. By


religious

following these four

he believed the

magus

30

T^rnPLf OF h/otap
reaches the highest heights of perfection and power.

HoIh l^ook

of the Anf&n Tiiki

not understand philosophy.

careful study of Giordano

There are two kinds of magic, one bad, the other


good.

Bruno's

life

reveals something

more than just the man of he becomes the symbol

The bad, which

is

black magic,

is

a demonic magic
good, or white

great occult

wisdom and

intellect,

known as the "magia desperatorum." The

of light in an age of darkness, the very essence of truth and


intelligence seeking a place in a world of ignorance

magic, by regulated faith and other laudable kinds of


"contractions," corrects the erring, strengthens the

and

weak

pompous bigotry. His only crime was that his


intelligence could not

stratospheric
rigid

and, through the greatest demon, which


soul to the divine power.

is love,

joins the

be contained within the

confines of academia and the suffocating


limitations of the opposing Protestant

Giordano Bruno lived at the end


of the 16th century with
its

terrible

and Catholic

religions.

exhibitions

of religious

intolerance.

Bruno viewed the Protestants as


closed-minded heretics

Though there
various

existed at that time


of

who

could give

blends

Christian

no competent reason why their faith was


the true one. Bruno could at least see

Hermeticism,
Protestant,

both

Catholic

and

most of them firmly avoided

some miraculous works being done by


Catholics,

the magic involved.

Now enters
magical,

the free

but

not

by Protestants.

thinking Giordano Bruno espousing and


stressing
full,

Catholics see visions and Protestants do


not; Catholics

Egyptian

seemed

to

be

all

agreed

Hermeticism as his

basis, preaching a
FlGURA INTELLECTUS

as one in their faith at that time,

kind of Egyptian counter-reformation,


prophesizing a return to Egyptianism in

whereas heretic Protestants are ever


divided amongst themselves. Yet, Bruno

which the

religious difficulties will disappear in

some new

could clearly see the unmitigated evil which existed in both

solution, preaching, too, a

moral reform with emphasis on


utility.

the Protestant and Catholic sects. Ironically, the


latter,

it

would be
single

social

good works and an ethic of social

Added

to

which he had studied so


alive

well,

who would

this is the fact that

he unabashedly denounced the doctors

him out and burn him

with fiendish abandon. No one

of Oxford for

what they really were, "grammarian pedants,"


and do

religion should ever claim sole

dominion over the world;


if

who

arrogantly demonstrate their literal frivolity

the concept alone

is

quite arrogant,

not frightening.

31

T^IPPL^ OF M/OTAI?
Concerning the Catholic lust for power, Bruno stated: "Now,

fioftf

"f^ook

of

the

Atytn fiihi

law he had to be sent to Rome, where the case was dragged


on. In 1599, eight heretical propositions

whoever does not wish

to

be a Catholic must endure


used and not
there
is

were drawn up
all

punishment and pain,

for force is

love;

the

against him. But by the end of that year

he withdrew

of

world cannot go on like

this, for
is

nothing but

his retractions, obstinately maintaining that

he had never

ignorance and no religion which

good."

written or said anything heretical, and that the ministers of

In the year 1591 a wealthy aristocrat in Venice,

who

the Holy Office had wrongly interpreted his views.


therefore, hastily sentenced as

He was,

had read some of Bruno's works,

invited

him to visit so that

an impenitent heretic and


to

he might learn from Bruno some of the

handed over

the secular arm for


final

Hermetic
invitation

arts.

Bruno accepted the


in

punishment. His
Cardinals

words

to the nine

and arrived

August of the

who condemned him

were,

year. Considering the religious-political

"Per chance you

who pronounce my
I

climate of the time, one can only wonder

sentence are in greater fear than


receive
it."

who

what possessed Bruno

to place himself

so near the hot seat of the Inquisition.

On

17 February 1600, Bruno was led


cell,

Bruno stepped
to

into

what would turn out

from his

chained at the neck, his

be a death-trap. The minute the


Zuan Mocenigo took offense
to

tongue firmly gagged and escorted


barefoot over the sharp cobblestones of

aristocrat

something
reported

Bruno

said,

he

quickly

the

Roman

streets.

He was

lashed to a

him

to the authorities.

Bruno
Figura Mentis

stake before hundreds of excitementseekers, while torches were laid to the

made

plans to return to Frankfort

immediately, but did not leave soon

kindling

wood below him; a more

enough. Mocenigo locked


Inquisition arrived to

him

in his

room

until the

fiendish spectacle and cruel end one can hardly fathom.


But, Bruno nobly

make the arrest. He was incarcerated

met

his death with a quiet calm, as the


life

on 26 May 1592.

On that day began for Bruno eight years of


Office.

flames of Christian compassion consumed the


the greatest, free thinking minds of the age.

of one of

imprisonment in the basement dungeon of the Holy


It is

not

known what exact tortures were


him

inflicted

on Bruno

to force

to recant at the Venetian trials. However,

by

32

T^njPL^ OF \UOTAl)
Eight years before his death, Bruno penned a
startlingly prophetic epitaph for himself.

Holif

J^ook of

(he

Aty&n lilhi

His

De Monad, a

philosophical
lines:

poem

written in 1592 contains the following

csvluch have

D struggled.
able to eonguer...

thought

would be

JTlnd
repressed

both {Jate and

Mature
strength.

my

zeal

and

my
is

Even
since

to

have eome forth

something*

J see that being able to conquer

is placed in the hands of^Jate.

^However, whatever

there

was

in

me

was

able to do,

which no future century


that

will

deny

to be mine,

which a victor could have


die,

for his

own:

not to have feared to


to

not to have yielded

any equal
to

in firmness of

Mature,

and

have preferred a courageous death


to

a non-combatant

life.

The three geometrical figures presented in this chapter were designed by Giordano Bruno and represent the
as defined in his Thirty Statues. Written within the Figura Amoris is the word magic.
trinity,

Methods
trussing,

of Christian torture in 16th century Europe, including:

Hermetic

burning, hanging, beheading, disemboweling, breaking the wheel,

gouging out the eyes, cutting

off

the ear or hand and flogging.

33

CULT
Dt is
and

ep fRfiYIA
men
are
lifted

through myths that

above

their captivity in the ordinary, attain powerful visions of the future


realize

such visions.

Peter Berger

v_yf all the

female deities the most renowned, the

most

active,

the most mystical of the Northern pantheon is

the goddess Freyja.


Freyja, the
all

name

itself rolls easily

from the

lips of

Aryankind, steeped in antiquity and imprinted deep in


it

the early mists of our genetic memory. Indeed,

was

this

ancient, voluptuous seductress, Freyja of the Vanir,

who

taught the patriarchal Allfather Wotan the shamanic art of


sejdr. It is

she who leads the Valkyries to and from the

fields of battle

and divides these valiant warrior souls with


is

Wotan.

It is

she who

twin sister of the high god Frey,

daughter of Njord and Nerthus, and alter ego of the


maternal matriarch Frigga, Freyja, goddess of love,
fertility,

magic and mystical knowledge.

It is little

wonder, then,

that she has remained the foremost icon image of the

female practitioners of sejdr. Sejdr /say-ther/

is

a form of

Aryan shamanism, involving altered states and divination

34

T<en}PL<e
which originated with
sejdr,

of m/otai?
Her own
particular brand of
craft.

Hojif

f^ook of

(he

AttfM liihi

Freyja.

spells,

after

which she answers questions on certain

from

its

conception,

was a feminine, mystical

aspects of the future. While in this condition the seeress

This would at times involve shape -shifting, astral body


travel

would seek information from the

spirit

world that would

through the nine worlds, psychic prophecy, sex

enable her to answer questions put to her by fellow


worshippers.

magic and consummate herb and rune knowledge. The art


of sejdr
itself,

known

as "the technique of ecstacy,"

There are times when sejdr can be a dangerous


activity,

predates

all

known

religions.

used to bring harm and even death to others. Often

Freyja

was recognized as the great

Dis.

The

Disir
in

the ecstacy obtained in the feminine sejdr rivals that of the masculine Wotan, Thor and Frey sejdr
rites.

(goddesses) were long

known as nine women dressed

black and carrying swords. Nine (a

moon number) was

Traditionally, a Cult of Freyja seeress, also

known as

considered the most sacred and mysterious of numbers. At

a "sejdkuna," would garb herself during a ritual with boots

the beginning of winter, particularly in Sweden, these


spirits

and Freyjawere worshiped in a ceremony called


merciless in exacting justice.

made of calfskin and gloves sewn together from the hide of a cat. Some might prefer to garb themselves with a black or
dark blue or feathered cloak.

the Disablot. The Disir brought good luck, but they were,
also,

The

Disir were

There was a recorded account in Greenland during


a bad crop season in which a sejdkuna was called upon for

mysterious female beings, most likely related to the Fylgjir

and the

Valkyries,

and connected with Freyja in her

her services and was described thusly:


<_>Ae

capacity as goddess of the dead. It was wise to keep in good

stead with the Disir and to


gifts,

remember them with

was wearing a
to the hem; she

blue strapped cloak, alt set with stones

sacrificial

down
net

had ^lass beads round

kei neck

for

they could foretell death and had certain

and on

head, a black lambskin hood with a lining of white

protective powers over houses

and

crops. In Viking times

catskln;

and

In het

hand she had a staff with a knob on


It

It,

the Disir were celebrated at Uppsala during a large winter


feast held in February at full

which was mounted with brass and had stones set In


the base of the knob. S>he

round

moon.
performed by

had a

belt

of touchwood round her,


In which she kept her

The feminine
by the folk

craft of sejdr is usually

and on

It

was a

large skin

pouch

a woman known as a volva or seeress who, when called upon


for

charms, which she had to have for her magic.


calf -skin shoes on her feet

her services, would seat herself on a high


a trance, induced by the singing of

She had furu and long shoe-laces with big tin

platform and

fall into

knobs on the ends; she had on het hands gloves of catskln, white Inside and futu.

35

T'enjPL'e

of m/otap
earliest

Ho!if JZooJ' of

(he

Aufw

Tiihi

Both the Teutonic and Celtic tribes since

traditional practice originated out of

White Russia. The


"Lord."

times held their seeresses in high regard. To them the

names

Freyja and Frey

mean "Lady" and

Among

sejdkuna possessed knowledge of the mysteries of the

Freyja's

many titles she is known as Queen of the Valkyries.

world and of life that was


warriors.

far

beyond the understanding of


the

"Valkyrie" defined translates to "chooser of the slain."

They go so

far as to believe,
is

Roman

historian
astral

Belief in magic

women on horseback

sent from the


It

Tacitus wrote, that "there


sex.

something divine about this

realms was very widespread in Northern Europe.


it

They listen to woman's advice with docility, and regard


oracles." Tacitus,
also,

even seems to have been current in Normandy, for

was

them as

mentioned his own

condemned by an assembly of bishops


which one can
infer,

at Roueni, from

personal observation of a sejdkuna, which he

according to one of the early

described as the nebulous and poetic Velda, a


lonely prophetess

historians of Northern mythology, that these

who

lived

up

in a tower

journeys happen frequently in Normandy,

whence she exercised her power over a


vast territory.

and that when Norwegians settled


province

in this

they

could

not

bring

The

sejdr practitioner,

whether

themselves to renounce this


after they

belief,

even

male or female, was considered the one


person within the Aryan pagan tribes

had been forced

to accept the

alien Christian beliefs.

who had the

skill

and power to undertake

The Scandinavians referred to man's


shadow-self, or non-physical
"Fylgja,"
self,

quests to the world of the spirits in search of special knowledge about the future or
healing for the sick.

as a

which roughly translated means "the

The sejdmadr and sejdkuna


into the spirit world

second" or "the one following."

The time when


from the body of
sleep. In legend

were sometimes known to ascend

by

this double

was most

likely to disappear

physically climbing a tree or ladder,

which symbolically
axis. It is

the

man or woman it inhabited was during


If necessity arose,

represented the world tree Yggdrasill or cosmic


interesting to note that the

the Fylgjir acquired a more and more independent


existence.
spirits of ancestors

word "shamanism" derives

were

from the Vedic word "sram," meaning "to heat oneself or to


practice austerities."

believed to manifest in various physical forms.

A Fylgja was
gift

The Norse word

"sejdr" also

means

known to be a warrior's

ally

and of assistance

in battle with

"heating" or 'boiling." History tells us that

shamanism as a

hostile spirits. Like the Dises they

had the prophetic

36

T^n}PL^ OF M/OTAD
to foresee the future

Hoty f^ook

of the

t\ui&n

Juki

and warn of danger.


in the

There have been great revealers


mystic circles in
all societies

and

in all ages,

people who have found out that the greatest good

which can be conferred upon their fellow men


to teach, especially to convey that
lives

is

which

their

t^/Tt the ends of the universe


that ties
life

is

a bbod-red chord

embody. These are people who act on their


It

to death,

wisdom.

has always been a

difficult,

arduous

man

to

woman,

and

at times a life-threatening path for those


will to destiny.

who teach and


contained
in

practice the arcane science

the

pagan

mysteries.

Our

Jlet the knot of that red sash,

indigenous mythologies, legends, gods and


heroic tales have served as an heroic safeground

which cradles
bind in

the

hip

of the goddess,

me

die ends of

life

and dream...
worlds meet.

to

ensure the very survival of this ancient

knowledge, which binds our race and reveals


our deepest
self.

D am die knot where two

The Cult

of Freyja

is

just one

^Red magic courses through me


like die

path of endeavor through a vast treasure trove


of wisdom, heritage and spiritual evolution

blood of^Jreyja,

which make up the body of Wotanism. As long


as Aryan

magic of magic,
spirit of spirit.

man

survives, Freyja, not unlike

her

Aryan

female

contemporaries,

Frigga,

J am proof of the power of gods. J am water and dust walking.


-AWAKENING OSIRIS
Normandi
Ellis

Aphrodite and

Isis, will

remain that sublimely

eternal matriarchal goddess

who

guides us

through the physical and astral matrix of

cosmos and chaos,

to forever ensure

our personal development and the

development of our race as

well.

Mother Goddess Carving

37

38

Hojif

f^ook of

(he

b^w

Tiihi
man's

DEATH
(he splendours oj the firmament oj time

brain -vehicle, and the body.


inner god,
life,

The

eternal higher-self,

is

the all-motivating, divine spark of universal

which

is

known as "the ray of consciousness." Death


in a disillusion of this partnership.

and sleep both consist

Upon death the ego

disintegrates,

while the ray of

lMojj

be eclipsed, but are extinguished not

consciousness withdraws
Jlike stars to their appointed height they climb,

its vitalizing force

from the brain

and returns with the soul

to the eternal non-corporal

JAnd death
Ihe

is

a low mist which cannot blot


it

brightness

may

veil.

cWhen
its

realms, which is
lofty

its

natural aspect.
feel that

thought
lair,

Many people when


lived
in reality
life.
it is

death

is

a dreadful disaster,

Juifts

a young heart above


love
its

mortal
it,

not as disastrous as a long, uselessly

JAnd

and

life

contend in

far

what

A life that accomplishes nothing of significance or


is

Shall be

earthly

doom,
light

the dead live there

presents no problems

a miserable and selfish existence.


for

JAnd move

like

winds oj

on dark and stormy

air.

-Lt is

Only obstacles and adversities offer the opportunity


P.B.

Shelley

great achievement. All

life is friction.

The moment we cease

not beyond the

tomb but in life itself where


may well be we
that step
mysteries, as

to regard birth

and death as horrible dilemmas, the whole


is

we

are to seek the mysteries of death. It


is

matter of coming and going

reduced to

its

proper estate

death

the most enigmatic of

as merely one part of a vast and wisely organized plan.


sleep is a
"little

all

As

from our known physical world back into the eternal astral
realms whence

death," so birth and death are miniature

we came.

Life

and death, as we know them,

cycles of existence, but the "great death"

and the "great

are but passing phases of existence.

birth" are the

supreme cycle of existence and the grand


the physical world. In the non-corporal
is

Through

this all-too-brief life experience

we

lead a

mystery of

life in

duel existence, an outer physical one, as well as an inner


invisible

realms of the soul there

no death, only the coming-to-be


in

one of thoughts and

feelings.

The outer visible life


is lived

and ceasing-to-be of forms

which

life

manifests.

we

share with our fellows; our interior thought-life


it

In the play JULIUS C/ESAR, Shakespeare puts forth a

behind a curtain, as

were, and

is

known only to ourselves.


The
its

profound statement on death which reads,


Cowards
die

The

inner self is divided into two active partnerships.

many

times before their deaths; the valiant

human

ego represents the I-am-I, the lower mind with

never taste of death but once.

Of all the wonders that I have yet heard

39

Tf IT?PL<e OF M/OTAI7
it

Holy
still

Kook of the Auf&n

liihi

seems

to

me most strange that men


come when
it

should fear; seeing that death, a


come.

shine like an evening afterglow around the earth; otherwise your

necessary end, will

will

dying has been unsatisfactory. Thus will I die myself, that ye friends

Each man carries with him the race archetype of his


actual freedom, however deeply
layers
it

may
to

love the earth


rest in

more for my sake; and earth

will I

again become,

may be buried under


and
culturally

have

her that bore me...

upon

layers of genetically transmitted

It

has been attested through the various burial

acquired imprints which take form as images and symbol.


It

customs over the ages that man, from the very dawn of
culture,
living

has often misleadingly been said that we must,


is

was able

to abstract himself

from the business of


destiny.

"save our souls." Our souls are doing just fine. It

the

and ponder the enigma of human


coil in

What

lies

personality and physical instrument that are asleep to the


living

beyond this mortal


spirit,

the greater and infinite plan of

presence that we actually are. Only by the disciplines


is

space and time?


Since Hyperborean ages
it

of the mysteries

the soul awakened from

its

lethargy and

has been believed that

stimulated to achieve self-liberation.

man

continues to reincarnate on earth until his soul

Nietzsche restored the proper Wotansvolk (Aryan-

eventually reaches complete spiritual awareness. This is a


gnostic belief
heroically
Valhalla.

pagan) perspective on death in his masterful work, THUS

which has yet

to

be disproved. The Vikings

Spake Zarathustra.

emphasized this belief with the concept of


"val"

The word

means

slain, Valhalla,

Hall of the

Many die too late, and some die too early yet strange sounds
Slain. Valkyries, a
the precept: 'Die at the right time!' Die at the right time: so teaches
Zarathustra...

name
The

of the warrior maidens,


triple triangle symbol,

means

Everyone regards dying as a great matter; but as yet

Chooser of the
Wotan's

Slain.

worn by
the Knot

death

is

not a festival. Not yet have people learned to inaugurate the

elite warriors, Einherjar,

the Valknut,

is

finest festivals.

The consummating death I show unto you, which


to the living.

of the Slain.

becomes a stimulus and promise


dies his death triumphantly,

The consummating one

Valhalla

is

the great hall of Wotan's chosen, heroic

surrounded by hoping and promising


to die;

warriors and warrior maidens. Only the worthy could enter


this exalted domain.

ones.

Thus should one learn

and

there should be

no festival at

What

this

means

is

that

if

one does

which such a dying one does not consecrate the oaths of the living!

not prove himself worthy in one physical

life

span,

he would

Thus

to die is best; the next best, however, is to die in battle

and

to

sacrifice

a great

soul...

My

death, praise I unto you, the voluntary

then be destined to return to Midgard (Earth) at a future time to repeat the process until he at last reached this
highest level of completion.
distinction of

death, which
it?...

comes unto me because I want it. And when shall I want


has a goal and an
heir...

He who

heir,

wants death at the right time for


spirit

The honor of dying nobly is one

the goal

and the

In your dying shall your

and your

virtue

which no man should be deprived. Thus

40

T^rppL^ OF m/qtap
developed the tradition that a true Viking must always die

with a sword in his hand to ensure that he

may reach

Valhalla and share eternal rousing with his fellow heroes,

demi-gods and Aryan Allfather Wotan.


^/ts
light is significant,
its

not because of

itself,

but because of

relationship to darkness,
life,

so death becomes important because of

and
(Death

life is

meaningful because of death.


life,

is

part of

and

life is

part of death.

Carl Gustav Jung


It
life is

was a popular

belief of ancient philosophers that

death, and further stated that whatever we see


is

when

awake

death; and

what we see when asleep

is

a dream.
of death,

The wise seek release, not from the phenomenon


but from bondage to ignorance, for ignorance
grievous affliction of the soul.
is

the most

The person who

fails to

do

the work on himself will perish like a dog. There comes a

time in some people's

lives

when

suicide

becomes a

consideration, if only for a fleeting

moment. There are


in
fact

perhaps rare occasions when suicide may


unavoidable, but
it is

be

a highly radical extreme and violation

against life law. In natural death the soul casts off the body.

But

in suicide, the
is

body casts

off the soul.

Hence, such an
ejected from

end
its

termed

violent, for

the soul

is forcibly

form without the liberation granted by rational

procedure.
In today's contemporary societies death and old age

41

T<en?PL<e

of m/otap
Many
of the

Holif ]>oo\r

oftht Aiff&n Tiihi


we come
to

are looked upon as a terrible social burden.

intellect, desire,

dedicating all things as they pass, or

God

wholesome, instinctive values about death and aging that


our ancestors held for millennia past have since become

with empty hands."

There
is

is

an apathy among the Aryan race today that


merely
for

jaded and

lost

with the dawn of the industrial and


rises above

deadly.

To

live

the sake of existence in

consumer

age.

The moment our consciousness


illusion,

conscious denial of one's ethnic heritage and identity is not


living. It is

the level of
influences.

man

is

freed from its limiting

the fullness of being that matters, to find the

Old age need not and should not be a period of


or

meaning of one's own essential selfhood among one's kith


and kind, and
of species.
to celebrate one's

retrogression

decrease

in

man's

spiritual

and

own God-given uniqueness

intellectual faculties.
is

At this period of life the body vitality

If

the Aryan people cannot wrench their

reduced and this gives greater freedom for the

seemingly dormant racial instincts from the stygian

expression of man's spiritual and intellectual faculties.

slumber of this prevalent


is inevitable in

self-denial,

then
is

total extinction

These can and should be


hours before death.

active

and expanding

until

a few

the very near future. This

the time which

demands that we

revitalize our heroic nature, lest


is

we

Sky-rocketing medical costs, inflation, insatiable

perish forever! Nothing

attained by doing nothing, and

government taxation and senior cutbacks, along with


deteriorating family structures, have

whatever we do now creates the world in which we exist


tomorrow. The same applies to death; what
created in thought we create in that other reality.

made the thought

of

we have

old age a looming spectre of dread for many. Alien religions


will never

When the

emancipate the Aryan

soul,

nor any religion that


its

moment

of death comes, the quality of a man's innermost

denies Nature's laws and the spiritual roots of

people.

thoughts through his lifetime will reveal him to be either a

Those who do not abide by the wisdom of the blood find


emptiness and fear at the hour of death's
calling.

weaker or a stronger character. In the mystery teachings


has long been an hypothesis that the world
is

it

As a rule,

a dream in

most do not die

well.

They

struggle desperately against

the mind of a deity. You cannot escape destiny. You cannot

inevitable good, clinging with frenzy of fear

and anguish to

escape change, for

it is

the essential nature of the universe.

the physical

life

in the presence of the

unknown.
Butler Yeats

The

distinct species of

man were

designed for an eternity

The great
described
it

Celtic

poet William

by our Creator, not to ultimately become a raceless


abomination, but to grow and manifest through the

this way,

"To seek
late;

God too soon

is

not less sinful than to seek


child,

God too

liberation

and uniqueness of our own

individuality.

we must

love,

man, woman or

we must exhaust ambition,

42

DREATT1S
C.M. <//# was
0/
tfie

Mte/ f/iat breams are a kind


lijc,

0/

impartial photography oj unconscious

the compensation oj
us.

our rational vision oj things, the voice oj the 'other in

^ut
it is

this voice uses

a language which
is

is

strange or lost to us;

a language which

important to decipher, not because


it is

it

deliberately hides something, but because

archaic, symbolic,

visual.

JAnd

since the unconscious

lijc is

not

static,

dreams, also,

express a search motive, a delving into the juture.

J\s we begin
foundation of life that

to understand that mythology is the


is

the timeless pattern the religious


itself through characteristics
it is

formula to which

life

shapes

that are a reproduction of the conscious mind,

likewise

evident that a similar, direct extemalization of the psyche


is,

also,

found in dreams. The degree of the directness of


is,

the images presented in dreams and in mythology the


least, very

to say

much the same.

In this respect, dreams and


for instance,
is,

mythology are nearer to one another than,

dreams

to poetry. Yet,

it is

mythology which

to quote

Shakespeare, "Such stuff as dreams are

made

of."

Commonly, dreams are regarded as ventures


S(S^l

into a

mysterious otherworld. Carl Jung believed that dreams


SsriP

were a kind of impartial photography of unconscious

life

43

T^rpPL^ OF WOTAI)
the compensation of our rational vision of things, the voice
of the 'other' in us.
victory,

Holif

f^ook of

(he

fyif&n Tiihi

JOAr\ A symbol of courage, ferociousness and

and

for this reason,

a favorite power animal of the


the domain of the gods

Great minds of ancient days, such as Homer,


Aristotle

hero and warrior

class. Familiar in

and

Plato,

all

concurred on the general idea

Frey and Freyja, in olden days boars were sacrificed at


Yuletide in honor of Frey. Esoterically speaking, the boar

prevailing of the times that there are divine manifestations


to the soul in sleep

whereby men might learn the

future.

works well

in matters of success

and protection

in trying

Temporary visitors to our dreams are often animals.

circumstances and personal honor.

The appearance

of an animal in a

dream should not be

overlooked, as they can often signify a specific meaning of


significance.

JdULL Attributed

to the

moon, the bull

is

symbolic
you,

Animals as symbol have been of high esoteric

of strength, fertility and rage.

To see one pursuing

importance since the earliest of times. Below are listed


fourteen primary animals which are frequent in dreams.

means business trouble envious and


will harass you.

jealous competitors

To see a

bull goring a person

means

misfortune from unwisely using another's possessions will


J?gf

JdEAf\ In

Teutonic

traditions,

the

bear

is

overtake you.

To dream of a white

bull signifies that

you

dedicated to Thor, because of its strength.


warriors

A sect of Viking
will
lift

yourself up to a higher plane of life than those

who

known as the

'berserkers' derived their


battle,

name
persist in

making material things their god.

It

usually

from the wearing of bear shirts in

which was a

denotes gain.

symbolic statement of strength and fearlessness.

A bear is significant of overwhelming competition in


pursuits of every kind.

i&AT The
in Egypt,

cat

was once a popular

object of worship
to Freyja. in

Rome and Persia familiar companion


their

To

kill

a bear portends extrication from former

The Egyptians sometimes depicted

High God Ra

entanglements.

the form of a cat striking a serpent to symbolize the power

A young woman who


threatening rival or

dreams of a bear

will

have a

of good over

evil.

To dream of a

cat

and snake on friendly

some

misfortune.

terms
soon present

signifies

the beginning of an angry struggle.


of

A bear may signify a power which will


itself in

To

dream

clean,

white

cat

denotes

your

life.

Bears are known to hibernate for long

entanglements which, while seemingly harmless, will prove


a source of sorrow and loss of wealth. To dream that a cat
scratches you, an

periods of time which might indicate that you need a


personal retreat for a while.

enemy will succeed in wrenching from you

44

T'enjPL'e

of m^otap
it is

Holif

]>ook of

Ike

fyif&n liifoi

the profits of a deal that you have spent many days making.
If

a long journey in your search for knowledge and/or wealth,

a merchant dreams of a cat

a bad omen

for his

which will be attainable to you. Eagles, considered the

elite

business.

of birds, have symbolized since most ancient of days


its tenacity, agility

With
the divine,

and strong associations

to

authority and power.

it is

not surprising that people thought the cat


is

To dream that you

kill

an eagle portends that no

had nine

lives.

Nine

the number of universal truth.


of wisdom, longevity and potent
ancestral

obstacles are before you and that you will reach the heights

DRAGON Symbol
magic possessors of full

of your ambition. To see a dead eagle killed by

someone

other than yourself signifies high rank and fortune will be

memory. As an emblem

wrestled from you.

of authority, dragons appeared frequently throughout


ancient Aryan society.
'dragon'

Among
and
all

the Teutons the word


to

iJK Known

for cleverness, stealth

and cunning
in doubtful

meant

'chief,'

the power associated with

dream of a fox denotes that you are engaging

that position, notably Pendragon.

speculations and risky love affairs.


If you see a fox slyly

Dragons may appear in a dream as a potent


messenger from time before time. To
fly

coming

into your yard


is

beware of

on dragon wings

in

envious friendships; your reputation


assailed.

being stealthfully

a dream marks the birth of new spiritual insight and ability


in your
to
life.

To

kill

a fox

is

a prediction that you will win in

A dragon,

also,

denotes that you allow yourself


likely to

every engagement

be governed by your passions and that you are

place yourself in the power of your enemies through the


outbursts of sardonic tendencies. Such a

HAWI^-To dream
be cheated
foretells

of a

hawk

is

a sign that you will

dream should

in

some way by intriguing persons. To shoot one

warn you

to cultivate self-control.

that you will surmount obstacles after

many

struggles.

A hawk

can denote that enemies are near you


to take advantage of your slightest

EjAGLE To see one

soaring above you

means

lofty

and they are ready

ambitions which you will struggle fiercely to realize,


nevertheless, you will gain your desires.

mistakes. To see a dead hawk, signifies that your enemies


will

To see one perched


will possess fame,

be vanquished.

on distant heights denotes that you


wealth or a high position in
life.

J/ggf

HRSE To dream
are
favorable
for

of a white horse indicates that

To ride an

eagle's

back

foretells that

you

will

make

things

prosperity

and pleasurable

45

T^ri7PL^

OF

WVTM)
fair

Hoftf

J^oof of
occult.

the

bww

Hihi
in a owl,

commingling with congenial friends and


white horse
is

women.

If a

wisdom and the


dream
is

To hear the hoot of an owl


tidings.

soiled or lean, your confidence will be


is black,

an omen of bad

To see a dead

betrayed by a jealous friend or woman. If the horse

denotes a narrow escape from desperate illness or death.

you will be successful in your fortune, but you will practice


deception, and will
this

To see an
and be

owl, foretells that you will

be secretly maligned

be

guilty of assignations.

To a woman
is

in danger

from enemies.

dream would be interpreted that her husband

unfaithful.

JJlisf

X^AVfilN A familiar symbol of Wotan, whose two pet

To ride

or see a horse denotes ease

and comfort. To

ravens represent thought and

memory they are respected


To the Teutons they were,

ride a runaway horse foretells the trouble of friends. horse, signifies disappointments of various kinds.

A dead
ride a

as birds of mystery and wisdom.


also,

To

known

as birds of ill omen, fabled to forebode death.


reversal in fortune

horse down
you.

hill,

your affairs will undoubtedly disappoint

To dream of a raven denotes

and
is

inharmonious surroundings. For a young

woman

it

implied that her lover will betray her. For personal magic,
JllWS
i^lOlN

Known
is,

for
also,

strength,

courage

and

allow the raven to be a spirit guide in your dreams, a


protector and a strong link to the natural world.

fearlessness, a lion
full

an emblem of the golden sun,


lion signifies that
lion,

of might and potency.

To dream of a

a great force

is driving you. If you

subdue the
it

you will

Jalgf

THNAI^ Despite

fear of this cunning creature, the

be victorious

in any engagement. If

overpowers you then

snake was sacred to many groups, including the Druids,


Egyptians and the priestesses at Delphi it
is

you will be open to the successful attacks of enemies.


For a young woman to dream of young lions foretells

a symbol of

the

fertile

earth and healing.

The shedding

of snake skin

new and
signifies

fascinating lovers.

To hear the roar of a

betokens renewal and rebirth.


lion

unexpected advancement and preferment with


lion's skin

To dreams of snakes
various forms and stages.

is

a foreboding of evil in

its

women. To see a

denotes a rise to fortune and


is

To see them wiggling and

falling

happiness. To see caged lions

symbolic that your success

over others foretells struggles with fortune and remorse.


kill

To

depends upon your


Jffmf

ability to

cope with opposition.

them, you will feel that you have used every opportunity

of advancing your

own interests or respecting that of others.


you will succumb to
evil influences,

x/WL The symbolic emblem of ancient Athens and


with the goddess Athena it
is

If they bite you,

affiliated

symbolic of

and enemies

will injure your business.

To dream that a

46

T^rpPLf OF M/QTAP
snake
is

tfofif

^oo^ oftk Auf&n

Tiihi

coils itself around

you and darts

its

tongue out at you

J-Jreams are an important part of our


almost a third of our lives are passed in slumber.
greater advantage to

lives
It is to

and
our

a sign that you will be placed in a position where you will


in the

be powerless

hands of enemies, and you

will

be

make

serious efforts to understand

attacked with sickness.

and interpret the messages of our dreams and their


will use strategy to aid in

To handle them, you

symbolism.

Remember
its

that everything that exists upon

overthrowing opposition. To see


that

them

bite others foretells

Midgard has
reflection;

ethereal counterpart.

Man

is

a creature of
reflects.

some

friend will be injured and criticized by you.


for cunning, stealth

he becomes that upon which he


most people
cling to the pleasures

JSlsf

WOLF Known
is

and prowess, and

Unfortunately,

and woes

Wotan
Freki.

often seen flanked by his sacred wolves, Geri

of the material world to the exclusion of the subjective

realm of

spirituality.

The

greatest prophets and sages are

To dream of a wolf shows that you have a thieving


person in your employ who
will, also,

those

who have mode

stood nearest the fountain of universal

betray secrets. To

kill

knowledge, using dreams with more frequency than any


other
of divination.

one denotes that you will defeat

sly

enemies who seek

to

overshadow you with disgrace. To hear the howl of a wolf


discovers to you a secret alliance to defeat you in honest
competition.

Wotan's Wolves, Geri & Freki

47

DRUIDS
The
[Mere
is

ArjciErjt CELtic TR^dition

no higher incentive jor learning than the

se\\~ esteem

that flows spontaneously from the awareness oj a great past.

J.

he Druids were the

wise, high spiritual elders of

the ancient Celts, the teachers and keepers of knowledge

and the sacred


shrouded

lore.

Today, the Druid image,

still

in a veil of mystery, holds a curious fascination,


it

not unlike

had with Julius

Caesar during the

Roman

invasions into pagan Gaul 2,000 years ago.

The Druid High

Priests evolved from the Indo-European social order,

practicing

an Aryan religion which contained many

elements already ancient in the days of the Gallic Empire.


It

could sometimes take as long as 22 years for a Druid to

complete his studies, so training often began early in


boyhood.

The Druids were always highly respected


wisdom throughout the
Celtic world.

for

their arcane

Caesar

states explicitly that, "Druids


instruction, specifically about

had a

tradition of secret

numbers and the secrets of

the universe and nature of things." They were exempt from


taxes and from military service. In Ireland no one, not even

the king, was allowed to speak before the Druid had

48

T<en?PL^

OF m/qtap

Holtf J>oo{'

oftk

Aiff&n Tiiki

spoken, since the art of correct utterance was considered a


mystical power.

Early tribal

Celtic

society

was powerful and

widespread across Northern Europe. Students in modern


history classes are inaccurately taught that

Columbus
is in

discovered America or the Vikings before that. There


fact

substantial evidence that the Celts

had already

explored America as far inland as Oklahoma and Arkansas,

no less than 1,200 years


in

earlier

than Viking explorers. And

Washington State a 9,000 year old Aryan skeleton has

recently

been discovered.

Celts were well

known for their warrior prowess. In


the historian Diodorus Siculus

the

first

century

B.C.E.

described

them

thusly:

"They are very

tall in stature,

with
is

rippling muscles

under clear white

skin.

Their hair
it

blond, but not naturally so;


artificially,

they bleach

to this day,
it

Modern Druids celebrating the Summer

Solstice at Stonehenge,

June 1968

washing

it

in lime

and combing

back from

their foreheads.

They look

like

wood-demons, their hair

Modern educated man equates


buildings. Because Egypt

civilization

with

thick and shaggy like a horse's mane.

Some

of

them

are

and the

classical countries built

clean-shaven, but others particularly those of high

rank-

houses, baths and temples, people

who did not value these


The Romans
it is

shave their cheeks but leave a moustache that covers the

things were considered to be '"barbarians."

whole

mouth....

they

wear

brightly

coloured

and

led the

way

in this

narrow estimate, understandably;

embroidered

shirts,

with trousers called 'bracae' and

less understandable that

modern

historians have mostly

cloaks fastened at the shoulder with a broach, heavy in


winter, light in

followed
facts

suit.

Whilst paying Up service to the demonstrable

summer.

These cloaks are striped

or

of jewelry, chariots, armor and weaving of high

chequered in design, with the separate cheques close


together and in various colours."

quality,

these folk could not, they

feel, really

have been
they

cultured.

But, the Celtic culture is unique in

itself;

49

T'enjPL^

OF M/OTAI}
to the spirit

Holy f<Look
and ways of

of (he Atytn Hihi


for

were a tribal people, much attuned


nature.

Stonehenge rightly remains a traditional symbol


Druidry.

Power

for the Celts

and Druids came from the


which
style,

The

public appeal of the Druids, especially as an

land, from their folk gods, from the individual,

ancient people connected with Stonehenge and other

provided them a folkish and nature-based


preventing

life

monuments

is

not difficult to understand. By today's


is

them from compromising with

hierarchical

standards Stonehenge
the Sun,"

often referred to as a "Temple of


it

systems of control. Celtic culture was musical and eloquent;

when

in fact, in ancient history

was

clearly

the individual was valued more than the concerted

linked with the moon.

The whole area

of Stonehenge has

achievement and personal adornment, more than


built-up walls.

the

number of the moon

in 999. Also, the

moon

is

They had

exquisite, abstract

figured by the exact astronomical

numbers of

designs on their metal work and on the

19 (the number of years taken

for the

moon

many incised
at

stones. It

was a world

quite

to return to its place in the sky, the

odds with the

singular, crude, warlike

Metonic Cycle), and 56 (both the cycle


of the moon's eclipses

stereotype which

had been assumed

and 4 times the


to full).

from biased classical sources alone.


For the Druids, carving on stone

moon's 14 nights from new

Much

of Druidism

now

practiced

was a hopeful guarantee that the sacred


gnostic

has evolved, perhaps devolved, into a


practice markedly different from Hie old

wisdom would be
generations,
as

carried on to

future

most

Druid

ways.

great

amount

of

gnostic

teachings were passed

down

orally.

The

knowledge was erased by church and state


with the alien
resulting in a

stones themselves carried a profound energy in

Roman and

Christian invasions,
loss to

Druidic thought, some stones containing higher


frequency than others, which was further enhanced

tremendous and irreplaceable

when
Dae

the Celtic world.

stones were placed in particular geometric formations.


greatest of stones
"Liafail,"

Descendants of Celts

living today,
St.

were they
Padraic
(St.

was of a

rare,

green quartzsite called the

knowledgeable of the accurate history of


Patrick, 389-461 C.E.
),

the stone of fate, or "cloch na cincamhna," stone

might have a less than enthusiastic


they celebrate.
It is

of fortune. Wherever that stone rested, one of Gallic blood

opinion of the figure


that St. Padraic

whom

recorded

was

to ride.

was

singularly responsible for the

book

50

T^rppL'e

OF M/OTAI?

Holif

]>ook of
strictly

the

Aitfw liihd

burning of no less than 300 volumes of rare, sacred, gnostic


literature

word "Druid" was

forbidden by Christian authority.

and Druidic

learning, a major link to the high

Through the middle ages much of the sacred high


teachings of the Celts was transformed or
lost.

wisdom of our

ancestors,

which the Christian Church


to posterity.
It
is

The schools

deemed

unfit to

be transmitted

no

of the Filid (seers) of Druidic nature are said to have

wonder that much of Druidic learning has vanished.

It

was

survived in the Scottish Highlands until the 18th century,

a monkish and Celtic holocaust of books, tantamount to the


loss

Ireland and parts of Scotland having escaped


influence.

Roman

Europe suffered by the burning of the Great Library

at

Contemporary Welsh Druids consist of three

Alexandria.

ranks of membership: Bard, Ovate and Druid, Druid being


Celtic religion in the

The ancient
was
nationalistic,

form of Druidism
For

the highest. The most senior of the Druid rank


title

is

given the

much

akin to Teutonic Wotanism.


vital,

"Archdruid."

the Druid sect these

natural

instincts

would

In today's times, as

we move amidst the

debris of

degenerate in later times through advdteration with


globalist

the technological, chemical and nuclear age,

we

find

Christianity,

Masonry,

Rosicrucianism

and

ourselves far removed from our ancient traditions, and in

Universalism
In the days of St. Padraic the forced conversion

the Western world

we

stand witness to the total imbalance

of man, earth and spirituality.

When man

is

reduced to
its

from pagan Druidism must have been an insidious


transition, as

economic-man, he becomes an animal that preys on


kind.

own

much

of this "new" Christian religion


all,

was
both
in-

Many Aryans

are rediscovering their ethnic, Euro-

merely a counterfeit of their own pagan ways. After


cults taught survival of death,

pagan

religious roots

such as Teutonic Wotanism.

It is

an

and both espoused an

attempt, not only to reconnect with their ancestors and


heritage, but, also, a
spirituality. It is

dwelling supreme
Christianity

spirit.

Druidry had a deity, long before

need

to reclaim our

Aryan identity and

was conceived, called "Hesus" or "Esus,"

a path which can lead us out of the

linked with the oak tree, of which the Jesus figure upon

materialistic,

consumer wasteland created by a greedy and

the tree of the cross seemed an obvious simulation.


In the period of transposition, Druid training
colleges

ruthless global industrial society.

Our mission today

is to

restore the values

and

were taken

over,

and with nominal changes, they

knowledge that once was our


call

forefathers', to

unabashedly
us, to
lives.

became monasteries and nunneries. Druids became


Culdees (Chaldeans or magic workers) or magi
(seers);

upon the Aryan

folk soul within

and around

the

become a

replica of our gods in the

dynamics of our

51

Holtf "^.ook

oftk

Atif&n

lUhi

future of

life,

or is

life

hopeless? Should the races of

EPIPHANY
Beware
Fo^LiFE
is
!

mankind
nature's

perfect their inherent uniqueness of species, as is

design,

or

homogenize

into

cultureless,

unidentifiable uni-species?

Do you care about the existence


requires us to

and future of your children and your race?

Fragile And QuiCK.

To know the point of

life

know

something of the universe around


will never

us.

Rest assured that you

know

"ultimate reality," which is utterly beyond

the reach of human inquiry. To start with,

we need to know
named Samuel
his books on

something about space and time.

As we travel along the road of


periodically to reassess who
to achieve.

life, it is

wise to stop

In 1915 an eminent philosopher

we really are and what we want


evaluated

Alexander gave a series of lectures at Glasgow University

A man's evolution of being cannot be


it

which would

later

become the foundation of

by personality, popularity, academic knowledge and


material gain;

space-time and deity. His works are considered the most


significant British metaphysical contribution since that of

can only be determined by the evolution


spirit

and quality of the soul and

which

is

the nisus of our

Hobbes. Essentially he states that space of

itself

has no

orlog (destiny). It is the development of self-realization

movement. The corresponding proposition


it

is

that time, as

which transcends

life

existence.

moves from past through present

to future (from earlier

To examine our true


all

inner-self requires stripping off

to later) is the occupation of a stretch of space.

Time

is

the

many masks

that create the Illusion of


life.

who we

movement, but the movement of time

is

not to be

appear to be through daily


questions:

Ask
is

yourself these

understood as a succession of presents mysteriously


recreated at each moment, for this would imply nothing

Why do

exist?
I

What

the purpose of
I

my

existence?

Whence have

come and whither am


and purpose,
or

going?
asleep?

more than bare time.


time
it

If

we had nothing more than bare

Am

awake
life

to life's reality

am

would consist of perishing instants instead of a

Does

have meaning and direction, or

is it finite

and

continuous time, there would be nothing more than an


instant, a

incidental? Should I direct


life

my cotuse in life, or should I let


improve the quality and

now, which was perpetually being renewed. But


itself,

direct

me?

Is it possible to

time would then be for

and

for

an observer, a mere

52

T^IDPL^ OF M/OTAP
now, and would contain neither earlier nor
Space, on the other hand,
to time,
is

later.
foil

a sort of shadow or
full

and not

co-equal.
full

Still,

space can be

of time,

and time can be

of space.

The whole of space does not


with times of various
fillin g

occur at one instant, but


dates.

is filled

There

is

a continuum of events

space, but
later.

divided by the point of reference into earlier and

An

example which may make clear the perception of a past


event
at the
is

the fact that we perceive the star Sirius not as


of perception, but as
its
it

it is

moment

was nine years

ago,

since
earth.

it

takes nine years for

image to reach us here on

We

could say that space at any


expectation.

moment

is full

of

memory and

Total space-time is the synthesis of all perspectives,

each perspective being "historical phases" of space-time.


Perspectives are synthesized

when we imagine
infinity of

not merely

one center of reference, but an


for every instant.

such centers, one


is,

The

physical universe

thus, through

and through
time
is

historical,

the scene of motion. Total spacenot a vision of


is

space-time in

its total historicity,

eternity.

Time

itself is

the mind of space, and space

the

body of time.
Life is intermediary between matter

and mind. The

human self,
with
time,

as an intimate union of body and soul, is but an


is

example of a more fundamental cosmic plan, which


its

space

(mind or

soul) time.

The whole

universe of space-

in its

myriad complexity, sustains ever-richer

53

T^ri7PL^
qualities,
exist,

OF M/QTA17

is alive.

Holy j^oolthe

of the Aiym Tiiki

and

is

animated

Space-time does not


that exists. Existence

human mind.
life's

This ever- illusive spiritual quest to

but

is itself

the totality of

all

understand

greatest mystery

must be quenched, must

belongs to that which occupies a space-time. At any

be attainable

in a

comprehensive form and thus, the God-

moment the
world
is

universe

is

the whole of its existent parts. Our

archetypes metamorphose into manifestation from the


collective

a process of "infinite becoming," which never and


into existence, for the infinite

minds of man. Archetypal Gods such as Wotan


less real than

nowhere came

becoming

become no

man
is

himself,

and can

effectively

cannot begin to become.

serve the needs of the Aryan race.

This brings us to the subject of


Deity.
all

God and

So important
elements,

it

to

remember that besides


is

The body

of the

God

Absolute includes

there

the

form

of
is

their

the qualities below Deity, which as

combination, and that the form

as

much

spatio-temporality, materiality, life

and
his

a reality as the elements and give them


their
significance.
its real

mind, while the "mind" of


Deity.

God

is

The whole world,


stirs in

further distinction between


is

with

tendency to deity,

mankind and the God Absolute

that
is

us from the depths of our nature a

we

are finitely infinite, while

God

vague

endeavor

or

desire

which

hifinitely finite.

shadows forth
existent,
is

its object.

What we may
is

God, as an actual

refer to as the

God Absolute

not "The

always becoming Deity, but never attains


it.

^m
gives

God" until he has become


not the
aspect,

aU-in-aU,

and

is

He

is

the ideal

God

in

embryo. The ideal,


it

God of Religion. Such a god is but an


the "within" and the "without"

when fulfilled,

ceases to be God, and yet

and that can only mean an appearance

shape and character to our conception to the actual

of the Absolute. of all things.

God

is

God, and always tends to usurp

its

place in our fancy.

The Supreme One manifests himself through


is

Moving on from the theories of Alexander, we know


that

growth, which
for expression

an urge from within outward, a struggle

man

with his thinking mind will always strive to


it

and manifestation Epiphany.


it

comprehend the God Absolute, yet

will forever

remain
is

When God and space-time are clearly understood,


gives one all the

unattainable for him, for such an empirical quality which

more reason

to appreciate the essential

everything and nothing will remain incomprehensible to

value of indigenous god-archetypes. Aryan

man has had

54

T^rpPL'e
many
patriarchal

OF \^OTAI7
may
vary,

Holif

T^ook oftkt Aiifw Tiihi


and laws of the universe. Nowadays,
a
familiar

and matriarchal god-archetypes through

evolution, structure

our long stretch of history. Though the names

cosmology,

long

study

of

metaphysical

the essential archetype remains ever constant, the


essential needs to those

philosophers, has

become a

serious study of interest to


it

who
is

give

it life,

breath and form.

astronomers and other scientists. Originally


territory of

was the
the

The god-archetype that

born of its people makes our


but frees
it

shamans, priests and

storytellers, for

human

position

more

serious,

from the

roots of cosmology are buried deep in the

myths of

reproach of subjection to arbitrary providence.


ethical race-religion interprets the

An

ancient cultures. These intricate, often beautiful

immense nature

legends grew out of attempts to explain

how and

about us in terms of the highest that

human nature
is
life,

why the
just

universe operated, was interpreted, and


fit

can be or comprehend. Just as mind

some
so is

where mankind

into the plan.

complex of life and grows out of valuable


deity a

Each ancient culture described the world's


begmnings with
its

complex of mind and grows out of valuable


life,

own indigenous cosmology,

or

mental

that

life

concerned with truth,


It

account of creation. Our understanding of spacetime, archetype and deity, be


it

goodness and beauty.

shordd always be
or thought has

in spirituality,

remembered that every word


great power and will ultimately

science or ethnic mythos,

all

of these guide

man

be materialized

to his divine origin from

which he has been

on earth. This

is

a law of life.
Plato stated

long separated and isolated in the wilderness


of the material universe of delusion
illusion.

The great Philosopher


that,

and

"Good

is

nothing more or less than


evil

Only by following the unwavering

knowledge; and

equates to ignorance."
spirit,

By

quest towards truth and the understanding of

separating matter from

and elevating

the Mysteries
realization
lyric

may we come
fulfillment.

to

know

self-

reason to a
foundation

new
upon

stature,

Plato set the


scientific

and

As the Greek

which

poet Pindar stated,


^Jiayytf
is

investigations of time

and space would be

he

who

has passed

erected.

Many

of the eternal questions


through the ^Mysteries;

about space and time are encompassed in


the subject of cosmology, the study of the
he knows the origins and the end of
life.

55

56

Holy f^ook of

(he Aitf&n

Tiihi
it

Man

cannot change his past, as

is

engraved
is

fAT
j\ofhina in
life is static, all

forever in his record of life as a


reflection
actions,

memory. His present

and

result of the effects of past thoughts


will

and

perhaps modified by his free

and other

moves, chanaes, has


different,

influences during the present (now). His future course of


life,

within

if

some arge

to

make something new,

although determined in a 'generalized' way because of

the effects of the past and present actions, words and

more complete. Ibis rebel orge


ordered

in the heart of* the


is

working of the law of life

what

thoughts (karma), appears to be affected by his free wul


flowers in
determination of where,

how and why he would


is

like to

man as

intelligence, the director

of will.
travel in
life.

Thus, whatever has gone before

fixed
it is

and
pre-

If is the belief

that anything

is

inexorable, solid,
is ilkision;
is

recorded forever, but the future, even though


destined to move in a particular direction,
in a variety of ways, according to free-will

forever fixed in a certain pattern that

may be

alterable

that which flows info ever

new

channels

the real.

and thoughts of

Basil Ivan Rakoczi

the actor-observer involved.

Utence come the maids

^yls our body


our soul
is

is

a part oj the universe,

^Who much

do know;
hall

a part oj the soul oj the universe.

Three jrom the


^Beneath the

In
Throughout the vast cosmos there
chance. There
is is

Plato

tree;

One was named cWas,


the universe nothing happens by chance.

JAnd Deing

next,

no such word as

Une mird Shall

gg

only one just and accurate relationship

The
produce many cruel

Voluspa

between

all

things

that relationship

we know

as "cause

and

effect."

The

great law of

pepromenon of the ancient


is

To the ancient pagans the night was known


spirits: Deceit,

to

Greeks, or the law of karma of the early Indo-Europeans,


a philosophy to which
all

Tenderness, Old Age

beings are subject.

and

Strife.

These

in

turn

begot

other

scourges:

57

T^nr?PL<e
Forgetfulness,

OF h/qtap
Sorrows,
Battles,

Hojif J>0oj-

of the fyifw Juki

Famine,

Murders,

hair;

they hunted the evil-doers with flaming torches and

Quarrels, Lying Words, Lawlessness, Ruin and, finally,

scourges in their claw-like hands, tormenting the guilty.

Oath,

who

could be the worst of

evil spirits for

him who
It

The mistresses

of fate in Wotanism were similar to

committed perjury and thus invited his fearful curse.

was

their southern European cousins. They, too, were female

perceived in ancient times that Midgard (Earth) was a

goddesses, a triumvirate of fate


Norns.
It is

known

as the Nornir or

realm

for receiving

humankind, and held hundreds of

believed that their origins go back to the giant

causes of suffering in readiness for them.

races of Jotunheim (Land of Giants).

They

sat at Hie foot of

From

this understanding of fate


is

we can determine
words and

the Tree of Life and of the universe, the


Yggdrasill,

Ash Tree

that experience

based

solely

on

actions,

and watered

its roots

from the well of Urdar.

thoughts

(all

are mental concepts) of an individual as

The Anglo-Saxon

tribes maintained their belief in


sisters,

governed by the
rule

Law

of Karma. Destiny tomorrow will

the tremendous power of the oldest of the three

man's will
attendant

is

today's tool.

Urdar, long after they had been converted to Christianity.


life

Each man
its

is

wholly responsible for his own


as
well as

and
the

Urdr

(or

Urdar) in Old English has the form "Wyrd," which

conditions,

bearing

means
no

fate,

the compelling power and


thing

final destiny

which

responsibility for the living conditions

and welfare of his


from the Latin
to

man and no
From

may

escape. Not even

Wotan can

family and race.


'fatum,'

The word

fate is derived

escape his Wyrd at Ragnarok (the return of the great


comets).
this perspective, not unlike Mimir, the pre-

meaning prophecy, a spoken decree presumed


called the

come from the Gods. The Greeks

Goddess of

Wotanic Nornir, as well, have a power over Wotan. Our


ancestors bore witness to the displacement of the SkyFather's omnipotent power of day to the evening rise of the

Fate Nemesis, the divine anger, daughter of the Night, the

instrument through which the gods punished those


violated the laws of the Gods.

who

The executors of the decrees


known
to the

moon and
moon

its

three different aspects. Symbolic of the

of Nemesis were the Erinyes,


Furiae.

Romans

as the

Norns, these three phases are: the crescent


full

moon

(Urdar),

These Furies hounded out and punished parricides

(Verdandi) and the waning

moon

(Skuld).

As the

and those who violated their sworn word. Out of these


various

sole dealers of fate, the Norns are possessors of

immense

goddesses of fate developed the

trinity

of

power, they have long been depicted as the preservers of

Goddesses of Fate known as Tisiphone, Alecto and


Megaera. Their faces were blackened, with living snakes for

the fabric of all creation.

The three Nordic Goddesses

of Fate are wise

58

T^rppL^:
women who

OF ^J/OTAP
fortune.

Holif

Kook oftk AiifM

Tiihi

serve as judges of right and wrong, and


ill

human mortality for the higher breadth and scope of divine


enlightenment.

dispensers of good or
arbiters of life

Weavers of destiny,
past,

and death, they were named: Urd, the

Does

it

not seem strange that there are fewer "great

who was
future.

very old

Verdandi, the presentand Skuld, the


serve as instruments of their decrees.

ones" in this seemingly advanced

modern age than there

The Valkyries

were

in the past?

Those with a sound knowledge of ancient


difficult
all

All that is in the invisible archetypal sphere is

history

would have a
evolving,

time accepting the idea that


existing

revealed in the sensible corporeal world by the light of


Nature. Astrology, Numerology and Divination are

man

is

when

evidence speaks

means by

otherwise.

which we may peer

into

Time's arrow
clearly

still

points

the past and future.

from the past into

Today

is

tomorrow's

the future along a one-

yesterday, but only the

way
is,

street.

The question

Norns

know
Modern

what

are

we moving from
order

tomorrow brings.

chaos towards order, or

man

from

towards

knows almost nothing


of the significance of

chaos? In the familiar


nursery rhyme "Humpty

the arcane mysteries

Dumpty," the
fell off

egg-man

and the ancient

rites.

a wall and broke;

The

scientists

and the
all

all

the king's horses and


together again.

theologians alike gaze in awe and wonder upon the great


initiates

the king's

men

could not put

Humpty
was

such

as

Apollo,

Hermes,

Pythagoras

and

This follows the physicists' second law of thermodynamics,


that being disorder or entropy, as
it

ApoUonius. If they would only think for a moment, they

called, will always

would
There

realize
is

what motivates such god-like men on

earth.

increase through time. In the long run,

all

eggs are broken.


reality

only one urge in the soul of

man

capable of

Since you create


thought,
think.
it is

much

of your

own

through

supplying the required incentive

namely,

the desire to

wise to be constantly vigilant of


at

how you

know, to understand and to exchange the narrowness of

Look

how

your outer reality

is

manifesting

59

T^n}PLf OF M^QTAT}
through circumstances and the people that you have drawn
into your
life.

Stay clear of people whose motive


to pull

is to

GNesis
The Quest of KjjowLEdGE

control

and manipulate you, or who attempt

you to

lower consciousness levels. Avoid psychic vampires, which


are those

who would

extensively drain valuable time

and

energy into their obvious emptiness.


Extract yourself from the herd instincts of the
Is

a matter of fact,

if

really seems likely thai

we

unconscious masses, which

in

their

non-productive
?ave lost oar

scrambling scatters the faculties of the mind and robs


of his

man
Ihey
have

waywhich
and

the Draids, with their

most precious

gift

the power of thought.

sensitivity to stone

tree,

woald never
which we,

do.

received the message

Learn from your experiences, your mistakes and

with oar more complex cerebral felecommanications,


lost in
13>af

from others who show themselves to be wise. ..and follow


your inner instincts.

a wilderness ofgreater knowledge.

sach mast he the price to pay,

Man knows, with that ounce of divinity buried deep


within himself, that he holds the potential for positive

anless in oar selfconscioasness

we can

learn the trath

of what

is

happening

to as!

change and that


collectively,

if

enough people act on this potential


can and will put order into the

Aryan

man

E.

Graham Howe

world. In the past this has

happened before and our gods


build
it.

know
test

full

well that

we can

The ultimate task and

is,

can

we

sustain it? Are

we

strong enough, spiritual

^rom any point


JA.
line reaches

enough, to not repeat the mistakes of the past?

back

As Pythagoras

stated so very

many centuries

ago,

tjtfnd attaches to ajar distant center.

r
i^All nun know what they want,
but jew

Utere

is

no unconnected

lije

in this world,

D>lor a -point in time

know what

they need.

^Unknown by any

other yoint.

60

I2Vor a tear shed in a vacuum.

Hermes

Holif

^oo^ of the
gnosis
is

Aiif&n liihi

X he word
gnosia,

derived from the Greek word

which means knowledge or to know. Gnosis appears

as the source and very cornerstone of all the religions, their


pvtrpose being that of bringing about the liberation of man

through absolute knowledge.


Gnosticism was the religion of those

who were

convinced of the presence of a divine ingredient within


themselves, the "divine
this essential gnosis
self."

The understanding and use of

was considered a sacred knowledge

which brought

salvation.

The Gnostics

believe that true

gnosis has a direct bearing on the welfare of the individual

man and woman, and on the development of a more perfect


order.

Those who clung most strongly


development have been the Teutonic

to gnostic spiritual

tribes,

through which

they formed the basis of their indigenous religions. The


Teutonic
insatiable

God

archetype Wotan

is

well

known

for

his

quest for knowledge.


its

The

early Alexandrian

gnosticism formed

own, unique movement of original

thought. Nourished by Greek philosophy and the sacred


science of Egypt, the very roots of Gnosticism reach back to
Atlantis, to

Hyperborea and

its capital,

Thule, the highest


to

center of knowledge that

was ever known

man. The

people of Hyperborea, perhaps even higher cultivated than


those of Atlantis, have been considered likely descendants
of other worldly intelligences.

In the Book of Henoch, Chapters cvi and

evil

61

T* rppL*: of m/otai?
Hyperborean

Holy f^ook
becoming, which
is

of (he AiifM liihi


it

man

is

described thusly: "His flesh was as

why

is is

the most sought

after,

white as snow and red as rose petal; and the hair on his

precious item of the gnostics. It

not the chalice object as

head and his scalp were white as wool; and his eyes were
beautiful." It

the religious, romantic fantasies would have you believe,

has long been said

which purportedly held the blood of Christ, but is

in fact of

^jy^^
,, .,

thai in

man-gods walked the earth


those
enlightened
times,

two parts, both an emerald stone and book of sorts, in the


form of runic tablets. The true Grail, also known as the

jaiVjP.r

Bk

Jr

before the great comet cataclysms


tU1 ^

Emerald Tablet of Hermes,

is

not a fantasy; and

many have
or defend

at

M*~ jm

deluge. Ancient hieroglyphics


this account along with the use

risked or lost their lives in the quest to obtain


it.

it

mark

of flying machines.

The father of Greek

This Pagan and Aryan treasure came into Europe by

didactic poetry, Hesiod, wrote that at

way of Persia following the disappearance of the mysterious


realm of Thule, whose people were the ancestors of the

the time of the Golden Age, the Gods


clothed in air

moved among men.


been an unending

Indo-European

tribes.

According

to

occult

sources,

Life has always


fight

Apollonius of Tyana gained possession of the Grail, which

between diverse elements. In

he found hidden

in a cave. This

might explain why he had

the spiritual quest

man struggles

in

travelled extensively

and accumulated such remarkable

the fight between polar opposites,


light

wisdom.

and dark, good and


is

evil.

The

Grail would then surface in diverse areas, such

Man's suffering
SOLON, forebear
was believed
to

explained

as Rome, Britain, Toledo, Spain, the Pyrenees in southern

of Plato, be the first who carried


to
it

essentially

by the

fact of his not


(in

France and the Bavarian Alps in Germany.

the history of Atlantis back to Athens.

knowing his beginning

the

A
from
the

gnostic sect

known

as the Cathars served as


their

Egyptians gave

it

him

and he handed

on.

metaphysical sense of the term)

protectors of the Grail.

The Cathars derived

name
and

and his becoming.


Illumination for the Gnostics comes from the

Greek

cathari,

meaning pure ones,

established communities in northern Italy and southern


France. Cathars taught the dualistic belief in the opposing

knowledge of a book of super-human


of the "Great Book"
is,

origin.

This tradition

also, that of

the Grail. The Grail

powers of light and darkness. As Gnostics, they,

also,

contains the

answers of man's beginnings and his

believed in the recurrence of souls, and identified the

62

T^n?PL^ OF M/QTAP
material world as the plane of illusion. They rejected the
Christian cross as an evil symbol.
circle within

Holy J^ook

of the Anf&n Tiihi

of Merlin, the Adept brought the Circle of the Living Stones


to Salisbury, not the monolithic rocks of Stonehenge,

The Cathars had an inner


seven degrees of

but

their priesthood with

the Gorsedd, the throne of the revelation of the ancient

initiation representing the stages of spiritual perfection.

ones of the earth. The Gorsedd of the Druids became the

Ceremonies were performed out-of-doors,


woods;

in caves

and

Round Table of King Arthur. The Ex-Calibre legend


repeat of the Notung Legend found in Wotanism.

is

much

like the Druids, the Initiates

wore white

The

tunics tied with a cord.

Notung
similarities with the

is

a sword of the Volsungs, which Wotan thrusts

The Knights Templars shared

into the oak,


tree.

and which only Sigmund could draw from the


trial

Cathars in that they were a secret society which coveted


the gnostic mysteries and sought the overthrow of the
exalted whore, long

What the sword


its

represents

is

the release of the

will

from

bondage to the material elements.


of

known as the Roman Catholic Church.

The Gnostics understood that the whole purpose


man's evolution
is to

Free Masonry, as well, shared

many

similarities with the


it

bring the

mind and the body

into

Cathars until the Masonic Constitution of 1717, where

perfect coordination. If the exigencies of life render this

departed from the true way.

It

was ftirther corrupted by the

impossible at any given time, then the mind, as the


superior part, should receive the greatest emphasis. It is possible for the

infusion of the one world, universalist Uluminati, founded

by Adam Weishaupt
There
the real
life,

in the year 1776.

mind

to excel the

body because of
never
is

its

is

much

Gnostic mythology that surrounds

natural and inherent excellence, but

it

possible for

historical figures of

King Arthur and his

the body to excel the mind. Mind


brain
is to

is to

the brain as the

counselor and magician, Merlin. However, the records of


that time

the body;

it is

the source and the superior part


is

make no mention
The

of Arthur and the Holy Grail,

of itself.

The all is mind; the universe


first

mental. Everything
in the

the Round Table or the Magic Sword of Caliburn (ExCalibre).

which eventuates on earth has


of the mind.

been born

world

private

life

of Merlin will never

be known

because

it

was never recorded. The great mystic teaching


which

Individual
it is

mind partakes of

universal mind, of

never changes, only the time period and the Initiates, or


players.
truth,

a specialized area in the same way that the

There

is

only one experience which can lead to only one description apropriate to those
this divine adventure. In the case

physical body partakes of physical nature of

whose
it,

and there

is

elements

it is

composed. The entire brain, as we know

is is

who have accomplished

not essential to thought or mental existence.

What

63

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAD
essential is the presence of our magnetic field.
It is

Holif

Kook of the Auf&n Hihi


quest,

shares a

common

which

is to attain

a fullness of
blind

understood to the Gnostic healers throughout our history


that
if

being and avoid the confines of religious


faith.

dogma and

this magnetic link that unites the astral with the


it is still

One should
life.

persistently oppose ignorance

and

physical body has not been definitely severed,


possible for
life

meaningless

Having gained so much of the material

to

be restored.

world around us, we have always been in danger of losing

Gnosis can be divided into two opposing paths of


attainment for the Gnostic Adept, depending upon his own,
personal, spiritual outlook. There is the "optimist form of

more and more of the

essential value

and meaning of our

race and our souls. Those

who seek

the light of truth will


this light, the divine

carry that light within them, and


ray,

it is

Gnosticism" which accepts the universe as divine;


reveals himself in everything,

God

the

God

image, that has passed unbroken through our

and through his

intellect

distant times,

which generates the

life,

will

and hope

for

man can become like God

in order to

comprehend him. By

our being, our people and the world in which

we live.

a religious approach to the universe and by inscribing a


representation of the universe within his
of
spiritual ascension),

own mens (degree

man

can ascend and unite with

God. "Pessimist Gnosticism," on the other hand, rejects


the world as
universe
evil,

and the material aspects of man and the


as

are

regarded

being

form

of divine
Ute
dijficultks arising in
tike

punishment.

Man

can escape the confines of the body and

process of evolution
life

piety and asceticism;

by elevating himself above matter,


is

in die

human

understanding of

the

evil

nature which

perceived through the mens, he

are rooted in the very essence of understanding,

can mount through the spheres to God.


Gnosticism
is

which
is

is

the

aware

thinker.
feel,

a spirituality which
fully

timeless. Like

JMihough
and thus

he can

Wotanism,

it

has the tendency to

express itself to

intuitively understand existence,

Aryan

man

during periods of great

crisis.

Both Gnosticism
searches for the

he cannot conceptualize his intuition,


except through reason.

and Wotanism

will survive so long as

man

truth and inner-development encountered in the vital

Bika Reed

experience of personal, psychic transformation. Each

64

HATTMGJA
The God-8ELF
ihe inner voice
of
is

a voice of a

fuller

life,

voider,
is

more comprehensive consciousness.


in

Ihat

why,

mythology, the birth of a hero

or the symbolic rebirth coincides with sunrise,


for the

growth

of personality is

synonymous

with an increase of self- consciousness.

{Jor

the

same reason most heroes are characterized


attributes,

by solar

and

the

moment

of birth

of their greater personality

is

known

as illumination.

C.G.Jung

JOehind the

veil of

our earthbound

reality,

behind

our mythologies, religions and individual personality there


exists at the very core of our being "the God-self' or

what

the ancient Aryans referred to in the Eddas as our


"Hamingja." This divine influence of the higher dimensions
is

innate within the soul of man. At times


like

it

serves us very
ability

much

an interposing protector. Had we not the

to possess this inherent

element within our being, both

individually

and

collectively,

mankind's future would be

65

T^n?PL^ OF M/QTAI}
hopeless and his

Holif

l^ook of

(he Aiif&n

Tiiki

own

short

life

meaningless and pointless.

and

collective psyche.

The supreme

patriarchal

God

of

We build or destroy our own lives,


our

and we allow or disallow

Aryan

man

is

Wotan, however, the divine Hamingja that

own lot

in

life.

Our Hamingja and our ethnic Gods are


it is

exists within

man is known to be matriarchal and kin to the


it is

to help guide us, but

we

alone

who must do the work


back

Noms

(the three sisters of Fate).

and push onward.


Nature comforts our passage in
to us the eternal
life,

In Teutonic mythology
reflecting

written that he

who

is

wisdom

for those

with eyes to see. The


into

most ancient of Gods were born

our physical

dimension through man's insatiable need to understand


the forces of nature.
tyVuin
and
is

is

a cosmos

in

miniature

not divided from the great cosmos by any jixed limits.

C.G.Jung
In Aryan Wotanism the soul
is

known

to

be a body

timeless, eternal, spiritually evolving entity. It is our

which binds us
like a

to the physical world, as the


soul.

body

is

much

garment worn by the

The tales

of Homer relate

that the Olympian

Gods were
will,

able to transform into

animals or humans at
shifting."

a process known as "shape-

This

is,

also, a familiar characteristic

within the

Teutonic,

Wotanist pantheon, as well as the Celtic.

Metaphysically speaking, our Aryan archetypal folk


function

Gods

as

astral

forms within the conscious and

subconscious mind, projecting as composite entities,

comprised partly of human energy and divine energy. Such


deities can

be formed and animated within our individual

66

T<en?PL<e

OF M/OTAP
is

Hoiii

Koof of (he fyqw

liihi

abandoned by his Hamingja

a lost man. Further,


evil

if

one

ones,

who can peer through


self- awareness.

the thick coats of matter and

should become a hideous and

man, one's Hamingja


into
ruin.

act from within, experience that great gift of enlightenment

might very well turn her benevolence


such an individual his well-deserved
In

wrath and cause

and

We

witness an ongoing variety of

exceptional heroes throughout history,


forth a prophecy

whose phenomenal

Saemund's Edda, Wotan issues

achievements exalt them to a semi-divine status, some


within their

that King Geirrod,


favor,

who had

so long enjoyed the Gods'


"

own lifetime. Most researchers

will agree that

would soon perish by his very sword.

'Angry at you

such types are born into the world with remarkable


perseverance and sense of purpose, as
if their

are the dises!' cries

Wotan to the

royal nithing Geirrod,

and

destiny in

life

immediately thereupon the latter stumbles and


pierced by his

falls,

had already been preset before


destiny,

birth.

The acceptance of

own sword." Here,

as

is clearly

emphasized

or orlog, as our pagan ancestors traditionally


it,

in this passage, the inescapable


incorrigible king to stumble

Hamingja causes the


fall to

referred to

can often times make great heroes appear to


to the fear of death in the very jaws of

and

meet his

justly

be impervious
inevitable

deserved

fate.

doom.
orlog is to

Our bodies need the soul

in order to continue living,

To understand one's
birth to death every man's

know

that from

but the soul exists even without the physical body. Every
part of

life

course

is

weaving around

man

is

imbued with the radiation of the

multi-

himself, thread by thread, as a spider does his cobweb.

We

dimensional, spiritual world, every gesture informed with


occult potency.

are guided through our Hamingja by the higher powers or

Man

in essence is a living talisman of the

the lesser powers, which the ancient Celts and Italians


referred to as "Watchers" (a term that dates even further

non-corporal planes of being.

Our Hamingja

calls

up further spheres of existence.


self-

back to the

Stellar Mysteries of the

Aryan Mesopotamian
as

Each of these embodies the same process of


realization,

civilization).

Watchers have been acknowledged

from the inarticulate but potent ground,


fire

ancestral astral spirits,

which serve as guardians of the

through the purifying

of universal

mind which radiates

entrances and exits to and from the worlds that connect to

from the Absolute God-head.


For the most part

the physical plane. Also, they have long been known as the
is

man

an irresponsible

entity,

Keepers of the Ancient Wisdom and Guardians of the Art,

directed by the forces from without, which is our physical

and as non-corporal
It

entities

which oversee world

activities.

body and the plane of existence around

us.

Those fortunate

has been a popular hypothesis that many of the

67

T'ErpPL^
influential,

OF M/OTAI7
in

Holy J^ootconstantly

of the Anf&n Hihi


symbolism

heroic

figures

history

are

indigenous

mythologies,

and

folk-God

surrounded and guided by these astral

entities.

The age

archetypes that guide our way. Those

who become swayed

old axiom of the Aryan Egyptian high priest

Hermes

by the bondage of envy, jealousy, greed, gluttony, vain ego

Trismegistus,

"Know thy

self'

has everything to do with

and such negative vices negate the Hamingja force within

man

connecting with his Hamingja, his God-self.

and

will always fail in the test of life's physical dimension.

When

the

full

weave of man's orlog

is

apperceived,

As an embodied

soul,

man has
fulfill

to find his place in

our every action then signals a profound purpose and

we
a

the world among his people and

his active functions,

become entwined

in a

network of our own doing.

When

but his primary, individual quest


levels

is to rise

through the

five

man awakens inwardly in this manner he breaks the chains


of unconscious being and proceeds completely under the

of being

and manifest his inner Hamingja.


is

Generation of this arousal

part of the cathartic training

empire of this self-made destiny. The true giants of


achievement in history are naturally cognizant of their
iniier

of the gnostic techniques of enlightenment. Through

Wotanism one may experience the

infinitude of

the

life

essence and predestined path at a very early age.

The

mysteries and the divine completion of

man

as mirrored

great epic heroes through time, as well as our ethnic folk-

through our folk archetypes. Infinite possibilities are


gained through this creative power of constructive thinking

god archetypes, serve as the necessary prototypes and


examples
spirit.

for

the

full

development of man's mind and

and obedience to the indwelling Hamingja, which

is

our

source of inspiration, power, health, prosperity and that

Within the Aryan, pagan cosmology of Wotanism our


life

noble and unconquerable spirit of the Aryan race.

law

is

clearly

demonstrated upon the tree of life glyph,


entire structure is held in balance
the ignorant

Yggdrasill, in

which the

man

is

driven hither and thither by the laws

by a sequence of polarizations.

of nature, a helpless piece of driftwood

on the stream o\

life.

Through that

ever- winding

path of life

man walks

Hut

the learned

man,

subject to the

same laws,

exercises

thin line between opposing counter forces which is virtually

his selective power, balances one against the other,

an endless matrix of checks and balances in

all

things great
false

and obtains his chosen

object;

he works by peed laws,

and small. The complete


personality

man

is

one

who sheds

but he throws his life-force with the law-forces that help his
purpose, and neutralizes those

and maintains a balanced polarization within


his race, within nature and the

who

antagonize him

himself,

his family,

by the activity of other

energies.

Annie Besant
68

HEALTH
IjlAIl'8

TREASURE

OR^ClJRJSE

_//e

is

the best physician that

knows

the roorthkssness oj

most medicines.

Benjamin Franklin
vJur bodies are part of the material universe and
subject to the laws or ways of this universe.

The

first

of

these laws that

we know

is

the law of causation. Every


cause,

change in the universe has


another cause; this chain
far

its

and that

in turn

had

is

never broken, no matter

how

we

go,

and the same causes universally produce the

same

effects.

Our bodies are no

exception.

Each body
life

grows, blossoms, withers and dies, not unlike the plant

around

us.

We

are incapable of changing this pattern, but

we

are capable of maintaining the health and quality of our


it is

organic constitution, and

the mind upon which the

body must depend


survival.

for its sustenance,

maintenance and

Thought

directs energy, energy follows thought.


if

Obstructions to energy flow cause discomfort

mild, or

69

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAP
pain and dis-ease
if strong.

Holt}

T^ook of

the

Aiifm Hihi

Energy
is

is

concentrated where

thought

is

focused.

The mind

the instrument whereby


It
is

our race has lifted itself out of beasthood.

the

instrument whereby

we hold

otirselves

above forces which


lift

seek to drag us down, and whereby we shall


higher, if higher

ourselves

we choose
make

to go.

The mind can be our

salvation or our total destruction, yet


responsibility to

we

alone cany the


it

this decision,

whether
in

be our
live.

physical body or the

body of the world

which we

Knowledge

is

our precious birthright, and whoso neglects


is

learning in his youth loses the past and


future.

empty

for

the

There

are

many who choose

to

leave

the

responsibility of their personal health in the

hands of
this
is

others and, of course, there are times

when
it

unavoidable and specialists are required. Yet,

should be

incumbent upon each and every one of us


functions of the bones, muscles
to explore the

to

understand the

and organs of the body, and


cures of orn illness.

many causes and

the

first

man who
let

learned anything usejul

was taught by Mature;

Mature

teach us as she taught him.

Paracelsus
Physicians are a long way from having
all

the

answers to their chosen trade. Ever since the beginning of


the world

men have

sought the art to destroy disease, and


it.

they have not yet found

The

true physician is a product

of Nature, not a product of speculation

and imagination.

70

T^n}PL^ OF \J/OTA0
The knowledge
Medicine, and
science:

Holif

T^o of:

of the

Aitf&n Ttiki

of Nature is the foundation of the Science of


it is

will always gravitate in

one of two directions, either acid or

taught by the four great departments of

alkaline.

Each of these two

pH

(potential hydrogen)

Philosophy, Astronomy,

Alchemy and Physical

classifications
cell

determines the atomic orbit present in each


significant tool in diagnosis

Sciences.

and can be a

and

Every disease known to

man is primarily a condition


and
tissues

treatment.

of unbalanced chemical constituents, both elements

The wisdom and philosophy of Pythagoras (500-600


B.C.E.)

compounds which compose the

and

fluids of the

and his contribution to the branches of Natural

whole organism. When a physician finds a body diseased,

Science have seldom been equalled.

From

his school of

he must look

for

the causes which produced the disease

thought came some of the most brilliant thinkers of ancient


Greece, paving the way to another remarkable genius,

and not merely treat the symptoms.


If ignorance

were purity, why are the sins of

Hippocrates (365

B.C.E.).

Justly styled the "Father of

ignorance against natural laws visited with the

same

Medicine," Hippocrates understood that the only true


science of medicine is the intelligent use of Nature's only
real medicinal

severity as sins of any other kind? People are constantly

sinning against their bodies,

when

little

of the light of

remedies
after,

herbs.

knowledge would enable them


offense.

to see

wherein lays their


it,

Not long

in Egypt (300 B.C.E.), the ruling

But the world has so ordained


it

that those

who

Ptolemies founded a medicinal school in the City of


Alexandria.

seek light must find

in

hidden places. Over-indulgence of


it

The most famous professors of that school were


and Herophilus, who,
also, trusted in

anything to our body

is

detrimental, for

can be endured

Erasistratus

the great

only at the expense of vitality.

You

are a whole individual.

healing qualities of herbs. Asclepiadac,


natural healing
exclusively,

who studied

To achieve health you must have wholeness, harmony,


rhythm, concert, between your tripartite being. This
only
is

was highly praised and

the

worshiped by the Romans as the "God of Medicine." The

way that you can get

health, not through drugs, not

Greek writer Homer,

in his epic the Iliad,

made

reference

through inorganic medicines; at best, these are temporary


relief.

to the skill hil sturgeons

Machaon and

Podalirius, the sons

person must stay in balance. If not in proper


is

of Asclepiadac, and their helpful assistance during the

alignment physically, mentally and nutritionally, there

Trojan War. There would continue a rich legacy of natural


healing physicians with notables such as: Claudius Galen

an interference with the natural


results.

vitality,

and so

illness

The unbalanced body chemistry

of each individual

(130

C.E.),

Paracelsus (1493-1541) and

many among the

71

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAIJ
Teutonic Tribes and the Celts and Druids now lost from the

tfojif

^oo^ of the

/\itfw Ttihl

necessary for health.

The mind and body perform best The diseases

pages of history.
It is

when
their fancy technology, have
in curing

one's disposition is balanced, carefree and receptive.


is

without question that none of the present day


all

Health

the

vital principle of bliss.

of the

schools of medicine, with

mind are a

serious menace. Anger, hate, worry and fear

been anywhere near as successful

cause stress and anxiety, which not only


deplete one's energy, but, also, cause
to the organs of the body.

disease tihan these ancient schools of herbal,


natural medicine. Science

damage

must be built upon


not science, but

There are great

the firm rock of truth, or

it is

advantages to a focused
is set

life.

When our activity


completely

merely guess-work. What

we have

today in
is

towards a precise end, our mental and


functions

the so-called modern medical institutions

organic

become

a conglomerate collection of hodge-podge


opinions,

harmonized. The unification of the desires,


the application of the mind to a single purpose,
01/* produce a sort of inner peace.

pseudo-scientific

findings

and

questionable,

medieval,
It
is

mental
its

The body
It is far
it

is

our

meanderings.

no wonder that

most important machine of all.

wiser to
in

practitioners are groping in the dark for


curatives, jumping

spend a few minutes a day keeping


shape with exercise and proper
fl|Mt

good
than

from one highly advocated

nutrition,

serum, vaccine or inorganic drug to another,

to

spend thousands of dollars

in physician's

when each

in its turn fails.

fees later on.

car

man takes better care of his than he does his body. He knows
Civilized

The purpose

of civilization

is

not the

progress of science and machines, but the progress of man. All of us


Photo by Tony Lanza

perfectly well that if

he allowed his car


it,

to

who

are housed in
It is

stand

idle, or if

he neglected

the battery
Steve Reeves (1926 - 2000)

the flesh are history in the making.


choice alone
if

our

would run down and the mechanical parts

we chose

to live a healthy

and

would

rust. Exercise, sun, fresh air,

water

wholesome

life

as individuals, as families and

and cleanliness invigorates the body and gives

it vitality.

as a race.

The

aging

man

should neither stop working nor

Our disposition

is,

also,

an important

factor.

Health

is is

retire. Inaction further

impoverishes the content of time.

necessary for happiness, but not more so than happiness

Leisure

is

even more dangerous for the old than for the

72

T^niPL'e
young.

OF M/OTAI?
destiny of our

Holif

Kook of (he Attfw

Tiihi

Time is long and life is short, but the

kind rests in the hands of those of us


healthy body and mind
all

living today.

With a
are
all

things are possible.

We

born to be doing. However, our responsibility is not just to

do anything, but

to understand something.

Get down

to

business with yourself. Tackle the problems in your

life

and clear them away. Time


fooling

will not wait for you. Stop

around

get to the point!

^Health,

best oj the blessed ones to

men,

tMat)

D dwell with you jor the rest o\ my days,

JTlnd may you be kind and stay with me.


[Jor,
ij

there

is

any joy

in wealth or in children,

H p p o c^s&Tes
I

"The Father

of Medicine"
it

Or in Or in Or
ij

royal rule, which makes


the desires

men

like

theCjods,
secret snares,

which we hunt jrom [Jreyja's


other delight,

from

the

viewpoint of the metaphysician, had

not been fop the

Mysteries of Hsclepias there coald have been no Hippocrates. He

men have any

took his

vows

before

the

altar

of psclepias and became a

[Jrom

thefjods oj respite jrom their labours,

priestphysician. His clinical

methods established a precedent

(With you, blessed

3UM,

which chanaed the whole coarse of medical thoaaht, bat the


materialist physician shoald remember that the Father

of Medicine
and carefhl

JMl

things are strong and shine with the

was

to the

end of his days a

priest,

and

the wise

Converse oj the ^Muses,

observations that have broaahf him the eternal gralitade

of

JTlnd without you, no man

is

happy.
adapted from ARIPHRON (400
B.C.E.)

mankind were beaan

in the

Hoase of the Healino God.

73

HCRmeticA
HERUIE8 TRiStlflEGiStUS
'

Wisdom

is

as a

fower from which

the bee its


to its

honey makes
nature.

and the sy'ukr poison, each according

own

Anonymous Adept

J_

he ongoing quest for the Philosopher's Stone, the


and that mystic process by which man could

elixir of life,

turn lead into gold, has obsessed, impoverished and, in

some

cases, cost the life of

more than a few alchemists,

depending on the time and circumstances to which they

were born. Most of the hardships of the alchemists was due


to exposing the incredibility of the Christian Church.

Added

to this

was the precarious dilemma that

if

a king

asked an alchemist to produce gold and he was not


successful,
it

was
It is

likely that

he might meet with an

untimely end.

believed by Hermetic philosophers that


is

man, the microcosm,

but a reflection on a small scale of

the universe, or macrocosm. All things in the universe are


linked in harmony with each other.

Man could discover and


outline

use this harmony for his own benefit, primarily through the

system

of

correspondences

that

special

74

T^rpPLf OF M^OTAP
relationship between certain climates, feelings

Holif

J^ook of

(he

Atif&n Tiihi
all

and

objects,

on similar assumptions. That which mingled


evolving

of the ever-

and ultimately by discovering the universal

spirit that

arcane

movements

was

religious

and

permeated the universe.

It

was

this

spirit that

the

philosophical literature which must have developed

alchemists were attempting to identify and possess in the


Philosopher's Stone. Alchemy, being the paradigmatic

between the

first

century

B.C.E.

and the second century

C.E.

The works which make up


Hermetica. The Egyptian

this literature are called

Hermetic

art,

was

for the

famous alchemist Paracelsus a

moon god, Thoth, God

of Wisdom

means of understanding the miracle of creation. Since the


creation of the cosmos

and

Justice, like

most divine archetypes, derived from a


personage.

was a chemical

action, Paracelsus

real-life, historical

The man who justly earned


all sages,

believed that the universe continued to operate according


to chemical laws. Therefore, if he studied the chemistry of
creation,

this deification

was the greatest of

who was

known by the Greek name Hermes TrismegistusThrice


Greatest

he knew he would

learn, not only about Nature,

from

whom

Hermetica received
is

its

name. The
for his

but about the Creation as well.

Aryan high priest Hermes


astounding knowledge on

most remembered
subjects.

Alchemy and Hermeticism are by no means limited


to chemical process alone. Also

many

Hermes was

encompassed are the

fields

called the Thrice Greatest because

he was considered the

of Pythagorean lore, the theory of the four elements, the

greatest of all philosophers, the greatest of all priests and

microcosm -macrocosm relationship and the Lullian


(alchemist

art

the

greatest

of

all

kings.

According

to

historian
a trip to

Raymond

Lull)

were inextricably tied together

Sanchuniathon, Hermes on one occasion

made

with the original Hermetic revelations. The revival of

Phoenicia to work on a flying craft for Cronos. In the

Hermeticism during the Elizabethan period marked the

Egyptian myths Hermes became known as the Scribe of the

dawn

of the scientific age because

it

unleashed the driving

Gods, and his writings are traced upon the tables of

spirit that inspired

man

to

compel natural forces to serve

memory. With a gesture Hermes

veils these records

from

him

to

an extent never dreamed of before. Renaissance

the uninitiated, but reveals them to such as have awakened


their inner consciousness.

Hermetic Magic was an enlightened and refined discipline

and quite

different from the

dark and primitive Black

Hermeticism raised man from the status of a pious

Magic of the Middle Ages.

and awestruck observer of God's wonders and encouraged

However, there was never a complete break

him

to operate within his universe

by using the powers of

between Medieval and Renaissance Magic; both were based

the cosmos to his own advantage. Hermeticism has

75

T'enppL^
frequently been

OF m/qtap
to Gnosticism

Hojif

J>oof of

(he

Aut&n Jiihi
who would place this

compared

and does share

"In the center of all rests the sun. For

many
the
if it is

similarities.

Each

is

concerned with the knowledge

lamp of a very beautiful temple


than
this,

in another or better place

of God, the world and the soul, and equally teaches that

whence

it

can illuminate everything at the same


fact,

human soul can only escape from its bondage to matter


possesses the true knowledge or understanding, which

time? As a matter of

not unhappily do some call

it

lantern,' others '\he mind'

and

still

others 'the pilot of the

the privilege of the select few.

world.'"
is

The

spirit, to

the Hermeticist,

considered godly

Both the cross within a

circle,

known as the

and good. Matter and the body are


live in

evil.

Man must

Solarwheel (or Wotan' s Eye) and the Fylfot (or


Swastika) are representative of the sun and the
earliest

conformity with the

spirit,

which means

that he must try to

know the
gods

divine and to

known symbols
back,
it

of Aryan man,
believed,
to

share

with

the

the

task

of

dating

is

administering the world of matter.

Hyperborean times. Hermes supported

Understanding and the higher self are


the only important things. For the

and

enriched

the

ideas

which

respected the sun's spiritual role with

Hermeticist

it

is

through mystical
attains liberation.

man. The

fact that light could visibly

experience that

man
is

embody

itself in

the sun

is

one of the

In that experience,
intensity,

at

its

greatest

central mysteries of Hermeticism

and
the

the soul

wholly absorbed in

tremendously
alchemists.

significant
writes,

to

the vision of the god-head. For the same


reason sejdr (shamanism) was

As Hermes

"The sun

much employed
center."

occupies the highest dignity,

we represent it (on

throughout European paganism. In the religion of


Teutonic Wotanism, Wotan himself, as reigning archetype,
is

account of its superiority) by a full circle with a visible

The

mystical religions are based on the Hermetic


is

characterized as a practicing sejdr master. Like the


left

conception that the universe

a visible manifestation of

Egyptian sun god, Horus, Wotan' s

eye symbolized the

God, and that there


all religions

is

only one

Supreme Being common

to

moon and

his right eye the sun.


specifically referred to

the sun becomes the visible God.


the

Hermes

the sun as the

Franz Tausend,
that he

modern German alchemist who claimed

in the 1920's

"demiurge" or "the second God." Hermes further states,

had been

totally successful in

changing iron oxide and quartz

to gold.

76

T^lT7PLf

OF \i/QTAP
its

Ho!if

^oo^ of (he Aut&n

liihi
to the rigidity of

The sun god of ancient Egypt was Horus and the god
of darkness, Set. At midday when the sun was at
point
it

beyond which we dare no longer submit

highest

dogma. Religion must always be a guide, not a jailer.


Over 4,000 years ago Hermes preached these very
words: "O people of the earth,
elements, but with the
rise

was symbolic of the

All

High God. Thousands of

years later the Christians adapted the

same

trinity to then-

own

religion, using

an All High God, with Jesus and Satan

men born and made of the spirit of the Divine Man within you,

representing light and dark.

The

life-giving

sun comes up

from your sleep of ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful.

on the horizon (Horus) and at the end of the day the sun
sets (Set) into darkness.

Realize that your

home is not in the Earth but in the Light.


death, having

When we speak of the horizon and When Christians speak of the


is

Why have you delivered yourselves over unto


power
to partake of immortality? Repent,

sunset,

we

are using words which have religious origins

and change your

with the gods Horus and Set.

minds. Depart from the dark light and forsake corruption


forever.

Son of God walking on water, this

a grossly misconstrued

Prepare yourselves to climb through the Seven

fantasy adaptation from the original spiritual source, which


is rightly

Rings and to blend your souls with the eternal Light."

interpreted as the literal light of the sun.

The
Life

The sun wisp

of Aryan

man shines
be broken.

its

ancient ray of

ancient Egyptians used to place a winged solar disk over

and Light from the Eye of Wotan. The age old


circles will never
If

the gateway of every temple forecourt.


Ei aU the original pagan systems everything
circular,
is

Hermetic

you seek to

understand the whole universe, you will understand


nothing at
will
all...

self-generated, self-nourished, self-renewed (as

but seek to understand yourself and you

symbolized in the Ourobouros). Many religions serve to


cloud the
Nature.
life

come

to

understand the whole universe.

truths which are always self-evident in


Hermes,
identified

The

secrets of Nature are not secret, as such, but a

with
is

flhe

(j>smic

way

of life that will not be revealed until

we

fulfill

the true

principle of* TJhonghf,


all

the

Master of
in
all

mission of our being. All

human

progress has sprung from

arts

and
Rgler

sciences,
of*

perfect"

the repeated effort of the soul of man to give expression to

craft's,

the

Three

Worlds,

those primeval spiritual ideas that were implanted deep


within the

Jjcribe of* the Gods,

Keeper of* the Books


the embodiment

memory of the

race

when

it first

found

its

home

ofjjfe,

and regarded as
mind.

upon the

globe.

of the Universal
indeed reached a turning point now in
life,

We have

77

^
.#"

HER0IC eTHIC
Akyaii Values

i^/l hayyy
the highest to

life is

impossible,

which a man can

attain is

an heroic course of

life.

Schopenhauer
Xleroism may be considered the epitome of all the
Aryan values, the ultimate
life

expression of sacrificial

will,

transformation and vitalism,

so explicitly exemplified

throughout Western Euro -mythology and folklore. The hero


occupies that sacred precinct through which he begins a

new aspect of growth between man and the

divine. It is the

deed of the hero to bridge these realms as he stands before


his gods, the seeker and the found, the outside and the
inside of a single,
self- mirrored

mystery.
is

In the purest tradition the hero ^(^ke cowatd thinks he will


Dji

not content with

live fiotevet

the limitations of human existence and his adventures

may

only he keeps cleat of fights,


will five
if

be seen as a
venture
is

spiritual quest.

The very crux

of the hero's

l&ut old a$e


<Hven

him no ttuce
do.

his

own

self-realization

found through the

weapons

crowning reunion with his hamingja, a term used by the


ancient Norse to denote the god-self in man.

78

T^IPPL^ OF \yOTAP
Many
heroic figures survive from the literature of

Holif ~fZ>oolr

of

the

Aiifm Tiihl

without question, the greatest heroic epic ever penned by

the past, although countless names, once of supreme


importance, have been lost forever.

Aryan man. Perhaps the oldest example of exalted renown


is

The heroic legends

the Epic OF Gilgamesh, which was found on surviving clay

stand as veiled accounts of man's eternal search for truth.

tablets from the

Mesopotamian

civilization dating

back

These

tales of the courageous are not, however,

mere

over 5,000 years.

fantasy,

though often taken as such. They are parts of an

Independent thought, particularly in non-pagan,


theocratic states, often prompts persecution.

orderly body of tradition, imfolding through centuries and

large

bearing

witness

to

well-crafted

metaphysical

segment of the great heroic

tales of the ancient Celts

and

understructure. Like the myths of classical antiquity, the

Teutons were eradicated as a result of the relentless deluge


of Christian suppression upon the free-thinking, nature-

heroic tales of oxn mythology are symbolically sacred as


vehicles for gnostic understanding. In turn, the heroic path

based, pagan gnosticism of Europe. While our ancient


ancestors as an indigenous folk created and produced
heroes, the incongruent masses of today's consumer- driven

becomes a concept necessary


man's mind and
spirit,

for the full

development of

as well as the ever-evolving

conscious and subconscious psyche of the race.

times can only look and listen for them in an almost

The
hero at

hero, in the full sense of the word, would be no

shameless and passive


this

disillusion.

To further compound
mediocrity,

all if death

held for him any terror. Thus, accepting


in a

unnatural

diversion

towards

the

inevitable fate,

he becomes netted

web

of inexorable

controlling
tirelessly

powers behind the now-ruling system work


is

workings, as he boldly sets forth to

meet the labors of his

and incessantly to further promote aU that

quest with single-minded purpose, unhindered by the


prevailing material world.

enervating and destructive of Aryan manhood, self-reliance

and the wholesome Aryan


traits to

ethic.

The hero embodies the


race and culture that produced

which a healthy
Without the

Those men closest to conscious awakening are often


the most restless among society, most unsettled and
misunderstood.
into the

him

aspires.

hero the community lacks a crucial dimension, for the hero


is typically

When

a larger than
is

life

hero does emerge

the soul of the community; he

is

myth

in action.

world arena he

severely attacked by these

same

Thus he preserves that which

is noble, inspirational

and

opposing powers and viciously defamed before the


manipulated populace. With the
spiritless,

valuable to a society. Homer's Iliad, written in the 8th or

materialist

9th century

B.C.E.,

is

still

considered by

many

today,

psyche of our modern era comes the deceptive illusions of

79

T'erpPL^
security,

OF M/OTAP
itself

Holy J^oof

of the fytjw liihi

and this security


deity.

becomes worshiped as

We

all

share in each hero's myth, and in turn the hero

supreme

figure

becomes a

reflection

of

our

own

suffering

As

in

no previous time in history Aryan

man

faces

unconsciousness.

Through his plight we carry our

the very real possibility of cultural oblivion and racial


extinction. If we are to prepare the

aspirations, our ideals, oxu hopes, our beliefs, for these are

way

to a higher age of

what mold our ethnic mythos


In Homer's ODYSSEY, Ulysses
is

enlightenment,
valor

it

will

become necessary to

restore honor to

revealed to be a

and gather the stimulated strength of purpose within

mortal aspiring to the estate of hero, which end he attains

our

folk,

which

this higher age will require for our assured

by his perilous voyages through the seas of temporal


uncertainty.

racial survival.

The beliefs

of a people guide their desires,

The binding own


self-will,

of the Cyclops

becomes symbolic

formulating necessary actions.

An

heroic ethic

must again

of Ulysses'

whose power must be destroyed


its place.

be rekindled

to wrest this essential prize

from the clutches

before divine will could be seated in

The

heroic
It only

of the chaotic monster which descending human-kind has


created. Systems of education, religions

quest does not ensure that liberation will occur.

and governments

shows how it
achieve

is

possible for

it

to occur, so that the ego

may
the

have long become a vicious


one generation
is

circle

wherein the ignorance of


its

consciousness.

Everything

begins

with

transmitted like a hereditary taint to


is

individual,

and as Carl Jung

stated, "In reality, only a

progeny. Every form of social evil


exceedingly,

made

to thrive

change in the attitude of the individual can bring about a


renewal in the spirit of nations."

and the

racial

virtues

are periodically

threatened with annihilation. The spiritual pursuit for


truth
is

the maturing of the Aryan hero in the face of

destiny,

which he confronts alongside his gods. By


Sound, sound
fill

elevating himself to this wholeness the hero likewise

transcends to the immortality of his chosen archetypes.


Error
is

the clarion,

mortal, truth is immortal

and the hero will choose

One

fife,

throughout the sensual world proclaim,


life

the gods he will serve and abide by his own decision. In


this

one crowded hour of glorious


is

way he becomes a key figure in the physical and cosmic

worth an age without a name.

drama, having considerable freedom in the way he


interprets his part, yet destined to
fulfill

MORDAUNT

his allotted task.

80

HERBS L0G0S
SACREd
rflYfH

ijnncr eternity and outer eternity


meet in man.

J_yife

is

a mysterious and

many tracked

road.

Countless phenomena, experiences and awareness flash

through our lives in the comse of an all-too-brief passing in


time.
It is generally accepted that

man

is

conscious of

only a part of himself, and that very important process

concerned with his nature takes place outside of his


conscious awareness.
instinctive nature.

Man has

a thinking, a feeling and an


in all

These are not equally balanced

people. For this reason

some go

far in life, while others

barely leave the starting gates towards a higher destiny

and purpose here on

earth.

As each man has the

immediate responsibility to his individual development, to


his family and his race, each race, likewise, has the
responsibility to preserve its

own uniqueness and

respect

81

T<en?PL<e
for natnre

of m/otao
live.

Holif feoof'

of (he

Aiff&n
is,

luhi

and this planet upon which we

We are faced

make up our

world.

Our world

therefore, a logical

with the need to make real sacrifices in our present


lifetime in order to serve a future in which

construction from the sense data.

we may not even

Conditions and laws govern that obscure territory in

be

alive.

which physical phenomena are extended


in life intrigue

into a freer,

more

Phenomena

and challenge the

unpredictable realm. Once

we have grasped the

fact that

mental faculties which further propel one to seek answers


to the unexplainable.

man

starts

with a body, develops a mind and ends with a

That which

is

without form
it

spirit,

we can

begin to formulate the laws which

cannot be grasped rationally. Neither can

be

govern these phenomena, bi this manner

we

communicated
experience.
exist
all

at the level of ordinary

work our way through the mass of the


verifiable

We know

that

phenomena
to

surface to

the unexplored

and that there are answers


life's

most
Jung

territories,

which

lie

beyond and which


to

of

mysteries, in fact,
lost

many
from

are

3]^ amenable
is

diligent

and

have already been found and

painstaking research.
It

man through time.

our varying and cumulative

We know

that gnostic seers


t!

quest for knowledge which probes the


%
active life in all things

have passed down their accumulated

under the sun,

knowledge and wisdom from


for

W
civilizations

and which learns to respect and reverence


our own
life,

thousands

of

years,

so

that

the

as well as that of our race as

enlightened future generations

may benefit from


riant argued,

part of the cosmic plan.

such insight and understanding of cosmic law.

The
"We

ancient,

ethnic

mythologies,

religions,

The philosopher Emmanuel

language and symbolism developed through a race of

cannot know things as they really are, that the world


think

we

people are perhaps the most profound vehicle through

we know

so well is a construction of our minds."

which the arcane secrets are maintained. Unfortunately,

Bertrand Russell would later state that the fundamental


stuff of the physical universe is

most do not understand the treasure of wisdom contained


therein, nor
vital

something he

calls "sense

do they comprehend that these are the very


that,

data."

The sense

data, impinging on our sense organs, give

elements

bond a people as a
is

folic,

a culture and

rise to the impression of shape, sound, color, etc.,

which

that "will to be," which

the essential unifying strength of

82

T^n}PL^ OF M/OTAD
every sound and noble race.

Hoiif "S>ook

oftk
is

Aitf&n liihi

One must look beyond the

Everything in a race that

not transfused by rational


is

physical-material world which befuddles and consumes so

knowledge belongs to the folk mythos, which


spontaneous defense of the

the

very

much

of our precious thinking faculties and life-force.


its
is

human mind,

faced with an

Every race has


past of a people

soul

and every soul

its race.

The whole

unintelligible or hostile world.

nothing but an unfolded present, just as

The
thought,

place of Wotanism

is at

the very root of Aryan

our actions today determine the course of our future.

when thought is still only an outline plan of action.

The phenomenon
difficult to dismiss.

of genetic

memory

is

quite

This explains

why the

strength of every great civilization,

This brings forth the compelling theory

without exception, sprang from an indigenous mythology

that in the non-corporal world one can travel backwards or

because unity and direction become impossible without


myth.

forwards in time. In each of us

is

dormant, not only the

"past" of our family, our race, our clan, but, also, the traces

The heightened awareness gained through our


ethnic mythos
is

of entire epics and the influences of "affinities" and

what grants us a glimpse of our purpose

benedictions far removed from our present lodging-house.

within the greater plan of the universe, as well as

Our conscious mind

is

remiss from understanding

knowledge of our past through which we may understand


the present, and thereby discover the endemic roots of our
destiny as

everything, but the unconscious always keeps an eye on the

"age-old sacred things."


collective unconscious

As stated by Carl Jung, "The


is

we move forward

into the future.

does not develop individuaUy, but

inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes,

which can only become conscious secondarily and which


give definite form to certain psychic contents."

Pi
-Here we
have our present agebent on the extermination 0/ myth.

For Aryan
indispensible.

man

the Wotanist archetypes are

These ancient imprints and unconscious

forces are present always

and everywhere among the Aryan

i^Man

today, striked oj myth,

people. Cultural growth is

hampered considerably when a


its

stands fimished

among

all his pasts

race adheres to an alien religion which refutes


history,

own
be

and must dig


it

frantically for roots,

heroes and mythos. Not only does this deplete the


it is

among

the

most remote

antiauities.

strength of that people, but over time

racial suicide.

Friedrich

Nietzsche

83

High C's f Trasn


.WW5WN'WEgj >

Const AiitirjE
J-oday's Christians
still

venerate the

Roman

emperor Constantine to saintly status as the great


Christian liberator.

In truth, Constantine was far from


life.

saintly throughout his

The nature

of Constantine'

conversion to the Christian faith has long been a matter of


dispute.

Though he used the banner of

Christianity to

secure power and reek havoc and slaughter upon his pagan

enemies, he refused to be baptized until he was on his

The MATTEL
OF ALL HISTORY
IS

death bed.

Born

approximately

280

C.E.,

the

age

of

THE

PATIE1\(E

Constantine' s rule was a time of high government autocracy

WITH

and much discontent among the people of Rome.

Satirical

WHI<H ME1N A1ND


8BMirr

WOMEN

verses were often affixed to the palace gates, comparing the


ostentatious extravagance
to that of Nero.

TO BFiyiENS NNEES8A^iLY

and bloody reign of Constantine

A pervasive decay was felt in every part of

LAID FPON

THEM BY THEl^

the public administration; the Emperor himself, though he


still

GOTE^lNMElNTg.

retained the obedience, gradually lost the esteem of

Cromwell

William E. Borah

his subjects. After the conquests under the sign of the cross

and much accumulated wealth, Constantine developed an

Constantine

Charlemagne

84

T^n7PL^ OF M/OTAI7
Asiatic

Holif

T^ook oftht Auf&n liihi

pomp and assumed an

air

of softness

and

effeminacy. History relates that he was portrayed with false

hair of various colors, laboriously arranged along with a

profusion of

gems and

pearls, of collars

and bracelets and

CHARJ.EI)IAGI]E

variegated flowing robe of silk, curiously embroidered with


flowers of gold.

V^harlemagne has been credited with great


twice, the second
political

The Emperor had been married


wife (Fausta) he

and humanitarian vision and a devout

religious

condemned

to death

by scalding steam

conviction.

As a

result,

many have been

led to think of his

and

suffocation. Constantine's eldest son, Crispus,

he had
would

military ventures as Crusades.

He was

in fact a gluttonous

secretly put to death. Over time the executions

and superstitious illiterate who had a considerable capacity


for brutality.

include a

nephew and a

great

number of respectable and

His accomplishments were due mostly to the

innocent friends, as his paranoia and tyrannical rule


increased.

egocentric energy with

which he pursued his

military goals

and the ruthlessness with which he treated any of his


opponents.

To sustain the Emperor's vain splendor, heavy taxes


and much oppression were exacted on the people. The
western part of the Empire had been very nearly wrung dry;
a

In

768

C.E.

Charlemagne

and

his

brother,

Carloman, inherited the Frankish kingdom (most of


present day France and part of western Germany). The
entire

Gaelic

writer

protested

to

Constantine that tax


life."

assessments had "drained our very

At times the
cruel

kingdom passed

to

Charlemagne when Carloman

burdens were extreme within the provinces;


prosecutions and tortures were
debtors.

died in 771.

When in the

surrender of Verona his nephews

common

fare for insolvent

posed an inconvenience, he had them executed.


For the next few decades Charlemagne ravaged

A desperate but frequent

alternative to the over-

taxed was to murder their newborn infants to lessen further


penalties.

through northern Europe pursuing a ruthless policy for


total power, using

the alien Christian doctrine to enforce

The
ultimately

Christian conversion of Constantine's Empire

the most severe of torture and death upon non-believers.

wedded church and


coffers, laying

state,

diverting

Roman

Among the Aryan Celts and Teutons there was quite


enough violence, but cruelty throughout Northern Europe

funds into church

the groundwork for the

medieval Dark Ages to come.

was yet not customary. With the Christian conversion of the

85


T^njPL'e

OF m/qtap
later

Holif

l^ook of the

hMfw

liihi

North the alien custom of cruelty entered the land.

Christian Irish to be idolatrous, barbarous savages, less

Charlemagne would

become known as the

than human. Accompanied by Puritan preachers, Cromwell


arrived in Ireland in

'Saxon Slayer,' as he followed a rigid pogrom of Christian

1649 with 35

ships.

From their pulpits


"kill all

baptism or death against

all

Saxons. In 782 at

Werden

the preachers extorted the invading army to


were, young
to

that

Charlemagne conducted an execution of 4,500 high ranking


Saxon warriors
Christians.
for refusing to

men and

old, children

and maidens." Hoping

bow down

to the

law of the

make an impression

that would terrify the rest of the

Under the guise of a peaceful

treaty

he enticed

pagan populace

into submission, the slaughter in the city of

the Saxon warlords to enter his court, leaving their

Droghedn was tremendous, no one would be spared.


Cromwell's comment to his troops, "Nits

weapons behind. Having secured these men in his confines,

make
It

lice,"

was

he had them bound and beheaded

to the very last warrior.

used

to justify the

murder of

infants.

should be

A further

symbolic climax of malicious intolerance


to cut

particularly noted that the butchering of infants

under

was Charlemagne's order

down and destroy the

Cromwell's

command was

diligently attended to during

Irminsul, the sacred pillar representing the world tree,


Yggdrasill, the holy axis of the Teutonic

this period. It is a matter of record that babies

were tossed
in

pagan

religion.
all

on spears as a manner of sport by the common soldiers


the presence of officers.

This Saxon spiritual center was devastated totally and


its

of

treasures plundered by Charlemagne's troops.

At the height of the horror, his soldiers barricaded


the doors of St. Peter's Church where a number of terrified

wmwmsmM^
Crphiwell
Agent of God or Cold-blooded Butcher?

men, women and children had taken refuge in the


Using the wooden pews for
fuel,

steeple.

Cromwell's

men set fire to

the church. The hapless victims trapped inside were


mercilessly burned alive.
roasting to death

The rack and dungeon and


for

was employed

many

of the captives

And the psalm

saith,

"Happy

shall

he be that taketh

they stopped at nothing, even hanging

women with child.

and dasheth thy children against the storm."

Cromwell's armies then moved across Ireland for


nine months like a plague, devastating everything in their

jl

erhaps there

is

no name more hated in Irish

path.

history than Oliver Cromwell.

He

firmly believed all non-

He was hailed a hero by the Christians and English Parliament. On 2 October 1649 the English Parliament

86

T^rpPLf OF M/OTAI?
appointed a National Thanksgiving Day in celebration of
title

Holy J>c'<?/-

of \k

Aitf&n Tiiki

handkerchief around their arms, so that they might know

dreadful slaughter.

one another when the bell began to

toll in

the church
all

Cromwell, without equal, was the coldest-blooded

steeple for the slaughter to begin. It would last

through

butcher of the many butchers Ireland had ever experienced


in

the night and into the next day. Following the example of
Paris, the carnage spread to

seven centuries

afflicted.

The

extent of Cromwell's

an additional 20,000 victims

carnage was almost beyond description.

nationwide, as Catholics throughout the countryside joined


in

Even

title

English themselves came to despise

on the death-dealing frenzy under the prevailing powers


of the Church.
It is ironic

Cromwell, as he bullied his way to dictatorship and

had

to rely

on his soldiers and spies to protect

that Catherine would pursue non-

him. Cromwell was to follow in the footsteps


of Cardinal Richelieu,

Catholics with such brutal ruthlessness,

who had never


or the freedom

when she

herself brought the black


Italy to
It

cared about

human

life

magic Ruggieri to France from

of the people.

be her personal sorcerers.

was

through this alliance that she was to


learn the secrets of "devil dolls,"

which she would employ on her


enemies to increase their suffering from

CAtHERJrjE dE
-Lhe
terrible

rflEdiCi
afar.

massacre

of

By habit Catherine was a


St.

Catholic,

Bartholomew's day was the planned and dreadful

but paramount above


I,

all else

was her driving

deed of Catherine de Medici, wife of Francis


granddaughter of Lorenzo de Medici.
It

and
IX,

obsession for power for herself and her son, Charles

was

in the

month

whose

life

she vigorously dominated. Catherine died


to the aid

of August 1572 in Paris that 2,000 defenseless French

5 January 1589. Soon afterwards, Henry IV came

Huguenots were butchered by order of the Roman Catholic


Church. Each door of the Huguenots' homes were marked
for

of the Huguenots in the Edict of Nantes (1598) granting

them

toleration

and a degree of self-government.

death with a white Christian cross. The

Roman

Catholics put a white cross on their hats and tied a

87

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAI)

Holy f^ook

of the

f\uf&n Jiihi

no authority without unity and no


unity without a
It
is

common purpose.
impossible
to

virtually

20tH CEryfURy
JFor the past 2,000 years Christians have been

prosper under the rule of an alien

government or religion not born


of
killing Catholics, Catholics killing Christians, Christians
its

people. It will take a total

restoration of our Aryan folk


consciotisness;
it

will take
for

and Catholics torturing and massacring Pagans. As a


has been denied us
consequence, millions upon millions of our Aryan folk are

what

the past

butchered mindlessly over the whims of totalitarian


religious doctrines
controllers.

2,000 years, which

is

the right to

think, create, analyze

and believe
which
future
in

and

power-hungry world government


with the freedom of
stirs
spirit

within

us.

The High

C's of Treason have

become

Our

further

depends upon a revolution


institutionalized through the
exploitive

directions of

marxist

Communism,

thought, a Creed of Iron, the

Capitalism

and

Christian

"High C of Reason" that


universalism. Aryan genocide in this 20th century, already

will

and

must manifest from those very


exceeding 100 million in fratricidal wars, bears testament
roots
to the self-imposed insanity that

upon which our great race

consumes

all

foundation

was
of reason, logic and natural instinct.

built.

The all-too-inhuman evil contained


Joseph Stalin can surface in a single

in the

mind

of a

swift act at any given

moment, as witnessed by Winston Churchill's


incineration of the peaceful

total

Uj a nation expects
ignorant and

to be

town of Dresden, Germany, or


free,

as recently as Bill Clinton's vengeful annihilation of the

Branch Davidian group

in

Waco.
it

in

state oj civilization,

The principles of Nature's law decree that there can


be no freedom without
order, no order without authority,

expects

what never

will be.
Rune Gandr with Badger Skull and Horse Hair

Thomas Jefferson

88

H0RNS
.

...

...

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:v""'

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.

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:*":!<:>

v ^:?0-:r-

SWW^fW *-~'\*$'$g^ !*?!&'**&


In

HistoRy

^Nothing

in

D^ature

is

inherently Evil.

To

the unenlightened, horns have been a veil of terror

obscuring the beautiful countenance oj truth.

Xn every ancient, Aryan society trie symbolic expression


of horns
virility

was always highly venerated. The outstanding


male horned-animal led man
to

of the

adopt the

horn as the emblem of manhood; the gods themselves were


frequently depicted bearing horns in ancient times.

The
for

earliest archeological evidence

the use of animal horns by

man
site

comes from a Neanderthal burial

enhanced their chances of success in battle by wearing


horned helmets.
It

dating from circa 60,000-70,000 years


ago. Within the

was believed that a warrior wearing

Aryan tradition of the


a long

such headgear would not only stress his own martial and

Celts

the horn has

and

male
deity

qualities,

but ensure

for

himself the protection of the

celebrated lineage.

To the Celts

whose

particular attribute they represented. Kings


also,

horns were a powerful symbol of


virility

and priests were,


power.
It

horned to indicate their special


belief that horns

and divine power. They not


their

was a long-held
fertilizing

were charged

Zeus-Ammon

only gave

gods horns, but

with great

power.

Some

of the first plows were

89

T^rppL^:
made

OF M/otap
1

Holif

T^ook of

the

fytyw Ttihi

of horn and ceremonial tilling with


for

England.

horns continued

many

centuries after

The symbolic

triskelion, a figure that consists of


is

the invention of the modern plow. Through


history

three interlocking horns,

known as the

sign of "Thule,"

we

find

women

depicted bearing

or the "Wotanically inspired one."

The

the horns of a cow as a symbol of motherhood. To our Aryan ancestors horns were a

horned goat

is

one of the oldest attributes

of the war god Thor.

The Teutonic god


with the ram.

symbol

of

life;

to

the

pagan-phobic

Heimdall

is,

also, associated

Christian

creed

they

would

become
Cow-headed Hathor

An early myth

relates that the

sound of his

Triskelion

demonized as the very symbol of death and


evil.

Gjauarhorn could be heard throughout the world.

The stag-god seems

to

be one of the

Horned head-dresses,

characteristic of Scandinastill

earliest

and most widely revered among

vian warriors of 2,000 B.C.E. were


C.E.

worn as late as 1,000

the plethora of the Celtic deities. Foremost was the god

by the Vikings, though not as commonly depicted by

Cernunnos, the
signify "the

name which was

coined by the

Romans

to

today's Hollywood interpretations. With the beginning of


battles the sounding of a horn,
it

horned one."

was hoped, would

inspire

The Teutonic

culture likewise shared

courage and strength.

a strong tradition in horn symbolism.

The horned dance


relic of Aryan

is

a popular
still

Horns were a symbol of the Aryan


Allfather, Wotan,

pagan worship, and

most

traditionally in

practiced in numerous ceremonies


today.

his guise

as

the staghorn figure


Hunter."

Of these dances perhaps the


is

"Heme
would

the

This

image

most recognized

the

Heme

the

later correlate colloquially with

Hunter (Wotan) Dance, traditionally


performed each year during Yule at
Celtic

the ancient "Neck" or "Nick," meaning


ISIS

Horned Deity

WITH MOON

"a spirit."

Wotan

(as Nick)

had such a

Abbot's Bromley, England. This ancient shamanic dance


signifies assurance of a

AND COW HORNS

hold on the affections of the people of

good hunt and the

fertility

of the

Northern Europe that the church was forced to accept him,

herds.

and he was canonized as


Santa Claus, and
is still

St. Nicholas, originally

a horned

One of the essential ritual tools of today's practicing


Wotanist kindreds
is

celebrated as such in Cornwall,

the drinking horn. Its function

is

not

90

T^lT7PL<e

OF

WOTAY)
is

Holif l^.ook

of (he htttw Tiihi

restricted to conducting the

ceremony alone, but

a tradi-

a cauldron or cup of abundance out of which the Holy Grail


mythos,
also,

tional favorite of all attending, particularly for the sumbel.

developed.

The sumbel, an

ancient toasting ritual,

is

characterized by

the passing of the drinking horn and the speaking of words


of great meaning, the

making of oaths, the singing of songs,


rite

the reciting of poetry and the voicing of boasts. For this the horn
is

an absolute necessity, as

it

consciously bonds us

through

its direct

emotional association with our ancestors


Drinking scene from an ancient Gotland stone

and indigenous Aryan gods and heroes. The horn functions


as the pivot of social-earthly ritual by various

means
Horns continue
to hold a mystic fascination

through

its

symbolism alone. In olden times an oath sworn

and

between kinsmen while sharing a drinking horn was an


oath that never shotdd be broken.
In

relevance throughout Aryan history. Today when

we

toast a

horn of beverage to our gods, we partake in a ceremony and


tradition that is very ancient indeed. Horns, like any

Scandinavia

the

annual sacrifices to Thor, Wotan

symbol of a race mythology, are not manufactured; they


cannot be ordered, invented or permanently suppressed.

and Frey were accompanied by a


banquet at which horns were
drained to Wotan on behalf of

They symbolize a spontaneous production of the psyche,


and each bears within
source.
it,

undamaged, the germ power of its

the king and to Frey for a good


year and well-being.

Today, as
stag reveal to
raise a

we

observe this age-old tradition, let us


folk,

The Aryan gods bearing horns of the

horn to the high gods of our

who have molded


meet the

us symbolically that the horn, not unlike our physical body,

the very essence of our being, providing us the strength of


will,

ebbs and flows and will one day


again.

fall to

be renewed once
its origins

creative force,

wisdom and

nobility to

The well-known Horn

of Plenty

had

with

challenges of life's

drama here in Midgard. To our gods and

the Northern European goddesses primarily, which


signified a

those great heroes of old, present and yet to be,

we

offer a

horn that would never deplete


afterlife.

its

beverage for

toast in your honor... that through our traditions your spirit

the eternal feasting in the

Likewise referred to as

may dwell

eternally in the folk-soul of our race.

91

IMS fAIL
The Island of UJisdorn

Che harp that once through Tara's halls,


T/te soul oj music shed,

[Now

lies
ij

as

mute on lira's walls

M
official

J?ls

that soul were dead.

Thomas
J.

Moore

he

birth,

of man's ignorance concerning true


it

history is

open to dispute, but the year

became

was in 325 C.E.

at the Council of Nicsea. It was there that the

emperor Constantine brought together the leading powers


of Church and State to create one religion that would

become world dominating, with the plan


non-Christian opposition by force,
necessary. Constantine

to eradicate all

when and wherever


State

knew that for the Church and

of

Rome

to hold power, this covert

scheme would be
officiated the

absolutely essential.

Thus was created and

religion of Christianity that

would douse the light of


into

knowledge and plunge the world


darkness, ignorance and turmoil.
Christianity
It

two thousand years of

was not a new religion by any means.


16 previous leading

was a

virtual carbon copy of at least

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T^IDPL^ OF \J/OTAD
religions.

Hofif

f^ook of

the

AtffM Tiiki human


senses and
is

These 16

religions in turn

drew

their roots from

God, being

invisible to the five

the mother religion of Eire (Ireland). All bear unmistakable


similarities
in

incomprehensible to the average

human

intellect,

structure,

as they are all constructed

symbolized by most religions in the form of physical or


mythical deities. This
is

through physical representations of the sun's cycles found


in astrology.

correct

and appropriate since the

all-pervading essence of God-Spirit is in them, even as

For two millennia prior to the Counsel of Nicasa and

thoughts.
Historically, solar

the establishment of Christianity there were at least 16


crucified

and cosmic worship has been the

and resurrected gods:

basis for

all

of the world's religious systems. Physical and

mythical gods or saviours bearing a multitude of names,


1.

Thulis of Egypt

1700 1200 1200 1170 1160


Celtic Druids
. .

b.c.e. B.C.E.
B.C.E. B.C.E. B.C.E. B.C.E.

depending upon the era and locale of the particular


religion,

2. 3.

Krishna (Chrishna) of India


Crite of

have

traditionally:

Chaldea

4.
5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Atys of Phrygis

1.

had

their birth foretold

by a

star

Thammus of Syria
Hesus (Jesus) of the
Indra of Tibet
Bali of Orrisa

2. 3.

come from the sky to be born as a man


been born of a virgin mother been born been born been born
in a cave,

.834

725 725 622


or Sakia

B.C.E.

4.
B.C.E. 5.

dungeon or similar setting

Iao of Nepal

at the Winter Solstice


to

b.c.e.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.


16.

Buddha Sakia

Muni of India 600


600

6.
B.C.E.
7.

redeem men from

their iniquities

Alcestos of Euripides

B.C.E. B.C.E. B.C.E.

been visited by wise

men or magi
and ordered put
to

Mithra of Persia
Quetzacoatl of Mexico

600
587

8. 9.

received the praises of angels


lived hazardously in infancy

Wittoba of Teligonese

522 506

B.C.E.

death
10. 11. 12.

Prometheus of Greek mythology


Quirinus of Rome

... .547 B.C.E.


B.C.E.

grown up

in obscurity
evil

overcome temptation by the

one

been

crucified

and descended

into hel
into

All religions are truly only a collection of branches

13.

risen from the

dead and ascended

heaven on

of a single tree which

was grown from a

single seed.

the Vernal Equinox

93

T<erppL<e
The

OF M/OTAI?
be
easily
in

Holy 7>oo{'

of the Atyw Tuhi

significance of these "life stages" can

might of Spain to invade and eradicate the Mayan records


South America.
all

recognized as the sun's cycles and a general understanding


of Astrology.

It

was Diego de Landa who

in

1549

ordered

the ancient Mayan documents and manuscripts

The
Isle

Inis Fail, or the Island of

Wisdom, or Sacred

to

be publically burned, condemning them as works of

of the Ancient Magi of Iesa, carried the high

Satan.

knowledge of the former mother continent of Atlantis


following its destruction circa 15,000 years ago.

History books

tell

us today that civilization started


are expected to believe that a

An Aryan

with Ur and Sumer.

We

brotherhood of magian adepts were domiciled in Eire for

major, fufi-thriving civilization could pop

up out of nowhere

many thousands
nature and
all

of years, during which time they explored

her manifold and various aspects, both from


It

without the preceding ages of development which lead up


to such a culture,

within and from without.

was there that they developed

and that we are

to ignore the vast

and acquired the vast and wonderful knowledge and


science as demonstrated in the construction of the Great

remaining relics of

much

far distant civilization

which

evidenced flying machines and technology far superior to

Pyramid of Iesa (now called Giza), which has been a marvel


of Aryan ingenuity and considered a

modern

times.

Wonder of the World.


was
all

Aryan

man

never evolved from apes, nor from Crosubspecies; these are baseless

Following the Council of Nicaea, not only


former, spiritual

Magnon and Neanderthal

wisdom subverted, but with it much of the


well.

fantasies of Simian-centric, pedantic academes.

The Aryan

knowledge of history and science as

By order of the

man
later

of ancient times

was of a physical and mental


Even the

controlling powers, the greatest library of the world at

constitution far superior to Occidentals of today.

Alexandria was set ablaze by


rebuilt

Romans under

Julius Caesar,

masters

of Greece,

such

as

Pythagoras

and

and again destroyed completely, with the books


fires of the

Apollonius, were of such perfected physical and mental

used to flame the

Roman baths. The

Library at

make-up that people would often bow before them


passing, assuming that they were living gods.

in

Alexandria was known to possess scrolls of writings dating

The Ancient

back

to Atlantian times.
is at

Such a

loss to the world of

Aryan Masters were known as the "Divine Sparks," and

knowledge

times

difficult to

fathom.

were the

first to

discover and explore the profound depths

Later, other irreplaceable libraries that linked us to our

of man's inner nature.

distant past, found

among the Druids and Mayans, would

When
ancient Aryan

the island of Eire became the homeland of

be utterly destroyed. The Roman Catholic Church used the

wisdom and the

seat of the great magi, the

94

T^n?PL^ OF \J/OTAI}
civilization flourished vastly,

Holy T^ook
summer.
It is

of (he

/\tofw liihd

with

its

people spreading

from the mother continent of the island of


sun worship.

across Europe and on to the four comers of the earth. In the


first

Eire, Atlantis, that ihe Celts inherited their

wave of their advance they would even leave their


in the Far East

"At"

means illustrious,
It is

"Ian"

means land or church and 'tis"

mark

among the

Asians, through which


order).

means wisdom.

a camouflaged

name

for that

former

Taoism was established (The Way, a monastic

sacred continent and great magian priesthood.

The word

Another wave gave China Fo (one of the Irish names of the


sun God).

Atlantis signifies "the illustrious land of wisdom."

He

still

"shines on the hills of Han."


Celtic

There are those today who

still

scoff at the very idea

The

Aryan

magi ^_^^^_^_^_

^^^_^^^^__

that the continent of Atlantis


existed, or claim that
it

had ever
in

established orders in India, Southeast

was a fantasy

Asia and -were originators of the Mayans


cultures.

the mind of Plato. These are, no doubt, the

They founded Egypt, Sumer and


of ancient Greece and Troy
stock.

same nay-sayers who believed that the


of Troy, likewise, did not exist, until a

city

Ur.

The peoples

man

were of Celtic
origin,

Rome

itself,

in its

named Heinrich Schliemann


following a lead from

in

1873,

was a colony of Eire. The Celts based

Homer's epic tome

their religion around the sun. It

was

their

The

Iliad,

did indeed discover the lost city

belief that the sun is the visible center of


light,

of Troy.

he

is

the great teacher.


to

He

contains

Even as

far

back as ancient Greece

and imparts

mankind

all

light

and

people were already starting to doubt the


existence of the Minoan Crete civilization,

knowledge. All

who

are wise in esoteric thing)

recognize this to be true.

As

to his natural aspect in

which was

later discovered. Heinrich

Schliemann

relation to the physical world,

his beneficence and

was again

successful in unearthing the long-forgotten

influence are everywhere manifested. It

was evident to the

civilization of Mycenae, Greece.


St.

Herr Schliemann, while in

Celts that all earthly life depends exclusively upon the sun.

Petersburg, personally examined two Egyptian papyri in

The land of Ur
word;
it

in

Chaldea

is

an idiomatic Celtic
Irish

the Hermitage Museum. One of these contained the


following:

means the

sun, fire

and the East. One of the


It is

"Pharaoh sent out an expedition to the west in

names of the sun is Somh, Somhra, Summer.


Celtic root

from this

search of traces of the land of Atlantis, whence 3,350 years


before the ancestors of the Egyptians arrived, carrying with

word that we get our "Anglo-Saxon" word

95

T^IT}PL^
themselves
all

OF M/OTAD
land."
fion,

Holy f^ook
or film, is a Celtic

of (he fytyw Tiihi


of the sun, and the Finicians

of the

wisdom of their native

name

It "was

not until the 20th century that definitive

were avid sun-worshippers of Iesa, the Celtic sun god. The


priesthood of Iesa would later be known by various names,

physical evidence would surface on the actual existence

and whereabouts of

Atlantis.

At

first

pilots

of both

such as

Picts,

name which
The word

could, also,

mean

a Druid

scheduled and chartered flights began to remark on


pyramidal formations, steep terraces and walls on the

priest or magician.
is

"Pict"

means a musician, and

a camouflaged word for the adept

who understands

ocean floor between the Bahamas and Florida.

Pan-

sacred magic, or the occult spiritual forces locked up within

American

pilot

has described seeing an archway in a


surface.

the

human body... The body

is

called the "lyre of Apollo,"


is,

submerged wall about 60' from the

The celebrated

and he who understands that instrument


Pict, or "musician,"

therefore, a

seer of the 20th century, Edgar Cayce, predicted that ruins

because of certain nerve centers or

of Atlantis would be found in the Florida Keys. Not

many
had

ganglia through which the spiritual force energizes. This is

years later local fisherman sighted such ruins and marble

why the harp

is

an insignia of the ancient Celts and directly

streetways

submerged

precisely

where

Cayce

alludes to Eire's distinction and pre-eminence as the

predicted. With the advent of

NASA

satellites,

which now

homeland of the Magian Priesthood. No other country or


people have such a symbol, and for a good and sufficient
reason.

can easily view the ocean

floor,

overwhelming evidence of

submerged

civilizations

has come to light over a good


its coastlines,

portion of the Atlantic and

from Ireland to

Not only was

Rome

first

a Celtic colony, but

its

Spain to North Africa and along the southeastern coast of


America. Similar finds have been discovered around the
Pacific

beginnings into the pages of history start with the tale of

the twin brothers Romulus and Remus. Romulus

is

said to
its

rim as well, lending credence to the lost continent

of Lemura.

Rome and from him Rome is name. Romulus and Remus are but two
have founded

said to take

formulated or
is

Eire

was the true home of the "Phoenicians." This

concocted names for the sun. Romulus read backwards


sul-u-mor (solos mor), the great light, the sun;

word

is

a secret

name

for the insular race of

mariners and

Remus read
to be.

traders

who

carried on

commerce with the whole world,

backwards

is

sum-er (summer) as

it

was meant

including so-called undiscovered America, no less than

Summer
sun.

is

a mythic ideal

name

of and a true aspect of the

2,000 years before Columbus.


the Grecian

The

original spelling before


"Finician."

name

"Phoenician,"

was

The word

As Rome grew into an empire

its lust for

control

and

96

T<en?PL^
power became
insatiable.
its evil

OF m/qtap
Rome's switch
to Christianity
fact,

Holy S-oofr
understood that
Christian Celts.
snakes

of the AiifM Tiihi

was a word used to describe the nonAugustine faction of Christianity

only intensified

nature and designs. In

the

The

St.

Christian religion would be better

named "emperorism,"
Celtic

was no
a

less severe than that of Constantine. Charity gained


definition. It

"Romanism" or "popism." The island of Eire and


paganism would be
in for the struggle of its
life.

new

became an
if

act of divine kindness to

The pagan

destroy one's adversary

one could not convert him. The

Celts of Eire would never surrender or compromise, hence,

eventual decline of the old religions and their final


corruption

the war to the bitter finish. No nation in the world's history

was due

to the motion of the world from a state

has

reached

greater

heights,

both

spiritually

and

of fertility to one of sterility.


Christianity,
in

intellectually,

nor has suffered greater injustice at the

time,

gained a popular appeal,


intellect or

hands of priestly impostors or political oppressors than the


Celts. It

because

it

in

no way required greatness of

was only

after

she was sacked and destroyed and

intelligence. It

was a

religion of the masses,

and by weight

her sacred altars laid in ruins by the English invaders at


the instigation of the

of number
its

it

achieved control of the political machinery of

Rome

that the English priests gave her

time. Against such pressure of the controlling Vatican


illiterate

name

"Ireland" (from "Ir," the end or finish). So,

when

and the

mob,

it

was

all

that the

now

rebel, non-

they finished their foul work of destruction, the English


priests of Rome called her Ireland.
St. Patrick,

Christian religions could do to survive.

The

Inquisition did

not

make life

easy for the free-thinking pagans anywhere in

the

little

darling of today's uninformed

Europe. Ireland, being separated from the mainland, as

Irish,

may well be

a deceitful fraud of the

Roman

Catholic

with Iceland, would become the last holdouts where the


old religions could
still flourish.

Church, formulated by the English priests under the


leadership
of William,

During the 8th century the

Bishop

of Malmsbury.

The

genocide on non-Christians continued under the reign

Encyclopedia Brittanica (9th ed. pg. 248) finds


to give credence to

it difficult

Charlemagne who wielded such a legacy of blood on his


fellow

such a sketchy figure and


is,

states,

"Our

man that he was

given the

title

"Saxon-Slayer."

knowledge of the Irish apostle

however, so contradictory

The carnage of the Roman Catholic Church was


incessant throughout the Middle Ages.

and unsatisfactory that no reliance can be placed on any


dates connected with him."
St. Patrick,

When the Empire of


was transferred
to

Rome had expended


Catholic

itself,

that power

as the fable goes, drove the snakes out

England. The Inquisition was only part of the overall terror.

of

Ireland.

The

Roman

Church

covertly

There were any number of bloody potentates, such as

97

T^itjpl^

of

'vi/qtap

Hoiif J^oot-

of the Aufm Hihi


Cecil

Catherine de Medici, Cardinal Richelieu and, of course,


there was Oliver Cromwell, perhaps one of the most hated

The Great Hunger by

Woodham-Smith

accurately
its

describes this near destruction of the Irish nation and

names
only

in Irish history. After Cromwell's bloody conquest,

people in vivid and shocking detail.

some

half-million Irish survived on the

island.

The outbreak of World War I saw thousands of Irish


soldiers recruited into the British

Cromwell, without equal, was the most ruthlessly


of the

evil fiend

army to

fight

and die

for

many butchers Eire had ever experienced in all the


700
English
domination,
Ireland

a land that was not their own. Ireland has been a nation of
constant blood turmoil since that very
Semitic, imposter religion entered
first
its

centuries encroached. In the 1840' s, after nearly

time when the

years

of

had

upon

shores.

The new

experienced a poverty and misery that was

millennium has ushered in a Celtic revival of music, art and


spiritualism.

simply appalling and unparalleled.


mighty, sacred
isle,

This

Paganism

is

reported to be the fastest

birthplace of Aryan

growing religion in the world. Perhaps the Gods will smile


favorably again on the
dear. Perhaps

wisdom

and

culture,

had been

Land of Eire that once held them so

reduced to a conquered country,


the
Irish

Aryan man, now faced with extinction as a

peasant,

species, will grasp the error of his

ways

in following alien

dispossessed
landlord

man,
and

his
alien

creeds and with pitting kinsman against kinsman. As long


as the blood of our ancestors
is in

our veins, nothing in this

conqueror, then in 1845

world

is impossible... Nothing!

came the famine. The


potato
failed

crops

had
the

and

people of Ireland

had reached a
state

O iie,
who envied

to

what depths hast thy

bright jjiame
ofi

of misery
all

fatten through the baseness


thy $toty
Q^-heij

and rapacity

those

beyond

and coveted thy possessions!

comprehension.

extinguished thy ti^ht


it.

A book entitled
19th Century engraving

without themselves possessing

A.

Renard

98

IRTT1INSUL
The Cosmic Axis

Uhe burning
Dt
it

one

is

Bros in his form as a fame.


one
is

shines

and

it

devours.
it

Ike growing

the tree of
it

life;

grows green, and

accumulates living matter while

grows.

Bros panes up and then dies away;


the tree of
life,

however, grows slowly


throughout countless ages.
JUNG, The
Fourth

and reaches

stately stature

THE GNOSTIC

Sermon

J.

he eponymic hero,

to

whom the Saxons sacrificed


was the ancient
or Irminus.

after their victory over the Thuringians,

patriarchal god

known as Hirmin, Irmin

The

Teutonic

Iritn

god held the chief seat of worship among the


Great wooden pillars were raised in his

Saxon

tribes.

honor. These pillars over time

became

stylized into the

symbolic form that we


Irminsul
is

know today

as the Irminsul.

the

name

given to the column of the


it is

universe, upholding all things (cosmic axis);

thought

that Irmin was another name for the sky god Tyr

among the
(t)
is

Saxons.

The rune

associated with Tyr, the "Tiwaz"

99

T'errjPL'e

of

^otah
came

Holy l^ook

of (he Aitfm Ttihi


1)

an upward pointing arrow signifying the North Star or the


guiding star, the top of the world axis, Irminsul, the
straight line that keeps the cosmic forces in polarized
order.

The tribal name "Irminons" means:

the ones who

forth out of the ancestral origins of the solar

man

2)

the wandering governors, solar judges, semanes, and 3)


conclusion of opinion by a

The
historian
that the

Roman
states

turn of

fate.

"Irmionen"
sun.

Tacitus

means children of the


^*m?z,*t^"

name

of

Mars was

Much
have
to
to
ties

of

all this

may

well

Hermin. Further, he writes, "In

with our long distant

some parts of Germany Wotan was considered


be
identical with the

Hyperborean ancestors.

Saxon god Irmin. Irmin was said

The Northern Aryan pagans erected Irminsuls


which served as highly symbolic and
spiritual shrines.

possess a ponderous brazen chariot in which he rode


across the sky along the path which we know as the Milky

The

greatest of the Irminsul pillars in Obermarsberg


built

Way, but which the ancient Germans designated as


Irmin' s Way. This chariot,
occasionally

had a temple

around

it

and was considered the and nomadic

whose rumbling sound


to
it

holiest of shrines for the widely scattered

became perceptible
left

mortal ears as
still
is,

Saxon

tribes. It

was heavily laden with

rich sacrificial

thunder, never

the sky, where

can

be seen

in

offerings of wealth.

the constellation of the Great Bear which


in the

also,

known

This great Irminsul column that supports the


universe,
it

North as Wotan's Wain."


Tacitus, Pliny

was

believed,

was the pivot around which

and Pytheas

all

made mention of

the earth turned, and this accounted for changes in the


position of the stars at different times of

a tripartition of Germanic

society,

which

according

to

their

the

day

and night. There were

documents consisted of the


three tribes: the Ingaevons, the
Irminsul Carving

mythical stories to explain the


origin of this

it

had been

built

by
it

Irminions and the Istaevons.

a prodigiously clever smith and

According to Tacitus, the Earth-born god "Tuisco" (Tyr, Zio, the generator) had a son "Maiuius,"
sons,

had

to

be kept in a good state of repair otherwise the


fall

who generated

three

universe might collapse and the firmament

and crush

namely "Ingvo," "Irmin" and

"Istvo."

the surface of the earth. The pole-star was presumed to be

100

T^n}PL<e

OF M/OTAI7

Holif

Kool- of

the

AiifM Tuki

the top of the sacred column; the sky revolved around this
star. It is

generally

assumed that the great holy Irminsul

was constructed out of ash wood.


Around 12,500
B.C.E.

The
G
Jiiny
of.

If

ree of

Idife

the Irminist religion of Krist

was proclaimed
Teutons.

to

be emerging as the universal faith of the


the txee
of. Cife,

A climax occurred in the continuous wars between


B.C.E.

the Irminists and the Wotanists, the latter eventually

5Jhe HoAAamt. of the (bianchea, axe 5Jhe tinging bvaU. ate

uout

p>ope,

.overwhelmed the Irminists around 9,600

gout angefo,
uewt d-pMt,

The Christian intruder Charlemagne had the


Irminsul destroyed during the war against the Saxons at

5Jhe

whLsyeung

(faieeze i&

Eresburg in 772
unfailing hatred

C.E.,

when he earned the deepest and


all

>,

JCing.

of the tee of Ufe,


its.

and opposition from

Aryan pagans.

Wotan and Frigga named one of their sons Hermod


(Irmin).

Hermod welcomed the heroes

to Valhalla

and

May the (ttotAam (bang fotth. tweetest pout, May the 6vui& ding, out the fuahest pxafae, May gout i^pitit covet ail with hid, gentle (heath..

otherwise acted as the equivalent of the Greek god

From Celtic Fire

Hermes. His most spectacular errand was

to

descend to

Hel

in

an

effort to recover

the god Balder.

One

will notice strong similarities

between the

Irminsul and the Yggdrasill (world tree), both of which are

deeply rooted in antiquity.


links

Upon deeper research


will

various

between these pagan ideas

be revealed.

Not unlike

man whose

existence bridges the


(earth)

macrocosm and the microcosm, so does Midgard

bridge the upper and lower realms as displayed on the


Yggdrasill tree.

As the Yggdrasill

roots

and branches each

extend in three directions, so do three great paths diverge

from the Irminsul

pillar.

101

Holif

Kool' of the
Italy,

AvfM

Tiikl

rTlARTlAL

ARTS

other Aryans went to

the Celts to France and Spain.

To

all

these lands they brought the Indo-European

languages (for Latin and Greek are Indo-European


tongues),
creative
arts
class.

and

science,

establishing

Of tHE AnciEnt Aryahs

themselves as a ruling

Along with these many proficiencies they possessed


a highly developed spiritual pagan belief system, paralleled

by an equally essential method of combative

skills.

Through the
Utere
is

no greater

Cjlory for

^Man

early stages the fighting arts consisted

primarily of a varied mixture of wrestling and grappling


than what he achieves by hand and pot.

with the most basic of weapon use.

The Odyssey, Homer

By the time of the ancient Olympic games held


Greece in 776
developed
B.C.E.,

in

the art of boxing had already

significantly.

Greek boxing was the forerunner of

_Dy

today's

media perception the martial

arts

have

one of the most popular Aryan martial art styles known as


"Pankration" (meaning

gained popular acclaim through the Oriental cultures

game

of

all

powers), primarily a
style

almost exclusively.

Many would

find

it

surprising to

know

form of wrestling, boxing and kicking. This combative

that the practice and development of martial arts extend as


far

soon spread throughout India and China, involving an

back

into

Aryan history as the

earliest origins to

be

exchange of fighting expertise that would later benefit both


systems.

found in the East. As long as


styles

man has

existed, fighting

have been evolving.

Pankration,

in

the

first

200 years of public

The

first

notable development began to

show

its

competition, provided almost no protective equipment, only

evolution in the Neolithic age about 4,000 years ago. It was


in these
early times

soft-hand thongs

made

of oxhide. Open-hand blocks were

that another major,

southerly

used, and eye-gouging and head butts permitted.

By the

migration was taking place


tribes.

among the Northern European


to Troy

5th century

B.C.E.

new developments were

introduced.

The Aryan Phrygians went

and Asia minor;

Combatants then used protective leather head coverings;


eye gouging and head butts were prohibited and block-

their close relatives, the Nordic Hellenes,

went to Greece;

102

Holy ~B-ook

oftk

Aiifan Tiihi

punch-kick combinations became a favored and accepted


fighting technique. In addition, the art of boxing itself was

entered into the Olympic games in 688

B.C.E.

Pankration was always a favorite event among the


ancient Aryan Greeks, especially the spectators; for

them it

was the supreme

test of strength

and

skill in

combination.

Into the 4th century B.C.E. sharp-hand thongs

known as

"Sphaira" were introduced into the games. Grappling and


joint-locking

developed.

Weighted gloves were used

sometimes, along with metal studded leather hehnets.

Leg-sweeps and low-kick were common. The use of metal


spikes on gloves was finally prohibited. With the

Roman

Empire

at its peak, the greater

demands

of the spectators
C.E.

challenged the imaginations of the combatants. By 311

spiked weighted gloves were again customary. Metal

helmets and spikes on boots were,

also,

common.

It

was

recorded that back-spin-kicks were often used and


wrestling techniques

had reached

their zenith.

At the

"palaestra," or wrestling school, there

was a

separate training room for the Pankration, called the

Korykeion. Inside were punching and kicking balls, called


"Korykos," suspended from the ceiling.

The

kickball

hung

about two feet from the ground. After becoming adept at

punching and kicking exercises a student progressed to


sparring.
It is interesting to

note that in these high times of

Aryan fighting arts a dramatic form of war-dancing

103

T^rpPL'e
developed,

OF M/OTAI?
War Dance."
It

Holif

f^ook of

the

Atyw

liihi

known then
stylistic

as the "Pyrrhic

was

variety of

Aryan warrior heroes, the likes of which myths

a means of

fighting display or solo training,

are made. Polydamas of Scotussa in Thessaly

had won only


but his

performed armed or unarmed. The dance of war was a


significant part of
intrinsic to

once at Olympia in the Pankration in 408

B.C.E.,

young Greek warrior training and


It

fame out-stripped that of many men with far more victories.


Perhaps his impressive size added to his notoriety, as he

the romance and passion of combat.


for

was

customary practice

both Greek and

later

Roman

was the tallest man on record. Invited by the rung of Persia


to give

combatants to be versed in charioteering, archery, fencing

an exhibition of his

skill at

Susa, Polydamas repaid

and pyrrhic dance.


All of martial arts,

the kindness of his host rather oddly by killing, in unarmed

both West and East, recognize


all

combat, three of the royal body guards, the "Immortals."


Also,
it

wrestling as the root source from which


evolved.

other forms

was widely acclaimed that he

killed a lion with his

To the Aryan Greeks, wrestling became a


for

bare hands.

metaphor

the struggle of good over

evil.

The manner
as that of Milo.

of death of Polydamas

was as famous
into a cave

Graceful, skillfully timed

movements performed by

One hot summer's day he went

a well-conditioned athlete were considered a living work of


art.

with some friends to seek shade. The ceiling of the cave


started to collapse and the old Pankratist held
it

The

favored form of wrestling to develop through the


B.C.E.

up long

Olympic games in 708

was known as "Kuhsis";

this

enough for his companions to escape and then was crushed


to death.

form consisted of upright grappling. The object was to


cause any part of the opponent's body (besides the soles of

The great
only as a

historical Hercules gained his fame, not

the

feet) to

touch the ground.

man of extraordinary strength,


It

but, also, with his

Another form was to develop known as "Horthay


Palay."

prowess as a wrestler.

was told that Hercules had on one

Horthay Palay was never accepted as a legitimate


it

occasion grappled the nefarious King Ergerius, defeating

Olympic event, because the Greeks believed


crude and lacking in grace and beauty.
dirty
It

to

be too

him and thus ending the monarch's

tyrannical reign.

was a down-andsoft earth.

The Aryan martial

arts continued to perfect

and

ground

fighting,

performed in pits of

The

develop in the Olympic games, unchallenged for over a

wrestlers would compete until one

was unable

to continue

thousand years.

It

was

at the

end of the 4th century

C.E.

due

to exhaustion, injury or death.

that a Christian
athletic festivals

Roman emperor

abolished these great

Over the centuries Pankration produced a wide

on grounds that they were pagan. The

104

T'erppL'e

OF M/OTAH
modern Olympics.
ended

jjolif

Kook of tk

Aiif&n Tiiki

Olympic Games competition "was not to re-establish


officially until

the waist. These combats for the championship sometimes


fatally.

1896, giving birth to the

Through
X<ife
is

Idrottir,

kalima and other Aryan martial

harsh.

arts of these times, the already formidable Celts

and

Dt haves

only one choice,

Teutons were a force to be reckoned with in


not

battle. It

was

that between victory

and

defeat,

uncommon

for

youth to be

fully

developed warriors at

not between

war and

peace.

age 15. There seems to have been no mention of prizes


given to champions at the games. All that was desired

Oswald Spengler
In Northern Europe the martial arts thrived equally

was

the fame, which

fell to

the victor, and every great Aryan

warrior always excelled in the use of weapons and athletic


exercises.

among the Aryan Teutonic and


arts of body

Celtic tribes.

These

fighting

and mind were known commonly as

"Idrottir,"

The martial

arts

are

an

ever-evolving,

vital

as described in the Norse sagas.

The education of the


its

expression of creative fighting


skillfully

ability,

a tradition which

northern Aryan tribes was thoroughly Spartan in

refines

the

will

to

self-preservation

and

character. In those days of incessant warfare, physical training

perpetuation.

The more we can augment the

physical and

was considered of the highest importance. Old and

mental constituents of our individual and collective being,


the better will

young continually practiced games of strength and


dexterity;

we be

able to fully understand our essence


life.

they knew that only by constant combative

as Aryans, and thereby enrich our spiritual

And

the

exercise could they

become

or remain effective warriors.

more we improve ourselves

individually

and

holistically,

Through the competitive games the Northern Europeans


always prepared for battle, and this was the key to the
character of the old Vikings. Like the Aryan Greeks of the

the more will we empower our Aryan folk

collectively.

Vternal battle

is

the

main condition
his
life

South, wrestling and grappling was a very popular pastime,


building suppleness, strength and firmness;
favorite
it

upon which man holds


^MJhen the brand
that
is is

tenure.

was a great
festivals.
r

shattered in his hand,

at the yearly Althings

and various

death or slavery.

Grappling was

more

difficult

form of w restling;
k

^When

his enemies are beneath his heel,


is life,

sometimes attackers were fastened together by a belt at

that

honor, success.

Ragnar Redbeard

105

ITTATRIX eF DESTINY
I^AttER, Force Ijliryd

It has been a long-held belief that


motion,
all

all activity, all

energy

is basically

the

activity,

motion and

energy of consciousness. "Matter" and "force" and "mind,"


perceived as three aspects of one
reality,

teach us to

understand that
activities.

man is essentially a synthesis of all cosmic


in our universe, there is always a
life

As witnessed

continuous utterance of the miraculous in man's

drama.

Aryan Mystery teachings propose that the forces of cosmos

and chaos are expressed through the folk-god archtypes


represented in the race mythos.

The

ancient Greeks believed that, not only "the


life; it

soul's quality exists before any bodily

has exactly

what it chose to have, but the body has been organized and
determined by the image of the soul which
Plato's view
is in it."

on the subject was that "No guardian


but you shall choose your own
the
first lot falls

spirit will cast lots for you,

destiny. Let
life

him

to

whom

choose

first

to

which he will be bound of necessity."

106

T<e rppL*:

of m/qtap
effort

Holif JZoof-

of the /\ufm liihi

As much as we do understand about the concept of


destiny,

he frequently

is

able to maintain a higher footing


right, for serious effort

we must realize our limitations of control and such


we leave to the
Mysteries

than would be his natural


go unrewarded. Life
heroically
is is

does not

areas that are beyond our power,

a battle, and to fight that battle

and the work of the Norns (the three Aryan Goddesses of


Fate).

and well

the great purpose of every man's


fit

existence

who

is

worthy and

to live at

all.

Most people go through


causality, the describable,

life

directed by the law of

Man
infinite,

vainly thinks himself independent of the

which

is

the badge of our whole

manifold, traditional and cosmic laws that

wakening and reasoning existence. Both destiny and


causality are related, as is time

surround and govern him.

He will always remain a slave of

and space, though

in life
it

these forces unless he takes action to become their master.

they

may appear to be

quite opposite. For instance,

may

While contained in the physical body, our eternal


astral soul is in

be one's destiny
family, to

to follow the

law of causality to rear a


fulfill

a state of imprisonment. Short of death,

we

farm the land, to perform and

those
as

cannot escape
existence.

all

the laws which determine our physical


of many lives gives each

countless necessities that sustain a civilization,

The rhythmic sequence


fulfill

workmen, craftsmen, professionals and the


It
is

like.

of us the opportunity to
life

our destiny at any given point

often the heroic

individual,

whose

of spiritual clarity. Our biological form does not


spirits,

make

demands a more profound


destiny,

singular purpose, a higher


is

spirits pre-exist
is

the body.

It

is

the immortal

who

is

driven by an inner certainty that


is

not

element in us that

the source of our greatest inspiration the wisdom and

describable.

To have an insight into the future

not always

and strength,

for it carries within itself

necessary.

One may have the

ability to divine

the future

knowledge of all our past, the indestructible record of our


suffering

and penetrate many of its


it.

secrets,

but very few can reckon

and

aspirations, our
all

hopes and our dreams.

It is

The man

of destiny does not endlessly equivocate the


acts.

the recorder of

things thought and done from which

world around him, he simply

flow the effects of causes set in motion today, yesterday and


in lives gone by.

The idea of destiny demands life experience and not


scientific experience,

the power of seeing and not that of


intellect.

In this

life

man

is

born twice, once from the astral

calculating,

depth and not

Man
destiny.

eternally

dimension into the physical, and again from the physical dimension back to the
astral.

struggles against the littleness that is himself seeking to

The man

of destiny uses his


vertical plane

increase thereby the virtue of his

own

By such

biological time effectively,

which includes a

107

T^njPL'e

OF M/OTAI?
common
horizontal plane of
identity

Holif

f^ook of tk fytyw lilhi


its

of approach in contrast to the

race projects the totality of

achievements, ethnic
its

the time-sequence.

It is

what we are rather than what we

and expression, the sum of


and

people's past

ask

for

which determines our success.

persisting into the present


tool,

into the future.

The destiny
and

The human brain


still

is

our greatest

and greater
it it

of a race

becomes

its

own reason

for being, developing

is

our freedom to program and

develop

as

we

advancing, united by the indestructible bonds of blood,


heritage and

choose.

Mind

in itself is not located anywhere, for


~

cannot

common

ancestry.

A united
liberty.

race

is

a healthy
its

be contained by space or limited by


time.
Yet,

race and free to actualize

manifestation

own

Real liberty

is

implies

limitation,

and

it

is

exclusively
create.

the

freedom
for our

to

within the bounds of organized

By working

own

forms

that

mind

achieves

race-nation,

we

are

acting

definition

and expression.

We know
is

conformably with
instinct

our

natural

that

all

must

face death sooner or

and with the requirements


self.

later.

What we do not know

by

of our innermost
like

Race-nations,

what

certainty this transition will

human beings,

are not by nature

deliver us into the next world. This

alike,

each having specific qualities

we

leave to the matrix of destiny.

We
again.

and
the

limitations. In the hierarchies of

are like water spilled on the ground

human

species, as nature

has

which cannot be gathered up


Religions,

ordained, each race produces to the

mystical and mythological ideas

degree within the proportion of its capacity.

about man's role in the world supply an invaluable


insight into the hopes
condition.

Over the course of many centuries, as a race


develops, the magnitude of its achievements accurately
reflects its creative intelligence

and uncertainties of the human

and

spiritual evolution.

Not unlike man's individual destiny, the races of

The progress of a healthy


fact that individuals vary

race- society is

due

to the
all

man also have

destinies.

The

race and

its

nationhood are a

from the

human

average in

developing organism like that of the body of man.


of a race is contained within
its culture.

The

soul

sorts of directions,

and that their

originality is often so

The

culture of a

attractive or useful that they are recognized

by their

tribe

108

T^nDPLf OF M/OTAI7
as leaders or setters of
selection

Holif

JZoof of

(he

Auf&n Tiihi
motivated by a

new

ideals.

When
it

this system of
is

must have

incentive

and hope

for a future,

becomes the

social function

known

as a

single, folkish

and unifying purpose.

"meritocracy system."

A meritocracy
It is

is

social, political

Nature decrees survival of the species, and those

and economic structure which functions on a pyramid


principle

who deny
become

their natural instincts of this universal law will

based upon merit.

a system by which each

extinct. If

you who are reading these words have

individual

would be

free to attain the highest level of his

never before considered that you have a destiny, then

natural ability and talents, unhindered by caste, class, age


or political

perhaps now

is

a good time to start breaking the


life's

and

religious persuasion. This is


idealistic

perhaps the
attainable

psychological chains of

unconscious treadmill and

most just and healthy


by any
race-nation.

commonwealth

begin this very


destiny.

moment

to chart

your own matrix of

Do this for yourself,

for your family, gods, race

and

Human
collective

life is

such that

it

must be dedicated

to

ancestors;

they are the rock of your existence and your

something, must express nobility through individual and

purpose for being. Live these fourteen words:

commitment toward

positive

and progressive

ends. But in today's chaotic times, man, family and whole


societies find themselves lost

We mast

secare the existence

of oar

people

and wandering aimlessly,

and a fafare for

'Wnife children.

lacking the necessary integrity and concern for the vital and
essential racial values.

The

culture-deprived, nationless

Only a storm of glowing passion can turn the


destinies of nations, but this passion can only be aroused by

mass-man, finding that he no longer shares a common


social destiny with his people, experiences a

deep void

the

man who

carries

it

within him.

within himself, lacking in form and contentment that

cannot be

filled

by materialism,
religions.

politics,

technology,

consumerism nor alien

Life is always lost at

finding itself alone. At such a precipice

man

returns again

-Me who

lets

the world, or his portion of


life

it,

to the ancient three-fold question, "Life is the beginning of

choose his plan oj

for

him,

what? Love

is

the fulfillment of what? Death

is

the end of
civilization

has no need of any other faculty

what?" There can be no wholesome, lasting

than the ape-like one of imitation.

without a program of spiritual and creative freedom.

We

-John Stuart Mill

109

IfiGAD F

PeHTRY
men who

J.t is

said that there are three kinds of

write poetry.

The first is inspired to strive


scribbles verses as a
to

after

an enduring

fame.

The second
third,

means of livelihood.
or
fortune,
is

The

indifferent

distinction

compelled from within himself to express the beauty and


nobility of his

own consciousness. Only such a one is a poet.


art.

The others

are false to themselves and to their

Indeed the great poets who span the course of


history in the Western world stretch out like one contin-

uous chain through an unfathomable past. Some poetic


giants reaching almost godlike status, such as

Homer,

Dante and Shakespeare, to name a few. They not only pen


superior verse, but create whole worlds from within

themselves, capturing the total spirit of the times, and that


timeless spirit as well.

The combination
magician
is

of the functions of poet and

characteristic of early Aryan civilizations. Celtic

bards were particularly renowned for their powers; poetic


thinking has always

seemed

to bridge

man's approach

to

the metaphysical world. The early Celtic poets, in

fact,

were not always clearly separable from Druids and

Shamans

of which poetry

was a

spiritual essential. It

was

110

T^rppL'e

OF M/OTAI}
poet, with his driving

Hofif

^ooj- of the

fyiif&n

Tiihi

further believed that poets possessed a power over animals

The Greeks did not

confine poetry to ceremonial


it

and the forces of Nature. The gifted

occasions or esoteric mysteries;

was part of common


It

life,

inspiration to truth, can often reach levels of reality far

honored and enjoyed by a large number of people.

was
and

deeper and significant that the surface world of appearances can reveal. Most importantly, the great poet and bard
alike have a profound influence

needed

for

hymns and

supplications to the Gods,

enjoyed the respect due to anything connected with them.


It

on the past, present and

was a

repository of folkish stories

and heroic legends

for

future of the race, its physical strength

and

spiritual devel-

a people deeply interested in the superb achievements of


their ancestors.

opment. There was a time when the early Aryan tribes


venerated poets only second to their leaders. Such poets

The word

"poetics" itself,

it

should be

noted,

means

literally

a process of making things.

were considered the living memory of his people who would


perpetuate their history in God-given song and verse.

The Greek poet

Pindar, 518-438 B.C.E., fully under-

stood the Aryan religious temperament from the inside and


states the position:

Cyin^le
of

is the ta.ce, single

men and

of ^ods;
bteath,

^tom a single mothet we both dtaw


1>ut a diffetence of

powet

in evetifthin^

To the Greek mind, poetry embodied something so


unusual and so important that they could not but relate
to a superior order of
life. it

Keeps us apatt;
"^ot the

one is nothing, but the btazen sky


fixt habitation fotevet.
in fieatness of
tike the

Plato tended to think that

aU

Stays a
"^et

poets were in some sense divinely possessed. Plato, in


describing the antiquity of poetry

we can

mind

among the White

Ot
7>y

of body be

immottats,
to

Egyptians declared that, "songs and poetry had existed in

^ChouCfh we

know not

what aoal

Egypt for at least 10,000 years and that these were of such

day ot

in the nights

an exalted and inspiring nature that only Gods or God -like

^ate has wtitten that we shall tun.

men could have composed them."

Ill

T^rpPL^ OF H/QTAP
The more important myths and best
illustrative

Holy l^ook
great race splendid.

of the

Aiff&n Tiihi

poems should
material for

provide, not only nutrient for thought, but

The
up
to

artist

needs an audience to write up


to

to, to

paint

memory and

ethnic cohesiveness.

Ln the

and

to

compose

an aristocracy of his own people,


art.

chaotic decline of today's society, poetry has gravely


suffered a loss of its nobility

these are the sine qua non of great


absent, great art is absent.

Wherever they are

and high standards, as with


explicitly in

most

all

of the fine arts.

As exampled

the past,

The origins of poetry in Wotanism are centered primarily on


the symbolic figure of Kvasir. At the time

the great art comes from great nations. The United States,
for example,

when the two

has long since ceased as an

intrinsically

high realms of the Gods, the

Aisir

and the Vanir, unified

bound people of Aryan nationhood. According


Webster's Dictionary
nation
is
c.

to

their forces, an official pact

was made between

1976, the definition of a


stable,

these contending parties. This was ratified and

thus:

"A

historically

confirmed by each of the Gods through spitting


into a jar to insure that this pact
forgotten.

developed community of people with


territory,

would not be
this spittle a

economic
in

life,

distinctive culture,

Wotan formed out of


given the
fully

and language

common."
money- driven,

being to

whom was

name

Kvasir.

As we witness the

This deity came into being

grown, devoid

commercial wasteland that once-wholesome,


White America has become,
it is little

of childhood, but filled with the knowledge of

wonder that

both the Aesir and the Vanir. The endowment of this

the poetic quest for truth, beauty and spuituality of the


indigenous art and
its

knowledge was of such a high degree that no one could ask

people have

all

but vanished. Our

him a question that he was unable


Gods
by
all

to answer.
all

youth today attend institutions that highly impede learning


ability

In Asgard Kvasir was greatly loved by


for his goodness. In

of the

and educational substance. In the push

for hasty

Midgard (Earth) he was adored

academic achievement they bolt their meals, masticate


little,

men

for bringing

peace among them, teaching them


in the fine arts

swallow everything, digest nothing

and

having

virtue

and instructing them

and

crafts

agonized, ultimately forget almost everything. If positive

which made their

lives better

and happier. Kvasir


all

change
forward

is

ever to be realized for Aryan man, the first step

traversed the whole earth, helping

his Aryan

kinsmen

is to

comprehend the culture-bearing and


essentials that

culture-

who needed him. He would at length become treacherously


murdered by
evil personified in

producing

life

made

the old time and our

the megalomanical, race-

112

T<en}PL<e
alien trolls, Fjalar

OF M/OTAD

and Galar. They afterwards drained his


with honey, composing a liqueur of such
it

blood and mixed


excellence, that

it

mERlTeCRACY
8tRJVir|G FOR^FREEdOrn

whoever drinks of

acquires the gift of

knowledge and poetry.

Wotan would

later avenge these exponents of evil


its rightful

and secure the divine mead of poetry to


Asgard. While in so doing,

place in

some of the

divine beverage

leaked out and

fell

to its share of poets

below in Midgard.

However, the
those

mead of Kvasir was kept for the Gods and for


sufficient wit to

Jn

its

race

towards

richness

and power, ijtfmerica has


to follow that of productivity...

men who have


Gift,

make

right use of

it.

abandoned the axis of freedom in order

Hence, poetry was since known to be called Wotan' s Booty,


Wotan' s
Nectar of the Gods,
etc.

JTttl the energies, including those relating to the ideals


lead

and

to religion,

toward

the

same productive purpose; we are

in the presence of

a
is

The

long-celebrated

poem THE HavamalWORDS OF


wit,
it

productive society,

almost a theocracy of productivity, which

THE High One; (Wotan) provides pagan

wisdom and
increasingly aiming at producing things rather than people, or people

spiritual guidance to Wotanists today as

did for the


only as more
efficient workers...

Vikings over a thousand years ago. The Vikings, as with

Dn the li.S.,

some kind ofmysticbm

all

the preceding ancient Aryan tribes before them, were a


people of marked wisdom, courage and creative artistic
talents, of

surrounds the supreme rights of the community.

The human

being,

having become a means rather than an end in


'

itself,

accepts the role of

which they have

left

abundant evidence

for

cog~in~the-machine without thinking

for

a second that in the process

future generations.

he

may

be

somewhat
and

belittled...

hence, a collectivism

which

is

willed

by the

elites

acritically accepted

by the masses, surreptitiously

_-No man

is

born into the world


not born with him;
tools to
will.

undermines

mans autonomy and

strictly channels his actions, thus

whose work
there
is

is

confirming his very abdication without him realizing

it...

1M>

protests

always work, and


withal \or those

work

and no reaction

of die great

American masses

ever ensued against the

who

collective tyranny.

They accept it freely,

as a natural dung, and almost

-James Russell Lowell


as
if it

were expedient.

A.

Sigfried (Paris 1927)

113

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAI7
A
justice

Holy J^oot-

of the

fyty&n Itihi

people must never stop striving for freedom,


in
life. It is

that rape the earth and man's soul and dignity?

and quality

the determining factor of

nobleness in a race that


instinct for greatness

we

follow our inherent biological

Does
children?

this world offer

hope

for

the future of your

and harmony with nature. The


image of
also

intelligence of a people is always mirrored in the

their civilization. Just like people,

civilizations

jjjmi

Do you
If

even care?

undergo their own

cycle,

consisting of a beginning,

a
J/UsT

development and an end.

nt, from what perspective do you view the


on this earth

The marvel
forms

of

mankind

is

that unlike other

life

essential point or purpose of your existence

who must

accept existence on nature's terms,


ability to

man

and with mankind and nature

in general?

has the almost god-like

form the world around


Jlgf
If
far,

him to his own specifications. Depending on how we choose


to govern ourselves

you desire a better world, what have you done

we can make

this world an earthly

thus

or plan to do, to

make a

constructive contribution

paradise or a living hel of draconian oppression. It was the


U.S. politician William E. Borah (1865-1940)

to that ideal?

who

stated,

"The marvel of all history

is

the patience with which

men
course?

Do you

believe that there are any alternative

and women submit

to

burdens unnecessarily laid upon

solutions that can save this world from its destructive

them by their governments."


Think about these questions very
closely:

Consider this
JU%s!,

fact, if you

chose to go through

life

as

Do you like

the world in which you live?

a spectator, then you get what you deserve, which


directionless, chaotic world in

is

the

which you now live. You may

JlM^

Do you think that it

is

going in the best direction?

consider yourself a wholesome, upright person with good


intentions, but

good intentions which are not realized are


all.

jllms

Should we work towards building a

great, cultured

as useless as no intentions at

The

societies of today's

and

intelligent lasting civilization, or continue

on with
societies

world will continue to self-destruct, including the planet


itself,

disposable,

directionless,

insatiable

consumer

as long as

its

inhabitants chose to do nothing

more

114

115

T^n^PL^ OF M/OTAI7
than to exist and be a spectator through
If
life.

Hojif J^oof'

of (he AvfM liihi

born through strong ethnic traditions and culture with a


collective ideal

you want your mendacious manipulators to

towards beauty, intelligence, truth, justice,

continue to

make

decisions for you and form your world,

virtue

and a

spiritual freedom. It is this combination of for

they will continue to do just that, and fleece your hopeless


carcass to the grave. Anyone

ideals
lasting

which produces that divine seed of growth


epoch of enlightenment.

who

freely accepts

his

shackles and bends to the yoke can have no honor or


dignity.

With 10,000 years of

historical hindsight
for a

from

which to

learn,

what greater advantage To a

new beginning

Many have found


cajole themselves
is far

shelter in becoming cynics


in believing that
it

and

could

we

ever desire?

large degree

we have

and others

become so

constituted by our guile-masters that

too late to set things right, that any plan

we

actually regard the


ideal.

herd animal needs as

at this point in time is futile

and the future

an

There are some who care not


is going,

can only be bleak from now on. Though

where the world

some wait

for

some may take pride behind these


pessimistic
pontifications,

tenure or for retirement or safer times,

cynic

but

all

wait for doom.

Dead

races do not
pall-

remains a prisoner of his own device,

come back. Those who wait are


bearers of civilization.

and amounts
selfish

to nothing

more than a

We know that the


man and
society

mental weakling, an arrogant

idea of a higher kind of


will always

hopeless coward

who

is

no use to anyone,

be hated by the wretched as

least of all himself. Fear

and negativity are a

much

as the worst despotism.

They
I

will

disease that paralyze and enslave man.


It is
is

forever cry out,

"How can

help that

am
an

never ever too late to set things right! Decision


is

wretched? But somebody must be responsible, otherwise


it

the spark that ignites action. Until a decision

made

would be unbearable!" The mediocrity-morality,

like

nothing happens.
first idealistic

The magic of great things begin when the


is set,

ever-creeping pestilence, will forever nip at the heels of a

foundation stone

coupled with a plan

higher evolving mankind.


the
life juices

It is

a lethal cancer that sucks

of action by a charged, indomitable will and competent


leadership.

from the body of the vibrant and strong. Like

a parasite, they would not exist without a host upon which


in history are always to feed.

The enlightened golden ages

116

T^njPL^ OF M/OTAI)
When
the better,
it

Hofy fcoot
for
it political,

of the AtifM Tiihi

it is

time for a

political

system to change

religious or racial.
really free

must do so and keep

in stride with the times


qualities of a

The

individuals are those

who

act

and

its

peoples' needs.

Today the inner

according to the unspoiled instinctive impulses of their


natural being. This

people

may be a thousand
remains

fold unsatisfactory, yet there

means that the

individual acts freely

always

enough

determining
a goal
is
it

capacity

for

only

when

his actions instinctively harmonize with the

transformation.

A man with

always superior to a
is

natural racial tendencies of the community of which

he

man who
we

lives aimlessly

and so
is

with nations. No

forms a part and to which he

is

bound by the indestructible

society can exist unless

power

entrusted to somebody. As

ties of blood, in other words,

the

common

ancestry. Every

find with all societies, there can

be no happiness

great civilization, without exception, in its origin starts

without order, no order without authority and no authority

with a single race and culture.


design to mix the races of
species. This is

It

has never been nature's


into one unidentifiable

without unity.
thing,

A government in

and of itself

is

not a bad

man

and every nation must have one, but a government


its

an unnatural and unctuous plan of genocide

should never be so alienated from

people that

it

ushered in by the industrial age, more precisely, the


avaricious international

becomes an oppressor. Nor should the


unrealistic

citizens venerate

power moguls who rule your world.

demands on the necessary

functions of the
is

By

this design the subjectivity of their worker-bees

appointed leadership, unless of course such power


abused.

are substantially controlled, provided they can strip

them

The best system

is

that which has the least

of

all racial, cultural

and

nationalistic pride.

No one can
he
it

arbitration

between the people and their leadership.

have a right to think meanly of his

race, unless
is

also

government should be determined by the internal


relationship of the people

thinks meanly of himself. Once a race

destroyed
is to

can

whom it is meant to serve. There

never be remade. The true destiny of each race


in liberty to

work

are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in


its

make

of itself what

it

was

originally created to
is

abuses.

be.
in all civilizations
it

Our race

identity

must be preserved! This


first

the

The great motivator


promise of freedom. Without

is

the

essential

and necessary

step in the building of a

there

is

no future and thus

vibrant, healthy nation.

no

incentive.

True freedom has never been realized in a


society

To ensure a firm groundwork for the vital needs of a


the proportion of superior people must be

polyglot society, such a system always creates favoritism

and

conflict of interest

among

its

opposing inhabitants, be

maintained. To this aim a meritocracy system offers the

117

T^IT?PL^
most viable
government,
alternative.
is

OF M/QTAP
A
meritocracy,

Holif TZoot-

of Ik htyw Ttihi
The
current world gangster

as a people's

advancement of

its

people.

a social, political and economic structure

governments and international exploiters have not the


slightest concern

which functions on a pyramid principle based upon merit.


In other words, each individual would be free to attain the

whether you

live

or die;

anyone

is

expendable.
for

The

only concern that the globalist cabal has

highest level

of his

natural

abilities

and

talents,

you

is

that their personal power and privilege are


life

unhindered by

class, caste,

age or political or religious

protected by your
existing system

and

toil.

But

let

us be

realistic, if the

persuasion. It is to the greatest positive advantage of both

were

to fall tomorrow,
it?

what form of

the individual and the society that one's best physical and

government would you chose to replace


that
it

Do you believe
ahead? Would

mental

assets

be

quickly

recognized,

encouraged,

might be important to think that

far

developed and utilized to

maximum potential.
offer infinite possibilities for

you leave such a decision up to another band of avaricious


thieves and exploiters? Perhaps you would prefer a
reactionary stance, store

A meritocracy
for all

would

those who desire the boundless with incentive and stability

arms and food and welcome Mad

who make up

its

nationhood.

Much has been done in


destroy

Max chaos for an undetermined amount of time and misery,


waiting for a benevolent savior. Every
of his

the present

liberal, capitalist society to consciously

human is the creator


Forming a new

the family value structure. That a nation should always


recognize the importance of family values, that
it

own destiny;

every nation of people is as well. Far too

should be

many have

lost their

way on both

counts.

a keystone around which a sound society thrives cannot be


expressed enough.
It is

government will take a complete revolution of values from


today's distorted

important at this time that

we

way of thinking. Whether we are

in iron

make

conscious physical efforts and commitments to

chains or velvet chains,

man must break


For those

all

chains and

initiate deliberate alternatives for

a positive change from

liberate himself from the gutless conformity

which has

the destructive direction in which this self-doomed world


is

numbed

his noble

spirit.

who

are driven with

heading.

meritocracy system of government would

concern for the future and the shaping of the destiny of


their people, there are but two

provide such a plan of action.

ways in which to conduct


essential

We must seriously consider the direction of our own


times and that of posterity. The resurrection of a nation can
only begin through an awakened folk consciousness,

one's

life.

The

first

is

to

comprehend the
fully

importance of the goal and to


inevitable struggle, that
is,

commit oneself to the

to affirm one's will in doing that


all

coupled with a unified concern for the preservation and

which must be done against

odds, and to then do that

118

T^rpPL'e
which
is

OF

\J/OTAI?
is

necessary to attain the goal. Life

a battle, and

to fight that battle heroically

and well
is

is

the great purpose


fit

miND
ExPArisiori of CorisciovsrjESS

of every man's existence


If

who

worthy and

to live at

all.

you wish to continue marking time

until old age in the

grey suffocating twilight of a dying world, devoid of


obtainable dreams, then simply discard this writing and

continue sleeping. If you need more incentive, look deep


into the clear, hopeful,

happy eyes of a

child, think about

the world you are leaving


length
is

him and remember


its

that

life's
J.

he expansion of consciousness

is

a main theme of

not measured by

hours and days, but by that

history.

Nothing has greater significance than the

which we have done therein for our own nation and kind.
useless
life

development and exercise of the combined mental powers


of intellect and imagination, the two signature prizes of

is

short

if it

lasts a century;
life

but that of

Alexander was as long as the


at thirty-two.

of an oak, though

he died

man's greatness. Through these

gifts,

which are further


is

nourished by our indigenous God-archetypes,

created a

means by which man


flows within him.
JThvy man who has the brains
benefit of the people of the
to think
is

is

able to awaken to a divinity which

and

the nerve to act jor the

Mind-power pervades

all

space, is

imminent

in all

country

considered a radical by those

things and manifests in an infinite variety of forms,

who

are content with stagnation and will to endure disaster.

degrees and phases. Mind-power


is

is

an actual
things to

living force; it

William Randolph Hearst


to be a
rebel in

a force which animates


itself is

all living

move and

act.

The universe
view
of

not half-dead, but

all-alive.

Matter,

contemporary society

force

and mind are three aspects of one


the existing cause of
all

reality.

This one

does not in

itself

lower the value of a man.

reality is

manifestation through

IJhere are even cases in which one might have to honor a rebel

the universe. The microscopic


of matter that is to

cell,

a minute speck

because he finds something in our society against which

war

become man, holds the promise and


is like

ought

to be

wagedhe awakens us from our slumber.

germ of mind. Mind-power


force, it is

any other great, natural


neither good nor
evil,

Friedrich Nietzsche

beyond good and

evil. It is

119

T^rpPL^:
but

OF M/QTAP
This
is

may be used for

either.

true of electricity, steam,


force.

explosives

and every other natural


is

Man-the-thinker

clothed in the body composed of

innumerable combinations of subtle matter of the mental


plane, this

body being more or

less refined in its functions,

according to the stage of intellectual development at which

man

himself has arrived.

A mental thought-form is
it

a living

entity of intense activity,

animated by the one idea that


will

generated

it.

If

made

of the finer kinds of matter,

be

of great power and energy, and

may be used as a most potent


will.

agent when directed by a strong and steady

As we think, so we
do!

are.

What we think we

do,

we can

Each man

travels through space, enclosed within a case

of his

own

building, surrounded

by a mass of the forms


its

created by his habitual thoughts. Each thought has

consequence in the unseen world. The wise man, knowing


this,

orders his

life

accordingly. This

he does, not

just

around his own

self,

but around family, friends, his race and

the extended world about him.

To a large degree we have become complacent

in the

conception that our minds are isolated in our brains and

have no means of communication with other minds except


through the senses. Such perception has become almost the

dogma

of the

narrow-minded materialist.

It

is

an

undisputed fact to anyone of occult knowledge that mind can

indeed contact mind without Hie aid of any physical sense.


Materialistic logic is of the opinion that

man

is

primarily a

120

T^rpPL'?

OF M/QTAJ}
it is

ffofy 7>oo{-

of the

/\Uf&n Tilhi

body with mind as a by-product; yet which knows the body and
all

this by-product

the supreme minds of


teachers,

its scientists, artists

and

spiritual

the theories about the body.

whose task is to ever refine and define the powers


is

And here we find ourselves abruptly confronted with a most


peculiar paradox.

of mind and thought. It

their task to

mold thought forms

into reality. It is the heroes'


it

and

leaders' task to put

Mind
be

in itself is not located anywhere, for

cannot
Yet,

materialized thought into action.

contained

by space

or

limited

by time.
it

manifestation implies limitation.

And

is

within the
definition

Co-day

there

is

a wide measure of agreement which


approaches almost to unanimity,
is

bounds of organized forms that mind achieves


and expression. Thoughts cannot
source,
rise

on the physical

side oj science

higher than their

that the stream oj knowledge

heading

anymore than water can


it

rise to a level higher

than

towards a non-technical
the universe begins to look

reality;

the reservoir from which


realities,

flows.

Thoughts and ideas are

more

like

a great thought

for

they affect individuals and the whole of

than

like

a great machine.

humanity,

yet

no

one

has

ever

seen

thought.
all

Sir James Jeans


For the mind to function at
its

Understanding, sympathy, love, hatred are

potent

powers that cause


invisible.

men to

act for weal or woe, yet they are

peak potential
it

it is

important that the body which houses and nourishes

stay

Three general principles underlie the production of


all

strong and healthy, regardless of age. Apollonius of Tyana

thought-forms:

was one of the

greatest of Aryan sages. In spite of his


life,

1) Quality of thought determines color (aura).

extremely ascetic

he was a man of strong physique.

It

2) Nature of thought determines form. 3) Definiteness of thought determines clearness of


outline.

had been noted that even when he had reached the


limb and organ, upright and perfectly formed.

ripe

age of four-score years, he was sound and healthy in every

Wotan

is

supreme among the Aryan Gods, not


is

As the wheel of life

turns, the intermeshing gears of

because of his physical prowess, as Thor


stronger of the two. It
is

known to be the

our physical existence can keep us chained to an


alternating ebb

his strength of mind that defines

and flow of its changing cycles and fortunes.

him supreme among the Gods.

A race is

sustained not by

With the speed and ease of today's knowledge


access and the variety of knowledge available, the

the indomitable will of its heroes and leaders alone, but by

mind can

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T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAP
easily

Holif

J>ook of

the

/\tyw Tiihi

become overwhelmed. For the most part


knowledge adds up to a whole

all this

The indigenous religions and mythologies help man


to accept himself and his life condition, rather

existing

lot of nothing if it is
It is

than

falling

not selectively consumed and channeled intelligently.

prey to the infirmities of his own, short

life

experience. All
is

of this is of positive advantage to man. Religion

that

man's choice

alone, as individual or race,

whether he
is

evolves mentally or devolves.

Our present knowledge

mental state which enables man to apprehend the infinite under different names, and the science of religion is the
attempt to retrace the development of the names given to
the Gods. The mystic path has the simplest morality
possible.

based on sense perception,

like children. If

we wish

to

acquire the right kind of knowledge,


ourselves.

we must change

With a development of our mind and being we

Whatever helps us to awaken


is

is right;

whatever

keeps us hypnotized
as a tool

wrong. Religion must always serve


Likewise, our
is

can attain higher states of consciousness. Change of

not

as a

jailer.

knowledge comes from change of being. Knowledge in and


of Itself is nothing.

different. All

the universe

We must first have self-knowledge,


lives to

and
to

greatest challenge to select

minds are no it is man's his own thoughts wisely and


thought, and
in

with the help of self-knowledge we shall learn

how
To

follow an intelligent discipline that will best benefit


himself, his race

and culture and the world

change and elevate our


ourselves we
is

higher

which we

levels.

find
live.

must think for


living.

ourselves.

The unexamined life


known about the
i^Jnany

not worth

In reality very
It is all

little is

mind, or even considered.


is,

which man permanently


times

his inward being, his divine energy, his immortal

man

lives

and

dies

thought, his boundless capacity, his infinite aspiration

^Between his two

eternities,

and nevertheless, few value

it

for

what

it is

worth.

That

oj race

and

that oj soul,
it all.

JTlnd ancient Dreland knew


uie evolution oj die thinking capacity in

man
by
it

^Whether man

die in his bed

and

his individual chance to control his destiny

Or the
J71

rife

knocks him dead,


jrom those dear
has to jmr.
toil is long,

depends upon die ratio between


his awareness

briej parting

and

his

pre~aware consciousness.
intellect evolves,

Ds

die

worst

man

Through

this

measure his
its

Though grave-diggers
Sharp

acting indirectly within

womb

their spades, their muscles strong,

oj consciousness

They
in its true junction as a spiritual seed.

but thrust their buried

men

Bika Reed

liack in the human mind again.

Wm.

B.

Yeats

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rTlYSTERY

0F THE BL00D
IflEIIIORy

GEHEtiC

Jj/very race carries

a certain record of superits

physical and subjective

phenomena through

blood

stream, and

it is

these memories which manifest our race


origins.

mythos and ancient

Through genetic memory we

carry the entire lineage of former civilizations, gods, demi-

gods, heroes

and patriarchs. These


be

entities,

no matter how

distant, cannot

forgotten; they are locked within the

blood record

the subconscious mind.


reveals our past
it,

As the blood
future, for within
it

also, reveals

our

are set

up the vibrations and patterns


is to

by which the future estate of the race

be determined.
life,"

Blood has long been referred to as "the river of

coursing endlessly through the veins and arteries of our

bodies and passed on to our children. But more than that,


it is

the vehicle of ethnic continuity, our consciousness and

our natural salvation.

The race

is

the foundation of every great culture,


is

and likewise, the blood


race.

the foundation of every great


is

Thus, in the unmixed blood

expressed the essential

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T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAP
power of our ancestral being, which
fortifies

Ho!if T^ook of

(he

fyty&n

Hihi

the character

knowledge therein contained.

and essence of our present and potential


being.

The idea

that the blood of each living

The very blood which we possess today

individual contains

memory might seem


receiving

in our bodies is the undying, life liquid of

absurd to many today, however cases are on


record

countless centuries of history, the great

where

persons

blood

arcanum of life.

transfusions have for a time retained


is

dim

The mystery of the blood


for this subtle fluid consists of

seven

fold,

memories of episodes
individual from

in the life of the

seven distinct

whom the blood was derived.

agents, as yet

known

only partly to science.

Blood

is

an important element in our genetic

Since the earliest of times

man has had

make-up and genetic memory. Memory and

an ongoing fascination with the mystery of the


blood. Along with this intrigue has resulted a

myth are

inseparable. According to Dante

memory can form the


story,

past into any myth, any


belief that our

wide practice of religious and occult mysticism,


ritual

any hope.

It

was Dante's
to

and

sacrifice.

The mystery of the blood has


all

genetic

memory can lead us


of

God via myth.


over-

been a popular subject for folklore among


worldwide. As

races

The importance
emphasized.

myth cannot be
is

we

trace

back

to the origins of all

The

myth

behavior

of

existing mythologies, there are always to

be found

transcendence, a vital necessity for physical and


spiritual survival,

many profound
evolves.

truths from which the mythos

and provides a fixed spot and

significance in an otherwise chaotic universe.

In the ancient Teutonic mythology the god

Kvasir was renowned for his high wisdom.


later

He was

'

What

does our great historical hunger signify,

murdered by

clever dwarves

and his blood was

our clutching about us of countless other cultures, our consuming desire


if

drained and mixed with honey. Anyone


drink the precious

who would

for

knowledge,

mead would

gain the great wisdom


Allfather

not the loss of myth, of a mythic home, the mythic

womb?

and poetic

art of Kvasir.

The Aryan

God
As each race
bound

Friedrich Nietzsche
is

Wotan would
blood

later trick the evil

dwarves out of this


in a natural unity

mead and

secure for himself the valuable

by blood,

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T^n)PL^ OF M/OTAI}
there are times

Holif

T^ook of
first

(he Attf&n

luhi

when a

further emphasis is required, such


is

minutes. It

is

the

spot that lives in the foetus and the

as a "blood brotherhood." This practice

demonstrated

last that dies.

when two people

or several

mix

their blood
is

by ceremonial

The eminent German philosopher Alfred Rosenberg


after

means. From that point in which the pact

made they are

the advent of World War

I stated:

regarded as "brothers by blood." But the origin of this

custom

lies deeper. In ancient

times

it

was a mystical

Vnat tnyikos of the blood for which the heroes die was
renewed, deepened, comprehended and experienced in
its

process for establishing a connection between astral


bodies.

most

When man

experiences an illumination from


it

profound ramifications.
fulfillment of the

'Today,

this

inner voice demands

beyond the mundane, physical world


spiritual or

is

not purely a

mythos

of the blood,

and the mythos

of the

mental process,

if

by

spiritual or

mental one
is

soul,

race and ego, folk and personality, blood and honor.

means something

non-physical.

The enlightenment

These virtues must triumph alone and uncompromisingly.

physiological process. Something happens in the blood.

They must

carry and determine die whole of

life.

Something goes on

in the brain.

Something

alters cell

fimction and cell structure,


all

and the "something" that does

Nothing in our
motivates us has within

life is static,
it

all

that

moves and

this is light, radiant energy

which emanates

to all life

some urge

to

push

on, to create

forms on this planet from the sun's rays. In the mystery


teachings the sun
world.
is

something

different,

more

defined, a striving for perfection.

often referred to as the door of the

This invulnerable urge in


beat and rhythm of life

man knows
it is

not time. It

is

the

itself that resides in

the heart and


live is

Our blood

is

that which

is

manifest in the
life

blood of the race, as ancient as


biological,

new. The will to


is

ascending scale of the evolution of forms. The virtual

of

but the will to be in some way

stronger than

man

is in

the blood.

It

may further be

stated that the very

instinct. It is that divine ingredient that builds nations

and

seat of life originates from the heart

itself.

In the temple of

cultures, that links

man

to his

gods and the gods to the


to the

the body our heart

is

the holy of holies and maintains

Absolute.

The microcosm within man reaches out

preeminence over

all

existing

members
Even

of the body, not to

macrocosm of the

universe. It is this mystery of the blood

exclude the brain, and that the supreme power over our

that impels an eternal train of thought and action, the


instinctive

whole

life is

entrusted to

it.

if

the head

is

severed

molds, as

it

were,

into

which the very

from the body, the heart can continue beating

for

up

to

30

consciousness of a society flows.

125

PILLARS F

wisDem

FOLl^rflYtHOS

x\ll the world

is

a laboratory of experimentation

every stick and stone preaches a sermon

every

living

thing teaches a lesson.

To many, mythology was long

thought to be nothing more than a mere collection of


folkish fairy tales from the

minds of wise old

story tellers.

Whole

civilizations

and cultures such as

Atlantis,

Lemura,

Minoan Crete and the even less distant Troy were brushed
off by

dim sighted

historians as fable.

Archaeologists today have unearthed and exposed


to the world the reality of these nearly forgotten empires,

and there are undoubtedly many that we may never know.


With the technical advantages of NASA
satellites, ancient

stone roads, temples and even pyramids can

now be seen

on the ocean

floor.

A fascinating world of discovery through


of ancient mysteries.

today's state of the art technology is beginning to unravel

new understanding
As
children

we grew up hearing many

tales of

126

T^rppue of M/qtad
human giants and to sincerely speculate
that such a race at
folly.

Holif

T&ook of Ik t\uf&n liihi


been found seventy
feet

cisterns of brick have

below the

one time existed was long considered a child's

earth's surface. In the state of Illinois an artesian well

Archeological digs, however, prove otherwise. There has

auger boring into the earth brought up copper jewelry, iron


hatchets and engraved rolled coins from a level one

been evidence of human skeletons up

to twelve feet in

length discovered in places such as the Isle of Crete and

hundred fourteen feet deep. With this one find alone we are
standing face to face with a civilization that perhaps even

the British

Isles.

Christopher Chippindale, curator in the


states in his

Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology

predates Atlantis

so
it

old,

in fact,

that

man

will

not

book Stonehenge Complete that


hillocks

at times,

under various

willingly dare to put

into figures. In the

words of the
petty,

and monticules

in England,

one can find evidence

honorable scholar Ignatius Donnelly:

"How

how

of giant bones and that he personally has found a bone of a


giant of an estimated 12 feet in length.
giants no longer

almost insignificant,

how school-boy like are our historians,


of parchment under their arms,

The

race of human

with their

little

rolls

roams about our planet, nor do the


life

containing their lists of English, Roman, Egyptian, and

dinosaurs. With an earth


years,

stretching over billions of

Assyrian Kings and Queens, in the presence of such

we can only imagine what other life forms have come


In Louisiana signs of human civilization have been

stupendous facts as these!"

and gone.

The unbiased, open-minded researcher can


ample signs of extra-terrestrial
evidenced in most every major
visitation

find

upon this

planet,

found in earth strata beneath that of the dinosaur age. Not


only does this

civilization.

The increased
and
are

mean

that civilized

man

pre-existed the

sightings in the latter half of the twentieth century

dinosaur age, but that the American continent was once a

credible evidence only further lend to confirm that

we

host to long forgotten civilizations of Aryan man, as the

not alone in the incomprehensible vastness of space. While

many new findings


and Europe,
masses.

reveal. It is

a reputable theory that the


situated between America

the world has


it

made rapid progress


little spiritual

in science

and

industry,

continent of Atlantis

was once

can claim very

growth in thousands of

likely connecting the

two now separate land

years.

There has been an abundance of ancient


artifacts discovered along

The
The

ancient mystery schools taught that there are

underwater ruins and

the east

two kinds of men: those


asleep.

who

are awake and those

who

are

coast of America and the western coast of Europe to support


this claim. In the lower Mississippi valley

majority of humankind have constructed their


coffins

pavements and

own narrow

of limitation

through

egoism,

127

T^n}PL^ OF M/OTAP
selfishness, materialism

Hoty f^ook
life's

oftk

Aiff&n liihi

and the blind

faith of religions
life

purpose.

The

single

most pervasive reason that the


it

and the system's


carries

institutions.

To the sleeping masses

Christian religion survived as long as that


it

has thus

far

was

on routinely as a

futile

struggle against the

absorbed and incorporated

much of the pre-existing

inevitable, while the grave

becomes a closing episode. To


is

Aryan pagan customs and re-packaged the ancient mystery


school teachings, thus making
It
it

phrase

it

concisely,

'life'

the realization of

life,

and

palatable to Aryan kind.


reject those

'death' is the lack of that realization.

There

is

no question
spiritually

might be asked why we continually

that our distant forefathers

had evolved higher

original,

sublime truths of our own pagan, spiritual mythos,

and lived much closer


today.

to nature

than we find ourselves


lived. Life is

proffered to us out of the past?

Why do we turn

our backs

The mindless have never

more than
its

on the true gods of our folk and those splendid doctrines of


profound ancestral wisdom, declaring only the present to

animated existence. Every race must pursue


indigenous, spiritual quest, as
it

own

must, also, pursue and

be

real,

and the past but

idle superstition?

Do we

seriously

perfect the qualities of its species.

believe that
adrift

we

are smarter

now than

in ancient

times?

At some point we have been set


natural senses. For Aryan

from our

man it was when he

accepted the

we study the history of vanished Aryan civilizations we can easily discern the cause of their
If

anti-nature doctrines of the alien creed of Christianity.

The

destruction.

When a nation ceases to serve the spiritual and


its

dawn

of the materialistic- industrial age


later

was the

final blow.

ethnic needs of

species

it

has already begun

to die.

By the

decades of the 20

th

century Aryan

man was

When

a cause departs from natural law that cause has

seeking to regain spiritual awareness through a variety of

already failed.

Man

will always lose

when he

tips the

Eastern religions, but for the most part this was a passing
trend of the times and unsuited for the true Aryan
spirit.

balance of nature's perfection and ignores the


biological determinance.

life

law of

The

spiritual unity

and genetic

The 1990' s brought with it an exciting rebirth of

Celtic

and

cultivation of a race is its strength,

and through such a

Teutonic spiritualism in the forms of diverse European

strength

all

things are possible.


is

Paganism, Druidism and Wotanism.

There
of his origin

ample evidence that

in classical times

Man must never be without knowledge

enlightened individuals joined together in sacred pursuits


in

and the purpose of his existence. Those who stray too long
from the roots of their kind will eventually become
spiritually

gnostic organizations

which powerfully influenced

nations.

The

true workings of these groups were secret for

and ethnically bankrupt and disoriented from

two obvious reasons:

128

T^njPL'e
1)

OF m/qtap
willing to try

Not everyone

is

hard to

live

out

what he knows, as did the

gnostic brotherhoods,

and not

pRmerHeus bsund
Purpose

everyone has the same capacity for enlightenment.


2) Tyranny, slavery, illiteracy

and other features


social

were quite as antithetic to any opposite political and

&

Task.

expression of spirituality as are the stark ignorance and the

dark physicalism of our own times, which


to absolute altruism.

is

no less hostile

Most people are unable


ideas and beliefs to which
lifetime.
all

to

throw

off established

of us are subjected during a


to

Those who have been able

respond to our

iVJ_an learns slowly by trial

and error that no gain

in

ageless Aryan
into

wisdom have experienced a transformation


confident and effective living.

the material world can match even the smallest awareness


of mystical consciousness. All growth proceeds slowly and
inexorably.

more

vital,

It is

our indigenous mythos which answers the


fact

Any attempt to force physical growth beyond

its

fundamental need of the Aryan mind, and to grasp this

ordained limits inevitably results in disaster. Similarly,

we do not need

artificially to invent
is

the idea of primitive

any attempt to accelerate spiritual growth must

fail.

The
and

thought. Everything in us that

not transfused by rational


is

word growth indicates movement,

action, production

knowledge belongs to our folk myth, which


spontaneous defense of the

the

development. But what does growth

mean

pertaining to

human mind

faced with an

man? Does
Hercules?
countries?

it

mean having more money and

expensive toys

unintelligible or hostile world.

than your neighbors?

bigger house?

body

like

Our search

for security

and endurance

is really

the

bigger nation and industry than other


of growth as

search for higher being, yet higher being must not be

More bombs, perhaps? We think

sought

for,

but realized. With the help of myth many

the essence of life. As infants


adults.

we

are born and grow to be


is over,

people resolve a thousand and one everyday problems, and


attain moral
civilizations

But when this physical growth

what then?

equilibrium and wisdom.


all

The

greatest

Let's bring this question to its unequivocal conclusion.


far as

As

and cultures of

time were built with the

mankind

is

concerned, the only growth of any

implicit belief and understanding of their

own folk mythos.

significance is the development of our

own

spiritual self, as

129

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAJ7
individuals
collective

Holif

?>oof of (he

Atyw

Tiihi

and as a people, the subconscious mind and the

now

to the rock of our misplaced compassion, with our


vital organs. But, it is
it is

mind.

Man must clearly understand that this is


of this writing is an attempt to

enemies gnawing at our


races

not other
fashion

crucial

element in the development or evolution of being.

who forged

our chains,

we ourselves who
become

The purpose
the

awaken and
the

our

own demise. We have

let ourselves

outcasts in

long-suppressed

ancestral

spirit,

will

our nations and governments. As a race


is

we are dying, but it

determination of Aryan
repository of infinite

man and woman. You are possibilities. How much you

not because

we have any

less capacity for intelligence


It is

can

than our predecessors, less strong or less warriorlike.


because our
spirit is dying.

absorb will depend on you. You alone are the measure of


your own free
will.

We

have abandoned our true


life

How far you can travel and


facts.

accomplish,

ethnic gods, searching for spirituality and meaning to


in all the

only you can decide.

wrong

places. If

you prefer blindness, keep your

Consider these
your race
is

For the very

first

time in history

eyes closed. If you prefer deafness, keep your ears closed.

facing the very real possibility of cultural


total extinction.

But

if

you are wise, you

will

open the windows of your

obliteration

and

Not only has the Aryan

ethnic spiritual soul, so that you can

become aware of the

birthrate dwindled alarmingly, but the steadily increasing

mighty and vast power that

is

the will of Wotan, which can

forced integration, immigration and miscegenation


generating an equal,
if not

is

strengthen and encourage you and awaken your fullest


potential in both the physical

speedier, course toward the total

and

spiritual realms.

demise of Aryankind. Do not insult your own intelligence by


saying this is not so.

Christian churches are full of Aryan folk


alien religious doctrine

who mouth

Do not fool yourself by tbinkrng this is


And do
not insult those courageous

which they scarcely understand,


do not believe, praising gods and

not a crucial problem.


ancestors

and

in their hearts they

who

died to preserve your future by saying you


invincible

heroes

who

are not their own.

They repeat the outdated

don't care!

The long-enduring and seemingly

passages and the worn out prayers that have long lost their

Aryan

race, builders of the mightiest civilizations

on earth,

meaning and which deny


instinct.

all

reason, logic and natural


life

possessors of god-like creativity that built the Wonders of

True religion

is

the living of

and the

the World, find themselves dwindled, divided, apathetic

understanding of Nature's laws,

man and

the universe.

and persecuted by their own blood

kin.

Like the Titan


gifts to

True prayer
heart.

is

something that comes involuntarily from the


not what a

Prometheus, condemned for bringing divine


world, our reward has

the

It is
it is

man

designates himself that

become our

fetters.

Chained are we

matters,

what he

does. Specification is for insects. In

130

T^rpPL^ OF \4/OTAP
that hypnotic, herd-like scramble for materialism and
prestige,

Holif

JZook of the Auftn liihi

build a folkish awareness,


constitutes our

we must

first tackle

that which

we rob

ourselves of the most precious of gifts, the


is

own

personal, individual strength. Within

power of thought. There

an old saying that

if

man

each of us

is

a dynamo of unlimited power.

believes in hell, he is already there.

The word

"hell"

comes

Clearly,

and without dispute, behind our fleshy


spirit

from the Anglo-Saxon word "helan," to conceal. Therefore,


the derivative noun
"hell,"

garment

man is

and this

spirit motivates

each

life

as

meant simply a place of


its

a collective

spirit is able to
is

motivate an entire race of


all creation,

concealment, or the grave. Aryankind has created


hell

own

people. There

only one mover in


is

and that

by impeding the indigenous

spirituality
is

and

mover

"thought." There

is

only one
is

biological

determinance which
element
for
is

the

Creator,

and that creator

the

keymost
survival.

fortifying

race

Universal subconscious mind, or

Without this there

no

God. The sub-conscious mind

is

heritage; there is

no culture, race
all,

the most powerful creative

or nation. But, worst of

instrument in the universe;


it

there

is

no blood bound unity


conscious-

spans space and time,

and

collective

manifests

form

from

ness upon which a healthy

substance and reaches


out to
all
is

people draws

its

strength

knowledge.
impossible
of man,

and purpose.
Like
a
sun's
ray,

Nothing
to the
for

mind

concentrated by a burning
glass, able to generate a

the

conscious

mind

controls

the

high degree of heat, so

subconscious

mind,

man's mental and physical


energies,

and the subconscious

when

property

mind
has as
^w

is

all

powerful.

focused, give expression to

The subconscious mind


its

potencies never dreamed

of.

resources

all

the

Before

we can

ever endeavor to

knowledge and wisdom that

^tHP^
131

T^IT?PL<e
there
is,

OF m/qtap
is

Holif

f^ook

oftk Anf&n liihi

and

all

science and occultism


all live

simply the use of

and subconscious mind, then yea may expect a shaky and


uncertain outcome. Communication between the two must

the mind in which

and move and have our being.

The

single function of the subconscious

mind

is to

manifest

be

crystal clear

and executed with

conviction. Further, if

into form or circumstance the seed of thought. If you

have

you allow yourself to be a product of circumstance, then


each encounter with failure that you make will convince you
of the reality of failure. Moreover, and without always being

been looking

for a

magic formula to put your

life

on the

right track, here

it is:

aware of
thought plus Conviction equals ^Manifestation.

it,

you

will

make

despair,

uncertainty and

unhappiness your constant companions.

Do

not think for a

The conscious mind


compared

is virtually insignificant

when
has

minute that circumstance makes the man,


circumstance! Fill the subconscious

man makes

the

to the subconscious mind.


little

The conscious mind

mind with

positive

remembers very

and

in our short lifespan barely


is

prompters and continually reinforce them, no matter


unpleasant your existing circumstances
not the result of hard work,
it is

how
is

learned the rudiments of thought, and


of dealing with
is
its

scarcely capable

may be. Success

immediate surroundings. What we have


it

the result of right thinking.

a situation of servant and master, and as startling as

The Gods do not punish you; you punish yourself.

may seem, the


subconscious

conscious
will only

mind

is

the master. The

What is the purpose

of life here in

Midgard? To

exist?

mind

do exactly what the conscious


it is

Certainly not! It is the quest for illumination obtained from

mind

tells it to do.

However,

not a simple matter of

higher

mystical

knowledge,

the

expansion

of

instructing the subconscious

mind

to

do something

for

it

to

consciousness, a constant reaching upward, outward and

immediately respond.

It

does not function


is,

this directly,

inward, to a oneness with both Nature and Universe

but must be programmed, that


convince the subconscious

the conscious
of its needs

mind must
desires.

through our Gods and our


manifestation of our being.

folk,

the ever perfecting

mind

and

The

relay of communication

between the conscious and

Form

is

but the result of consciousness,


is

and
is

subconscious mind operates through a system of positive

consciousness

but the result of thought, and thought

and negative prompters. There


martial arts that
if you

is

an old saying

in

the

simply a contact and borrowing from the universal


intelligence that pervades all things.

begin a combat with your opponent,


lose,

Thought makes form.

wondering
already

if

you are going to win or

then you have

Matter

is

formed from

intelligence.

And more

important,

lost. If

you harbor doubts between the conscious

intelligence is in matter, in fact, intelligence is matter.

132

133

T^njPL'e

OF M/OTAP
it is

Hofff

Kook of (he Atofw


it

liihi
if

Since intelligence must be conscious,


fact that
is

an indisputable

former alpha-race stature. Yes,

has become a sad,


is

not

we

are surrounded by a living universe, that there


all things.

shameful, day for Aryan man. It

not our enemies

who

consciousness in

Conception and thought are


all

have made us weak. No!


people and ultimately

good enemy will galvanize a


stronger;
it is

the alpha and omega of all existence, and we carry


ingredients within our physical being.
privilege

these

make them

we, our

What

greater

own people, who have made us weak. We have become our


worst enemy and executioner.

could one ask for? Our ancient ancestors

Make no mistake about

it!

recognized these potentialities and used

them to

construct

There
that
all
is

is

only one solution to such a critical dilemma, and

wonders

beyond

comprehension.

To

possess

such

an immediate return to that well-spring from which

magnificent resources and choose to live a non-productive,

great races are born, the ethnic center of our essence,


is

uninspired

life,

ruled by circumstance,

is

something short

which

found in our mythos and exudes our


If you

spirituality,

of abominable.

culture

and unity.

do not believe

this,

then study the

beginnings of every great, ancient Aryan civilization.


Vke fiods
in
sell to

us

all

good things

Some
which we

will say that

we must we

first

save the earth on


it

exchange jor

effort.

live.

Let

me

ask you
if

this,
first

what does

matter

if

Herodotus
Rapidly

the earth lives or dies,


cares
if

become

extinct?
if

Who
first

our religion and culture survive us

we

we

are moving through a chaotic time space,

become

extinct? Biological determinance, the survival of


is

a spinning maze of intense complexity that whirls on a


fragile teetering point, exposing

the species,

the

first

law of Nature and from that point,

the delicacy of the scales


like

everything builds upon itself in right order, brick by brick.

of nature.

The Aryan race has become

an aging
first

As

if

devoid of our senses,

we

fool ourselves

by concluding

champion, who after endless victories discovers a


of vulnerability. It
all

day

that

we can ignore the

divine plan of Nature, hanging on to

seemed
us,

so easy
to

when our opponents

that time-limited, thin thread of freedom which our


ancestors fought and died to preserve.
If you are studying

were standing before


roared within us and

man

man, when our true Gods

we could

grasp our invincibility.

Now
we

Wotanism for academic

interests or

the enemy has become vague.

We become doubtful, divided

entertainment,

it

would be better that you stop now and

and

spiritless.

Instead of a natural, intrinsic confidence


guilt,

turn to logarithmic tables, higher calculus or play on the

harbor unnatural

embarrassment and apology for our

computer

internet.

It

is

only your immortal, reaching

134

T^IT7PL^

OF WVTAl)
And unless you can

ancestral spirit that wall find food here.

comprehend the extreme urgency of the moment, your true


life-quest

REUGI0N
The

and purpose on this planet, then the answers will

pass you by, leaving you once again in the directionless void
of limitless space, darkness and ignorance.

Good The BAd The Ugly


r

What man

concludes,

God knows. What God knows,

God

creates.

What God

creates,

man perceives. What man


existing in the
L-hristianity has emptied
jelled the

perceives,

he believes to be outside himself,


is, it

Ualhalh,

world around him. But the truth


it

exists within him, for

sacred groves, extirpated the national image


as a shameful superstition,

exists in Universal

Mind and

all

of this

mind

is

within

man when his consciousness has expanded to comprehend


it.

as a devilish poison, and given us instead


the imagery of a nation

How

do we reconcile a world that

is

absolutely

whose

climate, laws, culture

and

interests

indifferent to our racial imperative

and our every ethic?


cannot!

are strange to us, and whose history

The answer

is

quite simple:

We

Let us then
in

has no connection whatever to our own.

perceive the purposes of our tasks and


solutions can

manner

which

<J% 'David or a Solomon


hut our

lives in

our popular imagination,

be performed, concluded and problems

own

country s heroes

absolved. It is incumbent upon us by Nature's Law, "the


survival of the species"

slumber in learned history books.

and the

will of our

Gods

to

fulfill

-George Wilhelm

Friedrich Hegel

the destiny that only


first

we

alone can and

must

fulfill.

The

step toward awakening and manifesting our being is to

understand

the

workings

of

the

conscious

and
is

_L

here

is

no religion more

effective

than one which

subconscious mind, and to apply this higher understanding

born of its own people, that which molds and cultivates

and power

to the greater

good of our

folk.

Remain open

to

the character of a definitive race, while ensuring the

your Gods; they are your light and are here to guide you.

higher progressive

development of

its

nationhood,

Born are you from them and they from you


fail

they will not

concordant with Nature's laws. All

human progress springs

you.

from the repeated

effort

of the soul of

man

to give

135

T^FDPL^ OF M/QTAP
expression to those primeval spiritual ideas that "were

Holif

^oof of the

Aiifdn Txihi

about the inner unity and wholeness of the

human being.

implanted deep within the genetic memory of each race

Our beliefs guide our desires and shape our actions.

when

it first

found

its identity

upon the

earth.

The

old

The short

life

of

man may be

observed as a high wire

act,

religion of Western culture

was

in direct descent of the sun

and a large enough deviation to either side of Nature's


eternal laws can very likely send certain misfortune

and Nature worship of the


family.

primitive, undivided

Aryan

man plummeting

to

These indigenous, pre-Christian (pagan)


spiritual

religions

and

disaster.

The pathway
it is tlie

to truth is

produced numerous
evolved a
gnostic

archetypes from which

indeed "straight and narrow," but


will lead

only path that

common, heroic folk-mythos, value system,


traditions spanning the entire,

us surely to our highest


above
all

potentialities.

Man's

wisdom and ethnic

unique

gift,

other living creatures,

is his ability to

grand backdrop of man's

life

drama.

direct his personal

life

path as he sees

fit,

and

to a limited to his ideas.

A religion aids us in our spiritual development as it


strengthens social cohesiveness, a process through which

degree, form the world around

him according

Unlike any other creature


like

we possess the seemingly

god-

man and
world.

race alike find a focus towards completion

amid

powers to explore distant worlds beyond the confines

the cosmos and chaos of a vast and uncertain physical

of the planet which


creative

we

inhabit. This divine gift is the

and multi-faceted human mind, and not unlike a


it

Religion helps

man

to accept himself

and his

life

religion,

can be our salvation or ultimate destruction. Not

condition, rather than falling prey to the infirmities of the


existing world, thus providing the necessary influences

only do

we have the power to take our own life, but through


and needless oppression have been

and

technological means, the wiiole world as well. Already


rivers of blood, torture

the active mental development of a progressive race and


heritage. C.G.

Jung

states, in essence, that


is

human

beings

the result of man's unbridled, narrow-minded thinking and


equally narrow-minded religions.

have a religious need, but that this need


belief,

not for religious

but rather for religious experience. Religious


is

experience

a psychic event which tends toward the

freedom

makes

for

more and greater freedom, while subservience


a blind demiurge creates further slavery.

integration of the soul

and thus represents the functioning


is

to the blind

law

oj

of the psyche as a whole. Religion

the acknowledgment

One

cannot

free oneself

by bowing

to the

yoke, but by breaking

it.

of the higher realities that consciousness fails to recognize,

and

-C.G. Jung
if

carried to its full psychological fruition,

it

brings

136

ffolif

^oo^ of the fyifw

liihi

Any
is

religion

which functions on the premise of fear


it is

not a sound religion,

a deceitful,

sham

religion.

As

Virgil

once stated, "We

make our

destiny by our choice of

the Gods."
Science has served to help us get over the
abject fears

many
for

and uncertainties that man has endured


Science can teach us and produce
it is

many generations.
nor will

many
itself,

comforts and advancements, but


it

not an end in
It

ever

fill

our spiritual needs.

has been said that

science can explain nearly everything except the scientist


himself.

Man

thinks, but

knows not wherewith he

thinks.

He

aspires, yet

he knows not wherewith he

aspires.
is

He

lives,

yet

he knows not wherewith he lives. He

here upon

the earth, yet he knows not whence he came,

how he came,

why Nature should


whither he
is

precipitate

him

into

such a state or

going at the expiration of his mortal stand.

How unfortunate, then, is the lot of this poor animal, whose


learning can but reveal to

him how much there

is

he does

not know!

So long as

science, religion

and philosophy

find no

common ground, human effort can never be coordinated to


the
perfection and needs of a sound society. It

may be

that, as three dimensional beings,


totally

we

are incapable of ever

comprehending the God Absolute, or for that matter


But,

our

own reason for being.

we

are very

much capable

of

comprehending those folk God archetypes which stir in the


blood and course the channels of our conscious and

137

T^FTJPL'e
collective subconscious

OF

WOTAY)

jjojif

]>o ok of

(he

Ato&n Tiihi
truth, strength

mind. All the Aryan pantheons, be

and wholesome world needs knowledge,

they Teutonic, Celtic, Slavic or the Greco-Roman Gods and


heroes, are of vital importance to our ongoing development

and courage, not

fear, ignorance, suppression,

meekness

and humility. These pathetic and opposing tendencies are


unnatural by the standards of the true Aryan
spirit.

and nationhood.

The

original creator

God

of the Aryans
(c.

was known
B.C.E). is

Through Christianity
absurdity sanctified.

irrationality

deified the will to

among
His

all

the Indo-European nations

4,000-2,000

first

name was Dyaus

Pitar (TMvine Father),

which

A race is sustained,

not only by the superior minds

the same as the Greek Zeus Pater, the Latin Jupiter or


Deus, the early German Tiu or Ziu and Norse Tyr,
later to

of its scientists, but, also, by the great spiritual teachers

and religious, ethnic customs. One of the banes of


religious

be succeeded by the Teutonic God

and

cultural progress

has been the

Wotan,

who remains the


The
entire

consistent

inter-locking

power of stupidity below and

patriarchal archetype through Western


history.

the lust for power above which paralyzes the efforts of free-thinking, rational men.

pantheon of our

pagan Gods and Goddesses, which are


older than any religious scriptures and

Knowledge of

self

means knowledge of

consciousness, which is the

home

of

more basic than any scientific principles,

both pagan Gods and

scientific concepts.

make the

divine truths

and

life

mysteries

Both the

scientist

and pagan often share


It

comprehensible.

the same mantel as free-thinkers.

has

Perhaps the most singular, suicidal

never been an easy road for either of the two.

mind disease

to ever infect

and erode the Aryan

For

who has

suffered

more under the yoke of

thought process has been the infusion of the alien


religions,

Christian oppression for close to 1,000 years?


their crime?

What was

most

particularly Judeo-Christianity with its


first

That they sought truth over ignorance,


slavery,

many variants. For the


crumbling civilization
its

time in the history of all ages a

freedom over

advancement over stagnation or our

is

capable of discerning the causes of


it

own Aryan

race heritage over alien creeds?

decay. For the first time

has at

its

disposal the

American Negroes zealously emphasize the rigors of

collective reasoning strength of science, coupled

with the

200 years of slavery in this country, as

if

only they alone

reemergence of its true,

spiritual, religious origins.

A sound

had ever been enslaved. Jews rant

hysterically

and

138

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAP
endlessly about an alleged holocaust. Yet, if one is to

Holif

Koo^ of the Aufsn

liihi
influence

but these teachers have seldom had

much

upon

understand horror and suffering in the


word, then

full

sense of the
free-thinking,

the churches which they founded, whereas, churches have

we must comprehend what the

had enormous dominating


in

influence

upon the communities

Aryan pagans, alchemists and scientists suffered under the


Christian pogroms and the Inquisition. This was a
deliberate, religious slaughter of innocents, unparalleled in

which they

flourished.

Most of the great founding


would be appalled
at

spiritual teachers of olden times

what

their original

work has become.


were

the Western world, a darkness which reigned for a


millennium.

Life is lost at finding itself alone. If ever there

a preeminent birth of tragedy,


it is

it

was when Aryan man

With the close of the 20th century

clear that we

turned his back on the indigenous Gods of his race.

On that

are reaching a turning point beyond which

we dare no

day he sacrificed the very roots of his being, ushering in the


labyrinth of his

longer submit to the rigidity of Christian dogma.

own

descent.

The Western world has had


religions,

more than enough of pseudo


\Jne

haughty priestcraft
seeks
spiritual

very worst despots oj ike earth have not been


the 'representatives' oj the

and

churchianity.

The

man who

more greedy than

man

contentment in such a self-deceiving

folly is like

the

man

whose kingdom was not oj this world.


Alfred Rosenberg

who never leaves the domestic circle for fear that he might
not be accepted on his own, that his word might not be law,
or perhaps the unnatural fear of being eternally

damned.

It

Foreign religion that does not share our

own

is

the work of a higher culture that lives in accordance with

common

history, heroes

and customs

will never serve the

Nature's laws, which are

more than

just laws alone, they

vital interests of

our

folk. It is, also,

necessary to point out


all religions in

are

life

necessities.

Not only should every individual


life

that there is a singular problem within


general.

develop spiritually through the ages, but the

of the race

The

ancient, sacred writings contain considerable


spiritual content

must manifest upwardly as

well.

power of themselves through the


potency of direct speech. Those

and

The

history of the world has never

been known as
is

who wield

the words often

the theatre of happiness and never will be. Life

a harsh

have a tendency to use that power

for their

own personal

and often brutal testing ground of diverse and opposing


forces. It is to

aggrandizement and prestige over their adherents.


Churches may owe their origin to the founding teachers,

the greater advantage of man to comprehend

the whole universe as one commonwealth of which both the

139

T<erT7PL^

OF M/OTAI?

Gods and man are members. Thought possesses all things,


but this does not make the world around us unreal. Our

RHfiA RYBELf
The Astral LiGHt

Gods

are

more

real

by

far

than the biological body which


fact,

briefly

houses our

spirit.

In

there

is

no

human being

of any race who,

if he truly

follows the celestial guidance of

his ethnic folk archetypes, cannot attain the highest

conceivable fulfillment.

Experience has repeatedly confirmed that well-

Che sprit ofCjod, the Cosmic creative energy,


in order to objectify itselj,

known maxim

of Sir Francis

Bacon

that,

"A

little

philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in


needs a material

philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." The


in the

medium through which

to manifest,

folkish Aryan religions can only

be better or worse

same way that any

to the

force requires a

medium

practitioners, never true or false.

As Aryan man

finds his

or a material substance

way back to the Gods of his

origin, he

shah then be able to

through which

it

can work and manifest.

draw from within the secret of their wisdom and


inspiration
immortality.

and the all-embracing strength of their

The

anthropologist E. E. Evans Pritchard

Xn

the

ancient

Mystery

Schools

there

was

summed

religion

up

in these few, short words:

attributed to the

moon

a certain measure of power to

magnetize the soul for earthly incarnation and to


fReigian h,

what

%eigian daea,.

demagnetize
assertions, to

it

for its astral abode. In a general way, these


initiates attached a

which

meaning that was

once real and symbolic, signified that the soul must pass

through an intermediary stage of purification and free


itself

from the impurities of earth before continuing

its

journey.

Hie non-corporeal

(or astral) body,


is

though

far finer

and more perfect than the earthly one,

not immortal as

140

T^IT}PL^
is

OF 'M/OTAP
and becomes

the

monad which

it

contains. It changes

purified according to its different environments.


is

The

spirit

(La,

awe boAty

i&

pxvet of the unbuwu>&,

perpetually molding and transforming


it

it it

into its

own

awe

tmd i& pxvet

of the dxmi of the unw&cd.

image;
of
it

never leaves

it

however, though

disrobes itself

Plato

by degrees.

It is constantly clothing itself

with more

ethereal substances. This

was one of the teachings of

Pythagoras,

who

could not accept the idea of abstract, the formless monad. Spirit in
itself,

spiritual entity,

whether in the far-reaching universe or on earth, must have


an organ; that organ
is

the living soul, whether bestial or

sublime, obscure or radiant, retaining, however, the


form, the image of God.

human

Though

invisible,

most people today accept the


gravity. Still there are
spirit

reality of electricity,

magnetism and

those

who have
us.

difficulty

comprehending the

world

around

The

invisible plane of

human

existence offers
all

the greatest challenge and the greatest hope for

mankind.

A
strictly

doctor whose professed views on

life

were on a
"I

material plane was noted to


I

make the comment,

have cut many a body open, and

have never found a soul."

To which

it

may be answered, "Undoubtedly true, but while


four elements

you were dissecting a brain, did you ever find a thought?"

Of the

which the constellations of all

beings are formed, Earth represents the solid state,

Water

the liquid state, Airthe gaseous state, and Fire


fifth,

the imponderable state. The

the etheric element,

141

T^rpPL'e

OF M/OTAH
it is

Holif

]>ook of
spirit

the

fyufm liihi

represents a state of matter so fine and vivid that

no

visible,

between

and matter, between the within and

longer atomic and possesses the property of universal


penetration. It is the original cosmic fluid, the astral light

the without of the universe. Serving as substance to the


astral

body of the

soul, it is likewise a

garment of light
itself.

or soul of the world.

The

great sage Pythagoras used an

which the

spirit is

ever weaving for


it

The

fluid

already ancient

word

in his

time to describe this element,

becomes transformed,
the souls
it

rarefies or densities according to


it

the "Rhea Kybele."

(This

may

well be derived from the

clothes or worlds

envelopes. Not only does

it

Phrygian Goddess Cybele.) Esoterically, this word means


"the rolling astral light
fire,"

embody
it

spirit

and

spiritualized matter in its living

bosom,

the

divine spouse of universal


spirit

reflects in a perpetual

mirage

both things and the

or

"of

the

creative

which,

becoming

thoughts and the wills of mankind. In the ancient pagan

concentrated in the solar systems, attracts the immaterial

Mystery Schools, from which the Christian bible borrowed


heavily,
it is

essences of beings, seizes


whirl of lives."

them and

forces

them

into the

revealed in John 1:10, "The light was in the

world, and the world


not."

was made by it, but the world knew it

Thus, in the astral light the past of the worlds

trembles in vague images, and the future

is

there, also,

Our human eye can only glimpse pure


a condition of lofty ecstasy, but
it is

astral light in
all

with the living souls inevitably destined to descend into


flesh.

polarized in

bodies,

This

is

the meaning of the

"veil of Isis"

and the

combines with
in electricity

all terrestrial fluids

and plays diverse roles

"mantle of Cybele" into which


Further, this universal

all

beings are woven.

and

terrestrial

and animal magnetism. Baron


is

medium,

this astral light, is a

Karl von Reichenbach,

who

well

known for

his theory on

phenomenon of vision and

ecstasy. It is at once the vehicle


living

the Odic Force, referred to the Rhea Kybele as the "odyle


fluid."

which transmits the movements of thought, and the

In ihe year 1850 he released writings on the subject


title

mirror in which the soul contemplates the images of the


material and spiritual world.

under the

RESEARCHES ON MAGNETISM, ELECTRICITY,

Heat, Light, Crystallization and Chemical Attraction.

The Rhea Kybele

reigns everywhere

it

is

the

For the great spirits of antiquity, the Gods were


never anything more than a poetical expression of the

mighty soul of the world, the vibrating and plastic


substance which the breath of the creative spirit uses at
will. It is

subordinated forces of Nature, a speaking image of its inner


organism;
it is

the very ether that serves to cement together

all

as symbols of cosmic and anirnic forces that


live

of the worlds, the mediator between the invisible and the

these

god-archetypes

indestructible

in

the

142

T^rpPL'e

OF M/QTAI?

Holtf

Kook of (he

Atif&n

lUhi
Tylor went on to
life'

consciousness of the various races of man. This diversity of

appearing to people at a distance from

it.

gods and

forces,

the initiates of thought, was dominated


spirit of

argue that primitive

man assumed

that the

and the

and penetrated by the supreme God, or pure


Absolute Monad.

the

'phantom' were 'manifestations of the same

soul.'

Tylor described the anima, or soul, thusry: "It is a

The words

"animic" and "animism" are derived


"soul."

thin, unsubstantial

human

image, in

its

nature a sort of
in the

from the Latin "anima," meaning, "breath" or

The

vapor, film, or shadow; the cause of life

and thought

hypothesis of animism was greatly advanced by Pythagoras,

individual

it

animates;

independently possessing the


its

and

later by

one of his more popular devotees, Plato.

personal consciousness and volition of

corporeal

This

hypothesis
force

demonstrates
animates
the

that
entire

an

owner, past or present; capable of leaving the

immaterial
universe

body

far behind, to flash swiftly

from place
invisible,

the

natural

phenomenon that

to place; mostly impalpable


yet,

and

things animate and inanimate are held


to possess

also,

manifesting physical power,

an innate

soul.

and

especially

appearing

to

man
it

In the year 1871, a professor of

waking or asleep as a phantasm


separate from the body of which

Anthropology at Oxford, Sir Edward


Tylor, suggested in his

book Primitive

bears the likeness; continuing to exit

CULTURE

that

animism

was

the

and appear

to

men

after

the death of

'minimum' definition of religion and the


explanation
of
its

that body; able to enter into, possess, and


act in the bodies of other

origin.

The

earliest

men, of animals

philosophers probably

made

their first step by

and even of things."

the obvious inference that every


belonging to him, namely, a
life

man has two

things

The famous
influential

Sir

James

Frazer, author of the classic,

and a phantom. These two


life is

book THE GOLDEN BOUGH, was a disciple of Tylor.


that

are evidently in close connexion with the body, the

Frazer

believed

from

the

earliest

times

the

enabling
its

it

to feel

and think and


self;

act,

the phantom as being

innumerable multitude of spirits, both good and otherwise,

image or second

both, also, are perceived to be


life

were of necessity reduced


of deities;

to a comparatively small

number
It

things separable from the body, the

as being able to go

animism then became replaced by polytheism.


this stage of the worship of

away and leave

it

insensible or dead, the

phantom as

was believed that from

many

143

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAI?
gods (polytheism) that this would bring

Holy T^ook
to

of (he Aitfm liihi

man

a finer

Samothrace, proved himself as worthy a legend in the flesh


as

comprehension of the one


Absolute Godhead.

solitary deity

(monotheism), the

was Achilles of Homer's

Iliad.

With a mere handful of

Greeks, he crossed Asia as far as India and established a

world class empire. Alexander's sword typified the last


flash of the golden Greece of the high

God Orpheus,
names
in

ifiumining both East and Western worlds.

Men
history.

of such caliber have borne different

They are primordial men, adepts, great

initiates,

sublime geniuses,

who

transform and metamorphose

humanity. So rare are they that they


our fingers. Providence scatters

may be counted upon


at

them here and there

long intervals of time, like stars in the universe.


Not unlike
the Northern

And from

Goddess Freyja,

the

Phrygian Mother Goddess of Nature Cybele was.

also, depicted being

drawn

in

a chariot by cats and had a mystery cult following.

the universal

fire of the rolling astral light,

that our distant

The sculpture above

is

from an

altar dedicated to Cybele from the late third century c.E.

ancestors called the PJiea Kybele, will

come others

great

What worlds have


through
infinite

existed and have been traversed

ones

to assist our people in desperate times of the ages. It


difficult,

time to bring us the divine light and the

may be

but certainly not impossible, for carnal

light of genius throughout our history?

We know

not;

but

man

to

communicate with the higher, non-corporeal

great fives of demi-god legend have been lived, the realms


of the

realms, but he

must be fundamentally influenced by the

superman do

exist.

The conscience

of nations

is

not

great commotion of history


forth like a flash of light.
call,

then the eternal truth springs


listens to the divine

mistaken; the prophets have not lied in calling these


"the sons of Gods." Their mission is
truth; they are protected

men

When man

demanded by
legions,

eternal
living

new

life is

created in him;

now he no

longer feels
all

by invisible

and the

himself alone, but hi communion with his Gods and


truth, ready to

word speaks

in

them!

proceed eternally from one verity to another.

Alexander the Great lived only to his thirty-third


year and was

In this

new

life,

through elevated thought and biological

commanding armies

at the age of sixteen.

determinance, he then becomes one with the universal will.


9te. (uvdeA.

student of Aristotle, this legendary conqueror, initiated, as

was

geld utAa

fude&, Vutth.

also his father, Philip, into the

pagan Mysteries of

Pythagoras

144

R00TS F RAGNAR0K.
The Ages of Geology

nklmkm
jiiHAJTi

mm %kmt mem h$m mm ab^ss Mm txisiroa mm a


is is

EfellE

GRAGK E
*<T>*ftl$li<T>i$S

ld<SH<T>

BS<Ttl$l

F DARRI^SS.

-the great Solar-myth underlies all the ancient

mythologies. It

commemorates the death and

resurrection

of the sun. It signifies the destruction of the light by the


clouds, the darkness

and the eventual return of the great

luminary of the world. That which was most instrumental


in conforming

mankind

to

adopt the solar based religions


It

took place in a time long before our written history.

was

a thing so terrible, so incomprehensible, pitiless and


destructive, that even today its dreadful

memory

still

lingers

deep
In

in the genetic

memory of all mankind.

the Northern European pagan religion of

145

T^rpPL^ OF WOTJM)
Wotanism, this dreadful cataclysm
is

Holt} "f^Look

of (he AttfM liihi

symbolized in three

whole oceans. The

tail

of debris which follows such a great

ominous spectres known

as:

the Fenris Wolf, the Midgard the Dog. The Southern

comet

is

incredible in its length.

A passing

great comet,
long;

Serpent Jormungand and

Garm

witnessed in 1843, possessed a

tail

150 million miles

Europeans knew them

as:

Python and Typhaon or Cacus,

such a length would reach from the sun to the earth and

which

is

the same as Vritra in the Indo-European Sanskrit.

have over 50 million miles of


should
it

tail to spare.

This debris,
is

The

Christian bible referred to


is

them

as: Satan,

Behemoth

pass through our atmosphere, creates what

and Leviathan. Yet, there

simply one

name
all,

to describe

known as the "Drift Age," showering the earth with a heavy


layer of rocks, boulders

the most awesome monster serpent of

"The Great

and

dust.

Many

of the ancient

Comet."
All the

legends

tell

of how this cosmic dust would completely blot

winged beasts breathing

fire

are a symbolic
tail it

out the sun and stars, causing darkness and gloom for long
periods.

recollection of the comet; with its

head and long

The passing

of time, both night and day, would

captures the semblance of a great seipent traversing the

become ahnost

indistinguishable.
also,

heavens.

Modern science confirms that comets

often travel

The ancient legends,

describe the aftermath of

in groups of two or three, as reflected in

world mythologies.

the Great Comet's contact with earth thusly:

One thing is for


this planet

sure, there is

no destruction so complete to
all life

and threatening to

forms than that black

"Instead of the fair face of the world as they have

known

it,

moment when
bears the
well.

a great comet strikes the earth. Our planet

bright with sunlight, green with the magnificent foliage of the forest, or
the gentle vendure of the plain,

telltale scars of meteor

and asteroid

collisions as

they

go forth upon a wasted, and

Though smaller

in size, the devastation is

such that

unknown

land, covered with

oceans of mud and stones; the very face of


rivers, hills, all

one would be fortunate never to have experienced such a


living nightmare.

the country

changed

lakes,

swept away and

lost.

They

wander, breathing a foul

and sickening atmosphere, under

the

shadow
no

Mankind has been an

intelligent

audience,

of an awful darkness, a darkness which knows no morning, no

stars,

watching the long, on-going developments of the cosmic

moon, a darkness palpable and

visible,

lighted only by electrical

drama. However,

let

us try to imagine the tremendous

discharges from the abyss of clouds, with such roars of thunder, which

impact of a great comet striking the earth's surface at ever


increasing impetuosity, carrying with
it

we

in this

day of harmonious Nature, can form no conception

of. It is,

a heat that

is

so

indeed, 'chaos

and ancient

night. 'All the forces

of nature are

there, but

strong that

it

can melt granite rock and evaporate waters of

disorderly, destructive, battling against

each other and multiplied a

146

"

T^njPL'e

OF ^OTAI?
is

Holif

^oo^ of the fyifM

lilhi

thousand-fold in power; the winds are cyclones, magnetism


electricity is appalling.

gigantic,

contend with today. Aryan


hairy, simian brute

The world

is

more desolate than

the caves from

man was never an unintelligent, who lived in caves like a common

which they have escaped. The forests are gone; the fruit-trees are swept

animal.

There has never been one single piece of

away; the beasts of the chase have perished; the domestic animals,
gentle ministers to man, have disappeared; the cultivated fields are

substantial evidence to support such a claim. Yet there is

an abundance of sound evidence to prove otherwise and


very good reason to believe that our capacity for intelligence

buried deep in

drifts

of

mud and

gravel; the people stagger in the

darkness against each other, they fall into the chasms of the earth;
within them are the two great oppressors of humanity, hunger
terror;

was much higher

in the far distant times. Civilizations

and

have been discovered dating back to before the Dinosaur


Age. For instance, in the state of Louisiana on Petite Anse

hunger that knows not where

to turn;

fear that shrinks before the

whirling blasts, the rolling thunder, the shocks of blinding lightning;


that

Island remarkable discoveries have been unearthed,

knows not what moment

the heavens

may again open and

rain fire

showing in many cases the bones of the Mastodon found


buried well above layers of earth strata which contain
pottery,

and stones and dust upon them. God has withdrawn

his face; his

children are deserted; all the kindly adjustments of generous Nature are

woven baskets and

jewelry.

Highly intelligent

gone.
is

God has

left

man

in the

midst of a material world without law; he

civilizations

and whole continents have been ever changing


walked upon the earth. Digging through

a wreck, a fragment, a

lost particle, in the

midst of an illimitable and

since

man

first

endless warfare of giants.

geological history,
to die, hopeless, cursing their helpless

we

find that

what did

in fact drive

man

"Some some

lie

down

Gods;

into caves in certain periods of time

was the need to escape

die by their

own hands; some gather around the fires of volcanoes


off;

the deluge of the great comets. The larger animals, such as the dinosaurs which could not escape
initial

for warmth and light-stars that attract them from afar

some feast on

impact, the

such decaying remnants of the great animals [dinosaurs] as they may


find projecting above the debris, running to them, as
outcries

pummeling of rocks, prolonged

frigid cold, scorching heat,

we

shall see, with

wind storms, poisonous gas and


forever.

flooding,

were to vanish

and fighting over fragments.

The traditions The


earth's existing geological strata, along with

of the following cultures reveal to us

that the earth's surface


great comet:
a)

was once

drastically altered

by a

the artifacts of
fossils,

man and

other

life

form remnants and

read like an open book through the eons of time,

The

ancient Britons, as narrated in the mythology of

dispelling so

many

unsubstantial theories that

we

still

the Druids

147

T^IT?PL<e

OF M/OTAI}

Holif

f>ook of

(he

fyuf&n liihi

b) The ancient Greeks, as told by Hesiod


c)

From what has been thus revealed through


geological findings

The Teutonic Elder Edda and Younger Edda


The ancient Toltecs of Central America, as
sacred books

and the diverse

religions of the world,

d)The ancient Romans, as narrated by Ovid


e)

can
told in their

all

of this be accident?

Can

all

of this

mean nothing?

In Aryan Wotanism Ragnarok marks the day of the Great

Comet's return. Heimdall sounds the warning on his


Gjallarhorn, as

f)

The The

ancient Aztecs of Mexico ancient Persians, as recorded in the


in Tibet

Wotan and the Gods of Asgard, along with

g)

Zend Avesta

the best warriors (the Einherjar) arm themselves and

h)The sacred records


i)

speed forth to the greatest of all


told in their

battles.

Wotan rides

first;

The ancient Indo-European Hindus, as


holy books

with his golden helmet, resplendent Byrnie and his spear


Gungnir, he advances against the Fenris Wolf (the
comet). Thor stands by his side, but can give
assistance, for
first

These along with dozens of aboriginal legends around the


world
all

him no

relate

the

same

descriptive

catastrophe.

he has his hands full in his struggle with the

Christians will find a detailed account of the event

Midgard Serpent, (the second comet). Frey encounters the


fiery fiend Surt,

explained in the Book of Job.

The above

religions all agree

who

is

associated with the comet and


falls.

upon the following


1)

distinct points:

heavy blows are exchanged ere Frey death


is

The cause

of his

The Golden Age; the Paradise The


universal,

that he had previously relinquished his sword to

2)

moral degeneracy of mankind, the

Skirner, even the

Dog Garni

(the third comet), that


loose.

was

age of crime and violence


3) 4) 5)

bound before the Gnipa Cave gets


plague.

He is the
kill

greatest

God's vengeance

He

contends with Tyr, and they

each other.

The Serpent The


The The

(flaming comet); the fire from heaven

Thor gets great renown by slaying the Midgard Serpent, but


retreats only nine paces

cave -life and the darkness


cold; the struggle to survive
"fall

when he

falls to

the earth dead,

6)
7)

poisoned by the venom that the serpent blows upon him.

of man" from virtue to vice; from plenty

He has

breathed the carbonated-hydrogen gas of the


fire

to poverty;

from

civilization to barbarism;
drift;

from

comet. Surt then casts darkness and raging


universe, blotting out sun

upon the

the tertiary to the


gravel
8) Reconstruction

from paradise to the

and

stars

and the earth becomes


is

engulfed by the sea

chaos reigns. This

a time known as
Vali,

and regeneration

the 'Twilight of the Gods," "Gotterdammerung," until

148

T^rpPL^:
the

OF

\i/OTAI?
and
kills

Ho!if fZ.ook
It

of (he Aufw liihi


Schliemann
in

new

sun, is born of the frost

the darkness.

Classical scholars laughed at Heinrich

is light again.

Balder, son of Wotan,

now the new Aryan

when he

set out with

Homer's writings of Greek legends

Allfather, returns after Ragnarok.

Once again the Gods, the

one hand and a spade in the other. But he succeeded in


digging up legendary Troy, and thereby demonstrated that
it is

earth and
rejoices.

its

people are born anew and the whole world

rash to underestimate the historical value of our Aryan

Today pagans

still

celebrate the last death and

folk

memory. Today

NASA

satellites

can see remnants of

rebirth of the sun with the

May Day fertility ceremony, the


In the
full tradition

long-forgotten civilizations, lying in ruin on the ocean floor

May

Pole and the

May Queen.

of the

of both the Atlantic and Pacific.

We must always
man's

ceremony, a

man

clad in green leaves represents summer,


(fittingly

remind ourselves that


start

all

myths and legends

another clad in straw represents winter


of the emptiness and misery of the Great

symbolic

somewhere

in the real life of

Comet Drift Age).

living history.

The seeds of our

destiny are

In the Teutonic legends

it

is

stated that three

nourished by the rich legacy of our past.

severe winters followed the great cataclysm, followed by

three more, which are


Winter."

known

in

Wotanism as the "Fimbul


Jxeligion
is fossil

mythology,
history;

mythology
(jritn

is fossil

{Jimbul

raged,

and

o'er the

world

and

this disguised history

Tempestuous winds and snow storms whirled;

takes us into ages

Die

roaring ocean icebergs ground,


flung
its

so remote
that they border upon,

JTlnd

frozen pant around,

6'en

to the toy of

mountain height;

and partly indeed coincide with,


the ages of geology.

D^o warming

air

D>io radiance fair

H.S. Bellamy
soft'ning light,

Of gentle

summer's

Tempered

this dreadful glacial night.

VALHALLA,

J.C.

Jones

149

SACRfiD PLACES
fjlAGiC SPiRjt

OF FORGOttEIl

TiljIE

Every
r

race has

its

holy centres, places where the veil

is

thinnest.

Zhese places were developed by the

wisdom

oj

'die

past,

until

a powerful

spiritual

atmosphere was engendered there


easily

and consciousness could

open

to u\e subtler planes

where the messengers ojfjod came

to

meet

it.

GLASTONBURY,

Dion Fortune

JLhe great sacred sites of the world are found in


geophysicalfy significant locations where strange lights and

other

phenomena

are often reported.

Even the

latest

scientific

research cannot fully explain these

same

mysteries that attracted the ancients so very long ago.


Fortunately

many

of the early sacred sites have survived

the attrition of time, and continue to puzzle us and confront

us with questions which have yet to be answered.

It is

no

secret that the ancient spiritual teachers possessed powers

of mind that

we

of this day have forgotten

how to use.

150

T^rpPL'e

OF \J/OTAP
to construct the stone circle at
is

Holif feoot-

oftht Aiif&n lilhi


its

Over 70 gigantic stones, each weighing between 30

the labyrinth, has more than one path leading toward


goal.

and 50

tons,

were used

Stonehenge. hi Northern Europe, Stonehenge


celebrated of ah sacred circles and
lost in time.
its origins

most
to

All

geomantic

schemes involve belief

in

an

seem

be

omphalos or "world

navel," the sacred center of the

world

Some

believe that

it

was constructed before

from which order was created out of chaos. Delphi in

the Great Pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt, and

may well

date

Greece was one such center. The Celts and Greeks believed
that the landscape
or gods.

back

to Atlantis or
it

Hyperborean times. Opposing theories


built as recently as 3,500 years ago.
circles in the

was the physical embodiment of spirits

purport that

was

There are an estimated 900 standing stone


British isles alone.

Many
electrical

ancient
are

monuments

are

located

where
strange

storms

common and where


Some

Stone circles had four mutually compatible purposes:


1)

unexplained lights reportedly appear.

are located

Astronomical calculators.

above fractures or faults in the earth's crust, leading


investigators to believe that at least

2) Generators of terrestrial energy. 3) Storage batteries for

some sacred places are


where the
earth,

both cosmic and terrestrial

situated at precise grid cross sectors

energies.
4) Radiating devices to broadcast these energies across

which acts

like a giant motor,


electricity.

produces a concentrated
U.F.O.

amount of
have been

Throughout history

sightings

the land (possibly through the lay system).

common

in

such areas. Ancient runways and

One
until

of the

most sacred Teutonic pagan

sites

up

gigantic symbols carved in the earth,

which can only be

772

C.E.

was the great Irminsul (world


in a

tree) pillar

seen from on high, add to these age old mysteries.

which was located


Germany.
ruthless
It

temple enclosure in Obermarsberg,


in that year

Perhaps the oldest sacred


is to

site in

northern Europe

was zealously destroyed

by the

be found

in Ireland,

and was called Tara. Christian


this ancient, pagan, holy

Emperor Charlemagne

in the effort to convert

intruders would later

rename

pagan Europe through the domination of the Christian


Church.

shrine to

New

Grange. At this chambered

mound people
electric

have reported that they had received a powerful

Turf mazes are often found near sacred sites and


are

shock when touching the stones there. The entire mound


is

known to have ritual significance. Various theories exist

faced with quartz stones.

One

peculiar feature of quartz

as to the original purpose of turf mazes.

The maze, unlike

crystal is its apparent ability to give off a significant

151

T'enjPL'e
electrical

of M'otap
well.
is

Hofff f^ool'

of the Aiy&n

liifoi

charge under certain conditions.

This custom was widely spread by the early Indo-

Sacred

mound

building

not

new

to

Aryan man,

Europeans. Suggested as the

womb

of the mother earth,

and
as

certainly not a

custom exclusive

to

American Indians,

caves have traditionally held a great mystique and at times

many today have been misled


literally

to believe. In fact, in

have been associated with the birth of Gods and heroes.


Nature
itself

America

thousands of European burial mounds

provides a variety of sacred places


trees,

that predate

the Viking age have been discovered

such as mountain tops, valleys and special


formations and springs. Water
sacred sleep.
is often

rock

throughout the East coast and as far inland as Wisconsin,


Illinois,

associated with
seers would wrap

Oklahoma and Arkansas. Many of these mounds

Among the Celts of Britain,

have yielded a treasure trove of Celtic and Phoenician


armor, weapons and various artifacts dating back to

themselves in animal skins and he near holy pools or


waterfalls in order to have visionary dreams. In ancient

500

B.C.E. Also, in

the northeastern region of America have

Greece there were 320 documented dream temples, or


Asuleions, all of which

been found underground stone temples of worship


dedicated to their Celtic god Bel, megalithic stones and

had sacred

springs.

Water played an

important part in the purification procedures that were


followed at these ancient

dolmens with runic and ogamic

inscriptions.

Remnants of

dream temples.
roots of our civilizations

standing stone circles, highly characteristic of European

The deeper we probe Hie

paganism, have been found in various areas of America's


eastern states.

we come

to find that

we

are left with

more mysteries than


science, history

when we started. Long held theories in


recently a

and

Most

standing

stone

circle

was

religions can

wash away seemingly overnight with a

single,

discovered in Miami, Florida beneath an old, derelict motel


that was demolished.
circle
It is

irrefutable discovery. Recently in 1996, a 9,000 year old

believed that this particular

Aryan corpse, coined 'the Kemiewick Man,' was found


buried on the banks of the Columbia river near Yakima,

may date back to Atlantian times.


Caves have long been used as sanctuaries and for

Washington.
In London, Texas an iron

ritual use.

Man has created


II,

artificial

caves for spiritual use


B.C.E.,

hammer was

found

as well.

Rameses

of Egypt in the 13th century

encased in solid rock. Rock formations in that area where


the

designed a cave in which the sun shines through the


entrance to illumine ihc divine figures within
sanctuary. Ancient Crete
its

hammer was found have been

reliably dated to the

inner

Ordovician geological epoch of nearly a half-bilhon years

had many cave sanctuaries as

152

T'enoPL'e

of ^j/otap

jjok T^ook

of the Aiffm Tiihi


Oxford University

In 1961 in the Coso Mountains of California rock


collectors

The following Stonehenge verse by Thomas Stokes Salmon

had

split

a stone in half and were surprised to

won the 20 Newdigate poetry

prize at

in

823.

find a

most unusual geode. Within the stone geode was

discovered a metal core wire surrounded by


material,

some ceramic
Itlxap't in the veil of
time's,

somewhat
in

similar to a spark plug. Stone can only


fifty

unbxohen gloom,

be dated

segments of not less than

thousand years.

G&scuxe

as,

death,

and

silent as, the tomB,

Many
has a

similar findings continue to reveal that Aryan


far

man

Whexe cold
fbiewns, the

oblivion holds, hex

dusty
cue

teian,

much

older past than has been


scholars, historians

assumed by so

dank pile an Sxmum's. lonelu plain.


to-

l^et think net Aexe with classic

txace

many unenlightened
theologians.
It is to

and short-sighted

Corinthian Beauty,, ox JMtian gxace:

Ma pillax'd hues, with seulptux'd foliage cxown'd,


our greater advantage to put aside the longMo- fluted Hemnants, deck the hallow'd gxound;
3-ixm, as,

held, narrow conception of man's beginnings on this planet

implated Bu some

Sjtan's, might,
its,

and accept the reality that higher civilizations have existed


eons before the dawn of our own written history. In our very
short ten thousand years of civilization

Each uigged stone appeaxs,

giant height,

WJhence poised fragment seems, to thxow


GL

we

already stand at

tumbling shadow on the plain Below.


aft,

the brink of total destruction.


is fragile

How soon we forget that life


still

Mexe
Clnd

when evening
with faintex

sheds, hex twilight uu/,,

gilds,

and quick. The Gods of our folk

serve as a

With BxeattdesA

Beam dep anting dag,, gaze, and cheek with texxox pale,

bridge to our distant origins, and as archetypes provide the


strength and assurance of our being that
is

SJhe lingering shephexd staxtles, at the tale,

necessary to

Mow at deep, midnight, Bu the moon's, chill glance,


Uneaxthlu foxms, pxelong the viewlesA dance;
WJiile on each whfap'iing Bxeeze that mwunuxs, Bu,
Mis, Busied
Stise,

meet the uncertainties of the future here on this tiny planet


that spins in a quiet corner of the universe.

When we

understand that

we

are born into the

fancy

heaxs, the

hollow sigh,
the clime,

physical world from the astral and to the non-physical


3tise,

realms we return whence we came,


fleeting instant that

fxom thu haunt, dxead genius, of magic sjpixit of foxgotten time!


txaditians,

how

real, then, is this


silent.

'5is, thine to

Buxst the mantling clouds, of age,

we

call life?

Learn to be

Let

Qnd fling new Hodiance on


&eeJ at thg, call,

page:

your quiet mind listen and absorb. Our sacred places

may

fxom

fables,'

vaxied stoxe,

be more sacred than you may ever have imagined.

Jm shadowy

txain the mingled visions, poux...

153

154

T^lTJPL'e

OF M/OTAD

Holy J^ool'

of (he Atyw Tiihi

DiE EKtERJlStEiriE

J_n the

heartland of Germany, located in the


is

Teutoburger Wald near Detmold in Lower Saxony,

a most

dramatic geophysical configuration of rocks known as Die


Externsteine. Since prehistoric times
it

has been a spiritual


this day
it

mecca and sacred place of pilgrimage. To


continues to captivate and mystify
its visitors.

discovered that the Externsteine was connected with a


is to

At the summit of one of the Externsteine rocks be found the remains of a very

whole system of astronomical


places of the Teutoburger

lines, linking

the sacred

old, pre-Christian, rock-cut

Wald and the whole of North

chapel with a staller and circular window carved out above.


In 1923
it

Germany.

was discovered that the round window, seen


wall,

From

earliest of times

Die Externsteine has had an

from the center of a niche in the opposite


view of the moon at
its

framed a
let

important influence on European history. Pagan ritual was


often performed there, until Charles the Great in the 8th

northern most extreme and, also,

in the light of the sun at the

Summer Solstice.

This added

century cut

down the

ancient holy Irminsul which donned


first

credence to the belief that the chapel was more than just a
place of worship, but a solar observatory. It was later

the uppermost pinnacle of rock. In the


century plans were

half of the 20th

made to restore the

sacred pillar and to


style hofs.

crown the remaining peaks with Teutonic Viking

Such
pagan

inspired,

monumental designs

to

enhance Aryan

spirituality

and native Germanic genius would


de-mystified.
fell

become abandoned, democratized and


Externsteine and
its

The

planned renovation

victim to the
II.

degradation of

all

Aryan ideals following World War

Since the close of the war the tourist guide books


explaining the true history of the Externsteine have been

re-written

to

exclude

any reference to pre-historic

astronomy, holy lines and ancient Aryan culture.

155

Holif

T^ook of
safe

the

Aiif&n liihd

could keep

them

SYNCHR0MCITY
PAtHUJAYS tO tHE GOd8

and happy. Being a wise monarch,

Canute looked

for

a dramatic way to teach his subjects

about the Higher Power.

While

visiting a seashore at

South Hampton one

day he ordered a chair to be brought to him.

When

the

puzzled attendants obeyed, the King commanded, "Set the


chair in the sand, in the part of the incoming tide."

As they

did

so,

Canute sat down

in

the chair and asked "Now, do

(Jn 22 Januaxy 1961


at
his.

3.

had lunch with Mexmann


in

3ies^e

you think the tide will obey

me

if I

command it to stop? We
to halt. It crept closer.

home

Mantagnola,
shall see."
of,

in the 3talian section

SwWz&dand.

Canute commanded the tide

Smomflakes, wete fluttering hy the window,


But in the distance, the shy was, (might
(Is, 3,

He

shouted the order once more. The tide advanced to

and

cleat.

splash around his ankles.


tunned

The King continued


to splash against

his

away piem the view,


demands; the sea continued
eyes, of,

him with

3-

caught the cleat Blue

Sleaze sitting

increasing force. Finally an impudent

wave broke over the

at the fax end of the taMe.

entire royal party, causing everyone to retreat, dripping wet.

"What

each,"

3 iaid,
uau
today.."

"Now you see," King Canute


the highest of

merrily called out "that


is

"ta find nupelf lunching with

human

persuasion

as nothing

when

"ALathing euex happens.

By.

chance" he answered.

compared with Natural Laws. Do not seek


Universal Truth, but ally yourself with
it."

to control

"3iexe, only the tight guests, meet.

5Ms.

is.

the Stemtetie Qvtcle"

CIRCULO HERMETiCO
Miguel Serrano

A little consideration of what takes place around us


every day would clearly demonstrate that a higher law than

that of our personal will regulates events. It is only when we

open ourselves
J-^/uring Viking

to the

unseen forces which beckon to guide


from the false ego-self and

times King Canute, a Danish ruler


flattered

us that

we

free ourselves

of England,

was worshiped and

by his

subjects.

penetrate the inner strength of real being in the physical

They thought he possessed supernatural powers which

and non-corporal realms.

156

'

,c

Human
-

thought races arotuid the

~~'\
"*%

physical world jungle in which


live in

we

a frantic effort to find a way


spirit self

,.

v
I

'

out.

Our higher
on a

stands

quietly

hilltop overlooking the


it

jungle, from

which

clearly sees the

way

out.

The human mind can begin the


it

quest, but

cannot

make the

actual

discovery of reality. Like the great Viking

ships of old, our minds are fully capable of


charting a course

and

raising the sail in order to


it

the voyage, but having done that,


let

can only rest and

the winds of reality carry it to port.


state to all his

It is

the wise

man who learns how


to

to listen.

As Pythagoras would

new students "Learn

be

silent.

Let

your quiet mind listen and absorb."

The Swiss psychologist Carl Jung was the


./^:'-;%,l:f

first

modem thinker to

define

the term "synchronicity" as a word to describe the perception of meaningful


coincidence.

Most often we do not see the pattern of synchronicity as

it

157

T^FDPL^ OF \|/OTA17
weaves throughout our
in which synchronlcity
lives.

Holy

Koo^ of (he AitfM

liihi
him

There are many various ways

lawbooks. This seemingly unintended purchase caused


to focus his studies to

makes itself known to us. We may be

become a

lawyer,

and ultimately

thinking of an individual

whom we have not seen in a long


them a
short time

attain his well-known place in history.

time, only to surprisingly connect with


later.

We

do ourselves much service when we leave the

At a bookstore we may find ourselves unconsciously


is

doors open to intuition and to not discount the


signals that
It

many casual

directed to a precise volume that


at that

highly essential to us

beckon to

us.

moment.

A stranger may, for some unknown reason,


life

was Jung's

belief that archetypes manifested

frequently cross in our

in a

way that is beyond what we

themselves, at least occasionally, in physical events and in


states of

would expect by pure chance. Casual messengers surround


us constantly but
signs

mind

at the

same

time, also, under the

Law

of

we must

learn

how

to

acknowledge the

Synchronicity.

Jung

refers to the case of Swedenborg,

who

and interpret them.


This
seemingly
imperceptible
fine

experienced a vision of fire in Stockholm at the same time

and somewhat

as an actual fire

was

raging.

Jung considered that some

telepathic ability can

be

tuned within the minds of

change in Swedenborg' s state of mind gave him temporary


access to "absolute knowledge" to an area in which the
limits of space

most people who have the presence of mind to separate the


inner-self from the exterior-self. Like a guardian spirit, the

and time are transcended.

messages attempt to convey to us that our lives are about to


shift in

We contact the higher powers only as we loosen our


attachments to them. Most people's waking hours are

some

direction.

When Abraham
felt

Lincoln was young he lived in a


Illinois.

consumed with useless, mundane


place

effort. It is

a tendency to

small farming community in


that his destiny

At that time Lincoln

many unnecessary needs and demands upon


upon our ego-directed
all interfere

demanded more than the life of a local

ourselves based

drives.

These areas

craftsman or farmer, like the residents around him. One

of negative influence

with the natural flow of


it

day he encountered a peddler who had obviously fallen on

the real

gift.

One must be aware of a negativity before


negativities are

can

hard times, and who asked Lincoln to buy an old barrel of


goods, mostly worthless, for a dollar. Lincoln decided to
give the peddler the

be destroyed. Some of our


and
it

unknown

to us

may require
the

a synchronistic shock or crisis to reveal

money and

stored the goods in his

them.
All

home. Only
Lincoln find,

later,

when he cleaned

out the barrel, did


items, a full set of

triumphs

and

failures

that

can be

among the miscellaneous

experienced by

man

in this physical "world are valuable

158

T<enr?PL^

of M/otao

Holif

J^ook oftke fyifw liifoi


The two
faces of the archetype are
is

lessons for our developing spirits, which are characterized

Roman god
joined in the

Janus.

and expressed by the folk-god archetypes and legends


found within our indigenous mythological
Synchronistic
lore.

common head

of meaning, which

the chief

characteristic of human individuation."

phenomena among the Aryan

race

The deeper we probe


find that the union of man
spirit,

into the gnostic mysteries

we

occur not uncommonly

when a

constellation of active

and archetype, as well as life and

psyches converge to the foreground of an archetype such as


Wotan, or other formidable patriarchal or matriarchal
gods. These powerful and usually emotional energies

are not just a casual relationship but an essential

element to free us from our false ego and the confines of a


lower conscious physical world.

are able to

move the unconscious, and with

it

the

God-images are not made, they become. The Wotan


archetype has co-existed with Aryan

archetype, into the foreground of the conscious.

The

man

since the

microcosm of our
archetype
reflects

interior
itself

psyche by way of the

dawn

of time through a wide range of patriarchal

on the

screen

of the

images.

The popularized Viking characterization is but

macrocosm of sense perception. Inner


outer eternity meet in man, and thus we

eternity

and

one of the many masks of Wotan. Today, the presence


of such manifesting divinities might surface through

come to realize

that our bodies serve as portals between two worlds.

some form

of

modern dress as

apparition entity of a

Jung maintained that a race archetype, such as


Wotan,
is

mystic configuration.

not purely psychic

the

stuff of

dreams, but

Our

divinities are never static, congealed in divine

rather psycho physical

only

partly psychic.

By

this

perfection, but not unlike

man

are,

also,

growing,

theory the archetype

is

capable of manifesting in a dual

learning intelligences of many degrees.

fashion, appearing internally as a psychic image,

and

Synchronicity

is

a means by which our gods and

externally as a physical event, at times even as a physical


object.

ancestors can reach out to us and through us and in turn

provides us with available pathways to higher being and


In Stephen A. Hoeller's book

The Gnostic Jung he

consciousness.

writes,

"The archetype then, when manifesting in a

Man
affinities

is

the individualization of

all

functions,
is

synchronistic

phenomenon,

is truly

awesome

if not

outright

and powers of the universe, and consciousness

miraculous

an uncanny dweller on the threshold. At once


it

the measure of individualization rendering actual that

psychical and physical,

might be likened

to the two-faced

which

is virtual in

the cosmic memory.

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TH0UGHT & ACTI0N


LivE Your. Convictions!

ut is

idleness, not labor, that disgraces.

Hesiod

IXature abhors beggars and

idlers.

Nothing can

remain

still

and

idle in

God's

all -wise

scheme of creation.

To live
and
the

is to

be incessantly active. One must either go ahead


be swept backward by the forces of nature. In
there
is

evolve, or
first case,

progress through individual


is

effort; in

the second case, there


inactivity

degradation through lack of effort,

and

indifference.

All limitations

living

forms are creators within specific


soul,

but

humans, by their

ego and free will

are, comparatively speaking,

gods of the universe, and have

the exclusive ability to create anything which they are able


to conceive to
life.

whether

it

be beneficial

to life or destructive

In essence, each

man

is

wholly responsible for his

own life and its attendant conditions, as well as bearing the

160

T'eroPL'e

of m/qtap
and

Hojif

T^ook of

(he

Aiyw

liihi
the unconscious,
discernable.

responsibility for the living conditions of his entire race

separating the awakened

man from

mankind as

well.

everyday world of the living dead


it

is clearly

Man
reflection
actions,

cannot change his past, as

is

engraved
is

The road

of great efforts can lead us to success,

forever in his record of life as a

memory. The present

happiness and fulfillment; whereas the road of least


resistance ultimately leads to perpetual discomfort, defeat

and

result of the effects of past thoughts


will

and

and probably modified by his free

and other
life,

and misery. Everyone chooses the road he

will take.

influences during the present "now." Future course of

A person's freedom or imprisonment in the material


world, therefore,
is

although determined in a generalized way because of the


effects of the past

dependent upon his motivating ideas.

and present

actions,

words and thoughts

Freed through
iron chains

living ideas, his consciousness dissolves

(karma), seems open to a free will determination of why,

and soars beyond the mightiest bastions of

how and what we would like


Through
institutions

to accomplish in

life.

stone and earth.

the

ages

numerous

persons

and

Once awakened, one cannot return


of unconscious
self-failure
life.

to the past

ways

have capitalized on man's ignorance of his


lives,

To do so would be

to

acknowledge utter

former and future

thus blinding him through their

and hopelessness. At the outset there may be

teachings and dogmas to beliefs which have no scientific or


rational support.

immediate discomforts that are unavoidable, such as


alienation

These

beliefs

have made a large class of

by friends and family who are incapable of

people into automata, and followers of ideas of others. This

comprehending the evolving changes, both inwardly and


outwardly. It is important to

manner of leadership of people


evolution.

is

opposed to the law of

remember that only those who

accept the essential you, and not the outer

mask (what they

want you to be), are your true


there
is

friends. Real friendship, real

nothing to be gotten jor nothing,


in the universe.

love,

is

never perplexed, never qualifies, never rejects,


It

and there

is

no such thing as chance

never demands.

replenishes,
It

by grace of restoring
it

unlimited circulation.

burns, because

knows the true

The upwardly evolving Aryan man must consistently


strive

meaning of sacrifice.

It is life

illumined. Define yourself or

towards perfection in

all things.

To think

is to live

be defined! Live your


without exerting the
yourself!

convictions!
effort.

Do
to

not expect results


real!

and

to exist without thinking is to

be

less

than an animal.

Dare

be

Dare

to

be

To the enlightened individual the

invisible threshold

161

T'erppL^
<

OF ^otai?
bring a
and look and
if

ffofy

^.ook of the /\itfw lilhi


into the fullness of his

human being

own perfected

^\Vithdraw

into yourself

you do not
is

find

self-being. In order to
to be
line

be a successfully evolved being, a

yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that

man must

study the laws which govern his development,


to every aspect of his living.

made

beautiful:

he cuts

away

here, he

smooths
face

there,

he makes his
his

and then apply those laws

lighter, this other purer, until

a lovely

has

grown upon

work.
'

So

do you

also: cut

away

all that is excessive, straighten all that is

Wisdom

is

a universal medicine, and the only remedy

for ignorance

crooked, bring light to all that


of beauty,

is

overcast, labor to
chiseling

make

all

one glow

which

is

the foremost sickness of mankind.

and never cease from


it

your

statue until there shall

The peak

of present realization is the point of

shine out of you from

theCjod-like splendor of virtue, until you shall

outlook from which


possibility. Clear

we may

perceive that vision of future

see the perfect goodness established in the stainless shrine.

images of definite objectives are the seed

Plotinus

ideas of future manifestations. Yet these must be seen as


actual realities in the living present.

The world

every

man

Man
brain.

thinks not with his brain, but through his


limits to

inhabits is the world

he forms by

his mental imagery.

The mind does have


and
recall,

what

it

can absorb,
in

The

entire universe of forms

and experience has and


lies

retain

so a conscious effort

must be made
is

been created,

in essence, as a thought form,

being very selective with the data which


it.

processed into

potentially ready for manifestation in grosser forms. Since

People spend vast amounts of time and money on

thoughts are seeds for action then


thinking

it

follows that scattered

scholastic knowledge,

which more often than not

is

never

makes

for scattered activity.

Once you recognize


territory,
itself,
i.e.

actualized into anything substantial. Further,


soul departs from the physical

when the

the difference between the

map and

the

your
it

body

all this

accumulated,

ideas about something and the thing

then

is

unassimilated information
benefit to the soul.

is also

gone without any real

possible to increase your conceptual intelligence by being

aware of your thoughts as thoughts. Since the "mind"

is

Of all the

arts

and

sciences, life itself is the greatest

rather a slippery entity to define, look to your thoughts and

and most profound.

It

takes

many years to train a physician


and thoughtfnlness

dreams as a way of understanding your mind. Whosoever


understands metaphor, then governs the mind. In the end
it

or a lawyer in the particulars of his profession, but it

requires

many

lives of experience

to

does not matter

how much we know as much as what we

162


T<erpPL<e

Kool- of the

of m^otap
We must
resolve to take
to enact the will of the one

Hofif

Aufw

Tiihi
aim and

have done with what we know.


control of our destinies

that remain for

self- improvement,

this is a primary

and

concern of Wotansvolk worldwide. Grounded in the roots of


race, heritage
spirituality,

which

is

our true

will.

and our own comprehensive, indigenous

Wotansvolk tread a path of knowledge not


today's

Dmagination

is

not an escape from the world oj pet.

found

in

system
is

mis-learning

To
is

say that a stone

is

an

altar,

or that

jire

represents a 'Deity,

institutions.

Wotanism

not designed for

not an escape from

reality-, it is

an amplification of the insight

entertainment or for the intellectually


curious,
it is

into One experiential value of the fact.

a course of consciousness for

Dr.

E.

Graham Howe
its

developing insight into the mystery of


life

Every generation of a race faces

own problems,

to

gain

spiritual,

___-^J

some

left

behind

for

us by our ancestors, some newly

created.

The

last half of the

20th century has produced


the Aryan race than any

more

critical

problems

for

thousand years of previous history combined.


grossly neglected the wisdom, culture

We

have
national and

and

spirituality of

our past.

individual
for

The blind-sided preoccupation


has
left

temporal wants

viewpoints
to re-establish

our ethnic soul famishing. As a race


drifting

we have
is

ifi
rightly is

become rudderless,

through an atmosphere that

our race ethics


of conduct and to fortify our unity as a
people.

growing thinner and emptier. The minds of our children

have become vacuums

filled

with media

trivia

and

To think

an indispensible condition of
of "compulsion and freedom of
is

politically incorrect learning,

and our entire value system

acting rightly.

The problem

and ethnic traditions

left in tatters.

community and personality"


is

not new; on the contrary,

it

To meet

this condition,

which prevails throughout

as old as

human life

itself.

the length and breadth of our eroding western world, to


stimulate a deeper interest, quicken a latent appreciation

Today, the whole

artificial

edifice,

laboriously
is

constructed by the one world democratic philosophy,

and

facilitate

the use of the dwindling periods of freedom

crumbling to ruins before our eyes,

cities

without a soul

163

T<en}PL<e

of wotay)
industrial,

Holtf

J^ook of (he Auf&n Hihi

temples of doom. No hypothetical social contract devised

by avaricious world cabals and universalist

The

r}irjE

FJoble ViRftJES

exploiters will ever furnish the necessary solutions for

meeting the

vital

needs of mankind, nature and the very

OF

U/OtATfiSril:

planet upon which

we

live.

The

existing system is a
itself at

ravenous cannibal that feeds upon

the expense of

human life and the limited vitals of nature. The measure of


a sound and healthy society
is

Qparzxae

that which

is

bound

b}

Train

common

ancestry, heritage

and the indestructible

ties of

blood. Those

who have made

a concerned study of ancient

Honor
Fidelity

history understand that the decline of every great nation

begins at that very point when our natural race instincts are

abandoned.

Discipline

Our future, our entire existence as a people, depends


on the consciously directed force of thought and action that

Hospitality

we formulate
and

in the

now of our life to mend the broken soul

Indasfrioasness
ejelf Reliance

spirit of our race for posterity

Perseverance
JNo easy
hope or
to
lies

Shall bring us
^But iron

our goal,

sacrif.ce

0/ body,

mil, and

soul.

Rudyard Kipling

164

Holif

l^ook of

(he

AtifM Tiihi
is

world; for

it

would appear that that which


is

the prize and


divine

VIRTUE
Divinity LodGEd
in

end of virtue

the supreme good, and in

its nature,

and blessed." Through the various nature-based

tHE Flesh

mythologies of Aryan man, virtue remains

an ever consistent and important


factor

which drives us on

in the

quest to higher learning and


i/irtue
is

that perfect

good

completion.

The

arts

in

particular serve as a vehicle

which
to

is

the

compliment

that
a hapyy
lije;

is

bound

in its essence

to

express

the

divine

the only

immortal

virtues with a seemingly


infinite perfectibility.

thing that belongs to mortality.

Seneca

The

overriding

cause of evil in
ignorance.
J-

man is
we must

Hence, to

he great Aryan thinker

Aristotle,

384-322

reach the good


B.C.E.,

have knowledge, and so the


possessed one of the few really encyclopedic minds ever

good
produced by the West and
is still

is

knowledge. The link


is

accepted by

many today
man's

between good and knowledge

mark

as the world's leading philosopher.

To

Aristotle

of Ariosophic thought throughout.


Christianity, as Bertrand Russell pointed out, is

happiness consisted within the construct of virtue

the
is

mean between two extremesand


"Even
if

stated:

quite opposed to this. Clearly, Christian ethics proclaim,

happiness

is

not sent by the Gods, but

"The important thing


"and that
is likely to

is

a pure heart," as Russell stated,

the result of virtue and of learning of discipline of some


kind,
it is

be foimd more readily among the

apparently one of the most divine things in the

ignorant." William Blake, the

famed

gnostic artist

and poet

165

T^n7PL<e
of the 19th century,

QF M/OTAD
right

was completely

when he

declared, "I tell you, no virtue can exist but by breaking

these ten commandments."

We must
good of virtue
is

recognize that in

some sense the

eternal

more

vital

than other things. Losses of

material possession can always, in

some measure, be
he becomes
less

repaired, but if one loses his self respect,

than human.

Aryan pagan ethics


principles.

is

marked by three basic


"The Law of Nature" or

The

first is called,

"Natural Law."

The

natural law prescribes the good for

man, race and


or

society.

The second principle

is

"happiness"

"well-being." This principle refers to the perfection of


is

our biological and psychological being, which


all

the goal of

virtuous effort.

Such perfection

is

achieved only by the

development of proper habits. Good habits are called


virtues;

bad

habits, vices.

"Virtue" is thus the third principle of Aryan ethics.


It is

the primary internal cause of good and happiness, and


activity

human

in accordance with virtue is the very

definition of happiness itself.

The

virtues

come neither by

nature nor against nature, but nature gives the capacity for

acquiring them.

This

is

developed by training and


is

examples, which

is

why the ancestral mythology of a race

so very significant for the


perfection of Aryan man.

upward development and

The ethnic Gods of our

folk mirror

back

to us

166

T^rpPLf OF \J/OTAn
symbolically through archetypes, that which

Holy f^ook
strive to

of (he fytyw Tiihi


demands
of these spheres upon

we

when he has
he
calls his

satisfied the

become. Through this pantheon we share our


consciousness, ancestry and origin.
possess,

common folk we
Gods and

him, he will in the main have covered the claims of what

This virtue that


of the

good

self.

when it has taken up the worship

Our ethnic virtues become the guides of our conduct


and law of our being, which are
involve relation to our folk,
social ideals.
if

pure religion, sharpens the vision of both the eye and the

They

directly

mind, so that they can choose the good and reject the
opposite

and

you remove others, you


of

a virtue we call "prudence," because

it

foresees.

immediately
impossible...

make

the

practice

these

virtues

In a sound and healthy Aryan society the laws

man is not man at all unless social, but man is


social.

should be a reflection of the virtues that we hold. True law should not be a product of human thought, nor should
it

not above the beasts unless more than

In the

be

Neitzschean perspective

we would

say that he must go

an enactment of the people, but something


rules the

eternal,

which

beyond good and

evil,

he must transcend the common man

whole universe by

its
it

wisdom

in

command and
of God,

and

lift

himself to the sphere of the Ubermensch, that

prohibition.

Through history

has been a custom to say

bridge between mortal

man and the Gods

of our folk.
its

that law

is

the primal and ultimate


all

mind

whose

In current times the democratic delusion and


universalist principles have

reason directs

things, either

by compulsion or

restraint.

contributed largely to the


in

Wherefore, these laws which our Gods have bestowed upon

collapse

of

western

civilization
elite,

opposing

the

us have been justly praised. Today's corrupt and unjust


laws are a direct reflection of a sick and degenerate society

development of a genetic
mediocrity and vulgarity.

paving the way for


of society is

The highest form

which denies nature's standards and our Gods as


Aryan

well. For

that which maintains a natural course of evolution,


ensuring that the best brains of the community shall

man

the true and primal law applied to

command

and prohibition is the right reason of the supreme Allfather


Wotan.
It is

assume prepondering influence


affairs.

in the

guidance of

its

Nature dictates explicitly that individuals as well as

important to remember that the good


all

man

is

racial species are not equal, therefore,

each to his

ability

good throughout

his

life

and not merely

in parts.

The

and the freedom

to reach his greatest potential.

The

greater part of that good consists in his loyalty, according


to the spirit, performing his duties

attempt to develop higher types by the same standards of


the lower
is

and

filling

his place as

a travesty which directly hamstrings


all

all

member

of a family, race and society.

He

will find that,

progress to the individual and ruins

hope

for social

167

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAP
amelioration. It is incumbent on any healthy society to

produce the largest possible number of truly superior

men

The IrpORj-AriCE of

and

women of

robust

health,

overflowing

energy,

unspoiled instinct and mental ability to analyze and


create

RICHARD

WAGNER

and

above

all,

to

ctdtivate

that integrated,

masterful personality and elevated spirit of the noble,

courageous and virtuous man.

Only that

is

good
its

for a nation

which comes from

its

own

core

and from
and
is

own

seed, impelled by its

own

self-

realization

will to be.

The

ancient Aryan religion of

JLf

any one

man must be

credited for lifting

Wotanism

a superior counterforce to the increasing


is

Wotanism back

to its rightful place in the present

world

chaos of our times. The Wotan path

full

and intimate

stage of Aryan consciousness, without question, that


individual
It

expansion of Aryan consciousness and


ethics,

was Richard Wagner.


is

worthy of our race and


it is

not an exaggeration to state that Wagner

heritage;

a nature based

wanted his
It

art to

become a revitalized religion of the blood.


Wagner
to the

direction that encourages us


to put forth our best efforts,

was not

"art for art's sake" that drove

dizzying mystic heights of musical and poetic genius.

The

as well as a

life

philosophy

essence of Wagner in

all

things

was his unwavering and

and ethnic identity that goes


to

determined commitment to his race and ancestral


heritage.

the

marrow

of

our

ancestral being.

Yes,

unlike the

many composers

before him,

Wagner probed deeply


there
is

in areas

beyond the realm of music.

no

man

This well-spring of profound insight Wagner found in the


northern Aryan sagas, most particularly in the Volsunga

but ayyroves oj virtue,

Saga.
though but jew pursue
it.

Upon this Folk mythos the composer was to pour out


flood of his talent

the

full

and emotion.

Seneca

Wagner's pessimism had built an extraordinary

168

T^n?PLf OF M/OTAP
bridge. For

Holif J>oo{-

of

(he

Aiif&n Tiihi
to a

some time an inner compulsion had been urging


his almost mystical synthesis, but he

people.

To Wagner the theatre was likened


rite,

temple of

him towards
held back.

had

Aryan art and mystic

and through the Teutonic myth

From the very begin rring

his concept of the

he had found the elements which would consecrate a


higher folk consciousness and upward path to the

Teutonic god Wotan and the myths had bound the destiny
of the

Gods and Volsungs

closely

Ubermensch.

together.

This created a tightly

Other
shared

great

men,

also,

woven

interplay of the high ones of

Wagner's

race-lifting

Asgard,

the

Wotan

folk

thoughts at the time,

such as

consciousness and heroic upward

philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche,


artist

path of Aryan

man here on

earth.

William

Morris

and

the

In composers like Wagner

celebrated Wotanist Guido von List,


to

the eye

is

constantly transmitting

name

a few.
years 1848 to 1852 were

very definite folkish and symbolic

The
for

impressions to the brain with the


result that his

Wagner

long

spell

of

music readily leans

intellectual
indigestion.

and

spiritual

to realistic suggestion,

and this

is

His too receptive brain


into
all

exactly

what Wagner had hoped

to

was

taking

itself

more
it

achieve.

impressions of

kinds than

The
Wagner
Shakespeare

two

artists

whom
were

could assimilate. Lohengrin, his

most
in

admired
literature

second great creative epoch which

and

commenced
end.
RIchard Wagner (1813-1883)

with

the
to its

Flying
perfect

Beethoven

in

music.

These

Dutchman, had come

influences are often witnessed in

New

ideas of music and

drama

Wagner's work with

its

moody, volcanic

were ripening in him, but as yet, he had


drift.

surges of power and strong emphasis on drama.

no clear concept of their

Wagner

firmly believed that through music one


its

His

failure to interest

the theatre authorities in his

could very possibly redeem a culture, society and

great plans for the regeneration of the

drama and music

169

T^njPL'e
drove

of m/qtap
1848 which
for

Hojif 7^.ook

of (he

t\ut&n Tiihi

him deeper
create

into politics. In a speech in

and as a prelude, a return

to nature.

The

goal,

both of art

was to
a

many enemies

him, he stated, "Only from

and of the folkish impulse, must be "the strong and upright


Aryan ideal" to whom revolution shall give his strength and

new humanity, a new

relationship between

man and

the

state,

could come a clean and healthy and art-loving

Wotanism his

will.

"The

artist of

the future," Wagner had the musician or the

civilization."

The same year he

wrote, "Men, therefore, are

stated, "will not


plastician,
itself."

be the poet, the


'Folk' to

actor,

not only entitled, but bound to


shall lead

demand

of society that

it

but the

whom

alone

we owe

all

Art

them

to ever higher, purer happiness through

perfecting of their mental, moral and bodily faculties."

Before Richard Wagner's death in 1883 he went on


to complete his epic masterpiece of musical genius in 1876,

Wagner would,

for

example, draw attention to the


its

ancient Aryan Greek civilization which reached

highest

the 15 hour

Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring


no music which
stirs

Cycle).

point in the theatre.

The

tragedy, to

be precise, was the

To

this day there is

the Aryan soul so


fact,

expression of the deepest and most noble consciousness of


its

profoundly as Wagner, so strong an impact, in

that the

people.

Wagner held that a nation must have an


its history.

Aryanphobic Jewish tribe has banned his music


performance in
Israel.

for public

intimate connection with

"The nation

itself that

The

classical conductor

Zubin

stood facing itself in the artwork, that became conscious of


itself and,

Mehta of the New York Philharmonic experienced the


reality of this,

during a few hours, rapturously devoured, as

it

when during a

concert in Israel in 1981 he

were,

its

own

essence." Since those ancient days the

tried to conduct Wagner's Liebestod from Tristan

and

"unified artwork"
arts exist now.

has been

lost for us; only

the dissevered

ISOLDE,

and caused a major

riot in

Tel Aviv.

Richard Wagner's music will long be the topic of


great controversy, though
it it

Wagner, the consummate visionary, sensed the


great social upheavals to

can be enjoyed by most anyone,

come and the potential new age of


it,

was never created

to please everyone.

man which

could be born from

and was convinced that

Like the Wotan archetype, Wagner's music was born


of its people, this primal phenomenon, beyond which

from his work would develop an integral foundation


towards such
a

we no

change.

Even today this potential

longer seek, perceive or explain anything, and which

we

resurgence of Aryan

awareness through the Wotan

should only respect in order to permit


within us.

it

to take its place

consciousness holds a very strong possibility.

The new folk-conscious art demands a new mankind

170

WRATH
the material world

F THE

G0DS

JVLan's desire for power over his fellow


is

man and

a story whose beginnings are lost in

the primal mists of time. The lust for domination and


control has

been the cause of untold death, misery and


has existence on earth been more violent

turmoil. Never

and perilous than at this present era in time. Never has


global annihilation

been more imminent.

In addition, the times have changed and technology

has changed, but

man has

not.

Man has become

apathetic

and estranged, not only from nature and his own kith and
kin,

but from spirituality as well. The orthodox Christian


for

churches of the world have failed miserably

the past
of

two thousand years and they know


Christianity far outweighs its ability.

it.

The audacity

The

decline of spiritualism and spiritual values has

been the paramount cause of the present world decay.


Unleashed and unrestrained negative forces hold dominion

upon this

earth,

and

it is

a predominant reality with which

we contend each
this is not so.

day. Only a naive fool

would argue that

The

further

we

turn from nature's laws, the


If for

deeper we slide into the abyss of despair.

any reason

171

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAI7
the material world gains dominion over the soul, the result
is strife

Hoiif f^ook of

(he

Anf&n Tiiki
is

problems of tomorrow. Solution


problems.

the one

finite

end to

and discord.

Man turns downward when the


in his face.

doors

We

will live better

and progress more rapidly

upward have been closed

As the ancient

when we decide to

devote our lives to solution, and give up

mysteries clearly state, "Every natural law transgressed or

the escapist psycho-babble hopes for absolution.


Socrates believed that each

wrongly applied must have


It is

its effect

upon the wrongdoer."

man must

discover,

a matter of cause and

effect,

and man must constantly


spiritual

through his own inward realization united with the


outward testimonies of experience, the goal to which he
is

strive to

keep a balance between the

and the

material

bridging the gap which exists between the two


he can
attain a

meant
all

to aspire. Without goal, action is meaningless,

and

opposites, so that

knowledge of how

to

effort comparatively

wasted. Not only must

human

control the natural laws for the

common
its

good, and not

beings have goals, but nations, races and civilizations must

merely for the sake of self and


benefits.

possible self-serving

have high destinies toward which they aspire. Failure of


this larger vision results inevitably in the collapse of

Today's world

is

not governed by royal elect,

empire and nation. Should we wonder why our Aryan


heritage and the world in which

philosopher kings, heroic leaders or spiritual wise men, but

we

live is in
is

such a state

by gangster governments and avaricious self-appointed


usurpers. For the

of seemingly hopeless chaos?

The reason

not far to seek.

most part such ambitious

controllers are

The

falsely asserted

orthodox priesthood of the

driven by wealth, material gains and positions of power,

western world have failed to paint Nature's picture so that


all

and

will not stop

short of anything to achieve their


all

men

can admire

it

and seek

to possess

it

as the one
that
is

voracious desires. This is not to propose that

wealthy

value worth having. They have brought out


to the exclusion of the beautiful,

all

ugly

people are bad and that the poor and working class are the

and now avidly preach

good guys.

A simple study of the history of mankind clearly


evil

universalism and condone homosexuality. Through the

demonstrates that active

comes
is

in all sizes, shapes,

ages they have committed hideous crimes in the


religion,

name

of

forms, races and classes. It


controlled

a matter of our being

and leaders of Christianity have grossly and


misinterpreted

by those who have

clearly divorced themselves

utterly

the

sacred

mysteries.

Had

from the Gods and Nature.

Europeans retained their nature -based, ethnic spiritualism

The problems of today were the problems of


yesterday,

and the unbroken guidance of the occult sciences therein,

and unless we solve them they

will

be the

we should

not be faced with the racial and global

172

T<en}PL<e
disintegration that

OF H^OTAP
Each
person

ffofif

f^ook

oftk Auf&n Tiihi

we

suffer today.

born
if

actions because others do. It is not necessary to conform

onto this planet

is spiritually

responsible for himself, and

with the stupidity of one's time. To dare to

live one's

he can raise himself to the

realization of cosmic truth

he

is

highest personal convictions in the presence of false


traditions definitely

then in a position to guide others from the imminent


of the unenlightened.

doom

demands a high degree


is to live

of individual
is

When mankind

separates himself

courage, yet to do one ounce less

a He, which

from the Cosmos and Nature he not only loses balance with
his higher
self,

impossible for the wise

man

of substance.

but ultimately he becomes a parasitic

cancer upon the earth.

Dt is
from

not the junction oj government to keey the citizen


jailing into error; it is the junction oj the citizen

In civilizations past numerous methods of society

have been
all else,

tried.

At times
it

art

has ruled to the exclusion of

to keep the

government jrom

filling into error.

and with

has come a lack of control of the

US Supreme Court Justice Robert


own
soul.

H. Jackson

emotions, so that values


its

become

slack. If a nation directs


will eventually

For the most part man does not feel the worth of his

emphasis on war and armaments, decay

He may be proud
The mind
is all

of his mental powers, but the

set in through lack of competition

and

self-satisfaction,

and

intrinsic, inner, infinite

worth of his own mind he does not

so on. It is no good cursing the

Gods

for our failures,

we

perceive.

which man permanently

is,

his

must

realize that
is in

most of the

responsibility in the world of

inward being, his divine energy, his immortal thought, his

man

his

own hands.

Until

human nature can visualize


impossible for

boundless

capacity,
it

his
for

infinite

aspiration

and
live

things from a harmonic cosmic standpoint, there will be


neither peace nor security. It
is

nevertheless, few value

what

it is

worth.

man

to

Space

is

timeless, but the world in

which we

achieve a true form of justice until he can do this, because


all

did have a starting point in time. The earth

is

a fragment of

his actions devoid of spirituality are prompted by his

a once larger planet. Whether the earth's beginning was

selfish instincts

and ambitions. Men of themselves are not


conditioned out of their intrinsic

the result of random explosion or a collision


importance.

is is

of

little

bad, but they


integrity

may be

What
is

is

important to remember
life

that the

by the pressure of wrong environment. For the

mother earth

the total

support system for mankind.

man

of stronger substance this should not be a factor, for


is,

The earth cannot and


push the scales too

will not suffer continual abuse. If we

he knows that no matter where he


remain what he
is.

he must always
destructive

far in

the wrong direction,

we

die,

and

No man need perform

likely jeopardize the entire planet.

173

T'erppL'e
The
earth,

of M/otad
human drama,
a testing

which we know as Mldgard, has long

served as a backdrop for the

HERmetic CIRCLE
IfliGVEL

ground of sorts before the eyes of our Gods, with the ounce
of divinity that they have

endowed upon us
into this

for our quest,

we must not fail them. Man comes


not whence he came,
is going.

world knowing
nor whither he

SERRANO

why he is where he is,

The

divine mysteries

revealed to us through our


We
Xersonal friend of Carl Jung, mystic poet and
philosopher of 20th century Wotanism, Miguel Serrano
relates his association with
to

sagas,

myths and legends

serve as a guide book for our


for reasons greater

enlightenment through this material world of illusions.


are

who we

are and

where we are

than

our comprehension. That world whence

we came and

which we soon

shall

be returning
is

is closer to

us than we

Jung

in his

book

C. G.

Jung

&

ever imagine. Midgard

the anti-chambre to eternity.


Aristippus, aboard

Hermann HesseA Record of Two


publication

Friendships. This 1966

The ancient Greek philosopher


a ship, was once asked by a

was

originally titled CiRCULO Hermetico, as

sailor, "Master,

how

far is it

Serrano belonged to Jung's inner circle of Aryan thinkers.

from this world to the next?" Aristippus inquired, "How


thick
is

An

international diplomat through the 1950's

and

the hull of this ship?" The seaman answered,

1960's, Serrano served as Chile's

ambassador

to India,

"Three inches, Master." Aristippus replied with a smile,

Yugoslavia,

Romania, Bulgaria and Austria. His 1947

"My friend, we are three inches from the other world."


Aryan man, there
will

voyage to Antarctica, where a mountain was


honor, as well as the decades

named

in his

come a time when you must

he has devoted

to Ariosophic

stand before your gods and give account of your deeds here
in Midgard.

research in Tibet, the Himalayas,

Stonehenge, Die

What a miserable
to report that

sight you will

be before the
It is

Externsteine and the Andes have distinguished Serrano as

High Ones

you merely survived.

your

the pre-eminent proponent of the resurgence of Aryan

task to create an environment appropriate to greatness,

Wotanism

in

modern times.

and greatness
people.

will

come and take up


cause that which

its

abode among our


desire,

Serrano's dedication to his great ideals have been

We must

we

and that

memorialized by his

life's

work. In commemoration of his

which we cause

will

come

to pass.

friend Ezra Pound, Serrano

promoted the erection of the

174

Holy f^ook
only existing

of (he Aiym Ttihi


to this persecuted poet

monument dedicated

of noble Aryan pursuit, which can be found in Medinaceli,


Spain.
Additionally, Serrano has written over forty books,

documenting his adventures and imparting his wisdom


future generations of the Aryan elite.

for

These titles have been

translated into at least a dozen languages and stand as a

testament to the
truth

spirit

and

will of

one man's quest

for

mystical

and

political truth

in

a time of turmoil
spiritual heritage.

and great destruction of our culture and

In CiRCULO HERMETICO Serrano recalls

many

of his

frequent visits with Jung, and shares with us this personal


letter

from him dated 14 September 1960 (excerpted):


When, for instance, the belief
in

the

God Wotan

vanished and nobody thought of him anymore, the

phenomenon
changed but

originally called
its

Wotan remained; nothing


Socialism

name,

as National

has

demonstrated on a grand scale.

collective

movement
shows the

consists of millions of individuals, each of whom

symptoms of Wotanism and proves thereby


reality

that

Wotan

in

never died, but has retained his original

vitality
it

and
has

autonomy. Our consciousness only imagines that


lost its

Gods;

in reality they

are
in

still

there

and it only needs

a certain general condition


full force. This condition

order to bring them back in


in

is

a situation

which a new
is

orientation
clearly

and adaptation

is

needed. If this question

not

understood and no proper answer given, the

175

T^rppL'e

OF H/qtap

Holy f^ook of

(he

Aut&n Tiihi
and

archetype, which expresses this situation, steps in

brings back the reaction, which has always characterized

such times,

in this

case Wotan.

The fact that an archaic


the

God formulates and

expresses
to find

dominant of our behaviour means that we ought


religious
attitude,

new

a new realization of our

dependence upon superior dominants. I do not know how


this

could

be

possible

without

renewed
to

self-

understanding of man, which unavoidably has


with the individual.

begin

We have

the

means

to

compare

Man

with other psychical animalia


definition.

and

to give

him a new

We can
light

see him in a

new

setting

which throws

an objective

upon

his existence,

namely as a being,

operated and maneuvered by archetypal forces instead of


his free will,
'

that

is,

his arbitrary

egoism and his limited


is

consciousness.
his

He

should learn that he

not the master in

own house and that he should carefully

study the other

side of his psychical world, which seems to be the true

ruler of his fate.

know

this is

merely a 'pious wish,


in

'

the fulfdlment of

which demands centuries, but


least

each aeon there are at

a few individuals who understand that


consists
of,

Man

's

real

task

and keep
when

its

tradition for future

generations and a time

insight has reached a deeper

and more general

level. First, the

way of a few

will be

176

T^nrjPL'e
changed and
in

of M/OTA17
It is

rfofif

f^ook of

the Aitf&n

liihi
and close
their

a few generations there will be more.


this

from

the blinding light of current opinions

most unlikely that the general mind within

or even

in

ears to the noise of ephemeral slogans.

the next generation will undergo a noticeable change, as

present

man seems

to

be quite incapable of realizing that


is

You rightly say with Multatuli, the Dutch Philosopher:


'Nothing
is

under a certain aspect he

stranger to himself. But

quite true

'

and should add with him: 'And even


The
intellect

whoever
he
is,

is

capable of such

insight,

no matter how isolated

this is not quite true.

'

can make

its

profound

should be aware of the law of synchronicity. As the

statement, that there


loses his money, his

is

no absolute Truth. But


is

if somebody

old Chinese saying goes: 'The right

man

sitting in his

money

lost

and this

is

as good as an

house and thinking the right thought will be heard a

absolute Truth, which

means

that he will not be


is

hundred miles

distant.

consoled by the intellectual profundity. There


thing like convincing Truth, but

we have

lost

Neither propaganda nor exhibitionist


confessions are needed. If the archetype,

sight of

it,

owing mostly

to

our gambling

intellect, to

which we sacrifice our moral

which

is

universal,

i.e.

identical with itself


is

certainty

and gain thereby nothing but an

always and anywhere,


with in one place only

properly dealt
influenced as a

inferiority-complex,

which by

the

way-

it is

characterizes Western politics.

whole,

i.e.

simultaneously and everywhere.

Thus an old alchemist gave the following


consolation to one of his disciples: 'No matter

To be

is to

do and

to

make. But as our

existence does not


will,

depend

solely

upon our Egolargely

how

isolated you are

and how

lonely you feel, if you do


will

thus our doing

and making depends


I

upon

your work truly and conscientiously, unknown friends

the

dominant of the unconscious.


I

am

not only willing out


active.

come and seek you.

of my Ego, but To be quiet


is

am

also

made

to

be creative and

only good for someone


it

who has been

too or

It

seems
its

to

me

that nothing essential has ever


is

been

lost,

perversely active. Otherwise,

is

an unnatural

artifice,

because

matrix

ever present with us and from this


if

it

which unnecessarily
up,

interferes without nature.


wilt;

We grow
ultimate
the

can and
recover
it

will

be reproduced

needed. But those can

we blossom and we
it

and death

is

who have learned

the art of averting their eyes

quietude or so

seems. But

much depends upon

177

"

T^rr?PL<e
spirit, i.e. the

of M/otai?
in

meaning or significance
live.

which we do and

make or in other words we


itself

This spirit expresses

or manifests

itself in

Truth,

which

is

indubitably

and absolutely convincing


spite

to the

whole of

my

being in

of the fact that the

intellect in its endless


its

ramblings

will continue

forever with

'But,

ifs,

'

which however

should not be suppressed, but rather welcomed as


occasions to improve your Truth.

Iii

a letter to Jung, which glistens eerily prophetic

with today's hindsight, Serrano concludes:

It is

even possible that your work, and mine, will only

yield fruit in

someone who

is

yet to be born. The

work of

today

is

harvested tomorrow.

And

it is

also possible that

that person

who

is to

be born somewhere in the future will

also be one of us again.

Even

so. since time is

an

illusion,

our work produces instantaneous

results.

It

is

proper and necessary that contemporary

Wotanists understand the origins of Wotan consciousness

and the roots of

its

modern

resurgence. Only by being

firmly secured in the historical foundations of our ethnic


spirituality

can there be hope for our future and a

realization of the

14 Words:
the existence of our people
children.

"We must secure

and a future for White

178

Hojtf

f^ook

oftk fyy&n

Tiihi

sweep down upon him only from the great world outside; he

C. G.
E88AY OH

IUNG
lA/OtAf]

feels

the violence of

its

impact even in the quiet of his

consulting-room and in the privacy of the medical


consultation.
patients,

As he has a

responsibility towards his

he cannot

afford to

withdraw

to the peaceful

island of undisturbed scientific work, but

must constantly

descend into the arena of world events, in order to join in


Preface to

the battle of conflicting passions and opinions. Were he to

Essays on Contemporary Events

remain aloof from the tumult, the calamity of his time

would reach him only from


[Originally published as the Vorwort to

afar,

and his patients'

suffering
at

Aufsatze zur Zeitgeschichte


by Elizabeth Welsh

(Zurich, 1946). Translation


in

would find neither ear nor understanding. He would be


a loss to

Essays on Contemporary Events (London, 1947)]

know how

to talk to him,

and

to help

him out

of

his isolation. For this reason the psychologist cannot avoid

coming to grips with contemporary


soul

history,

even

if his

very

shrinks

from

the

political

uproar,

the

lying

IVLedical psychotherapy, for practical reasons, has


to deal with the to

propaganda, and the jarring speeches of the demagogues.

whole of the psyche. Therefore,

it is

bound

We need not mention his duties as a citizen, which confront


him with a
similar task.

come to terms with all those factors, biological as well as


and mental, which have a
vital influence

As a

physician,

he has a higher

social
life.

on psychic

obligation to

humanity in this respect.


to time, therefore, I

From time

have

felt

obliged to

We

are living in times of great disruption: political

step beyond the usual

bounds of
is

my

profession.

The

passions are aflame, internal upheavals have brought


nations to the brink of chaos, and the very foundations of

experience of the psychologist

of a rather special kind,


it

and

it

seemed

to

me that the

general public might find

our Weltanschauung are shattered. This critical state of


things has such a tremendous influence on the psychic
of the individual that the doctor
life

useful to hear his point of view. This

was hardly a

far-

fetched conclusion, for surely the most naive of laymen

must follow its effects with

could not

fail

to see that

many contemporary

figures

and

more than usual

attention.

The storm of events does not

events were positively asking for psychological elucidation.

179

T'ernPL'e

of ^4/otah

Holif feoolr

of (he Au?w lUhi

Were psychopathic symptoms ever more conspicuous than


in the contemporary political scene?
It

WeTAN
Un Germanic
Sapprochans
naistront diverses seeks,
fort de I'heureux

has never been my wish to meddle in the political


I

questions of the day. But in the course of the years


written a few papers which give
events.

have

my

reactions to current

paqanisme:

The present book

contains a collection of these

,e coeur captij et

petitcs receptes
la

occasional essays, all written between 1936 and 1946. It is

{Jeront retour a payer

vraye disme.

natural enough that

my

thoughts should have been

Propheties de Maistre Michel Nostradamus, 1555


When we
look back to the time before 1914,

especially concerned with

Germany, which has been a


first

problem

to

me

ever since the


evidently

World War.
all

My
of

we

statements

have

led

to

manner

find ourselves living in a world of events

which would have

misunderstandings, which are chiefly due, no doubt, to the


fact that

been inconceivable before the war.


to regard

We were even beginning


a
fable, thinking

my psychological point of view strikes many people


therefore strange. Instead of embarking upon

war between

civilized nations as

as

new and

that such an absurdity would

become less and less possible

lengthy arguments in an attempt to clear up these


misunderstandings,
I

in our rational, internationally organized world.

And what

have found

it

simpler to collect

all

came

after

the war was a veritable witches' sabbath.

the passages in

my

other writings which deal with the

Everywhere fantastic revolutions, violent alterations of the

same theme and


will

to put

them

in

an epilogue. The reader

map, reversions

in politics to

medieval or even antique

thus be in a position to get a clear picture of the facts

prototypes, totalitarian states that engulf their neighbours

for himself.

and
Wotan, Neue Schweizer Rundschau
Republished
in

otitdo

all

previous theocracies in their absolutist

claims, persecutions of Christians


[First

and Jews, wholesale


light-

published as
1936),

(Zurich), n.s.,

HI

(March,

657-69.

(Zurich, 1946), 1-23. Trans,

Aufsatze zur Zeitgeschichte by Barbara Hannah in Essays on Contemporary

political

murder, and

finally

we have witnessed a
wide world

hearted piratical raid on a peaceful, half-civilized people.

Events (London, 1947).


Motto,
trans,

1-16; this version has been consulted.

by H. C. Roberts:

With such goings on

in the

it is

not in

the least surprising that there should be equally curious


[

"In

Germany

Shall divers sects arise,


to

Coming very near

happy paganism.

manifestations on a smaller scale in other spheres. In the

The heart captivated and small receivings


Shall open the gate to

realm of philosophy we shall have to wait some time before


J

pay

the true tithe.

"

180

T<en7PL<e
anyone
in the
is

of

\J/otai?
in.

Ho [if 7>ook oftht fyifut Tiihi


But
role to

able to assess the kind of age we are living

was taken over by thousands of unemployed, who were

sphere of religion

we can

see at once that

some very
feel

be met with everywhere on their aimless journeys. By


in their
literally

significant things

have been happening.

We

need

no

1933 they wandered no longer, but marched

surprise that in Russia Hie colourful splendours of the

hundreds of thousands. The Hitler movement


brought the whole of Germany to
its feet,

Eastern Orthodox Church have been superseded by the

from

five-year-

Movement of the Godlessindeed, one breathed a sigh of


relief oneself

olds to veterans, and produced a spectacle of a nation

when one emerged from the haze


its

of an

migrating from one place to another. Wotan

the.

wanderer

Orthodox church with

multitude of lamps and entered

was on the move. He could be

seen,

looking rather

an honest mosque, where the sublime and invisible


omnipresence of God was not crowded out by a superfluity
of

shamefaced, in the meeting-house of a sect of simple folk


in

North Germany, disguised as Christ

sitting

on a white

sacred

paraphernalia.
it
is,

Tasteless

and

pitiably

horse. I

do not know

if these

people were aware of Wotan's

unintelligent as

and however deplorable the low

ancient connection with the figures of Christ and Dionysus,

spiritual level of the "scientific" reaction, it

was

inevitable

but

it is

not very probable.


is

that nineteenth-century "scientific" enlightenment should

Wotan
and
stirs

a restless wanderer

who

creates unrest

one day dawn in Russia.

up

strife,

now here, now there, and works

magic.

But what
a degree

is

more than curious indeed, piquant

to

He was

soon changed by Christianity into the

devil,

and

is that an ancient god of storm and frenzy, the


new activity,
in a civilized country that

only lived on in fading local traditions as a ghostly hunter

long quiescent Wotan, should awake, like an extinct


volcano, to

who was seen with

his retinue, flickering like a will

o'

the

had long

wisp through the stormy night. In the Middle Ages the role
of the restless wanderer

been supposed to have outgrown the Middle Ages.


seen him come to
life

We have

was taken over by Ahasuerus, the


is

in the

German Youth Movement, and


was shed

Wandering Jew, which


legend.

not a Jewish but a Christian

right at the beginning the blood of several sheep


in

The motif of the wanderer who has not accepted


in the

honour of his resurrection. Armed with rucksack and


blond youths, and sometimes
girls as well,

Christ

was projected on the Jews,

same way as we

lute,

were to be

always rediscover our unconscious psychic contents in


other people. At any rate the coincidence of anti-Semitism

seen as restless wanderers on every road from the North

Cape

to Sicily, faithful votaries of the roving god. Later,

with the reawakening of Wotan


that

is

a psychological subtlety

towards the end of the Weimar Republic, the wandering

may perhaps be worth

mentioning.

181

T<en?PL<e

of m/otap
solstice
first to

Holy ]>ook of
counsel gives he
to his

tfo

Auf&n Tiihi
and spew: "Beware

The German youths who celebrated the


with sheep-sacrifices were not the
in the primeval forest of the unconsciousness.

enemies and

to all that spit

hear the rustling

of spitting against the wind."

They were

anticipated by Nietzsche, Schuler, Stefan George, and

And when
death," and

Zarathustra dreamed that he was

Ludwig Klages. The literary tradition of the Rhineland and


the country south of the Main has a classical stamp that

guardian of the graves in the "lone mountain fortress of

was making a mighty

effort to

open the

gates,

cannot easily be got rid


intoxication

of;

every interpretation of
apt to be taken back to

suddenly

and exuberance

is

A
and

roaring wind tore the gates asunder; whistling, shrieking,


it

classical models, to Dionysus, to the

puer aeternus and the

keening,

cast a black coffin before me.


the roaring

cosmogonic Eros. No doubt

it

sounds better to academic

And amid
burst open

and whistling and shrieking

the coffin

ears to interpret these things as Dionysus, but

Wotan might

and spouted a thousand peals of laughter.


disciple

be a more correct interpretation. He is the god of storm and


frenzy, the unleasher of passions

The
Zarathustra:

who

interpreted the

dream said

to

and the

lust of battle;

moreover he

is

a superlative magician and artist in illusion


all secrets

Are you not yourself the wind with


bursts open the gates of the fortress of death?

shrill whistling,

which

who

is

versed in

of an occult nature.

Nietzsche's case

is certainly

a peculiar one.

He had
is

Are you not yourself the


angel-grimaces?

coffin filled with life

's

gay malice and

no knowledge of Germanic
"cultural Philistine";

literature;

he discovered the

and the announcement that "God

dead" led to Zarathustra' s meeting with an unknown god in


unexpected form,

In 1863 or 1864, in his

poem To THE UNKNOWN God,


Unknown One,

who approached him sometimes


was a

as an

Nietzsche had written:


/ shall

enemy and sometimes disguised as Zarathustra


Zarathustra, too,

himself.

and

will

know

thee,

soothsayer, a magician, and the

Who
And

searchest out the depths of my soul,

storm-wind:

blowest through

my

life like

a storm,

Ungraspable, and yet

my kinsman!
thee,

And like a wind shall I come


spirit shall take

to

blow among them, and with my

I shall

and

will

know

and serve

thee.

away

the breath of their spirit; thus


is

my future

wills

it.

Truly,

a strong wind

Zarathustra to all that are low; and this

Twenty years

later, in

his MlSTRAL SONG,

he wrote:

182

T^rppL<e

OF M/OTAD

Holy f>ooJ-

of the

fyojun Tiihi

Mistral wind, chaser of clouds,


Killer of gloom, sweeper of the skies,

experience which Nietzsche had


old, at Pforta. It is
sister,

when he was

fifteen years

described in a book by Nietzsche's

Raging storm-wind, how I love thee!


Are we not both the first-fruits

Elizabeth Foerster-Nietzsche. As he was wandering

about in a gloomy wood at night, he was terrified by a


"blood-curdling

Of the same womb, forever predestined


To the same fate?

shriek from

a neighbouring lunatic

asylum," and soon afterwards he

came

face to face with a

huntsman whose
In the dithyramb

"features

were wild and uncanny." Setting

known

as ARIADNE'S LAMENT,

his whistle to his lips "in a valley surrounded by wild


scrub," the

Nietzsche

is

completely the victim of the hunter-god:

huntsman "blew such a

shrill blast"

that

Stretched out, shuddering,

Nietzsche lost consciousness


It

but woke up again in Pforta.


that in his

Like a half-dead thing whose feet are warmed,

was a nightmare.

It is significant

dream

Shaken by unknown fevers,


Shivering with piercing icy frost arrows,

Nietzsche,

who

in reality intended to go to Eisleben,

Luther's town, discussed with the huntsman the question


of going

Hunted by

thee,

thought,

instead

to

"Teutschenthal"

(Valley

of the
shrill

Unutterable! Veiled! horrible one!

Germans). No one with ears can misunderstand the


whistling of the storm-god in the nocturnal wood.

Thou huntsman behind


Struck

the cloud.

down by

thy lightning bolt, that stares at

Was
the dark!

it

really only the

classical philologist in

Thou mocking eye


Thus I
lie.

me from

Nietzsche that led to the god being called Dionysus instead


of Wotan

or was

it

perhaps due to his

fateful

meeting with

Writhing, twisting, tormented

Wagner?
In his REICH OHNE Raum, which was
in 1919,
first

With all eternal tortures,


Smitten

published
in

Bruno Goetz saw the secret of coming events


in the

By

thee, cruel

huntsman,

Germany

form of a very strange


it

vision. I

have never
time as a

Thou unknown God!

forgotten this little book, for


forecast of the

struck

me

at the

German weather.

It anticipates

the conflict

This remarkable image of the hunter-god

is

not a

between the realm of ideas and

life,

between Wotan' s dual

mere dithyrambic

figure of speech but is

based on and

nature as a god of storm and a god of secret musings. Wotan

183

T'erppL^
disappeared

of h^otap
fell

jjolif

T^ook of

the

Atyw

Tiiki

when

his oaks

and appeared again when


to save

Ergreifer of men, and, unless one wishes to deify Hitler

the Christian

God proved

too

weak

Christendom

which has indeed

actually

happened

he is really the only


this quality with
to

from

fratricidal slaughter.

When

the Holy Father at

Rome

explanation. It is true that

Wotan shares
seems

could only impotently lament before

God

the fate of the

his cousin Dionysus, but Dionysus his influence mainly on

have exercised
a

grex segregatus, the one-eyed old hunter, on the edge of

women. The maenads were


and,

the German

forest,

laughed and saddled Sleipnir.

species of female storm-troopers,

according to

We are always convinced that the modern world is a


reasonable world, basing our opinion on economic, political,

mythical reports, were dangerous enough. Wotan confined

himself to the berserkers,

who found

their vocation as the

and psychological

factors.

But

if

we may

forget for a

Blackshirts of mythical kings.

moment
and,

that

we

are living in the year of Our Lord 1936,

A mind
regards

that

is still

childish thinks of the gods as

laying

aside

our

well-meaning,

all-too-human

metaphysical entities existing in their own right, or else

reasonableness,

may burden God

or the gods with the

them

as playful or superstitious inventions.

From

responsibility for contemporary events instead of

man,

Ave

either point of view the parallel between

Wotan

redivivus

would find Wotan quite suitable as a casual hypothesis. In


fact,
I

and the

social, political

and psychic storm that

is

shaking

venture

the

heretical

suggestion

that

the

Germany might have

at least the value of a parable.

But

unfathomable depths of Wotan' s character explain more of


National Socialism than
together.
all

since the gods are without doubt personifications of psychic


forces, to assert their

three reasonable factors put

metaphysical existence

is

as

much an

There

is

no doubt that each of these factors

intellectual

presumption as the opinion that they could

explains an important aspect of

what

is

going on in
is particularly is

ever be invented. Not that "psychic forces" have anything to

Germany, but Wotan explains yet more.


enlightening in regard to a general
so strange to anybody not a

He

do with the conscious mind, fond as we are of playing with


the idea that consciousness and psyche are identical. This
is

phenomenon which
that
it

German

remains

only another piece of intellectual presumption. "Psychic

incomprehensible, even after the deepest reflection.

forces"

have

far

more

to

do with the realm of the

Perhaps we may sum up this general phenomenon


as Ergriffenheit

unconscious. Our mania for rational explanations obviously

a state of being seized or possessed. The


is

has

its roots in

our fear of metaphysics, for

ih.e,

two were

term postulates not only an Ergriffener (one who


but,
also,

seized)
is

always hostile brothers. Hence, anything unexpected that

an Ergreifer (one who

seizes).

Wotan

an

approaches us from the dark realm

is

regarded either as

184


T<erT)PL^

OF M/OTAP
real, or else as

Holif

T^ook of
truest

the

AtifM liihi
and unsurpassed

coming from outside and, therefore, as

an

importance,

the

expression

hallucination and, therefore, not true.

The idea

that

personification of a fundamental quality that is particularly

anything could be real or true which does not


outside has hardly begun to

come from

characteristic

of

the

Germans.

Houston

Stewart,

dawn on contemporary man.

Chamberlain

is

a symptom which arouses suspicion that

For the sake of better understanding and to avoid


prejudice,

other veiled gods

may be

sleeping elsewhere.

The

we could

of course dispense with the

name

emphasis on the German race

commonly called "Aryan"


soil,

"Wotan" and speak instead of the furor teutonicus. But we


should only be saying the same thing and not as weU, for
the furor in this case
tells
is

the Germanic heritage, blood and

the Wagalaweia

songs, the ride of the Valkyries, Jesus as a blond

and blue-

mere psychologizing of Wotan and

eyed hero, the Greek mother of


international Alberich in

St. Paul,

the devil as an
guise, the

us no more than that the Germans are in a state of

Jewish or Masonic

"fury."

We

thus lose sight of the most peculiar feature of

Nordic aurora borealis as the light of


inferior

civilization,

the

this

whole phenomenon, namely, the dramatic aspect of

Mediterranean races

all this is

the indispensable

the Ergreifer and the Ergriffener. The impressive thing

scenery for the drama that

is

taking place and at the


thing: a

about the

German phenomenon

is

that one man,

who

is

bottom they

all

mean the same

god has taken


is filled

obviously "possessed," has infected a whole nation to such

possession of the Germans and their house

with a

an extent that everything


rolling

is

set in motion

and has started

"mighty rushing wind."


power,
if I

It

was soon

after Hitler seized

on
It

its

course towards perdition.


to

am

not mistaken, that a cartoon appeared in

seems

me

that Wotan hits the

mark as an
in the

Punch of a raving berserker tearing himself free from his


bonds.
still

hypothesis. Apparently

he

really

was only asleep

A hurricane has broken loose


it is

in

Germany while we

Kyffhauser mountain until the ravens called

him and

believe

fine weather.

announced the break of day.


of the

He

is

a fundamental attribute

Things are comparatively quiet in Switzerland,

German

psyche, an irrational psychic factor which

though occasionally there


or south.

is

a puff of wind from the north


slightly

acts on the high pressure of civilization like a cyclone

and

Sometimes
it

it

has a

ominous sound,

blows

it

away. Despite their crankiness, the Wotan-

sometimes

whispers so harmlessly or even idealistically


is

worshippers seem to have judged things more correctly

that no one

alarmed. "Let the sleeping dogs He"

we

than the worshippers of reason. Apparently everyone had


forgotten that

manage
wisdom.

to

get along pretty well with this proverbial

Wotan

is

a Germanic

datum of

first

It is

sometimes said that the Swiss are singularly

185

T^rpPLf OF H^QTAP
averse to making a problem of themselves.
this accusation: the Swiss
I

Holy feoojr

of the A&fw Tiihi

must rebut

according to their various characters. This could be done

do have their problems, but they


even though
thus pay our

the more readily on account of the firmly established


primordial types or images which are innate in the
unconscious of many races and exercise a direct influence

would not admit

it

for anything in the world,


is

they see which way the wind


tribute to the time of storm

blowing.
stress in

We

and

Germany, but we

upon them. Because the behavior of a race takes on


specific character

its

never mention
It is

it,

and this enables us to feel vastly superior.


all

from

its

underlying images,

we can speak
factor,

above

the

Germans who have an


perils of the soul

of an archetype "Wotan."

As an autonomous psychic

opportunity, perhaps unique in history, to look into their

Wotan produces

effects in the collective life of a

people and

own hearts and

to learn

what those

were

thereby reveals his own nature. For Wotan has a peculiar


biology of his own, quite apart from the nature of man. It
only from time to time that individuals
irresistible influence of this
fall is

from which Christianity tried to rescue mankind. Germany


is

a land of spiritual catastrophes, where nature never

under the

makes more than a pretense of peace with the world-ruling


reason.

unconscious factor.

When

it is

The

disturber of the peace

is

a wind that blows into


in

quiescent, one is no

more aware of the archetype Wotan

Europe from Asia's vastness, sweeping


from Thrace to the

on a wide front

than of a latent epilepsy. Could the Germans


adults in 1914 have foreseen

who were
god of

Baltic, scattering the nations before it

what they would be today?


effect of the

like dry leaves, or inspiring thoughts that

shake the world

Such amazing transformations are the


wind, that "bloweth where
it listeth,

to its foundations. It is

an elemental Dionysus breaking into


is

and thou hearest the


it

the Apollonian order. The rouser of this tempest Wotan, and

named

sound thereof, but canst not


whither
it

tell

whence

cometh, nor

we can

learn a good deal about

him from the

goeth." It seizes everything in its path


is

and
the

political confusion

and

spiritual

upheaval he has caused

overthrows everything that

not firmly rooted.


is

When

throughout history. For a more exact investigation of his


character, however,

wind blows

it

shakes everything that

insecure,

whether

we must go back
in

to the age of myths,

without or within.

which did not explain everything

terms of man and his

Martin Ninck has recently published a monograph

limited capacities, but sought the deeper cause in the

which

is

a most welcome addition to our knowledge of


is

psyche and

its

autonomous powers. Man's

earliest

Wotan' s nature. The reader need not fear that this book

intuitions personified these

powers as gods, and described

nothing but a scientific study written with academic


aloofness from the subject. Certainly the right to scientific

them

in the

myths with great care and circumstantiality

186

T<en7PL<e

of m/otao
and the material has been

Holy T^o ok

of Ik Aii[M liihi
its

objectivity is fully preserved,

Dionysus by his emotional frenzy, particularly in


aspect.
It
is

mantic

collected with, extraordinary thoroughness


in unusually clear form. But, over
feels that

and presented
all this,
it,

surprising that Ninck does not mention


is

and above

one

Hermes, the god of revelation, who as pneuma and nous


associated with the wind.

the author
is

is vitally

interested in
too.

that the
is

He would be the connecting-link


Hermes
is

chord of Wotan
criticism

vibrating in him,
it is

This

no

with the Christian pneuma and the miracle of Pentecost.

on the contrary,

one of the chief merits of

As Poimandres

(the shepherd of men),

an

the book, which without this enthusiasm might easily have

Ergreifer like Wotan. Ninck rightly points out that Dionysus

degenerated into a tedious catalogue. Ninck sketches a


really magnificent portrait of the

and the other Greek gods always remained under the


supreme authority of Zeus, which indicates a fundamental
difference

German archetype Wotan.

He

describes

him

in ten chapters, using all the available

between

the

Greek and

the

Germanic
between

sources, as the berserker, the

god of storm, the wanderer,

temperament. Ninck assumes an inner

affinity

the warrior, the Wunsch- and Minne-god, the lord of Hie

Wotan and Kronos, and the

latter' s

defeat

may perhaps be
the Germanic
level,

dead and of the Einherjar, the master of secret knowledge,


the magician, and the god of the poets. Neither the
Valkyries nor the Fylgja are forgotten, for they form part of

a sign that the Wotan-archetype was once overcome and


split

up

in prehistoric times.
totality

At

ail events,

god represents a

on a very primitive

the mythological background and fateful significance of


Wotan. Ninck' s inquiry into the
particularly instructive.

psychological condition in which man's will


identical with the god's

was almost
But the

name and
that Wotan

its origin is

and

entirely at his mercy.

He shows

is

not only a

Greeks had gods who helped

man

against other gods;

god of rage and frenzy who embodies the instinctual and


emotion aspect of the unconscious.
inspiring side,
also,
Its

indeed, All-Father Zeus himself is not far from the ideal of

intuitive

and

a benevolent, enlightened despot.


It

manifests itself in him, for he


fate.

was not

in Wotan' s nature to linger

on and show

understands the runes and can interpret

signs of old age.

He

simply disappeared

when the times

The Romans identified Wotan with Mercury, but his


character does not really correspond to any

turned against him, and remained invisible for more than a

Roman

or

thousand years, working anonymously and


Archetypes are like riverbeds which dry up
deserts them, but which
it

indirectly.

Greek god, although there are

certain resemblances.

He is

when the water

a wanderer like Mercury, for instance, he rules over the

can find again at any time.

An

dead

like

Pluto and Kronos, and

is

connected with

archetype

is like

an old watercourse along which the water

187

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAP
of life has flowed for centuries, digging a deep channel for
itself.

Hoftf

T>ook of

(he

Auf&n Tiihi

archetype of the just, order-loving, benevolent ruler had

The longer
it is

it

has flowed

in this channel the

more
its

been shattered over the whole of northern Europe, as the


present fate of the Christian Churches bears witness.

likely

that sooner or later the water will return to


life

old bed.

The

of the individual as a

member

of society

Fascism in

Italy

and the

civil

war

in Spain

show that in the

and particularly as a part of the State may be regulated like


a canal, but the
is utterly
life

south as well the cataclysm has been far greater than one
expected. Even the Catholic Church can no longer afford
trials of strength.

of nations

is

a great rushing river which

beyond human

control, in the

hands of One who

has always been stronger than men. The League of Nations,

The
broad

nationalist

God has
he
is

attacked Christianity on a

which was supposed

to possess supranational authority, is

front. In Russia,

called technology

and

science,

regarded by some as a child in need of care and protection,

in Italy, Duce,

and

in

Germany, "German Faith," "German

by others as an abortion. Thus, the

life

of nations rolls on
it is

Christianity," or the State.

The "German

Christians" are a

unchecked, without guidance, unconscious of where


going, like a rock crashing
is

contradiction in terms and would do better to join Hauer's

down the

side of a

hill, until it

"German Faith Movement." These are decent and

well-

stopped by an obstacle stronger than

itself.

Political

meaning people who honestly admit their Ergriffenheit and


try to

events

move from one impasse


gullies,

to the next, like a torrent

come
to

to

terms with this new and undeniable


it

fact.

caught in

creeks and marshes. All


is

human

control

They go

an enormous amount of trouble to make

look

comes

to

an end when the individual

caught in a mass
function,

less alarming

by dressing

it

up

in a conciliatory historical

movement. Then, the archetypes begin to


happens,
also, in

as
are

garb and giving us consoling glimpses of great figures such


as Meister Eckhart,
ergriffen.

the lives of individuals

when they

who

was, also, a

German

and, also,

confronted with situations that cannot be dealt with in any


of the familiar ways. But

In this way the awkward question of

who

the

what a

so-called Fiihrer does with


if

Ergreifer is is circumvented.

He was

always "God." But the

a mass movement can plainly be seen

we

turn our eyes to

more Hauer

restricts

the world-wide sphere of Indoin general

the north or south of our country.

European culture to the "Nordic" remain the same

and to the
this faith

The

ruling archetype does not

Edda

in particular,

and the more "German"

forever, as is evident

from the temporal limitations that

becomes as a manifestation of
painfully evident
it is

Ergriffenheit, the
is

more

have been set to the hoped-for reign of peace, the


"thousand-year
Reich."

that the "German" god

the god of

The

Mediterranean

father-

the Germans.

188

T<err}PL<e

of

^vj/otap
if

Holy

^oo^ oftk Aitfw


is

Tiihi

One cannot read Hauer's book without emotion,


one regards
it

the Christian God. This


disgrace. It has always

a tragic experience and no


terrible to fall into the

as the tragic and really heroic effort of a

been

hands

conscientious scholar who, without knowing

how

it

of a living god.

Yahweh was no

exception to this rule, and


rest,

happened to him, was violently summoned by the inaudible


voice of the Ergreifer

the Philistines, Edomites, Amorites and the


outside the
it

who were
of

and

is

now trying with

all

his might,

Yahweh

experience,

must

certainly have found

and with

all

his knowledge and ability, to build a bridge


life

exceedingly disagreeable.

The Semitic experience


affair for

between the dark forces of


historical ideas.

and the shining world of


the beauties of the past

Allah was for a long time an extremely painful

the

But what do

all

whole of Christendom.

We who
if

stand outside judge the

from

totally different levels of culture

mean

to the

man

of

Germans

far too
it

much, as

they were responsible agents,


to regard

today,
tribal

when

confronted with a living and unfathomable

but perhaps

would be nearer the truth

them,

god such as he has never experienced before? They

also, as victims.

are sucked like dry leaves into the roaring whirlwind, and

If

we

apply our admittedly peculiar point of view

the rhythmic alliterations of the

Edda became

inextricably

consistently,

we are driven to conclude that Wotan must,


and mantic
qualities

in

mixed up with Christian mystical texts, German poetry and


the wisdom of the Upanishads. Hauer himself
is ergriffen

time, reveal not only the restless, violent, stormy side of his
character, but, also, his ecstatic

is

by the depths of meaning


root of the

in the primal to

words lying at the

very different aspect of his nature. If this conclusion


correct, National Socialism

Germanic languages,

an extent that he
Indologist
is

would not be the

last word.

certainly never

knew before. Hauer the


the Edda;
it is

not to

Things must be concealed in the background which


cannot imagine at present, but

we
to

blame
kairos

for this, nor yet

rather the fault of

we may

expect

them

the

present

moment
German

in time

whose

name on
I

appear in the course of the next few years or decades.


Wotan' s reawakening
is

closer investigation turns out to


therefore, advise the

be Wotan.

would,

a stepping back into the past; the


into
its

Faith

Movement

to

throw

stream was

dammed up and has broken


and the water
shall

old
it is

aside their scruples. Intelligent people who will not confuse

channel. But the Obstruction will not last forever;

them with the crude Wotan-worshippers whose


mere pretense. There are people
in the

faith is a

rather a

reculer pour mieux sauter, last,

will overleap
is

German

Faith

the obstacle. Then, at


saying

we

know what Wotan


head."

Movement who are

intelligent

enough not only to


is

believe,

when he "murmers with Mimir's

but to know, that the god of the Germans

Wotan and not

189

T<en?PL*:
Fast
Is

of m/qtap
of Mini, and fate

Ho!if J>oot- of

the

Aufw

Tiihi

move the sons

heard in the note of the Gjallarhorn;


is aloft,

Loud blows Heimdall, the horn


In fear quake
all

who on Hel-roads

are.

Yggdrasill shakes

and shivers on high


giant is loose;

The ancient limbs, and the

Wotan murmurs with Mimir's head


But the kinsman of Surt shall slay him soon.

How fare the gods? how fare the


All

elves?

Jotunheim groans,

the gods are at council;

Loud roar the dwarfs by the doors of stone,

The masters of the

rocks:

would you know yet more?

Now Garm
The

howls loud before Gnipahellir;

fetters will burst,

and the wolf run

free;

Much
Of the

do know,

and more can see


the mighty in
fight.

fate of the gods,

From the

east

comes Hrym with shield held high;


does the serpent writhe;

In giant-wrath

O'er the waves he twists,

and the tawny eagle


Naglfar is loose.

Gnaws

corpses screaming;

O'er the sea from the north

there sails a ship


at the

With the people of Hel,

helm stands

Loki;

After the wolf do wild

men follow,

And with them the brother

of Byleist goes.

190

HAVAIJIAL
introduction

seriously than their families.


It is

a continuing institution,

even though the individuals


within
is
it

perish.

The

family
it

the man's master,

can

do without him, but not he


If

we

survey

field

of

whole Indo-European,
tiie

without

it.

Our ancient European


ancestors

Teutonic and Celtic


it

religiosity,

believed

that

is unmistakably clear that "The Havamal" (The words of the High One, Wotan) best

expulsion from one's family


or folk was to
fates.

be the worst of

expresses the deepest essence

No man, they believed, should be an entity to


he
is

and character of the Aryan. In the Havamal Wotan


teaches the
fallibility

himself,
fabric of

a part of the

a family. To belong

of man,

to a family or clan of

high

the

necessity

for

courage,

esteem

is

a rare blessing,

temperance,

independence
respect for
charity

and

trutlifulness,

old age, hospitality,

and
the

contentment
dead.

and

instructions for the burial of

The

Havamal

and to belong to one's immediate family is a human necessity. To not belong is to be the lowest of the species, the thrall, the man who can scarcely be said to have a
soul.
It
is

essentially includes the entire code of conduct for our Folk.

indisputably

From

early youth Viking boys

encouraged to show the bold spirit Havamal. There are two outstanding characteristics of those who hold to the teachings of the Havamal. Both

were expected and demanded by the

evident through the teachings of the Havamal and the


practice of
fear,

Wotanism that

it is

not rooted in any kind of

neither fear of deity nor fear of death. To the Viking

who
rain

became widely
his family's

self-evident during the Viking era

and are

just as relevant today. First is a

and

fate

man's concern for honor, and his own. And second is his belief in luck of the Noms. The Vikings took nothing more

followed Wotan's path, honor and acclaim was like upon a parched meadow. It was a strong belief at that time that through a life of unflinching courage and achievement and a glorious death that a man will be

remembered

for

many generations.

191

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAP
Cattle
die,

Jiinsmen

die,

i^A<

man

hitnselj

cMust

likewise die;
it

\Dut the

fair jatne

never dies

fjor him who has earned

well.

The Aryan from


intrinsically followed

earliest

times

has
It
it

always
in the

a basic code of ethics.

was

ninth century that the Havamal, as

we know

today,

was

compiled as one of the poems in the Codex Regius of the


Elder Edda.

The poetry of our

ancient Teutonic ancestors

was of

two kinds, Eddaic and Scaldic. Eddaic poetry was older and more forthright in style. To a great extent it dealt with heroes and gods of the Folk. It was from the Eddas, for example, that Richard Wagner got the story of the
Nibelungs, the theme for so many operas. The Eddas preserved the wisdom of the Havamal. Through the verses
of the Havamal one will find a collection of proverbs and
aphoristic advice on right living

and

social conduct.

To the Wotanist,
spiritual life,

family, nation,

worship and law,

the seasons of the year and

festivals, the customs and house and farm, all are related in a world order. In this world order man lives as a member of his race, which was perpetuated permanently in ordered

procreation.

To the enlightened Aryan the whole universe breathes the Spirit of Wotan. As Allfather of the Folk, Wotan reaches deep into our collective conscience and
unites us as a people in a unique emotional way, something

no alien religion has achieved in two thousand years. In the Havamal, through the wisdom of Wotan, we find the innermost character of our racial soul and a
balanced self-assertion in the universal order of life.

192

HAVATTIAL
'UJoR^dS

OF tHE HiGH OriE

1H

6.

Of his understanding no
in conduct cautious.

one should

be proud, but rather


1H

When

the

prudent and taciturn come to a dwelling, harm seldom


1. to;

All door-ways, before going forward,


for difficult it is to

befalls the cautious;

for a firmer friend

no man ever gets

shotdd be looked

know where

foes

than great sagacity.

may sit within


lH

a dwelling.

lH
2.

7.

wary guest, who to refection


listens,

Clivers, hail!

guest

is

come

in:

comes, keeps a cautious silence, with his ears

and

where
has to

shall

he

sit? In

much

haste

is he,

who on the ways

with his eyes observes: so explores every prudent man.

try his luck.

MJ HI
in,

8.

He

is

happy,

who
is

for

himself

3.

Fire

is

needful to

him who

is

come

obtains fame and kind words: less sure

that which a

man

and whose knees are

frozen;

food and raiment a

man

must have

in another's breast.

requires, whoe'er the fell

has travelled.
Hi
9.

He

is

happy,
living; for

who

in

himself

1^1

4.

Water

to

him

is

needful

who

for

possesses fame and wit while


oft

bad counsels have

refection comes,

a towel and hospitable invitation, a good


it,

been received from another's breast.

reception; if he can get

discourse and answer.

1H

10.

A better burthen no man bears on


that
is

H
far:

5.

Wit

is

needful to

him who

travels

the way than

much good sense;

thought better than

at

home all is easy. A laughing-stock is he who nothing


sits.

riches in a strange place;


indigent.

such

is

the recourse of the

knows, and with the instructed

193

HI

11.

A worse

provision on the

way he
is not,

IHH

17.

A.

fool

gapes

when
but

to a
all at

house he
once,
if he

cannot carry than too


it is

much beer -bibbing;

so good

as

comes, to himself mutters or


gets drink, then is the man's

is silent;

said,

beer for the sons of men.

mind

displayed.

||

12.

A worse provision no man can take


for

Hi

18.

xie alone knows who wanders wide,

from table than too much beer -bibbing:


drinks the less control he has of his

the more he

and has much experienced, by what disposition each man


is ruled,

own mind.

who common
19.

sense possesses.

HI

13.

Oblivion's heron

'tis

called that over


this

HI

Let a man hold the

cup, yet of the

potations hovers;
bird's pinions I

he

steals the

minds of men. With

mead drink moderately, speak


a fault no
sleep.

sensibly or be silent.
if thou

As of

was

fettered in

Gunnlods dwelling.

man will admonish thee,

goest betimes to

HI

14.

Jjrunk
It's

was,

was over-drunk,

at

that cunning Fialar's.

the best drunkenness,

when

HI

20.

greedy

man,

if

he be

not

everyone after

it

regains his reason.

moderate, eats to his mortal sorrow. Often time his belly

draws laughter on a
1H
15.

silly

man, who among the prudent

laciturn and prudent, and in war

comes.

daring, should a king's children be; joyous

and generous
[H
21.

everyone should be until his hour of death.

GaUle know when

to go

home, and

then from grazing cease; but a foolish


JH
live, if

man never knows his

16.

A cowardly man thinks he


may spare him.

will ever

stomach's measure.

warfare he avoids;

but old age will give him no


22.

peace, though spears

miserable

man,

and

ill-

194

;;;;;

conditioned, sneers at everything: one thing

he knows

not,

Ill

28.

lie thinks himself wise, who can


also;

which he ought

to

know, that he

is

not free from

faults.

ask questions and converse

conceal his ignorance no

Hi

23.

A foolish

one can, because

it

circulates

among men.

man

is all

night awake,

pondering over everything; he then grows tired; and when

[H
is

29.

He utters too many futile words who


if it

morning comes

all is

lament as before.

never

silent;

a garrulous tongue,

be not checked,

lH

24.

A foolish man thinks


it

sings often to its


all

own harm.

who on him
Hi
30.

smile to be his friends; he feels


ill

not,

although they speak

rora gazing-stock no man shall have


come a stranger
if

of him,

when he

sits

among the

clever.

another, although he

to his house.

Many

lH

25.

A foolish man thinks


friends;

a one thinks himself wise,


all

he

is

not questioned, and can

who speak
he

sit in

a dry habit.

him

fair to

be his

but he will

find, if into court

comes, that he has few advocates.

HI
jeers a guest,

31.
if he

Cdever thinks himself the guest who


takes to
flight.

Hi
everything

26.

A
if to

Knows

it

not certainly he
foes.

foolish

man

thinks he knows

who prates

at meat,

whether he babbles among

if placed in

unexpected

difficulty;
is put.

but he knows

not what to answer,

the test he

H
people

32.

JVlany

men

are

mutually

well-

H
,

27.

A foolish
silent; for
still

disposed, yet at table will torment each other. That strife

man who among


He who
talk

will ever be; guest will guest irritate.

comes, had best be

no one knows that he knows


previously
HIJ

nothing unless he talks too much.

33.

rtarly

meals a

man

should often
sit

know nothing will

know nothing,

he ever so much.

take, unless to a friend's

house he goes; else he will

and

195

mope,

will

seem half-famished, and can of few things

on the way a

man may need


39.

his weapon.

enquire.

Hi
1H
friend's,

have never found

man

so

34.

ivong

is

and indirect the way to a bad


but to a good
far away.

bountiful, or so hospitable that

he refused a present;

or of

though by the road he dwell;

his property so liberal that

he scorned a recompense.

friend's the paths

He

direct,

though he be

HI

40.

Of the property which he has gained


for

wm

35.

A guest

should depart, not always


if he

no
for

man should suffer need;

the hated

oft is

spared what
is

stay in one place.

The welcome becomes unwelcome,

the dear was destined.

Much

goes worse than

too long continues in another's house.

expected.

lis

36.

One's own house

is

best,

small

HI

41.

With arms and vestments

friends

though

it

be; at

home is every one his own master. Though


straw- thatched cot, even

should each other gladden, those which are in themselves

he but two goats possesses, and a


that
is

most sightly. Givers and requiters are longest friends,


[else]

if all

better than begging.

goes well.

HI

37. be, at

One's own house

is

best,

small
friend,

HI

42.

lo

his friend a

man

should be a

though

it

home
is

is

every one his

own master.

and

gifts with, gifts requite.

Laughter with laughter


lying.

Bleeding at heart
meal-tide.

he,

who has

to ask for food at every

men should
Hi

receive,

but leasing with

43.

lo

his friend a

man

should be a

Hi

38.

.Leaving in the field his arms, let no


for it is

friend; to

him and to

his friend; but of his foe no

man shall

man go a foot's length forward;

hard to know when

the friend's friend be.

196

Hi

44.

JKnow,

If

thou hast a friend

whom
to
gifts

[HI

49.

My garments in a field I gave away

thou

fully trustest,

and from

whom

thou would 'st good


his,

two wooden men: heroes they seemed to be, when they

derive,

thou shouldst blend thy mind with

and

got cloaks: exposed to insult is a naked man.

exchange, and often go to see him.

1U
SH
little trustest,

50.
it

A tree

withers that on a hill-top

45.

If thou hast another,

whom
derive,

thou thou

stands;

protects

neither bark nor leaves:


live

such
long?

is

the

yet would 'st good from

him

man whom no
Hi

one favours: why should he

shouldst speak

him

fair,

but think

craftily,

and leasing pay


51.

with

lying.

Hotter than
but

fire love for five


is

days

burns between false friends;


If
little trustest,

quenched when the


impaired.

46.

But
laugh,

of

him

yet further,

whom

thou

sixth day comes,

and friendship

is all

and thou suspectest his

affection;

before

him thou shouldst

and contrary to thy thoughts


gift

Hi

52.

oomething great

is

not [always] to

speak: requital should the

resemble.

be

given, praise is often for a trifle bought.


tilted vessel I got

With half a loaf

and a
tH
alone,

myself a comrade.

47.
lost

1 was once young,

was journeying

and

my way;

rich I thought myself,

when

met

II
wits, little the

53.

L/ittle

are the sand-grains,


for all

little

the

another.

Man is the joy of man.


48.

minds of [some] men;

men

are not

wise Hi
(jrenerous

alike:

men

are everywhere by halves.

and brave men

live best,

they seldom cherish sorrow;

but a base-minded
is

man

IH

54.

JVLoderately wise should each one

dreads everything; the niggardly

uneasy even at

gifts.

be, but never over-wise: of those

men the

lives are fairest,

who know much weU.

197

lU

55.

Moderately wise should each one


for a

lli

61.

Washed and refected let a man ride


garments be not too good; of
let

be, but never over-wise;


glad, if he is all-wise

wise man's heart


it.

is

seldom

to the Althing, although his

who owns

his shoes

and breeches

no one be ashamed, nor of his


one.

horse, although

he have not a good

HI

56.

Moderately wise should each one


His destiny
freest
let

be, but never over -wise.

know no man

[f^l

62.

inquire and impart should every


will

beforehand; his

mind will be

from

care.

man
until it is

of sense,

who

be accounted
if three, all

sage.

Let one only

know, a second
1H
burnt out;
57.
fire is

may not;

the world knows.

Brand burns from brand


fire

from

quickened.

Man to man becomes


silence.

Hi

63.

Gasps and

gapes,

when

to the sea

known by speech, but a

fool

by his bashful

he comes, the eagle over old ocean;

so is a man,

who

among many comes, and has few advocates.


HI
property or
58.
life

He should early rise, who another's


Seldom a sluggish wolf
HI
64.

desires to have.

xiis power should every sagacious

gets prey, or a sleeping

man victory.
rise

man use with


he who has few

discretion; for

he will
is

find,

when among the

bold he comes, that no one alone


1H
59.

doughtiest.

Early should
to;

workers, and go his work to see

greatly is

he retarded

fH

65.

Circumspect and reserved every

who sleeps the morn away. Wealth half depends on energy.


60.

man should be, and wary in trusting friends. Of the words that a man says to another he often pays the penalty.
HI
66.

HI

Of

dry planks and roof-shingles a


of the
fire-

man knows the measure;


both measure and time.

wood that may suffice,

Much

too early I

came

to

many

places, but too late to others:

the beer was drunk, or not

198

ready: the disliked seldom hits the

moment.

Hi

72.

A son

is better,

even

if

born

late,

after his father's departure.

Gravestones seldom stand by

H
invited, if I

67.

Here and

there

should have been


hung, at

the way- side unless raised by a kinsman to a kinsman

a meal had needed; or two


I

hams had

that true friend's, where of one

had

eaten.

lH
of men,

73.

Iwo

are adversaries:
I

the tongue

is

the bane of the head: under every cloak

expect a hand.

HI

68.

Jire

is

best

among the sons

and the sight of the sun,


a
life

if his

health a

man can have,

with

HI
travelling

74.

At

night

is joyful

he who

is

sure of

free

from

vice.

entertainment.
is

[A ship's yards are short.]

Variable

an autumn night.
five days,

Many

are the weather's

HI
his health

69.

JNlo

man

lacks eveiything, although

changes in

but more in a month.

be bad: one

in his sons is happy, one in his kin,

one in abundant wealth, one in his good works.

HI
nothing, that

75.

-tie

[only]

knows not who knows

many a one apes

together.

One man

is rich,

HI
miserably;

70.

It

is

better to

live,

even to
I

live
fire

another poor: let him not be thought blameworthy.

a living

man

can always get a cow.

saw

consume the rich man's property, and death stood without


his door.

1^1

76.

(^attle

die,

kinsmen

ourselves also die; but the fair fame never dies

we of him who
die,

has earned

it.

H
be blind
a corpse.
is

71.

Ihe
cattle;

halt can ride on horseback, the

one-handed drive

the deaf fight and be useful: to

(H

77.

Uattle
I

die,

kinsmen

die,

we

better than to be burnt: no one gets good from

ourselves also die; but

know one thing that never dies,

judgment on each one dead.

199

HI
sons':

78.

Full storehouses
beggar's
staff.

saw

at Dives'
riches;

HI

83.

By

the

fire

one should drink beer,


is lean,

now bear they the

Such are

on the

ice slide;

buy a horse that

a sword that

is

as

is

the twinkling of an eye: of friends they are most fickle.

rusty; feed a

horse at home, but a dog at the farm.

HI
or

79.
love,

A foolish man,

if

he acquires wealth

1H

84.

In a maiden's words no one should

woman's

pride grows within him, but


arrogant.

wisdom

place faith, nor in what a

woman

says;

for

on a turning
in their

never:

he goes on more and more

wheel have their hearts been formed, and guile


breasts been laid;

1H

80.

Xhen

'tis

made

manifest, if of runes

thou questionest him, those to the high ones known, which


the great powers invented, and the great talker [Wotan]
painted, that

|H

85.

In a creaking bow, a burning flame, a

yawning wolf, a chattering crow, a grunting swine, a rootless


tree,

he had best hold

silence.

a waxing wave, a boiling kettle,

HI

81.

At

eve the day

is to
it is

be praised, a

11

86.

flying dart, a falling billow,

a one

woman after she is burnt,


after
it is

a sword after
it

proved, a maid
after

night's ice, a coiled serpent, a

woman's

bed-talk, or a

she

is

married, ice after

has passed away, beer

broken sword, a bear's

play, or a royal child,

drunk.

H
1H
82.

87.

sick calf, a self-willed thrall, a

In the wind one should hew wood,


lass:

in

flattering prophetess, a corpse

newly

slain, [a

serene sky, a

a breeze row out to sea, in the dark talk with a

many

laughing lord, a barking dog, and a harlot's grief]

are the eyes of day. In a ship voyages are to be made, but

a shield

is for protection,

a sword for striking, but a damsel

HI

88.

An early sown field let no one trust,


field,

for a kiss.

nor prematurely in a son: weather rules the

and wit

200

the son, each of which

is

doubtful;

another:

a beauteous countenance oft captivates the wise,


foolish.

which captivates not the


Hi
89.

A
if

brother's murderer, though on


tHI

the high road met, a half-burnt house, an over-swift horse,


(a

94.

.Let

no one wonder at another's

folly,

horse

is useless,

a leg be broken), no

man

is

so

it is

the lot of many. All-powerful desire makes of the sons

confiding as to trust any of these.

of men fools even of the wise.

HI

90.

v>uch
if

is

the love of women,

who

HI

95.

Ihe mind
is

only

knows what

lies

near

falsehood meditate, as

one drove not rough-shod, on

the heart, that alone


disease
is

conscious of our affections.

No

slippery ice, a spirited two-years old

and unbroken horse;


if

worse to a sensible

man than

not to be content

or as in a raging storm a helmless ship is beaten; or as

with himself.

the halt were set to catch a reindeer in the thawing

fell.

Hi
Hi
sexes know:
'tis

96.

lhat

experienced,

when
soul to

in the

91.

Openly

now

speak, because I both

reeds

I sat,

awaiting

my delight. Body and


I

me was

unstable are men's minds towards women;


fair

that discreet maiden: nevertheless

possess her not.

then we speak most

when we most

falsely think:

that deceives even the cautious.

Hi

97.

Billing's lass

on her couch

found,

sun-bright, sleeping.

A prince's joy to me seemed


live.

naught,

HI

92.

l^air shall speak,

and money

offer,

if not

with that form to

who would

obtain a woman's love. Praise the form of a fair

damsel; he gets

who

courts her.

HI come,
if

98.

"Yet nearer eve must thou, Wotan,


over;
all

thou wilt talk the maiden

will

be

93.

At love should no one ever wonder in

disastrous, unless

we

alone are privy to such misdeed."

201

11

99.
I

I returned, thinking to
I

love, at

her

H
has to
say:

104.

Fimbulfambi he

is called

who

little

wise desire.
love.

thought

should obtain her whole heart and

such

is

the nature of the simple.

HI

105.
little

The

old Jotun I sought;


in

now

am
I

HI

100.

When next I came the bold warriors

come

back:

got I there by silence;

many words

were

all

awake, with lights burning, and bearing torches:

spoke to

my advantage in Suttung's halls.


106.

thus was the way to pleasure closed.

H
HI
again
I

Gunnlod gave me, on her golden


I

101.

But

at the approach of morn,


all

when

seat, a

draught of the precious mead; a bad recompense

came, the household


I

was

sleeping;

the good

afterwards

made

her, for her

whole

soul,

her fervent

love.

damsel's dog alone

found tied to the bed.

HI
HI
102.

107.
to

Rati's

mouth

caused to make a

Many

fair

maiden, when rightly


I

space,

and

gnaw the
I

rock; over

and under

me were

the

known, towards

men

is fickle:

that

experienced,

when

Jotun's ways: thus

my head did peril.

that discreet maiden

I strove to

seduce: contumely of every

kind that wily


gained
I

girl

heaped upon me; nor of that damsel

lH

108.

Of a well-assumed form I made good


now come up

aught.

use: few things fail the wise; for Odhraerir is

to

men's earthly dwellings.

11

103.

At home let a man be


if

cheerful,

and
HI
109. 'Xis to

towards a guest generous; of wise conduct he should be, of

me doubtful that I could have


had not Gunnlod aided me,

good memory and ready speech;


desires,

much knowledge he

come from the Jotun's


that good damsel, over

courts,

he must often talk on good.

whom I laid my arm.

202

IW

110.

On

the day following

came the
whether he

advice,

thou wilt profit

if thou

takest

it.

In an enchantress'

Hrim-thursar, to learn something of the High One, in the

embrace thou mayest not


clasp thee.

sleep, so that in

her arms she

High One's

hall:

after Bolverk they enquired,

with the gods were come, or Suttung had destroyed him?

H
Hi
111.

116.

She

will

be the cause that thou


food thou wilt
to sleep.

Wotan,

I believe,

a ring-oath gave.

carest not for .Althing or prince's words;

Who in his faith will trust?


bereft,

Suttung defrauded, of his drink


to weep!

shun and human joys; sorrowful wilt thou go

and Gunnlod made

HI 1H
112.

117.

1 counsel thee,

etc.

Another's wife

Xime

'tis

to

discourse from the


I silent sat, I

entice thou never to secret converse.

preacher's chair.

By the

well of Urd

saw and
ii
118.
travel,

meditated,

listened to men's words.

I counsel thee,

etc.

By fell

or firth if

thou have to
HI
113.

provide thee well with food.

Of runes

heard discourse, and of


silent,

things divine, nor of graving

them were they


hall.

nor of

m\

119.

1 counsel thee,
for

etc.

A bad man

let

sage counsels, at the High One's


hall.
I

In the High One's

thou never know thy misfortunes;

from a bad
will.

man thou

thus heard

say:

never wilt obtain a return for thy good

HI
advice:

114.

I counsel thee,
if thou

Ix>ddfafnir, to take
it.

IMI

120.

I saw mortally wound a


false tongue

man

thou wilt profit

takest

Rise not at night,

wicked woman's words; a

caused his death,

unless to explore, or art compelled to go out.

and most unrighteously.

HI

115.

1 counsel thee,

Ix)ddfafnir, to take

tHi

121.

I counsel thee,

etc.

If thou

knowest

203

thou hast a friend,


visit

whom

thou well canst

trust,

go

oft to

Hi

127.

I counsel thee,

etc.

Even

in three

him; for with brushwood over-grown, and with high

words quarrel not with a worse man:


yields,

often the better

grass, is the

way that no one

treads.

when the worse


128.

strikes.

1U

122.

I counsel thee,

etc.

good

man

lit!

1 counsel thee,

etc.

Be not a
for
evil

attract to thee in pleasant converse;

and salutary speech

shoemaker, nor a shaftmaker, unless


a shoe
if ill

for thyself it be;

learn while thou livest.

made, or a shaft

if

crooked, will call

down

on thee.

H
to

123.

I cotmsel thee,
quarrel.

etc.

With thy friend


if thou

be thou never first to

Care gnaws the heart,

H
injury

129.

I counsel thee,

etc.

Wherever of

no one canst thy whole mind disclose.

thou knowest, regard that injury as thy own; and give

to thy foes

no peace.

124.

I counsel thee,

etc.
fool;

Words thou
HH
130.

never shouldst exchange with a witless

I counsel thee,
let

etc.

Rejoiced at evil

be thou never; but


SUl

good give thee pleasure.

125.

.Tor

from an ill-conditioned
for good;

thou wilt never get a return

but

man a good man will

Hi

131.

1 counsel thee,

etc.

In a battle look

bring thee favour by his praise.

not up, Qike swine the sons of men then become) that

men

may not
Hi
126.
tell

fascinate thee.

Ihere
another

is

a mingling of affection,
his mind.

where one can

all

Everything
is

is

HI

132.

If thou wilt induce a good


fair,

woman to
to
it:

better than being with the


friend

deceitful.
says.

He

not another's

pleasant converse, thou must promise

and hold

who

ever says as

he

no one turns from good

if it

can be

got.

204

HI
wary;
wife;

133.

1 enjoin thee to be wary, but not over

raised to admit

all.

Do thou give a penny,


ill

or they will call

at drinking

be thou most wary, and with another's


not.

down on thee

every

in thy limbs.

and thirdly that thieves delude thee

IB
11
134.

139.

1 counsel thee,

etc.

Wherever thou
for earth

With

insult or derision treat


little

thou
sit

beer drinkest, invoke to thee the power of earth;


is

never a guest or wayfarer. They often


within, of what race they are

know, who

good against drink,

fire for

distempers, the oak for

who come.

constipation, a corn-ear for sorcery, a hall for domestic


strife.

In bitter hates invoke the moon; the biter for bite-

H
failing attends

135.

Vices and virtues the sons of mortals


is

injuries is good;

but runes against calamity; fluid

let earth

bear in their breasts mingled; no one

so good that no

absorb.

him, nor so bad as to be good for nothing.

WotArf 8 RyrjE-8or)G
iH
136.

At a hoary speaker laugh thou never;

often is good that which the aged utter, oft from a shriveled

H
tree,

140.

1 know that I hung, on a wind-rocked

hide discreet words issue;

from those whose skin


scars,

is

nine whole nights, with a spear wounded, and to


offered, myself to myself;
it

pendent and decked with

and who go

tottering

Wotan

on that

tree, of which

no

among the vile.

one knows from what root

springs.

Hi
guest, nor

137.

I counsel thee,

etc.

Rail not at a
treat well the

HI
drink,

141.

ijread no one gave me, nor a horn of


to runes applied myself, wailiug

from thy gate thrust him;

downward I peered,

indigent; they will

speak well of thee.

learnt them, then fell

down thence.
Potent songs nine from the famed

138.

Strong

is

the bar that must be

HI

142.

205

son

learned of Bolthorn, Bestla's

sire,

and a draught

obtained of the precious mead, drawn from OdhrEerir.

M\

143.
to

Xhen

began

to bear fruit,

and

to
I

know many things,

grow and well thrive: word by word


I

sought out words, fact by fact

sought out

facts.

144.

Runes thou wilt find, and

explained

characters, very large characters, very potent characters,

which the great speaker depicted, and the high powers


formed, and the powers' prince graved:

HI

145.

Odin among the

JEsix,

but among

the Alfar, Darn, and Dvalin for the dwarfs, Asvid for the
Jotuns:

some

myself graved.

lH

146.

ixnowest thou

how

to grave

them?

knowest thou how to expound them? Knowest thou how to


depict

them? Knowest thou how to prove them? Knowest


to pray?

thou

how

Knowest thou how to

offer?

Knowest

thou how to send? Knowest thou how to consume?

147

'

1 is better not to pray than too much

206

offer;

gift

ever looks to a return.

Tis better not to send

H
to

153.

ror the

sixth I know, if one

wounds

than too

much consume.

So Thund graved before the


to

me with a green tree's roots;

also if a

man declares hatred

origin of men,

where he ascended,

whence he afterwards

me, harm shall consume them sooner than me.

came.
HI HI
148.

154.

Por the seventh


its
it.

know,
it

if

lofty

1 hose songs I know which the king's


is called, for

house

see blaze o'er


I

inmates, so furiously

shall not

wife knows not nor son of man. Help the first

burn that

cannot save

That song

can sing.

that will help thee against strifes and cares.

H
HI
149.

155.

For the eighth

know, what to

all is

Tor the second

know, what the


live.

useful to learn:

where hatred grows among the sons of men

sons of men require,

who will

as leeches

have great

that

can quickly assuage.

H
need

150.

For the third


foes,

know,

if I

[H

156.

For the ninth

know,

if I

stand in

to restrain

my

the weapons' edge

deaden: of

need

my bark on the water to


allay,

save, I can the

wind on the

my adversaries nor arms nor wiles harm

aught.

waves

and the sea

lull.

H
bonds on

151.

For the fourth

know,

if

men

place

H
their

157.

For the tenth

know,

if I

see

troll-

my limbs, I so sing that I can walk; the fetter starts from my feet, and the manacle from my hands.

wives sporting in

air, I

can so operate that they will forsake

own

forms, and their

own minds.

U
cannot
fly

152.

For the

fifth I

know,

if I

see a shot
it

H
lead

158.

For the eleventh

know,

if I

have to

from a hostile hand, a shaft flying amid the host, so swift


that
I

my ancient friends to battle, under their shields I sing,


to the fight, safe

cannot arrest

it,

if

only I get sight of it.

and with power they go safe

from the

207

fight;

safe

on every side they

go.

change of the white-armed damsel, and wholly turn her

mind.
1H
159.

For the

twelfth
I

know,

if on

a tree

see a corpse swinging from a halter,

can so grave and in

lH

164.

For the seventeenth

know, that

runes depict, that the


converse.

man

shall walk,

and with

me

that young maiden will reluctantly avoid me. These songs,


Loddfafnir! thou wilt long have lacked; yet
if
it

may be good

thou understandest them, profitable

if

thou learnest

1H

160.
I

For the thirteenth


he
shall not

know,

if

on a

them.

young

man

sprinkle water,

fall,

though he
swords.

into battle come: that

man shall not sink before


I

HI

165.

For the eighteenth

know
(all is

that

which
HI
society of
Alfar, I

never teach to maid or wife of man,


is

better

161.

For the fourteenth

know,

if

in the

what one only knows. This


her alone

the closing of the songs) save


or is

men

have to enumerate the gods, ^sir and


distinctions of all. This few unskilled can

who

clasps

me in her arms,

my

sister.

know the

do.

fH

166.

Now are sung the High-one's songs,


men
all-useful,

in the High-one's hall, to the sons of

but

H
Hroptatyr.

162.

For the

fifteenth I

know what the

useless to the Jotun's sons.

Hail to

him who has sung

dwarf Thiodreyrir sang before Delling's doors. Strength he


sang to the ^sir, and to the Alfar prosperity, wisdom to

them! Hail to him who knows them!


learnt them! Hail to those

May he profit who has


listened to them!

who have

Ill

163.

For the sixteenth I know,


I

if a

modest

maiden's favour and affection

desire to possess, the soul

208

CALENDAR
OF WOtAniSt FE8tiVAL8

When

celebrating yearly festivals

we

preserve an

intimate connection and understanding, not only with

nature and her ever-changing stations, but with our

Gods

and ancestors as

well. It

is,

also,

through upholding such


of consciousness are
folk,

ritual traditions that

new doorways

realized,

coupled with the bond of family and

providing shape and meaning to the

many mysteries of life.

We

visualize yearly calendar festivals as a

wheel

with eight spokes the Sun Ring. These are the primary
eight stations of the earth's full cycle as
birth,
life,
it

passes through

death and renewal, as witnessed in the changing


cyclic stations are

seasons.

These

approximately six weeks

apart, however, there are additional festival events that fall

between the eightfold

circle

which many Wotansvolk

choose to celebrate with comparable significance.

209

Yule

Winter.

Charming
of the

Nights

Plow

Winter
Finding

Summer
Finding

Frey Faxi

May Day

Mid-Summer
210

T^rppL'e

OF M/QTAP
takes place at the
is

Holif

f^ookoftht

fyiifm

Hihi

@
It is

CHARMING OF TME PLOW God Frey


(fertility)

JP

MlD-SUMMER. was the


is

is

the longest day and

beginning of the planting season. This day

symbolic of

shortest night of the year. In ancient times the


Solstice

Summer

the wooing by the


(Earth). Northern

of the

maiden Gerd

traditional time for holding the annual

Europeans of old believed that

man

gathering (Althing).

The
21st

significant

learned to plow from watching Frey's boar Gullinbursti.

Mid-summer
sun.

Wotan's son, Balder,


-

and honored god of God of the Summer's

festival of fertility, of the

planted seed and the

June 20th

plowed

earth.

February 2nd
v||P

r REY P AXI

since ancient times has

been the

FEASTS OF TYlUNAR & VALI -

are the

harvest festival in Scandinavia

and Iceland. One feature

traditional celebration of the family. Symbolic of the

of this celebration involved horse fights and the god Frey.

Thunder God Thor using his mighty hammer Mjollnir to drive back the darkness and the frost giants; 20 January to 18 February, the peak of winter, we are reminded of our strength as a Folk which brings us through the harsh
winter. Feast of Vali February 14th

Frey Faxi or "Frey's Mane" would challenge and


svmbolically overcome
its

opponent. August 28th


celebrating the

WINTER FINDING -

Autumnal
It is

Equinox marks the end of the harvest season.

the

is

greatest of all the harvest festivals of the Northern Folk.

Summer. Finding known


It is

is

the Vemai (Spring)


21st

-September 20th

21st

Equinox, also

as "Ostara," the brightest and most

joyful of the Teutonic year.

the March 20th

celebration of the rebirth and renewal.

The

eternal cycle

represented by the egg, a

fertility

symbol, often dyed in

various colors.

The month

of April

we

observe Sumarsdag.

marking the end of harvest, bringing focus to the bounty and honors to the goddess Freyja. The cattle who could not make it through the winter were sacrificed and the meat eaten or preserved for the winter months. October 14th 15th.
feast
-

WINTER NlGhTS -

*j|

WALPURGISNACHT - known as "May Eve" or


*jP

"Beltane." According to Teutonic mythology the

IULE

is

the holiest feast of the Teutonic year


It lasts

ceremonies of this pagan

festival

were held in honor of

beghining December 21st.


culminates on the

twelve nights and

Frey and Freyja. April 30th

New Year. The first night of Yule,


hallowed to the Teutonic goddess
nights represent the twelve months of

"Mother Night,"
<H|
Spring.

is

MAY DAY - the first day of the month is a time


and the Birth of
cycles.

Freyja.

The twelve

of great festivities in a celebration of life

the year, also called "The Wih-Nights" as space of time

As a time of games and good company, the May


fertility

pole represents male

and reproduction

between the old and the new. Yule is the shortest day of the year and held in honor of the Winter
set apart
Solstice, the return of the sun, sacred to the

-May 1st

god

Frey.

211

LyiNAi^

YLfi

$Mst Maty

of.

Winter

Second Maty of Sutnttwc

Second Maty

of.

Wintei

X %\
A

$hat Maty e Sutnm&i

212

SOLAI^
?
/"
9

WINTER SOLSTICE
Midnight Sun

Y@LE
%

YVLE

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX
Stall

VERNAL EQUINOX
Spring. Sun%ii

Sunset

Winter Finding

SUMMER Finding

\
Q-

SUMMER. SOLSTICE
Midday, Sun

MiD-SUMME^
213

Holif

f^ook of

(he

Atffw liihi

G0DS F euR BLD


The
rjOR,8E

J@

FREYJA
in
is

the daughter of Njord and twin of Frey.


in Folkvang;

She dwells
fructified;

Sessrumnir

one of the four major

Norse gods, she

the goddess of the moon, of love, the


is

her husband

Odur.

PAntHEon
J|2j

FRIGGA

she

is

the second wife of Wotan and

mother of Balder and Queen of the Gods, who reigns with

Wotan
Asgard.

in fHidskjalf;

the most important goddess of

!a

>%

AEGIR

also

known

as Gymlr, the god

who

%%

HEIMDALL
is

also

known as

Hallinskidi, the

presides over the stormy sea; every harvest he entertains

white god, he

the watchman of Asgard;

his horn

the gods and brews ale for them.

Gjallar horn, which he blows at Ragnarok, can be heard

throughout the nine worlds;


j>%

his dwelling

is

Himinbjorg

JjALDER god of the summer,

of sunlight, he

was

and he
Jy?

is

keeper of Bifrost, the rainbow bridge into Asgard.


the goddess of death, born of Loki and

son of Wotan and Frigga; slain by Hoder at the instigation


of Loki; his dwelling is Breidablikk; Balder the Beautiful
is to

HEL

reign as supreme god after Ragnarok.

Angerboda; she corresponds to Proserpina; her habitation


is

Helheim under one of the

roots of the Yggdrasill

World

">H

JjRAGI

the god of poetry, a son of Wotan; he

is

Tree.

the best of skalds.


"jyjl

HERMODR

courage of hosts, son of Wotan,

who

j>%

FORSETI

the

fore-sitter,

president chairman,
is

gives

him a helmet and corselet; he rode on Sleipnir to Hel

son of Balder and Nanna; his dwelling


office is

Glitner and his

to bring Balder back.

that of a peacemaker.
JJQ$

XlLODYN

a goddess, same as Nerthus; a

name

of

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FrEY

son of Njord, twin brother of Freyja and


for his

the earth, mother earth goddess.

husband of Skadi; known


god of the sun, of
fertility,

magical sword, he

is

the
i5

the

fructifier;

associated with

%%

HOENIR

one of the three creating gods; with


first

the boar, Gullinbursti.

Wotan and Lodurr, Hoenir creates Ask and Embla, the

human pair.

214

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAP
J^f

Holif

f^ook of

the

AtifM Ttihi

J.DUNNA daughter

of the dwarf Ivald, she

was

j||

NANNA -

daughter of Nep, mother of Forseti and

wife of Bragi, the goddess of early Spring;

she possesses

wife of Balder; she dies of grief at the death of Balder.

rejuvenating apples as guardian of the gods' eternal youth.


J^j

J\ERTHUS mother

earth goddess, Njord's wife.

j*%

<JORD

first

wife of Wotan, sister of Frigga and


earth.
6

mother of Thor; represents

>H

JMJORD god of the storms and summer,

father of

Freyja

^%

LODURR

one of the three gods (Wotan, Hoenir


first

and Frey, he was given the palace Noatun; as the sea god he stilled the terrible tempests.
J^j

and Lodurr) who create the


Embla; identical with Loki.

man and woman, Ask and


JMORNS
the wyrd
sisters;

the three heavenly

norns: Urd, Verdandi

and Skuld

(past, present

and

future);

^%%

1X)KI

to

end,

finish;
evil

Loki

is

the end and

they dwelt at the Fountain of Urd and ruled the fate of the
world.

consummation of divinity; the


mythology;

giant god of Teutonic

father of Sleipner, the

Midgard Serpent,

Fenris wolf and of Hel; he causes Balder's death, abuses


the gods in Aeyer's
feast,

OdUR J^j2

Freyja's husband.

but captured in Fraanangerforce

and

is

bound by the gods.

IvAN the goddess

of the sea, wife of Aeger.

TM$

MAGNI

megin, strength; a son of Thor.

J@

oAGA

the goddess of history; she dwells in

Sokkvabekk.

^51

MAM

moon;

brother of Sol (the son), both

children of the giant Mundilfare.

J@

oLF the

wife of Thor and mother of Vulder; the


Sif,

word denotes affinity;

the golden haired goddess of the

%%
giants,

JMlMIR who

evolved from the ancient race of


is

sanctity of the family

and wedlock.

possessed great knowledge and

a guardian of

sacred, mystic treasures, a being of supreme power;

he can

Jig)

oIGYN

Loki's wife, she holds a basin to prevent


face.

be classed with the Norns, as


before

originally

one over

whom

the serpent's venom from dropping onto Loki's

even Allfather Wotan held no sway, as Wotan had to appear

him

as a petitioner; Mimir's twin sister is Wotan's

Jlyg

CWOFN

one of the goddesses, she delights in

mother.

turning men's hearts to love.

215

T^n?PL^ OF H'OTAD
Jyjj

Ho!if ~^.ook of

(he

fyifw liihi

SkADI

a giantess, daughter of Thjasse and wife

^j5H

vE

brother of Wotan.

of Njord;

she dwells in Thrymheim and hangs a venom

serpent over Loki's face.

^>^

VlDAR

son of Wotan and the giantess Grid; he

dwells in Landvidi, and slays the Fenris Wolf in Ragnarok.

^^%

oOL

meaning sun, daughter of Mundilfare; she

Rules with Vali after Ragnarok.

drives the horses that

draw the car of the

sun.
">i||

YlLI

brother of Wotan and Ve, these three sons

% XYR the high god and predecessor to Wotan;


Teutonic mythology he
is

in

of Bor and Bestla construct the world out of Ymer's body.

the one-armed god of war, the


off;

Fenris wolf bit one hand


to

he goes with Thor

to

Hymer

J@

vOR

the goddess of marriages.

borrow a kettle

for Aeger.

%%
%%
spirits;

YULDER

or Ullr, the winter god, considered

iHOR

the god of thunder, keeper of the

second only to Wotan, whose place he usurped during his


absence in the winter months of the year, known as the
shield god; son of Sif and stepson of Thor, Vulder
for his
is

hammer, the

ever-fighting slayer

and destroyer of

evil

the friend of Aryankind, the defender of the earth,

known

the heavens and the gods;

he

is

the consecrator, his

mastery of hunting and archery, he dwells in Ydaler.

hammer,
guile, of

Mjolkiir, being the 'cross' or holy sign of the

ancient heathen.

Blunt, hot-tempered, without fraud or

>%i

WOTAN

son of Bor and Bestla, he

is

the chief

few words but of ready stroke, such was Thor;


a favored deity of our

deity of the gods, also spelled:

Woden, Wodan and Odin;

dwelling in Buskirnir, he was


forefathers.

he

is

the fountain-head of wisdom, the founder of culture,

writing
battle

and

poetry, the progenitor of Icings, the lord of

and

victory;

he has two
is

ravens,

two "wolves and a

j|gj

VALKYRIE

the chooser of the

slain,

a troop of

spear;

his throne
all

FBidskjalf in Gladsheim,

whence he

goddesses, hand-maidens of Wotan; they serve in Valhalla

looks out over

the worlds.

and are sent on Wotan 's errands.


-^%%

VALI the Avenger from Valaheim, who


fulfilling

slays

Hoder,

a prophecy to avenge his brother Balder's

death; he rules with Vidar after Ragnarok; celebrated at

the Feast of Vali (modern: Valentine's Day).

216

<JJie Vaie natwte of teaiity


instxuments,.
3-joh.

is.

quite beyond owe comprehension, even

when

ute

use the mast complicated technical

the person who. builds, these instruments,

and uses, them, has, in fact cxeated them in the CikenesA of hid, ultimate,
is.

instrument,

his.

tevtesMal mind. Shut., all theory, all conception


as,.

only,

a wanking

hypothesis,,

and ultimately
is

teality mill

always, temain inaccessible to

What
given

in

any

case, counts., in the. seiences, as, in

everything else,
giues,

OHchetyped leality, which

Manas,

to the soul

and which,
is,

in

moment

in history,

is,

imposed upon and

fawn

to that

inaccessMe

teality.

3Ms.

aKchetypjul Heality
hypotheses,...
exists.

frequently amived at fnam apposite directions,

and pamt people


it

using, quite different

wanking
Jt

3t

is.

fan, this,

reason that

Magic

has. never Cast Us. fonce since

provides,

a means, of dealing with


is,

'reality,.'

Because of the correspondence which


SJhus,,
of.

is,

ta be

found between

'reality'

and

the soul, as,


in Cave,
it

indicated in the

lam of

Synchronism.

when

the soul

is.

in

state of extreme tension, as. fat

example

creates,

miraculous, forces.

actually capxn&le

inducing transformation or trMnspguration.

Miguel Serrano

217

Ho!if T^ook of

the

/\uf&n liihi
takes the form of

A magickal runic circle

(not shown)

RUNIC CIRCLE
A
eternity,
circle is not only a
it

a sunring, a circle divided equally by eight spokes, creating


eight points on the circle, one at each 45 point.

The

lines

are symbolic of the tree of

life

gylph, Yggdrasill, with its

three branches reaching upward to Asgard, three roots

symbol of time, but of

reaching downward to the lower realms and the middle


horizontal line representing our plane of
life

because

consists of an endless line.

The profound

significance of the circle, its

here in Midgard. Around the outside of

diverse use and

many meanings

are

8?'

J#t"s.

^le

crrcl e

is

th_ e

runic Futhark, with

difficult to describe in its totality. It


is little

the Fehu at the north point. The

wonder that the Wotanist

Futhark

travels

sunwise

in

symbol consists of a cross with a


circle,

successive order, first to each of

as the two intersecting

the eight sunring points, then


to

lines

combined

create

the
.:.'...:....'..
"

each position after the

essence of arcane symbology.


-

sunring points, then to the


.,:

In ceremony the circle

is

second
sunring
'

position
points.

after

the
three

used to mark the boundary of an


area which
is sacred, to set it

The

revolutions of eight

make up the

apart from the gross corporal

twenty-four runes of the Futhark.

world and
This
is

its

negative influence.

In a second inner circle the four

ritual

procedure that stems

jf
is

'

gods of Asgard are placed at the


cardinal stations in the traditional sign of

back to the very origins of mankind.

The

simple, traditional runic circle

>
circle

the hammer. The respective goddess, wife of

nine feet in diameter with the runes in sunwise


progression
(shown). Naturally, size will

each god,

is

placed in between. For a permanent runic

vary according to

on a wood floor, the appropriate colors are green with

the amount of participants involved, which

may extend

as

red runes. Candles may be placed at the North, East, South

large as the standing stone circles of Europe.

and West points;

if

outdoors, torches

may be used.

218

The

Ryrjic

ELDER

ALPHABEt OF THE
AnciErjt

fUTHARK
rhn*<xiwi<>4tYmrwofci

APvYah Tribes

\Ji\\J^
fe^7

primal strength
fire,

The primordial,

eternity,

primal

primal

light,

primal bull aurochs, the

afterlife

Tiger's eye

This

is

the rune

of the

aurochs,

^yw
j

TtHU - wealth
Fire generation, fire-borer, livestock, property,
to grow, to wander, to destroy, to shred

magnificent wild bovine of ancient Europe,


Interpretively
it is

the horns of the auroch


It

or falling drizzle.

represents

untamed

Green tourmaline
of the runes,
its
it literally

earthly energy, primal shaping forces that \

The

first

means

cattle
It

cannot be controlled by

human will. The U %|


is

and takes

shape from their horns.


fertility

rune

is

the mother of manifestation. Uruz


force,

the

rWk
M

stands for material wealth,

and

forming

not the form

itself.

It defines

the origin and

1 tamed

earthly energy that can be controlled


will.

destiny of all things.

As a rune of vital strength and virility,

by the human

Fehu

is

the essence of

a life force of the masculine polarity, Uruz teaches patience,


endurance, courage and the application of aggression at the
right time

mobile power and strength, but a potential


source of disruption, as well. It
is

related to the

under the right circumstances. Uruz


abilities

is

used to

Vanir deities Njord, Frey and Freyja. This

is

a rune of duty,

enhance independence and leadership


in the growth of "wisdom."

and to aid

of good for good, of true worship and of health.

219

T^WL^ OF WOTM)

ffofy

f^ook of

the

fyofm liihi

W
^l

THURISAZ - defense
Thunder, thunderbolt, lightning

_
flash,

RAID0 - motion
Right action and order,

thorn

/^s

religion, ritual,

rhythm

Bloodstone

Jacinth

This stands

for both a

thorn and the god Thor.


it

A powerful
in

The rune of the

natural order, of the cycles of days,


it is

defensive rune,

employs the destructive force


battling
it

seasons and years,

the right way, the path

that

is

sometimes necessary

of the sun and the journeys of people and

iM

enemies

and

chaos,

although

can

^^
W^
wT
J

the migration of animals.

Raido governs
It is

f M

sometimes cause chaos.

rune of lightning
Thurisaz

the rhythms of music and dance.

and thunder, of

life

and

polarity,

M
> Jm Jf

rune of rebels and giving


relative to

rein,

also,

;overns regeneration

and

fertilization.

Thor and Folk-soul. This rune

has been interpreted variously as "wagon,"

v..

"chariot"

and

"riding."

Raido

is

a rune of

(/W

Ansuz - gods
Reception transformation expression,
inspiration,

spiritual development.

death mysteries
j-

Lapis lazuli

\sX^At\/
,

illumination

Derived from the Aesir, associated with "the mouth of

^^^

Kinship, learning, teaching


Flint

god," specifically Wotan's, this rune stands


for

wisdom

and

divine

inspiration.

The rune

of the torch and controlled fire or

Consciousness,

intelligence,

poetry,

energy, this is the fire of regeneration through

magic, ecstasy and order are, also, ruled

death or

sacrifice.

It

represents the hearth

(
!

by Ansuz.

It is

the wisdom of ancestral

and

creation, as well as cremation.

Kenaz

is

memory and
Ansuz
is

that "small voice within."

associated with knowledge, teaching and


doing. Connected to inner guidance,
it is

instrumental in the creation of


It
is

the

mankind.

a rune which works magnetic and/or

rune of
also,

human

passion, lust and sexual love,

hypnotic speech.

a rune of the artist and craftsman.

220

T'erppL'e

of h^qtap
gift

Holy f^ook

of the fyyw Tiihi

tf
^y

GEB0 The high

,,
J

rlAGALAZ - constraint
The
right

gods,

gifts,

generosity, hospitality

moment, keep and save

Emerald and Jade


it

Crystal

Exchanging

gifts

binds people together,

binds a leader
clans.

Named
the

after hail, this rune is seen to

be

to his followers

and seals alliances between

framework of the universe, the guide

This was the idea behind sacrifices or

gifts to

to evolution. It is the unity of fire

and

ice,

the gods, which should bring favors in


return.

which were seen

in the old mythologies as


It is

Gebo brings friendship,

loyalty

and

the two primal elements.

a rune of

hospitality,

a rune often used in "love

harmony and completeness. The rune of hope,


renewal and lusty youth, Hagalaz contains the potential
energy of neutral power in the multi-universe, which
is

magic."

born

from the dynamic generating, evolving unit of fire (energy)

and

ice (anti-matter).

The

rune describes the eternal


it

cosmic harmony. As the Rune mother,

signifies

the

%T f
f

WuNje vv^^-joy
Joy, harmony, respect, honor, pride

realms of the underworld and personal unconsciousness.

and fellowship

Topaz and rose quartz

NAUTHIZ - necessity

It

stands for personal wholeness and

/V

Norn, compulsion of fate

perfection.

Wunjo

battles

against

Obsidian

discouragement and sadness to bring


cheerfulness and courage in both the
individual and the group.
Clan-centric

The need

rune, this symbolizes the heroic


in times of crisis

power

to

survive

and thrive

and

stress. Its

shape symbolizes the bow-drill used


to kindle the into being,

in old times

and binding of

kin, this is a

rune of

need

fire.

It

represents coming
is

emotional healing and self-confidence,


the will to win.

manifestation and
especially

a rune of
protection.

protection,

spiritual

Nauthiz

is

the force of friction and resistance

which builds up the individual strength and will.

221

T'erppL'e

of m/otao
stasis

Holtf fZooJ-

of the

AiifSH Tiihi

lo/\
J^

flriWAZ- yew tree


-^J^
Vertical cosmic axis, endurance, protection

Iron, ice

Herkimer diamond
and
inaction.
is

Smoky quartz
it

Isa is the rune of ice

Ice is seen

Meaning yew

tree,

symbolizes the cosmic tree,

as one of the primal elements; fire


It

the other.

Yggdrasill, seen as the central axis of the world.


it
'

As

such,

represents drawing into the center of one's

allows communication and travel to other realms of

being, giving calm in times of strife.

The

Isa

being. This rune contains the mystery of life

and

rune

is

the force of attraction, gravity, inertia,


is

death, and mystically unifies


It is

them

in essence.

entropy in the multi-universe. Isa

a symbol of

a life-giving force and the


force
is

mode by
Eihwaz
is

the individual ego and concentrating force that holds the


ego-self together. It is the rune of control

which that

sustained.

and defense.

represents the dynamic and outgoing and

associated with Vuldar, god of the winter sky.

JERA - year

Cyclical development, solar year, reward, fruition

^\
I

uKTH0 - womb, dice cup


effect,

Moss agate
meaning
"year,"

Time, cause and

evolution change

Literally

this

rune

Layered onyx.

^^
V.
j/f

represents natural cycles, such as the


r

Symbolizing the dice cup or chance happenings, this

H P g
m
>J

ressin f the seasons, sowing

and

represents "orlog" or "wyrd," both of which are similar to

reaping, birth, death

and

rebirth,

and

the modern concept of

"fate."

Orlog

is

the primal

^^*

the rewards or penalties for one's


actions.

layers of past action

and events that guide and


and future wyrd. Pertho
is

Jera represents a masculine


associated with Freyr. Jera
fire

^^
1^^

affect the present

fertility force

the rune of time and excitements, both


pleasant and unpleasant.
It is

symbolizes the interlocking forces of

a rune of
also,

(summer) and
is

ice (winter) as

compliments of each other.

It

P^V
_-

a rune of awareness and patience.

feasting,
intellectual

dancing"

and

laughter,

knowledge and divination.

222

T'erppL'e

of m/otai?
elk

Holy fZooJ'

of (he Aut&n Ttihi

fiLHAZ Life, protection,

y*i

1 1

Vv

/\/_,

cosmic

pillar

connection between gods and

men

Justice, self sacrifice, spiritual discipline,

Black tourmaline
symbolic of a spread

world order
Bloodstone and hematite

Also known as

algiz, it is

hand

or an elk's antlers, both being signs of

Tiwaz

is

the rune of Tyr, the god of law, justice and war,

active defense.
purifying,
it is

A rune of protection and of


associated with a swan or
striving

who

brings victory to the side which most


it.

deserves

It

embodies honor, duty


sacrificing oneself
It is
I

valkyrie

and with
Elhaz
is

towards one's

and unselfishness,
for

potential.

the

life

symbol and was

the good of others.

a rune of
is

/K
*

often carved into spears for protection


victory.

and

divine order.

A three-fold
:

mystery

contained in Tiwaz justice, war and

world-column.

O VV IL sun
.3
Solar wheel, goal and path, success, guide

Norse sunstone

?
It

BfiRICAN - birch tree


Birth life death
cycle, containment, earth

Rune of the sun and the power it radiates,


its

mother
Jet

^^
J s
,

shape

is

that of a Hghtning bolt.

%
m
Jr

represents the primal fire that reacts


against
will,
ice. It is

This rune means birch goddess and


It

the power of the human

symbolizes Nerthus, earth mother.

of victory and success.

The rune

of

rules over the stages of life as well as

Heimdall, the messenger of Wotan,


symbolically says "Bear
it

death, gestation and rebirth.


conceals, nurtures

It

or

be

it."

and

protects,

as

does the
is

womb and

the tomb. Berkano

a rune of the Vanir and of hidden

transformation and growth.

223

T^PPPL^ OF M/OTAI?

Hok

'feook

of

tht

Aitftn Tiiki

GHWAZ Harmonious

horse

duality, marriage, trust, loyalty

IhA^jUZ

flowing water
life,

Primal water, passage to and from


Malachite
It

growth

Turquoise
also,

This signifies a horse and,


k

a harmonious

This rune means water.

stands for the deep water of

and and

loyal partnership,
rider,

such as between a horse


wife, business partners

the subconscious from which come wisdom

M>
m
and
.

husband and
and his

and

intuition.

It is

the primal waters of

or a king

subjects.

Identified with

life.

Taguz symbolizes both the waters of

twins, such as the

Saxon conquerors Hengist

birth and those waters crossed after

(stallion)

and Horsa

(horse).
It

Ehwaz

is

connected

death.
life

This rune represents the basic

with fertility and thus to Freyr.


loyalty.

represents a rune of trust

energy in the universe and the secret


life.

Ehwaz

is

a symbol of the ideal

man-woman
power
(virtue)

source of all organic

Symbolic of phallic

relationship and thus is the mystery of lawful marriage.

and fertility in the physical as well as mental

realms.

niANNAZ - human being


v
Divine structure, intelligence) divine ancestor

,_y

and sky father

INGWAZ - expansive energy

Amethyst
especially

H4
person,

Potential energy, gestation

The M rune stands for man or human,


divine

Ivory
is

that

spark

within

each

The masculine
for

consort of the earth goddess, this rune


It

connected to the god Heimdall (also known as


Rig),

named
later

the earthly god, Ing.

was

who was

said to be the progenitor of


is

associated with the god Frey.


its

mankind. Mannaz
rational

the rune of the conscious, 1


it

Ingwaz represents the seed with

mind and

intelligence,

describes the

X^
human
and

stored power and potential that

must

Germanic peoples as being the progeny of the gods.


It is

undergo a gestation period before


manifestation.

the stave of the "perfected man," the complete

This rune

is

the male

being, for good drink, especially mead, for the builders

counterpart to the Berkano rune.

innkeepers, comrades-in-arms and bachelors.

224

T^rpPL^ OF H/QTA17

ttoftf

Koo^ of (he fytyw

liihi

DAGAZ - day
n>

Light, polarity, synchronization

Portable Staller
for

Fluorite

in-home use
ritual,

or outdoor

This

is

the point of balance between the

especially

in

pairs of opposites. It is the instant of dawn

natural settings.

or dusk.

It

is

the awakening of the


consciousness,
often

Back and

front

views

transcendent

of closed-to-carry
staller.

described as a blinding flash of inspiration


See page 250

that unites the individual with the universe

for inside view.

and reveals the mystery of being.


synthesization
perceived
of opposites

Dagaz

is

a concept of

that goes beyond their


fails.

opposition.

In Dagaz, language

Dagaz

is

chiefly useful as a rune of meditation.

vC'

il/\|_/\

home, possession

Inherited power, sacred enclosure, preserved

freedom

Petrified

wood
or real property,

The O rune represents land

especially ancestral lands.

On

another level

it

represents the genetic structure given us by our

ancestors

as

well

as

ancestral
It is

memory and
a rune expressed
Allfather.

inherited spiritual power.

preserved clan and tribal


it is

law on a spiritual

level.

In Wotanism

by the kindred, as a rune of Wotan's might as

Othala represents personal love of folk and nation.

*V0LK
225

Mail

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAI?

Holy 7>oo

of the Atofw Jiihi

227

Hoty J^oof

of the t\Ufw Tiihi

WHY 14?
'

THE ESOtERJC
When man

14:

THE EKOfERJC
14 (Words:
'

masters the seven powers of his


is

own

soul nature and

14:
brings them into perfect harmony, he
called in

alchemy an J7\dept.
the great

Die

has accomplished the

cMagnum Opus,

work

We must secure the existence of our people


and a future
for

the masterpiece.

Hie

has bound up the diversity of nature

and from
^VWufe children.

it

a unity of purpose and achievement.

David Lane

EXCERPTS FROM MANLY

P.

HALL

JLSefore mail possessed eyes with,

which

to see the

natural world about him,

he retained the use and By

function

of the third eye in the center of the brain.

this eye

he

was united

to the invisible energies of the

super-mundane

sphere. While this faculty continued to function the

human

being was aware of the mechanics of the magnetic and


electric universes.

When

the pineal gland retired into the brain and

the third eye ceased to function,

man could no

longer walk

with the gods in the cool of the evening. But the


the gods lingered on to become
religion.

memory of

The memory of the


also,

great pageantry of the metaphysical universe,

remained dim, but indestructible.


is

It is this

memory which

the foundation of the esoteric mysteries.

228

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAI?
The early history of the
struggle of the

Ho!if

^oo^ of (he /\ufw

Tiihi

science of astrology was the

We must

understand the planets as spheres of

mind

to prove in

terms of the outer world

moral impulse. By moral, in this case, we mean energy


directed to the accomplishment of moral consequence,
in
life

the convictions which survived in the subconscious as an


abstract pattern of fact. This
tile

may well be the dilemma


a loss to understand

of
all

terms of good and

evil,

love

and hate, constructiveness

modern thinker who

is at

why

and destructiveness. The energy of the Sun, conditioned


through the structures of the seven planets, produces
various effects according to the structures which are

ancient people held the

same

beliefs concerning the gods,

the nature of the universe and the immortality of


themselves.
In the vision of Hermes, which
is

sustained by
called

its rays.

The
soul

For example, the seven planets dominate the septenary


constitution
is

Pymander,

is

described the descent of the

human

of

all

living

creatures.

The

through the orbits of the seven planets into the mystery of


birth. In

evolutionary process

the release of the planetary energy

the Hermetic formula,


stars,
its

tiie spiritual

nature of man

through appropriate patterns according to the geometrical


laws.

emanates from the


planets and takes up

descends the ladder of the

The seven planets

are released through the Earth as

abode in the dark house of the

seven continents. The continents each sustain seven orders


of
life,

elements.

As the

soul descends through the seven orbits,

and the earth beneath contains seven orders of

the gods of the planets each bestow some attribute or


quality to the nature.

minerals, and seven orders of metals and seven orders of

When man,

therefore,

emerges into

gems.

Each kingdom of

life

is

divided into seven

the physical state he brings with


souls

him

into birth the seven


is

subdivisions.

There are seven

races of mankind, each

which are called vestments. This ascent

the

divided into seven sub-races.

The human body


layers.

contains

evolutionary process after birth.

The

soul begins to
it

seven

vital organs.

The skin has seven

There are

manifest through itself the qualities which

gained from

seven openings in the body, and seven primary systems


within the body itself. There are seven sensory perceptions;

the planets.

It,

therefore, builds seven natures or one

nature in seven parts. This nature becomes the personality,

each organ, like the heart, has seven chambers, and the
brain with
its

which

is

the chemistry resulting from the compounding of


is

seven divisions repeats the septenary.

the abstract impulses. The perfection of the individual


achieved by the perfecting of his seven natures. This
called the seven steps of self-mastery.

Man passes through seven principal changes during


life,

is

which are called the seven

ages,

and his bodily


There

structure is completely revitalized every seven years.

229

T'erpPL^

OF M/OTAI?
When man
this

Hofff

f^ook of

the

Aiifm liihi

are seven great ganglia of the sympathetic nervous system,

Philosophorum the stone of immortality. Having achieved

seven important glands of the ductless chain.

supreme chemical mystery, von Welling described an

speaks words, he vitalized them with the seven vowels. The

experiment which he

made by placing

a minute particle of

spectrum has seven

colors,

and the harmonic system seven

the Stone in a basin of water and watching.

He

described

complete tones. Everywhere the septenary and this


sevenfold division bear witness to the seven qualities of

the experiment thus: "After a few seconds the tiny particle

began to rotate in the water and

to

glow in a luminous way.

moral energy. The various forms in nature are building up


as distributors of moral
life;

Immediately thereafter several small particles separated


from the central substance, and rotating likewise began to
revolve about the glowing center."

thus, the seven gods rule the


Frey,

world Wotan, Thor, Balder,

Njord, Vulder
into

and

Von Welling immediately

Loki and are themselves shadowed


structures

each of the

observed that a miniature solar system had come into


existence.

which make up the world form a world of seven

He

then pointed out that

all

matter

is

made up

realms beyond Midgard and Asgard. Here, the doctrine of


the Macrocosm and the Microcosm
is

of seeds, each

atom capable of becoming an


it

entire world.

stated once more.

When

it

becomes a world
it is

will

become

septenary, or

Every inferior nature

is

stamped with the pattern of the


it

sevenfold, for

stamped with the

seal of the holy seven.

superior causes which have brought

into existence.

Hence, Wotansvolk use the zodiac and star glyph of the


planetary week, employing the planets as a catalyst during
meditation.

The nature of the planets can be understood


as symbols of the seven powers of the zones.

The highest and The

chief of the planets is


in

The planets are not the source of man's belief in the


sacredness of the number seven.
planets are only one
belief.

SATURN, who dweUs

the furthermost

part of solar space, according to ancient

form of evidence to prove the universal truth that this


world system
is

Saturn will be remembered in mythology as the god

keyed to the septenary design; the Divine

who ate his own children. He represents the rational power


of the soul.

Will forever operates through repetition of the


seven, 7, 14, 21...

number

He
in

is

that part of soul power which most

naturally verges toward the contemplation of truth.

He

is

The

great alchemist von Welling

was one of the few

soul

power

terms of pure reason.

He

is

the eternal

to discover the stone of the philosophers.

He declared that

thinker,

forever thinking non-eternal thoughts,

then

he compounded from the seven metals the Lapis

devouring the progeny of his own thinking.

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T^IT?PL<e

OF M/QTAP
contemplative part of the

Holy T^ook

oftk fyifw liihi


is

JUPITER is the
soul.

manifesting solar soul power. It


sustain light. It
he, too, shall in
life,

the duty of the Sun to

This

is

the power of understanding. The

is

the impulse of the Sun in each

man that

faculty of veneration inspires

men

to the

some way contribute

to the preservation of

recognition of truths, even though they do

physical, emotional or intellectual.

He who brings light

not possess the faculties fully to explore the


object of their veneration. Jupiter believes; Saturn knows.

to another

becomes

in very fact the Sun.

These are the great brothers of the

skies. Jupiter

was the

VENUS is the harmonic power of the soul.


is

It

one child of Saturn to escape his father's appetite. To


believe

that power which struggles toward the


is

may be the

offspring of knowledge, for

we

believe

discovery of the substance of beauty. Venus

what we know; but


for

this strange pattern

works both ways,

the lady of harmony and rhythm and order.

we likewise know what we believe.

She

governs, proportions, symmetrizes

and

coordinates as potential order in the soul of man. Venus

MARS is the impulse energy of the soul.


the courage of conviction.
It is,

It is
is

has given us the arts of which the noblest


itself.

is

the art of life


is

the source of power to accomplish. Mars


also,

Venus

is

the temptress, because beauty

of two

the

kinds, corporeal and incorporeal. Corporeal beauty is for

impulsive nature and combative instinct.

forms

alone

and

is

temporary;

incorporeal

beauty

Knowledge must be served, truth must be


protected, belief must

transcends forms and partakes of universal order.

Who

be sustained. Mars

is

the sustaining

serves universal beauty perfects through that service the

and protecting power and the very enthusiasm which


preserves in

harmonic part of himself.

man the urge to


The SUN
is is

achieve.

MERCURY
the
vital principle of
itself. It

represents

sensory function

the soul.

It

itself.

It is

the system of communication


all

the symbol of life

manifests as a

which binds together

the parts of nature

will to

reveal or release.

The man who The

and binds the Universe to

man and man

to

teaches becomes a symbol of the Sun.

the Universe. The duty of the Mercurial art


of the soul is that
it

shaman, the

herbalist, the philosopher, the

shall record

and bear witness, shall

teacher, the artist, the musician, the builder, all these are

observe and compare, analyze and relate. Like the winged

232

T<en?PL<e

of m/otai?
is

Holif

f&ook of

(he

Atyw Hihi

messenger of the gods, the Mercurial nature


sensitivity

that zone of
world.

These

spiritual

metals are the soul powers of the


souls: the seven souls of

through which we become aware of the entire

They are the fourteen

nature which extends about us.

nature and the seven souls of man, from which in each case
is

compounded one

soul, uniting

the seven principles in an

The
soul.

MOON

is

the imaginative part of the the power of fancy,

immortal and indestructible compound.

It is related to

The

science of the seven souls

was

anciently part of

which, according to the ancients, was a kind


of generation.

the esoteric tradition of the mysteries. In the modern

The sympathetic powers

world

it

has been differentiated as a subject

for separate

which are under the dominion of the Moon


conspire to bring about a flowing pattern of images relating
to things

consideration under the

name

'psychology.'

Modem

psychologists are just beginning the exploration in the


great sphere of the subjective personality. If they continue
their investigations, they will eventually

hoped

for

and things feared. The

faculty of
It

imagery leads toward the mystery of generation.


believed by the ancients that the

was

come

face to face

human

consciousness

with the mystery of the seven souls. Until such time, they
will continue to

entered into the mystery of physical existence as the result


of projecting images of itself and then flowing into

wander

in the mystic labyrinth of

mental

and

phenomena.

binding itself to these reflections.

The Egyptians and Chaldeans taught a


curious doctrine about the chemistry of the soul in terms of
astrology. According to

The

five

elements which form the physical world

were described as within the orbit of the Moon, or sublunary.

them, each

human
is

being

is

born

Once consciousness has been caught

in the lunar
is

with a basic soul pattern. This pattern


positions of the seven planets,

symbolized by the

maze

of imagery, the descent into the corporeal body

by sign and house, and the

inevitable.

relationship of these planets by aspect. This soul complex

The alchemical

analogies should be obvious.

The

is

an

entity,

one nature formed of seven natures, and

it is

seven metals represent the soul power of the seven planets.

referred to as the natal daemon. In

many

old civilizations

As Basilus Valentinus, the great alchemist, expressed


alchemy
is

it,

children

when they were born were

given what was called a

not an art of gross metal, but of subtile metals.


of alchemy is not the material copper, but a

milk name. This was the name by which they would be

The copper

known

as children, until they were brought to the temple

spiritual metal;

and thus of all the

rest.

for initiation into their

mystery name. This

name was

233

Holtf

l^ook of the tytym llihi


in reference to the spiritual
lives.

secret

and was used only

and

philosophical problems of their


tradition,

In the Norse

the young were given names which they had to

earn.

By late adolescence it was determined whether or not


suited the individual for his identity into adult

the

name
not,

life; if

he was stripped of the honor of his given name

and reassigned another.

Most ancient names had a purpose and the


languages were developed from the temples according to

the great cosmological laws, and the old futhark- alphabets

were themselves of magical


today has obscured and lost
as a result,
it is

origin.
its

The English alphabet The


methods of

mystical background and, old

not exactly

scientific.

relating letters are not entirely satisfactory when applied to

the

common language of our time. Hence,


it is

in Wotanist ritual

practice

necessary to preserve and maintain

some

of

the archaisms and terminology of our Aryan ancestors,

whence the
evolved.

roots

and magic of our

spiritual tradition

Only by acquainting oneself with the symbolism of


the seven soul powers can depth of understanding be
attained.

There

is

a tendency to bind astrology to the

utilities of

our time. Most people are interested only in the

imminent and the obvious. They approach the gods with


their

small

problems,

seeking

not

so

much

for

understanding, as for the pat formulas to remove the


responsibility of personal decision.

The

truth-seeker, to

be

234

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAP
truly practical,
lies

Holif

l^ook of the Auf&n liihi


and magnetic
fields.

must be able

to discover the cause


If

which

series of electric

The Earth
bound

is

an

behind the problem of the moment.

one wishes only

embryo sun, a world as yet unborn.

It is

to the

Sun

to find a job, for example, the reason for the

unemployment

of our solar system by etheric cords which correspond to

must be the focus of


difficulty

inquiry.

The

particular personal
is

the umbilical cord of the unborn child. There

is

an ancient

in

which people find themselves


faults

always

axiom which

says: "Only the

sims are born." The Earth's

suspended from basic


personality.

which

lie

behind the

constitution consists of seven electrical zones in a form of

The

curious person

who

is

content with a

concentric layers from the surface of the Earth inward to

prediction of whether or not there will be a fruitful

the core. These concentric zones are equivalent to the


orbits of the planets,

business transaction next Tuesday


true dignity of the art of astrology. soul of astrology from its body;
it

is falling

short of the

the innermost corresponding to

One cannot separate the


it

Saturn,

which

is

the zone of azoic rock, the primordial core


surface outward the Earth consists

will destroy

as a

means

of the planet.

From the

of perfecting the individual when used merely to gratify the

of seven magnetic rings which correspond likewise to

desire of the

moment.
all

planetary orbits. These rings are the auras and surround


find ourselves are

The predicaments in which we

the planet with a spectrum of light too high in


(vibratory rate) to

its

frequency

the manifestations of asymmetrical soul patterns. To


correct this

be seen by the

eyes.

asymmetry within

is

to

remove obstacles from

Thus,

we understand the
"is

ancient

ariosphic

the outer

life.

The

science of balancing and equilibrating


is

statement that the Earth

seven within and seven

the seven orders of internal impulses

the deeper part of

without." These fourteen parts are symbolized in Egyptian

astrology. This is the esoteric science of the ancients the

mythology by the division of the body of Osiris into fourteen


parts. In
is

sacred and secret ariosophic art practiced by our ancestors.

modern Wotanism

this profound esoteric concept

The rediscovery and

application of these great keys to life

manifest in terms of our

own

biological survival as

will restore astrology to its original dignity as


arts.

mother of the

elucidated in the exoteric 14 Words.

Through astrology we can begin to comprehend the


esoteric construction of the Earth, so far as this is involved
in

the mystery of the constellational influence. The planet


is

Earth

a living being, consisting of a physical body and a

235

STANd AT ThE bROkEN SpJRJT of ThE WORld; STANd bEfoRE FAdiNq kiNqdoMS ANd

Bestiiny

new bEqiNNiNqs

AM AllVE, AM STRONq,
hAVE AWAkENEd;

My

iMAqE will not bE dESTRoyEd


ETERNAL LANd.
BeneatIi

In This

My

Feet

ThE EARTh

is

WEEpiNq,

ANChOREd TO AbuSE JNSCRUTAblE; Nature is a qoddESS


I

will not dEFy her;


is

HARMONy iN nature's perfection Her kNowLEdqE is My ENLiqhTENMENT. ThuNdER oF hooFbEATS, Storm FuRy oF AppROAchiNq diviNiTy, Raven wiNqs ANd howLiNq woLves,
ALL

CAVERNOUS ROARJNq diN, ENERqiES OF pRiMORdlAl TiME coLLidE SMAshiNq ThE shAckLEd spuN patterns

OF

SpJRJT NUMbEd dELusioNS.

EvERlASTiNq
I

SWORd
Knot
oF jnjustjce!

sLAsh ThE GoRdiAN


oF

Cods

AsqARd move with me ANd ThROuqh

me;

ETERNITy OF qENERATJON,

FiRMAMENT oF TJME, From dusT to ARyAN Man, O diviNE pRovidENCE, Never will This LiqhT bE EXTJNquishEd. am bouNd; In This houR oF hisTORy In This pERiLous moment oF conquest SpENT bATTlES oF My NOblE ANCESTORS Will NOT bE FoRqOTTEN! CAST My chAllENC,E bEFORE ThE LEqioNS oF discoRd! I STEAdFAST ANd UNReLuCTANT do I STANd, Heir to ancestraL qods that quidE me.
I

236

14

C0DES f

THE

ARYAN
As your race
lives

ETHIC
y^xxx

xionor no gods but those of your own Folk


As
alien gods destroy you.

Honor the memory of your kith and kin, especially those who have given their lives or freedom for the Folk
on through your blood and your
will.

XX
Nature's laws evidence the divine plan
As
the natural

world

is

the

work of All-Father.

XXX
courageously, always carefully considering the consequences As the effects of your deeds live on after you pass from Midgard.

xvespect the wisdom of your elders As every moment of your lives


links the infinite past with the infinite future

Act nobly and

St
Xionor your mate, provide
As family
is

for

your children

XV
lyive within the reality of this
life; fear not your fateand cowards; a valorous man boldly faces what the Norns decree.

and carry no quarrel with family

to sleeptime your purpose and fulfillment.

As fear

is for fools

^X
JVlay your word to a kinsman be a bond of steel As your troth is your dignity and strength of character.

SCXX
-Love, protect, reproduce

and advance your Folk


miscegenation

As natural

instinct prohibits

and

self-destruction.

J3e cunning as the fox with enemies and Skraelings As their goal is your extinction.

Y%
i>e honest, be disciplined, be productive and loyal to friends As the Aryan spirit strives for excellence in all things.

SC1XZ
v5ecure, defend and cherish your homeland As Nature 's Territorial Imperative demands.

vxx
Ireasure your history, heritage and racial identity
As your ancestors have
it falls

SXV~
lyive in
entrusted,

harmony with Nature and the Folk and compromise not with evil
is

with you,

it

will rise with you.

As

racial survival

your perpetual struggle.

237

Ho!if fcook

ofth

/\iifw Tiihi

H0LY

while making possible a degree of personal understanding,

SYrTlB0LS

which those outside may not share.

As the ancient Aryan


in

myths continue to guide our race, so likewise do symbols

of tHE AnciEnt ARYArj Tribes

an uluminating and significant way.


space to
list all

There

is

not ample

the Aryan symbols here, however, these

symbols will serve as a helpful guide to this most ancient


language
of the

mysteries

and the transcendental

knowledge of our people.

Ute wisdom

oj

our ancestors remains

preserved to this day in our great

JAryan

symbols.

These emblematic

jigures conceal the secret jormula

jor spiritual, mental, jolkish

and physical regeneration,

known commonly

as the sublime truths,

the mystic chemistry oj the soul.

IVluch like myth, symbols serve to unite the


intellect

and the emotions in the task of higher learning

and understanding.

We

find that

myths are destined

to

reach the higher emotional centers. Symbols primarily


focus on the higher thinking centers.

Through symbolism

there

is

a personal and social integration in spiritual and

religious dimensions.

The power

of symbols lies in the

ability to unite fellow believers into

a folk consciousness.

It

provides a focal point of faith, commitment and action,

238

T'erppL*:

of m/otap

Holif J>oof-

of the

Aiif&n liihi

SUJASriKA

FYLFOt

U/OtAH'SEYE
w>olar

>^ex
suffix "ka,"

Ihe swastika is a Sanskrit word composed of "su," meaning

Wheel This

sign shows the sun's might working

"good,"

and

"asti,"

meaning "being," with the


is

weal upon the earth.

A symbol

of unity and balance in

all

and
is

is

equivalent to "It

well" or "So

be

it."

The swastika

things wisdom,

intellect,

spiritual

power, law, order,


solar

one of the most ancient and sacred of the Aryan symbols


B.C.E.,

contained religious force, holiness.

The

wheel

is

one

dating back before 6,000

discovered in earliest

of the oldest symbols of Northern Europe

and represents

known

archeological findings.

It is

the sign of the sun's

the Aryan Allfather Wotan.

strength, as the unstoppable whirling

might of will. The

rounded version

is

known

as the sunwheel swastika.


self,

The

clockwise motion represents the conscious clockwise represents the unconscious


self.

counteris

The swastika

the foremost symbol representing Aryan man.

THOR^HArjlTflER,
J.

he hammer

is

the greatest sign of heathen troth.

VALKXlVt
"Knot of the
olain," this is the sign of Wotan, symbolizing

Hammer

amxdets were worn by the Vikings as a

reaffirmation to the god Thor, his might,


protection. For the

power and

same reasons hammers are worn by


is

his power of binding and loosening,

which

is especially

most true Wotanists today. The hammer


of warding and
is

a mighty sign
It is

shown

in the field of battle.

The

preferred symbol of the

used to hallow objects and persons.

Einherjar, Wotan's warriors, the Valknut is

worn only by

a most sacred token symbolizing our dynamic energy


growth, as well as our determination to defend and expand

those who choose to give themselves to Wotan. The Valknut


is

a sign to Wotan that one

is

ready to be taken into the

otu heritage.

ranks of his chosen warriors at any time he chooses.

239

T'erppL'e

of

\j/otai?

Ho!if l^oof of

the

AnfAn Hihi

HELrii

of

Awe
U/ORtd Tree
who viewed
it.

Ihis sign strengthens the wearer and was known to cause

awe or

terror in those

A warrior rune,

it is

XX
its

worn or traced between the brows or helmet.


mythology the dragon Fafhir wore
hoard.
it

In Norse

Ihis sign shows the tree Yggdrasill with


stretching

branches
It

while guarding his

upward and roots stretching downward.

was

The helm

of

awe has been associated with the

found on rock carvings from the Bronze Age and one of the
early Gotlandic picture stones,
c.

mythic power of serpents to paralyze their prey.

400-600

B.C.E.

The

six
it

points represent the number of vibrant life and strength;

2lk;
SHiELd KjlOt
.A sign of warding,
shield knot
is
still

can be used to create or destroy.

ta
used today in Scandinavia.
It is

The

a protective symbol.
is earth.

sacred to Thor,

although

its

elemental value

HEAtHEr] CR088

3^p
iRJlillSUL

Known
initiated

in

ancient times as the "heathen cross," the


it

knew

to

be composed of double wolf-hook

swastikas, one clockwise, one counter-clockwise. Christians

lhe

pillar

that

supports

the

world

in

Germanic

later

adopted

it

as their

own

or referred to

it

as the
it

tradition.

The cosmic

axis or tree,

which serves as the

"Maltese Cross." In the Knights Templar trials of 1313

connecting axis between a masculine Asgard and a


feminine Earth.

was used by the Church as evidence

for heresy.

A symbol

of cosmic order, as defined by

the god Tyr, whose rune (tiwaz) the irminsul represents.

240

T^n?PL^ OF M/OTAI7

Holif 7>ool?

of the Aufw liihi

CELtiC CR088

T
B.C.E.
is

LABYRiH+H
ri/arly

-Most often associated with the tree of life, the cross predates Christianity, the oldest example from 10,000

labyrinth designs on coins, caves,

tombs referred

to

the earth womb.

Often carved on Stone Age monuments

This ancient cross symbol

the cross-quartered

circle,

and grave

sites,

the labyrinthine design represents the

representing the union of male and female.

The

circle

soul's journey into the center of the uterine underworld


its

and

represents the whole, the one, the encircling

spirit,

the sun

return to rebirth.

A labyrinth

(unlike a

maze) has only

iUuminating, the round contours of Mother Earth.

The

one path, winding but branchless, heading inevitably


toward the
goal.

cross represents the four directions, the four winds, four

elements, four seasons, four corners of the earth.

8PiRL

TREFOt
.Doth single and multiple spirals were

among the most


womb,

sacred signs of Neolithic Europe, symbolizing the

lhe

trefot, called

the "triskelion" in

its swirling

form,

death

and

rebirth.
to

They appear on

megalithic

shows might whirling from the three great realms of being:


the overworld, the underworld and the middle world. This

monuments, entrances
all

caves sacred places of worship

over the continent of Europe.


is

The simple two

Aryan symbol of trinity represents the three-fold nature of


reality: past,

dimensional spiral
eternity.

one of the most ancient symbols of

present and future.

It is

an emblem of cosmic

Spirals represent,

most simply, primal energy

creativity.

coiled towards

and radiating from the source.

241

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAP

Holff

f^oof of

the

fyuf&n liihi

HORTf TRi8KLi0n
This
is

FRYJA'8HEARt
treyja's heart
Freyja
is

the sign of Thule or "the Wotanically inspired one."


interlocking drinking horns

the sign of the blessings of the goddess

The three

show the three


is

and

is

the symbol of those given to her mysteries.

cauldrons in which the


trefots,
is is

mead

Wodstirrer

kept. Like the


3,

This particular heart symbol represents love and interprets


the erotic female zones, the buttocks, genitalia and breasts.

the horn triskelion represents the number

which

a dynamic and holy number, a key numerical force that

found at the root of all ancient systems. Three

is

the first

fundamental law of the universe.

Flowe^Peii+acle

HEAd OF GERfOrj
The head
of Gereon is an ancient hieroglyph of northern

In ancient times the pentacle meant

life

or health. It

was

derived from the apple-core pentacle of the Earth Mother.

These and other variations of the pentacle sometimes


represented the five stations of
life:

Europe. Rooted in the primal word "ge," meaning rebirth,


this symbol is a variation of the trefot

birth,

initiation,

and was considered

marriage, rest from labor and death. Flower and star

a holy sign.

together indicate earth and universe.

EiGHt-FOLd
Eight

SlGlT

RiHG
powers of the four fold
also

fold signs represent higher

Xhe
as
it

unbroken ring

is

the sign of troth, also, known as the

signs and are symbolic of the

main deity,

known as the

ring of troth or oath ring. It represents the element of fire,

Star of pre-orthodox Russia. These signs are most powerful


in matters of prosperity, happiness, physical well being,

has no weight, and immortality, perpetual motion,

absolute unity, the universe and the monotheistic deity.

pleasure and

new beginnings.

242

T^rpPL'e
8UT] RiriG

OF M/OTAP

Holt}

T^ook of

(he

fyu}w Tiiki

-ACHtu/AH
The
ring of the universe

Black, 8uii
lwelve sowilo runes
the Black Sun
is

lhe

great wheel of existence.

in the

form of the wheel of the zodiac,

divided by eight winds, the nine worlds of the Yggdrasill

inlaid in the floor of the Castle of

with Midgard in the center. One of the oldest symbols of


the mystic power of the sun, symbolic of
Hagall bindrune of
life

Wewelsburg, the center of the 20th century resurgence of

fertility.

The

Wotanism. The Black Sun

is

behind the Golden Sun;

its

and death, bound with the Eye of

light is invisible to the physical world. It is the vortex, the

Wotan.

passage way to another dimension the sun which connects

with Wotan. Beyond the Black Sun one finds the Green

R[r|G

Serpen
biting his tail represents the circle of all

Ray.

lhe serpent

wisdom, the mysteries, the immortality of time and


eternity.

The head and

tail are

the positive and negative


also

poles of the cosmic

life

circuit,

known

as the

Ourobouros.

Hex
lhe

8iGrj

six fold

hex pattern

is

perhaps the oldest and most


4It is

common

of the hex symbols.

the snowflake shape of


is traditionally

the younger rune hagall.

This sign today

seen on houses and barns, most common among the Dutch.

C
'

-'C-

The hex

signs are a powerful framework to

ward

off

Di<we cannot save the


at least

world

front its curse,


it

negative or attract positive energies.

The circle around the

we

can present

it

with symbols that will direct


possibility oj salvation.

hex represents the universe.

to deep insight

and the

Richard

Wagner

243

ttoltafts of
In the
stillness of time

MM\^$
\jo not discard

O Aryan Man
In that quiet hour

Of clarity and

reflection

The importance
Of your hour
in Midgard.

Distant voices you will hear

And know
Eternal voices

Rise to the task

Of your noble blood;

That beckon with the knowledt ;e

To

this our gods

Of ancient ages
Listen and witness

will ever guide you.

Define yourself

That man

is

a synthesis

Or be defined
Let no

A biological matrix
Of animated space-time

man

Enemy

or tyrant

A living moment
Of all
history

Alter your destiny

That essence of being

That ever was

Which

is

yours alone

And

ever will be.

Choose your words wisely


Manifest your spirit

All precious life


Is but a fleeting instant

And

live

what you speak


has speech
silent.
.

Real and unreal

For

life itself

The same;

And

is

never

244

YGGDRASIL
The UJQRLd Tree

J.

he study of the Teutonic Pagan

religion of

Wotanism centers around the YGGDRASILL, a huge, world


ash tree which represents the cosmic
axis. Yggdrasill is

an

image of realms outside of time and space, serving as a map


depicting the

adventures of the spirit of Aryan man.

Located

in

the

great,

mystical

space

known

as
life,

"Ginnungagap," Yggdrasill represents the symbol of

time and destiny.


spiritual,

The three

tree roots are called the

the terrestrial and the infernal.

They

signify

respectively: spirit, organization


root,

and matter. The

spiritual

has

its

source in Asgard, the

home

of the Aesir, or

gods, and is watered by the Urdar Fountain; the terrestrial


root has its source in Midgard, the abode of

men, and
its

is

watered by Mimir's Well;


in Niilheim, the

the infernal root has


is

source

abode of the dead, and

watered by the

Spring Hvergelmir.

The three branches of the tree support

Midgard, or the earth, in the midst of which rises the


sacred mountain upon whose summit stands Asgard, the
city of

the gods. In the great sea surrounding the earth

is

WvTANz
245

VvLK

T^rpPLf OF
Bounding the sea
is

WOTAY)
its tail in its

Hok ^ook of the


mouth.
their

/\Uf&n liihd
created.

Jormungand, the Midgard snake with


the
"wall

coming together

all life is

of

cliffs

and

ice,

fashioned

Yggdrasill suffers and endures

more than mankind

from the giant Ymir's eyebrows.


above
is

The home of the gods

can imagine!

But the Norns

the three goddesses

connected by the Bifrost bridge to the dwelling

representing past (Urdr), present (Verdandi), and future


(Skuld)

place of men and infernal creatures below.

On the topmost

give solace

and renewal
daily

at the Well of Urd, from


it

branch of the tree


giver"
is

which is called Lerad, meaning "peace


all

which they pour water


does not wither.

on the World Tree, so that

sits

a great eagle. Between the eyes of the eagle

the falcon, Vedfolnir, whose piercing glances notes

Yggdrasill symbolizes the power to

move

into

and

things taking place in the universe.

between the different worlds of reality, upper and lower, of


leaves of the

The never withering green The

the living and the dead, of the gods and of humankind.

divine tree serve as pasture for Wotan's goat, Heidrun,

who

This

name and

this

image portray the

life

journey and

supplies the drink of the gods.

stags

Dain, Duvalin,

cosmology of ancient Aryan man. At the very heart of this


metaphysical landscape

Duneyr and Durathror


tree,

also, graze

upon the leaves of the


earth.

we

find the central characteristic

and from their horns drop honey dew upon the


squirrel, is

symbol of our indigenous folk consciousness and a


prototype of the regenerative principles within our
universe.
is

Ratatosk the

the embodiment of the spirit of

gossip and running back and forth between the eagle above

The

ideological organization of the

Aryan Mythos
rune graphic

and Nidhug the serpent below, seeks


between them.
continually

to stir

up discord

accurately reflected in the

% world

tree's

In the world of darkness below Nidhug


at the roots of the divine tree.
all realizing

representation, out of which is derived both the life rune T

gnaws

He

is

and the death rune

4-

This symbolic bindrune

assisted by

numerous worms,
life

that

if

they can

encapsulates Yggdrasill and the entire matrix of Aryan

destroy the

of the tree, the rule of the gods will cease.

mythic concepts.

On
ice

either side of the great tree are the primordial giants

The

divine archetypes represented in the pantheon

casting ice

and flames
cleft

into the fathomless void.

Fire

and

of Aryan Wotanism further symbolize the prime spiritual

and the

between, the Ginnungagap, represent the


is

and heroic potential of the Aryan


It is

will to self-preservation.

three forces in Wotanist cosmology. Fire


force

the destructive

the ancient and gnostic science which emanates the

which reduces matter

to

ash to be re-used in the

essence of universal principles and the purpose of our racial


being.

cycles of nature; ice is the freezing of matter into stasis.

At

246

(>

NlFLKEIM

is

the unconscious (misty)


soul.

spiritual
()

realm of the unkindled (frozen) Aryan race

JOTONHEIM is the non-conscious outerworld


(Utgard) of the frost rock earth;

hateful spirits of the


<H>

naked ego and the extinguished

soul.

XlBL is the semi-conscious subconscious


realm of the dead, (the foggy mental landscape

spiritual

barren wasteland of ever- diminishing folk memory).

# ASGARD is the folk-conscious overworld of


perfect righteousness enhghtenment, alignment with nature,
truth, justice

and blood virtue (domain of the Aesir).


(dark) spiritual realm

MUSPELLHEIM is the unconscious

of the psychotic destructive (fiery) spirits of naked ego.

YANAHEIM is the folk detached transcendent overworld


of misplaced righteousness (domain of the wise Vanir).
<g>

MlDGARD is the visible middleworld of reality,


(eternal struggle for life power).

the terrestrial domain of an embattled mankind

<>

IvJUSALFHEIM

is

the short-sighted -diminutive

overworld of self-righteousness false pride; ideals rooted


in exaggerated self-importance
<>

(domain of the light


dark

elves).

SVARTALFHEIM is the

home -diminutive

subterranean underworld (Nidavellir)


of the dwarf, dark elves; spirits of lust, envy,
selfish desire, corruption, racial decomposition.

247

WO+ANMOiS^

#^ Mr W>
"^asjsrtfei

T*

248

Dawn
i
all

of an

Age
of oar
fathers
:

__
&on
Otic*,,
Jive acjain!

the heroes!

Qill lb the shades

We We

feast

now

to those noble warriors!

Jgadly

call the call the

shades of oar fathers:

Jive aoain!

raise a horn to these oods

of men Joadly
Jive

shades of oar heroic fathers!

Open wide

the doors

of Valhalla:

aoain

new

oolden aoe fbr

Hrvan man.
Jive aoain!

13reak the shackles of this decayino world.

<>oand the

trampets load:

T\&

it

was

in ancient tiroes

We
we

raise

a roarino toast

to

oar heroes divine

Jhroaoh

their spirit

live aoain.

With

the thander

of Ihor's

raiohfy

hammer Down from ?Tsaard

the Valkyries ride.

Wolf and raven at oar

side,

^^nu
live aoain!

In Wotan's name and riryan pride:

We

249

o o

^^"^^"^

PORTABLE STALLED
not available. (See page 225 for outside view.) Constructed of oak, this staller has storage areas behind the ravens and the under sunwheel for storing the boli, cauldron, staller bell, candles, matches, incense, scented oil, gandr, runes, rune cards and rune dice. The symbolism in the construction of the staller includes the owl, Wotan's ravens and wolves, Thor's hammers, the world serpent (swing-out candle holders, see page 264), the sun and moon and the fylfot sunwheel. The bronze plaque in the center depicts the Einherjar landing ashore to conquer for Wotan.
is

Suitable for indoor or outdoor ceremonies

when a hof or horg

250

Living

WeTANism

The word

'spiritual'

covers every phase of living

experience... that is spiritual

which lies beyond the present

point of achievement it is that which embodies the vision

and urges man on towards a goal higher than the one that

E88ErjtiAL DESidERAtUIfl

we can physically attain.


Everything
is

spiritual

which tends towards

understanding, towards positive values, towards that which


is

productive of beauty and nature, which can lead

to a fuller expression of his divine

man on potentialities. As we

problems

involving the future of the great races


is

demand a

solution.

advance on the ladder of awareness, we evolve towards a


greater perspective for the ordering of our lives. This

Dt
to

now

imperative to prepare for distant events,


different ideal.

mold young generations with a

development cannot be compartmentalized,

it

must
to

^The governments of nations by


in function of their

men who

estimate time

become part
basis, as

of our persona

and lived out on a day and as a


race.

day

own

duration leads, as

we

well know,

an

individual, as a family

to confusion

and

to failure.

Anyone can whittle a face out of a piece of wood,


badly or well, or bang out three chords on a guitar, but to

(We

have to stretch our temporal outlook beyond ourselves.

Alexis Carrel

merely do this alone does not make one a sculptor or a


musician in the true sense of the word. To be an artist is not
limited to levels of skill alone,
it is

life

long inner pursuit


in all things, it

J-

he Aryan pagan mysteries

left

behind a body of

to attain beauty

and aesthetic expression

teachings which by the quality of thought prove not only a


long lineage of culture

must be

lived throughout every aspect of one's life it is


identifies

unknown

to us

and predating

what you are more than the physical body that


you.

archaeological evidence, but also the

existence of an

unchangeable spiritual essence. With every second,

man
"I

In today's

modern times

if

we pronounce

to others,
it

and atom approach nearer to that solemn moment


eternity,

in the

am

a Wotanist," this could


if it is

mean many
know the

things, but

when the

invisible presence will

become

clear to

means little
our Aryan

not lived from day to day. To read about


heroes, to
runes, to

their spiritual sight.

Gods and

wear a

251

Thor's hammer, to belong to a kindred,


package, but
it is

may be

part of trie

the inner voice through meditation. This Hstening


active state of consciousness,

is

an

not the essence.

a throwing of the whole

The

subtlest

and most important knowledge of


is

personal

consciousness

into

the

form

of expectant

Wotan consciousness

not gained by reading nor by

receptivity.

Once

this

communication becomes apparent


self,

listening to the instruction of a

human teacher.

It is

gained

and customary to the conscious

our outward lives will

by

listening with profound attention for the instruction of

begin to exhibit a marked reconstruction and sense of


purpose. Wotanism
is

doctrine of equilibrium,

demanding a balancing of
all

the natural elements

of life as a prerequisite to
spiritual understanding.
If your living situation

does

not

permit
of

the
a

construction

Wotanist hof, large or


small,

then an indoor

permanent or portable
staller (altar,

page 250)

will

be

sufficient.

Do

not

feel

that

your

staller

should be hidden away,


display
?'"'.
-

it

as

a proud

'**

"

;'
*

ill

showpiece in your home.


Consecrated ritual tools

however should not be


passed about or misused.
Viking Style

Tent

252

T'erppL^

OF

\J/OTAr?

Holif

Kook of the Auf&n

liihi

Performing the eight yearly, traditional ceremonies


is essential,

hammer tossing,

axe throwing, fencing and various martial

as well as one or several periods of daily

arts demonstrations, as well as traditional dancing with the

meditations.
If

accompanying ethnic music.


is to

you have a family, a good practice

assign

In addition to the customary Blot and Sumbel held


in the evening hours,

everyone a segment of the appropriate god invocations to

add some extra punch

to the day's

read after one of the daily meals, which


in the

is

readily available
is

events by acting out a dramatic play

among your kindred


you are

CREED OF Iron. As each day of the week


Gods, to emphasize each accordingly
carry on the ancient tradition.

named
honor

members

that

is

relative to the festival that

after our

is to

celebrating. Perform poetry readings or stage a

sword

them and
custom

Make it a standard

dance.

Include

^k

for everyone at

the table to raise a glass together at


all.

ethnic dancing for


all to participate.

the beginning of each meal with a hearty "Hailsa" by

If

To

involve yourself as a Wotanist in local

and

you
with

feel

unfamiliar

regional activities is always an advantage in reaching


others.

folkish
it

dance
is

One can

set

up displays of Wotanist

crafts

and

choreography,

well

literature at county fairs,

gun shows, bazaars and wherever


itself.

worthwhile

to

hire

some

the opportunity presents

There
and

is

a place in

professional dance instructors.

Wotanism

for every creative skill

expertise. If

you

Live music

is

always best, but

belong to a Wotanist kindred you may want to host a public,


ethnic

recorded music works well,


also.

event of your own. Invite a variety of artists,

Encourage kindred members


flutes

craftsmen, musicians, speakers, pagan Euro-ethnic groups,


spiritualists or

to learn to play bagpipes,

or

sportsmen such as archers, swordsmen and

chanters. Wotanist sejdr

drums

are a necessity for every


is

the

like.

Ideas are unlimited as to what

may

serve as the

kindred.
to

An added

touch to have on hand

a gjallarhorn

best drawing card for the day. In addition to vendors and


performers, create an atmosphere of heritage, displaying
national flags, banners, carved dragon heads and viking

soimd the

start of each of the day's events.

These can be

made from

a large horn of a steer. Cut the point off down to

the width of a quarter. Drill through to the hollow bell of

tents

along with

many

physical competitive

events.

the horn and insert a trombone mouth piece.

Favorites

among such

events are archery, spear throwing,

No Wotanist event

is

complete without

mead

as a

253

T^rpPLf OF \J/OTAP
beverage. Most all kindreds

Holy ]>oof

of the Auf&n Itihi

make

their

own mead, and

home- school their children and avoid the public education


system as

there are
is

many recipes
all

available.

A personal drinking horn


If

much

as possible. Today's schools are not

standard gear for


is

kindred gatherings.
is

homemade

designed to efficiently educate children, but instead

mead

not available, honey beer

a good substitute or

program them

for a morally incorrect

and material-centric

cider wine or cider with vodka. For a non-alcoholic

standardized society. If you truly care about your children,

beverage, sparkling cider works well.

then by ah means teach them the truth about our Aryan


history
all

Many kindred members


prefer to attend

and encourage them


of

in

gatherings in

fields

knowledge,

ethnic viking or Celtic ceremonial

heritage and creative endeavor.

costume.

The

basic garb
to

is

quite

Most great men and women

in

affordable

and easy

make by
or

history have been brought up in

hand.

Sheepskin

slippers

comparative

solitude,

have

leather sandals can be used for

been self-motivated or refused


to accept the limiting

shoes. Black or

brown cotton

mold

of

sweat pants can be used for


trousers.

institutionalized schooling.
%

As

A tunic
outfit

is easily

made

long as the hereditary qualities


of Aryan

from a heavy cotton yardage.

man remain
forefathers

present,

Such an
accented

can be sharply

N!Lf>!v

'

the strength and the audacity


of

with

an

attractive

our

can

be

leather belt, leather wrist chaps and deer hide leggings.

resurrected in

modern man by our own will.


is

Where the

cost factor

mounts up

is

with an added metal

The family

part

of the

whole biological
is

helmet, scramisax, sword, battle axe or spear.


to go further

Some prefer

inheritance of the individual

and such inheritance

and include a bear or wolf fur cape, or a brass


it is

crucial in the formation of a race.

A healthy family is
still

one

or silver neck torque. While


folkish style of old,
it

not mandatory to dress in

that grows together and shares


Ideally

much quality time together.


very

does create an ethnic atmosphere,

women

should be mothers when they are

particularly for the spiritual ceremonies.

young, thus, they would not be isolated from their children

Wotanist families should

make

every effort to

by a temporal gap too great

to

be bridged, even by

love. It

254

T^rT}PL^
is

OF \i/OTAP

Holif

l^ookofth

Aiif&n Tiiki

important that the development of our children's minds

rest squarely
it

on the shoulders of the parents. Never should

be dependent upon the unnatural, wholesale herd

mentality of institutions. Home-schooling should always be


a
first

choice for Wotanist families. If this


is

is

not possible,

then private tutoring

an alternative choice. The

democratic principle of mass

man and

generic learning has

contributed to the collapse of civilization in opposing the

development of higher, unrestricted, mind potential and


the striving towards excellence.
It is

not enough to

live

and work merely

to exist.

Man must

set

and accomplish high goals of achievement


of a healtlry civilization should

for himself.

The purpose

never be restricted to the progress of science, machines

and technology
of man's
spirit,

alone, but

most importantly to the progress

race and culture. of our civilization is immense; no

The complexity
one can master
all

its

mechanisms. However, these

mechanisms have

to

be mastered. Today, among the white


are finding an awakened

nations worldwide,
interest

many people

and rejuvenated ethnic identity through the path

of Wotanism, along with a sound code of ethics, traditions

and ethnic customs. The transition of living the convictions


of Wotanism and applying such

commitments

to

modern
for all

day

lifestyles is

the start of a

new and noble path

Aryankind.

255

256

Hotif

Kook of the
Frazier,

Aiif&n liihi

RITUAL

wir James
one of the
first

a Scottish anthropologist, was


to

modern thinkers

examine the nature and


treatise,

meaning of magic. In his seminal

The Golden

BOUGH, published in 1890, Frazer said that magic involved


the belief that humans, through their
rituals,

could

directly control natural forces whereas religion required

the propitiation of divine powers who might then intervene


Jong ago and far away

on behalf of the human suppliants.

We worked by We

night and bid

From the time


by
day;

of the earliest awareness of magic


ritual as a

and
coald not in Ibe open go

religion,

humans have employed

means of

expressing their involvement in the powers of the universe


Pecaase Ibe charcb did rear as
so.

as a
frae,

means of gaining contact with those powers, and of

Ibey feared as for oar power was


Pecaase oar magkk Ibey coald not
find so they cried with
"Jet's
evil smirk,

causing

them

to manifest themselves to people.


spiritually enlightened, ritual

do,

To the
been an

has always

essential practice. All the forces of Nature are

beyond limited human technology and understanding. Our


barn Ihem all 'lis
did,

devil's

work!"
precarious existence in nature brought about the need for

?ind barn tbey


>a\
still

and
to

lorlare, too,

such forces to be symbolized and controlled through


practice.

ritual

we managed

come Ibroagb,
is free

'HrA so today oar palb

Ehiring the
rituals

Middle Ages the

essential, Aryan,

pagan

lb worship lord and

fedy.

were absorbed

into the Christian church. It

was not

We work

oar

rites iast

as of old
bold;

until the late nineteenth century that these ancient, ethnic

traditions of ritual magic

would begin

Now
We We

to re-emerge to a

in Ibe open, free

and

significant degree.
did not change or go
tell

away

Ritual

is

a process of dramatizing what

is

being

the -world, "We're here to stay!"

expressed, so that the whole aspect of


bodies, emotions and

humans thenin causing a

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

minds are employed

257

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAI?
total experience.

jjolif

j^ooj-

of the

/\Uf&n Tiihi

perimeter.
hearing,

The horg

or staller,

which

is

positioned in the

Ritual
smell, taste

makes use of all the senses sight,


all

north, is adorned with the customary candles. Fire is the

and touch and uses

the methods of drama

source of our inspiration and courage.

It

warms our bodies

and

all

the techniques of religion. Ritual magic centers on


it is

and

souls,

and

fuels our gifts of creativity as well as inviting

symbols, those keys to the subconscious by which

the astral

spirits.

possible to communicate concepts and ideals beyond words


or intellectual understanding.

The cauldron has been a long time tool


in ritual

of the trade

among

all

Euro-pagans, particularly the Celts.

The

Every professional body-builder will

tell

you that

Cauldron of Cerridwen and the Cauldron of Bran are well

the secret to successful results


program. Ritual practice
is

is

a "consistent" workout

known

in Celtic mythos.

The cauldron might be

identified
Life,

no

different,

the more you


results.

by various other names such as the Cauldron of

the

perform on a regular basis, the greater the

Cauldron of Divination, the Cauldron of Rebirth or the Urn


of Fiery Transmigration.
It is

The aim

of ritual magic

is

a transcendental

experience an experience beyond the limitations of the mind. In ritual the priest or Godi strives
controlled
for a consciously

not always easy to find large cast iron


if

cauldrons, yet

one can be obtained

it

would serve as a

and directed journey inward,

relying not

upon

very useful ritual item in Wotanist ceremony.

The cauldron

synthetic or chemical experience, but

upon the

utilization

can serve as a vessel


meditative

for divination

and inspiration or a

of natural faculties, which

we possess, but rarely use.


is

medium for
can be

generating ideas and thoughts. For

The ultimate end


of spectacular

of ritual magic

not the causing


effects,

ceremony

it

filled

with water with a shiny object


it

and apparently supernatural

but the

placed in the bottom of


concentration.

to act as a focal point of

transformation of the individual from a limited physical

The cauldron represents the essence

of

consciousness into what

is

best described as an Ubermensche

Mother Nature. The three legs represent the


of the

triple aspects

consciousness fully alive

and oriented beyond the

Goddess

(or

the Norns), and

its

belly is the

womb.

restrictive confines of the material world.

The magical

significance of the cauldron is very potent.


for
is

In outdoor Wotanist

ritual, as

with most general

The name
"carole."

pagan

ritual

dancing

is

known

as the

pagan ritual,

it is

customary that a bonfire be positioned at

A carole

a circle of dancers holding hands or

the center of the designated sacred circle. Torches are then


positioned at each of the cardinal directions at the circle

opening into a linked chain. The word comes from the

Greek

"choros."

From the 16th century onwards the

258

T'erpPL^

OF \4/otap

Hofif

^oo^ of (he fytyw


A

liihi
is

Christian Church abolished such joyous dancing, to be

tines removed.

carved stag head or Greenman face

replaced with singing inside the church, resulting in our

fastened beneath the prongs as the totem protecting spirit


of the horned god.

present use of the word

'carol' for

sung seasonal verse.

The standard Wotanist ritual tools are the runestaff,


the rune gandr (short wand), blessing bowl or boh, rune
set,

Through the practice of

ritual past

and

future,

realms collide in the delusion and illusion of the present


now.
It is

sejdr drum,

ceremonial

here where

man

drinking
sprig,

horn,

evergreen

struggles with myriad unseen


forces in the effort to find

sword,

ceremonial
ring

Thor's

hammer, oath
armband)

meaning

in the chaotic circus

(draupnir
spear.

and

shuffle of existence

on earth.

Aryans born in today's hectic

Some kindreds may


prefer
to

times have inherited a world


of discord, corruption, senseless war, anti- White oppression,

incorporate

the

wiccan cup and athame for


particular rituals that call for

fragmentation,

world

the symbolic joining of the

manipulation, disease, ignor-

male and female elements.


Certainly one should consider

ance and suffering in which

wisdom

of

leadership

is

using a stang on a regular


basis,

frightfully absent,

knowledge

which
in the

is

symbolic of

of the truth undiscovered and


spiritual
erratic
It is
Ceremonial Temple Bell

Wotan

guise of the

direction
intolerable.

alien,

horned god
as well

Heme the Hunter,

and

as the world tree

our duty to immediately

Yggdrasill.

address
is

and

turn

these

The stang

a staff

made

out of ash

wood with a

conditions around so that the future generations of our

double pronged end. The prongs can be carved out of wood


or

children be spared such obstacles which destroy race and


civilization,

may be fashioned from a metal pitchfork with the center

and make

quality

Aryan

life

impossible.

259

T^IPPL^ OF M/QTAI7
Man has
long recognized that there
are cosmic forces of a dual nature always at

Hofif feoolr

oftk AiifM liihi

sympathies, which in the truest sense do determine

men's

fates.

Race

is

a unit of which the

man

is

but a

play in our material world. These are opposing


positive

fraction.

What other men

in the past

have done,

and negative forces which can be


evil.

said, thought,

makes the great

iron network of
all.

described in the simple terms of good and


are responsible for the formation of each

They
life

circumstance that environs and controls us

human

We, to a large degree, take our

faith

on

trust.

and the determination of its


Over the centuries

destiny.

The mind
the corporeal

is

the access which spirits have into

man

has, to a degree,

human world.
myths and legends express

come

to grips with at least a

few of the invisible

Rites, rituals,

forces that

permeate the physical world.

He has
as
I

directly

or

symbolically

some leading

idea,

learned to harness and utilize such


electricity,

phenomena

according to which the mysteries of being are

magnetism, radio waves, and


to understand the

gravity, yet

supposed to be explained in

deity.

he has hardly begun

ways of nature

The
practical

intricacies of mythical genealogies

are a

the occult and the unseen forces. The horse that shies
at a blowing bit of paper, the lion that

acknowledgement of the mysterious nature of

does not dare

the Omnipotent deity, displaying in their beautiful but


ineffectual

approach a fire, the dog that cowers before an unseen


presence, unlike man, retain an extra cautious

imagery the

first efforts

of the

mind

to

communicate with nature. Our sacred mythologies


are a shared heritage of ancestral memories, related

respect

to

the

super-natural

and

the

unexplainable. Or

is it likely

that animals see

consciously from generation to generation.

Myth is a mind and

something that we are not capable of seeing


with our limited vision and senses? In truth,

part of the structure of our unconscious


is

encoded within the genes of our body.

man

is

more

in the

dark today concerning


in

ritual

does not merely repeat the


is

ritual
it

the super-natural world than he was


ancient times.

that

came before it but


it,

linked to

and

continues

whether

at fixed periods or

We know not who among the


controls our destinies.

dead

otherwise.

The ethnic

rituals

that

we

Our race and ancestry

perform can be as profound today as in

are linked

and boiuid together by those influences and


JORMUNGAND WORLD SERPENT

olden

times.

There

is

tremendous

260

T^ITJPL^
knowledge and
its practice.

OF M/QTAP
to

HoJif

^oo^ of the

Aiif&n

luhi
if he

spiritual

power

be experienced through

indigenous, ethnic spiritual practices. For


will

does

not,

he

become

extinct.

Christian churches banned pagan ritual for over a

It is vital

that

man comes

to nature's aid in the

thousand years so that the clergy alone could covet occult

effort to

combat the

industrial colossus

which

is

an

ever-

powers

for their

own use and

devices.

The

great ancient

present threat to the survival of mankind and the existence


of our very planet as well.

pagan mystery teachings that were not burned out of


existence have been forever hidden away from public

Letting the ancient meaning in ritual

become

access to this very day. It

is

no accident that the

spiritual

apparent of itself is the surest way to comprehend our own


manifestation of being and the universe in which

centers such as the temple at Delphi have lain dormant in

we

live.

rubble for

many centuries, nor that numerous sacred pagan

This

is

one of the purposes of the seasonal

rituals, for

these
cyclic

temples throughout Europe were eradicated and churches


built atop these old spiritual centers.

rites saturate

us and harmonize us with focused,

essence of Nature at these given times.


to abolish

All attempts of the Christian

Church

and
as

The old teachers knew


saying and doing.

exactly

what they were

subvert the pagan rites and rituals wall ultimately

fail,

May their wisdom

always remain within

these practices belong to the magic of Nature and the

arcane Mysteries alone. Science, also, toys with tipping the

balance of Nature's laws. This was aptly phrased by the


Scottish Romantic poet

Thomas Campbell:

WAen science pcam vieatwn'i,

face

Enchantments, veil withtbiawi.,

WJhat

Lovely, uiiiom, yield thcbt

pace

a cold mateHial Loan,.

The more
individual,

science encroaches on the freedom of the

the more mankind will turn towards the

261

mjeiXMR
8iGH OF tHE
HAIjiniER,

WOTAN

In making

the Sign of the Hammer, there


itself,

is
is

HOR

Frey

symbolism apart from Thor's hammer


traced by the

which

movement of the
is

fist.

Wotan

the "High One"

associated with intellect and

wisdom, so the forehead

is

the natural point of contact for him.

Balder

is

the good and reconciling

god connected with the heart. The


strong right
|

arm reminds us
left

of

Thor, while the


of the

side
J.

body

is

linked to

make the Sign

of the

Hammer,

first

touch the

the intuitive,

sexual

forehead with a clenched

fist

of the right hand, saying the

pleasure-loving part of

name name name name

"Wotan."

the

body,

clearly

the

Bring the
"Balder."

fist

straight

down to the chest,

saying the

domain of Frey. Often


ceremony a
ritual Thor's

in Wotanist

Hammer
fist,

is

Moving then toward the


"Frey,"

left

shoulder, saying the

used by the attending godi rather than a clenched


can be held with either one or both hands.

and

And

finally

toward the right shoulder, saying the

"Thor."

262

TTbe

Qhallenae

of*

T^or
tsfefiu/

rraeitioitA bijOfig/ef/ou

am the God Thor, I am the War God, I am the Thunderer! Here in my Northland, My fastness and fortress,
I

Ihe

light

thou beholdest

Stream through the heavens,


In flashes of crimson,
Is

but

my red beard
night- wind,

Blown by the

Reign

I forever!

Affrighting the nations!

xiere amid icebergs

Jove

is

my brother;
lightning;

Rule This
is

the nations;

Mine eyes are the

my hammer,...
it!

The wheels The blows

of my chariot

Giants and sorcerers

Roll in the thunder,

Cannot withstand

of my

hammer

Ring in the earthquake!

Ihese are the gauntlets


Wherewith
I
it

-Torce rules the world

still,
it;

wield
afar

it,

Has ruled
Meekness
Strength

it,

shall rule

And

hurl
is

off;

is

weakness,

This

my girdle;
I

is

triumphant,

Whenever
Strength
is

brace

it,

Over the whole earth


StiUisitThor's-Day!

redoubled!

263

SACRED fLATTlE
CABLES
V
if!

14 CAridLE

Colors

lOLEffl

inner power and spiritual mastery


(psychic abilities)

CERJEIJlOrTY

IMDI60 deep

relaxation

and

restful sleep

BLUE

inner peace, friendship, healing, truth,

Xhe

sacred flame has long been a symbol of


v!>I^EE1N

higher wisdom

change, purification and sacrifice. Fire, the seed of life, the

health, nurturing love, abundance, fertility and

mesmerizing enigma, will forever hold the fascination of

good luck

man. Torches, bonfires


and candles
all

YfiLLOW

happiness, success, self-esteem and

serve

conrmunication

as a prominent feature
Hii,

xxf^ANGE

positive thinking,
and justice

assertiveness, endurance

of flame in ritual and

ceremony.
*

When

using

\WJGL
candles as a vehicle
for fire,

we have
magic

the
of

added

vitality, passion, creativity, energy and courage X\AI1NBGW harmony and balance JtlKB? romance, love and friendship Jdr^OWlN to center oneself, sectn-ity and comfort,
1\ED
animal healing

1'

form

and

color,

each vibrates to

v>OLD

wealth and generosity

certain magical quality.

J5lLVEF(

intuition,

dreams, astral energies and

Since colored candles are a


traditional aspect of spiritual
ritual, it is

channeling

important that
its specific

we understand the

significance

WHITE purification, protection, unity and peace JaLA]^ change, release and renewal

of each and

use.

264

IIVSIVIORTAl.

FLAME
I

seek no retreat from

life

Eagerly do
Secure
in

meet each
of

veil

the blood of
will

Tempered by the

my kind my Gods

Glorious civilizations of an eternal aeon

Course through the now of

my

being

Of

this radiant treasure divine

No man, race

or nation

Shall ever distance

me

Though

into ruins

Earthly splendor

may

fall

What
For

care I?
I

Should
in

stand alone?
that dazzling light

Of Wotan's Eye
Ancestors of a thousand ages

Bear witness

To my deeds

in

time

And
In

fill

my

cup

Valhalla

265

meAD
rjECtAR^OF tHE G0d8

The Vikings indulged


which occurred three time a

in a cycle of drinking parties


year, at the beginning

and

in

the middle of Winter, and in Spring at about the time of


Ostara.

Mead was a favored beverage of the Celts,


Diodorus Siculus

as well as

the Teutons. In his observations of the ancient Celts,

made

this statement:

"And since the

qualities of climate are spoiled


J.

by the excess of cold, the


and therefore the Gauls,

he modern English mead

is

transparently part of

land bears neither wine nor

oil,

the same series that gives us Sanskrit (madhu), Greek


(methy), Old Church Slavonic (medu), Lithuanian (medus),

being deprived of these fruits concoct a drink out of barley


called zythos (beer),

and they wash honey combs and use

Old Irish (mid) and Tocharian (Bmit),

all

of which provide

the washings as a drink." According to Volsunga Saga,


Briinnhilde taught Sigurd the secret of the runes by giving

us with our word for the Proto-Indo-European alcoholic and


ritual

drink (medhu) "mead."

him a loving cup

of mead and shaven runes.


for

To the Vikings

it

was mead that bestowed upon a


is,

There are as many recipes

mead

as there are

man
that

the

gift

of poetic inspiration. It

also,

well-known

dedicated Wotanists to prepare a

home

brew.

Wotan had made himself of the "hydromel of the


bestowed powers of prophecy.

With time and experience the process of home


brewing

poets," a magic liquor that

mead becomes more familiar and


Always taking care to be

Wotan would outfox the giant Suttung to win the hydromel, which the giant kept hidden away
in

successful.

guarded

extremely sanitary and the best honey


available will ensure a successful

underground chamber. Customarily, mead was offered at


all

solemn reunions, and the act of drinking together

concoction.

The use

of local wild

formed a magic bond, not only between those present, but


between the
living

berries

adds a

men and gods

invoked, and even between the

particularly
earthy

and the dead. Even today, there are certain customs

and

involved in Wotanist ritual in which the drinking of


is

mead
1

holy quality to a

considered a sacrilege to ignore.


Ceremonial Mead Horn on Stand

home brew.

266

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAP
iHGREdiEntS:

Holif

Kool' of

the fyuf&n

Tiihi

JLnto

brewing pot put 1/2 gallon of water, honey, lemon

peels, tea

and grape

tannin.

Warm

mixture and

stir

with

3 pounds of pure raw honey


1 gallon distilled water

brewing spoon.

Add remainder of water and heat to boiling


and turn
off heat.

point. Stir again

Allow to cool to a safe

lemon peels of one natural lemon


1 tablespoon of strong tea (or tartaric acid)

handling temperature. Pour


let sit for

mead into sterilized crock and

24 hours.

1/4 teaspoon of grape tannin


1 teaspoon of yeast energizer (or vitamin B-l) 1

At room temperature (78F or cooler) stir in yeast energizer


and mead
yeast.

package of commercial mead yeast

Cover crock with clean, dry towel. Stir

mead
BA8iC
EQViPIflErit:

daily with clean, plastic brewing spoon.


sort,

Avoid

contamination of any

from either breath or

utensils.

After 5-7 days, siphon

off

mead

into sterilized gallon jug.

8 quart porcelain enamel pot (brewing pot)


2 gallon ceramic or glass crock (fermenter)
1 gallon

Top

off

with distilled water, leaving about 2" to top of

bottle.

Attach fermentation lock. Label and date the brew,

narrow neck jug

and

let sit for 1-1/2

months, or until there

is

no more yeast

fermentation lock and stopper


1/4" siphon hose 3' long
stainless steel strainer
plastic

activity

on top of mead indicating that fermentation has


the

ceased. Siphon

mead

into storage bottles

and

cork.

Avoid siphoning the dregs.

brewing spoon

bottle brushes

Allow bottled mead

to

mature

for

another three months.


bottles,

quart or liter size storage bottles

Siphon again into sanitized storage

carefully

tapered bottle corks


plastic funnel

avoiding the dregs. Cork and store for 6 months to a year

before toasting the

Gods and our

ancestors with the

mead

of Kvasir, Nectar of the Gods.

267

BL0TAR
U70tAri8V0LK.CELEBRAti0ri8
fig
I

..

^.

..:;:

J-

he most

traditional
is

and popular high point of

each kindred gathering


;

the ceremony, or blot (rhymes

with boat), and sumbel, or toasting.


:

These are a

;.:'JP

W>

customary practice of most every kindred.


standard blot
year,
is

The

following

mm
::.i

provided for any occasion throughout the


rites

though special ceremonial

and blotar

(blots) are

included for the primary celebrations. Officiating at a blot


is

the godi (pronounced go-thee)

who holds

this position

within a kindred, or a kindred

member serving as an acting

:W

godi. Celebrations are

held indoors in a hof or outdoors

around a bonfire at a horg. Additional invocations,


consecrations and rites are provided to be used in blotar as

needed. These

may be woven

into a

ceremony as best

suits

the godi and kindred.

Most godar
traditions
."'.:
0&,<;-l
:

(godis)

and kindreds have their own

which may,

also,

be incorporated

into the

-:^&

standard blotar.

It is usually

best to not be rigid

when

celebrating the Gods, but let the creative energies from the

Gods flow through you and build a


will serve the

ritual experience that

&mwMM&miMmmmM:
Staller
in

purpose of the gathering. Consider the many

?:&W1i.

Family

Hof

268

T^mPL^ OF m/otah
possibilities,

Holy ~^oo\-

oftk AtifM

Ttiki

even bonfires, folk dancing,

live

music, sword

dancing and drums, dramas re-enacting the sagas and

eddas are always a special highlight.

During blot and sumbel

it

is

customary that

celebrants participate in readings, incantations and other


duties.

These attendants help the godi throughout the


to actively partake

ceremony and allow kindred members


in guiding the ritual experience.

An

attendant

may be

either

male or female, and capable children as well as

adult celebrants are welcome to participate; the roles are

assigned by the godi prior to the blot.

It is

advisable to

make photocopies
simplicity, the

of the ceremony for each of the

attendants, so that the ceremony progresses smoothly. For

term Godi here implies either a male or

female (gydja)

who will

act as the master of ceremony.


it is

Following a blot

traditional to raise a

horn of

mead
and

to our Gods, our ancestors

and our beloved family

and friends. These rounds of toasting are called the sumbel


will conclude all Wotanist

ceremony and celebration.


an indispensable

Mead, the honey

ale of the Gods, is

ingredient of each and every Wotanist blot.

When mead

is

HORG OUTDOOR

STALLER

not available or alcoholic beverage

is

not desirable, fruit

hammer, mead horn,

sejdr drum, staller bell, blessing boli

juice or sparkling ciders are wonderful substitutes as the

(bowl), nines, flag or banner, candles, torches, evergreen


sprig,

purpose of the

mead

is

not for drunkenness.


blotar can be, likewise ceremonial

scented

oil,

incense, sword, spear, dagger, battle

As varied as the

helmet, wrist chaps, draupnir oath ring, wolf pelt, bear


pelt,

tools for the staller (altar) are

many and

variable.

Among

sacred sculptures of Hie gods, ravens, wolves,

etc.

Of

the most commonly used ritual tools are: hallowing

these, the first dozen are essential for active kindred use.

269

T^n}PL^ OF H/OTAP
^m,

Holy

7^.0 ok

of \k fyuf&n Tiihi

- HAMMER. HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West.


station the ceremonial Thor's

At each cardinal
is

Hammer

held high with

both hands as the Godi


Check

recites:

list:

Helga ve
staller bell

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

evergreen sprig

mead mead

horn

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

candles (matches) rune gandr


blessing boli

before moving to the next quarter.

runes
sejdr

- OPENING THE CIRCLE drum

sword spear

Godi stands
circle

in a life rune position T,

gandr in hand, facing

and

recites:

I consecrate

and make holy


it

to Allfather

Wotan

this

8TAT}DAEP BLOT
- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

place of

worship,

banishing from

all influences

which are unholy


consecrated place

and impure.

May

our minds in
is

this

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.
in

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this

place be warded against all

staller

and rings bell nine times

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

second intervals, then pauses for a minute of silence.

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OF m/qtap

Holy T>oo\-

of

(he

Anf&n Tiihi

- SACRED FIRE Godi now


lights candles.

I give you the blessings of Thor.


(chose any appropriate

God

or

Goddess

for this blessing)

- FIRST READING - INVOCATION Godi or an Attendant


Godi faces
staller,

recites (or reads) aloud the nature

holding high with both hands a horn of

and purpose of the given

event.

mead and

recites:

- SECOND READING Wotan! Great God of our folk! Hear us


tribute to
this day, as

we pay
Vanir.

you and the high Gods of the Aesir and the


in

Godi or an Attendant
ritual

recites (or reads)

an appropriate

Bestow upon us here

Midgard your

strength, courage

and

poem

or a

segment of the Eddas or Havamal.

wisdom, that the knowledge of our blood be clearly known.

Great Wotan! Allfather!

We

gather before you now, as we

- ANOINTING An
attendant walks around the
circle,

kindle the fire of cleansing

and

creation.

Let flame be

quickened by flame, that through the darkness we may come


to the light,

holding out a

imbued by

the eternal mysteries.

Now

does the

blessing bowl containing the runes.

Each celebrant
says:

cycle

of thy great turning blend. Wotan! Mighty sage! Skyall that is

randomly picks a rune from the bowl, as the Godi

cloaked wanderer! Foster


fire!

good, ignite us with thy


in

Through thy symbols eternal we summon thee now,

May

this

rune guide you and the Norns protect you.

your wisdom and radiant counsel.

Godi anoints each celebrant with scented

oil,

pressing his

- BLESSINGS OF WOTAN Godi dips evergreen sprig


sprinkles
into the in

thumb to the forehead of each celebrant, walking clockwise


around the
circle,

and pronounces with each anointing:

horn of mead and


in

each individual

the circle,

sunwise

May

the blessings ofFrigga be with you.

progression, saying:

(chose any appropriate

God

or

Goddess

for this blessing)

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Each individual thus contemplates his chosen rune during
the incantation that follows.

Holff "p-ook

of (he AiifM Tiihi


holds blessing bowl with both

Godi approaches

staller,

hands over head and

says:

- INCANTATION The
incantation can

Like the winter sky, in azure-garbed golden crown, the Gods

of Valhalla

sit

enthroned.

Within the doorway stands each

be performed

in individual group
circle.

noble Norn, together bearing dates


they

rune written shield

meditation or with everyone holding hands in a


appropriate cadence is

An

made

the laws

and chose

life

for our children of ages,

marked with a repetitive drum beat.


be read

and wyrdfor men.

The

following is an example of an incantation to

over the drumbeat:


/ give honor to the lands of my Gods, ancient

Place bowl back on

staller.

and good,

and the power that is

within them

and new,

- PETITION Holding a sword (or spear) with both hands overhead, the
life,

I give honor to the winds of my Gods, ever fresh

and the power that


I give

is

within them

honor to the warm sun of my Gods, ever giving of new


that
is

Godi

recites this petition:

and the power

within them

I give honor to the seas, lakes

and rivers of my Gods,

In the mysterious journey through Midgard


fate

to

our mortal

and the power

that

is

within them

to thee,

we look

to you,

O High Gods
in

of the Aesir and the Vanir,

Oh

Great Ones of High Valhalla, I give honor

as we find solace
to

and wisdom

your guidance.

We ask you
our

for being with us here in Midgard.

be with us in times of struggle

and aid us

in battle with

May some

of thy sacred presences remain within us as we leave,


well as with those

enemy, as we are the blood of thy blood. Divine in essence,


noble in form, the excellence to which we
strive.

and be ever near us, as


To these do we hail!

who

are our blood folk.

Grant

us,

Wotan, that we
Valhalla.

may earn our


us, Freyja,

place with the Einherjar in

Assure

our continuing posterity and

With an accelerated drum

roll,

each Wotanist of the

circle

bountiful crops.

May

the

Norns weave the fellowship of our


doubts and
eye.
let

now

conies forward individually to the staller and places

tribes ever stronger, eclipse all

our being soar

his chosen rune back into the blessing bowl.

through the flaming ring ofWotan's

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OF H/QTAP

troth
The Wotanists present join hands
in a circle.

With both

hands overhead the Godi holds a sword and pronounces:

We have joined this

circle,

not as many, but as one, united in

the kindred spirit of our forebears.


to learn, to

May

each of us continue
to

gain knowledge and use that knowledge

aid our

families, our folk

and our future. To the fourteen words we


These things we swear
in

remain ever faithful!

Wotan 's

name! Hail the Aesir and the

Vanir! Hail the Folk!

Celebrants respond:

Hail the AZsir and the Vanir! Hail the Folk!

CLOSING
Godi speaks:
Spirits
circle.

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

We ask for your

blessing and, ere


hail

you depart

to

your

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned


peace
to

by

this

ceremony. Depart
is

now

in

your abodes and

habitations. This blot

now

ended.

SUMBEL

begins.

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Holy f^ook

of the Auf&n liihd


is

The

first

round of toasts

directed to a favored

God

of

SUrTlBEL
ToAStiriG

each individual's choosing. The Godi makes the

first toast.

example:
/ raise this horn to Thor,

tHE GOd8-tHE ANCESTORS -LOVEd OfjES

God of thunder, we
in battle
. . .

look to you for

your strength and courage


guides our brave

the inspiration that

men

here in Midgard to victory!

J.

he sumbel

is

the final stage of the ceremonial

After each toast participants say in unison:

events. It is a time for toasting

and speaking one's heart in

the presence of one's kinsmen.

Mead
ritual.

is

the traditional

Hailsa!

beverage most often used in this


fruit juice is

(Sparkling cider or

an alcohol -free substitute.)

Then, the

mead horn

is

passed to the next person to the

left until all

celebrants in the circle have toasted. In larger


is filled

- OPENING SUMBEL Godi pronounces:

circles,

each celebrant has his own horn which from the


staller

and

refilled

horn by an attendant.

The second round of toasts


At
in
this time

is

directed to a noteworthy hero

we

call attention to

our sumbel, as we assemble


in this

or historical fignxe of each individual's choosing.

good kinship and brotherhood, bound by our blood,

circle

of honor. So gather we now, in ring of eld, at the holy

example:
Hail Boudicca!
Fearless warrior queen of the Iceni, an

well at Wyrd's mighty seat.

Words of might we

shall

we now

speak, first to the high ones, the horn


to the elder kin

shall raise!

Then

inspiration to all Aryan folk,

we

raise a

horn

to

you now for


legacy

and old heroes gone.' The

third round to wish

the heroic example

you have shown


spirit with

us.

May your

our

wills to speak, receive this

now, the sacred horn of the

continue to charge our

determination for a victory

raven God,

may we

say what whets our hearts and drink in

for the fourteen words!

happy honor

to those great

ones of our folk!

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After each toast participants say in unison:

Ho!if feook of

Ike

fytyw Ttiki

- CLOSING SQVIBEL When toasting has come to an


and pronounces:
end, the Godi steps forward

Hailsa!

Then, the

mead horn

is

passed to the next person to the


To the courageous heroes, who gave of themselves, that we

left until all

celebrants in the circle have toasted.

might

live

and carry on

the seed of our kind,

we

hail you!

We

The third and


one's
life,

final

round

is

directed to a special person in

now

close this sacred circle. This

sumbel

is

now

ended. Hail

be he

friend, relative or

personage of outstanding
as

to the /Esir

and the Vanir!

influence.

This round

may be repeated

many times

as
All toast in unison, saying:

necessary.

example:
/ raise this horn to

Hail

to the

Msir and

the Vanir!

my father,

a direct link to the great chain

of my noble ancestors.

He

has been the guiding example for

me

in

my

life's

quest and has provided that love, security

and

protection to our mother

and

to us children, that I

might

learn the values required for future generations.

After each toast celebrants say in unison:

Hailsa!

The mead horn is passed to the next person to the


all

left until

celebrants in the circle have toasted.

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Holif

f^ook of

the

htyw

Txihi

- HAMMER HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi


21-22 December

recites:

Check

list:

Helga
staller bell

ve thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

evergreen sprig

mead mead

horn

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

candles (matches)
runestaff

before moving to the next quarter.

blessing boli

runes
sejdr

drum

- OPENING THE CIRCLE deck)

sunwheel
musical instrument
(or cd/tape

Godi stands
circle

in a life rune position

gandr in hand, facing

and

recites:

WLE

BLOT

I consecrate

and make holy


it

to Allfather

Wotan

this

place of

worship,

banishing from

all influences

which are unholy


consecrated place

- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

and impure.

May

our minds in
is

this

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.
in

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall
all

staller

and rings bell nine times


for

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this

place be warded against

second intervals, then pauses

a minute of silence.

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

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- SACRED FIRE Godi now lights candles.

Holtf

J^oof of

(he

Aiif&n

Hihi

Bequeath

to

us the token of your guidance.

Now may
May

the days

grow ever

longer,

the light shine forth from the sky,


tide

Turning the

of winter.
the mighty Yule log

- INVOCATION Godi faces


circle,

Here do we burn

And celebrate
holding the ceremonial

the cycle of a

new year.
rebirth.

mead horn high

To you we now hail the sun's

with both hands and speaks:


Ring out the
Bless this horn of offering within,
old,

Ring

in the

new

May

it

be worthy to serve as an offering

Ring out
Ring

the false,

To thee, our gods in Asgard.


In their name, so be
it

in the true.

done.

- FIRST READING Godi pours


indoors, to
libation

on the ground

(or in

bowl

if

held

be poured onto the ground following the

blot)

Attendant reads:

Godi

raises runestaff

and speaks:

The

origin of the

word

Yule, spelled with either a 'Y' or a 'J',


"jol."

comes from a Northern European word

The feast

Gods of the JEsir and


You come
to us at this

Vanir,

known

as Jolnir was celebrated as a fire festival of light

Winter Solstice
ageless, misty

honoring Wotan. In the early Anglo-Saxon language the

As a longship through an
Reaching
its

sea-

word Yule derived from "geola," which means "the yoke" of


the year. Yule literally

port of call
to

means "wheel," when

the sun

is

at

its

As helmsmen

our folk
us.

lowest ebb, but

is

reborn to regenerate the earth in Spring.

Through aeons you have watched

Yule

is

the shortest day, flanked

on each

side by the longest


its

We

lift

this

horn of mead

to

you,

nights. It is a time to

welcome the sun back from


with friends

slumber

Lords of the two horizons,

and exchange tokens ofjoy

and family.

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The Yule season runs a magical twelve
days, starting
31st,

fiofif

J>oot-

oftk Afflw liihi


to

on
is

It

has been an unbroken custom

use the evergreen tree as


it

Mother Night, December 20th

to

December

and

the foremost symbol of the Yule season, as

remains green

considered the holiest feast of the Aryan festival cycles. The


twelve days of Yule represent the twelve

year 'round. The evergreen tree

is

a token of that which never

months of the year in

dies, "everlasting" life eternal,

akin in this respect to the


to

microcosm.

world tree Yggdrasill. The Druids are known

have

tied

gilded apples to the Yule tree as a symbol of fire in honor of

Mother Night is so named as


birth to the

it is

the day

when
is

the night gives

the Allfather Wotan.

new

sun.

The

twelfth night

ended with much

oath making and celebration. Vikings were


their oaths

known

to

make

Burning the Yule

tree holds

its

origins in

man's

effort to

upon the back of a

live

boar in honor ofFrey and

return the gift offire to the gods by burning a tree along with
sacrificial gifts.

his

trademark

battle boar, Gullinbursti.

These burnt offerings would,

also,

be

characterized in the

form of bonfires and

the Yule log.

The

The

right eye of

Wotan represents
is

the sun, as does the solar

Yule log

is

traditionally oak,

ash or beech, and directly

wheel symbol. Yule

a sun festival held in honor of the chief


is

associated with fire as the purifying emanation of the

Sun

God, Wotan, as well as Thor and Frey. As Balder


of the mid-summer's sun, Frey
sun. To the
is

the

God

God. The log

is

personally cut

and brought and

into the

house

the

God of the mid-winter's

with ceremony on the eve of Yule,

ignited with a

Romans

the Yule tradition was the festival of Sol

remaining piece of the previous year's Yule

log, if available.

Invictus, the undefeated sun,

which included the celebration

of Saturnalia, a time of intense merry-making.

The Yule candle


winter.

is

another symbol of light in the darkness of


it

Customarily,

was a large ornamental candle,


is
lit

Yule involves both matriarchal and patriarchal symbology.


the

As

usually blue or green or red in color, which

at the

mother goddess (moon) gives

birth the the father

god

beginning of Mother Night. Often

it

is

displayed in the

(sun), she then rests


to the

through the cold months which belong


festivals, the

window of a home

to signify

good

will.

newborn infant god. In the Viking Yule

dead were always commemorated and believed


in spirit. Yule sacrifices

to be present

Holly and mistletoe are, also, a popular standard of the old


tradition,

were known

to

be offered for growth.

and

particularly spiritual to the Druids.

The
the

Teutonic tribes believed that all

who passed under

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T^rpPL^ OF \J/OTAP
mistletoe were kissed by Freyja, our goddess of fertility.

Hoty feook

of the fyifw llihi

representing the sacred circle.

Additionally, mistletoe

was the fateful poison which brought

the demise of the heretofore invincible Balder, the

god of the

Traditionally a wheel

is

prepared for the evening close of


is set

summer

son. So,

it is

believed that mistletoe symbolizes the

every Yule ceremony. The wheel

on fire and rolled down

death of the

summer son

while the winter son reigns. To

hill.

This display

is

to

demonstrate the image offire and the

decorate with evergreen, holly


in the

and ivy

is

a long-time tradition
to the

return of the sun. It

is

important to know that the Santa Claus

home during

Yule,

paying homage

feminine

we

all

know and love

today evolved to his present popularized

elements.

The prickly
is

holly signifies the

male,

and

the

form through our Aryan Allfather Wotan. For a long time the
Wotan celebrated
the Hunter, then
at Yule

entwining, yielding ivy

the female. Together they


is

remind us

was

in the

horned guise of Heme

that nature never dies, but

waiting to be reborn again in

known

as

Neck or Nick, meaning "spirit."


adopted
the

Spring.

The

colors of these plants have significance as well:


life

The

Christian

Church

pagan
to

shaman,

red for the sun, green for eternal

and white for purity.

canonizing him and changing his image

Saint Nicholas.

The Americanized Santa of today

is

a commercialized

- SECOND READING Another Attendant reads:

consumer image that was created by the Coca-Cola


Corporation advertisers in 1931 to promote sales of their soft
drinks.

The sunwheel is one of the


of the sun.

oldest symbols of the mystic power


is

Wotan

is

known, not only as a warrior god

but, also, as the

The sunwheel

of key importance in Wotanist

bringer of sunshine
gifts

and

gifts.

In return, sacrificial harvest

Yule ceremony. The right spokes of the wheel demonstrate the


division of the year into seasons,

had to be

left for his

holy steed Sleipnir. Like today these

showing the the movement


symbolic of the "seasons

special gifts were left in socks, boots

and clogs.

of

time.

On

the spiritual level,

it is

of the soul." The wheel of the year represents the journey of


the soul as
it

- INCANTATION During the chant a small sunwheel of wicker or wood


is

moves through the cycles of the natural and

supernatural. Also, represented in the spokes are the nine

worlds ofYggdrasill, with Midgardin the center forming an

passed around the


celebrant passes
it

circle,

turning continuously as each

apex of the eight spokes.

It

is

the

wheel of nature,

on to the next.

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An
attendant plays a

Hoty

%ook of (he Aut&n

Txihl

drum beat before each

stanza:

(boom)
Wotan, be in

(boom)

my

thoughts,

Wheel symbol of endless dominion;


Wheel
that binds immortal

And in my

understanding;

Gods and men.

(boom)
Wotan, be in

(boom)

my

eyes,

The Wheel of Life

is

turning,

and in my

seeing;

Sun disk Eye of Wotan

(boom)
Wotan, be in

(boom)

my mouth,

Divine Light!
Life giving fire!

And in my

speaking;

(boom)
Wotan, be in

(boom)

my

head,

Wheels of time, force and motion,

And in my

thinking;

By your power all creation

turns.

(boom)
Wotan, be at
In

(boom)
Ceremonial Sunwheel

my

side,

In this dawn of newborn light

my

departing.

T^rDPLf OF M/OTAP
- CAROLE Bonfire dancing, everyone joins hands around the bonfire

Holy T^ool'
Midgard to
world of

of (he

Aiif&n Ttihi

the underworld, while the trunk rises through the

men

here in Midgard, and holds up the crown of

branches and leaves, fruits and nuts, toward the unattainable


heights of Asgard. In mythic tradition, however,
it is

and moves
the chant.

in sunwise direction during the first

two lines of

not only

On

the second two lines of the chant, everyone

the "axis mundi," connecting the underworld with the realms

steps inwards towards the flames, and back outwards. This

of the Gods,

it is,

also, the

way by which

the sejdr ascends or

continues until the time that a complete revolution has

descends on his ecstatic

visits to

the celestial spirits or the

been made around the bonfire.


revolutions

If appropriate,

two or more

souls of the dead, which are


travelers.

known

as Niflfarinn, or mist

may be made. Godi

will stop

when the energy

Because the

tree

grows green again every year and


it is

has culminated.
Fire Chant:

produces the seeds of the future,

a major symbol of life,


it

particularly the evergreen, which never dies, for which

has

remained the single most

identifiable life

symbol for the Yule

Golden Sun,

star

of light,

season.

Return again into your height.

The
Golden Sun, the bane of night,

tree in general symbolizes the


it

human

soul

and the mind,

where

has to do with the unfolding of personality and the

We

call

you now, give darkness flight!

process of spiritual individuation. This type of tree stands at


the source of life

and bears fruit that grants enlightenment.

- THIRD READING There


is

an ash tree
is

An Attendant speaks:
The
has had a place of prominence in most ancient

Its

name

Yggdrasill

A tall tree sparkling


tree

With clear drops of dew

myths. Its original mythic function was as the center of the


world, a living axis topping the

Which fall from

its

boughs

summit of the world mountain

Down

into the valleys;


it

and reaching up

to

Asgard.
its

The

tree

itself

usually

Evergreen

stands

incorporates three levels:

roots

grown down through

Beside the Norns' spring.

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OF

\J/OTAI?
for

Holy f^ook
all the

of (he

Aiif&n liihi
is

- FOURTH READING Godi or Attendant speaks:

care she takes to avoid the sun, she


is

vanquished

in the end. It

interesting that

it is

not the sun itself which

melts her, but the bonfire which in


celebrate the sun

pagan times was

lit

to

god

at the height

of his power, about the

Snow

is

always personified as a powerful or fearful figure.


tells

time of the
also,

Summer

Solstice.
to the

In

this

Russian

tale there

is,

Russian folk song

of an elderly childless couple who garden which a passing stranger


living child.

a direct reference

triumph of the rising sun god


goddess.

made a snow
blessed,

doll in their
it

over the powers of a fading

moon

whereupon
little

became a

The blue-eyed,
like

golden haired

girl

was very precocious she was

- INVOCATION Attendant speaks:


Vulder's realm
is

child of 14 by the time winter

had passed. As the snow melted


snow child avoided the sun,
in

from

the fields in Spring,

little

which she melted, and sought out the shade of the willow
trees.

upon

us,

Most of all she

liked heavy showers,


if she

and when

there

And from

the sky

was a hailstorm she was as gay as


trove. But,

hadfound a

treasure

Comes down enormous winterRivers have turned to


ice.

on the 24th of June her friends took her on an

outing and they were careful to keep her in the shade of the
forest.

As night fell they


it.

lit

a bonfire and leapt back and forth

Dash down

the frosty chill, log on the fire,

across

Suddenly they heard a dreadful noise behind them.

Throw a Yule

They could see nothing when they turned to look; Snow Child

Mix
Hail

the ceremonial mead,


to

had disappeared. And though


combing the forest,
their
little

they looked for several days, they could find no trace of

our Gods above!


great warmth within our
spirits.

tree

by

tree,

There

is

pale companion. The old couple were inconsolable


that a cruel beast
it

and imagined

had carried Snow Child


beast.

off.

Equally do we honor the four seasons,

But, says the song,

was not a

When Snow

Child

But now the moon has given way


The day's
light will

to the

sun

followed her friends over the glowing embers, she turned into
fine vapor

be longer

and rose

as a cloudlet to Asgard.
is,

The snow

child,

And life's fertile


Returns again
to

bounty Midgard.

sweet and innocent as she

represents the frosty winter, but

282

T<e n)PL^
- TR.OTMGodi speaks:

OF M/otap

Hofif

T^ook of

the fyuf&n

liihi

-CLOSINGGodi speaks:

By firelight tonight,
I peer out into the
It is the
still

Spirits

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

winter darkness.

circle.

We

ask for your blessing and, ere you depart to your


hail

Mother night of Yule,


rebirth.

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

The sun's

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned


peace
to

Bonfires and flaming wheels

by this ceremony. Depart


habitations. This blot
is

now

in

your abodes and

Mark

this

ancient tradition.

now

ended.

In the distance

Sleipnir,
SUMBEL
begins.
mist,

Wo tan's

eight-legged steed,

Clamors above the night

The sound of muted thunder

Now the moon goddess


Makes way for the awakening sun
The time ofjoyful
celebration.
raise to

god,

Horns of mead, we
Oaths
will

our gods;

be made and

much feasting,

The

spirits

of Wotan, Thor and Frey,

To their honor and the life-giving sun

We pay homage

And light the

sacred Yule

log.

Outside the snow

is still falling;

Vulder's thick White mantle covers the land.

But the days of light

will be longer

now

The great yearly cycle has been renewed.

283

T^rpPLf OF M/OTAO

Holif

f^ook of tk Aiy&n liihi

- HAMMER. HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi


2 February

recites:

Check

list:

Helga ve
staller bell

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

mead mead

horn

candles (matches)
runestaff

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

before moving to the next quarter.

blessing boli

paper and pencils


sejdr

drum

gandr

- OPENING THE CIRCLE The Godi stands


facing circle
in a Elhaz position
T

gandr in hand,

and

recites:

CHARprfG

OF tHE

PLOW

/ consecrate

and make holy


it

to Allfather

Wotan

this

place of

worship, banishing from

all influences

which are unholy


consecrated place

- CIRCLE CLEAN SING -

and impure.

May

our minds
is

in

this

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.
in

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall

staller

and rings bell nine times

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this place

be warded against all

second intervals, then pauses for a minute of silence.

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

284

T<en?PL^
Facing the
altar,

OF H/QTAI7
mead horn above
his

Ho!if

Kook of (he

Aiif&n

Hihi

holding ceremonial

Bring forth Nature's golden bounty,


Filled with
life

head, Godi speaks:

preserving goodness,

The sustenance of your people.


/ stand facing the North

Goddess Sif wife of Thor,


Your golden tresses like flaxen wheat,

and summon your favor O Mighty Gods.


I

summon

Great Wotan,

Emblem of earth and rich

vegetation,

Allfather of our folk.


I

The promise of a prosperous season,

summon

Heimdall,

We

call to

you

in Bilskirnir.
us, so shall

Guardian of Bifrost Bridge.

As you nurture

we nurture our
rain,

children.

We

ask that the Gods grant us

Grant us promise of nourishing


That the fields may fruitful
be,

Fertile

and abundant fields.

Gathered here,

And

vines in blossom

we may

see,

We We

call to

you from Midgard;

That the grain be full and sound,

call to

you
this

And health
sacred
rite.

throughout our folk abound.

And in your honor we perform

Godi now
Godi places horn back on stand.
Standing in Elhaz position T
right
,

fills

horn with mead and holds

it

over his

head

saying:

Godi holds runestaff in his


faces circle, saying:
Bless our fields. Noble Frey,

hand above his head and

Son of Njord.

Thou who hast


Nerthus, Nerthus, Nerthus, Earth Mother!

with Gullinbursti

Taught us use of the plow and furrowed field.

May

the

High Gods Frey and Njord


to increase

We

shall plant the

new

season's crop

Grant you fields


Fields fruitful

and flourish,

In your honor.

and healthy,

Magic of earth, sun and sky,

Shining harvests and shafts of millet,

By

the

name of Frey
libation,

Broad harvests of barleyHail


to thee,

Do we pour this

Earth Mother of men!

For the coming of the Spring planting good.

285

T'enjPL'e

of m/otap
just

fjoltf

faofr of

the

fyif&n liihi

Godi pours libation on the ground. (For indoor celebrations,


pour libation in bowl and pour onto the ground afterwards.)
Every one
is

how

essential

our dependence remains on the planting

and harvest

seasons.

The hunter-gather technique worked


but ultimately, as the population

given two pieces of paper and a pencil.

well for small tribes,

On one paper each celebrant writes a vice he wishes to give


away; on the other

increased, the crop system

was an

inevitable

means of food

he writes a virtue he wishes

to gain.

production.

Once having mastered

the

basic secret of
attention

A boli or cauldron is placed before the staller.


Each celebrant conies forward to place both papers
receptacle.
into the

agriculture, the practice spread swiftly.


spirituality

Much

and

was attached

to

the sowing

and

the harvest

seasons,
year.

making them two of the great ritual occasions of the


harvest,
it

The Godi

sets aflame the contents.


five

At the end of a

was a long held


to leave
it

tradition in

Attendant rings staller bell in


flames are expired.

second intervals until

some of the European countries


left

a few ears of corn

standing in the field. This,

was

believed, served as

spiritual offering to Wotan's horses, or to those

who dwell

-FIRST READINGAttendant speaks:

under the earth.

The beginning of the Aryan planting season was celebrated


on February 2nd, and long referred
to as the

"Charming of

As numerous

references in the Rig Veda indicate, the land


to

the Plow." This the the first celebration of the

new year, and

was the center of the universe


especially because
it

our Aryan ancestors,

a time when the days become longer, marking the end of


winter's icy grip. It
is

provided fields for their cultivation of


this

a time of promise and preparation for

crops

and pasturage for the needed herds of cattle. From

fruitful crops, a time to

honor our farmers and yeomen who

sprang our great


arts

civilizations with their creative architecture,


Yet,

work the fields, providing ample food and sustenance for our
life

and sciences.

even today,

it is still

the food planting very survival.

survival. It is

a time for the planting of seeds, not only

in

and harvest that remains the key element to our

the physical, but the mental

and spiritual realms as

well.

No

people have ever flourished mightily without abundant

sources of grain. The simple crops

and herds provide us food


variety

-SECOND READING Attendant speaks:

for

life,

garments

to clothe to

us

and a wide

of useful

items too

numerous

mention.

We

often take for granted

286

T^1T}PL^
Days counted very
less; the
little

OF M/QTAP
of the country, hours
still

Hojif

f>ook of

(he

Aty&n liihi

in the heart

seasons alone mattered...


in seasons.

The true countryman thought and moved


was plowing
time,

There

sowing time, lambing time, harvest time


through
life

and hiring
seasons.

time.

He moved

in step with the


it is

And

if his

thinking has tended to become slow,

often patient, unhurried, in touch

and

step with deep

and

abiding forces.

The

traditional

knowledge of old times was often perpetuated

by catchy rhymes such as this:

When
Then

the elmen leaf is as big as a mouse's ear,


to

sow barley never fear;


an ox's
eye,

When

the elmen leaf is as big as


I,

Then says

"Hie, boys! Hie!"

When elm

leaves are as big as a shilling,


if to

Plant kidney beans,

plant 'em you're willing;

When elm

leaves are as big as a penny,


if you

You must plant kidney beans

mean

to

have any.

In celebrating the festivals and through acting out the

rites

of

our ancestral

tradition,

we can reconnect with the


to feel

living

forces of the earth,

and come

once again our realm of

Midgard as a

living being, revealed in the archetypal

form of

our Earth Goddess.


Sacred Wotan Sculpture
in

Oak Hop

287

T^n}PL^ OF M/QTAP
- INCANTATION -

Hok T^ook of the AUfM liihi

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAP
/ have stopped behind

Holy T^ook

of

(he

Aat&n Ttihi
The first among us

my plow He
Then

To gaze upward,

willed himself to be,

Blind with the sun and the Gods' power.

in loneliness

dreamed

The company of others.


In

my

times,

Because he willed

it,

And there
I have

have been many times,


to

Ripples formed on the water

come

know

the

Gods

And clouds

billowed in the sky.


it,

By

their silence.

Because he willed

I understand their presence; I have quivered beneath the

Stars spewed from his lips

power

And the

sun and moon


his eyes.
it,

Of their hands on my

head,

Sprang from

And trembled in
Of their absence, When

the powerlessness

Because he willed

He gave power to
away

lesser

Gods

they turned
to

The way a mother gives bread


To her children.
They, in turn,

And left me

my destiny.

At dawn

To please him,
the ring of trees,

Beyond

Made fish

in the sea,
air,

The Great One comes


With the piercing solar eye

Birds in the

And wheat in

the fields.
it,

Eye of wisdom and knowledge


Like the wind that moves the boats,

Because he willed

Men and women

leapt forth

His breath

And made

children,

Caught

in a tattered white sail.

Tamed cattle,
Harvested barley,

With invisible hands

He

tugs on the green shoots,


to rise.

Because

it

pleased him,
these things

Causing corn and wheat

He made

289

T^IDPL^ OF M/QTAO
And lay destiny upon
What passes, What is and what
Are the
stuff
will be

tfofif

f>ook of (he Aufffl liihi

them.

Godi speaks:

Spirits
circle.

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

We ask for your

blessing and, ere


hail

you depart

to

your

Of the Allfather's

dreams.

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

When

the serpents return

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned


peace
to

At Ragnarok,
All he has

by this ceremony. Depart


to flourish

now

in

your abodes and

made

habitations. This blot

is

now

ended.

Will wither

and die.
sleeps,

And while Wotan

SUMBEL begins.
destiny

A new dream
For even
the

begins

Gods have
open

And a

veil will

To a glorious new age

And hasten

the

coming

Of Balder Bright,
Son of Wotan Son of the Sun.

In sunwise progression, one at a time, each celebrant


conies
forth, to

the staller to

make a silent wish and to drop


csvlen had
better be without education than to be educated
is

his candle into a

boh

of water (or cauldron or bucket).

by

their

rukrs; for this education

but the mere breaking in oj the steer to the

-CLOSINGGodi stands before


second intervals.
staller

yoke; the mere discipline oj the hunting dog, which by dint oj severity
is

made

to jorego the strongest

impulse oj his nature, and instead oj


it

and rings bell three times

in five

devouring his prey, to hasten with

to the jeet oj his master.

Thomas

Hodgkins, 1823

290

T^n?PL^ OF H/QTAP

Holy Koot'

of (he fyufw Hihi

- HAMMER. MALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi


Vali

recites:

-14 February
-

Check

list:

20 January through 18 February

Thunar

Helga ve
staller bell

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
evil things from entry.)

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent all

evergreen sprig scented oil

mead, mead horn


candles (matches)

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

before moving to the next quarter.

gandr
sejdr

(or arrows)

blessing boli

drum

- OPENING THE CIRCLE each

sword
small oak or ash

hammer

for

The Godi faces staller, holding a ceremonial hammer above


his head and speaks:

celebrant

FEA8T8 OF THUTTAR, & VALI


- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

In the name of Thor we call

to the ancient

Gods and

Goddesses all. May

this

Hammer, symbol of Mjollnir and

symbol of Thor, reaffirm the abundant strength and power of

our Gods and of our people. I consecrate and make holy

to

Thor

this place

of worship, banishing from

it

all influences

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.

which are unholy and impure.

May

our minds in
is

this

staller

and rings bell nine times in

consecrated place likewise be consecrated, as


just service of Thor,

our will to the

second intervals, then pauses for a minute of silence.

God of courage and

might.

As

the

God

291

T^n?PL^ OF M/QTAP
this

Hojif

^oo^ of the
and kin,
of our people,

fyitym Tiihi

Heimdall guards Bifrost Bridge, may

place be warded

Defend our

kith

against all forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

Stir the blood ties

That we may again know

Godi

fills

ceremonial horn with

mead and pours some

That our Ancestors work with us and through us;


Strengthen our heart, mind, body and soul-

mead

into the blessing bowl.

May your shafts


With fresh evergreen
in the circle with
sprig,

of radiant

light

renew our hope

Godi sprinkles each celebrant


the blessing bowl, moving

Forever shall we cherish and respect

mead from
circle,

The joy of our family, hearth and home,

sunwise around the


saying to each:

blessing each, one at a time,

As we pay honor to

all

our gods and heroes.

Godi puts the gandr down.


/ give you the blessings of Thor.

Godi assumes the Elhaz position Godi


raises gandr (and/or arrows) overhead

and speaks:

and speaks:
Vali,

Avenger of Balder, Slayer ofHoder,


restored.

Hail

Vali,

bringer of new light!

By your deed balance was


Restore again a

Your shafts pierce Winter's heart

new golden age for Aryan man.

And promise
Hail
to

the

new

Spring.
light enter

Hail

to

you

Vali!

you! And may your

our hearts, as

well.

Hail the new Awakening!

Be

with us, Vali, son

ofWotan and Rind.


All respond:

May you forever dwell


Always
in the

homesteads of our people.

We

hail you as defender of our folk

and family.

Hail the new Awakening!

Godi makes the sign of the hammer with the gandr and
continues:

Godi hands out small wooden (oak or ash) Thor's hammer


to each of the celebrants.

292

Holy f^ool?

of the

fyuf&n liihi

FIRST READING
Attendant speaks:

Thor
In January, as the sun waxes in strength, we celebrate the

Feast ofThunar, or Thor.

We pay

tribute to

our Mighty

God

of Strength, warder of Midgard, for driving back the


darkness of Winter.

The worship of Thor seems


typifies the occult

to

be of very remote antiquity; he

force of nature, which checks the blind


to their

fury of the elements and brings them back


limits.

proper

No challenge is ever too big for Thor. Among his many


is

daring adventures he
flight; thus,

known

to

have put the giants

to

under Thunderer disperse noxious exaltations

and purify
chariot

the atmosphere.

He

travels in his blazing golden

drawn by two white

goats,

Tanngniostr and
it

Tanngrisner.

When

the chariot rolls along the heavens

causes Thunder and Lightning.

Our ancestors
him for

built

many

temples to Thor

and would turn


protection

to

blessings on hearth

and home, or

from
dark

wind and storms. He was,

also,

known

to protect against

forces and spirits that would threaten misfortune to the

community. The annual Althing, the main

Law Assembly

held yearly at Thingvellir, opened on Thursday Thor's Day.

293

Hojif J^oof-

of the fyifw llihi

Men

swore oaths upon a gold or


ritual tool

silver Thor's
staller.

Ring, which

everything in nature

itself.

was a common

on every Thor

Vali is

known

as the symbol of Spring

and is

usually depicted

With the

ability to control the

elements here in Midgard, Thor

carrying a bow.

From

this

bow he was

able to shoot his

was highly regarded by farmers and seafarers.

magnificent nourishing power over Midgard. The arrows of


Vali are actually

beams of light

that were

known

to

awaken
its

-SECOND READING Second Attendant speaks:

the tender sentiments of lovers. Valentine's origins from the


like the

Day

takes

God Vali. The


heart at
all,

Valentine heart does not look

human

and

is in

fact the symbol of


depicts the

female
Vali

sexuality.

The arrow piercing the heart

penetrating male role in regeneration.

When

the beloved

God Balder was murdered


that justice

by Hoder,

Vali is

known

to be

one of the few gods

to survive

Ragnarok

Wotan became determined


his third wife

would be done. With


Vali. Vali

and ranked as one of the


great hall ofGladsheim.

twelve deities occupying seats in the

Rinda he produced a son named

soon

came to be

called

"The Avenger." He constantly carried both

a small quiver full of arrows and a look of vengeance


unfulfilled.

- INCANTATION Attendant or Godi speaks:

One

day, shortly after his birth, Vali

came upon
this,

Hoder and immediately slew

the blind deity.

By doing

even though Loki was the true murderer, Balder's death was

avenged
blind

in the eyes

of the Aryan races. The slaying of the


is,

The sun

will

not tarry;

now changeth

the light

Hoder by

Vali

therefore,

emblematic of the

Nor

colors that

marry the Day


is

to the Night.

"breaking forth of new light after wintry darkness."

Cold winter

waning as each year before


to the

Relinquishing strength
Vali represents, along with Vidar, the

high

God Thor.

undying forces of

For to-day hath no brother

in yesterday's tide,
it

nature. In essence,

Vali

becomes

its

undying

spirit,

the

And to-morrow no
This day
is

other alike

doth hide.

eternal light of life, the inner light

and power that nourishes

a token of oath and behest

294

T^ITIPL^

OF M/QTAP
ill

Holif

l^o ok of the AiifM lllhi

That ne'er shall be broken through

days and blessed.

In ages long ago,

Here we pay honor

to Vali

and Thor

We walked

with the

High Ones.

As

the ancients before us in old days of Yore.

We worshiped by Oak and Ash.

And the gifts


Are

of its giving our troth-day shall win

On

hill

and Glade.
secrets
skies;

the Dale for our living

and the good days


winter you're free
we.

therein.

We knew the

O sun, now thou


Amidst
all that

waxeth!

From

That stirred the blood and reached the

thou gainest

how gainful are

Close were we to the magic of nature and the elements.

witness of darkness wide over the earth

Now, we are met again.


Now, we have returned.

Rise up on the morrow to look at our mirth!

Thy blooms are thou bringing back ever for men,

As

the year has been renewed,


also,

And thy
But

birds are a-singing as Spring


to

comes again.
is

So may we,

be revitalized.
to

men

cold-hearted what winter

worse
the curse?

Give us strength
Fill

meet every challenge,


compassion

Than thy summers departed that bore them

our

spirit with
is

And dark are And good is


Nought

the days of winter each year

For that which


Ever ready
to

right

and justsoil

all

growing save thralldom and fear.


world ever whither and die
aloft in the sky.

avenge the blood and

of our folk

will the

As

Vali

avenged Balder,

While yet the sun hovers

To restore again the light and honor

As Thor drives back

the cold winter chill


will.

And that high


Which
is

born dignity

The seasons keep turning keep turning they

our

birthright.

Attendant beats out cadence on drum.

May

the

Holy Norns grant us

their blessings!

Godi

instructs celebrants:

Godi
We
all close

raises sword

and speaks:

our

eyes.

High Ones hear us!

Godi speaks:

Let us be aware of the God-force within and without.

Hail Wotan!

295

T^rpPL^ OF M/QTAP
All respond:

Ho!if Kooir

of the Mifm luhi

Godi raises horn and speaks:

Hail Wotan!

Hail Frigga! Goddess of our folk!

-ANOINTINGAttendant rings bell in five second intervals as Godi anoints


celebrants.

All respond

Hail Frigga! Goddess of our folk!

Godi speaks: Godi anoints each celebrant with scented


oil,

pressing his
In the name of the High Gods Urd, Norn of the Past,

thumb

to the forehead of each individual, walking sunwise


circle,

around the

and pronounces with each anointing:

We

offer thanks

For the blood ties of our House and family.

May

the blessing ofFrigga be with you.

Verdandi,

Norn of the

Present,

And Skidd, Norn


Godi
lights candle(s)

of the Future,

on

staller

and speaks:

May we

not be failing in deeds


to the

and integrity.

Grant that we hold


Birth, death

ways of our forebears,

and

rebirth are the continuing


is

phenomena

And to

their

memory,

between which there


biological

no

division.

We

recognize a deep

With every atom of our blood.

and
to

spiritual unity

between

all

men,

living
is

and

And may we
Until the

speak our own Aryan tongue

dead and yet

be born. The chain of generations

a time

end days.

transcending unity, unbound by narrow conceptions of past,


present

and future. Just as we are formed of material derived


that the spirits of our ancestors,
live in us.

Godi pours
indoors, to

libation

on the gromid

(or in

bowl

if

held

from our parents, we know


being immortal, continue to

be poured on the ground following the


staller.

blot)

and

That there really

is

no
it

places

mead horn back on


and continues:

"death" the whole of nature shows, and


led toward
life.

if ever there were,

Godi takes up the runestaff and assumes the Elhaz rune


position
I

All goes

onward and outward.

296

T^rpPL^ OF \J/OTAI7
Now,
to

Holy
by
this

^oof of (he
now
in

t\tifw liihi
peace
to

our children's children and their children,


as messengers;

ceremony. Depart
is

your abodes and

We send forth our words


Kinsfolk!

habitations. This blot

now

ended.

Unseen, unborn, unknown!


Since we cannot reach you in our physical being,

SUMBEL begins.
time

We send our spirits through

and space,

In Wotan's name, to greet you and to guide you,

As

we, too, receive counsel from spirits past.

May your future

bring you knowledge,

Wisdom, health and prosperity,

And may
In the

the gods bless

you with a new golden age,


this be so.

name of our divine gods may

Hail Wotan!

All respond

making sign of the hammer,

saying:

Hail Wotan!

-CLOSKNGGodi faces
intervals.

staller

and rings

bell three times in five second

Spirits
circle.

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

We ask for your

blessing and, ere


hail

you depart

to

your

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned

297

T^njPL'e

of M/OTA17

Holy 7>ook of

the

4h?m

Tiihi

- HAMMER. HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi

recites:

Helga ve

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

staller bell

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

evergreen sprig

mead mead

horn

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

candles (matches)
runestaff

before moving to the next quarter.

blessing boli

scented

oil

musical instruments
or tape-cd

- OPENING THE CIRCLE The Godi stands


facing circle
in

deck

sejdr

drum

a Elhaz position

gandr in hand,

and

recites:

surjiriiE^nriDiriG
- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

/ consecrate

and make holy


it

to Allfather

Wotan

this

place of

worship,

banishing from

all influences

which are unholy


consecrated place

and impure.

May

our minds
is

in

this

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.
in

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall

staller

and rings bell nine times


for a

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this

place be warded against all

second

intervals,

then pauses

minute of silence.

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

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T^IPPL^ OF M/QTAP
- SACR.ED FIREThe Godi lights
candles.

Holy JZoof'

of (he

Aitf&n liihi

Glistening high over every land.

Thy rays encompass Midgard


To the bounds of all

That the Gods have made.

- INVOCATION -

- BLESSINGS OF OSTAR.A The Godi


faces staller

and speaks:

The Godi dips evergreen


We
invoke thee,

sprig into the horn of


circle,

mead and
sunwise

O stara,

sprinkles

each individual in the

in

Grant us thy presence


In
this

progression, saying:

our sacred

circle,

That we have prepared for you.


It is in

/ give you the blessings of Ostara.

your honor
this

That we take

time of remembrance

Godi holds horn of mead overhead and continues:

For the coming season

Of warmth, joy and life.


Ostara the Fruitful,

The messengers of Spring

Have once again

returned.

We welcome you,
Comfort us with your timeless
spirit.

All hail to Lady Ostara,

Goddess of Spring!

Thou appearest in beauty


In the dawn of each day.

As

the season blossoms

By your holy grace,

living Ostara,

May

our

spirits

grow

in strength

The beginning of life,

Ever stronger,
horizon

When

thou

risest in the eastern

Like the mighty oak, In your praise

Thoufillest Midgard

With the giving light of life.

And in your honor

Thou

art gracious

and radiant,

Do we now pour this

libation.

299

T^rpPL^ OF M/OTAI7
Godi pours mead from the horn on the ground
boli
(or into a

Hofff

Kooh of
pagan
priests

tfo

Aiifw

Tiifoi
Goddess

elsewhere, the

and

priestesses of the
lit

when

celebrating indoors).

assembled, scattering
sacrifices to her,

May

flowers,

bonfires

and made

and went

in procession
her.

on the first night of

-FIRST R.EADKSGHoldhig a rune


staff,

May, which was dedicated to

Godi speaks:

Very

much

the

same as

this

used

to

be done at

Gambach,

in

Upper Hesse, where up


Ostara, the goddess of Spring, of the resurrection of nature
after the long death

until the early 1800's the


hill

young

people went to the Easter-stones, on top of a


to

every Easter
all
its

of winter, was highly honored by

all the

dance and hold sporting events. As with

ancient

old Teutons, even Christian zeal could not prevent her

name

celebrations, Christianity incorporated Ostara into

annual

from being immortalized

in the

word Easter the period of

holy festivals in order to co-opt


practices.

and replace

traditional pagan

Spring at which time the Saxons in England worshiped her.

The memory of these olden times has long since passed away,
although the "hare"
is
still

lays her "Easter eggs."

The custom

Edicts were published in the eighth century forbidding these


practices, but in vain

very old of giving each other colored eggs as a present at

the people would not give up their old


the priestesses

the time

when day and night become equal

in

length the

religion

and customs. Afterwards,

were

Vernal Equinox and when the frozen earth awakens to new


life

declared to be witches, the bonfires, which cast their light to


great distances, were said to be of infernal origin,
festival

after the cold

of winter

is

gone. The egg symbolized the

and

the

beginning of life.

of May was looked upon as the Witches' Sabbath.

There are no existing legends about the Goddess of Spring.

The name Easter


Ostara. East
the
is

is

derived

from

the

Goddess Eostre, or

One monument alone


at the Externsteine,

is all

that remains of the old worship,


to

the direction of the first light

and warmth of
their

which are

be found in the Teutoburg

dawning sun. Many pagans of old positioned


will

horg

Forest in

Germany

at the northern

end of the wooded

hills.

facing East in honor of Ostara. Ostara


eradicated, for
it is

never be
is

There has been ample evidence that Ostara was kept

in the

she

who

gives

new

life to

nature,

the

memories of the people for hundreds, perhaps thousands of


years,

divine protectress

of youth and the giver of marital

and shows how deeply rooted

it

was.

There, as

happiness.

300

T^n}PLf OF M/OTAI7
Ostara
is

Holif J>oo{'

of the

tyuf&n Tiihl

honored at the Equinox, when day and night are of

"for strawberry leaves

make maidens fair."

equal length. At Ostara we take pleasure and reassurance

"Shall I go with you, fair maid," said he,


"with your pale face

from

life's

resurgence in the world around

us.

The fields are

and your yellow hair?"


sir,"

once again green, following winter's abuse, and young


animals
totter

"Do

if you wish,

sweet

she said,

about on new
it

legs.

We

think on the quickening


role in the natural

"for strawberry leaves

make maidens fair."

of

life

and what

means for us our

order.

Music

starts

and dance begins. Celebrants move sun-wise

around the bonfire. At each quarter rotation stepping


Attendant speaks:

toward the

fire

and back

again.

Bless us,

O Queen

of the Spring!

Your beauty and bounty

Are

in all living things.

Bless all living creatures.

Now the peak has

been reached,

The change shall be made.


Let your warming light
Penetrate earth

and sea

And stir our hearts and blood.

All the

celebrants join hands around the bonfire in

readiness for the carole dance.

Preceding the dancing this song

is recited:

"Where were you going, fair maid," said


"with your pale face

he,

and your yellow


sir,"

hair?'

"Going

to the well,

sweet

she said,

301

T'erppL'e
When carole dance

of ^otap

Hofff

^ook of the AtifM

Tiiki

concludes, Godl continues:

T^nrjPL'e

of M^otap
Lifts

Holif JZoof'

of the

fyut&n liihi

That gentles on a sunnier blue plateau.


This
is

Your movement, your being

the

end of things, the final man.

our hearts with joy.

We laud you,
Attendant marks rhythm of sejdr

drum

as Godi recites:

All-powerful and divine goddess,

We welcome you
Great Mother Ostara-high

again to Midgard.

Whose mercy

lies all

about

us,

Godi anoints everyone

in circle with scented


it

oil,

pressing a

Your radiant beauty illuminates Midgard.

drop on the thumb and pressing

on the forehead of each

A dazzling display

of crystal light

celebrant, progressing sunwise around the circle, saying:

Enthroned on high.
Your presence gladdens our world.
You, too, contemn the cosmic laws,

May

the blessing ofOstara be ever with you.

Oneness of mind and being

-CLOSINGGodi stands before


second intervals.
staller

For Aeons you have returned to us


Eternal creations
Eternally roll into being

and rings bell three times

in five

As your might summons;


Beauty and love rejoice therein

Godi speaks:
Spirits
circle.

Ebbing and exulting

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

On

green meadows of everlasting joy.


blue eyes

We ask for your

blessing and, ere


hail

you depart

to

your

From your pale

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

Sparkling patterns of creation

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned


peace
to

Go dancing by,

by this ceremony. Depart


eternity,

now

in

your abodes and

A dance through

habitations. This blot

is

now

ended.

Going and coming

in countless ranks,

O Mother, O Mildness.
Your every expression,
Ram Head Carved Stang

SUMBEL begins.

303

T^rppL'e

OF \j/otap

Holif

Koo^ of the

Aiff&n

Hihi

- HAMMER. HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Trior's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi

recites:

Helga ve

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

staller bell

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

mead mead

horn

candles (matches)
runestaff

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

before moving to the next quarter.


boli

blessing
sejdr

drum
boli
oil

gandr runes in scented

- OPENING THE CIRCLE The Godi stands


facing circle
in a Elhaz position
1

gandr

in

hand,

and

recites:

8VI11ARDAG
- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

/ consecrate

and make holy


it

to

Allfather Wotan this place of


influences which are unholy
in
this

worship,

banishing from

all

and impure.

May

our minds
is

consecrated place

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.
in

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall

staller

and rings bell nine times

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this

place be warded against all

second intervals, then pauses for a minute of silence.

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

304

T<en?PL^
- SACR.ED

OF M/OTAP

Holif

Kook ofth

Atof&n liihi

FIR.E-

T^n?PL<e

OF M/QTAP
circle for

Holif

feookoftht

Aufm

liihi

Godi passes a bowl of nines sunwise around the


each attendant to take one and
reflect upon.

deed for their unquenchable


exploration. This
is

thirst

for knowledge and

the fire which carried our ancestors to

Godi continues:

every part of the world, bearing the light of civilization.

The mead of inspiration you won,

Allfather

Wotan may your sacred breath blow away the fog


rests

And our inspiration comes from you.

which now

upon our people. 'Rouse them from

their

May your cup


It is

be ever brimming for us to drink.

stupor. Let the ancestral

memory

in

our blood be clearly


strive

you,

Wotan, who mastered the great knowledge.


it

known.

May we

heed creation's laws and


light

once more

Through your folk


In our blood
it

has been passed.

toward that immortal

of divine being.

resides

As a

deep, deep

knowing

Allfather

Wotan grant

us your inspiration, guide us

and
time

Which

calls to us

encourage us in our thoughts, words and deeds.

As

And charges our spirit.

moves onward and outward, ever shall we work toward a new


heroic golden age for Aryan

Man. Gods and Goddesses of


to the holy

Let us hear this call and

know you,

Asgard, we give praise

to

you and

Norns who

May

the great ones of Asgard

together weave our destiny.

Reside forever in our deepest essence

And may we

ever strive

Hail Wotan!

To fulfill their image

Here

in

Midgard!

All respond:

Godi passes bowl sunwise around the


return his rune and

circle for

each to

Hail Wotan!

make a wish.

Godi raises a sword above his head and speaks:

- READING and

Allfother

Wotan it

is

you who has fired

the hearts

Attendant reads:

minds of our heroes, that they are renowned by legend and

306

T^rpPLf OF M'OTAP
As
in ancient times,

every

month of April we draw our

attention to Sumarsdag. In Iceland,

Sumarsdag was
it is

the first

day of Summer. For Wotansvolk today


as

not so significant,

we celebrate Summer Finding,


traditionally

May Day and


to

Mid-

summer. April

was a time of sacrifice

Wotan

for victory in the raiding and trading that began with the
arrival of the
Sigrblot.

warmer

weather. This rite was

known

as the

We combine

Sigrblot

and Sumarsdag festivals for a

single observance.

-ANOINTINGAnother attendant anoints each celebrant with scented


pressing his

oil,

thumb

to the forehead of
circle,

each celebrant,

walking sunwise around the

and pronounces with

each anointing:

/ give

you the blessing of the Norns.

May

they guide you always.

- PETITION Godi speaks:

Hear now

thy rede

and

thy counsel...

(pause)

307

T^rpPL'e

of M/OTA17

jjolif

"^ook of

the

Aiifm liihd

Now, we honor mind and thought.


In mind there
is

3BSCZBEEaKgB3C=3'
For
it is

growth and diminishment, both we must


truth that

accept, yet fight against diminishment.

deeds start with a thought, and the power of thought is subtle,


mysterious

and

potent. It

is

for each one of us

to strive to

learn, to gain

knowledge and use that knowledge

to aid

our

families, our folk

and our faith.


shall spirit soar?

If the

mind decay,

Shall great deeds be done?

No. That

is

perverse teaching.

Attendant plays a drum cadence on sejdr drum.


cannot carry.

A better tool than good sense a man


Never quarrel with a fool.

Godi

recites

from the Havamal:

know

that I hung,
tree,

Let those who waste their energy chasing alien creeds be sent
away, for they see not that which
is theirs,

on a wind-rocked

neither by the

nine whole nights,


with a spear wounded,

sun's golden light, nor by the moon's silver rays.

Be proud of knowing and doing.


Drink deep from the horn of the Gods,
Taste the

and to Wotan

offered,

myself to myself;

magic mead Odroerir

on that

tree,

Know

beauty!
it!

of which no one knows

Cherish it comprehend

from what

root

it

springs.

Guard it remorselessly!
Let your wisdom shine in these dark times,

Bread no one gave me,


nor a horn of drink,

Let

it

aid our folk

and confound our foe.

Study the runes, they will serve you always.

downward I peered,
to

Open your spirit

runes applied myself,

And let the Gods

of our folk abide within.

wailing learnt them,

then fell

down

thence.

308

T^rpPL^ OF XyOTAP
Potent songs nine

Holy f^ook

of (he

/\iifw Tiihi

Drum
sire,

cadence stops.
for

from

the famed son I learned

One drum beat (boom) sounds

each

line:

ofBolthorn, Bestla's

and a draught obtained


of the precious mead,

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to

grave them?

drawn from

Odhrcerir.

(boom)
Then I began
to

bear fruit,
things,

Knowest thou how

to

expound them?

and to know many


to

grow and

well thrive:

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to depict

word by word
I sought out words,

them?

fact by fact I sought out facts.

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to

prove them?

Runes thou

wilt find,

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to

and explained characters,


very large characters,

pray?
c

very potent characters,

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to offer?
*'-'

which the great speaker depicted,

and the high powers formed, and the powers' prince graved:

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to

W
send?

Wotan among the


but

/Esir,

among

the Alfar,

(boom)
Knowest thou how
to

Dain, andDvalinfor the dwarfs,

consume?
Oak & Staghorn Runestaff
with Valknut

Asvidfor the Jotuns: some I myself graved.

Moosehorn Medallion

309

T^IT?PL<e

OF M/OTAP
five

Holy T^oof of
second
Awaken
The
in

(he

Auf&n liihi

Attendant rings staller bell nine times in


intervals.

my weary

soul

Godi speaks:

sky, the seed, the

sun;

The hero
Like the winter sky,
In azure garbed,

that I strive to be,

Hear us now,

O High

One!

Awaken

in

our weary world,


night,

And golden

crowned,

Enshrouded by the

The Gods of Valhalla


Sit enthroned.

Your wisdom and your strength,

Awake O

Bearer of the Light!

Within the doorway,

Awaken, Great Wotan

Stands each noble Norn,


Together bearing
Date's rune-written shield.

The honor we forsake,


In glory and in majesty,

Mighty Wotan awake!

They made laws,

And chose
For

life

-CLOSE BLOTGodi turns toward the


five

the Children of Ages

And Wyrdfor Men.

staller

and rings bell three times

in

second

intervals.

- INCANTATION Attendant
recites:

Godi speaks:

Spirits
circle.

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

We

ask for your blessing and, ere you depart


hail

to

your

Wotan! The morning mist ofMidgard,

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

The

silence of the trees,


bear,

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned


peace
to

The watching eyes of boar and

by this ceremony. Depart


habitations. This blot
is

now

in

your abodes and

And guardians
From

of earth and

air.
lair,

now

ended.

raven's nest

and dragon

Cry out: Great

Wotan Awake!

SUMBEL begins.

310

T^rr?PL<e

of m/otap

Holif

Kook oftk

Aitfin liihi

- HAMMER HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North,

to East,

South and West. At each cardinal

station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi


30
April
-

recites:

May
Helga

ve thetta

ok hindra alia
and prevent

illska.
all evil things

staller bell

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

from

entry.)

evergreen sprig

mead mead

horn

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

candles (matches)
torches

before moving to the next quarter.

scented
blessing

oil

boli, cauldron packets of seeds

sword
sejdr

- OPENING THE CIRCLE The Godi stands


facing circle
in a Elhaz position

drum

T gandr
,

in hand,

and

recites:

WALP\7RfI8rjACHT
- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

IJIAY

DAY

/ consecrate

and make holy


it

to Allfather

Wotan

this

place of

worship, banishing from

all influences

which are unholy


consecrated place

and impure.

May

our minds
is

in

this

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

A circle is formed by the celebrants,


The Godi stands before
five

standing or seated.
in

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall

staller

and rings bell nine times


for

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this

place be warded against all

second intervals, then pauses

a minute of silence.

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

311

T^1T7PL^

OF M/OTAI?

Holif

Kool- of (he Ayf&n liihi

-BLESSING OF WOTAN The Godi dips evergreen


sprig into the horn of

All respond:

mead and

Hail Wotan!

sprinkles each individual in the circle in clockwise


progression, saying:

Godi passes the horn sunwise around the


for

circle,

each celebrant in turn to sip of the holy mead.

/ give

you the blessings ofWotan.

-SACR.EDFIR.ERaising horn, Godi speaks:

Hie Godi

lights candles.

O Great Wotan,
Sky-cloaked Wanderer

Godi speaks:

From

the far ancient lands of our people,

Gods of the JEsir and

Vanir,

we greet you.

Chief of the Shining Ones,


Protectorate of our land, our folk

We
and our families,

see

your working

in all creation,

In the vibrant green growth,


In the wild woods

We

call to thee to be with us here in this sacred circle.


call to thee across all

We

of time

And the

crop filled fields.

And all the

worlds of the Gods.


still

In all growing things

Thy people are

here,

Wise One,

We hear you

in the

wind

Come

to us

again

And roaring thunder,


The laughter of the stream,

And let us

drink of thy cauldron of life and of inspiration,

That we may prosper once again.

And the fall of the


In
In
all the
all,

rain

known
to us.

Come

to us

now,

elements we see you and hear you.


is

And be

with us here,

your presence

Wotan Allfather!
Wise and mighty in the realm of the Gods!

By your guidance may we be prosperous,


Healthy and strong.

Hail Wotan!

312

T^PPPL^ OF M'OTAP
-FIRST READING Attendant reads:

fjo [if

T^ook of

the fyuf&n

Tiihi

Attendant sounds slow cadence on sejdr drum.

Godi speaks:

Phantoms with
Walpurgisnacht
is

shifting shapes
to

the night which


is

we celebrate the ancient


the Night of

Thunder down

ground themselves,

Teutonic Goddess Walburga. It

The Wild

Like fallen Valkyries

Hunt.
cult

It is

on

this night that the witches associated with the

Toward a glowering

light

beyond the

trees

of Frey dance on the brocken.

The mysteries of death


like

Walpurgisnacht!
If only Freyja would ride with

predominate when we think of the heroic dead. They are

me

tonight

layers of the past, their powerful lives continuing to shape the

To hear again the thunder-like roar

present through the

acts, reputation

and physical

offspring

Which

issues forth from clouds of nameless


bones...

shadows

they engendered while they were alive. Just as past events

And forgotten

manifest

among

us,

being constantly reborn, so the

mound

Walpurgisnacht!

buried dead will eventually be reborn into their clan, to be


with us once more. Seeds under the ground, actions that have

Would she

still

recall that special challenge

Offset by a full

moon

rising

not yet borne fruit, and souls waiting between incarnations,


all

To the bark of the North Wind

deal with the essential idea of Walburg.

Or an amber sunset?
Walpurgisnacht!

-ANOINTINGThe Godi
his

And would she,

then, stand patiently by


like

While each spectre waited

a great bird of prey

anoints each celebrant with scented

oil,

pressing

To swoop upon

us,

unbidden,

thumb

to the forehead of each celebrant, walking


circle,

As we rode
Amongst

to clash like

armies

sunwise around the


anointing:

and pronounces with each

the dirt

and leaves of a darkening road

Into that radiant

dawn of May?

Walpurgisnacht!

May

the blessings ofFreyja be with you.

The wind

is

wandering

wild,

Through

this night's

open ways.

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T^n}PL^ OF \UOTAl)
Drum
stops.

Holy ]<Look

of the /{iyw Tiihi

-SECOND READING Attendant reads:

Godi speaks:

On

Walpurgisnacht, we commemorate the death of Balder,

son ofAllfather Wotan and Mother Goddess Frigga. Balder,


beloved by every living creature all animals, birds
plants, mountains, lakes
trees,

May Day
The word May
itself sings

of life, the results of gestation and


It is

and rivers sing

thy praise today, as

deeds brought to fruition.

a day

to celebrate the visible


it.

they cried bitterly upon the news of thy death.

world around

us,

and

especially the life that animates

Grim Holda has overseen death and germination, now


Through Balder we are connected with
all

being of this world


before us

glorious Freyja reigns over nature

and

souls

reborn a day

and beyond, and

with those

now

living, those

who came

of rebirth!

with those of our clan yet unborn.

Linked with the central cult of the sun and growth

is

the

Oh

Balder, bright light of eternal justice

and

strength,
is

your

Maypole. This has a history long indeed, almost as far back


as carole dancing
fire
itself.

death informs us that injustice and oppression


realities

part of the

In warmer times and areas when a


center, the erection

of

this world.

Your death shows us that the united


this living earth

was not acceptable as a dance

of a

will

of every being on

can be oppressed by
also, teaches us

pole in lieu of a natural and more

awkward

tree

enabled a

the greedy acts of a minority.

But your death,

special dance to develop at sites considered sacred, for


instance, above the fertility-inducing

that injustice

will

not rule forever. As the forces of

Long Man of Cerne.


and
the

Walpurgisnacht meet the sun's rays of the new dawn, we feel


the

The Maypole
phallic

originally represented the cosmic axis

dynamic power inherent

in us all build

up towards the

power of the sky god. The pole

itself represents the


its

final victory of life.

phallus and the streaming ribbons woven around the pole,


vitality

Feel the freshness and

of Spring!

fertile

seed confirming the inter-connectedness of all

life.

Breathe in the regenerated cosmic energy,

the essence of Balder.


Feel the growing warmth of Balder.
Breathe
in the air

May Day

is

the day to

draw focus

to the generative

energy of

our lives the pole symbolizing cosmic order upholding the


promise of change.
very laws of the universe.

of Spring with

its

The Maypole represents Wotan

in

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T^rpPL'e
the virile guise of the

of

'vi/QTAn
life

Holy T^oolr
For the summer springs

of the

Aiifsn

Hihi

Green Man, who personifies plant


It
is

so fresh, green
until

and gay,
another year,

as

well as the powerful symbol of fertility.

the

We

shall not sing

you May again,

embodiment of vegetation and the regenerative

seed.

The

For to draw you

these cold winters away.

May Pole
seed
is

is

positioned phallus like into the earth womb, the


life,

given

so that all forms of

life

may

continue to
tree in the

Drum beats rhythm

(boom-tah-dah-boom) three times.

flourish.

The old European custom of burning a

Godi raises swords and speaks:

May

bonfire hints at the sacrificial death of the God. In

districts

of Scandinavia, the

May

fires

are

still

called

I give

honor

to the

lands of my Gods,

balefires.

Ancient and good

And the power that is


Attendant
recites:

within them.

(boom-tah-dah-boom)

All in this pleasant evening, together comers we,

/ give honor to the winds of my Gods,

For the summer springs


We'll
tell

so fresh, green

and gay,
tree,

Ever fresh and

new
within them.

you of a blossom and buds on every


to the

And the power that is


(boom-tah-dah-boom)

Drawing near

merry month of May.

Rise up, the master of his house, put on your chain of gold,

For the summer springs

so fresh, green

and gay;

/ give

honor

to the

warm sun of my Gods,

We hope you're

not offended,

Ever giving of new life


so bold,

with your house we

make

And the power that is


(boom -tah-dah -boom)

within them.

Drawing near

to the

merry month of May.

Rise up, the mistress of this house,


with gold along your breast,
/ give

honor

to the seas

and lakes

For the summer springs

so fresh, green

and gay;
rest,

And rivers

of my

Gods
is

And if your body


Drawing near

be asleep, we hope your soul's at

And the power that

within them.

to the

merry month of May.


to leave

(boom-tah-dah-boom)
and plenty
here,

So now we're going

you, in peace

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T^IDPL^ OF M/QTAP
Great Ones of high Valhalla,
1 give

Holy J^oof

of (he AufM liihi

Godi passes around packets of seeds and speaks:

honor

to

thee
Freyja
is

For being

with us here in Midgard.

the female counterpart


like

ofFrey and

is

his sister.

(boom-tah- dah-boom)

She
is,

is

a goddess of fertility,

her father and brother. She

also,

a death goddess, and half of the souls of warriors

May some
As we

of thy sacred

spirits

remain within us

who

are slain in battle are carried to her estate Folkvang in

leave...

Asgard. Here, too, go the

women of

the Wotanist religion

And be
As

ever near us,

whither they are lodged in her Castle of Sessrumnir.

well as with those


hail.

who

are our blood folk

Freyja flies through the air with the feathered wings of a


falcon, or as a Valkyrie.

To thee do we

Most of the

stories
off.

of Freyja relate
is

to

the efforts of the Giants to carry her

She

a goddess of

Drum roll....
Stop drum.

fecundity, regeneration, sex


the Middle

and

love.

Her cult lasted far into

Ages

in

remote areas of the North.

Godi makes sign of the hammer with sword and speaks:

Let flame be quickened by flame,

That through the darkness we may come

to the light,

And may

the holy flame of our faith

and folk,

Which ever burns,

Grow

again,
in
its

To bathe Midgard Hail Wotan!

sacred radiance.

All respond:
.

';

Hail Wotan!

sxassfijcKB

:
:

Bon and Thor's Hammer on Staller

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T^n^PL^ OF >4/OTAP
Cauldron
is

passed sunwise around the

circle.

T^njPL'e

OF M/OTAI7

Holif

KooJ- of (he fyufw liihi

- HAMMER. HALLOWING Blot begins with the

Godi performing hammer hallowing,

walking sunwise around the circle of gathered celebrants:

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

both hands as the Godi


20-21 June

recites:

Check

list:

Helga ve
staller bell

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

hallowing

hammer

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

evergreen sprig

mead mead
gandr water
sejdr

horn
(or runestaff)
in

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

candles (matches)
blessing
boli

before moving to the next quarter.

drum
in boli

runes
life

- OPENING THE CIRCLE The Godi stands


facing circle
in a Elhaz position
T

wheel sword
,

gandr in hand,

and

recites:

IfllD-SUirilTO,
- CIRCLE CLEANSING -

/ consecrate

and make holy


it

to Allfather

Wotan

this

place of

worship,

banishing from

all influences

which are unholy


consecrated place

and impure.

May

our minds
is

in

this

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

A circle
five

is

formed by the celebrants, standing or seated.


staller

Wotan, ancient god of our people.


in

As

the

god Heimdall

The Godi stands before

and rings bell nine times

guards Bifrost bridge,

may

this

place be warded against all

second intervals, then pauses for a minute of silence.

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

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T^IDPLf OF ^OTAf?
- SACR.ED FIR.EThe Godi lights
Godi speaks:
candles.
Hail
Hail
Great Wotan, we kindle the fire of cleansing and creation,

Holy J>.ook
You
rise

of (he

fyiifM Jiihi

up on the east wind

Like a young king in glory!

life!

and the wheel of creation.


gathered here

to all

Who pay

tribute to

our ancestors

The first mystery and

the final mercy.

And this Summer Solstice!


To your health and strength and beauty!
to light.

Let flame be quickened by flame,

That through the darkness we may come

Great Balder, we honor you on

this

Mid-summer's eve!

And may

the holy flame of our folk

and future,

Which ever burns,

Godi holds sword overhead, faces

circle

and speaks:

Grow
In
its

again to bathe Midgard


sacred radiance.

Noble Balder!

We welcome you

to this

world of Midgard,

shining one of the gods, instruct us in the ways of thy virtue.

- INVOCATION The Godi faces


Holding the
recites:

Hail Balder the bright, whose radiance


joy of god kin and mortal kin.

lights

a golden age,

staller

and fills ceremonial horn with mead.


hands, the Godi

It

was you who was

slain by darkness

and deceit,

mead horn high with both

which despised your goodness.

We pay homage
to

to you, Balder, that

you fell

to rise

again

an eternal hope of a greater and glorious

time.

Hail

to

Balder Sun of the seasons!


you
travel the skies

We

hail your speedy return.

Hear

us, as

on high

Show

us the way of the warrior

who walks

in balance

With your strong steps on the wing of heights.

with goodness

and justice

in his heart.

Radiant as the

stars above.

Your wisdom teaches us the mysteries of rebirth.

May
You sink down
in the perilous

strength

and honor be with you


always.

ocean

and all our people

Without hurt and without fear

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T^n}PL^ OF
-FIRST R.EADINQSummer
Solstice,

WOTAT)
is

Holy

Kook of the

^m

liihi

congregated out-of-doors,
watching the sun, which
in

making great bonfires and

extreme Northern latitudes barely


it

our longest day of the year,


rituals, rituals

marked by

dips beneath the horizon ere

rises

upon a new
shorter,

day.

From

some extraordinary

over which our pagan

mid-summer

the days gradually

grow

and

the sun's
is

high priests presided,


continue. This
is

to

ensure the cycle of the year could

rays less warm, until the Winter Solstice, which

called

the time of union of god

and goddess. Not

"Mother Night," as

it is

the longest night of the year.

goddess and god as they were at Winter Solstice, but at the


opposite polarity.

- INCANTATION -

The goddess

is

no longer darkly powerful and introspective,

wooden

or wicker

wheel

is

passed around, timiing


circle,

but has become an earth cloaked in a rich tapestry of life and

continuously

among everyone within the

while

a sun glorious in bright heavenly power.

Attendant reads:

The god,

too,

has become

full, his

arms have become long


abundance of life
is

The sun

is

rising quickly,
long,

and growth and heavy with

leaves., the

The summer days are The song of birds


is

pressing in on every side. At summer Solstice, the light forces

splendid,

reach their peak, the trees are fully cloaked in green, and the

Unerring speechless beauty of earth.

way

is

open

to

upper worlds.

Now I am golden grown


The three great features of the mid-summer throughout
ancient Aryan times have been the traditional bonfires, the

And fearless
I

in battle.

am

a lion that flashes courage,


life's

procession with torches around the fields and the custom of


rolling the fiery wheel

Resplendent in

radiant flame.

down

hill.

Mid-summer

is

a time of
All things are changing,

dancing,

festivities, divination, love,

weddings and merry-

making. The

Summer Solstice

is

held in honor of Balder the

Nothing ever dies,

Good, for

it

was considered the anniversary of his death and

The wheel of life keeps turning

of his descent into the lower world.

On

that day, the people

The wheel of life keeps turning

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t^idpl^ OF M/QTAP
And in Nature's
Blazing
cycle spins creation,
like the sun's

Holif

T^ook of

the

Ao?m

liihi

An Attendant hands
lighting the candles.

everyone in the circle a candle.


circle

great disk,

Another Attendant follows sunwise around the

Emanations of the High God Balder,

A time of sanctification.
Godi
The mystical nature of race and blood,
Carriers of the primordial substances,

recites:

In cycles turns creation,

The wheel of life keeps turning The wheel of life keeps turning
I greet the

The weaver and

the

woven enmeshed.

From

golden age

to vile age;

Summer Solstice,
of a Golden Age.

From purity

to stained; to corruption;

And the promise

From innocence
Till fearsome

Ragnarok,

Godi speaks:

Awesome Mother, Father and mid-wife,


To a new golden time, comes crashing.

We

all

hold hands.

All hail

now
is

to creation

For now
Hail the sun, now at cycle's zenith.

the high

noon of men's year,


a good summer.

We

labor

and bask

in

From each day now, you


Though your heat
Earth
Till

will linger less.

Hail the sun and

its

golden rays!

will

grow more fierce.


caress,

May we

drink from pure stream


in creations flow.

will turn

from your
will

And joyfully

cold

and dark

have time

Like the winter sky

And we grow

restless for

your return.

In azure garbed and golden crowned,

Though you have fallen,


You
will rise

O Balder,

The Gods of Valhalla

sit

enthroned.

a new!

Within the doorway stands each noble Norn,

As

the sun sets to rise again,


in this is creation

Together bearing dates

For

and promise.

On

rune-written shields.

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T<en7PL^

OF M/QTAP

Ho Iff "&oo\r of

the

Attfw liihi

-SECOiSD READING Attendant reads:

The most cherished and beloved of all the Gods


symbol of
light

is

Balder, the
half-

and

truth.
is

Son of Wotan and Frigga,


as the most

brother of Thor, he
/Esir.

known

handsome of
to

the

His flowing blond hair was thought

be the radiant

beams of the summer sun, which warmed the earth and


spirits

of the Aryan races. His

skill

with runes

and

his

tremendous knowledge of healing herbs made him a


prominent
deity during times of illness in

Midgard.

Balder's palace was called Breidablikk, where he lived with


his wife

Nanna, a goddess of vegetation. Breidablikk featured


silver. It

a golden roof supported by towering pillars of solid

was said that no untruth could pass through

its

doors. Frigga
all

had rendered Balder impervious

to

wounds from

known

weapons. Balder met his pre-destined physical death at the

hands of his

evil

brother Hoder, encouraged by the scheming

Loki, with the only element

known which could cause

his

death, a dart of mistletoe. With the death of Balder, the

good
that

gods experienced their greatest sorrow.

It is

known

Balder would have his day of resurrection and usher in the

new age of

light

for Aryan

man
is

after

Ragnarok, ensuring

new hope for

the future. It

believed that both Balder

and

Hoder together represent

the seed ofWotan's soul.

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T^njPL'e

OF

WVTM)
For in

Holif

Koot- of

(he

AtyM

liifoi

In sunwise order each celebrant walks to the middle of the


circle to place his candle in the cauldron (or bucket)

this is creation

and promise.

with

Through

the turning of day to week,

water and makes a wish.

Month

to year,

decade

to

millennium and on,

To the great year, and greater yet,

-INVOCATIONSAttendant reads:

We

see in the light

and

light's return,

A future golden
For those who

age
it.

will strive for

All hail to thee, Balder,

Of all the

twelve found Wotan's throne,

Shining

God ofAsgard and our folk!

Balder the Beautiful alone,

The Sun-god, good and pure and

bright,

Attendant rings staller bell nine times in


intervals.

five

second

Was loved by

all,

as all love

light.

Another Attendant passes runes


But, in each

in

bowl sunwise around

human

soul we find
blind,

the

circle.
it.

That night's dark Hodur, Balder 's brother


Is

Each celebrant takes one and meditates upon

born and waxeth strong as he;


ev'r evil born, as bear cubs be,

For blind is
Night
is

Godi speaks:

the cloak of evil; but all


in shining

good
Raise our
spirits,

Hath ever clad

garments stood.

Balder,

As
The busy Loki, tempter from of old,
Still forward

the old gods raised our ancient stones.

Their silence speak in volumes In hushed and muted tones.

treads incessant,

and doth hold

The blind one's murder hand, whose quick-launch' d spear


Pierceth

young Balder's

breast, that

sun of Valhal's sphere!

Power of North, memory and instinct,


Guardians of our fate,

You fall

to dark,

O Balder,
rise.

to rise

anew!

Guide us and protect us


Till

As

the sun falls to

we pass through Midgard's

gate.

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T^rpPLf OF \J/OTAI?
Power of East, wind and sky,
Wisdom, thought and reason,
Hail
to thee,

ffofy

J^oof of (he
circle,

bww

Tiihi

Pass bowl around

each celebrant returning his rune.

Protector

-BLESSINGS OF BALDER. The Godi dips evergreen


sprig into the horn of
circle

Of the

circle

of the seasons.

mead and
sunwise

Power of South, fire and flame,


Hearth and lantern burning,
Hail thou energizer,

sprinkles

each celebrant in the

in

progression, saying:

Of the wheel and all its

turning.

/ give you the blessings of Balder.

Power of West, of waters deep


Emotions ebb and flowing,
Hail
to thee, Balder,

Attendant beats cadence on drum while Godi

recites:

Streaming from the

stars

Of all that's green and growing.

Through

everlasting space,
itself,

Whelming out of the Earth


Singing in our hearts

Surging in our people's blood and sinew,

The Odic Force


The
stuff of life.

Life

is

around and

within;

It is the

seed that rests in quiet dark.


seeking the
in the
light,

It bursts forth

The ear ripens

sun
eat,

And we make And take


Staller Piece

bread and

in that life.

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T^ITJPL'e
Let us remember

OF WVTAl)

Holij

Kook of the Attfw

Tiihi

And the honor offellowship,


And may we
be blessed with fine harvests
in

The bright beacons of the past,

Hold them dear and holy.


Brighter
still

And all well-being

Midgard.

determined

To build new beacons.

Godi stands before


second
intervals,

staller

and rings bell three times

in five

then continues:

Look sunward and know


That our ancestors did this,

We

shall rise again!

And swore

themselves to a noble future

These things we swear in Wotan's name!


This blot
is

Look sunward and behold the beauty


In a time of seeming chaos.

now

closed.

Hail the JEsir and Vanir!


Hail the Folk!

Look sunward and see

the promise

Of a

bright future that we can build.

Give thanks for true and loyal comrades

-CLOSINGGodi speaks:

Behold the sun and be

glad.

Godi holds runestaff aloft and speaks:


Spirits

ofAsgard, we thank you for your presence here in

this

In the

name of Wotan,

Balder, Frey

and Thor

circle.

We ask for your

blessing and, ere


hail

you depart

to

your

And all our ancestral gods,


From Heidrun's
breast

divine

and noble realm, we bid you

and farewell.

and Lerath's bough,

I hereby release any Spirits that

may have been imprisoned


peace
to

May we
Which

obtain the food of Wotan,

by this ceremony. Depart


habitations. This blot
is

now

in

your abodes and

is

wisdom;

now

ended.

OfFiolnir, which

is

being and the blood ofKvasir,

Which

is

knowledge,

SUMBEL begins.

May we

have the power of luck

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Hojif feoot'

of Ike AiifM liihi

ceremonial site (horg), preferably uphill.

Bucket of water awaits the procession near the


the horg.

fire pit at

Caudles are tossed into the bucket and

extinguished.

Check
28 August

list:

- CIRCLE CLEANSING hammer

staller bell

hallowing
red ribbon

circle is

formed by the celebrants, standing or seated

mead, mead horn


evergreen sprig
candles (matches)

around a bonfire.

Horse-shaped biscuits are passed out to

all

celebrants.

spear
blessing

The Godi stands before


bolis

staller

and rings
for a

bell nine times in

& wishing

five

second

intervals,

then pauses

minute of silence.

pennies
cauldron (or bucket)
kettle or sedjr

drum

- HAMMER. HALLOWING Blot begins with the Godi performing

biscuits (horse-shaped)

2 horse heads, (dark and light)


musical instruments
(or

hammer

hallowing,

walking sunwise around the

circle of

gathered celebrants:

taped music)

from North, to East, South and West. At each cardinal


station the ceremonial Thor's

Hammer

is

held high with

FRY FAXI
- PROCESSION Candles are
lit for all

both hands as the Godi

recites:

Helga ve

thetta

ok hindra

alia illska.
all evil things from entry.)

(Sanctify this enclosure

and prevent

celebrants.
is

Processional

music

played

(pre-recorded

or

live

Hammer

is

lowered and sign of the

hammer

is

performed

instrument). Procession of celebrants

makes

its

way

to

before moving to the next quarter.

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T^O}PL^ OF M/OTAI7
- OPENING THE CIRCLE The Godi stands
facing circle
in a Elhaz position

Holy fZ.ook

of (he

/\iif&n

lUhi

- INVOCATION T, gandr in hand,

The Godi

faces staller, holding high with both


recites:

hands a

and

recites:

horn of mead and

/ consecrate
worship,

and make holy


it

to Allfather
all

Wotan

this

place of

Hail

to

Thor!
in thy strength
to

banishing from

influences which are unholy


in
this

Mighty
Friend

and prowess,
warrior,

and impure.

May

our minds
is

consecrated place

yeoman and

likewise be consecrated, as

our

will to the just service

of

Hallow the sheaves of our harvest, Hallow the golden grain,

Wotan, ancient god of our people.

As

the

god Heimdall

guards Bifrost bridge, may

this

place be warded against all

Radiant

forces unharmonious to our purpose here this day.

As

the locks ofSif, thy bride!


all

Harvest fruits have

been gathered;

- SACR.ED FIR.EThe Godi


lights candles.

Sif's

shining hair has been cropped;

Generous bounty of the Gods,

We give

thanks

to thee

Godi speaks:

And celebrate
We

in thy

honor!

hail to Frey,

Great Wotan, we kindle the fire of cleansing and creation,

God of golden From


thee

sunshine!
till

The first mystery and the final mercy.


Let flame be quickened by flame,

we learned to

the earth,

For your gifts


to light.

That through the darkness we may come

We

are ever grateful.


is

And may

the holy flame of our folk

and future,

The first bread


The first mead

baked,

Which ever burns,

is

brewed,

Grow again
In
its

to

bathe Midgard

Good is

the harvest bestowed by our Gods,


thy harvest fruits.

sacred radiance.

Now bring we forth

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T^n?PL^ OF WOTAl)
In sunwise order each celebrant brings his biscuit to the
staller,

Ho!if

"fcoolr

of the

Aiif&n Tiihi

- ANOINTING Godi places evergreen sprig


staller.

and places

it

into the basket

and returns

to his
in blessing

place in the circle.

bowl and sprinkles

Walking sunwise around the

circle,

Godi anoints

- BLESSING Godi speaks:

each of the celebrants with the mead, saying:

/ give you the blessings of Sif.

Shining sun of Balder bright,


Shining

Godi returns<