Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Solstice greetings - frohe Sonnenwende!
We know the words Jul,Jol and Yule are connected with the old Germanic words for wheel - thus the yearly cycle. But the Nordic word Jol is also the root of the word Jolly!
Today is just the start of the solstice period. For three days the sun 'stands still' meaning there is no visible distinction in the length of light- solstice means Sol-still. Sol is a Germanic name for the sun as well as a Latin name. To us Saxon folk she is Sunna. It is on the forth day, typically christmas day - that there is any noticeable change in the length of light and the Sun is reborn. It is easy to see how the church converted this to the birth of the Son. And it is why so many pagan gods are born on this day - as they are sun gods. So in one aspect christmas is the true first day of the year, or at least the Solar year. The church also referred to their messiah as 'Lord' which made excepting christianity even easier as the pagan folk already had a god amongst their own - Frey, whose name meant Lord. In the Gothic translations of the bible Jesus was called Frauja, again the same name was used for Frey. The christmas roast boar (or pork) is a continuation of his worship.
Today the churches are empty, but the traditions of Easter and Christmas remain. It is true they are not much more than materialistic rituals of shopping and self indulgence today, but underneath all this corruption we can still find the true origins of these holidays in our heathen past. This is why they still survive. The Call of the Blood is still there, folk will hear that call, and folk will answer that call. The Sun is reborn, and she will light our way!
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Monday, 19 December 2016
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Today is Wodan's Day. Not to be confused with Wednesday but a holiday that was once called 'little yule' and was sacred to Wodan, the Low Germanic name for Odin/Woden. This day (6th of December) evolved into Saint Nicolas feast day, thus the church in their desperate attempt to convert the Germanic peoples to christianity kept the true faith of Europe alive!
I've posted about this day in previous years and wrote about Nicolas and his comparison with Wodan, However what I didn't notice is the connection with Frigga's day (now Saint distaff day) which is in one months time.
We already know that the word Yule (Jol etc) means wheel, thus the holiday can be seen as a completion of the yearly cycle and the start of the next. We also know that the 12 days of yule represent the coming year in miniature - a symbolic representation of things to come (in the same way the 12 years of the Reich represent the seed that will grow into the Aryan Millennium- Age of Man(u) that is still to come).
We see the yule cycle as one from Dark (winter) into Light (the coming spring) - but also as Male (Woden) into Female (Frigga). It is also a cycle of old into new. Yule represents the completion and beginning of the year. The wheel turns once more!
Friday, 2 December 2016
new from Black Front Press
ACCORDING to the ancient historian, Tacitus (56–120 CE), who studied the Germanic peoples living outside the Roman Empire, his barbarian counterparts in the north would "break off a branch of a fruit-tree and slice it into strips; they distinguish these by certain runes and throw them, as random chance will have it, on to a white cloth." Written in 98 CE, this early account of Germanic spirituality remains the earliest literary source available for the discussion of the runes themselves. These striking and enigmatic staves, which appear in three distinct traditions - the Elder Futhark (around 150–800 CE), the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (400–1100 CE) and the Younger Futhark (800–1100 CE) - represent far more than just an alphabet and once we go beyond the basic transliteration of these Proto-Germanic symbols we discover that each has an accompanying meaning. Some of these definitions relate to everyday objects like trees and animals, but our forefathers - believing that the runes had been obtained by the god Odin, in return for one of his eyes - were also aware of the mystical, divinatory and transcendent qualities of each rune and this knowledge has survived to the present day. In this latest publication from Black Front Press a group of historians, runologists and magicians have come together to explore the continuing allure of these powerful symbols in an attempt to provide the reader with a fascinating and well-rounded interpretation of their continuing resonance in the contemporary world. Contributors include Troy Southgate (The Sacred Centre: Practical Wodenism in Light of Tradition), Richard J. Levy (Staves of Blood: Finding My Inner Other), Ron McVan (A Selection of Rune Poems), Wulf (Runic Mysteries / The ALU-ULA Runic Mystery), K. R. Bolton (Path-working With Runes), Wyatt Kaldenberg (The Dangers of Dabbling in Runic Magic), Osred (An Unsolved Runic Mystery), Piercarlo Bormida (Runic Yoga), Colin Lockwood (The Windswept Tree), Hamasson (Thoughts on the Hail Rune and its Connection to the Sacred Mountain) and Nikarev Leshy (The Armanen Futharkh: A Controversial Rune-Row?).
Friday, 25 November 2016
The Flame Within by Runebinder
The PIE language gives us two roots for the word fire. *paewr- gives us our word 'fire' and means fire as in the act of combustion, fire as a substance. *egni- is the spirit of the fire, fire as a living energy. It is this root that gives us words like ignite. The god of fire is the Aryan-god Agni. His sacred sign is the swastika. He is wed to a goddess called Svaha, and many Hindu's believe that it is Svaha who gave her name to the Swastika - Svaha and astjih, with the suffix ka. In Saxon-Wodenist lore Angi is known as Ing or Inga (the name is a reflection). Ing or Ingwe is also known as Frey.
The sacred fire or sacred flame is symbolic of the spirit or soul of a person. This is the flame of being. Our sagas describe the first humans as a male and female called Ask and Embla. As in other Aryan mythology (such as Iran/Persia) they were carved from trees.
The gods bestowed various gifts of being unto them - such as sense, blood, thought etc. But Odin gave them spirit - which he blew into them. This 'spirit' was the flame of being. When he blew he ignited their flame of being. Ask and Embla is often translated as Ash and Elm (both trees) - but Ash and Embers would also be fitting - for these carry the potential for fire (life), which can be rekindled by blowing into them.
Red Ice TV have been covering the National Policy Institute convention. Whilst there are certain aspects of the 'Alt Right' I can agree with, there are other parts with which I do not. Still, the videos are very interesting and they mostly make agreeable points. I'm not in the same mind as with their views in regarding Trump as a saviour, though it seemed to me he was certainly the better choice of the two, of that I am sure. Still, with the system having such control over the political program and elections, may be the system would prefer an Anglo-American partnership (which has always been a zionist one) over a rising Europe?
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Monuments to Odin, Wotan and Woden!
Odin Enthroned, Museum of Lower Saxony in Hanover, Germany,
by Friedrich Wilhelm Engelhard 1888
Wotan fountain, Thale Sachsen- Anhalt, Germany
Odin Enthroned, Museum of Lower Saxony in Hanover, Germany,
by Friedrich Wilhelm Engelhard 1888
The Sleeping Wotan by Prof. Rudolf Maison
Woden the God King, Stowe Gardens England
by John Michael Rysbrack
Friday, 18 November 2016
Various runic meditation techniques
I'm going to share with you some of the ways I use runes to help meditate -and various meditations I use to envision the runes!
I'm going to share with you some of the ways I use runes to help meditate -and various meditations I use to envision the runes!
One technique which is very simple is to chant the Hagal rune. Many regular readers will know my thoughts on this - as the 'g' in Germanic tongue was pronounced 'y' this rune is really the hayal or hail rune. Hayal is connectedto Hay which means 'to clear' (I will write a separate article on this soon). The ancient Persians had a saying which was very similar to our own modern saying 'to have your head in the clouds', which was 'to leave your mind on top of a mountain' - which basically mean't something like you were day dreaming. This saying connects the Hail rune with the Khailaz mountain, the spiritual home of Shiva.
If you wish to meditate on the runes it is easier to have a clear mind. I do not meditate on the runes in the evening anymore. My mind is too full of the days events. For me, and this may help you, is to think of the rune you wish to use and hold it in your thoughts for sometime, before going to sleep. Dream helps 'organise' your thoughts and you will have a clearer mind in the morning. If you can remember the rune within the first few waking moments then you'll never have a clearer mind! So in the morning is when I do this kind of rune-work. Shortly after waking up, recall the rune and visualise it in your mind. Allow the rune to warp and morph into other images, don't force any ideas - just see where the imagery takes you. Sometimes you'll see an image and that will spark an idea later in the day.
Another way - something which I've only just started trying, is to use the mathematical concept of fractalism. A fractalism is were a part of an image or geometrical shape has the same statistical character as the whole. The 'mandelbrot' fractal is one of the best known examples of this. To do this with runes, imagine one of the so-called branch runes, runes like Os, Ansuz, Feoh, Aesc or Ac for example. These runes have an upright stave and two branching arms. Visualise one of the branches and make this the upright stave of a new rune growing out of the original. I've found that doing this just for a few moments helps focus the mind.
These are just some techniques which I often use. They may not work for you, or you may develop your own styles, but hopefully these ideas aid in your own rune-working.
Monday, 7 November 2016
The Kali Yuga, the symbol of the sacred spiral and the World Serpent.
Modern scientists tell us that time in linear. Paganism teaches that time is cyclic. The truth is that both are correct - in a way. Time is linear in that we head forward in time, time travels in one direction. We witness time as the passing of 'future' into 'past'. We also witness the cyclic rhythm of time. Every year we end the cycle at winter, but we know that spring will return and the cycle will start again. However this is not history repeating itself, rather just the pattern of the yearly cycle repeating. The symbol of the spiral is a far better representation of time - as the spiral is both linear (the spiral is a single line) and cyclic (as it rotates around itself).
The Spiral is rooted in the proto Indo-European word *sper-ya- with the prefix 'sper' meaning to twist or turn. This is the same root as our words for respire, spirit and inspire.
When I first viewed the spiral as a symbol for life, it had then occurred to me that the spiral must rotate - just like the sacred swastika. The spiral would grow and expand, just as the universe must expand and rotate around a central point. But recently I was thinking, and the idea occurred to me (whilst posting an article on the Wehrbauer blog) that the spiral rotates in two directions. In one direction at a personal level - we are born and wyrd has laid down a path for you. Thus you start at the middle of the spiral and you travel outwards along this road until you meet your end. Every time you complete a 'lap' you're older and wiser, and you will no doubt witness history repeating as you start to run parallel with previous cycles. However when I was writing the Wehrbauer article the symbol of the Ouroboros (the World Serpent) eating its own tail reminded me of the spiral. And the more the serpent devours itself, the smaller the spiral gets. So we can use the spiral to explain the World Cycles - the Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga. The Satya Yuga is the longest of the cycle, lasting four stages, the Treta Yuga lasts three, the Dwapar Yuga two and the last and most deprived cycle lasts one cycle. This is the Kali Yuga and is the degenerate cycle we live in now. The closer we get towards the centre of the spiral, the faster the rotation, hence the length of time of each Yuga quickens - until we reach the centre.
At some time soon we will reach the centre of the spiral and we will be reaching the end of this journey. But at the same time our most moral of enemies - symbolised by the Midgard Serpent will also be meeting their end, as they destroy themselves through their own selfish greed, so much so that they devour themselves.
At the end of this journey, we start over - this time a higher race. The Yuga's are the Aryan-Hindu terms for these cycles. We also know them as an axe age, a sword age, a wind age and an wolf age - the central point of the spiral being the Ragnarok - the final Twilight. Other names include the Golden Age, followed by the Silver age, Bronze age and finally the Iron age. Serrano described this last era of the Iron age as the 'Lead age' which was the worst of the worst. But this last age is like that of the blacksmiths smelting pot. Out of all the destruction and fire pure gold flows and a new Golden Age will start.
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Monuments to Thor!
Thor's battle against the Jötunns,
roof of the Ny Carlsberg Brewhouse, Copenhagen (1901)
by Carl Johan Bonnesen
Thor at War with the Giants, Grounds of Glud & Marstrand, Odense DK (1926)
also by Carl Johan Bonnesen
Thor by Haukur Halldórsson Straumur, Iceland
Sunday, 23 October 2016
I have had quite a lot of traffic to this blog via an article by Asaheim Wulfguard regarding Loki - over at Renegade Tribute. Whilst reading through the comments there are a few statements which are worth noting - one comment by 'Hammer' is very interesting as he gives a few examples of how the word Jotun translates - Jude in German, Jøde in Norwegian and Jude in Swedish. The pattern is clear!
Another comment by Steed has also got me thinking - as Steed points out it is Thor's / Thunor's role as protector against the Giants (Jotun). The Swastika is the symbol of Thor. It is the Lightning cross and represents the hammer Miollnir in flight. The battle between Thor and the Giants could be symbolised by the Swastika against the Star of David!
Our English readers will find this heraldic shield of some interest. It is from the German town of Bünde in North Rhine-Westphalia Germany, and it is of Hengist and Horsa. English legend has it that these were brothers, even divine twins. But in the local stories the tale is that the shield represents the union (hence the towns name Bünde which means bund or bound) of Hengist and Horsa who were local chieftains - one Saxon and one Engern (the town of Enger is 10km away - and is the where Widukind's tomb and museum can be found). This story reflects England's Anglo-Saxon origins as England was founded by Hengist and Horsa - though it is clear that Germanic tribes have always lived on these islands. I've often doubted that Hengist and Horsa were their real names - as each means 'horse' and were probably war-titles. The predominate symbol of Westphalia is of course the White Horse. Its colours are red white and green, which we find in different combinations - red/white in England, green/white in Saxony and all three in Westphalia. It is the White Horse of Westphalia, also called the 'Saxon Steed' that gave Kent in the UK its coat of arms.
Friday, 21 October 2016
You may have seen in the news this week, that four German police officers were shot, one fatality, by a member of the Reichsbürger movement. Here is a link for anyone who missed this. Instantly the media called this man a neo-Nazi and extremist. What ties he had to National Socialism I don't know. I guess the use of the word 'Reich' within the name Reichsbürger probably makes people instantly think of the Third Reich. The Reichsbürger movement is probably more akin to the Sovereign Citizen movements of America and the Freeman-Common Law movements in England. We know the current political systems in the US, in Germany and England are corrupt and we want change. These movements will naturally attract nationalistic volk.
One of the key elements of the Reichsbürger movements is that members wish to see a return to the original pre-war borders of Germany. As a National Socialist my thoughts on this are clear - Our Race is our Nation. Germany the Nation exists wherever German people have lived. We do not recognise geo-policial borders, but racial ones. I will also post an article soon of the word 'German' and its runic roots.
Going back to the word 'Reich'- we so often hear and read the word being translated as 'Empire' - which isn't the truest translation. Kingdom or land would be a better word. I often wonder if this is a deliberate attempt to make the Third Reich appear Imperialist - something it certainly wasn't! The word Reich is rooted in the proto Germanic language as is a word still used today to mean land. There are many examples across Germanic speaking parts of Europe. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavik - which is Reyk (Reich) Jarvik (town) or literally the land's town (capital). Interestingly the name Jarvik is the same as Jorvik, which is now York in Northern England. In Sweden the term Reich is written as Rike - for example France in Swedish is Frankrike or Land of the Franks.
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Fellow Englishman Asaheim Wulfguard has been producing some excellent videos - please see his Youtube channel here, and also his articles on Renegade Tribute here. We are looking forward to seeing more of his great work soon! Please check out his channels and show him your support!
Sunday, 9 October 2016
A while back I posted an article about runes that were formed by two reflective runes. In this post I'd like to show how some runes have a rotation about them. This means that the rune looks the same whether drawn up or down, or rotated 180 degrees. These runes demonstrate how a symbol can hold a meaning and its direct opposite meaning at the same time.
If we look at the Wolf-Hook we find a perfect example of this. To me this is one of our most powerful runes. This rune strikes fear into an enemy. It identifies the wearer of this rune as an outlaw, or someone who resists. Those who use this rune identify themselves with the struggle of the wolf, hunted by the christian who feared this heathen totem. We can identify ourselves with this same struggle.
Yet - this rune isn't just the rune of the hunted, but also the hunter. This is the Wolf Hook - the tool christians used to hunt this sacred animal. This devise was used to kill thousands of wolves - so many that they no longer exist in most of Europe. This rune both represents the christian hunter and the hook they used, as well as the heathens and wolves they hunted - the outlaws and wolf-heads. Both opposites survive within this one rune.
The bases for this style of Wolf-Hook is the Eoh rune. Eoh is often used to mean the Yew. However the root of the word Yew in Old English is Eow - and it is this root which also gives us the word 'Ewe' meaning sheep. And it is this link which brings us back to the Wolf-Hook as it was often the sheep farmers who were responsible for hunting the Wolf. This practise died out in England when the wolf died out, but continues in Scandinavia even to this day. Though there are still many connections between the hunter and the hunted that do survive here in England. In the north especially, we find many pubs called the Wool-Pit. This name is taken from the Wolf-Pit, a hole dug in the ground and filled with spikes, used by sheep farmers to kill predators.
So this is the Eow/Eoh rune. It is both the rune of the Sheep and the rune of the Wolf. The rune of the Hunter and the rune of the Hunted. Both opposites are found within the one rune. How this rune is used and how this rune is defined all depends on the intent of the user.
The rune Ansuz is the Rune of the Ancestors or Ahnen - a Blood memory rune and the rune of the Gods. We also know this rune as Oss - a name meaning 'God' and a prefix which has survived in many English names such as Oswald, Oswin etc.
The root of the Ansuz rune is in the Proto-Aryan word *ansu, which means spirit. Thus our ancestors (ansuz) are always with us. Their genes are in our blood, their souls form our National Folk-Soul. As I've mentioned in previous posts - it is this belief that led to the National Socialists of 30's Germany calling 'present' to the names of fallen komeraden. For their spirit marched with them, for now and forever.
The origins of the word 'God' are also very interesting. The ancient Germanic tribes used Ansuz to describe the gods - but only those whom they worshipped themselves. Alien gods were never afforded such titles. This is of course because the various folk-tribes of Europe descended from the various Gods of Europe, and our gods and goddesses can be counted amongst our ancestors. The words 'God' 'Got' 'Gott' etc were also gender neutral in their origin. It was only after the conversion (corruption) of the European volk to christianity that the word became masculine. This can be seen in the original meaning of the word, which comes from the Proto-Aryan *ghut and means 'that which is invoked'. Thus it is possible to invoke the gods through our blood. The belief in our gods and our belief in our race (blood) are inseparable.
Our belief in the gods and our blood is furthered by our rituals - called blots. The blot is a ritual designed to invoke a god or action, and part of this blot (the word coming from the Germanic word blut or blood) is a libation (pouring of mead or ale on the Earth). The root word *ghut (god) directly cognates with the root word *gheu which means 'to pour' or 'libation'.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
A new book from our friends at Club 55 is ready to order from Amazon
Hitler's UFO against the New World Order by Miguel Serrano
This new English translation of Miguel Serrano is quite relevant for the world today. It is true that he spends the majority of time discussing the National Socialist origins of the UFO, but as strange as it may sound, this work is surprisingly very straight-forward and practical. His insights into such things as the struggle between Nationalism (traditions of character and uniqueness) and Globalism (faceless slaves of the New World Order), CIA drug trafficking and their instigation of the heroin epidemic, the “invented enemy” called terrorism and much more – are all prophetic of the present times which we are living in. One could think that he wrote this book last night, rather than over 25 years ago. Perhaps, that is exactly what he was looking to accomplish. How can those concrete foresight's not lend credibility to that which he speaks of the UFO? "It is down-right uncanny how Serrano can be so practical and make one prediction after another that have come to pass in a book about “UFOs”. Then again, we are speaking of Miguel Serrano, from whom we have come to expect such things."
Saturday, 24 September 2016
There are a number of runes which have a line of symmetry running down the middle. The rune is thus comprised of two runes facing each other which together creates a reflective rune. Along with these 'reflective' runes, in the various rune-rows we can see some runes are 'branch' runes (and not surprisingly these often represent trees) and we also have runes with a rotational aspect.
Now, we have a synchronicity here. I was originally going to post an article to accompany the previous article on the Ehwaz rune - then the latest copy of the Woden's Folk magazine arrived with almost the same article within it. So I'll use aspects of both Wulf's article and my own post to demonstrate the reflective aspect of the Ehwaz rune.
Here we have the Ehwaz rune - which represents the White Horse. The rune also symbolises companionship and trust - thus it is used to represent marriage, and we can see in the rune the image of a couple holding hands. At the same time with can see how the rune is formed by two Laguz runes. Laguz is connected to water, and its the root of our word lagoon. But Lag is also the root of the words lay and law - as used in our own Ar Kan Rune Lag. The word 'lay' has three meanings - one is to lie, as in to lay down - and can also mean 'to sleep with'. The second refers to a lay-man (a term borrowed by the christian church but originally any man not in a legal profession). It is also the root of the Germanic term 'lie' - which is a song.
Guido von List viewed marriage as sacred. And whilst I value the importance of marriage - I also share the view that Himmler held - that children should born into a loving family, that a woman doesn't need to be a wife on order to be a good mother. Still, the National Socialist passed many laws requiring government officials be married as part of working for the NSDAP. This union of man and wife, whether married or not, is certainly a sacred Germanic law. In fact if we look at many of the totem animals of the Germanic and Northern lands - we find that even they mate for life. Wolves, Owls, Eagles, Swans for example.
So in this rune of marriage (Ehwaz) we can see aspects of the rune of law and 'laying' (sleeping with). Thus a deeper understanding of the rune develops.
In this example we see the Daeg rune which means Day. Many volk see the rune as symbolising a sand timer, which makes sense. We can also see how the rune is two reflecting Thorn runes. The Thorn rune is the thorn (needle) that sent Sleeping Beauty to sleep. The German for 'Sleeping Beauty' is Dornröschen which is itself a word play on Rose Thorn. Thus one Thorn sends you to sleep and the other thorn is a to awaken you. My youngest daughter has a small ritual hammer called 'Thorn of Awakening - with runes carved into the handle which invoke this idea. A complete day in Germanic lore would have started at sun-down, so our days would have started when we went to sleep, but Daeg or Dagaz is also the root of Dawn (Anglo-Saxon dagung, Danish dagning).
The Odal rune- one of our most recognisable runes. We use this rune to symbolise our faith in Blood and Soil. However the rune is also the rune of Woden as the Hooded Man - and the version on the right in the colours of Black, White and Red represent the Mysteries of the Hooded Man prophecy. The Hooded Man holds the balance of light and dark, thus in this image we can see two Sieg runes facing. The rune is the lightning flash and its reverse is the Black Light - as seen on the Schwarze Sonne. Od which is the root of Odal, is hidden within the Hood - the Red Hood of Woden. Thus the rune is outlined in red. Within the rune is a Red Ing rune- representing the god Ing. This is a very complex rune, and the Hooded man mysteries are better described on the Woden's Folk websites. But once again we can see how a rune can revile a deeper mystery when viewed in this way.
Friday, 23 September 2016
Well, yesterday wasn't just the equinox - it was also my wedding anniversary! I still use the red cord used at my handfasting to decorate my ritual hammer. Guido von List used the Ehwaz rune to symbolise the marriage. It's easy to see how the rune can represent this union. A couple standing next to each other, holding hands. Today the tradition family is under constant attack, for the tradition family - the father, mother and children - represent all that is wrong in the minds of those who seek our end - yet study after study show that the happiest people are those in stable relationships.
Marriage is the root of the Aryan race! - Guido von List
Monday, 12 September 2016
I often use the Yew tree as symbolism for the Yggdrasil, and if we look at the runes connected to the Yew, I see aspects of the Yggdrasil within them.
The Armanen Yr rune (commonly seen as a death rune) is a Yew rune- and symbolises the roots of the World Tree.
The Eoh rune - The Yew rune - this represents the growth of the Yew tree. It is also the basis of the Wolf-Hook, which is a symbol of Ull (Wuldor) who resides in Yewdale, which I believe is the Yggdrasil.
But recently I've been thinking about the Anglo-Saxon Yr (Yew bow) rune. Meditating on the rune (as pictured below) I saw the Ur rune, which is the basic shape of the rune but with an Irminsul inside. This matches the shape of the Yr rune. And whilst the Irminsul was clear - the Ur rune shape was not. It was much more rounded and at first I though it could be the Bifrost bridge, but it soon became clearer and it was the skull of the giant Ymir. Ymir's skull was used to create the dome of the heavens, and the name Ymir contains the name Yr. This only furthers my belief that the Yggdrasil is a Yew tree. Ymir was the first being - thus the Ur (Original) rune shape.
The rounded version of the AS Yr rune which appeared as the Skull of the giant Ymir (Yr) and Irminsul
Here in this picture of Adam and Eve we find numerous references to the Irminsul. This 'Tree of Life' clearly resembles the Irminsul - indeed this is exactly what the Irminsul is - the Tree of Life or Yggdrasil. coiled around the trunk of the Tree is the snake from the biblical tale of Eve being corrupted but this again is just christianity appropriating more pagan symbolism - in the form of the Staff of Asclepius, which itself can be compared to the caduceus. Above the Irminsul is the symbol for Ares. Ares or Eres is a another name for Irmin.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Some more thoughts on Blood and Soil
I'd like to explore another aspect of Blood and Soil - some ideas concerning the word Boden. Boden is the German word for soil - and it was used in Anglo-Saxon times, spelt Bodan. The root of this word is very interesting, for the Proto Indo-European word is *bhu(n)d(h) which also gives us words like bonde (Swedish and Norwegian for farmer). The farmer represents the mystical link between Blood and Soil.
Many years ago at a Woden's Folk moot a Wodenist kinsman gave a fascinating talk on using divining rods to find water underground, and he used them to trace a lay line which ran through the site of the Wayland Smithy (England). No one really knows how or why the rods work, but it was clear that they did - which was evident from simply witnessing the talk and demonstrations. The explanation given as to how they could work is that they act as an extension to the body and simply give a clearer indication to certain thoughts or feelings that have become lost in modern man. In fact the Wodenist who demonstrated the rods often went around barefoot and it was his belief that the connection his skin had with the earth made using the rods easier.
Now recently whilst reading up of the origins of the word Boden I stumbled across something which backs up this idea. Many folk will already know that the nerve endings in your feet are connected to many other parts of the body - as can be seen in the diagram below. But the root of the word Boden, or *bhu(n)d(h) gave the Irish their word Bond - which means the sole of the foot. The word also cognates with the English word bottom via the Saxon word botm. This meant the bottom or lowest part. Thus rooted in this term we get the idea of Soil, the farmer and the sole of foot all being connected. No doubt many farmers in our earliest history would have worked barefoot. But by doing so their bodies may have been able to detect certain 'energies' or magnetic forces within the Earth - an ability with have lost today, thanks wearing rubber soled shoes. The fact that we only use 10% of our brain may show that we have lost these skills. It is widely believed that early man instinctively knew which way was north, as the Pineal gland was more active in early man. I also believe that rural living and a closer connection to the soil can affect your perception of time. Things are often slower out in the sticks! The city has always been home to a fast paced lifestyle - fast food, the rush hour etc. This is why revolts against authority have always started in rural areas - as folk who live in the cities do not notice the changes that are occurring in front of them.
Saturday, 20 August 2016
The roots of the name Mjollnir - the name of Thunor's hammer.
Mjollnir is the name of Thunor's (Thor's) Hammer. The name means 'to mill' 'grind' or 'crush'. The word is rooted in Proto Indo-European *mel and can be found in various European languages such as these examples (which all mean 'to mill')-
Latin - molina, molinum
German - Mühle, Old Saxon - mulin
Old Norse - mylna, Danish - mølle
Slavonic - mulinu
From the same root we get the word mallet - a style of hammer. We also get the word 'meal' (as in oatmeal etc) which is the flour produced by the mill from the same root. Interestingly - Thor's wife is named Sif, and she herself is a corn goddess. Thor's two goats, Tanngrisnir (Old Norse 'teeth-barer, snarler') and Tanngnjóstr (Old Norse 'teeth grinder') also share the same concept with grinding to some degree, especially the latter.
As well as the Hammer we associate Thor with the Swastika. In one aspect this is a thunder symbol and is called the Thunder-cross across the Baltic lands. But the Swastika is also the Solar Mill - the cosmic mill which is turned by the god Mundilfari. This cosmic swastika is made by the constellation Ursa Major - the Plough - as it rotates around the Pole Star. The Plough is called Arthur's Wain, which is a word play on the name Arþr (Arthr) which is Norse for Plough, but can also be seen as Ar-Thor. So the World Mill is sacred to both Thor and Mundilfari. Perhaps there is a connection between Mundilfari and Thor's son Modi, who inherits his father's hammer?
The Cosmic Mill - World Swastika
Swastika image by Ludwig Fahrenkrog. Perhaps is shows the world Swastika being turned by Thor and his son?
Friday, 19 August 2016
Kalki as Hitler!
A number of ideas and various bits of information have come to me over the last two weeks about Kalki. This started whilst listening to the song Hitler as Kalki by the band Current 93, a link to Youtube video -here-.
What really got me thinking is a comment my eldest daughter made to me whilst listening to the song, "so was Kalki good at maths then?" This was a reference to the term calculus, which comes from the root calc. This is the root of calculate etc, because in ancient Roman times, maths was learnt by using small chalk stones to count with - calc being calcium.
I decided to meditate on the Anglo-Saxon rune Calc - commonly seen as the death rune and I envisioned the rune over the top of something like one of the Lewis chess pieces - the knight. The rune, it seems to me is a depiction of a rider upon a white horse - the image of the knight playing piece confirmed this to me. The straight stave in the middle represented the rider - the chevron (upside down V) was the horse. The rune, which is normally used to symbolise the chalice represents the Rider on a White Horse. Calc is Kalki.
In Sanskrit Kalki's name means 'destroyer of darkness' or 'destroyer of ignorance', coming from the PIE 'kalka' (interestingly kalka is a word used in some Baltic languages which means bone) but the etymology of the name also relates to a 'white horse' *. Kalki Avatar is often pictured riding a White Horse, or even being half horse himself. A Wodenist once told me of a vision she had had of Woden being human with horses legs. The idea of a destroyer of decay has lead many to compare Kalki with Hitler - as the title of the Current 93 band suggests. The song is based on the teaching and writings of Savitri Devi. What is very interesting is that the ancient Aryan-Hindu texts give a rough date as to the birthday of Kalki - The Puranas describe the date as twenty-one fortnights from the birth of Krishna, which itself falls on Janmashtami in August. This would put his descent at Vaishakha, between April and May. At this time, the father of Kalki is foretold to be overwhelmed by the incarnation of Godhead that he sees as his son. There are many clues in the Hindu myths about the birth of Kalki which I will explore soon.
Kalki the White God
And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
Monday, 1 August 2016
The Valknut is one of the most intricate symbols that appears within our faith. Not only through the complexity of the design but the fact that the symbol has so many meanings. Normally it is attributed to Woden-Odin. However other uses of the sign have it connected to the Nine Worlds (represented by the nine sides) or the three 'Val's' - the Valkyrie, Valhalla and Valvater (Odin). Some volk also associate the sign with the three Norns.
If we look at the various carvings of the Valknut we can see that there is a connection with Woden as the god who travels the Nine Worlds - and also Sleipnir, his eight legged horse.
In this stone carving we see Odin (the first figure on the left), the Valknut clearly in the middle and two Ravens over head. In the study below it is easier to see Odin as the Hanged God, or the God of the Gallows.
Here we see Odin riding Sleipnir with two complete and one partly completed Valknut between Sleipnir's legs. There is also one next to Odin's head.
It is my view that the Valknut represents Odin's ability to travel throughout the Nine Worlds. To travel to the underworld he rides Sleipnir who symbolises ritual or symbolic death. This could be via a deep meditation or shamanic vision. But it seems this is necessary to travel to the underworld - as we find in the Saga's that Hermod must ride Sleipnir for him to be able to travel to the underworld (Hel), to ask for the release of Baldur. Odin must also ride Sleipnir to visit Hel. The symbolic Hanging (as shown on the first carving) is closely connected to the Valknut for this is the knot of the Slain. 'Sleipnir' means 'slip' which is a reference to the hangman's 'slipknot'. Sleipnir's eight legs probably represent the pallbearers, again symbolising a death ritual.
It was Loki who fathered Sleipnir. On the website 'Nordic Anti Semite' - comments made by a 'Ytringer' make very interesting reading. They claim that Sleipnir means 'sleep'. This fits in with the idea that Sleipnir is a symbolic or ritual death. 'Sleep' here is a reference to the idea that our race is asleep - a sleep invoked by the giant Loki. Perhaps this a why the National Socialist's used the cry 'Awake' - to counter this effect. We must certainly cast off the curse that Loki has placed upon our race, and awaken before this symbolic death becomes a reality.
Monday, 25 July 2016
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