The Onion

 

Onion This writer refers to our current situation, in the remnants of western civilization, as the Wolf Age.    Generally one hears that we are approaching the apocalypse, but this writer disagrees as he has a different mindset.     The mindset of those who follow the Nazarene is linear.       To the Nazarene there is a creation of the physical world by a god aloof from his creation, the origination of man and the introduction of evil, lives led, death, judgement and an eternity spent in praising the creator or an eternity spent in punishment for denying the Middle Eastern god of love.    It all occurs in a straight line.   Mankind’s mother, the earth, is merely an artifact to be used and tossed away because she is not eternal.

But this writer prefers western traditions and philosophies that existed prior to the interjection of the foreign Middle Eastern religions into our western civilization, which have afflicted our minds ever since.    This writer envisions eternity as cycles without a clear beginning or ending.    A swirling eternity that always was and always will be.    Cycles of what we call time are always repeating themselves, the contents of which are never exactly the same or perfect.   In other words, this writer is describing nature.   Cycles of nature; where no straight lines exist.     The straight line is a creation of man.   However, this writer wonders if a line travels far enough will it not curve?    Even man is eventually subject to nature.   The earth is our mother because we cannot exist without her.

Man observed that plants and animals die, but return anew in the spring.   There is a rebirth, a reincarnation of sorts, if something of the previous life returns in the new life.     The old ways were similar to the many layers of an onion in which one could keep removing the outer layers and finding new ways of looking at things in each new layer.      One could looks at the old myths in different ways, peeling layer after layer.   Most will see the old gods and stories as cartoonish characters in outlandish stories fit only for a child.   This is how the faithful of the Nazarene portray the stories of indigenous peoples; it robs their traditional stories of their power.    One could dig deeper and peruse the stories and gods from a linear perspective. 

In the Old Norse poem “Voluspa,” a seeress is brought before an assemblage of the gods.   The seeress tells the assembled about the creation of the worlds, the creation of man, the coming of strife and greed into the worlds and the eventual destruction of the worlds in Ragnarok or the twilight of the gods.   There is a beginning, middle and an end; the results are known before the game begins.    One’s fate or weird is set and one moves in a straight line toward destiny saying one’s lines on cue.   The worlds and gods are concrete and tangible.   There are the evil Jotuns of destruction versus the gods of order; which is a comfortable position for the dualistic thinker- especially in our current culture.    

But one can dig deeper.    The student of “Voluspa” will be aware of, but have a tendency to ignore what the seeress said would happen after Ragnarok.    There will be new worlds, with a new generation of humans and a new generation of gods.   “Voluspa” is cyclical just like nature.     Something which is an oppositional force is not seen as evil, but as a necessary evil for destruction of stasis to allow for transformation during the cycle.    This works for relative thinkers.      The gods may be seen as synonymous with forces of nature or as aspects of one’s higher self.     The myths could be seen as stories of transformation through initiation hidden in plain view.

Varg Vikernes
Varg Vikernes

In the view of the controversial Varg Vikernes, the gods are what euro-folk should try to become in this world, after they have obtained their hamingja or ancestral honor.    In other words, the trufolk are the gods of this world.    To some that would be a very heretical statement and will certainly not be embraced by most.   However, to relative thinkers all positions are viable; they are just different levels of the onion.     The syncretic thinker understands the various layers of the onion (myths/traditions) and takes the position which he believes will best serve his people and tradition, while maintaining respect for the other positions.  Other layers are just as viable and they are still part of the same onion.

Why is this important to understanding the wolf age in which we find ourselves?    Because this writer wanted to express that there are different ways of looking at the lore, which is part of a folk soul, and they should be respected.   In the “Voluspa” the seeress said: 

          “an axe age, a sword age

shields are riven

a wind age, a wolf age

      before the world goes headlong.

No man will have

    mercy on another”

 

The above quote certainly describes the world in which we find ourselves today.   One could take a Middle Eastern linear view of our situation; that we are on a one way trip to oblivion and there is nothing we can do about it.   It is a type of thinking with an external locus of control; which is the way our enemies want us to think.    However we could look at this with a different perspective a more natural cyclical perspective.   If one takes the position that a part of an individual survives death and is reborn in one’s descendants; one’s core essence is therefore immortal.   We are our ancestors and eternity is on our side.   What will change during the cycles are the body and the personality.   Entering the different cycles during times such as the Wolf Age provides an opportunity for one to rise to the challenges presented, increasing one’s honor.

If one does what is right in difficult times, one’s honor will continue to grow making one’s core essence or hamingja stronger.    The stronger the hamingja one possesses, the more like the gods of one’s people one becomes.    If one does dishonorable things, one’s hamingja becomes weaker.    If the hamingjas of the members of a family or tribe become weaker, they as a people become weaker and may disappear altogether.     That is why the heroic epic is important in a society, to provide a blue print of how to behave in difficult circumstances.   Heroes are not to be watched as in a spectator sport, but emulated in pain and danger. 

 One may not control one’s immediate negative circumstances, but one can control how one will react to those circumstances and that is enough.    Those reactions should be based on the heroic examples of one’s own people.   One must develop an internal locus of control confidently anchored in one’s ancestral hamingja.  At the center of the onion or mythology is the hero.    If a people loses its hero, it must be recovered if they are to again become a healthy people.  The lore is a road map to find the hero.   The wolf age is the opportunity to recover the hero by peeling back the layers of the onion.  

 

Tryggulfr        

 

 

                      

Fehu- Rune of the Wolf Age

After previously discussing the rune Thurisaz, or the “pointy end of the stick.”  This writer would like to briefly discuss another rune, that seems  to the writer, prominent in our current wolf age, Fehu.  But before beginning, I would like to remind the reader that all runes are faces or facets of the mother rune, Hagalaz.  What we know for sure of the historical perceptions of the meanings of the individual runes comes from the rune poems.   Everything else seems to be derived from personal gnosis of the runes.   Therefore there are variations of the meanings of the runes and at times, opposing opinions as to their associations.

The three oldest Germanic runic “alphabets” are: the Elder Futhark, the Younger Futhark and the Anglo-Saxon Futharc.   The first rune in all three alphabets is the same and in Proto-Germanic is called Fehu.    Fehu roughly means cattle, wealth or money.   In old Norse the rune is called Fe’.   The rune is called Feoh in old English and is related to English word fee.   Let us now go to the Rune Poems to find out what the unknown poets believed the runes meant.

Old English/Anglo Saxon Rune Poem

serveimage93US4KGD(Feoh/Wealth) is a comfort / to every man

although every man ought / to deal it out freely

if he wants, before the lord / his lot of judgment

Old Norwegian Rune Rhyme

serveimage93US4KGD(Fe/Gold) causes strife among kinsmen;

The wolf grows up in the woods.

The Icelandic Rune Poem

serveimage93US4KGD(Fe’/Gold) is the strife of kinsmen and the fire of the flood-tide

and the path of the serpent.

From the Old English Rune Poem we learn that wealth brings comfort, something that most desire.   And then we are advised that we should be generous with our wealth, if we are to be well judged.  The gift for a gift principle.   From the Old Norwegian Rune Rhyme we get a far different perspective.   The poet appears to see Fe almost as a “murk stave”.  We are warned that wealth may cause problems with family through jealously and our own greed (the wolf) is always nearby waiting to consume us.   In the Icelandic Rune Poem, the poet cautions us that strife with kinsmen is often over wealth.  But what is that fire of the flood-tide and path of the serpent?

For an answer to that question, Michael Kelly tells us in Left Hand Path 666, to look to the Saga of the Volsungs for answers.    Kelly states that the fire of the flood tide is the fiery breath of the dragon Fafnir and the glow of the Rheingold.   The “path of the serpent” is the path of the dragon as he stole the gold before hoarding the gold.     The strife of the kinsmen is referring to the tragedy caused by Sigurd’s jealous and greedy kith and kinsmen, after Sigurd won the treasure by slaying the dragon.   Of course it is more than that.   The lore is like an onion with many layers, it gets deeper and deeper.  Kelly also refers to Fafnir as a metaphor for the human reptilian brain.   And many of us are familiar with the kundalini serpent.

Edred Thorsson in Futhark, while addressing Fehu, indicated that the rune is associated with the power of hamingja, the ring of fire connected to burial mounds, and cosmic fire flowing from Muspellsheimr during creation.   Thorsson also makes the connection with the destructive power of the fire giant Surtr during Ragnarök.   Therefore we have Thorsson’s creation/destruction association of the rune.   And there is the association with the destructiveness of wildfire and stampede (cattle).     These are of course the personal gnosis of Kelly and Thorsson.   The reader may have made associations of their own.

The runes are used by asatruar/heathens for personal improvement, magical operations, and divination.    However, this writer is moving with the runes from the esoteric to the mundane by trying to analyze runic energies at play in the current cycle of the wolf age.   In this writer’s opinion, wealth (Fehu) accumulation, preservation, growth and especially transference is accelerating during the wolf age.   Fehu is finite, which is what gives it value.    At no time in the history of western civilization has there been an equal distribution of Fehu.   Any efforts to equally distribute Fehu among the people will eventually lead to destruction, because people are not equal.   They are technically equal under the law, not equal in value in regards to what they contribute to continuation of their folk.

Everyone has different abilities and skills.   In tough times, some people are more valuable to the folk that others, because of what they can contribute to the group.   Children are carried by the folk on the promise of what they will produce for their folk in the future.   In a healthy culture simply being alive is not enough, one most contribute meaningfully to the preservation and advancement of their folk.  An individual is a facet of the folk, just as the rune stave is a facet of the mother rune.   The folk does not exist to serve the individual, because the individual has little to no true meaning outside of the folk.   Therefore one should seek fulfillment (enlightenment) as a member of the folk.

At this point the writer suggests that the reader follow the link to Kalki Weisthor, go to the article “Slaying the Dragon of Usury and give it a read.  Take your time, if you are like the writer, you may have to read it more than once.   Kalki points out that the traditional social structure of the folk as laid out in the Lay of Rig; is Jarl (Priest/King), Karl (Craftsmen/Farmers) and Thrall (slave).   Traditional society was a theocracy and the Priest/King was the intermediary to the divine, as he was descended from the gods.   The King embodied the hamingja of the folk group and the early northern Germanic people elected their kings from among the noble families.    Tribal kingship ended in the 9th century.   Later, after the conversion, the priestly function was usurped by the church.

Although monarchies still exist in Europe today, they are apolitical symbols of “in group” unity, which will may soon be dispensed with to make way for a new aristocracy.   Today’s western countries are controlled by the middle or merchant class.   Now according to Kalki Weisthor, when a country is controlled by the merchant class it becomes materialistic and decadent.   Commerce is king, it is all about the money.   In the United States, there is no real difference between republicans and democrats; they are just wings of the American eagle.   This domesticated American eagle will fly back to who feeds it, when it is called.  And who feeds the eagle?   Those who are found in the 1%, that’s who.

America has not fought a war for freedom in years.   Despite the propaganda, no country in WWI or WWII seriously intended to invade America, until America decided to involve itself in the affairs of other nations.   Japan had to attack Pearl Harbor to secure the oil it needed from Asia to survive.   American had been meddling in Japanese affairs for years.  Remember the “Gunboat Diplomacy” forcing Japan to open it’s doors and trade with America bringing the end of the samurai class?  American had been putting the squeeze on Imperial Japan before Pearl Harbor, pushing them to war.   America has acted as an imperial nation, since the War Between the States consolidated federal power.

Today, America fights wars to feed the deep state, feed the military industrial complex, eliminate the “flower” of the folk setting the stage for the new emerging order.   A new order is to emerge out of the chaos America and NATO have brought to the middle east and Europe.   This European catastrophe will in turn be brought to America, if the plan is not disrupted.  The intent is that no western country will be spared.   The neo-cons are calling to rebuild America’s military, which already spends more money on defense than all the other nations combined.   If there is such a threat, why are America’s borders unsecured?   Because it is all about making money (Fehu), in other words wealth transference.   Numerous immigrants or illegal aliens will flood a country with cheap labor driving down the cost of production, which is one of the reasons why American republicans would never willingly build a wall on the southern border.   The rich and powerful will become more rich and more powerful, while the poor will become chattel.

The merchant class is shrinking and that is the plan.   If the reader has not read this writer’s previous articles, they need to do so to understand the plan that is underway.  A new aristocracy is waiting in the wings to assume full control when the leaders from the merchant class have done their doom to betray the folk.   The work of the middle class will be taken over by robotic technology.   The redundant thralls will eventually be herded into urban centers, their numbers will be reduced by wars and disease.     Their intelligence quotient will be reduced by miscegenation making them easier to control.   The surveillance state will assure the new aristocracy’s security.   All they have to do is survive the current wolf age and still maintain control.

The new aristocracy is standing in the shadows, they are those who control the merchant class from behind the curtain.   The new aristocracy is made up of select members of the old aristocracy and select members from the tribe of “Those Who Cannot Be Named (“T.W.C.B.N.”).   The new aristocracy has a strong interest in genetic enhancement and technological/biological integration, their own version of the “Sorcerer’s Stone.”   As said before, the new Aristocracy and their sycophants are found in  the 1%.  The question then is who and what are the 1%?

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Feoh

According to the Economist, the average income of the 1% in 2008 was $1.2 million.  16% of the 1% are in the medical profession, and 8% are lawyers.   Investment bankers, corporate lawyers, hedge fund and private equity managers have displaced corporate executives in the 1%.    The 1% has been making gains in all countries, but most especially English speaking countries.   More of the top 1% work in Britain, than in the United States.   When it comes to the 1%, kinship is very important.    Rich parents have rich children and the rich marry the rich.  They hold on to wealth and pass it on.  More than 1/2 of the 1% in the United States have contacted a congressman.  Remember the old commercial, “When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen?”

According to CNN Money,  if your annual household income is $52,000, you are in the bottom 48%.   According to Business Insider, the 1% owns 40% of the wealth.    In George Hocking’s article “Who are the One Percent?” which was published in Counter Currents on 16 December 2011, the 99% are superfluous; whose main purpose is cannon fodder for wars that are used to stimulate the economy.    According to Hocking some of the new aristocracy are: Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, George Soros, Andrew Fastow, Jack Abramoff, Goldman Sachs, Lawrence Summers, Ben Bernanke, Bernie Madoff and WASP Tim Geithner.   Are you seeing a trend here?

Some “T.W.C.B.N.” organizations used to exert influence are: American Jewish Committee, American Jewish Congress, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, B’nai B’brith, and the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.    “T.W.C.B.N’s” influence on American government is usually indirect.   In the United States, democrats are used to weaken the majority by promotion of mass immigration to reduce the power of WASPS, and promote self-hate among WASPS.   Republicans are used to avoid taxes on “T.W.C.B.N.” wealth and to promote wars that are of “T.W.C.B.N.” interest.   It is reported that Bettylu Saltzman handpicked Barack Obama and launched his political career.    According to The Daily Press, 48% of U. S. billionaires are members of “T.W.C.B.N.”

The Coudenhove-Kalergi Prize is awarded every two years to someone who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of European integration into the new order.   German Chancellor Angela Merkel won the prize in 2010.   The Hegelian Dialectic is in full force.   More mass immigrations to Western countries will homogenize the populations therefore eroding the national, ethnic and religious identities.   Ethnic populations will eventually push back to survive and the ensuing violence will cause the state to react with totalitarianism giving it more control.  Problem-reaction-solution, just what the new order wants, total control.

The question now is, what are the folk to do?    The first thing to do is educate yourself about what is really going on.   Become a teacher, share your knowledge with others, so they too can make good decisions.     Do not pack up and head for the hills in a knee jerk reaction.  Become the sort of person who the folk, regardless of religion, will look to for answers and leadership now.  Promote local community cohesion and interests.   Promote traditional western culture, reject pop culture and that includes spectator sports.  Promote traditional families and useable skills.  Be as fit as possible and have martial skills, in other words be a man.

Let us look at “T.W.C.B.N.” for a moment.  As much as possible they educate their own and do not depend on government schools.   They push education from an ethnic perspective.   They push their traditional culture among themselves.   Allegiance to “The Tribe” comes before allegiance to any government or outside culture.  They promote and give preferential treatment to their own and that includes loans for businesses that do not involve usury.    They emphasize acquiring portable wealth (Fehu), which includes precious metals, jewels and art.   Acquisition of Fehu allows the tribe to maintain influence beyond their numbers, even if a government or monetary system collapses.    Put the tribe and the family before the individual and things will improve for the Folk.    Do not fixate on “them.”   Fix us!    Makes us whole or “hail” again.  For some this galdr derived chant will make sense, “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum; I smell the blood of an Englishman.”   Yes the Jotuns are after us, but we are descended from those who slayed giants.  Get busy!

Tryggulfr 

 

 

 

“Managed Cultural Destruction- We Have Been Here Before”

It is this writer’s opinion that most introspective persons at times ponder the meaning of life and one’s place in the life stream.   Where did I come from?   Who am I?   Why am I here?   What will happen to me when I die?    In western civilization for approximately the last 1,400 years, one was required to unquestionably accept the answers supplied by the state sanctioned intermediaries of the divine.     Many of us, who are older, were taught the answers from a source such as the Westminster Catechism or the Catechism of the Catholic Church.     

Churchmen, who were inheritors of the feeble remnants of the once mighty Roman Empire, attempted to strengthen their power over the folk of Europa by declaring that the stories of their religion were factual, without error and they had the power to keep people from entering the kingdom of their non western Semitic demigod in the  afterlife.    The churchmen taught they could condemn heretics and non believers to hell; from which they had transformed the traditional western abode of the dead to a place of punishment and torment.      

The originally Semitic cult of the Nazarene had been lurking about the Roman empire, where Jews were plentiful, for centuries.   The increasingly Roman flavor of the Semitic cult of the Nazarene was heavily influenced by the Roman citizen Saul of Tarsus.    Saul appears to have been knowledgeable of the various strains of Gnosticism, Greek Philosophy, western mystery cults such as Mithraism, Zoroastrianism, Cybele and Attis, Zoroastrianism,  Adonis, Osiris and Isis and the Eleusinian mysteries as well as his own ethnic Judaism.   Which in time would make the cult far removed from its Semitic origins.   It was Saul of Tarsus, who was the true creator of the Roman version of the cult of the Nazarene and developed it into something that the Jews would not recognize and often fear. 

Rome was a multicultural, universalist empire in expansion, when the Nazarene cult began.  The Romans were very tolerant of foreign religions, they just asked that people give homage to the state gods of the empire to insure the continuing success of the state.   However the Nazarenes would not comply and they were considered by Romans to be disrespectful, disloyal, atheists.   At times the Nazarenes were repressed by various Roman emperors for their religious intolerance and especially for disloyalty to the state. 

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Over time the empire grew so large that it was divided into east and west with co-rulers by the emperor Diocletian in 285 C.E.   When Constantine was recognized as emperor, through his military conquests, he was the sole ruler in 324 C.E.   It appears that Constantine, whose mother was secretly a Nazarene, was not personally opposed to the tiny, unpopular religion; and for a time he continued honoring the state gods.   As emperor, Constantine recognized that the Nazarene religion provided him with an opportunity to consolidate his political power against potential rivals.   The Nazarene religion could also be used as a control mechanism for his diverse citizenry through the already well established system of bishops; which was dispersed throughout the empire. 

In 313 C.E. Constantine issued the Edict of Milan and began returning previously confiscated property to the Nazarenes.   In 325 C.E. Constantine summoned the bishops to the Council of Nicaea to deal with disunity among the bishops, and the church of Rome began with Constantine as the “Thirteenth Apostle”.  Constantine began building churches and pushing for acceptance of the Nazarenes.   The population began to convert in greater numbers in response to imperial approval.    The imperial government began giving the Nazarenes preferential treatment over the majority pagans as part of a social engineering scheme that would turn the culture upside down in a short period of time.    

Later in his reign, when the political timing was right, Constantine withdrew all financial support for the old temples that had supported Rome’s traditional culture for centuries and he began confiscating their wealth to finance his building programs.   Nazarene essays and letters  were collected by the bishops during the reign of Constantine and were compiled.   A few were selected and edited, the rest that did not fit the narrative were destroyed.   The Roman collection was joined together with selected Jewish scripture and declared factual and without error.  

All the answers to the state of man were contained in the book.   Only the priestly class was allowed to consult the book; who would then provide the answers to the people.     There would be no questioning of the ecclesiastical authorities, no freedom of thought, all the correct answers would be provided.   When Constantine’s son Constatnius II eventually became emperor; he closed all of the Roman temples and imposed the death penalty for holding or attending any traditional religious sacrifices.   Later Emperor Theodosius I made Christianity the official Roman religion in 380 C.E.   

The “one true way” now had the full might of the Roman Empire behind it.   Purges against traditional religions and cultures of Europa and else where would continue through the ages until the renaissance.   Ancient stories, which brought unity and meaning to ethnic Peoples, were mostly destroyed.    While the surviving stories were allowed to be told in such a way as to make the old ethnic cultures appear primitive; in an effort to ensure that future generations would not yearn for the past.  The void in the ethnic soul would be filled by the authority of the church, who controlled the condition of one’s soul in the next world.   

Why is this important today you may ask?    The religion of the Nazarene, made the mistake of not teaching its stories as mythological tales and poetry, which would have had great power in and of themselves as when the stories were told in the western mystery religions.    But the “good news” had been taught for centuries as factual without the slightest error.  

 Theologians and historians, working in universities, discovered the truth about their religion.  Universities, which had been founded to train theologians, had to find a new mission and they became secular humanists.  The intellectuals of the church knew that their bedrock was on sand.  From the time of Constantine, it had been a religion based on stories stolen from older religions and repackaged.   It had been used as an agent of social control and change for political ends.   “The man behind the curtain” had been exposed.    Today the old leviathan is weakened in the west and new agents of social control have rushed in to fill the power vacuum; and they are just as persistent and dedicated to control as the church.

 

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During the current “Wolf Age” many of the leaders of the Nazarene dominations are now educated non believers and personally believe in a “social gospel,” but will publicly parrot the tenants of their denomination in front of the less informed.   They continue on in order to further the goal of a human universalism with a single culture that will, in the end, be used to feed the corporate leviathan who is the true master of the domain today.    Jörmungand (YOUR-mun-gand) has circled middle earth.     The pews of Europa are empty as their former occupants are now humanist, whose new religions are environmentalism and self-indulgence.   The pews will soon be pulled out to make room for the newest imported foreign religion as Europa has lot her way.    

The “greenies” or environmentalists loath the corporate serpent as it plunders the earth searching for gold, destroying Midgard in the process.   But the “greenies” and social justice warriors are cultural Marxists from an unnatural world; who are manipulated to bring about the destruction of the remnant of traditional European cultures to the benefit of the serpent.  Unlike the postmodern religion of environmentalism, the ethnic European religions are entwined in nature; including nature spirits and deities which are often interpreted as manifestations of nature herself.  The self-aware man does not see himself above nature, who needs his protection, but in symbiosis with nature.

It is not unusual for even a follower of the Nazarene, if given the opportunity, to skip the pew and take to nature to fill the void his soul.   To be whole in an artificial world, one must connect with the natural world to know who one truly is.    Consider the words of French historian Dominique Venner:

“All medieval literature whether it be chansons de geste or the Arthurian Romances invariably explore the theme of the forest: a perilous world, refuge of spirits and fairies, hermits and dissidents, but also the place where the tormented soul of the knight is purified.   I feel that very strongly.   To me, going into the forest is far more than just a physical need, it is a spiritual necessity.”1

Rootless European males and those of the European diaspora, unconnected from nature and their culture, are being feminized to make the transmission to the newest order less violent and more likely successful.   The traditional European family must be destroyed; therefore the media and educational orcs are hard at work.  

Europa and the diaspora are being harried on all sides.   In the midst of this chaos, the wolf of Islam has broken its chains and is unleashing havoc upon the earth.   It will take warriors to break Fenrir’s jaws because the ravenous wolf only understands violence.   We at the beginning of  a new age of violence, the wolf age.   One need only look to the words of the Voluspa:

        “an axe age, a sword age

shields are riven

a wind age, a wolf age

before the world goes headlong.

No man will have

   mercy on another”2

 At this point one might be tempted to despair of the present and future.   But one should not.   The lot has been cast and the norns (fates) have woven the tapestry of our lives.   To quote a common Cliché, “it is what it is.” The wolf age is an opportunity for us to prove ourselves worthy to be remembered.    There is an awakening to the coming new age.  Writer and lecturer Jack Donovan has produced slogans appropriate for the wolf age- “Violence is Golden” and the get it on “Start the World.”   Mr. Donovan is inviting us to transform ourselves and embrace the change.

What should those who aspire to be warriors and fight for their culture and folk in the coming cycle of Ragnarök (Rag-na-rock) do?    Naturally one must train one’s body and be physically fit.   One must be competent in unarmed and armed combat.   To be balanced, one should winnow the writings of Homer, Marcus Aurelius, and other classical writers.   One must peruse the old poems of heroic literature, the sagas and the Eddas.    And one must contemplate death.    Yes death, because unlike new age interpretations of a warrior, a warrior is a death bringer- a life ender.   Such a way of life is hazardous; therefore, one should accept the certitude that his days are measured before his birth.   One must be ready to joyfully except his fate by singing his song of honor at his death, heralding his way into the next existence.  serveimageTI8IVWP5

For an aspiring warrior to compose his death song, he must determine through study where he came from, who he is now and what will become of him when he is embraced by the goddess that rules the next world.   It is the culture of the warrior that delineates the warrior from a soldier, for both are death dealers.    One deals death for the state and the other as part of his tribal culture; his nobility is ensconced in his actions in the face of danger and his descendancy from the tribal gods.  

The warrior’s honor and hamingja (HAM-ing-ya) are related to the warrior’s family; who are in this world and the neither world.   Honor and hamingja (strength of self) go to the burial mound with the deceased to be claimed at a later time by a descendant.    In other words we are our ancestors and not just in a DNA sense.  This is why it is a European custom to name children after a beloved ancestor, to attract the ancestor’s hamingja and honor in the hope that it will attach itself to the new child and bring “luck;” which is not random selection.   Luck is intimately related to ones’ hamingja.  

Therefore our ancestors are always with us and can be a wellspring of strength.   It has been a part of traditional European belief that warriors with a strong hamingja such as King Arthur or Holger Danske, will came back and defend their people when they are needed- through their descendants.   In other words to be born again.   Let one ponder the following words from the Havamal:                                  

 “Cattle die, | and kinsmen die,

 And so one dies one’s self;

 But a noble name | will never die,

 If good renown one gets.

 Cattle die, | and kinsmen die,

 And so one dies one’s self;

 One thing now | that never dies,

 The fame of a dead man’s deeds.”3

 One can see that by one’s accomplishments, one attains an aspect of immortality.    Traditionally one’s name could vibrate through this world and echo through eternity, affecting the position of one’s family in this world and the next.  Even thousands of years later, names such as: Achilles, Hector, Alexander, Spartacus, Hannibal, Arminius and Siegfried have great power to fascinate and inspire.   None were perfect; all were daring with a sense of purpose and place.   They transcended the ordinary.

As part of the preparation of composing a death song, one should spend time in the forest or similar natural environment and meditate on one’s transition to the next existence.   How one envisions the transition to the next abode is not so important.  As an example, this writer will condense and paraphrase from Viktor Rydberg’s Our Fathers’ Godsaga

  Upon one’s death one passes simultaneously to Hel and the grave.   One’s actual ego moves to the underworld, but for a while one has an alter ego in the grave.  In the underworld, Urd (URTH-r) who is the dis (DEES-ir) of fate is also the dis of death.   Urd determines every human’s fortune, lifespan and even the hour of their death.   Urd is the ruler of the underworld where she is called Hel.   Urd jointly confers with her sisters Verdandi (VER-thand-i) and Skuld (SKULD).  Additionally humans have a female guardian spirit called a fylgja (FELG-ya) or hamingja, who are Urd’s servants.   

When a child comes into the world, Urd appoints the child a fylgja, who rises out of the underworld, flies over the western horizon, and glides across the sea to her ward in Midgard.   The fylgja follows the child through life unseen, knows the child’s thoughts, whispers into his conscience, urges him on and warns him in his dreams.   Every day thousands of fylgjas float over the water to Midgard and everyday thousands return to prepare their wards’ dwelling in the kingdom of bliss.  

A fylgja does not leave her charge except shortly before his death, and she will later rejoin him in the kingdom of bliss.    She will however abandon him if he becomes a nithing (NEETH-ing-r) and he will be a lost man.    There are norns of life who are the dises that choose mothers for children, who wait before the threshold of mortal life to be born into the world.   There are other norns who carry out Urd’s judgments of death and conduct dead souls to the underworld.   Foremost among those norns are the Valkyries.   

When a battle occurs, the Valkyries appear on horseback, fully armed with spears they use to identify the warriors who Odin (O-thin) or Freyja has selected for their hall.    They convey the fallen to the underworld and from there to Bifrost to Asgard  To Midgard’s inhabitants that are not destined to die by the sword, Urd sends other servants whose form is dictated by the type of death.    Children have their own norns who are motherly and kind.   To those who die by disease come Leikn (LAYK-n) and beings from Niflhel (NIV-I-hehl), who resemble her.   Those that die from other sicknesses are carried away by the corresponding spirit of disease. 

In the beginning of the journey, the dead all walk a common path.   The Hel-gate opens daily for legions of souls all destined for different fates.   All must pass the same way.   They come by foot and horse, accompanied by beautifully equipped Valkyries, by the gentle assistants of age, the kind of companions of children, and the blue-white Leikn, the somber spirit of disease.     They all gather outside the eastern Hel-gate.    When all who are expected on that day have come, the key Gilling (GIL-ing-r), turns in the lock and the gate groans on its hinges and opens wide for the dead to file in.

The path of the dead first winds westerly through deep and dark dales.   At one point, a mile wide thorny heath must be crossed, so it is best that the family of the deceased provide the dead with sturdy Hel shoes to protect their feet along the journey.   Everything such as clothes, weapons and jewelry remain in the grave, but everything in creation, including things made by man have an inner form and material that accompanies the dead to the underworld.

The procession of the dead reaches a river with rushing waters; whose eddies is full of sharp-edged iron.    Foot wide strips of wood float across the water and there is no bridge.   The strips remain steady under the feet of the merciful and convey them across the river, but the unmerciful cannot stand on the strips and will fall into the river forcing them to wade across in anguish.

On the other side of the river, light begins to shine and one is able to see green meadows through which the river called Gjoll (GYUHL) flows.  There is a gold covered bridge called Gjallarbru (GYAL-ar-broo) spanning Gjoll.   On the other side of Gjallarbru the path forks.   The path to the north leads to Mimir’s (MEE-mere)kingdom and the one to the south leads to Urd’s well.   The dead continue walking in complete silence to Urd’s well, where the judgement is to take place.   The tongues of the dead are cold and stiff, their steps cannot be heard, and even the steps of the horses of the dead cannot be heard.    The only sound is the resound beneath the hooves of the Valkyries’ horses as they cross the Gjallarbru.

When the dead arrive at the place of judgement, they sit on long rows of benches before the holy circle of judgement stones.   The deceased take their seats next to their fylgjas, who will be waiting for them.    The Aesir are the judges, with Odin in the high seat and the Aesir seated next to him.    The dead listen to the court and receive their sentences in silence.  Only those with the runes of speech are able to speak in their own defense.   Those without the runes of speech are defended by their fylgjas, who rarely have to speak; as their presence alone is a favorable witness that the dead were not guilty of some unforgivable act.  Outside the thing-stead, spirits of punishment await the condemned murders, oath breakers and abusers of the dead, ready to lead them to their doom in Nifelhel.

The dead should come well dressed to the place of judgement.   Warriors should bring their weapons and armor.    Women and children ought to bring ornaments they are fond of.   Images of the objects that relatives and friends placed in the grave mound be a testimony that the dead received the respect and devotion of their survivors.    The appearance of the dead, show the degree to which the living respect the law requiring reverence for the dead.   Those without a family to prepare the dead for judgement should be prepared for by strangers who should step forward.   Those who neglect the duties of the living toward the dead hasten the ruin of the world and aids evil against the gods.

The gods judge human error and weakness leniently; because, the gods have also erred.    The thing-goers should expect a favorable sentence from the gods, if they went through life honestly, honorably, helpful and without fear of death- if they had reverence for the gods and temples, for family duties and the dead.     Before they leave the thing-stead, whose who were declared worthy receive the “drink of strengths” from a golden aurochs horn engraved with a serpent, runes and images of herbs that grow in the meadows of the kingdom of bliss. 

The “drink of strengths” is a liquid from the three wells that maintain Yggdrasil (EG-dras-il) and those that drink for the horn will feel the warmth of life, their tongues will loosen, they will gain strength and life force, they will forget their sorrows, but remember their beloved memories without remorse or pain.    Those who have had the judgement of bliss leave the thing-stead accompanied by their fylgja on a joyous path through beautiful fields of flowers to a home that she has prepared for them in the green world of the gods.   There they visit friends and relatives that have gone before them.    After the warriors have finished visiting their kith and kin, they continue their journey to Asgard (AHS-garth-r), where they will be welcomed by their table companions in Valholl.   Princes and heroes, who have died of disease, will also travel to Asgard; while those who have been condemned are escorted to Niflhel, where their sentence is carried out.4

 Viktor Rydberg lived from 1828 to 1895 and is regarded as Sweden’s leading Romantic Poet.    This is fitting for Odin is a god of inspiration and poetry.   Odin’s poet Bragi would have been waiting with a horn of mead for Rydberg, when he arrived at the All-father’s table with a smile and rhyme.    One should be inspired by Rydberg’s poetry and become a warrior poet, like the great Icelandic warrior Egill Skallagrímsson.    Ethnic European religions were not religions of the book, but of the song, the heroic epic, the field and the forest.   They were religions of ancestor and of nature- its majestic tragedy and triumph.  An example of a death song that one should peruse would be that of Ragnar Lodbrok´s Death Song translated by Ben Waggoner and widely available on the internet.  

One of this writer’s favorite bands is the Norwegian band Wardruna founded by Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik in 2003.   Kvitrafn’s project rejected modern instruments and themes; returning to a time of pre-Christian Scandinavian spirituality.  One of the more interesting songs for this writer’s purpose is from the album Runaljod- Yggdrasil, the song is Helvegen (Path to Hel).   Which much like Rydberg’s work paints a picture of the transition to the next existence. The hauntingly beautiful lyrics to Helvegen are translated into English are as follows:           

           “The path to Hel

 Who shall sing me, Into deathsleep sing me, When I on the path to Hel go, And this track I tread Is cold, so cold, so cold.

I sought the songs, I sent the songs. Then the deepest well Gave me tears so harsh From the Slain-father’s pledge.

I know everything, Odin, To whom you gave your eye.

Who shall sing me, Into deathsleep sing me, Whence I on the path to Hel go, And this track I tread Is cold, so cold, so cold.

Early or in the day’s end, The raven still knows if I fall.

Once you stand at the gate to Hel And when you have to tear free, I shall follow you Over Gjallarbrú with my song.

You will be free from the bonds that bind you, You are free from the bonds that bound you!

“Cattle die, Friends die, So, too, must you die. Though one thing Never dies; The fair fame one has earned.

Cattle die, Friends die, So, too, must you die. I know one, That never dies; Judgement of a dead man’s life.”

 One of the most well-known European death songs is described by Ahmad Ibn Fadlan in his work Ibn Fadlan and the Russiyyah in which Fadlan describes witnessing the death song of a Viking slave girl at the funeral of her lord, just before she follows him into the afterlife.  A scene which was later made famous in the film The 13th Warrior:   The lyrics of the actual song recorded by Fadlan are as follows:

 ‘Behold, I see my father and my mother.’

‘Behold, I see all of my dead kindred, seated.’

‘Behold, I see my master, seated in Paradise.

Paradise is beautiful and verdant.

He is accompanied by his men and his maleslaves.

He summons me, so bring me to him.’”

 In the song the girl is declaring that she could see her family and master awaiting her in the other word and they were calling her to them.    She calls out boldly for the angel of death to pierce the veil between the worlds for her, so she could go home.   If a slave girl looks death in the face and sings with courage, should we cower in fear and still call ourselves freemen.   Let us boldly move forward and embrace the opportunities presented by the wolf age to prove ourselves worthy to be remembered.  We know where we come from, we know the line of our people.   We know who we are, we are trufolk.   We know what we need to do.   Let us sing our song loudly as we redden our swords for soon we shall soon cross the resounding bridge together, drink from the golden horn and abide with our kinsmen and the gods. 

By Tryggulfr    

 

  1. Verner, Dominique (2005). The Shock of History. Arktos.
  2. Dronke, Ursla (1997). The Poetic Edda: Volume II: Mythological Poems. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-811181-9. 
  3. The Poetic Edda, by Henry Adams Bellows, [1936], at sacred-texts.com
  4. Rydberg, Viktor (2003).  Our Fathers’ Godsaga. I Universe, Inc.

Addendum: I wrote this essay before I started this blog and filed it away. I have revived it and made some modifications for publication. I want to state that I am not a historian, amateur or otherwise; but history is important as the past is the basis for our present situation. Everyone has their own interpretations of history based on their own life experiences.

Western civilization, where ever it is found, is under attack and not randomly. The current situation has the appearance of a controlled destruction of western culture and Europa, who is the heart of our culture. Our cultures will be fundamentally changed. This has been planned for a long time and I will briefly cover that in a later post.

The use of governmental policies to fundamentally change a culture has been done successfully before, as will be pointed out in the following essay. People today often feel empty, as if they are disconnected. This is natural because they are disconnected from their true roots. This blog post may upset some as anti-Christian. I am not against Christians. My immediate ancestors and family are Christian. My neighbors and some of my friends are Christian.

As time goes on, people out necessity will form alliances or tribes for protection and survival. Your tribe may contain folk who are Christian out expediency. As heathens, we must become someone who our people, regardless of religion, look to for direction, answers and leadership.I am opposed to fraud and against the deception of the folk for social control. When people discover the truth about a religion that dictates that it must be accepted as true, factual and without error completely on faith without facts; they might reject that religion when the truth becomes apparent. Unanchored by religion or traditional culture, the people become rootless. Once rootless they may look for meaning in other places.

Those places might be: “me first behavior,” cultural appropriation from other cultures (they will not lie to me), antisocial behaviors (I will disregard accepted culture), extreme environmentalism (people are the problem), social justice (the culture is wrong), humanism (the individual comes before the culture) or Islam (they have no regard for western culture). They may overreact and tirelessly work against the culture that birthed them; which in their subconscious mind betrayed them.

If someone chooses to follow the foreign Semitic demigod after examining the facts; I can live with that. After all it is a combination of and repackaging of the old mystery religions and Neo-Platonist philosophy under a central control. Its rites are not Semitic. My problem with the Nazarene/Galilean religion has been its traditional intolerance of all ethnic religions, and cultures, except to a lesser degree Judaism.

Regardless of what some may say, the leader of western Christendom is Pope Francis. The current Pope is more tolerant than previous Popes and appears to have embraced, humanism, environmentalism, Islam and a one world government with a global monoculture. What are the Pope’s actions saying about what he really believes about his religion? What does this say about the current state of Christendom to resist in the face of the soldiers of Allah? And from a secular perspective, will the next political election cycle turn this around in the United States? I do not think we will be able to vote our way out of this. Tribe up!

Tryggulfr

Be Prepared- Estote Parati

Most of us would agree that we live in interesting times.   Western civilization is in decay and attacked from forces without and even worse; she is attacked by those from within that should be her staunchest defenders.   This is obvious to all.   It is not the apocalypse or end of all time; but a precursor to the Ragnarök (twilight of the Gods) or end of a cycle.    What the next cycle will be like may well depend on the things that we do now.     In this writer’s opinion, we are in the beginning of the Wolf-Age.    The Wolf-Age is described in the poem “Völuspá”.

45. Brothers may fight
and fell each other,
may sisters’ sons
kinship stain;
hard is in the home,
whoredom severe;
axe-age, sword-age,
shields cloven,
wind-age, wolf-age,
ere the world falls;
no men will
each other spare.

The question is, “What should we do?”   The answer is: Allzeit bereit! Ole valmis!  Toujours Prêt!  Ávallt viðbúinn! Vær Beredt!  Gata Oricând, Czuwaj! or Var redo!   In any language the motto of the Boy Scouts is- Be Prepared!   The Boy Scouts was created around 1908 by Lieutenant General, The Right Honourable, The Lord Baden-Powell of the British Army.   While serving in Africa, Lord Baden-Powell took a strong interest in field-craft, tracking and self-reliance, which he felt were deficits in the British Army at the time.    This writer is uncertain why Lord Baden-Powell did not model the Boy Scouts after ethnic English Robin Hood and his Merry Men in Sherwood Forest.    Possibly this was done to avoid conflicts between those of Saxon or Norman descent or maybe Lord Baden-Powell was influenced by American co-founder Fredrick Russell Burnham in his decision.

fleur de lis

Fredrick Russell Burnham was born on a Lakota Sioux Reservation, and served as Chief of Scouts for the British Army in Africa.    For whatever reason, the Native American stereotype was adopted as the model for the Boy Scouts.   A choice that is today attacked by social justice warriors as a cultural appropriation by white males; hind sight is twenty –twenty isn’t it?    In 1908 Lord Baden-Powell published “Scouting for Boys” in which Lord Baden-Powell stated, “The scout motto is: BE PREPARED which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.”    The importance of duty was recognized by General Robert E. Lee when he penned to George Washington Custis Lee, “Duty is the most sublime word in our language.  Do your duty in all things.   You can not do more.   You should never wish to do less”.   General Lee sacrificed an assured future of fame and power to honor his obligations to his family, folk and state; which he believed was his duty.

Marine Corps

United States Marine Corps General James Mattis, who was known by his colleagues as an intellectual, took a copy of Marcus Aurelius“The Meditations” with him on each deployment.    General Mattis was called “The Warrior Monk” because he lived his life devoted to study and war, much like the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius whose words Mattis studied.    General Mattis is quoted as saying, “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”    To the average person the statement might seem shocking.   However in this writer’s opinion the general’s advice should be taken to heart by anyone who even remotely thinks of themselves as a warrior or protector.    The caveat is that one should treat everyone the way that one would like to be treated; until the situation dictates that one should react with decisive violence.

Therefore one should plan for a possible violent encounter at all times, in all situations and never be caught unawares.    This is not done out of paranoia, but out of a “way of doing” which promotes an inner personal freedom.   A freedom to not be controlled by fear.  Today we live in a society that promotes fear among the plebian class; which enhances control over that unprotected class who cower before the ruling elites or run to them for protection from barbarians at the gates.   Jack Donovan wrote an essay entitled “All they have is fear” which many will find enlightening if they will take the time to read it.

Epictetus (whom Marcus Aurelius studied) in his Discourses stated, “For caution seems to be in a manner contrary to confidence … a paradox … But if things independent to the will Epictetusand not in our power are nothing to us, with respect to these we must employ confidence; and thus we shall be both cautious and confident, and indeed confident because of our caution.   For by employing caution toward things which are really bad, it will result that we shall have confidence with respect to things which are not so”.

aurelius

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was a stoic philosopher, who spent most of his life at war.   The Meditations was written as a personal reflection while in the field during his campaigns in Gaul.   “The Meditations” was not written to be a manual on stoicism, but it is.  The work was never written to be a best seller, but it should be widely read (a sad commentary on the current state of a western education).   “The Meditations” was also reported to have been carried on campaign by one of this writer’s favorite Roman Emperors, Julian the Apostate when Julian soldiered in Gaul.   Julian the Apostate was the second stoic philosopher to became a Roman emperor and the last pagan emperor of the Roman Empire.   Julian was loved by his legions from Gaul, for his daring victories and sharing hardships in the field with his soldiers emulating the emperor Hadrian.   Julian was hated by the “Galileans” who rejoiced at his death in battle against the Persians.   Julian’s essays, promoting a return to traditional religion and philosophy, were ordered burned after his death.  Only fragments of his essays criticizing the “Galileans,” which were quoted by his antagonists, have survived.   In this writer’s opinion, Julian was one of the Empire’s better emperors. Julian

In “The Meditations” Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Do not despise death, make friends with it, it is Nature’s will and by willing what nature wills we are at peace and harmony with her”.    It is not fear that prompts one to have a plan to kill everyone one meets, but an adherence to duty; a duty to defend one’s self, family, folk, tribe and liege (one whom an oath has been taken to defend).    However, having a plan or a weapon is not enough, because if one is not fit enough to execute the plan or skilled enough with the weapon, the weapon is merely a talisman.    The lynch pin to success is correct, consistent, and germane training.   One’s age or infirmity is not an excuse to fail to train; our duty to kith and kin requires it.    One may not be able to defeat a younger, stronger or more skilled adversary; but one has a duty to defend kith and kin regardless of the outcome.     Epictetus said, “death is not evil, but a shameful death.”    All of us should do our duty to overcome fear and increase our hamingja (strength of soul energy/related to our honor, sometimes referred to as luck) by acts of courage.    We have a duty to be ready.   In the Hávamál we find:

1. Within the gates | ere a man shall go,
(Full warily let him watch,)
Full long let him look about him;
For little he knows | where a foe may lurk,
And sit in the seats within.

38. Away from his arms | in the open field
A man should fare not a foot;
For never he knows | when the need for a spear
Shall arise on the distant road.

site_logoTru-folk (true to our faith, folk and family) have an obligation to defend their kith, kin, tribe and liege.   Former United States Army Ranger Stephen A. McNallen wrote in his book “Asatru- a Native European Spirituality” “Asatruar, if they are true to their faith, constantly seek self-improvement.   This is especially so when it comes to the heroic virtues … courage, honor, loyalty to one’s faith and one’s ancestors, prowess in battle, sharpness of wit, dedication to kin.”

Be Prepared- Always

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