The Creed of Caledon: A Revival of Ancient Ways

caledonians

Welcome to the Creed of Caledon, a blog dedicated to exploring the traditions and history of Aryan culture from the perspective of the Scottish/British tribe. I have returned to writing after the original Wotansvolk kindred known as the ‘Creed of Caledon’ became defunct and I needed some time to reorient my purpose in writing articles for this blog, although I now feel that I am ready to continue from where I left off. In summary, ‘Creed of Caledon’ began as a way to relay information from my own research and experience to others and as a way to express myself artistically in the form of prose and poetry (though much more of the former). I consider this work to be part of an ongoing cultural and spiritual revival among the European peoples and my efforts are for the sake of providing our folk with a past, present and future in the form of history, mythology and philosophy.

I am qualified in the study of archaeology and I specialize in Scottish/British folklore and history, although I do have a wider interest in Aryan culture in general. Therefore, while the content of this blog is primarily geared towards those of European descent (especially from the British Isles), I also like to cover topics from a wider scope from time to time and which may even be of interest to those outside of our cultural and genetic family who wish to know more about our native spirituality.

As for the name and purpose of the blog, ‘creed’ refers to the system of beliefs that has been passed down to us from our ancestors; though much of this has had to be rediscovered through historical research and spiritual practice, due to the suppression of our native customs by the imposition of Judeo-Christianity and its successor, Modernism. Therefore, the sets of practices and beliefs that are promoted on this blog are less of a continuous, unbroken tradition; but an attempt to reconnect with what has been severed as a way for our folk to find their way again as they recover from their collective amnesia within postmodern society. The second part of the name, “Caledon”, comes from that of a tribe which inhabited what is now Perthshire and became part of the tribal confederation later known as the “Picts”. Famous for resisting the Roman invasion, the Caledon have given their name to a poetic epithet for Scotland in general: Caledonia.

In this way, ‘Creed of Caledon’ encompasses the heritage and folk traditions of the Scottish people as a whole, with its spiritual centre in the Atholl region, the home of the Caledon tribe. The legacy of the Caledon in this area can be found in the village of Dunkeld, whose name means “fort of the Caledon” in Gaelic, as well as the mountain of Schiehallion near Aberfeldy, which means “fairy mountain of the Caledon” (a reference to its status as a holy mountain that may be seen as the central focus at the heart of Scotland).

There are three main spiritual and philosophical perspectives that are expressed on this blog, which all form the basis for a revival of our traditions and embracing our heritage. These are:

Irminism

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This is an esoteric tradition based on the beliefs of the Bronze Age Teutons. It is a practice named after the ancestral figure of “Irmin” and is a path for those who wish to work with the runes and to decipher the true meanings behind our folktales and mythology. Long ago, before Wotan (Odin) was the main deity of the Teutons, God was revered in the form of the “Irminsul”, which represented the cosmic axis of the universe . The study of the runes is known as galdr in Old Norse, and it is through the emulation rather than adoration of Wotan that we come to understand the true nature of the Irminsul (also known as ‘Yggdrasil’). Also important in this tradition is Balder, who is the ‘Krist’ (or ‘Christ’) figure of Teutonic tradition, which was one of the means by which Christianity was synthesized with the indigenous spiritual beliefs.

Druidism

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This refers to the esoteric tradition of Western Europe and the British Isles in particular. This is a path of self-discipline and attempting to commune with Nature on a personal level, and so is a more specialized path not designed for most folk to follow. In Ancient Europe, the druids formed the learned caste that consisted of philosophers, judges, magicians, musicians and poets, and were considered the bearers of spiritual knowledge as a way to guide their tribes and protect them from malevolent forces. Whereas the chieftain or king may wield secular power through might and honour, the druids derived their powers from the gods and the spirits that they were able to call upon through ritual and prayer. Such practices involve intensive study and training which includes fasting and meditation, entering into trance states, memorizing and reciting poetry and history and learning about the laws of Nature. There are many specific vocations within Druidism and so some may choose to specialize in a particular field, though all druids would have been expected to have at least a basic knowledge of the aforementioned disciplines.

Folkish Tribalism

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Also known as ‘Odalism’, this pertains less to a specific spiritual tradition and more to the functioning of a society on a day-to-day basis. Though intrinsically tied to the spiritual, this subject has more to do with forming self-sufficient communities consisting of folk that have shared heritage and values and thus, a shared interest. Folkish Tribalism looks for alternatives to the wasteful and destructive consumer society and emphasizes living healthily, growing one’s own food and cooperating with like-minded individuals. Much of these ideas derive from the philosophy of ‘Traditionalism’ (with a capital ‘T’), espoused by the likes of Julius Evola and John Michell, as well as the sociological theory of ‘functionalism’; both of which see society as an organic entity that must be maintained by order directed from above (in a spiritual rather than literal sense) as a way to ensure a healthy and fulfilled population. In this way, the mundane and the material are inseparable from the exceptional and the spiritual, and such an outlook is expressed through traditional values which emphasize not only family and community, but also for each individual within that community to excel to his or her full potential.

Hopefully, this should give the reader a good indication of the type of content presented on this blog. Though I try to present information as accurately as possible, it is still from my own perspective and I may make mistakes from time to time. Feel free to leave a comment if anything seems inaccurate or unclear or if you wish to know from what sources I obtain my information. My own motivations in writing for this blog are to combat the false narratives presented by the mainstream media which consistently strive to pit people against each other and ignore the sources of our society’s problems; the roots of which lie within the destructive ideologies of consumerism and globalism.

My aim, therefore, is to present my own thoughts and ideas in a way that may be helpful to others through the medium of writing. As a people, we have a rich history that is often obscured by notions of utopianism and “leaving the past behind us”. Such is the main difference between the Traditionalist position, which maintains that man has degenerated from a higher state of being, and the ‘progressive’ or ‘Modernist’ stance, which is that any deviation from the way things were in the past must be a move in the right direction. This is not to say that we wish to return to a specific point in the past which we may personally perceive to have been ‘better’ (the problems of such thinking I have outlined in the article traditionalism vs reconstructionism), but to learn from the past in order to act in the present, all with the future in mind.

If we wish to survive as a people, we must acknowledge that we inherit something worth preserving in our lore and our traditions, which will be forever lost if we ourselves are lost. I do not wish to overstate the importance of my writing for this blog, but rather to give the reader insight into what drives me to do so and why I feel it is important to share my insights with others. I aim to write at least one article or poem a week, although this may not always be possible if events in my personal life require more immediate attention. For now, I wish to express my gratitude for your time and I hope that you enjoy my past and future articles for as long as I am able to write them.

Wulf Willelmson

One thought on “The Creed of Caledon: A Revival of Ancient Ways

  1. Marcie Davey

    Bless you, Wulf. I am so burdened with the evolution of our culture even from my early adult years, but much more so form the pioneer days of my genetic ancestors here in the US. I am following some of your bibliographical references that may satisfy my personal needs for a broader philosophical and historical basis for my feelings. It is my fervent prayer that I can pass on some insight to days gone by for my grandchildren, so that they might better navigate the pitfalls of this media driven society. Thanks, again, for your efforts to enlighten. God bless, Marcie Davey

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