Folkish Tribalism VS White Nationalism

We live in a time when the neoliberal order of the past few decades is beginning to disintegrate, signalling the final collapse of what was Western civilization, probably within the next decade (if not within a few years). The combination of crony capitalism along with ‘social democracy’ (socialism within a neoliberal framework) has become exhausted because the central banks that sustain it have hoovered up the world’s capital in order to maintain their power through this false dichotomy. The resulting strain felt by the average human has pushed many of us (particularly in the younger generations) towards more radical ideas about how to replace the current order with something more desirable.

The spectres of the past (particularly those that led to Word War II) have appeared in the voices of the Millenial generation in the forms of both Neo-Marxism, commonly referred to as ‘social justice’ (which is based on the plight of perceived ‘oppressed minorities’ in racial, sexual and economic categories) and what is known as the ‘Alt Right’, which is a combination of various nationalist and traditionalist ideologues acting as an effective opposition to the Modern Left. There also exists a more Centrist aspect, consisting of ‘libertarians’ and ‘sceptics’ who claim to oppose both movements as extreme and primarily advocate individual liberty, and may also favour civic rather than racial nationalism. These divisions reflect deep fissures within our civilization and are a sign of its fall, which I believe to have occurred between the 1960s and the 1990s. Now, new ideologies are competing for dominance, and there are various factions involved on all sides that I will not discuss in detail here. For now, we shall focus on the ‘Alt-Right’ in particular, its relationship to racial nationalism and how this is connected to, but also distinct from Folkish Tribalism.

First of all, one thing that unites the two movements is the resurgence of the ‘folk soul’ of the White race, which has occurred as a result of multiculturalism and the realization among certain Whites that their civilization, and in fact, their very existence as a subspecies, is under threat. The fact that we appear to be the only race of people that should feel ashamed of our heritage for the abuses of imperialism and colonialism has awakened many to the hypocrisy that all races have engaged in such behaviour, yet the others are seen as victims of White oppression in the eyes of the Modern Left. This even extends to the general liberal consciousness, which maintains that all races are equal and so to make distinctions between them is absurd and leads to racism.

A feeling of not being able to express ourselves as a distinct group without either having to apologize for past grievances or denying our own heritage has permeated the consciousness of the White man in particular, and is taken either as an inevitable or even desirable situation, or one that needs to be challenged and changed. Thus, this impulse expresses itself in the various socio-political ideologies that compose the Alt-Right and others that signify the resurgence of folk consciousness. The rise of the internet in particular has led to the awareness of these issues and made it easier to consume and create content relating to these topics, and to engage in contact with others who have reached the same conclusions. For many of us, this is an exciting time to be alive, as we are fuelled by feelings of destiny and purpose that have come to fill the void left by our decadent and worthless consumer society.

However, in many ways this is where the similarities end, and we can now critically examine the relationship between these movements, and how we can not only work together for the sake of our people’s future, but also to avoid the drastic mistakes of the past that led us to the mess that is the post-World War II West. The main distinction between the Alt-Right and Folkish Tribalism is that the former is political in nature, while the latter is not. The Alt-Right relies on the dissemination of information relating to socio-political issues and raising awareness of topics such as biological differences between races and the incompatibility of other cultures with our own, particularly those of the Middle East and Africa.

This is achieved through spreading ‘memes’ used to highlight or provide humorous commentary on a particular issue, or through various alternative news outlets in the form of podcasts, blogs and YouTube channels. Folkish Tribalism, on the other hand, is primarily spiritual in nature, and is more concerned with the revival of our native traditions and providing the tools necessary to build a future for our folk through musical, literary and environmentalist expressions. This is twain with paganism and the reverence for our ancestors in the form of the gods and heroes of our native lore, as well as the spirits of Nature and a reverence for Mother Earth. Though both movements spring from the same source of discontentment with post-Modern society and an urge to reconnect with our folk-soul, the means of achieving this are quite different and their focus is oriented in different directions.

On one hand, the Alt-Right focuses on biological and cultural differences between races, and acts as a reactionary force against the forces of globalism and multiculturalism. On the other, Folkish Tribalism is geared towards asserting our people’s existence in its own right, and is less concerned with what people of other races do as long as it does not interfere with our own well-being. In this way, both forces act as pillars of our emerging civilization, one defending our people against false accusations and abuse directed towards us for perceived transgressions, while the other provides a focus for how to build and sustain a society based on tradition and natural law. However, one thing which must be kept in mind is that the relationship between the two must be one of varying levels of importance, with maintaining our folk in a cultural and spiritual sense being the priority and the political and social dimensions remaining secondary.

The danger that now presents itself in the wake of the ascendancy of the Alt-Right is that the political and material aspects will take priority, and subsequently drive both movements into the ground and destroy our race’s chance of survival. This is precisely what happened during World War II, particularly in Germany and to a lesser extent in Italy. The völkisch movement that included the appearance of Wotanism as a modern religion and the revival of Teutonic culture was eclipsed by the rise of the Third Reich, which placed its own importance above that of the German folk once the National Socialists gained power and subsequently interned various ‘occultists’ in concentration camps. In doing this, it doomed itself by removing the spiritual core of what had propelled National Socialism into power in the first place.

It is this point in particular which I wish to emphasize; which is that it is not the political or even racial expressions that are the most important in our struggle, but the spiritual foundation on which such movements are built. It is here that I also wish to make a distinction between the two ideologies of White Nationalism and Folkish Tribalism. Since the Alt-Right is a development from the earlier subculture of White Nationalism, it is essential that we disconnect the two concepts. I want to emphasize that attaching a political ideology to the Alt-Right is counterproductive, as the concept of White Nationalism is neither desirable nor possible. The concept is flawed in two ways, one of which is the idea of returning the current White nations to their previously homogeneous states. The problem with this idea is that it proposes to work within the framework of the already existing society in order to advance the interests of our folk, which would imply mimicking the state as it exists today.

The matrix that binds together the nations of our world through the mechanisms of the ‘deep state’, which is collusion between the banks, the media and the state to maintain the current trajectory, is designed to facilitate entropy and the destruction of our culture by removing that aspect which is central to maintaining a healthy, functioning society; which is the spiritual essence of our folk and the guiding hand of tradition. In this way, any attempt to design a society that is in any way similar to the present one will end in disaster, as it is the presence of an external authority based on mere ideals that causes decay.

The other issue is the question of race, and how this should be reflected in one’s conduct towards not only members of one’s own race, but also towards others. Essentially, the principal problem with a White Nationalist view of race is that it is based strictly in biological terms, where the mere membership of the White race is enough to guarantee one’s interests as far as establishing an ‘ethno-state’ is concerned. Let me be clear in saying that I have no interest in maintaining the White race as it exists today, most of whom are deluded and sheepish creatures who may not even be aware of the importance of blood and soil in the divine order of the universe. I would rather be involved in the creation of a new, invigorated Aryan race, which is able to sustain itself both on a spiritual and material level.

This takes us to the distinction that must be made between the concepts of ‘race’ and ‘folk’, which is that one is material and biological and the other is spiritual. This is not to say that race is not important in building a new society, as it would only be possible to build a tribe with other members of one’s own race (or else, such a project would devolve into a group based merely on ideology rather than blood kinship, which is essentially what globalism strives to implement worldwide). However, there must also be a shared concept of what is important and that the divine order is more important than both the individual and the collective, thus excluding members of one’s own race that think otherwise. Such connections based on intuition and shared belief can transcend nationality and ethnicity, and there should be a willingness to let go of some of our more particular regional identities in order to maintain the folk as a whole.

Then there is also the issue of the ‘folk’ and ‘tribe’, which is that all members of one’s tribe are part of the folk, but that all of the folk cannot be part of one’s tribe. The tribe is merely the people that you know personally and are a part of one’s daily life, being those who are worked with directly. The folk may consist of people in another land that you do not know, but who are with us in spirit and the recognition of a shared goal. Another issue with White Nationalism in this regard is the focus on identity politics, which begins from the collective and ends with the individual. In this sense, since the primary focus is on the preservation of the White race, this acts as the central focus and everything else comes after. This is a backwards way of going about restoring our people’s dignity, as the first point of reference is the individual. The individual must assess his or her personal nature, their skills and purpose within the tribe and work to becoming a fully functioning component that is indispensable to the tribe, unlike the interchangeable ‘individual’ of Modern society, whose worth is measured quantitatively and is replaceable.

From there, the next point of departure is to the individual’s own family, then to the tribe and the folk. As each collective grouping becomes more abstract and removed from the individual, the more importance is placed on the spirit of the folk as a whole and only then we can speak of ‘nations’ and ‘races’. The future Aryan race must reach a point between the spiritual and biological aspects based on a shared genetic lineage, but also on shared ideals and values. A society must have both of these in order to survive and thrive, as an example of one that had the former but lacked the latter would be the nations of Western Europe, while the opposite would apply to somewhere like the United States.

Both of these societies within Western civilization as a whole have succumbed to the same problems of multiculturalism and consumerism, which arise from the loss of tradition and the recognition of the folk as an organic entity. The idea of building a society from the ground up and the urge to form tribes to preserve our ancient customs is what drives Folkish Tribalism, not the desire to return to some glorious past where you could be assured that your nation consisted of others like you in a genetic or cultural way. This is not to say that the role played by the Alt-Right is not important, in fact it is what represents the things we advocate within the political realm and can introduce those curious about their own heritage to other sources of information regarding how to go about reclaiming it.

Its main advantage lies in its sense of humour, as opposed to the dour and overly sensitive Left, which is unable to laugh at itself and is in a weaker position as a result. However, when one takes these ideas too seriously, it can lead to delusions about the rise of the ‘Fourth Reich’ and even revelling in all of the atrocities that would entail. In this sense, building a future for our children and exiting multicultural society should take priority over the political arena, which consists of posturing and all of the most base characteristics of man’s animal nature. It is also because one cannot simply shy away from politics that I choose to address these issues, as this would imply a denial of what needs to be done in order to reach those who enter the fight from the political end first before moving on towards more practical and worthwhile pursuits.

Despite the bickering and disagreement between individuals online, I am still confident that we are winning the culture war and have a solid basis from which to direct our future endeavours. Such base behaviour is to be expected among those who feel drawn towards the call of their blood but still cling to petty political ideology and racial identity as the core of their personal opinions. There is a much more significant number of us who are finding that we all have particular talents that we are capable of utilizing to advance our people’s interests. This may even take the form of completely apolitical activity, such as promoting awareness about our history, folk customs and musical traditions which are specific to each geographical region of our lands, but which speak to all of us on a fundamental level.

The most important thing to remember is that the political aspect comes last, and that it is essential to have an anchoring in one’s own personal purpose before focusing on the collective effort. This is certainly important, but only if we have energy to spare after our personal relationships and tribal and familial bonds are secured. It is what we do rather than what we think that unites us in camaraderie, and there will indeed be many who may share the same opinions as us, but will not have the will or the courage to go beyond that. Such people are as irrelevant to our cause as those who will perish along with our sick, rotten society because they still cling to ideals deriving from the 18th or 19th Centuries (liberalism and Marxism respectively). The future looks bright, but only if we know in which direction to go and the most effective way to get there.

Hail the Folk!

Wulf Willelmson

Satan

Having had a good look at Christianity and it’s various positive and negative forms, and also the various pagan myths of Teutonic lore, we will now shift our focus toward a particular feature of mythology that is a recurring theme throughout the history of religion. The being known as ‘Satan’ in Judeo-Christian mythology and as ‘Shaitan‘ in Islam, means ‘adversary’ and features as an antagonist either to God or mankind in different mythologies throughout the world. He is known in one sense as the embodiment of all evil, but also as a tragic or even sympathetic figure who rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven.

The lore surrounding this dark figure is a mixture of pagan and Christian myths, and his association with the Judeo-Christian ‘God’ is either as the prosecutor of Job, as in the Old Testament, or as tempter of Jesus within the New Testament. However, his appearance as a horned man with goat legs and a trident is a mixture of pagan imagery, in particular the Greek forest god Pan and his Celtic cognate, Cernunnos, as well as the Greek sea god, Poseidon. To mainstream Christians, Muslims and Jews, he is seen as the one who leads you astray from the path of God and towards damnation, but he is perceived as a liberator and a figure of freedom in some pagan traditions; and sometimes is even seen as a god to be feared, rather than the more benevolent Creator deity.

Though ‘Satan’ is the name most commonly known in the West today, he is also known by the titles of ‘the Devil’ (whose name relates to words ‘devious’, ‘deviant’ and ‘devour’), Beelzebub (‘lord of the flies’, thought to derive from the Canaanite deity Ba’al) or even ‘prince of darkness’. He is also associated with Lucifer, although this is a slightly different figure that we will look at in more detail later on. In other cultures, Satan is known in different forms, such as Ahriman in Zoroastrianism, who is seen as the enemy of Ahura Mazda (‘God’) and deceiver of mankind. In Buddhism, he appears as the arch-demon Mara, who represents illusion and is the lord of death.

Within Teutonic mythology, the best fit for a Satanic figure would be Loki; who also represents illusion and deception and is the nemesis of Heimdall, guardian of the Bifrost Bridge to Asgard (the home of the Aesir and a place representing enlightenment). However, in other cultures he was seen as a deity to be worshipped, such as among the natives of Virginia, who called this being Oke, and some even performed human sacrifices of teenage boys to him. In Ancient Egypt, he was known as Seth or Set, and despite being the brother and slayer of the Sun god Osiris, he still had followers among the Ancient Egyptian kings, though his name was later blotted out in religious dedications. Even within the Old Testament, there are references to dual goat sacrifices, one to Yahweh and one to Azazel, lord of the desert, who is very similar to Set in his attributes.

Today, he is often seen as representing a very real force of evil that compels individuals to commit atrocities against others. The so-called ‘Church of Satan’ and its brand of Satanism are simply a pompous form of atheism that promotes mockery of Catholic Mass and very base individualism based off of capitalist ‘philosophy’. However, much more serious stories involving human sacrifice and child abuse have appeared in mass consciousness over the past few decades. This practice of Satanism was once associated with people usually characterized as mentally deranged heavy metal fans, particularly in the United States during the 1980s.

However, this extreme expression of teenage rebellion is not nearly as prevalent nor as disturbing as tales of ritualistic sacrifices of children by plutocratic elites, many of whom are said to be or have connections to world leaders. Due to the nature of such clandestine activities, such practices are difficult to prove. For instance, it is possible that such stories are made up in order to disseminate fear and paranoia and have no basis in truth. Such accusations are similar to those made against witches by the Catholic Church during the Burning Times. However, it would also stand to reason that if these things were happen among the wealthiest members of society, then they would have sufficient resources to cover it up and protect themselves from the wrath of the public. Either way, the idea of offering humans as a sacrifice to an infernal being are nothing new, and it is naïve to assume that such beliefs and practices are not still adhered to within the darkest corners of Man’s heart.

Thus, the nature of ‘Satan’ is multifaceted and not so easy to discern in terms of a singular being. He is a different sort of character depending on the context and how his role relates to other beings portrayed as ‘God’. For example, in the Book of Genesis, Satan is usually associated with the Apple of Eve, which was eaten by the first woman from the Tree of Knowledge. Though not explicitly mentioned as the name of the serpent who tempted Eve to eat the apple, it has been inferred from the theme of temptation to disobey that this figure represents Satan in this context. However, this story could be interpreted in different ways. On one hand, the Judeo-Christian interpretation is that Eve and her mate, Adam (the first man, whose name comes from Atum in Egyptian mythology) were damned by God and cast out of the Garden of Eden (‘paradise’) for their acts of disobedience; and so began the Fall of Man from spiritual grace.

On the other hand, a Gnostic or Luciferian perspective is to see the serpent as the spirit of curiosity, which encouraged Eve to disobey the tyrannical false god ‘Yahweh‘ and reach towards enlightenment. Both versions reflect either a Left-Hand Path or Right-Hand Path interpretation of the story, for which the meaning differs depending on one’s own values. For one on the Right-Hand Path, Satan more often is seen as a dangerous enemy, and one who tries to distract you from achieving your goals through temptation and deception. However, within the Left-Hand Path, any obstruction to liberty is seen as a hindrance and Satan can be a valuable ally in overcoming the bondage of psychological conditioning during one’s lifetime. It is at this point that it is worth distinguishing the figure of ‘Satan’ from that of ‘Lucifer’, who are often conflated but who generally represent two distinct but related beings. Satan is a figure who was originally seen as ‘the accuser’ and acted as God’s dispenser of justice on Earth in Judaic mythology. However, within Christianity he is seen as the ruler of Hell (based on both the Greek and Teutonic underworlds) and as a fallen angel and lord of demons.

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Lucifer is an angel or demigod known as Phosphoros in Greek and whose name means ‘morning star’, which is the planet Venus. He is a metaphor for the ‘light-bringer’ or seeker of enlightenment, and is associated with both Loki and Prometheus; who is said to have brought the divine gift of fire to Man (‘Loki’ means ‘lightning’ in both a metaphorical and literal sense). Within Judeo-Christian mythology (though not actually in the Bible) Lucifer is portrayed as the angel who led a rebellion against God when asked to bow before Adam, and who was cast down into Hell following his defeat and becoming Satan. In this way, he is similar to the Yazidi deity Melek Taus, though their Creator is said to have praised the archangel for his refusal to bow before any creature lower than he, for this is how he was created. In these terms, Lucifer is the one who chooses to rebel, and Satan is who he becomes in doing so.

This process may also, however, work in reverse. Wotanist mystic, Kalki Weisthor, has suggested that both the figures of Satan and Lucifer can be incorporated into Wotanism by adding Wotan as a third component. The idea is that one begins their journey on the Left-Hand Path by acting as Satan, and so undoing unhelpful social conditioning and false beliefs by refusing to follow what you have perceived to be the rules. The next step is to become Lucifer, which involves pursuing enlightenment and acting as a free agent, having done away with what restricted you before. The last step is to embody Wotan, after mastering the skills of magic and using one’s liberated position to come back into society as a teacher and as a leader.

I personally find this a very helpful concept, though it presumably does not work as well for those on the Right-Hand Path, who will want to stick to their principles and resist the urge to rebel, since it is not in their nature to do so. Satan is not so much to be feared but respected, and he is a figure that will remain as long as human consciousness can conceive of a negative force, pulling us either towards damnation or enlightenment. It is also worth keeping in mind that Satan can mean many different things to many different people, and that misunderstandings about his character have led to persecution and ostracism which arise from ignorance. As a friend or enemy, he is with us always, as a teacher, tempter or that which we despise but know we must embrace as a part of life.

Hail Satan!

Wulf Willelmson

Litha: The Midsummer High Festival

It is the high noon of the year, and as the flowers bloom and the day’s length has reached its peak, it is time to celebrate the glory of Summer and the promise of a fruitful harvest. The Summer Solstice was the second most important to the Ancient Teutons after Yule and continues to be celebrated today, particularly in Sweden. It is intended to be a time of hope and promise that life will carry on, even after the death of Winter at the other half of the year, returning again the following year. It reminds us that, though the generative forces do not always prevail, they consistently return when they are ready and overcome darkness each time. Fresh fruits such as strawberries become available, and the amount of food only increases as other plants begin to produce berries and vegetables ripen and mature. Though the days are long and the work is hard, the knowledge that we still have the rest of the Summer ahead of us can push us to take advantage of each day and enjoy the height of activity.

Litha is the Anglo-Saxon name for Midsummer, and was dedicated to the god Tyr (although some prefer to honour Balder), who rules the sky and serves as an example of bravery to warriors. The lofty virtues of the heavens embolden a sense of justice and righteousness that accompanies clear, sober thought and focus on the task at hand. The only myth featuring Tyr as the most important figure is the Binding of Fenrir, where it is foretold that the wolf shall consume Wotan at Ragnarök (“doom of the gods”). The gods kept Fenrir in Asgard, and Tyr was the one who fed him and whom Fenrir trusted. However, Fenrir became larger and larger, and the gods unsuccessfully tried to bind him by asking if he could break the chains they laid upon him. They then decided to gain help from the dwarves, by collecting the roots of a mountain, the spittle of a bird, the beard of a woman and so on (probably a riddle) and using them to create a light and incredibly strong cord. When Fenrir saw something so innocuous being laid upon him, he suspected enchantment, and refused to be bound unless one of the Aesir would put their hand in his mouth. Only Tyr was brave enough to do so, and Fenrir agreed because he trusted him. After he was bound, Fenrir found that he could not break free, and so Tyr lost his hand.

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In this aspect, Tyr is similar to the Gaelic god, Nuada, who also lost his hand. Because of this, he also lost the right to rule the Tuatha de Danaan (Irish equivalent of the Aesir) as he no longer upheld the demand for physical perfection placed upon ancient kings. It is also known that once, Tyr, rather than Wotan, was the head of the Teutonic pantheon and that he was replaced at some point in prehistory. The god was known as Tiw to the Anglo-Saxons and as Tyz to the Goths, who would offer him the intestines of their enemies hung on a tree as a sacrifice. His association with Midsummer is due to the fact that he is the lord of the open sky, as opposed to Thor who governs rain and the clouds that cover the sky. Since we have sunnier days and less rainfall (at least theoretically), we can appreciate the appearance of the heavens in our lives, as they open up into the depths of Space.

Tyr was also associated with law and order, and was a patron of judges. His dual nature of both warlord and arbiter of justice reminds us that we must make sure that we do things based on the understanding that they are right and have a logical outcome. Though giving us the clarity to dream of the future, we cannot be distracted by the illusion of our own ideas for how to fix the world’s problems. It is more important to first, focus on ourselves and our own struggles before reaching out into the world. A mindset more based on positive results than the morally ideal. Though celebrated all throughout the world, the Summer Solstice is not as big of a celebration in Britain as in other parts of Europe. It is still important to some local areas (such as Peebles in the Scottish Borders) and is sometimes referred to as ‘gala day’, where folk dress up and have competitions, which are a Modern version of the ancient festival.

There are also tasteless and tacky interpretations of the pre-Christian Midsummer festival (as today at Stonehenge), but it still survives within the folk memory and would not be difficult to revive. This year, Midsummer fell on the 21st June, though preparations would have begun the previous day as the folk performed a ceremony at sunset and waited for the sunrise. Unfortunately, Modern corporations do not regard celebrations that are not highly commercialized, and getting folk together on a weekday (this year it was on a Wednesday) can be difficult. Though such institutions attempt to crush our spirit and take our heritage from us, we can still honour the gods in our own ways at this time of year. More than anything, Midsummer is the peak of the year energetically, and can make us feel like we can do anything. Spending a lot of time outdoors and embarking on new projects can help us use the fire energy that drives this part of the year and achieve what we want because we know we can do it.

Hail Tyr!

Wulf Willelmson

‘Ostara’, Goddess of Dawn and Spring

As our second blót of the year, the Creed of Caledon has performed our first ‘Ostara blót’, and are looking towards the coming season with optimism and determination. ‘Ostara’ is the reconstructed form of the Germanic holiday known in Old English as Eostre and in Modern English as Easter. There is some variation as to when the festival is celebrated. Though it traditionally marks the Spring Equinox (which is when we have chosen to celebrate it), it may also be celebrated the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox, as in Western Christendom. ‘Ostara’ is the personification of the dawn, and is an alter-ego of Freya (whose twin brother, Frey, is associated with sunset). Traditionally, our forebears would perform this blót at dawn to greet the goddess of Spring. However, because of personal obligations (this year, the Spring Equinox was on a Monday, which does not work well with a regular work schedule), we chose to celebrate it on the evening prior, which is just as sacred a time to perform a blót as at dawn.

Because of it’s association with Freya and the Vanir, Ostara is a fertility festival, marking the blossoming of the flowers and the reproductive activities of the animals. Hares and rabbits in particular are associated with Ostara, and the ‘Easter Bunny’ which lays eggs is a symbol of fertility. This represents the possibilities in our lives that need to incubate before they can hatch in the summer (although the association with pregnancy would mean that the cycle begun at the Spring Equinox will complete at the Winter Solstice). In this sense, now that Winter has truly ended, we can now focus on starting projects and making changes in our lives. It’s astonishing to see how so many people choose to move house at this time of year, and it is also now that ‘Spring cleaning’ is necessary to prepare for Summer. Since Ostara follows Lent (another Christian tradition with origins in paganism), it also means that we can once again look forward to growing crops after the ‘hungry gap’, the early part of Spring when very little grows and food is even more scarce than in Winter. Now is the time to think about sowing seeds for the coming season, as the earth has become fertile once again. The Spring Equinox is important because it marks the point where day and night are equal in length, and so from this point the days will become longer than the nights. The extra sunlight will encourage growth and will hopefully encourage us to spend more time outside.

Though known as Easter or some variant of Passover (as in Judaism) in Europe, the Spring Equinox is also an important part of other Aryan cultures. In India and Nepal, the festival is known as Holi, which is ‘the festival of colours’, and is marked by people smearing each other with coloured dye and throwing water balloons at each other. It is also customary to imbibe bhang (a traditional drink with cannabis as the primary ingredient) as a way of getting in touch with the feminine energy of Springtime and feeling joy at the prospect of growing days and a fruitful season. Among the Iranian peoples, the festival is celebrated as Nowruz, and is traditionally the New Year in Central Asia. This time of the year is marked in all Aryan cultures as a time of increased activity, and a good opportunity to make good on personal promises or ‘New Year’s resolutions’, which are much harder to fulfil while the days are still dark and the weather is still cold. Though it is still cold in Scotland at this time of year, it is starting to get warm enough that we don’t have to pile on as much clothes to keep warm, and we can look forward to spending more time outside, either in Nature or simply in our back gardens or local parks. I have always personally had a certain distaste for Spring, though understanding the importance of the yearly cycle and coming to appreciate the religious and spiritual significance of the Spring Equinox has made me more content with this time of year.

Hail Ostara!

Wulf Willelmson

 

Angels and Demons in Teutonic Mythology

In Norse mythology, there are two main groups of beings which are portrayed as gods and were revered as a pantheon. These two groups are known as the Aesir and Vanir, and they represent different forces in the cosmos. The Aesir are the gods of morality and idealism, the gods of manhood, motherhood and valour. The Vanir represent the forces of Nature and they are responsible for fertility and growth, as well as sensuality and pleasure. While the abode of the gods is designated in the Eddas as Asgard, home of the Aesir, the Vanir also have their own world, known as Vanaheim. Both are heavenly realms, and can be reached through man’s higher state of consciousness. The Aesir are the gods of space and time, and represent the principle of divine masculinity in the cosmos, and so are the patrons of animals and pastoralism, warfare and civil society. As Nature gods, the Vanir embody divine femininity and govern plants and agriculture, as well as sex and celebration.

Both groups have affinities with different types of people, which largely depends on their environment, livelihood or personality. As they are both necessary to divine order, it is interesting that they were said to have engaged in warfare with each other. However, neither could defeat the other, and so they agreed that both groups would receive worship from mankind equally. Another group that exist as characters in mythology are known as the Jötnar, who are not gods but rather destructive and largely malevolent forces that represent the dangerous and chaotic aspects of the cosmos. Their name means ‘eaters’ and they embody decay, disease and suffering, as it is in their nature to consume as much as possible. They usually act as antagonists to the gods, although they frequently interact with the gods in the Eddas, even through intermarrying.

Though Norse mythology contains many characters, there are really only a limited number of actual deities represented in the Teutonic pantheon, as each character represents different forms and expressions of each of the gods. Likewise, the Jötnar are presented as individual characters, however, when taken together they actually represent a singular force. Here I will give a brief summary of the seven gods of the Teutonic pantheon (as well as some of the Jötnar):

The Aesir

Wotan

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Also known as ‘Odin’ (Old Norse) or ‘Woden’ (Old English), he is the ‘Allfather’, chief of the Aesir and the Teutonic pantheon as a whole. He is said to be the oldest god and also the most powerful, as he has attained his power through wisdom and galdr (Teutonic high magic learned by studying the runes). He is the patron of learning, philosophy, diplomacy, kingship, strategy and esoterica (and whom I consider my personal patron god). He represents the archetype of the magician and acts as a leadership figure in Teutonic society. He has two ravens named Hugin and Muninn (‘thought’ and ‘memory’) and two wolves named Geri and Freki (meaning ‘greedy’ and ‘ravenous’ who represent man’s lower nature, over which Wotan has dominion). His corresponding planet and Roman counterpart is Mercury and his day is Wednesday.

Frigg

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Frigg is the wife of Wotan and goddess of motherhood and family. She represents the mother archetype and is the patron of marriage, childbirth, the household and generosity. While in Teutonic society the husband was the head of the family, the wife was the head of the household and Frigg embodies the woman who is capable of managing and organizing others for the sake of running things smoothly and efficiently to maintain order in her family. She is also concerned with aesthetics and arranging events and celebrations. She is also a friend to pastoralists and her sacred animal is the cow. Her corresponding planet is the Moon and her Roman counterpart is Minerva. Her day is Monday.

Thor

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Also known as ‘Thunor’ (Old English) or ‘Donar (Old High German), Thor is the thunder god of Teutonic lore. He is the son of Wotan and represents strength, power, protection and defence of the innocent. He represents the hero archetype and is the patron of the common man, encouraging our menfolk to provide for their families and protect them from invaders. Thor is known as a slayer of Jötnar and in ritual he provides the magical protection of inangard (‘inside’) from the forces of ütgard (‘outside’). He is not a patron of martial arts so much as the willingness of men to take action to do what is necessary to serve their folk and use their strength to keep the forces of chaos and destruction at bay. He is said to ride a chariot drawn by two goats that carries the sun into the sky every morning. His corresponding planet and Roman counterpart is Jupiter and his day is Thursday.

Tyr

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Also known as ‘Tiw’ (Old English) or ‘Ziu’ (Old High German), Tyr represents the warrior archetype and is the patron of bravery, justice, valour and martial arts. He is also known as a protector of forests and fields, and is the lord of animals. Tyr represents the sky in Teutonic lore and is embodied in bold generals and decisive leaders who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the good of their folk. Tyr lost his hand after it was bitten off by the jötun ‘Fenrir’, as he was the only god brave enough to place his hand in the wolf’s mouth. Tyr encourages warriors to have no fear of death and that glory is more important than simple self-preservation. His corresponding planet and Roman counterpart is Mars and his day is Tuesday.

The Vanir

Freya

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Freya is the goddess of sensuality and love, of joy and happiness. She represents the maiden archetype and, as the goddess of Spring, she is known as Ostara or Eostre (‘Easter’). She is also a patron of seith or folk magic, as opposed to Wotan’s galdr. Seith consists of what can be considered ‘witchcraft’ and includes astral projection, herbalism, mesmerism and good luck charms. Freya can see into the future and has the gift of prophecy, a skill which was highly valued among women in Teutonic society. Her influence is felt most strongly in young women looking for a man. She rides a chariot drawn by two cats and her corresponding planet and Roman counterpart is Venus. Her day is Friday.

Frey

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Also known as ‘Ing’ (Old English) or ‘Ingvi’ (Old Norse), Frey is the twin brother of Freya and represents the archetype of the healer. Frey is the god of sunshine, fertility, performance and abundance. He is also the patron of young men who long for the love of a woman. He can also be seen as a god of music, especially the kind to woo potential lovers, but also of sex and the fertility of plants and animals. Frey is also the lord of Alfheim, which is the abode of the light elves (also known as ‘angels’). The animal most associated with Frey is the boar, a beast which represents fertility and protection. His corresponding planet is the Sun and his Roman counterpart is Apollo. His day is Sunday

Nerthuz

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Also known as ‘Njörth’ (Old Norse), Nerthuz is an interesting deity because he/she seems to be a hermaphroditic god (as Njörth is portrayed as a male deity in the Eddas). Therefore, despite being and earth goddess, he/she is also known as a god of the sea. The gender does, however, seem to depend on which attributes of the deity are being addressed. Therefore, since I live inland and closer to the earth than the sea, I consider her to be a goddess. Nerthuz is the mother (and father) of Frey and Freya and is the leader of the Vanir. She represents the archetype of the crone and is a patron of the wind and of Natural forces in general. Njörth was popular with sailors and was prayed to by those wishing for wealth and prosperity, as he/she has the ability to calm the more violent forces of Nature. This deity’s corresponding planet and Roman counterpart is Saturn. His/her day is Saturday.

The Jötnar

Loki

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‘Loki’ means ‘fire’ or ‘lightning’ and he represents illusion. He also represents the trickster archetype and is known for his cleverness, deceitfulness and powers of persuasion. He is the liar who uses others to get his way and cheat others out of their wealth. Though a companion of the Aesir in the Eddas, he frequently causes mischief and ends up having to clean up the mess that he made. Though he aids the Aesir in their encounters with other Jötnar (indeed, Thor chose him most often as travelling companion when venturing to ‘Jötunheim’), he eventually loses their trust after causing the murder of Wotan’s son, Balder, and leads the forces of chaos against the gods in Ragnarök (the period of time which we live in now). He is equivalent to the Greek titan, Prometheus or the Judeo-Christian Lucifer, who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans, and was punished in a similar way. Instead of an eagle, Loki was tormented by a poisonous snake, but his wife, Sigyn, caught the poison for him. Though a necessary figure in man’s history, he is a wretched force that must be overcome by seeing beyond illusion to discover the truth.

Hel

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Hel represents death and the accompanying suffering that comes with attachment to the material world. She is the daughter of Loki and was cast down from Asgard by Wotan and given her own realm to rule, Helheim, the Underworld and abode of the dead. The top half of her body is fresh flesh, while her bottom half is blue and rotten, representing sterility and infertility. Unlike the Judeo-Christian ‘Hell’, ‘Helheim’ is a dark and misty place, where dead souls would constantly suffer from hunger and coldness. Since reincarnation is at the centre of Aryan beliefs in the Afterlife, it is not clear whether dead souls spent their time in Helheim between lives or whether they existed as a shadow of one’s memory that is still attached to the material world. Naströnd is a part of Helheim that is similar to the Judeo-Christian Hell or Greek Tartarus; it is known as, and is a state of being in which especially wicked souls suffer in torment and agony for committing murder, adultery, rape or oath-breaking. The more one’s attachment to the material world and causing suffering to others, the more the suffering both during and after life.

Jörmungand

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Jörmungand is also known as the ‘Midgard Serpent’, who is a son of Loki and represents the material world itself. He is best described as a dragon or sea-monster and is the man who will stop at nothing to gain power for himself and he protects his wealth like a hoard. He is the arch enemy of Thor and his battle with the hero archetype is a motif in many mythological tales of dragon-slaying, which represent the overthrow of tyranny. The two are destined to kill each other at Ragnarök , but Thor lives on through his sons Mothi and Magni (‘brave’ and ‘strong’). Jörmungand is also known as Nidhögg, and is the source of suffering for those in Naströnd at the root of the world-tree; Yggdrasil.

Fenrir

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Fenrir is portrayed as a wolf and is the other son of Loki. He represents man’s lower nature and greed. The gods tried to bound Fenrir in fetters, and he ended up biting off Tyr’s hand once they had succeeded in tricking him. To bind Fenrir is to have self-control and curb one’s desires, and so it is only at Ragnarök that he is freed from his chains to wreak havoc on the world. He is the person who binges on food, drugs, sex or whatever addiction afflicts an individual that is caused by unhealthy attachment to pleasure. At Ragnarök, he swallows Wotan, which represents the consumption of man’s higher nature by his lower. Wotan is then avenged by his son, Widar (‘the silent one’), who stomps between Fenrir’s jaws with his iron boot and kills him. Through Widar, Wotan is reborn and represents the ‘twice-born’, a term used for people who have experienced spiritual awakening as a result of a near death experience or a Shamanic recovery from sickness. Man’s lower nature must be tamed in order not to interfere with spiritual development.

In Zoroastrianism, the positive and negative forces of the cosmos are known as Ahura Mazda and Angra Mainyu or Ahriman respectively, and their struggle can be equated to that between the gods and the Jötnar. It should be emphasized that each group of beings is meant to exist in balance with each other. The Vanir propagate growth and generation, the Aesir maintain order and sustenance, while the Jötnar act as the forces of decay and degeneracy, all of which are necessary for life to exist in this world. In Hinduism, the three main properties of energy of the cosmos are known as gunas, and which are called rajas, sattva and tamas. ‘Rajas’ means ‘passion’ and inspires drive, work, physical activity, propagation and movement. ‘Sattva‘ means ‘goodness’, which promotes peacefulness, calmness, level-headedness and balance.’Tamas‘ means ‘darkness’ and causes imbalance, anxiety, stress, negativity, delusion and violence.

Each of the three groups of beings embody these characteristics respectively, and so they must all act in harmony in order to sustain life. If one becomes too dominant, it throws the rest out of alignment, which usually results in an over-abundance of tamas as in the Modern world. It is worth noting that Jötnar are not necessarily evil. The Jötun Mimir (meaning ‘memory’) guards the well of knowledge from which Wotan gained a draught in exchange for his eye (a metaphor for the opening of the Third Eye which enables one to see the spirit world). Mimir is the remains of our ancestors in the form of their bones, but also in their tombs, stones and other buildings. Though these things are important, they are also part of the material world and pass away under the influence of the Jötnar.

The worship of the Aesir is known as ‘Asatru’, while the worship of the Vanir is known as ‘Vanatru’. Together, they constitute the practice known as ‘Troth’ (meaning ‘truth’ or ‘way’), which is the religious aspect of Wotanism. In Germanic Neopaganism, some have invented ‘Rökkatru’ as a way of including the Jötnar in religious practices. While the existence of the Jötnar is something of a necessary evil, they are forces of destruction which are not to be trusted. The reverence of the Jötnar can be seen as a form of demon-worship and should be avoided by those who wish to not become deluded or cause harm to others, though such people will always exist. Thankfully, most who actually embark on a spiritual path manage to avoid the influence of the Jötnar, as it is mostly those who do not acknowledge spirituality that are likely to be under their influence. Both the lust for power and the want to do nothing are what cause imbalance. We encourage the activities of the Aesir and the Vanir by cultivating the god within ourselves, and this includes recognising and resisting the influence of the Jötnar in our daily lives.

One mistake that many mainstream religions have made is in attributing the influence of either the Aesir or the Vanir to the Jötnar. So for example, a religion which preaches against man’s carnal desires in a way that suppresses his natural and healthy urges, as in Abrahamic religions, comes as a result of an overemphasis on the virtues of the Aesir over the Vanir, which resulted in these religions coming under the control of the Jötnar. Likewise, many Modern Satanic and hedonistic philosophies promote a complete indulgence in our carnal desires at the expense of morals, which again is a way for the Jötnar to gain control by emphasizing the opposite from mainstream religion. In the end, the result is the same.

To either return to our peoples’ roots through folkish religions such as Wotanism or pursue a personal spiritual path based on esoterica (a path known as ‘Armanism’ in the Teutonic tradition, but which forms the basis of all spiritual teachings) is a way to engage with the divine and discover who we truly are. Mankind has been slipping into the jaws of Jörmungand for the past 5,000 years, and the resulting chaos has turned our world upside-down. To restore the balance between God and Nature, we must restore the balance within ourselves and resist the temptations to take more than we really need in life. The story of Ragnarök ends with the world being reborn and the return of Balder, who represents the enlightened man. New life springs forth and the world is made anew. In times like these, it seems clear to me that this world is worth pursuing, and that life has given us this chance at this vital point in time. To journey inward is the way to be at peace with the outside world.

Hail Wotan!

Wulf Willelmson

A New Aristocracy: The Case for Eugenics

The idea that the ruling classes of this planet form in any way an ‘aristocracy’ is a notion based on a backwards understanding of what the word means. ‘Aristocracy’ means ‘rule of the best’, and if you mean to say ‘the best at hoarding money’ then you could make some allowances for this definition. However, since it is wealth rather than objective merit that is the source of influence and power in this society, it can be better described as a ‘plutocracy’ (‘rule of the wealthiest’) or, even more accurately, a ‘kleptocracy’ (‘rule of thieves’). Our world’s leaders have no right to rule as they have not been appointed by their people nor by God, but by their own machinations they have usurped power through extortion and usury.’Democracy’ is merely a sham that allows the masses to vote for puppets all controlled by a single entity in the form of the banks and corporations ruled by oligarchs. However, dictatorship is an easier method of extracting wealth, as maintaining the facade of ‘people power’ requires constant manipulation of the media and education systems, and even now the powers-that-be want us to prefer the sovereignty of bureaucratic dictatorship (as opposed to military dictatorship) in the form of the EU to our own national sovereignty.

Unfortunately, the rightful rulers of society, the aristocrats, disappeared from our land with the coming of the Normans and their feudalism, with the exception of the Highland clans. Among the Highlanders (and the Picts before them), chieftains were elected based on their abilities, though they were usually drawn from a particular family to ensure the hegemony of one lineage, without the need for the terribly flawed primogeniture (succession by first-born son) favoured in feudalism. The importance of the family in an aristocracy is based on the fact that traits are inherited through genetics; if one person shows certain capabilities such as leadership or wisdom, it is because they have inherited those traits from their parents. However, they may also lack the traits that are desired for their position if these traits are not shared by both parents. For example, if a chieftain has a son, he may not inherit his father’s leadership skills if his mother does not also have these skills. In this instance, the rule of primogeniture will produce an incapable leader, but another member of his family may be better suited to the task, as his father’s talents may be better reflected in someone else (this is why in pre-Norman times, kings and chieftains were frequently succeeded by their brothers).

In this regard, it is the gene pool of the extended family that is more important in succession rather than a single, nuclear family. The reason for keeping succession within one extended family is because it is more likely that if they produce capable nobles, then their descendants will continue this legacy, which also applies to all other classes in society. At the same time, another family may exhibit better capabilities if the one in power doesn’t maintain their duties and responsibilities, and so a chieftain may be succeeded by a member of another family who then replace them. This is why birthright alone cannot guarantee merit, but a honing of one’s talents and accepting the standards that have been set by your forebears to excel in your class. Noblemen were expected not only to perform well in martial-arts, athletics and leadership, but also in strategy, public speaking and problem-solving. Any slacking in these expected duties would result in a loss of prestige and power, even falling down to a lower class if the negligence was bad enough. In other cases, the son of a nobleman who performed better in spiritual matters and was not as physically powerful as expected would have been sent to train with the druids, or to a monastery in Christian times. Thus, social mobility is essential to a functioning society, provided that it is based on merit rather than wealth.

It is also essential that a chieftain is elected by all free men in a tribe, rather than simply the nobles. Bondsmen (serfs, servants or slaves) who had entered into debt with a nobleman could not vote because they would be obliged to vote in favour of their master and thus had no free agency. It is unfortunate that such a class came to exist in the past, and came as a result of the commoditization of resources and a profit-driven economy. They hold back a free society, as the economy eventually becomes dependent on debt and there is an increase in demand for slaves, leading to the institution of slavery through raiding and trading. A proliferation of people raised as slaves gives rise to a slave mentality, and leaves such people open to manipulation because they have been raised (and have inherited genetics) to make them ignorant and subservient. These types of people are only useful to abusive powers that seek to stifle human freedom and force others to do their bidding. To avoid this, a society must value independence and critical thinking to produce strong and intelligent individuals who will contribute to the betterment of their folk rather than be a burden or a source of exploitation by scoundrels.

‘Eugenics’ is a word which has come to be associated with the worst excesses of state coercion and social snobbery, and has become practically a taboo because of its adoption by the Third Reich. However, it is a good idea, simply because it functions on the basis of natural selection. ‘Eugenics’ means the active practice of producing ‘genetic health’ in individuals by pairing them with suitable partners, who will produce healthy children that will inherit the traits of their parents. The idea is to encourage the proliferation of children among genetically healthy couples, while discouraging such among unhealthy people with undesirable traits.However, this encounters problems when administered on a state level, because the desired traits become subjective when applied by an external force. Forced sterilization and laws against reproduction for certain people infringe upon the rights of an individual and cause resentment towards the concept of eugenics, which is why it is given no heed today and sick or low-functioning individuals are considered as viable and equal to healthy and intelligent people. The practice of eugenics is a personal choice, but one which should be given credence, as it is to ensure the capability of survival and to produce better humans.

This is one area where the concept of an ‘Aryan race’ in the Third Reich has been misunderstood. They did not assert that the German folk themselves constituted an ‘Aryan’ or ‘Master’ race, but that they could be moulded into one through the proliferation of eugenics, producing a people which excelled above all others. Though a noble goal, it also suffered abuses, as the state bureaucracy behind deciding who was and was not fit to reproduce could be subject to the arbitrary whims of members of the reigning National Socialist Party. Conversely, miscegenation is a form of ‘dysgenics’, which results in the production of less healthy and intelligent people if widespread. While it is important for a gene pool to be kept diverse (which is why xenophobia or chauvinism is not an option in the case of eugenics), the best results come from couples of the same race, as the various races of the world have genetics that make them suited to different environments. The lack of suitability for members of a particular race in the wrong environment can be shown through vitamin D deficiency among Africans in temperate Europe, whilst Europeans in tropical Australia have a higher risk of skin cancer.While some mixed-race couples may be lucky in having a child that displays the best qualities of both races, it may not; as those of mixed ancestry are more susceptible to addiction and other mental health problems, not least a potential identity-crisis for someone unsuited to their environment or local culture.

There are also more problems with birth and conception among couples of morphologically different races. This is not an issue in border regions, where people of different races are in close proximity to each other (such as in South-East Asia or North Asia), but has a deleterious effect on societies that are not close to borders and who have historically more racially homogeneous gene pools. So, while incest is also a form of dysgenics because the gene pool is too small (though this only really applies to members of the same immediate family), miscegenation draws from too large a gene pool and causes these other problems. There is also the fact that having parents with very different ancestry causes a disconnection in folk-consciousness, as mixed-race individuals will find it harder to integrate among folk with a shared culture and heritage, resulting in a less stable society. I do not advocate making laws to ensure that this is the case, as the state has no right to enforce morality on a population. However, the fact that not only miscegenation, but dysgenics in general (such as the encouragement to have more children among the unintelligent unemployed for the promise of more welfare) is socially acceptable is only causing damage through negligence. Mental maladies such as addiction or abusive behaviour and inheritable physical diseases are good reasons to question a relationship, even a lack of equality in intelligence or fitness between a couple can be cause for concern.

It is also important for healthy and intelligent individuals to have as many children as possible, as this will increase the chances of creating better rather than worse people for the future. We need now more than ever strong and capable leaders to see us through dark times and must be ready to herald the return of a true aristocracy. It only makes sense for the fittest and most intelligent (mentally and spiritually I might add) to have power, as long as they can acknowledge their responsibility and do not become overly proud of their own bloodline. It is not your genetics, but your ability to utilize them that makes for better leaders (or craftsmen, or priests or whatever calling is specific to your ancestry). In such a society, we can look up to our rulers and know that they are doing the best they can for everyone, rather than trust them to never do the right thing and only serve their own interests. Such people are not and can never be worthy of the title of ‘aristocrat’.

Wulf Willelmson

To be an ‘Aryan’

The word ‘Aryan’ is one that has been misunderstood and abused for almost a century, conjuring up images of the concept of ‘Herrenvolk’ (“Master Race”) as understood by the German National Socialists and is sadly synonymous to many with the idea of White racial superiority. This consigns the definition of this ancient word into a brief period of history in which it was utilized by a particular political regime. Conceptually, the word has longer been understood in a way similar to Nietzsche’s idea of the ‘ubermensch’ (“superman”), which is based more on spiritual evolution than specifically that of biological races. The word ‘Aryan’ comes from the Sanskrit term ‘arya’, meaning ‘noble’ and is a description not only of particular ethnic groups, but also the code of behaviour that this entails. To be ‘noble’ meant to engage in respectful discourse with one’s allies and to be unyielding and deadly to your enemies.

Other ideas related to this general concept include having respect for those of a lower class than you and not to take advantage of them as well as engaging in physical, mental and spiritual fitness. It is where we derive the word ‘aristocrat’ from, and indeed, this sort of behaviour was to be expected of the ruling classes in Ancient Europe. In India, the concept of nobility is associated with ‘rajas’ energy, meaning activities which include physical action, mental acumen and moral judgement as well as creation and destruction. The Japanese term for this sort of person is ‘samurai’, and the behaviour associated with this title was a warrior ethic, and represents their cultural conception of the same sort of person as an Aryan in Europe as well as in Central and South Asia.

There did at one point exist an ‘Aryan race’, who inhabited the areas just mentioned, and it is unclear from where specifically they originated (although it is possible that they originally came from Siberia). However, there has since been significant changes in the racial make-up of Eurasia that no such race exists today as distinct from other races. It is true that the characteristics of Aryan behaviour are most associated with those of European descent. However, much of this has to do with the fact that the concept of an ‘Aryan’ is specific to the Indo-European peoples, and just as the Japanese have their concept of the samurai, other cultures have different definitions for what they would consider to be noble.

The homeland of the Aryan race is something which has been much debated, with answers ranging from Central Asia to India, Turkey or even Europe. However, I wish to focus more on what the word ‘Aryan’ means today. In one sense, it refers to a shared culture from Ireland to India and is reflected in the Indo-European languages which are spoken in these parts of the world. Ireland and Iran both mean “land of the Aryans” and their influence is felt both on a linguistic and spiritual level, as many of the deities of the Indo-European pantheons appear to have a shared origin. The names of Agni of the Vedic pantheon and Ingvi (another name for Frey) both come from a word related to the word ‘ignite’ and are associated with fire. The Celtic god ‘Lugos’ has a shared meaning as ‘Loki’ and both have a meaning similar to ‘light’, which pertains to lightning. Today, the Indo-European peoples do not constitute one race, but rather two or three. In Asia, the Iranic peoples are a mixture of Aryan as well as Arabic and Turkic elements, while in India there is significant admixture between Aryans and Dravidians. In Europe, the White race carries a legacy of ancient mixing between Aryans and earlier Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons.

Leaving aside the question of the ‘racial’ Aryan, much of the focus within the Indo-European cultures is now on the ‘spiritual’ Aryan. While in India the terms ‘Aryan’ and ‘mleccha’ were ethnic designations, they also denoted certain types of behaviour. The term ‘mleccha’ has a similar meaning to ‘barbarian’ and was used to describe non-Aryan peoples in India. It usually referred to people who were considered to be generally uncouth, ignorant or rude. This may have had more to do with their behaviour than racial differences. In this way, even a White person can be a ‘mleccha’ while someone of another race may exhibit more ‘Aryan’ characteristics. What constitutes Aryan behaviour can be compared to the concept of ‘classiness’, meaning someone who is well-spoken, well-mannered and attractive. To be wise in speech and slow to anger are virtues which were essential to the warrior classes of Ancient Eurasia in order to maintain order in society. The noblemen were expected to protect and defend their folk, while the noblewomen would have acted as managers of their community. During Kali Yuga (‘Iron Age’ or ‘Dark Age’ which is now ending), the kshatriyas (the Sanskrit term for nobles) are said to levy unfair taxes and abuse their folk through violence and coercion, which reflects the state of things when an Aryan society is run by mlecchas. Our warriors have lost their sense of honour, and now is the time to bring it back.

To act as an Aryan entails mindfulness, honesty and clarity towards others, and to advancing in your own efforts while not interfering with those of others (unless they are harmful to one’s folk). Physical fitness is key to achieving mental clarity and spiritual contentment, and discipline with regards to diet and exercise is essential to better yourself in these ways. The art of self-defence is the mark of a warrior and is also integral to the idea of acting as an Aryan. This is distinct from violence, which is inflicting harm upon others when they have not done so to you, and such behaviour brings great shame to one who considers himself an Aryan. Having a good relationship with your ancestors and the gods (or whichever cosmic forces you happen to believe in) is attained through dutiful action and striving to better oneself.An Aryan will never back down but may know when he has been defeated and first looks for a peaceful solution before engaging in self-defence.

Creativity is another way to challenge yourself, as folk with mostly rajas energy are very energetic and imaginative. Something that must be kept in mind is that becoming an Aryan is a progressive process, you don’t simply decide to become Aryan and behave accordingly. The cultivation of one’s person is a skill that takes practice, as most of us have simply been brought up as ‘mlecchas’, due to the sick and decaying nature of our society. Therefore, it takes time to gradually work on yourself and make the changes that are needed to help you achieve your best. Cleaning up your personal bad habits and unappealing aspects of yourself have a wider impact on the world around you, as you will radiate attractive energy that others will wish to emulate. With the ancient wisdom of our forefathers and the gods on our side, we can restore Aryan culture and rescue our race from extinction.

Wulf Willelmson