Introduction to Irminism: The Forgotten Faith

At a mysterious rock formation known as the Externsteine in Western Germany, there is a relief depicting the overthrow of Wotanism by Christianity, which features a strange pillar that has been bent over to one side. This depicts the 'Irminsul', the Saxon cognate to 'Yggdrasil' of Norse mythology and it represents the World Tree, the …

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The Creed of Caledon: A Revival of Ancient Ways

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 …

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A Dedication to the Franks

Although my focus on history is usually centred on my native country of Scotland and the British Isles, I wish to explore the history of one of the Teutonic tribes from Continental Europe. The reason for this is that I have more recently felt drawn towards Continental Germanic spirituality as opposed to the Norse or …

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On the Power of Words and Thoughts

One of the ways in which mankind differs from the animal kingdom is in the ability to use verbal communication in the form of language. Animals do have the ability to communicate through sounds and gestures as we do, but they lack the capability to form abstract concepts that may have no immediate relevance to …

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‘Winter Nights’, the Wotanist New Year

No other festival in the pagan calendar has as many associations with witchcraft, faeries and ghosts as Winter Nights, more commonly known as ‘Hallowe’en’ or  as ‘Samhain’ in Wicca and the Gaelic tradition.  The Old English name for this time was ‘Winterfylleth’, which according to the Anglo-Saxon historian, Bede, referred to the full moon that …

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