Monday, 15 January 2018

Gateway to Thule

The centre known as the Third Eye or Mind's Eye has always been seen as the point of communication with the Divine or Higher Powers. We are told that Thule-Hyperborea can neither be reached by land or by sea; if we use the ALU-ULA Formula we get -

'Neither by land (Bodn) nor by Sea (Son) can Thule be reached.'

Only through the Mind's Eye Centre - Odroerir - can Thule be reached, and contact made with the Ancient Ones. Using the Ansuz-Rune and the Triangle symbol, as well as the visualisation of the White Swan, this centre can be opened to allow contact with the Great Ones of the Ancient World. 

The 'sinking' of Thule was not in itself merely a physical happening since it 'sank' deep into the Blood-Memory of our Folk. Just as the lost lands were taken into another dimension, or exist in another dimension, they also exist in the Blood Memory and can thus be awakened. It has been prophesied that Thule Initiates will awaken Thule in the Blood-Memory. 

The problem with a study of Thule is that we are drawn to looking for a physical place located in physical time, a long lost land connected to a Golden Age. This detracts from the more important aspect of the legend, that Thule is a Primordial State from which a great Spiritual Power emanates. This is the Sacred Centre, the Primordial Polar Centre where dwells the Chakravartin - 'He Who Makes The Wheel Turn' - who is Mundilfore or Waendal, whose symbol is the Swastika - Sign of the Pole. 

Access to this Polar Centre is through an ascent of Mount Su-Me-Ru which has a physical location in the human spinal column. This spinal column has the 33 runes, moving downwards from Feoh through to Gar at the bottom. If we move this force upwards, reversing the runes, we end at Feoh which is a rune meaning 'Gold', referring to the Spiritual Sun and the Light of Enlightenment. The Mind's Eye is the key to the concept of the 'seer' or 'see-er'; this refers to those who 'see' directly into the Well of Memory and the Well of Wisdom. 

The Norse Myth about 'Mimir's Head' is thus itself enlightening, since it is through the Head Centre that communication with the Gods or Powers takes place. Note how Woden consults Mimir's Head prior to Ragnarok; and he leaves his Eye in Mimir's Well (Well of Memory or the Blood-Memory). 

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Yuletide Rites

This may seem to be a strange time to look at the Yuletide Rites, since we have just passed the Yuletide for another year. But I suggest that people look towards the next one now so that they can get ideas of how to improve their Yule Rites. There are some things that I would like to bring up that may help for the 2018 celebrations.

The use of a Yule-Wheel is important, so anyone who does not as yet have one should think about this. This is not really a 'Yule' wheel since it can also be used at the other points of the year, as I will show later. But it should be a six-spoked wheel bought from a source that makes them, or from an 'antique shop' (you know the ones, they buy 'rubbish' from you and then sell them as 'antiques'). You should also get a forked stave about 2-3ft high which fits into the hub of the wheel. A smaller wreath is hung from the forked stave and this is decorated. Do this early and it will be ready to use throughout the year. The best source for its use comes from the 'SS Handbook' which tells all about the use of the wheel.

I always decorate my Yule-Wheel with evergreen twigs; now, I would suggest using pine, spruce and holly and not fir since fir-twigs shed their needles all over the place within a few days. The others do not and will last across the Twelve Nights of Yule. Make a note of this for next year if you have not already found this out the hard way - as I have. I also cut up small (9" long x 3" diameter) logs of birch which I drill out and put the same evergreen twigs along the logs. Holly is also hung around the room too. This brings greenery into the house for the Twelve Nights of Yule. 

The best time to start doing these things is around 2-3 days before the Winter Sunstead (21st December); this is so that not too long a period and not too short a period is left to prepare. It is wise to do it at around this time as as to prepare the mind for the coming rites and celebrations. But it is wise to get hold of the materials such as the birch-logs and the wheel-stave well before so that they have dried out. 

The other thing to consider for next year is the kindling of the Need-Fire through the use of Friction-Fire. In a comment made on 'The Triple Godhead' our Langbard Comrade, Dragonerosso, mentions the most ancient use of the Swastika in birthing Agni, the Fire-God. This can be done with the use of a Swastika-Wheel made with a central hub which produces Friction-Fire when the wheel is turned quickly. This could be tried as an experiment.

As I said before, the Yule-Wheel can be used for rites throughout the year - Easter, Midsummer, Ancestral as well as Yule. To do this another wheel should be made, shorter than the one that hangs from the top parallel to the wheel, and this should be made into a 'Sunwheel' by crossing it with two staves. The wheel is decked out with flowers and other things for each festival - see the 'SS Handbook' for this. 

The following is the Agni Myth which refers to the Winter Sunstead and the Triumph of Light -

Agni (The Fire) is the son incarnate of Savitri (The Sun), conceived and born of the Virgin Maia, and had the carpenter Twasti (Maker of the Swastika) as his earthly father. In the Cave of the One of Twin-Sticks, which has the name 'The Mother', lives the Goddess Maia, the embodiment of Creative Power, who gives birth to the Son under the influence of Vayu (Spirit), the breeze of the wind, without which the fire cannot be lit. The first spark that came from the cavity (cave) of the sacrum of Maia, by turning the Fire-Twirl (Pramantha) represents the birth of Agni; this spark is called 'The Child'. 

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Hereward the Wake

Harold Godwinsson is the hero of Englisc Nationalism; as the last 'Anglo-Saxon' king he is still honoured today at Battle Abbey each year by many Englisc Nationalists. What has always seemed strange to me is the complete rejection of the Danish and Norse influence on the English Folk. This seems strange in view of the background of their hero - Harold Godwinsson. 

Harold Godwinsson was the son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex, and Gytha Thorkelsdottir (Gytha - Daughter of Thorkel) who was the sister-in-law of King Cnut of England and Denmark, descended from the 'Vikings'. Gytha's brother was Ulf the Earl who married Cnut's sister, Estrith. Even the name 'Harold' stems from the Danish Vikings. Anglo-Saxon-Dane might be more appropriate, and thus the input of the Danes and Norsemen placed into its rightful position in English history. Harold Godwinsson was 'Anglo-Dane'. 

With the death of Harold Godwinsson the power of Wessex decreased somewhat, and the pockets of resistance against the Norman outlanders arose mainly in the Danelagh where they held out for seven years against the Norman oppression. The heroes of the time were Robin Hood, Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough, William of Cloudeslee, Edric the Wild and the famous Hereward the Wake who held out in the Fens of East Anglia. 

Hereward the Wake was Lord of Bourne and of the ancient family of the Wake; his symbol was the 'Wake Knot' which is in the form of a 'W'. His lineage is not clear from history, since anything English was heavily suppressed by William the Bastard. The most famous (fictional) book written on Hereward the Wake is that done by Charles Kingsley, and he traces Hereward's lineage to that of Leofric of Bourne (Leofric of Mercia) and the famous Lady Godiva. Hereward also seems to have had some Danish ancestry. Most of the names of the followers of Hereward the Wake are distinctly English, Anglo-Saxon names in areas ruled by the Danes, proving how far integration between Anglo-Saxon and Dane had gone by this time. Scholars have also suggested that he was of Anglo-Danish descent. 

Hereward's following was made up of unruly brawlers - Geri, Winter, the Wulfrics, the Wulfards, the Azers and other wild fighters. Hereward is described as being short but strong-chested, having one grey and one blue eye, and long locks of golden hair that marked him out as being 'of ancient royal race'. His wrists and throat were tattooed in blue patterns, which, like the statement made by William of Malmesbury, shows the English to have tattooed themselves. He wore a gold ring around his neck (torc, worn by Germanic Tribes in this area) and gold rings on his wrists. At least this is the way he is described by Charles Kingsley. 

I am not going to go into the history of Hereward the Wake since it should be pretty well known, and would take up too much space in a short post. Kingsley has him slaying a bear, which takes us straightway into Archetypal Myth. History now becomes myth and legend -

"And they talked and sung of The Wake, and all his doughty deeds, over the hearth in lone farmhouses, or in the outlaw's lodge beneath the hollins green; and all the burden of their song was ' Ah that The Wake were alive again!' for they knew not that The Wake was alive for evermore; that only his husk and shell lay mouldering there in Crowland choir; that above them, and around them, and in them, destined to raise them out of bitter bondage, and mould them into a great nation, and the parents of still greater nations in lands as yet unknown, brooded the Immortal Spirit of The Wake, now purged from all earthly dross - even the Spirit of Freedom, which can never die."

"England A-Wake!" This was the rallying cry we have used since Woden's Folk was first formed back in 1998. This was spelled as it is to incorporate the great English Folk-Hero - Hereward the Wake - into our Wodenic Myth. The 'Immortal Spirit of The Wake' does live on, it lives on in the blood of those Englishmen and Englishwomen who today stand true against tyranny and the loss of freedom that we endure, a direct parallel to the times of Norman tyranny some thousand years ago. Kingsley calls him 'The Last of the English' which is fitting, but today we shall proclaim ourselves as the 'First of the New English' as the phoenix rises out of the ashes of destruction. 

The Merovingian Franks

In a spurious work called The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail the authors attempt to link the Merovingian Kings to the 'Bloodline of Jesus'. This is done through the 'Priory of Sion' which is supposedly a secret society and offshoot of the Knight's Templar which held the 'secret' of this bloodline. Unfortunately, the theme has been taken up by others and continues to spread these ideas to the masses. There is a problem with this theory, and a theory it is - not fact. The book itself hints at the true origins of the Merovingian Franks -

'It is just possible that, in the Merovingians, we may have a dynasty of Germanic Heerkonige derived from an ancient kingly line of the migration period.' 

The authors quote this statement from Wallace Hadall (The Long-Haired Kings page 171) and go on to ignore it and get on with the theory that the Merovingians descended from the 'Bloodline of Jesus'. There seems far more proof that this Frankish Royal Line descended from the Wolsungas than this 'Jesus' of the Christian world -

  • On December 23rd 679 Dagobert, King of the Franks, went hunting in the Forest of Woevres. He lay down to rest at the foot of a tree. One of his servants, his godson, acting on the orders of Pepin, pierced him through the eye with a lance. This tells us of an archetypal myth being played out here since Dagobert's Legend is the same as the Legend of Siegfried. Thus, the Merovingian Franks were a 'dynasty of Germanic Heerkonige derived from an ancient kingly line of the migration period' - the Wolsungas.
  • If this is not enough the title of the Franks was the Sigambrian Franks or Sicambrian Franks, which suggests that they were descended from Sigi the sire of the Wolsungas. 
  • The Origins Legend of the Merovingians suggests a link between them and the founders of Rome - Romulus and Remus. I am not going to go fully into this, but I have featured it some years ago and will perhaps look further into the legend. 
The Judaic religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - all await their 'Messiah', so it would be in their favour if the royal line of the French were to descend from 'Jesus' rather than from an ancient Germanic Kingly Line. Especially since there are certain prophecies that indicate that the French Royal Line will be the reinstated (after being overthrown through the French Revolution). 

Dagobert was slain in order to destroy this Germanic Royal Line, and the Carolingians took over from the Merovingians, the latter being the true and original Royal Line of the Franks. The Merovingians were the 'Long-Haired Kings' and their symbol was, amongst others, the Tribal Spear, the Spear of Woden. The legend of the Spear of Destiny stems from this time, and indeed has been dated to this period by experts. These were Sorcerer Kings and similar magical objects have been found amongst their grave-goods as have been found in the Sutton Hoo Ship-Grave of the Wuffingas. 

There is one part of the Archetypal Myth which may interest us here, and that is Dagobert's death by being pierced through an eye, not through the back as we find in the Legend of Siegfried. Dagobert is not the only one to die through being pierced through an eye, for King Harold Godwinsson was also pierced by an arrow through the eye - or at least this what legend tells us. It has been suggested that this was added to the Bayeaux Tapestry, and this would be even more proof of its importance as an Archetypal Myth.

There is a quatrain from the Prophesies of Nostradamus which mentions a death through being pierced through an eye -

Dessouuz de chaine Guien du ciel frappe,

Non loing de la cache le tresor:

Qui par longs siecles avoite este grappe,

Trouve mourra, L'oeil creve de ressort.

This prophecy mentions an 'Oak Tree' (OF chene for 'chaine') struck by lightning where a treasure lays hidden; when found a man will die, his eye pierced by a 'spring'. Any piercing of the eye, and thus blinding in an eye, suggests the god Woden, of course. I have quoted the original French version because translations are not always accurate; not having a knowledge of French I am not in a position to translate. Another translation of 'chaine' could be 'chain of mountains' but this hardly fits with the 'blasted oak'. 

It is also interesting to note that the 'Forest of Woevres' is where Dagobert was said to be slain. The word 'woevre' (I think) means 'serpent'; Miguel Serrano mentions Woevre Saelde which appears to be the original Germanic name for 'Isalde' or 'Isolde', the lover of Tristan. This forest has a long connection to the Druids I think. 

Thursday, 21 December 2017

The Sons of Bor

Legend has it that there was an island in the Far North inhabited by the Hyperboreans, ruled by a kingly-line named Boreades, the descendants of Boreas. This was a long time before At-al-land appeared in the North-West, the latter appearing after the destruction of Thule-Hyperborea.

Woden-Will-Weoh are the Sons of Bor and Bestla - of Boreas and "Best Blood' (Vargs Vikernes translation of Bestla). The Hyper-bor-eans are the 'Sons of Bor', the 'Sons of Buri' who was the Primal Man. I have quoted a Bulgarian Legend before on several occasions but for the sake of this post will do so again -

Seven Aryan Tribes survived the Ice Age; they formed a tribal alliance called idel (*); their emblem was the sarman or surban (swastika) which represented the Sun's victory over the Ice. The mightiest of these Aryan Tribes was called Alp Buri - 'People of the Wolf'.

Here 'Buri' means 'wolf' and is an Indo-European word from which we get 'boar' and 'bear'; its original meaning would have referred to a wild beast. The legend tells of a time after the Ice melted away, after the destruction of Hyperborea and the Aryan Lands of the North. 'Bor' is merely another version of 'Buri'. We are the 'Sons of Bor', descended from the Gods of the High North. 

The Hammer of Thunor

In the above photo I am wearing a Thor's Hammer, to the right of which is a 'Thunor's Hammer' which I have just bought from Scyld at WyrdArt (*). History and archaeology tells us that the Vikings and Norsemen first brought the Thor's Hammer over to these islands - history and archaeologists are wrong! This Thunor's Hammer was found in a sixth century grave in Kent, this being the time when the Anglo-Saxons were still heathens, and obviously worshipped Thunor the Thunder-God. 

Osgar first mentioned that this Thunor's Hammer has been held in a Liverpool Museum for some years, marked as an 'amulet', even though it is clearly a Thor's Hammer. Osgar has been doing a great deal of research on this to bring this into the light, and Scyld has taken this up by getting these pewter amulets (around 3") out to our Folk. 

Once again our true history is coming to light, breaking through the lies and distortions that have succeeded in distorting our true English Identity. English Wodenists can now wear the Thunor's Hammer in pride, beside the Thor's Hammer of the Vikings. 

(*) You can get the amulet from Scyld at WyrdArt and thus help to promote this symbol next to the Thor's Hammer. Invariably, the Anglo-Saxon period of our history is pushed to the back, and it needs to be brought to to the fore again now. 

"Brexit Under Threat"

"Brexit under threat" - this is the title of a pamphlet that came through my door this morning. Well, we know that the idea of us leaving the European State has not gone down well in some quarters, mainly the leftists who have gone raving mad since then. But the leftists are not the only ones who stand against our leaving this global enterprise. As Folkish Wodenists we concern ourselves with the religious struggle, but we stand firmly against any form of tyranny and loss of freedom of the English Folk, so we oppose the European State. And, like the Christian Church, we have a right to speak out against things we do not agree with, even if we ourselves do not get involved in them. 

It seems that our illustrious 'leader' (sic.) Theresa May has agreed to give £20 billion pounds to leave the EU. Well, governments do not have money, it is OUR money they are going to throw away here - nothing new! It would also appear that Labour Euro-MPs voted against the European Parliament moving the Brexit negotiations forward to the next stage - no surprise - but two Conservative MPs did the same. Both Labour and Conservative are asking for a 'transition period' which would mean unlimited immigration until 2021! This should not surprise us since most of the rabble in the British Parliament are nothing less than a bunch of traitors who, a few hundred years ago, would have ended with their scrawny necks stretched on a rope! 

The leaflet showed Nigel Farage and Ray Finch of UKIP and EFDD; now I am going to look at Nigel Farage and his role in this. Fair play, I have to admire Mr Farage for his standing up in the European Parliament and putting down many of the rabble there. But in a recent YouTube interview Mr Farage stated clearly that it was UKIP that was responsible for holding back the rise of the 'Far Right". We were not alone in warning that UKIP was a 'stop-valve' to draw people away from those who would truly have solved our problems here in England. And here we have Nigel Farage admitting, and boasting that UKIP was responsible for this, in reality stopping anything positive happening here in England.

UKIP had another role to play in the holding back of any real opposition to this tyrannous regime; UKIP managed to divert attention from the rise of English Nationalism by taking up a more 'English' stance, despite the title of their party. Many gullible patriots fell under the wing of UKIP thinking they would see an English Awakening - which never came because of the 'English' role of UKIP, and the in-fighting within Englisc Nationalism. 

Invariably, politicians seem to be driven more by ego than by true commitment and a love of their people. This, in my experience, goes across the board and applies to most politicians, no matter what hue. This is why we need a religious movement rather than a political movement; at this particular time anyway. In a religion the Gods are our driving-force and we are doing the Will of the Gods, so the ego need not kick in as it does in politics. We are doing the work of the Gods, guided by the Gods, and guided by the Ancestors. Only a new Religious Movement will create an English Awakening, and even if the mass of people do not listen, we will say it again and again until the penny drops!