Monday, 22 August 2016
Some more thoughts on Blood and Soil
I'd like to explore another aspect of Blood and Soil - some ideas concerning the word Boden. Boden is the German word for soil - and it was used in Anglo-Saxon times, spelt Bodan. The root of this word is very interesting, for the Proto Indo-European word is *bhu(n)d(h) which also gives us words like bonde (Swedish and Norwegian for farmer). The farmer represents the mystical link between Blood and Soil.
Many years ago at a Woden's Folk moot a Wodenist kinsman gave a fascinating talk on using divining rods to find water underground, and he used them to trace a lay line which ran through the site of the Wayland Smithy (England). No one really knows how or why the rods work, but it was clear that they did - which was evident from simply witnessing the talk and demonstrations. The explanation given as to how they could work is that they act as an extension to the body and simply give a clearer indication to certain thoughts or feelings that have become lost in modern man. In fact the Wodenist who demonstrated the rods often went around barefoot and it was his belief that the connection his skin had with the earth made using the rods easier.
Now recently whilst reading up of the origins of the word Boden I stumbled across something which backs up this idea. Many folk will already know that the nerve endings in your feet are connected to many other parts of the body - as can be seen in the diagram below. But the root of the word Boden, or *bhu(n)d(h) gave the Irish their word Bond - which means the sole of the foot. The word also cognates with the English word bottom via the Saxon word botm. This meant the bottom or lowest part. Thus rooted in this term we get the idea of Soil, the farmer and the sole of foot all being connected. No doubt many farmers in our earliest history would have worked barefoot. But by doing so their bodies may have been able to detect certain 'energies' or magnetic forces within the Earth - an ability with have lost today, thanks wearing rubber soled shoes. The fact that we only use 10% of our brain may show that we have lost these skills. It is widely believed that early man instinctively knew which way was north, as the Pineal gland was more active in early man. I also believe that rural living and a closer connection to the soil can affect your perception of time. Things are often slower out in the sticks! The city has always been home to a fast paced lifestyle - fast food, the rush hour etc. This is why revolts against authority have always started in rural areas - as folk who live in the cities do not notice the changes that are occurring in front of them.
Saturday, 20 August 2016
The roots of the name Mjollnir - the name of Thunor's hammer.
Mjollnir is the name of Thunor's (Thor's) Hammer. The name means 'to mill' 'grind' or 'crush'. The word is rooted in Proto Indo-European *mel and can be found in various European languages such as these examples (which all mean 'to mill')-
Latin - molina, molinum
German - Mühle, Old Saxon - mulin
Old Norse - mylna, Danish - mølle
Slavonic - mulinu
From the same root we get the word mallet - a style of hammer. We also get the word 'meal' (as in oatmeal etc) which is the flour produced by the mill from the same root. Interestingly - Thor's wife is named Sif, and she herself is a corn goddess. Thor's two goats, Tanngrisnir (Old Norse 'teeth-barer, snarler') and Tanngnjóstr (Old Norse 'teeth grinder') also share the same concept with grinding to some degree, especially the latter.
As well as the Hammer we associate Thor with the Swastika. In one aspect this is a thunder symbol and is called the Thunder-cross across the Baltic lands. But the Swastika is also the Solar Mill - the cosmic mill which is turned by the god Mundilfari. This cosmic swastika is made by the constellation Ursa Major - the Plough - as it rotates around the Pole Star. The Plough is called Arthur's Wain, which is a word play on the name Arþr (Arthr) which is Norse for Plough, but can also be seen as Ar-Thor. So the World Mill is sacred to both Thor and Mundilfari. Perhaps there is a connection between Mundilfari and Thor's son Modi, who inherits his father's hammer?
The Cosmic Mill - World Swastika
Swastika image by Ludwig Fahrenkrog. Perhaps is shows the world Swastika being turned by Thor and his son?
Friday, 19 August 2016
Kalki as Hitler!
A number of ideas and various bits of information have come to me over the last two weeks about Kalki. This started whilst listening to the song Hitler as Kalki by the band Current 93, a link to Youtube video -here-.
What really got me thinking is a comment my eldest daughter made to me whilst listening to the song, "so was Kalki good at maths then?" This was a reference to the term calculus, which comes from the root calc. This is the root of calculate etc, because in ancient Roman times, maths was learnt by using small chalk stones to count with - calc being calcium.
I decided to meditate on the Anglo-Saxon rune Calc - commonly seen as the death rune and I envisioned the rune over the top of something like one of the Lewis chess pieces - the knight. The rune, it seems to me is a depiction of a rider upon a white horse - the image of the knight playing piece confirmed this to me. The straight stave in the middle represented the rider - the chevron (upside down V) was the horse. The rune, which is normally used to symbolise the chalice represents the Rider on a White Horse. Calc is Kalki.
In Sanskrit Kalki's name means 'destroyer of darkness' or 'destroyer of ignorance', coming from the PIE 'kalka' (interestingly kalka is a word used in some Baltic languages which means bone) but the etymology of the name also relates to a 'white horse' *. Kalki Avatar is often pictured riding a White Horse, or even being half horse himself. A Wodenist once told me of a vision she had had of Woden being human with horses legs. The idea of a destroyer of decay has lead many to compare Kalki with Hitler - as the title of the Current 93 band suggests. The song is based on the teaching and writings of Savitri Devi. What is very interesting is that the ancient Aryan-Hindu texts give a rough date as to the birthday of Kalki - The Puranas describe the date as twenty-one fortnights from the birth of Krishna, which itself falls on Janmashtami in August. This would put his descent at Vaishakha, between April and May. At this time, the father of Kalki is foretold to be overwhelmed by the incarnation of Godhead that he sees as his son. There are many clues in the Hindu myths about the birth of Kalki which I will explore soon.
Kalki the White God
And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
Monday, 1 August 2016
The Valknut is one of the most intricate symbols that appears within our faith. Not only through the complexity of the design but the fact that the symbol has so many meanings. Normally it is attributed to Woden-Odin. However other uses of the sign have it connected to the Nine Worlds (represented by the nine sides) or the three 'Val's' - the Valkyrie, Valhalla and Valvater (Odin). Some volk also associate the sign with the three Norns.
If we look at the various carvings of the Valknut we can see that there is a connection with Woden as the god who travels the Nine Worlds - and also Sleipnir, his eight legged horse.
In this stone carving we see Odin (the first figure on the left), the Valknut clearly in the middle and two Ravens over head. In the study below it is easier to see Odin as the Hanged God, or the God of the Gallows.
Here we see Odin riding Sleipnir with two complete and one partly completed Valknut between Sleipnir's legs. There is also one next to Odin's head.
It is my view that the Valknut represents Odin's ability to travel throughout the Nine Worlds. To travel to the underworld he rides Sleipnir who symbolises ritual or symbolic death. This could be via a deep meditation or shamanic vision. But it seems this is necessary to travel to the underworld - as we find in the Saga's that Hermod must ride Sleipnir for him to be able to travel to the underworld (Hel), to ask for the release of Baldur. Odin must also ride Sleipnir to visit Hel. The symbolic Hanging (as shown on the first carving) is closely connected to the Valknut for this is the knot of the Slain. 'Sleipnir' means 'slip' which is a reference to the hangman's 'slipknot'. Sleipnir's eight legs probably represent the pallbearers, again symbolising a death ritual.
It was Loki who fathered Sleipnir. On the website 'Nordic Anti Semite' - comments made by a 'Ytringer' make very interesting reading. They claim that Sleipnir means 'sleep'. This fits in with the idea that Sleipnir is a symbolic or ritual death. 'Sleep' here is a reference to the idea that our race is asleep - a sleep invoked by the giant Loki. Perhaps this a why the National Socialist's used the cry 'Awake' - to counter this effect. We must certainly cast off the curse that Loki has placed upon our race, and awaken before this symbolic death becomes a reality.
Monday, 25 July 2016
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