Monday, 17 February 2014

Ar - Man runebinding

The Artaman League (Artamanen-Gesellschaft) was a German agrarian and völkisch movement dedicated to Blood and Soil, which was an original part of the Lebensreform movement. Active during the inter-war period, the League became closely linked to the NSDAP. Heinrich Himmler had himself been a member of the Artaman, and first met Darre during this time. The Artaman League was founded by Dr. Willibald Hentschel, an anti-Semitic and anti-Slavic nationalist who believed in racial purity and had founded his own group, the Mittgart Society, in 1906.

The name Artaman derived from the old German ‘art’ and ‘manen’ meaning 'agriculture man', and their logo was a runebinding of the Ar and Man runes and resembles the Wende-Horn binding. Below is the Artaman logo in traditional Aryan colours- Gold on Blue, with the Great Plough constellation pointing to the North Star.

As part of the Artaman ethos, the League promoted healthy eating, non smoking and a back to the land work ethic, as well as alternative and herbal healing and nudity.