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Thursday, 30 April 2015
This witch is in fact part of a slate roof from a building in the German Harz mountains!
"There is a mountain very high and bare…
whereon it is given out that witches hold their dance on Walpurgis night,
even as on Mt. Brocken in the Harz."
"It is necessary that I shall die for my people. But my spirit will rise from the grave and the world shall know that I was right."
Tonight is Walpurgisnacht - an important date in the Germanic pagan calendar. In many ways it is a Germanic 'halloween' when the spirits of our ancestors can visit the world of the living. This holiday is especially important in the Harz mountain region of Germany - famous for their witch theme celebrations.
The top quote are said to be the worlds of Adolf Hitler and it was on this night that the gods reclaimed their chosen son! For this night is the Night of The Slain! Like the archetypal hero who sleeps under the sacred mountain, we find the Spirit of Hitler endures - the idea of National Socialism lives on! If we look at the etymology of Walpurgis we find some different aspects to this idea. An alternative spelling is Walburg. This relates to the sacred burial mounds. Wal (Val - as in Valhalla, Valkyrie etc.) is the Slain and burg is the mountain, hence this night is sacred to the folk heroes who still reside within the folk-soul, the warrior-kings who dwell under the mountain, be they King Arthur, Barbarossa, Bran the Blessed or even King Harold to name a few. Walburg - the Mountain of the slain - is represented by the Birch (Berkano) rune,which when laid horizontally forms the shape of the burial mound / mountains. Of course this is also the rune of Birth and new life. The Tomb and the Womb. Life - Death - Rebirth. The spirit of Hitler, who died on this night, still resides in the Sacred Mountain - will one day be reborn!
Another aspect of the word Walpurgis is from the Anglo-Saxon Wal or Weal which means foreigner, hence the English term Wales and Welsh which originally meant foreigner and the term purgis which can also mean to purge (to remove) thus Walpurgis is to Purge us from the foreigner! (thank you to WI for sharing this idea!)
Runic flags of the Wandervogel
The Wandervogel were a German Lebensform (Life Reformist) youth movement, active prior to the National Socialist awakening, however they certainly attributed to this awakening, as they held proto-National Socialist style views - they were against the urbanisation of the land, against capitalism and were very nationalist - regardless of what modern 'historians' claim about them. They respected nature and idolised the ancient Germanic past. The name Wandervogel is a play on words - often lost when translating into English. Wander Vogel means a Free Bird, however Vogel can mean Spirit (as in Waldvogel which in English would be a Willo-the Wisp type woodland spirit), so Wandervogel can also mean a 'Free Spirit'. The Wandervogel had no central leadership but was a movement, a collective of like minded folk. Eventually the Wandervogel merged with the Hitler Youth (not disbanded as our enemies would like to think) - this cross over of membership can be seen in the fact that so many HJ flags had their design originating in the Wandervogel.
Wandervogel Wolf Hook on a Black Banner
This runic flag of the Wandervogel has a very interesting runic binding - perhaps inspired by this book by Hermann Lons
This Wandervogel design became a flag of the Hitler Youth
Thursday, 23 April 2015
For patriotic Englishmen, today is 'St Georges' day. The history of Saint George may be foreign to the English, but the image certainly is not. To be honest - George isn't a 'saint' in the christian concept - they certainly never made him a saint for killing a dragon because christians do not believe in dragons! The image of the dragon slayer is another example of Heathen lore being retold in christian times. For George the dragon slayer is really Sigurd the Dragon Slayer! This legend is true to the English, a story that our forefathers would have once told to their children - and they would have even been able to visit the location of his dragon slaying - the Dragon Hill near Uffington. But even older than these tales are the ancient Aryan tales from Aryan Iran of a folk-hero who founded the nation of Georgia. This wasn't saint George, but a Wolfhead- an outlaw. From the old Aryan word *vṛka we get both the name George and Varg (wolf). It was this George - an Iranian folk hero from pagan legend who founded the Wolf-Tribes of this region and founded the nation of Georgia. Even today, ethnic groups found within Georgia (such as the Sven) still trace their linage back to the wolf. George - the 'patron' of England was a Wolf-Head!
So let the English civic nationalists argue over which christian patron saint should be the patron of the English - for those still true to the volkish and pagan roots of English Nationalism today is the day of the Wolf-Head!
Monday, 20 April 2015
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Here in England we have one Easter treat which is the Hot Cross Bun. Christians use the bun which has a cross symbol baked into it to represent the cross of christ. Elizabeth I decreed that spiced buns, like the hot cross bun, could only be eaten at Christmas or on Good Friday, and today they are only eaten at Easter. However the hot cross bun has a very long history within English culture, and pre-dates the conversion of the English from paganism to christianity. In Anglo-Saxon culture the baking of breads and pastries was an important part our lore on hospitality - a custom shared across the Germanic world, hence there are so many styles of bread in Europe which are associated with certain holidays or religious observations. The hot cross bun is an excellent example as the bun was baked with a cross on top to form a sunwheel, a symbol used by our ancestors to mark the changing season and the strength of the sun.
Friday, 3 April 2015
One of my interests is vexillology - and this subject overlaps somewhat with heraldry, so I often read heraldic references to the 'Ermine' which is symbolic fur that is depicted on crowns and cloaks etc. The Ermine is symbolic of the fur of the stoat, and is represented as a 'foot print' type dotted pattern in black and white. The symbol also represents the region of Brittany in France - where it is sometimes called L'Hermine. Looking at the etymology of the word Ermine and Hermine - and the shape of the heraldic pattern it is clear that this symbol must have common origins in the Germanic symbol of the Irminsul. In Armenian the Ermine or Armine is the term for a rat. The French term refers to the stoat or weasel, and the name survives in Old English as Hearma meaning a shrew. Perhaps there is a connection here to Ratatosk - the squirrel who runs up and down the Irminsul-Yggdrasil.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
The hare is a sign of Easter-Ostara and is certainly an ancient symbol. We can find the symbol of three hares across the world, with the oldest being found in China (Tocharian?) They are often depicted as hares/rabbits sharing three ears.
above - three hares from Paderborn near Wewelsburg
three hares symbol found in China.
this example is from South Tawton in Devon UK
It is widely reported that a young Hitler was an avid reader of Ostara - the journal of Lanz von Liebenfels which was dedicated to Ariosophy. Lanz even claimed that in 1909 that a young Hitler had contacted him in search of back issues.
As a goddess of new dawns and beginnings she was certainly invoked in the awakening of National Socialist Germany! And as a goddess of light and beauty she is invoked in England once more!
One shall remember that the swastika- and fascist movements are basically offspring of Ostara!
(from the Ostara journal issue #3)
Hail Ostara - Hail the New Dawn!
This season is rule over by the goddess Ostara. Her name literally means East-star (hence the christian term Easter) and is a reference to the planet Venus, the Star in the East, who shines brightest each morning as she reflects the light of the Rising Sun - hence Ostara is a goddess of the New Dawn, new beginnings, the morning and the spring. The Germanic names for April contain her name - Ōstar-mānod, Easter-mōnaþ. She is very much the 'light' aspect of the Aryan goddess Arya, who we also call Tara. Freya represents Tara but in a darker role - the setting sun, a war goddess and goddess of the West. Whilst we find that Freya is the sister of Frey, Ostara in the sister of Ing (who is Frey in his role as the god of the light-born). Ostara's symbols include the hare and egg, hence the Easter bunny.
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
from the Black Front Press
FOLLOWING on from our 2014 publication, Wulf: Collected Writings of an English Wodenist, Black Front Press is proud to present a second volume from someone who has perhaps done more than any other to advance our historical and linguistic research into North European spirituality from a decidedly Anglo-Saxon outlook. Beginning with a detailed analysis of the thirty-three runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, including their definitional and etymological significance, the author sets out the foundations of his unique system. A subsequent chapter examines the runes in light of their importance to the English Awakening, the mission said to be faced by all Woden initiates in their efforts to awaken the Folk to their divine destiny and, thus, help them evolve towards a higher state of consciousness. Wulf then deals with the Rune-Gealdor and seeks to unearth the primal sounds of the runes themselves, before moving on to address the nature of the Common Germanic Futhark and the twenty-four runes of which it is comprised. This process also involves a thorough-going examination of the actual origins of these sacred symbols, before moving on to provide an outline of the Aryan Roots that will enable the serious rune-worker to establish yet further meanings for the runes. Drawing upon the work of Miguel Serrano, as well as touching upon the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche, the author then looks at the esoteric significance of the spinal column. Made up of 24 vertebrae broken into three sections of seven, twelve and five, it appears in the form of a serpent and can be linked to Mount Me-Ru (Meru), a name for the Holy Mountain of the North. Another fascinating chapter surrounds Wulf's discussion of the Graal Runes, the final three staves of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc (Calc, Stan and Gar) which are related to objects that occur in the Graal Legends: the Cup, the Stone and the Spear. The reader is also introduced to the six-pointed ‘Snowflake’ pattern known as the Hag-All, or All-Hag, representing the basic shape that can be found within the Nine Glory-Twigs and originating from an ancient glyph known as the Seed of Life. The author continues with an investigation into the secret of the ALU-ULA and its relation to Amergin's Cauldron of Poesy and the Three Cauldrons of Chinese lore; goes on to present the runic postures of a complex martial arts system known as the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag (Code of Arya), which seeks to utilise and build upon the Armanen Runes devised by Guido von List; and, finally, concludes his work with an outline of nine spiritual exercises that involve methods of controlled breathing and intense concentration. This well-researched and illuminating text is brought to you by one of Europe's most respected and prolific runologists.