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Thursday, 26 January 2012

IMPORTANCE OF MYTH

The Eddas expounded the grim cataclysms, migrations, wars,
which had devastated the lands of the North, the old sky gods still
loomed in race memory, dominating the living and the dead with a
power Christianity has not eclipsed. Who were these tremendous
cosmic personalities who across the chasms of the past could
influence men to sacrifice, whose stern traditions inspired the
Vikings to scourge Europe and a thousand years later in
grandiose resurrection drove Hitlers Third Reich to crash in
Gotterdammerung?"

The attempt to awaken modern man to the importance of
myth is somewhat like trying to sell mirrors in the city of the blind.
Most people today are already cut far adrift into the empty
cultureless void of materialism, and consumerism. The apathy, the
greed and utter shallowness of modern day trash society, has long
removed man from his vital ancestral folkways leaving him to the
extreme peril of his own devices. It may yet take more time for the
races of man, most particularly Aryan man, to realize that the further
he drifts from his gods and myths the weaker he becomes as an
individual and as a race. If our most ancient ancestors could hear
us in our boast that we live in an "Enlightened Age", they would
undoubtably roar with laughter!

"The myth, is the foundation of life, the timeless schema, the
pious formula into which life flows when it reproduces its traits
out of the unconscious." ...........................Thomas Mann

Myths take many forms depending on the culture from
which it evolves, but their function is always of pinpointing vital
issues and values in the life of the people and society concerned
and to make some kind of sense in a senseless world. They often
dramatize those profound concepts of life and death, of creation,
heroism and the purpose of being, of how a man should conduct
himself as a citizen, husband or warrior, as a creature of God and
his relation to the divine gods of his people. From the persuit of
myth our ancestors stumbled upon the rudiments of science, and
thereby began astronomy (at first astrology), chemistry, medicine
(in herbalism and later alchemy) and other enlightening disciplines.
The great myths first sprang from the epic ages of man, times of
Gods, Titans, races of Giants and unforgetable ages of action,
periods of turbulence and family feuds. It was a time when
heroes thrived and chieftains exerted considerable authority won
by bare knuckled prowess and blade of spear and sword.
The leaders of our great myths were "real leaders" unlike
the sham pathetic specimens we accept as leaders today. The
great leaders were such by virtue of their prowess and skill in war;
or demonstrating their wisdom as judges and orators when they
were not involved in battle. The moral code of the Heroic Age was
based upon the assertion of individuality and fearlessness. Life
itself is friction, all action and motion, swirling about the extended
universe putting order into chaos. Be assured that when the last
hero dies, mankind itself will die. "By my love and hope, I conjure
thee," called Nietzsche's Zarathustra: cast not away the hero in
my soul!"
What can we ever know of the infinite experience of man?
History cannot mirror the past only distort what truely happened:
those dusty volumes merely record the moods of the historians
selecting their facts most often taken from the victors of wars who
have erased the thoughts of the vanquished. The great myths will
take one back to the unfathomable antiquity of mans very
beginnings. Myths to the unenlightened may sound like mere
childish fairy tales but in actuality they serve as a synthesis of the
way a people have pondered the great questions. Their function is
not just to provide a theory of life which can be taken or left at will;
they serve to inspire and compel a response from man. Mythology
is full of great truths and truth is always beautiful and enduring. We
might speak of myths as bridges between the intellect and emotion,
between the mind and heart, between the collective will and
unifying consciousness in the racial soul of a folk.
In almost every act of daily life throughout the centuries of
written history all northern and southern Euro-Tribes paid tribute to
their gods. In their homes and on the city streets were altars where
the citizens prayed and made offerings. Festivals called all people
to recognize and honor the High Ones. Beautiful buildings carved
statues of gods and heroes in wood and stone. Artists painted
their magnificent works inspired by the great myths of their folk.
Games and theatrical dramas were created to honor the gods.
Poetic Eddas were written and skalds carried on the legends from
generation to generation, forming that essential heritage and
tradition from which a race develops its culture. The myth makes
us conscious that we are a race and not merely an arbitrary,
purposeless, ill-defined conglomerate of men and woman drifting
aimlessly through time. Whether it be of the private kind called
psychology or the collective kind which manifests itself in stories of
the gods, the myth shapes the race and builds the foundation for
the upward path of its people.
As we take a closer look at the concept of myth, we find it
is somewhat like a dream; it is a direct expression of the
unconscious mind. The events of a myth, its characters and
symbols are to the race as the events characters and symbols of
the dream to the individual. Like a dream, the myth may ignore the
conventional logic of space, time relationships and sequence of
events. Nevertheless, a dream has a meaning which can be made
plain and so has the myth. The ancient gods of our Northern
European ancestors took on a variety of forms and mythical
variations over the centuries. Through it all, the ethnic deity that
reached deepest and longest into the psyche of Aryan-kind has
been the Teutonic god "Wotan".

"Gods are immortal or eternal as they do not start in the
cultural world; they merely are disclosed there as powers
which are imbedded in the eternal play of Nature. The human
being's reponse to the gods, created by cult, allows them to come
forward into this world. Cult is the response to myth. Gods
approach man with their word, the mythos. Such an approach is
powerful and overwhelming. It tears man from his everydayness,
and carries him into the enthusiasm of gods....."
...................Sheldon Kopp

The character of Wotan is one of unfathomable depths,
unexplainable and always phenomenal. The unpredictability of
Wotan consciousness adds much to this phenomenon. Like a long
quiescent volcano, the Wotan Spirit can burst forth at a given
moment and overwhelm an individual or a whole people in a way that
only a god of the blood is capable. As a religion Wotanism is as old
as its people, for both myth and religion constantly interweave and
correlate. The gods, in the literal sense, were the founders of
society, from them were derived, the unit of the family and the race;
and the whole social and ethical structure. Raised upon this natural
basis it was necessarily penetrated through and through by the spirit
of our ethnic gods most directly through our religions and
mythologies.
One can never forget that Wotanism grew out of the soul
and spirit of our ancient ancestors with the intuitive recognition of
evolutionary laws in natural life, out of the "primal laws of Nature"
and pride in heritage. It set for itself a final goal of bringing into
being a proud and noble people. The "right way" is the way which
we must always strive for and aspire to, and which has been
handed down to enlighten future generations for thousands of
years. Tradition itself becomes its own warrant. It is not held
subject to verification by experience. The notion of right is
contained throughout the body of our ethnic Myths . It is not
outside of them, of independant origin, and brought to them to
test them. When we read classic myth such as Homers Iliad or
the Odyssey, which was penned with supreme genius, there is
nothing to really add or take away, it is what it is. Our myths guide
us but each individual is his own moral fulcrum as it were, and
responsible for his own destiny first and foremost while at the
same time that responsibility obviously extends to his entire race.
Since 1945, we have become witness to a rapid decline
of the West, and a planned and deliberate genocide of all our Euro
tribes, culture and traditions. It is too late to rationalize these
problems away and pretend that they do not exist. No prayers are
going to save us just as no prayers ever saved any nation or
civilization least of all Rome! We do not need a crystal ball to see
the suicidal direction in which we are moving. One most essential
and prevailing question we must ask ourselves at this very time.
If we do not make the conscious effort to think as a distinct species,
as our ancestors before us, can we ever expect to find pride,
confidence, honor and a wholesome indigenous life again as a
people?
Out of these times of chaos and spiritual degeneration,
the old yet new mythos, like a rising sun in troubled times, is
entering an important age of rediscovery. Through the indigenous,
Nature-based path of our ethnic divine pantheons, our ancestors
found unlimited strength, perserverance, determination and unity of
spirit that created the greatest known Wonders Of The World and
the highest civilizations known to mankind. It is our Ethnic Mythos
and the unifying gods of our folk that forges the will and provides a
nation of people the measure of greatness that is necessary to
reach their highest possible potentials. The Gods of our Blood are
ingrained in the very DNA of our being.
Mankind is constantly inquiring into the mystery of human
personality and existence, untiringly reaching out for the inexplicable
and continually speculating in the realm of the unfathomable. The
way to truth is always an upward hill, and no man or people can live
intelligently who do not have a fundamental knowledge of their own
self, family, folk, God and Nature and her divine laws. Wotanism,
Druidism and other pagan indingenous spiritual paths, serve as
doorways into our deepest essence. They are a Golden Chain
connecting us to our deepest ancestral roots and our highest
spiritual evolution and genetic potential. When an individual or
an entire race lose their dreams they die. By means of our own
ethnic "vision" and "unity" we can reclaim the strength of species
and vital "Will To Be" that defined the essence of greatness in the
mind and character of our illustrious ancestors, built glorious
Golden Ages, and made our myths and the old times splendid!

WHO DREAMS SHALL LIVE
Who dreams shall live! And if we do not dream, Then we shall
build no Temple into Time. You dust cloud, whirling slow against
the sun, Was yesterday's cathedral, stirred to gold, By heedless
footsteps of a passing world. The faiths of stone and seed are failed
of proof, The king who made religion of a sword, Passes, and is
forgotten in a day. The crown he wore rots at a lily's root, the rose
unfurls her banners o'er his dust.
The dreamer dies but never dies fair dream, Though Death
shall call the whirlwind to his aid, Enlist men's passions, trick
their hearts with hate, Still the fair vision lives! Say nevermore,
That dreams are fragile things. What else endures, Of all this
broken world save only dreams! ..................Dana Burnet
 
RonMcVan

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