" To battle the gods are called, By the ancient Gjallar-horn, Loud blows Heimdall, His sound is in the air." ..................Samunds Edda
Suddenly the world-piercing sound of Heimdalls Gjallar- Horn announcing Ragnarok and the destruction of the world. Midgards dreadful day is at hand. The Gjallar-Horn reverberates through the earth awakening the Seven Sons, of the giant, Mimir, high god of the early Northern Euro-pantheon. His seven sons spring up to their long awaited task. The old world tree "Yggdrasil" groans and trembles. Skies darken and crack with the dread sound and the gathering chaos as the sun turns black. Stars fall from the sky, flames engulf Yggdrasil, searing heat rises high in the sky. Wotan already engaged in conversation with the severed head of Mimir his ever faithful adviser. Until this time Sindre-Dvalin and Mimirs six other sons had slumbered in that Golden Hall which stands towards the north in the lower world, on Mimirs fields. Nat, their sister, dwells in the same region where she routinely shrouds the chambers of her brothers who have long awaited the day of reckoning with the forces of chaos. The Seven Sleepers were not to awake until the day of Ragnarok, "The Dusk of the Gods". They shall then arm themselves and issue forth. Mounted high and brightly upon the walls of their golden hall are the Seven Long Swords which none save the sons of Mimir can wield. Before evil had reached its climax, the Tree of Life "Yggdrasil" (the cosmic axis and representative of the physical and moral laws of the world) grew from times most distant glorious splendor among the three world fountains in subterranean gardens of Mimirs fields. The most important of these three fountains was the fountain of wisdom through which the good runes of divine knowledge were fetched. Mimir, the wisest of all the gods, was watchman over this fountain and warden of the Well of Wisdom until he was later slain in the War Of The God Clans between the Aesir and the Vanir. Wotan kept the severed head of Mimir and treated it with magical herbs and thus preserved the ability of Mimir to continue to issue forth his wisdom and sacred oracles to Wotan its rightful owner. The war between the Aesir and the Vanir was in the early days of the first epoch when the trickster Loki and his feminine counterpart Gulveig-Heid were spreading their runes of evil in Asgard (realm of the gods) and Midgard (realm of earth and man) causing disputes and war between the clans of gods and mankind whose task it was to watch over and sustain the order of the world in harmony. And so it was that the great peace was broken and the divine Aesir of Wotan went to battle against the elder gods of the Vanir. Mankind too began his unending chain of warfare pitting kinsman against kinsman, leaving a legacy of blood and strife through the tradgic pages of human history. In Wotanist Teutonic Myth the gods themselves are to be seized by terror at the fate of the world, and Mimir makes his own arrangements to save all that is best and purest on earth for an expected regeneration of the world. At the very beginning of the Fimbul-Winter, Mimir opens his subterranean grove of immortality Mimisholt (an asylum), closed against all physical and spiritual evil, for the two children of men, Lif and Lifthrasir who are to be the parents of the future Asa-children The Asmegir, giving way to a new race of men. Mimir was not only the wisest of the gods, he was also known to be by trade the greatest metal smith of all antiquity. The seven sons of Mimir were themselves great smiths of legend who during the first happy epoch, gave to the gods and to nature the most beautiful treasures: Thors mighty hammer "Mjolner", Freyjas magic necklace "Brisingamen", the smithed boar "Slidrugtanne" and Wotans magic golden armband "Draupner". The hall where the seven sons rested was also a stunning treasure chamber of their exquisitley fine metal crafting. Those who ever attempted to touch these unique treasures were punished by a sudden drooping and withering of their limbs. In the Teutonic mythos the Seven Sleepers are found to be intimately connected with the myth concerning the return of the dead Son of Light Baldur with the idea of a resurrection and the new regeneration of the world. The Seven Sleepers form an integral part of the great epic of Teutonic mythology. With the death of Mimir (memory) his sons sink into the long sleep of ages. The Great World-Tree "Yggdrasil" begins to age until that unavoidable and necessary time of the final battle between good and evil when these Seven Sons are then to awake and resume their important occupation. For Wotan, and most all of mankind this will be the final battle. The will of God manifesting itself is creation. The cosmos is born out of chaos. Chaos for a time will reign victorious. From chaos we come and to chaos we shall return only to be born anew in the Golden Epoch of Baldur. Ragnarok rises from the sea to become the abode of a better race of men. The Seven Sons are known to represent the seven changes of the weather - which gave rise to the division of the year into months known then as: gormanudr, frerm, hrutm, einm, solm, selm and kornskurdarmanudr. In ancient days it was believed that navigation was under the protection of the Seven Sleepers, who like their father remained friends of men. In the Norse sagas Thorkil the great navigator praises Gudmund-Mimir as a protector in dangers. The son of Poseidon, Atlas, had seven daughters which were referred to as the Seven Atlantic Sisters. In ancient times they were known as the Sailors Stars. There are 250 stars in the Pleiades but the most celebrated are the Seven Stars in a cluster that we refer to as the Seven Virgins. There is a strong probability that celestial humanoids migrated to the earth from the Pleiades long ago in the past bringing with them highly advanced technology. In time we may find out that the Pleiades may be the very center of human life, not in our solar system but in our galaxy. The writer J. Countryman in his book, "Atlantis And The Seven Stars" makes this interesting observation on the significance of the number seven throughout mankinds history: Two texts, "The Book of Enoch" and "The Atlantis Account", long taken as myths, offer clues to our linkage with the Pleiades and the giant beings that came from there. However, the most powerful evidence we have of space visitations from the Pleiades is the symbol of the ancient bull - the sign of the Taurus constellation that contains the celebrated cluster known as the Seven Stars. It permiates the entire Western world and countless statues and artifacts have been found glorifying it. It is symbolic of the Taurus Constellation, the bull of the Zodiac. The Pleiades by themselves and the allegoric number seven pertaining to them are also deeply imbedded with profundity in our history and institutions. No doubt some of this interest was generated solely on the aesthic appearance of the Seven Stars and their relationship to seasons, but further study of the subject seems to reveal a great deal more." The number seven permiates our age old mythology and we see the number seven in a variety of representations such as: Seven Angels, Seven Atlantic Sisters, Seven Sons, Seven Creators, Seven Great Steps, Seven Heavenly Spheres, Seven Kings, Seven Keys, Seven Ladder Rungs, Seven Level Foundation, Seven Lettered Name of the Logos, Seven Logi, Seven Planets, Seven Planetary Circulations, Seven Sages of Greece, Seven Seals Book, Seven Spirits, Seven Sisters, Seven Skins, Seven Stars, Seven Steps of the Pyramid, Seven Virgins, Seven walls, Seven Root Races, Seven Wonders of the World, Seven Vices and Seven Virtues, Seven Days of the Week and the list goes on. The Seven Colors of the Prism, and the Seven Musical Notes, correspond also to the seven planets of the ancients - they are the seven chords of the human lyre. There are seven states from the lowest grade of human being on the external planes of matter up to the highest grade of the perfect man. Also in the realm of spiritual humanity, there are seven states from the perfect man up to the Diety. The vast importance of this grade of life, or spiritual adeptship, is shown by the fact it is upon the boundaries of the sixth and seventh state of this grade the two halves of the Divine Soul become permanently and eternally united. The twin souls, male and female, then constitute the complete of the Divine Self. The Pythagoreans considered the number (7) worthy of veneration. It was held to be the number of religion, because man is controlled by seven celestial spirits to whom it is proper for him to make offerings. It was called the number of life, because it was believed that human creatures born in the seventh month of embryonic life usually lived, but those born in the eighth month often died. The heptad (7) contains the number (3) (spirit, mind and soul) desend into the (4) (the world) the sum being (7), or the mystic nature of man, consisting of a threefold spiritual body and a fourfold material form. These are symbolized by the cube, which has six surfaces and a mysterious seventh point within. The six surfaces are the directions, north, east, south and west, up and down; or front, back, right, left, above and below; or again earth, fire, air, water, spirit and matter. In the midst of these stands the (1) which is the upright figure of man, from whose center in the cube radiate six pyramids. From this comes the great axiom: "The center is the father of the directions, the dimentions, and distances." The heptad (7) is the number of the law, because it is the number of the Makers of the Cosmic law, the Seven Spirits before the throne. With the number (3) we can see why trinities are universal to the various mythologies of the world. Three is the 'word', the 'Holy Ghost', the 'Absolute' conscious of itself. In the number (4) we find the world of matter, material; the physical world is the matrix of all sensuous experience. Orpheus is known to have said,"The eternal essence of number is the most providential principle of the universe, of heaven, of earth, and of the nature intermediate to these; and, more, that it is the basis of the permanency of divine natures, gods, and demons." In the Arcane Mysteries it is believed that the earth has already consumed six or seven moons and on some apocalyptic day to come it will likewise seize our present moon Luna herself. Man was in existence long before the last ice-age and long before the last great flood, to this there is no longer any doubt. The further we probe back into time we find the tail-ends of civilizations every bit as intelligent and cultured as our own. The current race memory of man, with all its myths, cosmogonies, legends, and traditions, seems to get lost in the Primary Epoch, where sometime before the downfall of the carbon moon is to be found the traditional "Beginning of all Things". Here seems to be the starting point of all human tradition, which began in that instant when man first grew conscious of his specific essence, as a type of being able to preserve his memories. Concerning the subject of the approaching doom of Ragnarok the ancient Aryan mysteries state: " When catastrophes greater than ever before have shaken the planet, when stars crumble upon the earth, when atmosphere has been poisoned for eons and life on the continents is unendurable, when the Quintary Moons which is Mars in the grip of earth will have roused the greatest cataclysm of all, with oceans that submerge the entire earth --- then will begin the reconstruction of everything that lives! All created beings will flee back to that whence they came: the sea. Evolution will ebb, The great resurrection of the ancient organs will begin: the adjustment to the last asylum of life. And nothing will escape that immutable law. Not even man!"
"Midgard (earth) is the cradle, That rocks above the abyss.... Our existence, Is but a brief, Crack of light, Between two eternities of darkness....."
Terrible scenes arise, horror piled upon horror. The wolf Fenris frees himself from his chains and swallows Wotan. The sun turns black, the stars vanish, and the repulsive dragon, Nidhoggr flaps slowly over fields of corpses. The fighting and chaos grow ever more terrible until the earth disappears beneath the seas, leaving only swirling smoke-clouds and a gigantic flame which licks out towards the sun itself. The Christian apocalypse is relative to the Wotanist Ragnarok in many relative aspects where seven also plays a key role. There are Seven Seals to be opened, that is to say, Seven Mysteries to know, and Seven Difficulties to overcome, Seven Trumpets to sound, and Seven Cups to empty. Seven is the sacred number in all theogonies and all symbols, because it is composed of (3) and (4), representing the magical power in its full force. In the Greek patriarchal pantheon there are seven prominent male gods, Kronos and his six progeny, Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Aries, Hephaistos and Hermes; while the female deities were also seven: Rhea, wife of Kronos, Hera, Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hestia and Demeter. In the "Orphic theogony", the mother goddess Gaia produced the Fourteen Titans, seven male and seven female. The Phoenician god was known as the "God of the Seven Rays". The light of the gods when captured in works of art are often depicted with Seven Rays. The Statue of Liberty in New York harber also bears the Seven Rays at the crown of her head, symbolic of the very ancient goddess Eostara, whose pagan festival is still celebrated as Easter. Edgar Cayce, perhaps the most highly acclaimed prophet of the 20th century sincerely believed that since the cataclysm of Atlantis, the spirits of that fated empire are currently reincarnating into our present world in great numbers; that we are in fact re-living the final days of an approaching cataclysm once again. Cayce viewed the present age as a replica in many ways of ancient Atlantis at its height. If this be true, then through the law of action and re-action man is once again faced with a world of his own making. Once more man will be faced with the choice between the use of Natures forces for constructive or destructive purposes. Will mans greed and evil nature prove to be greater than his wisdom again this time? In full view of the world today can anyone deny that America, so full of itself, like its Atlantean predecessor, has likewise become a house of cards built on shifting sand?
"A nation that brings war on another will have war brought upon it." ...................Edgar Cayce
Viewing the world today it would seem that the Sons of Belial have returned and that the Seven Sons of Mimir are already reaching for their swords. In Atlantis the Sons of Belial 'won' and their evil nature brought destruction down upon the entire known world. The future of mankind is the responsibility of all the worlds citizens but, unfortunately for the contemporary world, this vital responsibility has been delegated to a few hundred purported 'leaders' of the Power Elite who have succeeded in 'misleading' the world into a very serious state of discord; polarization; fragmentation; rampant disease; suffering and premature death; extensive poverty; race and national genocide; environmental pollution; threat of nuclear holocaust; and overall disintegration of the entire social structure. In the back of everyones mind we are conscious of the impending doom closing in around us but we feel powerless to do anything about it. In our daily struggle to survive we scarcely have time to monitor the every move of the worlds hidden controllers who rape mankind and nature with impunity and wanton unrestrained gluttony for wealth and power at any and all costs. And what do all these controllers have in common? Perhaps it cannot be expressed any better than Lewis E. Cook Jr. already expressed it in his ambitious book titled, "Goldot", "The Doctrine of Truth", wherein he states: "Politicians and government leaders are sick! Scientists are sick! Educators are sick! Religious leaders are sick! Business leaders are sick! Industrialists are sick! Economic and financial leaders are sick!" How can we expect to have a healthy world society when all the leaders are sick and expect their followers to be and do likewise? This sad state of the world, based entirely on liberal democratic anything goes behavior, has resulted from the perverted tastes and practices into which the human race has been cleverly indoctrinated. It will take an emancipation of the mind to restrain these forces of crowd-mindedness that paralyze all healthy social inventiveness and produce a social order that is standardized, decadent and sterile. America has clearly become a culture of the dump-heap. The Seven Sons of Mimir slept through the history of the world of man only to awaken at its final destruction. But man too remains asleep through his days upon the earth and still shows no sign of awakening even when total destruction is nigh and history stands to repeat itself once again. Better to awaken now while there is still precious time to reverse both the physical and spiritual death threatening to devour all mankind and the planet. As Edgar Cayce once said, "We must look at the problem, replace despair with hope, and get to work." A cup of wisdom and common sense from Mimirs Well would be a good place to start and the first cup of wisdom is this:
"THERE CAN BE NO COMPROMISE WITH UNETHICAL MEN. THEY MUST BE REMOVED FROM POWER BEFORE THEY DESTROY ALL OF EARTH AND HUMANITY!!!
Great wisdom, honor and truth are as essential now as they have always been. They are the raw ingredients needed to direct the course of human history and lead the world of man towards its highest ultimate potential. Believers are ignorant. The ignorant "believe." Knowers are wise. The wise "know." Real leaders are not to be found in the common trough of Washington political circles. Leaders do not run with the herd. Politicians are not qualified to be leaders and never can be, they are nothing more than exhaulted clerks and salesmen of themselves. A real leader stands upon the shoulders of giants with the gods in his eyes and you recognize them immediately. True leaders are men of exceptional vision, indomitable strength, valiant courage, men of profound intelligence, destiny and genius! Political correct democratic America leaves scarce if any room for a leader to emerge, but one thing is for sure, it will not survive much longer without one.
"He who lets the world, or his portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation." .......................John Stuart Mill