Monday, 6 February 2012

"WOTAN" (Allfather of our folk)

"Rare are the men who have been able to penetrate the secret of
the beginning, but all those who have done so have, by spiritual duty,
left a witness to the existence of this science, describing through
enigmas or allegories---but especially through theological
considerations---the process of work and the phases of becoming,
without ever revealing the essential secret."
...................R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz

Of all the numerous Euro pagan gods, none was considered more
formidable a figure of opposition to all foes and enemies of
Northern Europe than Wotan, and none was more thoroughly
repressed by both Church and State. Even the pre-Christian pagan
Romans with Zeus and all the gods of Mt. Olympus were put to
task against the power of Wotan and the gods of Asgard. As we
peer deeper into the inner workings of the Wotan character, we
find many hidden facets that clearly suggest why such fears still
remain in today's world among those who follow alien creeds and
seek to systematically dismantle the ancestral roots of Northern
Europe. The Norse gods to this very day still reign steadfast and
foremost among all other Euro-pantheons. At this point in history
all challengers and would-be patriarchal high gods have went their
course of power and faded into the dust-bin of history. As mighty
as all those former pagan gods had once been in their day, such
as, Ra, Horus, Isis, Osiris, Apollo, Poseidon, Zeus, Bel, Cernunos
and the like, they all eventually gave way to the test of time. Wotan
alone has not only survived but continues to gain in power and
influence. The spirit of Wotan permeates and prevails, grows and
is quite often capable of surging like a storm through the blood,
thought and will of his people when challenged, and he will ever
remain an eternal constant no matter how strongly the world
attempts to dismiss his all encompassing essence.
Since the dawn of written history, the ancient Aryans of Europe
followed a vigorous, natural, tribalistic, industrious and creative
lifestyle, that was dominated in an ethnic belief system
characterized by a pantheon of archetypal gods. It was a lifestyle
and spiritual practice which formed a tight weave of folk
consciousness and unity among its people and further served to
define their culture, identity and civilizations. Through the many
ethnic god archetypes that made up the numerous tribal pantheons,
the Aryans found the needed vision, unity, strength and spirituality
to meet the harsh realities of the times and all challenges for the
future. Around each pantheon of gods, a mythology was created,
adding even greater identity and ethnic cohesivness. This in itself
vitalized and unified a nationhood and thereby strengthened the
heroic legends, mythology and collective consciousness of the
pagan tribes of which it was a part.
Though many pantheons have descended from the oldest traditions
they all echoed the same basic grand cosmology but in the end only
one would be destined to survive the test of time. This is not to say
that those former ancient pantheons were not real, effective, and
powerful in their day, far from it! Those pantheons were all very
much alive but over the course of time, their powers eventually
During the early days with the great catastrophic destruction of
Atlantis and unexpected mini ice ages in Northern Europe, the
Aryan tribes found themselves forced to separate and migrate to
more southerly hemispheres and thus the ethnic gods soon took on
new names and identities as the people drew further and further
away from there origins and customs to re-establish themselves
anew. Through this evolutionary stage of the divine pantheons a
synthesis began to develop between the gods and man in the form
of one patriarchal deity which best represented Aryan-kind as
a whole. Originally this highly symbolic and most powerful god was
known and revered as Poseidon, also, at another time, Mimir was
a the reigning high god of the Teutons before the emergence of
Wotan as was also the god Tyr. Tyr was identical with the Saxon
god Saxnot (from sax, a sword), and with Er, Heru, or Cheru, the
chief divinity of the Cheruski, who also considered him god of the
sun, and deemed his shining sword blade an emblem of its rays.
Eventually,Tyr gracefully stepped aside and a new persona
emerged into the forefront around the period of 300 B.C.E. in the
figure of Wotan. The actual origin of Wotan is still disputed to this
day. Some scholars insist that Wotan was an ancient Aryan tribal
warrior king while others have drawn the conclusion that Wotan
and Hermes are one and the same entity. Zeus was an equal
contemporary of Wotan in his day but ultimately like so many
others was reduced to the pages of mythology and folklore. We
still celebrate Wotan as a day of the week Wednesday,
(originally Wotansday) and he is still lightheartedly celebrated as
Santa Claus and Puck and Herne the Hunter and the
Greenman. The faces of Wotan are many and surface everywhere
over the long course of our history.
If we look to the declining days of the once high, pagan empire of
ancient Rome, we begin to see a developing power play taking
place in the combined contrivance of Church and State. It was, in
fact, the alien and hither Semitic Christian belief system that brought
about the need for these divine tribal divinities of Rome's former
pagan nationhood to step back from the center stage. The Roman
governing powers at that time simply could no longer control the
people of their empire if they could not manipulate them spiritually
under the iron heel of a single dominant authoritarian religion. Even
the use of 'democracy' which the ancient Greeks had concocted
was not strong enough to shake the folkish and robust nationalism
that the indigenous gods instilled among the populace. This
definitive change took place at the Council of Nicea in (325 C.E.)
To this very day one will find many pagan traditions existing within
Christianity for without that vital link to our pagan ethnic roots,
Christianity would never have survived.
The Aryan soul was largely sacrificed with the emergence of
Christianity but certain essentials simply could not be forfeited.
Major attempts were made in the declining and decadent days of
the Roman Empire to further penetrate and abolish the indigenous
gods of Northern Europe with the new Roman Church and State
approved Christian cult. This was not a simple task however. The
Aryans of Northern Europe be they Celtic or Teutonic held fast to
their cherished sovereignty. In Wotanism the Teutons found the
prevailing strength necessary to match swords with any enemy
against their homelands. Romans and Christians alike came to
know the power, rath and fury of Wotan through the course of
A revitalized resurgence of Wotan would resurface again in the
period known as the Viking Age. Wotanism, from its earliest
concept developed naturally from the soul of the Aryan tribes as
a Nature-based pagan religion. Within Wotanism we see ourselves
mirrored in our indigenous god archetypes which reflects back to us
who we truely are and ever strive to be as a people. Through all of
Wotanism which includes the entire pantheon of Norse male and
female gods, there are to be found no limitations in the pursuit of
knowledge and spiritual understandings. It encourages wholesome
family values, strong heroic ethics, and the highest regard for Nature
and her laws.
Wotan has been known to manifest as an actual visual apparition in
times of great crisis throughout the course of history, sometimes
witnessed by whole entire armies, as in the great Battle of Bravalla
where the aparition of Wotan was seen by thousands, hovering within
the clouds above the battlefield.
Many Wotanists today, however, not unlike many Christians, insist
that a god is a biological physical entity walking around in the flesh
like all other humans of the world. To those people one might ask
the obvious question as to where does this biological Wotan live,
and what is his address as surely many would like to visit with him
for a horn of mead and some knowledgeable and inspirational
conversation! The gods are immortal and are not composed of
finite mortal flesh or they would not be gods. As three dimensional
beings it is almost inconceivable to us to even comprehend the
non-corporal fourth dimension which would require us to see an
object on all sides at once. Likewise, the lower two dimensional
creatures cannot fully comprehend a three dimensional world as
we know it through our own eyes and perception and they view the
world as one would see flat cardboard cut-outs. One dimensional
creatures are completely unaware that the world around them
exists at all. Divinity of course exists in even far higher dimensions
than the fourth dimension. The gods, as we surely have witnessed
by now, can influence our three dimensional mortal world and can
communicate to mankind to do their bidding when necessary.
Such spiritual avatars or physical leaders inspired and moved by
the gods have the power to change the very course of world history.
The consciousness that Wotan does in fact evoke is not only a
relative, mutable and real condition within the individual psyche, it
is a constantly shifting and a divine phenomenon. As the living
archetypal image of the Aryan tribes, with distinct identity and self
expression, Wotan likewise represents a palladium of primal will and
collective determination against forces of oppression and despair,
as is possible only of a patriarchal god fully alive and thriving within
the minds and spirit of his people.
The dictionary tells us that an 'archetype' is an original model or type
after which other similar things are patterned; a prototype... The
gods in a sense become mankind writ large. If we take this further,
we understand that it also deals with unknown forces that shape our
lives, the built-in patterns of a people, expresses its individual and
collective consciousness. As such, the Wotan archetype opens the
pre-existant channels through which the genetic life-force of a race
flows. Wotan further serves as a touchstone against that which all
incoming ideas are tried and tested.
The world as a collective consciousness and the world of the
collective unconsciousness intersect at that point where a people
identify with their respective ethnic archetype, whether directly or
via projection. To a greater or lesser degree all Aryans today
retain an element of "Wotan Consciousness". There is no
determining Scale or meter for measuring the intensity of this
phenomenon. For some it may remain dormant for a time, but as
sure as the gods and genetic memory are stamped within every
cell of our body, the heroic legends and ethnic mythos of our folk
also remain alive within our very D.N.A. Those who in their lifetime
have undergone a direct encounter or quickening with the Wotan
consciousness are powerfully affected by it. And frequently their
lives and sense of identity are transformed as a direct result.
Today we are living in what the ancient Greeks refered to as the
"Kairos", (the right time for a metamorphosis of the gods), that is,
the fundamental principles and symbols, a calling of the blood!
This peculiarity of our time, which is not always our conscious
choosing, is the expression of the unconscious self within us,
which is constantly ever changing. As long as the European tribes
live, our gods shall remain immortal. Our ethnic gods need us as
much as we need them, for without us, they too would not exist.
The Wotan Spirit continues to serve as our protectorate and our
strength against the hostile forces of the modern world. The realm
of divinity is miraculous to human thinking which is why in Wotanism
one will find connection to virtually all of the ancient mysteries. A
religion completely purged of mysticism would be a religion at its
last gasp----a cold and empty formalism adapted only to a
congregation of pedants and prigs.
We live in a miraculous universe of order and chaos and tremendous
unseen powers! With our gods as our guides we play out our fate,
hopes and dreams in this all too brief life here in Midgard (Earth).
Swift is our passage back to the non corporal realms; but if we can...
with valiant significance and integrety; leave something of greatness
behind, Then our life will have proved itself worthy of the passing.
Then we will have honored our folk and our gods! Then we will have
truely lived and prepared for our rightful entry into Valhalla!

"All that we experience and know is actually mental in nature.
What we refer to as the physical--- that which third-dimensional
science measures and exploits---is inseperable from what we think
about it. In fact, the world is ultimately only what we feel and know
as sensory experience, and sensory experience itself is ultimately
determined by and inseperable from mental states and attitudes.
The fact that a machine runs is due to its being the activation of a
particular set of mental attitudes and projections."
................Jose Arguelles

"Give me words forged in fire, That I may speak through the soul
of my people! Temper their body and heart, And set loose the
torrent storm of my will! Powers of aeons generate within me,
Snapping the rusted chains of alien creeds!

Hear now the eight-legged stride, Of my steed across the heavens!
I am the image of my kind writ large. My being spans the breath of
all thought and matter. Through the light of my solar eye, From an
age undreamed of, You have known me. Moon and stars I gather
in my cloak, For you to gaze upon; My spear pierces the farthest
corners of life's mystery.

Like a ship I guide you, And though you may wander, do not
abandon me! I am the source of all that you are and ever can be.
I have given you knowledge, Spirit, and an ounce of divinity, Defile
not your image, Lest your soul be cast to the nether worlds.
Above your cities and cooling rock of mountains, The keen eyes
of my ravens, Bear watchful measure to your life and deeds.

From Asgard I gaze down upon you, Through many guises I walk
among you; You are the multitude of my spirit---Which I in turn
give back to you. Do not turn from the challenges, That I have
laid before you! Burst the illusion of all doubt and limitation!
Shatter the darkness of disillusion and despair! Sound the
clarion of a new and triumphant age!

The eye of Wotan works within you... LET MY STRONG ONES
RISE! Like the mighty sacred oaks, Unleash the powers that I
alone have given you! Mirrored in Nature, mirrored in Time,
Mirrored in the Mountains, Ocean and Sky. Let the heroic life
rhythm of the divine and mighty Gods! Stir your noble blood!
Clutch the flaming sword of your divinity! Set up a light in the
darkness! The might of legends still flows within your veins...
 Ron McVan


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