Saturday, 23 February 2013
The Gar Rune, the 33rd Rune of the Anglo-Saxon[Northumbrian] Futhorc lies outside of the four aetts. When the Runes are positioned around a circle Gar is central to all the other Runes. It is the beginning and end of the Runes and serves to seal magical formulas. Gar which means `spear` in Germanic represents both the spear of Woden, Gungnir[also beginning with the letter g] and the holy lance of the sacred Aryan blood carried by Parsifal. The Proto Germanic origin of this word is gaisaz and a cognate of this word also appears in Old Irish as gae which suggests a Celto-Germanic shared concept. The spear was a symbol of Germanic kingship and was used to dedicate the offering of the soon to be slain enemy to either Woden or Tyr as the Gods` share of the spoils of battle. On the world tree Woden dedicated Himself to Himself as the supreme offering. This concept hearkens back to the idea of an Aryan Hyperborean Kristos, the eon of the Hanged God as symbolised in the twelth trump of the Major Arcana. This is the third Graal Rune and its secrets were withheld for many centuries by the Rune Masters only to be revealed in the late 8th or early 9th centuries CE. In Irish mythology we learn from the Second Battle of Mag Tured that the spear was transported from the Atlantean city of Gorias and became the spear of Lug, the Celtic version of Woden. This was one of the four hallows of the divine Tuatha De Danann, the Celtic Aesir. I believe that there is a significance to the geographical location of this Rune`s unveiling, in the white island of Albion-England, a precious possession of the English folc, a special part of our previously lost Wodenic lore. Gar contains within its shape 4 cardinal directions-Niflheim in the north, Muspelheim in the south, Jotunheim in the east and Vanaheim in the west. Above we have Asgard, below this Ljossalfheim. Below we have Svartalfheim and below this Hel. Midgard occupies the central point of the Rune. It is in Midgard-in the here and now that the cosmic interplay of divine and human forces works out the Wyrd of the Norns. The Gift of Ing, the gift of genetic inheritance. The operation of Woden`s spear and Parsifal`s lance in the enclosure of Albion.
Sunday, 17 February 2013
In previous articles on my blogs I have discussed the symbolism of the Axe of the Germanic/Indo-European Thunder God. What I would like to do in this article is focus on why this symbol is so inextricably linked to the Germanic and other Aryan peoples. I believe that the answer may be found in accepting that the origins of the Axe are to be found in both the material realm-the axe as a weapon and as a tool and in the spiritual-the axe as a divine symbol. As esoteric heathens we accept that what is above in Asgard is reflected here below in Midgard. The esoteric war is being fought in spiritual realms and this has been and will be reflected again in exoteric warfare here in Midgard as we approach Ragnarok. The war that appeared to have been lost in 1945 is continuing spiritually and we fight knowing that ultimately the victory will be ours despite our own personal and petty concerns. The axe has its material physical genesis amongst the Aryan peoples. Rudolf Simek in his Dictionary of Northern Mythology states:
In northern Europe a cult of axes, in which axes unsuitable for practical use played an important role, is evident and is supported by archaeological finds dating later than the Neolithic Age. In the Bronze Age numerous rock carvings, and also the little bronze figure from Grevensvaenge, indicate a widespread cult of axes which should probably be understood as a fertility cult, as the phallic figures on the rock pictures suggest. Miniature axes as amulets are also documented since the late Iron Age and then again in the Viking Age.The connection between the axe and fertility reminds me of the story in The Lay of Thrym from the Poetic or Elder Edda. Thor`s Hammer had a fertility role and was used to bless marriages. This is why marriage despite David Cameron`s insane belief is an institution between a man and a woman which existed before `governments`, `parliaments` and `marriage certificates` ever existed. Two homosexuals whether they be sodomites or lesbians cannot produce offspring therefore their relationship can never be viewed as a marriage. Mother Nature instils in mankind and other species an attraction between the genders and this makes homosexuality an aberration. The votes of a few hundred unrepresentative politicians, whoring for the homosexual vote will never change that! If they could give votes to cows, pigs and sheep they would do so and then call for the legalisation of bestiality! Our ancestors spit on the likes of David Cameron and the degenerate pigs around the trough in Westminister. Anyway returning to the main them of this article! There is as I have stated a fertility link between the axe and the hammer. It was used by everyday people to bless their families, livestock and habitations. Walter Keating Kelly in his Curiosities of Indo-European Tradition and Folk-lore states:
An axe[Thor`s weapon] and a broom are laid crosswise on the inner side of the threshold over which the nurse has to step when she goes out with an infant to have it christened. This is done that the babe may be safe from all the devices of the power of evil.This custom apparently prevailed in Westfalen in Germany. He does not indicate the date but it would be safe to say this was after the forced conversion of our ancestors to xtianity. Thus the people would not have been aware of the pre-xtian significance of this custom, acting purely on instinct, another example of the workings of the Racial Unconscious or the Blood Memory. Again quoting from Kelly:
The German god`s fiery weapon was often represented as an axe, and hence it is a customary thing with witches to draw milk from the handle of an axe stuck in a doorpost.H goes on to quote a reference from Kemble:
Se thunor hit thryscedh mid thaere fyrenan aecxe.Translated into modern English: Thunor threshes with a fiery axe. Returning to Simek:
As a cult of axes is not mentioned in literary sources, it has been connected with the role of the Thor`s Hammer-Mjolnir which became a symbol of heathendom in answer to the Christian symbol of the cross. The equation of axe and hammer can be explained with the function of both cult symbols in the fertility cult. The great age of the Germanic axe-cult, the relationship with the Cretan axe-cult and the parallels to the lightening weapons of non-Germanic gods, such as Indra`s and Hercules` clubs or Sucellos the Gaul`s hammer, all suggest an Indo-Germanic origin of the various forms of the axe.Simek could also have mentioned of course the axe-wielding Slavic Perun and the Baltic Perkunas[Lithuanian] or Perkons[Latvian]. Recently archaologists have identified a further 72 carved axes on four of the stones at Stonehenge via laser scanning. Quoted from The Independent 9/10/12:
In Indo-European tradition axe-heads were often associated with storm deities – and some surviving European folklore beliefs suggest that upwards-facing axe blades were used as magical talismans to protect crops, people and property against lightning and storm damage. It’s potentially significant that every single one of the Stonehenge axe-head images have their blades pointing skywards, while the daggers point downwards. The axe-heads – the vast majority of the images – may therefore have been engraved as votive offerings to placate a storm deity and thus protect crops.The link between Stonehenge and the Indo-Europeans was already known and I refer my readers to a now out of print work titled Stonehenge and the Origins of Western Culture by Leon E. Stover and Bruce Kraig. This book has an alternate title: Stonehenge: The Indo-European Heritage. Stonehenge was built in various stages and it is clear that at the very least they were responsible for the latter phases of its construction. Brian Branston in the now classic The Lost Gods of England draws attention to the antiquity of the weapon of the Aryan Thunder God:
This weapon was old, older than Thunor. The Indo-European weather god had hurled it. It was found in Crete as the labrys or double-axe[lately to turn up so thought-provokingly on our own doorstep carved in the rocks of Stonhenge.Of course the Aryans, Indo-Europeans or Indo-Germanics-whichever term you prefer are known as the Battle-Axe People. An excellent now out of print work titled The Battle Ax People , Beginnings of Western Culture by Olivia Vlahas tells the story of the Aryans in their various appearances as Kassites, Hittites, Mitannia, Hyksos, Indo-Aryans,Persians, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Greeks, Romans, Celts, Sarmatians and Teutons. The Battle Axe of course is what links these people together and is a prime symbol of their ethnic identity. I strongly urge you all to obtain a copy of this book as it is suitable for both Adults and older children and contains a wealth of information. Juergen Spanuth in his ground-breaking out of print work Atlantis of the North discusses the axe cult in quite a bit of depth and explores the identity of another axe God-Fosite, a Frisian God worshipped on the island of Helgoland. He draws a parallel between Him and the Greek Poseidon, the founder of Atlantis who originally also wielded an axe. The axe as a religious and cultural symbol actually goes back much further than the Bronze Age, contrary to what Simek stated. Neolithic stone axes have also been recovered from graves. Our people and our Gods did not just arrive in the Bronze Age: that is not the period of our genesis. It is only the period that our recorded history begins. May I remind my readers that Mjolnir was originally a stone hammer! As Jaan Puhvel states in his Comparative Mythology:
It is thus the bolt, and it can be represented also as an [originally stone] ax....The axe, the original form of the Thunder God`s hammer goes back to Neolithic times. It has a cultural, ethnic, religious, practical and warlike significance. It cannot be divorced from who we are as Aryans. If you wear the axe consciously as a symbol of your racial and heathen identity Thunor will pour His blessings upon you.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
. In that article I discussed in great detail the nature and origin of the four hallows of the Tuatha De Danann who are the same mysterious Hyperborean beings as the Aesir-Vanir.
Tuatha De Danann:In Irish tradition, they are the Aesir of Norse legend, the divine ancestors who descended from the stars, the Hyperboreans.[Miguel Serrano, Nos, Book of the Resurrection].Steven L. Akins in The Lebor Feasa Runda speculates that the Tuatha fled their island home, Tir nan`Og or the Avalon of the British legends to reside in Ireand[Eire-land of the Aryans] and that this could be an echo of the Atlantis myth. I direct any interested readers to Paul Dunbavin`s book Atlantis of the West for more information about the available scientific evidence to support the British-Irish geographical location for this lost early Aryan civilisation. Of the four hallows, the Sword of Nuada, the Spear of Lugh, the Stone of Destiny and the Cauldron of the Dagda, only the last three have a direct connection with the Graal myth and thus with the final three Runes of the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. To be more technically correct the 33 Rune Futhorc is a Northumbrian Futhorc, the earlier Anglo-Saxon one consisting of 31 Runes and the Anglo-Frisian 29 Runes. It is the 33 Rune Futhorc that we use in Woden`s Folk and there is a good reason for this. The last three Runes- Calc, Stan and Gar relate directly to the Graal mystery, a mystery which is Hyperborean in origin and its secrets now belong to the corpus of recovered lore of England`s Wodenist religion[See Spear of Woden, Saxon Rune Mysteries]. Calc is known in Old Norse as Kalkr and means `chalice`. Calc is not to be found in the Old English Rune Poem. Is this because Calc is a late addition as suggested by Edred Thorsson in his latest work, Alu, An Advanced Guide To Operative Runology or is it as I suspect, that this Rune was withheld from public use by our ancient Rune Masters because of the sacred nature of its mystery, only to be revealed now during the Kali Yuga? Thorsson reveals that the chalice replaced the drinking horn as these were outlawed by the Church when used in a religious context. The whole practice of the use of the mead horn in our sacred Germanic rites was co-opted as a practice into the Church`s rite of Holy Communion. There is reason to suspect therefore that Calc was not the original name of this Rune but possibly `Horn` as Thorsson suggests. If the Rune is reversed it resembles the Elhaz/Algiz/Eolhsecg Rune which depicts horns! Calc symbolises the Celtic Cauldron of the Dagda. Stan derives from the Proto-Germanic stainaz, `stone`. The stone symbolises eternity and permanence. Most of the surviving Runic inscriptions are to be found on standing stones mainly in Scandinavia and northern Germany. We know from Wolfram von Eschenbach[Parzival] that the Graal was originally a green stone that fell from the crown of Lucifer. On this stone there is curious writing, "heathen writing" which can only be a reference to the Runes. The Graal is therefore a Runic mystery and is the possession of both the Celtic and Germanic peoples. Indeed there is evidence to suggest its common Indo-European origins. I will disclose this evidence in a future article. As Thorsson says
the astounding fact is that there was originally absolutely nothing Christian about it......there was simply no Christ in it.Stan obviously relates to the Stone of Destiny-a very real historical artifact. Gar unlike the other 32 Runes does not belong to one of the four aetts but stands separate and central for it is the Spear of Woden and esoterically the gift of Ing. Gar stems from the Proto Germanic gaisaz and this is related to the Old Irish gae, both meaning `spear`. It is the symbol of regal power and was also carried by Parsifal in the tradition of the ancient Germanic priest-kings. Gar is also the Spear of Lugh, who is mythologically cognate with Woden. All three Runes-Calc, Stan and Gar are placed together in the Futhorc and this is symbolic. As Thorsson explains in his latest work that Runes situated next to one another in dyads continue a connecting theme or link. The whole Futhorc reveals a story to those with the wisdom to interpret it. Now of course one may ask what about the sword of Nuada? I have discussed this in my earlier article and there is more that I can say about this but as it does not form a direct link to the last three Runes I will reserve an article especially for Tir as the Graal associations are indirect but they DO exist. Clearly the Anglo-Saxon English people and the land of Albion[oldest known name of Britain, meaning `white`] have an important part to play in these dark days and our destiny is revealed through the study of these mysteries.