A little slide-show about some of the fruits of “progress” and “growth” in our world.
French. Magyar. Serbian.
It has been said before, on this blog, that our forebears were better than us. Or if you like: that we were better in long forgotten previous lives. It has also been said, on this blog, that Judeo-Christianity is the main reason for this fall. It is not the only reason, though, and you might well argue that the mixing of species that occurred long before Antiquity is in fact an even more important reason for our fall. And you might well be right if you do. The mixing of species ruined us, stripped us of our natural defenses, and then Judeo-Christianity crept into our broken world like a worm, finishing us off with it’s poison– turning us into feeble, coward, useless, worthless and ugly shadows of what we once was.
Naturally reality is more complicated than that, and there are so many factors that have contributed to our fall. The worst is perhaps the factors that made us turn everything on it’s head: the deepest and darkest wells became the tallest and fairest towers; the foulest trolls became the most beautiful elves; the dearest brothers became the most hated enemies; and the vilest laziness became the greatness of mankind! ‘Harmony’ turned into ‘civilization’. ‘Survival of the fittest’ turned into ‘survival of the laziest’.
Aye, this is what happened: man began to invent not because he was brilliant, because he was creative or because he had great visions! No! He began to invent because he was lazy, because he no longer coped with his situation, and because he was left behind in the natural race. He became a failed hunter, so he needed better hunting tools and hunting techniques. He became a bad navigator, so he needed tools to assist him in that context too. He became worse at everything, because of the mixing of species.
With time – as the European man continued to fall – he kept inventing things, that were to make life easier for him – and easier and easier. And the more he invented, the less he himself needed to be of any quality whatsoever to survive, so he just fell faster and faster, as time went by. The once skilled, brave and happy hunter-gatherer became a fat, burger-eating, TV-watching subhuman, so lazy he needed a car to even bother picking up the mail 50 yards from his front door. With time he will become so degenerate that he is no longer able to reproduce at all, even with the help of modern medicine, and then mankind on this planet will cease to exist.
Aye, this is the fruits of civilization. This is the inevitable end of the ‘civilized’ man, unless of course technology ends us before that happens. And yet we celebrate this darkest and deepest well as the fairest and tallest of towers…. We are proud of what we have created! Fools amongst us even use it to prove our (European) superiority to others.
My wife has suggested several times, that what we create today is just replacements for abilities that we had before. Before the mixing of species we didn’t need any of it: not computers, not star maps, not compasses, certainly not cars, not cameras, not electricity. Not anything modern. We could sense directions, just like many animals can. We could photograph with our minds. We could store immense ammounts of data in our brains. Etc. The mixing if species left us with an emptiness, a void inside us, that we since then tried to fill with…. all this technology, and not least with art. So we remember a harmony that we can no longer achieve. We try to, over and over again, but we are not able to. So no matter what we do, we end up disappointed. There is no ‘salvation’. There is no escape. There is no solution. We just don’t have what we need to achieve what we want: what we had before we mixed.
So we degenerate. So we accelerate our own destruction, with more and more technology, with more and more mixing of species and races. The European man commits suicide… and the other species and races will be dragged down into the abyss with him – no matter what they do. They have been in the same boat for quite some time already. Mankind is doomed!
Ah, well. What can one say but ‘good riddance’? I shed no tears for people running willingly into their own doom. I will encourage them to do so, as soon as possible. “Run you pigs, run right into the slaughter house!” See if I care. We are better off without them. The entire planet Earth is better off without them. *spit*
You see, ‘mankind’ is an interesting entity. It is in no need of 7 or 8 billion human beings to exist, to survive and thrive. In fact, it survived and thrived much better in the past, when it was made up of maybe only 100,000 human beings in all – all over the planet. It is still ‘mankind’. If 99.99% of today’s ‘mankind’ jumps off a cliff and dies, ‘mankind’ will probably be much better off tomorrow… because those who didn’t jump off that cliff will not only pose less of a threat to the harmony of this planet, but will probably also be made up of those who wanted to live, who wanted not to cultivate laziness, stupidity and degeneration. Those who didn’t jump off that cliff would probably still not achieve harmony with anything at all, but they would have the wisdom to think that: “If we do the right thing, if we cultivate only the strong, beautiful, the healthy and natural man, then one day we will”.
Most human beings today do jump off that cliff. They follow the herd into the abyss, into their own doom, thinking nothing thereupon. As an Ôðalist I will instead start the long and hard walk back to Harmony; on overgrown paths, through thickset forests and brushwood, life after life after life, until I one day will finally have returned to the place from whence I came. Purified. Improved. Restored.
As a Pagan I constantly hear from the enemies of Paganism that the Pagans used to sacrifice humans to their gods. There is evidence they indeed did so, but those who present this evidence to us in books, or talk about this on TV documentaries and such, are not only most often Judeo-Christians, but of course always modern human beings. They see human sacrifice as an abomination, a horrible and utterly primitive religious practice from a distant past, that they “of course” are ashamed of, often on behalf of peoples and races that they not even belong to themselves.
Naturally, I am of another opinion…
Yes, you see, the gods and goddesses of Europe were present on Earth, also as real physical beings: the best men and women, boys and girls, impersonated them, became them and thus were them on Earth. When an individual in a society committed a crime, he had to stand trial in front of his gods, here on Earth. Most of the time he would be asked to pay fines – to repair the damage he had caused. Some times he was outlawed, usually for one year and a day – to give him a chance to improve, and to also protect the society from his darkness until he had. To the (in their eyes) more serious crimes such as murder (i. e. a dishonourable killing), horse theft, cowardice, homosexuality, adultery, and also repeating minor offenses (sort of like “three strikes out”) would result in a death sentence, though. The idea was that: “one bad apple spoils the barrel, so when we find one we need to get rid of it before it is to late.”
The gods were the judges, here on Earth, convicting the criminals, and therefore their priests or priestesses were responsible for carrying out the executions – in form of what we today describe as a human sacrifice – to the gods. So they didn’t just “sacrifice” people randomly to their deities. They were in fact just execution criminals judged (by the gods themselves!) unfit for life.
So what they did was pretty much exactly the same as many societies still do today, including the hard-core Judeo-Christian USA: they executed criminals…
The Pagan justice system was interwoven with the religion itself. There was no distinction between worldly and spiritual/religious power, no separate “state” and “church”. The kings and judges were also the gods. Therefore the executions of criminals where carried out as human sacrifices to the gods.
As a Pagan I constantly hear from the enemies of Paganism that the Pagans used to sacrifice animals to their gods. They slaughtered the animals on their altars, and then ate them, and gave parts of the sacrificed animals to the gods themselves – or to their temples.
We do the same today, only on an industrial scale, and without offering anything to anybody, save to those who can pay for the product… after we have pumped water into it, so that it is more heavy (you pay by the pound, right!?), and after we have sprayed all sorts of more or less poisonous chemicals on it, for all sorts of mad reasons.
Our forebears had more closeness to nature and the animals they ate. They had the idea that they should think a bit before they killed an animal, and then offer parts of the animal back to the deity they belonged to, in gratitude to the animal giving its life so that man could eat. The deity was naturally a man or woman, boy or girl, impersonating the deity on Earth. Naturally they too had to eat, and they didn’t get any food from working as gods or goddesses in some temple, and nor did their priests and priestesses. Just like Buddhist monks today, they were depending on food gifts from people to survive. And therefore people sacrificed animals to their gods… so that everybody could eat well, thrive and live.
There is no reason to complicate what or forebears did, and try to make “sacrifices” and “rituals” and “ceremonies” sound so bad. There is no reason to think sharing is bad: take some for yourself, and give some to the deities – those most wonderful and most beautiful individuals amongst us, who work for us, for our interests, as our kings and queens, gods and goddesses, and judges too, and who were selected for this task because they were the best suited. Sacrifice to them what you can afford, and not what some state tells you to, in percentage of your income….
Mostly in French, yes…
Shadows… of what once was.
The modern European is just a shadow of his forebears:
The average Ancient European could run faster than the modern Olympic sprint champions
The average Ancient European could word by word memorize long poems just by hearing them recited one single time
The average Ancient European could throw a spear longer than the modern Olympic champions can throw a javelin
He could move huge stone blocks, weighing up to 1000 tons
He could make magnifying glasses of ice, and used them to make fire in only a few seconds. More commonly he had magnifying glasses made of the quarts he found in the Alps
He could navigate the seas using Sun stones and star maps stored in his memory only
He commonly had perfect teeth, and even the old only very rarely suffered from dental caries
He would not even hurt the descendants of men whom had helped one of his own ancestors
If he surviving birth and childhood he could expect to grow as old as we do naturally today
He could perform brain surgery (trephination)
…and the patients survived
Some think he even mastered what we today would call sorcery
He was better than we are today, in all ways…
Because he lived in harmony with Mother Nature, and respected her laws
Because he cultivated the divine in man for hundreds of thousands of years, by practising what we today call the European Religion (alias European Paganism)
Because he had not yet been dragged down into the mud by Judeo-Christianity, and all its offshots, and had not yet lived in their spiritual sewer for up to 2000 years
Judeo-Christianity has been a disaster for Europe.
We are because of it soiled in all ways possible, and on the brink of extinction!
Apathy, weakness and cowardice are fruits of this foreign cult, and can only be cured by a return to the European Religion.
Act, be strong and be brave! Let us together return to life and a future for our European children.”
Related post: Per aspera ad astra.
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One of the things I enjoyed the most with Sir James Frazer’s The Golden Bough was his description of sympathetic sorcery (alias “magic”). It explains so much about so many things, and if understood by the reader it also makes you understand that we still believe in sorcery. From Wikipedia: “Several studies have found that even today humans maintain a belief that “certain properties are contagious, either in a good or a bad way”, in a manner similar to sympathetic magic, such that even a replica of a celebrity’s guitar may become a fetish.“
In the Scandinavian mythology we often learn about journeys made by Óðinn (*WôðanaR), Loki (*Lukan), Heimdallr (*HaimadalþaR) or some other deity, and when I claim (in Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia) that these are just descriptions of different high festivals, I also make it clear that the deity or deities acting in these myths are actually men imitating them.
Yes, the deity does not make these journeys; a man dressed up as him does. A man imitating him does. By doing so the man becomes the deity, and when he becomes the deity he also gains his powers. By imitating something good you become good yourself.
In the May contests the best man and the best woman are selected to become the Sky God and the Earth Goddess. When they do they gain all the powers of the deities: all male power in the God-King and all female power in the Goddess-Queen.
The attributes of the God-King are the hammer/axe/club (originally stone) of Þórr (*ÞunaR), the sword of Loki and the crown/halo of Baldr (*BalðuR). With the hammer he passes judgement, and strikes down the criminals of society. With the sword he blesses his own warriors by transfering the power of the Sun (via the lightning, i. e. the sword) to them; by placing the sword on their shoulders. With the crown he lights up the world, and rules society informed and justly.
Note: judges today still use the hammer to pass judgement. Kings still hold their scepters (hammers), swords and crowns as symbols of their power and position.
When he loses a May contest the God-King must die for his divine power to be transferred to the new winner. Some think this was originally done by executing the old King, but at least from historical times it was done by letting the new winner slash with his sword on an idol representing the deity, the Sky God. Thus killing the old God-King and transferring all his power to the new winner. When he did he had to make a promise, known in Scandinavia as a “bragiløfte” (a “winner’s promise”), to perform an act of heroism.
If the sword got stuck in the idol, usually a wooden pole (=Irminsûl), the new winner had to pull the sword (and all the divine power with it) from the idol using only his sword hand, and if he failed the spirits had refused him and wanted another winner to replace him. The second-best of the May contests could then have a go, and if he managed to free the sword from the idol he would become the new God-King instead. The new God-King would then have to perform the act of heroism promised by the one who slashed the idol. Naturally, this is what happens in the King Arthur myth, only in that myth the wooden idol has been replaced by a stone – and the promise of the slasher was to unite Albion under his rule.
The logic is clear: if the sword can transfer the power of the Sun to the warriors, then it can also transfer the power of the idol (symbolising the deity) to the winner.
The Goddess-Queen is equipped with a cauldron, a cup or a sacred source, and all those who drink from this will be blessed; healthier, more beautiful, stronger and of course for women: more likely to survive giving birth. This is of course the origin of “The Holy Grail”, of the Arthurian myths. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Judeo-Christianity or their foreign “saviour”.
Sympathetic sorcery is a rather universal concept: it can be found all over our planet, in all cultures and all religions, and just like the name King Arthur (“bear”) suggests, the origin of this concept can be found in the Bear Cult: the Stone Age precursor to all religion.
We live in a world of sorcery, and we all more or less consciously use – or try to use – sorcery in the everyday life. Whether by thinking a certain way, by our actions or even by riciting what is essentially spell formulas. Even those who laugh at the idea of sorcery try to use sorcery in their everyday lives… The belief in sorcery permeates our societies!
Perhaps we should simply change our perspective (into a more Thulean perspective…), and regard and think of our world in a different (more sorcerous) way. If we do, not only will we better understand the nature of sorcery, but we will also be better equipped to master it, and to use it to build more harmonious societies: in accordance with our divine, spiritual and sorcerous nature.
We limp blindfolded towards our doom in the darkness spread by the cruel cult of Jesus, and see no magic in our world. Our sacred temples have been confiscated by them, and lies in ruins beneath their shadowy temples. Our deities have been twisted into “Saints” and are used to spread poison, shame and further confusion. The spiritual in our world has been strangled and is disguised and presented to us by them as “superstitions” and “sins”.
Sorcery is ever-present in their dark cult, although they fail to see it themselves, but when not black as the hair of their foreign “saviour”, and working against our nature, it is banned as evil, sinful, hateful and malicious – ironically; everything they are themselves.
Europe under the Judeo-Christian yoke:
Break free from their filthy blood-stained claws, escape the blackness of their foreign world. Open your eyes, and embrace the divine, the spiritual and the sorcery of our beautiful world!
Hail the deities! Hail the spirits! Hail and Joy!
First some music:
Yes, she is described by the scholars as being a dís, a female vanr, a goddess of love and fertility – who slept with seven dwarves to get a necklace. They will tell you that after a war between the two races of gods she was accepted amongst the æsir (“spirits”), but that she originally was of another race of gods. Some add that perhaps the vanir were the original Scandinavian gods, testament to a matriarchal cult, which was replaced by the gods and cult of the immigrating Indo-European battle axe peoples, which replaced the European populations some thousand years ago. Or at least assimilated them. Acording to them, that is…
Please allow me to wake you up from this Judeo-Christian fantasy.
Every Spring our forebears arranged contests, so called ring games, that they used to select the best amongst them. The “best” was defined as (for women) the most beautiful and hard-working or (for men) the bravest, strongest, wisest and most capable. As explained in The Sacred Marriage and The Apples of Eternal Youth.
There was no “war” between different races of gods: there was only an annual May contest, intended to find “the most beautiful” amongst them; the winners of the past year’s contest participated, trying to keep their titles and win the games this year as well. Only the deities (= initiated men and women) could participate, and the winners were called the vanir (“beautiful”). So they were all æsir, and the winners were called vanir too.
With the coming of the spiritual Black Death (alias Judeo-Christianity) to Europe these games changed: the European man refused to let go of his heritage, even under threats of death and torture, so the May games turned into annual knight tournaments, and the selection of the “Freyja” was done with the lance; by lowering the lance towards the favoured maiden, who would tie her handkerchief to the lance if she accepted the knight as her champion. The knight would then tie her handkerchief to his sleeve, to make sure he didn’t lose it (spawning the proverb: “Carry your heart on your sleeve”).
I can add that these knight tournaments were practised continously from late Antiquity up until the 19th (or even the 20th) century, the last ones I think in Saxony in Germany. I can also add that these games are still being practised in Scandinavia, every (in Norway the 17th of) May – only they have been reduced to just fun competitive games for children.
Freyja is not of another divine race. She is just the most beautiful female individual in the group. There was no Indo-European invasion into Europe or a conquest by some “battle axe” people; there was only migration of tribes, back and forth, and back again, and then by chance the language of one of these pretty much by then identical tribes became the most popular and widely used – and their axes became status symbols (like e. g. some cars today are). Basque, Finnish and Magyar are no less European because of that though, or more European for that sake – and as much as 40% of the Germanic vocabulary is actually proto-Scandinavian, and not Indo-European at all. Not that it matters though: both Indo-European and proto-Scandinavian are European languages.
Further, there was no change in cults in Europe. We have practised our European religion continuously since pre-historic times, and the changes we have seen have been minuscul. Freyja has been the same always, and she still is. Her name is an honoury title given to the most beautiful divine (=initiated) girls amongst us, and it means “free”, “liberate” and “love”. She is the mother of the light elves, meaning that your immortality is secured through honour: only the honourable becomes light elves in the grave, waiting to be reborn.
Yet further, I will add that no: Freyja is not a goddess of “fertility”. Getting pregnant was hardly a problem for women in the Ancient World (even though it is today, for many, because of our modern lifestyle). As my wife has pointed out, what was a problem was the birth itself: after the native Europeans (=Neanderthals) mixed with Homo Sapiens, surviving birth became a challenge for the women. The mixing of species had left the women with a narrower and smaller pelvis, meaning the infants with big European heads often killed the mother (and the baby) when she tried to give birth to them. (Yes: European new-borns have the biggest heads in the world… and in Europe “of course” the Scandinavian new-borns are the biggest. European women also have the longest pregnancies, on average one week longer than Asian ones and two weeks longer than African ones). This is also why we see the so-called “Venus figures” (from the Stone Age), which are, my wife has pointed out, not at all an idealization of fat women, but obviously images of women just after they have given birth: in other words women who have just survived the most dangerous thing they could be exposed to!
Venus figurine, shown with a hat made of sea-shells:
Finally, the confusing myth about her sleeping with seven dwarves to get the necklace of fire, causing her to be called a whore and a slut by the Judeo-Christians. First of all, a “dwarf” is actually the body of a dead person, resting underground, with all his most valuable possessions. Also, the necklace of fire is the bonfires along the coast, burning and lighting up the night on the Summer Solstice, when Freyja is said to be (re-)born; she ascends naked from the water, with the reflection of the many bonfires around her neck.
In order to be re-born, you first have to die, right? And if the bodies of the dead are called “dwarves”, then you have to “sleep with the dwarves” in order to be re-born. This is also, as it happens, exactly how our forebears were initiated and became divine, as described in I trow I hung on that windy Tree. In order to become Freyja, the girls had to enter the grave and be symbolically re-born, as goddesses. They completed this rite of passage by undressing and then rising naked from the sea (which explains why the Greeks called her Aphrodite), on the Summer Solstice, and then jump naked through the fire, to show their courage and to be cleansed by the fire.
Norse dvergr, female form dyrgja from:
dyrr = door.
gjá = opening in the ground.
Ergo: dwarf is originally a name on the entrance to the burial mound: a door opening in the ground, a place where they put in the bodies of the dead – who because of that became known as the “dwarves”. The dwarves are also known as dark elves, because the bodies of the dead where pale/white and placed in the darkness of the burial mound. Elf means “white” (from the PIE root *alba-).
Freyja is a goddess of love, freedom, youthful health and beauty (in mind and body). She is “just” a human being: the most beautiful of the initiated girls in your group, chosen to represent the divine principles of love, freedom, youthful health and beauty. All “worship” of her must be seen in this light.
There is more to say about Freyja, and you will find more about her in the posts linked to in Per aspera ad astra, and in my book Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia, but for now, this will do…
Think better of her, and think better of your forebears and their ability to shape wonderful, beautiful and healthy societies, where the good in man and nature was cultivated like no other place. Think better of everything European in general… rip down and cast aside the sinister veil of lies put up in between you and your heritage by the Judeo-Christians.
I will hail Freyja, and present her as a much better ideal for young girls and women, than any of the women (or rather: females…) that they are encouraged to embrace today by mainstream society. I am sure that I have all sane men with me, when I say that we dream of Freyjas, not “Rhiannas” or “Lady Gagas” or anything of that sort.
*Prio (“free, liberate, love”)
Becomes Norse: Freyja
Greek: Aphrodite (“born from sea foam”)
Roman: Venus (“beautiful”, from the same PIE root *ven- that is found in the Norse term vanir) & Libera (“free, liberate”….).
Slavic: Shieba or Lada
Hindu: Shiva (“bringer of happiness”)