From the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men the Gods made mad,
For all their wars are merry,
And all their songs are sad.
–G. K. Chesterton
Chesterton exhibits a common belief… War is generally recognized as not being a good thing, and in a situation where it is not strictly necessary, often with good reason… but when one is a financial slave, when one’s nations are occupied, one’s folk are being silenced, shamed, degraded, and disarmed…. it is necessary… When our Nation of Odin, and our warriors themselves are being used to fund and fight wars not in our national or tribal interest, then we must ask ourselves a simple question…“What benefit is there to not fighting the real enemy?” The inescapable answer to this question is “none”.
A warrior’s heart, the heart of a man fighting the real enemy for his own tribe, is not that of a mindless, obedient, military drone, or would-be Christian martyr, but that of a strong and independent man who means to defend his family and race, a man who seeks Victory. Fighting for “patriotism”, “a Jewish god”, or other false issues meant to hide the reality of our situation, and disperse our efforts, does nothing but aid the enemy.. In the end, in the last trenches of the genocidal struggle we face in which we are targeted by our enemies for extinction, there will be no room for anything other than what is true. It is far better to see the totality of what faces us now, and to prepare for it. There will be no “anti-racists” left by the time we get to that final foxhole that will mean the difference between our survival and extinction, and that time is coming sooner than we expect.
For many thousands of years, the planet Mars and its fiery red light have been associated with war, most notably with the war God, Ares, also known in the Roman tradition as Mars. Ancient Greece and Rome, and our other great European civilizations, may indeed be in ruins, or soon to be so, and our enemies, the Jews, do gloat about this, but all is not quite as it seems. Marble may seem to be stronger than flesh, but while it lies broken and destroyed, our living tribe can yet remain. While our folk yet live, we can rebuild our civilizations again, as long as the red blood, the blood of our ancestors, of great warriors of the past and yet to come, remains untainted. As long as we remain who we are, we have a chance to gain our freedom and to restore our world to sanity again.
Sometimes, in experiencing the wonder of Nature, we can understand glimpse part of our history or imagine the future… This weekend, on the 22nd of May, 2016, just yesterday, you may have been lucky enough to see the unusually close approach of Mars to Earth in conjunction with the full Moon, which was also a blue moon. Here, as a brief intermission, a very short song of that name is sung by Elvis Presley..
Everyone has heard the phrase “once in a blue moon” used to describe an uncommon event, but what a “blue moon” actually is varies somewhat depending on one’s definition. Historically, it can be either the 3rd full Moon of the season or, as it has come to mean now, a single month with two full Moons, which is highly unusual.. and this is what is happening this month. It does not necessarily follow that such a moon is actually blue in color.
Blue moons which are actually blue or lavender- blue in color can be caused by an unusual amount of particles in the atmosphere.. This can be brought about by events such as volcanic eruptions or forest fires, which throw soot and ash into the air creating an otherworldly appearance… Here is a “Christian” song which is very Odinist indeed… even including changing “the Savior” of the piece, from the interloper Jesus back to Odin, the “Savior who hung on a tree”, not on a cross. This is a clear reference to Odin seeking knowledge by hanging on the Cosmic Tree…. “Praise to the Moon”….
The most fascinating of all the types of blue moons, is the calendrical blue Moon which is used for the reckoning of season, agricultural festivals, and rituals.. When a season has four full Moons, rather than the usual three, then the 3rd full Moon of that season is a blue moon… Such blue moons of ritual reckoning occur one month before the next Equinox or Solstice, respectively, in February, May, August and November.. and were no doubt used by our people to gauge season from the very earliest times…
The same early Europeans who painted the splendid cave vistas of Lascaux, France 17,000 years ago also created what are perhaps the most fascinating and advanced ancient lunar calendars. These wonderful lunar calendars were carved in bone in approximately 32,000 B.C.E. The Aurignacian Lunar Calendars are the earliest known of their kind, and are thought to be the first attempts at creating a calculator to predict the future. The example above, showing spiraling moons as observed by the ancient artist-scientist who carved them, was found in Germany. Such striving for knowledge can take many forms, and this very curiosity about the universe is a special characteristic of our Nation of Odin.
If you would like to explore the universe by seeing a close-up of Mars without having to resort to space travel, and you were not yet able to view the near approach of Mars with the full Moon, it is well worth having a look still because although the Moon has waned slightly, this rare event is not over yet. Being so much nearer, Mars is larger in appearance, and this sparkling red jewel in the sky is giving off 60 times more light than usual, and it will come still closer, decreasing the distance between us and the Red Planet increasingly, until June 3rd 2016. This near approach and two other close approaches, one still to come on 31 July, 2018, when Mars and the Earth will be only only approximately 35.8 million miles distant from one another, and the other event, not very long past, on 27 August 2003, are significant astronomically… The last of these events was the closest ever known approach (34,646,418 miles) of Mars to Earth for some 60,000 years , one which will not be repeated until 28th of August, 2287.
In our Pagan past, at a time when our people more fully appreciated the natural world, the approach of this mysterious planet, steeped with the tradition of the war God, would have been thought to have great significance, and some would consider it a prophetic occurrence, an omen denoting the onset of war. Are we heading for a time of war? I devoutly hope so myself, because all peaceful methods of opposition have been taken over by our enemies, making neither justice nor freedom attainable by peaceful means.
The heart of the warrior is a living thing, a thing of fire and ice, the greatest strength we have, and this great striving for freedom for our folk is a defining element of our ancient warrior religion. Any who would not honor the Great Ones who fight to protect our people, is already more dead than those of us who fell in battles in times past. Being alive is more than walking around breathing, but essentially still acting only as a zombie and a slave. Life is more than that. In real life, there is spirit, the soul, that spark of the divine within us that makes us the true children of our Ancestors.
Mars is part of that spirit of adventure and power of imagination that has called to us out of the inky darkness of night and led us to perform great deeds and given us a wish to understand and touch what is unknown and immortal. Prometheus is said to have brought mankind fire at great sacrifice to himself. How shameful it would be if we continued to be so passive that we did not use and embrace that fire which informs our imagination and spirit and warms our souls… that fire that we must needs harness to survive and flourish.
Here is a passage taken from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous sci-fi novel, A Princess of Mars. In the quote below, a Confederate soldier and warrior named John Carter comes across a cave on a cliff in the Arizona desert, and is overcome by a mysterious vapor which emanates from a greenish powder in a bowl held by an ancient mummified Indian shaman, who may be on a transcendental journey to the heavens herself. The strange fumes cause John Carter to separate from his body. He wanders outside naked to view the stars and is teleported to the Red Planet- driven by the strength of his desire.
…an Arizona moonlit landscape; the silvered mountains in the distance, the strange lights and shadows…form a picture at once enchanting and inspiring; as though one were catching for the first time a glimpse of some dead and forgotten world, so different is it from the aspect of any other spot upon our earth.
As I stood there thus meditating, I turned my gaze from the landscape to the heavens where the myriad stars formed a gorgeous and fitting canopy for the wonders of the earthly scene. My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. As I gazed upon it I felt a spell of overpowering fascination- it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far- gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it, to draw me as a lodestone attracts a particle of iron.
My longing was beyond the power of opposition; I closed my eyes, stretched out my arms toward the god of my vocation and felt myself drawn with the suddenness of thought through the trackless immensity of space. There was an instant of extreme cold and utter darkness…
-John Carter of Mars from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs 1917 pp 20-21
This imaginative story brings up interesting questions about different approaches various cultures have towards gaining knowledge and spiritual exploration. It makes me think about how historically false the Eastern and Western divide really is, since most Asiatic culture originally comes from our folk, and is in one way or another modeled upon civilizations we created, both ancient and modern. For example, although very few would admit it in the current enforced Marxist- only academic climate, any honest scholar who dared even think about it must acknowledge that our religion, our temples, and our symbols, are the primary basis of the so- called Asian cultures in both North America and Northern China. Clearly there was influence… from the presence of the great and pre-existing Tocharian civilization of China to the inroads of Viking visitors in the New World… and there are too many similarities to ignore.
Very likely influenced by European contact, American Indian traditions contain many methods of “knowing” that differ dramatically from those developed in what is called the “Western” and “rational” scientific tradition. The true fact of the matter is that the Western tradition is partly made up of surviving Nordic traditions from our ancient cultures in both Asia and Europe, and partly Christian, which essentially means our approach to learning has had its native spiritual traditions, and much of its rationality as well, suppressed by the onset of Christianity. It is notable that in areas at the edge of this Christian destruction, such as Russia, there is a more open-minded and adventurous, and less proscribed, approach to science. Since Asians often can at least maintain a culture, even one whose elements were not all theirs originally, some of our original customs, beliefs, and intellectual approaches yet survive within Asian cultures, such as Pantheism, elemental Gods, meditation, shamanism, and ancestor honoring.
Perhaps the closest obvious parallel might be between the shamans of North America who undertake spiritual journeys of exploration, and the artists and scientists of ancient Greece who gave credit to the inspiration of their Muses for their accomplishments. The idea being, that if one is in the right state of mind, one can gain wisdom and knowledge by spiritual means, rather than by physical experimentation and rational thought alone. Many great scientific advances have been achieved by inspiration and instinct, even more so than by rational thought, so both methods have value.
May we, my fellow Odinists, both know and see, and may we be prepared for what is coming. In Týr’s name may we be ready…. and may we face both death and life with a fighting smile upon our lips…
I hope you enjoy this intense and lively performance of Holst’s “Mars” from “The Planets”, conducted by Susanna Mälkkiat the Royal Albert Hall, London.. with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Elysian Singers…a tribute to our heavenly God of War…
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