Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Das Vaterrecht der Ario-Germanen


From Die Rita der Ario-Germanen by Guido von List:

Das Vaterrecht setzte mit der Geburt des Kindes ein, ob das Neugeborene leben bleiben duerfe oder nicht, entschied der Vater. Sollte es leben bleiben, so befahl er das Kind aufzuheben, das ihm auf den Boden vor die Fuesse gelegt wurde. Die Frau, welche ihm das Kind vor die Fuesse legte und dann aufhob, hiess davon "Hebamme"[iordgumma, jordemoder= Erdmutter; hevan-amma=hebende Mutter] und war in Urzeiten eine Heilsraetin] also Aerztin und sozusagen Stellvertreterin der Goettermutter Frouwa, da die Armanin war.Daher ist im Franzoesischen "sages femme"[weise Frau] noch heute ihr Titel. Liess der Vater das Kind nicht aufheben, dann wurde es aufgesetzt. Der Aussetzling durfte noch nichts genossen haben, denn ein Tropfen Milch oder Honig],oder das erste Bad sicherten ihm das Leben. Noch in Christlicher Zeit durften nur ungetaufte Kinder ausgesetzt werden, darum legte man neben den Aussetztling Salz, was besagte, das er die Taufe noch nicht empfangen habe. Spaeter legte man die zum Aussetzen bestimmten Kinder vor die Kirchentuer; wer sie aufnahm, erhielt Gewalt uber sie, welche die Eltern durch die Aussetzung verwirkt hatten. Der Aussetzung selbst verfielen meist nur missgestalte, verkrueppelte Kinder, die nicht lebensfaehig waren, oder solche, welche der Vater nicht als "ehelich" [echt, gesetzlich] geboren, also nich als kein "echtes" Kind anerkennan wollte.In letzterem Falle, der doch fuer die Mutter den schweren Vorwurf der ehelichen Untreue enthielt, konnte die Mutter ein Ordal verlangen. Das Kind wurde in den Schild des Vaters gelegt und ins Wasser gesetzt. Schwamm der Schild wie ein Boot, so galt das Kind fuer echt; sank der Schild aber unter, so galt es fuer unecht. Diese Wasserprobe erhielt sich lange und spielte in den Hexenprozessen ihre bekannte grausige Rolle. Auch da galt das Schwimmen fuer die elbische Wesenheit, also als Beweis der Hexenschaft, das Untersinken fuer menschliche Wesenheit. Das hier Schuld und Unschuldbeweis sich verschieden aeussern, ist nur scheinbar, denn die Probe galt hier das echte Kind zu kennzeichnen, dort dar elbische Wesen, in beiden Faellen bejahte das Schwimmen, verneinte das Untersinken.

My translation:

The rights of the father started with the birth of the child, whether the newborn should be allowed to remain alive or not, was decided by the father. If it should remain alive he commanded the child to be lifted up in order that it be placed on the ground before his feet. The woman who placed it before his feet and then lifted it up was called because of that a "midwife"[earthmother; lifting mother] and was in prehistory a healer] thus a doctor and so to say a representative of the mother of the gods Frouwa, therefore she was an Armanen. From that in French we get "sages femme"[wise woman] which today is still her titel. If the father did not allow the child to be lifted up, then it was outcast. The outcast was not allowed nourishment, because a drop of milk or honey], or the first bath secured his life. Still in Christian times only unbaptised children were allowed to be outcast, that`s why one laid salt next to the outcast, which means that he had not yet have received baptism. Later children who were chosen to be outcast were placed before the churchdoor; whoever received them, received power over them, which the parents hads forfeited through their being outcast.It was mainly only the illformed, crippled children, who were not worthy of life, or those which which were not born legitimate and thus which the father did not want to recognise as his legitimate child that were made outcast. In the last case whoever brought the serious accusation that the mother had been unfaithful, the mother could demand from him a trial by ordeal. The child was placed in the father`s shield and put into the water. If the shield swam like a boat, so the child was regarded as legitimate; if the shield sank, so the child was regarded as illigitimate. This test by water survived for a long time and is known to cruelly have played a role in the witch trials.Also staying afloat was regarded as a sign of elvish nature, therefore as evidence of witchcraft, sinking as evidence of human nature. That the determination of evidence of guilt and innocence should be expressed this way, is only apparent, because the test is valid here for the recognition of the legitimate child, there for the elvish nature, in both cases staying afloat indicated a yes, no for sinking.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

The Secret of Armanen Wisdom


Der dies Gesetz der Dreigliederung und das damit verbundene Gesetz der Abhaengigkeit des Geschehens aus erkennbaren Ursachen voll erkennt und anzuwenden vermag, der ist imstande, alle Raetsel zu loesen und nicht nur jene der Vergangenheit allein, sondern auch jene der naeheren und ferneren Zukunft, er ist weiser als ein Philosoph und naturgemaess-infolge solcher Erkenntnis-religioeser als ein Theologe, er wird ein Wissender, ein-Armane und als solcher maechtiger als ein Magier, wenn er der Zeit und nicht seinem Egoismus dient.

[Guido von List, Die Rita der Ario-Germanen]



My translation:-

Who is able to fully understand and to apply this law of tripartition and along with that the associated law of dependency of events on recogniseable causes, he is capable of solving all puzzles and not only those of the past alone, but also those of the near and distant future, he is wiser than a philosopher and naturally-as a result of such knowledge- more religious than a theologian, he becomes an initiate, an-Armanen and as such more powerful than a magician, if he serves the age and not his egotism.

Thursday, 17 May 2007

The Aryo-Germanic Legal System


According to Guido von List in his Die Rita der Ario-Germanen the prechristian Germanic peoples held their courts or Things outdoors under the open sky in places that were considered sacred to our ancestors such as sacred stones[heilige Steine], sacred trees[heilige Baueme] etc and only during the hours of daylight.

"Mit Sonnenaufgang wurde das Gericht eroeffnet mit Sonnenuntergang geschlossen, denn, `nur bei steigender und scheinender Sonne durfte getagt werden` und der Richter eroeffnete den Stabgang mit den Worten `uppen Tag`, d.h. `die Tagung ist eroeffnet.` `Sonnenzeit` galt darum fuer alle gerichtlichen Handlungen, sowohl fuer die eigentliche Gerichtspflege wie fuer das Warten der Vorgeforderten als auch fuer gerichtliche Ladungen; ja es wurde selbst darauf Ruecksicht genommen, dass Richter, Schoeffen und die sonstig Beteiligten noch vor Sonnenuntergang heimkehren konnten.
Vor Sonnenuntergang musste auch das Gottesurteil, der gerichtliche Zweikampf oder die Strafe vollzogen oder auf einen anderen Tag verschoben werden, wenn die Sonne schon zum Untergange neigte, da besonders bei Ordalien ein Sieg zur Nachtzeit als durch den Beistand der Dunkelmaechte erzielt angesehen worden waere." [Page 79]

My translation:

"The court was opened at sunrise and closed at sunset, because only with the rising and shining sun may the court sit and the judge opens the process with the words `uppen Tag`, because of that `the session is opened`. The suntime was the right time therefore for all legal dealings, both for the maintenance of the court and for waiting for the accused and for judicial charges; indeed it was taken into consideration that judges, jurors and the others taking part could still return home before sunset.
The trial by ordeal, the judicial duel or the punishment had to be completed by sunset or moved to another day, if the sun was already setting, because a victory at nighttime would have been credited to the assistance of dark powers."


Furthermore the whole legal process was viewed as a kind of combat.

" `Jeder Prozess`-sagt Grimm-`ist ein Kampf. Der Klaeger greift an, der Verklagte wehrt sich. Die Vorladung ist eine Kriegsankuendigung. Die Gemeinde schaut zu und urteilt, wer unterlegen sei. Zeugen und Mitschwoerende helfen auf beiden Seiten. Zuweilen loest sich das ganze Verfahren in das Gottesurteil eines leiblichen Zweikampfes auf` " [pages 79-80].

My translation:

" `Every process`-says Grimm-`is a battle. The plaintiff attacks, the defendant defends himself. The summons is a declaration of war. The community observes and judges who is to be defeated. Witnesses and others under oath help on both sides. Occasionally the entire proceedings dissolves into a trial by ordeal of a physical duel."

In prechristian Germanic times our ancestors held a Thing three times a year in accordance with the threefold division of time, castes and hierarchical structures.The number three was clearly sacred to our ancestors. Since the forced christianisation of our ancestors the Things were held four times a year.
The Thing would have taken place on a Tuesday in honour of the Germanic god of justice, Tyr or Tiu. Hence the German name for Tuesday, Dienstag from Dingstag-literally Thingday.
This association with Tyr/Tiw or the Thing is echoed throughout the Germanic languages:

English-Tuesday
Old English-Tiwesdaeg
Swedish-tisdag
Norwegian-tirsdag
Danish-tirsdag
German-Dienstag
Dutch-Dinsdag

Guido von List goes into great detail about the significance of the staff wielded by the judge and how this symbolic item surived and transmuted into the baton held by Field Marshalls and how the word itself carried over into expressions such as general staff[Generalstab].
It should be pointed out that the Marshall was a very important figure in post-Armanen times and it is believed that he represented a survival of the office of the head of the Armanenschaft.

"Der Vorsteher der Armanenschaft eines Landes oder Gaues-der spaetere Marschall, den Tacitus als Priester bezeichnet-uebte in Namen des Koenigs die hoechste richterliche Gewalt aus, sogar in Heere. So berichtet Tacitus[Germania, cap . 7]: `Zum Koenig bestimmt der Geburtsadel, zum Heerfuehrer die Tapferkeit. Aber die koenigliche Gewalt ist unumschraenkte und auch der Heerfuehrer ist mehr Vorbild als Befehlshaber."[pages 64-65]

My translation:

The head of the Armaneschaft of a country or district-the later Marshall, who Tacitus described as a priest exercised in the name of the king the highest judicial power, even in the armies. So reports Tacitus[Germania chapter 7]: the king is determined by noble birth, the army commander by bravery. However the royal power is unlimited and also the army commander is more of an example than a commander."

"Das richterliche Abzeichen war der Stab, welcher mit dem Koenigsstab, dem Szepter und dem Bischofsstab, dem Krummstab, eines Ursprunges ist."[page 68]

My translation:

"The judicial insignia was the staff, which with the royal staff, the sceptre and the bishop`s staff, the crozier is of one origin."

In prechristian times the Armanenschaft embodied three concepts into one body, the royal, the judicial and the spiritual. The coming of christianity caused these three functions to be removed from the Armanenschaft which in itself was suppressed and the three functions were seperated but many of their traditions and customs can be traced back to the Armanen.
The staff wielded by the king, the bishop and the judge is a survival of this tradition in visible form.

Another visible symbol of judicial authority was the throne.

"Wie der Koenig auf dem Throne, so sass der Richter auf dem `Stuhl`[ahd. stuol, goth.stool,langobard.stolesazo[Stuhlsasse,Richter],stuol: sat-ul=Sitz des Geistes oder der Weisheit],....."[page 72]

My translation:

"As the king on the throne, so sat the judge on the throne.................Seat of the spirit or of wisdom,"

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

The Concept of God according to Karl Maria Wiligut


The Christian god is known as Der Gott in German, the emphasis being upon his masculine gender if gender can ever be a suitable term when we are talking about the gods but nevertheless in accord with Semitic relgious thought he is viewed very much as a he, der in other words.
However there is a much older and more native concept of god which is held by the German speaking peoples and this god is viewed more as a principle, an energy which works within Ario-Germanic man that gives him his god-like status and being and this is demonstrated in the term das Gott. Das being the neuter form of the German der.
The great Professor Hans Guenther has this to say about das Gott;

"When Christian missionaries asked the north Teutons who or what they believed in, they received the reply which centuries previously the south Teutons — who had believed in Das Gott (neuter) — might also have given, that they believed in their power (matt) or strength (magin), a power working within them, a deity filling the religious man, an inner-worldly and inner-spiritual deity. Such an answer must have seemed to the missionaries, as it would to many present day commentators, a mere boast of power or an idolatrous presumption, while in fact it must be understood as a factual “The God” (Das Gott) corresponding to the dominans ille in nobis deus. But it is easy to understand that the missionaries, who in Christianity had accepted the extra-mundane, transcendent ideas of a “personal” God, from the Semitic peoples, were at a loss when confronted by faith in a destiny ruling within men."

Karl Maria Wiligut refers to this same god as "Got" or Gottos and has this to say about him/it:-

The Nine Commandments of Got.

1.Got is Al-unity!

2.Got is "Spirit and Matter",the dyad.He brings duality,and is nevertheless,unity and purity...

3.Got is a triad:Spirit,Energy and Matter.Got-Spirit,Got-Ur,Got-Being,or Sun-Light and Waker[Wekr],the dyad.

4.Got is eternal-as Time,Space,Energy and Matter in his circulating current.

5.Got is cause and effect.Therefore out of Got flows right,might,duty and happiness.

6.Got is eternally generating.The Matter,Energy and Light of Got are that which carry this along.

7.Got-beyond the concepts of good and evil-is that which carries the seven epochs of human history.

8.Rulership in the circulation of the current carries along the highness-the secret tribunal[heimliche Acht].

9.Got is beginning without end-the Al.He is completion in Nothingness,and,nevertheless,Al in the three-times-three realisation of all things.He closes the circle at N-yule,at Nothingness,out of the conscious into the unconscious,so that this may again become conscious.

How very different das Gott is from the god of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

The Concept of God according to Guido von List


The following extract from Gott als Giboraltar, die Welt als Makrokosmos, der Mensch als Mikrokosmos, part 3 of Die Armannschaft der Ario-Germanen.

My translation immediately follows the German original.


" `Der unaussprechbare Name Gottes` kann wohl erkannt, niemals aber ausgesprochen werden; jeder muss ihn selber fuer sich finden und erkennen lernen.

Dieser ungeoffenbarte Gott aber offenbarte[materialisierte] sich, und die Formel sagt: `Gott hat die Welt erschaffen.`

Der weitere Lapidarsatz aber lautet: Gott hat zwei Ebenbilder von sich erschaffen: die Welt und den Menschen.

Da Gott selbst Eins ist, so hat er die Welt-nicht die Erde, sondern das All!-als ein Einiges erschaffen;

da Gott selbst ewig ist, so hat er sie als ein Ewiges erschaffen; ewig in ihrem Grundstoff, vergaenglich aber in der Form;

da Gott selbst in seiner geoffenbarten Form veraenderlich ist, hat er der Welt eine wandelbare Form gegeben;

da Gott die Vollkommenheit selbst ist, hat er der Welt die vollkommenste Form des Sphaeroides[Kugelform] gegeben;

da Gott unermesslich ist, so hat er sie als das Groesste von Allen, als das-Unmessbare-erschaffen:

da Gott das Leben selber ist, so hat er die Welt lebenszeugend geschaffen;

da Gott allmaechtig ist, so hat er sie allein durch seinen Willen und aus sich selbst geschaffen."



`The inexpressible name of God` can indeed be discerned but never be pronounced; each must find and recognise it himself.

This unrevealed God however reveals[materialises] himself, and the phrase says: `God has created the world.`

The next succint sentence says; God has created two likenesses of himself: the world and mankind.

Because God himself is One so he has created the world-not the earth, but the All!-as a unity;

because God himself is eternal, so he has created it as an eternal thing; eternal in in its raw material, temporal however in form;

because God himself in his revealed form is variable, he has given the world a changeable form;

because God is perfection itself, he has given to the world the perfect form of the sphere;

because God is beyond measure, so he has created it as the largest of all, as the unmeasureable;

because God is life itself, so he has created the world as life-generating;

because God is almighty, so he has created it alone through his will and out of himself.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Guido von List and the Armanen Runes


The voelkisch[folkish] movement of the early 20th century owes a great debt to the ideas and research of the Aryan mystic and runologist, Guido von List[1848-1919].
Von List wrote many articles and books on the runes and Germanic pre-Christian religion, most notably `Das Geheimnis der Runen`[The Secret of the Runes], published in 1908.
Das Geheimnis der Runen is generally regarded as his most important work as it is concerned with the introduction of a `new` runic futhorc and the interpretation of the runes which von List received in visions during a period of temporary blindness in 1902.
Von List`s `Armanen Futhorc` has its origins in these visions in which von List is said to have communicated with the Teutonic Volksgeist[folk soul] and received esoteric knowledge from the dead priests of the Germanic peoples, the `Armanen`.
Although the futhorc that von List introduced in his book was previously unknown to runic scholars he claimed that it represented the original futhorc and is indeed based upon Odin`s Rune Poem.Odin/Wotan/Woden/Wuotan/Wodanaz gained the knowledge of the runes via a shamanic self-sacrifice and communicated this knowledge to those of the Aryo-Germanic race.
Whilst there are various different versions of the runic futharc or futhorc von List claimed that his Armanen futhorc represented the original 18 runes that All-Father Odin received during his shamanic visions when he hung nine days and nine nights upside down on the world tree.

"I know that I hung on a windy tree
nine long nights,
wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin,
myself to myself,
on that tree of which no man knows
from where its roots run.

No bread did they give me nor drink from a horn,
downwards I peered;
I took up the runes, screaming I took them,
then I fell back from there."

[Havamal 138-139]

The poem goes on to explain how the runes may be used to achieve various goals via rune magic.
There are obvious echoes of the Christian crucifixion within the Havamal.However there are clear differences also. Whilst the Christ supposedly died as a sacrifice of a vengeful `god` for the `sins` of mankind Odin sacrificed `himself to himself` and did so to achieve knowledge, in particular the knowledge of the runes. Odin continually goes in search for new knowledge and there are many tales of him walking amongst men, disguised as the `Wanderer` in search of new knowledge, always ready to test his knowledge against men and dwarves alike.
Odin`s search for knowledge can be likened to the Promethean and Faustian quest of Aryan man.
Like the All-Father Himself, we too as spiritually awakened Aryans seek new knowledge and new enlightenment. It is this very sense of restlessness that spurs us on to new goals, new achievements and a thirst for new knowledge and experiences.
Guido von List, like Odin experienced the runes in a visionary state whilst in communion with the racial Collective Unconscious, what Jung called the `land of the dead`.
We will explore these Armanen runes and the significance of the Armanen in a future article.

Tacitus, Germania and the Armanenschaft


Tacitus` Germania 2.2 "In ancient lays, their only type of historical tradition, they celebrate Tuisto, a god brought forth from the earth. They attribute to him a son, Mannus, the source and founder of their people, and to Mannus three sons, from whose names those nearest the Ocean are called Ingvaeones, those in the middle Herminones, and the rest Istvaeones."

It has generally been understood that the three original divisions of the Germanic peoples represented divisions based purely on ancestry and geography. However Guido von List makes it clear in his Die Armanenschaft der Ario-Germanen that the three divisions of the Germanic peoples also represent three seperate functions or classes, almost like a caste system.
It is common knowledge that ancient Aryan societies operated variations of a tripartite caste system, normally categorised as producers, warriors and priests.
According to von List the Ingvaeones were the producers or cultivators, the Naehrstand.
The Istvaeones were the warrior caste, the Wehrstand and the Herminones were the Armanenschaft who embodied within themselves the functions of Priest, Teacher and Judge in the same way as the Celtic druidic orders was the Lehrstand.

`In meinem Buche: "Die Namen der Voelkerstaemme Germaniens und deren Deutung" gebe Ich ausfuehrliche Mitteilungen ueber das Entstehen, das Alter und die Ausbreitung der arischen Urrasse, worauf Ich hiermit verweisse, und bringe den Nachweis, das die von Tacitus in der "Germania", Kap. II angefue angeblichen drei Hauptstaemme der Germanen, naemlich die Ingaevonen, die Hermionen und die Istvaeonen, nicht Staemme, sondern Staende bedeuten, dass selbe richtig: "Ing-fonen", "Armanen" und "Ist-fo-onen" zu nennen find, und nichts anderes als "Naehrstand", "Lehrstand" und "Wehrstand" bezeichnen.*`

*Besser gesagt: Entstehungsstand, Waltungsstand und Vergehungsstand zum Neuerstehen.

The role of the Armanen is brought out in this passage, `Die Armanen waren als Pfleger und Wahrer der Rita daher, wie scon eingangs erwaehnt wurde, Lehrer, Priester und Richter in einer Person, wie ja auch die "Rita" Wissenschaft, Religion und Gesetz in einem Begriffe war, ja sie ein allumfassendes Lehrgebaeude hoechster philosophischer Erkenntnis, entsprungen dem intuitivsten Empfinden der Volksseele, bedeute..........`

Is the secret Armanen priesthood , the Armanenschaft to be located in the central German living space? What significance has this for the development of German history?
Could the 1st century CE Prince of the Cheruski, Hermann or Arminius have been an Armanen adept? Could he in fact be part of an illustrious Armanen blood line that continues down to this very day? Indeed was he the originator of the Armanenschaft itself?