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.

10 comments:

Barosnoth said...

Congratulations for your work!!
It`s really wonderfull the thought of Guido von List and the Armanen, and very important to keep it alive
I`m from Argentina, I work with


http://www.libreria-argentina.com.ar/catalogo.htm


and I would like to edit "Die Rita der Ario-Germanen" in spanish.
¿do you have a complete English traduction of this book taht can help me?
thank you
Barosnoth

Wotans Krieger said...

Unfortunately as with most of von List`s work it is not available in English.
There is no substitute for reading the Master in the original German!

Philip said...

Where can I find copies of von List's work? Especially his novels like Carnuntum and Diether.

Wotans Krieger said...

I am not aware that his novels are currently in print, only his esoteric writings on the Armanenschaft and related subjects. Do let me know if you strike it lucky!

Philip said...

Also, I'm curious as to how you came to be an Armanist?

Wotans Krieger said...

I have always been a seeker of spiritual truth from the age of 14 onwards.
After an initial interest in spiritualism I gravitated towards various forms of xtianity before I started to hear the `call of the blood` in the early 90s and after a period of post-xtian nihilism I developed an interest in Wotanism and then subsequently Armanism which is its inner esoteric application.

Philip said...

But what about the racist nature of it? Or the fact that it seems strangely like a blend of theosophy and Freemasonry?

Wotans Krieger said...

"Racist"? In what sense exactly? And in what do you define the term?
The fact that there are obvious links between theosopy and armanism or ariosophy is not to be marvalled at as theosophy is largely concerned with the wisdom of the ancient Aryans.

Philip said...

Well, as in the fact that it says the supreme wisdom is to be found in the hypothetical spirituality and learning of the ancient Nordic Germans.

Wotans Krieger said...

I see nothing "racist" in an obvious truism.
All peoples have their own body of spiritual lore and arcane knowledge so why should the Germanic peoples be an exception to this?
Isn`t THAT "racist"?