Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Swastika


The Swastika is one of the oldest and most sacred of the signs and symbols of the Aryo-Germanic peoples and traces of its use have been discovered throughout the world.
This should not be taken as an indication that it is a universal symbol held in common by all the peoples of the earth as many New Agers seeped in the politically correct mores of the day may assert but rather an indication as to how far and wide the Aryans in particular the Celto-Germanic peoples have wandered in their migrations and quest to discover new lands.
It is an impulse which is deep within the psyche of the Aryan peoples, the need to discover and explore and consequently to bring civilization and high culture to the four ends of the earth.
Thomas Wilson in his groundbreaking and comprehensive work Swastika the Earliest Known Symbol and its Migrations[1894] traces the migration of this symbol throughout Europe, China, Asia, Asia Minor and the Americas although he shies away from drawing any conclusions as to the origins, development and meaning of this symbol.
Max Mueller in "Illios" gives the etymology of Swastika:

"Ethnologically, svastika is derived from svasti, and svasti from su, "well", and as, "to be". Svasti occurs frequently in the Veda, both as a noun in a sense of happiness, and as an adverb in the sense of "well" or "hail!" The derivation Swasti-ka is of later date, and it always means an auspicious sign, such as are found most frequently among Buddhists and Jainas."

In Great Britain the common name for this sign in Anglo-Saxon times was Fylfot which is derived from fower fot meaning four-footed.
Some authors refer to it as Thor`s Hammer.
Wilson has this to say about the symbolism and interpretation of the Swastika:

"Many theories have been presented concerning the symbolism of the Swastika, its relation to ancient deities and its representation of certain qualities. In the estimation of certain writers it has been respectively the emblem of Zeus, of Baal, of the sun, of the sun-god, of the sun-chariot of Agni the fire-god, of Indra the rain-god, of the sky, the sky-god, and finally the deity of all deities, the great God, the Maker and Ruler of the Universe. It has been held to symbolize light or the god of light, of the forked lightning, and of water. It is believed by some to have been the oldest Aryan symbol. It is the estimation of others it represents Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, Creator, Preserver, Destroyer. It appears in the footprints of Buddha, engraved upon the solid rock on the mountains of India. It stood for the Jupiter Tonans and Pluvius of the Latins, and the Thor of the Scandinavians. In the latter case it has been considered-erroneously, however-a variety of the Thor hammer. In the opinion of at least one author it had an intimate relation to the Lotus sign of Egypt and Persia. Some authors have attributed a phallic meaning to it. Others have recognised it as representing the generative principle of mankind, making it the symbol of the female. Its appearance on the person of certain goddesses, Artemis, Hera, Demeter, Astarte, and the Chaldean Nana, the leaden goddess from Hissarlik, has caused it to be claimed as a sign of fecundity."

It has been conjectured that the Swastika developed from other more basic symbols such as the cross or the triskelion but Wilson goes on to say:

"Mr. R.P. Greg opposes this theory and expresses the opinion that the Swastika is far older and wider spread as a symbol than the triskelion, as well as being a more purely Aryan symbol."

George. W Cox in says The Mythology of the Aryan Nations:

"We recognise the male and female symbol in the trident of Poseidon, and in the fylfot or hammer of Thor, which assumes the form of a cross-pattee in the various legends which turn on the rings of Freya, Holda, Venus, or Aphrodite."

It is speculated that the Swastika has its origin in the use of fire sticks to generate fire in the myth of the Hindu fire god Agni.[Cognate with the Latin ignis, the English word to ignite].

Dr. H. Colley March in his paper Fylfot and the Futhorc Tir theorises that the Swastika has no relation to fire, the act of making fire or the fire god. He believed that it symbolized axial motion and not merely gyration; that it represented the celestial pole, the very axis of the heavens around which the stars revolve.

Wilson states:

"This appearance of rotation is most impressive in the constellation of the Great Bear. About four thousand years ago the apparent pivot of rotation was at Draconis, much nearer the Great Bear than now, and at that time the rapid circular sweep must have been far more striking than at present."

Heinrich Schliemann writing in his Troy and its Remains states:

"All that can be said of the first settlers is that they belonged to the Aryan race, as is sufficiently proved by the Aryan religious symbols met with in the strata of their ruins[among which we find the Suastika], both upon the pieces of pottery and upon the small curious terra-cottas with a hole in the centre, which we have the form of the crater or a volcano or of a carrousel."

In addition to stating "The Swastika is persistently associated with the sacred fire-sticks. Agni was the god of the fire-stick[swastika].
"In Great Britain it was called fylfot from the Anglo-Saxon fower-fot-four footed or many footed." Elizabeth Goldsmith also adds:

"The Druids were said to have shaped their trees in the form of the swastika or fylfot cross."
[Ancient Pagan Symbols]

Lance Severn in his The Swastika: Lost Sign in Freemasonry explored the use of the Swastika in Freemasonry. This should not surprise us as Freemasonry preserves much esoteric Aryan lore which would otherwise have been lost to us.
He refers to JSM Ward`s reference to this symbol in Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods[1921] "In our lodges the Swastika is still remembered, but its presence is disguised."

This brings us to the Master himself Guido von List. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke in his The Occult Roots of Nazism. Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology refers to a solstice ceremony conducted by von List involving burying 8 wine bottles in the glowing embers of a solstice fire in the form of the Swastika.

Guido von List incorporated the Swastika into his 18 rune Armanen Futhorc as his 18th rune Gibor which is a development of the Swastika in form but whose meaning equates to that of the Gebo rune in the Common Germanic Futharc. He shows the fylfot as an alternative to the Gibor stave in his Das Geheimnis der Runen[The Secret of the Runes].

"However, certainly worthy of note is the fact that the eighteenth rune which is actually present is a-doubtlessly intentionally incomplete-fyrfos, and that it harkens back to this sign in both name and meaning-without, nevertheless, exhausting it. In this the intention of the skalds to guard vigilantly the fyrfos as their exclusive innermost secret, and as the sigil of that secret, can be seen. Only after yielding to certain pressures did they reveal another sign which partially replaced the fyrfos."

From the period of the adoption of the Swastika or Hakenkreuz by the National Socialist German Workers` Party this most holy Aryan sign became associated with a political movement, National Socialism.

"And a symbol it really is! Not only that the unique colours, which all of us so passionately love and which once won so much honour for the German people, attest our veneration for the past; they were also the embodiment of the movement`s will. As National Socialists, we see our programme in our flag. In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man......"
[Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf]

Sunday, 14 September 2008

The Black Sun


What is the Black Sun[Schwarze Sonne]? What is its meaning? From where does this concept originate?

The Black Sun consists of a sunwheel with12 Sig or Sol runes radiating around a disc, thus forming 3 swastikas. This symbol may still be found today in the marble floor of Himmler`s SS Order castle at Wewelsburg near Paderborn, acquired by Himmler in 1934 and subsequently rebuilt and expanded between 1936-1942.
The castle was intended by Himmler to be the spiritual centre of the Aryan world.

It has been suggested that the Black Sun represents the visible sun on its passage through the 12 months of year and derives from the decorative discs of the Merovingians[Goodrick-Clark].
In Wewelsburg however the `Black` Sun is a mottled green pattern.

There have been many tales of this symbol being seen on German aircraft in the Polar region at the end of WWII. According to the Chiliean mystic Miguel Serrano the gods dwell at a remote part of the galaxy which is illuminated by the Black Sun which lies beyond our golden sun and is invisible from the earth. However anyone familiar with Serrano`s teaching will realise that he often speaks symbolically and with a heavy use of metaphor. At times he indicates that the Black Sun is beyond time and space as we know it. He speculates that it is located in a non-existent universe, in the `Green Ray`. The gods are in possession of Vril and the use of the Third Eye and the light of the Black Sun courses through their bodies.
These gods are the divine ancestors of the Hyperborean Nordic Aryan race on earth.[Serrano, Adolf Hitler]

It is in my opinion no coincidence that Aryan man from the beginning of recorded history has exhibited a strong urge to explore and possesses a pioneering spirit that has forged empires and nations. In the 20th century this led to the beginning of man`s exploration of outer space. It would seem that it his strange and peculiar destiny to return to the stars, maybe to return to his former home beyond the Black Sun.

It is no coincidence either that the Black Sun consists of 3 swastikas and 12 Sig or Sol runes. The swastika, fylfot, Hakenkreuz or Thor`s Hammer is one of the most sacred symbols of Aryan humanity. The number 3 corresponds to the triune-trifidic-triad representation of deity and the dynamics of existence-Arising-Becoming-Passing Away to New Arising.
12 is an exceedingly sacred number in Aryo-Germanic lore and is reprsentative of the 12 holiest Germanic gods, the 12 months of the year and 12 houses of the zodiac, etc.
The Sig or Sol rune itself is the rune of victory.
Sol, sal, sul, sig, sigi, sun, sal-vation, victory[Sieg], column[Sauele], school, etc. An eleventh still I also know in the fight,when I lead the dear one: I sing it into the shield and he is victorious in battle he fares hale hither and hale home againhe remains hale everywhere. "Sal and sig!"-sal-vation and victory-[Heil und Sieg]. This millenia-old Aryan greeting and battle-cry is also again found in a variant form in the wide-spread call of inspiration: "alaf sal fena!" This has become symbolised by the eleventh sign of the futharkh as the sig-rune[victory-rune]: "The creative spirit must conquer!"
[Guido von List, The Secret of the Runes/Das Geheimnis der Runen]


Die schwarze Sonne spricht-
Vergiss dein Leid,
Es siegt das Licht.

The Black Sun speaks-
Forget your pain;
The Light shall triumph.

[Triumph and Tragedy, Florentine S. Rost van Tonningen]

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Thule and the Aryan Race


"Then something happened. No one knows whether a moon fell onto the earth or what other disaster took place, but the giants were forced to disappear or hide in the mountains. To this day they wait there for the return of the old sun that warmed the world they knew.
Another explanation for this catastrophe is that the giants fell in love with the daughters of men and ceased being hermaphroditic. According to this theory, the expulsion of their female powers created dual beings who were partly physical, partly spiritual. There were now two races on earth, one half-human, half-divine, descended from the giants who consorted with the daughters of men, the other children only of human beings. The first race was still linked to extraterrestrial powers by a power called Vril. They had originally developed their civilization in the north, on a great polar island whose capital was Thule. It was surrounded by snow-capped mountains, but the centre was a warm green oasis. The men had white skin and their hair was like wool. The women had long golden hair that flowed in the wind.
These arctic creatures were clairvoyant. They wore moonstones as a sign of their power and emeralds in honour of Venus. They also introduced the practice of magic love, whose purpose was to reunite opposites and join extremes together. Their work symbolized a return to the world of the giants; it was the pilgrimage of the prodigal son to the lost home, a movement to a point of origin beyond time. But this high civilization came to an end. Thule vanished and the poles became uninhabitable. The green oasis of the Hyperboreans disappeared."

[El/Ella Book of Magic Love]

Sunday, 2 March 2008

The Intercosmic Consciousness of Vril [The Absolute Sovereignity]


Intercosmic consciousness-VRIL-Spirit-is the highest stage of development of the human spirit in this life. Who has once grasped it is permamently filled with it, he has become "Vril".

A trace of the idea and of the knowledge of VRIL-consciousness is to be found, albeit in an atrophied form in the Aryan-Vedic religion, culminating in the Bhagavad Gita and the teaching of "Krishna-consciousness". And both of these conceptions cannot be compared with one another.
The basis of relationship nevertheless shows, that in past times long ago of earth history the religion of VRIL may already once have predominated; in an age, which must still have been placed before the revelation of the ILU-teaching, because the ILU-revelations tell us indeed everything about the knowledge of the perfect, eternal divine truth, giving us no immediate guidance however as to the winning of ILU-consciousness, as the VRIL-consciousness can indeed also be called.
It may therefore be, that there are lost pre-vedic writings in the Aryan living space, in which the perfect knowledge together with the knowledge of the perfect way has already been once set down-possibly thanks to the Aldebaran ancients, perhaps however also of independant origin.

VRIL-consciousness is different from all other religious forms because it grows out of a combination of knowledge and BELIEF and leads to certainty of belief. VRIL-consciousness can only be developed there where there is concrete knowledge given over the history of the universe, the stars, the cosmos on this side and the cosmos on the other side with its other side worlds . VRIL-consciousness is the omnipresent knowledge about all of the this side and other side connections in combination with perfect divine knowledge-and both these planes necessitate one another.

Thus is the VRIL-consciousness inseperably connected with concrete, tangible knowledge of the cosmic and intercosmic facts and interrelations. The VRIL-conscious man lives in spiritual attachment with all beings of his race. In him rules the expanse of the world this side as well as the other side: for him there are no secrets. He knows that there are brothers and sisters many light years distant, who stand closer to him than numerous earth peoples. He knows that the purity of inherited nature denotes the key to the common ground with the origin and the nameless security of the original homeland. The VRIL-conscious man is truly "universal", he stands on the highest level. And lies in the nature of things, that only those can become and be "vril", who stand in direct inheritance to the godmen. Only such a spirit may acquire it.

Thus is THE VRIL the religion of the superior man, the spiritual overmen, those, who may perceive the great whole-because they are a part of it. All knowledge of the world this side of life, all knowledge also of the other side, the eternal life after earthly death, knowledge of the great tasks, which comes first behind the threshold of earthly death, the all-embracing superiority-that is VRIL.

The person in Vril stands thus above all things.

My translation of the original German from Ralf Ettl`s Das Vril Projekt.

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Reincarnation and time according to Guido von List


In Listian teaching Germanic time was not a simple matter of past, present and future. Our ancestors did not think in such simplistic terms and linear time was not an Aryo-Germanic concept.
Today many of us are used to thinking in linear time but this is no doubt a left-over from our unfortunate enforced xtianisation.
As anyone who has studied the bible will be aware the semites in general and the jews in particular do think in linear time and frame their prophecies in this way.
In contrast according to the most ancient sacred texts of the Aryan peoples Aryan man conceived of time as being a progression of cycles, not in the sense of going round in a circle for things and events to repeat themselves incessantly but as a series of cycles moving forward like the waves on the ocean, moving forward rather than round and round.
According to the works and teaching of Guido von List man repeatedly incarnates. There is nothing new in this doctrine for this was a well known teaching in the ancient Aryan world both in the East and the West but what makes his teaching slightly different is his use of cyclical time within this concept,ie

Entstehen>Werden/Wandelns>Vergehehen zum Neuerstehen

Arising>Becoming/Change> Passing Away to New Arising

This formula can be applied to not only humanity but the entire organic world. All creatures, all things animate and inanimate go through this tripartite process.

One can see this reflected in the three Norns:

Urd Verdandi Skuld
Urd=Became, Verdandi=Becoming, Skuld=Blame[result of Karma or to use the Listian term, Garma].

Germanic time is not to be viewed as static but a process of becoming. Significantly the German verb werden is used-to become rather than sein-to be. Life is dynamic and the only constant is change. The whole process of Entstehen>Werden/Wandeln>Vergehen zum Neuerstehen through countless incarnations represents a single day of Brahma.

The German verb werden[to become] is used rathen than sein[to be] because it conveys the feeling of continuing change and evolution. This continuing change, development and evolution is to be strived for in a progressive sense. Our aim in essence is to rediscover the" lost master word":
"Dieser Name wird als das `verlorene Meisterwort`, der `verlorene Name` in den Mysterien bezeichnet, das der Meister suchen soll, denn dieser Name gaebe ihm alle Macht und Kraft der Gottheit selbst."
"This name is described as the `lost masterword`, the `lost name` in the mysteries, that the master should seek, because this name would give him all power and strength of godhood itself."

In other words we are to rediscover the key to our own divinity, to realise the god within, that we are god-in the making or becoming.

The tripartite formula generally is to be discovered in many aspects of the pre-xtian Indo-European world, in the caste systems of the Indo-Europeans and even in the ancient triune respresentation of deity which undoubtedly was plagiarised by the xtian church.
This tripartition is expressed by von List as dreieinig-dreispaeltige Dreiheit or the trifidic-triune triad as translated by Dr Stephen Flowers[Edred Thorsson] in The Secret of the Runes[Das Geheimnis der Runen].

In Die Religion der Ario-Germanen in Ihrer Esoterik und Exoterik Guido von List explains that we are in effect our own ancestors and our own descendants being reincarnated continually within the same race, nation, tribe and clan.

"Darum errichteten sie Familien und Familiengueter, da sie wussten, dass sie ihre eigenen Nachkommen sein werden......"

"That`s why they established families and family goods, because they knew, that they will become their own descendants........"