Sunday, 4 November 2012
The Complete Armanen and The Untold Story-a Review
I have today completed my reading of The Complete Armanen and The Untold Story by the `55 Club`. For some reason the author has chosen to remain `anonymous` but then signs off with a personal name at the end of the work which I find rather confusing. The book is a collection of Armanist texts, many of which are rare and not previously translated into English. It is by its very nature not "complete". A change of title would be adviseable. Extracts of essential texts from Guido von List, Siegfried Adolf Kummer, Rudolf John Gorsleben, Karl Maria Wiligut, Friedrich Teltscher, Werner von Bolow, Karl Theodor Weigel and Miguel Serrano. The author is to be congratulated and thanked for producing this much needed work and it is hoped that there follows a second volume. The English speaking Germanic heathen world needs to be more acquainted with Armanist teachings. However despite this I have a few misgivings about the way in which these teachings have been presented. The book works well in those parts [which are the majority] where the author is simply presenting the original works translated into English and that is where the author`s contribution should have stopped. Many times I have purchased Wodenist/Wotanist/Odinist books authored by Americans and I find that all too often the language which they use is crude and simplistic as if the authors were writing in the same manner as they spoke and this is a very big mistake if one wishes to reach out to an intelligent and often non-American audience. Also I find the very crude racialist ranting off-putting. The author needs to take into account that the majority of people who purchase his books are likely to already have a folkish Weltanschauung and do not need to constantly read racial epithets littered throughout the text. There are some spelling and grammatical errors although these are very few indeed when one considers that this is a self-published work. I would strongly advise that The Complete Armanen be edited to remove anything which is not attributed to the original Armanist contributors. I believe strongly that one can be proud of his or her racial heritage without unnecessarily constantly demeaning other races. Indeed the Aryan takes the higher ground when he refrains from such behaviour. This is a lesson that we all have to learn-including myself. Lastly I find the constant references to `Mother Church`, christ and christianity rather grating. Many years ago when I used to post on Internet forums I coined the term `Pilgrim Fathers` Complex` to explain the inherent difficulties faced by folkish European-Americans who tried to explain the world in racial terms but still clung to the coattails of their jewish monotheistic christian religion. It is as if they like a young child cannot make that break, that they cling to the maternal apron. Unfortunately this book contains far too much christian apologetics for my personal taste. The early Armanist masters have much to teach us but they were to a certain extent[as we all are] a product of their time and we need to take this into consideration when we read their works. Armanism is a valuable spiritual discipline but it needs to be purged of its semi-christian theology. In `The Round Table` one member is noticeable by their absence: Savitri Devi. She was after all the precursor to Miguel Serrano and the real originator of Esoteric National Socialism. She should replace Francis Parker Yockey in any future reprint. Yockey is out of place in a work such as this. Over all I would award 4 out of 5 stars for this product for the above-stated reasons.