Thursday, 25 December 2014

A Possible Explanation for the Lack of Runic Inscriptions from Germania

For a long time now I have pondered the reasons for the smaller quantity of surviving runic artefacts from Germany and the German-speaking lands and the Netherlands compared to Scandinavia and even England and I believe that I have stumbled upon one possible explanation for this. As I was leafing through Friedrich Bernhard Marby's Marby-Runen-Bücherei I encountered the following interesting passage:

"So kamen in die Hände Karl's des Germanenmörders, über 4000 Bände germanischer Schriften. Nach dem Tode Karls wurden sämtliche Schriften auf Anraten römischer Priester von 'Ludwig dem Frommen', einem Nachfolger Karls, auf offenem Markte verbrannt und damit auf immer vernichtet."

"Thus into the hands of Karl the Teuton Murderer came over 4,000 volumes of Germanic writings. After the death of Karl, on the recommendation of the Roman priests of 'Ludwig the Pious', a successor of Karl, entire writings were burned in an open marketplace and with that destroyed for ever." (Wotans Krieger's translation)

Thus we have Karl the Butcher who was not only responsible for the murder of millions of Saxons but the destruction of our sacred groves, temples, God images and runic writings. The wars against the Saxons in the 8th century was truly a war of semitic xtianity against the Wotanist and Irminist religious paths of our ancestors and yet this does not stop the 55 Club from lauding him as a hero and affirming that they will "honour" him. (See The Great Yearning: An Armanen Ritual.) A real contradiction if ever there was one!

This widespread devastation of ancient Germanic spirituality was specific to Germania; Scandinavia having largely escaped this holocaust. The sacred writings which were not burned were buried away in the Vatican and the crypts of local churches.

"In der 'Sammlung'  älterer germanischer Schriften hat die römische Kirche nie halt gemacht. Unersetzliche Schätze an Runensteinen lagern heute noch in den unterirdischen Gängen und Kellern mancher Kirchen und Klöster und besonders in Vatikan. Die Sammeltätigkeit wurde später von den Juden, die ja auch aus diesem Grunde gerne 'Antiquare' waren, fortgesetzt. Zum Teil mussten sogar germanische Eingeweihte wichtiges Schriftgut (die Kabbala u. a.) in hebräische Schrift und Sprache umschreiben, um dieses wertvolle Gut vor Rom zu retten. Die hebräische Schrift und Sprache war ja nicht verboten!-So kam in Köln die germanische Kabbala in die unterirdische Bibliothek der  jüdischen Synagoge und tauchte später als 'Jüdische Kabbala' in Spanien und Nordafrika wieder auf. (Vergleiche die Schriften von Guido von List)"(Marby)

"The Roman church did not stop in the 'collection' of old Germanic writings. Untranslated writings on Rune stones lie still today in the underground passageways and cellars of many churches and cloisters and especially in the Vatican. The act of collecting was continued later by the Jews, who for this reason were gladly 'Antiquarians'. Even some of the important written materials of the Initiates (the Cabbala etc) had to be transliterated into the Hebrew script and language, in order to save this valuable material from Rome. The Hebrew script and language was indeed not forbidden!-Thus came the Germanic Cabbala into the underground library of the Jewish synagogue in Cologne and emerged again later as the 'Jewish Cabbala' in Spain and North Africa. (Compare the writings of Guido von List). (Wotans Krieger's translation)

The subject of the Cabbala and links to Armanist teaching deserves an article in its own right and this is something which I hope to address in a future article. The image at the head of this article is a drawing of the German Thorsberg Chape.