There are many ways to take a journey… by foot, by land, or sea, or in one’s mind’s eye.. When we meditate, we can stretch ourselves in mind, body, or spirit… If our hearts are open to new explorations, we may sometimes find ourselves on the verge of the unexpected… the unknown.
It is in our imagination that we are freest of all to travel. Here we have no limit of time or space, no boundaries of what is possible or impossible, and it is here that we can, paradoxically, sometimes see more clearly than with the most carefully rational everyday thought.
Journeys of the Imagination…
We are going to create a new book club on one of our websites so that we can travel on some of these journeys together. First… we shall be reading Osred’s book, Odinism, Past, Present, and Future, a book about the history of Odinism, starting on Lindisfarne Day Weekend, the 7th of June… Let us raise our horns to drink to that!
To our new venture and to Frigga on Mother’s Day…!
Why we are not using Goodreads…
A brief note about the ever-present and increasing extremist hatred of and abuse of European ancestry folk by Jewish controlled companies… Goodreads engages in what can only be described as relentless mass indoctrination using Anne Frank’s Dairy, which was written in ball point pen, which had not been invented yet, among other things, but allows no dissent whatsoever from the “Jews are victims, Europeans are evil” narrative. They threw me off of the site and deleted my author’s page for my upcoming archaeosastronomy book merely for having pointed out that, in contrast to Anne Frank, we do not even know the names of the little European girls, as young as 6, who were gang raped, often to death, on the orders of the Jewish led Red Army. I received a note from Goodreads stating that my opinion was “illegal”.
As usual, I was called foul names by numerous Jews due to my having stated my concern that the little European girls who are the victims of WW2 deserve to be remembered too. One of them actually stalked me to my facebook page and suggested that I would be “rachel-corried” with a bulldozer. If you do not know who Rachel Corrie is or what happened to her, please see here. Of course, as usual, none of the Jews foully attacking me were removed as I was, even though I never behaved anything like them. I do seem to be able to log on now, but they have deleted all my posts in our Odinist Bookclub twice now, apparently because it is an actual Odinist group, and Jews do not intend to allow us to practice our own religion. All of this is the reason for us seeking another venue. We are engaged in taking action against Goodreads, so hopefully we will be restored and Odinists will have equal rights on the site at some point; however, I do hope that we shall do just as well or better on our own website!
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We are still working on video conferencing. If we cannot manage the resources for our own Odinist Reading Room system now, we may have to use Skype, in which case a Skype account will be needed, but this is relatively easy to install, and free. We are as yet uncertain as to what limits there might be on our numbers in regard to whatever system we use, so please let us know if you want to be included now. We seek volunteer discussion leaders for various chapters. Email email@example.com if you are interested in participating. We would love to hear your votes for upcoming books as well!
A Sea of Stars… Imagination has no limits….
Since it is Mother’s Day …here is a link to our previous year’s Mother’s Day article from “The Odinist”… in honor of Frigga and the mothers of our Odinist community, and all they do for us… and of our families. May our tribe thrive!
Just a bit of an update! In case you wish to get Osred’s book, which we are discussing the first 10-11 chapters of in the first session, quickly, there is an electronic version for $5.99 U.S. Dollars here. The chapters are quite short, only approx. 4 pages each but there is much ground covered in them. At any rate, it will be possible to get up to speed quickly if you get the electronic version.
On Lindisfarne Day Eve, 7. June 2015, 12 noon Hawai`i time, come back and click the Raidho Rune just below (which will be in operation then), to be taken to the Skype button for the group…
We hope you have a wonderful Lindisarne celebration!!
Raidho Rune… Rune of Travels…Press Here for Rune Journeys Book Club
I am updating this slightly for our Walpurgisnacht, Valborg, and Beltane celebrations of 2016 with some current news… If you wish to go directly to the Odinist article, scroll down to the row of swastikas below. The article itself begins just after it.
New: 2016 Odinia May Day Interviews & Holohoax Videos
On the 1st of May, 2016, I was interviewed (see link above) along with Eric Hunt, who created the excellent new video, “Questioning the Holocaust“, released just in the last few days. Like so many heroic truth- telling scholars and movie makers, Eric Hunt actually spent time in jail for having made a fact- based historical video. Only part one is available so far, but part two is apparently on its way…
You can see both Eric’s new video, and Eric’s previous video, “The Last Days of the Big Lie”, at the bottom of our ” WHAT ARE VALUES ” article. Both of these videos are well worth watching. We thank our Gods for people as courageous and dedicated as Eric Hunt, such as Ernst Zundel, Silvia Stolz, Ursula Haverbeck, and David Irving… who risk so much to stand up for the truth, and for freedom.
The new interview above was done by Kyle Hunt, of Renegade Broadcasting, the creator of the amazingHellstorm, a documentary about the tragic bombing of civilian Dresden. It is based on the book by Thomas Goodrich, Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947. A trailer is availablehere. The finished Hellstorm video is here.
Viking Ship from historical German culture parade..
I was interviewed in regard to Odinism and Odinia International twice around this time last year. The first of these interviews was done on Ostara by Kyle Hunt of Renegade Broadcasting, on his radio show, Solar Storm. The other Odinia interview was done on Walpurgisnacht-Beltane Eve, by Lana Lokteff of Red Ice Creation’s Radio 3Fourteen, and came out on May Day… The link to this interview is here .
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Remember also that you are very welcome to submit an article for publication in the upcoming issue of the Odinist FoxFire Journal.
The news of the moment is that we have had yet another vicious internet attack by fake Pagans (most of whom are Jewish and/or homosexual) on our native European religion and folk, and specifically upon Odinia International and our members. What is noteworthy about this particular onslaught is that it has the somewhat dubious distinction of having gone “viral”. A sort of “tempest in a teapot” screenshot was viewed more than 110,000 times just on the first day, and posted many thousands of times by these anti- White hate- crazed Jews and homosexuals and their lackeys, and it has become the subject of a number of internet articles.
The Pagan Federation of Ireland has not dared to openly publish my response, but it has been suggested, among other things that are too off color to print here, that we are a political Neo-Nazi organization rather than a religious organization, a group of terrorists, drug dealers, and “rednecks” which, of course, is a pejorative term for European ancestry folk, much like “nigger” is for Black Africans.
Ironically, one would think, from those purporting to be Pagans, among the crazed comments there are calls to “burn” me. Fortunately, we traditional folkish Odinists are fireproof. (-:
In the comments, these pompous little social terrorist control freaks screech about how they “will not tolerate intolerance” and write about how “classy” it is to insult people with mindless foul language. Sadly, they cannot even manage a witty insult, but no one could accuse these supposed anti-hatred advocates of not being full of seething hate themselves. One Jewish homosexual, who has a little boy living with him that is not his and who makes sexually suggestive jokes about it, expresses his extreme jealousy for an exceptional author. He gloats about how a highly intelligent and charming Odinist man, who has written wonderful historical Odinist books, has cancer, and makes an insane rant about how he feels the Odinist man is taking too long to die. . Other maniacs write about how they hope that a young Odinist lady, whom they cursed at for wanting a traditional marriage, has an aneurysm and dies as a result of all their foul abuse and harassment.
In Jewish supremacist and homosexual Heathenry, apparently “fuck off” is what passes for wit, and threatening women on the internet is their version of courage. During attacks like these by the same groups, homosexuals and Jews have threatened my life on a number of occasions, and sometimes go into great detail about how they intend to kill me. These so -called “Pagans” do not even stop short of insulting our Gods, as you can see in the picture just below.
In these particular ravings, one of the fake Pagans cannot even keep his propaganda and lies straight. He mixes up some ridiculous lies and outlandish misinterpretations that the Zionist funded freaks who are trying to homosexualize our history have said about Thor with the other falsified demonizations they use against Odin. These people are not of our religion (to put it mildly). They hate us and our Gods.
And now to our article for Beltane, Valborg, and Walpurgisnacht!
This evening marks the glorious transition from the dark half to the light half of the year… Here in Hawai`i, our holiday is being ushered in in a rather spectacular fashion. Two miles from our Freyja Hof Odinist Temple, fortunately downhill, the lava lake at Kilauea Crater, which has been pulsing steadily upwards, has just overflowed its basin for the first time.
Like a fiery witch’s cauldron, the swirling lava lake of Kilauea Crater has just overflowed.
Our Odinist rituals and holidays help us to connect with our own culture and with who we are. At times, the fire inside of us has been so dampened or lessened by the strange and artificial conditions so many of us live in that we sometimes forget that we are alive. We no longer see the primacy of the life force, or the beauty of nature, and lose sight of the fact that all of this is an adventure, a miracle… Odinist holidays like Beltane and May Day bring us to life again in that they help us to remember what is most important and vital to us.
In preparation for the celebration, there is still a custom of bedecking bushes with ribbons, shells, and blooms, and gathering yellow flowers, this color being chosen in order to celebrate the Sun’s return. These golden yellow blooms are traditionally mixed with greens that are gathered at twilight and woven into garlands that once decorated entire villages. The folk song “Tie a Yellow Ribbon round the Old Oak Tree” is a remembrance of this custom.
Still blooming right now… a golden yellow cymbidium at Freyja Hof. Just the sort of flower to help welcome the return of the light… Photo: Seana Fenner
From the most ancient beginnings of our Pagan past, Beltane, also known by more Christianized names such as Valborg, or Walpurgis, has been celebrated at the heady time of May Eve. It is a holiday of purification, of new light and life, of freedom, and of fire. In this season, since time immemorial, our people have sent their herds to summer pastures, driving them through the center of two bonfires built on a hill, and singing songs and incantations to ensure their health and fertility after the long Winter season. People also passed through the healing flame 3 times ritually or leapt over the fire 3 times.
There are many secrets to making fire. This iron pyrite and flint fire-starting kit in a reindeer pouch was originally collected by Captain E. P. Herendeen. It is thought to have been bought from Inuit People in the Cape Bathurst area of Alaska, or possibly the Mackenzie River district at Hershel Island. Iron pyrite is supposedly very effective in starting fires when accompanied by flint, but I have not experimented with it yet. To this day in Montana, Germanic heritage people have a custom of starting fires with pieces of dried pine sap.
The ashes of the Beltane fires were placed over the crops to make them fertile and were also smudged on people’s faces to impart fertility to them as well. There was feasting, a sacred Beltane cake was made, and very interesting and intricate ceremonies we still have records of were performed. Libations were poured to the Gods, and European people still performed such rituals continuously, asking for their blessings, until relatively modern times.. Fires were kindled in the most ancient ways traditionally, sometimes with nine different types of wood, and in particular with oak. John Ramsay, laird of Ochtertyre, near Creiff, patron of Burns and friend of Sir Walter Scott, describes how, despite Christianity, the fire was made in accordance with the ancient customs, at least until the late 1700’s-early 1800’s.
The night before, all the fires in the country were carefully extinguished, and next morning the materials for exciting this sacred fire were prepared. The most primitive method seems to be that which was used in the islands of Skye, Mull, and Tiree. A well-seasoned plank of oak was procured, in the midst of which a hole was bored. A wimble of the same timber was then applied, the end of which they fitted to the hole. …. In some places three times three persons, in others three times nine, were required for turning round by turns the axle-tree or wimble. If any of them had been guilty of murder, adultery, theft, or other atrocious crime, it was imagined either that the fire would not kindle, or that it would be devoid of its usual virtue. So soon as any sparks were emitted by means of the violent friction, they applied a species of agaric which grows on old birch-trees, and is very combustible. This fire had the appearance of being immediately derived from heaven, and manifold were the virtues ascribed to it. …After kindling the bonfire with the tein-eigin the company prepared their victuals. And as soon as they had finished their meal, they amused themselves a while in singing and dancing round the fire…
On the morning of May day, the water first hit by the healing light of the now waxing Sun was thought to have healing properties, and correspondingly there was a custom of anointing oneself with the water of holy wells at the first light of morning. Later there was joyful dancing around the May Pole, in a celebration of the awakening fertility of the Earth, brought by the Sun.
Fire is a central part of the symbolism of the life force of our folk. It is a sign of magic, fertility, and tribal unity. Like the sacred tree, the holy flame represents the heart and soul of our being and our immortality, not just individually, but also in the sense of going forward and backward in time to our ancestors, to us, and to generations yet unborn.
Early 18th-century depiction of the dedication of a Vestal, by Alessandro Marchesini
The extinguishing of the perpetual flame of Kildare and that of the Vestal Virgins in Rome was an attempt to extinguish our European people both symbolically and in reality. These acts of vandalism were much like the burning of the scrolls of the Library of Alexandria, and the destruction of all but 4 of the ancient codices of Central America, but even worse. It is true that the typical Semitic tactic of the destruction of the knowledge, history, and identity of their victims has been extremely damaging to us, but the blotting out of our sacred flame is even more hate-filled if possible, because it symbolizes something even more important, our hearth, our home, our continued existence as a tribe, and our very lives.
These acts hopefully show only a temporary triumph of the Jewish god, at that time already bloated with the blood of our people. These anti-European crimes of spiritual vandalism were accompanied by massive genocides of our Heathen folk, followed by the burning, as “witches”, of European people who dared to stand against the false religion, culminating in the monstrous Jewish orchestrated firebombing of Dresden alluded to above. None of this would have been possible had Christianity not been imposed upon us, but we can halt all of it if we truly wake up. We can relight our holy flame, abundantly…
As Odinists we have a steadfast love for our people. “Miranda” by John William Waterhouse. Photo by Jan Arkesteijn
In ancient Prussia, our Heathen men once stood in a circle around a sacred oak and sang to honor the Gods. Next to the Great Tree, in this holy place, the sacred flame was kept burning perpetually. The concept of a sacred tribal flame, an everlasting hearth, is one that must be of such antiquity it can barely be imagined. There is no more heart- warming custom than this; nowhere could there be any spot with more meaning to us than the places these sacred flames of our folk were kindled and kept lighted through the centuries, for they were kept lighted for us by our Ancestors. They are at the center of the concept of immortality and of a tribal family bond that will never die, unless we let it.
The tribal hearth flame is the embodiment of our highest virtues. It is the woman who yet watches and waits for her husband’s ship to return long after everyone else thinks he is dead, it is the man who refuses to bow down to a foreign god even if it means his beheading, it is the child who is relentlessly told that his own race is evil but steadfastly loves and clings to those things that are true and that matter in his or her heart anyway. It is love, perseverance, and the purity and strength of the soul that no one can take away. It is a remembrance of who and what we really are and what we can be.
Harzer Hexenstieg, “The Witches’ Trail”, is a footpath in Germany that runs from Osterode through the Harz mountains and over its highest peak, the Brocken, to Thale.
The theme of celebration of life, fertility and spring are key features of Beltaine. In some regions there is a tradition that the sacred bonfire is lit by a man and a woman with flint stones as a symbol of fertility, which is meant to rejoice at the life that they can create together. In regard to the larger scale of Nature, this is the time when the dark part of the year ends and the light part of the year begins, and some even consider the Wild Hunt to end only on this night. The most famous European Walpurgisnacht tradition is that of the dance of the spirits and witches, the latter of whom must originally have simply been Pagans, on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains of Germany.
Kindling a fire on a great hill is often thought to be more pleasing to the Gods, and that is why temples are sometimes created on hills, and our Gods invoked there. Within the living memory of Irish folk, the hearth fires of homes were put out and re-lit with great ceremony on Beltaine Eve. Originally, in Ireland, the tribal fire, our spiritual source, was put out and then rekindled from a Druidic fire, and and re-lit from hill to hill and from thence to everyone’s house. This was a sign of connection to our tribe, and of birth, and rebirth, and continuity. It is not just symbolic. It was of great importance for our survival and can be so again. To make something happen, one must first be able to imagine it. We need to spread our holy flame to our folk as far and wide as possible.
Our Fire is still Alive…
You may recognize this Odinist custom of lighting all fires from a single flame from Christian services where the congregant’s candles are lit from a single light at candelight services, but in this case, the true meaning has been extinguished. Almost all Christian ritual is taken from our religion, since Christianity had no original content of its own apart from Jewish supremacism and cultural Marxism, so the use of this originally holy ritual by Christians is not to celebrate the fertility, life, rebirth, and the sacred bond between our tribe and our High Ones, as it is for us. Sadly, in Judeo- Christianity, this lovely custom was perverted so that it is now used to symbolize a supposed universal brotherhood of the races of man.
For Christians it is a celebration of universalism, and not just universalism, at least for Europeans, but a universlism in which everyone is allowed to have an identity except us. Universalism, if you are not familiar with the term, is the Judeo- Christian notion that we are all the same and must worship one Jewish god together as a global village, an ideal directly opposed to our unique and ancient individual European culture and religion and world view, in which we value merit, reason, common sense, and freedom. For more about original Odinist fire rituals, see our Baldrfest video.
Traditions of sacred flames are everywhere in the history of European tribal religion.. There was not only the symbolism of the perpetual flame in which holy fires were kept constantly renewed and alight, but the idea of a real undying flame was quite important throughout the ancient world too. There are numerous references to lamps with undying flames being found in tombs… To name just a few examples, in 1401, during the reign of Henry III, King of Castile, a lamp was said to have been uncovered near Rome, on the Tiber in the stone tomb of Pallas, the Arcadian, son of Evander, who was slain by “Turnus Rex Rotulorum” in the wars at the time of the foundation of Rome. It was reported that nothing could extinguish its light, until it was broken.
Warrior Dancing for Beltaine…
Likewise, on the Isle of Nesis, near Naples, a marble tomb was found in 600 CE., and it is reported that it had a vase within it with a flaming lamp inside. Again, it was only when the lamp was broken that the flame became dim and died. St. Augustine, and others, write of a temple of Aphrodite in Egypt where there hung a lamp that neither wind nor rain could extinguish. He considered its undying nature a sign of evil magic, witchcraft, and the Devil, as indeed, did all those Christians who wrote of the lamps.
In 1540 CE, during the Papacy of Paul III, a still burning lamp was mentioned as being discovered in an ancient tomb belonging to Cicero’s daughter on the Appian Way. Tulliola, the daughter of Cicero, died in BCE 44, making this lamp’s proposed span of life 1550 years. In this case, the lamp was said to be found floating in a perfectly preserved vessel of oil and it was extinguished only after it was exposed to the air.
Brigit, the Celtic Goddess of fire, of hearth, home, healing, art and poetry. Image: “Blackness Tower” by Timothy Lantz
In Eastern Europe as well, there are records of perpetual flames, but the most long lasting Pagan flame of all would have to be that of the Goddess Brigit. In the 12th century, Gerald of Wales, also known as Giraldus Cambrensis, visited Kildare, Ireland, and wrote that the Pagan flame of the Goddess Brigit was still burning, tended by the nuns of the Christianized St. Brigid instead of the original Pagan priestesses. Other historians noted that all attempts to demand that they extinguish the fire had failed, and it is generally thought that the undying flame lasted at least up until the 16th century CE. Let us relight our Odinist flame in every way we can… like the sacred fire, we can be rekindled.
We wish you a wonderful, Beltaine, Walpurgisnacht, and Valborg… and a blessed May Day… May our Gods be with you in the coming light of the year!