The world is not a safe place and while anyone could attack one, it is very much more likely that White women will be targeted by men of other races, which is a good thing to bear in mind.

Basic Self Defense for Odinist Ladies…

Many thanks to a true Odinist warrior, who wishes to remain anonymous, for this marvelous article on self defense for Odinist ladies. White women and children are the most targeted of all creatures on the planet and we need Odinist men to protect us and to teach us how to protect ourselves and children when men are not around. Just today I was sitting on the front porch of a friend’s house and some sort of subhuman slowed down and looked at me, clearly with some pretty bad intentions… That is the way they think and we need to be ready to deal with them just as they deserve…

Women need guns even more than men. They are great equalizers.

Women need guns even more than men. They are great equalizers.

The best defense is the avoidance of conflict. The next best defense is a brutal, unexpected attack on target. The next best defense is a conventional defense. The worst possible option is being caught unaware and off-guard.

So, what can one do for self-defense, really? The main thing that everyone can do is to observe their surroundings and notice anything out of place when it starts. There are two main sources of violence. The most serious one is military/paramilitary, the less serious one is criminal violence. Our ladies are presently under a far greater threat of lowlife criminals on a daily basis, so I will be mainly dealing with criminal violence in this article. The other one is a much more involved affair.

 

The world is not a safe place and while anyone could attack one, it is very much more likely that White women will be targeted by men of other races, which is a good thing to bear in mind.

The world is not a safe place and while anyone could attack one, it is very much more likely that White women will be targeted by men of other races, which is a good thing to bear in mind.

Several things are necessary for criminal violence. Those things are the Intent, Interview, Positioning, Attack, and Reaction.

The Intent (also called “jeopardy” now, legally, because it is difficult to prove intent) to attack someone from a common criminal develops in his mind, mostly subconsciously. However, most of the time these are not very disciplined people. You should be able to detect huge shifts in body language. You should really pay more attention to body language and nonverbal cues than words anyway. You will probably also feel that something is out of place even at this first step. Most people need time to mentally prepare themselves to become violent, and virtually all petty criminals will need this phase.

You can tell at a glance if someone is angry. There are lots of signals like muscle tension, body posture, movement, breathing patterns, skin flush/paling, speech cadence, tone, and word choice. A lot of times they will try to hide this with other, seemingly innocent behavior or actions.

If you see this sort of thing developing and you want the safest possible option, just leave the area, and refrain from putting yourself somewhere where you can’t just leave. Not putting yourself in this first phase makes it impossible to have the next four develop and cuts out criminal behavior before it starts.

 

Just think about how cowardly a "man" who, despite being stronger than a woman, would attack her with a gun or a knife. It is a good idea to be prepared to protect ourselves from these lowlifes. In the past such cowardly assaults were rare, but now Jewish led mass immigration has let the enemy into our gates.

Just think about how cowardly a “man” who, despite being stronger than a woman, would attack her with a gun or a knife. It is a good idea to be prepared to protect ourselves from these lowlifes. In the past such cowardly assaults were rare, but now Jewish led mass immigration has let the enemy into our gates.

The Interview is where the criminal sees if you are safe to attack. In a regular interview, he will approach you and ask for something like information or a small item as a distraction. He is looking for whether you are noticing what he is doing and whether you are ready to defend yourself.

If you don’t look like an easy target, a criminal will look for someone else to mess with. If it was an upset individual, they will usually stand back and proceed to verbally abuse you or something instead (so they can tell themselves they “won,” or whatever). If someone approaches you in a fringe area and asks for something, your answer should always be “no” and insist on him keeping his distance. Muggers and stranger rapists often use this technique.

If you cannot get away or get help, be prepared to exert deadly force in so far as it is possible. Otherwise the predators will. They are not going to be concerned about doing you harm.

If you cannot get away or get help, be prepared to exert deadly force in so far as it is possible. Otherwise the predators will. They are not going to be concerned about doing you harm.

This sort of thing is very simple, but a lot of people are not very violent and just don’t think about it, but if someone is closing distance to you, and you have told them not to, they have already indicated a lot of intent right there. You can assume at that point that someone is trying to physically get a hold of you, and that type of thinking is what this is all about.

There are other interviews, though, like the hot interview. A hot interview is someone just popping out of nowhere and yelling and screaming and charging at you. This very similar to the context of a lot of conventional warfare, and the most common place I ever saw this was drill instructors back in boot camp. It is basically just designed to overwhelm you. The reason that is a thing in the introduction to the Marine Corps is to prepare you and get you used to that exact same behavior (so that it no longer throws you off your game). The best way to deal with someone that runs at you yelling and screaming is to immediately shift to an extreme level of violence. If you display that commitment up front, the attacker will often abort.

Whatever you do, do not let an assailant get a hold of you. Be calm and remember to protect yourself by any means possible, including deadly force, because it might mean the difference between you having a happy life, and never seeing your loved ones and family again.

Whatever you do, do not let an assailant get a hold of you. Be calm and remember to protect yourself by any means possible, including deadly force, because it might mean the difference between you having a happy life, and never seeing your loved ones and family again.

Another interview type is kind of a hybrid of the first two. It is the escalating interview. It starts out normally but rapidly turns hostile. Someone doing this is testing your boundaries. The more you allow that to escalate, the more it will, in all probability. It is common to date rapists and also if you were to walk into a group of loitering young thugs. Usually “jes messin’ witcha” will escalate into a robbery and/or assault.

A silent interview is where someone just observes you and is likely to never speak until the attack. It is possible that he may make his presence known. If that happens, you are more likely to be attacked if you look afraid. This type of interview is more likely to be a much more dangerous individual than the others (because he had the discipline to be watching quietly). Quiet ones are a hell of a lot more dangerous than a brazen, loud braggart. That’s just my opinion.

A prolonged interview can last weeks. They are often combined with other types. Stalking is a prolonged interview. With a prolonged interview, you usually cannot tell intent right at the beginning.

Sometimes being fit and alert can make the difference between life and death. Those who fight back have higher survival rates. Feigned submission in order to gain time or obtain a weapon might be a tactic to embrace but never submit to an attack because this could easily be the equivalent to a death sentence. Even if an attacker does not kill you, for instance in a sexual assault, an attack by an assailant with AIDS or other diseases could be a death sentence. If it is within your means, taking out these predators is a totally justified use of deadly force.

Sometimes being fit and alert can make the difference between life and death. Those who fight back have higher survival rates. Feigned submission in order to gain time or obtain a weapon might be a tactic to embrace, but never submit to an attack, because this could easily be the equivalent to a death sentence. Even if an attacker does not kill you, for instance in a sexual assault, an attack by an assailant with AIDS or other diseases could be a death sentence. If it is within your means, taking out these predators is a totally justified use of deadly force. (Special Thanks to Peter Sabatini, yet another Odinist warrior, who helped by contributing the words in this caption.)

The next phase of a crime is positioning. You will almost never be robbed in the middle of a crowd, but in an area adjacent to where most people are. This means you will be close to people, but out of range of immediate help. You won’t be mugged in the mall, but you might be at bathrooms, ATMs, parking lots, stairwells, and sidewalks. Even a separate room in a crowded house can be a fringe area.

Once again, if you tell someone to stay back in a fringe area and they close distance with you, you know their intentions are not good. There are several ways they can close. They can just walk up to you, they can try to trap you between them and a wall, they can try to surprise you, they can employ a pincer, or they can surround you. Sometimes one of them may try to distract you while the others move around you. Serious danger signs in these cases are someone following you (if they’re spaced out along where you’re walking) or a group that’s already spaced out along where you’re walking (they can all fold in when you’re in the middle).

Call the police too if you can, but shoot to kill right away.

Call the police too if you can, but shoot to kill right away.

If you have let the situation develop along these three steps, only now we arrive at the Attack. The best thing for your safety is to not let it develop this far, but at this point you can either be intimidated into giving something up or assaulted outright. The instant it gets to this point you are legally justified in using force yourself. If the threat is lethal, involves a deadly weapon, etc., then you are legally justified in using deadly force.

If you want to remain legal at this point, you have to stop using force once the threat has been neutralized. This way it remains “defense.”

The key note of Reaction is that, like the Attack, it is impossible to predict. Leave the area after an episode of violence. You still aren’t safe immediately following the Attack. You can be harmed even if you rolled over and cooperated, so you are better off avoiding it in the first place.

Those demented individuals who try to take away our gun rights are, quite literally, trying to make it easier to harm and kill our families and us.. They are our deadly enemies. Fight gun control at any cost.

Those demented individuals who try to take away our gun rights are, quite literally, trying to make it easier to harm and kill our families and us.. They are our deadly enemies. Fight gun control at any cost.

Article by ANON 

(Who would like to credit one of his sources, nononsenseselfdefense.com, as well)

Captions by Odinia

 

Throughout untold millennia, from the first chiseled spearhead to the axe, or mace, or sword, our weapons have protected us from our enemies, helped feed our families, and have formed a timeless bond with our ancestors.

Playing with Swords….

Editor’s Note: Fox Skógurson has written yet another excellent article for our Odinist Journal FoxFire. His debut article, A BRIEF PHILOSOPHY OF GARDENING FOR ODINISTS, can be seen here. Upon reading this, I would like to add that we Odinists do indeed use real battle-ready swords, which we name in sacred ceremonies, in our rituals. A dress sword would never do. Fox does an excellent job of bringing to life some of the reasons why our swords have such great spiritual meaning and power and connect  us to our ancestors.

Throughout untold millennia, from the first chiseled spearhead to the axe, or mace, or sword, our weapons have protected us from our enemies, helped feed our families, and have formed a timeless bond with our ancestors.

Throughout untold millennia, from the first chiseled spearhead to the axe, or mace, or sword, our weapons have protected us from our enemies, helped feed our families, and have formed a timeless bond with our ancestors.

I recently read a man’s post on a social media page, criticizing folkish Odinists for spending time with Medieval weaponry.  He was convinced that our people should stick to honing our firearm skills and engaging in other pragmatic pursuits, such as gardening or farming. He believed this would elevate practical independence for our Folk. This man also stated his belief in the importance of preparing for potential hardships.

In essence, I agree with those priorities.  I have lifelong experience in conventional and unconventional hunting techniques, military training in select weaponry, and many years of practical and academic gardening and farming experience, with a special interest in organic gardening, and am therefore in line with these practical priorities in general. However, I would like to make a few points on behalf of the seemingly anachronistic endeavors in question.

Heathens are often more knowledgeable about swords and innately understand our connections to pre-Christian weaponry. We know that there is an inspirational and spiritual connection. Consider the words of Rocky Pendergast in Mythological Swords:

The Vikings prized their swords above all other things, handing them down from generation to generation and giving them names.

Our 2012 ritual for Leif Erikson and Erik the Red. Into our Odinist altar tapestry here is woven the image of a real Viking sword, complete with inscriptions which lend it spiritual power, the pommel in the form of an anthropomorphic head of a helmeted warrior (partly obscured by wreath). Photo: Seana Fenner

Our 2012 ritual for Leif Erikson and Erik the Red. Into our Odinist altar tapestry here is woven the image of a real Viking sword, complete with inscriptions which lend it spiritual power, the pommel in the form of an anthropomorphic head of a helmeted warrior (partly obscured by wreath). Photo: Seana Fenner

Swords are decidedly significant objects in Germanic Folk Religion [1] , evidently more so than in any other culture’s religion or mythology.  European Esotericism  [2]  and European symbology are rife with iconic sword imagery. Archetypal European figures are many times associated with swords.  Therefore, we find a vast quantity of evidence to support the concept that swords are an intrinsic component of the spiritual, symbolic, and psychological makeup of the European, and particularly Germanic, peoples.

I follow a folkish Odinic path. Some additional background may help explain my defense of the sword and why it relates specifically to us as folkish Odinists.  Before the age of 8, I was tutored in European style boxing, Olympic fencing a few years later, and then Chinese martial arts. Since then, I have had the privilege of training under many diverse combative disciplines, receiving formal training with at least nine different martial arts weapons, including several sword types, and gaining sufficient proficiency in a few weapons to perform competitively, and to teach the practical applications of these weapons to select students.  Doesn’t sound folkish to you?  You probably do not know that according to Chinese legend, the father of Chinese martial arts was a man from Central Asia, described as having red hair and blue eyes.  My pioneering efforts are helping us to reclaim our own college of European martial arts.

The Danubian Vinča culture produced the first known metallic weapon, during the Neolithic period.  This European civilization is the first known civilization.  If you are an adherent of ancestral-conscious Germanic spirituality, consider this, our Western European ancestors were manufacturing and using functional flint knives and hand axes approximately 160,000 years ago, our Neanderthal ancestors.  Can there be any doubt that our Nordic Neanderthal forebears treasured their knives in a way that modern people will never experience for any possession?  A glimmer of that remains within us.  I hope that this concept gives insight into the depth that our unique breed carries for the spiritual connections and blood memories of bladed tools and weapons.

Of my modest collection of weaponry and hunting implements, a particular sword is my favorite. [3]  When I grasp it, I feel deep connections to my ancestral memories.  There are currently over seventeen hundred historical members of Northern and Western European royalty and the sword class (ruling class) on record in my direct lineage; going to the limits of European history.  My ancestral tie to swords is deep and ancient; and the same is likely for you, even if it is not a matter of record.  That one’s personal ancestral connections can be integral to one’s spiritual practice is without question accommodated by European Folk Religion, certainly in the modern practice of Germanic Folk Religion.

Tradition is timeless. If we listen, we shall hear its call...

Tradition is timeless. If we listen, we shall hear its call…

If you have never held a real sword in your hand, I recommend the experience. If you cannot borrow one, an inexpensive culturally appropriate sword works fine, and is easily obtained online. Approach the experience with mindfulness, as an exercise in native Germanic spirituality.  You should choose a time and setting appropriate for meditation.  There is nothing wrong with an indoor setting for this, although sword movement can be limited indoors.  Many have felt powerful ancestral connections in communion with others at cultural celebrations, such as Viking festivals, sword in tow.  In practice, this connection can be experienced any time you are in contact with a sword.

I realize that if “playing with swords” seems childish to someone, dressing up in a period costume may be equally or more ridiculous to that person.  People who have not attended history-based European culture gatherings, such as Renaissance fairs and Viking festivals, may have the misconception that these are merely costume play events. In reality, there are many serious minded people involved in these travelling, interactive, living exhibits.  Many of the people involved in these events are dedicated to preserving unique and important aspects of our people’s history and culture. For example, there are numerous people dedicated to preserving pragmatic endeavors such as blacksmithing, and other ancient skills that may be useful again.  Many of the attendees share these values, and support these goals by their attendance, patronage of vendors, and participation.  At such gatherings, you can detect a quiet undertone of resistance to what Folkish Odinists feel is the hostile and insidious takeover of our lands and culture.  I  also have noted a strong Pagan element within the inner circles of these festivals.  A Heathen who dismisses these venues is a bit out of touch with the greater Pagan community and its modern foundations.  As someone who has attended long and costly workshops on membership growth for diverse organizations, I believe this demographic has potential.

A sword critic may be surprised that there are modern sword and ax enthusiasts trading with local or regional blacksmiths. There is a local blacksmith in my area who makes his rounds to various events, such as Renaissance fairs, and has a following of several students whom he tutors in blacksmithing, sword fighting, and open-hand martial arts.  His students are very serious and devoted.  They have an inspiring non-Abrahamic spirituality, and they feel they are keeping alive an important historical, cultural, skill that could be vital in an uncertain future.  There was a time when metallurgy was the exclusive domain of the European man. If Heathens are chastised for “playing with swords,” then one may be indirectly dismissing the blacksmiths who are keeping an important part of our racial identity alive.

My previously mentioned favorite sword from my small collection is a one of a kind pre-Christian Germanic style sword that was crafted by a great blacksmith, James Austin.  Austin gave up a promising career as a chemist to become a singularly noteworthy blacksmith.  He is probably the world’s leading expert on how Viking axes were made and how to make these today.  It would be inappropriate to repudiate his devotion to understanding this particular niche in our cultural history.  His efforts have uncovered part of the high degree of sophistication our Folk possessed in the Viking Age. If people did not want the axes, knives, and swords he makes (i.e., like to “play with swords”), all of this would be dead, because the purchases of these cultural works are what keeps this endeavor alive.  According to Austin, there is a renewed interest in owning and even in making, handmade objects such as knives and swords.  He states that, “People are realizing we’ve forgotten what it means to be human in some ways.”  It’s certainly not impossible that we may require the services of blacksmiths and horse ranches again, someday, although that thought would not have occurred to us a generation ago.

It is natural for a person engaged in the spirituality of Germanic Folk Religion to have a wholesome interest in swords.  Our ancestral and cultural connection to ancient weaponry provides the groundwork necessary for the recognition of swords as a protected religious implement in Germanic Folk Religion for any individual or group living in an environment where the need for that argument might arise.

However, spiritual experience and cultural connection is not the only benefit of “playing with swords.” There is another sword in my collection which I have found to be very useful and instructive.  It is a relatively heavy two-handed sword that has significantly improved my physicality.  It has become one of my primary exercise tools; something I exercise with outdoors in all but stormy weather.  When I first began to “play” with this sword, I could barely handle it with proficiency. I can now handle it effortlessly; having used it to build my core strength to new heights.  At first, I over-stretched several tendons in areas where I did not know they existed, but now that only happens when I neglect this particular training.  By locking my grip around the handle in a particular fashion, I have uncovered a wealth of hidden skills, gyrating my body upon diverse skeletal axes, and undulating my center of gravity at will, all while focusing on, adapting, and significantly improving my grounding abilities. [4]  Whatever the reality is, I experienced this revelation as “the sword” communicating to me techniques that exponentially improved my physicality and martial arts ability and knowledge, a new wrinkle in the development of my Odinic spiritual path.  Does “playing with swords” still sound like a waste of time?

We definitely need to prioritize, but let us avoid phasing out things that have spiritual and cultural importance to our people.  Many among us have plenty of time and body wasting addictions to things such as media and alcohol which should be addressed long before “playing with swords.” Our people must become a race of warriors if we are to survive. Get into shape with martial arts.  This will be your Spear of Odin to carry into every zone, no matter how restricted.  Many of us channel the ferocity of our ancestors when handling swords and axes; a state of mind needed to defeat the enemies of these times.  Martial arts exercise, with or without weapons, will not only strengthen your body, but can greatly improve your self-esteem and self-discipline.  This will create a positive outlook for yourself, your family, and your Folk. Lastly, do not abandon hope, nor your unique Germanic spirituality. We are the light of humanity and we will not permit the forces of darkness to extinguish the only true source of nobility, creativity, and human progress in this world.

Away from his arms in the open field a man should fare not a foot, for never he knows when the need for a spear shall arise on the distant road.  Hávamál 38

 

© Fox Skógurson 2016 (Used with permission by Odinia International)

(pictures, captions, and videos added by Odinia)

Footnotes

  1. European Folk Religion” and “Germanic Folk Religion” are terms I have coined in the interest of better cohesion between diverse ethnic European pagan (including, importantly: neo-pagan) traditions.  The need for this terminology became obvious to me after I read the Wikipedia  article  Chinese Folk Religion, a relatively new term to my knowledge, comprises many elements; diverse ethnic and regional religions within China, folk remedies, mythologies, and so forth.  The terms I have coined are useful on many levels. ^
  2.  I always replace the term “Western” with “European,” hence for example; I strictly adhere to the term “European Civilization.”  “Western” is anonymous, and without ownership. ^
  3. Actually, a spear is my weapon of choice when I am in the wilderness.  I often take long treks alone in the mountains, deep into bear and puma country; armed with nothing but my spear, as a spiritual practice.  Incidentally, I have had formal training in use of the spear as a weapon; an art I practice regularly.  I do not recommend that you go into bear or even deer county alone, armed only with a spear.  I am a lifelong outdoorsman and martial artist, unusually skilled in the use of a spear.  Please enjoy the outdoors safely and responsibly.  ^
  4. A word of caution: A person could do serious and irreparable damage to their body swinging a heavy weight around such as a sword or ax: torn ligaments and tendons, damage to or dislocation of joints, and spinal injuries, particularly in the manner to which I have alluded.  Also, a sharp sword or an ax can potentially kill; possible yourself.  If you choose to pursue this activity, go slow and use extreme caution.  I recommend you exercise with practice weapons.  ^
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fox Skógurson is a member of Odinia International living in the United States. From the age of nine, he was the primary caretaker of his family’s quarter acre garden. Fox was reared on his family’s remote horse and cattle ranch. He tamed his first horse at age seven, and trained hunting dogs in his teens. In his late teens, he practiced survivalism on an abandoned family ranch property by subsistence farming, hunting, and gathering. In his mid-teens (1979) Fox discovered his own Odinic path, unaware of anyone else following a hereditary spirituality based upon Germanic Folk Religion. Fox Skógurson’s lineage includes notable figures from the Viking Age.