Friday, 11 October 2019

Edel-Project October 2019

A number of people within the Woden Folk-Community undertake what we call the Edel-Project which is a starter towards being self-reliant and self-sufficient by growing our own fruit and vegetables. This was a project first started in Leicester by the Hearth of Wayland when we rented two allotment plots which were worked by a number of people around the Leicester area. As with everything that is started up there were a number of people starting this and far fewer keeping things up, and we ended with just two families working together, but it did work.

Recently I watched an old River Cottage series by Hugh Fearnly-Wittingstall which was a similar project that he did for a TV series; in this he states that if a number of families get together in one area and ask the local council for land the council have to supply such land. This was done in the Bristol area and I am not sure if all councils are forced to allow the use of a piece of wasteland but for anyone who wishes to do something like this it would be worth a try asking, or better still going into the law to see if this is so today. But remember, it would be a piece of wasteland covered in brambles and weeds which would need clearing, and not such an easy task. An allotment would be much easier to start with, especially since many of our people are scattered and do not live in one particular area.

In 2019 I tried once more to grow as much as I could, even though each year seems to turn our differently than the last. This year has been rather less successful than I would have wanted, but nevertheless it has been good in some areas, and has taught some lessons. I would like to go through some of the successes and failures and share these with you -

Potatoes - Not very good at all this year, and the need to use more fertiliser before planting seems to be the cause. We had a supply of spuds for a few weeks but each plant did not produce many which was disappointing. I usually only put in First Early and Second Early because main-crop are plentiful in the shops, but ground is short for planting too many. 

Salad (Lettuce) - I used a different approach to planting lettuce this year; the usual practice recommended is to sow at regular intervals to get regular crops. But I found that the spring-sowings were brilliant, but after that things slowed down and less were produced. This year I did one sowing and instead of lifting them I cut them at the stems; this way I got (in some cases) three crops from each lettuce over the season. This was a success story that will be repeated next year, and far easier to do than sowing over and over again. I did this method with mixed salad, Little Gem, and Lollo Rossa (the latter being liked less by slugs than the others, it seems). A tip here, about four years ago I started to break up egg-shells and put them around the plants in the raised bed; for the last two years I have had no slug problems at all. I believe this is due to the egg-shells being dug into the soil over and over again since I belie slugs lay eggs in the soil itself. Whatever, it worked and the beds are slug-free. 

Salad (Spring Onion) - This was a crop that I have never had success with, even though I have used the age-old variety of White Lisbon and also tried others. So again I decided to change tactics here; this year I did not wait for them to grow fully and pull them up, I cut off the tops and used them before they were fully grown. This is like cutting chives and it did work, for they grew again after the first cutting and I got another crop. Of course, next year I shall try this again, but plant more seeds together to get more shoots. I plant these amongst the lettuce too. 

Salad (Mustard) - Last year this did very well but not this year; not worth a mention really.

Salad (Rocket) - Same again here as I did well with rocket last year but this year was a failure.

Salad (Tomatoes) - I grew four small bush varieties this year which gave a very good crop; not as much as the larger ones, of course, but none of them got blight even though we had wet weather. Grown in pots. 

Salad (Cucumber) - small crop but very tasty ones, but cannot recall what varieties I put in. Grown in pots.

Carrots - Brilliant crop of carrots for the second year running; had a brilliant crop last year too. These two years were far different from earlier years when I could not get a good crops of these at all. I made a raised bed some 15 inches off the ground and put plenty of sand into the soil, no manure of course this year or last year. Next year I shall change beds and use this for a different crop; it is best to crop-rotate even in a smaller garden. Another thing I did with carrots is to merely leave them to grow, taking out only a few now and then for a start. They still grow large and I get them up and freeze them for the winter months. These are easy to freeze and taste great. 

Parsnips & Turnips - complete failure of both of these, even though last year I had great crops of both. Different weather I guess since last year we had months and months of dry weather and this year was back to normal. 

Onions - another bad one, and only got a crop of small onions whereas last year's were abundant and large, both white onions and red onions. Probably needs more manuring though since I did not do this.

Peas - don't mention peas!!!

Runner Beans - for the past three years the runner beans have been very bad and even when they grew they were rather stringy. This year I tried the Polestar variety on a wigwam in the front garden rather than the back garden; our front garden is south facing. Brilliant crop of runner beans and they were not at all stringy, or at least the ones I did pick and eat weren't. We had an unusually stormy night in the summer which blew the wigwam over and uprooted most of the plants, so I didn't do well here either - back to the back garden with these.

Courgettes - as usual these ended up as marrows because I don't pick early enough but the crop itself was very good as usual. These are easy to grow but always end up putting too many plants in which I will consider next year.

Butternut Squash - these I did not do well at this year; last year I had over 30 squashes but this year - 3. But I did only put one plant in that grew, plus one in a pot I did not water enough, thus the bad crop. I grew last years from seed from a supermarket plant and also this years and do not know how this affects them nowadays.

Spinach - In previous years I have grown the 'perpetual spinach' (leaf-beet) but decided this year not to because these seemed to lose their green colour and yellow, even though fed properly. Grew spinach in a large tub which turned out very good. 

Strawberries - again not a good crop; these were fairly early and we had a wet spell which rotted many of the fruits. They were also a new crop put in this spring. However, they did produce a vast amount of runners and I have got around 40 new plants from them for next year which is a bonus.

Blackberries - these produced a good crop for a start but not for long since they are later coming out and the rains set in. The ones I grow are a thornless variety which I got from a garden I used to work on years ago; they still grow back naturally to being thorny as they reproduce. But they do have good fruit on them.

Cherry Tree - this was a mistake when put in since, being a man, I did not read the label and it was a 'cooking-cherry' variety rather than an 'eater' as I had thought. Last year my daughter's lurcher managed to eat one of the stones and made herself ill, so I took the whole thing out altogether from the garden. Had I the time I would probably have replanted it at the new growing area but unfortunately I could not. Shame really since this tree produced a massive amount of white blossom in the spring and a massive crop of fruits (which the birds had mainly) for the first three years. 

Apples - This year was a bad one for apples; the two trees are very young but produced around 40 apples last year, but this year only about 10 apples. I shall be trying to transplant one of the two trees because this is at the bottom of te garden by a stream and has not enough light because of the trees on the other side hanging over. My neighbour and I cut back some last year but they need doing on the other side of the garden, and even then the light would not be good, hence why I may transplant the back one of the two which is smaller. Not sure how this would go, but I have a friend who bought an olive tree from Spain which had a larger trunk and taken from trees fruited for sale, so this may work out alright. 

Grapes - Not got this worked properly as yet; there were a few small ripe grapes again but I need to tie them along the new fence put up last year, then they may crop a lot more. 

Gooseberries, Black-currants, Red-currants, Raspberries - these were taken up and transplanted to a new growing area I have and so they did not produce this year. As were two very young apple trees and a pear-tree; these are for future years of crops. 

The idea is that, although we are scattered as a group, we can give as much help where we can by sharing seeds etc. Scyld kindly gave me five comfrey plants which I put into a large tub to grow - they are (or should be) rather invasive plants. I did have some by the stream at the bottom of the garden but somehow they did not survive. 

I would not go so far as to say that what I have done would pay for itself, especially in view of the time put into this project, though I cannot do as much as some maybe. But this is successful on regard to growing and eating one's own food which has no chemicals sprayed on its and the ground is manured by natural means and not artificial fertilisers. If I had time to do more I certainly would do so, but in this regard I have to be a 'jack-of-all-trades' because of my work within Folkish Wodenism. 

The problem we have here in England is how much freedom we have lost in regard to what we can do and what we can't do. We are not allowed to hunt with a bow and arrow, but I also found out that we are not allowed to fish with a bow and arrow, nor can we use a spear to fish. This is an act of 1965, so this is a recent thing really. Since the bow and arrow and the spear have been used for thousands of years for hunting an fishing, as opposed to a gun and a rod, the this seems rather absurd. And doubtless brought into force by neither a hunter nor a fisherman! There are also so many laws about what you can do and what you can't do on your own land. 

There are loads of sites on YouTube that have hints and tips on how to grow better crops, and how to grow in the least space; many of these are from the USA where they seem to still have a little of the 'pioneering' spirit left. Some of these show container-growing in the house and other ways to grow in a very small space. I have grown a lot of stuff in pots, and trailed squash over a fence rather than growing along the ground; such techniques save a lot of room. After the years that I have done this I can say that if done right it is possible to grow a huge amount of food even in smallish areas. Food can be grown upwards rather than just on the ground. The only problem that appears by doing such things is that when growing in containers there is the need to water far more often, and this can become a lengthy job during the hotter summers. Some means of self-watering could be found for this, but then the expenses go up. There are cheap ways by using old plastic bottles tied above the plants, filled with water and which drip onto the plants over a time. 

I have seven barrels which fill with water, but in a hot summer these last around a week or so and no more. There is a stream at the bottom of the garden which cannot be used because it is illegal to take this water (which has like the rest fallen from the skies free of charge). In any case, due to flooding on a nearby road the authorities 'rerouted' this and this part is near dry during the summer months anyway. 

Overall, this year was not too bad on this project, and I have had time to make a few changes and to improve the growing areas of the garden. I grow areas for food and areas for flowers and shrubs, since it is also essential to attract bees and insects into the garden too. There are also herbs growing around, which need to be put into a raised bed since the dogs pee on them now, which does not add to the taste. This is another job to be done for next year. 

There is one thing that I could share here and that is on the subject of cuttings from shrubs and herbs. Last year I produced around 25 plants from a Rosemary Bush, just by cutting the stems and pushing them into any soil around. These are so easy to reproduce; I have tried Lavender which works too, but not nearly so well as Rosemary. Strawberries are easy because they produce runners, and blackberries produce by either layering or by seeding. I have 4 blackberries in the front garden and 1 in the back garden, all coming from one plant. The same goes for raspberries which produces shoots all over the place; if dug up carefully they will make new plants. 




Thursday, 9 August 2018

The Barbarian

'We cannot get beyond our present level of culture unless we receive a powerful impetus from our primitive roots. But we shall receive it only if we go back behind our cultural level, thus giving the suppressed primitive man in ourselves a chance to develop....The existing edifice is rotten. We need some new foundations. We must dig down to the primitive in us, for only out of the conflict between civilised man and the Germanic Barbarian will there come what we need; a new experience of God.'

Carl Jung




We English need to recognise our roots in Germania, as part of the Germanic Folk, and then we can try to educate those from other nations who are also ignorant of our roots. We also need to recognise that the Sword of Hengest passed from the 'Fatherland' (Germany) to the 'Land of the Son' (England) as foretold in the Beowulf Saga. It was with this sword that Hengest and his brother Horsa came here to these islands to stop the spread of the 'Religion of Evil' and in turn took the land by the sword for the Germanic Tribes already here, and for the English Tribes who came over with him and after him. 

The only reason that the term 'Celtic' is used is because the Old Order is sorely afraid of the arising again of the 'Germanic Barbarian'. Christianity sought to tame the 'Blond Beast' and yet it burst its chains, and since these time fear has been instilled in the enemies of our Gods and Folk - fear of this 'beast' breaking free once more. 

'As the Christian view of the world loses its authority, the more menacingly will the blond beast be heard prowling about in its underground prison, ready at any moment to burst out with devastating consequences.'

Carl Jung (1919).

There seems to be some connection between these ideas and the primitive Serpent-Brain said to be the older part of the human brain. Here we need to reconsider the symbolism of Yggdrasil, where the Serpent lies coiled around the roots of the World Tree. We would thus think of the 'base' of the human spine, where in Indian Lore the Goddess Kundalini lies dormant, waiting to be awoken in order to rise along the spinal column. However....since it seems clear that the Sacred Tree is seen to be upside-down then the Serpent must lie coiled at the top and not the bottom. Its movement is both up-and-down as shown by Ratatosk but when considering this the runes run from top-to-bottom, from Feoh down to Gar. Everything in the Warg Age (Kali Yuga) is upside-down hence the reversal of values

On the Sutton Hoo Mask the Serpent starts at the back of the neck, moving across the crown of the head, and then linking to the 'Mind's Eye' or 'Third Eye' between the eyebrows. The eyebrows and nosepiece make the symbolism of the Irminsul which is another version of Yggdrasil. It has been said that the Serpent-Brain lies at the base of the neck so here we may have a hidden secret relating to the awakening of this 'Primal Beast'. Certainly, this part of the brain seems to be linked to the 'primitive'. 

Perhaps the most famous 'barbarian' is Conan the Barbarian the figure created by Robert E. Howard in 1932. The name 'Conan' is from the Irish relating to the 'dog' or the 'wolf' ('canine'); he is said to be a 'Cimmerian', a tribe who lived in the area of the Black Sea next to the Saka or Scythians. These were an Indo-European tribe who obviously migrated there much earlier from more northerly areas of Europe. Howard based it upon a 'pre-Celtic' people originating in Atlantis. In The Phoenix & The Sword he wrote of the time this happened -

'Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas.'

The 'Sons of Aryas' relates to the Aryans, Abir Taha has used the name 'Arya' for the Aryan Goddess of Light in her book Arya. The name was also used in Tibet in such names as the goddess Arya Tara. It is not so well known, and has been kept so, that Howard was in frequent contact with the science-fiction author H.P. Lovecraft and exchanged ideas between them. Lovecraft's work was done through strange and terrifying dreams that he had, dreams of the 'Great Old Ones' and the 'Elder Gods'. 

In some way our own era is not so unlike that of the times when Howard set 'Conan the Barbarian', for we are nearing the end of a cycle that has already brought upon us two devastating world wars, a 'war of terror' that continues for ages, and the world on another brink of disaster, just like Atlantis. From the ashes must arise a new Barbarian Age - an Age of Heroes. This is the 'Fifth Age' known to the Greeks, the age that follows the collapsing Dark Age or Age of Iron. 

'Wotan's reawakening is a stepping back into the past; the stream was dammed up and broken into its old channel. But the obstruction will not last forever...and the water will overleap the obstacle.'

'Wotan' - Carl Jung. 

Woden is associated with the wind, and this is related to his role as a 'Storm-God' or 'God of the Hurricane' (*). In his 'passive' role as Seer and Wise Old Man his 'breath' moves us in a very calm way; in his 'active' mode as the 'Storm-God' he blows like a 'hurricane', smashing down all of the obstacles, breaking the shackles and freeing the 'Blond Beast'. The calm precedes the storm is a common saying that rings true of yesterday and of tomorrow. The Seer and Wise Old Man give way to the 'God of Fury'. This is ever how it shall be.

'He shows that Wotan is not only a god of rage and frenzy who embodies the instinctual and emotional aspect of the unconscious. Its intuitive and inspiring side also manifests itself in him, for he understands the runes and can interpret fate,'

'Wotan' - Carl Jung. 

We are back with the idea of balance and in particular the balance of opposites held within the figure of Woden. When we talk of the 'Barbarian' we are certainly not talking of the 'primitive savage'; this is not how Conan the Barbarian is portrayed. Yes, strong, virile, a warrior-hero, indeed a 'king' in his own right for his strength and warrior-hood gain him a kingdom and kingship in the end, but certainly a man of will and intelligence. He is the product if an advanced age - the Age of Atlantis - but an age that collapsed, as today the era we live in is on the brink of collapse. 

Jung tells us that Wotan is a 'psychic factor which acts on the high pressure of civilisation like a cyclone and blows it away...' Woden is not a god of 'civilisation' but an archetype that bursts out in a frenzy of energy and fire, smashing down everything in its path. Even when Christianity arose to 'tame the Blond Beast' Woden did not die, he slept in the Sacred Mountain (Kyffhauser) awaiting the time when his Ravens would call him back to 'life' -

'He is the God of Storm and Rage, the one who unleashes passions and the lust of battle; moreover he is a superlative magician and artist in illusion who is skilled in all Occult Secrets.'

'Wotan' - Carl Jung.

We are seeing these 'passions' here within the people of England today, a passion that is being channeled in the wrong direction, so as (once again) to stave off the inevitable - the coming storm. Woden stirs the passions, working not through the intellect but through the emotions and instincts. Instinctively, the English know they are losing their freedom, and they will instinctively fight back. Our great Enemy knows this and has taken steps to channel it away from exposing those who have really taken away their freedom. Nevertheless, Woden works deep within the Soul of the Folk and can break out at any time. 

It is down to groups like ours to invoke this aspect of Woden, as we have been doing for some twenty years or more now (this started before WF was founded and was part of the work of the White Dragon Kindred). We recognised that Woden had a very different aspect than the one most Odinists were aware of; in a way this is due to the role of Odin in the Eddas, a work written down by Christian scribes. The figure of 'Arrow-Od' in one of the sagas comes closest to the 'Wild Man of the Woods' with his coat of bark, and even our own figure of 'Robin Hood' has undergone the subtle mellowing through Hollywood. But, from the various bracteates and images of Woden we find a very different god, a much more primal figure, and even with his 'son' (Wid-Ar) we find a return to the image of the Woodland God. This is the image we developed within WF, the archetype of a primal Barbarian God. 

Talking of the 'Serpent-Brain' Woden is not often identified with the Serpent, but in a dream back in 1989 I received the image of a Hooded Serpent (Cobra - which is a symbol of Shiva) and we have the knowledge left from Central America that Votan was of the Race of Chan, a name meaning 'Serpent'. In my own dream Woden was clearly master of this 'Serpent-Force' since he sat before it in complete control. 





The above figure shows a Sun-wise directional force, a rotational Serpent-Force; the Sun has often been symbolised or connected to the Serpent. The heads point in the opposite direction, suggesting that this contains a balance of opposite forces, one Sun-wise and one widdershins - against the flow. This is a spiral-force shown in two-dimensional form - a Coiled Serpent. The Fire-Serpent is certainly the key to the awakening of Higher Consciousness, but it may also be the key to the awakening of the Barbarian Consciousness.

When we think of Rome we think of empire and civilisation, but Romulus and Remus were 'pirates', they were part of a barbarian tribe who raided and plundered - part of the Heri who 'harried', taking women and plunder as they swept in from the North. They founded Rome. The same goes for Hengest and Horsa who were 'sea-pirates' or 'sea-raiders' who raided and plundered these lands that were civilised by Rome, at a time when Rome was losing its grip on power. The Vikings were the same, called Heri by the 'civilised' and Christian English, raiders and pillagers - Barbarians. The Divine Twins are clearly associated with the Barbarian, and even occur in the legends of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan, both of whom, like Romulus, slew a brother or half-brother.  We find a dim remembrance of this in the Wuffingas of East Anglia - the 'Sons of the Wolf'. As founders of a tribe or dynasty the Divine Twins are Barbarians. 





The 'Global Empire of Darkness' will fall as surely as Rome fell to the hordes of barbarians from the East and the North. But there are today no 'barbarians' out there to crash down on a global scale, so the energy and drive must come from within. The Archetypal Myth is unravelling, and will come about no matter what the obstacles are. We clearly see a pattern unfolding through the Archetypal Myth of the Horse Twins; one twin dies whilst the other lives on and conquers, true of every one of the pairs mentioned above, though not in all cases does one slay the other. We can in fact see that there was a link between Hengest and AEtla the Hun, apart from the legend of the sword 'Battle-Flame' being passed to Hengest. Hengest's son, Octa, has the name of a nephew of AEtla the Hun - Octha - which can be no coincidence. Associated with the Divine Twins is a Magical Sword - Sword of Victory. The legend is found in the Legend of Attila the Hun.


(*) The word 'hurricane' stems from a Central American god name Huracan; the two aspects of the name - 'hura' and 'can' suggest links to some form of Woden ('White God of the Americas') or Votan ('Chan'). Even the name of this clan - 'Chan' - based upon the Serpent, can be related to our Kan-Rune which is itself a 'Serpent-Rune' or 'Dragon-Rune' associated with Fire and Knowledge. The root of 'Kundalini' - kun - can be seen in *kan which is an Indo-European root meaning 'to generate' or 'to kindle', clearly associated with Fire. 

Kult of the Ancestors





I have covered some of this before on the Inglinga Blog but will look at some important points again to clarify the work that we are doing. To do so we need to consider the concept of the Germanic Mannerbunde who were cultic-brotherhoods made up of young warriors, warriors brought up from an early age within an 'age-set' of young males. The idea of 'discriminating' (which is done throughout this society to serve their ends calling it 'positive discrimination' which, of course, has no meaning whatever) is frowned upon but if men in particular are to regain their true role within society then there is a need to recreate the male-brotherhood (and female sisterhood to serve the female role). Here, though I am discussing the male role only - the Virile Warrior.

The Germanic Mannerbund was not a mere physical entity, it was based upon mind, body and spirit. But there is far more to this than just that, since the young warriors who made up these 'age-sets' belonged to the Kult of the Ancestors and the Kult of the Dead. (*) They were Cultic-Warriors and their work was within a ritually-based 'order' or 'secret society' in many ways; this involved invoking the Ancestral Spirits. But even this was not quite what it first seems, for from what evidence we have on this they actually became those fallen heroes, their heroic ancestors. This is hard to understand, until we recognise the hidden nature of the god Woden, for Woden is God of the Dead and the Ancestral God. 

Carl Jung recognised the true nature of Woden (Wotan), and also that it was this god that was the driving-force behind Friedrich Nietzsche, even though Nietzsche was a scholar of classical works and had little knowledge of Germanic Lore (or so Jung says). We go to Jung's essay Wotan in order to understand what I am saying here. Jung is talking about the furor teutonicus ('Teuton Fury' we would call it), the furor being a 'psychologizing of Wotan' in the words of Jung. What Jung suggested was that when the leader (Fuhrer - this relating to the term 'fury') is 'possessed' by the Force of Wotan (i.e. he is Wotan or becomes Wotan) then the whole nation (in this case Germany) was 'possessed' by this force, and acted as one being. 

The state of being 'seized' or 'possessed' by this force is known as Ergriffenheit, whilst the one who 'seizes' or 'possesses' is called the Ergriffener ('one who is seized'). Jung recognises clearly what this is all about when he compares Wotan to Dionysus, but sees a difference - 'Wotan confined himself to the berserkers, who found their vocation as the Blackshirts of mythical kings'. This holds true for the Ulfhedhnar (Wolf-Hides) too, these being more of a 'pack-warrior' than the lone Berserker. 

It seems just as true to say that the young warriors in the Mannerbund were also 'possessed', this time by the Ancestral Spirits. This gave them 'invulnerability' since they were 'seized' by this force, the Woda-Force we shall call it, and thus (in many cases) not only took on the traits of their Ancestors, but as often took up their Tribal Totem which would be a fierce animal such as the Wolf, the Bear or the Boar. All of these Totem Animals were associated with Woden in some way or another, as was the Raven and the Eagle. 

To further understand this concept of the 'possession' we need to study the one English Festival that still holds some of the secrets to these Warrior-Kults - the festival of 'Halloween'. This, of course, has not only been distorted over time, but also turned into yet another materialistic occasion there solely to make money out of the gullible 'consumers'. But even this does not hide the underlying meaning, clear by the symbols used -

  • Weapons such as a sword, axe or trident (Trident of Woden-Shiva), and also the shield.
  • The 'skeletal' garb worn by the individual, this being the 'Kult of the Dead'; this was how the Harii were described by Tacitus, as being painted up as the 'skeleton' to scare the enemy, and (more likely) because they saw themselves as the Ancestors, were 'possessed' by the Ancestors. The term 'Harii' does not refer to a tribe, but to the age-set of young warriors who were sent into battle first before the main bulk of the force. Their ferocity would certainly put many an enemy off fighting.
  • The connection to 'spirits' which refers to the Ancestral Spirits who, at this particular time of the year - when the veils between the worlds are thin - can enter Midgard and thus 'possess' these Cultic-Warriors. In Hinduism the autumn/winter period was named after the Ancestors, whereas the spring/summer period was named after the Gods. 
  • The 'Devil' and his 'Pitchfork' (Trident) form an important part of this since Woden was transformed into 'The Devil' by the Judaeo-Christian church. This is clear when we consider the by-name of Odin/Woden - Nicor (Old English) and Nikuda (Old Norse). This name became 'Saint Nicholas' so as to gain the following of those who worshipped Woden, and then 'Old Nick' became the name of 'The Devil' when they needed to demonise the Old Gods. Woden is the Ancestral God and Lord of the Dead.
  • 'Trick or Treat' is not really a modern-day invention since it is today merely a distorted version of the 'Steal-Right' whereby the young warriors had the right to steal in order to exist, since they were to be the backbone of the tribes defence and protection. Those who refused them when they asked for something would have some form of 'trick' played on them, but in those times this would be a form of 'punishment' and far more harmful than todays 'tricks'.
The date October 31st is used for this festival, which was originally 'All-Hallows Eve', corrupted to 'Halloween'. The title itself suggests a very 'holy' festival which it certainly was - and still is to the few who hold true to our own heritage and culture. Odinists celebrate November 11th as Einheriar Day and this is the same festival, the dates perhaps changed due to this being 'Armistice Day' (a far later edition) and because the Judaeo-Christian church changed the calender by 11 days, which seems to prove this. We have three clear sections to this festival -

  • October 31st - 'All-Hallows Eve'.
  • November 5th - Bonfire Night, clearly an ancient Fire-Festival pegged on to the figure of Guy Fawkes (who failed in his mission!)
  • November 9th (Germany) or November 11th (Odinism) is the Einheriar Day related to the 'Fallen Heroes' and their 'resurrection' into Midgard. 





These young war-bands, made up of young cultic-warriors, were linked to the wearing of black clothes, and the use of the black flag in some cases. They were also linked to the 'Death's Head' or 'Skull and Bones' which became widespread through use by Special Forces in many lands. This was obviously linked to the 'possession' by the Dead Heroes, the Skull and Bones symbolic of the dead warriors. In many cultures, examples being Persia (Iran) and India, these cultic-warriors were feared and suppressed in some cases; this was because in peaceful times they would have been a bit 'out of place' with their sheer ferocity and wild abandon. Today, in this world falling apart, rife with crime and violence, and devoid of any justice from our arrogant rulers, they have the most important place in any resistance to this oppression. But, like in times past, their role would have to be underground since they too will be the centre of suppression - and yet they will be feared greatly by this sick, liberal society. Fear brings into play further suppression - the game goes on!





On his Volkische-Runology blog Runebinder has covered the subject of the 'Death-Mask' (**) which can be seen here together with the Black Flag of Woden's Folk. The Norse god Odin is also called 'Grim' which means 'Mask' and Woden is The Masked One. The 'Death-Mask' is worn as part of this revival of the Germanic Mannerbunde. Below is the Mask of Ygg - The Mask of the Terrible One - also known as 'Ygg's Helm' (AEgishjalm) -





Again, this has been covered in a post on the Inglinga Blog together with its link to a Hindu Symbol which clearly harks back to Rudra-Shiva -



Shaivites, devotees of the god Shiva, are known to cover their faces with ashes, which most likely also formed part of the Cult of Woden at one time. This not only looks more ferocious but is also symbolic of the Fire-Cults of Ancient Times which were also part of this type of society (November 5th). (***)

I have mentioned before on many occasions that the name 'Ygg' or 'Igg' - meaning 'The Terrible One' - can be found in one of the by-names of Rudra-Shiva - 'Ugr' - which shows clearly how old this concept is. The root-word ug has a very primal sound in itself. It is important that we see this name in connection to Ygg-dra-sil and Woden hanging upon the World Tree - the 'Steed of Ygg'. 



Der Wilde Jagd (1889 - Franz von Schuck)


The Wolf is associated with the dead, later being replaced by its domesticated cousin, the Dog. In ancient Egypt Anubis was the Jackal-God and Wepwawet the Wolf-God. This is why Woden is the Wolf-God and has Two Wolves as his companions, as well as his Two Ravens. He is the Ancestral God. 





The new WF Hearth being formed in the South of England (a specialised WF Hearth working on the esoteric level) is based around the recreation of the idea of the Germanic Mannerbunde. It will not, and cannot, be made up of young men alone, since this needs some 'mature' input in order to put into this the knowledge gained by years. It will have the aim of bringing into our Folkish Movement more young folk dedicated to a purpose and a cause, and willing to involve themselves in a great struggle for our Folk. That is not to say that this is restricted to the Wolves of Woden because it will not be; in time there will be many more groups springing up on the same lines, all part of the Folkish Movement of Resistance. 


We are 'Wolf's Heads' - 'outlaws' - because although we are in this society we do not wish to be part of it. This society is corrupt, degenerate, decaying, dying, and it is riddled by rampant crime and injustice. We do not wish to be seen as part of this type of rotten society, a society on the brink of disaster. This society is 'anti-Nature' and it is 'anti-Man' and the need to become broken from its chains seems rather obvious, if we wish our people to survive. Our aim is to lead by example, to show others that there is an alternative way to live today, even if this is done at a minimal level at the outset. But the aim must be to get away altogether when things turn on their head - which they will. We need to be prepared. 




The Hooded Man Prophecy was dictated to me on October 31st 1993 in Horam in East Sussex, England. This was an altered version of the one found in the 1980s TV series Robin of Sherwood. It is the truer version since it has the right numerical values to be an Archetypal Myth. The date of this is obviously significant and will add to the need to keep holding our Ancestral Rite each year, and more so to make this particular rite more 'primal' (which we have been doing in various areas). 






Since we founded WF on April 23rd 1998 we have grown organically through attracting new active workers who have themselves heard the 'Call of the Blood'. This cannot be understood in physical terms, nor in the usual sense of the term 'mental', because we see the Sacred Blood as being just that - 'sacred' - and not just in physical terms but also at a spiritual level. It is quite possible, and proven to us, that certain people do hear a 'calling' and contact us through this, even though this never occurred to them before. Some come through 'accidentally' finding us online even though they were not really looking for anything in particular. 'From a word to a word, let thee be led to a word' - it is the written 'word' that stirs something within the Blood or more precisely the Blood Memory. 

I have shown before how it is quite possible for a group of individuals to come together for a specific purpose, in this case the struggle we have undertaken on Midgard. And this can be extended to the idea that these individuals have done this before, in a previous time of the Cosmic Cycles. The same group can incarnate at the same time, and this is specifically true of a period prior to the coming of an Avatar since the ground has to be laid before He can appear. It is usually some form of Seer or Prophet that heralds this coming, and around this figure grows a 'following' in the form of like-minded people who have the same type of work, though differing in form but not in essence. There may, and no doubt will be, more than one Seer/Prophet who foresees what is about to come into being, and this is certainly true of today. 

We should not make the mistake of seeing an 'Avatar' as the same as a 'Folk-Leader', though one individual can take both roles, as has been proven to us. The 'Folk-Leader' arises in the time of the direst need of his nation, but an Avatar appears at a particular time of the Cosmic Cycle - when the alignment of the stars is right. Even at such a time, many leaders can (and do) arise from different nations in order to aid the Avatar in His great work. In some way or another these people hear the Call of the Blood and. more importantly, they act upon it, taking up a Divine Mission or Destiny.

In ancient times the Ancestors were deemed of the greatest importance, and various myths and legends tell us of heroes or kings consulting their Ancestors through Utiseti which refers to 'sitting out' on a burial mound to consult with an Ancestor. This works in two ways, since the 'spirit' of the ancestor dwells where he is buried; but the blood that flows through our veins is also the same blood as that which flowed through our forebears, and contains the Blood Memory which can be awakened from within. This is how important Ancestral Worship can be, and which has been laid aside in modern 'paganism' and 'wicca'. To have this Ancestral Worship one must firmly believe in the concept of 'Sacred Blood' and also in 'race' since this is the criteria for the 'Blood Memory' to be saved in a pure way, or as pure as we can get it today. 'Race', of course, does not come into the modern world, and thus 'paganism' and 'wicca' can never by the 'Old Religion' since it cannot connect to the Ancestors. 



The name 'Halloween' and thus 'All-Hallows' stems from the Old English *hal meaning 'hale' or 'healthy', referring back to the IE Root *kailo which means 'whole' or 'wholesome'. This is thus a festival bringing some form of 'wholeness', in this case through the reintegration of the Ancestral Spirits into the tribe or group. The Old English *halgian means 'to hallow', 'to consecrate' or 'to bless' and thus this festival is seen as a very holy festival, bringing a wholeness to the tribe. 




The concept of wholeness and holiness is rooted in the Haegl-Rune or the Hagal-Rune (shown above) which is a glyph of the balance of opposites formed into one 'whole' symbol. This rune is also made up of the Life-Rune (Eolhs) and the Death-Rune (Calc) both of which have the form of the 'pitchfork' or 'trident' which is an important symbol in Halloween. The Holly-Tree and the Hollyhock both have roots in this rune-meaning, and neither of these are given much importance even though the names suggest otherwise. 

The ALU-ULA formula is also connected to the Ancestral Worship since it has been found carved on objects in Heathen Burials. The last part seems perhaps to connect to Wuldor (Ullr) who is certainly the 'winter' aspect of Woden and also a 'Wolf-God' as well as a 'Ski-God' in the Far North. The runes A-L-U suggest Ancestor - Blood - Primal, and in the 'ALU' chant Troy produced the runes were used in this way. 

(*) I sometimes use the spelling 'Kult' rather than 'Cult' although both are just the same. 'Cult' has become a 'dirty-word' today and linked with rather 'sinister' groups, or rather groups made to appear 'sinister'.

(**) The 'Death-Mask' is used in the Ancestral Rite as symbolic of Woden as the Ancestral God. His rune is the Os-Rune and the AEsc-Rune or Ansuz-Rune. The last rune-name suggests ahnen meaning 'ancestor' so is appropriate for this use. 

(***) The Sutton Hoo 'helmet' is really a 'mask' and there is little doubt that this is a Mask of Woden worn by the Sacral King in his role as the High Priest of Woden. This mask has the symbolism of the 'Fire-Serpent' or 'Kundalini' within its work and this also forms part of the Ancestral Worship. This is the 'Inner Fire' that has to be awakened. 









Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Folk-Ecology

One of the most important aspects of our work must be based around the ecology of the Earth, helping to stop the wanton destruction and to heal the wounded Earth. However, being a Religious Movement we need to look at this from a very different angle than the 'Materialistic Ecologists' that form today's 'experts' in the field. These people see the planet as a material being, apart from the section who term the Earth - Gaia - which is a Greek name for the 'Earth Mother', and even so there is a wide section from within this that works for 'Globalism' in one way or another, and aids and abets the total destruction of their own people whilst claiming to understand 'ecology'. 

What we have to understand is that it is not we who are the 'crackpots', it is the materialistic scientists who are working for the Global Elite whose only aim is to get higher and higher profits, even though this can only work against any form of ecological system. The latest move that they seem to have taken up is in the field of 'robots' which would, of course, be a far better bet as 'willing slaves' since they would not have the human failings of 'illness' and anything else that keeps them from being able to work efficiently. It seems that they have given these robots a kind of 'intelligence' and 'consciousness' which could eventually serve this purpose. However, from my own experience with technology the more complex it gets the more easily it breaks down after only a few years. I have a mechanical clock which was given to my grandfather when he retired in 1950 and it still works fine - beat that with the latest technology! My mother gave me a Seiko electronic clock before she died - within three months the hands fell off! I really think these people need to consider that robots are man-made and man makes errors, and machines break down after a while. 

This is what we are up against in the field of technology, since the only motive for the people in high places is profit and gain - greed for more and more profits. With this in mind there is no place for real ecological change, and whatever is done is carefully manipulated so as to serve their greedy ends. Such people are never going to give though to the planet and will only destroy; we can see this in the destruction of our Folk, since it is being done (on the surface) through importing new labour from various areas of the world (even though there is a deliberate attempt to destroy is by the Power Elite). 

So what do we do to help with this problem? The first thing to recognise is that the Earth is a 'Living Being' which is why certain people use the term 'Gaia'; but how far does this idea go? Certainly, like humans, the Earth is a physical being but we should go much further than this, since we ourselves know that one we were High Spiritual Beings and that we 'fell' from this 'Higher Order' after mixing with the inferior beings (this is the basis of so many Aryan Myths). We have to see the Earth as being a physical entity but one that, like us, needs to be spiritualised. The Earth too needs to go through a complete change in order to become what it should be. We can see around us how this Earth is also in the throes of decay and destruction and it needs to be 'regenerated' or 'resurrected' as it once was. This can only be done through the resurrection and regeneration of our Folk. This is where our Folk-Ecology comes into play, since we recognise the problem for what it is - a spiritual problem. This does not apply, I am afraid, to most ecologists. 

In the Wulfinga Guerilla Survivalism blog I have gone over some of the ways that we can get started in living a simpler life and in getting back to Nature and to a harmonious working with the planet, so I will not repeat these here, maybe just go through the simple ways we can help -

  • The use of individual Solar Power.
  • The use of individual Wind-Power.
  • Living a debt-free life where we are able to manage for ourselves.
  • Going back to the idea of being 'thrifty' which means less waste and more efficient use of everything in life. We live in a 'throw-away society' and we need to rid ourselves of this mentality. 
  • On the same subject as the last one, in order to be 'thrifty' we need to become more creative since the answer lies in doing what we are able to do ourselves, making do where we can, and repairing instead of running off to buy new products again and again. This is what our forefathers did, and we would certainly be better off in doing so, and able to channel what we have into other important things. 
  • Self-Reliance and Self-Sufficiency as far as we can go on an individual, and in time a tribal level. The formation of Aryan Tribes is an essential step towards breaking the yoke of the Global Bankers. 
  • Try to replace 'money' with 'barter' - this is not easy but I have already, at an individual level, done some work in this direction. This is the only way to break the 'Cashless Society' and the 'ID Number' which has been planned for decades. 
We have no doubt all had problems with water during this hot, long summer when temperatures have soared well above the norm. This is something we need to look at as individuals since, although this will not happen every year, it may well recur again and may even be harder to cope with. Luckily, I am not on a water-meter, but most people are today and this is where the problems start since the cost of watering a growing area would be rather high. Barrels are not the solution as I can attest to myself; I have 7 barrels filled with water that lasted less than a week on watering the growing-crops in the garden, let alone the flowers I grow to attract the bees (when they are about nowadays). This is not a viable alternative I am afraid, unless you have a big garden with room to install an underground water-container which can be pumped out.  

Nature will right itself, and we have had a very cold and wet winter this year, so this is perhaps the balance. In normal circumstances I would say that water would not be a problem here in England, but this year has been exceptional and it certainly would be a problem to us to find water if we did not get it from the water-suppliers. We have to look at alternatives, and I shall certainly be doing so after this year's hot summer. There are ways, which are no doubt 'illegal' since water comes down FREE from the skies and is SOLD back to us, and even the brooks, streams and rivers are OWNED by the water-boards. 

This is another reason for the changes being made, since progress in these areas is very slow and we need to step up our work so that we are ready for future problems. Next year we shall start to hold some 'Bushcraft Camps' as we did in the past, and these we shall base not only around the work we have been doing but also taking steps to aid our Folk-Ecology drive which is as important. Building a new Folkish Tribalism is now more important than it was in the past, since things are speeding up towards a time when this society can no longer halt the fall into the abyss. 

This is all part of the creation of the New Man who is not only a 'Thinker' and a 'Warrior' but also working for a better world and the healing of the Earth. Thinker-Warrior-Healer. We have a long way to go, and to make this journey far easier it would be better if the individuals who are already doing something work together as a team - as a 'pack'. The problem is distance, but we are already trying to overcome this through the Wolves of Woden where regular meet-ups have been going on for some months and we have been working to improve Woden's Wald which has become another Spiritual Centre in the South of England. We hope that other WF-C Hearths will now start to come together in order to work harder towards our goals; this is already being done in the North of England which is a promising start. Some hearths became far less active and now need to kick-start themselves into action again. The changes due in a couple of weeks will help to get this moving in the right direction. 

It is so easy to write all this down, to think and consider what needs to be done, but far harder to put it into practice - and we need to put these ideas into practice. Yes, this need is at a physical level which is just as important as the need for a spiritual level. But it needs to be tackled now with increasing energy and will - we need to reach a position where we are ready for future problems when they occur, and they will occur. 

Think National - Act Local!


We have used this motto in the past, and it holds just as true today; we are a 'national' movement in that we work throughout England (and wider today), but we are also building a new Aryan Tribalism and need to act at local levels through local groups - which we have a firm base of here in England. These groups form the backbone of the Folkish Movement, and in this respect we are growing in the number of active groups today which is a good sign for the future. 

In regard to the spiritual side of this, what we are doing in the way of spiritual rites, meditation and the mystico-magical work is designed to create a higher level of consciousness, and in doing so this will eventually spiritualise the Earth. This work is also a valuable part of the Esoteric side done through Woden's Folk.







Light & Darkness



The Balance of Light & Darkness -


'In the days of the Lion, spawned by the Evil Brood, 
The Hooded Man shall come to the Forest. 
There he will meet with Herne the Hunter 
- Lord of the Trees -
 to be his Son and do his bidding. 
The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness 
shall be strong within him. 
And the guilty shall tremble!'

The Hooded Man Prophecy - October 31st 1993 - South Saxon Mark.

The Hooded Man is the 'Son of Herne', the 'Son of Woden', because Herne the Hunter is Herian or Woden Herian. The name 'Herian' stems from an IE Root *herilaz which means 'to raid', 'to plunder' and of course ' to go viking'. Tacitus records a Germanic Cult-Brotherhood called the Harii whose name relates to this, and who were a Kult of the Dead, masked to look like the skeleton, to invoke fear in an enemy at night - they fought in the Darkness of Night. 

Herne or Woden Herian is the God of the Wild Hunt, the One-Eyed Wild Hunter-God, the Wolf-God, the most Primal God of our Germanic Folk. Herian is also related to Aryan and thus to the Barb-Aryan - the 'Bearded Aryan'. The Hooded Man is 'Robin i' the Hood' or 'Robin Hood' whose Old English name actually means 'Fame-Bright Hood', the word 'hood' being a kenning for 'Darkness - Robin Hood means 'Light & Darkness'. 

Woden is the Fury-God since his name actually means 'divine intoxication', 'divine madness', 'fury' - he is the God of the Teuton Fury. But, as Carl Jung rightly stated, he is also the 'God of Stillness' and the 'God of Silence' in his meditative, prophetic role as the Seer and the Wise Old Man. He has both sides of the coin. He is the Light and the Darkness in complete balance and harmony, which makes him the 'All-Father'. He is Fire & Ice - the balance of opposites held within one figure, Apollo and Dionysus. 

The name 'Woden' is only pronounced as we spell it today in its exoteric use, since it should really be pronounced 'uuoden' the 'w' being just that, a double 'u'. The sound would thus be not unlike the Scandinavian 'Odhin' with the 'd' sounded half-way between a 'd' and a 'th' (as in 'the'). The name is from wod meaning 'furious', 'intoxicated', 'divine madness' and -en/-an which means 'master of' - the Master of Wod. The 'wod' is the force and Woden is the 'master' of that force - he controls that force. Thus, although this would appear to be a chaotic force in fact Woden has mastered this force, is able to use this force, and through us he is able to use it against the enemies of Folk and Gods - the Joten. 

Robin Hood is the most famous English Folk-Hero, the English Hero who fought against oppression and tyranny. He is a Wolf's Head who dwelt in the wildwood, the wild forests of England, where he fought against the Norman Barons and the growing power of the Judaeo-Christian Church which was taking swathes of land from the people. This is not the 'Robin Hood' of Hollywood, but the Archetypal Folk-Hero, the Archetypal Wolf's Head who sacrifices his own life for those of his people. Of course, the name 'Woden' is also associated with 'wood' and with the forests of England, for he is the Woodland God, and his Son - Wid-Ar the Avenger - is the Woodland God, the 'Spirit of the Greenwood'. This concept is that of the 'Wildman of the Wood'. 




Robin Hood can also be compared with Wid-Ar, since the latter is the God of Resistance (his name means just that - 'to resist'). The Wolf-Hook Rune is the Rune of Resistance and the Rune of Wid-Ar, it is a most powerful rune together with the Black Sun and the Fylfot-Swastika. The Wolf-Hook Rune is an adaptation of the Eh(waz)-Rune, which itself gives the IE Root *aiw- meaning 'Vital Force', 'Eternity', 'Youth', 'Life-Force'. The rune is the Yew-Tree which is the 'Tree of Waendal', a very ancient (1,600 years old) Yew-Tree in the churchyard at Wilmington, just below the 'Long Man' (Waendal) being the tree of this god - the 'April Fool'. He is Woden in his guise as the wild force of abandon that 'springs' up at the end of the Winter, into the Spring. This hill-figure is the Light aspect, and the Herne Giant (Cerne Abbas Giant) is the Dark aspect - the latter being the Wild Hunter-God (the figure is that of 'The Joker' shown on the Arms of the Wendal Family). 




The Long Man of Wilmington

Hamasson has shown how the Wolf-Hook Rune shows the constellation of Orion the Hunter (Winter Constellation), and the figure of the Herne Giant (once known by the Saxons as 'Heil') is that of Orion, as the figure itself shows clearly (the 'nipples' are offset as the top stars in Orion). The figure of a god holding a club can be found on the Horns of Gallehus, and this is the most ancient God of the Germanic Mannerbund - the Cultic Warrior-Brotherhoods of Germania. This god is the most Primal God, and when we consider the Greek Orion and its phonetic sound to Ur-ion (Ur-AEon) this takes us back into the far distant, most ancient past. 





From the very start, when Woden's Folk was formed back in 1998, we stood by our pledge to build a Folkish Movement around the concept of the 'Balance of Light and Darkness', with Woden as our guide and seer. The twin sides of Woden are of extreme importance, and bound to these two sides is the aim of creating the Warrior-Thinker - the 'cultured thug' of Lord Byron, the idea revived by the late Jonathon Bowden. Most groups contain either the 'thug' or the 'thinker', but our aim was to create a 'New Man' who would be both 'Warrior' and 'Thinker' at the same time, in other words, would contain within himself the 'Balance of Light and Darkness'. 

I cannot over-stress the importance of the promotion of the Woden Folk-Religion through the spread of the Woden Folk-Community. Ours is a religion (stemming from a meaning 'to bond') and we need a Folk-Religion to bind our Folk together in their hour of greatest danger. The Woden Folk-Community is the exoteric side, whilst Woden's Folk now takes on the role of the esoteric arm, working through the Wolves of Woden here in the South of England. Both of these 'arms' are as important as the other, and here again we have to keep a balance. It was necessary that we promote the exoteric side as much as possible, and we did not overlook the esoteric side, but as time went on this needed more emphasis, hence the reason for the changes being made this month (August 2018). 



Wulfgar came up with the logo for 'Wolves of Woden' which contains both the Death's Head ('Death Kult') and the Wolf-Hook Rune (symbolic of what has already been said about this rune here). 



The purpose of our work -




The motto here - 'One Land - One Blood' - shows clearly that whatever we do is for a purpose and is not done just for the sake of doing. We have a purpose to our lives, a 'Divine Mission' given to us by The Gods, by Woden who guides our moves upon Midgard. We recognise in the concept of Valhalla that there is not just 'One Life - Live It', a concept of extreme selfishness and self-importance, as opposed to the self-sacrifice for the Folk which is the basis of our life's work. The Divine Heroes (Weras) go to Valhalla as the Einheriar where they train, die and are resurrected, drink and feast with the Gods, and are then 'resurrected' - at will - in order to reincarnate upon Earth (Midgard) to continue the Eternal Struggle. 


Wolves of Woden -


The Wolves of Woden is a Wodenic Hearth created in order to bring together three distinct sections of our work -

  • The Ar-Kan Rune-Lag Runic System which is unique to Woden's Folk and to the Woden Folk-Religion.
  • The Ar-Kan Warrior Order based around our own Martial Arts Group called Runic-Warrior Combat & Survival. As the name suggests this incorporates bushcraft-survivalism into it, but also the Edel-Project which forms part of the drive towards self-reliance and self-sufficiency.
  • Esoteric Wodenism and the work of the now defunct Wid-Ar Brotherhood which was a secret Esoteric Society working within Woden's Folk. This work now forms part of the Woden Brotherhood. 
Wulfgar came up with the logo for 'Wolves of Woden' which contains both the Death's Head ('Death Kult') and the Wolf-Hook Rune (symbolic of what has already been said about this rune here).  


The Kult of Death -

It is not well known that the 'Death's Head' symbol we use is symbolic of the One-Eyed Wild Hunter-God, hence why it can be found on the flag of the 'pirates', complete with the 'blind eye' -







The symbol itself is that of the Wyn-Rune (Rune of Woden in his  aspect of the 'Wish-Lord', 'Lord of the Wild Army', 'Lord of the Wild Hunt') and the Gyfu-Rune ('Gift-Rune'). The Wyn-Rune is also the 'Tribal Banner' and this harks back to the ancient Aryan Tribalism we often speak of. Gwyn/Wyn is the name of the 'Celtic' Wild Hunter-God - Gwyn ap Nydd ('Wyn - Son of the Mist'). 'Nydd' can be seen in a Germanic form as 'Nyd' - the 'Need-Rune' - which itself is a 'Rune of Death' (as seen by the Armanen Masters). 'Wyn' also means 'white' as in 'wan' ('pale') and this god gives his name to Gwynedd in North Wales, the ancient land of the 'Fair Angles' who dwelt in Gwynedd and Anglesey (Angle's Island). 'Wyn - Son of Death' is the meaning of the 'Death's Head' or Totenkoft and is symbolic of the One-Eyed Wolf-God, Woden. 


The Black Sun - White Sun -


The Odal-Rune is the 'Rune of Odin' but here this aspect is that of The Hooded One (Hamasson pointed out that this rune is a glyph of a 'Hooded Man'). This rune is two Sig-Runes bound together, and is also the glyph of At-al-land, our most ancient Aryan Homeland in the North-West. 





This version of the Odal-Rune (Edel-Rune) shows the 'Balance of Light and Darkness' in the same symbol, the White Sun and the Black Sun. It is the Rune of Blood and Soil which is a statement that always evokes criticism, but since the truth shall prevail in the end we shall continue to use this phrase, which is the right phrase to use for this rune. 'God in Nature - God in the Blood'. Another meaning of the name 'Woden' stems from the Germanic Root *wuot which means 'all-pervasive' or 'all-penetrating' and refers to the 'Life-Force' that pervades everything within the Nine Worlds. This also relates to *wod- which is the 'energy' the 'Fiery Energy' that pervades the Nine Worlds. The Odal-Rune - the 'Double Sig-Rune' now becomes the White Sun-Black Sun in balance and harmony within one symbol, the symbol of Blood and Land. The colours are Black-White-Red, the alchemical colours of transformation and of the 'resurrection' of Folk and Land. 

The Wolf-Knot -







The Valknut is the Walk-Knot - the 'Wolf-Knot' - which shows the Nine Worlds which form a wholeness within one symbol; they are not separate worlds, but worlds that are interconnected, everything interconnected through the Web of Wyrd. The 'Wolf-Knot' binds the Woden Initiate to the god Woden - the Wolf-God, the most ancient One-Eyed God of Germania. The Sacred Number 9 is the most important number in Wodenic Lore; it is the Sacred Spiral which our enemies oppose through its opposite - 6. Nine is completion since it is the last number in the sequence - our enemies changed this to 10 which is not the 'complete' but is a new sequence (1 -) We should count in 'nines' rather than 'tens' which we have been programmed to do (*). This is not something 'trivial' since we have it on record that Nikolai Tesla worked with the Sacred Numbers 3 - 6 - 9 with whatever he did. 

Herne the Hunter -




This figure is said to be 'Cernunnos' which is a name found in Gaul; the Gundestrap Cauldron was found in Denmark, Scandinavia, and deemed to be 'Scythian' rather than 'Celtic'. The figure is that of Herne the Hunter, clutching a Snake and a Torc, the Torc being the neck-ring which is symbolic of the Hang-Man's Noose and thus that of Woden-Herne as 'God of the Hanged'. A Christian Priest recorded that the Saxons in Devon worshipped an 'Erminseul' (Irminsul) and the Stag and the Snake, fitting very well with the figure of Herne the Hunter shown here. The pose is not that of Woden in his role as the 'Fury-God' (Furor), but in his role as the passive mode as seer and 'Wise Old Man' - clear from the 'yogic' type of posture he holds. In this role he is also 'Lord of the Animals' as seen here where he is surrounded by animals. 

The importance of Herne the Hunter is that he is the most Primal and Ancient One. He is the 'Horned God' known by all Indo-European Peoples, going back to the figure of Rudra-Shiva in India where, despite views to the contrary, he was an Aryan God

The Hooded Man -

In the 'Robin of Sherwood' series, from which this prophecy originates, though not exactly in the form that I was given in a dream, The Fool of the Tarot Pack is equated with 'The Hooded Man'. This is indeed correct since it later became clear that the Long Man of Wilmington - an aspect of Woden - is linked to The April Fool as I found back in 1997. Woden is 'The Hooded One' which comes out in the 'Hooden Horse' featured in certain 'Mumming Plays' in Kent. At least three Wodenists (including myself) have had dreams or waking visions of a hooded figure which has a 'Black Void' where the face should be. This is Woden as 'The Hooded One'; in my own dream he was clearly 'Lord of the Dead' and had a Red Hood and Red Flag. He is the 'Grim Reaper' in this aspect, a by-name of Odin being 'Grim'. This is the 'Dark Side' of the god Woden.

As with most things today, the figures of 'Robin Hood' and 'Herne the Hunter' have been 'toned down' in the 1980s TV series, and Herne becomes a kindly old man rather than the Wild Hunter-God. This follows from the 'Hollywood' stuff on the subject, and also the whole thing is turned upside down as the 'Wolves of Fenris' are attributed to Odin, who is nowhere linked to Herne the Hunter. Odin is basically the 'bad guy' here and Herne the 'good guy'; we should not be surprised since, as I have stated in several articles on the Inglinga Blog the Great Enemy uses the tactics of division and thus the one figure bearing the balance of Light and Darkness is turned into two distinct and separate opposites, working against each other rather than in harmony. This may also be true of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings which at least in part has the same type of theme. Gandalf is the 'good guy' (Light) and Saruman is the 'bad guy' (Darkness). 

The Vedas and the Eddas are clear on the nature of the true duality and that is the Eternal War between the Forces of Order, Oneness and Harmony, and the Forces of Division, Chaos and Disharmony. Most of the gods are a balance between God and Joten, and this is how it must be, since they need to know their enemy and only though an 'inner knowing' can they do this. The Hooded Man wields the sword Albion which holds the balance of Light and Darkness within its blade.