Immortality

By Elsie Christensen

Why does the idea of life after death have such an appeal? How come that the notion of a ‘heaven’ is so important that this factor alone is one of the main reasons so many of our kinfolk cling to Christianity? We have no proof at all that such a ‘place’ exists; the stories about people who ‘have come back from the dead’ do not constitute any proper evidence, simply because they did not die, they were only on the threshold of death but did not ‘step over’.

One answer is obvious; to each person he is the most important individual on earth; the survival instinct, self-preservation, is the strongest of all our urges. It would therefore be human to wish that this important person – marvelous me – should, at least in part, be preserved somewhere and not altogether disappear from the face of earth.

Another answer would be that many people live rather miserable lives; maybe for some it is because they have not been taught to honor the proper values; for others they may have been born into slavery or other wretched circumstances they cannot change by themselves. For both it is understandable they dream of a better life somewhere, sometime, and if it is impossible in this life they invent a next existence where all things wonderful will happen.

We cannot blame people for such longings; maybe this hope of some day balancing the scales is the only thing that keeps them going. A spiritually empty life or physical distress are powerful motivations for believing in a ‘Fantasy Island’; but it is not factual.

Our forefathers had a different outlook. First of all, they believed in Destiny. That means that you live through the life the Norns have planned for you; but the concept is not fatalistic, for you are free to work with or against your destiny. If you follow your destined course in life, you are listening to your instincts, and events will form a natural pattern. You may die young, face dangers or go through hardships, or you may be destined to raise a fine family; whatever it is, you are living in harmony with the Gods. Contrariwise, you may disregard what your instincts tell you; you may take the easy way out, be dishonest with your self and others, ‘sell out’ – and your life will be wasted, you will leave nothing of value behind.

In ‘Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans’, Prof. Hans Gunther states that “Indo- European religiosity is of this world and this fact determines its essential forms of expressions.” And that includes the ideas about death and immortality.

To our Nordic forefathers death was as natural as birth. We dealt with this particular aspect in “The Odinist” periodical #53; it is part of the life cycle and nobody expected it to be any different. The sagas tell that those who died a natural death went to the Kingdom of the Dead, presided over by the daughter of Loki, by name Hel. It was not a place of punishment; one could almost be tempted to call it a storehouse. Our forefathers were not as scientifically informed as we are; yet they were aware that matter does not disappear, it only changes form, so in their simple ways they realized that the extinguished life-forces of the deceased had to be retained somewhere, and they devised the Kingdom of Hel. At the battle of Ragnarok the souls of the dead would be released; for which purpose is not quite clear but apparently to influence the outcome of the debacle. However, the sagas tell that Baldur who was killed by his twin brother Hodur through the treachery of Loki, come ‘up’ from Hel, as these two sons of Wotan are destined to be part of the next group of Gods that will help mankind keep order in the new and better world that will arise after the Big Battle. In this way will arise after the Big Battle. In this way continuity between past and future is secured, as those gods would form the links in the chain connecting the old with the new.

That the brave warriors who fell on the battlefields were picked up by the Battle Maidens, the Valkyries, and taken to Valhalla where they were kept in training for the Day of Ragnarok, shows the importance put on fighting the evil forces. Our forefathers were well aware that it would take every ounce of their strength and every bit of help was needed. This is emphasized by the fact that keeping the old warriors fit for the fight was necessary for the success of the future. It is not said directly, but it is certainly indicated that every able warrior will be required to win the battle and it is well known that to their ever-lasting glory the old gods and many men will fall in the war to ensure that future generations will enjoy living in the new world.

Immortality to our forefathers was, therefore not a personal affair but rather a tribal matter; if one gave one’s life for the good of future generations and died gloriously defending good and fighting evil, what more could a person ask? This sentiment is expressed beautifully by Macauley thus: “And how can man die better than fighting fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his Gods?”

The life of the individual was of course important to him, and nobody gave up his life needlessly and without letting it count; but it was certainly better to die fighting for the good of the tribe than to live ignominiously. A modern version of this heroic stand is seen in the dedication of the Kamikazi pilots of WWII who ignored their own safety for what they saw as the honor of their race and country. It was thus not the individual that was the most important but the protection and continuation of the tribe.

The only immortality man could obtain was through his descendants and through his deeds and accomplishments while living. The one important thing that remained after death was the name left behind. This sentiment is shown in the oft-quoted verse from Havamal: “Cattle die, and kinsmen die, and so one dies oneself; one thing that will never die is the fame of a good man’s deeds.”

Since the Christians began their preaching among the slaves of the Roman Empire, most of whom lived in misery, the only way they could get these people interested in their new religion was to promise a better life. As they could not possibly with any measure of credibility promise better conditions in this life, there had to be another place and time when all these wonderful things would happen. Obviously this had to be in a next existence, and where else but in heaven?

You might ask what’s the difference then between Valhalla and Heaven? The obvious difference is that the warriors in Valhalla fighting together with the Gods at Ragnarok are doing so in the service of the Folk – to create a better world. The Christian idea of the joys of heaven are for the benefit of the individual; he will hear the harps play, he is to sit at the left hand of God, clad in his white sheets, etc. etc. ; there is no thought of helping others, it is a very limited, personal purpose. To our forefathers life as well as death were tribal matters.

The Communists later were much in the same situation as the Christians. After the Industrial Revolution the workers of the world were living miserable lives – long hours, poor working conditions, low pay. To get the wretched people interested in their political ideas the Marxists, too, had to invent their pie-in-the-sky, although after another pattern; but it was essentially the same thing – promises for the benefit of the individual. But we might in all honesty note that many, if not most, of the early Communists truly believed in their fantasy and willingly gave to the party what little they had. And we should be generous and say that probably also many Christians believe in their imagery although they are made to pay for their salvation.

Most Wotanists believe we have only one life to live and that it matters not how long this life is but how we live it. It is quality, not quantity that counts. We are caretakers of the present and form the links that connect the past to the future. In the words of one of our distinguished kinsmen: “Keep pure your blood. It is not only yours, it comes from far away, it flows far away. It is freighted with a thousand ancestors and the entire future flows within it. Keep pure the dress of your immortality!”


From Elsie Christensen’s periodical “The Odinist” 1982, issue #66, via Ron McVan

Aryan Origin

By Ron McVan

In man’s analysis of understanding of himself, it is as well to know whence he came as whither he is going.” ~ Edgar Cayce

The dawn of man’s history follows on the twilight of a preceding history of man. The birth and death of a complete history of mankind is not unlike civilizations themselves, or, the cycle of man’s own physical body. It is said that a man’s life consists of twelve seven-year cycles, which in the final state of decline is extinguished by the inevitable process of physical death. A history of mankind is extinguished by a cyclic death as well, which comes in the form of a natural, or in some cases unnatural, catastrophe. This is a period upon which all previous knowledge is extinguished and scrubbed clean with perchance a few mysterious remaining vestiges left behind. When man is born he at first has very little, if any, remembrance of his past lives, due primarily to the fact that he has a new brain. There are fortunate few who retain the ability to accurately remember their past life through flashes of blood memory or psychic ability.

All men and women living today, whether they care to admit it or not, possess an anxious feeling within themselves, a feeling of impending doom concerning mankind and the planet upon which we chart our daily lives. We feel this way because we have been through it all before in a previous life, perhaps in a far distant prehistoric civilization. Our short memories can insulate us from the immediate potential dangers beneath our feet, as long as we choose to ignore the hot, bubbling reality below the earth’s crust, or the hurling random matter, ever moving precariously through space. The fact that we are alive and conscious in our world at this very moment is not just phenomenal, it is an absolute miracle! The entire Planet Earth has the potential to blow apart at any given time; whole continents can at any moment sink beneath the ocean, or rip in half from a violent axis shift caused by sliding polar ice. A leading scientist in underground nuclear testing stated that we are just a few more underground nuclear explosions away from splitting the entire planet apart. Even the slightest rise in the ocean level or temperature change, could extinguish all human life. We blot these many variable looming potential catastrophes out of our mind, but we shall never erase the reality that such dreadful occurrences have happened before and they ‘will’ happen again.

The short ten thousand years of our recorded history are barely enough time for a significant upgrading of mankind, yet it would be laughable to say that we are now living in a pinnacle Golden Age of human development. Our great forefathers who built the magnificent civilizations and wonders of our historical past would recoil in disgust at what we have become after such glorious and noble beginnings. We have not devolved spiritually and academically as well and abuse and violate Nature and this planet with utter impunity! Many geneticists believe that civilization itself causes the human stock to slowly degenerate, not only from its obvious artificial, unnatural and unhealthy habitat but also by enabling persons with unfavorable mutations to live and breed—when in a wild natural state, they would quickly perish. Not only do many Aryans today not consider themselves Aryan, most do not even have a clue that the very word itself signifies their unique biological species among the races of mankind. All books throughout history have always referred to the White Race as Aryans up until about the mid 1970’s when all the craftily fabricated anti-White Race shame stigma really kicked into gear. Aryan families have progressively been producing less and less children, falling victim to government forced integration and immigration and increasing non-Aryan adoptions highly encouraged by the media and Christian churches, while the silent genocide, abortion and birth control pills totally devastate any chance of restoring a balance in the numbers of our people worldwide which only hastens the Aryan race towards total extinction in the very near future.

One of the most poignant scientific discoveries of the 19th century was that which officially traced descent of all Indo-European peoples from that of the Aryans while today the enemies of Aryan-kind work overtime to brainwash our children that Aryans are not a race at all but only a language. The major Aryan tribal branches are roughly five in number: the Greeks, the Latins, the Celts, the Teutons, and the Slavs. To understand the origin and evolution of the Aryan Tribes, one must know something about the reasons for their major emigrations. To do this we must return to the last great cataclysmic events that changed the geography of the world. This was the time of the great migration of the races, a time when whole continents sank, and once temperate living areas in the world became lost and all but forgotten under the sea or lost beneath polar icecaps. Let us begin with one of the great civilizations of the former historical era, which was the mystical and never to be forgotten continent of Atlantis, for it was from the survivors of that great cataclysmic catastrophe (circa) 11,600 years ago that our current Western World received the light of highest knowledge and wisdom that would produce the new Golden Era and the Seven Wonders of the World.

One can only imagine the awesome horror of witnessing the sinking of an entire continent. It is, also, only natural that the few who did survive would be inclined to migrate as far away from such a nightmarish geological havoc as fast as their legs or boats could carry them. These Aryan Tribes would later become referred to as Indo-Europeans, traveling and settling to the far reaches of the East and South. Traveling to the West Americas was impossible at that time as today what we know as the Atlantic Ocean was a literal ocean of mud and not navigable for centuries thereafter. A more in-depth study of Atlantis and its most recent scientific facts and findings can be found in the book, “Atlantis The Eighth Continent” by Charles Berlitz, or, “The Secret of Atlantis” by Otto Muck.

At the beginning of our new historical era, Atlantis was gone, but not forgotten. It survived in memory of the Aryan Tribes by many assorted names. Along the north coast of Africa it was referred to by ancient writers as Atlantes, Atarantes and Atlantioi. Carthaginian seafarers knew it as Antilla. The Welsh and English named this lost paradise Avalon. The Basques, who still believe themselves to be direct descendants of Atlantis, called it Atlantika, the Portuguese, Atlántida, the Spanish Atalaya. The Babylonians called the Western paradise Arallu. Found upon Egyptian hieroglyphs are exhibited major sea battles with the Atlanteans, whom they referred to as “the Amenti, from the paradise of the West abode of the dead and part of the divine sun boat.” The ancient Arabians referred to Atlantis as the Land of Ad. It may well be that the name of the new man in the Christian bible, Ad-am, was a derivative of the two. Notice in the word Amenti the name Amen, which seems more than coincidence that the first Egyptian Aryan god would be named Amen Ra. Christians today still end their prayers with the word Amen, most all of whom are unaware that they are still paying their respects to Amen Ra and likely to Atlantis as well. This is the way in which many names are originated. For instance, the Jews call their nation Israel, which is the combined name of three gods: Isis, Ra, and El.

Throughout Mexico and Central America we continue to find remnants of Atlantean memory in names such as Tlapallan, Tollan, Azatlan and Aztlan. Further down in South America, Conquistadores in Venezuela found a settlement called Atlan, peopled by what they referred to as “White Indians”. Early explorers in Wisconsin USA, found a fortified village near Lake Michigan which its inhabitants called Azatlan.

The Vikings believed that Atili was a wondrous land in the West, and it was there that the Teutonic races placed Valhalla, a mystic land of self-renewing, battle, drinking and feasting. The Aryans who went eastward after Atlantis submerged settled in Bactria, which is today Central Asia. There was situated, according to the accounts of ancients, a nation called Arii, and a country known as Aria. Here the Aryan god Wotan (pronounced Vo-tahn) is supposed to have come with the Asen from the region of what is today part of Asia. Recent diggings in China have unearthed many tombs containing tall, fair haired Aryans, which adds credence to that mystery in history. The ancient Aryan city of Troy, now a part of Asia Minor, was also said to have distant links with the patriarchal Allfather Wotan.

After the fall of Atlantis the name Wotan surfaced in diverse areas, even as distant as South America. Pedro Corzo, a pilot who sailed up and down the Peruvian coast for years, reported that everywhere in the temples he found wooden or stone statues of a god called Guaton. The name means ‘whirlwind’, an equivalent to the Teutonic name Wotan, also known as a god of ‘storm’, and the Maya called him Votan, or Quetzalcoatal and Kukulcan, all were known as fair haired, blue eyed, and of White complexion, bearing striking similarities and impact throughout the leading centers of civilization at the time. It is the belief of some scholars that historically, Hermes and Wotan are both one and the same entity, perhaps all three in one, if we add Quetzalcoatal. It seems apparent that some singular individual or perhaps several highly intelligent beings were spreading the high science and technology of Atlantis around and construction of pyramids after the deluge and setting up the beginnings of the new great civilizations to come.

Aryan spiritualism has been primarily solar based. This idea of never dying fire is surely the oldest form of the religions of the Aryan Race. The early tribes who settled in Italy introduced the vesta fire cults there, further exampled in the mythos of Prometheus. The winged solar disk was a trademark symbol of the early Aryan civilizations. Aryans were always warlike, just as the gods they worshiped, as well as agricultural; above all they possessed the divine gifts of artistic creativity, high intellect and ingenuity.

The name Aryan is derived from the Indo-European Sanskrit language and means noble. “Aryan” is the correct actual name that defines the biological origins of what most people mistakenly refer to as the White Race. White is a color, not a name that defines a species, European is simply a name of a place, not a species. The name European in its origin started with the goddess Europa. Most are familiar with the mythological story of Europa and the Bull. Caucasian, likewise does not define a species, it is derived from the word Caucus which is the name of a place or region in the Caucus mountains. It is much like calling ourselves “Americans” as a race and just as ludicrous, neither name defines a species, they are merely the names of a geographical place. The word “Gentile” is of Jewish biblical origin and is used to signify those who are non-Jews. Again not the race defining name of a specific genetic human species.

The Aryan Race has always had a tendency to divide itself up into nations and make the quite common mistake in proclaiming that such nations are who and what we are as a race. It is no different than an Aryan in California stating that he is a different people than the Aryans who live in New York. Ask any Aryan today what race they are and they will name off some of the nations in Europe or worse, say that they are “Heinz 57”, which is to say, a little bit of everything. Someone says that they are German, French and Scandinavian. What does that mean genetically? All are Teutonic tribal branch names but they are all Aryan as a species.

There are only two primary root tribes of Aryans in Europe, the Celts and the Teutons, all other tribes of Aryans are a derivative of those two. It is certainly not the place called Europe which has made the Aryans what they have become over the many centuries of our history. We were Aryans before we settled there and this we owe simply too far distant root origins and the far-reaching influence of the migratory period after the fall of Atlantis, which hardened our people and developed the hearty and viril character of our ancestors. It is not to say that all Aryans were bottled up in the area of Atlantis alone before the great cataclysm, Hyperborea and ancient Aryan Egypt co-existed with Atlantis and likewise there were many tribes of our people spread far and wide in between. There remains Egyptian hieroglyphs that depict great naval battles between the Atlanteans and the Egyptians. In fact both were in the midst of a fierce battle with one another the day that Atlantis was submerged which we have now learned was the result of an asteroid striking the earth in the region of the Sargasso sea. What serves as a testament to the distant age of Egypt is that it survived the last great flood and axis shift. There still exists salt water tide marks on the interior of the pyramid of Giza which is not even the oldest pyramid. The Sphinx itself is far older than the pyramids in Egypt. Look at the globe of the world and you will see that the Nile river is the only river which has its delta pointing towards the north, That it survived the last axis shift is also evident in that upper Egypt is still called lower Egypt and lower Egypt is still called upper Egypt.

How was the Indo-European evolved from the Aryan? He certainly left his home a different man from what he had become when he set foot on European soil—at the time when he first made his appearance in history. Nor is he invariably the same. The Greek differs from the Roman, the Roman from the Celt, the Celt from the Teuton, the Teuton from the Slav. Yet, one bonding genetic element runs through all Aryan Tribes, which defines them back to the original source. It is genetic physiognomy which defines the Aryan species, not the language or temporary political boundaries, or language which many are taught to believe from today’s Aryan culture distorters. A race is not to be determined by skin color alone, it is genetic, it is the defining DNA of a specific race of humankind. There are Aryans of light, medium and dark skin complexions. There are Chinese of skin color ranging from yellowish skin to pure white skin. Negroes can range from darkest black skin to brown, tan and in some cases pure white albino Negroes. Indians skin color can vary from reddish complexion to tan, white or to darkest black as in East Indian species from India. The Indians from the America’s it has been found co-existed with the Aryans during the age of Atlantis. The name “Indian” was not the original name used to define their race, they were all known in those days of Atlantis as Toltec’s.

Above all, a man’s conduct is clearly the result of his character and the circumstances that surround his action. His character is the product of his past environment (back to his conception) and his heredity. ‘We are the tail-end of a tape-worm of ancestry.’ We originate nothing and we decide nothing; we are moved, directed, and compelled by forces ultimately external to us, and over which, in the last analysis, we have no control. Choice is a delusion; it is only a composition of determining forces. ‘Men think themselves free because they are conscious of their volitions and desires, but are ignorant of the causes by which they are led to wish and desire. In truth our behavior is as rigidly determined by the forces that produce and encompass us, as the fall of a stone is fixed in time and space by its mass, its velocity, and its direction. It is in this sense that man is a machine.” ~ Will Durant

The entire condition of present day Aryan culture is seriously ill and degenerating in an alarming manner. Having come under the custody of men who are inwardly indifferent, self hating and even hostile to it, and whose mental and moral attitude differs drastically from our noble race-conscious forebears. At this juncture in history Aryan man is fighting for the battle of his life, with the ever-present specter of impending extinction of his entire species hanging in the balance before him. In a report by the United States Immigration Commission dated 1911, it states that: “The Aryan ‘races’ comprise nearly half the population of the Earth, say 700,000,000 out of a total of 1,500,000,000.” In less than one century, the Aryan Race has dwindled to a most shocking 8% of the World population and still rapidly declining, while the world population has more than quadrupled, now in excess of 6 billion. A front page article in a national periodical back in 1960 stated, “It is one of the riddles of our time why the White man, lord of the earth from pole to pole, should, in the short space of a single human generation, renounce his rule, draw back wearily from a position of world-wide power, so that today he is in a panic-stricken flight, where yesterday he still governed inviolably.”

If the Aryan Race does not regain control of its survival instincts, then certain extinction from the face of the Earth within a space of one century but perhaps more likely 50 years is inevitable. The battle that must be faced is not from any enemy without, but from the enemy within our own self and our people. That special something which made our ancestors the literal sovereigns of the earth, developed from an indigenous inborn yearning in our DNA. It is this yearning that builds uncommon valor, makes men take chances and risk their lives and limbs for the greater glory of their people. Such a yearning has always been a genetic characteristic of Aryan man, matched with an indomitable will and biological determination. This yearning is perhaps more accurately defined as “The Vital Spark”.

The Aryan Race certainly has never been submissive in the past, which is why it has reigned supreme in might and creative genius since the dawn of history. Should it fully adopt the submissive, turn-the-other-cheek, resist-not-evil, all-men-are-created-equal pabulum of alien Semitic Christian dogma, (which the Semites themselves would never follow) or the universalist and self-hating ‘anything goes’ concept, then we shall perish from the face of the earth, surely as the sun sets in the west! Jewish religion and history works fine for the Jews, but it is not our religion, nor is it our history or Aryan heroes. We shall never find the path to our race ethnic soul and indigenous spirituality by following a Jewish road-map or any path or system which is not our own. Only the dare to be strong and great as a people, dare to be vigilant against all odds for the right and honor of your family, culture and race will be capable of finding their own true inner essence. The inner strength of our roots and identity as a proud and glorious race is what filled our ancestors with the Vital Spark to produce the Wonders of the World! The Alfa Aryan must ever remain thick-skinned to bear his or her steadfast non-conformity to the maddening and unconscious world which is always ready to pull us down into the mire at the first opportunity. Always remember that from the grinding, grating friction within the oyster comes the pearl. There is no growth without adversity, and there is no life worth the living without your ethnic roots, heritage, and indigenous mythology which bears your identity and the treasure of your Vital Spark, your Will to Be, which is your God given Quest and Holy Grail by divine right!

Our culture is superficial today, and our knowledge dangerous, because we are rich in mechanisms and poor in purposes. The balance of mind which once came of a warm religious faith is gone; science has taken from us the supernatural bases of our mortality, and all the world seems consumed in a disorderly individualism that reflects the chaotic fragmentation of our character.” ~ Will Durant