GOD--WOTAN—AND THE EURO-TRIBES )))))))))))))) by Ron McVan
"The comparative study of the mythologies of the world compels us to view the cultural history of mankind as a unit; for we find that such themes as the fire theft, deluge, land of the dead, virgin birth, and resurrected hero have a worldwide distribution----appearing everywhere in new combinations while remaining, like the elements of a kaleidoscope, only a few and always the same. Furthermore, whereas in tales told for entertainment such mythical themes are taken lightly----in a spirit, obviously, of play----they appear also in religious contexts, where they are accepted not only as factually true but even as revelations of the verities to which the whole culture is a living witness and from which it derives both its spiritual authority and its temporal power. No human society has yet been found in which such mythological motifs have not been rehearsed in liturgies; interpreted by seers, poets, theologians, or philosophers; presented in art; magnified in song; and ecstatically experienced in life-empowering visions. Indeed, the chronicle of our species, from its earliest page, has been not simply an account of the progress of man the tool-maker, but----more tragically----a history of the pouring of blazing visions into the minds of seers and the efforts of earthly communities to incarnate unearthly covenants. Every people has received its own seal and sign of supernatural designation, communicated to its heroes and daily proved in the lives and experience of its folk." .......................Joseph Campbell
As the eye to the sun, so does man correspond to God. Since our conscious mind does not comprehend the "Absolute", by any real physical form other than imagined in our own minds, it is ludicrous to speak of such things in a patronizing or depreciatory manner directly. The divine knowledge of God never relates to particular things, because it is conversant with the 'All' of everything that is, and therefore cannot be rationally comprehended, save when it is extended to some truth less than God. Only then is God capable of being described, but this general knowledge is ineffable. Principalities and powers have always been with us; we have no need to create them anew. It is merely incumbent upon us to choose the high one who best represents our concept of God, our ethnic race, culture and way of life. In that service our communion with him shall be our safeguard against being mastered by the "other", whom we have not chosen. We do not create God, we chose him in the comprehensive form of archetype to fit our personal race tribal view, within our own ethnic needs and understanding.
The evolved and perfected folk archetype known as Wotan, the leading 'Allfather' of the Euro-tribes, has long been revered as the high god of the Europeans, thousands of years back into antiquity. Wotan is not necessarily identical with the image we project of him in time and space. The archetype runs deep within our DNA and genetic memory and goes on working as before, like an unknown quantity in the depths of our psyche. The primordial names may change through time, but the characteristic essence remains consistent throughout history to this very day. It is through our own psyche that we can best interpret how God acts upon us through our ethnic Gods, Nature and Universe, but we are unable to distinguish whether God and the unconscious are two different entities. Both are border-line concepts for transcendental contents. Empirically it can be established with a sufficient degree of probability that there is always within our unconscious an archetype of wholeness which manifests itself spontaneously with a tendency independent of the conscious will.
As Wotan personifies the ethnic spirit and essence, it should be understood that Wotan is not the all-knowing, incomprehensible God Absolute of Creation. Everything that we have come to know about Wotan and the gods of Asgard reveals that they too are fallible, albeit much further advanced than we ourselves and not unlike mankind in many respects, as lesser divinities of God they too are personally pursuing an upward path towards the greater understanding of life's great universal mysteries, knowledge and perfection. This again is the essential function of the divinities to earthly man, serving as mediators to the All High God of Creation. It is of vital importance that there always exists an interplay of the human nature in the divine Gods just as there exists a divine nature to be found within the human make-up of man. Both pagan and Christian religions believe in an order of supernatural or at least superhuman beings graded in perfection and power. In both, these beings serve as messengers from the gods to men; they can even act sometimes as guardians or protectors, sometimes as traducers, deceivers, and enemies of man. But the analogy cannot be carried much further than this.
It is essential that mankind have divine mediators active between ourselves and the All High God of Creation. One need only glance through a powerful telescope at the endless vastness of space and the immensity of all the galaxies and heavenly bodies therein to grasp that an intelligence that can put order into infinity of such a magnitude is an entity not easily comprehended in the feeble capacity of the human mind. "Two things," Immanuel Kant declares in a passage which has now become well known, "fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above and the moral law within." The two fit together to produce a single effect. Astronomy with its view "of a countless multitude of worlds annihilates, as it were, my importance as an animal creature." "Morality elevates my worth as an intelligence by my personality, in which the moral law reveals to me a life independent of animality and even of the whole sensible world." Even in these modern high-tech times most people living today have not really seen the awesome vastness of space with their own naked eye nor contemplated our real place, point and purpose in the universe. One can only imagine how our astronauts felt as they, alone for the first time in the history of mankind, were able to view our tiny blue planet from standing on the surface of the moon. It can hardly be doubted that this would intensify some men's sense of our almost being lost as a planet in an abyss of infinity. In the 17th century Blaise Pascal wrote: "I see those frightful spaces of the universe which surround me, and I find myself tied to one corner of this vast expanse, without knowing why I am put in this place rather than in another.." When he regards the world's immensity as "the greatest sensible mark of the almighty power of God." Pascal experiences an awe which for him is qualified by reverence. Other men may experience the same feeling, but less with reverence than with a gnawing loneliness, born of the doubt that so vast a cosmos---if it is rather than chaos---can have been beneficently designed as man's habitation. Are we really that special that the endless universe exists for us alone or are our tiny insignificant exalted ego's just running wild?
"When we consider the infinite power and wisdom of the Maker, we have reason to think that it is suitable to the magnificent harmony of the Universe, and the great design and infinite goodness of the Architect, that the species of creatures should also, by gentle degrees, ascend upward from us toward his infinite perfection, as we see they gradually descend from us downwards."
Every archetype is capable of endless development and differentiation. It is therefore possible for it to be more developed or less. In an outward form of religion, where all the emphasis is on a comprehensible figure of power, the archetype becomes identical with externalized ideas, but can remain unconscious as a psychic factor. The god Wotan is supreme among gods and man, all-powerful in his own right, the Lord of Life and Death yet few Aryans today are consciously aware of him as a divinity nor his vital purpose. A people get the gods they deserve, Wotan having stood the test of time and outmatching all other Euro-ethnic gods before him. Gods and men are both children of Earth, and fashioned, as it were, in the same mold, but between them lies an immeasurable difference of power. Gods power is manifest everywhere and our gods and divinities are always there to intimately reveal these truths to us in a comprehensible manner. We are cast in the image of our gods and resemble them in our being and even our actions at times, though severed by a large degree in an absolute difference of magnitude. Nonetheless, at times we can realize the astonishing possibilities and potential of our own human mind, and body.
Why Wotan above all the previous ethnic gods and pantheons and not any of the many other high gods of the past? This is simply because while all the other Euro Heathen gods gave way to time and faded back into history, fable and mythology, Wotan survived the test of time and the Wotan consciousness is as much alive now as it ever was in the past. In ancient times there were multitudes of Euro-tribes and nations all wanting their own special personal gods and pantheons. Times have greatly changed since then and now we find that all the Euro-tribes are one single people teetering on the edge of extinction as a species. No longer remains the serious awe and respect to gods such as Poseidon, Ra, Isis, Zeus, Apollo, Athena, Lugh, and the like. As it has always been handed down through time, Wotan will remain the All High God of the Euro-Heathen tribes until the bitter End of Days on earth which we know as Ragnarok. A time of the return of the Great Comets that will completely annihilate planet Earth, Man and all our Gods as well.
The lesser gods of the Wotan pantheon represent for the most part, Nature and the planetary and cosmic forces, while they also mirror the drama and image of man writ large. The soul of man is conceived as a center of energies which requires appropriate fields of expression. In mighty Thor we see the invincible conquering warrior within us, in Frigga the nurturing Mother goddess, in the mystical Valkyrie Freyja we see the seductive goddess of Love and Eros, in Loki the sinister untrustworthy trickster and so on. These characteristic identities and expressions of our gods are reflected back to us in an enlightening way and greatly inspire and enrich our lives.
"Life without Love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. And love without Beauty is like flowers without scent and fruits without seeds... Life, Love, and Beauty are three persons in one, who cannot be separated or changed. Life without Rebellion is like seasons without Spring. And Rebellion without Right is like Spring in an arid desert... Life, Rebellion and Right are three-in-one who cannot be changed or separated." Life without Freedom is like a body without a soul, and Freedom without Thought is like a confused spirit... Life, Freedom, and Thought, are three-in-one, and are everlasting and never pass away. That which Love begets, That which Rebellion creates, That which Freedom rears, Are three manifestations of God. And God is the expression of the intelligent Universe." ...........Kahlil Gibran
It was Voltaire who stated that: "if it were true that God did not exist, that it would then be necessary for man to invent one." It is often within the ego of man to rebel against the God concept, to his own great loss. No one is ever expected to comprehend the absolute God of the universe, but we are very capable of understanding and benefiting by our ethnic folk gods of the "mundus archetypus", (archetypal world). The archetype is the unconscious precondition of every distinct race; its life, when revealed, also reveals the hidden, unconscious ground-life of every individual and folk characteristic. Nietzsche thought himself quite conscious and responsible when he smashed the concept of God. Having done so, he was then haunted with a peculiar need to back himself up with a revivified God of the Thracians, Zarathustra, a sort of alter-ego with whom he often identifies himself in his great epic tragedy "Thus Spake Zarathustra". Nietzsche was of too positive a nature to tolerate the urban neurosis of atheism. In perfect truth, Nietzsche was no atheist, but his god was dead. Nietzsche was later to die, a very lonely man, empty, embittered and estranged.
"None of the words which we have spoken about the universe would have been uttered... God invented and gave us sight, to the end that we might behold the courses of intelligence in heaven, and apply them to the courses of our own intelligence which are akin to them, the unperturbed to the perturbed; and that we, learning them and partaking of the natural truth of reason, might imitate the absolutely unerring courses of God and regulate our own vegaries."
Far from being a negation, the Wotan pantheon, moving and evolving undauntedly in its singular quest toward the god-head, is actually the strongest and most effective "position" the Euro-tribe psyche can spiritually obtain. It is man's freedom to decide whether "God" shall be a spirit or a natural phenomenon, a beneficent or destructive force. We cannot escape the law which determines our existence. The rhythmic sequence of the many lives of our European ancestors, presents to each of us a prototype to a certain degree, to fulfill our race and personal destiny. The memory of our total life-span is hardly more than a recollection of the main highlights. It may be likened to a cinematography film which has been badly cut. Scenes flash brightly on the screen, only to be followed by flickering blurs and patches of blackness, and the blanks are more numerous than the clear pictures. The universe, our gods, and our race, are living, and the mind has the capacity to acquire strange powers and high spiritual awareness in this life experience. This requires focused concentration and some gnostic awareness. But all responses are in accordance with life law and our efforts, and it is what we are, rather than what we ask for that determines our success.
Various religions may claim that they are monotheistic, when in fact they are very much polytheistic. Religion in its deepest sense represents our efforts to realize The Absolute. Yet, it would be very difficult to do so through a singular, monotheistic perspective, as the higher and more direct we ascend, the less we understand. A human knowledge so directed, knows nothing at all. All the most spiritual groundwork and fundamental ideas in the roots of the Europeans are rooted in our pre-Christian archetypes. In the Christian religion, Jesus simply replaced Apollo, Mythra, Lugh, and Baldur and other pagan deity savior gods of light and life but the vital essence does not change, only the names and characteristics needed to fit the religion that they represent. This is particularly true of the Wotan pantheon and the Euro-tribe mythologies, and the central concepts of science, philosophy and ethics are no exception to this rule. In their present form they are variants of archetypal ideas created by consciously applying and adapting these ideas to reality. For it is the function of our inherent folk consciousness, not only to recognize and assimilate our external world through the gateway of the senses, but to translate them into a visible reality and the world and potential within us.
"The polytheist and the philosopher, the Greek and the barbarian, were alike accustomed to conceive a long succession, an infinite chain of angels, or daemons, or deities, or eons, or emanations, issuing from the throne of light,"
The same transcendent life-force and Aryan vitalism that impelled and spirited our ancestors to heroic greatness maintains its fertile foundation in Wotanism today. The power of Wotan is a metaphysical polarity available to each and everyone of our people through a process of spiritual and tribal introspection and development. Wotanism is an upward path for all Euro-tribes, with a code of ethics worthy of our stoic ancestors and cultural heritage; it is a set of beliefs that best identifies us and encourages us to put forth our best efforts and a life philosophy through which we draw our great strength and roots as a people.
"Very deep is the well of the past. Should we not call it bottomless? The deeper we sound, the further down into the lower world of the past we probe and press, the more do we find that the earliest foundations of humanity, its history and culture, reveal themselves unfathomable." ....................Thomas Mann