If I can achieve nothing else with my life as a Dissident, than to convince you that our cultural legacy is a monadic incapable of losing relevance, I shall feel at least somewhat accomplished.
In my purview of the Männerbund, is shepherding discussion about Paganism. Say what you will regarding the connotation of the word, of which baggage I have little interest. That being said, in that discussion are folks of various stripes. Pagans, I should hope is as expected; but also curious Christians whom we have not (mind you) offended out of the topic. But there are also stripes of in-between, as well. We have the odd materialist who has not realised the full extent of his autism. We have the odd practitioner of Oriental Aryan mysteries, ‘und so weiter’ (and so on.) The baseline consensus is that it pays to understand these things.
However, my argument has been, is, and likely will be, that “Paganism” is an insufficient descriptor of things. Our ancestors did not consider themselves “Pagan” when they committed their “Pagan” myths to oracular poetry, nor (in some cases) even to written record. Paganus was a Latin term which meant ‘villager.’ It was synonymous with ‘rustic.’ Rustics were said to be in the purview of Sylvanus. The point I wish to impress is that for our “Pagan” ancestors, there was no choice. The latterday appellation is (forgive me) a privilege afforded to people with the perception of having a choice in the matter. Titles imply alternatives.
For our ancestors, it was a different world. Before Philosophy for the early Greeks, and middle Romans; and Christianity for the late Germanics, and middling Celts; there were no alternatives. The ancestral mythos was all there was. There was no option of creating-your-own mythos, you did not get to be an edgelord and dump on tradition. In this way, Greek philosophers were true and unmitigated revolutionaries. They eventually redefined reality. They created an alternative to the monolithic reality that shaped them. I want you to think about that. We privileged moderners have an undeserved air of hubris because our circumstances allow us to feign superiority. Why? The illusion of choice. Except, if you so choose, can you change your faith on a dime? Shall you wake up and proclaim yourself a Christian? Does that actually change your heart? Do you awake a Pagan, and feel the breath of the Gods? Or can you renounce an ingrained belief and become a materialist for the LOLz? Bear with me, this thought experiment is travelling (if slowly) but we shall reach our destination.
I have made this case so that I may make another. For those of you who believe myth, and faerietale, are synonyms. They are in fact, but not for the nihilistic complaints that colour the terms. Reality is gauged by perception. It is difficult to perceive things like ‘Objective Truth’ with mortal faculties. I think a good Christian will agree that *faith* is required to truly appreciate “Objective Truth”. However, left to the senses, one might presume upon objectivity and truth, but their objective truth experience varies greatly from the next mans, whose perception is different. Perception measures reality, and reality is defined by experience.
Prior to the induction of choice in the matter, our people had agreed upon realities. People had differing opinions on the Gods, of course, but as concerns the microcosm, there was an agreement. Just as in particular phases of agreement in Christendom, there was agreement before Luther introduced the illusion of choice and detonated a dirty bomb that still creates infinitesimal shrapnels of protestantism, which reproduce exponentially every millisecond in America. (I do not blame or hate Luther, but cannot ignore the damage done using his well-meant theologies against the Body of Christ for misplaced conviction, and in many cases, personal gain.)
Where reality is rooted in perception, it follows and flows that a People with an agreement upon fundamental realities, is far more disposed to achieve greater things. There is a monumental flow of energy required to reach consensus from diverging opinions. Serious brothers in this Männerbund, I think if you have read this far, you know who you are. Serious Brothers who remain unnamed, feel free to step forward and testify; that it can take a long time. There were discussions I held with our leaders that lasted an entire year, before organic development rendered them moot.
This in a sense, is why we perceive a (false) paradox of ancient or early peoples achieving spectacular things. The moderner asks: How was it that peoples with less technology and knowledge dwarf us? There was no energy wasted in achieving consensus. When the Vikings sailed to new lands the Romans had declared non-existent, they did not argue the philosophical ramifications of their journey. What was their internal struggle? “Will the head of my Drakar frighten the Landvättir here?” The solution was simple, the dragonheads were removed upon port. The Männerbund is in a sense, made up of modern day ideological Vikings. However our ship sits waiting to be built as we discuss whether ‘tis nobler in heart or mind to have a dragon’s head at all, and Horatio has heretofore failed to swing by and remind us that there are things in heaven and earth far grander in scope than our internets. (Forgive me my metaphors as I forgive those who simile against me, I have not actually read Shakespeare.) To contrast, the Romans were resolute that those new lands were fake and gay, and when Augustus declared where the ends of the earth lay in regard to Rome, he was serious. For a long time, Rome held the line, and when She extended too far, lack of agreement led to her decline, decimation and utter molestation at the glad hands of everyone who wasn’t Roman. And now? The sons of Rome are hard pressed to declare if they themselves exist or not.
In at least a rudimentary sense, everyone who seriously joins the ‘Bund understands this. To what gauge and metanarrative (of course) varies. So, this long exercise has been to attenuate your thinking to a very concise point. It pays to understand these myths, not to ignite a flame war, nor to declare Pagan supremacy. Not to annoy the Christians, or to baffle the materialists. -Though that is an added bonus, as life holds few greater Schadenfreud moments than flustering materialists.- It pays to understand these myths because they comprise a legacy we should not ignore.
We speak of Roman influence here, German influence there. What were they influenced by? Eventually, it all goes back to myth. Mythology drives the world. Everything is mythology, I don’t care what it is. Nietzsche, annotated; ‘the newspapers of today become the myths of tomorrow.’ There is no invocation to truth or falsehood, but simply the understanding that these legacies don’t disappear, they *transvaluate.* So. Fast forward. Here you are, Bundsman; you don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing what you have. Like the very notion of “privilege” itself, and the illusion of choice (which is distinct, but not entirely separate from Will, assuming some folks I know read this far) are modern ‘conveniences’ which have done nothing to further our cause. Bildungslöcke is a word I learned from a close friend, which translates awkwardly to ‘holes in your learning.’ These knowledge gaps have kept Dissidents locked into disagreement and stalemate for ages.
Knowledge is power. Understanding history and culture on the meta level gives us a power of perception to transcend the finite mental boundaries which ZOG has imposed upon us. It allows us to appreciate and actualise knowledge in a way that does not necessarily lead to conflagration, as has often been the case in the past where the struggle was often individualistic, egotistic, and hedged in pride or failure of introspection. History and culture should be understood as an organism, and evaluated with scientific precision, free of intentional partisinal or simply contrarian confirmation bias. (A tall order, I know.) For our purposes, our hermeneutic is that White History is a monad, an organic whole that like all organisms has particular parts. Paganism and Christianity strive in one body. You cannot understand Christianity, truth be told, without at least being acquainted with European ‘Paganism’ and specifically Greek Philosophy. To be Christian and ignorant of these, is to be ignorant of your foundation and thus, in a sense, deny aspects of Iesvs Christos that endanger your soul to (((the Enemy.))) After all, even the earliest Catholics recognised that Paganism and Philosophy held truth, before the dictate of ‘your gods are as daemons.’ (And even that statement has layers of interpretation that, when passively analysed, delineate aeons of unwarranted conflict intraracially.)
So there we have it. There has been this long walk through a mental exercise nobody asked for or knew they needed, so that yours truly could pitch one of his pet projects. I have begun a Podcast, whose uninspired name is The Lorecast. The aim of this series of sporadic Podcasts will be to present a continuity of lore abiding by the hermeneutic I have proposed for our ‘Bund. It shall follow our Lore from the Mythic age of religion, and into an indeterminate point forward in the timeline. I will attempt to represent the Myths, Legends, Fables, Talltales, and Anecdotes in colloquial and modern English, while preserving the integrity and spirit of the tales. (In true Vatican 2 speak.) I will present these tales without comment, and follow up with an interpretive conclusion to the season. These conclusions will attempt to show the unity of the material presented, as that unity informs the impression of diversity. I will strive to organise the tales according to substance and theme, and when applicable; timestamp. I will also cull my Lore from a variety of European subethnic representations, all of which contribute to the whole of the Männerbund I am attempting to entertain. Because everything is interconnected, I have no gauge to determine where the podcast truly ends, but it begins with those ‘Pagan’ myths I mentioned in my introduction.
In the future, promotional articles will be far less wordy as I no longer feel compelled to make an apology for the need of such an endeavour. As it goes, the first Season of the Lorecast deals with questions of Cosmogenesis. Why not? (with the curious exception of Celts) There are vast tracts of Lore from across Europe, and other potentially once Aryan lands, which present a story with many hues. The first season explores the Creation Account of the Greek, Norse, and Finnish folk. Ovid’s Genesis is represented as a bonus. (Ovid’s Genesis is unaltered from the Loeb Classical library, whereas the remaining material is written and compiled by yours truly.)
The stories presented have the appearance of being quite divergent, as they are told in isolation, but when considered as a body they tell (I argue) a different story. In the ‘Lorecast Explained’ segment I make the case for how and why these stories may be mutations of older, core myths. How the seemingly vast differences between the Greek, Norse, and Finnish myths might contain kernels of historical insight into the Aryan conquest of Old Europe. I also discuss how in the Greek and Norse myths, you see a common thread of repopulation which connects us to Celtic myth, which itself revolves around a ‘Book of Invasions.’ The hypothesis becomes that the different tiers of divinities could well be the Gods of conquered people, or in some cases represent conquered peoples themselves.
For the curious, (as my time affords) my next season is intended to deal with myths involving Ethnogenesis, and will begin a more inclusive phase wherein Celts can be more freely discussed in the broader context of European mythopoeic metahistory and metaculture. From there I will analyse present, and discuss the age of mythology from Genesis to Apocalypse, as it were, in the lens of the Creation/Destruction (cyclical time) model imposed by the Aryans as potentially enforced by Baltic and Nordic races (like Greeks and Scandinavians,) as well as discuss how this model may have replaced a sublimated Existential (linear time) model upheld by Old Europeans as potentially embraced by Finns and Celts (who while phenotypically Nordic, might have officiated Old European custom.) Between Genesis and Apocalypse, are various epochs to consider, there is the romantic life of the mythic age, ages of morality, and so forth.
For now however, my extant material supplies a hopeful appreciation for our ancestral proclivities toward exploring Cosmogenesis and what lessons are available to learn from them in the Eternal Current Year.
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Forward and Onward, Lads.