Wotanism in today's world.
By: Wotansvolk

Life is an ongoing battle of Internal and external force. External force we deal with on a daily basis and it makes up the realities of our physical world. If we do nothing, External force wIll continue on its endless, timeless cycle regardless, as Nature and Universal Laws dictate.

Internal force is the essence which motivates and manifests our being, forms our character, stimulates thought and shapes the world around us. It could be said that external force is the vehicle and internal force is the driver. Internal force is the thought and it is the thought which makes the man, creates the will and directs the quest in each race of man.

It is only when man tries to rebel against nature that he comes Into conflict with the iron logic of nature's law and the principles to which he himself owes his existence as a distinct species. A race is a phenomenon of nature. And should It become extinct, it can never be remade. In all things, only the strong survive. It is the harsh and certain reality of life. When it comes to survival as a group or Individual... "MIGHT IS ALWAYS RIGHT".

The race of man can be observed In three general categories: the creators, the maintainers and the destroyers. Throughout recorded history the Euro-Aryan race has led the way as foremost builders and designers of the greatest of civilizations, art and technology in both northern and southern hemispheres, it has been the inventive genius of the Euro-Aryan that has provided the world with the myriad of necessities, luxuries and comforts, which today are most often taken for granted.

The term "Aryan" is derived from the ancient Indo-European language called Sanskrit, a forerunner of the Greek, Latin and Germanic languages. The word "Aryan" means "noble" and is used to describe white people of European lineage.

There have always been many diverse nationalities throughout the history of the Aryan race. A nationality, however, has less to do with one's genetic race of origin, and more essentially to do with the particular customs, language, character and geographic location of a segment of that race, At some point in history Aryans became known as both Teutonics and Celtics, but the divisions are arbitrary, fratricidial, a result of various historical circumstances and irrelevant in today's world.

When we speak of "race" and "folk", the two terms do not always share the same meaning. In one sense, the entire white race might be considered folk by blood. More precisely, the folk is primarily the culture-producing, culture-bearing, social unit of the race. A folk places Its highest purpose to preserve those racial, primal elements of the blood which give that group Its ldentity and its essence. That we share the same blood as a race does not ensure that our inherent tribal viewpoints, identity and perspectives are the same. Be that as it may, we should always strive to unite our race as a folk.

A great misconception about survival is that the higher forms will triumph. Nature has demonstrated many times that this is not true. Of the mighty dinosaurs that once roamed the earth, not one exists today. The saber-toothed tiger with all its power and strength passed Into oblivion, but the lowly cockroach survived. The ancient white Egyptians, Sumerians, Romans, Persians, Greeks, Spartans and Vikings among scores of lesser civilizations are now extinct as a unique people and culture.

Physical power alone is no guarantee, nor is intellectual prowess or species. The key Ingredient which ensures the survival of a race is its will to selfpreservation and the persistent and unshakable folk consciousness that stems from a mutual indigenous belief. A cohesive belief MUST be established before an iron will and a collective consciousness of the folk can begin to develop.

Any form of religion or belief system that does not spring naturally from the soul of the race, that is not born of the blood, will ultimately destroy the threads which link men with nature and kinsmen with kinsmen. A race without a mythos and belief of the blood drifts aimlessly throughout history.

The Aryans for thousands of years, far into prehistory, have always had their folk gods. These gods where an integral part of the people and gave purpose, meaning, unity and collective consciousness to the civilization.

The concept of WOTAN among the Aryan peoples is lost In prehistory, but its popularity throughout Northern Europe started to develop around 300 B.C.E., replacing the former god of the folk, Tyr. Wotan is the Teutonic name for whom the Norse Called Odin and the Anglo-Saxon called Woden. Wotanism, (often called Odinism or Asatru), spread a teaching of a Nature based religion and conducted a mode of living which set for itself a final goal of bringing into being a noble race. Wotanism placed a high value on human freedom and Individuality. Wotanism was never a missionary religion; it was rather a religion that gradually evolved among the Teutons over countless generations.

Indo-European religiosity is not slavery; it contains none of the implorings of a downtrodden slave to his All-powerful lord, but is rather the confiding fulfillment of a community comprising gods and men. Wotanism has always taught courage and fearlessness in battle and in all things. By an heroic action, a Wotanist could take his life in his hands and be a master of his own soul. The great gifts of the gods were readiness to face the world as it was, the luck that sustains men in tight places and the opportunity to win that glory which alone can survive death.

Wotanism continued to flourish for centuries in Northern Europe and became evermore popular throughout the Viking age from 8OO - 1100 C.E. What made the Viking age so significant in total was that it was the last major thrust of the Aryan peoples to be politically independent and remain sovereign from the influence of the alien, eastern religion, judeo-christianity.

As the Viking age reached its twillght, Wotanism seemed to slip from the stage of world history. As the great Judeo-Christian conversion took root, Wotanism was forced underground by point of sword. Many of the ancient Eddas where destroyed and completly erased from our heritage.
Fortunatley, some of the history and ancient myths where saved by circumspect scholars and in the folklore of our ancestors. As one writer in the early 2Oth century versed It: "Wotan disappeared when his oaks fell, and appeared again when the, Christian god proved too weak to save christiandom from fratricidal slaughter."

Wotanism came back in force among the Germanic peoples at the end of the 19th century and became manifest during the first and second World Wars. A new but ancient mythos was developing, mythos of the blood, and it began reviving the light, order, spirit and folkishness again within the Aryan race. The great Swiss psychologist and renowned founder of analytical psychology, Professor Carl Gustav Jung, stated that, "The power of Wotan (the principal deity of our pre-christian forefathers) was possessing or incarnating in the entire German folk." Professor Jung further stated In a letter to his friend, Miguel Serrano, In 1960 that, "Wotan in reality never died, but has retained his original vitality and autonomy. Our consciousness only imagines that it has lost its gods; In reality, they are still there and it only needs a certain general condition in order to bring them back in full force."

Wotanism is our true spiritual heritage. The Wotan spirit, whether conscious or unconscious, is a part of the physical and mental make-up of every White man, woman and child, and it is as old in essence as the race itself. The Oxford lcelandic dictionary defines Odin (Wotan). "Odins name bears allusion to mind or thought, and breathing; It is the quickening, creating powers; It denotes the Allpervading spiritual Godhead:" Gods such as Wotan, Tyr, Thor, Balder and the goddesses, Freyja, Nerthus and others, all represent and personify various aspects of the path of higher evolution. As our culture and spiritual archetypes, they also represent the primal laws, natural forces and the many diverse characteristics of man. The value breathed into a god or hero is what is eternal In good and evil.

A mind that is still childish thinks of the gods as metaphysical entities existing in their own right, or else regards them as playful or superstitious inventions. This however, is not to say that these gods of our folk do not possess a formidable character, presence, form, reality or power that our ancestors have rightfully attributed to them. Wotan produces effects in the collective thought and life of the White race and thereby reveals his own nature. Because the behavior of a race takes on the specific characher from its underlying images, we can speak of an archetype Wotan as an autonomous psychic factor which drives and guides the will of our race.

Even if a White kinsman becomes a part of another alien culture, he is called deep down Inside by his own gods of the blood. The alien judeo-christian religion could only survive in the western world as long as It retained the indigenous pagan customs, ceremony, celebrations, ethnicity and ethics. A people are lost as a people if in surveying their history and in testing their will-to-the-future, they cannot discover folk unity.

Among old Saxon and all Teutonic nations Wotanism remains a phenomenon of the Aryan and signifies divinity which was almost impossible to descpibe in human vocabulary. It cannot be wholly isolated, for it works not only on the body of the race, but on its spirit and will, which is the expression of the soul of the race. Wotan, as the eternal mirrored image of the primal spiritual powers of Aryan man, lives today as over 5,000 years ago. The concept of Wotan would not exist if our soul and blood did not exist. The gods live within us and are transmitted from generation to generation. W.O.T.A.N. as acronym is the WILL OF THE ARYAN NATION.

The Practicing Wotanist today can develop individually or in a group, which is commonly called a kindred. The size of a kindred can range from two members to a whole community. Each kindred event or ceremony is conducted by a Godi or Gothi, which serves as the dedicated priest of Wotan. A female priestess (Gydja) has the Same functions as a Godi. Kindreds Quite often have regular weekly meetings, but as a rule ceremonies are held for the traditional cycle of seasonal celebrations. Once a year, kindreds of a general region will conduct an "Althing", a custom of our ancestors in which an assembly of kindres gather.

Unfortunately , there are ragtag varieties of pagan groups which use the Wotan/Asatru label which are a consistent blight on true ancestral paganism. More often than not, these particular individuals, kindreds or assemblies grossly distort the noble aspects and folk principles of Wotanism.

Wotanists believe that a spiritual and folkish revolution must take place to halt the destructive ideologies, apathy and moral decay that has become the cancer of our modern Western world. Wotanism is not meant to be a retreat into our ancestral past, its concepts are timeless and apply as much today as they did to our forefathers throughout history.

This booklet was produced with the sincere hope that the white race worldwide may come to understand the significance of folk and the true spirit and importance of our ethnic ancestral beliefs and heritage. We are living in a time of great destruction. Never in all written history has the sum total of our culture and survival as a species been so critically threatened. Today's white race makes up between 8 - 1O% of the world population, and approximately 2% are white females of childbearing age or younger. The survival of our race hangs in the balance as never before; these grim realities will not go away by themselves. In nature's law there are no favorites, the strong survive and the Weak perish, might is right, fight or die, sink or swim, it's very simple. Life does not forgive weakness. That we have survived this long as a species is througs the great efforts of our forefathers who fought every step of the way and obeyed the folk-preserving Laws of Nature.

Everything that we are now and can ever hope to become In the upward path of our kind can be expressed in these 14 words: WE MUST SECURE THE EXISTENCE OF OUR PEOPLE AND A FUTURE FOR WHITE CHILDREN.

The resurgence of the old, yet new mythos of Wotanism already impels and enriches many of our Aryan folk worldwide. Through Wotanism the survival and dignity of our race is given into your hands. Preserve it! It falls with you, It will rise with you. As long as a people live, their gods are immortal. May Wotanism be the symbol of awakening for our folk.

"When all others are silent- we shall speak!
When all others in fear or discretion have fallen away- we shall stand!
When all others despair- we shall carry the banner of hope!
When all others tremble in friqht- we shall go forth and do battle!
To us, loyalty to our folk, allegiance to the spirit of our kind and belief in the sanctity of our mission are not just a way of life- these are life itself!"