Sunday, 23 February 2014

Old English Churchyards, Alfred Rosenberg and Wotan

As I have recently discussed in my article The Yew Tree and its Significance to Aryo-Germanic Man, 18/2/14, the presence of ancient yew trees in old English churches is a sure indicator of a pre-xtian Germanic site of worship. Another indicator is in the name of the church itself. Often in England and in Germany churches built on sites  associated with Thunar are dedicated to Saint Michael who is a xtianised version of the God.

"Belief in Wotan was admittedly dying, but the sacred groves in which the God was worshipped remained the goal of Germanic pilgrims. All destruction of the Wotan symbols and the cursing of the old belief did not help. So in place of Wotan, Christian martyrs and saints such as holy Martin were set up. Cloak, sword and horse were his symbols (thus the same symbols as Wotan, Odin); the respected groves of the sword God became in this manner the places of holy Martin, the saint of war, who is still worshipped today by German pilgrims (for example, the Schwertslocher chapel). Saint George and Saint Michael also represent the renaming of old Nordic deities who through this baptism arrived in the domain of the Roman church. The `she-devil` Lady Venus has been transformed into Saint Pelagia; Donar, the thunderer and the cloud God, became Saint Peter guarding heaven; the Wotanlike character of the wild huntsman is imparted to Saint Oswald, and on chapters and carvings the redeemer Widar is shown tearing the Fenris Wolf to pieces (for example, at Berchtesgaden). The same Widar, who in trying to save Odin swallowed by the Fenris Wolf, kills the monster." (The Myth of the Twentieth Century, Alfred Rosenberg)

It should be noted that Rosenberg was not a follower of Wotan and neither were the majority of the leadership cadre of the NSDAP but nevertheless they were influenced by this deity and in the case of Hitler, possessed by the Wotan archetype. Most National Socialists were those in name only and those who were genuine for the most part were either atheist, xtian in some form or held to a belief in the concept of a racial God, who they referred to as Das Gott. We do know that Hess and Himmler were certainly in some way sympathetic to or believers in the ancestral Gods. In the case of Hitler he did not need to subscribe to any such belief as he was the living incarnation of Wotan`s spirit. Our Gods can make use of people and situations with or without our consent.

Rosenberg`s book is worthy of study as the Third Reich`s philosopher he presented a new German mystic vision for the Volk, one which was cleansed of all jewishness. His in-sights may be of use to the esoteric Wodenist. 

"One form of Odin is dead, that is, the Odin who was the highest of the many Gods who appeared as the embodiment of a generation still given up to natural symbolisms. But Odin as the eternal mirrored image of the primal spiritual powers of Nordic man lives today just as he did over 5,000 years ago." (Rosenberg)

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