The earliest form of Shiva who, like Odin, seems to have been transformed into a more 'sedate' form in later times, is Rudra, whose name is linked to The Dagda of the Tuatha de Danaan through the title Ruadh Rofhessa ('Red of Perfect Knowledge'). Rudra can mean 'The Red One' and we are reminded of 'Rufus the Red' here too. In the English Nursery Rhyme of 'Cock Robin' every verse bar one concerns a bird, whilst the odd one out is a bull - the very symbol of Rudra ('Red rag to a Bull'). Rudra in some versions rides a Boar.
Shiva appears in seals of the Vedic period as seated in a lotus position (as the Gundestrup Cauldron) with great horns upon his head. We have seen how a Saxon Tribe in Dorset worshipped the 'Stag and the Snake' (symbols of this Horned God) and also the Saxon Irminsul. Some years ago Troy Southgate and I (and our families) did a hike along the North Downs Way in Kent, stopping for lunch at a place with three mounds topped by trees. The same night I had a vivid dream of these mounds (minus the trees0 one of which had an entrance with a Stag-Horned figure which was also symbolise by a Tiger. The dream told me this was Herne the Hunter (it was in fact near to 'Herne's Cave' on the North Downs Way which I did not know of until later). Somehow here I was given the symbolism of Herne as Rudra-Shiva one of whose symbols is the Tiger.
The 'Wild Herdsman' is often portrayed as a great 'Black Man' which shows his 'dark side' or 'shadow-side' and there is a Grail Myth which seems to link this figure with the Long Man of Wilmington (we know his links to the Herne Giant) and thus to Waendal. The Dagda is obviously a variant of Woden as the god of magic and the dead. The name is probably merely 'dadda' (the 'g' being silent) which relates to the 'All-Father'. As the 'Don' ('The Don') his name is based upon the same letters (minus vowels) as (O) - D - (I) - N which are DN, which I have covered before in a post. The son of Don is Gwydion who is clearly Woden who has been taken up within the Welsh (Celtic) legends from a Germanic God, probably of the Belgae. Again, through the Dagda we have links between Germanic Lore and the Tuatha de Danaan 'from the North' who were great wizards and had great knowledge of Occult Lore and the Occult Arts.
The figure of Merlin is also connected to the 'Lord of the Woods' and in some cases described as wearing a wolf-skin and bearing a club. This again is a dim remembrance of the god Woden in Celtic Lore. What we see here is the figure of the 'Wild Man of the Woods' (Wodewose) who escapes to the forests to become 'hermits' separated from the society they were in, just like the theme of the 'solitaries' of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. They are 'wargs' or 'wolf's heads' in a society that shuns them and to which they do not belong - as we are today in fact.
Hamasson pointed out that the 'Dance of Shiva' would most likely take the form of a Fylfot-Swastika when revolved (*) and this is a Fire-Dance or 'Dance of Destruction' that is rarely equated with the figure of the Wild Huntsman (Woden) who destroys in order to recreate.
(*) I once saw a clip on YouTube showing the VW (Volkswagen) symbol on a hub-cap being revolved at a certain speed which created a Fylfot-Swastika. Taking this with a 'pinch of salt' I took no more notice until watching a documentary on the VW firm where the wheels of a VW were seen spinning, and actually did make a Curved Swastika. It is thus easy to see that Hamasson has a valid point here.
Der Wild Jagde (German)
(Franz von Shuck - 1889)
The Wild Hunt (English)
(Franz von Shuck - 1899)
'Thereupon he became distorted. His hair stood on end so that it seemed as if each separate hair on his head had been hammered into it...he closed one eye so that it was no wider than the eye of a needle; he opened the other until it was as large as the mouth of a mead-goblet...The Champion's Light rose above his head.'
Here Cu Chulainn takes on the form of the Wild Hunter-God, the One-Eyed Wolf-God known as Woden. The nature of this 'Teuton Fury' is connected to Cu Chulainn through the Irish fearg which is a 'Wolfish Rage', the name fearg being the same as the Germanic wearg or warg meaning a 'Wolf of the Outside' i.e. an 'outlaw'. 'Culann' means 'hound' and he is the 'Hound of Ulster'.
The 'Wounded King', as we have seen, is none other than Ingui who is wounded in the thigh, and whose wasting wound results in the Wasteland of Logres, where both Land and Folk are degenerating and dying - just as our Land and Folk are today.
The figure of the Divine Twins holds a profound secret, for one of the twins is mortal, the other immortal. The 'Immortal Twin' is the hidden side of us, that which can be awakened and thus grant to us immortality. The mortal twin is our physical being, which we have to 'shed' in order to become immortal - and the symbol of the immortality is the Apple in Germanic Lore, granted by the Goddess Idunn. This immortal being is in fact a 'spark' of the original Divine Being which resides inside us, but which has to be awoken and brought back to 'life' in order to become 'as gods'. We have to eat of the Tree of Knowledge before we can eat of the Tree of Life and become 'as gods', and these have always been associated with the Apple Tree and thus to Idunn (in the Garden of Idunn).
- Parsifal's father marries a 'black-skinned Moor' - Nigredo.
- He abandons her and marries Herzeloyde of the House of Anjou - Albedo. He is slain and thus Herzeloyde is the 'widow' and their son is Parsifal - 'Son of the Widow'. He slays a Red Knight and takes his armour and weapons to become that Red Knight - Rubedo.
Parsifal is the Warrior-Hero (The Wera) who has three swords -
- With the first sword he slays the Red Knight.
- He buries the first sword and takes the Sword of the Red Knight.
- The third sword is the Memory of the Blood (Miming) which, on the second blow, is broken and repaired in the water of the Fountain 'Lac' flowing from beneath a Grey Rock. This is the 'Broken Sword' - NG.
Agni (The Fire) is the son incarnate of Savitri (Heavenly Father) conceived and born by the Virgin Maia, who had as his earthly father the carpenter Twasti (Maker of the Swastika). In the Cave of the One of Both Sticks (Nyd-Rune) which has the name of 'The Mother', lives the Goddess Maia, the embodiment of Creative Powers who gives birth to the Son under the influence of Vayu (The Spirit) the breeze of the wind without which the Fire cannot be lit. The first spark that came from the Cave of the Sacrum of Maia, by the turning of the Fire-Wheel Pramantha represents the Birth of Agni. This spark is called 'The Child' or 'The Son'.
The Anointed One - Ingui-Krist - is the Divine Spark (Holy Spirit) created by the turning of the Fire-Wheel (Swastika), born in the Womb of the Virgin Mother (Maia) through the Friction-Fire of 'Two Sticks'. This is influenced by Vayu (Woden) who is the Spirit of the Wind without which the Holy Fire cannot be lit. The Warrior-Hero is born of the Waene, of the Morning Star, and is the 'Offspring of the Morning Star. He is Agni, he is Inga, he is the Divine Child and the Son of the Widow - The Hooded Man. Vayu - the 'Holy Spirit' - is Weoh (Ve) who is the 'Breeze of the Wind'. This is an aspect of Woden as the Triple-God knwn as Woden-Will-Weoh. Woden is the 'Fury', the Divine Intoxication, Will is 'The Will' and Weoh is the Divine, the Spirit.
Contained in the word 'swastika' is a secret which connects to this theme -
Su - The Sun
As - this root carries the notion of holiness, of light and of divinity.
Asu - wind, connected to asu which is 'vital force' and 'power'
This refers to Fire-by-Friction related to the Pramantha, itself related to the name Prometheus, the Greek God who stole the Fire of the Gods in order to give this to Mankind. We find vague hints that Sheaf-Ing was also connected to a 'Taper of Fire' which he brought to Mankind when he sailed to Scandi - the 'Shining Island'. Sheaf-Ing came from The Deep, i.e. he sailed across the Waters of Chaos at the end of a Cosmic Cycle when the worlds were dissolved back into the Primal Chaos.
As I have shown before, Sheaf-Ing is connected to the Holy White Stone seen here in this Mayan Stela at the bottom of the 'Ark' or Dragon-Ship (note the serpents twined around the boat). This golden-red, bearded figure can be seen holding the 'Hammers of Thunor' and yet, these are each the 'Cross of Fro-Ing' or the 'Cross of Krist'. This shows the 'Saviour-God' who appears after the Great Flood and the destruction of the Old Order, steering the Waters of Chaos and Dissolution to bring a New Order and a New Race of Man - he is the Aryan Manu. In the 'Ark' is contained the 'Seed of New Life' at this Time of Dissolution, and written upon the Holy White Stone is the phrase Gift of Ing which is the Inga-Fire/Agni-Fire which is the Fire-Serpent which 'hides' within the Waters, dormant, atrophied, awaiting the time when it will be awoken by the Warrior-Hero - the Fire-Initiate.
'The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior's last battle on earth.'
'A Separate Reality' - Carlos Casteneda
This is our 'Last Battle', it is the 'Last Stand of the Inglinga' when we face insurmountable odds in order to achieve the End-Sieg - the Final victory - when the Forces of Light defeat the Forces of Darkness and Matter. When we fall the world falls with us, and the old race of man falls, giving way to a new Race of Man - the Arya or Sun-Man, the God-Man foretold by the Prophets of Old. The 'Son of Man' is born with the death of the Father - the Father and the Son are one, Woden and Wid-Ar.
If the 'Fisher-King' is Ingui, then we can see yet another parallel with the 'fishermen' associated with the Krist, and the symbol of the fish which was used of the Krist. Sceaf-Ing appears across the seas - the 'Fishes Bath'. We are actually told in the Old English Rune-Poem that Ing follows his 'waen' across the waves of the seas.
The English Hero, Beowulf, has a name that can mean 'Barley-Wolf' or 'Bee-Wolf' (the Bear). He comes together with the figures of Sheaf (Corn) and Scyld (Shield) which all feature in the Legend of Sheaf. There seems direct links to East Anglia where we do indeed find an ancient ship-burial; the Wuffingas (Sons of the Wolf) are seen as the Wulfingas who occupied an area of south-west Sweden next to the Geats. The 'Barley-Wolf' is found in the famous folk-song John Barleycorn, a tale of death and rebirth. The 'Sons of the Wolf' refer more to Woden as the Wolf-God than to a Wolf Totem alone.
In the Myth of the War of the AEsir and the Waene we find the transition from a peaceful era - the 'Peace of Frodi' (Ingui) - to that of a warlike era ruled over by the Warrior-Gods of the AEsir under Woden. The Warrior-Gods had to take over from the peaceful Waene because of the change in circumstances, this was not a usurpation by the 'nasty Aryans' as some scholars infer, and which has become ingrained in our lore without foundation. As the Norse Myth tells us, the two sets of gods were fused into one and Ingui-Frey and Freya became part of the AEsir-Gods, thus changing their functions to suit the New Order. We can also find an interesting god named Kvasir, whose name relates to 'fermenting' and thus to the 'Mead of Inspiration' from which his Sacred Blood is made. He is slain and his blood is eventually put into the Three Cauldrons - Bodn-Son-Odroerir. Here we are back to the Sacred ALU Formula which is directly linked to the Sacred Blood of Kvasir. The Blood of Kvasir seals the union of the AEsir and the Waene - it becomes a symbol of the integration of the Warrior-Gods into the Elder Gods of the Waene.
In an interesting little booklet by Varg Vikernes - Irminsul - he sees Freyr (Ingui) as the High God placed in the centre, the God of Balance who stands between Woden (Explosion-Centrifugal Force) and Thor (Implosion - Centripetal Force). This is the 'rhythm of the lungs of the universe' (the arms of the Irminsul). Here Varg gives a very profound secret away, since the Power of Thor is constant but the Power of Woden is like the Bkitzcrieg, it moves between an enormous force to almost nothing (stillness) and the back again to become enormous again. This is the key to the understanding of the Power of Woden, since he is the God of Fury and the Storm - but this The Eye of Woden is the Eye in the Storm, the still centre of a mighty, enormous, devastating Force of Destruction and Creation. The Force of Ingui-Frey is stillness, for he is the Calm Centre at the heart of everything.
Thus, according to this idea of Varg Vikernes there are three gods with three distinct roles -
Woden - Explosive Force (Expansion).
Thor - Implosive Force (Gravity).
Ingui-Frey - Harmonic State of Balance (Standstill).
The Irminsul Pillar lies in the middle of the twin forces and is thus symbolic of Ingui or perhaps Ir-Ing in this case. It is Ingui who sits in the High Seat, as he did when he longed for Gerda. Varg has a very interesting theory -
'With the Sixth Race, we thus seek to develop humanity and the technology that will ne advanced enough to transfer a human's experiences to the next life. We will live in a new body, but our consciousness will be the same. In other words, your ego will be identical; only the body is new. All knowledge, all experience and all sense will be the same. This is the immortality of the personal consciousness. The physical immortality will then be sought for.'
'Irminsul' - Varg Vikernes
The 'ego' that lives on from body to body is the Absolute 'I' spoken of by Miguel Serrano. The 'Sixth Race' is the Solar Race, the Arya with a highly developed intelligence and body. We can see the whole process clearly through the teachings of Miguel Serrano -
- The Fire-Serpent moves upwards through the Seven Chakras, up to the Crown Centre.
- At the Crown Centre the Sacred Marriage of HE/SHE takes place - the Union of Shakti and Shiva (Freya and Woden).
- At this point the Sun-Initiate must try to 'Cross the Abyss' or 'Cross the Void', moving through the Eighth Chakra (The Black Sun - Sunya), where the loss of the 'I' (Ego) is a possibility that has to be avoided.
- Through retaining the 'I' the Initiate passes through the Void, the Black Sun, crossing the Abyss onto the Green Ray.
- At this point the Absolute 'I' is developed because the ego has not been fused back into the All, or the One. This is the stage mentioned by Varg when he speaks of retaining the ego from one lifetime to another.
Parsifal and Gawain are the two most important warrior-heroes of the Graal Mythos, and both are connected with the concept of Love, but this is in the form of a Cosmic Love which I would see as an aspect of the God of Peace and Plenty - Ingui. Parsifal states - 'I belong to a Lineage of Love'. Serrano tells of the Amor which is the reversal of Roma, and which means 'Not Death' and is also 'Love' as the word tells us. In Wolfram's version of the Graal Mythos Parsifal is clearly stated to be of the Angevin Line, which (as I said) could be seen as Ang-Wine or 'Friends of Ingui'. There are three distinct phases -
Siegmund - Germany World War I
Sigurd-Siegfried ('Victory-Peace') - Germany World War II
Parsifal - The Third Phase and the Final Phase for it is Parsifal-Krist who brings the 'resurrection' and the regeneration and renewal of Nature and Man. In the process Amfortas - the Dying King - is healed, seemingly through the questions asked by Parsifal -
'Tell me, where is the Gral?'
'Dear Uncle, what is your illness?'
Amfortas is healed and retreats from the scene, most likely like the Elves and Frodo in the Lord of the Rings going away to the Land of the Immortals. The question of the 'illness' that Amfortas suffers is the 'Racial Sin' of the mixing of the High Race of the North (The Hyperboreans) with the lower races on the Earth, and thus losing their immortality. The 'Gral' is the vessel of the Holy Blood which has been spilled (Calc-Rune or Yr-Rune) through this error or 'Racial Sin'. This is the sin of the entire Family of the Gral going back to the very beginning.
According to Aleister Crowley, Wagner's Parsifal had a section at the end influenced by the Order of Templars of the Orient (OTO) - this was the part where the Holy Lance (Spear of Woden = Phallus) is plunged into the Holy Graal (Womb of the Mother) which is a symbol of fertility and virility returning to the Land and the Folk. The Hagal-Rune is the 'Total Man' according to Serrano, through the union of YR (Woman) and MAN (Man) - Death and New Life. We have seen in a previous post how the Hagal-Rune related to Krist, and since both Parsifal and Krist are the 'Son of the Widow' (and the 'Son of Man') they are one and the same - the Divine Fool.
The Rune of The Hooded Man is the Edel-Rune (Odal-Rune) which contains the 'Balance of Light and Darkness' through the Double Sig-Runes facing each other, each one representing Ingui and Freya. When the 'Crown' is added (see Runebinder's Volkische-Runes blog) we get the 'Crowned and Conquering Son of the Sun'.
This creates the Ing-Rune which is of the Warrior-Hero - the 'Crowned and Conquering Son of the Sun' or 'The Avenging Son' - Wid-Ar. This is the Resurrection of Ingui as foreseen with the Black Sun of August 11th 1999 when the 'King of Terror' (Black Sun - Solar Eclipse) brought back to life the 'King of the Angles' (Ingui) as told by the prophet Nostradamus. This event was perhaps one of the most important for us here in England and for the Inglingas wherever they dwell today. We are today in the Age of Ingui and we are seeing more and more signs that Ingui is being 'resurrected' and 'coming back to life' to guide and aid his Inglinga Folk in the struggle against the Dark Forces.
Serrano sees us being in the 'Lead Age' because, no doubt, Lead is the heaviest and the grossest of metals, associated with the malevolent side of Saturn. But in the Royal Arts of Alchemy Lead is closest to Gold, and thus we can see that even within the Lead Age there is a hint of Gold, and the coming Golden Age. This is symbolic of the Sacred Blood, for even within the polluted, mixed blood of our age (Lead) the Blood of the Hyperborean remains, waiting for it to be transmuted into Gold. To do so we have to add Sulphur (Fire) to Saturn (Lead) - to 'add Fire and Divinity'. This is the Fire of the Divine Will whence the Blood is converted into the Fiery-Blood which is the essence of the Inga-Fire and Ingui.
We have seen how the Wound of Amfortas is made worse when Saturn is in a certain position, thus directly affected by Saturn. Thus Amfortas can be likened in some way to Saturn, who has to be transmuted into 'Gold' (The Sun). What is created in the process is the 'Son of Man' which is the Astral Body which exists only now in potential and thus has to be re-created. The process is thus -
- The Dark Night of the Soul - Nigredo.
- The 'Resurrection from this Death - Albedo.
- Immortalisation by means of the Red Spiritual Matter (Fire) - Rubedo.
From the process is created -
- The Absolute Man.
- The Absolute Woman.
Both of these are androgyne for they are re-united in their separation - Kaivalya. The Third Mystery (Serrano) is the 'Mutation of the Blood' which occurs first in the Astral Body and which then achieves the regeneration of the blood of the physical body of the Vira (Wera) - the Hero-Man. This is done through an 'igneous vibration of Sulphur', able to transmute the Lead of Saturn into aurum potabile. This is the Initiation of Sangreal - the 'Blood of the Sacral King'. It seems that the 'Stone' is identified with Saturn and this contains the Elexir, the Gold.
With the Resurrection of the Astral Body (the creation of the 'Son of Man' - Ingui-Krist) we are 'recreating our blood'. Only the Divine Heroes (Viras) had an Astral Body, and thus only these Divine Heroes can transmute into the God-Man. The 'Igneous Blood' ('Fiery Blood of Ingui') is the 'Blue Blood' which was the basis of the most Ancient Solar Race. Once the Astral Body is recreated and materialised the Vril or ER will regenerate the physical body which will change form, transforming into the 'Two Swords' - the physical and astral bodies. It is the realm of the Astral Body where the power of the Great Enemy is best destroyed.