Throughout history we find that there has been a hidden underground current which has been suppressed by such organisations as the Christian Church, but it has also been suppressed before this time, over and over again in different societies. There are two examples that can be found in the most ancient times in India and pre-Zoroastrian Persia. In India these were the Vratyas who were bands of notorious raiders, usually seen to be non-Aryan, but whose role seems to cast great doubt upon that, especially in view of the role of Woden and the Mannerbund. We find Zoroaster suppressing such cults in ancient Persia, and clearly these are Aryan Cults that work in the same way as the Cult of Woden - they are Left-Hand Path Cults.
In India the Vratya were an Oath-Brotherhood, the term meaning both 'oath'/'vow' and 'brotherhood'; they were a form of Mannerbund, a band of young men, an age-set. The Vratya-Leader had -
- A stick and a bow.
- Black garb & skins.
- A silver necklace.
- Long hair and a turban.