"The submergence of Thule was not of the waters, but of the blood. Sooner or later its Adepts will seek to awaken Thule once more."
'Ultima Thule - The Vanished Northern Homeland' - Bernard King.
The Sun of Thule
The idea of a vanished 'homeland' immediately brings into mind the sinking of Atlantis under the waters; we know that At-al-land, in the North Sea around the area now known as 'Dogger Bank' once existed above the waters. But Bernard King here reminds us that the lost Land of Thule (in the Far North) was sunk into the Blood and not the 'waters' - what on Earth does he mean by this statement? First I would like to look at the word Thule and various root-words linked to this -
Thula (ON) - to endure, to tolerate, to suffer.
Thule (ON - a sage or a seer.
Thyle (OE) - a dandy, a jester, a buffoon.
The first two meanings are fairly straightforward, and we could well equate the lost Thule with 'suffering' in the physical and mental sense; we could also say that Thule has 'endured' since it has not been lost to us at all. The idea of a 'sage' or a 'seer' can also be connected to Thule, maybe even the Seven Sages of the Ancients. The third meaning, found in Old English, is a little more complicated, but perhaps the most interesting of the three. We shall go back to this later, since first I would like to point out the importance of the statement made by Bernard King.
What he is saying clearly is that Thule is within us, not something lost forever but something that can be awoken. This is a crucial concept to us at this time, for the Dark Powers use a very clever technique of keeping our attention to all matters outside and ensuring that people do not look within themselves for the answers we need to overcome the destruction of our people. 'Know Thyself' was the Delphic Oracle of the Greeks, and to do so we need to look within. The Krist exclaimed - 'The Kingdom of heaven is within', in contradiction to the church teachings. The Sacred Blood of our Folk is indeed the 'water' that flows around our bodies, but (as Don Miguel states) it was once the Igneous Blood of the Black Sun.
Now let us look at the word thyle which means 'a dandy', 'a jester' or 'a buffoon' which all basically mean a 'fool' or 'simpleton'. The root-word tol means 'fool' or 'simpleton' and gives rise to the name 'Tell' - William Tell is the famous Swiss Archer-Hero. William Tell is a form of the archetypal Robin Hood or The Hooded Man, and relates back to AEgil the Archer, brother of Wayland the Smith. Indeed, this also relates to a very early form of Woden as The Hooded Man; here he is an archer-god connected to Orion the Hunter. In a sense here we are seeing that the awakening of the archetype of The Hooded Man is directly associated with the awakening of Thule. There are other hints of this too, all connected to Woden's Folk and to our work over the last 23 years or so.
Gateway to Thule
- The father is slain by his brother, who sometimes takes his wife after this act.
- The son swears vengeance for the slaying of his father, and so as not to alert the uncle to what he plans he takes the role of a simpleton or fool.
- The son avenges the slaying of his father by slaying the uncle.