The constitutional freedom of religion is the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights” ~ Thomas Jefferson
I am not really into writing editorials or scathing “news”articles about a specific person or current event. I’ve sort of dabbled in it for a time, here and there, but I’m just more naturally inclined to the philosophical, the metapolitical, the metahistorical and the metaphysical. However, every now and then, somebody deserves it.
I’m not a huge Twitter presence by any means- most of my traffic is referred from elsewhere. And at the end of the day I simply don’t have the time or desire to post and comment constantly as what seems to be the secret to “Twitter success”. This is not what I do for a living, although I do take what I write and convey very seriously. I’m also sure my not owning a smartphone puts me out of the loop in a lot of ways- but I’m okay with that.
But I do still utilize Twitter for its news-feed and to share my writing and anything else I feel is worthwhile; and maybe do some light trolling every now and then.. However, I went to sign on yesterday (Thursday March 14th), and I saw this:
I was somewhat confused, as it was just showing my name and my profile picture- an image that had been my profile pic for at least 2 ½ years. Curious as to what exactly the issue was, I clicked the “start” button so I could see exactly what this “hateful imagery” was. When I did so, it took me to the screen below:
The next screen it took me to at first had me even more confused. I saw my profile banner, and didn’t think the mountains or the lighting looked overly “hateful”; and I’m pretty sure they probably can’t read Gaelic. Then I saw my profile pic again, this time highlighted in red. The sons of bitches are calling my personal religious symbol “hateful imagery”.
That doesn’t really sit well with me.
But it isn’t because it’s “my symbol” that I designed, or anything like that. In fact, the symbol itself is really just an amalgam of three different ancient Indo-European sacred symbols. No, it isn’t because they derided my artwork. It’s because they are deriding the spiritual heritage of my people– and that’s something worth a firm response to say the least. And that is what I gave to them privately, and that is what I am giving here publicly.
First, I want to take a moment to briefly explain what these three symbols that make up the one represent in their traditional and historical context. Then I’m going to explain what this amalgamated Indo-European symbol represents to me and why I use it.
First, we have the infamous “Sonnenrad” or “Sunwheel”. This is no doubt what element of the symbol in particular that caused the lords of Twitter to declare it as “hateful imagery”. Now many, if not most who even recognize this symbol at all, know it as the symbol that adorned the floor of the General’s Hall in Himmler’s SS castle in Wewelsburg. This association is typically enough for most leftists to declare it “evil”. However, the following quote says otherwise, and it is from the most unlikely of sources- the Anti-Defamation League or “ADL”:
“The sonnenrad or sunwheel is one of a number of ancient European symbols appropriated by the Nazis in their attempt to invent an idealized “Aryan/Norse” heritage. The sonnenrad appears in the traditional symbology of many countries and cultures, including Old Norse and Celtic cultures. It has countless variations; the swastika and similar rounded variants are actually sonnenrad forms, as are certain versions of the Celtic Cross..
Because sonnenrad imagery is used by many cultures around the world, one should not assume that most sonnenrad-like images necessarily denote racism or white supremacy; rather, they should be analyzed carefully in the context in which they appear.”
While the modern use of the symbol denotes the occult and the “Black Sun” or “Spiritual Sun”; it should be understood that solar imagery and iconography of this kind was seen throughout Indo-European culture from the most ancient of times. The people of the colder climes especially revered and praised the Sun, and based their societies on Solar or “Apollonian” principles like Rational Order, Justice and Virtue.
Next, within the Sunwheel there is an encircled equi-limbed Celtic Cross. The equi-limbed (meaning all sides are of the same length) cross itself is an archaic symbol seen the world over. It has been a symbol that I would see in Shamanic journeys years ago, and has been an important icon for me personally in one form or another for many years. This symbol is often referred to as a “Sun Cross”, and is said to symbolize the wheel of the chariot of the Sun god.
However, the work of men like Crichton Miller have shown this to actually be a navigational device as well. This also goes along with the astrotheological symbolism of the Sun appearing to “die” on the Southern Cross constellation after its journey through the Constellations of the Zodiac.
This ancient symbol was adopted into what became known as “Celtic Christianity” which developed in Ireland and was brought over to Britain during the early years of the Church, when the Irish monasteries were essentially developing their own church separate from that of Rome (this independence would not last). During this time we begin to see the equi-limbed crosses essentially mounted on top of Calvary crosses, adorned with splendid Celtic knot-work (which symbolized the eternal and unending) and iconography.
Lastly, nested within the heart of the Cross is a symbol known as a “Yule”. Originating out of ancient Frisia and the North Atlantic (as far as we know), this symbol was the symbol for WR-ALDA, the primordial deity of the ancient Frisians. He was seen as the originator of ALL that exists. The Yule was used by the ancient Frisians as the basis for their writing and construction, among other things.
We continue to find this symbol in one form or another throughout Dutch-Germanic culture long after Old Frisia was no more. We see it prominently in the folk art of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their “hex symbols”. However, this symbol is by no means unique to the Dutch, and has found in the Near East as well, commonly referred to as the “Seed of Life”. It should be noted that the Near East was essentially a part of Europe for quite some time and also had contact with India, so the version of this symbol as it appeared in the Near East was quite possibly Indo-European in origin as well.
For a more in-depth look into this particular symbol and its meaning, I suggest reading the essay I wrote a couple months back on the Yule. Suffice to say, the six-spoke wheel was essentially understood to be the structure from which Creation was formed.
The amalgamation of the Sonnenrad, the Sun/Celtic Cross, and the Yule/Seed of Life; for me is a symbol for Creation as it extends itself out in Eternal Living Light. It is the Totality of GOD and Creation; the WHOLENESS of WR-ALDA.
Creation begins with the Seed; the Spark of Essence who is at once Father and Mother, who then extends out into the Son; the Eternal Light/Sound Vibration who goes forth and takes form in the physical world which begins and ends with the physical Sun, which is at the same time, a spiritual/energetic Sun.
As above, so below; as within so without.
This symbol not only reflects the exoteric reality of the Creation of the World, but it also reflects the alchemy of our own spiritual growth and development. We have the Seed of Eternal Life within, dwelling in darkness, forever unmanifest and indwelling a reservoir of untapped and untold potential. We begin by nourishing the Seed of Life; the Yule within. This Seed lies within the Self which is the microcosmic Solar Logos that dwells within us.
By nurturing the Seed that lies at the heart of the Self; that is meditating upon, listening to, and developing a relationship with the literal Living Light within our solar plexus, over time we will radiantly manifest our own “Heaven on Earth”.
Our people are generally a SOLAR people. It is inherent in our nature. The way we think, the way we act, the way we form our societies, the way we structure our religions; the presence of the Apollonian in Western European societies and peoples in particular, has been the dominant archetypal presence in our history- and that’s not a bad thing. The great Solar peoples and civilizations of the West, despite our shortcomings, have consistently managed to create the societies that were the envy of the world. And in 2018, it is quite obvious there is a LOT of envy and a LOT of resentment. Now even the term “Western Civilization” is deemed as “hateful” and “racist”, as it “triggers” people with some personal ax to grind against the West and its people.
Twitter has been at the forefront of this resentful attack against Western culture for the past few years, seeking to silence anyone right of Mitt Romney with lopsided “speech policing”. The recent purges of people like Alex Jones and others have exposed the blatant bias and anti-free speech agenda of a platform that poses as a virtual “public commons”. Now Twitter has moved on to assaulting the freedom of religion; actively discriminating against European ethnic spiritual and religious symbolism. And to add insult to injury, they slander this sacred iconography by referring to it as “hateful imagery”.
But I don’t need Twitter. We don’t need Twitter.
We need alternative platformsso we can move away from using the platforms created by these openly hostile tech giants who are all too quick to buy into and enforce left wing hysteria.
Here in America, and in the West in general, freedom of religion and non-violent religious expression are one of our cardinal values.
And despite the fact that the Jewish Star of David, the Christian Calvary Cross and the Islamic Crescent and Star have ALL been used by numerous individuals and groups that have promoted and/or perpetrated terrorist violence, we don’t ban these symbols from being used and displayed by members and organizations of those faiths. We understand that these symbols have a wide-scope of interpretation, and mean different things to different people, and we understand that the freedom to use religious iconography is part of the freedom to practice the religion of our choice.
Unless your religion has anything to do with pre-Christian Europe.
Don’t let them take any more of our sacred symbols from us.