Magus Vol. 2, Forests Traditions, The Black Tent by Oddrún
The following description has little to do with the actual content of the monograph, and yet we feel it crucial to say what it does not contain. It is of a special purpose that we seek to create art, writings, medicines, and traditional crafts and inject them into the unfettered chaos as manifesting our wyrd and worldview. We quietly present our mission of transmuting the self through ancestral traditions into the various platforms of this digital frontier, hoping to inspire, invoke, contact those seeking to transform themselves, their families, and live an authentic life of integrity and purpose. As herbalists, we deal in bodily and spiritual illness, but the sickness is of the mind that degrades both body and spiritual health. To heal, to become whole, is the aim of our works for the individual and the tribal/folk collective. The slavery based traditions of the pyramid, star, cross and crescent will evolve into the pure prison planet of post-humanity if we do not step up and become warriors and preservers of the sacred forests and its traditions. The true spirituality of the ancients is found again in the pure communion with the organic light without the filter or distortion of intercessors. Guides can trace out the map, give some advice on techniques, some herbal supplies, but the rest is up to the true seeker. We thank you for your support.
This is the next issue in our series of occult traditions and folklore of the Northern Tradition. This monograph is the shadow side of the first volume, and builds upon the basic structure towards self-mastery in the context of ancestral traditions of Northern Europe. Unimpressed by much of the available texts reconstructing this tradition, Oddrún has emerged from the reclusive depths of the woods to impart some of the gems of native forest traditions as a means for true self-initiation. So many texts are New Age platitudes, hodgepodge of Victorian era pop-occultism or relics of political extremists, some from pretender outlaws and the perpetual adolescent, or disciples of intelligence agents posing as occult masters (for instance, Dr. John Dee, Crowley, Dr. Aquino to name just three). One must truly question their worldview, their loyalties, their art, their lifestyle and known affiliations and see if they advance the Old Ways and the way of our folk or if they advance the deranged plans of the deep state. We can see these plans in the reverse alchemy of social engineering, orchestrated debt/wage slavery, ecological destruction, incessant war, monoculture of food, race, etc. into deep biology, transhumanist nightmares. Our revolt is not political but in strengthening the self, the family and the tribe. Clearly anyone who does even a little research can see history is not the simply linear progression of organic events, but rather is largely orchestrated and manipulated, a careful construct, nearly perfect in its enslaving deceptions. (Those seeking deeper context on this occult war can read the first volume of Magus, or if you are looking for more mainstream sources to validate these claims, read Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley, Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith by James H. Billington, historian and Librarian of Congress.)
Many of these have produced some truly dismal writings on magic, runes and the Northern tradition, replacing one set of distortions for another, trusting impersonal systems beholden to non-ancestral gods and entities, masters, holy books in the same slave religions of the desert. These are the warped traditions of the Nazarene or Egyptian doctrines, sprinkling in thelema, wicca/kabbalah, gimoires or new age doctrines or genuine occult diplomas and mandates from ancient gods as in the Temple of Set. These systems all have in common hierarchies, holy books, prophets, commentaries by their elect, ritual grades given by others, in the masonic templates of self-aggrandizing titles and false accomplishments. Many are set up to personality profile useful idiots for true psychopaths, or as extras in hedonistic rebellion, virtual gangs with rebel merchandise to show how disdainful they are to society or their childhood.
It is our sincere hope to present concise, dynamic and useful monographs and remaining anonymous. Our goal is to dissolve the anti-tradition’s dross and distill the essence of the way forward towards true self mastery. We take the time to articulate all of this for those reading, because so many cling to their cherished heroes or occult authors that they learned from their favorite anti-establishment rockstars (most of whom are knighted.) One can not pose as rebellious and validate these parasitic elites. Rather these deathstyles and death music of psychological poison have devastated the family and left many infected, addicted, weak, neurotic or dead.
This is a monograph for those that have grown weary of the second hand notions of these corrupted and debased traditions and charlatans. This is not for those lazy or wanting to be spoon-fed a system. It is a philosophical skeleton key to the locked worlds firewalled by these counter-traditions in the occult wars that have nearly eclipsed the true indigenous traditions of old Europe. It is a steady invocation to a true nature-based initiation free from the ossified crypto-masonic and Gardnerian all-too-human debasements of the path of Self. Our surviving lore retains all that is needed to reconstruct a viable, powerful and transforming Northern Tradition without the taints of these pretenders, their parasitic traditions of subservience, slave mentality, and ‘trust me’ priestly authority. We do not need their Talmud, Torah, Koran, Book of the Law, or any of this verbal tripe and hogwash. Our advice to you, if you buy this monograph or not, is to truly stop being lazy and read the lore of the ancestors and pay attention to the deep initiatory structure revealed within. Purge any occult writers using kabbalaistic/masonic distortions and these alien psycho-spiritual parasites, they are truly vampyric and always require prerequisite surrender of autonomy to some external authority. They are elitist but not based on merit or achievement, using the syndrome of the secret to constantly defer the truth to the level, the next revelation, the next initiation which they control. Some of these traditions were once genuine but were infiltrated and either infected or rendered meaningless.
We have spent a lifetime studying folklore and the occult traditions of the world, especially the Indo-European mystery/alchemical traditions and indigenous European shamanism. It is our goal to allow our guild members, teachers, allies to publish these short but powerful catalysts to articulate some of the ways to begin blazing ones own trail back into the Forest Traditions.
These are little labors of love, little tokens of wisdom for those truly supporting us. We invest the money into things like anvils for making knives, into our handblown glassware and copper works for alchemy, into new books to distill for future issues, into saving native plants, and starting seedbanks, supporting those taking these traditions into the woods and needing a bit of support.