RELIGION AND THE FOLK SOUL
by Robert Blumetti
Religions flow from the soul of a particular people like rivers from a spring. They are the expression of the soul of the race that gives birth to them. They are the expression of a particular people's spirituality and flourish within the genetic landscape of that people, and kindred folk, who gave expression and form to the spirituality. All religions are thus the manifestation of the way a people or race views the universe and environment they live within, and gave birth to them as a nation. This is just as true of all the pagan religions as it is of the more universalist and especially the monotheistic religions.
Christianity originated as a breakaway Jewish cult based on the teachings of the Essence-cult leader that we call Jesus. He preached a heretical variation of Judaism that caused the Jewish leaders to condemn him and sentenced him to death for his heresy. But Christianity did not die with Jesus for several reasons. First, his followers claimed that Jesus was divine, the son of God and that he rose from the dead. They were able to do this by incorporating the many different spiritual beliefs that existed in the Classical world among the many different pagan religions. The idea of virgin birth through impregnation by a God was the foundation of both the Roman state and the Roman religion. Romulus , the founder of Rome , was born of a Vestal Virgin who was impregnated by Mars, the God of War. There were many other incidents of different religions, claiming that a demigod, born of a human female and fathered by a God, during the Classical period. Hercules is just one more example. But just as Jesus was born of a God, he rose from the dead like a God, just as Balder does, and many other Gods. Thus, the early followers of Jesus kept alive their cult by incorporating pagan ideas and belief systems into their Jewish cult, thus transforming their belief system into a non-Jewish religion. At first, the cult remained destined to remain insignificant and obscure, existing within the peripheral lunatic-fringe of Jewish society, that is, until a Jew, who possessed Roman citizenship, converted to the new religion.
Saint Paul had converted after claiming he had a vision in which Jesus spoke to him and told him to go out and convert the pagans to Christianity. I will not go into the entire story of Paul's life and mission, but it is important to make the point that Paul tirelessly preached among the Greek Celtic and Roman populations of the Roman Empire . During his lifetime and afterwards, his followers began incorporating pagan ideals and belief systems into the Jesus cult, creating the image of Jesus that has come down to us to and giving birth to a paganized version of Christianity, as opposed to the followers of Saint Peter, who wished to preserve the distinctively Jewish character of Christianity. One example is the issue of baptism verus circumcision. The latter custom was a common tradition among different Semitic peoples, but considered barbaric and an abhorrent practiced by the Romans and Greeks. The Jewish followers of Saint Peters wanted to make circumcision a fundamental principle, just as it is within the Jewish religion, for anyone to convert to Christianity. Paul knew that would sound the death-knell of Christianity. If Christianity was ever to spread among the non-Jewish population, he had to replace the custom with the common pagan practice of baptism, as a means of conversion. The entire story of John the Baptist was probably manufactured by Paul and his followers to justify the practice and its replacement of circumcision.
As Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire during the next, several hundred years, it continued to be transformed by paganism. Even the date of Jesus' birth, December 25, was borrowed from the religion that worshiped the pagan Indo-European God, Mithra, who was born in human form on that date. Everything from the idea of the Holy Trinity, the Mother-Goddess worship of Mary, the image of Jehovah which was taken from the face of the great statue of Zeus in his temple, to adopting the name of the head of the Roman pagan religion as the head of Christianity, Ponteix Maximus , helped to transform Christianity in accordance to the racial soul of the Roman people. By the time of Emperor Constantine, Christianity had become a religion that was more pagan than Semitic.
But as the Roman Empire divided both politically and culturally into two halves--the Latin West and the Greek East--so too did the spirituality of Christianity. The western half of the Roman Empire was culturally and racially Roman/Celtic/Germanic, while the eastern half was culturally and racially Greek/Oriental/Egyptian. The former was more racially unified, as the Romans, Celts and Germans were all Indo-European peoples sharing a similar spirituality and original ancestors that once inhabited Europe thousands of years in the past. The religions they worshiped and the Gods they celebrated were really the same Gods that their ancestors worshiped, and thus the spirituality they instilled within the new Christian religion was pure and vibrant and strong enough to survive the collapse of the political order when it came about in 476 A.D., but it was different in the east.
In the eastern half of the Roman Empire , there was a greater mixing of peoples, cultures and religions that were fundamentally different. The form of Christianity that rose in the east, that is often referred to as Greek or Orthodox Christianity was actually more Oriental, as opposed to the Occidental form of Christianity that appeared in the western half of the Roman Empire . Thus, its spirituality was not as strong and thus never had the life-vibrance of expansion that Roman Christianity had. Even after the political collapse of the Western Roman Empire , Roman Christianity not only survived, but continued to expand into regions that were never under the control of Rome . Soon, Germany , Scotland and Ireland were all converted, and eventually, in the next five to six hundred years, Scandinavia , Poland , Hungary , the Baltic States , and parts of the Balkans were converted in turn. The story of Greek or Orthodox Christianity was very different.
Greek or Orthodox Christianity only survived because the political structure of the Eastern Roman Empire survived. Its political authority was more Oriental and Semitic, and thus, Orthodox Christianity never expanded, and in the next five hundred years it actually shrank as the political boundaries of the Eastern Roman Empire , or as it came to be referred to as, the Byzantium Empire, shrank. Eventually, the Byzantium Empire was reduced to a third-rate power and Orthodox Christianity all but collapsed. It only survived because it was eventually adopted by the Russian Slavs to the north. And after the last remnants of Constantinople fell to Islam in 1453, Orthodoxy was reborn as a purely Slavic or Russian religion, and thus was instilled with a new European racial spirituality.
The rise and growth in power and strength of Western Christianity, and the decline and withdrawal of Eastern Christianity before the rise and advancement of Islam, are reflected by the zeal and determination of Western Christianity, which was purely European, and able to halt the advancement of Islam and eventually turn back the Semitic tide, culminating in crusades in Spain, Sicily, in the Holy Lands and eventually the exploration and conversion of North and South America. In the east, Byzantium fell and the Muslims burst into the Balkans and continued to threaten Europe right into the 17th century, but were eventually halted and turned back by Western Christians. Orthodox Christianity survived because of the transfer of its center of spirituality from Greece to Moscow . The Russian/Slavic European soul gave it new life and prevented it from completely becoming extinct. The new Russian state prevented the Turks from extinguishing Orthodox Christianity within its empire by applying force and pressure. But unlike Western Christianity, which was totally European, both racially and spiritually, it never became a great expanding religion.
Islam originated deep within the Arabian Peninsula . Its spirituality reflected the soul of the Semitic Arabic people. When it burst upon the stage of history, it swept aside the declining power of Orthodox Christianity, but was stopped by Western Christianity in Western Europe . Islam remained a powerful force, expanding into Central Asia and India and eventually reaching as far east as present day Indonesia . But Islam eventually reached its apex as it overran the confines of its Semitic base. The Semitic Arabic people migrated and settled throughout North Africa and Central Asia , and even moved into Spain . But over the passing centuries, the Semitic population assimilated and disappeared within large sections of the Islamic world. In places like Indonesia , India , Central Asia , Iran and Spain , where the Semites either remained a tiny minority or disappeared entirely through intermarriage, Islam eventually retreated or was transformed. In Iran , where the mixed population was not Semitic, Shiite Islam was born and spread to other regions, while most of the Semitic world remained loyal to Sunni Islam. Other divisions also rose in India , in Lebanon and North Africa reflecting the different ethnic divisions within the world that Islam conquered.
Islam remained vibrant and expansionist, but its apex had passed it by. Unable to expand into China and Western Europe , it continued to expand against the declining power of Orthodox Christianity until the center of Orthodox Christianity was transferred to the young, vibrant Russian nation. Islam eventually began a period of withdrawal and decline before the advancement of Western European Christianity.
From 1 A.D. to 500 A.D., Christianity split into Roman and Orthodox Christianity, reflecting the split between the Latin/Celtic/Germanic Western Roman Empire and the Greek/Oriental/Egyptian Eastern Roman Empire. Because the former was racially spiritually more homogenous, Western Christianity evolved into a new and vibrant spirituality, due to the incorporation of European pagan spirituality that transformed Western Christianity. But Orthodox Christianity remained spiritually divided, a mixture between Greek/Hellenism and the more Semitic and Egyptian spirituality. This prevented the Orthodox Church from becoming a stronger force than the political authority and thus remained subservient to the Emperor, while in the West, the political authority decline and disintegrated as the Western Church continued to grow strong and outlived the Western Roman Empire 's secular authority.
From 500 A.D. and 1000 A.D., the Western Church grew stronger and was responsible for the resurrection of the secular authority of the Roman State . The Church remained the dominate power until 1500 A.D., while in the East, the Orthodox Church remained subservient to the secular authority of the secular power of the Byzantine Empire. Orthodox Christianity declined before the expansion of Islam and its only expansion was into the Russian Kiev Empire, which remained weak until after the decline and eventual fall of the authority of the Orthodox Church (1000-1500 A.D.).
It was during the decline and fall of the Orthodox Church that Orthodox Christianity was able to transplant its center of spirituality to the purely European Russian Empire and removed its center from Constantinople to Moscow. Afterwards, Orthodox Christianity experienced a minor resurgence with the rise of the Russian Empire (1500 to 1900 A.D.). Though the Muslims conquered the Balkans, they could not completely wipe out Orthodox Christianity among the peoples of Greece and the Balkans, because of the transfer of the center of Orthodox spirituality outside of the authority of the Islamic World, to Russia .
Between 1000 A.D. and 1500 A.D., Western Christianity became a powerful force that continuously drove Islam back, from the Iberian Peninsula and Sicily and the Holy Lands during the Crusades, and even challenged its hold over North Africa . The spirit of Western Christianity was purely European (Latin/Celtic/German/Slavic). It had incorporated the essence of European paganism into it, creating a new European religion, motivated by the soul of Europe . This culminated in the expansion of Western Christianity throughout the world.
Between 1500 A.D. and 2000 A.D., Western Europe began expanding beyond the borders of Europe , bringing Western Christianity with it throughout the world. North and South America was converted in the 16 and 17 centuries, followed by Africa and Asia in the 18 and 19 centuries. But even as Western Christianity was spreading throughout the world, the seeds of its own destruction had taken root. This took the form of the chasm that resulted from the Protestant Reformation and the conversion of non-Europeans to Christianity.
In the 16th century, the Protestant Reformation began with Martin Luther. In the next hundred and fifty years, Europe was rocked with one religious war after another, culminating in the disastrous Thirty Years' War that almost depopulated central Europe. The split in Western Christianity caused the Protestants to abandon the old Christianized pagan ceremonies, customs and traditions that had been incorporated into Christianity one thousand years early, and turn back to the Old Testament, thus becoming more Semitic and eventually secularized. Since then, Christianity has become progressively more secularized. In the 20th century, even Catholicism underwent a secularization after Vatican Two. The result has been a steady decline in Christianity throughout the Western World, and especially in the West's homeland, Europe . This trend was accompanied by a second trend–the "browning" of Christianity.
Beginning with the conquest of South and North America , Western Christianity began converting non-Europeans to their faith. Both Protestant and Catholic Churches have spent a great deal of time and resources in spreading the Christian faith to Africans, Asians and American aborigines. As a result, in the 21st century, about 80 percent of all Christians are of non-European ancestry. This has caused tremors throughout the Christian world. The same paganization that took place two thousand years ago, when Christianity was first brought to Europe , has been taking place in the last five hundred years, beginning with the incorporation of customs, traditions and rituals of the pagan religions of the American aborigines into the Christian Churches of South and Central America . This same process is taking place in Africa and Asia as hundreds of millions of Africans and Asians have converted to Christianity. The result is new spiritual chasms appearing in Christianity. Even within the "unified" or "universal" Catholic Church, there is a division appearing, as the Church in Africa is becoming distinctively Africa , while the Church in India is becoming distinctively Indian, and the same is true of the Catholic Church in every part of the world until eventually, they will have nothing in common with each other. The end result will be its collapse into separate churches, while in the European homeland of Christianity, both the Catholic and Protestant Churches have declined to the point that only about 20 percent of Europeans today, still consider themselves Christians, and most of them are over fifty-years-old.
In the United States , the Christian Churches have both declined and resisted decline at the same time. If this seems confusing–let me explain. Among the European-American population in the United States , Christianity has been declining in importance for the last fifty years. But at the same time, the churches have been replacing their declining constituencies with immigrants from the Third World . Today, the Catholic Church in the United States in more than 50 percent non-White. The same is rapidly happening to the Protestant Churches. Even the Mormon Church, with its high birthrate among its originally all-White membership, has become about 50 percent non-White, as it has conducted a rigorous campaign of conversion among Third World populations.
As the constituency of the Christian Churches become more and more diluted from the diversity of races, nationalities and cultures, the original Folk Soul of Europe has lost its spiritual hold over Christianity, thus weakening its spirituality. Our people have turned away from what has become an alien religion. They no longer find a spiritual solitary within the Christian Churches . They have begun searching for a new spirituality and many have turned to Eastern and other exotic cults. Others have sought to try and resurrect the old spirituality that once existed within the Christian Churches . Many Protestants have turned to an evangelical form of Christianity, in hope of recapturing the lost spirituality. The same has been true for Catholics. Many have turned to Churches that have resurrected pre-Vatican Two customs, rituals and the all-Latin Mass. But their efforts are too little, too late, and cannot reverse the tide of diversity and multicutluralism that is transforming every aspect of Western Civilization. The poison has seeped too deep into the institutions. Our people have lost contact with the Gods of their ancestors, even though the bonds they shared with them were through a Christian filter, it was enough to ensure their spiritual vitality. But today those bonds have been cut and our people are adrift.
Today, Islam is experiencing a revival. It is partially due to the vacuum that has been created with the spiritual and moral decline of the West. Islam was born of the Semitic Folk Soul. It conquered a large section of the old world, passing beyond the ethnic and geographic boundaries of the Semitic homeland. Non-Semitic populations were conquered and many, though not all, were forced to convert to Islam. This diluted the spiritual power of Islam and began a long decline. This decline was accelerated after another non-Semitic group of people, the Turks, invaded the Middle East and converted to Islam. They were a fierce, brave and determined race of nomadic warriors from the steppes of Asia . The Turks established a great empire that was centered in the territory of the old Byzantine Empire, and stretch west to include all of North Africa (except for Morocco), the Sudan, Arabia, parts of Persia, the Balkans right up to the gates of Vienna, the northern coast of the Black Sea and the Caucasus. But the Turks were not Semites and their soul was alien to the spirit of Islam. Thus, as soon as the Turks established their great empire, decay and decline rapidly set in, and the Ottoman Empire lingered on for four hundred years only because of the rivalry of the European powers, who actually fought to prevent anyone European power from conquering then and thus upsetting the balance of power in Europe .
Turkish domination of the Islamic world helped to smother the spirit of Islam. The alien race and its alien Folk Soul caused the Islamic world to remain weak and divided. Eventually, the European powers carved up the Turkish Empire and divided the Islamic world among themselves as part of their colonial empires. But with the decline and fall of Europe and the Turkish Empire , Islam has been able to reassert is spiritual identity. The Semitic Folk Soul has been unleashed and Islam is now a great force for change. But that change is destructive. It has been unleashed by the Loki effect that has plunged the West into a state of helplessness due to its domination by the Hodur effect–blind ignorance. Thus, the rise of Islam and especially Islamic terrorism and militancy, is part of the horde led by Loki in his assault on Asgard. The Loki effect caused weakness within the West, by striking the leaders of the West with ignorance about the true nature of the world, blinding them to the threats that the West face. Loki is now marshaling the forces of chaos and destruction to assault the gates of Asgard. We are now suffering through the great winter, the Age of Fimbul. Soon the forces of Darkness and Light will cancel each other out and a new age of darkness and barbarism will reign supreme. But there is still hope that our people will survive the coming conflict and darkness, but to do so, we must turn to Balder. For only through Balder can we survive and begin the task of rebuilding a new civilization, heralding in a new age–the Age of Gimli.
Joy to you all,
Hail Odin! Hail Balder!