Book I - Comparative Religions  Part XII -Odinism

In this series on Comparative Religions we have previously dealt with eleven different religions, cults or sects, all of which have either been  extremely hostile to the survival, expansion and advancement of the White Race, or at best, indifferent and/or destructive to that goal. In  analyzing Odinism, we have a religion that although small and insignificant, is at least concerned about the survival of our race. We Creators  therefore consider them as our racial kinsmen who have the potential of helping win the fierce and hostile racial war which we are now  inextricably locked into, whether we like it or not.

Let us make it clear at the outset that this overcrowded world of five billion hungry and clawing people is rapidly heading for more chaos,  turmoil, anarchy, revolution and terrorism. We are locked in a racial war, in which each of the participants is keenly aware of their race and  ready to fight for its survival, with one exception. The only participant unaware is the White Race, .and it is not so much as lifting a finger to  defend itself. It is, in fact, giving aid and comfort to the enemy and massively collaborating in its own destruction.

Therefore in order to arouse and rally the White Race to take up arms and fight for its very survival, we will need to take some hard and  ruthless measures. We will need to follow a battle plan that is well thought out and is willing to go all the way to do whatever in the hell it takes  to win and survive. In Creativity we have such a program and blueprint. It is the objective of this analysis to find ways and means by which the  Odinist can join us in this endeavor in order to most effectively help win such a battle.

What is Odinism? Is it a religion? Is it a racial movement, or is it a social club embroidered with ancient myths and folklore?

Odinism is a recent revival in America of a few small groups who have resurrected the ancient myths and folklore of the bellicose Vikings who  were the scourge and terror of Europe during the Dark Ages. "From the fury of the Northmen, Oh Lord, deliver us," was a common prayer in  the Christian churches of the Viking era, which was at its peak between 800 to 1000 C.E.

Before writing this article, I wrote to Mrs. Else Christensen of Crystal River, Florida, and asked her to send me whatever books or literature they  had available on Odinism. Mrs. Christensen, a fine elderly lady (about my age) kindly sent me three booklets, namely An Introduction to  Odinism (12 pages): Wisdom from the Edda (8 pages); and Can We Still Say God? (40 pages). Of these, the latter is really the only one of any  depth in giving any philosophical insight about Odinism. It devotes practically all of its 40 pages in giving a scholarly analysis of what a pious  and treacherous fraud is Jewish Christianity and how it has entrapped the White Man's mind in an alien philosophy that is repugnant to its own  "Aryan Soul." We Creators have no argument with this either, and have more or less said so repeatedly and vehemently in our basic books  Nature's Eternal Religion, The White Man's Bible, our supplementary books Expanding Creativity and Building a Whiter and Brighter World,  and also our tabloid, Racial Loyalty.

However, much like in the case of Atheism, whereas all three booklets make it clear what they are against, they say precious little about what  they are for, except they want to replace an ancient alien religion (Christianity) with an ancient religion based on the folklore and mythology of  the Norsemen and Vikings. They say that instead of looking to the Jewish Yahweh and Jesus Christ, we should now worship Aryan gods,  specifically Odin and Freya and Balder. Also enmeshed in this pantheistic conglomerate are Aesir, Loki and Tyr, not to forget Yggdrasil, that  great ash tree whose roots and branches supposedly hold together the universe. Also in the picture, engirdled by a huge serpent, is Midgard,  which represents the earth, and regarded as midway between heaven and hell. The Werewolves also play an important part in this droll and  confused mythology, which, strangely, the Odinists have selected as their representation of the true "Aryan soul."

There are three aspects of this peculiar choice that we want to take a closer look at, namely (a) of all the thousands of myths and folklore with  which the White Race is so richly endowed, why should anyone want to choose that of the Norse? (b) what, precisely, is the "Aryan soul", and  what group represents it, and what meaning, if any, does the word "Aryan" have? and, (c) instead of asking "Can we still say God?" a better  question in this enlightened and scientific age might be: do we still need to play with imaginary spooks, White or otherwise?

Let us examine (a) first, and make a partial list of thousands (myths, legends, folklores and dead religions to which the present day White Race  is heir.

A. Myths, Legends and Folklore of the White Race.

1. Probably two of the greatest of the very ancient literary epic are Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, dating back to the 8th century B.C.E.  They are rich in heroism, drama and virtues characteristic of the White Race. Much better than the Norse myths.

2. The Greek Pantheism and Mythology are rich, colorful and interesting.

3. Roman Pantheism and Mythology. Many of these are a take-off of the Greek models, but have Romanized names and many gods and  goddesses are essentially Roman. Both Greek and Roman gods and mythology are wholly White in essence and evolved before Jewish Christianity contaminated their "pagan" gods. Both much superior to Norse mythology, and preceded the latter by approximately a thousand  years.

4. Teutonic Mythology. I have a four-volume set of books by Jacob Grimm, (1785-1863) entitled, "Teutonic Mythology," a total of 1,887 pages.  Whereas some of these interweave with Viking myths, they are essentially separate and much more extensive.

5. The Sacred Books of Hinduism. These consist of such classics as (a) The Vedas (b) The Brahmans (c) The Upanishads (d) The Bhagavad-  Gita and (f) Epics and Puranas (See "Hinduism", Racial Loyalty No. 30). These were all written by "Aryans," but great literature though they be,  they failed to stop the "Aryans" from race-mixing and being drowned in a sea of mud. An interesting side-note is the fact that bits and pieces of  Norse mythology stem from these earlier "Aryan" writings.

6. The British Edda (See L.A. Waddelt's classic by the same name). These stories recapitulate the Epic Poem of the Ancient Britons, the  exploits of King Thor, Arthur (or Adam) and his Knights in establishing civilization, reforming Eden and capturing the Holy Grail. Great literature  that supposedly goes back as far as 3380 B.C.E.

7. Aesops Fables that go back to the times of Ancient Egypt. In my opinion there is more good advice and common sense contained in these  short and simple stories than all the Viking myths combined.

8. Donald A. MacKenzie has put out a book that is a collection of German myths and Legends (different from Grimms collection of Teutonic  myths.)

9. There is the Nibelungenlied around which Wagner built his "Ring" of four operas.

10. There are Irish myths, Scottish myths and legends, there are Rumanian myths (Dracula, etc.), there is a large collection of Hans Christian  Anderson's Fairy Tales. There are the Mother Goose Rhymes, in which I am sure, if you looked hard enough you could find some kernels of  wisdom. In fact, just about any and every country had their set of myths and legends, whether they are White or not. Even the Indians and the  Mexicans have theirs.

So, with such a large selection on the menu, with such a vast array of myths and legends that originated with the White Race, what is so  special about the Viking myths?

The answer is: not much. It is not a great choice.

B. Who or what represents the "Aryan soul?"

The word Aryan has been widely bandied about in the White Man's literature. Such people as Houston Stewart Chamberlain in "Foundations of  the 19th Century" and Alfred Rosenberg in "Mythos of the 20th Century" have used the word extensively. However, it was brought into first rate  prominence by Hitler and the Nazi Party during their hegemony in Germany, in fact, to such an extent that in the minds of the present White  world the term "Aryan" is closely associated with Nazism.

We of the Church of the Creator shun the word, for several good reasons, but basically because the term is so vague and ill-defined that it is  practically meaningless. Like the word "spirit" used so profusely by the Christians, it, too, is widely used, but nobody knows what it means, if  anything.

I tried to look up the word in two encyclopedias I have and it wasn't even listed. Finally, I looked it up in an old Britannica (1929) and found a  short paragraph on it. ARYANS: This word is used by some of the "Satem" speakers of Indo-European languages with the meaning of "noble"  and is the name of one of the tribes of these people. As Sir George Grierson points out, "Indians and Iranians who are descended from an Indo- European stock have a perfect right to call themselves Aryans but we English have not."

The paragraph ends with this admonition: There is not a better or more striking example in science than this (Aryans) of the danger of affixing  labels without due scrutiny and intelligent discrimination.

The Nazis, too, never really defined the word, but it had the implication of a Nordic type of people, with blue eyes and blonde hair, but even this  they did not clarify. If that is what it was meant to imply, many of the most prominent Nazis and Fascists would not qualify. Hitler was not  blonde, neither was Goebbels, nor Himmler, nor Mussolini. Expanding this to whole nationalities, most of the White Race would not qualify. It  would exclude most of the Austrians, the Italians, the French, the Slavs and a hundred million others. So why make such a fetish of the word  when its meaning is so obscure?

We Creators use the terms White Race, White Man, etc., as our standard definition of the people we espouse and for whom the religion of  Creativity was conceived. We mean to accomplish for all the White nations of the world what Hitler did for the Germans. We want to unite them  into one powerful massive steamroller with which to smash the Jewish monster. The word Aryan will not do. We discard it as not only being  useless, but also as a detrimental roadblock in achieving this great and noble goal.

Now for the Odinists to say that the Viking myths represent the "Aryan soul" is a lot of nonsense. Just whose soul are they talking about? The  Nordics? The Austrians? The French? The Polish? The Hungarians? If we were to carefully catalogue the innermost feelings, the "souls" of all  the White Europeans, we would find there is no one common "soul." We would find that not only would the different people "feel" and "cling" to  thousands of different myths, fables, legends and folklores, but even in one and the same country there would be a vast diversity. The most  common denominator, if any, would be alien Jewish Christianity, and even this is splintered and fragmented into a thousand different bits and  pieces.

So let us forget about trying to represent or find the "Aryan soul." in the first place Aryan is next to meaningless, and secondly, if it is meant to  imply the White Race, there is no common "soul" that represents it. The best we can do is to construct a common religion that is in the best  interests of all members of the White Race, one that all can intelligently embrace and then rally the White Race through long and arduous  propaganda and enlightenment to accept it as their own.

This is what we are trying to do in promoting Creativity, the White Man's religion.

Before we leave this subject, let me make one further cogent comment. We have often been criticized that the term "White Race" is an  imprecise, unscientific description. Granted, it is. But then the White Race as such consists of a polyglot, imprecise group, or groups of people,  with only certain common attributes (other than the color of their skin.) The Austrians are different from the Nordic Germans, who arc different  from the French, from the Irish, from the Italians, etc. So there is no precise definition. Nevertheless, it is the best there is. Everybody knows  what and where the Atlantic Ocean is, but its boundaries too, become vague where it merges Into the North Sea, or the Caribbean, or the  Pacific. So, too, with the White Race. Everybody knows what the White Race is, although its fringe boundaries are somewhat obscure, and of some of which we are not too proud.

C. Do we still need spooks?

The Odinists evidently take the position that for some reason spooks are good for us. Why, they don't explain. Somehow to have a religion in  which you, too, have a set of gods that you can bandy about, is a big asset, they say, even if you know they are phony.

We Creators take a dim view of such nonsense. We don't need a belief of spooks, we don't need a belief in Santa Claus and as grownup  intelligent adults we don't need a pacifier to suck on. It is this silly hangover from our primitive Stone Age ancestors that has so confused and  distorted man's thinking over the millenniums and caused so much havoc and misery.

So let's have done with the spookie nonsense. Let's go about our business and solve our problems the way they have always been solved  correctly - by means of our intelligence, by means of reason and logic. In so doing, let us learn from the greatest teacher of all time - by  observing the laws and workings of Nature.

Speaking of Nature, there is one other point to which we take exception with the Odinists. They claim that by reverting back to the ancient  Norse gods they are more closely aligned with Nature. Not so. Any gods, spooks or spirits are not Nature. They are an un- natural aberration of  the mind. They arc not in harmony with Nature, but supposedly operating supernaturally, i.e., outside the Laws of Nature. So when someone  tells us that what they call god or God is really the same as what we call Nature, we disagree. What they are spouting is an anomaly, a  contradiction. We say: make up your mind. Do you believe in spooks or do you believe in the Laws of Nature?


We believe the Odinists are a fine, intelligent group of people, and we want to remind them that the grim racial battle for the survival of our race  is a desperate race for time, energy and resources. We cannot afford to indulge in childish games, nor dillydally in any half real, half make-  believe fantasies on cloud nine. We cannot afford to do so any more than a fighting army can afford to indulge in LSD, go into battle half-stoned  and expect to win battles against a deadly and determined enemy. We appeal to you, we implore you, forget about the spooks (even if they are  White) and join with the Church of the Creator in a planned, militant, fully structured creed and program that is based on reality, on logic, on  common sense and the wisdom derived from the Eternal Laws of Nature. We need you and you need us. Together we can wage a meaningful  racial war and win.


Odinism vs. Creativity -A Comparison

A. Basis of Belief.

What Odinists profess to believe in is rather vague and undefined. They claim to believe in a pantheon of Viking gods, of which Odin, a one-  eyed old man, is the father. Built around this pantheon is a random collection of myths and fairy tales. While the Odinists claim this is the basis  of their religion, they readily admit that they don't REALLY believe in these fairy tales. So where are we?

There is no recognized official text or literature, or even a set of beliefs in capsulate form.

Creativity on the other hand has clearly spelled out its militant creed, programs, philosophy and religion in Three Basic Books: Nature's Eternal  Religion, The White Man's Bible and Salubrious living. This is further amplified with two supplementary books. Expanding Creativity and  Building a Whiter and Brighter World.

B. Goals and Objectives.

The basic goal of Creativity is clear and militant: to provide the White Race with a powerful racial religion (such as Judaism has pro- vided for  the Jews) and unite the White Race into one powerful battering ram (as Hitler did for the Germans some 50 years ago) and smash the Jewish  behemoth. We are determined to do this and have the White Race again take full control of their own destiny. From there on out it is our goal to  upgrade the genetic quality of our race (through our program of Eugenics) and expand the White Race at the expense of the mud races. We  intend to keep building a Whiter and Brighter world.

Outside of promoting racial awareness, the goals of Odinism are as nebulous as is its religious creed. They do have social gatherings, drink  mead (because the Norse drank mead) and discuss imaginary Viking exploits and folklore.

C. Racial Attitude.

The racial attitudes of Odinism and Creativity are both pro-White, although the Odinists like to talk about Aryanism instead, a next to  meaningless word, as I have already explained in the main article. In any case. Creativity is more militantly pro-White, and more militantly anti-  Jew, anti-nigger and anti-mud. It is the unswerving goal of Creativity to not only fight for the survival of the White Race but to expand our  numbers until we inhabit all the benign territory of Planet Earth. At the same time it is our constant goal to upgrade not only the quality of our  White gene pool, but also the quality of our environment and the quality of life itself for the White Race.

To sum up: A Sound Mind in a Sound Body in a Sound Society in a Sound Environment.

D. The basic question we pose is this:

If Odinism did not have the intellectual and spiritual strength to hold its own against Jewish Christianity a thousand years ago when the Vikings  had Europe at its mercy, what would lead any reasonable person to believe it can now reverse the situation under conditions that are a  thousand times more unfavorable than they were then? Why would anyone want to resurrect an ancient failure from the scrap heap of history?

A Letter to Ms. Else Christensen Inviting the Odinists to Join With Us

Ms. Else Christiansen  The Odinist Fellowship  Crystal River, FL

Dear Ms. Christiansen,

Thank you very much for sending the three booklets on Odinism, and also many thanks for your letter of February 27.

I don't know if you remember me, but we met accidentally at Bob DePugh's meeting, 1977, in Kansas City. We were sitting beside each other  in the audience and introduced ourselves.

Mrs. Christensen, I have no "beef against the Odinists, and I am completely with Voltaire when he said "I may violently .disagree with what you  say, but I will defend unto death your right to say It." Although I disagree violently with all the spooks-in-the-sky religions that clutter up man's  thinking, the White Man's in particular, I have the least disagreement with, and the most respect for, the Odinists. I believe they are among the  finer and more intelligent members of the White Race, and I believe you are aware that I have said so on several previous occasions.

If you have read my editorial in Racial Loyalty No. 32 entitled "HUBRIS, HUBRIS," I believe that you will understand what my overriding  concern is all about. If you have not, I will state it briefly. It is this: Unless the White Race polarizes into one united battering ram (one party,  one movement, one religion, or whatever) soon, to smash the Jewish monster, it will soon be all over for the White Race. I cite the Nazi  movement in Germany as a prime example, but history has many others.

We Creators do not believe that Odinism inherently has the credo, the philosophy nor the program to do that job. Neither does the Identity  movement, or any of the other White Racial movements on the scene today.

If Odinism had it, I would dump my hubris tomorrow and join with you. The fact is that the Odinists of the Viking days hardly even knew what a  Jew was, and when the cunning Jewish onslaught (in the form of Christianity) came along, they had no defense against it. It was, in fact, like  taking candy from a baby.

Now I'll readily admit that most Odinist members of today are far ahead of their creed in this respect, but that's beside the point. Odinism itself  inherently doesn't have it, any more than the Roman and Greek religions of Zeus, Neptune and what have you. Those same Odinist members  would be ten times as effective had they a more comprehensive and militant creed and program to lead them, a better vehicle to ride in.

Let me ask you seriously - how many "Odinists" really believe in the archaic Norse gods? If so, who is kidding whom?

Hubris or no hubris, in Creativity we have it all. Just as Hitler designed and constructed National Socialism from ground zero specially tailored  to unite the Germans and overcome communism and the Jews, so, too, do we now have a specially constructed racial religion to unite the  White Race on a worldwide basis, and build a powerful racial steamroller with which to smash the Jewish monster. No hocus-pocus, no deceit,  no make-believe, no silly games. Just damn good logic, common sense and militancy based on the massive problems at hand, based on  reality.

We don't want to quarrel with you or any other Odinist members. We like you. We want you to join with us because you need us and we need  you, if either of us is to survive.

The question you must ask yourself is this: which is more important - salvaging your own little hubris, or salvaging the White Race, including all  our future progeny that is coming up?

Depending on what we do now, our future generations are going to be either eternally grateful for turning this sick world around, or they are  going to curse us in our graves for the hellish mess we left them.


Creatively yours,  Ben Klassen, P.M.

This letter was mailed March 26. Since no reply was received until May 8, we could not include it in this issue, but we did print it in a later issue.  Here is her reply:

May 8, 1986

Dear Mr. Klassen:

Thanks very much for your letter of March 26/86. I appreciate your straight talk and I think we can trust each other enough to keep it on that  line.

First let me tell you that I have been accused of being an Odinist who doesn't believe in Odin; and of course this is true; I do not 'believe' any of  the gods exist in the same way the Christians say they believe their god exists, or any of his three parts. What the gods represent to us is the  natural forces, the universal powers, good or bad human traits. We might say when the thunder rolls - 'My, Thor is busy today!' but no sane  Odinist believes that the god is traveling across the heavens in the goat-drawn chariot; to us Thor at that point is a reminder of the terrific  powerful forces of Nature.

I would like to go back to one sentence in your letter - You say Those same Odinists would be ten times as effective had they a more  comprehensive and militant creed...' You overlook the fact that these people don't want to be 'more effective' and yet they need something  upon which to base their moral concepts. Odinism is that base. The belief we present is undogmatic, so people can chose how they want to  see the gods; if they want the crutch, it's there. If they have progressed so that they can stand on their own two feet, the religion will let them do  just that.

At the same time Odinism gives them an opportunity to light candles, to celebrate the seasons or other such 'days,' giving them an occasion to  get together in an informal, friendly atmosphere. For, believe me, one thing our folk needs is companionship, to be among their own kind with a  common purpose. And logic is not going to do it entirely. Odinism cannot, and should not, go against logic, but there must be something for the  emotions as well, and this is what the gods provide.

You refer to Hitler; what he provided for the German people was solidarity, emotional involvement, inspiration, but these feelings are not  rational. Man is (unfortunately) not a rational being; there are degrees, of course, but most people are directed by their emotions, not by their  logic.

I believe that we need to fight on all fronts; your creed is built up logically and appeals to some people; Odinism, from the Fellowship's point of  view, gives something for the emotions and at the same time also is acceptable to people with a rather good rational sense. The Asatru Free  Assembly has more for the emotions than both you and we have, but they are not that far down the irrational path that their version cannot be  acceptable to people with a fair sense of rationality. It's not a very good explanation but I hope you understand what I'm trying to show. We  need to work on all fronts; what one organization cannot do, the people they cannot reach, one of the other two can (I hope).

We have members who are also members of the AFA; I gather simply because they think we do not have enough rituals and ceremonies  (which I keep to a minimum); and obviously they have a need for some emotional expression. That's good, Steve can provide that and they do  not need to go to the Moonies, the Hare Krishnas or the Christian churches; they can stay within a religion that is based primarily on our  cultural heritage. They can follow the code of conduct as it is expressed in the Havamal and the code will not be imposed from some outside  'god' but from within, from their own intellect. And when they first understand this, when they feel the racial solidarity and have an emotional  basis for their inborn inclination, then political action will follow. It takes time to get that far, but it'll come.

It is our destiny to be born in a historic period where the present cultural period is dying; it will still take maybe a couple of more centuries  before the final collapse. The new has not been born yet, but I hope and believe that we are today doing the groundwork for the foundation  upon which the new basis for the religious/philosophical moral concepts will be built. They will have to be racial, discriminatory, self-assertive,  proud.

It is a shame that we haven't in English been able to stay with the, or get a better translation of, the German idea of 'Das Gottliche'; the godly is  neuter, it is beyond gods and goddesses, and certainly a far cry from the Christian 3-in-one god.

I remember we met many years ago but never really had time to talk; it would be nice some day to have the occasion to sit down and exchange  a few thoughts, I believe we would come to an understanding.

Before I finish, I'll have to add that I know that what I've been saying here is not understood by all Odinists; we have them right from the stage  where they just want to exchange Odin for Jesus and carry on business as usual, so to speak. Many do not understand the depth of the beliefs  or the potential they have. But everything takes time; it's a big jump from the Christian creed which most of us have been brought up in, and to  a mature understanding of our emotional and intellectual needs, and then to absorb this understanding in an intelligent manner. As the saying  goes, Rome was not built in one day, neither is Odinism. And as society changes and our culture becomes more and more distorted, we may  have to change our approach somewhat; our enemy is flexible in the sense that he uses all physical and psychological methods available to  him; we must do the same.

I hope this makes some sense to you and it might be expressed better but maybe you get an impression of what we're trying to do.

FOR FOLK AND FUTURE!  Else Christensen  The Odinist Fellowship  Crystal River, FL 32629

(Ed. Note: Thank you, Mrs. Christensen, for a forthright and informative description of Odinism. I look forward to meeting with you again soon in  a friendly exchange of views.)

When you encounter CREATIVITY for the first time in your life, you're presented with a Cause towards which you can finally dedicate Total  Commitment.

Revolution, anarchy and turmoil throughout the world: it doesn't just happen. They are instigated by JOG, executed by the CIA, and paid for by  the White American Taxpayer, the ultimate patsy

Without a successful Creativity movement the White Race is dead. Our every thought and action must be - Will it help promote CREATIVITY?

A religion that failed to withstand the Jewish-Christian onslaught a thousand years ago cannot reasonably be expected to roll it back now,  under conditions a thousand times more adverse.

Book I - Comparative Religions  Part XII -Odinism

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