By David Myatt
Preface to Second Edition:
This work, along with several other NS works I have written, has been slightly amended to reflect only the essence of National-Socialism. Thus, all polemical and political remarks – incompatible with Esoteric Hitlerism – have been removed. I have briefly outlined the basis of Esoteric Hitlerism in my essay Esoteric Hitlerism: Idealism, The Third Reich and the Essence of National-Socialism.
The present work explains the religious nature of National-Socialism, for National-Socialism is fundamentally a spiritual Weltanschauung or ‘philosophy of living’ rather than a political belief or a political set of principles(1).
By definition (according to the Oxford English Dictionary) religion is “Belief in or sensing of some superhuman powers or powers… ; a system defining a code of living.” National-Socialism defines a practical code of living based on the noble ideals of honour, loyalty and duty; and a National-Socialist is someone who accepts the mission and revelation of Adolf Hitler because they believe or know that he was an instrument of Fate, of Providence(2).
To comprehend National-Socialism fully, and to understand its unique historical significance and its unique revelation, an individual has to understand that Adolf Hitler was a means whereby the cosmos could restore the balance which was necessary for our species to continue to evolve(3) and thus develope into higher beings. To be a National-Socialist means believing or knowing that the spiritual salvation and physical survival of the human species in general depends on them accepting the spiritual wisdom which Adolf Hitler has bequeathed to us. This spiritual wisdom is a practical way of living – an acceptance of the importance of race, individual character (or personality) and noble idealism.
Furthermore, National-Socialism is natural, pantheistic and pagan religion which expresses fundamental spiritual truths in a beautiful, profound and unaffected way. In contrast to the majority of other major religions which exist today, and which are all of Occidental or Eastern origin, the religion of National-Socialism is not a religion of priests, ritual, and obedience to the words of some revealed book, as it does not have, nor need, Churches and Temples. Neither does National-Socialism teach the renunciation of the physical world. Instead, National-Socialism seeks to change the physical world and make it a more spiritual, a more noble, place, believing as it does that this is the better way to develope better individuals. Thus National-Socialism is a positive, life-enhancing religion which expresses the conscious understanding, or wisdom, that we as a species have achieved through thousands of years of civilization. It makes us aware of what is numinous, or sacred, in a practical way consistent with our capacity to think – to behave and live in a civilized, higher, way.
The purpose of National-Socialism is to free us – to reveal to us our unique evolutionary Destiny, as human beings. Other religions also tend to separate Nature from the spiritual, and deny the spiritual importance, and the numinosity, of natural creations such as race. They thus are anti-evolutionary and deny the essence of our humanity because they do not recognize that all of Nature, and all that Nature has laboured to evolve, is sacred. Only National-Socialism, for instance, recognizes the spiritual importance of race, and how race expresses our identity(4). Only National-Socialism enables us to evolve further, to continue the work of Nature, because only National-Socialism expresses, and respects, in a complete and practical way, the sacredness of Nature evident in race, culture and individual personality.
National-Socialism is not primarily an Aryan religion – concerned just with the welfare and destiny of the Aryan peoples of this world. Rather, its fundamental principles and ideals of racial separation, racial evolution, and its religious wisdom, are applicable to all races. That is, while National-Socialism can aid the Aryan to evolve toward the divine, the revelations which Adolf Hitler has given to us also possesses the potential to lead other races toward their own, unique, destinies, enabling those races to live in a noble way and so evolve of themselves. It is important to understand that the religion of National-Socialism is ultimately important for all the races of our human species and that Aryans have a duty to make the revelation of the importance of race known to other races.(5)
What must be stressed is that the religion of National-Socialism does not preach or teach any form of racial hatred or racial intolerance. Instead, it encourages us to: (1) be proud of our own race, our racial culture and racial heritage, and (2) be tolerant and honourable and so accept that other races have natural right to live in freedom and be proud of their own race, racial culture and racial heritage. One of the primary practical aims of this new religion is to encourage the creation of separate, free ethnic homelands with these different homelands cooperating together for their mutual benefit.
Essentially, the religion of National-Socialism seeks to change both individuals, and the world itself, by seeking to encourage individuals to understand the divine, uphold the noble ideals of National-Socialism, and dedicate themselves to striving to implement those ideals in a practical way.
I: National-Socialist Cosmology
Basically, ‘cosmology’ – when applied to religion (rather than to astronomy) – means a particular explanation of the “whole scheme of things”: with who we, as individuals are; with what our life means; how we came to be who we are, and how the cosmos itself came to be what it is. In the simple sense, a religious cosmology is a particular explanation of our place, as individuals, ‘in the scheme of things’; with what is sacred, and what is profane.
According to National-Socialism, we as individuals are part of Nature, and Nature herself is understood as being an expression of the evolution of the cosmos as this evolution occurs on this particular planet of ours. The cosmos is beyond and above us – we are created by the cosmos, born because of the cosmos, just as when we die we return to the cosmos. National-Socialism understands the cosmos, and thus Nature, to be a type of Being – something alive which has existence, which changes, and which causes or brings about changes in those other types of being which are part of the cosmos and thus part of Nature.
This type of Being which the cosmos is, is thus super-human, as it controls, or directs, or causes, the changes which we as individuals undergo or are subject to. However, according to National-Socialism, this type of Being which is the cosmos is not ‘anthropomorphic’ – that is, it is not viewed, understood or believed to be, ‘of human form’ – as conventional ‘gods’ or deities are anthropomorphic. Rather, it is a unique, suprahuman type of Being, which we as individuals can only know and understand by direct experience of it – it is beyond our power to describe or depict. At best, we can sense this Being; we can experience it; we can be aware of its numinosity, as sometimes we can feel it is actually ‘present’ or exists in certain physical things – particularly in aspects of Nature. For us, as human beings, this cosmic Being is most manifest in Nature. Thus National-Socialists hold Nature, and her creations, in respect. National-Socialists are thus pagans who revere Nature, as they accept that this Being which is the cosmos exists in us all, as individuals, because we are born from the cosmos and because we belong to the cosmos. It is the cosmos, and those aspects of the cosmos of which we are aware – such as Nature – which is divine. Essentially, for National-Socialism, divinity is the cosmos and the aspects of the cosmos.
The cosmos exists, as a unique type of Being, and this Being is made manifest in the creations of this Being. These creations are what results from change, or evolution. Thus in a fundamental sense, evolution (or change) and what results from it is how this Being exists and lives. The evolutionary creations of which we are aware (such as Nature) and of which we ourselves are a part, are thus, in a descriptive and simplistic sense, ‘the body of the cosmic Being’ – part of the very life of this Being. In a way, we human beings are the very essence of this suprapersonal Being because we are unique, on this planet, in possessing the faculty of ‘Thought’ – that is, we are, or can be, the consciousness of the cosmos itself.
It is the cosmos which controls our lives, because we are subject to the ‘laws’ or processes of the cosmos. It is the cosmos which gives us our Destiny, our Fate, as it is the cosmos which provides us with good fortune or with misfortune. We are who we are because of this Being, and the purpose of our lives is to discover who we are, act on the understanding this discovery brings, and live in such a way that we can appropriate more and more of the divine – that is, act in such a way that we enhance the life of this cosmic Being. Acting in a profane way means acting in a way detrimental or harmful to the life of this cosmic Being.
Thus we as individuals can harm or aid this Being. If we harm this Being, we are in effect only harming ourselves, and we will assuredly suffer because of it. There is no abstract ‘morality’ here – just a simple wisdom. If we aid this Being, we ourselves can evolve into higher beings, and thus fulfil the purpose of our individual existence. In respect of harming this Being, a simple analogy would be an individual who deliberately did things harmful to their own welfare and well-being – by doing such things, they are making themselves unhealthy. Instead of increasing their vitality and evolving further, they are at best merely existing, in a dumb animal sort of way, and at worst destroying their own lives. Thus do they harm themselves and the cosmic Being of which they are a part. They – or their descendants – will assuredly suffer the consequences of such unhealthy and harmful acts, just as a woman who smokes cigarettes while pregnant can harm her child.
Furthermore, if we live in the correct way, and so evolve, in consciousness and health, we can transcend beyond what we are, in this physical world, and actually become a part of this suprapersonal Being. Thus will we live on, in another kind of time and space, after our own physical death, achieving Immortality. However, if we live in a harmful way – in a way which contradicts the basic processes or ‘laws’ of Nature – we cannot evolve, and thus lose the one chance we have of achieving this Immortality, this ‘becoming one’ with the Being of the cosmos.
National-Socialism makes us aware of what is necessary for us to live our lives in a way which enhances this cosmic Being. National-Socialism provides us with the conscious understanding and awareness we need to live our lives in a positive way, beneficial to Nature and thus to the cosmos. National-Socialism is thus a revelation of the divine Being itself; a means whereby we can fulfil the unique purpose of our individual existence here on this planet; a means whereby we as individuals can evolve, and a means where we can achieve that Immortality which it is possible for us to achieve.
II: The Spiritual Importance of Race
According to National-Socialism, an individual is part of their folk – a part of the race to which they belong and which they represent. An individual is thus of Nature, and thus a part of the process of evolution which makes Nature what it is. Furthermore, an individual is thus ‘the cosmos in evolution’ – the Being of the cosmos made manifest in that individual.
To evolve, and thus aid the Being of the cosmos, we must respect what is of this Being. For our own species this means, at the present time – since we exist on this planet – respecting Nature, since Nature is how this Being is made manifest to us; Nature is how this Being ‘works’, or exists, here on this planet which we call ‘Earth’. We can only evolve if we live in such a way that our lives enhance Nature – that is, if we continue with what Nature has produced.
Our uniqueness and thus our humanity is what makes us, as a species, different from other species – and we are different because we are ‘thinking-beings’; because we possess consciousness: a knowledge of ourselves, as individuals, and a knowledge of our surroundings. We have become ‘thinking-beings’ – we have become human – because of evolution. That is, we have evolved into our present, human, species. This evolution has occurred over vast, æonic, spans of time – hundreds of thousands of years, and in an important way, this evolution expresses the life of the cosmic Being itself, a means whereby it has grown, changed and acquired a consciousness.
This evolution, here on this planet, which has made us human has been toward diversity and difference. That is, Nature has evolved distinct races and it is these different races which express our nature as humans, and thus our humanity.
Being human means being part of the species that has evolved into ‘human beings’, and this evolution has resulted in many diverse and different races, each of which express evolution in action.
Further evolution means a continuation of what Nature has produced – it means nurturing what Nature has produced so that there is more, and higher, development. This higher, or evolutionary, development by definition must be toward more diversity and difference, and thus towards more humanity.
Miscegenation, or ‘race-mixing’, means the destruction of the diversity and difference which Nature has produced. It is thus anti-evolutionary and therefore inhuman because it will destroy what Nature has taken hundreds of thousands of years to evolve – our unique human species, and the different races within it.
To continue to evolve – to continue to express our humanity – what Nature has produced must be nurtured and used as the foundation to create more evolution. This means preserving the unique races of our species, and developing those races in an evolutionary or eugenic way. This development will result in more difference and diversity, in more highly evolved races, and thus will continue those things which make us unique and human.
Anything other than this is anti-evolutionary, inhuman, and against Nature, and will assuredly undermine and then destroy our very humanity.
To be human means to be aware of this diversity and difference, and to act humanely means to preserve and extend further this diversity and difference. Regardless of what the various propagandists for profane egalitarian causes may say or write, those who seek to preserve and extend our unique human races are acting humanely and because they deserve to respect what is sacred. Only by preserving and then building upon the foundation which are these unique races can we, as a species, evolve further and thus maintain our humanity.
Anything which undermines or destroys these races is inhuman and anti-evolutionary. Whatever the social importance or otherwise of these racial differences and our racial diversity, the fact is that this racial difference and diversity is our unique heritage, as human beings: they have made us what we are, and they express who we are. We should celebrate this difference and diversity, and not seek to destroy it. By celebrating, upholding and extending, this racial difference and diversity, we are celebrating, upholding and aiding the cosmic Being itself – we are respecting and revering what is sacred, and acting in accord with the divine will of the cosmos.
Today, on this planet, the rich diversity and difference of our own species is under threat as more and more individuals show a disrespect of what is sacred and divine. These individuals ignore or do not understand how the cosmos has, through the processes of Nature which are evolution, brought about this glorious diversity and difference. Our own unique races, brought about by the cosmos – and the unique cultures these races have evolved – are being destroyed by the destructive, profane, policies of a dogmatic race-mixing ideology, and by the destructive power of a profane consumer-globalism. These races of ours need saving and preserving just as much as the diversity and difference of Nature’s other creations, be such creations animal species, plant species, trees or whatever. Our first priority should be to save our own unique races from extinction and destruction.
Life on this planet is special because of its abundant diversity and difference. We must seek to nurture this diversity and difference, and not destroy it. If these profane dogmatic race-mixing policies finally triumph and if consumer-globalism continues to spread, a bland uniformity will be created, what is special about us will be destroyed forever. These profane policies are harmful to the cosmos, and therefore they are bad. As such, they have to be fervently opposed by those who are aware of and who wish to preserve, what is sacred. The final triumph of such destructive, profane policies will mean the destruction of the cosmic Being itself: the triumph of darkness over light. This cannot be allowed to happen. Those who oppose such profane policies must realize that they are fighting a holy war for what is sacred; they are fighting to preserve our very humanity.
Those whose actions and beliefs are destroying our unique species through policies such as race-mixing, arrogantly believe that a mere idea, a mere dogma, a mere belief is more powerful than Nature. These people believe in their profane, foolish and immature arrogance that we, as a species, are somehow ‘above Nature’ and not subject to those forces and processes which all other living organisms are subject to. Furthermore, these profane people are trampling upon and destroying everything that is sacred, everything that is beautiful, and everything that is divine.
Adolf Hitler was a means whereby the cosmic Being made us aware of what is necessary to preserve and extend what is sacred and divine. He was a gift to us, from the cosmos, and his teachings and his life were a means to reveal to us, and future generations, how we should live and act so that we could transform ourselves into higher beings, achieve Immortality and so continue the work of Nature and the cosmos. Adolf Hitler has revealed to us the spiritual importance of race, and of individual character – how important they are for our future evolution as a species; how they express our very humanity and how they express what is divine.
Adolf Hitler has left us a unique and divine legacy. He has, by his life and achievements, shown us what is possible. He has revealed to us that life does have a higher, noble and glorious purpose. He has given us a practical means whereby we can change ourselves into higher, more noble beings, as he has shown us how we can through our own efforts, our own Triumph of the Will, build a better, more divine, world for ourselves and our descendants.
According to the National-Socialism of Adolf Hitler, we can transform ourselves into higher, more noble beings, by pursuing idealistic goals – by striving for excellence. To do this, we need to create and pursue what is numinous and archetypal: what represents the best individual.
Such striving, such a ‘struggle’ toward what is archetypal, actually enhances our lives – producing vitality. It is also necessary, for without it, there is no forward movement; no evolution. Indeed, such a striving for excellence – the pursuit of numinous archetypal ideals – is human evolution in action; a means whereby we as individuals can creatively participate in a positive way in evolution.
According to the National-Socialism of Adolf Hitler, we can aid the divine by upholding the noble individual values of honour, loyalty, duty. These values are a means to enhance our own lives, and if we live according to them, and struggle to implement them in the world, we can create a new and higher type of society which by its very existence will aid and strengthen what is sacred and divine.
III: Becoming a National-Socialist –
The Nine Fundamental Principles of National-Socialism
The following nine principles express the practical essence of National-Socialism. They are meant to be a guide to individual National-Socialist living: a means whereby individuals can enhance their own lives and live in a National-Socialist way.
By living in this way, an individual is upholding and expressing what is sacred and divine. They are living and acting as human beings – in accordance with the will of the cosmos. Any other way of living is fundamentally sub-human and profane: an insult to what makes us human, and a destruction of the very essence of our humanity.
There is nothing complicated about an individual becoming a National-Socialist. All they need to do is accept the fundamental tenets of the National-Socialist religion as outlined in Chapters I, II, IV and V of this present work, and strive to uphold, in their everyday life, the Nine Fundamental Principles of the National-Socialist religion as given here. They must also make a solemn affirmation of their National-Socialist faith by performing the simple ‘Ceremony for the Dedication of the NS Honour Knife’ as given in Chapter VI (for an explanation of this knife, see below).
1) In everything that you do or undertake, strive for excellence.
2) Do your duty by placing the welfare and well-being of your race and culture before your own self-interest, and seek to preserve and extend your race by marrying among your own kind, and by producing/nurturing healthy children.
3) Uphold the noble ideal of honour in your own personal life, and strive to live, and die, in an honourable way.
4) Strive to uphold the noble, human, ideals of fairness and courtesy by being fair and courteous toward others, regardless of their race and culture, and strive to treat animals in a humane way.
5) Be loyal to those you have sworn loyalty to, if necessary unto death. Your word, once given, should not be broken since to break your word is a dishonourable act.
6) Be intolerant of what is harmful and unhealthy to, and what endangers, your race, and what is detrimental to the other creations of the divine.
7) Reverence Nature and be respectful toward what reveals or expresses the divine.
8) Always be ready, willing and physically fit enough to defend yourself and your family – and thus your own personal honour – and always carry a defensive weapon to enable your honour to be saved.
9) Seek always to make the world a better, a more noble, place by striving to make others aware of the noble ideals of honour, loyalty and duty.
The National-Socialist Honour Knife:
The principles of personal honour, loyalty and duty to one’s folk or race, are fundamental to National-Socialism, and without these principles, an individual lives a profane life. The life of an individual only has meaning and significance if they uphold these principles, for they enshrine the true nature of the cosmic Being. Every National-Socialist must remind themselves of these principles every day of their life, for without these principles they are fundamentally nothing. National-Socialism represents these three principles in a practical way by a knife which all National-Socialists are expected to carry at all times. This knife, in a simple ceremony(6), is dedicated by the National-Socialist to the cosmic Being, and as such enshrines and symbolizes the personal honour, loyalty and duty of the individual. In a very important sense, this knife then is, or re-presents, these principles for that individual and accordingly that individual must not lose this knife, be without it, or have it taken from them. To give it up or surrender it willingly is to become dishonoured. To carry or wear this knife symbolizes their National-Socialist faith – their commitment to the three principles and their obligation to live in accord with the divine will. To not carry or wear this knife, once a person has sworn an oath to the Cause of National-Socialism, is a dishonourable act.
Accordingly, this knife serves a religious purpose, and a National-Socialist carrying such a knife is carrying it for a religious reason.
IV: Immortality and the Quest for Excellence
The primary aim of the religion of National-Socialism is to create a new type of individual, and new races of higher beings, here on this planet, for this continues the work of evolution and thus is an increase of what is divine. This new creation which National-Socialism desires to achieve means certain things have to be done.
First, it is necessary for individuals to change themselves – to begin a process of inner transformation in accordance with the divine wisdom which National-Socialism reveals. Second, it is necessary for those who accept this wisdom to strive to create a new way of living; that is, an entirely new type of society so that others of their kind can also change themselves and thus have the opportunity to evolve. This type of society is one which captures and expresses this divine wisdom in a practical way. To create this society, there has to be a striving, a struggle, a holy war, against those things and those people who consciously or otherwise are opposed in whatever way to the divine wisdom which Adolf Hitler has revealed to us.
Such a striving, and such a holy war, are necessary because National-Socialists have a divine duty to work for the salvation of others of their race, and of humanity in general, where ‘salvation’, for National-Socialists, means having or gaining the freedom to achieve the further evolution which is necessary. Only by such conversions, such a striving to free others, and by implementing the divine in a practical way, can evolution continue and thus the divine Being of the cosmos be given more life, for this increase of life benefits or will benefit all life, all creation.
To both change themselves, and change this world, it is necessary for individuals to strive for excellence – to pursue idealistic and numinous goals, and to strive to champion those noble, idealistic, values which make us human and which alone raise us up out of the profane decadence of selfish materialism and sub-human living. Sub-human living is basically what results when individuals ignore their noble duty, and pursue lives of selfish indulgence. National-Socialism affirms that this noble striving for excellence – this striving to access more and more of the divine in a practical life-enhancing way – is the fundamental meaning of individual life. By this noble striving, individuals evolve toward the divine; they are changed in a profound way, creating as they do for themselves by this very striving the possibility of an entirely new, an entirely more advanced, type of existence in another time and space when their life on this planet ends or is ended.
Thus, National-Socialism affirms that it is possible for individuals to live-on, in another way, in another existence, after their mortal death. But for this immortality to be achieved, the individual must live and act in a certain way – they must achieve for themselves this new type of existence. For this supra-mortal existence is not given; it is not acquired by an ‘act or acts of faith’. It requires action; it requires a striving by the individual to access and make real what is divine, what is necessary for further, higher, evolution. Thus to acquire this new type of existence there has to be a commitment by the individual not only to those noble values (such as honour, loyalty and duty) which express, here on this planet, what is divine, but there also has to be a commitment to implement these in a practical way for the benefit of others. It is thus noble, National-Socialist deeds which matter, not individual faith or individual fidelity in isolation.
Hence it is that this existence is most easily achieved by those who actively strive to do heroic, noble National-Socialist deeds – who place the interest of their race before themselves or even before their own salvation.
Such individuals transcend to become the cosmos itself; they become the awareness, or the consciousness, of the cosmos, of all creation. The individuality which they possessed in their mortal existence expands so that they become a part of the suprahuman Being which is the cosmos. Thus do they expand this Being, and make further evolution possible. Thus do they because of their life and their death, make further positive change, further creation, possible.
But this immortality which they achieve does not mean that they, as the individuals they were in their human life, live on in some kind of ‘heaven’, or in some kind of ‘Valhalla’. Rather, it means that they have moved-on to the next stage of development and so become an entirely different kind of being. They exist as this new type of being ‘beyond the physical world’, and beyond the individuality which they were. However, this does not mean that they become a ‘heavenly’ type of being living a tedious and boring and ‘morally pure’ disembodied existence. It means they have become, in a profound way it is difficult to conceptualize, the cosmos itself and the creations of the cosmos, such as Nature. These individuals become our present and our future – they become the substance which makes further evolution possible. In the simple sense, they become embodied in their race, in the soil and those aspects of Nature which allows this living racial being composed of individuals to survive and flourish. They thus exist in and become the living spirit or psyche of their race.
Thus, when mortals of a particular race who are living revere Nature; when they revere the soil, the homeland where they dwell; when they revere and honour what is best, excellent, beautiful and profound in specific individuals of their race; when they revere and respect and honour what is divine, then these living members of that race are revering, honouring and respecting those, such as their own ancestors, who because of their deeds, have ‘passed-on’ to become embodied in all these things. It is the spirit of these ancestors, of these other once mortal members of our folk, who we can often sense in such things as these – and it is their spirit which is urging us, beyond words, to take care of, to nurture, and to further evolve such things as these.
To become and be an Immortal means to become and be a part of the numinous creations of the cosmos; it means a moving-on to become the cause, the genesis, of future evolution, future accessing of the divine. We have but one chance given to us by the cosmos to achieve this immortality, and it is up to us whether we use this chance wisely.
V: The Joy of National-Socialism
National-Socialism is a life-enhancing religion because it accepts and affirms that all natural creations express and contain what is divine. It further accepts and affirms that we, as humans, are the most evolved, the higher, species on this planet and that accordingly we can use the other creations we exist with for our own benefit, and evolution, provided always that we act in a wise way in the knowledge that these other creations also express, in their own way, what is divine. That is, we must be aware of our duty to these other creations, strive for a healthy and natural balance, and not abuse the trust we have been given by the cosmos. In a profound way, we are the guardians of these other creations, and if we use them to aid our development, then we must ‘husband’ them, or take care of them, in a noble way.
In respect of individuals, National-Socialism accepts and affirms that the divine exists, without division, in both body and spirit. That is, that both bodily and spiritual health are necessary for an individual to be fully healthy and fully partake of the divine. We honour the divine when we respect and enjoy and develope both what is physical, and what is spiritual. For National-Socialism, what is important is a strong, vigourous body combined with a strong, vigorous character. By developing, in individuals, both a strong, healthy, character and a strong, healthy, body, a stronger, more spiritual individual is produced. Such individuals by their very existence honour and express the divine – they are the cosmos made manifest. Thus it is that National-Socialism honours and reveres, and holds up as an ideal, the best, the most excellent, individuals – for such individuals enshrine the cosmic Being itself. In an important sense, it is such individuals as these who are the National-Socialist ‘temples’ inwhere the divinity dwells.
National-Socialism provides practical guidelines which enable such healthy individuals to be produced, as it provides practical guidelines to enable the creation of a healthy, joyful, society capable of producing such individuals. By so producing such individuals of character – that is, producing healthy individuals dedicated to the noble ideals of National-Socialism – the divine itself is honoured and made manifest here on this planet.
National-Socialism is joyful and harmonious, and thus a religion of well-being and balance, because it seeks to create a society, or a way of living, where the two things necessary for both health and advancement exist together, without conflict. Indeed, National-Socialism is so special, and so important for us, because it alone expresses how this can be done. To be fully healthy, as individuals, we need a harmonious, beautiful, environment, a sense of belonging and a sense of purpose. These things mean Blood and Soil – an awareness of our heritage, our place ‘in the scheme of things’; an awareness of our duties and responsibilities toward our folk-community and our race. They mean a reverence for the divine expressed by Nature and our race, and a joyous acceptance and celebration of our physical individuality. Blood and Soil also mean a sense of belonging: a homeland; somewhere special for us, where we belong.
But to advance, to evolve, we need change, challenges, a spirit of adventure. Otherwise there is stagnation and decay. Change means growth, and a certain amount of technology. A society is organic and healthy if it preserves what is best, and yet allows for growth, change and expansion. That is, there is a controlled balance maintained between Blood and Soil and Conquest and Exploration. What maintains this balance is a conscious awareness – an understanding that both are necessary and vital for a society, and the individuals within it, to function properly, live joyfully, and evolve naturally, in accordance with Nature.
National-Socialism accepts that individuals should fulfil the role which is suited to their character, talents and abilities, and it aims to create the type of society where individuals can make the best use of their talents and abilities. That is, National-Socialism values personal character, as it accepts that some people are suited to say, farming and husbandry, while others are more suited to scientific work, or being a warrior. What matters is that the work an individual does is respected; that all types of work are seen as dignified, as expressing the divine, and necessary for the good of the whole society.
National-Socialism aims to harness and control growth and technology for the good of the folk, as it aims to preserve what is essential for individual health, what is essential for producing healthy children: Blood and Soil. By creating a healthy environment – and thus healthy children – by controlling and harnessing growth and technology, and by using these to pursue an idealistic noble goal such as the creation of a Galactic Empire, a real, conscious, balance can be created, for the first time in our conscious evolution. Further, because National-Socialism is a conscious expression of the wisdom of thousands of years of civilization, its organizations and structures aim to produce individuals of noble character, who can accept responsibility, who have judgement, who are reverential toward the divine, and who are instinctively wise. It is these individuals who can ensure such a balance is created and maintained.
VI: National-Socialist Celebrations and Ceremonies
National-Socialist celebrations fall into two categories: (1) celebrations concerned with honouring the cosmos in one or more of its many manifestations; (2) celebrations concerned with honouring individuals, past and present, who have excelled as National-Socialists.
To the former belong celebrations of Nature – honouring, respecting and enjoying aspects of Nature such as feasting at the times of Solstice and Equinox; gathering in numinous places suffused with the quiet and beauty of Nature to pay our silent, reverent, respects.
To the latter belong the National-Socialist fests held on honoured days during the year. For instance, the celebration of Adolf Hitler’s birth on April 20th; Triumph of the Will Day on January 30th; Rudolf Hess Remembrance Day on May 10th; and so on. Some of these fests involve the giving and receiving of presents.
What all these celebrations have in common is a specific National-Socialist attitude of pagan spontaneity. This means either: (i) a natural, silent, reverence where few if any words and no complicated ceremonies or rituals are required or necessary; or (ii) joyous festivals – times for feasting, for celebrating, where people gather to feast, celebrate and remember. These festivals usually involve toasting with wine or ale, or something else considered suitable, the particular National-Socialist being honoured, and almost always those present give the Hitler salute before or after this toast. Sometimes bonfires are lit, if the festival is held out-doors.
These celebrations do not require formal words, or any other structuring, as they should not be performed or undertaken in specific buildings designated ‘places of worship’ since the cosmos, and Nature, cannot be contained within such a building, as the cosmos and nature cannot be represented by such a building. Rather, they should be either (i) undertaken out-doors, in places where the profundity of Nature and/or the cosmos can be felt and experienced, or has been felt, experienced or made manifest; or (ii) should be undertaken in open structures built near to such places. The former include natural, ‘pagan’, sites (such as on hill-tops; in forests; glades) and also those places connected with Adolf Hitler and his followers, and thus where the cosmos became manifest.
The following ceremonies are structured National-Socialist ceremonies involving set texts. Ideally (and with the exception of the Celebration of Death) they should be performed in either such places as mentioned above in respect to NS celebrations, or in a special area set aside for them within a dwelling. In all cases, the area should be adorned with a swastika banner, or banners, with a photograph or painting of Adolf Hitler being predominately displayed. No other adornments are necessary, except fresh flowers, should those involved so choose. Suitable individuals to conduct these ceremonies are family Elders; those who have distinguished themselves in combat or on behalf of the National-Socialist Cause; and those chosen by those assembled for such a ceremony.
These ceremonies are purposefully simple and devoid of ostentation. Neither the chosen Celebrant, nor the others present, need to dress in any particular way, although if the celebrant so decides he/she can wear a swastika armband as a sign that they are the Celebrant for a particular ceremony. Those attending the ceremony should assemble in the chosen place at a specified time, the proceedings being opened by the Celebrant entering this place.
The Celebration of Birth
Before the ceremony a suitable name is chosen. This should be of the culture of those celebrating the birth, or the name of someone famous because of their distinguished National-Socialist life.
Celebrant: “We are gathered here to celebrate the birth of a new child – a gift to us from the cosmos. Who names and who vows to nurture and protect this child until the day or his/her Coming of Age?”
The parents or guardians of the child say: “We do.”
Celebrant: “What name is chosen?”
Parents: “We have chosen …………..”
Celebrant: “May the divine cosmos – from whom we are born and to whom we return when we die – be made manifest in this child, now named …………. May this child healthily grow to excel, and so be a joy to his/her parents/guardians and a providential gift for our race and culture. May he/she come to understand Adolf Hitler as we understand him.”
The Celebrant then raises the child up toward the swastika banner when all present give a brief Hitler salute. The Celebrant then returns the child to his/her parents/guardians.
A feast follows after the ceremony.
The Ceremony of Coming of Age
The family and friends of those undergoing the ceremony are gathered together. The Ceremony is conducted when a boy or girl reaches the age of sixteen.
Celebrant: “We are gathered here to celebrate the Coming of Age of …………… This is the time when you who were young become responsible for yourselves, and when you pledge yourselves to live in a National-Socialist way, as is befitting for someone born of noble race.
Do you……………present here swear, on your honour, to uphold the principles of National-Socialism?”
Those young involved answer: “We so swear on our honour.”
Celebrant: “Then affirm the Nine Principles of our National-Socialist Faith.”
Those young involved then read aloud the Nine Fundamental Principles of National-Socialism:
1) In everything that I do or undertake, I shall strive for excellence.
2) I shall do my duty by placing the welfare and well-being of my race and culture before my own self-interest, and seek to preserve and extend my race by marrying among my own kind, and by producing/nurturing healthy children.
3) I shall uphold the noble ideal of honour in my own personal life, and strive to live, and die, in an honourable way.
4) I shall strive to uphold the noble, human, ideals of fairness and courtesy by being fair and courteous toward others, regardless of their race and culture, and strive to treat animals in a humane way.
5) I shall be loyal to those I have sworn loyalty to, if necessary unto death. My word, once given, shall not be broken since to break my word is a dishonourable act.
6) I shall be intolerant of what is harmful and unhealthy to, and what endangers, my race, and what is detrimental to the other creations of the divine.
7) I shall reverence Nature and be respectful toward what reveals or expresses the divine.
8) I shall always strive to be ready, willing and physically fit enough to defend myself and my family – and thus my own personal honour – and always carry a defensive weapon to enable my honour to be saved.
9) I shall seek always to make the world a better, a more noble, place by striving to make others aware of the noble ideals of honour, loyalty and duty.”
All present then face the swastika banner and give a brief Hitler salute. A feast follows after the ceremony.
The Ceremony of Marriage
Celebrant: “Marriage is a joining together of a man and a woman who pledge their loyalty to each other for the mutual benefit of them both. The primary purpose of this joining together of a man and a woman is for them to continue the divine work of the cosmos by producing and nurturing children. Thus shall they who are so joined live on, to the glory of the cosmos.
Do you …………. [he names the man] pledge, on your honour, your loyalty to ………..[ he names the woman] for as long as you both shall live?”
The man answers: “I do so pledge.”
Celebrant: “Do you ………[he names the woman] pledge, on your honour, your loyalty to …….[he names the man] for as long as you both shall live?”
The woman answers: “I do so pledge.”
Celebrant: “Therefore let no man or no woman come between these two here who have made this pledge. For that would be a dishonourable act. So saying, and you two so having said, I now declare you joined together in marriage as man and wife.”
The man and woman now exchange gifts of rings, if they so desire. A feast follows after the ceremony.
The Celebration of Death
There are two forms of this celebration. The first involves burial, in the ground. The second involves a funeral pyre. The celebration takes places in an area suitable to whichever form is chosen. In both cases, the body of the deceased is placed in a coffin which is draped with a swastika banner. This banner is removed from the coffin before it is lowered into the ground, or before the pyre is lit, and given by the Celebrant to the next of kin of the deceased, someone nominated by the deceased, or a Comrade of the deceased. All National-Socialists should be buried/cremated with their NS Honour Knife at their side, unless they have in their Will or otherwise handed it on/bequeathed it to someone of their choosing.
Small wooden bowels or goblets should be available for all present to drink a toast to the deceased.
Celebrant: “We are gathered here to celebrate the life of our faithful Comrade ………….. and to witness the next stage of their transformation when the cosmos who gave them their birth, reclaims them.
Though dead, here on our planet, their memory lives on, in us, as they themselves live on in another time and space. And, though we do mourn and we shall mourn this passing of theirs, this mourning will be for us only a brief mourning for their life and their death has meaning. So let us now toast their memory (and their glorious deeds).”
All present raise their bowls/goblets and speak the name of the deceased before drinking. If there is a funeral pyre, the banner is removed, the pyre lit, with the wooden goblets/bowls being thrown into the flames. All present then give a brief Hitler salute. If there is a burial, the banner is removed, and the body is lowered into the ground. Before the earth is placed over the coffin, all throw their goblets/bowls onto the coffin which is then covered by earth, and all present give a brief salute.
A feast follows after the celebration.
Ceremony for the Dedication of the NS Honour Knife
Except for ceremonial occasions such as fests (when an SA/SS type dagger can be used) the NS Honour Knife is a hunting/sheath type knife with a natural staghorn covering over the handle and a blade at least 4 inches in length. This should be worn or carried in a leather sheath. The workmanship of the knife, and the steel used for the blade, should be of the highest quality. However, an acceptable and temporary alternative (until the above can be obtained) is a folding lock-knife, with a natural staghorn covering and a blade at least 4 inches in length.
The staghorn symbolizes Nature and her creations; the blade the consciousness, and thus the inventiveness, of our race; and the handle which joins the staghorn to the blade and makes the knife useful, symbolizes the creative intervention of the cosmos which produced both Nature and ourselves, and which we both depend on to survive.
After the making/purchase of the knife, the National-Socialist should, at dawn on a suitable day, lay it upon a swastika banner placed below a photograph or painting of Adolf Hitler. While standing in front of this and giving the Hitler salute, the National-Socialist says:
“I am here to dedicate this knife and swear upon it, by my honour, and before the cosmos whom I revere, that I will keep to and uphold the Nine Principles of the National-Socialist faith. I shall treasure and guard this knife and let no one take it from me since it is my honour.”
The individual then takes hold of the knife, holds it in his outstretched hand, turns toward the direction of the rising sun, and says:
“Thus do I consecrate this knife and myself to the cosmos.”
So saying, the National-Socialist reads aloud the Nine Principles [as above – see Ceremony of Coming of Age]. The knife is then dedicated.
Appendix – The Life of Adolf Hitler
[ Note: All that we need to know about Adolf Hitler are the most basic facts of his life. What is important is what he achieved, and the divine legacy he left to us. We need only know when he was born, and the most important things that he did to try and create a new Golden Age, a divine society, here on this planet. Everything else is irrelevant, and should not concern us. Adolf Hitler was and is National-Socialism. He lives on in National-Socialism, and in we who are National-Socialists. So many lies have been told and written about him by our enemies, that we need to concentrate on his essence, on his spiritual significance, and not allow ourselves to become distracted by trying to refute every lie and every fabrication which our ignoble and profane enemies make.]
Adolf Hitler was born at approximately eighteen minutes past six on the evening of the twentieth day of the fourth month of what was, by the calender of the period, the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine. The place of his birth was the Austrian border town of Braunau, situated by the river Inn.
His family background was modest. Although his father worked as an official for the Austrian government, he – like the boy’s mother – was descended from those who had worked on the land. As a youth of thirteen, Adolf’s father had left his home to seek to learn a trade in Vienna. At this, he was successful – but unsatisfied. He aspired to something better, and resolved to become a government official. In this, he was also successful, at the age of twenty-three.
The young Adolf possessed a similar determination – for at any early age he had decided for himself that under no circumstances would he become an Austrian government official. Instead, he wanted to be an artist, and he stood resolutely by his decision, despite the misgivings of his father, who wanted his son to follow him and become an official of the Austrian government. The young Adolf even began to neglect some of his studies at School so that it would be impossible for him to become an employee of the Austrian government – for it had become clear to him, even as a youth, that his loyalties lay with the German people and not with the multi-racial Habsburg Empire. Moreover, School studies bored him; he was restless, eager to be part of a more adventurous world. Even in his young days he was different from his school-fellows; more determined; more intuitive; more aware of life’s deeper meaning. Stories of adventure and war filled him with enthusiasm.
So it was that, after the death of his father, and at the age of sixteen, he moved to live by himself in Vienna. He had dreams of being a great artist; but perhaps his greatest love at this time was music. Music – often Wagner – inspired him, and seemed to express his own inner feelings, and his intimations of Destiny. For he felt even then, at so young an age, that life had, or should have, a higher, a noble, purpose. Through art, the young Adolf felt, he could find, and express, this purpose.
But his life in Vienna forced him to face what was, for the majority, the hard reality. He himself had to live in poverty, in vermin-infested tenements. He came to know the sufferings, the hunger, the desperation, of the poor, as he came to understand the real causes of the sufferings, the desperation and the degradation he found around him. As he himself said, it was a hard school, in which he learnt many things. During these years he became determined to act, to do something for his people, for he was often roused to anger by the injustices he found as he was often moved to try and express his hopes and dreams for a better, a more noble, way of life. These years of suffering brought him a deep, abiding understanding of the true purpose of life – for they enabled him to gave shape and form to the feelings, the vision, within him. He came to desire, more than anything else, to make his vision real. This vision was of a new world, a new type of society, where people worked together, in harmony and joyfully, for the common good – and where they strove to continue the upward work of Nature.
But Adolf Hitler was not an impractical, romantic or mystic dreamer. He knew people, as he knew what stood in the way of making such a vision real. He also knew what was necessary to make this vision real. But perhaps most of all, he knew that it could be made real, and was determined to try and make it real. It was this combination of vision, will, knowledge of people and insight which truely made Adolf Hitler unique. He was self-disciplined, resolute, visionary, intuitive and selfless. And he possessed genuine charisma.
At the time, having left Vienna for Munich, he was considering how he could begin to make his vision real when the First World War began. He enlisted in the Germany Army, volunteered for one of the most dangerous assignments, that of messenger, and showed great courage and devotion to duty, spending almost the whole of the war at the Front Line in the trenches. He was wounded, and was awarded the Iron Cross First Class for bravery.
Toward the end of the War, he – like most Germans who fought at the front – came to realize that many ordinary German citizens had developed a defeatist attitude about the War. Strikes, organized by the Bolsheviks, were common, and, perhaps worst of all, those returning from the front line were often not accorded respect. Minor Bolshevik revolutions broke out throughout Germany toward the end of 29 yf, and after the Armistice, which marked Germany’s defeat, armed insurrection became a way of life in many parts of Germany as the Bolsheviks strove to create a revolution.
The majority of those who had served at the front were appalled by what had happened to and what was happening in Germany. Adolf Hitler was no exception, and it was during this period of turmoil that he decided to become involved in politics. Almost a year after the War had ended, he attended a meeting of a pitifully small patriotic organization, the German Worker’s Party. But Adolf Hitler soon realized what such an organization, properly led, could achieve – it could be the instrument to rescue Germany from the terror and slavery of Bolshevism, win power and create a new way of life for his people. He felt and believed he could make his noble vision real by leading such an organization to victory.
So began the struggle for power, which he pursued with indomitable determination and selflessness for over 13 years. Ordinary Germans came to respect and love him, for they knew or felt that he was sincere – that he was working to provide them with a better way of life. The Movement that he led – the NSDAP – embodied their hopes, their aspirations, for a better world, as this Movement came to embody the noble idealism he believed in. A genuine spirit of classless comradeship was developed, where the common interest of the folk came before self interest. Adolf Hitler inspired others – making them aware of the true, noble purpose of life. He gave them back their vision, their dreams, their yearning for a golden age. He raised them up out of the quagmire of selfish materialism and petty concerns by revealing to them the inner meaning of life. He made them joyful, determined, and noble. He captured and expressed something beautiful and sublime.
Year after year his popularity grew, with the NSDAP gaining success after success until it could be longer be denied power. Then, on January 30th 44 yf, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, enabling him to make his noble vision real. Thus he began to make Germany a joyful, cultured, harmonious, stable country where noble values were once again ideals to be aspired to. Rather than persecuting his enemies, he converted most of them – and those who could not or would not change themselves or understand his vision he allowed to leave Germany. He became a true leader, not a dictator – for the majority of Germans loved and trusted him and gave him authority to transform their lives for the better. Not once in any way did he abuse this trust and authority. He was always modest in his personal life; he was always genuine and spontaneous with others; he was always kind to those around him. But perhaps above all, he was selfless. He truely was a great man who inspired others with his noble ideals. He truely was more gifted, more highly evolved, more genuinely human, than others.
In a few short years he had solved the problem of unemployment; created better, more just social conditions; and brought about a noble revolution in people’s attitudes. It was as if a new Golden Age had dawned. People came to realize and understand that they could change themselves for the better, and so develope – thus continuing the glorious work of evolution.
But there were some who did not like this, for it threatened what they had achieved, and what they wanted to achieve. They feared this vision of a new age might spread, and so undermine their influence, their power, and their own dark dreams. These were the ones who had created, fostered and used the twin powers of Marxism and International Finance to control and subvert nations. These were the ones who had a vested interest in maintaining in others only lowly material goals and desires. So they used the twin doctrines of Marxism and International Finance – both of which are different forms of gross materialism – in their quest to dominate, and bring about the type of world that they desired. This was a world full of materialism; replete with egotistical individuals fulfilling selfish, petty, animal desires. This was an ignoble world in disharmony, where the glorious diversity of Nature – produced over thousands of millennia – was gradually undermined and destroyed by reducing everything and everyone down to the lowest common level. It was a world ruled by abstract dogma which saught to control and disrupt Nature. This was the world over which this group of people wanted to rule – for such a world, with such selfish, slavish individuals lost to nobility, would provide them with wealth, luxuries, and power. These people saw this rule as a god-given right, their messianic destiny, as they saw all other peoples as merely means to be used so that this destiny could be achieved, whatever the cost. Adolf Hitler, and his followers, were the greatest threat this group of people had ever faced.
For Adolf Hitler saught to free his people from this twin slavery – this gross materialism. He represented everything this messianic group detested and feared. So this group saught to discredit him, his followers, and the beliefs behind his Movement, as they saught to physically destroy this Movement from its very beginnings. At first, and in Germany, they failed – they could not prevent Adolf Hitler achieving power as they could not prevent him from transforming Germany into a noble society. But they were relentless in their opposition, using all their power, all their influence to spread lies about National-Socialist Germany.
Covertly and overtly they agitated for a war to destroy what Adolf Hitler had achieved, and such was their cunning and mendacity that they succeeded, rallying all those countries influenced or controlled by them or their nefarious doctrines, to fight on their behalf. Such were their nefarious lies that they persuaded these countries to fight a savage, unconditional war to destroy National-Socialist Germany, Adolf Hitler and his followers. So began the savage destruction of Germany and its people – for the messianic cabal wanted and needed a dark revenge.
This cabal wanted to ensure that what Adolf Hitler had achieved would be forgotten. They wanted to ensure that his noble vision would never be a threat to them again. So they created the shameless, ignoble, lie of ‘the holocaust’ to enslave the minds of those they wanted to rule over, hoping thereby to discredit for all time the noble idealism of National-Socialism. So did they fabricate lies about Adolf Hitler and his life, as they used all their power and influence to make these lies known in an attempt to destroy his numinous significance and the inner meaning of National-Socialism.
But they have failed. For the inner meaning of National-Socialism lives on. The spiritual significance of Adolf Hitler is increasingly understood.
The spiritual significance of Adolf Hitler is his noble vision – he has made us aware of what is possible. He has made us aware that we can evolve further; we can create and live in a noble society dedicated to high, cultured ideals. We can make real the beauty, the numinosity that some classical music tries to capture and express. We can express in our own lives the greatest beauty and the greatest joy, as we can aspire to greatness. He has made us aware that we can work in harmony with Nature – we can celebrate and uphold and extend the glorious diversity which Nature has produced, and which is evident in race and individual character, as we can extend this still further in a noble constructive way. He has made us aware that we can live in a way which expresses our true humanity – accepting our difference and diversity as a species and using that as a basis to evolve still further.
This noble vision raises us up from the pettiness of egotism; it raises us up out of the squalor and dishonour of materialism. It and it alone enables us to fulfil our potential as human beings.
Adolf Hitler has given us a unique legacy. He has shown us that we can, by the power of our wills, transform ourselves and those around us in a positive, noble way. We can undertake and complete an inner transformation. He has shown us the goal, as he has shown us that this goal can be achieved. He has shown us that our life, as individuals, does after all have a glorious purpose.