I have written many articles over the years on the Aryan and Germanic caste systems both on this blog and my Celto-Germanic Culture, Myth and History blog, covering many different aspects of this fascinating issue. However my readers should not assume that this is just a mere curiosity of mine and nothing more. One day we will need to rebuild our societies as we emerge from the depths of the Kali Yuga and it is vital that we take the opportunity to construct our societies on ancient pre-xtian mythical and historical models. The Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam and Judaism have reduced the world to a global battlefield and an overpopulated one at that where the earth's natural resources are consumed as if they were just another 'product'. They are literally destroying our earth who is mother to us all. This should not surprise us when we consider that these religions are man-centred and not life-centred:
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." (Genesis 1:26, King James Authorised Version)
This materialistic thinking is behind the rape of Mother Earth and Her natural resources. The practitioners of the semitic religions have a certain mindset which views the fauna and flora of the earth as just products for their consumption and this has led to the monstrosity of the large scale industrialisation of the last 200 years-the so-called Industrial Revolution with the rise of the Mercantile Class (the modern Middle Classes). Hand in hand with the Industrial Revlution was the creation of the British Empire which in true biblical fashion sought dominion over the earth to subdue indigenous peoples and exploit their resources. However this was not unique to the British Empire. We have the even more revolting example of the 16th century Conquistadors of the Spanish and Portuguese Empires and their rape of the riches of the Americas and extermination of indigenous peoples. Their revolting materialism was accompanied by the religious zeal and bigotry of the Roman Catholic Church. Slavery was a byproduct of this inhuman system and the consequences of this are felt even today. Imperialism is an evil system of governance and contrary to a genuine Aryan mindset which is spiritual in nature. Aryan heathens view themselves as part of the natural world and have a natural desire to conserve and not exploit it. By contrast the man or woman who has a semitic religious mindset sees him or herself as somehow separate from nature and the centre of the universe, superior to all other life forms, their lives alone being sacred. In other words they are man-centred and not life-centred.
The issue of life-centred and man-centred religions is explored in some depth in Savitri Devi's remarkable Impeachment of Man (1959):
" We can thus state, with fairly great safety, that there are today two main ways of looking upon our relations with nonhuman living beings: the Hindu way (of which the Buddhist and the Jain outlooks are merely particular expressions) and the other, the man-centered way, of which the Christian, the Islamic, the nineteenth-century “humanitarian,” the twentieth-century “socialistic,” and the Chinese way of all times (if we take Chinese thought apart from Taoism in its purest aspect) are various forms." (Chapter 1, Man-centred Creeds)
Savitri was a remarkable woman and an example of the female Aryan intellect at its very best. I wholeheartedly recommend all her books to my readers but Impeachment of Man is timeless. The issues which she discusses in this work are as relevant today as they were back in the 1940s when she penned this work. Furthermore it is a book that can be used as a gateway to her other works by those who may not initially share our folkish Weltanschauung.
The Aryan caste system recognised that all members of society had an important role and that role was determined by the caste in which he or she was born into. Unlike the modern class system which sees people divided into Upper , Upper-Middle, Middle, Lower-Middle or Working Class the caste system did not have the same value-loaded hierarchical connotations. It was spiritual in nature, rooted in the 3 divine functions of the Gods whilst the modern class system is rooted entirely in economics and capitalism. One can say that whilst the caste system is life-centred the class system is man-centred. German National Socialism nearly succeeded in destroying the class system, breaking down the artificial barriers which separated one Aryan German from another, substituting this system for one of caste which is based upon the natural concept of race as opposed to the unnatural concept of economics. The SS of course consisted of the very best physical , mental and spiritual types drawn from all classes of Aryan German society. They were gradually evolving into a warrior-priestly caste. The disaster of 1945 forestalled our return to the caste system. However with the impending breakdown of 'western' society and the death of xtianity in the 'west' we see another opportunity to resurrect the caste system via Aryan heathenism which in England is represented by both Odinism and Wodenism.
In a recent article by our Folk Warder and founder of English Wodenism, Wulf Ingessunu (Tribe of Woden from the magazine Sword of Wayland, Summer Evennight Edition 2016) Wulf discusses the Germanic caste system and archetypes:
"So with a new form of Heathen Tribalism-which is what we must develop into-there has to be some form of hierarchical order. In the Woden Folk-Community this would apply to the individual groups who have leaders and leading activists. What we now need to consider is how such a structure would start to develop. This is where we need to look at the concept of the archetype."
He goes on to discuss the various archetypes and how they each relate to an individual caste. Woden as Priest/King/Magician is the archetype of the caste of Kon, Thunor as Warrior/Noble is the archetype of the caste of the Earl whilst Frey as Farmer/Provider/Craftsman is the archetype of the Ceorl. The archetype which we are drawn to will indicate where our natural abilities and interests lie. Wulf for instance, and not surprisingly is drawn to the archetype of Woden and this is demonstrated in Wulf's role as the spiritual leader of our folk and founder of our religious Order. I find myself drawn to both the Woden and Thunor archetypes. It is not surprising that we should be drawn to more than one archetype as we are not monotheists. In my case my decades long interest in spiritual practices and philosophies draw me to Woden but the inner combatative spirit also causes me to think in terms of spiritual warfare and thus I am also drawn to Thunor. I believe that Wulf's theory of archetypes and castes is a key to the problem of how we restructure post Kali-Yuga Aryan society into a new and vibrant caste system.