“Away from his arms
In the open field,
A man should fare not one stride
For never he knows
When the need for a spear
Shall arise on the distant road.”
Arms, both competency and possession has for thousands of years been the badge, the blazing emblem of the free man. Those who could not wield arms, or who refused to develop competency with them, were infirm, insane, or lowly serfs. Such a condition was not a credit to their status.
In Aryan society, there was a specific warrior class, membership determined by birth, yet competency at arms was never solely reserved for the warrior class. Warriors led in battle, and in the rule of the society. To this day, anyone who wishes to understand politics must also understand war. The two are closely related. The ancients knew this and structured their society accordingly.
Thus, we can immediately recognize that western society has completely veered off the path that brought it to worldly success. Arms, and competency with them, are currently demonized in the west. Martial and political power is irrevocably separated. Far from being an extension of the warrior class, politics is now largely represented by a unique class of weaklings, specifically liars, grifters, sell outs, and degenerates.
The history of the rise of the western world is largely misrepresented today, in an effort to assign copious amounts of guilt and blame. In order to arrive at this point, the realities of war and politics as hand in glove are ignored. Perhaps most treasonous, however, is the destruction of the tradition of the armed man, his greatest power, which was fealty freely given, and his mystical tradition of initiation, which has been subverted and stolen by the very forces that profit from the enslavement of the world today.
The right to keep and bear arms, as enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, is far more than the means to provide a “well regulated militia” for the defense of the Republic. It is far more than a constant reminder to the halls of power that the people have teeth. The right to keep and bear arms is in actuality a statement by which the very condition of the free man, going back into ancient pre-christian times, is affirmed into the future as that force with which society is ruled and defended.
Here, it must be said that any system, any society does not truly exist on paper. It only lives in the hearts and minds of those who make up its populace. What makes society a worthwhile affair, is the degree of truth and honour that flourishes in those hearts and minds. This is central to the point, because the west as an entity of political, economic, and cultural forces, no longer exists.
Thus, it is all well and good to discuss what the 2nd means, what it was supposed to mean, and how it should function, yet in each of these cases it is generally forgotten that the guiding light for the model of American society as crafted by those 18thcentury documents was an unspoken tradition, that heralds back to pre-Christian times. For example, it’s a well known secret that Washington DC is layed out according to old Masonic plans, and that just about all the founders were themselves Masons. Masonry is today the kind of a topic that inspires all manner of knee jerk reactions, most of them negative. I’m not truly interested in such discussions.
Masonry in the 18th century was a far different animal than any surviving modern examples, and while it would require exhaustive forensic work to fully detail, the Masonry of which we speak is thoroughly pre-Christian in source and function. It should be noted that after the murder and theft of the heritage of the Knights Templar, they continued as a force, primarily in Portugal and Scotland. Their treasure was largely relocated to places such as Oak Island in the New World, and various Templars joined the indigenous tribes of the Americas, who have preserved many of their stories.
Columbus claimed there was no Northern passage, but does anyone seriously believe that the masters would share their knowledge with him, a slaver and humorless profiteer? History bears out that the Northern passage was well known, used at least from the Bronze Age if not before. The Norsemen employed it to good effect for thousands of years, and the inheritance of the north was passed on via Masonry. The documentation is beyond the scope of this piece, to establish the Norse roots to Masonry. Suffice it to say this is not simply an empty claim.
Perhaps the best friends the surviving Templars had were the Masons. Certainly, both found correspondence in their pagan roots, their spiritual tradition, and their allegiance to knowledge. Yet time was not kind to the Templars, and as they faded into the greater milieu, it was the Masons who remembered their long-lost friends.
The question has oft been raised, who actually funded the American Revolution? It certainly wasn’t the bankers, nor despite claims, could it have been the French. Revolutions are expensive endeavors, and as for who actually funded this one, it was the Templars themselves.
Masons and Templars pooled resources and moved the last of the Templar treasure to the New World. We know the Templars were here, for they left us the Newport Tower constructed upon the ancient cubit system of measurement and constructed for astronomical observation according to the 14th century. Like the many Rune stones still attacked by academia as fake, and the Ogham that archaeologists dismiss as chicken scratches, the evidence will never exist for the willfully blind.
However, it is entirely in keeping that the Masons would remember Templar treasure. Further, it was the Templars who moved it here to build their new magic land, away from the clutches of their oppressors. To those Masons, it would have been a fitting use to deploy this treasure as a down payment upon the New Nation they were struggling to build in an increasingly hostile world.
Masonry, and the ancient pre-Christian roots it preserved, was hardly a pastime to the founders. That such informed the state of mankind, and instilled a code and an understanding of the value of right action, right thought, and right belief was hardly a new idea. We have the perfect example of Rosicrucianism, an attempt, coming out of Germany, to establish the characteristics of the great man. Similarly, every true mystical tradition has always borne with it a code of behavior that provided a framework and a comparison for noble action. The founders did not live in a vacuum, they knew, understood, and participated in this tradition.
What exactly, is the tradition? And where do we find it to trace it to the minds of those who crafted this new America? For this, we can turn to one of the greatest philosophers of the 20thcentury. His greatest achievement, in this writers’ mind was combing through the ancient Pali texts to divine out the existence of the initiatory tradition in Buddhism. We are of course, referring to Julius Evola.
I am not going to dignify the howlings of lesser minds by repeating their often vapid and intellectually bankrupt “criticisms” of the life and legacy of Evola. I am going to state, unequivocally, that Evola’s work into Pali has no western complement, and similarly, his analysis of the western warrior tradition, its intrinsic symbiosis with freedom and empowerment, has no equal. Evola states that there were two essential paths to knowledge in the west. The first, he refers to as contemplation. This is the realm of mystics, of sages, of seekers after the divine. However, there was also a second, now completely overlooked tradition, which he referred to as the tradition of initiation. In the tradition of initiation, the candidate advanced in knowledge and ability through successfully completing various trials, some of which involve life or death, make it or break it events by which certain qualities were bestowed upon the initiate. This was not a path of study, but a path of action, whereby the very physical nature of the man was presented to forces that would either make themselves available to him or shun him forever.
The tradition of the free armed man is one whose origin is traced directly to the Arctic, and that place of origin from the very stars, the ancient Aryans. While this characteristic could and probably should be traced in detail through the various ages, for the sake of brevity we will begin our examination in historical times, with the advent of Chivalry.
Chivalry is defined as a land-owning warrior class. Such a statement should be familiar to Americans, for in the 18thcentury, it was the landowners who had the rights within society proper. This was little more than a continuation of mediaeval social organization, which was at its peak through the lens of chivalry. Land ownership was conveyed with title, and thus the Knight was both a warrior and a stakeholder in the greater society.
For the modern mind, the greatest legacy of Chivalry is in the literature itself, with the Grail as the centerpiece of this heritage. Chivalric literature spans the scope of alchemy, the essence of fealty, of magic and mystery. Clearly deriving from an ancient Celtic and Nordic tradition, chivalric literature is unabashedly non-Christian. Chivalric students often found themselves at odds with the oppressive political structure of the murderous church, yet despite numerous successes at genocide and democide by that church, this literary treasure has indeed survived.
In the Chivalric literature is support and evidence, not simply for a code of honourable conduct, but for the path of initiation. Thus, the Fisher King must be asked the pivotal question, and the recalling, presenting, and asking are the key to the healing of King and land. This is experiential initiation at its most sublime.
Masonry, in the young America, was very much committed to rites and initiatory events. Thus, the bill of rights in general, and the second amendment in particular, must be seen in this light to be truly understood.
The separation of church and state takes on added significance, with the advent of this information, since all religion was Christian, and Christianity had long before this time eradicated entire chapters of the human condition in its perpetual genocides and war upon its own spirituality, as explained in previous pieces.
Thus, the keeping and bearing of arms was nothing less that the act to bring to the 18th century world a then modern interpretation of the path of the mystic warrior, and to reintroduce him to the very innermost workings of the nascent state.
There is no state without the means to defend it, and such a defense has always rested upon a group who are competent at arms. Such men have, from ancient times, followed their own spiritual path. It is the path of initiation, where death itself is the arbiter of who advances, and who’s journey is done. The soldier is but a poor imitation of the warrior, a slave fed religion rather than spirituality. The soldier is the weapon of power, disposable, forgotten, or even worshiped when the empire they serve needs them. It is only the warrior who can be escorted through the gates to Valhalla. The soldier gets his harp or his pitchfork, as the condition demands, but the warrior drinks from the golden horn with the greatest of his fellows, and devours the sacred feast that heals all wounds, before his burning spirit takes him into battle, with fealty freely given, once again.