David Myatt And Reichsfolk

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David Myatt

David Myatt

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David Myatt And Reichsfolk

One question which we at Reichsfolk have been repeatedly asked since 2000 ev – and especially since 2012 ev – is why we publicize and use the National-Socialist writings of Mr Myatt given his conversion to Islam in 1998 ev and then his post 2012 ev development of his "philosophy of pathei-mathos" with his condemnation of German National Socialism and of Adolf Hitler.

Our answer, pre-2012, was always along the following lines:

° That, in our opinion, his NS writings – such as those in the pdf collection the Selected National Socialist Writings Of David Myatt – are among the best modern writings about National Socialism and cement his reputation as “England’s principal proponent of contemporary neo-Nazi ideology and theoretician of revolution.” [1]

° Because even during his decade as a Muslim he not only such wrote gems as (i) Esoteric Hitlerism: Idealism, the Third Reich and the Essence of National-Socialism, and (ii) National-Socialism, Folk Culture, and a Muslim Khilafah (pdf) but also embarked upon a campaign to bring National-Socialists and Jihadi Muslims together in order to fight their common “Zionist” enemy. [2]

To which answer we, post-2012, have added the following:

° That we consider that he has in the words of JR Wright in her article One Man Above Time: David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi (pdf) moved from living a practical “in Time” life to one that is totally “above Time”. [3]

° That in the context of Reichsfolk – with its emphasis on new, local, leaderless, folk communities as opposed to the concept of The State, and with the Reichsfolk emphasis on personal combat as opposed to impersonal war between States – Myatt’s criticism (i) of German National Socialism (predicated as it was on a powerful State and on kampf) and (ii) of Adolf Hitler, may well be valid since all “in Time” States and Empires and armies are, in the perspective of centuries, transitory, and since all leaders, however gifted and charismatic, are fallible and inevitably make mistakes and often commit the error of hubris. Was, for example, Hitler’s invasion of Russia a strategic mistake that inevitably led to the destruction of the Third Reich?

° That Myatt’s latest writings – such as his Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos and his Tu Es Diaboli Ianua – as well as his translations of classical ancient texts such as Sophocles and Aeschylus and his Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates expound the pagan ethos that formed the genesis of our Western “Faustian” civilization.

Thus we consider Myatt as migrating – due to his pathei mathos – from an “in time” activist and ideologue to an “above time” philosopher and mystic. As Savitri Devi wrote in her Lightning And Sun:

“But there are also men ‘outside Time’ or rather ‘above Time’; men who live, here and now, in eternity; who (directly at least) have no part to play in the downward rush of history towards disintegration and death, but who behold it from above – as one beholds, from a strong and safe bridge, the irresistible rush of a waterfall into the abyss – and who have repudiated the law of violence which is the law of Time…..

But the salvation which the men ‘above Time’ offer the world is always that which consists in breaking the time-bondage. It is never that which would find its expression in collective life on earth in accordance with Golden Age ideals. It is the salvation of the individual soul, never that of organised society…..

Men ‘outside Time’ or ‘above Time,’ at the most saviours of souls, have, more often than not, disciples who are definitely men ‘against Time.’

No organisation can live ‘outside Time’ – ‘above Time’ – and hope to bring men back, one day, to the knowledge of the eternal, values. That, all men ‘above Time’ have realised. In order to establish, or even to try to establish, here and now, a better order, in accordance with Truth everlasting, one has to live, outwardly at least, like those who are still ‘in Time’; like them, one has to be violent, merciless, destructive – but for different ends.

Knowing this, the real men ‘above Time’ are the first ones to understand and to appreciate the wholehearted efforts of their disciples ‘against Time,’ however awful these might appear to ordinary people…. The fallen world can never understand them.”

Most people today apparently do not understand David Myatt, and perhaps never will. But we like to believe we do.

Richard Stirling
Reichsfolk
July 129 yf

[1] Michael, George. The New Media and the Rise of Exhortatory Terrorism. Strategic Studies Quarterly (United States Air Force), Volume 7 Issue 1, Spring 2013.

[2] Michael, George. The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right. University Press of Kansas, 2006, pp. 143ff.

[3] The categories “in time” and “above time” refer to Savitri Devi’s book The Lightning and the Sun in which she describes three basic types of leaders. Those “in time” – like Genghis Khan – who concentrate on military might; those “above time” – like the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten – who are otherworldly and mystic; and those “against time” – like Adolf Hitler – who are both “in time” and “above time”, both Lightning and Sun.


The Uncertitude Of Mr Myatt

David Myatt

David Myatt

Editorial Note: The following 54-page work incorporates and thus supersedes the previously issued work by Wright & Parker titled From National-Socialism To The Philosophy Of Pathei-Mathos which was published in October of this year.

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The Uncertitude Of Mr Myatt
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Contents

° Preface
° Part One: David Myatt And The Uncertitude Of Knowing
° Part Two: A Modern Pagan Spirituality
° Appendix One: Three O’clock One English Morning
° Appendix Two: David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi
° Appendix Three: Concerning The Development Of The Numinous Way
° Appendix Four: Hitler, National-Socialism, and Politics – A Personal Reappraisal
° Appendix Five: Some Philosophical and Moral Problems of National-Socialism

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From the Preface:

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This study concerns (i) the evolution of Myatt’s thought between 2010 and 2012, and especially his move away from National Socialism to his non-political, mystical, philosophy of pathei-mathos with its virtues of compassion, tolerance, and honour, and (ii) whether or not his recent work such as his Pagan Mysticism And The Ethos of Christianity signifies a further evolution in favour of a modern world-view, based on Greco-Roman paganism, as “a means to reconnect those in the lands of the West, and those in Western émigré lands and former colonies of the West, with their ancestral ethos, for them to thus become, or return to being, a living, dwelling, part – a connexion between the past and the future – of what is still a living, and evolving, culture.”

Such evolution of his thought is natural given that in his Uncertitude of Knowing – one of the works discussed here – he writes:

“I am aware that I may not have all or even many of the answers required, and that such answers as I do have, or some of them, might be erroneous and that [they] therefore may need to be amended […] I have made enough mistakes in my own life to know my fallibility, as my views have evolved, matured, as a result of my experiences, my pathei-mathos. So all I have is my own perspective, my own uncertitude of knowing.”

So we should understand that he sees all his post-2010 writings – from his ‘numinous way’ to his later ‘philosophy of pathei-mathos’ to his recent Pagan Mysticism And The Ethos of Christianity – as inconclusive, fallible, subject to change […]

[Such] changes express the reality of the world-view he developed post-2006, aptly described by Myatt as based on pathei mathos, on the learning that can arise from adversity and personal experience.
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Related

The Mystic Philosophy of David Myatt
(pdf)


Myatt: Reason And Belief

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The pdf document below contains David Myatt’s now completed book Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos and supersedes previously issued extracts. The text was last revised on 9.xi.17.

Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos
Second Edition

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Source: https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/reason-and-belief/


A Review Of Myatt’s Mythos of Vindex

David Myatt

David Myatt’s tract The Mythos of Vindex – finally published in its entirety this year {1} – is something of a hybrid text; a rather strange mixture of pro National Socialist sentiment together with polemics not only directed at the things – such as the State – that made National Socialist Germany what it was and might have been had the Axis won the Second World War, but also directed at the things that made the West what it is now: to wit colonialism, industry, and technology.

For it is as if the author is torn between two weltanschauungen, as well he might have been given the date of its composition (1998-1999) and the dates of its revision (2002-2005). For the years 1998 to 1999 marked Myatt’s transition from a neo-nazi to a Muslim, while 2002 to 2005 were dominated by his travels in the Muslim world, his overt support for Osama bin Laden, the Taliban, and Hamas, and of course his strategy to bring neo-nazis and radical Muslims together to fight their ‘common enemy’. For the tract reads as if it was originally intended for a specific audience – neo-nazis and those belonging to neo-völkisch groups – but with Myatt trying to offer something for his Muslim readers; hence perhaps  the passages about the colonialism of the ‘White hordes’ (which are basically polemics directed at those foreign devils), his mention of the treatment of Muslims by those foreign devils, and his praise of the Mujahideen and of Mullah Omar.

There are also several apparent discrepancies in the text. For instance regarding the British Empire with Myatt dividing that Empire somewhat simplistically into ‘the old Empire’ (before the Victorian era, which began in 1837) and a later Empire, writing that “the true, respectful, civilizing mission of [the British] Empire gave way to a brute Imperialism based upon financial gain.” The old Empire he admires, the later one he lambastes even though he goes on to write that “to make the world truely civilized we need another Empire, created and maintained by honourable, idealistic people, who look to the examples of the Roman, the Islamic and British Empires for inspiration.” Perhaps he should have written ‘original British’ rather than just ‘British’.

Another apparent discrepancy is his praise for the tribal way of life in pre-colonial Africa which he says, without providing any dates, was “ruthlessly destroyed” by those damn “foreign devils” (the White Hordes of Homo Hubris) and yet he later writes, again without providing any dates, of British administrators ending “the bribery and corruption of officials which was endemic” in India.

Such quibbles aside, the main problem I find with the tract is that Myatt eulogizes the clan and the tribe, and rural life in general, and yet states several times that the fundamental aim of the new Imperium is the colonization of Outer Space. But just how would a society or societies composed of clans and tribes, and presumably a mostly rural way of life, achieve that without industrial factories, large corporations manufacturing technological products, large-scale – government sized – coordination and administration, and scientific, university based, research funded by a national-sized government which by necessity would have to tax its citizens to pay for such research, such universities, and such a complex administration? In addition, if profit was not the motive for such factories and such corporations then surely the only other option would be government funding, which leads one to enquire where and how would a government find the money? To pursue space-travel surely a prosperous and wealthy society – a nation-Sate, or several nation-States cooperating with one another – and thus a government or governments would be required. {2}

Which returns us to National Socialist Germany – a scientific and technologically advanced society with a national government – and what might such a society have achieved, in scientific and technological and social, terms had it been victorious in the World War Two. Which naturally leads to how National Socialist Germany came into being: through a political movement gaining political power.

Perhaps Myatt envisaged his Vindexian clans and tribes fighting and overthrowing a government and then forming a new government, for he does write of Vindex as “a modern and successful guerilla leader who devises new strategies and new tactics to defeat the armed forces of the Old Order,” and that “it seems increasingly likely that the first battles in the coming war against the forces of the Old Order will be urban ones and develope as a natural consequence of some urban gang gaining practical control of certain urban areas such that they become the effective and the visible forces of law and order in those areas.”

If that is indeed what he envisaged, as seems likely, then he perhaps should have spelled it out, as he did in earlier tracts such as his Practical Guide To Aryan Revolution in which he wrote about how to ferment chaos and insurrection and wrote of a guerilla campaign lasting at least a decade.

All that being said, The Mythos of Vindex has the potential to inspire a new generation of native Europeans who, seeing the failure over the past fifty years of right-wing political organization after right-wing political organization in places such as Britain, desire a new way to fight ‘the system’. At the very least it contributes, in a positive way, to the debate about neo-völkisch groups and their aims regarding reviving ancestral traditions and alternative ways of living.

R. Parker
May 2016

{1} Myatt’s tract is currently [May 2016] available as a pdf document at https://regardingdavidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/myatt-mythos-of-vindex-v1.pdf

{2} It has been brought to my attention (kudos to Pasi R and Scott L) that in two articles, dating from around 2009, Myatt theorizes about how a society based on clans might develop a new ‘acausal’ technology that, in his words, does not depend on “the unethical abstraction of the modern nation-State and the un-numinous ways of living which go with such an abstraction,” and thus does not “involve large national or supra-national industries”, and is not “reliant upon the usury, and the supra-national trade and commerce, which all modern States and nations depend upon.”

Extracts from the two articles are available at https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/clans-spaceflight-and-acausal-energy/


The Mythos Of Vindex

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This is the first publication of the complete edition of David Myatt’s text The Mythos of Vindex, although various and sometimes substantial extracts from it have been published over the years. Written between 1998 and 1999, with some parts revised by Myatt between 2002 and 2005, it expands upon, refines, and develops the themes he wrote about in his 1984 pamphlet Vindex: Destiny of The West.

The Mythos Of Vindex
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An Introduction To Reichsfolk

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An Introduction To Reichsfolk
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Editorial Note: Reichsfolk was founded by David Myatt in the 1990s in order to propagate his ‘ethical National Socialism’ which is described at https://cosmicreich.wordpress.com/ethical-national-socialism/


Some Reflexions On O9A Aural Tradition

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That the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) has an aural tradition – taught privately from individual Adept to individual Initiate – has long been known among the Occult cognoscenti, referred to as that tradition has been by Anton Long in various O9A texts from the 1980s on, and with some of the tradition so taught having been the subject of various now published MSS, such as those referring to the tradition of the Rounwytha, those relating to Shropshire legends regarding King Arthur, those relating to alchemy and lapis philosophicus; those stories related in ‘the deofel quartet’ and in various sinister short stories; and those relating to the esoteric meaning of ‘the nine angles’.

However, two aspects of the ‘secret traditions’ of the O9A that have, until recently, been rarely publicly mentioned by O9A Adepts are the much commented upon – by outsiders – suspected link between the O9A and National-Socialism, and the esoteric pagan ethos of the O9A and which pagan ethos is most manifest (exoterically) in the O9A code of kindred honour and thus in (a) the support for ancestral tribes and clans over and above The State, and (b) in the mythos of Vindex, with Vindex being the ‘against Time’ hero/heroine par excellence {1} and the one of whom Adolf Hitler spoke to his confidantes about, knowing as he did that he himself was only preparing the way for such a person. As Savitri Devi wrote:

“The last Incarnation of Him-Who-comes-back, the last Man against Time, has many names. Every great faith, every great culture, nay, every true (living or obsolete) form or a Tradition as old as the fall of man (and as the subsequent yearning for the lost earthly Paradise) has given Him one…”

She named him Kalki; the O9A names this person Vindex and – in line with their code of kindred honour and their sinisterly-numinous and Rounwytha traditions – insists that Vindex could be either male or female.

Regarding the O9A and NS, links hitherto rarely publicly mentioned by O9A Adepts, at least until the past year when various items were released by various Adepts which drew attention to this particular ‘secret’ aspect of O9A aural tradition. Items which appeared – mostly via the modern medium of the internet – only to (in many cases) disappear again shortly thereafter. Stories, for example, such as the one titled Selann; or an apparent 2015 interview with Anton Long; or various compilations of selected NS writings by DM; or a compilation of texts (with an introduction by Richard Stirling) regarding the O9A and National-Socialism. All of which, and similar, items were and are only a small part of the O9A mythos, of its Labyrinthos Mythologicus. Just as the ‘sinisterly-numinous’ life of David Myatt – and whether his Islam years and his ‘numinous way/philosophy of pathei-mathos’ were/are sincere or just extended O9A insight roles {2} and/or whether his own diverse, complex, life {3} is an example of what following the O9A seven-fold way means and implies in real life {4} – form part of that mythos.

For such an esoteric mythos is designed to intrigue, to inspire, to sometimes amuse our kind, to cause controversy, to annoy, to be a test; to provide or provoke in some individuals an insight, an acausal knowing, beyond words; and also possibly be one way to not only intentionally mislead the unwary but also lead others to make certain unwarranted (sometimes prejudiced) assumptions about ‘us’ and about the O9A.

As so often, the Occult cognoscenti, and those striving to follow the O9A seven fold way or one of its other praxises, will know or can via their own efforts and/or by the use of certain Dark Arts discover the truth presenced by and embedded within such a mythos, and to their credit quite a few individuals associated with or inspired by the O9A have over the past few years independently discovered the truth.

R. Parker
2016

{1} In respect of what being ‘against Time’ meant and might imply, qv. the book The Lightning and The Sun by Savitri Devi.

{2} Senholt – in his Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition: Political Esotericism and the Convergence of Radical Islam, Satanism, and National Socialism in the Order of Nine Angles [in ‘The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity’. Oxford University Press. pp. 250–274] – considered Myatt’s Islam years to be such an insight role. Similarly, Van Luijk – in his Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism, Oxford University Press, 2016, p.373 – raised the possibility that Myatt’s ‘numinous way/philosophy of pathei-mathos’ is yet another sinister insight role. As someone associated with the English-based L316 Lympstone Nexion mentioned on an internet forum some years ago now:

“As to the Numinous Way, I think that’s the most subversive of the entire tri-headed monster that is the memeplex (ONA, Numinous Way, Reichsfolk). It has a nice coating of ‘respect for all life’ and empathy which are things I can agree with absolutely, and are much easier to accept than the focus on the Sinister of the ONA, however both have the same aim in my view. Imagine if the Numinous Way caught on (which it’s more apt to do than the ONA by definition), and people developed that profound and real respect for one another as Nexions – and people comported themselves with absolute responsibility. By definition the deaths the system causes and running around after money would become repugnant (because it is) naturally as people became more aware of what they were contributing to (as the meme requires). The Numinous way also requires a degree of self reliance and self awareness that the system currently finds repugnant. Imagine if they (per the tenets of the Numinous Way) resolved their disputes among each other (without relying on the state, including through trial by combat). What you’d have is a group of people, driven by a seemingly positive motive, living totally outside the law (among their own) and actively taking responsibility for the horrific actions that the state forces them to be party to every day. They’d be de facto criminals in the eyes of the State. That’s truly subversive right there, but also esoterically does represent the complete circle. It’s the reconciliation where the Sinister Numinous, meets the Numinous.”

{3} “[Myatt] is an extremely violent, intelligent, dark, and complex individual.” Raine, Susan. The Devil’s Party (Book review). Religion, Volume 44, Issue 3, July 2014.

{4} qv. the still available text The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long (2015, ISBN 978-1518690433) which discusses Anton Long’s esoteric philosophy and also Myatt’s life in the context of the O9A seven fold way.


O9A Occultism

Order of Nine Angles

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O9A Occultism

A Bosnian O9A nexion (ABG Lodge) – in an interesting comment on David Myatt’s 1990s neo-nazi Reichsfolk {1} text Occultism and National-Socialism (pdf) – recently wrote:

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Though explicitly anti-occult, although not written for and on behalf of ONA [Order of Nine Angles], this text, perhaps most of all, hints at some truths related to ONA and “ONA occultism”. All you need to do is to replace the term “national socialism” with “o9a” or “sinisterly-numinous tradition”, and the term “Nazarene / Judah / Occult” with “Magian” and you have one image that reveals much.

In a sense, ONA / o9a is the evolution of the essence behind National Socialism, the evolution of this pagan spirit and lifestyle of our ancestors, that was and is incomparably far from anything that now passes as occult. Within the system, society, communities where there is no need for suppression and concealment of certain aspects of our nature, the need for the occult as such becomes superfluous. If some aspects of our nature simply are lived and understood as such as they are – as part of an organic whole, there is no need for them to be hidden behind abstraction and symbols, or different kinds of bogey-men. Precisely because of this real-life, physical experience, a way of life and a certain attitude towards life, are found by ONA to be true initiation through to wisdom – in contrast to abstraction, symbols and funny ceremonials, aimed at providing (at least through simulation and psycho-drama) compensation for something that is missing in the lives of individuals and civilization, or is repressed by society and (again) abstract moral and legal constraints. Thus, the Occult, such as it is, represents only a symptom of what is called “the Magian distortion” by ONA. This term refers to everything and all that tries mould human into some, for them, unnatural and restrictive framework. In the last few years, ONA has revealed and emphasized what some people always knew – that ONA is not simply Satanism, but that Satanism in ONA has a particular and specific function. Equally, any form of occultism that came from ONA, any philosophical or political form that came from ONA just had a specific function and had nothing to do with the very essence of what ONA is. In short, the form of ONA Satanism aims at undermining the modern Satanism, each occult and political form emerged within ONA, or under its influence aims to undermine Occult and Politics (distorted civilization) as such.

What is the true “acausal magick” of the Order of Nine Angles is exclusively linked to the life and the way of life of the individual and particular communities (family, clan, nexions, tribes) and it is incomparably far from the conventional occultism and all that same implies – Something especially unfathomable just for those who fell for the “sin” of occultism. These are mainly those occult fetishists, or occultheads, as friends and I call them internally, who had persistently been digging around some ruins of the past, amused by dead things, not  understanding, as CB once said, that we who live today are secrets of that past, and the mystery of the future. All forms serve only one, time-specific purpose, then they become useless. Therefore,  ONA don’t seek to, like neo-Nazis, just chant “Hail Hitler!” and to live on WW2 sentiments, and is unlike neo-pagans who are trying to revive long-dead gods and monuments of the past, but seeks to evolve the substance of our pagan heritage and National Socialism in order to respond to the challenges and needs of the present moment; seeks to emulate the very essence of what is Satan (sinister) and Lucifer (numinous)  without all the childish notions of the same that appeared under the influence Magian distortion, inherited by the occult – and within a single sinisterly-numinous organic whole, which includes the individual, the species, nature and Cosmos.
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{1} For further information on Reichsfolk (published by academics) refer to (a) Kaplan, J: Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right. Rowman & Littlefield (2000). pp 251-252; pp 216f; and (b) Taguieff, Pierre-André. Prêcheurs de haine: Traversée de la judéophobie planétaire, Paris, Mille et une Nuits, Essai, (2004) pp. 788-789.

On the connection of Reichsfolk with the ONA, refer to Jeffrey Kaplan & Heléne Lööw: The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization. Rowman Altamira, 2002. p 254.


Meeting With An Interesting Man

David Myatt

David Myatt

Meeting With An Interesting Man
David Myatt and the Importance of Vindex

I first met David Myatt one January day in early 1998 when around fifty members of Combat 18, supportive of Myatt’s National-Socialist Movement, gathered in north London to protest against a march by IRA supporters.

I’d been familiar with his political writings for a while – but there he was, on the streets of London, surrounded by Police officers and standing in front of that group of mostly young tough-looking men dressed in the causal style then favoured by Combat 18 supporters. He seemed out of place, what with his bushy ginger beard, his flat cap, his Barbour jacket, tweed trousers, country boots and carrying an umbrella. He looked a bit like a farmer, visiting London for the day, who’d taken a couple of wrong turnings, and ended up far from the countryside he’d expected to find.

Later, in some nearby pub, we got to talking – and our conversation soon turned to topics other than politics. It was interesting, listening to him talk, in those days before he moved into Muslim circles, closed to the likes of us. Interesting because he opened for me many a new world – talking as he did about the ancient myths and legends of Shropshire, where I was then living; telling stories and tales of rural English life, and, last but certainly not least, enthusing about Vindex and the Galactic Imperium.

Softly spoken, with a well-educated accent, and dressed in his country clothes, Myatt conjured up another way of life, another world – far beyond that busy inner-city Pub, far beyond the streets of London, and far beyond the modern world itself. A throw-back, perhaps, to olden, more rural, times – or, as I then thought, a harbinger of things yet to be. An embodiment of the type of person, the type of life, that his Reichsfolk organization wanted to nurture, an organization he had founded the year before he’d founded the NSM. Intelligent, well-mannered, well-educated, cultured, people – a new sort of aristocracy, a new rural gentry – but who were not afraid to “get their hands dirty”, who were used to hard work, and who were tough enough, in body and spirit, to defend themselves and their loved ones and who belonged in the countryside.

What was also refreshing, for me, was that he was his own man – he didn’t seem to care about what others said or wrote about him; didn’t seem to care about what they thought about the way he dressed. He didn’t want to or have to please people, and certainly didn’t want to “fit in” or ape the way others behaved, talked, or dressed. He was just being himself. He certainly had an easy-going charm, and was nothing like the rabid fanatic his political enemies portrayed him to be.

It’s fair to say that he then inspired me, on the personal level, as his writings had done on the political level, and – over the next couple of years – I was to read much of his other, non-political, material, from his poetry, to his Greek translations, to his writings about what he then, in 1998, called Folk Culture. But it was to be his myth – or as he described it, the mythos – of Vindex and the future Galactic Imperium that inspired me the most, and still does.

This mythos is, in my view, one of his best achievements – a melding of occult, mythic, and pagan, elements with an inspiring vision of the future. It is the vision of us changing ourselves – via acts of will, and consciously – and being the ancestors for a new breed, a new type, of human beings who, motivated by the wider perspective of life and the cosmos, have an insatiable urge to explore beyond Earth. This raises us our from the mire of earth-bound materialism, and frees us from that debilitating, egalitarian, culture-destroying, enervating, tyrannical magian ethos that would have us as slaves to what has been called the un-numinous abstractions of religion, the state, and modern nations. This vision gives us hope – for it makes us aware of who and what we might be; who we have the capacity, the ability, to be, Promethean cosmic pioneers of many and diverse cultures. Why settle for less? Why be tax-paying slaves of the new tyranny? Why let our ancestral cultures, our natural diversity, be subsumed by Homo Hubris, that slave of the magian?

Instead, we should liberate ourselves, and be the founders of new, of diverse, and of extra-terrestrial, cultures; and cultures which live, which are – to use one of Myatt’s favourite words – numinous, and many of which are founded on the traditions, the ways, of our own ancestors, thus keeping alive something vital, something immensely important and something which manifests the reality, the very diversity, of us, of Nature, of the very cosmos itself. Something pagan.

It was interesting to me that Myatt, during our conversation, quoted Langland’s Piers Ploughman in jocular reference to how ‘wicked’ – how dangerous – contemporary National Socialists were, at least to the Old Order. For the English word wicked is derived from the old, medieval, English word wycke (variously spelt waeke; wicke) which itself derived from wicca, the craft of the witch and the warlock, who were not the sorcerers or the bad folk of Nazarene propaganda but rather the custodians of the ancient, pagan, indigenous, oral traditions of the British Isles. For Myatt seemed then to embody an older way – an ancient, pagan, tradition – as his writings about National Socialism captured that older pagan world of Blood and Soil. The way of heroes, chivalry, rural communities, ancestral traditions, respect for Nature, a connection to the land, and a dislike of cowardice. The type of traditional, more pagan, living that Vindex would seek to establish again.

Richard Stirling
(2001 ev)

Editorial note. This article was first published in #27 (113yf) of Das Reich, the internal bulletin of Reichsfolk. Links to a few of Myatt’s old writings (c.1995-2002) about Vindex and the Galactic Imperium – including a pdf version of his important 1990s text Occultism and NS published by Renaissance Press – can be found here:

Mythos of Vindex, Part 1

Mythos of Vindex Part 2

Mythos of Vindex, Appendix 1

Occultism, National Socialism, and The Cosmic Reich (pdf)


Meeting With An Interesting Man

David Myatt

David Myatt

Meeting With An Interesting Man
David Myatt and the Importance of Vindex

I first met David Myatt one January day in early 1998 when around fifty members of Combat 18, supportive of Myatt’s National-Socialist Movement, gathered in north London to protest against a march by IRA supporters.

I’d been familiar with his political writings for a while – but there he was, on the streets of London, surrounded by Police officers and standing in front of that group of mostly young tough-looking men dressed in the causal style then favoured by Combat 18 supporters. He seemed out of place, what with his bushy ginger beard, his flat cap, his Barbour jacket, tweed trousers, country boots and carrying an umbrella. He looked a bit like a farmer, visiting London for the day, who’d taken a couple of wrong turnings, and ended up far from the countryside he’d expected to find.

Later, in some nearby pub, we got to talking – and our conversation soon turned to topics other than politics. It was interesting, listening to him talk, in those days before he moved into Muslim circles, closed to the likes of us. Interesting because he opened for me many a new world – talking as he did about the ancient myths and legends of Shropshire, where I was then living; telling stories and tales of rural English life, and, last but certainly not least, enthusing about Vindex and the Galactic Imperium.

Softly spoken, with a well-educated accent, and dressed in his country clothes, Myatt conjured up another way of life, another world – far beyond that busy inner-city Pub, far beyond the streets of London, and far beyond the modern world itself. A throw-back, perhaps, to olden, more rural, times – or, as I then thought, a harbinger of things yet to be. An embodiment of the type of person, the type of life, that his Reichsfolk organization wanted to nurture, an organization he had founded the year before he’d founded the NSM. Intelligent, well-mannered, well-educated, cultured, people – a new sort of aristocracy, a new rural gentry – but who were not afraid to “get their hands dirty”, who were used to hard work, and who were tough enough, in body and spirit, to defend themselves and their loved ones and who belonged in the countryside.

What was also refreshing, for me, was that he was his own man – he didn’t seem to care about what others said or wrote about him; didn’t seem to care about what they thought about the way he dressed. He didn’t want to or have to please people, and certainly didn’t want to “fit in” or ape the way others behaved, talked, or dressed. He was just being himself. He certainly had an easy-going charm, and was nothing like the rabid fanatic his political enemies portrayed him to be.

It’s fair to say that he then inspired me, on the personal level, as his writings had done on the political level, and – over the next couple of years – I was to read much of his other, non-political, material, from his poetry, to his Greek translations, to his writings about what he then, in 1998, called Folk Culture. But it was to be his myth – or as he described it, the mythos – of Vindex and the future Galactic Imperium that inspired me the most, and still does.

This mythos is, in my view, one of his best achievements – a melding of occult, mythic, and pagan, elements with an inspiring vision of the future. It is the vision of us changing ourselves – via acts of will, and consciously – and being the ancestors for a new breed, a new type, of human beings who, motivated by the wider perspective of life and the cosmos, have an insatiable urge to explore beyond Earth. This raises us our from the mire of earth-bound materialism, and frees us from that debilitating, egalitarian, culture-destroying, enervating, tyrannical magian ethos that would have us as slaves to what has been called the un-numinous abstractions of religion, the state, and modern nations. This vision gives us hope – for it makes us aware of who and what we might be; who we have the capacity, the ability, to be, Promethean cosmic pioneers of many and diverse cultures. Why settle for less? Why be tax-paying slaves of the new tyranny? Why let our ancestral cultures, our natural diversity, be subsumed by Homo Hubris, that slave of the magian?

Instead, we should liberate ourselves, and be the founders of new, of diverse, and of extra-terrestrial, cultures; and cultures which live, which are – to use one of Myatt’s favourite words – numinous, and many of which are founded on the traditions, the ways, of our own ancestors, thus keeping alive something vital, something immensely important and something which manifests the reality, the very diversity, of us, of Nature, of the very cosmos itself. Something pagan.

It was interesting to me that Myatt, during our conversation, quoted Langland’s Piers Ploughman in jocular reference to how ‘wicked’ – how dangerous – contemporary National Socialists were, at least to the Old Order. For the English word wicked is derived from the old, medieval, English word wycke (variously spelt waeke; wicke) which itself derived from wicca, the craft of the witch and the warlock, who were not the sorcerers or the bad folk of Nazarene propaganda but rather the custodians of the ancient, pagan, indigenous, oral traditions of the British Isles. For Myatt seemed then to embody an older way – an ancient, pagan, tradition – as his writings about National Socialism captured that older pagan world of Blood and Soil. The way of heroes, chivalry, rural communities, ancestral traditions, respect for Nature, a connection to the land, and a dislike of cowardice. The type of traditional, more pagan, living that Vindex would seek to establish again.

Richard Stirling
(2001 ev)

Editorial note. This article was first published in #27 (113yf) of Das Reich, the internal bulletin of Reichsfolk. Links to a few of Myatt’s writings about Vindex, the Galactic Imperium, and Homo Hubris, can be found here:

Towards Destiny

Theoretician of National Socialism

Mythos of Vindex, Part 1

Mythos of Vindex Part 2

Mythos of Vindex, Appendix 1

Homo Hubris