by Professor Carl Gustav Jung
Professor Jung describes National Socialist Germany as a Folk possessed and motivated by a psychic force, which had been dormant within them from tribal times: "...a God has taken possession of the Germans and their house is filled with a `mighty rushing wind'... Perhaps we may sum up this general phenomenon as Ergriffenheit - a state of being seized or possessed. The term postulates not only an Ergriffener (one who is seized) but also an Ergreifer (one who seizes). Wotan is an Ergreifer of men, and, unless one wishes to deify Hitler - which has indeed actually happened - he (Wotan) is really the only explanation... A mind that is childish thinks of the Gods as metaphysical entities existing in their own right, or else regards them as playful or superstitious inventions... the Gods are without doubt personifications of psychic forces..."
Professor Jung also notes that this power of Wotan was channeled to the German Folk by Adolf Hitler: "The impressive thing about the German phenomenon is that one man, who is obviously `possessed' has infected a whole nation to such an extent that everything is set in motion and has started rolling..."
Professor Jung clearly saw that National Socialist Germany was a modern-day revival of (pre-Christian) Aryan tribalism. However, the true nature of this tribalism was kept hidden from him by the black hood of censorship. In his native Switzerland, Professor Jung was, of course, well sheltered from any truth about National Socialism. His only information came from an alien-controlled press, which ranted and raved with the usual falsehoods, exaggerations, and half-truths about National Socialist Germany. Hence, Professor Jung's information on National Socialism was really quite the opposite of its true nature.
Moreover, Professor Jung's essay indicates that his understanding of the allegories of Wotan was very limited, and so he was not at all aware of the true nature of Wotan. He uses a literal interpretation of what we understand to be allegory: "Wotan is a restless wanderer who creates unrest and stirs up strife, now here, now there, and works magic... He is the God of storm and frenzy, the unleasher of passions and the lust of battle; moreover he is a superlative magician and artist in illusion who is versed in all secrets of an occult nature."
A literal interpretation of the above does tend to correspond to the misinformation about National Socialist Germany spewed forth by the alien-controlled press. A literal interpretation of Wotan is just as opposite to the true nature of Wotan as the Jewish media myths are to the true nature of National Socialism. However, the true natures of both Wotan and National Socialism are just as easily correlated with each other as are their opposites!
National Socialist Germany was indeed a modern-day revival of Aryan tribalism, which sought to create a true Folk-community for the expressed purpose of bringing forth a more highly-evolved species of mankind. Like all true Folk-communities, National Socialist Germany was based on idealism, willingly placing the welfare of the Folk above all personal interests. The National Socialist values of idealism, selflessness, self-discipline, and aspirations to raise the evolutionary level of mankind are a far cry from the images dramatized by the alien-controlled information media.
A correct interpretation of the allegories reveals Wotan as a personification of mankind's rise to the highest evolutionary level: Godhood. Hence, it would certainly be fair to use the term Wotanism as a name for activities to raise the evolutionary level of mankind. Since the ultimate goal of National Socialism is to bring forth a more highly-evolved species of mankind, we must agree with Professor Jung, even though he was largely misinformed, that National Socialism can certainly be called Wotanism.
Adolf Hitler pointed out in Mein Kampf that the only real mark of a higher species of mankind is idealism, and it was idealism, the very first phase of all higher evolution, which he brought forth from the German Folk. Although hardly understanding what was motivating them, the German Folk were inspired to create the social and economic miracles of National Socialist Germany. This was primarily the result of this power of Wotan, channeled through one highly-evolved individual, and this power was steadily raising the evolutionary level of all the Folk!
Adolf Hitler was an awesome example of a highly-evolved individual. All of us can become just as highly-evolved, and even more so, by dedicated, disciplined self-effort. When your evolutionary level rises, you will know it! You will become a channel for a great and joyful force of energy which flows through you day and night. Like Adolf Hitler and many other lesser known individuals, you will become a force for change and regeneration in this degenerate world. This is our spiritual destiny. This is Wotanism.
Professor Jung studied not only the mysteries of the unconscious, but as well, the potential of higher evolution by self-effort (perhaps Professor Jung, of Germanic blood himself, was also affected by Wotanism). He not only studied this, but he put his discoveries to practice. In reply to those who complained that he did little to right the wrongs of the world, he pointed out that he had long since realized that to change the world he must first change himself! Professor Jung shared many of his discoveries with two other individuals who had also spent considerable time investigating the potential of higher evolution by self-effort.: the renowned author, Hermann Hesse, and the leader of the Chilean National Socialists, Miguel Serrano.
The following are interesting and revealing excerpts from a letter written by Professor Jung to Miguel Serrano on September 14, 1960:
"...As we have largely lost our Gods and the actual condition of our religion does not offer an efficacious answer to the world situation in general and to the "religion" of communism in particular, we are very much in the same predicament as the pre- National Socialist Germany of the Twenties, i.e., we are apt to undergo the risk of a further, but this time worldwide, Wotanistic experiment."
"...When, for instance, the belief in the God Wotan vanished and nobody thought of him anymore, the phenomenon originally called Wotan remained; nothing changed but his name, as National Socialism has demonstrated on a grand scale. A collective movement consists of millions of individuals, each of whom shows the symptoms of Wotanism and proves thereby that Wotan in reality never died, but has retained his original vitality and autonomy. Our consciousness only imagines that it has lost its Gods; in reality they are still there and it only needs a certain general condition in order to bring them back in full force."
National Socialism is indeed Wotanism, an Aryan spiritual movement which seeks to raise the level of the Folk, and thereby the world, by raising the level of the individual. As Aryans, the noble of mankind, this is our destiny and our duty!
"Despite their crankiness, the Wotan-worshippers seem to have judged things more correctly than the worshippers of reason. Apparently everyone had forgotten that Wotan is a Germanic datum of first importance, the truest expression and unsurpassed personification of a fundamental quality that is particularly characteristic of the Germans (Aryans)."
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