Helen’s Golden Tears

Dear pagan readers,

 

Today, let’s talk about a very powerful aromatic plant which everyone knows and which many of you probably eat to on a daily basis. It is still widely used and considered in our kitchen and herbal medicine of nowadays, but not even as half as it was back in antiquity. This plant was considered sacred among ancient europeans and his name was synonymous with courage and bravery in ancient Greece. Ancient Greeks believed this plant and its extracts could restore vigor and mental acuity. They burned it as a religious incense to give them courage in battle. It was also burned as an incense at funerals and placed in the burial mound of the dead. Even Gaius Plinius Secundus, (circa 23 – 79 A.C.E.), better known as Pliny the Elder, said that when it is burned, it “puts to flight all venomous creatures”.

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Moreover, at the time of knights, ladies embroidered a bee buzzing around a sprig of thyme on the scarf of the knights. It was meant to make them remember that they should always bring fairness and kindness in their activities and that it would give them courage and strength, a kind of silent memory from the distant past. Thyme was used throughout the ancient world: the Egyptians applied it in the mummification process, the Greeks burnt it as incense in sacred temples, and Romans treated the depression with it. The ancient egyptians used thyme in the making of their embalmment preparation because of his antiseptic virtue and aroma. It was also used to perfume and purify the sacred greek temples and public bath for the same reason. And the romans were pretending to cure depression by eating and burning it. As said earlier, thyme is linked with bees and honey. Bees appreciate thyme flowers a lot and mediterranean thyme honey is among the most tasty and reputated honey around the world. During the middle ages a sprig of thyme was placed under the pillow to induce sleep and to prevent nightmares. According to another folk belief, fairies supposedly love thyme. Throughout Europe people used to plant large beds of thyme to attract fairies. In A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeare referenced that folk association when writing that Titania, the Queen of the fairies, often went to “a bank whereon the wild thyme blows”. My grand mother told me once ”Oh! Such beautiful memories I keep of the hikes through the hills of Spain and Italy when we found blooming bushes of thyme. What flavor, what strength and power which emerged from small leaves that look more like needles. Indeed, when it grows in its place of origin, thyme is picked pretty dry but with a concentration that we do not get here in our wetter and colder climate”. ”It is the enemy of the toxines because it is a powerful antiseptic” thus said Armand Trousseau(1801-1867) the famous french doctor who performed the first tracheotomy in Paris. This claim as been clinically proven nowadays. As you can see, thyme is a thousand purposes plant, symbol of purity and courage throughout the ages.

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After all, it’s pretty normal that this plant is highly considered for so long when we learn that it is born from the silent tear drop of the most beautiful of all women on earth. Thymus vulgaris, as told in the Iliad, is born from the tear drop of Ἑλένη της Σπάρτα, better known as Helen of Troy, one of the three iconic sorceresses in the pagan initiation ritual. In fact, thyme, is one of the secret lore given to the initiate by the sorceress. A gift, to strengthen the May King’s Hamingja. For a person ‘said to smell of thyme’ meant someone of admirable style, activity, and energy. As you may have understand, the Iliad is in fact a description of the pagan initiation ritual. But that is another subject that I will eleborate in future articles…

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Once again I ask you all: will you refuse such a beautiful gift given to us by a living goddess? So celebrate the health, purity and courage by making good use of the thyme!

 

Hail the pagan secret lores! Hail Europa!

 

Fredrik Blanchet

 

 

 

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Birds of a feather flock together: The sacred feast of Váli

Dear pagan readers,

February 14th is commonly being designated as “Valentine’s Day”, the day of lovers that is nowadays celebrated with roses, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, romantic gifts and valentines given to those beloved. Some couples even make a point to go out for dinner or to go see a movie on this day to express their love and rekindle their passion for each other. February 14th is indeed a very special day. That is exactly why the early christians felt the need to assimilate this pagan feast in order to facilitate the conversion of our forebears. Long before the two early Christian martyrs named Valentine that this special day is currently named after lived, the ancient Europeans in Northern Europe celebrated February 14th(around the 24-25 of Sokkvabekkr in the ancient calendar) as The Feast Day of Vali also referred to as The Festival of the Kin. This day was held sacred to the god Váli and in honor of the family and friendship. The god Váli is known as the defender of the family unit, light, and goodness. Vali is the son of the god Oðin and giantess Rinðr, as well as the brother of Balðr, Þórr, Höðr, etc. Váli is depicted as an archer with arrows of light. Some anthropologists theorized that the god Váli is the Northern European version of Eros (Greek myths) and Cupid (Roman myths). But Vali represent love in a broader meaning, he also represented family and friendship types of love, like the love between friends, siblings, spouses, parents and children, cousins, and the like.

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In the Poetic Edda (Voluspá and Baldrs Draumar sections), Váli is known for avenging Balðr’s death with the killing of Höðr. This myth defines him as a god of “rightful vengeance”. The type of vengeance that upon dispensing causes balance in society, harmony, and good to avail. This “rightful vengeance” did not encompass spiteful or petty revenge. Today, as an example, a type of “rightful vengeance” would be the death penalty imposed upon a serial killer or rapist. This would bring about a balance in society, harmony, and good.

The feast day of Váli was a very important festival to the early Northern-Europeans. It was not just a day to give toasts and feasts in honor of the god Váli. This was a day dedicated to the Kin unity, its members, and friends. Which is why this day was also known as The Festival of the Kin, an appropriate name since that is exactly what they did. On this day, entire tribes were holding festival and every member of the tribe were sharing much fun together as relatives and friends.

This ancient story of The feast Day of Váli makes this day even more amazing and meaningful. This is a day for honoring the family and friendship, not only lovers. A day to spend time with our beloved relatives and grant them the gift of quality time. This year would have probably been considered even more sacred by our forebears with the fullmoon tonight. So I suggest you all to give a toast in honor of the ever growing Oðalist family. May our Kin grow bigger and tighter as the time pass by. May our “rightful revenge” come soon in honor of our gods and Kin! In honor of Váli! That’s something definitely worth celebrating don’t you think?

“Birds of a feather flock together” so be it!

HailaR Váli!

Frederik Blanchet

Healer of the battlefields

Dear pagan readers,

Let me introduce you to a plant used in medicine for tens of thousands of years. It was even a part of our neanderthal ancestors pharmacy in prehistory. But we use to link it with greek antiquity because the origin of his name is linked to a greek hero which everyone knows, and also because it is mentionned in the great books of herbal lore of antiquity. It is a plant undeniably linked to the battlefield and war in general as the title of this article suggest.

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According to Pliny the Elder, the Roman naturalist of the first century AD, its name comes from Ἀχιλλεύς(Achilles), hero of the Greek mythology, who used it to heal Τήλεφος(Telephus) wounds in the Trojan war. This herbal secret, according to Ὅμηρος(Homer), was conveyed to his pupil by Χείρων(Chiron) the centaur. Achillea millefolium was also mentionned by Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης(Pedanius Dioscorides) as an incomparable plant to heal wounds and ulcers. In antiquity, it was known as herbal militaris  for its use in stanching the flow of blood from wounds. In fact, as far as we can go back in time, it as always been a part of the European pharmacopoeia.

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The second part of the name, millefolium, means thousand leaves because of the shape of the leaf. Achillea millefolium is commonly known as yarrow nowadays. The English name yarrow comes from the Saxon word gearwe, which is related to both the Dutch word gerw and the Old High German word garawa. Other common names for this species include gordaldo, nosebleed plant, old man’s pepper, devil’s nettle, sanguinary, milfoil, soldier’s woundwort, thousand-leaf, and thousand-seal.  It is a flowering plant in the  Asteraceae’s family . It is native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and North America. This herb is purported to be a diaphoretic, astringent, tonic, stimulant and mild aromatic. It contains isovaleric acid, salicylic acid, asparagin, sterols, flavonoids, bitters, tannins, and coumarins. The leaves encourage clotting, so it can be used fresh for nosebleeds and wounds. The aerial parts of the plant are used for phlegm conditions, as a bitter digestive tonic to encourage bile flow, and as a diuretic. The aerial parts act as a tonic for the blood. It stimulate the circulation and can be used for high blood pressure. It is also useful in menstrual disorders, and as an effective sweating remedy to bring down fevers. Yarrow intensifies the medicinal action of other herbs taken with it. It is reported to be associated with the treatment of the ailments such as pain, antiphlogistic, bleeding, gastrointestinal disorders, cholereticinflammation, emmenagogue and stomachache. It can be used as an oil, infusion, tincture, liquid extract or even fresh.

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I could have talked about this plant a whole day but now I have to go back to work; cucumbers, tomatoes, spaghetti squashes, onions, etc… needs to be harvested. So I leave you with the Achillea millefolium who’s also asking to be harvested right now through the whole northern hemisphere. Make good use of the centaur herbal secrets and maybe you will become a European hero yourself! Hail Achillea millefolium!

Frederik Blanchet

Hecate’s flower of Strength

Dear pagan readers,

Let me present you a plant whose nowadays reputation is far from what is used to be in pagan times. It is now mostly cursed as one of the main weed, being considered the plague of the golf courses, parks and gardens. But let me tell you that the greatest European pharmacologists, botanists and herbalists of antiquity had it in great esteem. And for good reasons of course.

In Greek mythology, it is even a part of one of the most well known myth; the goddess Ἑκάτη, widely known as Hecate, fed Θησεύς, the hero known as Theseus, with this sacred plant for 30 days, giving him enough strength to defeat the Μῑνώταυρος(Minotaur) in the Cretan Labyrinth – testament indeed to the value of this excellent herb! This plant led the Greek Hero Theseus to victory in his pagan initiation and let him cultivate his Hamingja to a full potential. I will elaborate deeper about the undeniable link between this myth and Ôðalism in a future article.

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This is a plant many of us know well, or at least, most think they know it well. This plant is called Taraxacum officinale in Latin, it is the Common Dandelion. From French dent-de-lion (lion’s tooth), also in Late Latin dēns leōnis. The term has since died out in French (except in Swiss French), but compare Spanish diente de león, Italian dente di leone, Norwegian løvetann, Portuguese dente-de-leão, and also German Löwenzahn, all having the same literal meaning. It is called after the shape of the leaves that looks like lion’s teeth. Some say the Latin name comes from the Greek ταράξω(taráxo̱), meaning ”disorder”, and ἄκος(akos), meaning ”remedy”. 

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Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης, one of my main influence regarding Herbalism, better known as Pedanius Dioscorides, mentioned the Dandelion in is gigantic five volume encyclopaedia called Περί ύλης ιατρικής(De Materia Medica Libre).

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Dandelion is a rich source of vitamins A, B complex, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Dandelion leaves can be used to add flavor to salads, sandwiches, and teas. The roots can be used in some coffee substitutes, and the flowers can be used to make wines.

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As you might have understand, Dandelion is not a weed, but a wild vegetable, more nutritious than the broccoli or spinach that cleanse the blood and kidneys, reduces gas, blood pressure, fat and cholesterol and increases muscular strength, all this without side effects. In medicine, the roots are mainly used as an appetite stimulant, and for liver and gallbladder problems and the leaves are used as a diuretic to help the body get rid of excess fluid.

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You can harvest the leaves and flowers from spring until autumn. About the roots, I mentioned that Hecate fed Theseus with Taraxacum officiale, and therefore the best time to gather the root is in November, the month of Hecate. If you live in a northern area, it must be harvested a little bit earlier as the snow and cold weather are coming earlier.

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As European folks, how can you turn your back on the magic herb given by the night goddess to Theseus, thus making him one of our famous European hero? Will you be such a hero yourself? Will you gain your Hamingja? Let’s begin by thanking the Goddess Hecate for her precious gift by making good use of it! So enjoy!

Frederik Blanchet

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Dear pagan readers,

I’m taking a few minutes of my time to introduce you to a plant I’m currently harvesting through the Laurentides Mountains. Gaius Plinius Secundus, better known as ”Pliny The Elder”, mentioned and prescribed this wonderful plant in his gigantic work called Naturalis Historia under the name farfarum. It is surely one of the greatest encyclopedia made in the pagan era. Πεδάνιος Διοσκουρίδης, better known as Pedanius Dioscorides, also mentioned the ”Filius ante patrem” in his huge work called Περί ύλης ιατρικής(De materia medica libre). He called it βηχιον(bêchion) from βηχις meaning ”which calms cough”. It is a plant linked to the ánd(breath of life, thought, spirit).

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The plant is commonly known as the Coltsfoot or Tussilago farfara. It is a plant whose blooming comes before the growth of the leaves. That’s why it was called ”Filius ante patrem”(the son before the father). This plant is used in many concoctions to heal pectoral illness such as bronchitis and also skin problems.

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The flower heads are edible raw or cooked. The leaves are also edible. Very young, they can be eaten raw, especially their petiole is juicy. Soon, the leaves will become rubbery and are better cooked. The flower and leaves are good sources of vitamin C, zinc and also contains a natural antibiotic. Also the ash of burnt and dried leaves create a salt substitute. It was used as a condiment once upon a time.

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It is one of the first flower that BalduR offers us each year when spring comes. Like I already asked you in a previous article: will you refuse such a beautiful gift from the beautiful shining gods?

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HailaR BalþuR!

Frederik Blanchet

United we’ll stand, divided we’ll fall

The biggest threat to the European race throughout the ages have always been our discords and dividing. May these discords have been provoke by the invasion of Europe by judeo-christianity or by political and cultural factors, the result is the same; we are always the losers whatever the motivation is in such situation. What happened at Cluain Tarbh on Good Friday 1014 or, to a greater extent, what happened in the whole of Europe between 1914 up to nowadays are good examples; once united European kins fought each other and finally, they severely suffered great loss and also lost all control on the governance of their common homeland. There’s many other examples worth mention for sure, but that is not the point; let’s not spatter old and recent wounds of Europe.

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The point is that regardless of nationality, as European brothers and sisters, we need to stick together no matter what. Regardless of political, cultural and economical factors, we must stick together; otherwise, we will fall and be cursed into oblivion. The whole European culture will disappear if we do not react and put our discords aside, or even better; if we could clear away all of these dividing and borders.History showed us that even divided, we managed to survive. At some point, we barely managed to live well. But it didn’t last for long. Weakened and tear apart, nonetheless, we managed to survive. But for how long? Not for very long I bet, if we continue this way. We must react now, we should have react stronger centuries ago! We should have fight and lighten up the ever growing darkness way before! If we don’t react and light up the way for others to follow, we are not worth saving.

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These words might have sounded pretty depressive and a bit defeatist, but no, it is totally realistic; we are not in good shape. But remember that the only reason why we are three feet in the grave is our dividing. Imagine if we could unite all European individuals, families, communities and nations working together for the same cause. We would clean Europe and live a Golden Age once again! Like I said, even divided, we managed to survive. Imagine what we would be able to accomplish all together! United under the banner of Europe there’s no limit for us! Ôðalism is our path to unification, as it is the natural European way of life. Like I said yesterday, do not be afraid of the Light, as our salvation depends on it.

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So I ask every single proud European; will you fight your brothers and by the same way help the jews in their quest for the destruction of Europe? Or do you prefer to fight side by side against the true enemies? United we’ll stand, divided we’ll fall. It is yours to choose now! The jews have always apply the maxim ”Divide ut regnes” in their quest for the fall of Europe. Let us apply the maxim ”Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno” and Europe will bloom once again!

HailaR WôðanaR HailaR BalduR!

Frederik Blanchett


Do not be afraid of the Light

Dear pagan readers,

Today I had an enjoyable discussion with a friend of mine that shares my view on so many subject. We discussed, among other subjects, about the fear to speak publicly about our opinions and convictions on left wing politics, multiculturalism, feminism, judaism, etc. The fact that we become a target when we openly express our loyalty to Europe; when we revolt against every single unfair things in this once honorable world.

I expressed my fear about the fact that the authorities should find in it a reason to take our children away from us to make sure to brainwash them and make sure they become good goyims. He told me that the threat against us is exaggerated, to scare us and make us think twice before we speak up against them and their view. That I should not worry too much about that. They will not touch our children no matter what. If they did it would be a gigantic PR failure to them, and they know that very well.

Then I realized that it is not the authorities that I should be scared of, but my own words and deeds; if I proffers no direct threat or if I commit any wrongdoing by law, they can not do anything against me without risking themselves to be at fault. We just have to be law abiding citizens(until these laws will disappear) and they can do us no harm.

The fact is they are wrong and we are right. They are crooked and twisted and we are fair and noble!

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Yes, they are very powerful and influential. Yes, in the past they have imprisoned and murdered fair and noble people for no valid reason by manipulating the truth and creating lies. But nowadays, fortunately, we have internet and the alternative medias. They can’t move a finger without being watched, just like us.

There is no reason to shut up and close our eyes to all the injustice and treat toward Europe(as a biological term). There is no reason not to express our love and pride for everything European in this world. By the laws of our countries we can’t proffer any direct treat to anybodies life or safety. But there is no law obligating us to respect them and their symbols. As long as we do not touch them! No law forbids us to be indignant at their horrible actions. There’s no law prohibiting us to be proud of European heroes, history and culture. No laws can keep us in pitch darkness! The judeo-christian darkness we’ve been strangled through for more than two milleniums now! 

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Do not be afraid of the Light that our forebears lit up once upon a distant time. Be proud and speak loud about your love for Europe and your indignation and hatred toward the jewish people and their lackeys! Let’s do it for our long gone mothers and fathers! Let’s do it for our daughters and sons! Let us shine through this darkness and light up the way for others to follow! It is your right and duty as a European!

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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

-Plato

P.S.

Special thanks to Varg Vikernes as he’s the main inspiration for this article.

Thank you my friend!

HailaR WôðanaR!

Frederik Blanchett