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Temple of Wotan : Holy Book of the Aryan Tribes Paperback – September 6, 2000

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TEMPLE of WOTAN is a composite source book for the complete cycle of ritual festivals, as well as oaths, rites, rituals, runes and historical mysticism. TEMPLE of WOTAN provides the framework for families and kindreds to pursue the virtually timeless Wotanist lifestyle for coming generations. We are deeply honored for this work to have been graced with a powerful foreword by the notable and distinguished ariosophist Miguel Serrano. Now in his 80’s, Mr. Serrano was a member of Jung’s Hermetic Circle and himself a dedicated Wotanist, author of over forty books translated into fourteen languages. TEMPLE of WOTAN is a vital link in the eternal chain of arcane gnostic Truth.

There is a spiritual hunger in all free-thinking Aryans that cannot be filled by alien and counterfeit religions. As more people witness the inevitable decline of our race and our culture and our societies, they will and must seek solutions. The Wotansvolk path will be an inspirational and unifying catalyst to the rectification of this decline, as well as a gateway to our most ancient and esoteric wisdom that has long been denied us. The strength of a race is fed from the roots of its indigenous religions, its mythos—its heroes and legends. Life is reduced to meaningless survival without these redeeming elements.

About the Author

Ron McVan has written a plethora of esoteric literature based on Indo-European heritage, the Mysteries and Aryan mythology. The consummate Wotanist manifesto CREED of IRON—Wotansvolk Wisdom is in its second printing with over 7,000 copies already distributed worldwide. Now, upon the release of TEMPLE of WOTAN—Holy Book of the Aryan Tribes, readers can expect a response to the numerous and varied requests that are received here from practicing Wotanists.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: 14 Word Press (September 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096781233X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967812335
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #333,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a Psychology graduate, and a student of Jung and Assagioli, I cannot fault the logic of seeking out the archetypes from our European Unconscious and identifying with them. This is exactly what the revival of Wotanism / Odinism is about. The psychic processes which are set in motion by following this path can do nothing but good in terms of individual psychic health for those of Northern European ancestry. It was particularly beneficial to have sectuons of this book on Carl Jung and Miguel Serrano, which stress the archetypal nature of our religious experience. For me, this is probably the most influential and respected title on the contemporary Wotanist / Odinist revival. It certainly brought me closer to my roots, and provided insight into why I am the person I am. I heartily recommend it to all. If you are of a Northern European background, then here is a glimpse into your roots. If you are not from that tradition, then here you will find an explanation of what makes Wotanists / Odinists tick. For the knockers, you will find that Wotanists are not racists, and hate no one. They are doing what many people around the globe are doing in response to creeping multiculturalism, which ultimately will mean no cultures at all. They are celebrating their archetypal ancestry and trying to keep their unique culture alive. This is the right of all peoples and cultures. Essential reading.
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By A Customer on September 4, 2001
This has got to be the most comprehensive book on European Paganism, without all the Modern Political Correct GARBAGE that tries to lend itself as 'paganism' today. The poor skeptics of this book (I can tell they haven't read it, judging from their false accusations found nowhere in this book) are deliberately attacking this book, trying somehow to hurt the author. European Paganism is just THAT- EUROPEAN! Racist? Well, paganism is a combined mythos of experiences by a group of indiginous European people, so if THAT is "racist", so be it. It is a religion of blood, always was, always will be. No amount of psycho-babble will ever change that. This book is my #1 pick of all time.
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Where McVan showed promise in Creed of Iron, this time around he delivers the goods. A meaty book on Odinism/Asatru. Those who think McVan's spirituality is merely politics in disguise ought to do themselves the favour of actually reading this book. No-nonsense Wotanism for the modern age while drawing heavily on the past.
As in Creed of Iron, McVan chooses to write a little about a lot. Temple of Wotan covers a large field of topics directly and indirectly related to the core spirituality of the Northern path. There were times when I wish I could have read more of his thoughts on subjects but he was quickly off onto something else. This book covers a lot of ground.
The content of the rituals draws heavily on the published works of established Odinist groups, although the credits for these works are not given. This might lead the reader to assume they McVan's own rituals and wordings, when in fact they have a much richer heritage. Nevertheless, any exposure to such holy words is for the good and this is less a criticism than an observation.
If you feel a pull toward the Gods of your ancestors then you could do far worse than read Temple of Wotan.
Hail the High Ones! Hail the Ancestors!
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There is no higher incentive for learning than self-esteem that flows spontaneously from awareness of a great past. In "Temple of Wotan: Holy Book of the Aryan Tribes" Ron McVan offers us insight and awareness of that great past. There are numerous photographs and inspiring illustrations throughout the book.

We find the complete `Havamal', C.G.Jung's Essay on Wotan, a study of runes and an explination of the Nordic calendar. We learn of the Druids, Gnosis, the Nature of Wotanism, and the Matrix of Destiny.

Sections include:

> Prologue

> Aryan Wotanism

> 20th Century Resurgence

> Havamal

> Calendar

> Ceremony & Ritual

> Invocations - Rites

> Poetry

> Epilogue

Some reviewers have tried to claim that "Temple of Wotan" is somehow racist doctrine. (Too bad these reviewers didn't actually read the book.) I have read "Temple of Wotan" several times, each time discovering some new insight, but not once have I found anything that degenerates another race, creed, or group of people. Rather, "Temple of Wotan" offers us an awareness of the ancient beliefs of the European folk and nations.

"Temple of Wotan" is Highly Recommended! Get your copy while they are still available.
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By A Customer on October 4, 2000
Ron McVan a master Armanen/Erulian and adept in the Teutonic mysteries of the blood, the folkish religion of our Indo-European forefathers, takes the reader on a quest to the divine godman within all Aryankind through esoteric pathworking of the Yggdrasil, Sedjr, and Galdr. No stone is left uncovered in McVan's study of the spiritual path of Aryan man. Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Alchemy, Runelore and extensive study of ritual and the mythos are analysed and it's relation to the present struggle for the preservation of the folk. Warning: This is not universalist Norse wicca ala Thorsson and Aswynn but true folkish Wotanism for Aryan revival!
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