Before we begin, we would like to say that David Eden Lane deeply admired the Creativity religion and its founder Bernhardt Klassen. Ron McVan (who we regard as something of a traitor due to his mocking David Lane’s words after his death) was at one point, second-in-command of the Church of the Creator, ran the School for Gifted Boys and did the artwork for Racial Loyalty magazine. All of Harold Covington’s claims are baseless, in the final analysis. And we pointed that out before his death. He claimed that “David Lane never used faked names” when we were using pseudonyms on Twitter and still do on Facebook. I personally held one of David Lane’s fake Social Security cards prior to his involvement (or perhaps during?) where he was using the surname Ludvigsen or something similar. Harold Covington (HAC) has a long history of using aliases and fake names in general on the internet. David Lane in fact said to use alternate names, and thus one should.
Vicky Cahill can’t really say much about that. 😉
Bernhardt Klassen’s IQ was above 140.
He was an inventor after all.
And happily married for over 40 years.
Here is what David had to say to him:
Klassen published some of David Lane’s articles as well.
Even though we support the Northwest Territorial Imperative and respect the positive things HAC did accomplish for the cause of Northwest Separatism in North America, we always side with David Eden Lane. The Northwest Tricolor wasn’t exactly an original idea, but HAC is one hell of an author and we actually endorse a form of the Northwest Territorial Imperative, albeit inland and closer to the philosophy outlined by David Eden Lane.
And with that said, we also are not exactly “Odinists” as many perceive it. We are in fact Wotansvolk and even then there must be made a distinction. We in short follow the spiritual, religious and political philosophy of David Eden Lane who founded 14 Word Press with his “wife”. The self-same 14 Word Press that Ron McVan later joined up with after resigning from the Church of the Creator. We have no main arguments with the Creators, as Lane pointed out. Creativity is a fundamentally Scientific Pantheist religion based on staunch Philosophical Naturalism and is against adherence to a supernatural. That is okay. “Atheism” is even allowed in Wotanism, as David Lane pointed out. Though Creators aren’t actually atheist and we actually share a lot in common with Creativity.
Note, this isn’t the only thing David wrote on Wotanism.
So yes, while we are “Odinist”, we are more accurately Wotansvolk. Odinism is a form of Wotanism.
Except, unlike the ODINIC RITE & ASATRU ALLIANCE, we uphold the 14 Words. We have a low amount of respect for the Odinic Rite or Asatru Alliance.
The Asatru Folk Assembly is more tolerable but even then, we are wary of Stephen McNallen because all throughout the 80’s and 90’s McNallen pussy-footed around and got into arguments with 14 Word Press and now finally comes out of the woodwork. Who was David Lane calling out when he said: “How about the leader who promotes a “new and different” 14 Words? In 1836 would he have changed “Remember the Alamo” to “We must change the thinking of Texans?” Should one dilute a sacred motto? “
Anyways, we digress. Here is Bernhardt Klassen on Else Christensen’s Odinism, typos not ours:
In this series on Comparative Religions we have previously dealt with eleven different religions, cults or sects, all of which have either been extremely hostile to the survival, expansion and advancement of the White Race, or at best, indifferent and/or destructive to that goal. In analyzing Odinism, we have a religion that although small and insignificant, is at least concerned about the survival of our race.
We Creators therefore consider them as our racial kinsmen who have the potential of helping win the fierce and hostile racial war which we are now inextricably locked into, whether we like it or not. Let us make it clear at the outset that this overcrowded world of five billion hungry and clawing people is rapidly heading for more chaos,turmoil, anarchy, revolution and terrorism.
We are locked in a racial war, in which each of the participants is keenly aware of their race andready to fight for its survival, with one exception. The only participant unaware is the White Race, .and it is not so much as lifting a finger to defend itself. It is, in fact, giving aid and comfort to the enemy and massively collaborating in its own destruction.
Therefore in order to arouse and rally the White Race to take up arms and fight for its very survival, we will need to take some hard and ruthless measures. We will need to follow a battle plan that is well thought out and is willing to go all the way to do whatever in the hell it takes to win and survive. In Creativity we have such a program and blueprint. It is the objective of this analysis to find ways and means by which the Odinist can join us in this endeavor in order to most effectively help win such a battle.
What is Odinism? Is it a religion? Is it a racial movement, or is it a social club embroidered with ancient myths and folklore?
Odinism is a recent revival in America of a few small groups who have resurrected the ancient myths and folklore of the bellicose Vikings who were the scourge and terror of Europe during the Dark Ages. “From the fury of the Northmen, Oh Lord, deliver us,” was a common prayer in the Christian churches of the Viking era, which was at its peak between 800 to 1000 C.E.
Before writing this article, I wrote to Mrs. Else Christensen of Crystal River, Florida, and asked her to send me whatever books or literature they had available on Odinism. Mrs. Christensen, a fine elderly lady (about my age) kindly sent me three booklets, namely An Introduction to Odinism (12 pages): Wisdom from the Edda (8 pages); and Can We Still Say God? (40 pages). Of these, the latter is really the only one of any depth in giving any philosophical insight about Odinism.
It devotes practically all of its 40 pages in giving a scholarly analysis of what a pious and treacherous fraud is Jewish Christianity and how it has entrapped the White Man’s mind in an alien philosophy that is repugnant to its own “Aryan Soul.” We Creators have no argument with this either, and have more or less said so repeatedly and vehemently in our basic books Nature’s Eternal Religion, The White Man’s Bible, our supplementary books Expanding Creativity and Building a Whiter and Brighter World, and also our tabloid, Racial Loyalty.
However, much like in the case of Atheism, whereas all three booklets make it clear what they are against, they say precious little about what they are for, except they want to replace an ancient alien religion (Christianity) with an ancient religion based on the folklore and mythology ofthe Norsemen and Vikings. They say that instead of looking to the Jewish Yahweh and Jesus Christ, we should now worship Aryan gods, specifically Odin and Freya and Balder. Also enmeshed in this pantheistic conglomerate are Aesir, Loki and Tyr, not to forget Yggdrasil, thatgreat ash tree whose roots and branches supposedly hold together the universe. Also in the picture, engirdled by a huge serpent, is Midgard, which represents the earth, and regarded as midway between heaven and hell. The Werewolves also play an important part in this droll andconfused mythology, which, strangely, the Odinists have selected as their representation of the true “Aryan soul.”
There are three aspects of this peculiar choice that we want to take a closer look at, namely (a) of all the thousands of myths and folklore with which the White Race is so richly endowed, why should anyone want to choose that of the Norse? (b) what, precisely, is the “Aryan soul”, andwhat group represents it, and what meaning, if any, does the word “Aryan” have? and, (c) instead of asking “Can we still say God?” a better question in this enlightened and scientific age might be: do we still need to play with imaginary spooks, White or otherwise?
Let us examine (a) first, and make a partial list of thousands (myths, legends, folklores and dead religions to which the present day White Race is heir.
A. Myths, Legends and Folklore of the White Race.
1. Probably two of the greatest of the very ancient literary epic are Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, dating back to the 8th century B.C.E. They are rich in heroism, drama and virtues characteristic of the White Race. Much better than the Norse myths.
2. The Greek Pantheism and Mythology are rich, colorful and interesting.
3. Roman Pantheism and Mythology. Many of these are a take-off of the Greek models, but have Romanized names and many gods and goddesses are essentially Roman. Both Greek and Roman gods and mythology are wholly White in essence and evolved before Jewish
Christianity contaminated their “pagan” gods. Both much superior to Norse mythology, and preceded the latter by approximately a thousand years.
4. Teutonic Mythology. I have a four-volume set of books by Jacob Grimm, (1785-1863) entitled, “Teutonic Mythology,” a total of 1,887 pages. Whereas some of these interweave with Viking myths, they are essentially separate and much more extensive.
5. The Sacred Books of Hinduism. These consist of such classics as (a) The Vedas (b) The Brahmans (c) The Upanishads (d) The Bhagavad-Gita and (f) Epics and Puranas (See “Hinduism”, Racial Loyalty No. 30). These were all written by “Aryans,” but great literature though they be, they failed to stop the “Aryans” from race-mixing and being drowned in a sea of mud. An interesting side-note is the fact that bits and pieces of Norse mythology stem from these earlier “Aryan” writings.
6. The British Edda (See L.A. Waddelt’s classic by the same name). These stories recapitulate the Epic Poem of the Ancient Britons, the
exploits of King Thor, Arthur (or Adam) and his Knights in establishing civilization, reforming Eden and capturing the Holy Grail. Great literature that supposedly goes back as far as 3380 B.C.E.
7. Aesops Fables that go back to the times of Ancient Egypt. In my opinion there is more good advice and common sense contained in these short and simple stories than all the Viking myths combined.
8. Donald A. MacKenzie has put out a book that is a collection of German myths and Legends (different from Grimms collection of Teutonic myths.)
9. There is the Nibelungenlied around which Wagner built his “Ring” of four operas.
10. There are Irish myths, Scottish myths and legends, there are Rumanian myths (Dracula, etc.), there is a large collection of Hans Christian Anderson’s Fairy Tales. There are the Mother Goose Rhymes, in which I am sure, if you looked hard enough you could find some kernels ofwisdom. In fact, just about any and every country had their set of myths and legends, whether they are White or not. Even the Indians and the Mexicans have theirs.
So, with such a large selection on the menu, with such a vast array of myths and legends that originated with the White Race, what is so special about the Viking myths?
The answer is: not much. It is not a great choice.
B. Who or what represents the “Aryan soul?”
The word Aryan has been widely bandied about in the White Man’s literature. Such people as Houston Stewart Chamberlain in “Foundations of the 19th Century” and Alfred Rosenberg in “Mythos of the 20th Century” have used the word extensively. However, it was brought into first rate prominence by Hitler and the Nazi Party during their hegemony in Germany, in fact, to such an extent that in the minds of the present White world the term “Aryan” is closely associated with Nazism.
We of the Church of the Creator shun the word, for several good reasons, but basically because the term is so vague and ill-defined that it is practically meaningless. Like the word “spirit” used so profusely by the Christians, it, too, is widely used, but nobody knows what it means, ifanything.
I tried to look up the word in two encyclopedia’s I have and it wasn’t even listed. Finally, I looked it up in an old Britannica (1929) and found a short paragraph on it. ARYANS: This word is used by some of the “Satem” speakers of Indo-European languages with the meaning of “noble” and is the name of one of the tribes of these people. As Sir George Grierson points out, “Indians and Iranians who are descended from an Indo-European stock have a perfect right to call themselves Aryans but we English have not.”
The paragraph ends with this admonition: There is not a better or more striking example in science than this (Aryans) of the danger of affixing labels without due scrutiny and intelligent discrimination.
The Nazis, too, never really defined the word, but it had the implication of a Nordic type of people, with blue eyes and blonde hair, but even this they did not clarify. If that is what it was meant to imply, many of the most prominent Nazis and Fascists would not qualify. Hitler was notblonde, neither was Goebbels, nor Himmler, nor Mussolini. Expanding this to whole nationalities, most of the White Race would not qualify. It would exclude most of the Austrians, the Italians, the French, the Slavs and a hundred million others. So why make such a fetish of the word when its meaning is so obscure?
We Creators use the terms White Race, White Man, etc., as our standard definition of the people we espouse and for whom the religion of Creativity was conceived. We mean to accomplish for all the White nations of the world what Hitler did for the Germans. We want to unite them into one powerful massive steamroller with which to smash the Jewish monster. The word Aryan will not do. We discard it as not only being useless, but also as a detrimental roadblock in achieving this great and noble goal.
Now for the Odinists to say that the Viking myths represent the “Aryan soul” is a lot of nonsense. Just whose soul are they talking about? The Nordics? The Austrians? The French? The Polish? The Hungarians? If we were to carefully catalogue the innermost feelings, the “souls” of all the White Europeans, we would find there is no one common “soul.” We would find that not only would the different people “feel” and “cling” to thousands of different myths, fables, legends and folklores, but even in one and the same country there would be a vast diversity. The mostcommon denominator, if any, would be alien Jewish Christianity, and even this is splintered and fragmented into a thousand different bits and
So let us forget about trying to represent or find the “Aryan soul.” In the first place Aryan is next to meaningless, and secondly, if it is meant to imply the White Race, there is no common “soul” that represents it. The best we can do is to construct a common religion that is in the bestinterests of all members of the White Race, one that all can intelligently embrace and then rally the White Race through long and arduous propaganda and enlightenment to accept it as their own.
This is what we are trying to do in promoting Creativity, the White Man’s religion.
Before we leave this subject, let me make one further cogent comment. We have often been criticized that the term “White Race” is an imprecise, unscientific description. Granted, it is. But then the White Race as such consists of a polyglot, imprecise group, or groups of people, with only certain common attributes (other than the color of their skin.) The Austrians are different from the Nordic Germans, who are different from the French, from the Irish, from the Italians, etc. So there is no precise definition. Nevertheless, it is the best there is. Everybody knows what and where the Atlantic Ocean is, but its boundaries too, become vague where it merges Into the North Sea, or the Caribbean, or the Pacific. So, too, with the White Race. Everybody knows what the White Race is, although its fringe boundaries are somewhat obscure, and of some of which we are not too proud.
C. Do we still need spooks?
The Odinists evidently take the position that for some reason spooks are good for us. Why, they don’t explain. Somehow to have a religion in which you, too, have a set of gods that you can bandy about, is a big asset, they say, even if you know they are phony.
We Creators take a dim view of such nonsense. We don’t need a belief of spooks, we don’t need a belief in Santa Claus and as grownup intelligent adults we don’t need a pacifier to suck on. It is this silly hangover from our primitive Stone Age ancestors that has so confused and distorted man’s thinking over the millenniums and caused so much havoc and misery.
So let’s have done with the spookie nonsense. Let’s go about our business and solve our problems the way they have always been solved, correctly – by means of our intelligence, by means of reason and logic. In so doing, let us learn from the greatest teacher of all time – by
observing the laws and workings of Nature.
Speaking of Nature, there is one other point to which we take exception with the Odinists. They claim that by reverting back to the ancient Norse gods they are more closely aligned with Nature. Not so. Any gods, spooks or spirits are not Nature. They are an un- natural aberration of the mind. They are not in harmony with Nature, but supposedly operating supernaturally, i.e., outside the Laws of Nature. So when someone tells us that what they call god or God is really the same as what we call Nature, we disagree. What they are spouting is an anomaly, a contradiction. We say: make up your mind. Do you believe in spooks or do you believe in the Laws of Nature?
We believe the Odinists are a fine, intelligent group of people, and we want to remind them that the grim racial battle for the survival of our race is a desperate race for time, energy and resources. We cannot afford to indulge in childish games, nor dillydally in any half real, half make believe fantasies on cloud nine. We cannot afford to do so any more than a fighting army can afford to indulge in LSD, go into battle half-stoned and expect to win battles against a deadly and determined enemy. We appeal to you, we implore you, forget about the spooks (even if they areWhite) and join with the Church of the Creator in a planned, militant, fully structured creed and program that is based on reality, on logic, on common sense and the wisdom derived from the Eternal Laws of Nature. We need you and you need us. Together we can wage a meaningfulracial war and win.
A religion that failed to withstand the Jewish-Christian onslaught a thousand years ago cannot reasonably be expected to roll it back now, under conditions a thousand times more adverse.
Founder Church of the Creator