It is a book which I think requires a deeper familiarity with the German anthropologies of the day than I currently possess, as it constructs within its pages the groundwork for a fully operational worldview based upon alterative history. While unsurprisingly, my understanding of anthropology is Anglophilic, but I have tremendous respect and admiration for the Germanics across the deep pond. Still- there are differences in pre-boazian anthropological approaches utilised by the branches of the Teutonic peoples. Of the books I’ve read, only the Dane Grønbech keeps a happy middle ground — to my eye. Whatevah.
It is unlikely the book would have been thought of as objective then, and now it would likely be held to be fanciful, at best. Threads within the narrative, as noted, include a worldwide Aryan (Germanic) culture. The major supporting claim for this is the contingency of comparable artefacts upturned in disparate locations. These include among other things, manmade burial mounds. In addition, similarities between writing conventions are noted. These items bleed into the narrative that a sweeping Aryan culture flourished upon the face of the Earth, but as echoed in the story of Atlantis, it fell victim to its own arrogance, miscegenated and fell into disunity, disrepair and disharmony before being pushed back into Europe. After the Aryans were reduced to their stronghold of Europe, there rose mixling (mischlinge/miscegenated) cultures. Among these are the Aztecs and Hebrews.
Interestingly enough, in Wieland’s narrative, strong usage is made of the North American oddities such as the Serpent Mound of Ohio, long before they became popular to discuss in Amerika proper. Notes are made to describe hypothetical influences from the Germanic diaspora in Amerindian culture. A culture which is posited was once Germanic in flavour, but having degenerated through miscegenation. This, for Wieland, explains how Cortez found a culture amenable to Catholicism. Catholicism being a hybrid faith of Aryanism and “pagan” (lesser bred) religion. The usage of animals in Amerindian art indicates a Germanic influence, Wieland claimed, as the Germans and English were well known to use combinations of Lions and Eagles in their respective standards. Elements which flourished in pre-Colonial Amerika.
Similarly, infusions of Germanic influence are supposed to have reached Africa and China, also. As evidenced by iron pagodas in China, and the worship of pale Gods among the pale(r) Yoruba tribes of N. Africa. As noted, the Mounds are a tremendous selling point, Wieland feels. He describes the mounds found in German Austria, and contrasts them with those found in North America.
It is an interesting exercise in necessity being the mother of invention, perhaps. Like with the British Waddell who wrote “The British Edda,” great pains are taken to make sense of a historical narrative which seems interconnected but not fully enough for our increasingly modern sensibilities. For example, Wieland refers to alternative cosmologies I am vaguely familiar with from having read “The Secret King,” and familiarising myself with the likes of Willegut’s work, the 55 Club’s “Armanen Ritual” and so forth. The great Cosmic Ice theory is referenced, which was the idea that the cosmos emerged from a primal frost as described somewhat by Norse mythology. Which, evidently, has resurfaced in conjunction with this “ice wall” theory I hear about from the Flat Earth crowd. I’ll keep with my big brained centrism and prefer net neutrality.
Wieland offers his opinion that the gradual elimination of worldwide Aryanism was assisted by a number of cataclysmic apocalypses. One of which saw the destruction of the moon, and the rebirth of the new moon from eruptive forces so strong it hurled the new moon into orbit. So it goes. Ancient prehistoric Vikings were said to have been forced to sail the world to escape the pursuant ice age in magnificently built boats requiring 90 rowers.
These catastrophes led to the submergence of Atlantis and the loss of Lemuria. Although, Wieland stresses, Heinrich Schliemann pioneered the way for their rediscovery. What is of paramount importance is the submerged history of the Germanic people. In this, Wieland asserts, the true chosen race of God is not the Hebrew, but the Aryan. He proceeds to lay many claims as to why the Bible refers to Aryan man, and not Hebrew. With the Hebrews being a lesser bred race of interlopers who wear the German history as a skin, mangle it beyond recognisance and subvert it so thoroughly that you might not be blamed for failing to want it back.
First of all; the story of Adam and Eve denotes primeval miscegeny. Adam refers to the state of ruddiness befitting the lesser races. Thus the first sin was Eve’s capitulation to Adam. Some liberties are taken with regards to etymology, such as Zion being an ancient contraction of Zeus’ Castle. Jerusalem becomes the Happy Home of Baldur, because Wieland claims, Jeru is an alternative name for the God of Light. Votan of course is a God worshipped by the pre-Aztec Aryans and is remembered to this day by them, in part. The Lion, which appears in the English coat of arms, is also present in the Aztec art – which Wieland notes symbolised the Eye of Ra, which was a symbol of Votan.
Heaven, here, is the tomb. Places like Olympus, and Himmelbjorg refer to a huge mountain seven tiers (as in the seventh heaven of Enoch) high. Each tier of the mountain contained great barrows where Aryan princes were interred, and would be resurrected someday. Barbarossa of the Germans is sited as a more recent example of this belief, or else Arthur of the British. The Naglfar of the Norse, therefore, is actually a great funerary vessel which collected Aryan dead from distant battlefields so that their corpses might be resurrected someday. The custom persisted up until Bismarck’s Germany, wherein the great Walhalla was erected as a monument to heroic German dead.
Hell, conversely, and to my mind comically, is where the Aryans disposed of their unwanteds. Literally, kicked them into a volcano. Hell then is the anti-mountain where the despicable dead are incinerated. Naturally, the darker races are dark because their acumen was to kick corpses. This relates, Wieland notes, to an ancient legend wherein the Goddess Hel is Satan’s grandma. Speaking of the corpse-kickers; some of these managed to interbreed with Aryans, creating high-caste mischlinge who were capable of passing as Aryan and always and everywhere became leaders among their respective anti-races. The Bible calls these false-prophets, Wieland says. The savagery of the high caste mixling is unparalleled, and is to be compared to the relative gentle meekness of the Aryan whomst were, naturally, vegan.
The Bible, then, is a historical record which is more a composite of mixed sources than an inspired doctrine. Whereas the Edda is a more direct descendant of the Vedas. Wieland makes note that little imagination is needed to see the similarity in firm between Edda and Veda, these receding the Bible. The Bible being an honest, but corrupted attempt at historical record.
Other notes are made which have since gained popularity, the oddities in China and Egypt. The Egyptian electrical batteries are discussed. It is an interesting exercise, I think, in that many of the facets of archaeology Wieland interprets have become backdrops in alternative, or “conspiracy” culture. As I have noted, at the time, there was a glut of sensational information that required rationalisation. White Gods for the Aztecs. Batteries in Egypt. Similarities between European mounds and American ones. And indeed, one might note that even more discoveries have been quietly ignored in the years following 1924 – such as the mysterious White mummies as far abroad as Tocharia and Kennewick, the Runestones and cairns and obelisks in places they don’t belong.
It is a book worth reading, if alternative history interests you. Though I give a fair warning, the train of thought while to hard to follow, tends to at times repeat itself and may bore readers unacquainted with the subject material. Others may be put off by the exceptionally fanciful conclusions Wieland makes. But it is worth reminding oneself that Wieland had political aims beyond the mere scope of his book. His ultimate aim was to inspire a worldwide pan-Aryan cooperative which would oppose the Roman-Aztec-Hebrew influence he concludes is poisoning the world. For this to happen, Germanic peoples everywhere needed to understand their lost history – of a unified Aryan confederacy against the machinations of weaponised miscegeny whose ultimate aim is the final replacement and extermination of the Aryan.
Editor’s Note: I have kept use of the word Aryan, which I know makes many left and right of centre Reeeeeëē. I could have substituted it with Germanic, or perhaps more acutely Teutonic. Or cleverly hide marginally unchanged history under the modern P.I.E. umbrella. However the word is a valid historical Artefact with internally consistent applications whose use was endemic to the Teutonic world, which as a point in case included the many Sui Generii of Germanic tribes, nations and even colonies. Thus, for a time, the Anglo-Saxons of America and Britain, the Germanics of Europe and Nordics of Scandinavia (among others) were moving toward a potential consensus before the interruption of their science by other political dogmas resulting in the creation of things like the Frankfurt School following the Bad Wars. Ironically, Wieland in his way wanted to avoid just that with his confederation of Aryan tribes. If a desire for unity among like tribes offends you, than you have likely taken lessons from the Frankfurt School. Other than the occasional sweeping gesture, none of the above should be overly offensive. That it can be goes to show how withered our backbones have become as an atomised anti-collective of disjointed amorphous blobs in the melting pot waiting to get digested by Moloch. I said good day sir.
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