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  • Writer's pictureSara Ault

Warrior and Priest

Today the term warrior is largely taken for granted, and it is also assumed that a priest would not be one who fights. That is not the case. A warrior is not solely a blood thirsty combatant, and a priest does not have to be confined to a solely passive persona.

Throughout history a warrior was someone who fought physically, brutally, and with a thirst for the fight. For the most effective warriors, it wasn’t reckless violence as some would have us believe of our ancestors. It was a time when the best and strongest warriors were also the leaders of their tribes and folk with purpose and direction. They became leaders because they had a fight inherent within them combined with the ability to exercise a bold intellect.

Our people were not led by the faint of heart because to survive and to ensure survival one had to be bold, courageous, and smart. For most, fighting was a part time expectation in their tribe or community. For a few it was a calling--for those that had a natural sharp intellect along with a violent nature and could exercise restraint when necessary. Today, it is considerably different. Yes, we have our warriors still, however, we also have far more faux warriors who think that sitting behind a keyboard and making bold statements makes them some kind of pseudo warrior. I believe the term is “social justice warrior”. I cannot personally acknowledge or comprehend this mindset and think it is disgusting. We have become soft as a society in the soul sickness of our folk, in that our men are losing their masculinity and aggressiveness due to pressure from a society based in a victim mindset. We must do what we can to retrain our men as they come to us, teaching them that being men of our folk means that it is okay to be aggressive and that we must fight if necessary to protect our folk and our families.

That doesn’t mean that we go out starting fights. It means that we embrace the natural violence of being a man without shame or regret. It also means that with aggression comes a responsibility. We must balance a bold, physical, and courageous nature with humility and caring, love and compassion. We must teach our young boys that balance and to strive towards a warrior and a priest homogeny that resides with in us as noble Aryan men. An approach of a warrior and a priest--be the first to reach out a helping hand and also the first to defend the folk and your family if necessary. We are to be men of action and words, restraint and aggression, being bold and pious. Many can epitomize one or the other, some can be both. As a warrior, we are to be protectors of our Folk, while as a priest we are to be the conduit between our folk and our gods. Both are necessary for the survival of our folk, and survival is an absolute must. “It is not negotiable.” (Stephen McNallen)

So, for our warriors out there, look to incorporate some pious attributes into your personality. For our Priests, seek to investigate some of the warrior ethos into your abilities. We must continuously seek to build on who and what we are as noble Aryan men, building our folk as they continue to open their eyes and come home.

Havamol Stanza 15, “The son of a king shall be silent and wise, and bold in battle as well; Bravely and gladly a man shall go, till the day of his death is come.”

Gothi Nathan Erlandson


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