Wolf's Heads in a world in ruins.......
The individual who wishes to work
alone and on his own initiative we will term The Lone Wolf. This aspect of the struggle is just as important as the
group and organisation. To work alone takes a good deal of strength and initiative, and strong will-power as well. This is
because the Lone Wolf has to push himself strongly to keep up the work, and has no-one to lead the way, or comrades to give
him incentive. In time, perhaps, the lone worker in Wodenism will find that he needs to find and get involved in a group so
that he can bring out his talents to the full, and share his work with others of like mind.
In a sense many Wodenists work alone for much of their time anyway,
for we are scattered across the country and our groups do not operate in some areas. As Folk-Warder I work much of the time
on my own, and on my own initiative; we do have a group where I live, but my work is mostly organising at a national level,
and this I have to do alone. I am not alone in this, and many of my Folk-Comrades also work alone a great deal. There are many things that the Lone Wolf can
do on his own initiative, and I am going to list some of them here –
Ø Ritual work can be done either at home or at a local ancient site; the rites that will
be given to you on this site can be adapted for your own personal use. You can copy the rites and print them for your own
Ø You can take your
own Wodenic Name using an Anglo-Saxon name preferably, though some use Norse names. When you take up the Woden Destiny
you are reborn into a form of new life, and thus you take on a new name. This also helps you in regard to security.
The name that you take should be one which fits your Woden Destiny, and the aims and world-view that you hold.
You can start to collect ritual regalia
for future use; we shall be giving a full list of regalia that is used within Wodenism. There is no need for any regalia when
you first start, but as you progress you should start to collect as much as you can. These will aid in your rituals.
You should start to dress like a Wodenist;
we do not encourage the “antiquarian” stance of wearing old Anglo-Saxon dress in normal circumstances, but you
could use these for your ritual work if you so wish. But there is no need to, and few of Woden’s Folk do so. Some of
us do wear a Wolf-Skin of some sort for ritual, since our Movement is based upon the Wolf-Totem. Whatever you wear
is entirely up to you, and you can adapt your wear to suit your ritual. In regard to normal clothes you could wear a Wodenic
T-shirt or hooded top which are readily available. This will advertise your stance as regard to your Folk-Religion. There
is no point in hiding your faith since this would never spread our Movement beyond ourselves.
Ø The best rituals are short and powerful, and we shall give a few
of our own on this site so that you can use them for lone workings. Longer rites are designed for group work but can still
be adapted and used.
can do your rites indoors, but the best way is to get outside and do them if you can; you can either choose a site that feels
good to you, or pick an ancient site of some kind near to where you live.
Ø In Wodenism we always use a Ritual Fire or Sacred Fire. This can be either
set straight on the ground or a small brazier or fire-bowl used. Make the Ritual Fire small though since there is no need
for a large fire; this is also easier and safer to put out. This is always set in the centre of the Folk-Ring, and represents
the Sacred Centre and The Sun-Centre. Since you will be using this a great deal you should learn how to use
a steel-striker for starting the fire since this symbolizes the Friction-Fire which was the Gift of the Gods
in the first instance. This will be explained in the section dealing with the rites.
Ø A list of the dates on which Wodenic Rites are done is given with
the rites; we use the eightfold Wheel of the Year Rites but there are other rites which are just as important. You
should try to do as much as you can in the way of ritual.
can get involved in some form of survivalism which is essential in a falling world, and with the serious threat of social
breakdown or even civil war here in England. This you can do alone, and indeed learn quite a bit from books and DVDs etc.
There are some things that need teaching, such as collecting wild foodstuffs, but there is also much that you can do alone.
Some of it, such as fire-lighting, is also as much a part of the religious side, being essential for ritual use.
Another good practice is to go hiking;
this is a good form of exercise, and keeping fit is an essential part of Wodenism, since we need to be fit and active in order
to survive the harsh times ahead of us. This will also help you to be able to pack a rucksack. Combine a hike with an overnight
camp; this is the next stage.
form of good exercise is gardening; growing your own foodstuffs is essential for when the whole thing breaks down. This teaches
you to be able to grow your own foodstuffs; it is far better food, fresher and not infected by chemicals. There is another
side to this in that you are preparing yourself through gaining the knowledge of how to do it which will make it easier
when it is essential to do so. There is yet another side to this in that you are gaining knowledge of the natural cycles,
and getting yourself involved in the act of creation. You are returning to the Natural Order by working the sacred
soil of our land!
you are so inclined you can take up some form of Martial Arts; this can be anything you feel right with, and there and many
disciplines. If you are not inclined towards the Warrior Arts, then some form of self-defence would perhaps still be beneficial.
Even just the knowledge of what to do would help.
thing that every one of us should do and that is to spread the word to others in one way or another. If you do use the Internet,
spread the word to others that Wodenism is here to stay.
But don’t leave it at that! Get out and do something
to prepare yourself for future times! Don’t forget, you may at this time wish to work alone, but you are always a part of the English Movement
which is struggling for the freedom and survival of the English Folk, and the regeneration of the Land of England.
You should be aware that you are training yourself to become part of a great struggle for our Folk. The individual should
cultivate a sense of awareness that there are others out there who are doing the same, and that when the time comes strength
in numbers will count for everything. The English Movement has taken up the struggle for English Freedom, and Woden’s
Folk is the core of this struggle.