The Heimat and her gods

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Picture taken during a hike in the Pays Des Collines

“The poets tells us of the field’s growing verdant, of the valley, and of the flowing of the rivers that are wide open around prophetic mountains. This is a strange geography: a description of the Earth that we barely understand at first, assuming that we are concerned with a description at all here. Here the Earth is experienced in advance of the lucidity of a questioning knowing concerning the historical mission of a people. The Earth of the homeland here is not a mere space delimited by external borders, a realm of nature, or a locality constiuting a possible arena for this or that event to be played out here. The Earth, as this Earth of the homeland, is nurtured for the gods. Through such nurturing it first becomes homeland, yet as such it can once again fall into decline and sink to the level of a mere place of recidence, which accordingly goes hand in hand with the advent of godlessness. The coming to be of homeland does not happen through mere settlement, either, unless it is accompanied by a nurturing of the Earth for the gods, in which the Earth is held open for an encounter with the prevailing of the gods in the course of the changing seasons of the year and their festivals.” (Heidegger, Hölderlin’s Hymns, p. 95)

Heidegger’s Hölderlin’s Hymns have become a sort of ‘bible’ for me. Not in the monotheistic sense, but in the sense of a divine book. Not because of the author but because what is being presenced through the author. Through Heidegger such beautiful, poetic languages and long forgotten truths unfold themselves, there for us to be discovered and to be meditated upon. These lectures were given after Heidegger’s disillusion with Hitler’s industrial regime. While NS could have been a great movement with a hidden truth, the war, the war industry turned the regime into just another version of capitalism.

The Conservative Revolution had other more poetic values, and their concern was truly das Volk, the people. I myself focus on the regional variant, the tribes so to speak, which was once a major focus of the Order of the Jarls of Baelder.

Heidegger poetically talks about the homeland and the homeland, the Heimat, becomes the Heimat because of the nurturing of the gods. These are the gods of the European myths, the European mytho-poetic, which has become lost. Heidegger talks about godlessness… Whether these are the gods of the pagan myths, or the Dark Gods of the Pan-European Sinister Orders, that does not matter. These are gods that are connected, connexion as Myatt wrote, to our Dasein, to the very core of our Being-here, our Being-with-another as part of the European tribes.

The Earth is far more than just a locality or ‘a place of residence’. Now, anyone can live anywhere. Mass-immigration and so on. War and wheather conditions of course stimulate this, but that does not mean we have to accept this age of godlessness, this Kaii Yuga. We have to look beyond and we have to re-establish the connexion with the Heimat and das Heilige. Hölderlin wrote about the gods that have fled, but they are not gone. They are there in our ‘pagan’ hearts, and the light that shines from those beautiful and mystcial landscapes. Do not travel far but look around you and preserve Nature, enjoy Nature in a most respectable manner. Become a warrior from within. We need to nurture our homelands again. Enjoy the seasons and the festival. Rejoice!

Von Sanngetall, 129 yf