“Exalted Frya. When she had thus spoken the earth shook like WRALDA’S sea. The ground of Flyland sank beneath her feet, the sky became black and green from tears, and when they looked for their mother she had already risen to her watch star; then at length thunder spoke from the clouds, and lightning wrote in the sky, ‘Watch!'”
– The Book of Adela’s Followers
FALL OF THE FRYANS
The Oera Linda Book describes how the ancient Fryan civilization eventually decayed and disappeared due to external and internal factors; overrun by a combination of successive migrations and invasions of Asiatic peoples led by priest-kings from the Asiatic steppes and the Levant; and taken down internally by infighting and rebellion.
The desire of the later Fryans would be to forsake the institution of Folk Mothers and Matrons as guiding figures in favor of men who would be instituted as hereditary monarchs:
“For a long time we have had no mother, but that comes from our being come of age. At present it suits us best to have a king to win back our lands that we have lost through the imprudence of our mothers.”
These new kings swore to “protect” the people from the seemingly unending threat of invaders from the East as well as within Europe itself, while promising to win back lost lands and essentially make the Fryans “great again”- in exchange for absolute obedience of course…
Descendants of exiled Fryans came back into western Europe from the Punjab, the Aegean and the Middle East, brought with them corrupting “foreign morals and customs”. The customs and values of the Fryans eventually deteriorated, as did the Fryan civilization.
The Fryans eventually gave in more and more to taking up the trade of piracy and began to take slaves, thus “The Viking Age” was born:
“After that Askar (King Adel IV) had become so connected with the Jutlanders (Jutes) and the Denmarkers (Danes), they all went pirating together; but it produced no good to them. They brought all sorts of foreign treasures home, and just for that reason the young men would learn no trades, nor work in the fields; so at last he was obliged to take slaves; but that was altogether contrary to WRALDA’S wish and to Frya’s counsel.”
The taking of slaves was absolutely forbidden by the old Fryan law given by Frya; the law that valued freedom as the greatest virtue of all. According to the text, it was ultimately their partaking of “the peculiar institution” that led to the karmic and civilizational decline of the ancient western Europeans:
“Frya has said we must not allow amongst us any but free people; but what have they done? They imitated our enemies and instead of executing their prisoners or letting them go free, they have despised Frya’s advice and have made slaves of them. Because they have done so, Frya could no longer protect them: they took freedom away from others and that is certainly why they lost theirs.”
The Oera Linda Book ends with the defeat of the disgraced hereditary King Askar and the fall of Europe to Asiatic pagans:
“While all this was going on, the Magyars went about audaciously over the lands of our neigbours. Near Egmuda, where formerly the burgh Forana had stood, they built a church larger and richer than that which Askar had built at Staveren. They said afterwards that Askar had lost a battle against the Gauls (Phoenician-led Fryan exiles), because the people did not believe that Wodin could help them, and therefore they would not pray to him. They went about stealing young children, whom they kept and brought up in the mysteries of their abominable doctrines.”
MEMORY OF THE FOLK SOUL
I believe that the processes of history, both “good” and “bad” are necessary for the evolution of the individual, the folk and humanity as a whole. The Fryans needed to fall as an act of initiation. And while there was much suffering and deracination as a result of this, we still have been able to keep our core virtues alive and in tact (even if somewhat dispersed)– which means they can be recovered.
Despite being ancient “imports”, the tradition of Indo-European shamanism and the myths and legends of the Norse/Germanic/Slavic gods and heroes, as well as those of the Celts and the Greeks, are part of us. They are part of our makeup and group identity regardless of how that initially came to be.
The same statement rings true for European Christianity in its various forms. Without its ideological/philosophical groundings and cultural influence, the European peoples would not have come to be who and what they are- for better and for worse.
Both the Central Asiatic pagan traditions and the Semitic Christian traditions preserved and in the case of Christianity, reintroduced, certain elements of the European folk psyche, while attacking others. They became carriers for is the Masculine and Feminine aspects of the collective European consciousness respectively.
Christianity emerged during the most brutal and harsh period of European pagan dominance- the time of the Roman Colosseum and the Druidic Wicker Man. With Christianity, there was a re-injection of the virtues of compassion and charity that had been touted by the ancient Fryans- virtues that had largely been overcome by the relative harshness of the pagan warrior ethos. This of course, was a reemergence of the Divine Feminine virtues of the European Folk Consciousness.
However, the fanaticism and other imbalances of Catholicism and later Protestantism, led to a large-scale degeneration of the true European Masculine and its warrior ethos. Hence, it became things like the works of Homer and The Eddas that acted to preserve this element of the European Spirit that might have otherwise been completely castrated by Christianity.
But in their implementation and practice, both European paganism and European Christianity became tools of political and social control by priest classes and the rulers they influenced. Both were ultimately imbalanced and inherently incomplete versions of the perennial European spiritual tradition of the Fryans.
The Fryan tradition was a potent and powerful synthesis of both Masculine and Feminine aspects of our folk consciousness. These perennial virtues lie at the heart of who we are as a people, which is why they will always come out in some shape or form regardless of whatever system we adopt or have imposed upon us. This is perhaps most powerfully and beautifully illustrated in the following passage from Frya’s Tex:
“Should it happen they want advice or something else from you, you should help them. If they come to rob you, though, then fall upon them like a raging fire.”
This is who we are; and it is these perennial truths and virtues that The Oera Linda Book contains and that ultimately allows it to transcend any debate on whether or not it is “real”.
WRA-ALDA’S Blessings unto you and yours.