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racial ideas contained in Ariosophy can be traced to Theosophy ...
We recommend H. P. Blavatsky's
Only after all of this has been said does it become possible to
as conceivable the incomparably magnificent symbol of the
world-tree, Yggdrasil. Yet here too the name itself in its
reading should be made the basis of the interpretation. The
conceptual and proper name "Yggdrasil" is broken up into three
Ur-words: ig, dra and sil, which have the following meanings according to
the three levels governing the ordering of words:
I. Level of Arising: ig = "I" as creator, generator, provider (uig,
sacrality [Weihe] -- dra (thri, dri) = turning, generation . --
salvation (drasil = spinning, flickering fire, Ur-fire).
II. Level of Being: ig (uig, wig) = viking --
dra = drag, carry -- sil = law,
column [Saule] -- drasil = bearer, horse.
III. Level of Passing Away: ig = terror, death --
dra = destiny
(dragon) -- sil = target [Ziel], end. (Drasil = wood).
From this are derived the three conceptual interpretations of the
word and name Yggdrasil (ig-dra-sil):
I. "I, the creator, generating salvation."
II. "Bearer of the fight of the spirit," "War-tree" and "War-horse."
III. "The aim of the terror of destruction." "Wood of terror."
The world-ash Yggdrasil is the tree of life of the Aryan people (the
Fifth Root Race), it describes their purpose in coming into being,
sacral fire. However, this tree lives or evolves as something
tantamount to the entirety of humanity, as we think of its existence
power, and thus it is the bearer of the struggle -- iconically as the
-- of humanity. And finally it will become the "wood of terror"
by which humanity shall pass away. It is also the wind-cold tree
about in Wuotan's runic song. And in this way the designation as
"world-ash" is meaningful -- for ash is the Ur-word
ask, and in the
levels this means: 1. arising, 2. the ash [tree], and 3. ashes
fire). Thus the Ur-father of humanity is called Ask (arising) and
"the arisen man" or the "moon arisen" (he who has his origins on the
moon) and is the origin of our conceptual term for mankind [Mensch].
(This world-tree will also lose all of its branches at the time of
the destruction of the Aryan world -- the Fifth Root Race -- and
only the trunk -- in the form of a cross! -- will remain standing.
And only when a new world blooms forth (the Sixth Root Race) will it
once more turn green in renewed greatness and glory.)
The main sanctuary [Halgadom] of the gods, and their most holy
stead, is near the world-ash, Yggdrasil, the best and greatest of
because its branches spread out over the whole world and reach up
the top of heaven. The tree has three roots: the first reaches up to
Ases, the second to the rime-thurses or frost-giants where
ginnungagap once was, and the third root sinks down to Niflheim to the smoking
kettle (Hvergelmir), i.e. to the ancient well of the primeval world
where Nidhoggr (the one that crouches low, who foments envy), the giant
serpent, gnaws on the root from below. At the second root, which
reaches to the frost-giants, there exists the well of Mimir
each morning drinks from the Gjallarhorn (gi =give; all = all;
horen = to bring forth -- i.e. "giving everything to the all which is
produced by the divine sun") and thereby takes in wisdom, or cosmic
knowledge, from this horn. At the first root is Urda's well, where
gods hold court. From this spring emerged the Norns, fate, which is
decided there. Every day the Norns take water out of Urda's well and
sprinkle it -- along with the loamy soil (loamy soil = living
down below -- on the ash tree so that its branches do not wither
(rebirth). The water from this well is so holy that everything that
into the well becomes white as an eggshell. The dew that falls from
ash is called hunangsfall, honey dew, and is the nourishment of
Two birds are fed in Urda's well and they are called swans (suan =
ancestors, ascent of the spirit) and from these are descended all of
swans on the earth. In the branches of the ash there sits an eagle
knows many things and between its eyes sits a hawk called Vedfolnir
one which flies highest). The squirrel Ratatoskr (the one who
around) runs continuously up and down between the eagle and Nidhoggr
carrying words of contention back and forth between the two in order
foment conflict between them. Four hinds [walk] around among the branches
the ash grazing on its buds. In Hvergelmir under the third root in
Niflheim, there are so many serpents (more worms than foolish ninnys
can imagine) that no tongue can name them, so says the Gylfaginning.
-- The Religion of the Aryo-Germanic Folk: Esoteric
and Exoteric, by Guido von List