It is incorrect, although a prevalent
concept among Odinists, to equate Loki with
the Judeo-Christian devil, that odd concept of a totally evil force that yet does
the dirty work for a supposedly total good force. Loki is not the devil. Far from
it. Nor is he totally evil. He is the moving spirit behind our desire to control our
environment, behind the drive that is expressed in our folk by the need to
exercise their ingenuity. He is part of the active intelligence of our race.
Although all spiritual forces,
all spiritual beings, both gods and men are affected to
some extent by the cycle of the ages, the gods of our people remain true to the
pattern of our destiny - all except Loki. He is the god that changes.
In the far dim past, when our
people first set out on the journey of humanity,
Odin and Loki were as brothers. Loki was then as much a yea-sayer as Odin
himself. When woman first learned to spin thread and man learned to chip flint
Loki was their inspiration. He is the god of material technology, the spirit that
lies behind our ingenuity, the god of invention and science.
And this is the crux of the matter.
For as the Ages change and the worlds of
Form and Spirit appear to draw apart Loki's strength waxes, he becomes very
powerful but locked into Midgarth, bound into the world of form and exiled from
Asgarth. He inspires us to ever greater powers of manipulating and transforming
the substance of this world. As the summer of the Great Year drew to a close
and winter began to set in we seemed to lose contact with most of our gods - but
never with Loki. He is always with us.
As the Dark Age progresses Loki
gains strength in material powers but loses the
love, the compassion, that alone can make the use of our technical ability an activity
in harmony with nature and the Earth.
That we have allowed ourselves
to become enslaved by the monstrous money system
is Loki's doing. He has given us into their hands, he has become their servant. The
powers behind this "system" have great cunning and tell powerful lies but their
actual creative abilities are very limited. They can take over the technology created by
others and use it to great destructive effect, but the ability to build such a technology
themselves is lacking. Our abilities, our inventive genius, have been delivered up to
them - by Loki. We have been enticed into a trap.
We can see the tale of Loki's
Brood as a parable for our times, see Fenris Wolf as
technology, a force that began as the gentle servant of man but which grew strong
and ever stronger and difficult to control until now it breaks loose and seems poised
to devour us. We can see the World Serpent, Jormungandr, as the great strangling
system of international finance that controls all nations and all races, a system that
Thor's Hammer must needs destroy if any race or nation is to survive the cataclysmic
future, a destruction that will "shake the world". Loki is our enemy, an enemy that
lies within ourselves. As a spirit of invention he was of wonderful benefit to us so
long as we held true to the pattern of our racial destiny, so long as we maintained
our love andreverence for nature and the Earth and lived close to the divine spirits
of our people.
Loki is manfest in each of us
and must be fought there - in our own minds and
souls. We must take care not to be part of Loki's Brood. Many children of this god
reveal themselves by truckling to the rulers of the system, by accepting its lies and
manipulation, by living for pleasure alone and physical sensation, by refusing to take
risks even when they recognise the enemy. The Hel-hags of "women's lib" are part
of Loki's Brood and all the anti-life forces of homosexuality and the touters of abortion.