The only universalism is the worship of the sun. All Indo-European religions are connected, but honoring your individual cultural interpretation is what is important for the tribe / folk / people. Connection is amazing and collaboration is wonderful. As is friendship and alliances. However, oneness and forced conformity is against true diversity. Sure, there is strength in numbers. However, when those amongst the numbers have lost their roots and their identity being told they are all the same, instead of true noble strength and individual strife for enlightenment, you have a slave mindset and a rat race not unlike those in the NHIM experiment. Society boils down to degeneration and ignoble strides for daily comfort and selfishness. When your people are the world it is too much of a burden to be empathetic. Instead self-centered hedonism takes place. When your people are the community around you or those who are of your culture it is much more conducive to having empathy and care for the improvement of others. That is not to say there isn’t a place for self-focused endeavors. The self should be focused on improving.
Much like the concept of self-sacrifice such as Odin’s sacrifices for wisdom, or Heracles’ 12 feats or the Buddha’s actions towards enlightenment. When you improve yourself, you will become more of a shining beacon and example for others in your community to look to in order to improve themselves. Then your enlightenment and actions will improve your tribe and community directly. This is one of the primary understandings and lens of which tribe and folk should be viewed. This is why the Hammer and Vajra’s goal is to create an awareness of the joint ideals and common origins of Indo Europeans paganism for enlightenment and awareness, but not as a universal religion. All cultures have their own community faiths and folk and a responsibility to them. Globalism that pushes individualism actually hurts the individual. And when the individual is weakened so is the community.
Praise the sun!
Hail the Gods!
Nourish the Divine within.
Study, Pray, Meditate, Lift, and Fight!
Guide your children and people to greatness.
Hammer and Vajra!
Photos taken on location at Royal Palace of Caserta.
Post Post script because I have to. The swastika in the picture has nothing to do with Nazi Germany and everything to do with the Sun and Enlightenment.
Text and Photos by Zachary Gill