Suggested Reading


by Vidar

from The Purity Spiral

(with help from wolf14)

Text/PDF may be found here

Audio book here


Originally published a year after the Führers birth, this controversial Book remains popular among National Socialists and Racialists. I listened to the audio book several times over in order to give as honest an analysis as possible. The central theme of Ragnar’s Book rings true: Nature’s law is supreme, and Hitler came to the same conclusion.


We will get into the specifics of where the worldviews of Ragnar Redbeard and Adolf Hitler diverge, and the many ways they are alike. Thankfully, the Author’s writing style is such that he hammers the same points several times with different language and examples to make it stick. It is sufficient for our purposes to sum up the Chapters with a few select quotes, but it is easy to read or listen to the whole Book at less than 7 hours read time.

An article sent to me points out some things Ragnar says have not withstood the passing of time. One example is Ragnar “..accepts as fact an exceedingly high estimate of the frequency of human cannibalism..” — some Human organs can be pretty toxic if eaten by other Humans for extended periods of time. I disagree with some criticisms the article makes at the same time, the main point of contention that I have with the Book being the strength of the role cooperation played in our development vs competition. Ragnar says “nothing good ever came from the slums,” but we know Hitler developed his worldview living in the misery and poverty of the interwar period. Hitler knew that many of the Germans were in the slums not because they were poor examples of Humanity, but because they were not able to live up to their full potential under the conditions of their time.


That being said, Ragnar’s instincts are healthy about Race, so he’s aware of the need to act collectively on some level. The fact may be irrelevant if you don’t count Arthur Desmond as RR, but Desmond was a Socialist, Racialist, and Anti-Jew.

A commentator on the Article I was sent had this to say:

“I haven’t based my judgment on Wikipedia. I’m well aware that Wikipedia is an unreliable source. Wikipedia is not an authoritative reference in itself, but it is a convenient and useful source of references, in the sense that it provides information and references that are useful leads for further research. Wikipedia’s entry on Arthur Desmond is evidently based on Darrell W. Conder’s biography of Desmond, which is evidently a very well researched and detailed work. I haven’t read Conder’s biography myself, but I think it unlikely that the Jews who pollute Wikipedia with disinformation would bother fabricating the detailed information in the entry on Desmond. Furthermore, I have seen information in several works that directly or indirectly identify Desmond as “Ragnar Redbeard”: Jack Lang’s memoirs, Verity Burgmann’s history of Australian socialism, Colin Roderick’s biography of Henry Lawson, a thesis on John Dwyer, and an Australian biographical encyclopedia with an entry on Desmond. I don’t have exact citations and references for these works at hand, but I am able to locate them, and they all point to the same conclusion. The primary sources to which Conder evidently refers extensively, and to which I don’t have access, constitute even stronger evidence by virtue of their quality and quantity. (I would like to consult Desmond’s periodical Hard Cash for its strongly anti-Jewish and anti-banking prose and poetry, but only specialist libraries would have copies of this periodical, which was published on a samizdat basis.)”

Nonetheless, the message of the book is more important than finding out who is behind the pen name, Ragnar Redbeard.

PREFACE: Opportunities, All else is Error, Poetry


“Napoleon, Caesar, Nebuchadnezzar! There were three great men, were they not? And in this their greatness consisted — they seized their opportunities.”

“The natural world is a world of war; the natural man is a warrior; the natural law is tooth and claw. All else is error. A condition of combat everywhere exists. We are born into perpetual conflict. It is our inheritance, even as it was the heritage of previous generations.”

There is little to disagree with here. Hitler spoke of Providence and Fate in similar fashion, although he had different intentions than other Men. Ragnar expresses disdain for Christianity, though Christians can find a sliver of common ground with Ragnar that ideas such as this are harmful:

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  1. William OKeefe

    Wow! Just read the intro and first chapter. Tell us what you think Ragnar! It is refreshing to hear these attitudes in an era of such soft minds and weak hearts. His style reminds me of R.W. Emerson in Self-Reliance (although totally different slant). Thanks for the reference.

  2. I wonder when all these WN outfits are going to promote David Lane’s book Deceived, Damned & Defiant?

    At least Tom Metzger hosts it on his website.

    You know, out of all these various people, I think Lane was the only one to speak uncompromising truth. Regardless of what the U.S. loyalists have to say along with countless other Right-Wing “liars, cowards & screwball”.

    Here is some of what he had to say on that book, which is also hosted on

    What worked for Hitler in a country that was 99% Aryan with a history of culture and heritage will never work in a polyglot, cultureless nightmare called America. There is no way to secure our existence by peaceable means here.

    We are often asked about the spiritual aspects of our gnostic religions, especially Wotanism. It must be understood that civilizations have cycles. There are times for spirituality, for scholarship, for peace and tranquility, etc. But, when the survival of one’s race is threatened, then it is a time for action within Midgard, not for speculation on afterlife. The books “Creed of Iron — Wotansvolk Wisdom,” “Temple of Wotan” and “Might is Right” will help explain how to reach a higher Wotan consciousness. But, no one must use his moments alone with the Gods as an excuse to shirk action in this reality. We will not substitute hiding in the basement casting runes for hiding in the basement listening to Wesley Swift tapes… not while little children are bussed into hell. That is totally disgusting cowardice befitting whipped curs.

    I will never tell anyone what to “believe.” Forced belief is a tool of tyrants of Church and State. I will tell you what the ancients taught, and why. Also, understand that the New Age movement has taken the ancient “Mysteries” and perverted them. So, while there are similarities, it is only because they use a few truths to agendize their distortions of truth. The two great deceptions of the New Age movement are these:

    1) They teach universalism, and 2) they teach that the Creative Force we call God is permeated with an emotion called love. The Creator made carnivorous animals to kill and eat herbivorous animals, hawks to kill and eat sparrows. There is no love, just law, natural law… brutal but divine law. Also, the Creator formed diverse races and species. Universalism, which destroys diversity, also destroys the unique races and species which were formed by the Creator. The ancient “Mysteries” rose from meticulous study of nature which declares New Age doctrine a lie.

    There is a fundamental basis for all occult, magical and ancient religious teachings. It was taught that there exists a common plastic mediator throughout the universe. This ethereal substance has been called the ether, orgone energy and many other names. In Christian terminology it is called the Holy Spirit, while American Indians called it the Great Spirit. It is the unseen, which homing pigeons tune into to locate their dwellings. Through it the cosmic mind forms nature and matter into the geometric shapes like pentagrams and hexagrams, which appear to be the result of intelligent design. When speaking of the unknowable cosmic mind and original creative forces, the “Absolute” God is a concept distinct from the major folkish God called AllFather Wotan. We have no personal relationship with this Absolute force and intelligence, for it is devoid of emotion, or more precisely, devoid of anthropomorphism. The Absolute set creation in motion with iron hard rules called the Laws of Nature. Within those rules each race, each species and each individual must struggle… with survival to the fittest.

    An adept in the Mysteries realizes that our five conscious senses are extremely limited in what we can perceive. All that exists is the result of specific vibrations and wave lengths. An easy analogy to demonstrate the purpose and function of symbols and rituals in religious or occult rites is the radio or television. We cannot see, hear, smell, feel or taste the radio waves that pass through and around us at all times. Yet, we postulate that they exist, because with the proper receiver (a radio) we hear the results. Religions, occult rites and symbols are similarly the receivers for vibrations, wave lengths and resulting intelligences that exist in spectra beyond our perception. Incantation (i.e. vibrations) and mantra work in concert with depictions of nature’s fundamental forms to attract the spirits (i.e. intelligences) of other realms.

    On considering the nature of thought and idea, modern science tells us that a thought is a result of specific electro-magnetic patterns within the structure of our physical brain. The ancients taught that the entire universe is an inter-connection of what we now call electro-magnetic forces and patterns, from the macrocosm of stars, to the microcosm of atomic structure. Every thought or idea of a man was then considered to affect the totality of all. It was additionally taught that by mental effort, the Universal Mediator could be molded into intelligences beyond our immediate senses. These then are the Gods of distinct nations. Although created by men, they become superior in some ways, and they live as long as their creators and their offspring nourish them. When formed as the protectors and benefactors of a race, they serve that race. Wotan is the God of the Aryans, and will continue to live and inspire so long as Aryans choose to live.

    A destructive Universalist God was created by those who despise All-Father Wotan and his people, the Aryan race. He is a jealous God, for he will die when Universalism dies. Thus, throughout the ages at the hands of his followers all wisdom is persecuted:

    – Eve and Adam are banished from Paradise for pursuing wisdom, i.e. eating from the tree of knowledge.

    -In the story of the Tower of Babel mankind is scattered and their languages confounded, lest their wisdom grow.

    – Jesus demands that his followers be as little children, who of course “believe” all they are told and have no power of reason.

    So, the church began by murdering every scientist, every philosopher, every custodian of the Mysteries and every Pagan priest, which brought the Dark Ages of ignorance, superstition, disease and death. It is important to emphasize again that these are the teachings of the Mystery Religions. One’s own conclusions and beliefs are one’s personal property.

    It is vital to remember that religious myths are allegory, parable and code, and not to be taken literally. For those who must know, yes, the ancients taught the immortality of the soul. They taught reincarnation. Valhalla is symbolic, earned by a lifetime struggle in repeated incarnations until deserving of divine rewards. But the soul is perfected by struggle within this physical realm, on this earth, in this reality, by obedience to Natural Law.

    And Nature’s highest law for an Aryan is expressed in these 14 Words: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children.”

    They are a divine command of the Absolute by the impersonal Laws of Nature, and a divine command of AllFather W.O.T.A.N., as the Will Of The Aryan Nation.

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