April Challenge.


As we enter into April, those who are walking this path are already entering into the second quarter of their year, adding discipline to discipline and creating a foundation of solidity from which their own work and myth will spring in time.

This time of year is also symbolic of new endeavors, new vistas to explore, and the time of year that many pagan peoples celebrated the concept of victory and conquest. As such, we will be embracing this idea, and putting some of what we have been focusing on to the test.

Firstly, we will begin by moving forward with our meditation into the practice of “Walking the Pathways of Fire,” Laid out in “Vakandibok.” It is dealt with in depth there, so we will not spend much time re-hashing that information here, except to say that this work will lay the base for what we will be working on with our mediation practices for the remainder of the year following. Practice with as much care and dedication as you would any of your training- benefits are only reaped from proper practice, not poorly executed repetition. 

 

Second, in the spirit of sacrifice made to the gods of our ancestors, to give victory to those who kept faith/friendship, we will choose one of our pleasure habits (that is, activities engaged in specifically for enjoyment’s sake alone), and we will abstain from it for one month. The concept of sacrifice is one that for the modern man is less tied up with plant and livestock, and resonates for many on a deeper level when associated with time, pleasure, or habitual behavior abstained from as a holy act. In a practical sense as it pertains to conquest and victory, it is often the man who is willing to give up more to attain his prize that will win it. If we are unfamiliar with the concept of deliberately suffering for a higher cause, we will never unlock the inner strength that this practice contains. Choose something difficult, and bleed it out on the altar of discipline.

Third, we will choose one thing to compete in, and during the course of April, we will sign on for that competition. This can be anything from writing challenge, powerlifting meet, jiu jitsu tournament, boxing match, or foot-race with a friend. The format does not matter. The reason and intention for this is that too often we practice our skills in a vacuum where they go untested. By choosing to put ourselves on the line in competition, we will find truth and honesty with ourselves, and be better able to understand what we need to focus on.

The competition itself does not have to be done in April, merely signed up for, a concrete date with destiny laid down to inform the training with purpose. If you have become conformable competing in one arena, use this as a challenge to broaden your horizon and put another skill to the test. It is only through resistance that man becomes king, and lord over himself. 

 

We look forward to a prosperous Spring season, and wish one for you all, filled with trial, ordeal, and the enflaming passion that only hard-won victory can produce.

Iron and Blood!

XCII,
P.W.

On Notoriety.

Operative E.O., work by Kevin S.

Operative E.O., work by Kevin S.

 

 

Operation Werewolf, as stated from the beginning, is rabid resistance. A path that leads against the grain, toward massive personal upheaval and ordeal, and ultimately, to glory. This endeavor is done through through the reassembly of our willfully annihilated former selves into a new creation of iron and blood- not content to make little adjustments here and there until we have reduced ourselves to ash in the furnace of the great Black Work of Calcination!

 

During this beginning process, we adopt a mindset that deals in extremes. From the naked aggression of the Operation’s symbolism, to its often brutal tenets of unmerciful transformation, the pathway through the Gates of Iron is one of fire and conquest. 

 

During this time, and through the contract the individual makes to this Operation by wearing the black Totenwolf flag, and swearing an allegiance to his higher self, his own potential, he will meet with that resistance on many fronts. 

 

First, and most importantly, he will meet with resistance from self. From what we in the ongoing Operation refer to as the thrall mind, that inner weakness that seeks to control and enervate us with negativity, self defeating thoughts and actions, as it attempts to channel regular patterns of laziness and surrender within our brain and being. This thrall mind must be brought under the boot of our conqueror mindset, kept in chains, utterly beaten and dominated- no longer capable of raising his head to resist our overcoming. 

 

We have discussed this self overcoming many times, and will continue to do so, but it is another type of resistance that we will touch on now.

 

This second resistance will be met from without. We have adopted a combative philosophy for good reason. We have adopted a provocative image for a reason. Nothing that has been done, or engendered by this relentless Operation has been by mistake, or without forethought. 

 

This combativeness is integral to the first part of the Operation, because it is through resistance that kings are made. 

 

Our disdain for comfort must permeate our being on all levels, and we must never fear confrontation, but embrace it as a part of a vital life lived with blood hot in our veins! One cannot put on the dread banner and turn his face away from confrontation or he is forever a slave, unworthy to wear the symbols of power and fury that we see as holy. 

 

We will state this clearly: by an association with the Wolf-Cult as it exists today in its true form, that form which we call Operation Werewolf, worldwide, you embrace notoriety. Whether you will it or no, you have chosen to associate with a growing cultus that lives and breathes, that stains altars red with blood at every corner of the earth, awakening a fire that continues to grow and call to others. 

 

If you are not prepared to see your reputation among the mob ripped to pieces, and wish to live a comfortable life free from challenge and pressure, free from accountability and harsh judgements, free from the threat of violence by those who oppose our ideals of strength and healthiness- stay in the village. Remain within the confines of Empire, both physically and spiritually, for it is the Wolf who grows up in the woods outside the walls! 

 

No arguments! No explanations! No remorse or fear! Take accountability for your actions and choices and know that all associations and choices have repercussion. Stop pretending to be a victim when Empire decrees your flag outlawed, your cause unjust- this is a cult of the Father of Wolves, the Unknown Rider, and his people have always been outlaws, existing on the edges of accepted society, gnawing at the roots of what is already falling. 

 

We exist by ourselves, for ourselves- but this does not mean that those who have accepted the visions of the dream-weavers, the technomancers and storytellers of Empire will not hate you. They will hate you, and they will do their best to make others hate you as well. Some doors will be closed to you forever, while others will open to strange new vistas and awful frontiers. You will meet wild men and outlaws, and swear oaths beneath our brother, the moon, and be a part of creating a new myth in which your part is as yet undetermined. 

 

Take up the banner of strength, but do not be fooled into believing it can be held without challenge. 

 

“Run from what is comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. 

Destroy your reputation. Become notorious.”

92!

-PW

 

February Challenge.

 

In January, (article can be found HERE) our focus was on clearing out the physical space, tightening down a physical goal and a plan to attain it, and actively working on one of our negative traits. This month we will be continuing the process where we left off. First, a few notes regarding the “carryover” of our efforts from the prior month. 

 

  1. The physical cleansing process we underwent should be ongoing. A general “decluttering” of our living space will be needful at various times, but what we should be looking at is prevention. Before we accumulate another item, let us first simply give it some thought. Is this needful, or will it improve our life in some way beyond filling a temporal desire? Are we buying just to buy, from impulse? Will this thing serve us, or will we serve it? How will it affect our space, our time, our mindset? Just being aware of these things before we add a new object into our controllable world will be beneficial for the rest of our lives.
    Igne Natura Renovatur Integra.
     
  2. The physical programming of our strength and fitness routine must be kept in our attention and adhered to ritually. Most fail at maintaining healthy eating and fitness routines because they either lack basic discipline, or they attempt to make too many changes at one time. Don't overwhelm yourself with too many changes. If you are already finding it difficult to live up to the goal you set in January, ask yourself: is this a simple lack of discipline, or is it a feeling of drowning in too many lifestyle changes at once? Just like everything else, our movements must be deliberate, and contain steps toward our goal. Start simple. Eat basic, healthy food 3 or 4 times a day. Control portions by having a protein shake before your meal and ensuring you are drinking enough water. If you are trying to get bigger, eat a little more at each meal, or vice versa. For weight training, a basic template like 5/3/1 is just the thing to work intelligently but straightforward. Do 20 minutes of cardio each day after you lift.
     
  3. When ascertaining and focusing on our negative traits, we must use specificity. This requires self exploration. We will discuss this in more depth later in this article, but for now, just think, like they say in target practice: aim small, miss small. The more specific your view of the target you are trying to hit, the smaller your margin of error will be. Instead of saying “I lack discipline,” (I especially don't like to use this kind of talk, as it “sets” behavior in place, by reinforcing it verbally. I prefer something like “I require more discipline,” or “I am in the process of becoming more disciplined.” Words matter.) we should look directly at the problem. Where do you lack discipline? If the answer is “everywhere,” then again, start simple. Wake up 10 minutes earlier every day, or stop using your phone/the internet at a specific time. Before we can build a big fire, we have to start with little twigs. START SIMPLE.


    For February, we are going to proceed in a logical direction from our clearing of physical space and will begin to clear mental space. As stated above, we are not looking to become “ascended masters” or some other nonsense overnight- we will use the same techniques that we used on our surroundings. We will move “room to room” and begin to identify and remove clutter.


    Mentally, this is easier said than done. This task will require honest introspection, which in my experience can be a very rare thing in the human being. It will require a setting aside or taming of the ego in order to be able to look at ourselves with objectivity and a certain lack of defensiveness.

    We will begin by meditating for only 5-10 minutes a day. However, we will perform this every day, without fail. Ideally, this will be done the same time each day, but with busy schedules, kids, work and so on, as long as it happens, it happens. It can be tempting to think that you need some kind of special hyperbaric chamber completely devoid of sound or distraction to perform any kind of meditation, but if this were the case, meditation's usefulness would be severely limited. My suggestion to those with loud households is to let the family or others in the home know you’ll be in the bedroom/office/garage/whatever for 5 or 10 minutes and would like to not be disturbed for that amount of time. A set of noise canceling headphones with some white noise goes a long way toward eliminating background annoyances as well. I use the shop in my basement where I work on my motorcycle, or I go outside to somewhere without people. 

    There have been thousands of books written on the topic by men and women much smarter than I am, and you are encouraged to check some out, but I’d say for starters, all we are looking to do with meditation is take a break from the constant flow of thoughts and anxieties and allow ourselves to be quiet, breathe deeply, and “reset.”

    This month, that’s about as far as we will be looking to go. In the coming months, we will begin using techniques to “target” specific areas and “do work” on the internal landscape, but for now, we will just practice the discipline.

    Next, we will use the same thought process we used to determine physical goals and programming to sort out our mental/study goals and begin to program a reading list for the year.

    Begin to list out and decide what directions of study interest you and at what pace you could challenge yourself (while still enjoying and retaining knowledge) to accomplish these goals. Break your areas of study down into larger headers, like “Art,” “Music,” “History,” “Mythology,” “Language,” and so on, with sub columns beneath each one and time frames in which you will read them. This is completely up to the individual, but I recommend that “Language,” and “Mythology” make up two of your headers, as these will play into our future challenges. Shorter is often better, so for those who do not wish to be overwhelmed, simply plan a 12 week “block.” One could then read multiple books from multiple headers in that time span and make an educated list for the next 12 weeks. Be adventurous, and keep the horizons broad!

    Thirdly, we will look at our “Heroic Blueprint,” where we have listed our positive traits, virtues and modes of being that we will look to emulate more and more as time goes on. Just like last month, we will select one, we will study it, we will attempt to grasp its meaning, and we will look for situations in which we can challenge ourselves to apply it more fully, directly experiencing its impact on our lives and beings.



    The good trait list may have been something like “Loyalty, Discipline, Strength” and so on, but this month we want to begin an exercise in specificity. We will re-imagine our list and rework it, still keeping these broad headers, but we will begin to explore them in a less vague way. Our job this month is to choose a specific situation or scenario in which that trait is positive. For example, Discipline could be broken down into “a disciplined training routine,” or “disciplined waking up time to create temporal space at the beginning of the day to perform meditation.”


“Strength,” also, needs a tighter definition, because it has so many.

What we are looking to do is break traits down into pathways.

“Loyalty” is a good broad concept, but “be a better husband” is a tighter goal, and therefore, more valuable to our work. “Be a better husband” would then split into various sub-paths like “this month I will undergo a handgun training course in order to protect my family from potential threats,” or “I will choose this month to be a more positive presence in my home,” or any number of other, more personal goals. We will break down each big concept into its seed forms, and begin working steps. Everything is like everything else, so when building ourselves, we must use the 2.5 pound weight plates instead of having a vague concept of wanting to “get stronger.”

 

I look forward to hearing about your progress. This work we are undergoing together will become more and more challenging, and more and more rewarding as time goes on, ultimately leading us to a place reserved for only the true, and the rare. 

 'Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.'

92.

-P.W.

 

 

 

 

Wolves of the Kali Yuga.

 

   Humans of our age are infected with a passive cynical worldview that signals a great decline in the fire of the spirit. They are caught up in the endless loops of negativity and fear that spiral outward from the minarets of the Empire’s media centers, the constant message of EVERYTHING IS WORSE THAN EVER. The sports stars and sacred whores, talking heads and singing prostitutes, offer the alternative- a morphine drip of music and dance, that the citizen of Empire might chase the dragon of distraction and fall into fitful slumber. Caressed by the leprous hand of comfort, their aim for us is to work, consume and die- a mass of overweight American flesh and tax money that the ageless corporate cabals feed on like vampires until our unnoticed death. 

 

    For the citizen, the Thrall, no morning mantras of power are sung, as the eyes are caught in a wash of electronic light from smartphone videos showing murder, rape, torture, riot, earthquake and a thousand perversions. 

 

    No calm strength is cultivated through meditation in a silent grove, as earbuds deliver the thump and spew of top 20 tunes straight to the brain, filling the mind with simple words and base desires. 

 

    The ritual of meeting the sun has no place in the rat race rush to wage slavery, chase that dollar, always on the hustle, grind hard, hashtag workhardstayhumble. 

    

    This belief in nothing has become a fashion statement, a sort of hipster nihilism, signaling with the one hand their practiced cool emptiness, while the other preaches empathy for the brotherhood of man, just as false and rehearsed. A “Fuck Everything” T-Shirt and a 

“I Stand With the Victims of Whatever Great Crisis Has Shown Up As Trending On Facebook This Week” tattoo, cognitive dissonance for the sake of popularity in a venomous peer group, always seeking to out-virtue the others, to care harder with their next Instagram post. Remaining on the cutting edge of what is “not okay” in order to form an ever tightening elite of the Most High, while preaching inclusiveness and equality of all. 

 

    

    We must stand against this, wolves of the Kali Yuga!

 

Bite the hand that seeks to lull us to sleep, rage against passivity and false virtue- 

but do so with your actions! It is not enough to be a malcontent who can spell. We must recreate the warrior caste, knowing that the external war is fought second. Our primary directive is a battle against ourselves, our base desires and the weakness of our “Thrall mind.”

 

We must be rooted in ritual and gaze on the world around us through the eyes of one who sees the world as a living mythology, in which the parts we play are retellings of the stories of the gods.

While realizing the possibility of “the great truth is there isn’t one,” we understand that this kind of nihilism is an active one, that centers us with the resolve to inject this cosmos with our own meaning and purpose, aligning ourselves with a narrative of power and fire that speaks to us at our deepest level. 

 

Instead of an over-indulgence in drugs, alcohol, entertainment and other distractions, we must sharpen our minds to razor edge, and build our physical forms into temples- living representatives of a vital and savage paganism that recognizes iron and blood as holy sacrament! 

 

We must seek mastery of ourselves and our skill-sets, pouring thousands of hours into self-betterment and transformation, knowing that enlightenment comes only from grueling, brutal labor.

 

Recognizing that the highest good in the world is the increase of our own power, we look to ally ourselves with only those who are dedicated to this same ideal, constantly seeking betterment and leverage in this world, and through the pooling of resources, we begin to make ourselves even more powerful. 

 

When enough men and women undergo the life reform to follow this narrative, the world will resonate with that collected will, and begin to transform in turn, in our image. We understand this, and attack the work with a relentless and tireless passion, and we call this living and growing mythology Operation Werewolf!

 

92.

 

-P.W.

 

 

XCII