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The Religious Attitudes of the Indo-Europeans


 

 

 


The Winged Victory of Samothrace, c. 200 BCE, captures the beauty, elegance, and sublimity of a branch of our heroic Indo-European religion that lingered amidst a decadent and darkening Hellenistic Greece. The winged female form was later stolen by Christians as was so much else that was pagan, pure and true to the religious instincts of the Nordic, Germanic or "Indo-European" peoples. The statue now resides in the Louvre in Paris. (Caption by America First Books editor William Fox).

 


Title Page,
Contents,
Author's Foreword

 

 


The
RELIGIOUS ATTITUDES
of the
INDO-EUROPEANS

 


Translated from the German of
PROFESSOR HANS F. K. GÜNTHER
by
V i v i a n B i r d
in collaboration with
R o g e r P e a r s o n, M.Sc. (Econ).


LONDON
CLAIR PRESS
MCMLXVII

 

 

 

 

“The nobly born must nobly meet his fate.”
Euripides


“Courage leads to heaven, fear to death.”
Seneca


“There they stood . . . the immortals
who are the source of all our blessings.”
Homer: Odyssey

 

 

 

 

THE RELIGIOUS
A
TTITUDES
OF THE
I
NDO-EUROPEANS

 


C O N T E N T S

 


AUTHOR’S FOREWORD
CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
REFERENCES
INDEX




 

 

 

FOREWORD

 

TO THE SIXTH GERMAN EDITION


I HOPE that the re-appearance of this work after almost thirty years, may help the younger generation to give more attention to the religious history of the whole of the Indo-European area, in contrast to previous generations, for a better knowledge of the Indo-European world will lead the West (to which North America belongs), towards self- realisation. Heraclitus, as Aristotle reported (Concerning the Parts of Animals, I, 5, 645), instructed strangers visiting him, who hesitated on his threshold, to draw closer to him with the words: “Enter, for here the Gods also dwell!” May this work, in its present edition, express a similar invitation.

If, in our era of the “Decline of the West”, the last remnants of the Western Indo- European peoples are submerged due to the dearth of true-blooded Nordics, then nevertheless the last few survivors will retain that same Indo-European conviction which supported and inspired the “last Romans” (Romanorum ultimi), who witnessed the conversion of the aristocratic Roman republic into the “de-Romanised” empire — the proud belief in inflexible and unyielding courage before destiny, which will be portrayed in this work as characteristically Indo-European, and above all Nordic — an ideal which Horace also described in the words:

Quocirca vivite fortes,
Fortiaque adversis opponite pectora rebus!

(Sermones, II, 2, 135/36)

 

HANS F. K. GÜNTHER
Bad Heilbrunn; Early Spring 1963.

 

 

 

 

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