White Order of Thule

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White Order of Thule

The White Order of Thule describes itself as a loose alignment of Aryan minds, hearts, and souls working together for the Cause, that is, the revitalization of the culture-soul of the European people. It is modeled upon the idea of an ancient mystery school that facilitates its members' acquisition of a higher state of consciousness, though it is not a mystery school itself, merely an esoteric brotherhood. The order emerged in the late 1990s when its leader, Nathan Pett, posted information about the group on the Internet.

Thule is the mythical site of the origin of the Aryan race. It is believed that the Aryans have become disunited and need to be called to a new unity to face the challenges of the future. To accomplish this task, the order has acquired the knowledge of the mystery schools of the Hermetic alchemical traditions that it is now offering to the Aryan people. The practical work of the order includes meditation, the use of imagery, and rituals designed to initiate changes in the inner self leading to an expansion of consciousness. Higher consciousness moves the individual past self-consciousness to the level of intuition where direct knowledge of the answers to life's questions is perceived and a vision of Truth seen. The teachings do not replace activism in the cause of racial advancement but are a means of empowering the individual engaged in active work.

The order teaches the Hermetic tradition in a planned course of study that begins with Hermetic philosophy and Jungian psychology, especially the concept of archetypes. Specific archetypes will become the focus of attention and the subject of pathworking, the foundation of the order's esoteric practices. The basic curriculum also includes instruction in Pagan mythology, genealogy, and astrology. The order teaches that the deities of Norse Paganism represent in essence the creative/ destructive forces of the cosmos. Students are also advised to supplement their study with additional readings, including the writings of Adolf Hitler, Freidrich Nietsche, Julius Evola, and Oswald Spengler.

The order may be contacted at Box 1473, Deer Park, WA 99006. It publishes a quarterly periodical, Crossing the Abyss. Its Web presence may be accessed at http://www.thulean.org/. The order came to public attention in August of 1999 when it held a ceremony on Whitbey Island, Washington, near the site where Robert Mathews had been killed in a shootout with the FBI. Mathews led The Order, a controversial racialist group in the early 1980s tied to a series of violent crimes.


White Order of Thule. http://www.thulean.org/. May 5, 2000.