The Black Order was founded in January
1994 to re-presence the Shadow of the Collective Unconscious of the European
folk; its “Great Work” to fulfil the destiny of the West – that of Imperium,
expressing the ethos of the Faustian soul.
The Black Order emerged at a time when
the ‘occult’ had been captured by New Age banality, when the so-called
‘sinister’ was represented by Americanised hedonistic ‘Satanism’ devoid of any
challenge to the status quo, but rather reflective of it, in the West’s cycle
of decadence; when the revival of a so-called ‘European paganism’ was in
reality nothing but a contemporary contrivance called ‘wicca’ and other such puerility
that had nothing of the tribal, warrior ethos of our ancestors, but was yet one
more manifestation of the West’s spiritual malady.
The Black Order operated on both the
exoteric and esoteric levels. Hence, The Order was also concerned with social
and political issues. Its terms of reference politically included National
Socialism as the expression of the Wotan archetype, as Jung had referred to it.
But again, The Black Order arose at time when the self-proclaimed
representatives of National Socialism, as heirs to the legacy of Thule, had
degenerated into sloganeering about ‘white power’, and so far from working to
restore the spiritual ethos of Western Culture, had rendered National Socialism
and efforts to restore European identity into a soulless travesty.
Arising in such a vacuum of the soulless
and the banal on both the esoteric and political levels, The Black Order’s
message of a return to origins, to spirit and to ethos, achieved a response
among those who were looking for something more. The
Black Order represented a spiritual brotherhood and sisterhood above the ruins
of a crumbling Civilisation in this dark age. The response was immediate.
Lodges were formed in Australasia, the USA, Finland, France, Britain, Sweden,
with representatives and individual members in other countries of pan-Europa as
The Black Order was de-activated in
1995, having sown the seeds of its doctrine, and having overseen many of its
members branching out into numerous fields of endeavour on their own initiative
in various areas of politics, the kulturkampf,
publishing and the esoteric. The influence of The Black Order therefore
endures. Its work has additionally not only been sustained but eventually
surpassed by the American based White Order of Thule, of which The Black Order
members in America formed the nucleus. Since the transmutation of The Black
Order and its most active members, its legend has endured. Western destiny
thinkers and activists continue to seek it out. The spirit lives on in a myriad
of ways, as we have indicated. Recently the founder and Grand Master of The
Order has declassified the main MSS, namely “The Book of Wyrd”, and
“An Introduction for Prospective Members”.
As for The Flaming Sword, this members’
only journal first appeared in January 1994 and ran for six issues, until May
1995. With the sanction of the Grand Master and editor of the journal, Steven,
editor of Black Axis, has selected the most relevant of the articles from The Flaming
Sword for the volume you now hold. Again, this is yet another means by which
the legacy of The Order endures and spreads. Perhaps also, there will be those
who read these MSS and articles and decide to embark upon a course in some
manner continuing the Great Work of The Black Order.
This volume is commended as having
distilled the essence of the spirit of The Order, and its mere publication at
this time may yet serve as a further catalyst in the great cosmic battle that swirls
around us, seeding new fields of endeavour.
Advance to Imperium.
The Black Order of Pan Europa, 10 June 2000
Editorial comment: This introduction was written
by the founder of The Black Order for the booklet “The Best of The
Flaming Sword”, which was an extract of the members only journal. It is
also the declaration of making certain MSS of the Order, de-classified.
Soon after this booklet was published, The White Order of Thule was
The seed that had been placed in the ground, was not sown for
nothing, and the current that was felt and gave inspiration, would only
grow larger in strength. We can again see similar traits, where many of
the radical underground movements has become static and impotent. The
need of being both esoteric and exoteric, to include both the direct
action and shaping of the warrior ethos along, with the spirit of our
Folk, forged through walking through both Darkness and Fire, approaching
the Abyss, had never been more necessary.
16 years after this booklet was originally released a group of
men gathered at North tower of Wewelsburg castle, a group of dedicated
men swore an oath there under a starlit sky, bounded by blood to the
banner of our Sacred Order. This was the re-awakening of The Black Order
of Pan Europa…
This introduction and history of The Black Order, tells much of
the concept of the Order, and how we differ from other esoteric groups,
and this difference is foremost seen in the totality and uncompromising
attitude, its hardness to ourselves and the willingness to sacrifice and
live fully by our code: Duty, Honour, Loyalty!