“Why art thou frightened on that account?—But it is the same with man as with the tree. The more he seeketh to rise into the height and light, the more vigorously do his roots struggle earthward, downward, into the dark and deep—into the evil.” – Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra It’s been a minute since I […]


(If you’d prefer to hear this read by the author, subscribe for free or at a monthly donation of your choice to Call Sign: Werewolf) Disillusionment: “A feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.” “The loss or destruction of idealistic beliefs.” “The condition […]

Iron Age Elite

Written for Operation Werewolf by Paul Waggener A few years ago, archeologists in Norway uncovered a 1,000 year old feasting hall, outside of which were even older burial mounds and a ritual site. The leader of the project wrote this about their find: “The site seems to have belonged to the very top echelon of […]


Recently, I spent some time going back through my collection of old “Russian Prison Tattoo” encyclopedias. They’re fascinating books, and provide an excellent window into the mentality of the underclasses and underworld, and their sentiment toward the System, Marxism, communism and so on during the Soviet era. I’ll let you have your own look, but […]

Ride the Tiger

“RIDE THE TIGER.” The term has been used often, and one might see its modern counterpart often used as well in some circles: “Surf the Kali Yuga,” often used humorously or ironically by individuals who want to make people aware they’re “in the know.” The term was used by Evola, who was referencing an Eastern […]

AETT: Tools of a Hero

by Paul W. For a deeper exploration of the runes and their uses, consider my video course Vital Elements – a five hour series in which you will discover the mythical origins of the Elder Futhark and their potential uses and value in your life today.  No matter the man, no matter his aims, his […]


A friend of ours recently asked me to prepare a piece of writing on runic pairings to accompany my Vital Elements video course, and specifically, an explanation on my placement of the Dagaz rune in the final position of the third aett, rather than Othala, as some are wont to do. My short answer is […]


This week, I’ve been preparing some of the training crew at Devotion Jiu Jitsu (our woodland temple of strength and combat) for going into competition. A few of them will be competing at the highest level in several weeks, attempting to capture the coveted gold of a World Championship. Some of the others have a […]

Brutal Chivalry

Originally written for the RTACTN collective by Paul W. In the New Dark Ages, the ancient idea of Chivalry must be, like a good steel, blended and hardened with a certain kind of brutality. In the days of many of our forebears, they were dealing with a largely similar culture across Western Europe – the […]

Welcome Back

There was always going to be a return to this thing. In some form or another, for me, it was inevitable. For as many bad things as it created or were done in its name, it was always the source of expression I resonated with the most of anything I’d ever worked on. This was […]