The Spiritual Centre

The Sacred Centre or Spiritual Centre of the Woden Folk-Religion is the Long Man of Wilmington in the South Saxon Mark of England (Sussex). Woden’s Folk was created after a profound mystical experience undergone by the Folk-Warder during the appearance of the Hale-Bopp Comet, and this centred around the Helgi Mysteries and the Long Man of Wilmington. At a later date the Holy White Stone of Ing was discovered in a Sussex Church; this ancient stone is carved with Anglo-Saxon Runes telling us that it is the Gift of Ing, and that the “gift” given to us by Sceaf-Ing is indeed – Fire. This Holy Stone is sacred to us in that it gives clues to the origins of the Legend of Sceaf, and it takes us back to the origins of the English Folk. 

The Long Man of Wilmington symbolises the Divine Fool, i.e. The Hooded Man. It is the Summer-God (Woden) symbolised by the constellation of Cygnus the Swan, which itself complements the Winter-God (Wuldor-Herne) which is symbolised by the Herne Giant or Cerne Abbas Giant. The Long Man is in the East (Rising Sun), whilst the Herne Giant is in the West (Setting Sun). The Long man of Wilmington is Woden as the Great Initiator who is linked to the April Fool and to April 1st. This is the spring aspect of this god-head (All-Father), and above the figure of the Long Man is a phallic-shaped long-barrow named the Windover Long Barrow. To the east is Hunter’s Burgh, and over to the west is the White Horse (not ancient as it is now, but which may well have been there in ages past) on Hindover Hill. The long-barrow named Hunter’s Burgh is shaped like a comet (Hale-Bopp Comet), and the area is a Time-Clock set there to be awakened by the Woden Initiates of our era.

The Holy White Stone of Ing is somewhat boat-shaped, perhaps representing the Swan-Ship which carried Sceaf-Ing to the shores of Scandi (Thule-Atal-land). Carved upon it are the Anglo-Saxon Runes – Gyfu/Ken/Ing – which refer to the Gift of Ing, which in this case is Fire since Sceaf-Ing came at the end of the Golden Age to bring agriculture (Sheaf of Corn), and fire (Fire-Bow or Fire-Stick). This is inherent in the Legend of Sceaf, and the Legend of Ing is contained in that of the “saint” to whom the church is dedicated – Cuthman (i.e. “kinman”). This Sacred Stone contains the secret of the origin and destiny of the English Folk, and the runic meanings were discovered by Wulf Ingessunu, as prophesied in the (re-written) “Christian” Book of Revelation, where the new “name of god” would be discovered in a “white stone” by one bearing that name  within his own (Wulf Ingessunu). The new Age of Ing dawned in 1999 when the Sign of the Son of Man (i.e. Ing, Son of Man[nus] ) appeared in a planetary formation during the Solar Eclipse of that year. Ing is the new name of the god-force (archetype) of the new world-age or Age of Aquarius.

The Long Man of Wilmington is also the Helmeted Wændel who once sported a Horned Helmet and Twin Spears. This shape can be found in bracteates from Scandinavia (particularly Sweden) and on the Finglesham Buckle found in Kent. The figure is that of Woden as the Great Initiator of the Männerbünde and the Cultic-Warrior. He is seen as a dancing warrior performing the War-Dance or Fire-Dance associated with the Cultic-Warrior bands of Teutonic Legend. As the Wændel he is the god responsible for awakening the Kan-Force (Kundalini) within the Cultic-Warrior. Another name of this Kan-Force is the Vril-Force, a name associated with the Virile Male Warrior Ethos. This makes the figure of the Long Man of Wilmington extremely important in regard to the archetype of the Virile Warrior, as well as the appearance of the Last Avatara.

During the month of August look upwards to a spot above your head and you will see the shape of the Long Man of Wilmington – this is the constellation of Cygnus the Swan. This represents the Swan-Ship which floats upon the Waters of Chaos at the end of a world-age, bearing the Sun-Child (Sun-Wheel) and the seed of rebirth into a new age and new god-form. This is sometimes called the Northern Cross, and it is made up of part of the Great Triangle or Summer Triangle as it is known today. At around the same time of year, in the evening towards a more westerly direction, you will see the Sign of Ing which is an alternative Ing-Rune shape which makes up the constellation of Boötes. This is the figure of “Cuthman” (Sceaf-Ing) who drives his wagon (Woden’s Waen – Great Bear) around the northern skies.  We can see the English Destiny mapped out in the heavens!