from TheUnhivedMind Website
I first heard of Nicholas de Vere on an internet chat group - typically an environment where people pretend to be something they are not, using their anonymity as an excuse to behave even more boorishly than they do in real life.
The list was suddenly flooded with emails declaring that Mr. Gardnerís work was not to be trusted because he had once been involved with the unscrupulous "Nicholas de Vere", or, as one detractor called him, "Tom Weir."
The gist of the claim was that Mr. de Vere, who said he was a member of the "Grail bloodline" (the subject of the discussion list) had fabricated a royal genealogy, invented a royal magical order called "The Dragon Court", which he bogusly declared to be ancient, and stood to make lots of money by selling admission to this order, as well as the sales of his book, From Transylvania to Tunbridge Wells (now called The Dragon Legacy) - a book which, according to the emails, was utter nonsense and not worth reading.
I printed out the entire thing and sat down on my bed to read, highlighter in hand to mark off anything important. A day and a half later, I had slept little, consumed lots of coffee, and was sitting in front of a manuscript half-covered in pink highlighter.
For the first in my life, I had discovered another person who thought exactly the same way I did about the Grail, and the Grail bloodline. Everything within this book corroborated the theories, speculations, and ideas that we had been writing about in a book of my own, many of them ideas that I had held for a long time, but never been able to prove.
Yet here was
a man claiming to speak for that very bloodline and ancient
tradition which I had been studying, and stating with assuredness
what I had been hesitantly proposing.
They were overseers, "navigators", directing the affairs of the world with the Solomonic wisdom inherent in their blood.
They watched over a perfect caste-ordered society, in which all people worked and lived within their proper station, creating a harmonious, inter-dependent and respectful relationship between the classes. They created all of the traditions, customs and institutions upon which civilization depends, and of which our current traditions, customs and institutions are pathetic bastardizations.
In fact, I
would assert that the Dragon tradition has proven to be the very
definition of "tradition" itself.
To de Vere, it is the blood itself which provides the basis for the "divine right" of Dragons to be the overseers of society, and this is what sets them apart from the rest of humanity, as gods are from mortals.
This is the reason why, originally, they
refused to mate outside of their race, and the reason why, later,
they indulged in blood-drinking rituals in which the sacred Grail
DNA could be consumed. But perhaps most amazing of all, de Vere
states that Grail blood contains genes specifically programmed for
It gives a reasonable explanation for the otherwise inexplicable course of manís history, all the way back to the Golden Age of the gods, and manís fall from the grace of the natural state of affairs. It lays down the principles behind a fair and ordered society; something we once, during the Golden Age, took for granted.
It sets the
foundation for a true understanding of manís natural hierarchy, and
issues a death warrant for civilization should this fail to occur.
He is a self-contained entity. He needs nothing and no one outside of himself. Yet he represents and defends the worldview of an entire race of men - or, shall I say, "overmen" - with whom he shares a genetic, familial relationship. To him that is the only human relationship that fully counts, that truly deserves the superior manís time, effort and emotion. All else is the puerile sentimentalism of the degenerate masses.
Beyond his loyalty to his kinfolk, de Vereís true fidelity lies with the order of the universe, and that transcendental principle which ordinary men know little of but refer to blindly as "God." De Vere is an iconoclast, an eccentric genius. He has all the qualities of the great writers and thinkers of history.
In his philosophy I put him on the same shelf as Julius Evola, or maybe next to Oswald Spengler.
His historical perspective places his work amongst classics like Ignatius Donnellyís Atlantis: The Antediluvian World, or L.A. Waddellís The Makers of Civilization in Race and History. His encyclopedic knowledge of occult traditions, their true meanings and origins, is superior perhaps to that of A.E. Waite, Manly Hall, or Israel Regardie.
In the future, this book will be indispensable to all serious students of the true occult tradition.
It is safe to say that nothing is sacred in the writings of Nicholas de Vere, except that which is, by nature, sacred, because it pertains to that which is pure spirit.
He does not reserve any pity for the sensitivities of pathetic liberalisms, and makes mincemeat of the modern pseudo-religions: The Cult of Children , the Cult of the Goddess, the Cult of the Oppressed, the Cult of Equality, and the Cult of Economy. Likewise ritualistically slaughtered are the supposedly "right wing" and "conservative" cults such as those of Race, Religion, and Nationalism.
This book is likely to anger people; namely:
De Vereís manifesto portrays a rather pessimistic attitude towards the idea of social progress, implying that the Golden Age of Dragon hegemony is forever lost, never to return.
This is something with which I do not agree. In fact, I can see de Vereís book playing the role of the revolutionary harbinger, welcoming back a lost era. The word "revolution" implies revolving, returning in a circular pattern to the original starting point, like the labyrinthine spiral of history which de Vere discusses later in this volume.
All of the points in history therefore issue from, and
are based upon the unchanging center, that which is "a priori", like
the snake biting its tail which the Dragon Court uses in its
insignia. Nature has a way of correcting imbalances, of restoring
elements to their rightful place. Yet before that can happen, we
must all be reminded of what the natural order actually is.
That is, if you are acting righteously in accord with what is right for you, attempting to take hold of the power that is rightfully yours, nature will equip you with the might necessary to accomplish that task.
Materialism is the lie, brought to the
forefront by the mercantile class so loathed by de Vere, which has
caused the decay of society to its current level.
Foolishly they chanted slogans
like, "There is no war but class war", and made statements like, "Every war in history was fought over money", when in fact almost
every war can be traced back to a spiritual origin, a conflict
between deeply held beliefs, ideas, and cultural norms.
If it werenít for the fact that certain people have acquired large sums of money, nothing of any consequence would ever happen - no wars, no monuments, no research and development. But removed from the context in which it is being used, money is meaningless.
It is a purely contingent phenomenon. Power, however, is something transcendental. Unlike money, it is not something that was invented by mankind as a means to an end. It issues directly from God, and from Nature herself. There is such a thing as power for powerís sake; and power, in the civic realm, is based on sovereignty, which comes from the blood.
power resides not in a personís bank account, but in their DNA.
There it rests within most of us, potential energy waiting to be
converted into kinetic energy through actual use. But most people
are too weak of will, too lazy and unimaginative to make use of it.
Even many people of the Dragon blood have sunk into this abyss of
The job of writers, artists and philosophers such as de Vere and I is not to bring about the political revolution which looms on the horizon. That is the job of the men of action who belong to our cause, the born leaders of the Dragon blood who have been waiting and planning in the shadows for centuries, patiently plotting and manipulating in anticipation of the opportunity to act.
They need no help in that regard. Rather, it
is the job of the literary and artistic set to effect the
intellectual revolution, which must precede the political
revolution. It is our job to clear the path ahead, to prepare the
hearts and minds of the populace for what is to come, and to erase
all fear, doubt, and resistance.
They will attach themselves to any idea which is effectively marketed so as to take advantage of their frail psychology.
The occurrences on the 11th of September, 2001 proved that beyond question. Overnight, the American values of libertarian independence, personal freedom, an inherent "right to privacy", and a healthy mistrust of authority gave way to state-worship, rabid religious moralism, pithy sentimentality, and a general attitude of compliance towards "whateverís necessary to keep us safe."
All that was necessary to achieve the result was to push
the right buttons.
Since democracy is also capitalistic, it only makes sense
that the "marketplace of ideas" embodies the same principles as our
economy. The laws of supply and demand dictate what ideas are
considered valuable, which beliefs are valid, and therefore which
truths exist. By right of popularity, even the laws of physics can
be accepted, rejected, or altered at will.
Better that the intellectuals of today all dedicate themselves to promoting and exploring a single priceless, transcendental idea.
They can then find the best ways to
defeat all competing, inferior ideas, rather than wasting their
lives trying to come up with their own original (they dream) bad
ideas, or, worse yet, trying to promote a conglomerate of
meaningless and contradictory herd ideas which they regard as worthy
by right of their popularity.
All that is truly necessary for this to occur, once the literate set has been fully indoctrinated, is an eye-catching symbol, and a memorable slogan, then the constant repetition of these two in conjunction until no one can remember a time when these ideas had not been accepted and understood. It is not necessary to argue, debate, or defend these ideas, but only to assert them as the absolute truths that they are.
Wishy-washy discussion which considers the merits of opposing views merely invites attack and ridicule.
However, truths spoken with authority and confidence have the mesmerizing effect upon the populace for which we are aiming. Once they are willing to accept, even demanding a transition back to the old, true order, and Draconian traditional values, we can remove the tyrannies of democracy and capitalism, putting to bed once and for all this moronic concept of the "marketplace of ideas."
There is but one real idea, and we must hold true to it unswervingly. When we vacillate, when we stop to consider alternative ideas, we lose. We must surpass the intellect of the populace and aim at the soul.
Gustave le Bon wrote in The Crowd :
This is the effect we are going for, and this monumental text put forth by Nicholas de Vere shall go a long way in promoting that cause.
Thanks to him and to others like him (although there truly are no others like him), the future of the Dragon blood trembles with the awesomeness of its glorious potential.
Our destiny awaits.