Meditation & NationalismHowe Abbott-Hiss
As a white man in the modern world, you are programmed to self-destruct. As dissident artist Owen Cyclops puts it, “our people have been taught that they’re bad, so they’re killing themselves in record numbers.” Of course, suicide is the most extreme expression of this, but the same basic spiritual sickness can be seen in a variety of phenomena, from the opioid crisis to alcoholism to many whites’ embrace of the constant attacks on white identity. Buddhism teaches that life is suffering, but there is a more productive way out of suffering.
Readers may associate meditation and Eastern religion with the Left, and understandably so. Meditation and the associated religious traditions were popular with the hippie movement of the 1960s and the musicians of that era. The Beatles traveled to India to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, as did Mike Love of The Beach Boys, while several members of The Doors also had an interest in the practice.
In the US today, practitioners of Eastern religions overwhelmingly “lean toward or identify with” the Democratic Party, with only 16% of Buddhists and 13% of Hindus expressing a preference for Republicans. This is not only a matter of many of these people being Asians, a left-leaning demographic in the US. Left-wing thinking is common among white Buddhists as well.
But there is nothing inherent to meditation itself that necessitates such views. Indeed, dissident commentators such as Tara McCarthy and Robyn Riley have endorsed the practice, and even anti-egalitarian writer Jim Goad, generally opposed to religion, has praised Zen Buddhism. There are several ways in which meditation can assist in the struggle for a positive national identity and the broader revolt against the degeneracy of the modern world.
Meditation is not a single technique; there are a variety of practices that vary somewhat in their effects. But they all involve some method of deliberately quieting the practitioner’s usual internal monologue, mainly while sitting in silence.
Although a great variety of claims have been made about the effects of meditation, modern science has provided clear evidence for only a few. One of these is the response to stress, which is obviously relevant to the current struggle. Research that monitors brain activity and physiological signs of stress shows that those with more experience in meditation are more resilient under stress, both physical and mental.
Psychological stress has been induced in a lab setting by, among other things, showing study subjects gruesome imagery. Those with more experience in meditation showed less activity in the amygdala, a part of the brain responsible for the fight-or-flight response. There were apparent long-term changes in their brains that would explain this; they had stronger connections between the prefrontal cortex, an area involved in emotional self-control, and the amygdala. 
Research on meditation and physical pain shows something similar. Experienced practitioners of Zen meditation showed not only a higher pain threshold but also psychological detachment, as if “while their sensory circuitry felt the pain, their thoughts and emotions did not react to it.” 
This stress resistance is obviously valuable for life in general, but is particularly helpful from the point of view of dissidents who face the added stresses of censorship, social ostracism, and in some cases legal persecution. The ability to keep one’s composure under stress is not only beneficial to the individual practitioner but tends to inspire respect in others. This is valuable in itself as well as helpful in countering the mainstream’s demonization of dissidents.
Meditation is also useful in fighting the emasculating trends of the modern world. Even after adjusting for various health factors, testosterone levels in men have declined by about 1% per year between 1987 and 2004. The causes of this are complex and not entirely understood, but the consequences are clear enough. As the physiological basis of masculinity declines, men increasingly lack spirit. They lose pride and dignity, and begin to resent others who retain these traits. The inversion of healthy values we can now see in society, including the glorification of jealousy and insecurity, is partly a reflection of this.
There are at least two ways in which meditation can counteract this loss of vitality. Firstly, as discussed above, it builds resistance to stress, and stress is one cause of low testosterone. Second, it encourages good posture. Although one can practice in any position, it is traditionally done in a sitting position with the back held straight. There is evidence that a related type of posture increases testosterone, in contrast with the slouching posture which is the default for many. Specifically, an upright and “expansive” posture known as “power posing” tends to increase feelings of power and confidence, which are some of the psychological effects associated with testosterone.
Finally, although the existing science does not address this directly, meditation can help break social conditioning. A good analogy for this is the concept of the “fnord,” which was popularized by the late American writers Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson in their Illuminatus! Trilogy. The idea is that the population is conditioned from a young age to respond in a particular way to a word inserted into various pieces of text by the authorities. They are trained to suppress every memory they have of seeing this word, but to nonetheless have an emotional reaction whenever they encounter it. If they find a fnord in a news article, they will have a feeling of great anxiety connected with the events described and be unable to think critically about them. There are no fnords to cause such distress in advertisements, as the authorities would not want to make people uneasy about consumption.
The fnords allow the authorities to restrict thought to maintain a great degree of power over most people. However, it is possible for some people to be deconditioned, allowing them to perceive the fnords without panicking. This is where meditation comes in.
Presumably, the concept of fnords is not literally accurate. However, the population of every Western country certainly is conditioned, largely through propaganda, to have a strong emotional attachment to particular views and a great fear of dissent from them. These views include anti-white attitudes that encourage self-loathing and weakness in white people. One historically-claimed benefit of meditation is an improved ability to let go of emotional attachments. Thus meditation may lead to liberation from unhealthy norms and the illusions they depend on.
There are of course countless negative influences in our environment, but the reason the white race is facing dissolution is deeper than any of this. We are in danger because we are spiritually weak, and will continue to face the same difficulties until enough of us attain the necessary spirit to assert our own interests and commandeer our own destiny. Meditation is one way to achieve this.
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 Goleman, Daniel, and Richard J. Davidson, Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body (New York: Penguin Random House, 2017), pp. 96-98.
 Ibid., 89-91.
Julius Evola has written severals books about Buddhism (“the Doctrine of the Awaykening”, for example) and Yoga. Could you tell us more about these? Is Evola’s contribution relevant with your subject? About the decline of male’s fertility, I think firstly we should blame our urban and polluted environment. The Amish, with their peasant life-style, have more babies. It seems to be that is the only segment of the White’s American population which grows constantly.
I don’t know much about Evola and frankly get confused by scholarly writing like that.
I agree that pollution is a factor in losing testosterone though. Xenoestrogens are common and pretty much everyone gets exposed to them to some degree. I recommend getting a water filter and avoiding plastic as much as possible.
The Amish also do a lot more walking and get more sunlight than most people which I’m sure is a factor as well.
Nice piece. Some complementary remarks.
The Indo-European (Aryan) dimension: “Hinduism” has Indo-European roots. The Buddha was Indo-European. A dichotomy between “West” and “East” in spiritual matters is harmful. It obfuscates the commonalities and shared Indo-European origins of much that is great in the spiritual and philosophical traditions of both Europe and Asia.
I don’t meditate because it has white roots, but it’s cool that these roots exist. It may also suggest something about our genetic compatibility with these spiritual methods. (Evola makes this point in The Doctrine of Awakening. Not a book on Buddhism I would recommend, by the way.)
Meditation, spiritual techniques, training the mind–this is also historically not concentrated in the East, as we are led to believe. Spiritual techniques were very much part of pre-Christian European culture. Such techniques continued to be practiced in modified forms by groups of whites in the Christian period. See for example Pierre Hadot’s work on this.
For people delving into meditation, a warning: Jewish nepotism is also at work in the meditation space, at least in the US. You’ll notice the dominance of “JewBu’s” (that’s actually a thing) in popular Buddhist teaching initiatives and scientific research. This of course doesn’t mean they can’t produce books etc. that are useful to us.
I found meditation perhaps most valuable for freeing myself of the–pointless–mental rehashing of political discussions with leftist and normie acquaintances, getting worked up about “the news”, etc. It’s not about becoming “OK” with stupidity and evil, but about not involuntarily losing attention and emotional energy to them. The freeing up of attention, our most valuable resource, might be the biggest advantage to readers of this website who don’t yet meditate.
If someone wants to explore the topic of meditation, I recommend the videos of the (half-Jewish) Sam Harris and (half-Jewish) Dan Harris together, easily found online, and the latter Harris’ book on meditation, 10 Percent Happier. These are lighthearted, secular introductions to the topic.
A final tip: if you are skeptical about this woo-woo thing of meditation, consider your own experience of changes in your state of consciousness. You already know that your state of consciousness can significantly change, for better and worse. Consider the effects of alcohol (or drugs) on how you experience life. Meditation is another way to achieve a different state of consciousness, one that is far superior to your “normal” waking state–much more lucid, calm, and effective. Is that not something you want to explore for yourself?
The connection between our mind and body is very important. I myself practice gratitude every day for everything i have (and also for being part of the European people), and also i recommend Ho’oponopono for stress. in short, the rulers of this world (the JEWS and elite white traitors like the Biden’s) know something involving the laws of the universe (which is composed of frequencies, vibrations, energies and information) to use against us
for anyone interested in the laws mentioned above: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/the-12-universal-laws-and-how-to-practice-them
I started meditation mainly for health aspects but it led me to… boy… the entire shebang I may say… Being, existence… meaning… “God”… the paranormal (of-course could fill libraries with discussing all that). My hunch is that we Whites, Westerners, are cut off from our source of power (root chakra and sacral chakra), we have lost our shamanism, our vital power, meditation is my way of getting that back (among others) (the good news is it happens all by itself if one lets it happen… it´s nature). As example… I recently learned something… we know from Herrigel´s “Zen in the Art of Archery” booklet that… ok so while you know the result that is supposed to happen: the arrow gets let lose: it is in no way the right thing if YOU let the arrow go: the “It” has to let the arrow go. That may sound mysterious but… that´s the thing with the “flow” (states of mind)… etc. Oh and recently I´m wondering about phenomena of possession… invocation… psychological phenomena that seem to be very important but are little looked at. And so on… (btw some claim that it´s entirely a White thing originally, Lao Tse to have been red haired, Buddha as Hindu anyways possibly arian, this is not something foreign, or leftist anti-white crap… also, Collin Cleary has thankfully given enough hints here at CC with Odinism, and how e.g. Gurdjieff has given directions of how to develop spiritually as a Westerner).
Ah and disclaimer, yes I would consider that whole practice irrelevant if it didn´t enhance my fighting abilities…
I could not help but recall the character Edina Monsoon from Absolutely Fabulous chanting and clinking her finger cymbals together while I read this.
Edina then went on in the episode to say to her daughter, Saffron, “Mummy chanted up this entire house for you, sweetie darling!”
Ah, the humorous wonders of meditation.
The ‘fnord’ of our day seems to be ‘racism’.
I was looking into Buddhism fondly at one time, about 12 years ago, and even attended ‘catechism’ classes at a beautiful Buddhist temple in L.A. What turned me around was the total attachment to the word ‘compassion’. It did give me good vibes toward all people for quite a while, but while meditating on it one day, I realized it conflicted with reality. There are just some people and some activities and some lifestyle choices that individuals and whole communities, and even whole races, engage in that cannot be handled by just being compassionate about their behavior. Having 5 or 10 kids in a ghetto where you cannot even feed yourself, comes to mind, and we see a perfect illustration on our borders today.
What can replace compassion? I’m still working on that, but ‘racial reality’ has been a good start for me. Even Christ said (and I don’t quote Christ on anything else): “The poor you shall have with you always. ” Why always? Reality answers: ‘Because they are born that way”. And with ‘compassion’ out of the way, we can get to work on the real problems. And yes, do stand up straight! We’re still top of the heap, and we were born that way. Don’t throw it away.
Nothing can replace compassion, but Buddha taught compassion alone is insufficient. It has to be combined with wisdom. Wisdom and compassion is the Buddhist path and it is wisdom that enables to engage with others effectively when possible. Perhaps this was not stressed in the classes you attended but I can assure you it is the case.
I haven’t found that it gives me superpowers, but it’s almost as relaxing as a nap.
Re “popularized by the late American writers Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson” : I’ve posted a couple of C-C comments recommending Robert Anton Wilson (RAW). Good to see him get a ‘Like’ from a writer on the site.
Meditation is no doubt beneficial for some people (others have reported issues) but bear in mind that practitioners of Transcendental Meditation (TM) include not only the (semi-)based David Lynch and Clint Eastwood, but also Lena Dunham, Jerry Seinfeld, Lindsey Lohan, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey. So taking that inner dive might not be the equivalent of taking the red pill.
Acceptance and commitment therapy is an effective method to teach mindfulness and also lends itself to meditation. I found it to be a fast track to developing the mindset needed to combat negative beliefs and thoughts. Religion is the only thing that will help whites. Politics are important but right religion will ultimately be the only thing that will increase birth rates.
It’s not very well known but Buddhism is at least in part if not all a religion popularised and transmitted by Greco-Bactrian Eastern Greeks. The depictions of Buddha are derived from Greek figurative art and the religion itself centered around the various Alexandrias in Greek run Bactria. Furthest Alexandria (Eschata) and kandahar and the Indus Valley were run by Greeks. When Nomads invaded Greco-Bactria and created Kushan they assimilated to Greek urban life and then took Buddhism to China. Buddhism is, no joke, a heavily Greek inflected system. The Silk Road was essentially a Greek Road.
I recommend the book Greek Buddha by Christopher I. Beckwith, on Pyrrho’s possible indebtedness to Buddhism. A fascinating thesis.
(…)I have wearied you with all this only because it seems possible that, in denying that there was anything “mystical” about the Buddhism of the Pali Texts, I might have given you the impression that there was (in my opinion, at least) no practice of meditation. This, however, would be a mistake. In denying that Pali Buddhism was mystical, all I intended to convey was that (i) the practice of meditation (or, more specifically, concentration—samādhi) that it teaches cannot in any way be described as mystical (though certainly its effects are, to begin with, unusual—because few people practise—and eventually, supernormal—they can lead to mastery of iddhi powers: levitation, clairvoyance, memory of past lives, and so on); and (ii) that eventual liberation—nibbāna, extinction, is not a mystical union with the Deity, nor even absorption in a Higher Self (both of which cover up and intensify the fundamental ambiguity of the subject [”I”, “myself”, etc.]), but rather the attainment of the clear understanding and comprehension (paññā, aññā) about the nature of this ambiguity (which, when combined with suitable samādhi actually causes—or, rather, allows—the ambiguity to subside once for all).
There are many world-views against which as a background the Buddha’s Teaching is wholly incomprehensible—indeed, the Buddha himself, upon occasion, when asked about his teaching, would answer, “It is hard for you, having (as you do) other teachers, other persuasions, other views, to understand these matters.”
Western Buddhism is far-left-leaning because it’s dominated by Jews. Take a look at the names of the authors of popular books on the subject (other than those who use LARPy Eastern names). Most American sanghas feature the customary Hebraic kvetching and sex scandals.
I practiced Zen for ten or twelve years, and learned a lot, but the I think the best practice is to study the basics at a beginner retreat, and then set off on your own.
A Buddhist association that is not dominated by Jews is the AZI: Association Zen Internationale,or International Zen Association, founded by a real Japanese teacher: Taisen Deshimaru. Together with his teacher Kodo Sawaki he is accused by the anti-white mafia of ‘war mongering’ during WW II, so that is a good sign.
There seems to be an automatic identification of meditation and Buddhism. The article is about “Meditation & Nationalism”, not about Buddhism! I have no idea what the content of Buddhism is supposed to be because I don´t care much about ideologies but try to practise (meditation). I´m not sure if I would assign “contents” to meditation? Rather, meditation is explicitly DEVOID of content, it´s about the open mind, as they say empty mind mushin. There is no way to predict what you´ll experience since it´s the creation of the moment, it is open, open to that which nature, the “It”, will bring (I will admit that I adhere to the theory that this “It” is actually myself and that all that happens is that which I desire, my own creation, but I don´t know that, it´s somehow, it seems to me, on purpose hidden from me).
So… where, how, in all that, would come in jewish BS concepts ?? I want to live among my kin… and that may even be a result of meditation practice as that way, I´m used to approach things by intuition rather than with mental concepts: it is just what I feel, and therefore no jewish BS theory about anything affects that
(that is probably why jews so much try to infiltrate the Eastern Spirituality scene because it´s too powerful a TRUTH machine, and of-course that, they can never permit !).
Look to Theravada („orthodox“ Pali Buddhism). Due to its strict adherence to the original Vinaya, it is the school least deluded by Western leftists and is most resistant to corruption. I left Zen early on when I started meditation because it was too trendy, although I still respect the Zen school and method itself.
Best book on (Buddhist) meditation that I’ve read. It’s good for non Buddhists as well.
“The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness”
Aleister Crowley also wrote on meditation.
In fact, his entire system of “Thelema” takes, basically, all of best aspects of the disparate religious traditions of the world, and merges them into one system which is familiar to Westerners, because the metaphors and allegories are Juedo-Christian in nature.
Judaism –> Christianity –> Thelema
I highly recommend the works of AC. Ignore all the people who claim he was a pedophile, satanist, degenerate, etc. They’re totally unfounded
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