The following is a roadmap for the Toutā Caillte project. This project is a totality, not one of fragmented parts. That is to say, all of the presented topics reference and reinforce each other and cannot be compartmentalized. The political dimensions of it flow into the spiritual, the spiritual into the cultural, the cultural into the economic, etc. As you embark on this journey, we invite you to start with what resonates most deeply with you.
While at first the topics presented may seem overwhelming the deeper one dives the more these ideas will begin to converge upon each other to a point where the myths we carry, both individually and collectively, can be reshaped and reimagined.
The current history, that largely being the history of the state and capital, condemns the indigenous peoples of Europe to irrelevance at best and at worst backwater peoples that needed to be cleared in order for ‘progress’ to be made.
By erasing the tapestry of people that lived in these regions it has left many whites with a sense that we simply emerged from the miasma as Roman centurions. Many of those who grew up under public education in the US will recant a history which begins with the Roman Empire. This is obviously far from the truth and a new history which explores the achievements and intricacies of the indigenous people of Europe is required.
By unearthing their contributions, we can transcend the limitations imposed by this false history, step out of its shadow, and embrace a history that existed before the dominant narratives of conquest and colonization took hold. Through this transformation we can reframe our understanding of European history acknowledging the resilience, wisdom, and creativity of the indigenous peoples who had shaped the land for millennia.
To transform the narratives that shape our lives and the lives of those around us, we must engage in practices which lead to such ends. The means by which myth is augmented is ritual. While this term may, for some, evoke images of enigmatic figures draped in black robes we argue that all people engage in ritual daily. It is an intrinsic part of our everyday lives, often hidden from our conscious awareness. This has led to many wandering this planet having their myths determined by demagogues and thieves.
One such example that we can expound upon here is celebration of seasonal pagan festivals otherwise known as The Wheel of the Year. Many people in the modern age have an internal calendar that is entirely based around Capitalist constructs such as the ebb and flow of their work schedule, when rent is due, the frenzy of tax “season”, and an often underwhelming payday.
Through the use of ritual and celebration of natural phenomenon we can tune our internal calendar to reflect that of our local ecology. It is no coincidence that we observe the Celtic and Germanic peoples living by more ecological means than we do now. Let us follow in their footsteps, taking purposeful steps to reshape our existence in ways that facilitate these connections.
They took action that facilitated these behaviors, and we can too.
In order to become something, rather than be defined by that which we are not, we must seek to deconstruct what it means to be ‘white’ in a historical and modern context.
However, this project is not exclusive to those who were racialized as white. Celtic and Germanic traditions are unambiguously open traditions and we’d advise extreme caution among those who maintain otherwise. This project is open to all those who seek the knowledge contained within it.
We must reject methodologies for change that rigidly separate myth from the material conditions of society. Instead, we recognize the dynamic relation between them, as they mutually shape and influence each other, giving rise to a multiplicity of outcomes. To those ends, it is not enough to merely delve into our own mythologies and histories; we must also actively engage with the material conditions of society and the ecological challenges we face.
Through intentional concrete steps, we strive to transform the world around us, addressing the social organization and ecological crises that perpetuate the cycle of exploitation and oppression.
The following are tools that can be used to increase accessibility and spread the message of this project more broadly. We are limited by a great many arbitrary circumstances in distribution of online digital media and are very grateful to all who help us transcend these boundaries.
Toutā Caillte translates to Lost Tribe. It is not a movement, a physical place, or an established order. Instead, it serves as a temporary sanctuary for those who find themselves without a tribe, home, or sense of belonging. Our aim is to provide the necessary tools and resources for individuals to create a new home in the modern world.
We are but a seed from which the new sprouts and extends its rhizomatic tendrils into rigid confines and decaying walls of the old order. Just like the rhizome, we shall spread beneath the surface, branching out in all directions, resurfacing in the form of rewilded lawns reclaiming spaces once dominated by conformity and sterile landscapes, community gardens as vibrant sanctuaries built on cooperation and abundance, housing and worker cooperatives united together by community councils reclaiming the principles of common ownership and decentralized decision-making echoing the practices of our ancestors.
As our endeavors multiply and intertwine they form a network of interconnected possibilities from which we can be reborn into a new world. In the dance of becoming, we shed the constraints of the past, evolving and adapting to the ever-changing landscape of desire.
In the spirit of solidarity and liberation. All power to the people. All glory to the gods and ancestors.
Recommended Reading: Keltoi Rising: Reflections on Whiteness