The Mythos Of Vindex


Editorial Note: We republish here (see link to pdf document above) an edition of Myatt’s pamphlet The Mythos of Vindex written in the 1990s and revised by him between 2002 and 2005. The pamphlet contains a useful Introduction by Mr & Mrs Stirling which places the mythos into perspective. As they point out, in order to understand the context of what Myatt writes the reader should be familiar either with Myatt’s text Vindex: Destiny of the West published in 1984, or with the ideas expounded in that text. In their Introduction Mr & Mrs Stirling provide sufficient quotes from Vindex: Destiny of the West text to give the reader a good grounding as to what those ideas are. {1}

Since those ideas are neo-nazi it is not surprising that The Mythos of Vindex devotes space to lambasting “the Magian distortion” which Myatt claimed has replaced the natural, numinous, ethos of the West which he described as a warrior one based on concepts such as tribes, clans, and the principle of honor.

Of Vindex, Myatt, carrying on the political theme of his earlier Vindex: Destiny of the West writes that

     “Vindex is the generic name for that revolutionary noble warrior who leads the practical fight against the Magian and their allies, manifest as the Magian are now in the so-called mis-named New World Order whose twin centres of power (both ideological and practical) are in Amerika and the Zionist entity that occupies Palestine.”

In essence, therefore, and in our view The Mythos of Vindex is political and neo-nazi propaganda, with Mr & Mrs Stirling concluding their Introduction by writing that it presents

     “a new interpretation both of what the essence of the National Socialism of Adolf Hitler and of our Western culture was, and of what that essence could imply for our future if sufficient people were inspired by [that Mythos] and by the archetype of Vindex; an archetype that Myatt has assiduously strove to being-into-being – or rather to presence – over a period of some twenty and more years. An archetype foreshadowed by Savitri Devi in her book The Lightning and The Sun.”

It is in the context of political and neo-nazi propaganda that we believe The Mythos of Vindex should be understood.


{1} We provide below an edition of Myatt’s Vindex: Destiny of the West so that interested readers can make their own minds up about the text. As the distributor of this edition noted: “This pdf edition was produced some years ago by a member of an Australian ONA nexion, who added a few footnotes to the text and an essay at the end. While the transcriber introduced a few typos into the text, these – and his few footnotes and end essay – do not detract from its value: from the fact that, to date, it is still the only publicly available edition of Myatt’s text, with rare secondhand copies of the 1984 printed edition fetching high prices when they come up for sale, and thus kudos is due to the person who transcribed the printed text and produced this pdf version.”


Vindex: Destiny Of The West
(Facsimile of 1984 text)