Posted on August 1, 2019
Below are the instructions for the new Wild Hunt Challenge.
The challenge is for a month (or 30 days, you can start whenever it suits you best). The main points with this particular challenge is to incorporate meditation and fasting into your everyday life.
15 minutes of meditation each day
Meditating is a great way to train your ability to focus. It is also a good habit to incorporate into your everyday routine as it can serve as a pleasant mental break. Meditating is easy in theory but a bit harder in practice: the key is to not follow your thoughts and instead try to make the mind not think. If a thought comes to you; acknowledge it but do not follow it. A good way to refrain from following a line of thought is to return to the focus of your breathing. You can also focus on other things in your surroundings; if you are outside you can focus on the sound of the wind. If you are inside you can focus on meditative music (there are plenty of meditation music clips on YouTube). You can also focus on your body; the sensation of feeling yourself.
To meditate: sit down in a comfortable position, put on a timer (or put on a 15 minute meditation music on YouTube) and try to let your mind go still. Focus on your surroundings and your breathing in case your thoughts start to drift.
Two 24-hour fasts
Fasting is beneficial for your entire being, mentally and physically. Mind and body being one it can simply be concluded that it is good for you. Doing a 24-hour fast is easier if you are already used to doing intermittent fasting (i.e. only eating between ca 12:00-20:00). But even if you are unused to any type of fasting doing a 24-hour fast is not all too hard. The procedure looks as follows:
Train in the morning.
Eat a big meal at lunch, or your standard lunch (i.e. an omelette or something similar) and add two scoops of whey to the meal in addition to something else (a fruit for example).
Do not eat anything for the rest of the day. You can drink coffee and tea (without anything added) during the fast should you wish.
Go to sleep. Perhaps you will feel hungry at night but going to sleep whilst being hungry is a comfortable sensation once you get used to it.
Next meal is lunch the day after.
There are plenty of scientific evidence for the benefits of fasting (example: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5153500/). Moreover, fasting is a reoccurring trend in many religions, which can be seen as reinforcing anecdotal evidence of the benefits of fasting. Traditions that have been with a society over a long period of time usually have at least some merit.
Abstaining from detrimental addictions
Since this challenge is to optimise the mind it would be pointless to do the steps above if still under the influence of negative habits.
Train hard and read hard
This goes without saying, you should train hard, preferably gym or MMA but other athletic endeavours are also accepted. If you, for whatever reason, cannot train in the gym or MMA, you should go on daily walks of about 45-60 minutes.
Reading books is a true pleasure of life. There is so much knowledge to be had in the world, and it is yours for the taking.
I hope you participate in the challenge and find it to be an improvement in your life.
Posted on July 31, 2019
It is with unbridled joy and excitement that I announce the release of my book Dauntless. It truly feels like a victory after so many years. The book can be said to be my collected teachings and contains 13 chapters (200 pages). It is meant to serve as a handbook that can be used for (primarily younger – but also older) men as a guide to navigating the modern world.
I began writing it in 2015 and when I intensified the work on the book during this year I realised I had matured quite a bit over these last years, so much of the chapters written back then had to be rewritten, the message is still the same though, just presented with a better, and hopefully more eloquent, language.
The book is not a biography (that will come at a later stage) but I do of course write about certain things from my own perspective. The book contains chapters about training, nutrition, martial arts (and violence in general), philosophy, culture, spirituality, politics, environmentalism, and lastly some visions for a glorious future. Parts of the book are more geared towards self-improvement whereas other parts are to present the reader with a balanced and reasonable world-view.
Excerpt from the book:
“In order to ascend into a higher state of being you must approach life and adversary in a dauntless fashion. Attaining glory can only be done when there are things that need to be overcome; being dauntless in the face of those things is the heroic and correct attitude. Fear is a double-edged sword, it can be used to your advantage or it can pacify you. The fear of losing can make you train and fight harder. The fear of ignorance can make you strive all the harder for the attainment of knowledge. The fear of being left without glory as the years pass by can fuel your transcendence into a legend.”
The book is available at the following places:
Free Speech Library: https://freespeechlibrary.com/produkt/dauntless/
Legio Gloria, in case you want to order clothes at the same time: https://legiogloria.com/product/dauntless/
Jotunheim Nutrition, for Swedish customers in case you want to order supplements at the same time: https://jotunheimnutrition.com/product/dauntless/
Posted on July 7, 2019
The most highly anticipated release are the Dragon Prince MMA-Shorts. After a long process of development and testing (almost a year, fifth time is the charm) they are now ready to be worn by the Legionnaires. Durability and flexibility were my main concerns; these are both durable and flexible, ready to take you through many martial arts sessions ahead. The last prototype were very close to being released as well, but I subjected them to rather rigorous durability tests and although they were very aesthetically pleasing and comfortable they were not as durable as they should. Letting my manufacturer know this, we made some alterations to the cloth to make it a bit tougher. My wish is for these shorts to be a loyal companion for many years ahead.
The next release is the Saturnus’ Imperial Tracksuit Bottoms. They are similar to the Valsgärde Handsome Tracksuit Bottoms (which are no longer available), with the exception that these ones do not have zippers for the pockets and do not have a backside pocket. The zippers were removed due to utility reasons, getting things (such as the gym card or car keys) out from the pockets goes smoother without the zippers. The backside pockets were removed for aesthetic reasons. These tracksuit bottoms are meant to be comfortable and look good both inside and outside the Temple of Iron. They have a tighter fit and although they have stretch in them it is recommended to not squat in them – I personally only ever squat in shorts, in my case; the Handsome Shorts. The aforementioned Valsgärde Tracksuit Bottoms have been my standard deadlifting wear though, since they are fitted closer to the legs than other tracksuit bottoms (meaning that you can get the bar closer to your shins). So to conclude; Saturnus’ Tracksuit Bottoms for deadlifts and generally looking aesthetic, and Handsome Shorts for squats (and also generally looking aesthetic).
The last release consists of two new gym stringer designs; the Acolyte’s Gym Stringer and the Golden Phoenix – Gym Stringer. The sword and book design is the Legio Gloria symbol and represents the quest for physical, intellectual and martial progression. The golden phoenix stands for European civilisation rising from the ashes.
All new releases are available at: legiogloria.com
That being said I wish you a high testosterone week ahead!
Posted on June 28, 2019
The highly anticipated Handsome Shorts are back in stock. Not only are they back in stock but they are now available in two new colours as well; grey and navy. The Handsome Shorts are named thus after a quote in a Horus Heresy novel where the Primarch Guilliman is described in the following words: “He is handsome, in a plain way. He is handsome the way a regent on an old coin is handsome, like a good sword is handsome.” I thought this was an adequate description of the shorts as well, since they are also handsome in a plain way. So nothing out of the ordinary, just a pair of stylish and comfortable shorts to enjoy life in, be it in the Temple of Iron or elsewhere.
Moreover, two new sleeveless hoodies are available. Saturnus’ Meditation Garment and Galadriel’s Blessing. I like sleeveless hoodies both due to the fact that they look aesthetically pleasing and due to the fact that they are comfortable to wear in general and also to train in. They keep the warmth on the torso yet lets the armpits breathe. Moreover, they provide a sturdier base than a stringer or tanktop when it comes to certain exercises in the gym – such as benchpress or dumbbellpress.
In regard to the names they are, as usual, chosen in order to conjure the most epic picture possible. A Legio Gloria garment should never just be a garment, it should also be imbued with something more; a reminder to yourself to be aggressive and passionate in your approach to life. The garments are the successors of the Zealot’s Delight; similar in style but with some changes made to the seams, the zipper and the strings.
The new releases are available at https://legiogloria.com/. The MMA-shorts will be released next week.
That being said I wish you a high Thumos weekend ahead.
Posted on June 7, 2019
What is the meaning of the angel design above? It means the same as a tattoo would. I do not have any tattoos myself, but if I had they would serve as a reminder to myself of who and what I want to be. In this case an Angel of Enlightenment. It is probably not often you hear someone say that they want to be an angel, but why on earth wouldn’t I want to be one? Not some passive and untestosteronous one, but rather someone along the lines of St. Michael (my favourite Christian saint – even though I am not Christian), or Sanguinius in the Horus Heresy. Being honest with yourself is important, being unironic is also important. I have always been unironic in my sources of motivation. My guidelines for tattoos are quite straight-forward, un-aesthetic or ironic tattoos are never to be endorsed. Since I don’t have any tattoos (nor do I plan to have any) I apply the same mindset to clothes.
When wearing this garment (or similar ones), I am also wearing a commitment towards myself. Whenever I look myself in the mirror – be it in the gym or otherwise, I am reminded of what I want to be and where I want to go – I am reminded of the journey, the quest. The same thing applies when wearing a necklace, in my case a Mjölner the Hammer of Thor every once in a while in the gym (primarily during deadlifts).
Symbols are important, that is why the Great Enemy wants to ban or stigmatise them. The Black Sun is a good example of this, it is an Indo-European symbol of spirituality and life-force, yet the powers to be label it as a “hate-symbol” (whatever that is). The reason they want to stigmatise it is because it reminds us of who we are, it roots us to something deeper. The enemy wants you to to be rootless, de-virilised and passive. I want you to be a force of nature with a life-affirming world view. Ask yourself, why is pornography so easily accessed? Now ask yourself why I spend so much time enlightening men to its dangers.
The enemy labels strength as toxic. I label strength as a necessity to take adequate responsibilities as a man.
The Angel of Enlightenment and the Royal Byzatine Black Sun t-shirts are both limited edition, which means that they are gone once they are gone. Legio Gloria ships worldwide, you can order them here: https://legiogloria.com/
Posted on June 1, 2019
I have received many beautiful and heartfelt artworks over the last few years. This one might be my favourite thus far. It is yours truly as Fulgrim – Primarch of the Emperor’s Children Legion.
Massive salutes to Alex Cristi (https://www.artstation.com/alex314) for the artwork. The picture below is an unbearded version. I often get the question which my favourite Primarch is from the Horus Heresy (or generally Warhammer 40k universe), and although it is a tough question my answer is Pre-Heresy Fulgrim. The strive for perfection and constant progression is something that resonates well with the teachings of the gym.
One of my favourite quotes actually comes from the book Fulgrim and deals with the strive for perfection (in terms of art). Below are also two motivating quotes from the Horus Heresy books.
‘Can it be possible for a thing to be too perfect?’ asked Fulgrim. ‘Surely everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.’
‘Great art isn’t about reason, it’s about what comes from the heart’ said Ostian. ‘You can work with all the technical perfection in the galaxy, but if there is no passion, then it is a wasted effort.’
‘There is such a thing as perfection’, snapped Fulgrim, ‘and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.’
Ostian shook his head , too caught up in his words to notice the primarch’s growing anger. ‘No my lord, for the artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves in it nothing. It is the essence of being human that one does not seek perfection.’
‘And what of your own work?’ asked Fulgrim. ‘Do you not seek perfection in it?’
‘People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it. Were I to await perfection, my work would never be finished.’
– Horus Heresy: Fulgrim
“Julius had fought alongside Vespasian on countless battlefields, and the warriors he commanded would boast that his prowess was the equal of the Primarch’s. Though all knew that such a boast was made in jest, it served to push his warriors to greater heights of valour and strength to emulate the lord commander.
Vespasian was also immensely likeable, for his incredible abilities as a warrior and commander were tempered by a rare humility that made others warm to him immediately. In the manner of the Emperor’s Children, warriors who followed Vespasian would take their lead from him in all things, his example serving as a model of how they might best achieve perfection through purity of purpose.”
– Horus Heresy: Fulgrim
‘Perfection is not a state of being,’ Horus replied. ‘It is a state of striving. The journey is all that has meaning, not the goal.’
– Horus Heresy: Fear to Tread
Posted on May 22, 2019
Whey is a food that could easily be made at home if you would have the time, skills and necessary equipment to ensure that the product is complete in its nutrients.
For example: The process can start off with a well fed Swedish cow and her milk, which are the sources of whey for Jotunheim Nutrition. Usually a cow’s milk is made out of approximately 3,5% protein, 4% fat and 4,5% of lactose. It is important to take into account that the standard of Swedish farming is actually much higher than the average European one and positively different than the American one. Animals here have free fields to pasture (the picture below was taken during a stroll in the country-side), farmers put great care into treating the animals well and you are always welcome to visit a farm.
Continuing with the example: Once we select our cow, we extract the milk from her and we undergo a pasteurising process. This raw milk contains certain bacteria that can be harmful to the human gut, at least generally speaking, though there are beliefs that this unpasteurised milk can be beneficial as well if we would be used to it. For more information about the matter; see Sally Fallon on Raw Milk https://www.westonaprice.org/sally-fallon-morell-on-raw-milk/. In order to ensure everyone’s well-being we pasteurise it.
After the pasteurisation process, the milk is cooled at 4°C, a temperature that kills certain bacteria still residing in the milk.
Next step is basically to make cheese (ricotta) out of this milk. This is what whey protein is, a by-product from the process of cheesemaking. Transforming the milk into cheese is done by the process names pasteurisation, after Louis Pasteur, ensuring that there are no bacteria left to breed in the milk. In this process, milk is boiled until its boiling point (70-80°C) and instantly cooled at 4°C (extreme temperatures kill bacteria).
The milk product left after this process is 20% whey and 80% casein.
This is where we actually start the process of making whey.
The pasteurised milk is now going under a process to separate whey from casein via enzymes. Casein in this process is what helps us make cottage cheese or other type of cheeses. When we apply enzymes the milk gets separated in 2 parts, solid and liquid particles. The solid ones will give us cheese having left only the liquid one, that contain whey, fats and carbohydrates.
The liquid product is then filtered through ceramic filters at a cold environment, aiding with the separation of fats and lactose, leaving us with liquid whey.
The last step in obtaining the powdered whey is drying out this last liquid whey via a dryer that hits with both hot and cold air. The result is a powder at around 80% whey ratio. This process allows the whey to maintain its nutritional values without getting denatured.
As you can notice, it is indeed a ‘’process’’, yet the final result is still a natural product you can enjoy safely. Please note that not all whey products are equally safe. This depends on the farming, the health of the animal and the cautious pasteurisation process that takes place at the factory. Jotunheim Nutrition is based in Sweden, using all Swedish ingredients, safe and clean, aiding the farming industry by supporting it directly.
For everyone in Sweden, you can order your whey here: https://jotunheimnutrition.com/
Posted on May 18, 2019
I originally intended to write a release article for the new Aesthetic Men’s Linen Shirt, and while the purpose of this article remains to highlight them I wanted to take this opportunity to expound upon a mind-set that I have found useful when it comes to achieving my goals. It is simply a matter of asking myself; why can’t I? In this case it was a matter of asking; why can’t Legio Gloria have high quality, well-fitting shirts that are made in Europe? Why can’t my products be every bit as good as those of the competition? And by the competition I don’t mean some random brand, I mean the brands that I want to wear myself. Clothes are important, it is not something you want to leave to chance. I have often gotten the question; where you do find well-fitting shirts? And my answer has always been the same; I don’t know. Since most shirts are made for numales without any distinct v-taper it will be hard for someone with an athletic build (broader shoulders and a smaller waist) to find a well-fitting shirt. When I say athletic build I do not mean bodybuilding-broad but rather the physique that is attained by training in the gym naturally, or training martial arts or training swimming on an elite level; a Neo-Classical physique in other words.
The question that I ask myself in my particular endeavour, as an owner of a clothing brand, is why can’t I have the same level of products as my own favourite brands. My answer is that I can, as long as I put in the work and the research and have the necessary sense of aesthetics. And perhaps most importantly; the patience and sense of Marathon (i.e. recognising that certain endeavours take a good amount of time). I know that I want what I want much more than most, so putting on the pressure and setting the pace high is not a problem, I already know the formula to achieve certain goals, so I can get to work on new projects with a supreme clarity.
I view it as a metaphysical struggle and I intend to be victorious, no matter what the struggle is. That is the mentality, regardless if we are talking about a clothing brand (in my case) or reaching whatever goals you might have yourself. Perhaps you want to get through a challenging university education, or perhaps you want to attain a high level of physical glory, or perhaps you want to participate in an MMA-fight. Ask yourself; why can’t I achieve victory in this endeavour? In some cases it is good to be realistic about your potential, but in other cases it might be good to just believe in yourself and embrace the grind and set the pace high for a long period of time.
The development of the linen shirts was a personal and important victory. I made the measurements of them myself and it was a big investment, so I will freely admit that I was quite nervous when I tried on the first shirt of the final version myself (I had of course tried sample shirts beforehand so I knew which measurements to work from). Fortunately it fitted really well, I was rewarded for putting in the work and research. If you prepare to do something, be it an MMA-fight, powerlifting competition or an exam or engaging in a debate; be sure to prepare accordingly, the better you prepare the better you will fare. It is quite obvious really, but it bears repeating since the absolute majority of people are not willing to put in the work for a long period of time. A good example of this is the following: All men can fight but most are not very good at it. Why? Because most men are too lazy to commit to a strict training schedule. Some of these men believe themselves to be good at it or believe themselves to be tough, but the Primordial Truth teaches us that your self-perceived ‘toughness’ does not matter when a perfectly timed and perfectly placed iron fist comes crashing down on your jaw. Neither does that ‘toughness’ save you from getting slammed onto the pavement by someone who has spent countless hours training MMA or wrestling in addition to attaining a strong deadlift. It is recommended to train hard and to be humble. Some people object when I talk about the virtue of humility, I am (believe it or not) humble in the sense that I know what I am good at (the things where I have put in the work for a long period of time), just as I know what things I am not as good at, for those things I adhere to the guidance of men I trust.
I recently attended a debate night talking about the EU and the future of Europe. My clothing for the evening; the Aesthetic Linen Shirt. This was not only because it was a shirt from my own brand, it was also because it was the best suiting and most aesthetically pleasing shirt I had. It felt good putting it on, it was the sensation of victory. A victory long in the making. When talking about life as a struggle or about self-improvement you must learn to recognise victories. Five years ago (it feels both like yesterday and 500 years ago), I won a strongman competition for students. It was a great day and it felt great winning, but the true victory was that it turned out to be a great video. I have since made equally popular training videos, and each of those have been victories as well, because my goal is to inspire as many men of my bioculture (the European one) as possible to train hard. About one and a half years ago I won my first MMA-fight, the main reason for participating was to lead by example, so that the same men could be inspired to start training MMA themselves. It was thus a two-fold victory. It is my wish and belief that the training videos I have made since have also inspired guys to start training MMA – uploading those videos have thus also been victories.
How can you apply this mind-set into your everyday life? Start recognising victories; every time you progress in the Temple of Iron, no matter how small the increment, view it as a victory. Whenever you learn a new technique in a martial art, view it as a victory. It doesn’t matter if you train BJJ and have been submitted 15 times during rolling, the training session is still a victory if you have learned something new that session. Whenever you gain a new insight, from a video or book or lecture, view that as a victory. I am the result of a thousand such victories, the reason you are reading these words is not because of a few significant victories but due to the many smaller ones. I enjoy the grind, the Marathon, because I know when it comes to durability I have an edge. Soon I will hopefully reach 100 000 subscribers on YouTube, this is not due to a few viral videos, it is due to a steady production of content over a long period of time. So every time I post a video that is appreciated I have gained a victory.
This article got a bit longer than I had originally intended but I thought these were some thoughts that were worth explaining. That being said the Aesthetic Men’s Linen Shirt is made in the historically glorious nation of Lithuania and is available here: https://legiogloria.com/product/aesthetic-mens-linen-shirt-sky-blue/
Moreover, I added a page on the Legio Gloria site: Made in Europe which I recommend checking out.
Lastly, since you have read this far I would like to salute you for taking the time to read this, we need more reading and less scrolling. Also, speaking of reading, my book is completed now it is just a matter of starting the production of it.
Posted on May 12, 2019
I recently read the book Bronze Age Mindset. Bronze Age Pervert was kind enough to send me a signed copy, which I took great delight in reading and it now stands proudly on my bookshelf. Since we share parts of our respective fan bases and we alight in terms of aesthetics and, to a certain extent, outlook on life I thought it was appropriate to invite him to do a written interview.
Posted on May 2, 2019
My dear wife made chokladbollar (I can attest to their superb taste) using the following recipe. You can modify the recipe as you see fit. Moreover, although Jotunheim whey is clearly superior to lesser brands you can use any chocolate whey to make this recipe.
- 150 gr butter (room temperature).
- 1.5 dl stevia.
- 3 tablespoons cocoa.
- 2 scoops of Jotunheim Nutrition Chocolate whey protein.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. 2 tablespoons of cold brewed coffee.
- 4 dl oats Some coconut flakes to roll them in.
Instructions: In a bowl, heat the butter a little bit until it is soft enough to mix. Add the stevia or sugar and mix it thoroughly with the butter. When mixed, add the liquids: vanilla extract and the 2 tablespoons of cold coffee. Mix well. Add the cocoa and scoops of chocolate whey and mix again until well blended. Lastly, add the oats and combine well until you get a dough like texture and you start shaping balls. Roll them in coconut flakes. Ready!