Drive Deep the Magic Nail
These men are part of a group who believe they can manipulate subtle energies with the assistance of iron, copper, aluminum or bronze nails. They view nails as conductors of unseen energy and by ritually preparing them and driving them into nexus points that can be found in our world, they are able to effect change in a wide variety of circumstances.
The masterful placement of nails are said to be able to set events into motion or to prevent events from occurring. The group also seeks guidance through an accomplished teacher (pictured on the altar) who died in 1961. “Part of our belief is that in death, certain people are able to pierce the barrier and provide energy to us when it's needed. This mystical tradition, thought very secret, can be seen throughout the world’s history. Some cultures have used knives, spears, and even tent stakes as metaphysical instruments for thousands of years. Our tradition uses nails.”
The ceremonial act of driving nails into a tree, a root, a wall, the ground…etc. activates the energies imbued in the nail (or nails) in order to create a desired effect. Even body piercings are commonly used to promote health, strength, and metaphysical abilities among members of the group. Nails can be used to bind or unbind objects or energies. Driving, bending, or pulling nails all produce different results.
“Our hammers are our sacred tools, like Thor’s hammer was to him. But we don’t really connect with the Norse God Thor. He is never the focus of our activities or a being we ask for help. The idea of the hammer and spike as a tools, repeat across mythologies and religions. For example, people talk a lot about the cross as an aspect of their religion, but people have no idea how significant the nails were as part of the mystical process in the crucifixion of Jesus. When most people see a nail, they think it’s just a nail.”