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Myatt grew up in Africa where his father was employed by the British Empire. He came to England in 1967 to complete his schooling, and studied physics, pursuing his lifelong interest in space exploration and colonization. He encountered and joined Colin Jordan's British Movement in 1968.
Religious and political involvement
Throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, Myatt was involved with paramilitary and neo-nazi organizations such as Column 88 and Combat 18, and following his conversion to Islam in the late 1990's, he was active in trying to bring National Socialists and radical Muslims together to fight what he regarded as their 'common enemy', both before and after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.
Myatt also founded and lead the neo-nazi Reichsfolk organization, which advocates a new racialist philosophy called The Numinous Way of Folk Culture. Myatt's National Socialist and Islamist writings are now being promoted by the neo-nazi Aryan Nations organization.
In addition to his many writings concerning National Socialism, and The Numinous Way, Myatt has translated works by Sophocles, Sappho, Aeschylus and Homer, and written several collections of poems, and some science fiction stories.
Under his Muslim names of Abdul Aziz and Abdul-Aziz Ibn Myatt, he wrote many articles advocating Islamic fundamentalism and "Martyrdom Operations" (suicide attacks), and - according to his own published (but unverified) letters and articles - undertook a series of travels to Muslim countries where he promoted Jihad and openly supported Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.
Organizations such as Searchlight magazine - and individuals opposed to the Islamist and neo-nazi views of Myatt - continue to dispute many of Myatt's claims, including the sincerity of his commitment to Islam. 
The Numinous Way of Folk Culture
The Numinous Way of Folk Culture is a new philosophy created by Myatt. Initially, it was called just Folk Culture, but Myatt has since called it The Numinous Way of Folk Culture, or simply The Numinous Way.
He regards this philosophy as one practical step towards combatting what he considers to be the 'Zionist New World Order'. In an interview  he wrote: One way of effectively combating the Zionist New World Order is by creating new rural communities inspired by honourable, rational pagan/heathen beliefs - and the Numinous Way of Folk Culture is a step toward this.
Myatt sees The Numinous Way as a form of heathenism, and portrays it as a way of life based upon an understanding of, and a respect for, Nature. The Numinous Way seeks to create a society where there is genuine freedom and a harmony, and believes that this involves us, as individuals, living by certain ideals such as honour.
According to Myatt the basis for the way of life of The Numinous Way are the principles of: (1) personal honour; (2) of loyalty to family, and clan; (3) of duty, or service, to the folk, the community; and (4) respect for Nature. The lifestyle is distinguished by (1) the desire for personal freedom, (2) the desire to know, to understand, to explore, and (3) the readiness to do one's communal duty: to place the welfare of one's community, one's folk, before one's own personal interests and happiness. It is clear from Myatt's other writings that the term community is intended to mean those of similar race, and should not include those outside of it. That is, the communities that The Numinous Way of Folk Culture seeks to establish are ethnic ones - created on racial lines.
Myatt claims that those who uphold the philosophy of The Numinous Way of Folk Culture should respect diversity, and enhance their own culture while respecting the cultures of others. Such respect, however, does not include integrating ones own culture with those of others.
The Numinous Way has its own ethics, its own moral values, which it calls Cosmic Ethics, as it has its own principles of law, believing that only these ethics and these principles of law can create a noble, free, society where people can live in harmony with Nature and with other human beings. The laws of The Numinous Way are based upon the ideal of personal honour, and it is these laws which form the basis of a Folk Culture community.
Cosmic Ethics are part of the new philosophy of The Numinous Way of Folk Culture and claim to establish a set of moral general guidelines which enable us to live in a noble, and free, way.
The fundamental principles of Cosmic Ethics are: (1) personal honour; (2) respect for Nature, the cosmos, and all the life-forms of Nature and the cosmos; (3) the truth concerning our own place, as human beings, on this planet Earth and within the cosmos itself ("the cosmic perspective"), and thus the truth about our own relation to Nature, the living beings of Nature, and to the cosmos and the living beings of the cosmos; and (4) the truth that we, as human beings, possess the ability to consciously change ourselves for the better by using our will.
According to the advocates of The Numinous Way, from these noble principles we derive our understanding of such things as freedom, dignity and duty; that is, we acknowledge that all living beings have a right to be free - that we have no right, no moral justification whatsoever, for mistreating or harming other living things and depriving them of their freedom - as we acknowledge that we, as conscious beings possessed of will, have a duty to strive to live in such a way that we: (1) do as little harm or damage as possible to our planet, to the living beings on this planet, to the cosmos, and to the living beings of the cosmos; and (2) are honourable in our own lives, seeking to do what is honourable; that is, seeking to be fair, rational and just.
Furthermore, Cosmic Ethics asserts that this freedom and this duty mean three important things. First, that we strive to restrain ourselves: that is, we accept we must strive to control our behaviour, our desires, our feelings, for such control - based upon moral guidelines - is an acknowledgement of our humanity. Second, that no one, no human being, or any living being, has a right to deprive us of our liberty or take away our honour, for these belong to us, and are inviolate. Thus, we have a natural right and duty to use physical force, and weapons, to defend ourselves and our honour, providing always that such defence is done in an honourable - a fair - way. Third, that we have the freedom to freely give our allegiance and to freely do our duty: to freely pledge ourselves to follow and be loyal to a person, the authority vested in a person, and/or an ideal or way of life; and to freely decide to accept and strive to do our duty.
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