FREE OUTLAWS

Like the heart of the wolf, 

the heart of the outlaw can never be tamed

FREE OUTLAWS

Like the heart of the wolf, the heart of the outlaw can never be tamed

We are Free Outlaws

We are Outlaws because we don’t blindly follow the rules and beliefs of society.

We are Free because we have unchained ourselves from guilt, damnation and insecurity. We have freed ourselves from the manipulation and control of others.

We are comfortable with who we are and need nobody’s forgiveness or acceptance.

We accept our imperfections and don’t frustrate ourselves by trying to change them.

With our heads held high, we face the consequences of our actions and do not fear even death, as we know in our hearts what lies beyond it.

We come in many shapes, creeds and colors. We judge nobody, we accept everybody has their own beliefs and we don’t try and convert them to our way of thinking.

 

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

Nelson Mandella

“A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of might and right.”

J-Ax

“Outlaws, like lovers, poets, and tubercular composers who cough blood onto piano keys, do their finest work in the slippery rays of the moon.”

Tom Robbins

“The outlaw is the radical, the one close to the roots of existence. The one who refuses to forget their humanity and, in remembering, helps everyone else remember, too.”

David Whyte

“All human advances occur in the outlaw area.”

R. Buckminster Fuller

About the Valknut   

The symbol of the Nordic god Odin and it’s significance to Outlaws

The Valknut is a symbol in Nordic mythology. The word originates from Old Norse valr, meaning “slain warriors” and knut, meaning “knot”. Although scholars have varying opinions on the symbol’s meaning,  it is widely believed to be Odin’s insignia and to wear it implies a commitment to following Odin’s path. 

Odin has a legacy of self-sacrifice in Nordic mythology and is associated with powers like wisdom, healing, knowledge and poetry. But he has a darker side, as the god of war, battle, victory, sorcery and death.

As the god of Outlaws and a god who himself has flaws, Odin shows us we can be comfortable with who we are, with our faults. He is lord of Valhalla, where he receives those who die in battle with a hand on their weapon. For this reason, some believe that those who follow Odin’s path will die a violent death, though the belief stems from a willingness of Odin’s followers to die in battle in order to gain entry to Valhalla. This belief contributed to the ferocious reputation of Viking warriors and their success on the battlefield. 

Click the images to see Valknut T-Shirts and Viking inspired creations. 

About Mike Barker

I started this website to promote my books, but it grew into something much more, a celebration of the Outlaw spirit. Not the hard core Outlaws who go against the law, but people who think differently. Free spirits who go against the social norms, be they stereotypes or mainstream religions. People who don’t tolerate the bullshit.

 My personal Outlaw journey started at the age of 17, when I restored the motorcycle his best friend had been killed on; then rode, fought and rampaged through Australia with outlaw bikie gangs.

During the dry season, I used to work as a professional hunter, shooting and catching wild buffalo in Australia’s northern Territory.

After years of relative obscurity, I started writing about my experiences, writing the stories as fiction, loosely based on real events and the characters based on real people. By treating the stories this way, I’ve been able to throw characters to the wolves and let them react. 

Sometimes conflict brings out the best in people, sometimes the worst, and the simplest of situations can quickly become treacherous.  

They are Mystery/Thrillers with a difference. The heroes are outlaws   

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