by Seb AOR
At all times, the peoples of Northern Europe have had a special relationship with trees. We find this relationship in our mythology and in our folklore. But we also find it in the everyday life, a symbiosis between men and trees. Indeed, without trees, there certainly never would have been life on earth. This article aims to put forward this symbiotic relationship between trees and men.
In the Elder Days Odinists practised both earth burial and burning. The body of a high-ranking warrior often received special treatment. It was laid in a cairn with goods and arms and sometimes even a charger. The body was placed in a sitting posture, usually in a chamber formed of baulks of timber or blocks of stone, over which was piled earth or gravel. But the ceremonial disposal of the dead for which the old Odinists are most often remembered is what we know as ship-burial.
In order to placate foreign and immigrant groups we – the indigenous peoples – must forego our own culture and our history because it is regarded as offensive and an affront to those who have small culture and no history. In the name of a spurious and unnatural equality we must forget our past and the breathtaking achievements of our people.
When Odin walks the Earth – the Wanderer of the Wilderness – he carries magic with him – you can see where his footprints lie. Springing from them grow great plants, at the edge of woodlands, in forest glades, beside …
ARTISTIC representations of the Odinist pantheon and Eddaic mythology are remarkably rare, especially when compared with the mass of paintings and sculptures depicting classical subjects. Thus the beautiful and inspired series of stained glass windows in the Winter Smoking Room …
THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT TO ODINISTS
By Eowyn OR (Environmental Concerns Officer)
The lifeblood at the core of Odinism is a deep reverence for the whole of nature and the understanding that all lifeforms are dependant upon