By Skadus AOR
It’s been a 7.5 year journey, 8 years November 4th, straight time. 2.5 have been most recently spent studying and practicing Nordic Indo-European Tradition and Odinism.
My introduction to Magick came in the form of Norse, it …
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Avenal State Prison – (ASP) – (559) 386-0587 ext. 5998
Calipatria State Prison (CAL) – (760) 348-7000 ext. 5254
California Correctional Center (CCC) – (530) 257-2181 ext. 4020
California Correctional Institution (CCI) – (661) 822-4402 ext. 4201…
Our Friend Noel asked me and my son, Arinbjorn, if we would help his friends in the Idaho Correctional System by sponsoring them in their religious pursuit. He explained that this meant in its most basic form that we just needed to show up every few months and this would allow the practicing Odinists to have a more legitimate claim to certain religious rights.
Noel didn't realize that this was exactly what Arinbjorn and I had been talking about - finding something “extracurricular” to do in the name of the Odinic Rite. There was no hesitation on our part in saying yes to not only one prison group but to two facilities/two groups and we saw no reason to just put our names on the sponsor form but to visit a minimum of once a month.
A new apprentice hearth or the Odinic Rite, Gullinkambi Hearth AOR, Texas, has been sanctioned by the Court of Gothar. The hearth's primary aim is to provide support for incarcerated Odinists in the state and also to provide a home to those who have served their time and are now following the positive path of Odinism in the free world.
I just spent a week in Texas, and went to three different units. The one I've been visiting for years, Hughes, went on lock down the morning I was to arrive. But one was added because a chaplain actually invited me while I was down there to go on his unit.
Lalani OR from Idaho has taken over the PAB book drive. To anyone out there who may have some Odinic books that they no longer want or need or that you simply feel could be put to better use, please contact Lalani to arrange a donation, they will be put to good use.
Living it in the free world is not all about the Rites and Rituals. It's about the daily "grind" work, bills, bosses and society. The Real World stresses that affect so many released inmates and send so many down a negative path. Here we see how living and dealing with those in an Odinic manner as a Folk Unit can lead to successful lives.
After a week worth of rain storms and steady drizzle, Ostara released us from the dreadful but necessary embrace. The sun shone bright; a break past the shady clouds to cleanse us of gloom and plant new growth of the spirit, awaken our holy mother Jorth, and light the way towards bright Balder. It left us with a sigh of relief, Ostaras's bounty.
A directory of websites for Federal Bureau of Prisons and State Departments of Correction. States and even individual institutions have rules regarding visitation, mail, approved vendors, book, religious paraphernalia etc. So it is important that those dealing with prisoners make themselves aware of the requirements, whether they are family, friends or outreach worker.