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  • The day I met my Fylgia

    The day I met my Fylgia

    By Thomas B AOR The meditation concept is something really vast. I’m probably not alone in thinking that but I had a lot of trouble understanding it and even after a year it’s not always easy. I think the hardest part about that process is to find a way which allows you to shut everything down while opening yourself at the same time. It’s not really clear but to put it another way, you cut yourself from your surroundings to find the part of you buried deep inside.
    January 24, 2015 More
  • The Great Moot - Observations from a first timer!

    The Great Moot – Observations from a first timer!

    By Hodekin AOR The Great Moot… What a wonderful title to conjure with! And for someone who is still very much a newcomer to the OR, and in spite of the many posts on the forum which said everyone would be welcome and no one would be left alone, for me it was still something of a daunting prospect to attend a meeting in which I would come face to face with the very people who I regard as being the living breathing heroes of the Great Awakening.
    January 21, 2015 More
  • The Green Ray in Midgarth

    The Green Ray in Midgarth

    By Gythia Eowyn OR The depression many people experience today is not just sadness: it is a dark night of the soul because the influence of the fylgia in our lives is being severely constricted, if not effectively suffocated. It is integral to the soul of Nature so that there is a synchronous relationship between what we perceive as our own soul and that of the Natural World. Literally, we feel the pain of the natural world.
    January 14, 2015 More
  • The Trials and Tribulations of the Solitary Newbie Seeker of Odinism

    The Trials and Tribulations of the Solitary Newbie Seeker of Odinism

    By Hodekin AOR
    When a person first embarks on the path of Odinism they are at once confronted with a whole new raft of exciting highs and often, depressing lows. It is true that in these early days, discoveries and disappointments can be found in equal measure and it usually takes some time before the new seeker can successfully get their head around what in real terms is a life changing experience. Very often, one of the more common downsides that can be encountered by a newcomer to Odinism is the problem of solitude!
    November 20, 2014 More
  • The Red Kite: A modern allegory tale of our folk

    The Red Kite: A modern allegory tale of our folk

    By Rob M AOR

    I am very lucky to now live in a very rural part of Britain having finally managed to escape the urban setting. Recently one day, as I lay outside in my garden with my eyes closed, I heard the familiar sound of a bird calling. It's a sound I instantly recognise and immediately know all is well on Midgard. The distinctive pitch of the red kite.

    October 23, 2014 More

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Points to ponder

Points to ponder

By Robert G AOR

It is little wonder that you believe the world revolves around you. After all, you have been at the very center of every experience you have ever had. You are the star of your own movie. You wrote the script. You know how you want it to unfold. You even know how you want it to end. Unfortunately the Wyrd failed to give your script to anyone else.

October 19, 2014 More
Myth Analysis: The Poetic Mead

Myth Analysis: The Poetic Mead

By Hariulf OR

For this article I will try to analyse the Myth of Odin and the Poetic Mead. I will focus particularly on the part where Odin goes in search of the Mead. I’m far from being a specialist …

October 15, 2014 More
Hail Njord, Hail Ran, Hail all our Gods

Hail Njord, Hail Ran, Hail all our Gods

By Rory H OR

I am a boatmaster working on the South West coast of England driving passenger vessels and ferries in coastal waters, normally no more than three miles offshore and, as the rules say, in favourable weather. This …

October 12, 2014 More
Creation - A tribute to Hervor OR

Creation – A tribute to Hervor OR

By Aeswyn OR First published in OR Briefing 224 following the departure of Hervor OR from this realm. I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hervor and have said that she was an inspiration to me. I now feel that I need to take that statement further to quantify that remark.
October 5, 2014 More
ELHAZ – ALGIZ: THE SACRED VE

ELHAZ – ALGIZ: THE SACRED VE

By Ulfhethnar Odinsen AOR The Elhaz – Algiz rune is one with many layers, complexities and associations. The relationship between two of these I’d like to consider and discuss on a more personal level as I believe this rune is symbolic of the sanctuary where one seeks to transcend the bindings of Midgarth yet we aren’t told exactly where that sacred Ve is to be found.
September 17, 2014 More
Odin and Nietzsche: Will and Service to Folk

Odin and Nietzsche: Will and Service to Folk

By Taven Odinkaur AOR
I don’t wear a Hammer. I am going to admit right now, Folks, I only wear a Valknut. I am an Odinist , literally. Nothing against Thor and his hallowing Hammer, the mighty weapon of the common farmers. I greatly respect the Friend of Man, and his personal devotees are good Folk, but Odin is where my affinity lies. Why?
September 15, 2014 More
Memories

Memories

By Hodekin AOR
From the dappled leaves of the wooded glade I look back in time to a darker forest from my past Here in my blood courses the ancestral memory Of when we destroyed the legions amidst the trees.
September 5, 2014 More
In England’s green and pleasant land...

In England’s green and pleasant land…

or 'An experience of the sacred and what I did when I got there' By Volksieg AOR Due to recent, and not so recent, personal problems, I had found myself succumbing to stress to the point where I had started to question everything that was good in my life. Every day seemed to bring more troubles (real and imagined), more feelings of stagnation and hopelessness. It was whilst in one of those terrible sinking moments that I discovered, with the help of my good comrade Harry S, a rather magical place of healing and I would like to take this opportunity to share this experience with you all.
September 3, 2014 More
On My Ordination, or A Manifestation of Wyrd

On My Ordination, or A Manifestation of Wyrd

By Gothi Arinbjorn OR On the night of Midsummer, 2264re, in front of friends, comrades and family, I was ordained as Gothi Arinbjorn of the Odinic Rite. This sacred ritual was the culmination of 4+ years of study, 2 years of growth and evolution, and a lifetime of events that seemed to point to that night.
August 23, 2014 More
Idaho Mid-Summer Moot 2264

Idaho Mid-Summer Moot 2264

By Thorbera OR

Our Idaho Mid-Summer Moot started on Friday night with the arrival of Heimgest in Idaho. We had planned a dinner get together for the Idaho residents and Heimgest so knowing he navigated his way from BC in Canada to the correct place was a relief. He contacted Arinbjorn OR and said he was going to lie down for a bit and then shower before we picked him up for dinner. At the appointed time we arrived at the hotel, checked at the front desk and were directed to his room. Yes, not very secure but we live in a semi secure city still!

August 22, 2014 More