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  • 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

Recent Articles

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
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
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
UK Summer Folk Camp 2014

UK Summer Folk Camp 2014

By Sigbert OR

The Odinic Rite's annual UK Folk Camp was a short but highly successful, enjoyable and rewarding weekend. This year's camp had a slightly different twist to it as we stayed in cabins instead of tents for the first time since we began holding the annual UK camp. We have seen reduced numbers at camp over the last couple of years due to the inclement weather we can have here in the UK, rarely extreme, yet the year before last saw thirty two hours of non stop rain over the camp weekend which was not a lot of fun!
August 16, 2014 More
Outpouring of the Folk Soul

Outpouring of the Folk Soul

By Redwald OR The following verse came forth unexpectedly and quickly. It was written down faster than I could mentally process it, but upon reading it back I realise it is about a number of things; my recent consideration of meditation; a song which was written by my good friend Lee J, ‘Lost Between the Lines’; my constant frustration with the social constraints I endure daily but one day hope to see an end to and a desperate desire to encourage others of my folk to tune into their folk-soul and rediscover who they really are.
August 5, 2014 More
Handfasting of Hengest OR and Fran

Handfasting of Hengest OR and Fran

By Sigbert OR Hengest, Fran and family have not only become trusted comrades to me over the last 10 years or so that I have been in the Rite, but close friends that I have grown to love. So After seeing on the OR Members Forum a few months before that Hengest and Fran had decided to "renew" the wedding vows that they had sworn twenty years previously by becoming handfasted, I made sure that I would be there
August 2, 2014 More
Where To Now?

Where To Now?

By Redwald OR During my relatively short time in the Odinic Rite, I’ve seen some good folk come and some good folk go. This got me wondering. What brings people to the OR? What keeps them here? What occasionally prompts them to leave? I cannot look into the hearts and minds of my fellow kinsmen, but I can certainly delve deep into my own mind and attempt to come up with some answers. And maybe my thoughts may offer something to others.
July 25, 2014 More