Archive for November, 2010
By Penda Wulfr OR
The darkness of night gathers over a circle of trees
Enveloping the wood with a blanket so dark no one sees
Two figures break the scene, a spark of light in the dark so clear
It is you and I my brother, preparing a time we will both hold dear
The leaves turn their faces to watch the sacred blot
While earthworm, too busy, takes down the dead leaves to rot
By Eowyn OR
As a revolutionary organisation operating within the context of a modern universalist culture, the OR faces many challenges to not only sustain folkish ways, but also to build towards a better future for its people with an infrastructure that honours multiversal values. Amongst the most pressing challenges we face is that of attracting more women into the Rite. This is not merely an exercise in building numbers, nor even about trying to have equal numbers of each sex (as desirable as this might be); it is about a fundamental balancing of the energies that create the matrix on which the Rite’s activities are woven. Continue reading
by Katia Puryear
As a student of ancient ethnological systems and religions, I have noticed various institutions successfully utilized by tribal cultures in raising children to become mature, competent adults. One of these, and probably the most important, is the use of initiations, also called Rites of Passage among coming-of-age ceremonies, which are still used among various indigenous people around the world today. Continue reading
by Asrad CG (based on a talk presented at the Great Moot 2256)
Today I would like to talk to you about what is perhaps the most well know of all our Odinic Myths, the Ragnarok. People that know nothing of Odinism or our rich and wonderful Odinic mythology will have heard of the Ragnarok. They may know of it as the “Doom of the Gods” or Richard Wagner’s Classical masterpiece “Twilight of the Gods”. Of all our myths this one section of our mythology is without doubt the most written about, most discussed, and in my opinion the most relevant to us as individuals as a group and as a folk unit. Continue reading
By Eowyn OR
We wistfully imagine the perfect world with a characteristic sigh that simultaneously acknowledges that it just can’t be. And therein lies the real crux of the matter. In striving for perfection, our ego creates in our mind’s eye a static image- a model carved in stone- of something we think we ‘have to’ reach, whilst simultaneously in our hearts, we know this is impossible to achieve. Continue reading
by Thorsigurd AOR.
Courage is my strength
To withstand wretched foes
To sail against the storm
And the will to insist
Honour is my will
To defend my dear folk
My moral in battle
And the drive to do Good…
By Phil AOR
If the title of this article leaves you feeling puzzled, please take a second to compose yourself. Like the game of chess, the basics of Quantum Mechanics are quite easily explained, although a more detailed study might well involve years of dedication. Put simply, Quantum Mechanics is the scientific observation of sub-atomic particles. A sub-atomic particle is anything smaller than an atom – an electron, for example. Continue reading
A Poem By Blutgeist OR
Hail New Dawn!
Hail New Awakening!
Hail Sacred Powers of Old!
Hail Holy Ones of Our Blood
In ancient Saga long told!
Hail Æsir! Hail Vanir!
I salute you now,
Not as slave, burdened with …
By William “Hrutr” Barron AOR
Often in our lives, we pass what we call “milestones”; pivotal moments we mark as special for one reason or another. This past month, Snowmoon 2256re, marked the passing of no less than four milestones in my present life, and if you will indulge me, I would like to celebrate them with you. Continue reading