Author Archive: Hengest OR

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Meditations on the Peaks

Meditations on the Peaks

Meditations on the Peaks is a short film by OR Media inspired by the Julius Evola book of the same name. This film is not intended to be a review of the book, but aims to inspire Odinists towards a greater connection between the physical and spiritual aspects of their faith. Continue reading

April 19, 2018 More
The Rite

The Rite

by Arinbjorn OR I feel It rising within me The Churning Fire flows Like waves on an endless ocean The Fylfot turns, the Wheel rolls And the Millstone grinds I draw it forth and push it out It is my … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 More
The Psychology of Action

The Psychology of Action

The Odinic Rite is particularly special because a significant number of our members are active.

In this age of fingertip technology where such things as Facebook dominate the lives of many, it is all too easy to live one’s life through the medium of the internet. Continue reading

March 2, 2018 More
Living the 9 Noble Virtues while being a stay-at-home father

Living the 9 Noble Virtues while being a stay-at-home father

Being forced to be home bound and to switch roles as a provider with my wife was a hard truth to have to face. But what I soon had to realize was that what I’m providing is truly invaluable to my kids & to my family. Continue reading

February 26, 2018 More
The Black Sun of Alchemy in Depression and Dark Nights of the Soul

The Black Sun of Alchemy in Depression and Dark Nights of the Soul

How many people here have experienced some form of depression in their lives? How many of you often feel sad about life, are grieving a loss or are despairing of the state of the world and often question what the heck it is all about and just want to resign? Well, according to the medics, you folk in the second group are depressed too! Welcome to the insane world! Continue reading

January 28, 2018 More
A Saxon Solution

A Saxon Solution

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 1125 records that all moneyers who were in England were ordered to come to Winchester at Christmas. There, “they were taken one by one and each deprived of the right hand and castrated. Continue reading

January 25, 2018 More
Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

It is a fact in this world that each year, each day, each hour brings struggle and challenge, whether the ‘enemy’ that we struggle against is without or within. Those who meet the struggles with joy are looked at as heroes and honored by friends and family and perhaps even the greater world as well. May we all show such strength in the face of adversity! Continue reading

January 21, 2018 More
The Treasures of the Gods

The Treasures of the Gods

By Einar Randall AOR

In this myth we are given a folkloric version regarding crop harvesting, the importance of cutting down the old stocks which is necessary to make way for the next planting. The connection to this idea stems form the fact that Sif, Thor’s wife is the goddess of vegetation, farming, harvest and ripened grains- her long golden silk hair was sheered off completely (the symbolic harvesting of the crops) by the malignant Loki.
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January 28, 2016 More
The Word upon the Winds

The Word upon the Winds

by Gothi Arinbjorn OR

When the shaman awoke, he called to the men and women of his tribe, roused them from sleep, and when they had gathered, he danced and sang his dream. His people sat enthralled and when he had finished, they asked what the dance was called. CHANGE! was his answer.

The above is a paraphrasing from The Circle of Ostara’s Odinic Mythology taken from the Myth of the Dawn Time. Continue reading

January 24, 2016 More
Conception, Perception and Introspection: Perspectives of Blotar

Conception, Perception and Introspection: Perspectives of Blotar

By Vidar / Gungnir Hama AOR The experiences of ritual, and Blotar especially are delegated to the three qualities of epistemology, the philosophy of knowledge; conception (reason), perception (observation or empiricism) and introspection (faith, intuition and visualisation). Each adherent is … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 More