Category: Lore & Ritual

Rune Song

Rune Song

By Kris N AOR

Fehu is wealth in family
Uruz, primal energy
And Thrizaz is the strength within thee
Ansuz breathes Odin’s words Continue reading

May 18, 2014 More
An Understanding of the role of Loki in Odinic Mythology

An Understanding of the role of Loki in Odinic Mythology

By Heimgest DCG

In the myths, the figure of Loki is present throughout the cycle and is only vanquished at Ragnarok. Viewing the myths on the level of our own personal evolution and self realisation, the Ragnarok is representative of our final overcoming of that which stands in our way to attaining that higher evolution, so we see that it is only by overcoming that “enemy” that we are successful in that. Continue reading

May 15, 2014 More
The Origins of The Stork and Newborns

The Origins of The Stork and Newborns

By Gothi Arinbjorn OR

To those who follow the path of the ancient Northern Europeans, the spirit of man is eternal and immortal, living a number of lives as works towards enlightenment, what we call the Odic Consciousness. Continue reading

January 19, 2014 More
Meditations on the Black Sun - Part 1

Meditations on the Black Sun – Part 1

By Volksieg AOR

The sole intention of this piece is to provide food for thought and, perhaps, to act as a launch pad for further discussion and exploration. None of the writings below should, of course, be considered “Holy Writ” or any such dogmatic nonsense but should be treated as they truly are: mere threads of thought collected as they became apparent. Therefore, I leave it up to you, dear reader, to ascribe any objective value of truth as is deemed necessary.
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May 24, 2013 More
Getting to know your Fetch

Getting to know your Fetch

By Volksieg AOR

The Fetch, as many of you may know, is an entity who is with you, throughout all your incarnations, acting as a guide to greater spiritual development and, when the relationship between Odinist and Fetch is fully developed, it is entirely possible that it can act as a protector in this realm also. Continue reading

April 17, 2013 More
Yggdrasil -  Interconnections and Dependency

Yggdrasil – Interconnections and Dependency

By Ulfhethnar Odinsen AOR

The tree is a common motif in our sacred mythology as well as in that of various cultures world-wide. Yet nowhere does it seem to have left such an indelible mark as it has in the Nordic cultures of Europe. From the mighty ash tree Yggdrasil to our progenitors Askr and Embla, the Ash and Elm. Continue reading

March 10, 2013 More
Runic Name Analysis: Living up to your name

Runic Name Analysis: Living up to your name

by Shawn E AOR

I have found that using the runes to analyze and interpret various aspect of people’s names is an interesting exercise in growing in personal runic understanding. It has also been rather fruitful in helping others see themselves in a new light. Continue reading

October 4, 2012 More
John Barleycorn Must Die

John Barleycorn Must Die

By Reginhard OR

John Barleycorn is a character in English folksong and is a personification of barley and more importantly of the beer made from it. In the song he is subjected to a number of assaults which correspond to the harvest milling and brewing of beer. John Barleycorn encounters great suffering and death so that others may benefit. Continue reading

September 28, 2012 More
A War Of Words And Wit: A Literary Analysis Of The Hárbarðsljóð

A War Of Words And Wit: A Literary Analysis Of The Hárbarðsljóð

by Casey AOR

Contrary to mainstream belief of Old Norse culture, intelligence was a highly valued characteristic of men, sometimes even more so than strength and power. Therefore, it is no surprise that the chief god of the Norse, Odin, disguised here as the ferryman Harbarth, is the patron of not only warriors but also the wise. Continue reading

August 25, 2012 More
The Runic Era: Some History of the New Awakening

The Runic Era: Some History of the New Awakening

By Heimgest DCG

We receive many enquiries about OR practices and questions/misunderstandings about the Runic Era are not rare. Here then are the facts. Continue reading

August 23, 2012 More