Category: Family & Society

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.

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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.

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October 19, 2014 More

Some Thoughts about Death and our Relationship with Her

By Hariulf OR

In this article, I have decided to speak of a subject that we do not cover very often in our daily discussion but that is yet one of the few certainties we have in life: death. This is a huge topic and I think we could write many books without ever being able to fully cover it. In this article I’ll just offer some reflections on this subject that came during my meditations. Continue reading

July 22, 2014 More
Your Heritage, Your Birthright

Your Heritage, Your Birthright

By Ramona W AOR

From infancy to youth, I was neck deep in Christianity, as devout as any, lost in love and appreciation for an Almighty Creator I had been taught to fear and respect. Throughout my upbringing, I constantly encountered situations and teachings involving my faith that raised numerous questions for me that never were answered to my satisfaction. Hence, my faith weakened. But I blindly followed, as I was taught to do. Continue reading

August 30, 2013 More
The Nuclear Family in the Modern Age - A 21st century folkish perspective

The Nuclear Family in the Modern Age – A 21st century folkish perspective

By Eowyn OR

One of the most important things many folk will do in their lives is to raise a family; so naturally, it calls for some of the most serious planning one will ever do in life. Hence, it is not unusual for folk to raise questions on the forum relative to family roles. And as a group united by shared visions and yet from diverse backgrounds, the replies often reflect this fact, which is only right and natural. However, there is one ingredient of consideration that is rarely mentioned and which I believe needs more regard when the questions are being considered and that is of the role of “the family” within the wider framework of society. Continue reading

November 11, 2012 More
Stuck in a Rut?

Stuck in a Rut?

By Reginhard OR

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut? Most people have, let’s be honest sometimes it seems like a constant rut. It is very easy to immerse ourselves in a particular routine, so much so that months and sometimes years seem to fly by. In all things we do, work, family, hobbies, we end up endlessly repeating the previous cycle, almost like a hamster running on a wheel. Continue reading

August 27, 2012 More
Death: The Meaning of Life

Death: The Meaning of Life

A Great Moot talk by Eowyn OR

How many of you here know the meaning of life? How many of you are searching for it? Well, I will tell you right now what it is. You, you, you- and you- are all going to die! Every single one of us in this room. It could be today, tomorrow, a year or decades from now. But the immutable fact of life is that nobody but nobody escapes death. It is the one uniting factor of all life on Earth. Continue reading

June 13, 2012 More
From a Word to a Word

From a Word to a Word

By Volksieg AOR

Language is one of the greatest tools and gifts mankind has ever wielded. Imagine a world without language? The rich inner world we each inhabit and explore cannot even take shape without the tools which language has provided. Continue reading

April 29, 2012 More
Freedom

Freedom

by Redwald OR

When Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, “Are you a man as ought to escape from a yoke?”, he sparked an interesting dilemma for anyone of an evolutionary Odinic mindset. Continue reading

April 3, 2012 More
The Germanic Mother and the Zeitgeist

The Germanic Mother and the Zeitgeist

By Sigurd AOR

When Tacitus wrote his Germania, he mentioned, in awe, how much veneration our Heathen ancestors gave to women, especially mothers. But somehow, somewhere along the way, this veneration got lost, and changed to utter demonisation… Continue reading

December 22, 2011 More