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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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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.
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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.

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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. Continue reading

September 5, 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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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!
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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! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

August 5, 2014 More