By K Nowakowski AOR
We took the Nine Noble Virtues, first defining each one as applied to the self and arranged in order of what we thought is a suitable hierarchy of importance and gave a brief explanation. This is a personal assertion that you may or may not agree with, though, thought provoking as it is I hope it presents an additional way to consider these virtues regarded so.
By Ulfhethnar Odinsen AOR
The genetic roots of our people long predate the ancient civilisations and cultures of the Nordic North as well as those of Rome, Egypt and Sumer. They were outward manifestations of a people’s inherent drive to understand and create order in an otherwise chaotic world. A desire to emulate the Gods who set the Sun, Moon and Stars into motions and brought a semblance of order.
By Einar Randall AOR
This is a myth I have never before really contemplated on. I will begin with a summary of the myth and then discuss my own views and interpretation.
By Kris N AOR
ORBriefing 221 - Spring 2261
I am joy,
Great and Gallant.
I am war ready.
By Shawn E AOR - ORBriefing 221 - Spring 2261
It has been accepted by many practitioners of Asatru, Heathenism, and Odinism that Odin, All Father of the Folk sacrificed his eye at some point in Mimir’s well. However, personally I have yet to find any evidence of this sacrifice for myself in the lore we generally accept as the Prose and Poetic Eddas... or logic. It is the intention of this article to explore what I have been able to find and share it.
By Kris N AOR
Fehu is wealth in family
Uruz, primal energy
And Thrizaz is the strength within thee
Ansuz breathes Odin’s words
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.
By Wayne W AOR
The sky outside the window had darkened, and the snow was falling quickly now. The Old Man stood again and looked out the window. He could see no sign of his family, …
A Report by Redwald OR
If I’m honest, no doubt like many others, I considered Profession rather early on in my OR ‘apprenticeship’. Being pretty eager regarding new challenges, I have often tried to run before I can walk. Sometimes this enthusiasm has paid off, and other times I’ve ended up taking on a bit too much for my own good. Indeed, my wife is often telling me that I do too much... and I nod, smile and tell her that my greatest fear is to be lying on my death bed regretting not having done more.
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.