Tag: earth mother

A Woman's Place

A Woman’s Place

IT HAS been said that Norse paganism is very patriarchal, giving rule and stress to the male in society and worship involved which mostly deals with Odin, Thor, Balder, Frey, etc…. But many fail to realise that the goddesses of the Aesir and Vanir played an important part in the life and worship of the Scandinavian peoples. Continue reading

September 5, 2009 More

The Earth

The Earth is of the utmost importance in the ethical, mystical and magical system followed by the Circle of Ostara. Not the Earth as a literary abstraction to be discussed in smoke-filled city rooms but the Earth as an actuality – our living planet. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Buri

The conception of a great and universal Sky Father has been part of the collective unconscious since before the advent of mankind. It is a basic intuitive knowledge that appears in some form in the mythology of all the races of man. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

WHAT’S IN A WORD?

‘IN the beginning was the Word’ , a statement found at the beginning of the Hebrew Bible, is a typical word-play used to subtly twist the truth. ‘ The Word ‘ is attributed to the god Jehovah, a wrathful and destructive demon, and so all of creation is attributed to the destroyer. In reality the statement has a far different meaning. Continue reading

August 21, 2009 More