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.
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.
By Hariulf OR
For this article I will try to analyse the Myth of Odin and the Poetic Mead. I will focus particularly on the part where Odin goes in search of the Mead. I’m far from being a specialist …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
By Thorbera OR
A few years ago I wrote an article on the health aspects of onions
and since then I have expanded my interests into the 'natural' healing of herbs and essential oils. I'd say I started with teas and found some success and moved on from there. I am no expert, and I am sure there are others reading this who have more experience and knowledge but it's something I have come to enjoy and so far I haven't harmed or killed anyone or anything!
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.
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.