Tag: mythology

Positive Resistance as Heathen Virtue

Positive Resistance as Heathen Virtue

Within a sound morality and in recognition of the lifestruggle is the virtue of resistance: resistance to degeneracy, to vice, to atheism, to monotheism, to universalism, unsoundness, stagnancy, ad infinitum. Continue reading

March 18, 2011 More

Attracting Women to the Rite – Some considerations.

By Eowyn OR

As a revolutionary organisation operating within the context of a modern universalist culture, the OR faces many challenges to not only sustain folkish ways, but also to build towards a better future for its people with an infrastructure that honours multiversal values. Amongst the most pressing challenges we face is that of attracting more women into the Rite. This is not merely an exercise in building numbers, nor even about trying to have equal numbers of each sex (as desirable as this might be); it is about a fundamental balancing of the energies that create the matrix on which the Rite’s activities are woven. Continue reading

November 30, 2010 More
Thor & Sif

Thor & Sif

Few of our divinities have been as much maligned by mythological compilers as Thor. There is no doubt that in the elder days he was an extremely popular god, one who was considered to be the patron of the people, a ready champion in times of trouble. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

Giants and the reliability of received mythology (from the Eddas, Snorri and Saxo)

There appear to be two main classifications of deity grouped together under the term “giant”: great creative spirits, and the powerful guardians of certain localities – mountains and rivers, for instance. Continue reading

August 30, 2009 More

The Great Year

The Web of Wyrd is by no means a static construction. It is motion made manifest. The flashing patterns of energy within the heart of the atom, the wheeling dance of galaxies and stars, all is motion.

It is within this concept of a cosmos in continual, rhythmic, patterned motion that the idea of the “Great Year” must be considered. Continue reading

August 29, 2009 More

In Defence of the Term “Myth”

Recently, I’ve had the occasion to discuss with a fellow Heathen the use of the term “myth” with respect to its appropriateness in defining what our sacred stories (our lore) really are all about. Continue reading

August 21, 2009 More

MAY LOKI BE BOUND

Within the Odinist / Asatru community as a whole, there is often a rampant misunderstanding and false perception of Loki. At its worst some would claim to be on the “Lokian path“, some offer blot to this force or pay honour. To be blunt the ignorance displayed in doing such is staggering and to compound it, such individuals invariably think they are actually very clever. They chase further ignorance believing it wisdom, but such is the nature of the Loki energy, it deludes. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

MAY LOKI BE BOUND part III

There are, as we know, some who actually give blot to Loki. A few of these do so because basically they are immature and get a thrill thinking they are being “dark“ etc. and most of these types will grow out of it, though a few unfortunately will become immersed in negativity on a longer lasting basis. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

YGGDRASIL AND THE INDIVIDUAL – Part 2

As we have seen in previous articles including part 1 of this work, our mythology is applicable on various levels of reality and understanding. At a profound level it is an illuminated guide to our own individual evolution to more highly evolved sates and levels of consciousness. A path we progress upon over many lifetimes until we achieve the highest state of awareness, which we may call Odin Consciousness. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More

YGGDRASIL AND THE INDIVIDUAL – Part 1

It is one of the great majesties of Odinism that our mythology is multi-layered and is therefore accessible to the Odinist at all levels of personal development. While this may at times be confusing to those studying the faith from a non-experiential point of view, to those actually and truly practicing it, it is a way of learning and growing. Continue reading

August 20, 2009 More