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The Trials and Tribulations of the Solitary Newbie Seeker of Odinism

The Trials and Tribulations of the Solitary Newbie Seeker of Odinism

By Hodekin AOR

When a person first embarks on the path of Odinism they are at once confronted with a whole new raft of exciting highs and often, depressing lows. It is true that in these early days, discoveries and disappointments can be found in equal measure and it usually takes some time before the new seeker can successfully get their head around what in real terms is a life changing experience. Very often, one of the more common downsides that can be encountered by a newcomer to Odinism is the problem of solitude! Continue reading

November 20, 2014 More
An Understanding of the role of Loki in Odinic Mythology

An Understanding of the role of Loki in Odinic Mythology

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. Continue reading

May 15, 2014 More
My Profession

My Profession

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. Continue reading

January 24, 2014 More
From a Word to a Word

From a Word to a Word

By Volksieg AOR

Language is one of the greatest tools and gifts mankind has ever wielded. Imagine a world without language? The rich inner world we each inhabit and explore cannot even take shape without the tools which language has provided. Continue reading

April 29, 2012 More

Live – Breathe – Grow

Our ancestors were not just warriors – in fact many people mistakenly believe Odinism to be purely a warrior religion. Although there is a strong warrior aspect to Odinism, one of the key areas in which our ancestors thrived was in agriculture. Continue reading

March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments More
In Memory of John Yeowell -  “Stubba”

In Memory of John Yeowell – “Stubba”

On 25th Shedding 2260re one of our founding members, John Yeowell, better known as Stubba in Odinist society, passed from this realm at the age of 92. Continue reading

July 21, 2011 More
Odinism and (Anti-) Christianity

Odinism and (Anti-) Christianity

By Mark Puryear

Our religion is an ancient ethnic heritage, for our folk, which emphasizes the importance of true cultural diversity and respect for all peoples. With that said, it seems odd to me that any of us would then turn around and challenge the progress of our movement by attacking any parallels to Christianity we may find in our research. Continue reading

March 30, 2011 More
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
A brief musing on the meaning of Odinism

A brief musing on the meaning of Odinism

by Sam Coles AOR

Odinism allows us to (this word sounds wrong but it works in context) ‘systematise’ our understanding of life – the knowledge and wisdom of correct living we already possess inside us, but is encrypted into our blood and Folk Spirit, and often cannot simply be read like a book – it needs time to be spent reflecting upon it. Continue reading

March 4, 2011 More

Odinism and Philosophy

By Vidar AOR

Modern Odinism often lacks an in depth philosophical worldview, through no fault of our own of course, since our renewed faith hibernated for so many centuries. Searching for wisdom and truth, it is imperative that we learn the traditional branches of philosophy, make comparative studies where possible and work towards not only a stronger New Awakening, but a New Enlightenment as well. When it comes to heathen truth what is our true metaphysics? Ontology? Epistemology? Ethics? Metaethics? Logic? Aesthetics? Existentialism? And since ours is an indigenous organic faith, we can have, (once again), both science and spirituality. Continue reading

December 17, 2010 More