Tag: yggdrasil

Odin and the Tower

Odin and the Tower

By Harry S AOR

Nothing could escape Odin’s eye when he sat in his High Seat of Hlidskjalf. He would cast himself onto its velvet upholstery, and let his mind move over all the worlds. One particular day, not so long ago in the memory of our people, he sat there and gazed over the multiverse. Continue reading

June 11, 2012 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

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
A Time for Remembering

A Time for Remembering

EVERGREENS decorate the home at this time of year. The Victorians used just about everything that was available: rosemary, bay laurel, holly, box, yew, and mistletoe, even bilberry. When all outside is brown and dead they are manifestations of the abiding life within the plant world. Continue reading

August 21, 2009 More
THE SPIRIT OF ODIN

THE SPIRIT OF ODIN

WE regard Odin as the most important of our gods. For this reason, whatever one thinks of when meditating or pondering on the gods and goddesses and their differing powers, each aspect of that power is part of the great Allfather. Continue reading

August 21, 2009 More

Creation

By Raudskeggr AOR

Every spiritual culture has a Creation myth. The reason for the Creation myth is based upon the establishment of one’s identity. As Odinists, Creation is central to establishing our Identity and under­standing the beliefs and practices which stem from our ancestral lore. Continue reading

March 29, 2006 More