Building a Community

Written by Mark Puryear Ancestral Distinctions and about building a Community Our ancestors had a natural, long-lived means of establishing […]

Going to Hel: The Consequences of a Heathen Life

By placing inordinate weight on the words of Snorri’s Edda and paying insufficient attention to what the older heathen poems say regarding the fate of the dead, we have been mislead into believing that the gods did not judge their followers and that only warriors were rewarded for leading a virtuous life according to the precepts of heathen morality.

The Three Meads

Once the first world was established, the fountains of Jormungrund received their guardians. Mimir would take care of the central fountain, hence called Mimisbrunn ‘Mimir’s Well;’ his sons, the Alfar, would guard Hvergelmir, and the Norns, who will be described below, became the caretakers of Urdarbrunn ‘Urd’s Well.’ The primal forces of creation would now be manifested in three holy meads, the purest liquids in all the worlds, which are coveted by every race of beings, including the Gods.

The Fylgja

By Mark Puryear We are told that the fylgjas, who are tutelary spirits in the Odinic faith, are women who […]

The Norns

Therefore, if I am to have positive things in my life I must positively influence those around me. It’s just that simple.

Ymir

By Mark Puryear “Out of the initial, savage stage of creation was born the first living being, named Ymir. The […]

The Nature of Gods

Because our Gods are family, they love us as such, and therefore their love is authentic and true.

An Excerpt on Germanic Law

“The demand for personal restitution, indeed, is not a thing that life and society merely acknowledge, it is the very innermost secret, the sustaining power itself, in the legislation of the North.”

On Divinity

If we recognize divinity as a part of the Spiritual Collective, rather than its whole, then we can grasp an understanding of the Gods as natural beings living within our reality and thus being subject to its laws.