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Research Articles

Sep

27

The Internal Struggle

( Art by Ivana Stojakovich) The hedonist likely believes that their lifestyle is benign, that really we are making too big of a deal about this and we should not criticize them for their behavior. For this we must examine the paradigm of Loki. He began his campaign in Asgard as a benevolent deity, a

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Mar

25

March 25 , 2020 | Posted by Kyle Davis |

A great deal of work is being done behind the scenes within our circles. If you would like to learn more about some of the work we are doing currently within our circles, please purchase a copy of the Epicist magazine on Amazon. If you simply have questions about our plans or you would like to participate, please contact us through Facebook, Telegram, or email.

Sep

30

Són- The Concept Of Atonement In Norse Tradition

We have previously discussed the passages on retribution for crimes in the afterlife. This is an affirmation of the ideals our ancestors held in regards to balancing örlög and maintaining social order. Actions must have consequences or codes mean nothing. However, the biggest issue we have is that when people violate the code is there

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Sep

28

September 28 , 2019 | Posted by Dagaz Issa |

An Examination Of New Age Belief

One of the things we need to do if we are to move forward as a religious movement is to define the terms we use precisely and reasonably. We do not want to be accused of knee-jerk reactions or simply responding with buzzwords that might help win an argument. The point is to know, to

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Aug

13

What Is Epicism?

What Is Epicism? Our belief is polytheistic. We have a pantheon. We have Gods. We have law. There is no denying this, and those that do so have proven to have ulterior motives. As Children of the Gods it is imperative for us to understand and learn their ways, the ways that have been passed

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Aug

13

Exploring the Blot pt. 1

Exploring the Blot pt. 1 The word “blot” is an Old Norse term designating a sacrifice or offering. It is etymologically linked to English “blood”, which was its original meaning; since in ancient times animal and even human sacrifices were performed to the Gods and Goddesses, with their blood being a central object of observance.

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Aug

9

The Nine Points of Odinic Philosophy

The Nine Points of Odinic Philosophy As members of the faith of Odin, it is imperative that we study and develop a strong theological philosophy around our beliefs, so that we can demonstrate to anyone that ours is the more valid, the more logical, and the more reasonable path for our people. Because of this,

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Aug

9

Harbardsljod and Lokasenna

The purpose of this essay is to clearly define the relationship between the two Eddaic poems Harbardsljod and Lokasenna, while at the same time attempting to clear up some misconceptions surrounding them. It shall be demonstrated that, for the most part, the reason they have been misinterpreted for so long is due to the false

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