The Process of Reconstruction
It must be understood that the ultimate goal of practicing a traditional, ancestral religion is to obtain the most accurate incarnation of these beliefs from the time right before the conversions, then use the sources the best that we can. This is not a perfect process, for the faith was subjected to generations of persecution
EVIDENCE of a CHRONOLOGICAL MYTHIC EPIC
From Creation to Ragnarokby Margaret Clunies Rossfrom Prolonged Echoes, Vol. I, ch, 7, 1994 “It has been argued (Bauschatz 1982,119-54, esp. 140-3) that there was such a thing as a ‘Germanic’ conception of time which divided it into past and non-past, not into past, present and future. I can find no support for this notion
THE TABLE IS SET: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?
Visiting Gods at the Yuletide Table In old heathen times, the purpose of the Hearth Cult was not to invoke the wild nature spirits, but to welcome the gods who commanded such creatures. After a thorough study of her legends and her related forms, both Jacob Grimm and Erica Timm identified Frau Holla, Perchta, Berhte
SEIþR: JOTUN WITCHCRAFT AMONG THE GODS.
Our sources do not record how seiðr was practiced, so any modern book of seiðr practices is going to be the modern UPG of its author, regardless of who writes it. What we know of seiðr must be gleaned from the sources. In the Saga of Erik the Red, seiðr is accompanied by women singing
The Creation of the World and The Primeval Age of Peace, our Epic Reconstructed – Part 1
I. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD. 1. Chaos. The World-Tree. Ginnungagap. This world had a beginning. There was a time when none of its elements existed. However in the empty abyss, three forces were at work: Cold, Heat, and Creative Power. These rose up out of three springs of unknown origin which, after Creation, took