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Aug

23

The Vices

  Every religion in the world has certain restrictions that generally serve in curbing wanton desires or malevolent tendencies. These taboos represent time-tested principles based upon human experience expressed through the folk-will. Ásatrú, our Teutonic heritage, developed this using common sense and practical thinking. There are no bizarre limitations dictating how we eat, how we

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Mar

22

The Jarl

XXI. Jarl ( excerpt from chapter XXI of “The Asatru Edda “ 1. When Jarl was a youth he won repute among his father’s huntsmen by defeating a huge beast, a remarkable incident which foretold the quality of his bravery in the future. He had asked the guardians who were bringing him up conscientiously for

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Mar

5

Affirming Life

Our faith, more than anything, is a tribute to life; with all its joys and sorrows, its complexities and necessities, the Odinist faces life head on, with courage in his heart and a smile on his face. Nietzche thus called this religion “The Great ‘Yes’ to Life,” and those men and women who choose it

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Mar

3

The Three Classes

When Heimdall came to men, his desire was to help our people develop a civilization. In doing so he allowed us to understand a model that all humans will live by. No matter how we develop our societies, these models are always there, always in the background. People can create fantasies about ‘equality’ and utopias,

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Mar

1

The judgement on each one dead

THE DOOM OF THE NORNS: THE JUDGEMENT ON EACH ONE DEAD In the Norse sources, death is often spoken of as norna dómr, norna sköp, or norna kviðr —“the judgment of the Norns.” Their doom is inescapable. Because Snorri does not mention one, many have assumed that the Norse religion lacked a judgement seat for

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Feb

18

Law in the Ættarbók

Law in the Ættarbók: the Official Guide to the Sedian Nation It is crucial to the maintenance of a well-ordered and harmonious organization for laws to be in place that are respected and followed by its members. Ours is no different. Every person involved should at least have some idea of the laws of your

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Jan

8

Homosexuality and the Germanic Weltanschauung

By TRISTAN POWERS Within the Germanic Faith we often face attacks and attempts at censor from various currents of society who would seek to identify us as divergent or even dangerous to the accepted ideas and behavior of modern society. One of the most frequent of these attempts comes from the realm of modern political

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Jan

7

On Theistic Paganism, Doctrine and Hierarchy…

Original title: “ On the Need for Theistic Paganism, Doctrine and Hierarchy; or Against the Murderous, Thieving Hordes of Wiccans By TRISTAN POWERS Among the modern incarnations of Germanic Heathenry is a decentralized, grassroots structure which has given rise to innumerable permutations of religious thought and behavior. Some of these have resulted in strong and

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Jan

3

Sacred Laws

Sacred Laws When someone tries to tell us that there was no concept of sacred law amongst our ancestors, I wonder just what sources they are even looking at. Our forefathers had such a strong sense of divine law it permeates throughout their lore. If you do not believe that there was a sacred law,

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Jan

2

On the strong bonds resulting by Sharing Food and Drink

When King Magnus, perhaps a little by surprise, sought to bind Swein Estridson to subjection as his vassal, he did not only offer him a cloak, but added thereto a bowl of mead. Swein did not put on the cloak, and probably did not taste the mead either; he feared the latter no less than

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