This rite is designed to bless and bring life and power to your images of the Gods, called Skurðgoðar. This is a very important element in your practice, for your focus within the rite should be upon these images and the deities they represent.

The idea is not that the inanimate objects are divine themselves, but rather that they are imbued with a portion of deific strength and identity, which allows us to offer to them as if we were facing the Gods themselves.


The Veizla or “Festival” is a sacred gathering that brings the folk together in a way that allows them to celebrate their culture and participate in communion with the divine. The idea is that each festival contains various rites and traditions meant to increase the luck or fortune of the gathered as they progress throughout the year. There are three Veizlur that we have from our sources, for we are told by Óðinn himself that this is to be the case, as we see in Ynglingasaga ch. 8,


The Blótbað (Blót-Bath) is a sacred cleansing before any rite is performed, or it can be a weekly rite in […]

Types of Sacred Steads: The Vé

Types of Sacred Steads
The Vé or shrine is the simplest set up we can create for our worship, and one can be crafted in the home, or set up within a natural landscape. The word itself denotes a holy sanctuary that was even applied to the þingtaðr. In the Eddas and skaldic poetry we are given phrases and terms that relate the realms of Gods to the Vé, such as in Hyndluljóð 1, where Freyja states “we must ride to Valhǫll, and to the holy Vé”


We understand that Hlautbolli or Blótbolli is a term that must relate to the Underworld fountains, which also corresponds to the ritual usage of the bowls and relates to the sacred kettles. The fact that Hvergelmir means “Roaring Kettle” certainly confirms this. Three vessels with three sacred liquids referring to the three fountains that each contain their own specific drink. This is a symbol that permeates our lore and is the basis of our creation story. From our research we have

Elements: WATER

The elements of nature are the starting point of all, the constant within our ancestral religion. The eternal elements are the building blocks of all of life, and our creation story describes this explicitly. This makes these elements particularly holy for us, and their usage only requires consecration to designate them specifically for ritual, for they are the perfect form of sanctity, the first powers, the holy forms of evolution itself. They can be used to bless, or to send an offering,


The sacred procession, or Reið, is attested in several sources, and should be used as a means of transition from […]


In the Saxon Indiculus Superstitionum et Paganiarum, which is a list of Christian edicts banishing pagan practices, there is a proclamation against “fire rubbed from wood that is nodfyr (Need-fire).” There is a theory that this term derives from Old High German hniotan which means “to rub,” but it could also refer to a sense of need, in the same way we will show the Nauðum and Bjargum, Needs and Aids, which is a defining feature of our notions on sacrifice. In this sense, we

The First Concentric Circle: The Self

Excerpts from Trúnaðarbók: The Loyalty Writings Ancient Germanic virtues speak of honor, honesty, wisdom, piety, courage, loyalty, independence, generosity, and […]


It is the most sacred observance of our religion, mentioned in many sources as the premier means of communicating with […]