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May

23

Poles

Sacred poles form an important aspect of worship and the development of sacred space within our religion, and should be examined as an integral part of such practices. These poles can be central to our worship of the divine as catalysts for their beings and focal points of the rite.  These would include pole-gods, central

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May

20

Types of Sacred Steads: the VÉ

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

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May

9

Heita and Biðja

Excerpt from Æfinrúnar- Book 1 It is important in our practice to examine and understand the nature of ritual and how its fundamental mechanics work, in order for us to be able to effectively establish a foundational basis for what we are doing. The idea here is that we use source material to develop both

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May

4

The Nine Square Grid

– An excerpt from Æfinrúnar book 1 Now that we have examined the gates themselves, it is important for us to look at why a Nine Square Grid was used and what purpose it serves. We know that the number nine is the holiest of numbers in Teutonic Polytheism, and many believe that this is

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May

2

Sedian Orthopraxy

The establishment of a Sedian Orthopraxy, as laid out by the sources left to us, is pivotal in the work we are doing, for it allows us to have a firm foundation for the beliefs we hold dear. The idea is to have a litmus, a true north if you will. Otherwise, your beliefs become

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Apr

24

Gullveig-Heid-Aurboda

By William P. Reaves, author of “Odin’s Wife” (2018) “The narrative of Snorri’s Edda is based for the most part on old mythological poems, in particular Völuspá (“The Sibyl’s Prophecy”). But there are discrepancies of one sort and another between the poems, and the other fragmentary sources about the pagan religion are either disjointed or terse and difficult to

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Apr

15

The Æfinrúnar – Book 1

-The Æfinrúnar Book 1- The Æfinrúnar are the runes of earthly life, the sacred practices handed to us by the divine. In the Rigsthula, Heimdallr bestowed gifts to the classes of men. He gave them the tools of civilization, as well as the Æfinrúnar and Aldrúnar. But Konr the Younglearned runesÆfinrúnarand Aldrrúnar;further he couldhelp people,blunt

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Apr

12

The Helthing

The “Helthing” is a representation of the judgement given when one dies for our deeds. First we should examine the 9 nids found in our lore in multiple references to understand how our eschatology can be viewed. We have identified the nine nids as follows: Murder – Völuspá 40, Sölarljód 64, Vafthrúdnismál 43, Germania by

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Mar

23

Trúnaðarbók: The Loyalty Writings

The Norroena Society presents: Trúnaðarbók: The Loyalty Writings By Folcweard Lárġyfa With Foreword by Mark Puryear  Using the illustration of concentric circles, Trúnaðarbók is a series of essays discussing how we define and prioritize our levels of loyalty « The First Concentric Circle: The Self Ancient Germanic virtues speak of honor, honesty, wisdom, piety, courage, loyalty,

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Jan

26

Loki is NOT an Heathen God

Loki is NOT a Heathen God This statement: “Getting hung up on the Abrahamic ‘good vs. evil’ mindset is counter productive. Good and evil weren’t even concepts our ancestors subscribed to,” in defense of honoring Loki demonstrates that Loki-worship is simply an anti-christian reaction and has nothing to do with heathenry. Loki is not a

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