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Mar

29

Symbols of Afterlife – part 4 Niflheim

Niflhel The Place: (Moral) Religions throughout the world have some notion of a realm of the damned, including the Hebrew Gehenna or Sheol, the Islamic Jahannam, the Naraka of Hinduism, and the Bhumis of Jainism. In every inception the idea is the same—to punish those who had violated the tenets of the faith. In the

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Mar

29

Symbols of Alterlife – part 3 Walhalla

Valhall The Hall: (Tributary) “The honorable warrior, after receiving the drink [Dyrar Veigar], sets out from the Thing to visit kinsmen on the fields of bliss and to look at the wonders there, until the time comes for him to journey to Asgard. They travel west over Vindhelm’s Bridge, Bifrost. Then the Aesir are there

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Mar

29

Symbols of Alfterlife – part 2

The Bridge: (Transformative) “On the other side [of the river] the dawn begins and the green regions lie in the break of day with the Gjöll river flowing through them. Having advanced further, they again stumble on the river of blue-black water, swirling in headlong descent and weapons of various kinds are spinning in its

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Mar

29

Symbols of Afterlife – part 1

Odinist lore goes into a great amount of detail concerning the eschatology of our ancestors. This lore is an extension of our funerary rites and explains, in a metaphorical sense, what happens when we cross over after death. As with all things in our stories, the ideas presented are symbolic, but in their underlying context

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Mar

25

Thrima, Norroena’s Combat Circle

Introduction to the Combat Circle: To understand what we are doing within the combat circle it is important to understand a few of the goals of the Norroena Society. The Norroena Society is devoted to rebuilding and re-establishing the sacred traditions of the Asatru/Odinist religion. Beyond the works of mainstream academia, which we feel are

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Mar

24

Trúnaðr

Trúnaðr First Concentric Circle: The Self The 5th Sedian Tenet states that there are nine virtues: “Honor, Honesty, Wisdom, Piety, Courage, Loyalty, Independence, Generosity, and Kindness.” We, as our ancestors before us, and the gods before them, hold great meaning and value in our ability seek, achieve, and maintain high moral character. Inherently born, we

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Mar

24

Sedian Devotion

One of the biggest sources of spiritual sickness here in the wolf age is the perpetual loneliness of the modern human. Our Odal has been disrupted, our clans dissolved and our everyday lives completely isolated and atomized. I was going to say that I could write an entire book about the causes, origins and many

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Mar

20

The Face of Earth

The Face of the Earth This is a link to Erica Timm’s map of the Distribution of the Frau Holle legends published in German in 2003. After reviewing all of the evidence, she concludes (along with Jacob Grimm and others) that these figures are a faded memory of Odin’s wife Frigg, who represents Mother Nature.

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Mar

19

Consecration – Purification

Consecration(Vigja) Tools: knife or sword, compass, wooden Elgr ( Algiz, Elhaz) rune, bowl of ice or water, flame, bowl of salt. This ceremony is used to consecrate the most sacred utensils of your ceremonial practice. It is not necessary to perform a full ceremony every time you need to consecrate something, for often times a

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Mar

15

The Impossible Nothing

Ginnungagap It must be understood that one of the primary fundamentals of the Odinist belief in life after death is that nothingness is an impossibility. There is no 'First Cause,' there was no 'beginning,' though there are beginnings. Cycles begin, progress, end, then begin again. This is a natural law of the universe. Our lore [...]