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Jun

11

Hierarchical Devotion

Each step of our inner-circle, from self to family, family to clan, clan to tribe, tribe to nation, nation to world and beyond acts as a springboard towards the appreciation of life, diversity, and society. As Odinists/Asatruar we reject the notion of a brotherhood of man, and see devotion to life as a hierarchal system

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Dec

26

Worshipping the Gods

To understand the true nature of the worship of our Gods and Goddesses, we must first understand the anatomy of the human brain. Neuroscience has determined that our brain has two sides—a left side that deals with logic and reasoning, and a right side that deals with creativity and imagination. The left side is very

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Dec

24

The Elements of Man

“From the ancient North comes the spiritual legacy of our folk , passed on from the very words of our highest God , whom we call Odin . His blood flows through our veins , for he is our creator , our earliest ancestor who gave us life with his divine wisdom . He and

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Dec

23

The Vanir

As the Aesir are the defenders and protectors of the World Order, the Vanir are primarily concerned with its maintenance and function. Because of this, we often view them as nature divinities, and as such they can be closely correlated to the natural sciences. Frey owns the Grotti-Mill that regulates the ebb and flow of

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Dec

21

War

There are those who believe that the Odinic faith is one that celebrates war and conflict above all else. What they fail to realize is that polytheistic religion, in all cultures, is and always has been a representation of natural forces (mortal and divine) as well as the many aspects of human life. Agriculture is

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Dec

21

Hedonism

Because we believe in freedom, you are never going to find any sort of ideas within the Odinic faith that attack people for the way they live. Your sex life is yours and yours alone. What you put into your body is your business. How active you are, who you associate with, and what you

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Dec

21

Addiction

For me, this is the most insidious aspect of the hedonistic lifestyle. Truly. Loki and Gullveig have unleashed their most perfect child of Chaos when they introduced humanity to addictive drugs. Here we will deal solely with actual addictive substances, rather than represent any sort of political agenda by condemning certain behaviors or substance, favoring a

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Dec

21

The Land

“Four things are given for your profit , with the names air , water , land and fire. But Odin will alone be the possessor thereof. Therefore, I advise you , you shall choose yourselves just men who deal out fairly the toil and the fruits so that none be free from work nor from

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Dec

20

The Elements of Man

As stated, the first three Gods created humans from the organic matter of trees, then each infused them with their own personal gifts. These gifts are inherent in every human being, and we believe that other peoples were given the same capabilities by their respective deities. Our Gods come to the pristine, virgin earth they

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Dec

20

Örlog or Urlag

It is the ‘original law,’ the karmic principle that forms the core of Odinist and all Indo-European morality. We have shown above that following the law is one of the three basic fundamentals of our religion. If you are to obey the law then you must learn and follow the most important of them all,

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