Veizla

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,

Hlautbolli

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,

Blót

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

Hamarsigna

Also called Hamarsmark, this ritual is found mentioned specifically in Hákonar Saga Góða ch. 17:

En er hit fyrsta full var skenkt, þá mælti Sigurðr jarl fyrir ok signaði Óðni ok drakk af horninu til konungs. Konungr tók við ok gerði krossmark yfir. Þá mælti Kárr af Grýtingi; hví ferr konungr nú Svá? vill hann eigi enn blóta? Sigurðr jarl svarar: konungr gerir svá, sem þeir allir, er trúa á mátt sinn ok megin, ok signa full sitt Þór; hann gerði hamarsmark yfir, áðr hann drakk.

Úrarhorn

The Úrarhorn or “Aurochs-Horn” connects to our sacred cow, Auðhumla. She is the provider of sustenance who licked the rime to create the first God, Buri. Her milk then became saturated with this substance and thus became the holy Aurr by way of Ymir. When he drank of her milk he became so fertile that he sweated children out of his body. When the Gods killed him his flesh became the fertile soil through this act of drinking. This is a very important event in our lore and is

Heita and Biðja

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 actions and words so that we create a sacred tradition linked to our ancestral ways, while giving us a proper spiritual course for today. The idea is not to simply recreate actions from books,

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 subject to either an uneducated mob, or can be led by grifters seeking fame or wealth, who have no idea what they are doing. The days of developing half-baked “programs” for people to become

Gullveig-Heid-Aurboda

“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 interpret. Völuspá is a collection of vivid poetic visions, and was probably rather enigmatic originally; in addition, it was in a poor state of preservation

The Æfinrúnar – Book 1

-The Æfinrúnar Book 1- The Æfinrúnar are the runes of earthly life, the sacred practices handed to us by the […]