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List of reconstructionist polytheistic pagan...
Polytheistic reconstructionism (Reconstructionism) is an approach to Neopaganism first emerging in the late 1960s to early 1970s, and gathering momentum in the 1990s to 2000s. Reconstructionism attempts to re-establish historical polytheistic religions in the modern world, in contrast with syncreticmovements like Wicca, and “channeled” movements like Germanic mysticismor Theosophy. Many...
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A beot is Anglo-Saxon for a ritualized boast, vow, threat, or promise. Individuals, particularly Anglo-Saxon warriors, would publicly cast beots assertively in a manner that he or she would boastfully predict the results of such a challenging action. The principle of a beot is to proclaim one’s acceptance of a seemingly impossible challenge in order to gain tremendous glory for actually...
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We dont relly know how Galr was done in ancient times but this is a workable system. Galdr or Galdor, from the Old Norse, originally meant ‘incantation’. The verb “gala” is also used for “to crow”. It later came to mean magic in general. These are the sounds used in runic oral spells.The Galdr sounds are from Edred Thorsson’s Futhark, a Handbook of...
I came across a very ancient galdor spell. Traces of its use can be found in many cultures. It is generally used against one who has wronged the wizard who pronouces the curse. Make sure you read the whole thing before you try it. Be aware that use by novices is not recommended. Here it is: This spell requireth ye hand gesture to be made in ye following way. Extend thy power hand outward...
Sensational Viking Age find in gold found in...
Jacob Schomann was out on some fishing just outside the Danish town of Vordingborg. It was quite little fish so he spent some of the time looking down into the water. Suddenly between some rocks he something glimmering in yellow… He got the idea to fish it up. He got it on the hook and he to his surprise it was a heavy gold arm ring from the Viking Age! The pattern on the arm ring showed it...
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Norse Ancestor Veneration
Ancestor worship The Royal mounds of Gamla Uppsala in Sweden from the 5th and the 6th centuries. Originally, the site had 2000 to 3000 tumuli, but owing to quarrying and agriculture only 250 remain. Ancestor worship was an element in pre-Christian Scandinavian culture. The ancestors were of great importance for the self-image of the family and people believed that they were still able to...
Veneration of the dead is based on the belief that the deceased, often family members, have a continued existence and/or possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. Some groups venerate their ancestors; some faith communities, in particular the Catholic Church, venerate saints as intercessors with God. A Korean jesa altar for ancestorsSending off the dead by burning offerings ...
Time for Disablot
For some reason i have a hard time motivating myself. I have been doing blots and drinking bragafull but perhaps it´s time to take care of practical life too. Sometimes, doing you damn job is an offering that appeases the Gods the most. Til Ars ok Frithar!
Dalecarlian runes (16th to 19th c.)
According to Carl-Gustav Werner, “In the isolated province of Dalarna in Sweden a mix of runes and Latin letters developed.”(Werner 2004, p. 7) The Dalecarlian runes came into use in the early 16th century and remained in some use up to the 20th century. Some discussion remains on whether their use was an unbroken tradition throughout this period or whether people in the 19th and 20th...
Tiwaz: (T: Tyr, the sky god.) Honor, justice, leadership and authority. Analysis, rationality. Knowing where one’s true strengths lie. Willingness to self-sacrifice. Victory and success in any competition or in legal matters. Tiwaz Reversed or Merkstave: One’s energy and creative flow are blocked. Mental paralysis, over-analysis, over-sacrifice, injustice, imbalance. Strife, war,...
Hagalaz: (H: Hail.) Wrath of nature, destructive, uncontrolled forces, especially the weather, or within the unconscious. Tempering, testing, trial. Controlled crisis, leading to completion, inner harmony. Hagalaz Merkstave (Hagalaz cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): Natural disaster, catastrophe. Stagnation, loss of power. Pain, loss, suffering, hardship, sickness, crisis. ...
Fehu (F: Domestic cattle, wealth.) Possessions won or earned, earned income, luck. Abundance, financial strength in the present or near future. Sign of hope and plenty, success and happiness. Social success. Energy, foresight, fertility, creation/destruction (becoming). Fehu Reversed or Merkstave: Loss of personal property, esteem, or something that you put in effort to keep. It indicates some...
How Heathens Correct a Wrong
In the Christian culture, you ask for forgiveness and you receive it. Admitting fault and saying “sorry” puts the wrong in the past. The Christian god just wants his followers to ask forgiveness, and he gives it. And Christians are told to grant forgiveness to other people, in much the same way. Heathens have a set process for correcting a wrong, and gaining what Christians would...
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