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The Gunas are an IE Philosophical idea. The word has a dual meaning: “string, thread” and “virtue, merit”. From their most basic perspective, they are known as: -sattva, ‘construction, harmony’, -rajas, ‘passionate, confused’, -tamas, ‘darkness, chaos’. These three are found in all things – from human nature to the cosmos. “First, in ancient time, was…

Ŋew Åge Ƒill-in-the-Бlank

Seidr is *not* ‘shamanic techniques’ (or ‘shamanesque’), yoga or feng-shui, organic gardening or ‘hobbit’ / permaculture housing, vision quests or Vipassana, crystals or Reiki, massage or ‘Celtic’ wisdom, or any Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist or Mesopotamian inspired ‘wisdom teaching’. A general characteristic of neo-shamans and would-be seid-workers, that contrasts *strongly* with traditional Seidbearers, is that the…

§eidr ♇hilosophy, ♇agan ♇hilosophy

Philosophy, Logics, Linguistics, and Metaphysics; Phenology and Mineralogy; the Natural Sciences and Zoology; Astronomy and Astrology; Herbology, Botany and the Temple Healers; Anatomy, Physiology and Medicine; Mathematics and Deduction; all, are Pagan Sciences. Today, where many bemoan a lack of continuity in Pagan tradition, there is (glaringly) a clear and unbroken line of influence from…

Ƒorn Þreifa ~ Ħealing ѴѴisdom ₸eachings

‘The English Hous-wife‘, 1615 CE, the title Page of Gervase Markham’s seminal collection and publication instructing housewives in all aspects of domestic life, including preparing medicines. Forn Threifa: Ancient Healing Touch, is not a new age or fanciful fiction, but documented healing techniques.  Individual households – family lines – each had its own body of…

Ønly Ŋoid is Ƒearless

Oh Mother Earth, Father Sky, Brother Wind, Friend Light, Sweetheart Water .. Here take my last salutation with folded hands! For to-day I am melting away into the Supreme Because my heart became pure, And all delusion vanished, Through the power of your good company! –Bhartrihari ~ ~ ~ Would You Know More, And What?…

§oul’s ℞etrieval

Seidr is an ancient practice, rooted, as I believe, in Shamanism (if not merely another word for the same).  And a Seidu is one who interacts with Nature to discern rede, healing, divination, story telling, ceremony, and rite-of-passage. The Seidu takes on as many roles as their clan and tribe asks of them; be it…

Ħidden Ӎeaning

  You want to know Seidr.  I understand.  You have an inquiring mind.  You want to have grace and might.  You want to aid and assist others you care for.  You want to realize your true potential.  You want to navigate life, and create effective change. First, you must delve into your Urlog/Orlog.  It is…

℞unes ɐnd Ƒinal Ɀ

Lets discuss the final z in Rune names. The Germanic  Futhark (aka: Elder Futhark) was used by Germanic tribes during the Migration Age who spoke a NW Germanic dialect. Commonly used today, it was extensively used during the 2-8th centures CE on everything from cooking utensils to weapons. Being an ‘alphabet’ it has characters that represent sounds used by its…

Ħow Дo VVe Ɨnterpret ₸he Lore?

How do we interpret The Lore? First, we must define ‘the lore’. Is it Norse, Germanic, Celtic, or Slavic? Is it: -Late or Early Norse, -Late, Early, or Middle Germanic, -Which Celtic Migration Period, -Early Slavic or Germanized Slavic? Using the World Tree as a template (an initial IE construct): I feel inclined to seek…

Ħow ₸o Бe a VVolva / VVitki

‘How do I become a Volva / Vitki?’ This question is generally followed with: ‘I had a dream / I was called / my spirit-guide told me ..’ Explanations I find interesting in that, if one was given such information, then the how-to should also stem from that source. Yet, time and again, those who…

♇hilosophy of §eidr

Philosophy of Seidr is the comprehensive exploration of the philosophical meaning and nature of spiritual, mystical, and religious practices of pre-Christian Europe. The range of those engaged in the field of philosophy of religion is broad and diverse and includes philosophers from the analytic and continental traditions of Eastern and Western thought. The Philosophy of…

℞e-℞emember §eiðr!

Life is both Huginn and Muninn – ‘In-Thought’ and ‘In-Memory’ – Conception and Consciousness. Yet life is naught without Muninn. In quiet I hear the voice of my teacher emphasizing the nauthiR to both remember and forget – to hold gratitude and release slight, to remain noble and leave debility. Allowing Huginn and Muninn to…