℞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…

Эndless

Language gauges thought. Where language is limited, so too is thought. Instead of ‘earth’, for example, as a solid globe, so readily conceived within the average mind, I consider the archaic Earth, or that which lay on the ecliptic. Not a ‘flat earth’, but an Earth that extends and merges with Sky, and beyond that,…

ℒanguage = ℭulture

Language is fundamental to cultural identity. This is so for people everywhere. For Bininj, their unique world is expressed in their language. For this reason, it is important that people keep their own language alive. -Kakadu National Park, Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, NT ‘Freedom’ is an interesting idea – many claim to be ‘free’ or…

ℭonveyance øf §ubtle

Attacking bad books is not only a waste of time but also bad for the character. If I find a book really bad, the only interest I can derive from writing about it has to come from myself, from such display of intelligence, wit and malice as I can contrive. One cannot review a bad…

₸welfth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Twelfth Night. Last night. A great deal has been written on “Why Twelve Nights”; most of it speculation, because, we simply don’t know. Looking through the lens of history, there are many educated and well-researched articulations that can be made. I have made more than a few myself in this series of blog posts. At…

Эleventh Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Last year I combined the eleventh and twelfth nights. You can read that here. Continuing my exploration of Old European numbers, this year I want to focus on the number eleven being symbolic of Inversion and Antithesis. Both of which remind me of Wodan. Where many emphasize Wodan’s one-eye, I am more interested with Him…

₸enth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Last year on this night I wrote on the Black Striker, which expounds on the role of Sacred Smith. You can read that here. Though I was unable to find any references to ten in The Lore, it was a number of considerable worth among ancient Pagans. At the least, ten is arrived at when…

Ŋinth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

The number nine is immeasurable in its importance in Old European Lore.  Beyond Doubt.  The number of references we have for nine are but a mere glimpse at its overall significance. Last year on this night I focused on Forn Threifa, or touch healing, energy healing. The importance of cultural healing, or healing within a…