Ƒorn Þreifa – ∀ncient Ħealing ₸ouch

forn threifa edward confessor

Odin was a great and very far-traveled warrior, who conquered many kingdoms,
And so successful was he that in every battle the victory was on his side.
It was his custom when he sent his men into battle, or on any expedition, that he first laid His hands upon their heads, and called down a blessing upon them
(at hann lagdi adr hendr i hofud theim, ok gaf theim bjanak) –
And then they believed their undertaking would be successful.
Ynglinga saga 2

This is an example of “divine touch”, sometimes referred to as “royal touch” because it was an expected practice of European royalty dating back, on record, to the 9th century CE. Both kings and queens were said to have this ability either from birth – which was considered an aspect of sacral kingship – or acquired upon assuming the throne. For example, King Clovis I, king of the Franks, was a respected healer, as were the kings of both England and France. So established were these latter that historical records list their hundreds of successes. Notable royalty gifted with divine touch include:
-King Edward the Confessor (1067 CE).
-King Louis VI of France (1108 CE).
-King Henry VIII of England (1547 CE; Queen Elizabeth’s father).
Queen Elizabeth I (1603 CE), queen of England, France and Ireland; remembered as the Virgin Queen and the Faerie Queen. The Spencer, Tudor and Stuart royal families are all said to have royal touch.
-King Charles II of England (1685 CE).
-King Louis XVI of France (1793); and many, many more.

Also of note is Havamal 155 (Wright, Desmond translation):

I know an eleventh, if I shall to battle lead longstanding friends:
Under shields I galdr, and they move along with might.
Hale into battle, hale from battle, come they hale from there.

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excerpted from Forn Þreifa: Ancient Healing Touch


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Dina says:

    I love this topic, Valarie, and I will make it a priority to read a lot of what you wrote, as it’s a great interest to me, as well. Thank you for sharing! XD Happy and blessed New Year:)


    1. Thank you Dina .. for the kind words, and following my posts. Yes .. my book on Forn Þreifa is awaiting artwork and editing, so I am very excited about finishing it and sharing it. I have been working the approach for over two decades and am very pleased with the energetic response and affirmative feedback from clients. Please share my author’s page on facebook, and my blog to your friends who share these insights. Its a pleasure to ‘meet’ you, and nice to know that people are benefiting from my words and deeds. Happy New Year, and Bright Blessings upon you!


    2. Healing is a favorite topic of mine as well Dina! I am so glad you found something to expand your practice and/or personal healing! If you buy the book, please be so kind as to give it a 5 Star review!

      All the best in health!


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