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…

Эighth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

On this night last year, I wrote on the Bronze Age Solar Ships. You can read about it here. Last night, on Eighth Night, as I was prepareing this blog entry, I was prompted to OutSit. I recall the same happening last year, as I wrote on the Solar Ships, and now on Sleipnir and…

§eventh Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Akin to starwatching, few today look to The Lore, let alone The Fairy Tales, for ancestral wisdom. Yet, that is where I find many teachings worth pondering. Looking to the sky or reading the words of the Old Ones brings me closer to how they thought; in the words they purposefully chose to describe the…

§ixth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

On Sixth Night last year I focused on Mother Earth (you can read about that here). This year, in keeping with the esoteric significance of numbers, I am looking at six and its symbolic meaning. Immediately, six is more than can be counted on one hand, so to me, represents ‘plenty’. Inline with that thinking,…

Ƒifth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Last year’s exploration of this day was on traditional folk foods, such as those one’s parents or grandparents would make at family gatherings, or those passed down through one’s roof-tree. This ties-in with the number five in that five is symbolic of man, health, and love. Nothing warms the heart and brings contentment like homecooked…

Ƒourth Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Last year I wrote on the Elves and House Wihts for this night. You can read about that here. This year I will continue this thought because, keeping on track with the number for each night, four mystically represents Earth, the cross and four seasons, the four directions and four elements, and the Four Dwarves…

₸hird Ŋight ~ Ȝule

Using the numbers as my guide, this Third Night would be the first of three particularly powerful nights in these Twelve Nights. Did you know the diameters of the Moon, Sun, and Earth all reduce down to nine, which is considered the ‘number of spirit’? Moon = 2,160 miles (2 + 1 + 6 =…

§econd Ŋight ~ Ұule

There is not a great deal known of the celebrations and observances of the Twelve Days, let alone if there was such a thing. However, that has not stopped me – and many others – from creating new traditions relevant to both our individual self and the Folkway. For my part, I have taken the…