Shiva

Shiva represents the higher Self within all beings; that which transcends the flesh and connects us all to the source.

Shiva is the origin, the permanent aspect of conscious reality; the eternal point of stillness in a constant sea of changes.

Shiva is rhythm, abundance, and divine union; the almighty vibration at the core of every atom.

Shiva creates, preserves, and destroys.

Shiva is All.

For Germanic Pagans, Shiva can be equated best to Odin, the soul-giving, auspicious All-Father; destroyer of Ymir/Yama.

Hailaz / Namaste

Samhain Hails!

Tonight, the homes of the living shall become the halls of the dead.

We melt into timeless forms, becoming faceless in the darkness.

I wish you health, wholeness, freedom and fulfillment.

And to all beings in the tree,

may you achieve all that you seek in this life.

Hailaz

ᛟ : ᚾ : ᛞ

Photo by my sister Sophie Causey.

New Book “Freyr’s Aett” Now Available!

This book is the first of a 3-part analysis of the deeper meanings hidden within the runes of the Elder Futhark. Through various avenues of mythology, language, and history, we will expand the scope and meanings present in each rune as it moves through time and culture. We will explore well known runic theories, as well as delve into uncharted and obscure territory that is meant to leave the reader with the sense of “vastness” present in each individual rune.

Throughout the project, we will examine common themes, philosophical musings, and an overall expansion of the deeper connotations that each rune encompasses. We will examine direct connections to the god Freyr and discuss many other deities present in this specific row of runes. Although the basics of rune theory are covered here as well, I don’t necessarily recommend this book to beginners or people new to Germanic Paganism. The reason being, is that this book may offer “too much information” and overwhelm someone without prior foundation in this esoteric system.

For beginners, I would recommend picking up my first rune book “Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna: European Sorcery and Divination”. That book will give you a good introduction to the runes while offering glimpses into cryptic aspects inherent in each one. It gives multiple angles one can view each rune from based on one’s experience and how one identifies with the initial word, shape, and sound of each rune. However, if dedicated and willing, this book can be approached first and may open many doors for your future research and practice.

Focus, Compassion, Development

How many cataclysms happen within the seed before it sprouts, how many obstacles before the flower blooms?

Keep your head up, focus on your goals.

Be kind to your fellow man.

We all struggle, we all experience suffering.

There’s no need to add to this Karmic weight.

The war is against ourselves, not the world.

Hailaz / Namaste

Try Not to Limit Yourself to -ists and -isms 

Single words can sum up no one.  The truly wise can bleed from one -ism into the next; be many -ists at once. As long as one is able to understand different points of view and penetrate into the deeper truths below the surface of alternative traditions, one can break free of the “box” that the ist and ism places us in. 

No matter how much we try to break things down into smaller parts, we cannot escape the reality that everything is connected, essentially, to everything else. Each and every separate part is a piece of a greater whole. 

We, as those pieces, represent the conscious aspect of the greater mechanism, as if “God” was observing itself through its own eyes; its own patterns and aspects.

To realize that God and Self are the same, in my understanding, is to realize the teachings of the All Father. 

The sacrifice of self, to Self, is one of the many avenues on the age old path to enlightenment or union with Odin, Brahma, God, etc… 

Good Sunday to all,

Hailaz