Gothic Language Book Recommendation

For those interested in Germanic Paganism, this is an excellent source for poetry and devotional hymns in the Gothic language.

This includes songs and invocations to archaic forms of Odin, Thor, Freyr, Frigga, and many other familiar divinities.

Although these are modern pieces, they hold within them a genuine love and respect for the Pagan faith, something old in spirit and reminiscent of days long gone.

It is important that we honor those who carry the torches of tradition and wisdom through the ages; those who sacrifice their time and effort to bring gifts like this to us.

Art, poetry, and song are ways to ensure that aspects of culture and religion are not completely lost to time, as so much of the Northern European religion has been lost since the days of Pagan dominance.

More people should take up poetry in this regard, as through poetry, art and music, the Northern religion will prevail once again and the Great Tree will continue to grow back to its glorious primordial heights.

May all beings benefit from devotion.

Hate, Anger, Suffering

It’s easy to hate, be angry, and only care about ourselves. 

It’s harder to love, show compassion, and be willing to assist in man’s climb towards liberation. 

It’s easy to see the differences in everything; to see it’s separate parts. 

It’s harder to see that all is one, all is unified. 

If I can help you break the cycle of suffering, I will do everything I can. 

Hailaz / Namaste

Enjoy the full Cold Moon.

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