I make runes nearly everyday. It keeps them fresh in my mind and allows me to express divine concepts through simple symbology. With runes (and bindrunes) one can essentially deliver ideas to a fellow initiate without words; a language of its own based on the culture of those using them. This is the premise of... Continue Reading →
Family, Tribe, Skill
A lot of people these days are hungry for community, camaraderie, freedom, tribe, etc… These are all good things to want and to ultimately strive for; especially when paired with a regular sacrificing of everything that doesn’t align itself with this vision. However, for those who are seeking for this “group,” it is wise to... Continue Reading →
ᚠ Fe can be prison, If one isn’t wise, For all of desire, Wears its’ disguise, If made in masses, One takes his chances, Without it he would- Most certainly rot. ᚢ Ur is the kettle, Steaming on fire, Screaming with fury, Sounds of creation, Hoof in the soil, Horns up at heaven, Creature of... Continue Reading →
A Few Word Origins for Pagan Diviners
What is a Druid? On the surface, we know Druids as ones who were/are among a certain group of Celtic priests, specific almost solely to the island of Ireland. These sorcerers were known to carry out the sacrifices and were known for their strict means of initiation; comprised of history, science, law, mythology, astronomy, and... Continue Reading →
Authority from Within
As the path of Odin, Shiva, Socrates, Lucifer, Buddha, and many others will reveal: authority, truth, and wisdom reside in our core, lying within us. Through the emulation and understanding of these most invulnerable and permanent forms, the essence of the Self stirring within every human incarnation, we get a glimpse into a higher, more... Continue Reading →
Irreplaceability, Mastery, and Glory
All men really want is to be irreplaceable. Mans higher purpose is to become a master of something… a professional at X, a genius on Y, an authority on Z. When it comes down to it, men want nothing more than to become irreplaceable. They want to know that no one can fill their shoes;... Continue Reading →
For those that don’t know, my better half and I run a small Pagan oddities shop called Algiz Maenon. We carry animal bones, handmade runes, raw materials, books, music and more. Check us out via the “Bones and Craft” link in the menu.
Hailaz Walpurgisnacht! However you choose to celebrate the next couple days, do it with your full attention. Meditate on life in its myriad forms. Banish any fetters holding you down in the damp halls of Hel. Personally, we will be preparing a part of the homestead for the return of our patron deity of peace,... Continue Reading →
One of the most important things about Odinism is traveling. This of course applies to the Shamanic or visionary aspect, but more importantly to the physical traveling or “wandering” of the Earth. The Odinist must track down sacred places, spend nights alone in new woods, explore the vast deserts, the mountain peaks, the lakes and... Continue Reading →
An Aspect of Initiation into the Cult of Odin.
To begin initiation into the cult of Odin, one must let go of their reliance on secular and secluded reasoning as being the highest form of knowledge, for Odin is the god of madness, magic and wisdom, not of material intelligence or bland Atheism. Odin is a force of manic inspiration and enlightenment, a force... Continue Reading →