Almost missed yesterday’s post 🤦🏼♂️
We’ve come so far already. We will be through verse 120 this week 😁
“My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal.” - Evola
Question & Response: What was a witch in the historical context in which the Havamal was written? How would we translate this caution against witches of today ? In the Germanic lore there are sometimes witches who practice sorcery who attack men. I'm not sure if this was part of the storytelling or if there were actual female practicioners that were viewed unfavourable (at least in hindsight by the xtian scribes who wrote the tales). Women were said to practice Seid/Seidr Here is a decent summary: What is Seid? - "...The shamanistic trolldom (magic) that in Norden primarily was performed by women (volver). Also some of the gods such as Odin and Fro/ya, practiced it. Because of his seiding, Odin was accused of being unmanly. Seid had the same character as the Siberian and Saamic shamanism. The seidwoman would fall into a trance, while a choir of other women would evoke her guardian spirit to come to her aid. In her inspired state the spirits would inform her concerning the things she had been asked to ask; about what the weather was going to be, about events that would occur, about happiness and misfortune for man, acre and cattle. It also happened that her soul traveled to other worlds to fetch knowledge while the body lay lifeless..." More The Fundamental Importance and use of Seidh, by Graena Vanswynn: "In Nordic History there have been two kinds of magick practiced among the peoples of the Ancient North. One begin Galdr, the other being Seidh. Galdr develops one's will and self control of their conscience and environment, Galdr implements the usage of symbols for communication or divination; these symbols being Runes, staves, et cetera. Seidh, however, is about the loss of one's control of self, conscience, and environment; it is about the inhibited sumbersion of one's self into something outside the practicer's persona. Seidh has been called the Shamanism of the North. It was the Vanic Goddess Freya who first taught the art of Seidh to the Aes, specifically the Alfather Odhinn. Seidh is the original magickal art of the Wanes, thus Galdr is of the Ases..." There are groups dedicated to Seid work, but as can be expected many go off on tangents without c
🚨🙅🏼♂️👩🏻🎤🚨 tomorrow I’ll write a bit about witches in this time period.
I love the straightforward, practical wisdom. Only get up at night to fight or pee 😆
I’m so glad it’s already Friday 😂
It’s been an interesting month for me 😂
Happy new year!
Back from our little Yule vacation 😄
Taking this coming week off. Might have some random posts, but the havamal posts will continue on the 31st!
Merry Yule. Check out this video 😄 🦌🧙🏻♂️ https://youtu.be/sVCFF6NUq2U
Choice words here.
This ones a bit of a long one 😄