Knowing Freya. Part 4: Her Husband and Children

I was originally planning on writing one post about Freya’s Husband and one about Her Children but there is so little information about Them all that I might as well write one short post instead of two very short one. Let’s start with the Husband, as He’s the one we know the most about. WhatFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 4: Her Husband and Children”

Knowing Freya. Part 3: Her Brother

How does one even begin to speak of Freyr, this great Lord of peace, abundance and growth? He gifts humanity with all that gives pleasure and joy. Of Him, Týr said in the Lokasenna: ”Freyr is best of all the exalted Gods in the Æsir’s courts:no maid he makes to weep,no wife of man,and fromFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 3: Her Brother”

Contemplative living in the world

I recently started reading The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living and in the preface I highlighted this passage because I find it captures the essence of what spiritual living can and should be: I haven’t come very far into the book yet but I love what I’ve been reading so far andFortsätt läsa ”Contemplative living in the world”

A haunting story song for Spooktober

Following the tragic death of Andrea Meyer, I’ve been listening to a lot of her music on YouTube. As a result, I’ve been getting a lot of new recommendations of Heathenry themed music and this has lead me to discover the Danish band Myrkur. Today I’d like to share one of my favourite songs ofFortsätt läsa ”A haunting story song for Spooktober”

Panentheistic Polytheism: An Illustration

One of the biggest, and often most heated, discussions happening in Polytheistic circles is that of ”hard” versus ”soft” Polytheism; whether the Deities are all unique Individuals or whether They are aspects of a single Ultimate Deity. I’ve written a post in the past about how I believe the two are not inherently contradictory. ToFortsätt läsa ”Panentheistic Polytheism: An Illustration”

Excerpt from chapter seven: Where is the Goddess?

Much of the seventh chapter is a dialogue between the sage and the protagonist, who at this point in the story has become an ascetic monk. The later is perplexed as to why his friend enjoys things in this world while knowing that none of them are the source of true happiness and contentment. TheFortsätt läsa ”Excerpt from chapter seven: Where is the Goddess?”

Inspiration

Currently working on the last chapter of the novella and seeking inspiration from the poetry of the Indian saint Kabir, who is the closest thing I have to a guru. Although he has been dead for centuries, his poetry has taught me more about the Divine and leading a spiritual life than any living person.Fortsätt läsa ”Inspiration”

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