Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Sacrament of War

To perform an act of death is to be like the priest who performs the last rights of the dead. When the solider fells another he is taking the breath of another releasing the soul of the dead into the afterlife. The act of pulling the trigger is the act of prayer the bullet entering the body is the key to the gate of the other world. When the body hits the earth it is the end of the ritual. When the war ends so does the sacrament. Our ancestors performed war and during war they made it sacred through the ritual casting of the spear over the battle field this was to bring in the gods of war to invite them into the room and allow them to choice which one they wanted for their eternal war on the plains of Valhalla.

-Honoring-Like all acts of conflict their are costs and the cost of killing is one of spiritual trauma this trauma is not only caused by the shock of killing but also by the disposal of the dead. In the times of the vikings the taking of a warriors life was bound to the honor of dealing with the one who had died usual rites were performed in order to insure that the dead would not comeback ether by the process of reincarnation or by the harassment of the warriors spirit. One method was to carry the dead with their feet first through and opening an other was to destroy the sword of the warrior and the third was to take the name of the child of the victor after the warrior. The third method although noble has a darker twist, to name the child after the fallen is to take the luck of the dead and bestow it on the offspring. These acts were not only the psychological laying to rest of trauma but also the spiritual laying to rest of the soul. The honoring of the dead is mandatory regardless of how one feels about the one they have slain and the easiest method of doing this is to return the possessions of the fallen to the family or closet friend if the fallen has none of his or her bloodline left. If one does not do the simplest of these tasks they themselves have become dishonored if one cannot find the bloodline of the fallen the next task would be to honor the fallen in words.

-Desecration- Desecration is the act of dishonor. To desecrate the remains of a warrior is to dishonor the warrior in the age of our ancestors to desecrate was to inhibit the chance of the warriors entrance into Valhalla. If the warrior was considered to have lived a dishonorable life the society would usually let the gods deal with the warrior but what our ancestors did not realize was the act of war is to take the duty of a god. For only a god can determine the fate and life span of a man and war is not necessarily a thread of fate. In war the army can leave the battle field before the first shot is fired a politician can make the call to a truce and the public can voice their opinion and change the minds of many that war becomes a burden that most be ended. When one fights in battle or goes to war the act of death passes from the transcendental realm of nature and all the aspects that move with it diese, accidents and random death. To the controlled realm of one on the battle field the decision to not fire the gun when the enemy in obvious range for example is an act of freewill. In this realm of freewill the duty of death which is determined by nature and the gods is now in the hands of the fighter. Due to this passing of the soul form the earthly realm into the afterlife has passed from the hands of the gods into the hands of the warrior. When it comes to desecration of the the warrior that also falls into the hands of the fighter. Desecration should only be done when the one who has fallen in battle has be one of bad character in action. The dishonoring of the warriors wife in front of other, the dishonoring of a woman who is not theirs, the dishonoring of a sacred space that was not used in combat, the dishonoring of ones family in action before combat. The dishonoring of combatants who have been captured. These are all reasons for the dishonoring of the remains of the warrior. The easiest way to do so is to read what is sin to them and perform it as a rite apoun them. For example draping a pigskin over a Muslim who rapped a capture then executing them or beheading an army man who ordered the acts at Abu grave. Dishonoring the warrior for acts of true dishonor is noble were as to dishonor one for speech or because he or she is not apart of a religion is an act of dishonor.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The five books

I have been deliberately choosing not to publish these five books until now when I feel their words will give courage to those of us in this belief system. They came to me through the pen onto the page.

I. Wheel-Sowillo-
Nothing is more furious than the wrath of the vengeful for their anger is as consuming as the summer flame. In their malice all life becomes ash. Ash of the things once living. For their is nothing in the sea of in the sky that is like the anger of a man his anger is like a wheel. Blessed are thous who turn the wheel. Blessed are thous who turn the wheel out of righteousness but more blessed are the ones who stop the wheel and remove it.
Anger is a cycle that we all suffer. As the sunrises and the sunsets in it's patterns so does the anger of humanity always turning as the wheel of the sunrise and the sunset. The suns who's appearance changes changes from dark to light depending on winter through spring so are the cycles of one's mind. The mind of the sun which changes from light to dark is as the breeze of season but the mind of wheel is made and can be changed.

II. Earth- Urd-
Weather they be warrior peasant or peacemaker all are remembered by the actions of their lifetime. For thous who seek fulfillment will find such fulfillment those who strive towards glory will have glory, but those who take glory and those who destroy for glory will be nearly forgotten and buried under the sand and trees for such is the way of the world.
Human kind builds it's ego the gods judge it and the earth buries it.

III. Sword-Tyr-
Great is the warrior who knows the flat of the blade for they truly know the edge. The one who only uses the edge knows only the edge not the flat. He soon succumbs to the edge. Use the flat of the blade so when comes it's time it will be sharp enough to strike and kill. Those who use only the edge dulls and chips their weapon apoun resharpening he looses he's blade in time. Eventually the one who uses solely the blade will have to find a new one. He will succumb to the blade of another. But the one who uses the flat then the edge when time comes will know the killing blow unless broken and rusted. The sword of this man will pass from father to son just as the wisdom of the ages pass from one to another strike knowingly.

IV. Wisdom-Odin-
The word of a man spoken is often heard by the foolish, the word that is read is kept in hiding. Grater is the one who keeps he's word when spoken for they who hear the words of a man spoken will hold the speaker to truth. Admit to thous when one speaks out of anger make clear to all when your tongue speaks rashly especially to thous you lead. Speak only in confidence when your anger streams. For in confidence anger is understood. The fire of a man's anger burns the wood that it's fed. Feed the flames of anger on a hearth for their it is seen and can be put out. Never take the flames of anger to the dry of the woods but use it in the cold of winter. When courage is lost anger often consumes. Burning those who keeps one in the winter. As the fire of anger burns the water of the frost will quench it. Use anger when the frost is apparent.
Raven -Memory-
Remember thous who have done you wrong for they will suffer deservingly either by your either by your hand or the hand of the world. For the world sees and the world knows when wrong is done to those undeserved. Strike harder is the blow done to those who associate themselves with the wrong doer for they are seen as accomplishes. Remember those who act foolishly mark them as unequal put them lower than you treat them as the wolf treats the runt. Remember all thing that the wrong doer does remember their actions so when they act with compassion or love that you may know their lies. Judge everything that they do by what you remember so when the time comes to bring their hypocrisy to light you can accurately prove who they truly are.
Never believe the forgiving hand of thous who have done you wrong.

V. Words of the Fire
Kannz
They will call you a liar they will call you a traitor. They will call you a tahghot. They will speak all manner of ill to you. They will break your will with words. They will throw stones at you they will say that you are making it all up. They will stripe you of your clothing they will beat you they will beat you they will harm your very being. They will strike you in your home, from your home. They will turn on you friend, family to foe. They will claim you are from the fire, they will claim you to the fire.
They will rejoice in the thought of your death. They will see your practice or custom as evil. They will even change the kings the queens the order in which you live under to make your life a living hell. Their will be thous who would once support you but they will turn against you and break your skin. Alfred. Keep on the righteous path that you set for yourself, for they truly will see the light of the dawn.
-Stone-
Be like the rock of faith for your faith must remain unchanged. Believe in the Gods that have brought the rain. For what they see as lies is your truth. Keep your truth. Find your truth. Beware of thous who do not wish for the truth. For what they see as lies is your truth. Find your truth. Beware of thous who do not wish for truth. For they are like the threatened. For they who have power only holds power on the tip of the mountain. For thous who are like us will flourish. They will see our bloom and grow envious of us and they will destroy all that you have. In their minds they are high, in their power they are high, in their strength they seep with arrogance. But in confidence they know no bonds their attrition against us. Keep as stone be as water. Always moving between the chaos of the world around you.
-Stagnation-
Stagnation is as ice on the moon,frost on the ground. Covering the bareness of the soil only thous that know the moon will know it's bareness for those that do not know the moon will see it as something else. Their is nothing wrong with the moon, for like the sun it has it's place in the world. Worship the moon, Alfred for in it's coolness it provides you with relief from the sun of your labors for you have labored and you have tiered and proven yourself worthy. For as the fire of thous around you burns your skin and as the stagnation of the modern world burns your skin as the bitterness of ice on the bare hand. You will find relief in the moon.
-The Moon-
Be ware of me oh Elhaz for you shall surely know me by sight for in my ire I am like the moon. Growing and shrinking between it's phases. Fear not the grave Elhaz for their is a place for thee. Keep the righteous path oh Elhaz speak only when wisdom takes you for you will have courage like the sun for when the time comes for you they will not break your will. For your will is like the stone, like the water, like their fire. like their fire, like their fire.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Urd

Urd or Yurd is another name for the earth mother here is the prayer.

Mother earth on whom our feet tread on. From whom all things spring fourth. From whom we pick our fruit in whom we plant our seed for the harvest.

The Eternal Self, the six kinds of souls.

The soul is also known as the Eternal self. It does not die when the physical shell dies it moves on either to an after life, reincarnates, sticks around or becomes something else. Ideas of male and female, good and evil, reality and non reality develop when the soul interacts with the body after it's entered through the gate of conception. Ideas like the self are developed through this interaction between body and soul. When a child is birthed the soul either resides in the brain of the human being or has fully followed and copied the path of every cell in the body. People spend their entire lives in high meditative states trying to find weather or not the soul is either or but in reality it is different to the individual. The perception of soul and it function varies from person to person but in this path it has two primary functions one of the unknown and the other of inherent intellect.

The soul is perceived in six different ways as fire, as water, as light, as breath, as shadow and as seeing.

  1. Fire- I have never preserved this personally in sight but I have felt it. Imagine one's heart filling with the warmth of a fire or ones body feeling as if the sun is heating it.

  1. Breath- I have preserved this soul as breath it's as if I have two lungs and two kinds of air one thick the other thin.

  1. Light- I preserve only a mass of light that has changed colors periodically. This may be the fact that I meditate during the day or in my room with a light on. When I play the drums I see a color change in light.

  1. Seeing- I have preserved this soul when I meditate with a meditation bowl or when I am writing I see others or I see birds flying around or I have seen the desert. I have seen outside of myself without seeing myself. Some would call this an out of body experience.

  1. Shadow- Is the soul that is preserved as changing or being what the viking truly was. This was known as their fruger. The fruger could sometimes be an animal or some kind of creature, the viking could connect with he's or her fruger and use the power of that animal to aid in combat. This is most likely what a berserker was or someone who had eaten meat that was laced with rabies. There are mentions of both people who could induce their rage and of those who would be permanently crazed. In the most characterized version of this soul it would be like a Disney cartoon character who's shadow is a wolf but who's person is a human. The shadow soul is also one that inhabits a voice as something that is you speaking through you but somehow different. Most of my experience with this has been when I get annoyed and something I call a wolf speaks through me.

  1. Water: I have never experienced the soul as water but I have read that the idea of the soul as water would be an over soul concept. That our souls return to something greater after we die like a river or a pool and that all of our souls come from this river or pool.


It is entirely possible to experience the soul as one or more types of things.