Odinic Crafting for a Modern World

By Kat AOR So the challenge was to make an item for that year’s OR Great Moot Auction, with the theme of Seasons, using 4 different designs on 4 small canvasses, each canvas picture should contain an Odinic symbol. I decided no limitations were to be put in place so that I had free rein in what products I would use.

The day I met my Fylgia

By Thomas B AOR The meditation concept is something really vast. I’m probably not alone in thinking that but I had a lot of trouble understanding it and even after a year it’s not always easy. I think the hardest part about that process is to find a way which allows you to shut everything down while opening yourself at the same time. It’s not really clear but to put it another way, you cut yourself from your surroundings to find the part of you buried deep inside.

The Great Moot - Observations from a first timer!

By Hodekin AOR The Great Moot… What a wonderful title to conjure with! And for someone who is still very much a newcomer to the OR, and in spite of the many posts on the forum which said everyone would be welcome and no one would be left alone, for me it was still something of a daunting prospect to attend a meeting in which I would come face to face with the very people who I regard as being the living breathing heroes of the Great Awakening.

The Green Ray in Midgarth

By Gythia Eowyn OR The depression many people experience today is not just sadness: it is a dark night of the soul because the influence of the fylgia in our lives is being severely constricted, if not effectively suffocated. It is integral to the soul of Nature so that there is a synchronous relationship between what we perceive as our own soul and that of the Natural World. Literally, we feel the pain of the natural world.

Essential Skills - Advanced Life Support

By Rob M AOR The Rite has many members from different backgrounds and life experiences as well as differing forms of employment. This means we have a wealth of knowledge and practical skills that can only enhance our community and faith.…

Yule: History, Figures and Regional Traditions

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Arinbjorn OR (OR Gothi), has provided a comprehensive exploration of the Yuletide celebrations, characters and modern incorporation of ancient traditions from all around Midgard. The reading level is young teen to adult. Merry Yule! Yule:…

A poem for Yuletide

by Aeswyn OR A time of renewal a time of new hope. A new year is born from the ashes of the old. As the old year dies with it die the broken dreams the hurt and the lies.

Project: Odin - Songs to the Allfather

OR Media is excited to announce the pre-Yule release of our brand new album entitled 'Project: Odin - Songs to the Allfather'. A significant number of Odinist artists have once again contributed to what is potentially OR Media's most groundbreaking music release to date. This album - with tracks inspired by the Allfather - is a culmination of artists' musical interpretation of the esoteric and exoteric meaning of Odin and contains tracks which span a broad spectrum including acoustic, metal, folk, contemporary and meditative.

The Heron

By Hodekin AOR

An iron grey sky drizzled cold grey rain, Whilst in the lake below, With the rain drip dripping from its long yellow beak, A grey Heron stood statue like by the water’s edge.

The Trials and Tribulations of the Solitary Newbie Seeker of Odinism

By Hodekin AOR
When a person first embarks on the path of Odinism they are at once confronted with a whole new raft of exciting highs and often, depressing lows. It is true that in these early days, discoveries and disappointments can be found in equal measure and it usually takes some time before the new seeker can successfully get their head around what in real terms is a life changing experience. Very often, one of the more common downsides that can be encountered by a newcomer to Odinism is the problem of solitude!

The Red Kite: A modern allegory tale of our folk

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By Rob M AOR

I am very lucky to now live in a very rural part of Britain having finally managed to escape the urban setting. Recently one day, as I lay outside in my garden with my eyes closed, I heard the familiar sound of a bird calling. It's a sound I instantly recognise and immediately know all is well on Midgard. The distinctive pitch of the red kite.

Points to ponder

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By Robert G AOR

It is little wonder that you believe the world revolves around you. After all, you have been at the very center of every experience you have ever had. You are the star of your own movie. You wrote the script. You know how you want it to unfold. You even know how you want it to end. Unfortunately the Wyrd failed to give your script to anyone else.