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.

Myth Analysis: The Poetic Mead

By Hariulf OR For this article I will try to analyse the Myth of Odin and the Poetic Mead. I will focus particularly on the part where Odin goes in search of the Mead. I’m far from being a specialist on mythology but here are my thoughts…
sea shore

Hail Njord, Hail Ran, Hail all our Gods

By Rory H OR I am a boatmaster working on the South West coast of England driving passenger vessels and ferries in coastal waters, normally no more than three miles offshore and, as the rules say, in favourable weather. This last part is…
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Creation - A tribute to Hervor OR

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By Aeswyn OR First published in OR Briefing 224 following the departure of Hervor OR from this realm. I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Hervor and have said that she was an inspiration to me. I now feel that I need to take that statement further to quantify that remark.
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ELHAZ – ALGIZ: THE SACRED VE

By Ulfhethnar Odinsen AOR The Elhaz – Algiz rune is one with many layers, complexities and associations. The relationship between two of these I’d like to consider and discuss on a more personal level as I believe this rune is symbolic of the sanctuary where one seeks to transcend the bindings of Midgarth yet we aren’t told exactly where that sacred Ve is to be found.

Odin and Nietzsche: Will and Service to Folk

By Taven Odinkaur AOR
I don’t wear a Hammer. I am going to admit right now, Folks, I only wear a Valknut. I am an Odinist , literally. Nothing against Thor and his hallowing Hammer, the mighty weapon of the common farmers. I greatly respect the Friend of Man, and his personal devotees are good Folk, but Odin is where my affinity lies. Why?

Exploring Herbs and Essential Oils

By Thorbera OR A few years ago I wrote an article on the health aspects of onions and since then I have expanded my interests into the 'natural' healing of herbs and essential oils. I'd say I started with teas and found some success and moved on from there. I am no expert, and I am sure there are others reading this who have more experience and knowledge but it's something I have come to enjoy and so far I haven't harmed or killed anyone or anything!