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Historical Worship of the Norse Gods

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Dr. Jackson Crawford, a historical linguist at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses the (sparse) information we have about worship, ritual, and prayer in pre-Christian Scandinavia. He is an experienced teacher of Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, and Norwegian.

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The Struggle for Life in the Prose Edda

Friedrich Wilhelm Heine, The Ash Yggdrasil, 1886

1,480 words

Snorri Sturluson
Translated by Jesse L. Byock
The Prose Edda 
London: Penguin, 2005

There is always an air of mystery surrounding the most ancient religious texts. The great bulk were gradually developed through oral traditions, passed down, and then evolved from generation to generation. We typically know little or nothing about their authors, whether the Brahmins who composed the Upanishads or the Greeks’ notoriously elusive “Homer.” Read more …

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Ancestral Being, Part Four

Siegfried & Mime, Arthur Rackham, 1911

2,325 words

Part 4 of 4 (Part 1 here; Part 2 here; Part 3 here)

7. Concluding Reflections

I turn now to some thoughts on how the foregoing treatment of the influence of the past on the present ought to affect our own present, when we finish this essay and return to the real world.

It is a well-known fact that our ancestors acted with awareness of membership in the clan: trying to be worthy of their own ancestors, and not to disgrace them. Read more …

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Ancestral Being, Part Three

Rupert Sheldrake

3,409 words

Part 3 of 4 (Part 1 here; Part 2 here; Part 4 here)

6. The Presence of the Past: A View from the Margins of Science

Some of the above remarks might suggest that we should interpret the Germanic hamingjafylgja teaching as a mythic, symbolic, or even superstitious way of understanding the phenomenon of inheritance – something our ancestors relied upon because they did not have the modern science of genetics. Read more …

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Ancestral Being, Part Two

The Norns by Johannes Gehrts, 1889

4,547 words

Part 2 of 4 (Part 1 here; Part 3 here; Part 4 here)

4. Tradition

Having now discussed the clannic being of the individual purely in philosophical terms, I now turn to a consideration of the treatment of this idea in the Germanic tradition.

The first thing we must note is what can be called the “primacy of the past” in that tradition. Read more …

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Ancestral Being, Part One

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Part 1 of 4 (Part 2 here; Part 3 here; Part 4 here)

1. Introduction

This essay presents an “ontology of the individual.” The theory is new, though it has very old roots. “Ontology” is the branch of philosophy that studies being-as-such, or “being as being,” as Aristotle expressed it.[1] My argument is that the being of an individual person is bound up with that individual’s relation to his family or clan. Read more …

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What is Odinism?, Part IV:
Odinism as an Esoteric Path

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Editor’s Note:

This is part four of a four-part essay that first appeared in Tyr: Myth, Culture, Tradition, vol. 4.

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What is Odinism?, Part III:
The Odinic & the Faustian

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Editor’s Note:

This is part three of a four-part essay that first appeared in Tyr: Myth, Culture, Tradition, vol. 4.

Let us return to the story of Mímir’s Well, and Odin’s sacrifice of an eye. What does this loss signify? As Wagner recognized, it means that while Odin gains wisdom, he also becomes half blind.[1] On a literal level, this is obvious. Read more …

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What is Odinism?, Part II:
The Allfather

1,919 words

Editor’s Note:

This is part two of a four-part essay that first appeared in Tyr: Myth, Culture, Tradition, vol. 4.

The idea that the Odinist must strive not just to become Odin but to surpass him – to seek to realize an ideal of perfect knowledge and supremacy – is obviously a very provocative one. Read more …

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What is Odinism?, Part I:
Odin the Philosopher

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Editor’s Note:

This is part one of a four-part essay that first appeared in Tyr: Myth, Culture, Tradition, vol. 4.

This essay is dedicated to Edred Thorsson.

Edred Thorsson has stated that Odinism[1] is not the path of one who worships Odin, but who strives to become him: Read more …

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Ásatrú a politično

Valhalla6,126 words

English original here

Věnováno Georgi Hockingovi

1. Úvod

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Jack Donovan’s A Sky Without Eagles

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Jack Donovan
A Sky Without Eagles: Selected Essays and Speeches 2010-2014 
Milwaukie, Or.: Dissonant Hum, 2014

A Sky Without Eagles is Jack Donovan’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to The Way of Men (2012) – which has now sold an astonishing ten thousand copies. This anthology collects a number of essays and talks Donovan has given since 2010. Read more …

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Traitor to the Gods

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“Odinist” Glenn Miller wearing Christian emblem of the KKK

The purpose of contemporary political debate is not to discover truth, but to tag your opponent with positions he can’t defend. Like in other marketplaces, the man who profits most in the “marketplace of ideas” isn’t the one with the best product, but the one who is the best salesman, the slickest talker, and the best psychological manipulator.

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Asatro och det politiska

Valhalla7,420 words

English original here

Denna uppsats är tillägnad George Hocking.

1. Inledning

Finns det ett samband mellan asatro och vit nationalism? Read more …

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Ásatrú & the Political

7,524 words

Translations: CzechSwedish

This essay is dedicated to George Hocking.

1. Introduction

Is there a connection between Ásatrú and White Nationalism? Read more …

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Préface éditoriale à TYR vol. 2

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Il y a maintenant plus d’un an que le premier volume de TYR a paru. Il semble donc approprié d’utiliser l’espace ici fourni pour mieux clarifier nos objectifs, et pour répondre brièvement à diverses critiques et confusions qui ont surgi depuis le début de ce projet.

Les deux Traditions

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