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Beautiful Find From Eastern Denmark

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on June 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


This beautiful piece was found in Revninge, Eastern Denmark and appears to have been an amulet. There are speculations that it portrays Freo, but I think it could also portray an Idis/Female Ancestral Guardian. You can read the original article here http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/201...

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Old Lore of The Dead

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on May 29, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm reading an absolutely fascinating book at the moment by French scholar Claude Lecouteux, called "The Return of the Dead - Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind". I have to say that this is the most completely absorbing book I have read in a long time, taking as it does a Europe-wide look at the remarkably similar and consistent lore and rites related to the Dead in the pre-Chris...

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Did This Trigger the Viking Age?

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on May 28, 2014 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The more I read about Charlemagne's policy towards the Saxons the more I reckon that his atrocities against them were the trigger for the Viking attacks against our coastline here in the north of England. People might ask, "but why the coast of England, Charlemagne was Frankish?", but of course the Frankish empire was very powerful in those days with many ties to Anglo-saxon kingdoms. Also, most horribly of all, the interpret...

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Updated Soul-lore - Simple is Best!

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on July 17, 2012 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I've decided to update my concept of soul-lore to be more in keeping with what would appear to be the elder concept of a 3-fold soul-body complex which was roughly analogous to the 3 main levels of the Irminsul, ie Aethm/Ond - Heofon, Wode - Middle Earth, Fleshly Form - Underworld/Hellestow. To return to one of the original myths of the ensoulment of humankind, in this case in the Poetic Edda (Voluspa):


 

 

"önd gaf Óðinn,

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Superfast Hallowing and Opening Rite

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on July 8, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

It seems that, despite my reluctance to employ any sort of Wiccan-type complicated rituals, the wights around me think I should. This rite, to be performed for protection and psychic opening before any act of seership or magic, was suggested to me by a friendly local Oak Aelf. It is a cross between a regular modern Craft circle-casting and the sort of protection and chakra opening visualisations one finds in book on clairvoyance. It's super-quick anyway, and calls upon major groups of holy po...

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A Couple of Interesting Articles

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on July 8, 2012 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Legendary Viking Town Unearthed

(I found this thanks to Lady of the Labyrinth on Facebook.)


The North is Barbaric and Sublime

(this one interested me particularly as it explores the stereotypes around northern people, both ...

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Another Borderectomied Deck - Blum and Gern Rune Cards

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on July 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A linky to my other blog on Rune Secrets Community - Borderectomied Rune Cards

My Borderectomied Runic Tarot

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on July 1, 2012 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (1)

I have oft admired the lovely artwork of Caroline Smith in her Elemental Tarot, and also her rendering of the Elder Futhark runes in the Runic Tarot which she created with Astrologer John Astrop. However, rather irritatingly, they chose to use Celtic names for the festival cards in the minor arcana of this latter deck, which, whilst I'm not really a cultural purist or anything, sort of put me off them for a long time (don't ask me why, I just didn't connect with the idea at all). I caved in a...

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Reblogged from LadyoftheLabyrinth - About Reincarnation

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on June 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This is an excellent post about reincarnation belief all around the world and through the ages. It also touches on the possibility of reincarnation belief amongst ancient Heathens, which will have some recons going  "nnnooo!!", but, well, I believe in it 100%, so I'm in support of this lady's work and lore interpretation on this matter!

Asatru Ring Frankfurt's Midsummer Countdown Calendar

Posted by Northern Haegtesse on June 18, 2012 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm a big fan of the Asatru Ring Frankfurt, and they have this really cool Midsummer countdown calendar thing going on their site, which someone posted a link to in a Heathen forum I'm in. I'm really impressed with it and would love to see more of this kind of thing on Heathen sites - you can get a look at it here.


Each date has a link which takes you to a ...

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