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Volmarr’s Norse-Wicca Midsummer Solitary Ritual June-21-2019


Volmarr’s Norse-Wicca Midsummer Solitary Ritual June-21-2019
Freyja and Freyr Version

Need:
• Wine
• Water in the water bowl
• Salt in the salt bowl
• offering bowl
• Incense
• candles
• Thor’s Ritual Hammer (optional, can use it for the Hammer Hallowings)
• a representation of the Goddesses of the North
• A representation of the Gods of the North
• Cakes or cookies
• drinking horn
• mead (or beer or wine or even can use juice)
• wand (if you don’t have one you can use your fingers instead)
• One yellow or gold candle
• One white candle
• Any symbols of Summer, solar symbols.

Cleansing Ritual Space

Hold athame. Move to the center of the ritual space. Caste an earth banishing pentacle to the center of the space.

“I exorcise this place, that nothing malignant be found herein. Let it be free of all evil and be cleansed and purified. In the names of Freyr and Freyja I cast forth all spirits both seen and unseen from this place.”

Put down athame in altar. Take up the broom.

“As I sweep ‘cross this ground
let no evil here be found.
As I walk the spiral path,
let all evil flee my wrath.
As this broom sweeps round this place,
let it now be sacred space.”

Use the broom to ritually sweep the energies clear of the ritual space. Once all the space is swept clear:

“Freyr and Freyja hear my plea,
that this place from all evil shall be free.
Make of it thy sacred home,
blessed in every leaf and stone.
In all thy names I call to thee,
As I will, so mote it be!”

Now set up the ritual space for the ritual. Be sure to make sure all needed items are preset. Be sure to get ready in any ways needed. Make sure any needed candles are there. Be sure any needed incense is there. Put the cauldron in the center of the circle space if that is needed for the ritual.

Do the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hammer, without the rune-ring.

Stand before the altar. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and center your thoughts on the upcoming ritual and the reason behind it. Ring the bell once and say:

“This ritual has begun.”

Lighting Of The Candles

Light the Presence Candle (a white taper candle).

“I light this Candle (lights Presence Lamp)
in the name of that ancient presence,
which is, was, and ever shall be
male, female, all-knowing, all-powerful
and present everywhere.

And in the names of the four Mighty Ones,
the rulers of the elements,
may power and blessing descend
in this hour upon this place
and those gathered here.”

Light the Goddess and God candles, the altar red fire candle, the incense charcoal (if being used), and the four quarter candles from the Presence Lamp.

Light all other candles, minus any spell candles.

Light all deity tea-lights or deity candles.

Blessing of the Water

Place water bowl on pentacle.

“I exorcise thee, O Creature of Water, that thou cast out from thee all the impurity and uncleanliness of the world of phantasm. In the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

Pick up water bowl with both hand and hold it in front of you while visualizing your energy extending to purify the water.

Blessing of the Salt

Place salt bowl on pentacle.

“Blessings be upon thee, O Creature of Salt; let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth from thee, and let all good enter within. Wherefore do I bless and consecrate thee, that thou mayest aid me. In the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

Pick up salt bowl with both hand and hold it in front of you while visualizing your energy extending to purify the salt.

Put water bowl on pentacle. Pour all salt into the water.

Put the water bowl to the side.

Casting the Circle

Hold athame and move to northern part of circle.

“I conjure thee, O Circle of Power, that thou beest a boundary between the world of men and the realms of the Mighty Ones; a meeting place of love and joy and truth; a shield against all wickedness and evil; a rampart and protection that shall preserve and contain the power that I raise within thee. Wherefore do I bless thee, and consecrate thee, in the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

From northern edge of the ritual area, holding your dagger in your power hand. Visualize a blue-white flame issuing from the tip of the dagger. Point it at the floor in the East. Walk clockwise or deosil around the circle three times, drawing the circle mark in the air as you go. Be sure to overlap the ends in the North as you finish.

Take hold of the water bowl. Move to the north of the circle.

“Salt and water, by casting thee,
let no spell, or unknown purpose be,
except in true court with me,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Using the fingers of your power hand, lightly sprinkle the water around the edge of the circle, beginning and ending in the North.

Splash self with the water.

Replace the water bowl on the altar.

Light the incense using the Presence candle. Hold the incense. Move to the north of the circle.

“As this oily essence bear,
lends it’s great strength unto the air.
Attracting spirits of the light,
guardians, both day and night.
This charge is true in prophecy,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Carry the burning incense around the circle, beginning and ending in the North. Return the incense to the altar.

Smudge self with the incense.

Hold the fire candle. Move to the north of the circle.

“Creature of Fire, this charge I give,
no evil in our presence lives.
No spooks, or phantoms may stay,
Not around this place, not night, not day,
This charge is true in prophecy,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Carry the red altar fire candle around the circle, beginning and ending in the North. Return the candle to the altar.

Take hold of the water bowl. Sprinkle the salt water over the altar.

“Elementals, Spirits, Gods of Old,
this altar fresh you now behold.
You all agree that it’s bound to me.
In peace and true serenity,
this place is perfect harmony,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Calling the Watchtowers

Ring bell.

With athame trace three circles and the make an air invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, Lords of the Air, I summon and call you to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make a fire invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, Lords of Fire, I summon and call you up to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make a water invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, Lords of Water, Lords of Death and Initiation, I summon and call you up to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make an Earth invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, Lords of the Earth, guardian of the Northern Portals, powerful God and gentle Goddess, I summon and call you to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

Invoking the Ancient Ones

Face north. Make the Goddess position.

“Lovely Goddess all,
of the Aesir and the Vanir,
I call you into my Circle
to aid me in my rites tonight and
so I may caste magick to work my will.
Hail and welcome lovely Goddesses!”

Hail Goddesses!”

See all the Goddesses of the Aesir and Vanir present in the circle. Picture as many of them as you can in your mind’s eye. See in your mind what they each look like. They are clothed in regal fancy clothing today. See their beauty. Enjoy feeling the energies of their presence.

Take some deep breaths now and close your eyes and spend some time meditating on their forms and energy.

“Goddesses,
you charge that I seek frith and love at it’s height,
Please lend your magick to my rite,
and take root as a guiding presence in my days and nights,
so I may learn your ways and be filled with your light.
Hail lovely Goddess greatly enjoyed within my sight!”

Face north. Make the God position.

“Mighty Gods all,
of the Aesir and the Vanir,
I call you into my Circle

to aid me in my rites tonight and
so I may caste magick to work my will.
Hail and welcome mighty Gods!”

Hail Gods!”

See all the Gods of the Aesir and Vanir present in the circle. Picture as many of them as you can in your mind’s eye. See in your mind what they each look like. They are clothed in regal fancy clothing today. See their strength and might. Enjoy feeling the energies of their presence.

Take some deep breaths now and close your eyes and spend some time meditating on their forms and energy.

“Gods,
you charge that I live life with strength and power of might.
Please lend your energies to my rite,
and take root as a guiding presence in my days and nights,
so I may learn your ways and be filled with your light.
Hail powerful Gods of strength and might!”

Self-Blessing

Anoint yourself with ritual oil in the places indicated while saying the following:

“Blessed be my feet that walk in the ways of the Goddess.
Blessed be my sex, creative power of life.
Blessed be my breasts formed in strength.
Blessed be my heart that I feel compassion for all who are living.
Blessed be my mouth that speaks the sacred names.
Blessed be my eyes that behold the beauty of Nature.”

Finally anoint yourself in the center of your forehead:

Blessed be my inner sight that I may receive a message within my soul.

Bless me, my Lady Freyja, that I may see
You truly, so I may see all things

of the world of spirit
In love and trust, so mote it be.”

Charge of the Goddess

Best is to listen to a recording of the charge while meditating on the form of the Goddess that has been invoked in the ritual, and feel her energy.

“Listen to the words of the Great Mother who was of old also called among men, Freyja, Artemis, Astarte, Diana, Saga, Idunn, Aphrodite, Skadi, Laxmi, Frigga, Parvati, Gerd, Cerridwen, Lalita, Eir, Arianrod, Sif, Kali, Saraswati, Hel, and by many other names.

Whenever ye have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon be full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all Witcheries.

There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not yet won its deepest secrets: to these will I teach things that are yet unknown.

And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye are really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise.

For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.

Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.

For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth; and mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess, she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven; whose body encircleth the Universe; I, who am the beauty of the green earth, and the white Moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the heart’s desire, call unto thy soul. Arise and come unto me.

For I am the Soul of Nature, who giveth life to the universe; from me all things proceed, and unto me must all things return; and before my face, beloved of gods and mortals, thine inmost divine self shall be unfolded in the rapture of infinite joy.

Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not, unless thou know this mystery: that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.

For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.”

Charge of the God

Get into God position and meditate on the Sun, feeling the energy of the Sun descending into you. Feel the energy of the God fill you.

“Listen to the words of the Great Father, who of old was called among men, Freyr, Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Bragi, Cernunnos, Odin, Ganesh, Tyr, Shiva, Heimdall, Vishnu, Njord, Krishna, Baldr, Lugh, Mimir, Narayana, Ullr, Buddha, and by many other names.

I am the radiant King of the Heavens,
flooding the Earth with warmth and encouraging the hidden
seed of creation to burst forth into manifestation.

I lift my shining sword to light the lives of all beings
and daily pour forth my golden rays upon the Earth,
putting to flight the powers of darkness.

I am the spirit of all beasts wild and free.
I run with the stag and soar as a sacred falcon against
the shimmering sky.

The ancient woods and wild places emanate my powers,
the birds of the air sing of my sanctity.

I am the harvest, offering up grain and fruits beneath
the sickle of time so that all may be nourished.
For without planting there can be no harvest;
without winter there can be no spring.

I am the thousand named Son of creation.
Know that by all names I am the same.

The spirit of the horned stag in the wild, the endless harvest.
See in the yearly cycle of festivals my birth, death and
rebirth and know that such is the destiny of all creation..

I am the spark of life, the radiant Sun, the giver of peace and rest.
I send my rays of blessings to warm the hearts and strengthen the minds of all.”

Invoking Rune Ring to Raise Power

Face north and trace the rune shape in the air before you using your wand and loudly chant.:

“FEHU!”

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“URUZ!”

Uruz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“THURISAZ!”

Thurisaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ANSUZ!”

Ansuz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“RAIDHO!”

Raidho

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“KENAZ!”

Kenaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“GEBO!”

Gebo

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“WUNJO!”

Wunjo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“HAGALAZ!”

Hagalaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“NAUDHIZ!”

Nauthiz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ISA!”

Isa

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“JERA!”

Jera

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“EIHWAZ!”

Eihwaz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“PERTHRO!”

Perthro

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ELHAZ!”

Elhaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“SOWILO!”

Sowilo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“TIWAZ!”

Tiwaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“BERKANO!”

Berkano

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“EHWAZ!”

Ehwaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“MANNAZ!”

Mannaz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“LAGUZ!”

Laguz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“INGWAZ!”

Ingwaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“DAGAZ!”

Dagaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“OTHALA!”

othala

Great Rite

If doing as symbolic: Set the chalice of wine on the pentacle. Take the athame and hold over the wine/juice, but without it touching the liquid inside.

If doing it as masturbation be touching self during this.

“Now I must reveal a great Mystery.

Assist me to erect the Ancient Altar, at which in days past all worshipped, the Great Altar of all things. For in the old times a woman was the Altar. Thus was the altar made and placed…

… and the sacred place was the point within the centre of the circle, as we of old times have been taught, that the point within the centre is the origin of all things. Therefore should we adore it.”

Kiss Priestess on her yoni, or picture kissing the Goddess there if doing the rite as a solitary.

“Therefore, whom we adore, we also invoke, by the power of the lifted lance. O circle of stars [kiss], whereof our Father is but the younger brother [kiss], Marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space, before whom time is ashamed, the mind bewildered and understanding dark, not unto thee may we attain unless thine image be of love. [Kiss]

Therefore, by seed and root, and stem and bud and leaf and flower and fruit do we invoke thee,

O, Queen of space, O dew of light, O continuous one of the Heavens [kiss]. Let it be ever thus, that men speak not of Thee as one, but as none, and let them not speak of thee at all, since thou art continuous, for thou art the point within the circle [kiss], which we adore [kiss], the fount of life without which we would not be” [kiss].

And in this way truly are erected the Holy Twin Pillars Boaz and Joachim [kisses breasts]. In beauty and strength were they erected, to the wonder and glory of all men.

O Secrets of secrets that art hidden in the being of all lives. Not thee do we adore, for that which adoreth is also thou. Thou art that and That am I” [kiss].

I am the flame that burns in every man, and in the core of every star [kiss].
I am Life and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the Knowledge of Death
[kiss].
I am alone, the Lord within ourselves whose name is Mystery of Mysteries
[kiss].

Altar of mysteries manifold,
The sacred Circle’s secret point
Thus do I sign thee as of old,
With kisses of my lips anoint
[kiss lips].

Open for me the secret way,
The pathway of intelligence,
Beyond the gates of night and day,
Beyond the bounds of time and sense.
Behold the mystery aright
The five true points of fellowship….”

If doing as symbolic: Lower athame into juice. If doing actual form, penetrate yoni of Priestess with lingham.

“Here where Lance and Grail unite,
And feet, and knees, and breast, and lip.

Encourage our hearts, Let thy Light crystallize itself in our blood, fulfilling us of Resurrection, for there is no part of us that is not of the Gods.”

The Making of Odhroerir

Hold up the bottle of mead:

“I now brew the holy mead of inspiration. Won by high Odin long ago!”

Chant into the bottle of mead:

“Odhroerir! Son! Bodhn!”

“Now I hallow this drink with staves of light!”

Chant and trace these runes over the bottle:

“Othala”

Othala

“Dagaz”

Dagaz

“Raidho”

Raidho

“Ansuz”

Ansuz

“Raidho”

Raidho

“Isa”

Isa

“Elhaz!”

Elhaz

All say:

“Hail Odhroerir!”

Midsummer Ritual

“Hail to the Aesir! Hail to the Vanir! Hail to the gods and goddesses of the north! I call upon you all in frith at this time so I may honor the connection we have with one another.”

Light the white candle.

“Hail the Vanir! Hail the Aesir!”

“Hail Sunna! Daughter of Glen. Bright rider in the heavens by day. Driver of Alsvin and Arvak. Wearer of Svalin. Day-star. Ever-glow. All-bright. Wolf-chased. Fair-wheel. Grace-shine. Ensnarer of Trolls!”

Light the yellow candle.

“Hail Sunna!”

“Now is the time of Midsummer. This is a time for adventure and seeking conquest and victory within our life. Midsummer is also a time to honor the important alliances that you hold with others.”

“Late Spring and early Summer are the Norse times to fight battles and go raiding. Most of us in the modern world won’t be going into literal combat situations or going literally raiding, as happened during the Viking age. But we modern people have our own just as difficult battles we have to fight in our day to day life. Common modern forms of battle are: battles against your own negative traits or bad habits, battles to effect greater spiritual growth and awareness, battles to improve our lives in any way, battles against people in our lives who abuse us or cause us harm, battles to stand up for some cause we believe in, battles to improve the lives and well-being of those close to us, battles to achieve success in our careers, fighting for a better world, etc. All these types of battles are equally as worthy as the battles and raids which the Vikings fought, and are just as filled with their own forms of danger and peril. All forms of worthy battle which we fight are a way in which the gods/goddesses test us to see our measure of spiritual strength and bravery. By fighting whatever worthy battles we must in our lives without backing down and doing the best we can in them, we increase our spiritual might and personal luck. Most forms of modern battles are more so what can be considered forms of psychic or spiritual battles. Being a spiritual warrior is just as impressive to the gods/goddesses as being a literal one. If your life has been filled with strife and challenge lately during the late spring and early summer know that this is part of being in tune with the seasonal cycles, and this time shall eventually pass. When fighting a lot of battles our energies can after awhile become drained and run down. Try to call upon the power of the sun, the goddess Sunna, as a source to recharge your psychic and emotional batteries after many long fought battles.”

Hold drinking how and fill it with drink.

“Hail to Sunna! Goddess of the sun! Goddess of the energies which charge all of life with vitality! Through your vital strength, we gain the power to achieve victory! Please oh bright shining goddess charge my energies with your might and power! Hail Sunna!”

Picture in your mind’s eye energy from the sun coming down to you and filling your aura, making it stronger and more powerful.

Chant and trace sowilo in the air three times.:

“SOWILO… SOWILO… SOWILO”

SowiloSowiloSowilo

Drink half, pour out rest to offering bowl or ground.

“Anger is a useful and important emotion since it is related to defending against attack, and is an emotion needed for self protection. Anger only gets bad when it is used in a personal way. Personalized anger is anger against a certain person, which is very negative. Anger used in a impersonal sense, as controlled anger where you use the anger feelings to empower your ability to defend your rights and to protect yourself and others, is the proper positive use of anger.”

“In modern day times there aren’t many outlets for anger. In older times of course there were plenty of outlets for it since men had to fight to protect. Since men are the protectors they do tend to more directly feel their anger emotions. Women often but not always tend to feel their anger in more indirect ways. Or more commonly, many women have trouble directly acknowledging when they are angry. The strongest emotion for men is anger. The strongest emotion for women is love. Men are the warriors so they need to have anger as a strong emotion for to strengthen this role for them. In Pagan societies such as the Vikings, the society was structured in a way to help keep anger more as the impersonal healthy kind, and such societies were even structured in ways to give men healthy outlets for anger.”

“One of the most positive ways to release anger and act upon the warrior spirit in modern society is through sports. Summer is the best time for doing sports. Sports help to create frith since they help people feel more positive and release tension and anger. Group sports can be a powerful tool of troth-making.”

“Another way to release or vent anger is through sex. Sex is a very powerful way to turn anger onto frith and love. It is very sacred to have sex at the Midsummer bonfire.”

“Women as the nurturers, and pleasure, and care givers, have love as their strongest emotion. Since the strongest emotion for women is love, women are the frith-makers and they hold a sacred duty in northern culture, as guardians of the frith. Frith is the glue, that holds together those who hold troth for each other. Without frith there can be no troth. Keeping troth with those you cannot have any frith with, is both dishonorable and dishonest. In order for there to be frith with someone, you must hold feelings of respect and trust. No social organization, whether it be one related to Wicca or anything at all, can survive if it does not strictly enforce members keeping frith between each other. The foundation of troth is frith. Troth is the very basis of Norse Paganism. Any Pagan that has not learned to be respectful of other people, is one that is not able to honor frith, and thus shall fail completely at holding troth with others. Since the basis of Norse-Paganism is troth, such a Pagan shall fail as a Norse-Pagan. The gods and goddesses only welcome those to their hall, that would be able to hold frith, with all those who reside in their hall. The whole point of being Norse-Pagan, is to hold troth for one or more of the northern gods or goddesses, and work towards being welcomed to their hall in the after-life. Thus learning how to respect others and honor frith is one of the greatest lessons any Norse-Pagan can learn.”

“Now at this time of the season, Midsummer, is the time to acknowledge all bonds of troth which we hold. Troth is the very point of Norse-Paganism. Norse-Paganism is simply put, the practice of holding troth for one or more of the northern gods/goddesses. In all things we do in our life, we must act in ways that honor this troth we hold. By taking troth, with any god or goddess, we are agreeing to hold their ways holy, and honor what they stand for. Take some moments now to ponder on all the gods and goddesses which you hold troth with, and all the things which are sacred to them.”

Place your hand on a ritual Thor’s Hammer, or the altar pentacle.

“I _______ (state your name) hold troth with the Vanir and Aesir. _______ (patron deity name) is my patron and thus I hold the greatest troth of all for him/her. I agree to hold sacred all the things which are holy to the Aesir and Vanir and most of all that which is sacred to my patron ________ (patron deity name).”

A Reading of the Values of Wicca

This time of year, Midsummer, is the time to reinstate and acknowledge any value systems which you follow. Read all the following values that are part and parcel of following the Wiccan path.:

☆The Wiccan Rede☆

Bide ye Wiccan laws ye must,
in perfect love and perfect trust.
Live and let live, fairly take and fairly give.
Form the circle thrice about, to keep all evil spirits out.
To bind ye spell every time, let ye spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye, light of touch, speak ye little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, singing out ye Witches’ Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon, chanting out ye Baneful Rune.
When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss your hand to her times two.
When the moon rides at her peak, then ye heart’s desire seek.
Heed the North wind’s mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the West, departed souls may have no rest.
When the wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
Nine woods in ye cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Elder be ye Lady’s tree, burn it not or cursed ye’ll be.
When the wheel begins to turn, soon ye Beltaine fire’ll burn.
When the wheel hath turned to Yule, light the log the Horned One rules.
Heed ye flower, bush and tree, by the Lady blessed be.
Where the rippling waters flow, cast a stone and truth ye’ll know.
When ye have and hold a need, harken not to other’s greed.
With a fool no season spend, nor be counted as his friend.
Merry meet and merry part, bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind ye threefold law ye should, three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is anow, wear the blue star upon thy brow.
True in love ye must ever be, lest thy love be false to thee.
In these eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,
‘An ye harm none, do what ye will.

☆The Witches Rede of Chivalry☆

In so far as the Craft of the Wise is the most ancient and most honorable creed of humankind, it behoves all who are Witches to act in ways that give respect to the Old Gods, to their sisters and brothers of the craft, and to themselves. Therefore, be it noted that:

1. Chivalry is a high code of honour, which is of most ancient Pagan origin and must be lived by all who follow the Old Ways.
2. It must be kenned that thoughts and intent put forth on this Middle-Earth will wax strong in other worlds beyond, and return… bringing into creation, on this world, that which has been set forth. Thus one should exercise discipline, for “as ye do plant, so shall ye harvest.
3. It is only by preparing our minds to be as Gods that we can ultimately attain godhead.
4. “This above all…to thine own self be true…”
5. A Witch’s word must have the validity of a signed and witnessed oath. Thus, give thy word sparingly, but adhere to it like iron.
6. Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the matter may be known.
7. Pass not unverified words about another, for hearsay is, in large part, a thing of falsehood.
8. Be thou honest with others, and have them know that honesty is likewise expected of them.
9. The fury of the moment plays folly with the truth; to keeps one’s head is a virtue.
10. Contemplate always the consequences of thine acts upon others. Strive not to harm.
11. Diverse covens may well have diverse views on love between members and with others. When a coven, clan, or grove is visited or joined, one should discern quietly their practices, and abide thereby.
12. Dignity, a gracious manner, and a good humour are much to be admired.
13. As a Witch, thou hast power, and thy powers wax strongly as wisdom increases. Therefore exercise discretion in the use thereof.
14. Courage and honour endure forever. Their echoes remain when the mountains have crumbled to dust.
15. Pledge friendship and fealty to those who so warrant. Strengthen others by the Brethren and they shall strengthen thee.
16. Thou shalt not reveal the secrets of another Witch or another Coven. Others have laboured long and hard for them, and cherish them as treasures.
17. Though there may be differences between those of the Old Ways, those who are once-born must see nothing, and must hear nothing.
18. Those who follow the mysteries should be above reproach in the eyes of the world.
19. The laws of the land should be obeyed whenever possible and within reason, for in the main they have been chosen with wisdom.
20. Have pride in thyself, and seek perfection in body and in mind. For the Lady has said, “How canst thou honour another unless thou gives honour to thyself first?”
21. Those who seek the mysteries should consider themselves as select of the Gods, for it is they who lead the race of humankind to the highest of thrones and beyond the very stars.

☆The Three-Fold Law☆

The Three-Fold Law is the belief and principle on which magick is used. This law relates to the use of power and energy, for when used, power is returned to the sender, three times the level it was sent out.

Used in relation with the ethos, “Do what thy wilt, though it harm none” (as stated in the Wiccan Rede), witches take great care when preparing and casting spells that no harm should come to others because of it.

The nature of this three-fold return can perhaps be better understood when considering the cause and effect principle of a spell. Let’s take an example – someone comes to you in distress with a problem, you help by sending out positive energy and the problem is successfully resolved. This automatically makes you feel good about yourself and influences your thoughts; thus your state of consciousness is altered. In turn your thoughts stir the emotions, which has a physical effect in the body by causing glandular secretions to enter into the blood stream. The resulting state of mind and body lifts your spirit, which is what makes you feel good. Thus with the act of a single good deed, you have been effected three times, in mind, body, and spirit. This then is your three-fold response to the return of positive energy. Now consider your response had you sent out negative energy or something went drastically wrong?

☆The Law of Power☆

1. The Power shall not be used to bring harm, to injure or to control others. But if the need arises, the Power shall be used to protect your life or the lives of others.
2. The Power is used only as need dictates.
3. The Power can be used for your own gain; as long as by doing so you harm none.
4. It is unwise to accept money for the use of the Power, for it quickly controls its taker. Be not as those of other religions.
5. Use not the Power for prideful gain, for such cheapens the mysteries of Wicca and Magick.
6. Ever remember that the Power is a sacred gift of the Goddess and the God, and should never be misused or abused.
7. And this is the Law of the Power.

☆The Four Powers of the Magus☆

The Four Powers of the Magus are the personal attributes traditionally necessary and required for the successful use and practice of magick. These are – To Know, To Dare, To Will, and To Be Silent. Without these four attributes combined, the individual will never be successful in magick.

The reasoning is quite simple; none of the attributes mentioned are enough in themselves, as all four attributes must be present to balance each other out. For instance:

To Know – Knowledge is no good, without the will and audacity to see magick done.

To Dare – Audacity is no good, without the knowledge and will to see magick done.

To Will – Will power is no good, without the knowledge and audacity to see magick done.

To Be Silent – What good are the above, without the discretion to remain silent until the magick is done? To reveal your magick before it is done, dissipates it’s power and effectiveness.

So, anyone aspiring to use magick, he/see needs a knowledge of what he/see is doing, the audacity to use it, the will power to control it, and the discretion to remain silent till the work is done.

☆The 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief☆

1. We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.
2. We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.
3. We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called ‘supernatural’, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.
4. We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither above the other knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energy used in magical practice and religious worship.
5. We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Inner Planes etc – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magical exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.
6. We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.
7. We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft – the Wiccan Way.
8. Calling oneself ‘Witch’ does not make a Witch – but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seek to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and without harm to others and in harmony with nature.
9. We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.
10.Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be ‘the only way’ and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.
11. As Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.
12. We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as ‘Satan’ or ‘the Devil’ as defined by Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.
13. We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

Most important of all is to value the ways of the Norse Lord and Lady, Freyr, and Freyja, who’s names literally means Lord and Lady. They are the true Lord and Lady, that all of Norse-Wicca follow most of all. As such we are to put paricular value in following the ways of the Vanir.

☆The Vanic Virtues☆

☆Beauty☆
The pursuit of beauty and elegance in thought, form and speech.

☆Courage/Passion☆
Zeal, vigor; the strength and courage that comes from a life worth living.

☆Land-rightness☆
The recognition of nature and the environment as worthy of respect, care and reverence.

☆Even-mood☆
Harmonious and balanced thought and action; tranquility, calm, serenity.

☆Openness☆
The quality of being receptive to the world around one, non-judgmental and open.

☆Wildness/Ecstasy☆
Music and dance; the nurturing of inner wildness and childlike being, being like the “fey”

☆Love☆
The all-encompassing force; love for family, for kin, for humanity, for all beings.

☆Frith☆
The peace and goodwill between people bound together; loyalty and the keeping of one’s word.

☆Faith/Piety☆
The trust that the Gods exist and are worthy of our worship, and Their ways worth following.

☆Giving☆
The binding of two parties into one common bond, generosity and hospitality.

☆Joy☆
Wonder and innocence, the recognition that life is worth living, and worth living well.

☆Brotherhood☆
The recognition that we – humans, animals, plants, spirits – are all part of the grander scheme of life, and we share a common heritage, as children of the Earth.

Hold drinking how and fill it with drink.

“Hail to the Vanir! Hail to the Aesir! Hail to _______ (patron deity name), I make this toast to you, in honor of the troth I hold for you all! Hail!”

Drink half, pour out rest to offering bowl or ground.

Raising Power

Hold wand.

Point wand to east air candle.

“Air to vitalize it.”

Point wand to south fire candle.

“Fire to purify it.”

Point wand to west water candle.

“Water to consecrate it.”

Point wand to north earth candle.

“Earth to ground it.”

Point wand up and move wand in a clockwise circle.

“Spirit to blend all Elements together into an unbreakable link with Freyja and the Freyr. So mote it be.”

All now dance in circle around the circle.

“Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Darksome Night and Shining Moon
Balance of the dark and light,
hearken ye our Witch’s Rune,
as we perform our sacred rite!
With earth and water, air and fire,
by blade and bowl and circle round,
we come to you with our desire:
let all that is hidden now be found!
With censor, candle, book and sword,
and ringing of the altar bell,
we tie a knot within our cord
to bind our magic in a spell.
Mother of the summer fields,
goddess of the silver moon,
join with us as power builds!
dance with us our witch’s rune!
Father of the Summer dew
Hunter of the winter snows
With open arms we welcome you!
Dance with us as power grows!
By all the light of moon and sun,
by all the might of land and sea,
chant the rune and it is done.
As we will, so mote it be!
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.”

Release the energies as a cone of power.

Cakes and Ale

If you didn’t do symbolic Great Rite: Put the chalice on the pentacle and hold athame over it and lower it into the chalice while saying:

“As this athame is the male, so this cup is the female, and joined they bring blessings.”

Raise the chalice high over the altar and say:

“To the Goddesses! To the Gods! To all divine beings, fairies, and spirits whom have assisted me in my ritual and magick. I make this offering in thanks!”

Pour some of the drink into the offering bowl, and drink the rest, passing it around with anyone else present.

(optional cakes offering)

Place plate of cakes on the pentacle. Take the athame and press the tip of it to the cakes. Say:

“Freyja bless this food. May it bestow health, strength, joy, and peace (or whatever else you wish), and that fulfillment of love which is perfect happiness.”

Raise the plate of cakes over the altar and say:

“To the Goddesses! To the Gods! To all divine beings, fairies, and spirits whom have assisted me in my ritual and magick. I make this offering in thanks!”

Put some of the cake into the offering bowl, and eat the rest, passing it around with anyone else present.

Closing the Circle

Face north.

“Goddesses! I thank you for your presence,
and your gift of magick.
Depart to thy realms if you must, stay if you will.
Depart with my blessings and love
and my promise to seek frith and love,
as you have charged.”

“Blessed be!”

“I bid you hail and farewell.”

“Gods! I thank you for your presence,
and the gift of your energies.
Depart to thy realms if you must, stay if you will.
Depart with my blessings and love
and my promise to seek strength and power of might,
as you have charged.”

“Blessed Be!”

“I bid you hail and farewell.”

Bring the the athame with.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, Lords of the Air, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, Lords of Fire, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, Lords of Water, Lords of Death and Initiation, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, Lords of Earth, guardians of the Northern portals, powerful God and gentle Goddess, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

Use the candle snuffer to put out the God, Goddess, and all quarter candles. Then put out the fire candle. Last put out the Presence Candle.

Cut the athame across the invisible circle and then move counterclockwise, sucking the circle energy back into the athame.

Place hands upon the rituals tools and the altar and push any extra energy into the the tools and altar.

Say:

“The circle is cut, but the blessings long remain. Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again. Blessed be!”

Volmarr’s Norse-Wicca Solitary Beltane Ritual May-1-2019


Volmarr’s Norse-Wicca Solitary Beltane Ritual May-1-2019

Need:
• Wine
• Water in the water bowl
• Salt in the salt bowl
• offering bowl
• Incense
• candles
• Thor’s Ritual Hammer (optional, can use it for the Hammer Hallowings)
• a representation of Freyja
• A representation of Freyr
• Cakes or cookies
• drinking horn
• mead (or beer or wine or even can use juice)
• red candle
• white candle
• any symbols of spring
• any symbols of witches and magick
• a representation of Freyja
• a representation of Freyr
• small or medium size May-pole
• cauldron big enough to have a pillar candle in it
• small pillar candle along with a glass holder for it

Cleansing Ritual Space

Hold athame. Move to the center of the ritual space. Caste an earth banishing pentacle to the center of the space.

“I exorcise this place, that nothing malignant be found herein. Let it be free of all evil and be cleansed and purified. In the names of Freyr and Freyja I cast forth all spirits both seen and unseen from this place.”

Put down athame in altar. Take up the broom.

“As I sweep ‘cross this ground
let no evil here be found.
As I walk the spiral path,
let all evil flee my wrath.
As this broom sweeps round this place,
let it now be sacred space.”

Use the broom to ritually sweep the energies clear of the ritual space. Once all the space is swept clear:

“Freyr and Freyja hear my plea,
that this place from all evil shall be free.
Make of it thy sacred home,
blessed in every leaf and stone.
In all thy names I call to thee,
As I will, so mote it be!”

Now set up the ritual space for the ritual. Be sure to make sure all needed items are preset. Be sure to get ready in any ways needed. Make sure any needed candles are there. Be sure any needed incense is there. Put the cauldron in the center of the circle space if that is needed for the ritual.

Do the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hammer, without the rune-ring.

Stand before the altar. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and center your thoughts on the upcoming ritual and the reason behind it. Ring the bell once and say:

“This ritual has begun.”

Lighting Of The Candles

Light the Presence Candle (a white taper candle).

“I light this Candle (lights Presence Lamp)
in the name of that ancient presence,
which is, was, and ever shall be
male, female, all-knowing, all-powerful
and present everywhere.

And in the names of the four Mighty Ones,
the rulers of the elements,
may power and blessing descend
in this hour upon this place
and those gathered here.”

Light the Goddess and God candles, the altar red fire candle, the incense charcoal (if being used), and the four quarter candles from the Presence Lamp.

Light all other candles, minus any spell candles.

Light all deity tea-lights or deity candles.

Blessing of the Water

Place water bowl on pentacle.

“I exorcise thee, O Creature of Water, that thou cast out from thee all the impurity and uncleanliness of the world of phantasm. In the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

Pick up water bowl with both hand and hold it in front of you while visualizing your energy extending to purify the water.

Blessing of the Salt

Place salt bowl on pentacle.

“Blessings be upon thee, O Creature of Salt; let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth from thee, and let all good enter within. Wherefore do I bless and consecrate thee, that thou mayest aid me. In the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

Pick up salt bowl with both hand and hold it in front of you while visualizing your energy extending to purify the salt.

Put water bowl on pentacle. Pour all salt into the water.

Put the water bowl to the side.

Casting the Circle

Hold athame and move to northern part of circle.

“I conjure thee, O Circle of Power, that thou beest a boundary between the world of men and the realms of the Mighty Ones; a meeting place of love and joy and truth; a shield against all wickedness and evil; a rampart and protection that shall preserve and contain the power that I raise within thee. Wherefore do I bless thee, and consecrate thee, in the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

From northern edge of the ritual area, holding your dagger in your power hand. Visualize a blue-white flame issuing from the tip of the dagger. Point it at the floor in the East. Walk clockwise or deosil around the circle three times, drawing the circle mark in the air as you go. Be sure to overlap the ends in the North as you finish.

Take hold of the water bowl. Move to the north of the circle.

“Salt and water, by casting thee,
let no spell, or unknown purpose be,
except in true court with me,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Using the fingers of your power hand, lightly sprinkle the water around the edge of the circle, beginning and ending in the North.

Splash self with the water.

Replace the water bowl on the altar.

Light the incense using the Presence candle. Hold the incense. Move to the north of the circle.

“As this oily essence bear,
lends it’s great strength unto the air.
Attracting spirits of the light,
guardians, both day and night.
This charge is true in prophecy,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Carry the burning incense around the circle, beginning and ending in the North. Return the incense to the altar.

Smudge self with the incense.

Hold the fire candle. Move to the north of the circle.

“Creature of Fire, this charge I give,
no evil in our presence lives.
No spooks, or phantoms may stay,
Not around this place, not night, not day,
This charge is true in prophecy,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Carry the red altar fire candle around the circle, beginning and ending in the North. Return the candle to the altar.

Take hold of the water bowl. Sprinkle the salt water over the altar.

“Elementals, Spirits, Gods of Old,
this altar fresh you now behold.
You all agree that it’s bound to me.
In peace and true serenity,
this place is perfect harmony,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Calling the Watchtowers

Ring bell.

With athame trace three circles and the make an air invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, Lords of the Air, I summon and call you to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make a fire invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, Lords of Fire, I summon and call you up to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make a water invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, Lords of Water, Lords of Death and Initiation, I summon and call you up to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make an Earth invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, Lords of the Earth, guardian of the Northern Portals, powerful God and gentle Goddess, I summon and call you to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

Invoking the Ancient Ones

Face north. Make the Goddess position.

“Lovely Freyja, I call you into my Circle
to aid me in my rites tonight and
so I may caste magick to work my will.
Hail and welcome lovely Freyja!”

“Hail Freyja! Daughter of Njord. Sister of Freyr. Descendant of the Vanir. Possessor of Brisingamen. Od’s wife. Vanir-bride. Teacher of seidh. Love goddess. Gold-thirsty one. Queen of witches!

Hail Freyja!”

See Freyja standing before me naked, save only a short cloak of magickal hawk feathers and a jeweled necklace that radiates power. Her hair long and wild and golden red. Her pale blue eyes that are like the oceans. Her body most pleasing feminine shape. Her pale skin glows with life. She breath with longing. Her body moves with the grace of a cat. See her full round breasts and dark pink erect nipples. Gauze your eyes upon her sensuous curves. Her legs long and strong. See her feet, her toes curling into the soft earth. Enjoy the view of her perfectly round and toned bottom. Look between her thighs and see the dew glistening from her sex and feel the intense fires which burn there. Look upon her. Feast your eyes upon her beauty. Feel the excitement she invoke in me. Hear her sultry voice whisper to you to discover her innermost mysteries.

Take some deep breaths now and close your eyes and spend some time meditating on her form and energy.

“Freyja,

you charge that I seek pleasure and beauty bright,
Please lend your energies to my rite,
and take root as a guiding presence in my days and nights,
so I may learn your ways and be filled with your light.
Hail Freyja, lovely Goddess greatly desired within my sight!”

Face north. Make the God position.

“Mighty Freyr, I call you into my Circle
to aid me in my rites tonight and
so I may caste magick to work my will.
Hail and welcome mighty Freyr!”

“Hail Freyr! Son of Njord. Brother of Freyja. Husband of Gerd. Trusted friend of Skirnir. Descendant of the Vanir. Harvest god and wealth-giver. King of Alfheim. Blot-god of the Swedes. Possessor of Skidbladnir, and the boar known as Gullinbursti. Beli’s slayer. Enemy of Surtr. Wielder of the stag-horn. Fruitful one. Sure giver. Father of the Yngling line. Lord of the Volsi!

Hail Freyr!”

See Freyr standing before you. He is completely naked, and has a raging hardon. He is very handsome, and seems Earthy, but regal. He is a young man that seems filled with life and vitality. He glows with the power of prosperity and well-being. He seems very friendly and welcoming. He carries a stag horn. In his other hand he has a tiny model Viking ship, but there is some strange magick coming from the model, it feels like it could somehow become the size of a massive life size ship. He has medium long sandy blond hair, and a beard.

He smiles to his sister Freyja and embraces her, and then gives her a very sensual kiss on the lips. You can sense a strong sexual charge between them both. They both smile at one another and then smile back at me. Freyja winks at me. Freyr pats me on the shoulder in a friendly way, and then gives me a warm friendly hug. Freyja then leans in and embraces me and her lips meet mine in a very sexual intense kiss. Both of them now stand in the circle, ready to help with my ritual.

Take some deep breaths now and close your eyes and spend some time meditating on his form and energy.

“Freyr,
you charge that I live life with joy and energy bright.
Please lend your energies to my rite,
and take root as a guiding presence in my days and nights,
so I may learn your ways and be filled with your light.
Hail Freyr, powerful God of vitality and might!”

Self-Blessing

Anoint yourself with ritual oil in the places indicated while saying the following:

“Blessed be my feet that walk in the ways of the Goddess.
Blessed be my sex, creative power of life.
Blessed be my breasts formed in strength.
Blessed be my heart that I feel compassion for all who are living.
Blessed be my mouth that speaks the sacred names.
Blessed be my eyes that behold the beauty of Nature.”

Finally anoint yourself in the center of your forehead:

Blessed be my inner sight that I may receive a message within my soul.

Bless me, my Lady Freyja, that I may see
You truly, so I may see all things

of the world of spirit
In love and trust, so mote it be.”

Charge of the Goddess

Best is to listen to a recording of the charge while meditating on the form of the Goddess that has been invoked in the ritual, and feel her energy.

“Listen to the words of the Great Mother who was of old also called among men, Freyja, Artemis, Astarte, Diana, Saga, Idunn, Aphrodite, Skadi, Laxmi, Frigga, Parvati, Gerd, Cerridwen, Lalita, Eir, Arianrod, Sif, Kali, Saraswati, Hel, and by many other names.

Whenever ye have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon be full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all Witcheries.

There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not yet won its deepest secrets: to these will I teach things that are yet unknown.

And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye are really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise.

For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.

Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.

For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth; and mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess, she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven; whose body encircleth the Universe; I, who am the beauty of the green earth, and the white Moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the heart’s desire, call unto thy soul. Arise and come unto me.

For I am the Soul of Nature, who giveth life to the universe; from me all things proceed, and unto me must all things return; and before my face, beloved of gods and mortals, thine inmost divine self shall be unfolded in the rapture of infinite joy.

Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not, unless thou know this mystery: that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.

For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.”

Charge of the God

Get into God position and meditate on the Sun, feeling the energy of the Sun descending into you. Feel the energy of the God fill you.

“Listen to the words of the Great Father, who of old was called among men, Freyr, Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Bragi, Cernunnos, Odin, Ganesh, Tyr, Shiva, Heimdall, Vishnu, Njord, Krishna, Baldr, Lugh, Mimir, Narayana, Ullr, Buddha, and by many other names.

I am the radiant King of the Heavens,
flooding the Earth with warmth and encouraging the hidden
seed of creation to burst forth into manifestation.

I lift my shining sword to light the lives of all beings
and daily pour forth my golden rays upon the Earth,
putting to flight the powers of darkness.

I am the spirit of all beasts wild and free.
I run with the stag and soar as a sacred falcon against
the shimmering sky.

The ancient woods and wild places emanate my powers,
the birds of the air sing of my sanctity.

I am the harvest, offering up grain and fruits beneath
the sickle of time so that all may be nourished.
For without planting there can be no harvest;
without winter there can be no spring.

I am the thousand named Son of creation.
Know that by all names I am the same.

The spirit of the horned stag in the wild, the endless harvest.
See in the yearly cycle of festivals my birth, death and
rebirth and know that such is the destiny of all creation..

I am the spark of life, the radiant Sun, the giver of peace and rest.
I send my rays of blessings to warm the hearts and strengthen the minds of all.”

Invoking Rune Ring to Raise Power

Face north and trace the rune shape in the air before you using your wand and loudly chant.:

“FEHU!”

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“URUZ!”

Uruz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“THURISAZ!”

Thurisaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ANSUZ!”

Ansuz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“RAIDHO!”

Raidho

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“KENAZ!”

Kenaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“GEBO!”

Gebo

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“WUNJO!”

Wunjo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“HAGALAZ!”

Hagalaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“NAUDHIZ!”

Nauthiz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ISA!”

Isa

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“JERA!”

Jera

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“EIHWAZ!”

Eihwaz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“PERTHRO!”

Perthro

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ELHAZ!”

Elhaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“SOWILO!”

Sowilo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“TIWAZ!”

Tiwaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“BERKANO!”

Berkano

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“EHWAZ!”

Ehwaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“MANNAZ!”

Mannaz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“LAGUZ!”

Laguz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“INGWAZ!”

Ingwaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“DAGAZ!”

Dagaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“OTHALA!”

othala

Great Rite

If doing as symbolic: Set the chalice of wine on the pentacle. Take the athame and hold over the wine/juice, but without it touching the liquid inside.

If doing it as masturbation be touching self during this.

“Now I must reveal a great Mystery.

Assist me to erect the Ancient Altar, at which in days past all worshipped, the Great Altar of all things. For in the old times a woman was the Altar. Thus was the altar made and placed…

… and the sacred place was the point within the centre of the circle, as we of old times have been taught, that the point within the centre is the origin of all things. Therefore should we adore it.”

Kiss Priestess on her yoni, or picture kissing the Goddess there if doing the rite as a solitary.

“Therefore, whom we adore, we also invoke, by the power of the lifted lance. O circle of stars [kiss], whereof our Father is but the younger brother [kiss], Marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space, before whom time is ashamed, the mind bewildered and understanding dark, not unto thee may we attain unless thine image be of love. [Kiss]

Therefore, by seed and root, and stem and bud and leaf and flower and fruit do we invoke thee,

O, Queen of space, O dew of light, O continuous one of the Heavens [kiss]. Let it be ever thus, that men speak not of Thee as one, but as none, and let them not speak of thee at all, since thou art continuous, for thou art the point within the circle [kiss], which we adore [kiss], the fount of life without which we would not be” [kiss].

And in this way truly are erected the Holy Twin Pillars Boaz and Joachim [kisses breasts]. In beauty and strength were they erected, to the wonder and glory of all men.

O Secrets of secrets that art hidden in the being of all lives. Not thee do we adore, for that which adoreth is also thou. Thou art that and That am I” [kiss].

I am the flame that burns in every man, and in the core of every star [kiss].
I am Life and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the Knowledge of Death
[kiss].
I am alone, the Lord within ourselves whose name is Mystery of Mysteries
[kiss].

Altar of mysteries manifold,
The sacred Circle’s secret point
Thus do I sign thee as of old,
With kisses of my lips anoint
[kiss lips].

Open for me the secret way,
The pathway of intelligence,
Beyond the gates of night and day,
Beyond the bounds of time and sense.
Behold the mystery aright
The five true points of fellowship….”

If doing as symbolic: Lower athame into juice. If doing actual form, penetrate yoni of Priestess with lingham.

“Here where Lance and Grail unite,
And feet, and knees, and breast, and lip.

Encourage our hearts, Let thy Light crystallize itself in our blood, fulfilling us of Resurrection, for there is no part of us that is not of the Gods.”

The Making of Odhroerir

Hold up the bottle of mead:

“I now brew the holy mead of inspiration. Won by high Odin long ago!”

Chant into the bottle of mead:

“Odhroerir! Son! Bodhn!”

“Now I hallow this drink with staves of light!”

Chant and trace these runes over the bottle:

“Othala”

Othala

“Dagaz”

Dagaz

“Raidho”

Raidho

“Ansuz”

Ansuz

“Raidho”

Raidho

“Isa”

Isa

“Elhaz!”

Elhaz

All say:

“Hail Odhroerir!”

“Hail Freyja! Daughter of Njord. Sister of Freyr. Descendant of the Vanir. Possessor of Brisingamen. Od’s wife. Vanir-bride. Teacher of seidh. Love goddess. Gold-thirsty one. Queen of witches!”

“Hail also the unnamed disir of the Vanir, goddesses ancient and powerful. Please be here at this ritual of spring-time transformation.”

“The Norse divide the seasons into two, winter and summer. Now is a shifting of energies, the unstable energies of change. It isn’t winter anymore now, but it isn’t yet summer. This is a border state time, a time between a time.”

“This time of year is traditionally associated with witches since witches, and wizards too, are people that live with a focus on those border states, as their focus is effecting change and transformation.”

“Seidh is a form of magick related to Norse witchcraft. Seidh and many forms of magick are done by going into a trance state. Trance means altered state of conscious. People are often in trance state when in any border state, time between sleep and waking, meditation, magick rituals, intense pain states, near death state, etc.”

“Battle trance is a state in which one struggles with life or death through physical combat. During battle is a powerful time to do spells due to this. Fight or flight is an altered state of consciousness. Spiritual rituals too are a border event. Also physical workouts too can be border states.”

“Sex is a border state. Sex is one possible tool to use to do seidh and other forms of magick. Being sexually aroused is a border state. Freyja is always sexually aroused, thus she is a goddess always in the border state.”

“Border state is fire. This is why Freyja is associated with fire. Fire is the energy of change. Conventional consciousness state for mortal humans is ice. Ice is the energy that keeps things as they are. Life force energy is fire though, because living beings can and do constantly change their environment.”

“Gods and goddesses have more life force than mortal humans, thus they have more magick. Deities can cause more, bigger amounts of change. By becoming attuned and one with the natural cycle of the seasons we increase our own life-force and fire and become more powerful. When we do devotional rituals to gods and goddesses we slowly move our own energies closer to the divine and become progressively more than just human. This is how we add divinity to our soul. By becoming more divine like this we increase our abilities to effect magick and create positive change for ourselves and others.”

“The more we become divine the higher our personal consciousness frequency is and the more we are able to access a greater amount of knowledge, wisdom, awareness, and the stronger access we have to life force. This also causes our spiritual luck to improve. Rising one’s consciousness frequency is the key to making spiritual progress. By rising our consciousness frequency then we can become closer to the gods and goddesses as we are then like one of them.”

“Negativity, limited thinking, negative energy, bad energies, unhealthy food, unhealthy habits such as smoking, being around negative people and lack of faith in the gods/goddesses, all serve to drag down our energies and pull us away from the spiritual. Drinking in a way in which we don’t have any self control over is very destructive and pulls down our energies. Drinking alcohol is not bad, it actually is a strong part of the Heathen path, what is bad is drinking to an extreme and not being a responsible drinker. These things suck the spiritual life force out of us and reduce our fire. It is very important on the spiritual path to learn how to shield your energies against negativity and limit any interactions with negative people.”

“The greatest tool for keeping energies consistently at a more positive spiritual level is regular daily spiritual practices. Enlightenment is not something that happens once and then you are cured for the rest of your life, it is an ongoing quest, even after achieving some measure of spiritual success all that has been gained can be lost if efforts are not kept up to keep things going. Magick is a tool to use to transform the self so that you can stay more often in a higher enlightened consciousness state that is closer to the level of the gods and goddesses. By maintaining a higher state of consciousness and a greater level of awareness and personal power we attract the interest of the gods and goddesses. By building a devotional practice towards a patron deity, matched by working on yourself using magick for self transformation directed towards a greater and greater spiritual self awareness, we move ourselves closer to achieving final rest from incarnation in the physical world, and moving on to reside in the hall of our patron deity at the time of our death. Working on the self to the point that we are ready to join our patron after we cross over from this world of the living to the next world is the main point for any more advanced level Heathen.”

“Now is the time during these changing energies to look for opportunities to bring positive changes in our lives, a powerful time to effect improvements in our lives. Now with the increase in physical activity in the rhythm of nature, is a excellent time to focus on getting into better physical shape by doing a regular fitness routine, if we don’t already do so. It is a good time to look at ways we can work on improving our health, both mentally and physically. This time of year is a good time to consider getting books about helpful methods of self improvement. It is a good time to brush up on any spiritual or occult knowledge areas we may already possess and perhaps looking too at ways we can expand such areas of knowledge. All these things which involve self improvement are connected with transformation and is oriented towards the type of energies of witches and wizards and of this general time of year. We are moving away from the inward focused energies of winter to the outward flowing energies of summer. The energies are shifting outward now towards vitality and renewal.”

“At this time of year the sexual energies of nature are at their strongest point. Now is the time to enjoy any opportunities that are presented to express those sexual currents with others. Sex is a good way of celebrating the current natural cycle. It is a way to make offerings of joy and pleasure to the spirits of nature. Sexual expression is a way to honor all goddesses associated with this time of year, both hidden and known.”

“The Vanir are the Norse deities associated with the border time energies of the seasons, both with the spring when nature’s vitality increases, and in the fall when that which has grown is harvested. Vanic deities are strongly connected with the sexual currents of nature. Spring is the season for the goddesses and fall the season to enjoy the blessings of the Vanic gods. Spring is female, and fall male. Spring and fall are not seasons proper for the Norse, but times of transition between winter and summer. Freyja as goddess of sexuality and witchcraft is a goddess of the spring whose energies reflect this time of year. There are also hidden goddesses of the Vanir who help to bring forth the energies of this time of year of the cycle and we must honor them too.”

If there is any magick spells you wish to do for the purpose to better yourself in some way, now is a powerful time to do them. You may either do them at this point in the ritual or in a later ritual.

Light red candle.

Fill drinking horn with mead and hold filled horn up.

“Freyja please present to me opportunities to take part in the increased sexual energies of this current time of year. Also please oh lovely goddess show me any ways that I may improve myself, and help me with opportunities to do so. Please oh pretty goddess help me to flow with the changing energies of this time of year. You who are a helpful seidh-witch, and lover to all, help me to bend the life currents to my advantage. Thank you radiant Freyja.”

Drink some of the mead and pour out rest to offering bowl for Freyja.

Light white candle.

Fill drinking horn with mead and hold it up.

“Hidden spring-time goddesses of the Vanir may your energies be strong so that this season may be a wonderful one filled with positive vitality for all lifeforms. I thank you oh lovely hidden goddesses for all you do for us who take part in the seasons. Hail all hidden life-force goddesses of the Vanir!”

Drink some of the mead and pour out the rest into offering bowl for the hidden spring-time goddesses of the Vanir.

Be sure the pillar candle in the glass holder is in the cauldron.

“I now light the bonfire of the lust-fires of the union of the hidden Vanic God of Spring, and the hidden Vanic Goddess of Spring. I light this fire within the cauldron of the Goddess’s vagina to send these energies to the Goddess so she may use them to revitalize the energies of nature.”

Light the candle in the cauldron.

“May the flames of passion and sexual union between the God and Goddess be strong and bright. May the energies of nature be revitalized! This fire burns away the last remaining vestiges of the winter half of the year. The summer half of the year is upon us now!”

Jump over the candle in the cauldron.

“By jumping over this lust-fire, I revitalize my own energies, and step into the summer half of the year!”

Be sure the May-pole is set up in the middle of the ritual space.

“Now is a time to celebrate the newly arrived energies of summer, and to get in touch with all the joy that is to come during this brighter, warmer, half of the year.”

Play some festive Pagan May-day music, and dance around the May-pole to the music. Take some time to really enjoy the music. Do this for as long as you want. This is a time to party and enjoy the vital sexual life-force that is strong at this time.

Raising Power

Hold wand.

Point wand to east air candle.

“Air to vitalize it.”

Point wand to south fire candle.

“Fire to purify it.”

Point wand to west water candle.

“Water to consecrate it.”

Point wand to north earth candle.

“Earth to ground it.”

Point wand up and move wand in a clockwise circle.

“Spirit to blend all Elements together into an unbreakable link with Freyja and the Freyr. So mote it be.”

All now dance in circle around the circle.

“Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Darksome Night and Shining Moon
Balance of the dark and light,
hearken ye our Witch’s Rune,
as we perform our sacred rite!
With earth and water, air and fire,
by blade and bowl and circle round,
we come to you with our desire:
let all that is hidden now be found!
With censor, candle, book and sword,
and ringing of the altar bell,
we tie a knot within our cord
to bind our magic in a spell.
Mother of the summer fields,
goddess of the silver moon,
join with us as power builds!
dance with us our witch’s rune!
Father of the Summer dew
Hunter of the winter snows
With open arms we welcome you!
Dance with us as power grows!
By all the light of moon and sun,
by all the might of land and sea,
chant the rune and it is done.
As we will, so mote it be!
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.”

Release the energies as a cone of power.

Cakes and Ale

If you didn’t do symbolic Great Rite: Put the chalice on the pentacle and hold athame over it and lower it into the chalice while saying:

“As this athame is the male, so this cup is the female, and joined they bring blessings.”

Raise the chalice high over the altar and say:

“To Freyja! To Freyr! To all divine beings, fairies, and spirits whom have assisted me in my ritual and magick. I make this offering in thanks!”

Pour some of the drink into the offering bowl, and drink the rest, passing it around with anyone else present.

(optional cakes offering)

Place plate of cakes on the pentacle. Take the athame and press the tip of it to the cakes. Say:

“Freyja bless this food. May it bestow health, strength, joy, and peace (or whatever else you wish), and that fulfillment of love which is perfect happiness.”

Raise the plate of cakes over the altar and say:

“To Freyja! To Freyr! To all divine beings, fairies, and spirits whom have assisted me in my ritual and magick. I make this offering in thanks!”

Put some of the cake into the offering bowl, and eat the rest, passing it around with anyone else present.

Closing the Circle

Face north.

“Freyja! I thank you for your presence and your gift of magick.
Depart to thy realms if you must, stay if you will.
Depart with my blessings and love
and my promise to seek pleasure and beauty,
as you have charged.”

“Blessed be!”

“I bid you hail and farewell.”

“Freyr! I thank you for your presence,
and your gift of abundance and vitality.
Depart to thy realms if you must, stay if you will.
Depart with my blessings and love
and my promise to live life with joy and energy,
as you have charged.”

“Blessed Be!”

“I bid you hail and farewell.”

Bring the the athame with.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, Lords of the Air, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, Lords of Fire, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, Lords of Water, Lords of Death and Initiation, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, Lords of Earth, guardians of the Northern portals, powerful God and gentle Goddess, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

Use the candle snuffer to put out the God, Goddess, and all quarter candles. Then put out the fire candle. Last put out the Presence Candle.

Cut the athame across the invisible circle and then move counterclockwise, sucking the circle energy back into the athame.

Place hands upon the rituals tools and the altar and push any extra energy into the the tools and altar.

Say:

“The circle is cut, but the blessings long remain. Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again. Blessed be!”

Volmarr’s Norse-Wicca Solitary Ritual Outline May-5-2019 Freyja and Freyr Version


Volmarr’s Norse-Wicca Solitary Ritual Outline May-5-2019
Freyja and Freyr Version

Need:
• Wine
• Water in the water bowl
• Salt in the salt bowl
• offering bowl
• Incense
• candles
• Thor’s Ritual Hammer (optional, can use it for the Hammer Hallowings)
• a representation of Freyja
• A representation of Freyr
• Cakes or cookies

Cleansing Ritual Space

Hold athame. Move to the center of the ritual space. Caste an earth banishing pentacle to the center of the space.

“I exorcise this place, that nothing malignant be found herein. Let it be free of all evil and be cleansed and purified. In the names of Freyr and Freyja I cast forth all spirits both seen and unseen from this place.”

Put down athame in altar. Take up the broom.

“As I sweep ‘cross this ground
let no evil here be found.
As I walk the spiral path,
let all evil flee my wrath.
As this broom sweeps round this place,
let it now be sacred space.”

Use the broom to ritually sweep the energies clear of the ritual space. Once all the space is swept clear:

“Freyr and Freyja hear my plea,
that this place from all evil shall be free.
Make of it thy sacred home,
blessed in every leaf and stone.
In all thy names I call to thee,
As I will, so mote it be!”

Now set up the ritual space for the ritual. Be sure to make sure all needed items are preset. Be sure to get ready in any ways needed. Make sure any needed candles are there. Be sure any needed incense is there. Put the cauldron in the center of the circle space if that is needed for the ritual.

Do the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hammer, without the rune-ring.

Stand before the altar. Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and center your thoughts on the upcoming ritual and the reason behind it. Ring the bell once and say:

“This ritual has begun.”

Lighting Of The Candles

Light the Presence Candle (a white taper candle).

“I light this Candle (lights Presence Lamp)
in the name of that ancient presence,
which is, was, and ever shall be
male, female, all-knowing, all-powerful
and present everywhere.

And in the names of the four Mighty Ones,
the rulers of the elements,
may power and blessing descend
in this hour upon this place
and those gathered here.”

Light the Goddess and God candles, the altar red fire candle, the incense charcoal (if being used), and the four quarter candles from the Presence Lamp.

Light all other candles, minus any spell candles.

Light all deity tea-lights or deity candles.

Blessing of the Water

Place water bowl on pentacle.

“I exorcise thee, O Creature of Water, that thou cast out from thee all the impurity and uncleanliness of the world of phantasm. In the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

Pick up water bowl with both hand and hold it in front of you while visualizing your energy extending to purify the water.

Blessing of the Salt

Place salt bowl on pentacle.

“Blessings be upon thee, O Creature of Salt; let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth from thee, and let all good enter within. Wherefore do I bless and consecrate thee, that thou mayest aid me. In the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

Pick up salt bowl with both hand and hold it in front of you while visualizing your energy extending to purify the salt.

Put water bowl on pentacle. Pour all salt into the water.

Put the water bowl to the side.

Casting the Circle

Hold athame and move to northern part of circle.

“I conjure thee, O Circle of Power, that thou beest a boundary between the world of men and the realms of the Mighty Ones; a meeting place of love and joy and truth; a shield against all wickedness and evil; a rampart and protection that shall preserve and contain the power that I raise within thee. Wherefore do I bless thee, and consecrate thee, in the names of Freyr and Freyja.”

From northern edge of the ritual area, holding your dagger in your power hand. Visualize a blue-white flame issuing from the tip of the dagger. Point it at the floor in the East. Walk clockwise or deosil around the circle three times, drawing the circle mark in the air as you go. Be sure to overlap the ends in the North as you finish.

Take hold of the water bowl. Move to the north of the circle.

“Salt and water, by casting thee,
let no spell, or unknown purpose be,
except in true court with me,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Using the fingers of your power hand, lightly sprinkle the water around the edge of the circle, beginning and ending in the North.

Splash self with the water.

Replace the water bowl on the altar.

Light the incense using the Presence candle. Hold the incense. Move to the north of the circle.

“As this oily essence bear,
lends it’s great strength unto the air.
Attracting spirits of the light,
guardians, both day and night.
This charge is true in prophecy,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Carry the burning incense around the circle, beginning and ending in the North. Return the incense to the altar.

Smudge self with the incense.

Hold the fire candle. Move to the north of the circle.

“Creature of Fire, this charge I give,
no evil in our presence lives.
No spooks, or phantoms may stay,
Not around this place, not night, not day,
This charge is true in prophecy,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Carry the red altar fire candle around the circle, beginning and ending in the North. Return the candle to the altar.

Take hold of the water bowl. Sprinkle the salt water over the altar.

“Elementals, Spirits, Gods of Old,
this altar fresh you now behold.
You all agree that it’s bound to me.
In peace and true serenity,
this place is perfect harmony,
and as I will, so mote it be.”

Calling the Watchtowers

Ring bell.

With athame trace three circles and the make an air invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, Lords of the Air, I summon and call you to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make a fire invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, Lords of Fire, I summon and call you up to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make a water invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, Lords of Water, Lords of Death and Initiation, I summon and call you up to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

With athame trace three circles and the make an Earth invoking pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, Lords of the Earth, guardian of the Northern Portals, powerful God and gentle Goddess, I summon and call you to witness my rites and to guard this sacred Circle.”

Poke center of pentacle to activate the Watchtower gate. See in mind’s eye the pentacle light up.

Invoking the Ancient Ones

Face north. Make the Goddess position.

“Lovely Freyja, I call you into my Circle
to aid me in my rites tonight and
so I may caste magick to work my will.
Hail and welcome lovely Freyja!”

“Hail Freyja! Daughter of Njord. Sister of Freyr. Descendant of the Vanir. Possessor of Brisingamen. Od’s wife. Vanir-bride. Teacher of seidh. Love goddess. Gold-thirsty one. Queen of witches!

Hail Freyja!”

See Freyja standing before me naked, save only a short cloak of magickal hawk feathers and a jeweled necklace that radiates power. Her hair long and wild and golden red. Her pale blue eyes that are like the oceans. Her body most pleasing feminine shape. Her pale skin glows with life. She breath with longing. Her body moves with the grace of a cat. See her full round breasts and dark pink erect nipples. Gauze your eyes upon her sensuous curves. Her legs long and strong. See her feet, her toes curling into the soft earth. Enjoy the view of her perfectly round and toned bottom. Look between her thighs and see the dew glistening from her sex and feel the intense fires which burn there. Look upon her. Feast your eyes upon her beauty. Feel the excitement she invoke in me. Hear her sultry voice whisper to you to discover her innermost mysteries.

Take some deep breaths now and close your eyes and spend some time meditating on her form and energy.

“Freyja,

you charge that I seek pleasure and beauty bright,
Please lend your energies to my rite,
and take root as a guiding presence in my days and nights,
so I may learn your ways and be filled with your light.
Hail Freyja, lovely Goddess greatly desired within my sight!”

Face north. Make the God position.

“Mighty Freyr, I call you into my Circle
to aid me in my rites tonight and
so I may caste magick to work my will.
Hail and welcome mighty Freyr!”

“Hail Freyr! Son of Njord. Brother of Freyja. Husband of Gerd. Trusted friend of Skirnir. Descendant of the Vanir. Harvest god and wealth-giver. King of Alfheim. Blot-god of the Swedes. Possessor of Skidbladnir, and the boar known as Gullinbursti. Beli’s slayer. Enemy of Surtr. Wielder of the stag-horn. Fruitful one. Sure giver. Father of the Yngling line. Lord of the Volsi!

Hail Freyr!”

See Freyr standing before you. He is completely naked, and has a raging hardon. He is very handsome, and seems Earthy, but regal. He is a young man that seems filled with life and vitality. He glows with the power of prosperity and well-being. He seems very friendly and welcoming. He carries a stag horn. In his other hand he has a tiny model Viking ship, but there is some strange magick coming from the model, it feels like it could somehow become the size of a massive life size ship. He has medium long sandy blond hair, and a beard.

He smiles to his sister Freyja and embraces her, and then gives her a very sensual kiss on the lips. You can sense a strong sexual charge between them both. They both smile at one another and then smile back at me. Freyja winks at me. Freyr pats me on the shoulder in a friendly way, and then gives me a warm friendly hug. Freyja then leans in and embraces me and her lips meet mine in a very sexual intense kiss. Both of them now stand in the circle, ready to help with my ritual.

Take some deep breaths now and close your eyes and spend some time meditating on his form and energy.

“Freyr,
you charge that I live life with joy and energy bright.
Please lend your energies to my rite,
and take root as a guiding presence in my days and nights,
so I may learn your ways and be filled with your light.
Hail Freyr, powerful God of vitality and might!”

Self-Blessing

Anoint yourself with ritual oil in the places indicated while saying the following:

“Blessed be my feet that walk in the ways of the Goddess.
Blessed be my sex, creative power of life.
Blessed be my breasts formed in strength.
Blessed be my heart that I feel compassion for all who are living.
Blessed be my mouth that speaks the sacred names.
Blessed be my eyes that behold the beauty of Nature.”

Finally anoint yourself in the center of your forehead:

Blessed be my inner sight that I may receive a message within my soul.

Bless me, my Lady Freyja, that I may see
You truly, so I may see all things

of the world of spirit
In love and trust, so mote it be.”

Charge of the Goddess

Best is to listen to a recording of the charge while meditating on the form of the Goddess that has been invoked in the ritual, and feel her energy.

“Listen to the words of the Great Mother who was of old also called among men, Freyja, Artemis, Astarte, Diana, Saga, Idunn, Aphrodite, Skadi, Laxmi, Frigga, Parvati, Gerd, Cerridwen, Lalita, Eir, Arianrod, Sif, Kali, Saraswati, Hel, and by many other names.

Whenever ye have need of anything, once in a month, and better it be when the Moon be full, then ye shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of me, who am Queen of all Witcheries.

There shall ye assemble, ye who are fain to learn all sorcery, yet have not yet won its deepest secrets: to these will I teach things that are yet unknown.

And ye shall be free from slavery; and as a sign that ye are really free, ye shall be naked in your rites; and ye shall dance, sing, feast, make music and love, all in my praise.

For mine is the ecstasy of the spirit and mine also is joy on earth; for my Law is Love unto all Beings.

Keep pure your highest ideal; strive ever toward it; let naught stop you or turn you aside.

For mine is the secret door which opens upon the Land of Youth; and mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life, and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality.

I am the Gracious Goddess, who gives the gift of joy unto the heart. Upon earth, I give the knowledge of the spirit eternal; and beyond death, I give peace, and freedom, and reunion with those who have gone before. Nor do I demand sacrifice, for behold I am the Mother of All Living, and my love is poured out upon the earth.

Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess, she in the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven; whose body encircleth the Universe; I, who am the beauty of the green earth, and the white Moon among the stars, and the mystery of the waters, and the heart’s desire, call unto thy soul. Arise and come unto me.

For I am the Soul of Nature, who giveth life to the universe; from me all things proceed, and unto me must all things return; and before my face, beloved of gods and mortals, thine inmost divine self shall be unfolded in the rapture of infinite joy.

Let my worship be within the heart that rejoiceth, for behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals. And therefore let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honour and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

And thou who thinkest to seek for me, know thy seeking and yearning shall avail thee not, unless thou know this mystery: that if that which thou seekest thou findest not within thee, thou wilt never find it without thee.

For behold, I have been with thee from the beginning; and I am that which is attained at the end of desire.”

Charge of the God

Get into God position and meditate on the Sun, feeling the energy of the Sun descending into you. Feel the energy of the God fill you.

“Listen to the words of the Great Father, who of old was called among men, Freyr, Osiris, Adonis, Zeus, Thor, Pan, Bragi, Cernunnos, Odin, Ganesh, Tyr, Shiva, Heimdall, Vishnu, Njord, Krishna, Baldr, Lugh, Mimir, Narayana, Ullr, Buddha, and by many other names.

I am the radiant King of the Heavens,
flooding the Earth with warmth and encouraging the hidden
seed of creation to burst forth into manifestation.

I lift my shining sword to light the lives of all beings
and daily pour forth my golden rays upon the Earth,
putting to flight the powers of darkness.

I am the spirit of all beasts wild and free.
I run with the stag and soar as a sacred falcon against
the shimmering sky.

The ancient woods and wild places emanate my powers,
the birds of the air sing of my sanctity.

I am the harvest, offering up grain and fruits beneath
the sickle of time so that all may be nourished.
For without planting there can be no harvest;
without winter there can be no spring.

I am the thousand named Son of creation.
Know that by all names I am the same.

The spirit of the horned stag in the wild, the endless harvest.
See in the yearly cycle of festivals my birth, death and
rebirth and know that such is the destiny of all creation..

I am the spark of life, the radiant Sun, the giver of peace and rest.
I send my rays of blessings to warm the hearts and strengthen the minds of all.”

Invoking Rune Ring to Raise Power

Face north and trace the rune shape in the air before you using your wand and loudly chant.:

“FEHU!”

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“URUZ!”

Uruz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“THURISAZ!”

Thurisaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ANSUZ!”

Ansuz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“RAIDHO!”

Raidho

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“KENAZ!”

Kenaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“GEBO!”

Gebo

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“WUNJO!”

Wunjo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“HAGALAZ!”

Hagalaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“NAUDHIZ!”

Nauthiz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ISA!”

Isa

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“JERA!”

Jera

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“EIHWAZ!”

Eihwaz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“PERTHRO!”

Perthro

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“ELHAZ!”

Elhaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“SOWILO!”

Sowilo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“TIWAZ!”

Tiwaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“BERKANO!”

Berkano

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“EHWAZ!”

Ehwaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“MANNAZ!”

Mannaz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“LAGUZ!”

Laguz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“INGWAZ!”

Ingwaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“DAGAZ!”

Dagaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant.:

“OTHALA!”

othala

Great Rite

If doing as symbolic: Set the chalice of wine on the pentacle. Take the athame and hold over the wine/juice, but without it touching the liquid inside.

If doing it as masturbation be touching self during this.

“Now I must reveal a great Mystery.

Assist me to erect the Ancient Altar, at which in days past all worshipped, the Great Altar of all things. For in the old times a woman was the Altar. Thus was the altar made and placed…

… and the sacred place was the point within the centre of the circle, as we of old times have been taught, that the point within the centre is the origin of all things. Therefore should we adore it.”

Kiss Priestess on her yoni, or picture kissing the Goddess there if doing the rite as a solitary.

“Therefore, whom we adore, we also invoke, by the power of the lifted lance. O circle of stars [kiss], whereof our Father is but the younger brother [kiss], Marvel beyond imagination, soul of infinite space, before whom time is ashamed, the mind bewildered and understanding dark, not unto thee may we attain unless thine image be of love. [Kiss]

Therefore, by seed and root, and stem and bud and leaf and flower and fruit do we invoke thee,

O, Queen of space, O dew of light, O continuous one of the Heavens [kiss]. Let it be ever thus, that men speak not of Thee as one, but as none, and let them not speak of thee at all, since thou art continuous, for thou art the point within the circle [kiss], which we adore [kiss], the fount of life without which we would not be” [kiss].

And in this way truly are erected the Holy Twin Pillars Boaz and Joachim [kisses breasts]. In beauty and strength were they erected, to the wonder and glory of all men.

O Secrets of secrets that art hidden in the being of all lives. Not thee do we adore, for that which adoreth is also thou. Thou art that and That am I” [kiss].

I am the flame that burns in every man, and in the core of every star [kiss].
I am Life and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the Knowledge of Death
[kiss].
I am alone, the Lord within ourselves whose name is Mystery of Mysteries
[kiss].

Altar of mysteries manifold,
The sacred Circle’s secret point
Thus do I sign thee as of old,
With kisses of my lips anoint
[kiss lips].

Open for me the secret way,
The pathway of intelligence,
Beyond the gates of night and day,
Beyond the bounds of time and sense.
Behold the mystery aright
The five true points of fellowship….”

If doing as symbolic: Lower athame into juice. If doing actual form, penetrate yoni of Priestess with lingham.

“Here where Lance and Grail unite,
And feet, and knees, and breast, and lip.

Encourage our hearts, Let thy Light crystallize itself in our blood, fulfilling us of Resurrection, for there is no part of us that is not of the Gods.”

Ritual

(Ritual and spells here.)

Raising Power

Hold wand.

Point wand to east air candle.

“Air to vitalize it.”

Point wand to south fire candle.

“Fire to purify it.”

Point wand to west water candle.

“Water to consecrate it.”

Point wand to north earth candle.

“Earth to ground it.”

Point wand up and move wand in a clockwise circle.

“Spirit to blend all Elements together into an unbreakable link with Freyja and the Freyr. So mote it be.”

All now dance in circle around the circle.

“Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Darksome Night and Shining Moon
Balance of the dark and light,
hearken ye our Witch’s Rune,
as we perform our sacred rite!
With earth and water, air and fire,
by blade and bowl and circle round,
we come to you with our desire:
let all that is hidden now be found!
With censor, candle, book and sword,
and ringing of the altar bell,
we tie a knot within our cord
to bind our magic in a spell.
Mother of the summer fields,
goddess of the silver moon,
join with us as power builds!
dance with us our witch’s rune!
Father of the Summer dew
Hunter of the winter snows
With open arms we welcome you!
Dance with us as power grows!
By all the light of moon and sun,
by all the might of land and sea,
chant the rune and it is done.
As we will, so mote it be!
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.
Ecko, Ecko Azerak,
Ecko, Ecko Zomelak,
Ecko, Ecko Freyr,
Ecko, Ecko Freyja.”

Release the energies as a cone of power.

Cakes and Ale

If you didn’t do symbolic Great Rite: Put the chalice on the pentacle and hold athame over it and lower it into the chalice while saying:

“As this athame is the male, so this cup is the female, and joined they bring blessings.”

Raise the chalice high over the altar and say:

“To Freyja! To Freyr! To all divine beings, fairies, and spirits whom have assisted me in my ritual and magick. I make this offering in thanks!”

Pour some of the drink into the offering bowl, and drink the rest, passing it around with anyone else present.

(optional cakes offering)

Place plate of cakes on the pentacle. Take the athame and press the tip of it to the cakes. Say:

“Freyja bless this food. May it bestow health, strength, joy, and peace (or whatever else you wish), and that fulfillment of love which is perfect happiness.”

Raise the plate of cakes over the altar and say:

“To Freyja! To Freyr! To all divine beings, fairies, and spirits whom have assisted me in my ritual and magick. I make this offering in thanks!”

Put some of the cake into the offering bowl, and eat the rest, passing it around with anyone else present.

Closing the Circle

Face north.

“Freyja! I thank you for your presence and your gift of magick.
Depart to thy realms if you must, stay if you will.
Depart with my blessings and love
and my promise to seek pleasure and beauty,
as you have charged.”

“Blessed be!”

“I bid you hail and farewell.”

“Freyr! I thank you for your presence,
and your gift of abundance and vitality.
Depart to thy realms if you must, stay if you will.
Depart with my blessings and love
and my promise to live life with joy and energy,
as you have charged.”

“Blessed Be!”

“I bid you hail and farewell.”

Bring the the athame with.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the East, Lords of the Air, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the South, Lords of Fire, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the West, Lords of Water, Lords of Death and Initiation, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

“Lords of the Watchtowers of the North, Lords of Earth, guardians of the Northern portals, powerful God and gentle Goddess, I thank you for attending my rites and protecting my Circle. As you depart to your pleasant and lovely realms, I bid you hail and farewell.”

Poke center of pentagram.

Use the candle snuffer to put out the God, Goddess, and all quarter candles. Then put out the fire candle. Last put out the Presence Candle.

Cut the athame across the invisible circle and then move counterclockwise, sucking the circle energy back into the athame.

Place hands upon the rituals tools and the altar and push any extra energy into the the tools and altar.

Say:

“The circle is cut, but the blessings long remain. Merry meet and merry part and merry meet again. Blessed be!”

What is Heathenism?

What is Heathenism?

Heathenism is a religion that honors the ancient Norse, Anglo-Saxon, or Germanic gods and goddesses. These are the same gods and goddesses that the Vikings and pre-Vikings worshiped. It is a religion open to anyone who feels a closeness to such gods and goddesses.

How Does One Follow Heathenism?

“The mind alone knows what is nearest the heart…. Each man is his own judge” {Havamal}

Heathenism is a very individualistic path and there are about as many ways to practice it as there are people who practice it. You will find many conflicting ideas about what Heathens believe (the only thing Heathens tend to agree on is that they worship the Norse, Anglo-Saxon, or Germanic gods and goddesses). One follows Heathen by being close in their heart, to one or more of the Norse, Saxon, or Germanic gods and goddesses.

What are Some Variations of Heathenism?

Other terms used to describe variations of, or traditions similar to Heathenism, are Asatru, Vanatru, Odinism, Theodism, Norse-Paganism, and various other more obscure traditions. Asatru is fairly much another way to say Heathenism, though some may consider it a bit more specialized in some aspects. Vanatru tends to focus more on the Vanir, the group of gods and goddesses who are more concerned with nature and fertility. Odinism tends to focus more so on Odin as the leader or head of the gods/goddesses. Theodism is a form of Heathenism which focuses on the Anglo-Saxon aspect of the gods/goddesses and it tends to have a very tribal hierarchal structure to it. People who like to label their practice as Norse-Paganism tend to take a more loose interpretation on rituals and ways of thinking about and honoring the gods/goddesses, or perhaps they prefer to relate more to the general Neo-Pagan scene than to the Heathen scene. Some Norse-Pagans tend to be a bit more into Wicca than Heathenism or like to mix both together in some sense. Even there are some people who consider themselves Norse-Wiccan, but that falls outside of the scope of what can be considered Heathenism or related to Heathenism.

How Do You Worship?

The most common ritual is called a blot. In this ritual one normally offers drinks such as mead, beer, or fruit-juice to a god or goddess. Sometimes one may instead offer other drinks such as milk, spring water, or sometimes some type of food, or any other gift. There are various days which are holy in Heathenism.

The idea is to build a bond of friendship between the gods and goddesses and the worshiper. That is the form of relationship one seeks within Heathenism with their deities. Not that of bowing down or lessening oneself like in many other religions. A common important theme in Heathenism is that of giving and being given in return. Heathenism puts strong importance on balance and fairness in one’s dealings. Always being truthful is very important. And giving back in equalness to what another gives to us.

Another form of ritual is called a Sumbel. This is more free form and open-ended. This is a group-only ritual in which one passes a drinking horn of fruit juice around and each person gets to toast to whichever deity they want. Also sometimes in this one makes a vow to perform some action, or toasts to an ancestor or person they hold in high regard (living or dead).

Do You Believe in Magick?

Many Heathens practice a related form of magick. There are two common systems. The Heathen cosmology is very magickal in nature. Some people practice both of these magickal systems. Some people just one. Even some people practice no magick at all.

One is based on the writing, carving, and chanting of special magickal symbols called runes. Runes are very potent. Each rune has a name that can be chanted in a special way called Galdoring. Also traditionally one would carve the symbol itself into wood. Nowadays people tend to write them with other materials and techniques as well. Odin is the god in charge of this magickal system.

The other magickal system is very shamanistic in nature. It is called Seidh. It is maybe not as popular as the runic magickal system since it is not as easy to actually practice. It involves trances and inner journey work. Sometimes there are tantric-like sexual practices. Freya is the goddess in charge of this magickal system.

Please Tell About Your Gods/Goddesses

There are many gods and goddess in Heathenism. Many have slightly different variations of their names based upon the exact culture and time period one is connecting to. Some deities have a lot of nicknames and aliases. Here are some of the deities of the Heathen religion.

Odin/Óðinn/Woðanaz/Woden/Wodan/Wuotan/Wodans

Odin is Allfather. He was the first god–the creator of man and all the nine worlds. He is always seeking knowledge and magickal powers. He is the one who discovered the runes when he hung himself from the world tree, Yggdrasil, for nine days and nine nights. He has one eye, as he sacrificed one of his eyes to take a drink from the well of Mimir (thus increasing his knowledge). He has two ravens and two wolves as pets. The two ravens Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory) fly forth each day to gather information about happenings in all the nine worlds. He keeps half those who have died in battle in his hall, Valhalla. He tends to like to stir up battle amongst men so he can receive more warriors to his abode. He is a master of disguise and loves to travel the nine worlds pretending to not be himself. He probably has more aliases and nicknames then any other deity. He loves to seduce women even though he is married to Frigga. His favorite color is blue. Wednesdays are sacred to him.

Thor/Thórr/Thunor/Donar/Thunars/Thunaraz

Thor is a big well-muscled fellow with red hair and beard. He is the protector of the gods and men from the frost giants (forces of destruction). He has a quick temper, but a big heart. He has a powerful weapon called Mjollnir (Thor’s Hammer). Many Heathens wear a representation of this hammer around their neck as protective pendant. Thor’s Hammer is a magickal tool used for blessing and protection. Whenever Thor throws his hammer it comes back to him (like a boomerang). The Thor’s Hammer represents phallic might. It has potent fertility power. Thor is always going off to the east to fight the giants. He has a flying wagon pulled by two goats. His wife is Sif. His favorite color is red. Thursdays are sacred to him.

Freya/Freyja/Freo/Frawi/Fraujon

Freya is the most magickally oriented goddess! She is very beautiful and well sought after by many beings but she remains single. It is said she once had a mate who vanished. She has many lovers in all the nine worlds. She has a magickal falcon cloak that allows her to fly through all the nine worlds. She practices a powerful form of magick called seidh. This is a type of sexual shamanism. She comes from the very wealthy Vanir side of things. The gods are divided between the Aesir and Vanir groups. Long time ago both sides fought a war, but later on settled and formed a truce. Now they act as one group. Freya has a very firie type of energy. Fire and gold were associated together to the ancient Norse. She has a magickal necklace called Brisingamen. Her tears turn to amber. Gold is her favorite color. Fridays are sacred to her.

Frey/Freyr/Frea/Fro/Frauja/Fraujaz/Fro Ing

Frey is ancestral King of Sweden. He is the brother of Freya. He has very potent male sexual might and is often depicted with a constant erection. This shows his intense fertile powers. As such he is very connected to material abundance. He is the god of peace and plenty. Though also a good warrior when the need arises. King of the Light Alfs (elves). He is very nature oriented, as are all the Vanir. His sacred animal is the boar and he has a golden one as pet, called Gullinbursti.

Tyr/Tiw/Ziu/Teiws/Tiwaz

The god of justice, order, structure. He is a warrior and always fights with honor. He sacrificed one hand in order to bind the dangerous wolf, Fenrir. So he has only a stump where one of his hands was. Some say he used to be the sky father before Odin took over. Tuesdays are sacred to him.

Idun/Iðunn

She is the keeper of the golden apples of youth that keep the gods from aging. She is connected to health and long life. Once she was kidnaped and all the gods aged and got very weak til she was recovered.

Loki

Few worship Loki (except maybe on April Fools Day, or when worshiping Odin, since Odin swore to only accept an offering if Loki get’s a share as well). He is the god of disorder, chaos, and playing tricks on people. He is always creating bad situations for the gods. But he is always also getting them out of the bad situations. He helps create change and growth by creating challenge, so he is useful despite his negative aspects. He is always somewhat of a double agent and unpredictable and likes to play both sides against each other. Later on he turned actually evil, but was more of a mischief maker earlier. It was after he arranged to have Balder killed that he turned to the “dark side”. The mistletoe is sacred to him.

Balder

A god loved by all for his peacefulness and generally lovableness. He is the most handsome of all the male gods. His mother Frigga made all creatures swear an oath that they would never cause him harm (except she forgot the mistletoe). Later on Loki set Hodur (a minor blind god) up to throw a mistletoe dart at him. All the gods had been having sport of the fact that nothing could harm Balder and thus would spend all day tossing stuff at him and watching it bounce harmlessly off of him. Anyways the dart killed Balder instantly. They tried to fetch him from out of Hel (land of the dead, peaceful place of rest, nothing like the Christian Hell with two Ls) but Hel (the goddess in charge of Hel) would not release him. There he shall remain til after Ragarak. His favorite color is white.

Frigga/Frigg/Fricg/Frige/Frija/Frijjo

Wife to Odin, and mother to Balder. She knows all things but does not speak of them. She is very much connected to all things maternal and to motherly duties. The perfect wife type.

I’d Like to Learn More!

A good place to start is to read as many books on Heathenism and the Norse gods and goddesses as possible. The most important text of all are the Eddas (both poetic and prose form). Also any books that tell about the story of the gods are great to read. Heathenism is a religion that requires much pondering and deciding what makes sense to you. It’s not a packaged type religion like most where you are told what you can and can’t do and everything is spelled out for you. It’s a religion for thinkers and individualists! Of course this is not to say that there are not plenty of groups out there with their own (very strongly held) ideas about what Heathenism is, as there are plenty! But the best place is to start on your own. Once you have decided for yourself what Heathenism means to you then you can search for a group of like-minded people if it’s your desire to be part of a group! Many Heathenism practice alone. Some get together at times with other close Heathen friends to celebrate.

Here are lots of links to explore to learn more. These are best explored in the order given:

YouTube: An Introduction to Heathenry

YouTube: Heathen Ritual Tools

YouTube: An Introduction to the Heathen Festivals

YouTube: The Nine Words

YouTube: The Gods and Goddesses of Battlehall (Valhalla)

YouTube: Gods and Goddesses of Stormbright Hall (Bilskirnir)

YouTube: The Goddesses of Fenbank Hall (Fensalir)

YouTube: The Gods and Goddesses of Vanhome

YouTube: The Gods and Goddesses of Friendly Hall (Vingolf)

YouTube: Gods and Goddesses of Hel

YouTube: An Introduction to Haethen Elf Lore

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: An Altar

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: The Foundation

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Holy Lore

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Your First Ritual

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Meet the Gods

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Working Daily

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Prayer vs Spell

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: What is a Prayer?

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Idols

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Offerings and Sacrifices

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Communications Through the Runes

A Heathen Path Blog- Getting Started: Finding the Balance

Wikipedia: Norse Religion

Wikipedia: Vikings

Wikipedia: Old Norse

Wikipedia: Old English

Wikipedia: Polytheism

Wikipedia: Animism

Wikipedia: Magick

Wikipedia: Neo-Paganism

Wikipedia: Germanic Neo-Paganism

Wikipedia: Heathenry in the USA

Wikipedia: Heathenry in Canada

Wikipedia: Neo-Paganism in the UK

Wikipedia: Neo-Paganism in Scandinavia

Wikipedia: Neo-Paganism in Germany and Austria

Wikipedia: Neo-Paganism in Southern Europe

Wikipedia: Norse Deities

Wikipedia: Aesir

Wikipedia: Vanir

Wikipedia: The Landvættir

Wikipedia: Yggdrasil

Wikipedia: The None Worlds

Wikipedia: The Irminsul

Wikipedia: The Norns

Wikipedia: Wyrd

Wikipedia: The Blot

Wikipedia: The Runes

Wikipedia: Seidhr

Wikipedia: Sumbel

How to avoid group failed oaths effecting the group’s orlog (luck, karma)

The Norse Viking Concept of Right vs Wrong..

The issues of immigration, racism, and the Vikings and how it relates to Heathenism..

Heathenism and Meditation..

You might be oriented towards the Vanir if…

The Vanic Virtues:

Page linking to my Heathen rituals

God, Goddess, and Wight Invocations

eBook – Ravenbok: The Raven Kindred Ritual Book

Runes, Alphabet of Mystery

Book: Gods of Asgard – Stories about the Norse gods and goddesses in a comic book form which is based on the lore.

Book: The Norse Myths – The best book to get for starting to learn about the Norse gods and goddesses.

Book: Essential Asatru – This is the best book to get for anyone new to Heathenism. It gives a very well researched, accurate, fair and balanced perspective on things.

Book: True Magick – Though this book does not talk about Heathenism or very much about magick related to it, it is am important book to read to understand the basic concepts of magick and things related to the modern Neo-Pagan scene.

Book: Illusion – This is not a book about Heathenism, or even about Paganism. This is a book that helps one to come to understand how to _think in a spiritual way_ and open ones mind in a way that is needed for properly understanding Heathen, Pagan, and magick. This book is written in story form.

Book: Futhark – This is the first book to start with for learning the runes and the magickal systems related to them. First before starting to study the runes though gain a complete knowledge of the gods and goddesses and Norse cosmology and understand wyrd.

Book: Runelore – This is the second book to get to learn about the runes.

Book: Runecaster’s Handbook

Book: Teutonic Magic

Book: Northern Mysteries and Magick – This should be the fifth book to get in the study of runes and runic magick.

Book: Our Troth Book 1 – Very in depth well research, HUGE, two set of books. Between the both of them they are close to 1000 pages, so not for the beginner anyways.

Book: Our Troth Book 2 – This is the second book of Our Troth. Just as massively filled with information as the first one.

Book: Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner – Once you are already practising Heathenism, this is a must read book. It is all about making your practice more spiritually focused. Ignore the Loki and giant stuff in it.

eBook PDF: The Poetic Edda translated by James Chisholm

eBook: The Prose Edda

eBook PDF: The Well and the Tree – This book explains the important concept of wyrd in Heathenism. This concept is very important for understanding Heathen magick and sumbel.

The Road to Hel – Book that explains the Norse conception of death and the after life.

The Book of the Sagas

The Icelandic Sagas

eBook PDF: Beowulf

Book: The Poetic Edda Translated by Lee M. Hollander

Book: The Poetic Edda Translated by Carolyne Larrington

Book: The Prose Edda

Book: The Sagas of Icelanders

The Viking Answer Lady

Asatru U


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