Starting with the Basics

August 16, 2009 at 11:10 pm (Asatru, Paganism) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’m beginning to delve further into Asatru, and so far, I’m loving every minute of it.  I’ve started going through the Asatru-U beginner’s course, and it has some really interesting reads. Many of the links are broken, but I’ve found a way around this by googling the titles it gives, or if that fails, just googling the subject its covering.  It makes for a great study outline so far.

I’ve also downloaded a free copy of the Poetic Eddas and Prose Eddas, as well as several older, but highly recommended reads.  I haven’t begun to read those just yet, I’m trying to gain a basic knowledge of Asatru before I do so.  I’m going to read the Prose Eddas first because its supposed to be easier to understand, then I’ll move on the the Poetic Eddas.  I’m looking at reading the various sagas too, including Beowulf.

I’ve read a pretty good amount, for as short of time I’ve been learning and researching Asatru, Norse mythology, and such.  I’m developing an interest and a fondness for Odin, Thor, Loki, and Frigg.  Freyr and Freya, as well as Hel, although to a lesser degree. The three Norns also have caught my attention in a big way. I look forward to research all of them more, as well as getting to know them on a one on one level.

There are a few concepts that I still can’t really grasp despite what I’ve read, and will continue to study.  Hopefully with time it will become more clear to me.  Wyrd and Orlog fall into that category as well as Wights, Alfs, and things of that sort.

I plan to start a book containing information that I can use as a reference soon.  I may just start another blog to do so, or possibly use this one to do that as well.

I’m really excited about all I’m learning, and I can’t wait to learn even more!

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The beginning… again

August 10, 2009 at 8:10 am (Paganism) (, , , , , , , , , )

I’ve been pagan for 10 years, yet I’m still searching for my path.  I started out, like most, with Wicca.  Over the years, I read about many different paths, yet none of them specifically called to me.  The only things I could really nail down that truly called to me were the Celtic and Norse pantheons.  I looked into druidry, and although aspects of it called to me, it as a whole did not.  I recently decided instead of searching aimlessly, I should learn more about what did call to me, so I began searching for information and books about gods and goddesses of both pantheons.

In my search, I ran across Asatru, which has grabbed my attention in a big way. I’ve done a lot of reading about it in the past few days. I’m not sure if this is the path for me, but I do know that I’m enjoying learning about it, and that even if the path itself isn’t for me, the information I gather in my research will be well worth the time.

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