Thursday, August 24, 2017

Odroerir Publications


Reconstructionism in Modern Heathenism: An Introduction

 
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Over the course of the last decade, the term “reconstructionism”[1] has surged forward as part of a very real movement within American heathenry[2].  The axiom of this movement has been a shift towards an approach that is quite different from those previously advocated in most mainstream circles, and it is helping to redefine and reshape […]

A Springtime Procession: Reconstructing an Ancient Practice for Today’s Heathen

 
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The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. —Meister Eckhart  As a heathen, I pondered for many years the question of how to reconstruct old or construct new practices for today In Chapter 40 of his Germania,[1] Tacitus tells of a number of Germanic tribes who shared a common […]

Women in Heathenry: What We Find Beyond the Literature

 
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Many times the fictitious tales of the sagas conflict with the surviving legal codes and archaeological evidence giving us a hazy picture of reality for women in historical heathenry.  This does not mean we put away the stories of heroic women and erase them from our lore.  Just because there is a conflict between the […]

The Finnish Tradition: An Introduction

 
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 Table of Contents World View The Cosmic Gods Haltija: ‘The Invisible Nature’ Ukko-Ilmarinen: the Ruler of Wind, Rain, and Thunder Heavenly Bodies: the Sun and the Moon Water Spirits Fire Spirits Land Spirits Forest Spirits Spirits of the House and Farm Field Spirits  Emuu and Animal Beliefs Beer, the Heavenly King of the Forest Sacred […]

Feeding the Wolf: The Theme of Restraint, and its Lack, in the Mythology of Fenrir

 
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“I am reluctant to have this band put on me. But rather than that you question my courage, let someone put his hand in my mouth as a pledge that this is done in good faith. But all the Æsir looked at each other and found themselves in a dilemma and all refused to offer […]

Download Odroerir: Full Volume II

 
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Óðrœrir is an accumulation of the research and experience of men and women engaged in the reconstruction of the heathen traditions of northern Europe. The journal’s contributors are involved in a grassroots movement in both America and Europe – a movement that encompasses greatly varied cultures, local customs and religious practices.

Download Odroerir: Full Volume I

 
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Enjoy the inaugural issue of Óðrœrir, the first journal by and for Heathen Reconstructionists. What is a Heathen Reconstructionist, really though? That is perhaps the primary goal of this first issue: to set the pace of what sort of journal this will be, so instead of reading an explanation on it in this note, just […]

Cult and Identity in Modern Heathenry

 
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The transition from the intellectual effort of reconstructing pre-Christian and conversion-era Germanic worldviews and religiosity to a practical living religion can be a bit of a conundrum for modern heathens.  There are two extremes that find frequent and common commentary in modern heathenry.  On one end of the spectrum is the tendency for reconstructionist heathens […]