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Germanic Spirituality

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Germanic Spirituality
Germanic Spirituality
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Date:September 17, 2014
Germanic heathenry is under fire from within. Although it is a growing religion, most converts are coming from other religions, and with them, usually unknowingly, they are bringing with them baggage from their former religions which becomes entangled into Germanic cosmology which is eroding that cosmology until it is indistinguishable from any of the hundreds of generic New Age “mixed bags” pre-packaged and readily available at local bookstores.

First this article looks at significant changes which have been accepted, at least partially, into Germanic cosmology, proposes guidelines for investigating the Germanic worldview, and then seeks to put these alterations into a proper perspective as foreignisms which are, in essence, removable.  This article then opts to look at the genesis of some accumulated baggage, identify and label it, and set much of it into perspective so that the modern heathen can choose whether to incorporate some of the superfluous borrowings into local kindred gatherings being fully knowledgeable of where the concepts came from.

Lastly, this article looks at Germanic spirituality as being independent of these borrowings and worth pursuing without any need of support from other world class religions.

Originally Published:
2003, Independent. Hosted originally at the Northvegr center.