Hi - So I have had a lot of requests for some of the information I have done over the years on faith. Lately I have been attending an Unitarian Universalist Pagan Center for the community. But at home I honor energies in my own way. Generally focused on the four seasons, eight main observations and eight principles. Based on my Germanic Ancestry, mixed with more modern Wicca.
More about me, Sam Silver.
More about me, Sam Silver.
This is not about Satan, Neo-Nazi, Hate or One-Way-Only Thinking. This is merely a collection of notes that I have gathered over the years. Also of note, since I have done this over years, I don't know all of the references. Thanks to Angelfire, Wikipedia, Starisloveni, Religionfacts, Sunnyways, countless books and numerous people interviewed over the past few years.
¥ A free and responsible search for Truth and meaning.
¥ The inherent worth and Dignity of every being.
The Strength to allow one to achieve in the face of opposition.
¥ Acceptance of one another and encouragement of spiritual growth.
¥ Temperance and harmony protects the rhythm of daily life.
¥ Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
¥ Wisdom from the world's religions inspires ethical and spiritual life.
¥ Give out Love and let it come in.
Earth q Earth is Home
North, New Moon m, Winter, December, January, February, Winter Solstice (New Year Yule), Imbolc (Charming of the Plow), Midnight, Truth, Justice, Light the Darkness, Resting, Green, Hands, Soil, Body
East, Waxing Moon (First Quarter) G, Spring, March, April, May, Spring Equinox (Summer Finding), Beltane (May Day), Dawn (Sunrise), Wisdom, Dignity, Planting, Yellow, Incense, Hope, Wind, Breath
Fire Body is a Temple
South, Full Moon M, Summer, June, July, August, Summer Solstice (Midsummer), Lammas (Freyr Fest), Noon, Strength, Justice, Love, Growing, Red, Soul, Health, Sun, Candle
Water l Mind is Divine
West, Waning Moon (Third Quarter) T, Autumn, September, October, November, Autumn Equinox (Winter Finding), Samhain (Winter Nights), Dusk (Sunset), Temperance, Acceptance, Blue, Ice, Blood, Fog, Heart, Harvest, Concerns, Rain
Within each Season is a set of beings and elements: Earth would include the above plus Bovine, Dark Goddess, Frigg, Midgard, Svartalfheim, Wolf, etc...
The deities are metaphysical aspects of the primary Goddess and God. Simply sources of energy and transitional personas from which to perform with and produce different effects. Instead of believing that we were created to serve the deities, most believe that the relationship between humanity and the deities function in a mutually reciprocal manner.
Of note, six of the days in the weeks are named after the Norse deities. And many Americans, especially here in the Midwest, have Norse Ancestry. To the Norse, the world began with fire and ice. And would end in a grand cosmic disaster called Ragnarok. But until then I'd like to live in the here and now.
Ok - So where does that leave what to call this. I know it is not Asatru, however I do honor Norse names and ways. It is not really Wicca either. I guess you could call this the Notes on Nordic Wicca.
I hope to help some readers explore deeper into their path or help others start their journey. I'm not sure where I'll take this blog. There are numerous deities, concepts, paths and more that I could post about. Leave a comment below if you have a topic to explore or other ideas. Or click on "no comments" to bring up the comment box. The comment will not show right away but it would be great to add others input. Ask away. Enjoy your path and thank you for reading along!
Grant thy protection;
And in protection, strength;
And in strength, understanding;
And in understanding, knowledge;
And in knowledge, justice;
And in justice, love;
And in love, the love of all existences.
So may it be.