Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thoughts on the problems of interpreting Norse mythology

The mythology of the Norse, or Vikings, have been greatly misunderstood.  In part, it is because so little has survived.  Not only that, much of it is not put into any perspective of the culture and the peoples lives.  We … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘presence’, the ‘eternal disorientation’, and a persons relationship to them

Experiencing the ‘presence’, which surrounds us, I’ve found a conflict always seems to come about.  This conflict can become quite deep and difficult.  I’ve struggled with it for years now. Experiencing the ‘presence’ the all or eternal is felt, a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on living with duality – being even tempered

I have always stressed the importance of living with duality.  It’s not easy though.  Perhaps its for this reason that I consider it one of the best traits a person can develop.  Living with duality creates a well tempered character, … Continue reading

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Interesting facts about the Norse god Odin

It is said that Odin is the “highest and most ancient of the Aesir”.  It is also said that Odin “rules all things, and mighty though the other gods are, yet they submit to him like children to their father.” … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘intermediary god’ and the gradations of god

There is something which I have began to call the ‘Intermediary God’.  This is a god that is really a reflection of some act, position, office, or occupation a person does.  It could be comparable to a ‘patron saint’ of some profession, … Continue reading

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My old self, it does strangle me

My old self, it does strangle me clothed in its hard shell . . . a prisoner laying in its casket, I yearn for escape that great flight to take me hither Oh, downward I must descend in that long … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘quest for example’

As I reflect on my life, I can see that a big part of my life has been nothing but a ‘quest for example’.  In fact, I first defined it when I was about 20, in the late 1980’s.  Back … Continue reading

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