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Thoughts on how I perceive the world – inspiration and the “I don’t know” – with remarks about Socrates, philosophy, Odin, and belief

Here’s a thought I had: Nowadays, there is a tendency to equate our perception of the world as a form of “ultimate knowledge”.  It is treated as a ‘fact’ before us, like the sky or a mountain.  Because of this, the world is perceived as … Continue reading

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Thoughts on themes found in two myths on the origin of inspiration: the Norse god Odin and the Greek god Apollo – the ‘self-before-technique perspective’ and the ‘inspired life’

There are several myths of the origin of inspiration that I have found are quite revealing (at least to me).  These are the story of the creation of poetry by the Norse god Odin and the founding of Delphi by the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Voluspa” with some thoughts on what the word may mean

Here’s a thought I had: Recently, I was surprised when I heard that the Old Norse classic “Voluspa” was interpreted as “the prophecy of the seeress”, as if it were a statement from an actual human being.  This, to me, does … Continue reading

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A speculation on the origin of the sword in the stone legend

The story of King Arthur and the sword in the stone has always mystified me.  It describes how there was a sword in a stone that only King Arthur could remove.  No one else could do.  Because he was the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the historical progression of the image of Odin . . . the creation of a “conglomeration god”

Here is a thought I had about Odin (as with everything involving prehistoric religion it is primarily speculation): To me, it seems that Odin is a god whose image has progressed through history.  As a result of this, he has developed … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the myth of Gefion, King Gylfi, Odin, the Danish/Swedish rivalry, and the Viking invasions

(The statue of Gefion and her Oxen at Copenhagen, Denmark) I’ve always wondered about the origin of the myth of Gefion and the story of the creation of Zealand in Denmark.  At first, it looks like just a myth but, over time, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an idea concerning the origin of the Norse god Thor???

The other day I had a wild idea about Thor.  I was laying down in the dark wondering about some conflict I was having.  Then, in a flash, this idea came to me.  Where it came from I don’t know.  None … Continue reading

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