Soma Kvasir Abbreviated – The Myth of the Mead of Poetry, Distilled

In a bid to make some of the content from last week's Soma and the Mead of Poetry article more accessible, I've compiled a brief side-by-side comparative of the most important direct equivalencies we've identified between these, drawn from the Skaldskaparmal and various Vedic hymnals: Eddic - Vedic - Meaning E: Kvasir - V: Soma … Continue reading Soma Kvasir Abbreviated – The Myth of the Mead of Poetry, Distilled

Soma Kvasir – The Eddic-Vedic Myth Of The Meath of Poetry

Every so often, we happen across some element that is clearly the same thing across two (or more) Indo-European cultures; and which, regardless of the otherwise impressive span of distance between them (whether distance of time, or mere geography), even a lay-person can immediately grasp that we are talking about the same concept.  Unfortunately, this … Continue reading Soma Kvasir – The Eddic-Vedic Myth Of The Meath of Poetry

#NAS Liturgy – WE HAVE PURPOSE

"Without RATRI, there can be no AARTI,-" "We have purpose" "Without KAAL, there can be no SVAR,-" "We have purpose" "Without VIDYUTA, there can be no VEDA,-" "We have purpose" "Without TRISHULA, there can be no TRILOKA,-" "We have purpose" "Without KRITYA there can be no KRIPA,-" "We have purpose" "Without DHARMA-YUDDHA there can be … Continue reading #NAS Liturgy – WE HAVE PURPOSE

“Einu nafni hétumk aldregi / síz ek með folkum fór” – “By one name I have never been known / since I went among the people”

Earlier this week, one of our associates - who's a good guy, although we don't always agree - put up a thought about comparative Indo-European theology. It included the following:    "All IE religions have a sky father, Earth mother and twin Gods. But, that doesn't mean those Gods aren't sovereign entities, uniquely different from … Continue reading “Einu nafni hétumk aldregi / síz ek með folkum fór” – “By one name I have never been known / since I went among the people”

Sky-Earth-Thunder – A Brief Comparative Model of the Divine Family

"Instead of posting a multi-thousand word article, I thought I'd try experiment with a shorter-form word-count chart. This time, a) seeking to briefly express how many Indo-European mythologies record a Sky Father - Earth Mother, Striker/Thunderer familial unit; b) show that Greek/Roman mythology did some ... odd things, that lead to at least two 'layers' … Continue reading Sky-Earth-Thunder – A Brief Comparative Model of the Divine Family

Man Cannot Ban What Man Did Not Create – On Sweden’s Proposed “Rune-Ban”

The heralded intent of the Swedish government to attempt to "ban" Runes, and more broadly other heritage/religious elements on grounds that they might "look" Neo-Nazi, must be *absolutely* opposed. Before proceeding further, and lest I be (wilfully) misinterpreted, I shall say one thing. I am no fan of Neo-Nazis, and have regularly found that some … Continue reading Man Cannot Ban What Man Did Not Create – On Sweden’s Proposed “Rune-Ban”