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Any Ásatrú initiation?

Discussion in 'Heathenry DIR' started by agorman, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. agorman

    agorman Active Member
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    No matter the path I try, I end up being guided to the Norse one. Sincerely I don't know if I should feel happy about it or annoyed.

    So for example today I tried to go back to Vishnu; since his mantras are great (He's great), but I fell in a light trance in meditation and he guided me back to the Norse path (Ásatrú). I told him I didn't achieve very much while I was in that religion and Vishnu answered I need to ask Odin for some sort of initiation or attunement. Somewhat like what is done in Christianity with baptism or in Reiki with the attunements.

    I already asked Odin about it, but in the meantime, I'd like to know if you guys know of some sort of Ásatrú initiation or attunement. Repeating the name "Odin" comes to my mind, but it didn't work very well for me (maybe more days and patience were needed).

    As I'm writing this, a thought comes to me (probably from Odin): "There are no shortcuts; you have to be in this path for enough time to be rightly attuned and get more results, having patience and perseverance is the only solution. Use the runes, use the runes!". Are you agree with this?
     
  2. agorman

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    I had forgotten about that passage of the Gita, thank you!

    Yes, although I still wonder if Odin is the Norse appearance of Brahma, the Creator.
     
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  3. The Ragin Pagan

    The Ragin Pagan A.K.A. The Kilted Heathen

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    Not really. Odin had a hand in creation of Midgard, but he is not comparable to brahma.

    So far as initiation into Asatru, there isn't one mandated, but individual Kindred may have their own initiation rites.
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    All things are Brahman (myself being an advaitist - non-dualist). So, no doubt, Odin is Brahman. :D
     
  5. agorman

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    Oh no, I referred to "Brahma", without the final "n".

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  6. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    :) I know only Brahman, which is not a God. Brahman is the sole constituent of all things in the universe. 'Advaita'.
     
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  7. Hildeburh

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    No initiation for Asatru or Norse paganism, thought usually a lot of reading and letting go of pre existing worldviews. If you are drawn to specific gods/esses best to research and embrace their mythos rather than trying to fit a square peg in a round hole, so to speak.

    All respect to those that would equate Odin with Brahman but there is no evidence for that particular mindset existing in the Germanic literature.
     
  8. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    True, but it exists in Hindu paganism. "Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma" (All things here are Brahman), "Eko sad, Dwiteeyo nasti" (What exists is one, there is no second).
     
  9. The Ragin Pagan

    The Ragin Pagan A.K.A. The Kilted Heathen

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    This isn't the Hindu forum, though.
     
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  10. Hildeburh

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    I'm sure there does, however there are many worldviews not just one.
     
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    You might have been initiated in your teens by 'knee-sitting' in some communities, but otherwise it's not harder than introducing yourself to the gods, maybe make an altar, start sacrificing to them.
     
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