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Experiencing Odin

Discussion in 'Other Religious Movements and Practices DIR' started by Manoah, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Manoah

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    I am uncertain about where to make this post because although my experience involves Odin, it is eclectic rather than fitting into a neat category such as neopagan or heathen. I have had some guidance from a priestess who probably identifies as pagan. Probably this is the best section as I have posted here before about mystical experiences, Goddess worship, and personified deity.

    In the Sources section of A Blended Path website, I made some posts called "Questions for Odin" as I had his presence had dawned on me slowly mostly through meditation and conversations with my Empress as personified deity. Now, maybe months later, the past two mornings, I woke up feeling the presence of Odin again, this time stronger but with similar vibrations in the solar plexus and forehead. There was an energy present during each day that was needed for several struggles at work. I felt strengthened by fire and even saw a few signs of divine power as the word FIRE appeared in several synchonicities throughout the day.

    I remembered how much my father reminds me of Odin, a real fighter but a scholar, a lover of language, wine, and poetry, and somewhat of a wanderer like Gandalf. I visited a website where a solitary polytheist gnostic writes about Odin and experiences with gods, read some of the Norse Poetic Eddas and felt powerful connections and vibrations growing. I reached a trance state several time and read how Odin was sometime considered an almost shammanistic mystic of trance.

    Yesterday I felt the desire to know what Odin wants with me, why he has appeared, so I wrote down the question "What is Odin's call or will?" I suppose I am superimposing my Christian concepts onto Odin, but this is how I phrased the question before drawing two runes and three tarot cards.

    The runes Sowilo and Thurisaz seem to suggest a shining breakthrough of sun through thorns, something I hope will be happening in health with my gout bouts and at work with my new World Literature class--as well as in spiritual progress. The Hanged Man reminds me of sacrifice and suspension as when Odin hung for nine days of the Yggdrasil the World Tree and secured the runes. The Chariot and the 9 of Wands echo the runes but the symbols on the Chariot suggest healing and the other figure shows an entrenched holy warrior. All in all, the answer seems to be a call to battle or service of some kind...

    A few minutes after this draw, my close co-worker Marilyn came in with a birthday gift for me. It was a keepsake based on the humble Game of Thrones character who died holding the door closed for Bran and friends during the famous time-shift reveal. Marilyn had given me a wooden door stop inscribed with the name HODOR. She also gave me some strategies for starting my new class.

    I feel that Odin had appeared to me through trance, signs, and human agency.

    Here are the YouTube Videos where I go into a little more detail:

     
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  2. David T

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    I think finding ones idenity of self and expression is really really hard its work actually. Something most never bother to do. Someone said god is myth! I said of course myth with 10,000 faces what is gravity..
    Is the fiction the bug!? Is the fiction real? Is the fiction separate from the bug? What are archetypes? What is to quantify what is qualities.

    You are exploring qualities and experiences good for you a road less traveled for sure. No one there to really help and the less help you get the better!!! Just head toward the call that you experience, not where you want it to go.... Thats art in and of itself.. The art of life it emerges like the bug from the leaf. Ya see it and eat. This is my body this is my blood. And if you say but. "Thats christian", i say see the bug not the leaf you are listening to the spec ed kids again. leaf-tailed-gecko.jpg
     
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  3. Manoah

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    Thank you for the encouraging reply and the beautiful analogy of the bug, David T!
     
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