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non-flashy spirit work Tag - PaganSquare - Join the conversation! http://www.witchesandpagans.com/latest.html Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:17:08 -0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb On Being a Maker http://www.witchesandpagans.com/pagan-paths-blogs/threads/on-being-a-maker.html http://www.witchesandpagans.com/pagan-paths-blogs/threads/on-being-a-maker.html

This is mostly from a discussion group I'm on, and I wanted to post about it here to make sure that my thoughts on the subject are saved, partly for my own future reference, since this seems to be something I keep forgetting.

The concept that poetry and prophecy both spring from the same source had come up; I very much agree with this idea, and for me, of course, they are both wrapped up in Odhr or Wod, Odin's gift of inspiration. (I also see Gunnlod, who I believe to be not only the Guardian but also the Brewer of the Mead of Inspiration, as a Seeress as well as a Maker; and She is the mother of Bragi, the Lord of all poets.)

I don't talk about this a lot, but when I began my oracular seidhr practice it wasn't primarily for the purpose of passing messages along to other people; the line of thought that if you can hear the gods you are obligated to help them reach people who can't has never been a driving force in my Work. It is not something Odin has required of me. He did strongly encourage me to begin practicing oracular seidhr, but with a different goal entirely: in my seidhr sessions, I intentionally pull the worlds closer together so that part of Asgard overlaps with part of our physical Midgard (because I am a sacred queen and have the key to that world and physically live in this one, this is something I am able to do). This is part of my Work of being a bridge between the worlds, and if I do it often enough that connection becomes more solid. This is the real reason why I increased the number of seidhr sessions I am offering this year.


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wodandis@gmail.com (Beth Wodandis) Paths Blogs Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:51:37 -0700