Author: Freya

The Occult War

The occult war ( Excerpt from “Men Among the Ruins“) By Julius Evola   Various causes have been adduced to explain the crisis that has affected and still affects the life of modern peoples: historical, social, socioeconomic, political, moral, and cultural causes, according to different perspectives. The part played by each of these causes should not be denied. However, we need to ask a higher and essential question: are these always the first causes and do they have an inevitable character like those causes found in the material world? Do they supply an ultimate explanation or, in some cases, is it necessary to identify influences of a higher order, which may cause what has occurred in the West to appear very suspicious, and which, beyond the multiplicity of individual aspects, suggest that there is the same logic at work?   The concept of occult war must be defined within the context of the dilemma. The occult war is a battle that is waged imperceptibly by the forces of global subversion, with means and in circumstances ignored by current historiography. The notion of occult war belongs to a three-dimensional view of history: this view does not regard as essential the two superficial dimensions of time and space (which include causes, facts, and visible leaders) but rather emphasizes the dimension of depth, or the “subterranean” dimension in which forces and influences...

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Voudon Gnosis

Voudon Gnosis   By David Beth Reviewed by Freya Aswynn Ever so rare a book comes along which changes ones paradigm permanently. The first book which impacted on my mind and set my magickal Path was: Secrets of Dr Taverner by Dion Fortune and this was in Dutch in 1968. Many books came after, and now in 2008 forty years later another book has a similar impact.: Voudon Gnosis by David Beth a genuine Adept and True initiator. This book is beautifully produced in shiny black cover embossed with a Seal. I am reading it for the second time, it’s  not a big book, but the content is a condensed version of various systems of Magick  under the umbrella of Voudon. I think that the term Voudon is used here as ‘Spirits Work’ and does not exclusively apply to the African Magickal  Tradition   but can equally implemented within a Germanic/Norse magickal paradigm. How could it be otherwise any True initiation manual has to be ‘universalist’. Yes, my dear Asatru friends I am universalist, guilty as charged! Like it or lump it! But only in the sense of the Universal Perennial Wisdom Tradition. Any authentic occult  system will  correspond with others. This book is full of ‘triggers’ opening  channels of knowledge, which reside in the  collective Mind.  If we consider the scientific fact that the Black Race is the oldest form...

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Rune Readings

Rune Readings by Freya I have been, as you can read in my biography, involved with the runes for more than 25 years. During that time I have written several books on the subject. Before I was intensely involved with the runes and Asatru I already had considerable experience in Magick and was born with natural psychic gifts. I’ve always been able to ‘do readings’ for people. Originally Astrology was my method, until the runes came along, and with these Odin. Many have had readings from me through the years. If you should wander across this web page and wish to offer an evaluation of a reading no manner from how long ago, please email me for possible inclusion on this web site. I have found the runes most useful for answering life’s questions: perhaps to illuminate a current situation or dilemma and extrapolate probable future(s) so as to offer more choice and personal empowerment.  the runes tend to answer very accuately providen the question posed was well phrased, the runes are more ‘immediate’ as an oracle. Some of my readings have transformed lives and I have the testimonials, which I will put on this site once I have obtained permission. A selection of reading types and a personal horoscope package are available ranging in price from US$20 to US$70. All payments, regardless of their country of origin, will...

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Tolkien by Kveldulfr

Tolkien and the Northern Tradition By Kveldulfr Gundarsson       J.R.R. Tolkien was a Professor of Anglo‑Saxon at Oxford for twenty years and, for some time thereafter, a Professor of English Language and Literature (his specialization was the West Midland dialect of Middle English). These positions required him to be fluent and deeply versed in Old English and Old Norse language and literature and to be a first‑rate philologist ‑ an expert in Germanic language and myth. His essay “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics”, for instance, has been one of the most influential writings in the scholarly study of that complex Anglo‑Saxon epic.     Tolkien’s love for the literatures and languages of the Germanic peoples (especially the English and the Norse) was the guiding light of his career and his life, as he expressed himself in a letter written in 1941. “I have in this war a burning private grudge against that ruddy little ignoramus Adolf Hitler for ruining, perverting, misapplying, and making for ever accursed, that noble northern spirit, a supreme contribution to Europe, which I have ever loved, and tried to present in its true light.” (quoted by Humphrey Carpenter in Tolkien: A Biography. New York: Ballantine Books, 1977, p.218) It should, therefore, come as no surprise that his fictional writings were permeated with elements from his studies ‑ that he should have given the sagas...

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Heathen Metaphysics

    THE LORD OF THE RUNES.    The ancient Norse Shaman God and powerful one-eyed sorcerer called Ódhinn sacrificed the mundane self of his ego upon the tree of worlds known as Yggdrassill so that he could acquire a deeper understanding of his Shamanistic potential. In his song of the Hávamál, Ódhinn has this to say:   I know, that I hung on that windy tree all of nine nights nine, wounded by spear and given to Ódhinn; myself to myself, on that tree, which no man knows, from what roots it rises.   They dealt me no bread Nor drinking horn, I looked down’ I took up the Runes I took them screaming, I fell back from there.   To this tree was also tethered his eight legged horse called Sleipnir upon whom he rode into other alternate worlds that hang as fruiting toroidal spheres within the serpentine branches and roots of Yggdrassill.   Odhinn’s self sacrifice to himself upon the world tree of Yggdrassill symbolizes ones ingress into the depths of an ecstatic death trance to which is tethered Sliepnir, whom represents the carrying ability of trance to warp the very fabric of space and time, to travel without moving into other realities.  While Ódhinn was in the deep trance of conscious dreaming, his spirit flew forth from the confines of his physical frame and thereby...

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