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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2008|03:14 pm]
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[Edit: Nobody's proposing removing anyone! This is in response to someone who wanted to join, but his/her LJ had no public posts and was in Russian. Sorry for any confusion. -- lwood]

Dear proposed member of allfathers_own,

If your LJ has no public posts, and your profile is in a language the maintainers do not know, it is very hard for us to know that you are not a sock puppet, troll, spammer, or so on.

Please reply to this post, and I will reconsider my decision not to let you in.

Comments have been screened.

-- Lorrie, one of the maintainers of allfathers_own.
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(no subject) [May. 29th, 2008|04:19 pm]
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Hello. I joined because I've recently had an experience involving the Allfather that kind of startled me and I'm not sure what to do. I'd like to have the thoughts of some experienced heathens.

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On Patronage [Apr. 3rd, 2008|08:41 pm]
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Recently, a friend expressed to me his suspicion regarding the great numbers of people in modern heathenry who claim Odin as their patron, considering that historically it appears that more people worshipped Thor. He implied that the reason for this favoritism was the desire to be associated with the highest of the Aesir--as if, of itself, it was a mark of distinction to claim the ruler of a pantheon as one's patron.

I contested this on several grounds, not the least being that among non-esoteric reconstructionists, Thorsfolk are far from uncommon. I admitted that Odinsfolk certainly seem to predominate some circles, but the circles in question are largely composed of esoterics, occultists and intellectuals--in short, the sort of folk that interest Him.

Upon reflection, I should think also that Odin might have a greater following in the modern Age simply because more of us now deal in His mysteries--communication, travel, codes and cyphers, management. Thor's historical popularity was based in a culture of farmers and workers and warriors, those who lived on the honest labor of the hand and the plow and the hammer. It was Thor's Age, then--and ours is Odin's.
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Personal revelation in Bindrunes [Dec. 6th, 2007|02:39 am]
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Today I was mulling over a sigil I had planned to make 'mine.' It's just a simple duo of Thurisaz and Ansuz which I find appealing on a personal level. Previously when drawing the bindrune I had made Thurisaz first and then added a line at the top to make Ansuz apparent in the shape. This had always had the same impact upon me as any old scratched sign in the mud even though I was planning on using the sign as an identifying rune. Today while pondering it some more I drew the sigil but rather than just add the extra line to Thurisaz to make Ansuz apparent in the bindrune I traced the entirety of Ansuz including those areas where it overlapped with Thurisaz. I got one of those deep spine 'ya done right kid' feelings and the sigil had that depth beyond a scratch on paper to me. Just tossing this out there to all the rune enthusiasts. If you have the slightest interest in bindrunes and have been doing things the way I have been previously, I invite you to give this a try and let me know if it feels any deeper for you.

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Pole & Blot [Nov. 14th, 2007|12:27 am]
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Last Sunday in rural Massachusetts, a pole was raised to the AllFather by Iron Wood Kindred. See the recent posts of inginited_spark and tamyris for details, photos, and a transcription of the prayer, burned in runes on the pole.

background and intro

description of the ritual, and text of the prayer to Odin


more photos
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Hela [Oct. 28th, 2007|06:28 pm]
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Ok, so I have this Hela thing going on.  For lack of better words I believe I'm being called to be A Steward for Her.  Again - Not sure that is the right word but it's all that is coming to my pretty scrambled brain right now.

In any case, She is telling me to obtain something that symbolizes Her - likely Jewelry - which I am to wear.  I have many symbols for Odhinn; I wear them constantly as I am his Dottir.  They are tattoos and will never be separate from me.    So now, I'm on a bit of a Quest one might say to find something that is symbolic of Hela.  I'm really not sure where to begin.  I have some ideas but I'm just not sure how to go about finding what I want.  I'm also not sure if I'm having the right ideas.  So I'm looking for a bit of help here.  Some of my ideas are thus:

An Archway - IE Hels Gateway
A Key - to unlock The Gateway
A snowflake or icicle - Representative of the Realm
A Well - the well of Souls
An Orobouros - the life/death/rebirth cycle (of note:  I've always wanted an Orobouros tattoo - could be some merit to the pathworking and symbology there)

so, that is what I've come up with...  To give you an idea of what my Work with Hela is, I will share with you a message received in a Seidhr session explaining to me why I can feel Her touch.  (Thank you Wodandis).

Hela spoke thru the Seeress (something that She rarely does from what I understand) only after "arguing" with Odhinn regarding Who should be the one to convey the message.

"Your path lies in working with the dead.  You are meant to be a guide for souls.   You have known this, but you fear to admit it to yourself, and you don't speak of it.   You fear it because you have felt death come close to you, to your family.   You fear loss, you fear pain.  Your fear makes you shrink away.  You must conquer your fear, for this is your path.   Look into the dark mirror before you, and see.  This is where all of the roads you have followed lead.  This is the training you have been approaching from so many ways.   It is where the Old Man is leading you, and why you feel My touch.  This is where His path and Mine overlap.  Your work is with the dead."


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Happy Leif Eriksson Day! [Oct. 8th, 2007|11:22 am]
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Don't forget to teach everyone you know that we were here 500 years before Columbus!
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I'm Sorry... [Oct. 6th, 2007|11:42 am]
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[mood |anxiousanxious]

I have a question on Atonement… and as I have no idea exactly how to explain this I’m going to start from the beginning.

A year or so ago, maybe a year and a half, I was attending college and as always I was having trouble not procrastinating on my homework, or even showing any kind of discipline what so ever. I was trying and Odin, being the Father I needed at the time wanted me to try harder as well, he knew I could do it if I would just do it already. Well after much guilt and much more trying I made an oath to him that I would do it right from then on, *flinch* well I did for a few months, a record for me, but then it started to taper off again until I had completely lost all drive yet again… I broke my Oath…

And though Odin had passed me off to Loki before all of this I still considered him the All Father, and my Father, as I have quite a few dad issues that he so graciously helped me with. I get the feeling that he is angry with me like I father would be with an erring child, and I am both disappointed in myself and am finding it hard to find a way to fix the situation, I don’t want to loose him as I have lost two other fathers but I don’t think I have the discipline needed to go back and do as I said I would yet.

I am joining the Coast Guard to try and gain some of that discipline, as well as for other reasons, but I won’t be shipping out until the 13th of November, meaning that I will miss, thanksgiving, Yule, and my 21st Birthday, so gifts of Scotch are out of the question until I get out of boot camp around the 4th of January.

Anyway… I just thought I would see what others might have to say in a situation like this. And thank you in advance for any responses.
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Loopiness prevails... Odian Style! (warning - fairly irreverant) [Sep. 19th, 2007|10:57 am]
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[mood |crazyLoopy!]

OK, so I was feeling a bit loopy last night after my evening meds combined with allergy meds and I was thinking. The Christians have their cute little diddy's so why not us? So, I wrote what came in a glorious moment of pure inspiration and humor...

Odhinn loves me this I know
for the Futhark tells me so
Valkyries to him belong
They're not meek, they're really strong
Yes Odhinn Loves me
Yes Odhinn Loves me
Yes Odhinn Loves me
The Futhark Tells me so!

Yes, I know it's goofy as all hel but I just couldn't help it.
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Any Odians near Hazleton, PA? [Jun. 30th, 2007|09:03 pm]
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[mood |irritatedirritated]

OK, I have connected with Wodandis but now my husband has decided we aren't moving to Philly, we are moving to Hazleton (which from what I understand is about 30 minutes away from the Poconos).  So, I'm wondering if there is anyone else that is in that general area.  

I'm Odian, I'm workign the Runes (again) and I've been Heathen for 15 years.  So, if there is anyone in that area I'd love to connnect.  
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