The Freyja symbol
sketches by Göia (Goia)

created in leather, huge ceeling decoration, in metal, and in tiny silver- and copper-wire jewels.

Freyja, the lady, is the unbounded creative power, the force that drives our perpetual life-spans, the dynamism that makes us wish to live, the unselfish love, the eternal continuum of earthly life. She is the great female power that sustains our worldly existence.
Our evolution is dependent on our life on earth, our lives on earth. Each life-span (Icelandic ævi (aevi)) is our possibility to evolve a bit towards the greatest goal of creation: Perfection.

Freyja's hands at the top of the symbol are also the uterus of a mother and the begetting of an individual about to start yet another mannsævi (mann's-aevi; life-span) on earth. She holds in her caring hands our births.

(for details (separated) see sketches here below (in the end of this page))


In the outskirts of the symbol, the ring around, we also see Miðgarðsormur (Mid-gard's-ormur), that bites his own tail, surrounding and encircling our world of men, Miðgarður (Mid-gardur).

We should feel the ever-ongoing cycles, the yules in life.
Where ever we are in life we should be aware of the cycles. Have feeling for the perpetual cycles. That will teach us to understand the changes, and to see change as a chance for the next to come. Earth (our worldly existence) goes around Herself, and around the sun, goddess Sun (our divine light).
Mother Earth's yearly rocking gives us seasons, and all this rocking and turning around is the dance of life, is the seasoning and spice in life. There is no fun in a changeless and cycle less life. The feeling of cycles is soothing on top of the delightful fun of them. It is The Dance.
The planets are also inside us. We are no isolated and out of context occurrences. The names and places in edda are all in the zodiac too. And we are pretty sure that the stars and planets are moving, aren't we? Perhaps even some claim them to be just our perception of them, as our mind is the sky anyway.

Am I confusing you?
Fine ! I just love that.
Anyway:

Avoid the idea of straight lines, one life, dead end, and actually all kinds of ends.
As long as the three brothers Óðinn (Odinn) Vili and Véi (Vei) interact, there will be creation from ginnungagap.
As long as Þórs (Thor's) hammer grinds and crushes the past and the negative, there will be creation, recreation and evolution.

You see (in the middle of the symbol) Brísingamen (Brisinga-men (talisman), the shining jewel) that Freyja holds as the most precious, and it is us, mankind, that she, lovingly and dutifully, cares for as her priceless gem.

At the sides there are axe-blades, but the axe is a symbol for oaths and promises, words to be held as true and reliable. The heathen man's pride is honesty, fairness and reliability.

The common heart as a symbol of love is there in Freyja's belly, indicating the universal love in Freyja. The heart is pounding. Feel it and hear it. Throbs of life. The more intensive the throbbing the more we love.
The unselfish boundless love of almighty Freyja becomes the falling in love of men and women, love as caring for our kids, love as helping others, love as sustaining the peace of Vanadís (Vana-dis), Freyja, -- but she is of the race of Vanir as we know. Vanir are finest, most delicate -- and most powerful -- peace and love among men.

Freyja's bosom feeds us on Freyja's ever flowing honey-milk, life stream, dew -- swelling with nourishment.


Now you shall turn you computer up side down, please, to view the picture up side down.

 

No -- no no no no !!!
Wait wait wait.
Don´t do anything. Don't do anything silly.
Do not do as you are told.
Do not obey orders.
I shall flip the picture for you vertically:
Here we are:

Now you see in the middle ginnungagap that was before the creation of matter and still is the source of all material things.




You see Óðinn (Odinn), Vili and Véi (Vei), that are knowledge inducing will to know about knowledge. As this is pure knowledge within the sacred gap there is nothing else to be known than knowledge. Knowledge seeks to know knowledge. Therefore the three brothers only interact in between themselves inside the sacred gap.
Óðinn (Odinn) as pure knowledge, Vili as the will to seek knowledge, Véi (Vei) as the sacred knowledge itself.

Óðsmál (Od's-mal), is the book that explains Óðinn (Odin) Vili Véi (Vei) in scientific terms:
See explanation (illustrated; -- also scientific terms given along with the heathen ones) in the first few chatters in the big book Óðsmál (Od's-mal) as modern science explains this urge for knowledge knowing knowledge within the sacred gap (ginnungagap).

The power of this will of knowledge to seek knowledge, finding only itself, i.e. knowledge, pure knowledge, lifts up the irresistible Ymir. Not once and for all but perpetually, every second.
Try to hear in the symbol the sound of creation, whereas the gap and the Odinn-Vili-Vei phenomenon is all-silence. Power, potentials only.


This symbol is meant to decorate the ceiling of the hall through which we enter the ship of our shrine, or the very ship itself. The door of the hall faces east, where goddess Sun rises, Easter in us, and when we enter and look up to the ceiling above us we meet the side of the symbol which shows us Freyja of the world of men.
When we again go out of the shrine into the hall on our way out, we face the Óðinn (Odinn) Vili Véi (Vei) symbol, the pure knowledge interacting within itself. The peace of mind, Eir, that we find in the peacefulness of the shrines -- or our groves -- leads us to the understanding of pure knowledge.

Do not lift your computer into the air to see this as a ceiling decoration. Only imagine it in the air, or print out, or sketch is up, to hold up above your head. Imagine the size you want it to have. Its colours, or material.<

Entering the shrine, hof, from east, (doors facing east), we see the Freyja's symbol, the eternal dynamism of creative power;
on going out of the shirne, hof, we see creation, Óðinn Vili Véi (rishi deveta chandas, Hilbert Observeables States).

As a jewel to wear the Freyja-symbol can be made of thin wires, threads of metal as filigree, the art called víravirki (vira-virki) in Icelandic. Gold, silver and copper all three together will do well, some rich and bold, some fine and thin. Do the most sacred things in gold, and perhaps the axes and Miðgarðsormur (Mid-gard's-ormur) in copper.

Freyja (ca 5cm, Sweden, kopper, archeological finding) and Goia (biker, author of Óðsmál (Od's mal))

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