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A fascinating work!
Thank you very much for the interesting
and extraordinary book you've send me. It explains clearly the
essential meaning of paganism. No academic work has ever reached
this. Most non-academic works turn mostly into pseudo-mystical
fantasies. But this book has hit the very target.
For those who are interested in understanding yoga, Oðsmál
is a fortune chest.
I think this book grows better each time (It's as though a
house-wight comes through my library periodically and revises the
edition I bought).
Silly jokes, amazing ideas, profound truth in an artistic, amusing mixture.
I love your boek and find it a wealth of informasjions on the Gods. It will take many readings and much thought to comprehend it more throughlie. Please keep writng qt the matter for it is both important to have a woman her perspective ; zhich is a sholaressa , as well as a native Íslending. Tho , each of our cultuurs have our own uniques to add to our pan-germaonieske traditie and religion.
Óðsmál, if read with an
open mind and an innocent approach, makes us happy.
> May I congratulate you on the enormous
work that you have done and also on
That great --but peculiar-- book took me out of the clock- and stress-pressure into a realm of floating divinity inside me.
Anyone interested in spiritual matters and religions should read this unusual work.
Óðsmál is not a work of a stiff scolar but of an inspired mind, of an unbounded, elevated spirit. Float along with its ideas and take to your wings: fly with it inside yourself.
I read Óðsmál slowly and I read that book over and over again. Each time it is a relevance and a revelation
To me Óðsmál looked as a bagful of ideas:
Should I arrange them in my head or should the authoress have done
that for me as I paid for the book?
Hej sweet Goia !!!!!!!!!!!! You know Óðsmál is still one of my favorite books! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do love it! Indespensible wisdom you have been sharing with everyone, a great gift to humanity. This simple article on string theory is lovely!
Thank you, Gudrun. Go on with it!
If there is --well, there is-- something called New Age Movement, this book Óðsmál is what we need to understand that re-discovery of our age old inheritance.
Of course I feel that every man should understand the
profoundness of our ancestors' heathenry. This our great,
precious, relevant inheritance is one of the most beautiful
religions of mankind.
I am rereading the "Odsmal" again after reading it the first time,cover to cover.
I have also pulled out some Icelandic lessons we had gotten, some years ago, from the University of Manitoba Canada to retry learning simple Icelandic.....using your "Odsmal" as a base since you have English on one side and the Icelandic on the other to help figure out. It seems easier now for some reason.
When I read other books I found them to be full of good things and I learned a lot. But, I learned so much more from "Othsmal".
At best, my
Icelandic will seem childlike eventually but one has to start
somewhere and it started as attempt to read some of your icelandic
text in Odsmal that was not translated into English.
For the first time in my life I understand what religions are
... -- I mean: should be (!))-- all about!
I didn't know X-mas (yule) and Easter (the spring goddess) to be thousands of years old heathen nature feasts. Amazing how this book changes my views.
The message of Odsmal is: take it as it comes as you are all
responsible, and see the opportunites right here and right now;
float along with the gods (laws of nature), then life is joy.
Thou lead thyself ! Óðsmál suggests this to be the most relevant hint to us !
Of course I feel that every man should understand the
profoundness of our ancestors' heathenry. This our precious
inheritance is one of the most beautiful religions of
I am reading Óðsmál, slowly but surely. Gradually that book is revealing for me some unknown depth of my soul.
Normally I do not read late at night, but I
couldn't stop when I was reading Óðsmál
(Odsmal). Such amazing beauty it reveals ........
My husband is very sick and knows he is dying. I read for him every night in Óðsmál. He enjoys this book. We have a good laugh over its jokes, and he loves the idea of the purpose of life revealed in that timely book.
I always thought heathenry to be atheism and silly idolatry. Now I know it is in a way like the "no god" actually of the Buddhists, and that the poly-gods are powers in nature and in the human psyche. It has never been pointed out to us to think about it in that way. Read this book and you will be richer.
My wife and I never quarrel, but we do (each one of us) try to snatch Óðsmál before the other one can in the evening. We noticed this and settled on a compromise: to buy another copy!
No wonder I didn't understand:
Needless to say, I hold you in great esteem. You are not an ordinary writer; you are a kindred spirit. Any one who reads your book could easily see that you are a pioneer spirit and you are important not only for your country, but for all of us. You have a high place in the world of ideas.
I read Odsmal with a great interest. Each day I understand better ( I don't know if it is the english language I understand a little bit more every day, or what it sounds in me...). I told you more about it later...
I am still reading Óðsmál, --- slowly but surely.
Every time I get through this book, I seem to start all over again. Am Ispellbound or stupid?
The book Odsmal is much needed to reveal the
pure theosophy of our "natural nature religion".
It is so befitting to allow people to have access to a book on the profoundness and beauty of heathenry now, as its pure theosophy is no-where taught, and many people have got the wrong idea (--due to some 10-20 centuries of brainwashing).
(Odsmal) is very good for the student of Icelandic, or people
interested in that difficult language.
>It's really a terrific
First, let me say Thank You for Odsmal! An absolutely wonderful book! -- your words are truly beautiful.
The most amusing Potpourri I ever consumed! Is the authoress amusing us or mocking us? Some parts definitely have to be taken seriously, others are jokes - or do the silly jokes have a message? On second thought: They are meant to tell us a lot.
Icelandic writing!! Oh, boy!
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