chatter 8 -  circles  yule (wheel)  dance    --  symbolic language of myths and kvćđi, allegory in god-spells

i am telling thee one thing:   we are ginnungagap

we are the great void, the womb of the universe, the Fullness, Truth, Eternity, Reality, Divinity.

Óđinn given to Óđinn, my self given to my Self (Hávamál vísa 138 and on) --    gnoţi seauton (know thyself)

old danish yule décor

on the yule-tree we hang décor, sweets in little bags, lights, a star on the top or a kalash (kálkur, calix, chalice; a connection from us to the sky, the heavens)  --  all are symbols for bounty in life;

yule means wheel or wheels, the eternal cycles in the world; yuletide is the juntion point, the closing (loka) and the opening (ljúka upp) of the next cycle; 

(note:  the word jól in icelandic is a plural word:  jól eru (wheels are)) 

icelandic jólasveinar (old yule-card, iceland)

the jólasveinar in icelandic folk-lore, are men..., well .. creatures, that live in the mountains, but come to the people during yuletide;   the numbers  9  (1+8) and 13 are of importance as symbolic language;

13 days before exact winter-solstice  -- the real point of yule --  the first one comes, and then one jólasveinn a day, so they are all here at the point of jól (hjól, wheel, yule);  then they return to the mountains;

they could be our gods that have been living in the guise of jólasveinar;
we give them food, but have to say that they stole it;   --   they could be our forefathers in disguise,
anyway, -- reverence and food-offerings to heathen gods and ancestors was banned under the church, so we just said they stole some food and candles from us in the darkness of winter of the north.

Nicholas, santa claus, is a substitute, and nisser, nisse, nissen (danish) might have something to do with the name nicholas, some say;    

mother nature has been turned into skessa, a dangerous man-eating female;

we were told to avoid her, fear her;
but skessur might hold a precious egg, golden egg, that must not be broken;  they sometimes play with it, and always catch it safely;  some icelanders are said to have visited them in the mountains, and saw their treasures and tried to steal their golden egg;

we use the mountains in iceland to see the winter-solstice point, jól, that varies (22nd, 21st or 20th december);
the same system of counting time as we see in panţeon in Rome, for example, only that they have the ray enter the eye (9 m diameter) and see it on the floor (432 m diameter) and on the wall (hight of panţeon 432 m);
(summer-solstice is 22nd, 21st or 20th june,
mid-night sun
equinox veneral 22nd, 21st or 20th marz,
eauinox autumnal 22nd, 21st or 20th september;
equi-nox, day and night of same length, point on celestial sphere at which the ecliptic intersects the celestial equator)   

 

the sun-dance

when i was a kid we could make things ourselves or buy something like this, cut and glue and fill with cakes and bon-bon, hang them on the jólatré (yule-tree)  --  symbol of bounty on the tree of life

UN postcard, nederland artist

the dancing in circles, often around the jólatré, is symbolic for jól, hjól, wheel, yule, the cycle;
the sun-dance way; 

 

a new year is born, sometimes indicated by a new-born baby in a cradle, or a in a stall in a cow-shed, laid in hay/grass;

we are new-born to a new-born cycle, and we wish peace and prosperity:  óska árs of friđar;

winter solstice is the birth of the light of the world;
and such a point of the wheel is the birth of the light of life;   --  the promish of a spring to come;

seasonal greetings, happy yule-tide, merry christ-mass (darkness-mass),
--  and: óska einhverjum árs: may prosperity be there for thee for all time to come

ár here meaning a good bountiful year/time of prosperity and peace;   Freyr is that symbol

the peace at yule is in our consciousness, Freyr is in us.

  

         

ratha is a cart, carriage, wagon, drawn by horses;  --  röđull (elf-name of the sun) is this vehicle;

the 4 spokes, that form a cross,  +  are solstices (vetrarsólhvörf and sumarsólstöđur) and the equinoxes (jafndćgur);
they are ancient heathen holy-days, still celebrated by us;

and yule has much to do with elves;  yule-tide is their favorite time;
hjól, wheel, is not only a circle, a ring, but means to carry us onwards, you know?  

elves are elvur, rivers, channels, ways, into us, into the most precious treasure;

the elves' treasure, the elf-cliff, and the elves themselves were a threat to the institutional doctrine, and the theocracy substituted the divine path represented by elves, with the church as a medium, intermediate, to treasure       

while we see only the created world  --  with our worldly senses  --  we live in ignorance

the ignorance, trolls (tröll) has to be beaten and gotten rid of

this is the purpose of life, --   getting pure  --   but while we do not see this  (because of our very ignorance!!!) we can not start the task at hand     

mother earth, mother of Ţór, is our mother, and she gives us seasons;
Ţórs father is Óđinn, consciousness;    --   and we are Ţór;

we should treat our mother with respect and love, never violate the laws of nature, never be greedy and inconsiderate, and she will take care of us in turn

  

below green line:  not brísingamen, dýr=animals;
brísinga men (the glowing gem taken care of by Freyja) is mankind

above the green line men???  no, not quite;  the ignorant man can not bear the name man;
he is on animal stages, even if he walks on two;
but he has Sleipnir, human nervous system; is responsible for his own evolution;
the trouble is that he is too engrossed in the objects of the senses to "see", --- he does not percieve his real essence, the divine origin of all creation and creatures;  

 

canst thou see the 90° mistake in "labeling" men?
some people are racists, but i think about men on low evolutionary stages, gradually becoming einherjar, enlightened men  --  and this evolutionary process might take some many life-spans of each individual;

the fastest way to evolve --  the short-cut to Valhöll  --  is to perform a valkyrja every day: trancend;
the easy effortless and automatic technique is available now-a-days: TM (transcendental meditation);

by the raft of knowledge alone we cross the seas of sin and ignorance;     

danish julekager box's lid (yule-cakes)

the cycles indicate:   morning-day-evening-night,
spring-summer-autumn-winter;
they are our ćvi, born-adult-old-break in Helia,

Váli hawk of morning is the first ray of our spiritual sun, and we go up to become Baldur high on the spiritual sky, víđarr is the expansion of our consciousness into the abyss of Ćgir nirvana, Höđur the killing of individuality;

and there are yuga, eons, askur yggdrasils the mjötviđur mćr and its mjötuđur at ragnarök;

i can go on and on, and there are cycles inside cycles in all creation;  so yule is a very profound symbol in our life on earth as men, brísingamen.     

 

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