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book is an enchanting rediscovery of the real essence of the
sacred texts of the North and their ancient wisdom that we must
not forget - and that we must understand.
below are some fresh ideas listed for your interest, so that you
know what you will be getting when you read this great book Óðsmál
(runatal) in Hávamál (Havamal),
many, many thousand years old sacred texts of the North - is
here and now (in Óðsmál (Odsmal)) reinterpreted
to give all curious men profound understanding of the wisdom to be
found in the Eddas.
Óðsmál (Odsmal) invokes
in people interest for the unseen field of life and turns them
into sincere seekers for Truth.
most beautiful act possible of a human being to perform is to
transcend. This is described in rúnatal (runatal) in
Hávamál (Havamal). It has been (for the last 10-20
centuries) abused and misinterpreted as to mean suffering. It is
the contrary to suffering: it is transcendence. The real core of
the 138th verse of Hávamál (Havamal) survives among
European as a "resurrection" after the divine
transcendence and the "only way to get rid of sins". I
suppose some of you have heard it in another context than Hávamál
(Havamal). Have you??? Anyway, now you know where it comes
Óðsmál (Odsmal) we rediscover the true and
original meaning of the beautiful act of hanging on the friendly
tree of life (vingameiður (vingameidur), askur Yggdrasils, the
sacred tree of life). Óðinn (Odinn) is transcending and
picking up sacred runes. It is the true yoga*.
*) Yoga is
here in the meaning: union of the individual self with the
universal Self, ginnungagap. The word Yoga is used in many
contexts. Here it means emerging into the sphere of no human
not take carved runes for being the same as the sacred runes in
the context of rúnatal (runatal) in Hávamál
(Havamal). Óðsmál (Odsmal) gives a clear
explanation of the mix-up of that what is worldly and that sphere
of life which is not worldly. This wisdom is lost for many people
now, as missionaries of shallow, worldly, so-called religions try
all they can to spoil our ancient knowledge about each
individual's innermost divinity.
on vingameiður (vinga meidur) is revealed to us by Óðinn
(Odin) in rúnatal (runa tal) of Hávamál (Hava
mal), and now, for the first time explained to all seekers of
Truth in Óðsmál (Ods mal).
29 of Óðsmál (Odsmal) explains this. It can be
understood by reading Óðsmál (Odsmal), as to
begin with the seeker of Truth must understand the concept:
The verses of rúnatal (runatal) in Hávamál
(Havamal) revealing the hanging on the friendly tree of life have
nothing to do with suffering. It has been misunderstood, and
confused with a putrid suffering story from the south. Perhaps
deliberately, perhaps by ignorance, has the beauty of transcending
been misinterpreted and used in a newer religion, Christianity.
The purpose was and is to destroy our ancient, profound wisdom.
is well known that everything in the monotheistic
revelation-religions is borrowed from old myths and other ancient
sources (-since many, many thousands of years BC-) and re-used
(exploited) in a different context to serve the purpose of
the huge gap within all things, me and you and all living and all
inanimate things and
within our intelligence too
(!!!), is explained all along, to start with in Chatter (Chapter)
2, then also in Chatter (Chapter) 12 of Óðsmál
(Odsmal) on the Great Void, the most sacred Gap.
book is the best one ever written for us to understand
ginnungagap. Ginnungagap is Brahman of the Vedas, the Unified
Field in science. it is the Great Void that is all intelligence
and pure knowledge.
is not to be found in monotheistic religions, but mysticism has
been adopted by some of them. Therefore some men in the western
world might never have come across this concept unless in science
as The Unified Field. Some have heard yoga-teachers explain. Some
westerners know Buddhism, some Hinduism, some study Zen, some read
the Vedas, some belong to The Theosophical Society (founded 1875).
Those men understand Óðsmál (Odsmal) at once.
They proclaim when reading Óðsmál (Odsmal):
Is this profound beauty to be found in heathenry, asatru?!!! -
-Are the Eddas right from the Vedas?
should read Óðsmál (Odsmal) to learn to
understand the all-sustaining Divinity from the very base. It is
All thoughts are worldly. By reading Óðsmál
(Odsmal) you get to realize that all thoughts, however pious, are
worldly. In the transcendent there are no thoughts.
(Odinn) gets his wisdom from that sphere of life: ginnungagap,
Mímisbrunnur (Mimisbrunnur, the well of Mímir
(Mimir)), Urðarbrunnur (Urdar-brunnur, the well of Urður
(Urdur)) and all the profound places in norse mythology.
places are not on the level of thinking, say Óður
(Odur) and little völva (voelva) in Óðsmál
Even if all these contacts to the mighty flow in
Nature know common sense to be the real key to this sought-after
harmony in life, there are no thoughts in the true yoga (union of
individual self with the universal Self, our innermost core.)
Human thoughts are left in the relative field of life when we
(like Óðinn (Odinn)) hang on vingameiður (-meidur)
to pick up the sacred runes - the great knowledge.
Óðinn (Odinn) Vili and Véi
(Vei) are explained in Óðsmál (Odsmal), as being
the same terms as in Modern Science: Hilbert, Observables, States,
and as The Veda's rishi, devata, cchandas. (Perhaps the model for
later invented trinity?)
Other terms from Norse Mythology as matching to
Vedic Science and Modern Science are explained in Óðsmál
The Unified Field in Science and Planck Scale
are explained in terms of Norse Mythology and age-old science of
the Vedas and Northern Eddas.
Scientific terms are referred to to explain the
most profound concepts of Norse Mythology - for the glory of our
ancestors, --- who even knew about the Ozone layer and warned
against its "falling off".
The Norse gods are explained as the Laws of
Nature, Natural Laws, and as devas. The gods are also explained as
powers within every man:
(Thor) is the limitless and unbounded power within every man,
called might and main;
Óðinn (Odin) is the free
human spirit and the unbounded search for Truth;
(Tyr) is the righteousness and bravery of the valiant fighter for
human rights, life on earth and thus preservation of our precious
nature; (Chatter 24 in Óðsmál (Odsmal) for Týr
Freyja, the goddess of love, is universal unbounded
unselfish all-pervading love;
The aspect of Natural Law that is
related to goddesses is the eternal continum of infinite
Eir, the goddess of healing, is the tranquillity and
peace to be found within. That really is the soundest soundness
and "best of doctors" as Eir is called.
For the first time you understand the exact
location of ginnungagap as being within yourself, and as you
yourself being It. That implies that we can never use another man
as a redeemer to reach divinity. Divinity is inside us. Only we,
ourselves, can reach it. (Richly and amusingly illustrated in
Read for yourself in Óðsmál
(Odsmal) about all being ginnungagap. Here is the only book to
learn about this.
are called Chatters in the book Óðsmál (Odsmal)
to give the feeling of listening to chatting about new ideas,
chatting about ways in which we can look at myths as
Also chatting suggests that we should reveal
"listening" and "hearing" and not let the
visual part become too dominating (as we tend to have it
(Odur) the Norse god is the human spirit. He is husband of Freyja
(universal love). Óður (Odur) is chatting with little
talkative völva (voelva, a wise woman). Óðsmál
(Odsmal) is an amusing dialogue.
That very set-up, often used
in the Eddas, makes the book Óðsmál (Odsmal)
interesting and the wisdom there fun and joy to receive.
only trouble is that Icelanders hate logic but - instead - tell a
story of their great-grandparents!!! But you will soon get used to
and enjoy the Icelandic way of "reasoning".
the eight-legged pony of Óðinn (Odinn), is explained in
an entirely new sense in Óðsmál (Odsmal).
name, Sleipnir, is explained too.
Chatters (Chapters) 4, 11,
25, 29 (among others) in Óðsmál (Odsmal) are
good for understanding that original theory, - here revealed for
the first time -, of the meaning of Sleipnir (Óðin's
(Odin's) pony (horse)) as transport for any man from Miðgarður
(Midgardur, the world of men) to Ásgarður (Asgardur,
the abode of the gods) and to the underlying origin of all things.
as our nervous system!
Sleipnir as a tool to gain the profound
wisdom, the great "manvit"!
Sleipnir's eight legs are
explained as layers of the relative world, layers of Prakriti,
The ninth layer is The Truth. (The number 9 in norse
mythology is no absolute figure.) That very concept, Truth, makes
the figure nine a sacred, unmanifest, undefined number: it is The
Fullness. (Illustrations and Sanskrit names of the eight layers
from Bhagavad Gita on page 182, Ch.29 in Óðsmál
is the name of Óðin's (Odin's) spear.
cowardice! How come?!!! The greatest of Norse Gods has
cowardice for a weapon!!! Óðsmál (Odsmal)
explains as scholars have not been able to explain this
Gungnir is the only weapon necessary to gain
manvit mikið (manvit mikid, the great man-wisdom). This is
because sincere innocence is needed to transcend this relative
world. No strain should be used in yoga (union of individual self
to our universal Self). No expectation should be there either, as
expectations are a worldly thing and only spoil for us the
purpose: to leave the world for a moment.
men want Óðinn (Odinn) to be a fierce warrior. They are
used to cruel gods or a cruel God. That image of Óðinn
(Odin) was imposed upon him under the influence and domination of
harsh religions. They have nothing to do with the real essence of
Óðinn (Odinn) is not a cruel, merciless
god. He is a symbol of the free human spirit to be found within
every man on Earth.
is gained from Mímisbrunnur (Mimisbrunnur, the well of
Mímir (Mimir)). Do you want to know the exact location of
Mímisbrunnur (Mimisbrunnur, the well of Mímir
(Mimir)), from which Óðinn (Odinn) gains wisdom and in
which one of his eyes is as a pledge for that profound knowledge?
Read Óðsmál (Odsmal).
of Óðin's (Odin's) names is Yggur. It has been said to
mean the terrible one, one who terrifies, as interpreters of the
Eddas are used to a fierce, terrible God in the imported, southern
religions. In Óðsmál (Odsmal) there is to be
found another meaning of Óðin's (Odin's) name Yggur,
suggesting that the prior interpretations are incorrect. The new
one is: The thinking one, the concerned one, he who takes heed as
he is worried about mankind.
þrjár (thursameyjar thriar; the three
thurs-maidens) that occur early in Völuspá (Voeluspa)
in poem-Edda, have not been explained until now - in
They have been quite a
headache to scholars. They probably are the three qualities,
guna, into which almighty Nature splits.
8. vísa (8th verse) in Völuspá
three norns of fate (skapanornirnar) are: Urður (Urdur, that
which is now), Verðandi (Verdandi, a process, or a lapse of
time, until that what shall be), and Skuld (Debt, that which comes
back to you).
In Chatter (Chapter) 20 in Óðsmál
(Odsmal) fate is explained. Urður (Urdur), Verðandi
(Verdandi) and Skuld symbol the law of karma from the Vedas, found
(Gap-throsnir) is one of Óðin's (Odin's) names. Here in
this book Óðsmál (Odsmal) - for the
first time - the meaning of this name is revealed (see
Chatter (Chapter) 29 in Óðsmál (Odsmal) page 182
for Gapþrosnir (Gap-throsnir).
(Odinn) as a deity has many names. Many of them are explained all
along in Óðsmál (Odsmal) in context with the
discussion each time.
of other original interpretations are to be found throughout
Óðsmál (Odsmal), and by reading this book we
realise that our contemporary concepts are by the largest part
borrowed from other people, thrust upon us before we are old
enough to be alert and choosy, and we recycle them without ever
trying to understand or see things in a different light. We are
preprogrammed, brainwashed, blind, suffer from indoctrination, and
we are not sincerely seeking Truth. We should also find out where
our ideas derive from, and what has been abolished and
is the most profound and beautiful religion. Its foundation is the
all-pervading, omnipresent ginnungagap. Do you want to know where
ginnungagap is? Óðsmál (Odsmal) tells you that.
ásatrú (asatru) has never been abused as a device of
dominance to subdue men, thanks to its diversity and emphasize on
each man as an all-responsible individual.
When you read Óðsmál
(Odsmal) you feel like as if you are playing a game: The way in
which this book is written is as if you are living your life: You
do not know the point in some things, but afterwards you see what
it was aiming at. You, the reader, and you alone, make out of it
what you want. This is the game of life in a nutshell. Enjoy it,
take it as it comes, surf on Óðsmál (Odsmal) as
you should surf on life. Life is expansion of happiness and
understanding. Everything you come across is for your best -
an essential part of your individual evolution - so make the
best of it.
now you see, for the first time, a *NEW* interpretation by the
authoress of Óðsmál (Odsmal) on Vanir. Her
insight and fresh look at the misleading translations and
stagnated views wake us up:
Vanir are rays, not hostages;
-- but the Icelandic word gísl (gisl) means a hostage
(plural: gíslar (gislar)), but the Icelandic word geisli
means a ray (plural: geislar; just as the proper name Gísli
(Gisli) can mean either a ray or a hostage).
Vanir are said to
have been sent as hostages to Æsir (Aesir), but as Vanir are
a more refined state of being in our human awareness, this is, by
the author of Óðsmál (Odsmal) thought to be one
of these usual misinterpretations and misleading translations, and
should go: Vanir are sent to Æsir (aesir) as rays.
"go" means both a ray and a cow, and the cows in the
cave and the battle to find them and free them, i.e. rediscover
them, means actually our inner striving of finding the spiritual
Sun, the rays, the dawn of enlightenment, within us, within
ourselves, locked up in our inner cave.
The holy cows are rays
to be found and are the dawn of spiritual understanding.
Vanir come as rays to our present state of the efficient
gods and goddesses (æsir, aesir) to enlighten us, thus
making us see our goddess Sun within us.
And the cave is a
symbol in Norse mythology, as well as in the Veda, of a locked up
and hidden "place containing a treasure" within us.
beloved teacher maharishi is a physicist. He says: Consciousness
reverberates in terms of the impulses of consciousness. They
reverberate as sound. Sound of Ved. Vedic sounds, Ved Vani. This
is the reality of the self-referral state of consciousness of
(OM -- Yama)
We heathens see the world as body, as a living
universe, and the human body and the cosmos have a perfect
correlation to each other in every detail (read the book byTony
Nader on human and cosmic counterparts;
Ymir is a thurs from
which the world is made by the gods. Ymir can mean the sounding
one if he is the verb ymja, but as some etymologists reject this
as being popular intrepretation only, they have the correlation
Yama -- the bisexual.
Read on for elaborate explanation if
you are interested in more understanding of our Ymir-concept:
is a thurs from which the world is made. His name means the
sounding one, and he is OM, and the sound of creation, perpetual
worldly creation. Ymir is said to be related to yama, therefore a
twin, or a bisexual being. And some etymologists deny the
interpretation "the sounding one" (from the verb ymja)
as being a popular understanding only. Ymir begets with one leg by
the other, which supports this twin and Yama interpretation and
Whe have in Norse mythology many Sanskrit words,
ajusted to Norse: Óðinn (Odinn), Frigg, Huginn, Muninn,
edda, Ymir, Vani etc. etc.
Ymir is the first worldly division
into female and male powers, has the first trace of female and
male concept, and he is the sounding world, matter, energy,
material world. Ymir is the created world. And perpetual creation
is Ymir. Ginnungagap creates perpetually, punah punah (again and
again), by curving within Its own intelligence, curving back upon
Its own nature (not worldly Nature, just Its potential), by of
Óðinn (Odinn), Vili and Véi (Vei) within
Modern science explains this too, as you can read in
The underlying Oneness,
Unity, the Unified Field of modern Science (Physics/quantum), is
all silence, unbounded potentials only for the creative forces. It
can not be measured by our instruments, as no worldly substance is
This is norse ginnungagap. Corresponding to Brahman of
the Veda. Ginn is something very sacred, and has a second meaning:
that which "lures", or even "tricks", our
human understanding. It is beyond our human capacity, as human
understanding is worldly and depends on our worldly conceptions.
Only when we "see" we understand the difference between
ginnungagap and ymir.
Gap ginnunga is the Unbounded Space. We
find It in inter-solar systems and inter planetary fields, we find
It inside every atom, and quark, and It is the very substance of
our human intelligence and sentiments as well. Everywhere and is
Reality, whereas Ymir is the mirage of beautiful music only. Real
to our worldly conception, but comes and goes, intangible like the
(asatru) is not a belief in the blind meaning we tend to give that
word now-a-days. Ásatrú (asatru) is asa-trust, or to
be true, to be worthy, to find that on which one can rely within
It is to be avoided to cling to belief systems. Our
gods are of this world as much as we are. They are our allies.
They are not worshipped, not "believed in", only
cultured and reinforced by each one of us. We love them by having
self-esteem and self-responsibility. We find our unique purpose in
life to the best for evolution. Can I call it to worship myself?
Can I call it to love myself? Can I call it to believe in my self?
word dýrka (dyrka) in Icelandic now means to worship. In
other Scandinavian (Norse) languages it means to till, to culture.
To till the soil, dyrke jorden. This (to culture, to till) is the
meaning, the way in which we meditate on our personally chosen
god, gods, goddess and goddesses. Not worship, as that humiliates
man's free and divine essence. Humiliation (and self-humiliation)
and submissiveness are foreign to heathens and considered the
lowest of human behavior.
you know what gods have to do with the Laws of Nature (Natural
live in accordance with the gods is explained in Óðsmál
(Odsmal) according to Hávamál (Havamal). It is to
find the flow of nature and to aid the creative powers in
ourselves. When we find the flow of all-supporting nature, we feel
it as all-provident. We live in accordance with the Laws of
Nature, i.e. the gods.
Fear is not exploited in heathenry. Fear
is negative. Peaceful security and trust in oneself is encouraged.
origin of æsir (aesir; Æsir; the asa) is in Ásgarður
(Asgardur). But where is Ásgarður (Asgardur)?
were Æsir (aesir, asa) as men? Where did they come from?
What does it imply to be an ásatrúarmaður*
(asatruarmadur)? Óðsmál (Odsmal) explains
*)Ásatruar (asatruar); man of asatru; ásatrúar
(asatruar; of asatru). Asatruar is genitivus of the noun ásatrú
(Odsmal) can be read as a book of jokes, as a delightful amusement
or as a sharp and satiric correction of deliberate
misinterpretations of history for the last 10-20 centuries. You
can lick the chocolate off the top or you can devour the whole
cake. Either way, each man becomes a lot wiser after reading that
not carry each others' burdens", we read in Óðsmál
What!!? Egoistic lot, these heathens, man!
this is how Óðsmál (Odsmal) takes us by
surprise. In Hávamál (Havamal) it is pointed out to
us not to carry any burdens. To throw all trash away. Worries
weaken us. Good life is without imaginary (i.e. "real"
to some) misery.
purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.
is happiness? What is happiness?
(Odsmal) - you become better off in finding out for
most delicate aspect of heathenry is lost. The most delicate part
is also the most important one. The delicate and important part is
prone to damage if mother and father do not know about it and can
not and tell you how to reach you divinity within yourself.
religion, nature belief, nature worship, (man
and nature) is a
good part of heathenry. It is explained in Óðsmál
We should understand nature worship as feeling for
nature. Above all we should stay away from artificial beliefs and
revealed belief systems.
believing is a dangerous thing, because it is of this world. It
could even retard personal development. It is not a secure path to
the All-pervading Divinity that is to be found within every being
and even within inanimate things in the world. Believing can even
retard and disable the sincere seeker of Truth, and can distract
from, and block us from, the Real Divinity within, that should be
naturally easy for us to find and reach.
(Odsmal), is a pioneer work in this field.
(Odsmal) is perhaps the greatest thesis ever written to explain
the profound wisdom of heathenry. It actually is a revolutionary
book on the profoundness of:
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and in mythology ........