Read as: Ej likes playing with metaphors and wanted to make sense of some funky translations. This may or may not have been my life for the past few days.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional linguist. I just play with words.
“Fé vældr frænda róge;
føðesk ulfr í skóge.”
“Wealth is a source of discord among kin;
the wolf grows up in the forest.”
Knowing your own worth can be controversial;
Those who don’t lose themselves in others.
“Úr er af illu jarne;
opt løypr ræinn á hjarne.”
“Slag comes from bad iron;
The Reindeer races over frozen snow.”
Burning yourself out accomplishes nothing good;
Go steady and you will not fall.
“Þurs vældr kvinna kvillu,
kátr værðr fár af illu.”
“Giant causes anguish to women;
misfortune makes few men cheerful.”
Don’t belittle what others go through;
Nobody enjoys being in pain.
“Óss er flæstra færða
for; en skalpr er sværða.”
“Estuary is the way of most journeys;
but a scabbard is of swords.”
A meandering tale will get you far;
Sharp words stay in you.
All poems and translations were referenced from ragwedforge.com
Also this experiment was inspired by the work of Jackson Crawford, in particular the “Cowboy Hávamál.” Someday I will do the whole Elder Futhark. Probably.
… I’ve come to talk with you again.~ ♪♫
So it might seem a little bizarre for someone like me – spiritually inclined and whatnot – to have a moment of, “Oh yeah. I forgot about that,” regarding something like empathy, or high sensitivity in general. Guess who has two thumbs and forgot they were an empath? Me.
Continue reading “Hello, Empathy, My Old Friend”
And right after I made this video a crow landed on the fence outside. It’s a sign!
In this video I do a reading for the runic half-month of Perthro (or Perdhro) which is from January 13th to January 28th. I pulled four tarot cards – two from the Wildwood and two from the Shadowscapes – and a single Five Realms Oracle card for looking at the overall energy of the half-month. I know I’ve started with a rather arbitrary rune, but frankly, I didn’t see any better time to start than now!
I hope this one provides some insight, and wasn’t too rambly.
See you soon!
So, I saw a post the other day, can’t remember who or what or where, but the gist of it was someone lamenting the fact that people are excited for 2016 to be over because, to the original poster, the New Year is just some arbitrary time marker in a vast and uncaring universe that exists in a perpetual state of chaos.
Being the hermit that I am, that thought has been clanging around the inside of my head for a few days, and a bit of light just shone on it while watching a tarot reading. I’ve come to the conclusion that I really, really don’t believe in arbitrary time markers. That is, I don’t believe that they are arbitrary.
Let me explain.
While they may have been a bit bizarre and new to begin with, time markers like the turning of the year or the end of a school season are, I think, just as powerful as other, “natural” time markers like moon phases or the changing of the seasons. The difference is that one is man-made, which doesn’t make it any less special or any less meaningful. The new calendar year is observed by so many people around the world that it makes no sense to me for it not to contain some significance. Just because it’s familiar doesn’t mean it isn’t magical. I feel like that bears repeating.
Just because it’s familiar, doesn’t mean it isn’t magical.
It’s just like the way languages and incantations work. The words themselves are man-made, the meanings applied by people like you and me, and we use them every single day. The only difference between a poem and an incantation is the intent behind it. If one walks into the new year feeling like it’s the same old thing once again, how much change do you think they’ll attract? As opposed to someone who sees the new year as a time to start fresh, and do so in accordance with consensus reality. Pardon my french, but this shit is powerful!
I don’t know about you, but I am good and ready to start making some magic happen in the new year. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not worth it. If it works, use it.
This one’s a doozie, if a bit of a ramble. Good thing about making videos first thing in the morning is that I don’t talk nearly as fast, bad thing is that I can’t concentrate for the life of me. So if there are a lot of jump-cuts, that’s why.
I think emotional personification is the coolest thing ever! Your results may vary. There are probably SO many potential uses of this idea that I haven’t been able to wrap my mind around.
Mentioned in this video:
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore
Kelly-Ann’s pathworking with Tarot video
Boho Berry’s Level 10 Life bullet journal spread
See you when I see you!
Guess what? I fixed my editing software! 😀 And decided to do some rambles about anxiety because it’s a thing that I have and can do videos about. I’m gonna make a playlist about it. I am excited, if you couldn’t tell.
Also, something I didn’t mention in the video is the idea that fear can actually direct you toward where you need to go next, so that’ll probably go into another video at some point. “The thing I fear contains the thing I need.”
My Etsy shop is still on vacation until I can get a handle on some stuff but I’m working on it. I probably won’t be offering tarot or rune readings anymore, but my illustrations are still up. We’ll see! I’m also working on a super-secret project that is currently still in testing, but I think so far it’s working. Like, ~really~ well.
See you soon!
A glass to take the edge off,
The spear at your throat,
The fangs of a wolf, his claws.
A sharp focus, time is still,
Claws on your spine,
Giants bellow in your blood.
A strike of lightning,
Hammer crashes down,
The barberry pierces red.
A wolf bites, the edge consumes,
Pain focuses the mind,
The wounds will heal.
A rough and ragged rune poem by me.
I’ll have to analyze this later. It just wanted to get out of my head as soon as possible.
In which I attempt to play a double-headed 10″ decoration drum like a bodhran. With a pencil. And it doesn’t sound horrible. I also discuss the personality of the drum and am surrounded by various birds through the video.
Also, about five minutes after I shut the camera off the felt thing on the front of the drum came off. ‘Tis a sign!
Here’s the playlist for the bodhran lesson videos.
Alternate title: “Astral projection and other things Erik isn’t good at.” Because I’ll be honest, I really don’t get Out much. This isn’t one of the topics I have much experience with but hey! At least I know my limitations, right?
In this video I talk about astral and mental projection, as well as when and why they happen for me. I also touch a little on seidh and other methods of exploring Other places. Your mileage may vary, proceed with caution.
In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about when I say “emotional projection,” Kelly-Ann is a wonderful teacher:
Also here’s that Etsy I was talking about!
Take a drink every time I say, “inconvenient.” I prefer coffee, but you can use whatever works for you.
In other news, I have links to my Etsy from my “Connect” page, as well as a contact form in case you’d like to come talk to me!
See you when I see you.