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Monday, 30 May 2011

Witchdom of the True-a Review


I have just completed my first reading of Edred Thorsson`s Witchdom of the True A Study of the Vana-Troth and the Practice of Seidhr. As always Edred provides penetrating insight into the subject at hand. He starts with establishing the history of the Vana-Troth in Scandinavia, Germany and England and its subsequent suppression by the powerful Christian Church. It would benefit us all, whether we be Asa-tru, Vana-tru or followers of the modern religion of Wicca to realise that the very term wicca is an Old English term meaning the male practitioner of wiccedom[witchdom], wiccecraeft[witchcraft] or wiccung[witching]. It is correctly pronounced 'WITCHuh' and not 'wicker'. The female practitioner was known as a wicca['WITCHah']. The 'Lord` and 'Lady' of Wicca are none other than the Vanir Freyr and Freyja. Whilst this is a legitimate Germanic path and should be regarded as a twin pillar of the Germanic Troth the modern revival of the religion is largeley divorced from its Germanic cultural and spiritual roots and has been used as a tool in recent decades by neo-Marxists to promote their genocidal multicultural and multiracial agenda.

One cannot and should not 'pick and choose' one`s Gods: they are part of one's DMA, one's flesh and blood. For many years we of the folkish Odinist/Wodenist/Wotanist path have realised this. Religion is inseperable from the racial identity of a given folk. By studying the true Vana origins of Wicca individual practitioners of this path may begin to hear and respond to the Call of the Blood and begin to restructure their practices and beliefs in line with the authentic and traditional practices and beliefs of the Germanic folk to which Vana-tru belongs.

Edred in this book explores the differences between Asa-tru and Vana-tru but also points out their commonality of belief. Whilst Asa-tru focuses on being true to the Aesir Gods and Goddeses Vana-tru focuses on the Vanir who occupied different functions from the Aesir. It should be remembered though that after the First War of the Gods and their subsequent truce and peace agreement the Vanir were joined to and largely subsumed by the Aesir under the lordship of All-Father Woden Himself. However although now part of the Aesir they maintained a seperate identity and Vanir.

The differences between the paths of authentic Vana-tru Wicca and Asa-tru are also to be seen in their different approaches to magic. Vana-tru practitioners use seidr as their principal approach which involves entering trance states and possibly a certain amount of shamanism whilst the Erulian's principal magical tool is the Runes. The Rune Master does not enter into a trance state but approaches the Runes with a combination of intellect[being cognisant of the history, traditions and poems connected to the Runes] and inspiration. Rune Magic has a more intellectual and a less emotional component than seidhr. The principal God of the Runes and Asa-tru is of course the All-Father and Rune Lord Woden whilst in Vana-tru and Wicca it is the Lord and Lady, Freyr and Freyja.
Throughout the book Edred appeals to those who find themselves in the Wicca religion to research and acknowledge the Germanic basis to their religion and for it to be reformed along authentic, traditional, folkish and Germanic lines. There is much work to be done but this book represents an effective and intelligent start and basis for Vana-tru revival within Wicca.

4 comments:

mediSin said...

What was the Natural Hearth info you mentioned on the Aryan women show? Is it a book? Thanks Eriyn

Wotans Krieger said...

Sorry, I dont understand what you are saying.

June Brown said...

I think I get what you are saying. But in your blog you talk about the Gods of one's DNA, I hope I am understanding this correctly. If I am understanding this correctly, then it is only those of Germanic descent that can contact the Gods and Goddesses you have mentioned in your blog. Those of us of a different descent must call upon the Gods and Goddesses of our DNA, our Geneology. This way we are truly calling upon the Gods and Goddesses of our Blood. Have I got this right? Please let me know.

Wotans Krieger said...

Essentially yes. The Gods may be viewed as Archetypes present in the Collective Unconscious or Blood Memory of a particular racial or ethnic group and can only effectively be engaged by those who share this bloodline, most especially by those who may be able to trace their linear descent from semi legendary historical personages, eg the Volsunga, as my daughter is able to via her maternal line.
All races and peoples have a divine destiny which is unique to their folk soul or Volksgeist but unfortunately the Abrahamic religions have distorted and obscured these divine Archetypes and it is the task of people such as myself to bring to light that which is hidden, obscured or distorted.