The research project Óðsmál is rather unique, as here we reveal the pure spirituality, theosophy, and the often forgotten profundity contained in Heathenry / Paganry / Ásatrú / our forni siður (ancient traditions) / Forn Siðr / Vanatrú / Vanatro.
Many a man has studied Norse and Germanic mythology and the Edda poems, but some ponder only on the visible surface.
Myths are about us. Myths happen now, all the time, over and over again. Myths contain multiple levels of understanding.
Óðsmál-research is inspired by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a physicist, and an enlightened man, whom Guðrún met first in 1963 in Iceland. Óðsmál started in 1990 at MI University. Maharishi suggested research on the profound spirituality contained in our ancient traditions.
Ásatrúar-men often claim to be peaceful, earnest, and responsible.
So far so good – on the surface level of life.
But – few know that these human qualities come spontaneously to all men, when we practice nýsa niður (transcend the sphere of thought and space-time).
For nýsa niður see Hávamál visa 138 and on.
What on earth would nýsa niður be!!! Nýsa niður?
Doesn’t that mean: to nose down, to pry into out of curiosity!!
What could possibly be spiritual and evolutionary about that peeping down!!
The purpose and goal of Óðsmál is to answer these beautiful questions.
There is a sphere of life of no space, no time, no thoughts, where we imbibe fimbulrúnir (skill in action in life).
Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir
I am a researcher, the author of Óðsmál, and a Heathen goði – nicknamed Göia goði –
I am also an awarded author, dramatist, artist, and a theosophical writer.
I have known the theosophical aspect of Heathenry since childhood.
I studied pedagogy and economics in University of Iceland and Science of Consciousness and physics in MIU,
— and arts in the Icelandic Art Academy.
I have studied sanskrit for several years.
I received first price for the opening piece in Reykjavík City Theatre, 1990. My dramas have appeared in The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. I received 1st and 2nd price awards for my books; granted by the Icelandic National Center for Educational Materials.
I also received a research grant from The Icelandic Government Cultural Council in 1988.
I have worked on stage in theatre, in TV, radio, films, and exhibitions.
My (almost 140) books are available on Amazon, several of them translated into English.
Óðsmál books available in Icelandic and in English.
Óðsmál lectures on Youtube come also in Icelandic and in English.
Óðsmál research project is a non-profit organization, non-profit cultural enterprise, and independent research institute.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Iceland, and double research grant by Hagþenkir, The Icelandic Association of Educational and Non-fiction Writers.
Our publishing company is Freyjukettir, Norræn menning.
My books, some of them awarded, are available here on amazon.
Listen to pronunciation: Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir; Óðsmál