17 Askur Yggdrasils

chatter 17  roots  Askur Yggdrasils   Skíðblaðnir   the hidden in the mystics of Reality     —  symbolic language of myths and kvæði, 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.

Óðinn given to Óðinn, my self given to my Self  (Hávamál vísa 138 and on) —  gnoþi seauton (know thyself)


Dekameron (an amusing sarcastic book),  deca 10, hemeron nights

Europe is full of stories that mock the behaviour of the roman empire and its extensions  (church-institutions)  —  in the guise of something “spiritual and a necessary for man” —   that spread all over

men saw that it was all about power, and wealth, and gaining land
— not meant for the sheep, but for the benefit of the institution(s)

much truth is found in Europe in all kinds of expressions of man’s creative arts


Penelope stopped time by un-weaving during the night
she asked the man (as a proof of his true identity, Odysseus) to move their matrimonial bed   —  which had the roots of a tree; no-one knew except the two of them

and what about a great king that throws of his royal symbols, blinds himself, roams into the desert and then claims to “see”
—  do we understand this?
did the Greek audience have a notion of, or know about, some great and profound truth that we do not know of now-a-days?


valkyrja is born along with man, a serving maid to consciousness of man, but man is a man-tree, rooted in That from which all has come, drawing the sap into life by being That purely

the sap is all possibilities

ginnungagap is all possibilities, is silence, is dynamism of life, but does not take part in the world created of It and sustained by It


mother earth has Svalinn the shield to protect us, her land and her seas
she cares for us with motherly love,
and her nature provides all that we need in material life

but we must not forget to give back to nature – or else we are mere thieves
this giving back (Icelandic: meiðmar) we do by transcending regularly


we draw the sap into life, but the invisible sap can become whatever we desire/create

sap in a tree comes from somewhere through the roots, becomes trunk, branches, leaves, blossom, fruit, seeds, nuts

Týr, pure thought, on meiður (tree) of life, draws the sap into life


from mother earth we see the planets and the sun and moon, and they bear the names of our gods, and so do the days of the week, and so do parts of our human brain
(dr Tony Nader, Global Country)

and we see the zodiac, the signs and houses of divinities, that mankind has pictured for thousands of years back


layer after layer of understanding is there for us if we want to fathom the mystics of Reality through the way of myths as they convey the great knowledge


if we put our mother earth in the middle we get this 360° of a sky;

many books are there on the numbers, the zodiac, the symbolic language, and how we can see the myths in the sky

see also Icelandic book Stjarnvísi í eddum by Björn Jónsson Manitoba


some call the milky way in the sky askur yggdrasils — perhaps in our spiritual life


life is derived from somewhere, and this is how our reverent forefathers use symbolic language to tell us that  –  life that never dies, as death exists not

Skíðblaðnir is all about life coming into being — in a world after a world —
in this universe, and after ragnarök, the next universe for us

the name Líf means life; Lífþrasir, the name, means: he who refuses to die
(symbolic language in Norse mythology)


life on earth begins in the sea, seen as Njörður
and our entire hitherto evolution, perhaps some 3.000.000 or 4.000.000 life-spans, is called evolution from a beginning to the now

all this is “in” us, runs in our blood, as some memory of what we made/created/did — and — what we are going to become next


we are born on earth, mother earth, móðir jörð

we are Loki  (individual and mankind alike)

Loki is sometimes stupid and sometimes base, but we must go on, as we are heading for Valhöll (the exalted state of consciousness of a living man)

if we do not seek that in life, we are stagnated – called hrímþursar (see Edda poem Skírnismál, Gerður enjoying mundane bounty only)
stagnated in hrímþursar means getting no-where  — a life-span is lived in vain, and in uselessness —  a wasted and lost life-span


Freyja’s Brísingamen, the glowing gem, is mankind
—  and we should be men enough to bear that name —
if we don’t, Brísingamen will burst asunder and be scattered

see Edda poem Þrymskviða, when Loki tells Freyja to marry Þrymur þurs


within all men are joy and width and expansion of happiness – Glaðheimar of Óðinn (zodiac)

—   the purpose of life is expansion of happiness

we must find the supreme joy “in here” and bring the bliss from there into life

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and we find irminsul symbol of something important and hidden all over in Europe

maybe it was not understood by crude men during the dark ages of the dominating cruel theocracy, and because they did not understand the profound meaning  —   due to the symbolic language and not-easy-to-grasp tokens  —  it was not destroyed

symbols and metaphors might have been the very saviour and rescuer of heathen men´s tokens for wisdom

ýr – maður – súla    (= tree-man-pillar)
and:   a funny stupid story, or what? Hermóður til Heliar reið (rides to Hel)

Hermóður (Óðinn, consciousness) goes to Helia /Hel, to collect and re-gain, or resurrect, Baldur hinn góði (sun-god Baldur the good,–the light of life–)
—  something akin to Demeter Kore and Hades —

the flame on top of the irminsul is here Týr, pure thought in the self-referral state, — i.e. thought finding only itself in the silence and calmness, then sóast, fórnast
(thought sacrifices itself, brings itself as a gift, which means: individual existence is given to infinity)


life on earth has two phases:
1) the body and the sustaining of it, our “shrine of the soul
2) spiritual life of the dweller (inhabitant) in the body, i.e. the real me, aham, individual aspect of ginnungagap, individual consciousness  –   our purpose and goal: spiritual evolution


the roots of askur yggdrasils derive from where?

manngi veit  (nobody knows)

the sap is all possibilities, so it must come from the field of all possibilities

we now know That to be ginnungagap — or our consciousness

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