Óðinn – posthumous transformation – Óðinn who?

Óðinn who

What sayest thou about the Óðinn-figures (plural yes, as they are many), and his potential posthumous transformation:

*Is Óðinn a god?

*How do we make gods? Why do we make gods?

*Are we, perhaps, Óðinn in our myths?

Are myths dealing with us, not some figure outside of us?

Think of it that way for a change.

*Was Óðinn a warrior king – perhaps enlightened? As: Wherever Æsir went over lands, peace prevailed (hvar er æsir fóru yfir lönd fylgði þeim friður).

*Is Óðinn originally a female deity as the planet closest to Sun of Enlightenment?  (–see Chintanaiyalar Peravai, Tamil, on fem. and mask. planets–)

*Is this (female origin) the reason for why Óðinn enjoys the task of performing seiður, usually done by women?  (–and a bit teased for that–)

*When did Óðinn first appear in our forni siður (ancient traditions)?

*How became Óðinn a main-god for some of us?

*How did Óðinn become the father of Þór? Was Þór not in our myths long before that? And his mother, our Mother Earth?

*Do some take Óðinn for a man on an actual 8-legged pony?

*Does a cow-boy claim Óðinn to be an old man afraid of getting Alzheimers?

If so, what then about epli Iðunnar (appels of immortality)?

*Is Óðinn a man, a mythical character, or a god now even if originally a man?

*The planets have their cosmic counterparts in us (see Dr.Tony Nader MD), so our gods are in our brain too. No wonder that we feel them to be so real!
What sayest thou?

cosmic counterparts
©Dr.Tony Nader

Greek names of days

*Do we really think that all main-gods have to be (as the Church’s God up there somewhere) angry, violent, death-oriented, and dominating?

*Did Óðinn ever compose Hávamál as Hárr Hærri Þriði (high higher third)?

Note: Hávamál can be seen in 3 parts, 1st a behavioral code for crude men,

2nd Loddfáfnir searching for truth, but only IF he fathoms he will benefit
(þér munu góð ef þú getur, þörf ef þú þiggur –  ef is if)

*Is Óðinn really he who bears the 108(?) names he has been given? (–great and meaningful as all “his” names are!!–)

– Is he the one and only character in all his stories?

We know that history tends to give famous persons all kinds of attributes, some unworthy, some made up, some bashing, some embellishing.

Gangleri means a wave of wisdom, Síðhöttur is Siddhartha (perfection as a goal)

What sayest thou?

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We do no beg to a concept “our there” or “up there” somewhere. There is nothing outside of us. Rather we evoke the divine powers in ourselves. Inside.

Some have learned the name Óðinn, and it has many versions.

Men might not have learned how to spell the name in the Old Norse way.

The Latin alphabet used in English suffices not. We have 16 vowels, and they cannot be replaced by Latin / English few vowels.

Men know not what the name Óðinn means.

All names have a deep meaning. Definitely not any meaningless labels.

We have to know etymological origin of names and terms in order to understand.

Drawing of a stereo-type god can be misleading.  We cannot just replace the church’s god named God (Roman strategy power-tool for dominance) with our gods. That is bound to fail. They have nothing in common.

Sometimes deliberate lies, or misunderstanding, or misleading translations, become a religion.

Michaelangelo Óðinn

We find gods inside.

There is nothing at all to be found “out there” nor “up there”.

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We do not always understand the words we use.

An English-speaking one might use the word curfew without knowing what it is copri fuoco, to cover the fire.   How many English speaking know that curfew means to cover the fire with ashes as the olden people used to do every evening before going to bed – and who knows why and what for they did it?

Do we know that some English speaking have no idea of that their names have a meaning?

This funny fact was my first cultural shock when I was 15 and came to England. I asked a boy (because in Iceland we know the meaning of all our Icelandic names):

-What does your name mean?

He looked at me as if I were plain stupid: -Mean !? It is just a name.

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Some traps in Icelandic:

Note:   the accent is always on the first syllable in every
word and name in Icelandic.

Icelandic is a mixture of Old Norse and Gaelic
since settlement (AD800+sth).

Due to our isolation on an island in the North-Atlantic Ocean,
Icelandic has be fairly well preserved through the ages.
Not polluted by Greek and Latin as some languages are.

Extremely rich a language, a delight for the poets,
and far too complicated grammar.

Icelandic is trickier than we might assume. Dictionary translations suffice not.
Rán is not the same word as rán, Ægir is not the same word as ægir.

Rán perfect orderliness, as rögn and regin
rán (dictionary translation) robbery
Ægir the unfathomable abyss of consciousness
ægir a threat as in protective runeægishjálmur (-helmet), ægisskjöldur (-shield)

Rán and Ægir

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 108 Óðinsnöfn (some of them here)

Names have a meaning,
they should be understood in multiple layers of meanings,
names, epithets, kenningar, and heiti might tell half the story,
so understand the profundity through them.

Each name of Óðinn tells a whole story, Bölverkur, Síðhöttur, Gangleri, and all the others. Not only the Icelandic meaning, but also their known origin, etymologically.

óðinn budhan pathi
©Chintanaiyalar Peravai , Tamil

* Is Óðinn originally a female deity as the planet closest to Sun of Enlightenment?  (–see Chintanaiyalar Peravai, Tamil, on fem. and mask. planets in Lemuria–)

* Is this (female origin) the reason for why Óðinn enjoys the task of performing seiður, usually performed by women?  (–and he is is a bit teased for that–)

* When did Óðinn first appear in vor forni siður (our ancient traditions)?

* How became Óðinn a main-guð/god (for some of us) perhaps taking over from Þór?

Óðinn   Oþan Oþun Woden Wuotan – a name pertaining to poetry, and to be exited (Latin vates, and Indo-European stem yat)

hrafnás    raven-ás  (ás (guð, god) nominative singular, æsir nominative plural

Note – heiti and kenning:
heiti is one word (or “another term for”),
kenning is two words —  and sometimes each part of a kenning
is still another 2-words-kenning (to make it even more complicated
– or: the real fun of understanding begins).
Example of a simple kenning: Crotch-rocket is a kenning for a motorbike.

Framatýr   (tívar is plural for guð (gods); týr here is not our guð Týr, but just an ás, a guð); frami is fame

Kjalar   er ég kjálka dró Óðinn says in Grímnismál – but kjalar is likely derived from kjölur (keel of a ship) – (just funny why it became an Óðinsnafn)

Sváfnir   (svæfa put to sleep)

Herjann (Herj+ann) Óðinsheiti or an epithet of Óðinn; commander of her (flock, army)

For fun: herjans- is used as a little cursing, herjans vandræði (hell of a trouble), and some wanted to connect that swearing to Herjann
as the Óðinsheiti.

Sigðir  –  sig orrusta (battle) and sigur (victory)¸ -ðir from þér/þjónn (who serves)

Sigföður or Sigfaðir  sig sigur victory, faðir/föður father

Unn(a)r   Unnr  Unnarr  (perhaps reference to work (vinna), or can possibly pertain to a hero (hetja, kappi))

Þriði   Þriggi   third, or one of three

Skilfingur  –  can be of skjálf (shelf) a high place (compare Hliðskjálf), or derived from goddess Skjálf.  Skilfingur is both an Óðinsnafn and has also some other connotations

Geiguður perhaps he who roams about   (geig pronounced gaig, not German ei)

Hermóður   Her-móður or Herm-óður which gives two entirely different meanings:
Her-móður (flock/army-vigorous) on one hand, and on the other Herm-óður (mad due to grief and sorrow, harmur) – Hermóður rode to Helja to resurrect Baldur

Hermóður rides to Helia to resurrect Baldur
Hermóður rides to Helia to resurrect Baldur

Jólfur Júlfur  combined of jór (björn) a bear and úlfur a wolf, (jó-úlfur bear-wolf)

Hnikarr  Hnikuður  from verb hnika that can mean to move sth a little bit, hand over something, hew off lightly with an ax, and more

Forni     the ancient

Note: forn has nothing to do with fórn, i.e. to færa (bring) to the feast,
aka sacrifice.
We have the problem of 16 vowels in Old Norse and Icelandic
being transliterated into the few (/meagre) vowels of the Latin alphabet
(which is used in English)
–  completely changing the meaning of words.
Latin: a e i o u y(?)  —  versus —   Icelandi: a á e é i í o ó u ú y ý æ ö.
Examples: fórn forn, synir sýnir, Týr tyr, saga Sága – entirely different meanings, where meanings get lost – and worse than getting lost:
they become another thing altogether.
(synir sons, sýnir visions, Týr our god, tyr (Skandinavian for bull,
saga story or history, Sága the seeress-goddess.)

Tricky Icelandic
Tricky Icelandic

Svipdagur     having bright appearance

Gestiblind(r) Gestumblindi combination of Óðinsnöfn Gestur (guest) and Blindi (blind)

– but Óðinn sees both the world and sees also back and forth

in time in Mímisbrunnur.

Gupnir  (if it ever is or has been an Óðinsnafn) he who extends further or spans more

Svölnir, used for Óðinn and for Ymir as well, from svalur (cool cold).

Svipull   he who cannot be trusted, or he who often changes appearance

Rögnir   he who rules; rögn og regin are our guð (gods)
the meaning of rögn, regin, and Rán is perfect orderliness –
Ásgarður the Unified Field of Total Natural Law, the flawless.
Note: guðir, diar, véar, æsir, – some words for our guð –
who preside over our powerful Laws of mighty Nature.

Hrjótur (pertaining to a sound (snore))  or Hrjóður

Gissur  Gizzur   perhaps he who has the right guess

Jörmunur  (Óðinsheiti and also a heiti for an ox, úruxi)  jörmun originally pertaining to Mother Earth – could originally mean powerful, mighty

Geirölnir  he who holds a spear –  geir (pronounce gieir, not gair) means a spear (from pashu fast quick), ölnir he who holds in his hand –

Geirlöðnir  he who offers a spear geir (pronounce gieir, not gair) means a spear (from pashu fast quick), löðnir he who offers (löð hospitality, as in Gunnlöð)

Jöfuður  originally a heiti for a bear, and as an Óðinsnafn most likely derived from that later on

Ginnarr   Óðinsnafn (and heiti for dwarf hawk eagle) – verb ginna (many meanings) – ginnir is galdrastafur (magical wand/symbol/rune), as ginfaxi.
Scholars know not what Ginnungar in the word ginnungagap means, but we have gahanam ghabhiram (the unfathomable womb) from which it might be derived)

Jólnir  he who is the foremost of jóln (= the nordic guð (gods)), highly revered at yule (jól) and yule-tide

Jólfur or Julfr  from jór (horse or a boar) + úlfur (wolf) – bearwolf, horsewolf

Þundur   can pertain to to swell swelling (not reliable), or can mean to roar some say þundur can be ðunian (boom thunder rumble roar) – or it can be from stem dhanu (bow for shooting arrows) – svá Þundur um reist

Ófnir  –  also a heiti for a worm/serpent  – but Óðinn takes on the guise of a worm to slip into the cave Hnitbjörg (for the mead from Gunnlöð) –  i.e. we use worm-holes to transcend into our inner cave of knowledge.

Valtýr   if valur is the fallen on battlefield, guð of the fallen
(valur can also mean a hawk)  valtívar is used for our guð  (tívar the gods)

Note that the word val means a choice;
can also be accusative case of valur,
and we also have, etymologically, val as returning home, coming back.
We shall understand that everything about Valhöll pertains to living einherjar,
who wage peace in consciousness.

Sigtýr    sig- battle-, and sigur also means victory – god of battle  –   sigtívar means æsir  (note: týr is singular (not Týr though), tívar plural the guð (gods))

Óðinn is all about our purpose of life, our knowledge of life,
so he/she should not be associated with
war, death, nor that churchian afterlife invention.

Gapþrosnir  (abstruse meaning) can be he who knows how to reach ginnungagap (transcend thought and space-time) by nýsa niður on vingameiður

Note that vingameiður is an imaginary tree,
that pending in nothingness.

Týr á meiði
Týr á meiði
Book-cover: the Jesus Mysteries
Book-cover: the Jesus Mysteries.
Dionisos and Bakkus sun-gods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hangi  Hangr  (Óðins- and also jötunsheiti)   he who hangs on vingameiður, transcending the worldly thoughts and space-time

Hjarrandi   the noisy one

Eylúður  (not reliable as a heiti for Óðinn, but found in later poetry as one of his names (Óðinsheiti) – and Eylúðr is a heiti for the sea

Veratýr –  god of men

Rani (found in Grógaldur) meaning not clear

Svegðir Sveigðir     can mean he who bends

Sveðjandi    can mean who glides (perhaps over air and seas, levitating)

note that j has the sound of i in as Ian, not as j in John
we say not Freydja, but Freyia for Freyja

Sviðurr Sviðrir   can mean he who moves swiftly

Sviðir he who moves swiftly and fast (Óðinn claims to be called Sviðir at Sökkmímis (in Sökkmímis place) – also interpreted as he who stills winds

Váfuður (vind- og Óðinsnafn / wind- and Óðinsnafn)

Vilja bróðir (Óðinskenning) brother to Vili or Vilji

Hveðrungur   the noisy – originally tröllkonuheiti (heiti for a trolless),

jölfuður (bjarnarheiti / heiti for a bear: the one with a yellow bottom; and an Óðinsheiti also

Jálfaður Óðinsheiti the noisy

Ítrekur (ítur-rekur)  ítur the splendid, noble

Gautatýr  –  guð of Gautar (in Sweden); au is pronounced as in French feuille (leaf), not as German au

Gautur (Óðinsheiti)    au is pronounced as in French feuille (leaf), not as German au – derived from the Geets in Sweden

Herjaföður   father of herir (flocks of men /armies)

Grímur  – gríma is a mask, or can mean night
Grímnir  gríma is a mask, or can mean night; in Grímnismál Grímnir reveals the night-sky, the zodiac and the deities – findings of Einar Pálsson, “an actor in the west end of town” (so termed (haughtily) by the jealous scholars who saw not what Einar saw in Grímnismál Edda poem(!!)

Grímnismál
Grímnismál
as seen by Einar Pálsson
as seen by Einar Pálsson

Gangleri  – Icelandic he who walks a lot; etymology gangalahari a wave of wisdom from the fast-running sacred river – C.A. Holmboe

Þuður  Þuðr Þunnr   the thin one (i.e. not fat)

Hergautur (her+gautur)   her a flock of men, gautur  (Géat is an Old-English heiti for a god)

Hárr   the high one, or some say the one-eyed

Svipall  cannot be trusted, or he who often changes his appearance

Sanngetall  perhaps who finds (guesses) the truth(?)

Herteitur   her (a flock of men, army) teitur (glad, merry)

Bileygur  -eygur pertains to his eyes/sight, bil- that he sees the 8-fold split-ups of creation (prakriti bhinna 8-dha)

Báleygur    bál fire, eygur pertains to eyes/sight

Bölverkur  –  (böl-verkur) can mean he who performs bad deeds, – this name when Óðinn strives for the mead of wisdom that Suttungur has asked Gunnlöð to guard well – but she did not, as we know, but gave it away freely)

Fjölnir  Óðinsheiti, and also for a guð of Vanaætt who could be Freyr; can mean he who knows much, fjölvís (fjöl-vís wise)

Glapsviður  glap deception delusion, sviður/svinnur wise, or he who is good at cheating

Fjölsviður   fjöl-svinnur (fjöl- of many things, svinnur wise) he who knows much, all-knowing one

Síðhöttur  (in Icelandic he who wears a wide-brimmed hat), etymology Siddhartha, perfection as a goal – C.A.Holmboe

Note also in this context that Huginn and Muninn as etymology
are yogin and munih, enlightened men
who dwell in the halls of Óðinn, C.A.Holmboe.
Stig Bergmann also connects Huginn and Muninn to
the 10 lost tribes of Israel (real Israelites
who have nothing to do with nowadays jews, Kzararians.)
– in English these Huginn and Muninn names seem, mistakenly,
to pertain to mind and memory.

Síðskeggur  –  long-bearded

Alföður    all-father

Valföður   – father of the slain, or of those who reach enlightenment, as val can mean to return home.  Everything about Valhöll pertains to life in Miðgarður.

Atríður – at-riður he who rushes forth; note that Atriði is a known epithet of Freyr (the same meaning).

Jálkur  Jalkr  – pertaining to a horse, said to be as Óðinn rides a horse

as are the Óðinsnöfn

Hrosshársgrani (hross horse, hár hair, grani heiti for a pony/horse))

Rauðgrani   (rauður proununce reu-eh-eur means red) – Grani always refers to a pony/horse

Vakur   (for a smooth and good pony/horse)

Þrór að þingum  (Óðinn claims to bear the name Þrór at þing), þrór means boar, originally Gullinbursti Freys, and Freys epithet – somehow borrowed for Óðinn (as happens)

Þroptur Þroftur – found in a poem, could be made of Hroftur + þróttur (power)

Hroftatatýr  or Hroptatýr   –  the true ás  –  also Hroptur rögna  (rögn are guðin, the gods  –  rögn og regin means (etymologically) perfect orderliness – as rögn and regin (guðin) steer (preside over) the flawless Laws of Nature in Ásgarður

Viður að vígum  (víg the act of slaying) Viður can be connected to Weder-Ge-éatas (Geets) and Väderfjord (Sweden) – just suggested to be so

Óski  –  ósk is a wish, request, desire

Ómi (pertains to sound) – he who shouts, or the highest one

Jafnhár  –  equally high

Göndlir  he who holds a spear (geir) or a magical wand (töfrasproti)

Hárbarður með goðum  (among guð (gods)) – wearing a grey beard, this is the kind of a name that Óðinn hides behind.

Yggur  who thinks, hyggjandi, or is fearful (from uggur); some scholars claim the name Yggdrasill to be of Yggur (Óðinn) + drasill (horse), but drasill could be from root dris to see (to be a seer).

Skilfingur  – can pertain to skjálf (shelf; a high place as Hliðskjálf), or to goddess Skjálf, or is related to sword.

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What got lost in our forni siður?

We know a lot about HOW our culture was destroyed, WHY and WHEN it was suffocated, but WHAT got lost ? Do we know ?
Pure theosophy in Heathenry, amazing physics of the olden guys, and science of life.
We rediscover the understanding of concepts in our age-old Heathenry, our forefathers’ science of life.
Óðsmál project is research on our ancient heathen tradition, its profundity and true core and essence.

These videos reveal WHAT got lost.

 

Longer version (above): 1:29:33

Shorter version (below): 0:20:41

 

New theosophical translation of Hávamál Edda poem

Óðinn transcends
Óðinn transcends

hanging in the nothingness” on some “meiður
Not a man hanging in a tree at all.
It is a man transcending the sphere of thought, time and space.
A vital point of vor forni siður (/our ancient tradition).

We shall skip our common literalism (–which is mere illiteracy–),
find allegory, symbolic language, and the profound theosophy
in rúnatal (last part) of Hávamál

Edda, Norse myths and poems, contains the abyss of meaning and pure spirituality  —  once we become literate.

Here we have Óðsmál translation from Icelandic of vísa 138 – 141
in the Edda-poem Hávamál, 3rd part (last part), part of wisdom, rúnatal,
all about how to transcend thought, and space-time,
to the realm of The Great Womb, ginnungagap within,
which is our pure consciousness:

Hávamál vísa 138

Hávamál vísa 139

Hávamál vísa 140

Hávamál vísa 141

And the poem goes on to tell of the benefits of transcending
to nourish and nurture life of man in his present body
on his evolutionary path towards enlightenment.

Vísur 138-141 speak to us in past tense, told afterwards, because there is no human thought in the 4th state of consciousness, transcendental consciousness.
But the benefits come into human life.

-What is that 4th state?
-Transcendence is termed “the 4th state of consciousness”:

4th state of consciousness is transcendence
waking – deep sleep – REM (dream) – the 4th
4th state of consciousness is transcendence

The first 3 states on this picture are the 3 states we know:
thinking, deep-sleep, REM(/dream)sleep,
and then we see the 4th – of which we might have heard, but never really understood. This is transcendence. The true core of þeosophy and philosophy, to know oneself. gnoþi seauton: ΓΝΩθΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ .
Óðinn given to Óðinn, I given to myself.  (Hávamál).

Týr á meiði
Týr á meiði
Týr á meiði runes Týr maður (TM)
Runes Týr maður (TM)

What has gotten lost, is the understanding of the pure þeosophy contained in our priceless cultural heritage, Heathenry, Paganry.

What is this “hanging in the nothingness”, on some “meiður” (Hávamál: ek hékk á vingameiði)?

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It is not a man hanging in a tree at all. It is a man transcending the sphere of thought, time and space.

The number 9 here indicates timelessness.
9 nights means = no time, or: time is not here and now.
In Norse mythology, 9 is our mystical number.

Sleipnir      Sleipnir

Sleipnir, our human nervous system, is our vehicle on which we easily glide between Miðgarður (world of men) and Ásgarður (sphere of gods, ragnasjöt, tívatún),
or as physics terms Ásgarður: Unified Field of Total Natural law.

valkyrja

Valkyrja is the act of sacrificing our individual consciousness into universal consciousness.

Óðsmál explains this vital point of vor forni siður (/our ancient tradition), which seems to be lost, or misunderstood.

We simply should learn how to nýsa niður, perform a valkyrja, which is the act of transcending.  Óðsmál recommends: TM® for easy natural effortless immediate transcending:   tm.org  and  tm.org/learn-tm

This is “fórn”, a sacrifice  —  and what do we “fórna”, sacrifice?
Fórn is to bring (“færa”) something to the feast at Ægis
( —  Icelandic verb færa means (here) to bring).

Now, what should I bring?

tvadiyamvastu Govinda tybhyameva samarpaye
tvadiyamvastu Govinda tybhyameva samarpaye


You are the fórn, the sacrifice, Govinda. Nothing else. There is no other gift to bring.

I am the gift, the fórn, which I bring – fully alive, of course.

Our individual Self is the gift we bring to the feast at Ægis, when we transcend into the abyss of our pure consciousness.

týra að vikka

Mind easily becomes a tiny flame pending in nothingness, and automatically expands, to become the huge wave of Iðavellir (consciousness in motion), become Glaðheimar (the widest and gladdest boundless eternity).

Nothing is more natural to mind – once we learn how to lure mind to take a 180° U-turn from relative thinking into its own nature: pure bliss.

sanskrit nistha
sanskrit nistha

anchor

Nísta ek niður (Hávamál). Sanskrit nistha means “grounded in That” – in the abyss within.

We only have to learn how to nýsa niður – effortlessly, automatically
– as is taught by our wise forefathers in Hávamál: “nýsta ek niður
(–I spied down, peeped down, nosed down–).

Nýsta is the past tense of the verb nýsa  —
Why the experience is told of afterwards (inevitably), is, as during transcendence there is no thought, only the “now” in thoughtlessness.

Human brain

When we “fall from there again” into the realm of thinking, our brain starts to think again  –  now having imbibed some orderliness and fimbulrúnir.

Ægir and Rán

Our goddess Rán (pronounce Raun) is the perfect orderliness in Ægir, the abyss.
The perfection mirrored from our all-pervading ginnungagap into our life, and to our universe. Our forefathers knew this science!

Sanskrit - dhyaana
Sanskrit – dhyaana

Transcending, we gain dhyaana, Icelandic .

simi seiður

We also have the words sími (thread) and seiður (shaman-luring).

And terms for the gods: höft og bönd (religare, bind together).
This indicates connection to the innermost.

Nýsa niður is how we reach Ásgarður within,
live the sphere of the Laws of Nature, the flawless and all-powerful.

Hávamál - 3 parts

Now we shall also learn to see Hávamál in 3 parts:

कर्म कन्द karma kanda – first part – part of action
– behavioural rules, a handy code of behaviour for the crude man, for him to avoid stupid embarrassing deeds.

Karma कर्म (Sanskrit) means action.
उपासन कन्द upaasana kanda – middle part – learn
– to sit at the feet of the master, the teacher of spirituality, listen, and learn how to transcend thought.

That is what Loddfáfnir (in Hávamál) is doing  –  but mind you: he will benefit from the wisdom only  —  only —  if he really understands, and learns to transcend realm of space-time, and thinking:
þér munu góð ef þú getur, og þörf ef þú þiggur.

dñjanakanda झन कन्द   – the third part – the part of wisdom.
Here is where most of us fail. We are brought up in literalism, and belief in the letter, brought up on the sphere of thinking and feeling only.
But the 3rd part is purely theosophical. Pure heathen/pagan spirituality.  That is why some talk about shaman here.
This is not about the sphere of thinking, not on mundane space-time.

Dazzling rediscoveries in Óðsmál

Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir, author of Óðsmál Dazzling rediscoveries in Óðsmál:
(scroll down for links and details)

Freyja space-time foam* Freyja is a space-time foam bubble, and so is Afrodita,

odinn-gladheim* Óðinn uses worm-holes to access the mead of greatest wisdom,

Óðinn Vili Véi rishi devata chhandas* Óðinn Vili Véi are HilbertSpace, Operators, States, or rishi devataa chhandas in samhitaa.

35 nýsa niður
* We now understand how to nýsa niður (Hávamál), and visit lognfara lundur Barri (Skírnismál),
.

ch24-16* we learn how to visit Ásgarður daily, the sphere of the flawless Natural Law,
–> over which our gods preside.
And, in time, we shall master the Laws of Nature.

15 Sleipnir - our nervous system* our vehicle is Sleipnir, our human nervous system

valkyrja* our aid, our serving maid, is our valkyrja, a sound we use to find the easy natural path to the sphere of no thoughts.
This is how we lay the bridge Bifröst

regnbogi Bifröst* We learn how to lay the bridge Bifröst (pronounce ´Biff-roest) layer by layer,

Valhallar Óðsmál in gulllnu* to reach Valhöll fully alive – the purpose and goal of the many human life-spans.

Hel, coffee break between life spans* Hel, Helia, is a delightful coffee break between our many life-spans. She is mild, a much-needed rest, and we, being without the body, have no physical needs.

33 Urður Verðandi Skuld - natural law, law of karma* Urður Verðandi Skuld are the law of karma: our own actions returning. A Law of Nature. Heathen men are all-responsible. Verðandi works for us when we dwell in Hel. We get reborn to our Skuld.

22 jötunn* What are tröll, þursar, jötnar, hrímþursar?
tröll our ignorance,
þursar old evolutionary states,
jötnar sweeping-up department,
hrímþursar utter stagnation on our evolutionary path (hrím=frozen).

Geri Freki Geri and Freki recycling of bodies no longer in use
(Note: the translation “giants” does not covey any true meaning)

Ymir the sounding* What is Ginnungagap, Iðavellir, who is Ymir the sounding, who divides up to the 5 elements

Gungnir, weapon of Óðinn, vibrations* what is Gungnir the vibrations registered by our 5 senses
which correlate to the 5 höfuðskepnur (the “main-created”/the 5 elements)

triguna* Þursamegir III are triguna, 3 qualities of Nature, rulers of the world.
We should take a break from them by “nýsa niður” daily.

Loki*  Why do names of gods, days, planets, and parts of the human brain all correlate?

*  The broken symmetry (physics):  The broken symmetry  –  in the Unified Field Superunification  –  on the level  of Supersymmetry:
Bose-Fields  are force fields
Fermi-Fields  are  matter fields
Bose Fields and Fermi Fields, gods and jötnar. Returning to Unity at ragnarök.

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Every concept in Edda poems and myths is now – in Óðsmál – understood anew.
We call it a paradigm shift
* from ignorance, believe in the letter, illiteracy on allegory, mundane superficial understanding
* to profound understanding of ourselves, and purpose and goal of our many life-spans,
– and we learn how to reach our divine goal in a most delightful, effortless, and easy manner.

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Links and details

for above list of Óðsmál dazzling rediscoveries:

 

Freyja space-time foam* Freyja is a space-time foam bubble, and so is Afrodita.
Freyja means foam, afros means foam. From the space-time foam emerge bubbles, or the many universes.
Freyja‘s shield Hildisvíni is a protection for the embryo, a human being about to be born into our universe, for his next step on his evolutionary path towards enlightenment.

odinn-gladheim* Óðinn uses worm-holes to access the mead of greatest wisdom,

Óðinn Vili Véi rishi devata chhandas* Óðinn Vili Véi are HilbertSpace, Operators, States, or rishi devataa chhandas in samhitaa. More in “trinities”

35 nýsa niður* We now understand how to nýsa niður (Hávamál), and visit lognfara lundur Barri  (Skírnismál),  Also here

ch24-16* we learn how to visit Ásgarður daily, the sphere of the flawless Natural Law,
–> over which our gods preside.
And, in time, we shall master the Laws of Nature.

15 Sleipnir - our nervous system* our vehicle is Sleipnir, our human nervous system

valkyrja* our aid, our serving maid, is our valkyrja, a sound we use to find the easy natural path to the sphere of no thoughts.
This is how we lay the bridge Bifröst

regnbogi Bifröst* We learn how to lay the bridge Bifröst (pronounce ´Biff-roest) layer by layer, Also here

Valhallar Óðsmál in gulllnu* to reach Valhöll fully alive – the purpose and goal of the many human life-spans. Also Syn, also Sleipnir, also Huginn Muninn

Hel, coffee break between life spans* Hel, Helia, is a delightful coffee break between our many life-spans. She is mild, a much-needed rest, and we, being without the body, have no physical needs. Also here

33 Urður Verðandi Skuld - natural law, law of karma* Urður Verðandi Skuld are the law of karma: our own actions returning. A Law of Nature. Heathen men are all-responsible. Verðandi works for us when we dwell in Hel. We get reborn to our Skuld.  Also here    More: trinities

22 jötunn* What are tröll, þursar, jötnar? Also jötnar Geri Freki Also tröll jötnar þursar skessa
hrímþursar utter stagnation on our evolutionary path (hrím=frozen) as Gerður in Skírnismál.

Ymir the sounding* What is Ginnungagap, Iðavellir, who is Ymir the sounding, Also Ginnungagap – nýsta ek niður.  Iðavellir is the ever-moving field, iðandi, consciousness in motion, the only reality. Our universe is the expression of consciousness in consciousness, our other reality.

Gungnir, weapon of Óðinn, vibrations* what is Gungnir the vibrations registered by our 5 senses  Also svinnur – Valföður’s wine – Gungnir – Glaðheimar
which correlate to the 5 höfuðskepnur (the “main-created”/the 5 elements)? Also here

triguna* Þursamegir III are triguna, 3 qualities of Nature, rulers of the world. See also Disturbing the divine happiness
We should take a break from them by “nýsa niður” daily,
not to get caught in our vicious cycles which we do not see, do not know of. See How to Lay the Bridge Bifröst. Also see Þjóðvitnir (skræða 4)

Loki*  Why do names of gods, days, planets, and parts of the human brain all correlate?
Tuesday is Týs-day (day of Týr), –  Wednesday is Óðins-day, –  Friday is Freyju-day,  – Saturday is day of Saturn/Loki.
Did you know?
Compare names of days in Sanskrit,  ancient Greek, Roman languages, Norse-Germanic languages.
For ancient Greek names of days see Óðsmál 2012, ævi hver til uppljómunar (Icelandic only) grísku daganöfnin pp 135-143.

*  The broken symmetry (physics):  The broken symmetry  –  in the Unified Field Superunification  –  on the level  of Supersymmetry:
Bose-Fields  are force fields
Fermi-Fields  are  matter fields
Bose Fields and Fermi Fields, gods and jötnar. Returning to Unity at ragnarök.

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I was thinking:

There is no di-theism in forni siður (our ancient tradition).
We should not interpret forni siður from the skewed view of þeokracies.

In þeokracies they need an enemy. To invent “a common enemy” is an often-used strategic tool. Many governments know this, and thus invent “a common enemy” to steer the mob’s attention towards. (Can be terrorists, or something they think of.)

The word satan only means enemy. In Icelandic we have the word andskoti (and-skoti = against-shooter), he who shoots against us.
Later this word satan was capitalized as a proper name of THE enemy, something called Devil.
This fright-tool, devil, is, here in Iceland, an imported tool meant to have us obey. The trouble was that it never worked. We mocked him, and never took him seriously.

I can see no such notion as di-theism in our ancient Heathenry, forni siður (puraan swadha, puraan siddhi). Not any constant fighting between gods and any other powers. Do not go for such biased interpretations taken from alien imported systems.
The goodguy-badguy struggle is to be found in di-þeistic þeokracies. Their God-Devil struggle. That idea should not be imposed on Heathenry.
Some will have it as if our gods (on one hand) and (on the other hand) all that stuff translated into English as giants, were constantly wrestling for dominance.
This is utter misunderstanding. Please point that out to men who are stuck in this way of thinking, or pattern of imported þeokratic ideas.
We should not let threat-imposed systems brainwash us. We should not interpret our wisdom and knowledge by their man-made systems of dominance.

Theocracy, imported to us in the North from the lands in the far South, tell men to exploit all nature, animals, and all life. This was a bad thing to import. They claim some so-called god to tell them that man is lord of creation, and man should exploit the animals of the prairie in his full right.

We Heathens keep balance by reverence to Nature. We are responsible intellectual beings. Not exploiters.
In Hávamál we are asked to take no more wood from Nature than modestly needed for our house and utensils:

Þurra skíða
og þakinna nævra
þess kann maður mjöt,
og þess viðar
er vinnast megi
mál og misseri.

We should know that our gods, tívar, rögn, æsir, preside over the Laws of Nature. Gods create and withhold, jötnar tidy up the surplus we create.
We should keep that in balance on our earth.

Everything went on smoothly, and in perfect happiness, until – “unz” – þursamegir III of Nature showed up:

tefldu í túni (dynamism) teitir váru (happily the gods played in the dynamic field, Iðavellir)
unz þursamegir III  (until the 3 qualities of Nature) showed up on the scene.
Then the worldly turbulence began.

Þursamegir III are the 3 qualities of Nature, sattva rajas tamah;

guña गुण  means quality.
They 3 are the rulers of the world of men, animals, life on earth.
We have to learn how to take a break from them,

nístraigúñyo bhav निस्त्रैगुण्यो भव्  be without the three guna (Bhagavad Gita)
Otherwise they keep us in a vicious cycle – an unseen one, a blinding one, one we do not know of.
We admit the fact that all vicious cycles tend to be hidden from our view. We see them not, and admit them not. We, therefore, do nought to break out of that which is not (of course).  He who points this out to us is, obviously (we claim) badly held by delirious hallucinations. We, thus, withhold our blindness.

nivartadhvam निवर्तध्वम्  transcend the sphere of thought (Bhagavad Gita)
We take a break from the þursamegir 3, triguna, by nýsa niður to the sphere of no time, no space, no thoughts. That sphere of life is within. It is pure consciousness.

We can call the 3 lowest states of consciousness, i.e. waking, sleeping, dreaming (REM-sleep) a vicious cycle while there is no enlightenment.
This vicious cycle is a puny, meaningless way of life of a human being.

Tefla í túni eru teitir  –  our gods playing happily in ginnungagap  –
is the creation process ever ongoing. It is purely a divine, joyous play.

That sought-after balance of perfection is within. We shall imbibe that and live that. It is ours. Is in our very consciousness.
Life is not a battle, not any struggle, there is no badguy out there anywhere. None, whatsoever.

The Fermi-fields (matter fields) and the Bose-fields (force fields) come as the broken symmetry of the supersymmetry. I cannot see them as good-bad fighting.

We should cherish creation, and our life in it, as life in a body is our very means to evolve spiritually. We are not evolving in Helia. She is just a good night’s sleep. Verðandi is calculating our next entrance, depending on our Urður.  Our Skuld waits for us. This is how we choose place, time, and parents. That calculation is always flawless. A natural Law. Every man should take his örlög (fate) like a man. He made them himself, in the first place.

Silence and dynamism, Niflheimur and Múspellsheimur, keep each other in suspension, but that cannot be seen as any good-bad battle though. They rather work together, alert, a bit frightened one of the other, but this is what creation is all about: suspension, up-holding, keeping things alive and going.

Duality is in the created world, comes in pairs as good-bad, hot-cold, high-low, beautiful-ugly, but this is not at all the deþeistic battle like that God-Devil idea in þeokracies.
We take a break from duality by nýsa niður to the sphere of no space, no time, no thoughts. Here inside, no duality exists. Unity of all, or Singularity only.

Dvítyat vai bhayam bhavati  द्वितीयाद्वै भयं भवति   duality always is the cause of fear. Get out of that sphere of duality, have a break daily, and be in the sphere of no fear within, i.e. pure consciousness.

Some try to see deþeism, or a kind of battle in gods and “giants”.  “Giants” is a misleading, or rather a meaningless, translation of something they do not know what is. We shall understand the underlying meaning of names and terms in our myths. Understand jötnar, þursar, tröll, hrímþursar.

At ragnarök, Fermi-fields and Bose-fields return to symmetry, Unity. Be it the big rip or the big crunch. This is only an end of a universe. Not end of life.
Even if gods battle at ragnarök, that does not mean they battle for all the billions of years of this universe´s lifetime. (Imported misunderstanding.)
Troða halir helveg, means: men die, or rather bodies die. We do not die.
Sons of our present gods take over in the next universe, and we, Líf and Lífþrasir, go on with our lives’ task, purpose and goal: spiritual evolution towards enlightenment, perfection.

Understand jötnar, the colossal eaters, erosion, corrosion, weathering, decay, rust, mould, fire, and be happy for them. They tidy up all our surplus rubbish. Recycle stuff. Surplus stuff.
But, by all means, do not let jötnar into your body while it is still in use. That is free radicals, and a nuisance.
Bodies no longer in use go as meat to the dogs, Geri and Freki, for recycling of that created stuff we call physiology, or the shrine of the soul.

Understand þursar, as they are old, now useless evolutionary states, of which we will be happy to rid us, as now some higher states of evolution take over.

Hrímþursar are utter stagnation on the spiritual path. Gerður in Skírnismál preferred an all-material life-style. Freyr is not happy with that stagnation. He points out transcending to the sphere of gods. Gerður now knows, and suggests lognfara lundur Barri.

Understand tröll, as they are not real. They are our ignorance of not seeing Truth, not seeing consciousness, not seeing Reality. We have to see, and that we do by having tröll evaporate.  Easily done by nýsa niður regularly all our life-spans.

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Hrafnagaldur Óðins

Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir, author of ÓðsmálEdda-poem Hrafnagaldur Óðins (Ravens’ Spell).
A “stemma” (ethnical tune) by Göia goði.

Hrafnagaldur (Ravens’ Spell) is a problem-child in the family of the olden surviving poems in Icelandic. It was even omitted from editions of Edda-poems for a long time. It is in Icelandic OK; we understand every word, name, heiti, and kenning, but somehow a heilabrjótur (brain-cracker), as we seem to find no story or message in it as whole. Even the very name, Hrafnagaldur Óðins is misleading, as it seems not to be in any context with the many little dramatic and interesting events compiled herein.
A CHARMING COMPOSITION, OR COLLAGE

The author refers to many stories known from elsewhere, from here and there, which are used dramatically in the poem he/she was creating here. Some scholars suggested Hrafnagaldur Óðins to be a part of something (now lost), a part of a lost whole poem, or even a prologue (for-spjalls-ljóð) to something. The poem could be an art-piece in itself put forth mindfully and seriously for fun. Compiling dramatic situations from old myths/stories.

 

BHAGAVAD GITA REFERENCE POINTED OUR FOR THE FIRST TIME:

One interesting fact the scholars have not hit upon –  in spite of their thorough search to trace the ideas compiled in Hrafnagaldur and estimate dating, i.e. in which time, which century, it was composed:  They probably never heard the Mahabharata, nor even thought of anything in forni siður to be related to the Bhagavad Gita part of it. But here is something that I see to be strikingly related:  (On one hand) from Hrafnagaldur: Dofna þá dáðir detta hendur svífr of svimi sverð Áss hvíta (note the name Arjuna “the silver-white one”), and (on the other hand): siidantri mama gaatraani (Bhagavad Gita Chapter I stanzas 29 and 30):  My limbs fail and my mouth is parched, my body quivers and my hair stands on end; Gandiva (which is Arjuna’s bow) slips from my hand and even my skin burns all over; I am unable to stand and my mind seems to whirl (end quote). Here Arjuna’s heart/love and his mind/duty were in utter conflict to the extent to make him unable to act according to his ksatriya dharma. This dilemma is paralyzing, yet kali-yuga has to end and sat-yuga to begin.

 

SCHOLARS NO-WHERE LEARNED WHY WE ARE BORN;

THEY LACK BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROFUNDITY OF LIFE.

Scholars tend not to understand when it comes to the spiritual profundity and origin of forni siður. They only hear Roman theocracy dogma. True spirituality is, therefore, rather an obscure topic of understanding in their field of research. Or, not their subject of interest in their research. Some, ignorantly, tend to look upon Heathenry as “primitive” (some scholars’ term, as opposed to theocratic domination-systems being evolved religions), and allow that disabling disdain-attitude to rule some kind of a narrow-minded approach. It, actually, blocks open-minded understanding, as if brain-washed by the Roman Churchianity’s massive, obviously partly successful  propaganda/attempt to erase Heathenry, suffocate it, make it look stupid, or devilish, replace it with their theocratic dominance (theo-cracy, an invented mono-god used as a dominating tool).

 

THEOSOPHY FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT FROM THEOCRACY

Note that Heathenry does not have a Devil, only Laws of Nature, and our self-made karma. Note that our hidden enemy — of which we should know — is the danger of stagnation on our evolutionary path – hrímþursar, our own ignorance of not seeing Truth. There is no capricious, wrathful, said-to-be-good-god (named God) to obey. Man’s responsibility only.  We should gain understanding of the purpose of life.

 

THE PROFUNDITY OF FORNI SIÐUR HAS ALWAYS BEEN UNDERSTOOD BY SOME

The Theosophical Society in Iceland (in years 1945-47 about) explained the pure theosophy contained in Heathenry. Open-minded and understanding they are.

HRAFNAGALDUR AS A MUSICAL PIECE

Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson composed a marvellous musical piece for Hrafnagaldur, which was performed by Sigur Rós band and our good singer Steindór Andersen.

 

MY VERSION HERE

Here, Hrafnagaldur is chanted in the old tradition of kveða rímur and þulur and kvæði (ríma, þula, kvæði). I composed a stemma to go with Hrafnagaldur. This art was still a living folk entertainment when I was a kid. I loved to stay on farms in the country-side during summer. Old people there, were willing to teach all the olden customs to a curious little city-girl. That is why I know how to hand-milk cows and spin a thread from sheep-wool. Those poems (–long as some of them are–) were recited learned by heart. I have Hrafnagaldur for you (typed in Latin alphabet letters) if you would, so, be able to make something really substantial out of it.