Skírnismál Edda poem ritual

We shall understand Skaði and Njörður. Understand what Skírnir really is. Why Freyr is sad.
Freyr wants us to enjoy bounty, but he reminds us: one thing is necessary. And what would that be? That is to find divinity within.

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Perform the ritual Skírnismál with understanding.
2 min 01 sec pitch for Skírnismál

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Skírnismál book cover

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Read the Edda poem Skírnismál ritual

Here we have the original poem in Icelandic, and a translation into English (side by side, in one and the same book)  — with understanding.
In the script we are given ideas on how to perform the ritual. We are given a solution for long lines, how not to lay the burden on kids to learn lines by heart:  We simply have one kid acting, or mimicking without words, and another kid reading or chanting the lines to go with it.

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What has been seen as a threat in Skírnismál, is but opening our eyes to, and understanding of, what awaits us if we stagnate, if we live our material life only, if we take no heed about evolution, our spiritual evolution.
When Skírnir is doing his chant, and Gerður is drepin tamsvendi (touched by a magic wand), the verb drepa which means to kill, also means to touch.

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English – Skírnismál How to Perform and Understand the Ritual 25 min 00 sec

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IcelandicSkírnismál – helgileikar – Uppsetning og skilningur 21 min 08 sec

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The script contains this ethnic music to play when performing the Edda-poem ritual.
Music composed by Guðrún Kristín Magnúsdóttir
(Click on picture to enlarge.)

Norðurhjaratónar. Suggested ethnical music for Freyr, sad to see mankind in ignorance.
Norðurhjaratónar. Suggested ethnical music for Freyr, sad to see mankind in ignorance.
Gymisgarðatónar. Music for Gerður in Gymisgarðar in her material vanity.
Gymisgarðatónar. Music for Gerður in Gymisgarðar in her material vanity.

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What we see – amazingly enough –  in the poem Skírnismál is, that Gerður (i.e. we, mankind) actually knows about where to find divinity within.  We all know deep inside. We have to know that we know. Someone has to teach, explain, educate, give us the technique to nýsa niður (transcend) into lognfara lundur Barri (nirvaana).

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Skírnismál - how to perform a ritual

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The original Edda poem in Icelandic, along with an English translation.
Useful hints for kids to perform the ritual:
The paperback is here on amazon
The book is here as Kindle

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Skírnismál book cover

FREE on ISSUU
Read the Edda poem Skírnismál ritual

Here we have the original poem in Icelandic, and a translation into English (side by side, in one and the same book)  — with understanding.
In the script we are given ideas on how to perform the ritual. We are given a solution for long lines, how not to lay the burden on kids to learn lines by heart:  We simply have one kid acting, or mimicking, without words, and another kid to read or chant the lines to go with it.

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See also Freyr Skírnir Gerður

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Please note that the accent is always on the first syllable in Icelandic
Listen to pronunciation: Skírnismál

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