Category Archives: Origins of the Mystery

The Death of Balder and the End of the Golden Age

The death of Balder is another important part of the Old Norse cosmogenesis that explains the origins of the Mysteries of Initiation and why the Golden Age came to an end and why we are barred from our divine heritage … Continue reading

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The Initiation of the Goddess

The story of the war between the two divine tribes of Aesir and Vanir forms a very basic part of Old Norse cosmogenesis. According to Snorri, the Vanir were a native tribe in Scandinavia when the Aesir arrived from “Asia”, … Continue reading

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Rune Lore of the Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda is a collection of (probably very old) pagan poems written down in Iceland some time during the 11th century AD. The manuscript was hidden throughout four centuries until it was uncovered from an Icelandic farm in 1643 … Continue reading

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