Skickas inom vardagar.
The runes are an integral part of a Nordic shamanic way of knowledge that was long forgotten but recreated by new shamans towards the end of the 20th century. Their aim was to pull the essence of the runes, their origins and meanings from the recesses of history and bring them into our own time in a dynamic and creative way.
The runes possess a great inherent power. They are doorways to Dreamtime and do express the totality of all knowledge that is dispersed everywhere.
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The runes are one of the sacred rites originating from the holy beings of Dreamtime and they can be utilized to bring harmony and balance to humans, animals, plants and minerals. The runes are a sacrament in Nordic shamanism and by combining the runes with other shamanic methods such as vision quests, ceremonies, sejd and magical singing this shamanic tradition can manifest its full potential. Rune Magic and Shamanism describes the runes as processes, their origins and meanings and how they can be used as an excellent tool in order to think and act in beauty. Some of them wear animal skins, some are naked, and some have thrown away shields and armour to rely on their consuming frenzy alone.
Perhaps some of the greatest warriors do not take the field at all, but remain behind in their tents, their minds nevertheless focused on the combat. As huge animals their spirit forms wade through the battle, wreaking destruction.
In such a battle-trance, these hallowed warriors bit or cast away their shields, the symbolic indicators of their social persona,  and became utterly possessed by the spirit of their totem animal, sometimes even shifting their shapes to become a bear or a wolf. By extension, they achieved a state of unification with the master of these beasts and the giver of this sublime furor: Odin.
Given the prominence of shamanism in other traditional northern Eurasian societies, it would be shocking if it were absent from traditional Germanic society. Looking for more great information on Norse mythology and religion?
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While this site provides the ultimate online introduction to the topic, my book The Viking Spirit provides the ultimate introduction to Norse mythology and religion period. A Definition of Shamanism.
In Temenos 9: History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen. Translated by Francis Joseph Tschan. Ynglinga Saga 7. Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy.
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Translated by Willard R. Ynglinga Saga 6.
see My translation. Odin and Shamanism Odin, the chief of the gods, is often portrayed as a consummate shamanic figure in the oldest primary sources that contain information about the pre-Christian ways of the Germanic peoples.
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Shamanism in Warrior Magic and Religion In any case, there were other forms of shamanism that were much more socially acceptable for men to practice. Conclusion Given the prominence of shamanism in other traditional northern Eurasian societies, it would be shocking if it were absent from traditional Germanic society.
Baldrs Draumar. Nordic Religions in the Viking Age.