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Poetic Significance / Northern Path

By: Gunnsmith

 

 

Gday and ,

good thoughts...



On the subject of poetic significance.. and the Northern Path....

one could say that there is so much to our tradition that is not immediately apparent from a straightforward  verbal description. That is to say it is not linear  or one dimensional.. but the opposite is true. At first glance it may seem that there is not much to it... couple of mainstays.. the Havamal... and a few lays... the myths.. most having been lost.

but then there is something that I first heard about in the context of Theodish... that language is, in fact, lore. .and every word has an origin and kennings to it. And the beauty of it is that how the words are arranged, can communicate all sorts of things beyond the dictionary as it were..........

A word has a meaning or meanings... but a combination of words can create, or recreate for a moment not only a world... but a sort of "reality experiance"... can take you there, not only understanding with the head, as it were, but on all these other levels, some of which are trancendant and magical.

and the whole way of thinking, the power of the dreamtime.... something beyond the few moments that we live as mortal beings in a certain frame.... its no wonder that the runes... our first written language are seen to contain or to be the container of.. not less than the available powers of the universe

Our tradition, as a reflection of who we are.... communicates this by the multidimensional nature of its transmission.... in how it reflects the true nature of our Folk.. and that is a very deep well...

much deeper than the petty squabbles that have flashed across  the
reawakening movement like a storm across the sun.. and these are trancient things as compared to the enduring nature of our traditions, which though ragged and storm torn, have weathered 2000 years of absolute and single minded persecution.......

so long as our people endure in some recognizable form.... this will also be true of the way of the North, since it is not less that who we are going all the way back......

Gunn