• Mimir - Journal of North European Traditions

    Ott 13 2012, 10:38

    "Ere long I bare fruit, and throve full well,I grew and waxed in wisdom;word following word, I found me words,deed following deed, I wrought deeds."
    - Hávamál, The Words of Odin the High One

    This highly anticipated sequel to our first book, Northern Traditions, offers a unique combination of academic research and cultural/artistic content. Though the level of research remains high, it is not the goal of Mimir to become a purely scholastic publication - rather our work is directed at the educated practitioners of the Northern Traditions. In light of this, Mimir contains new research, translations of texts, and original artwork and poetry to ensure it does not become a dry publication destined only for dusty university shelves. Mimir, is first and foremost, a publication designed for those who are themselves believers in the Northern faiths - whether it be Asatru, Teutonic, Celtic, Anglo-Saxon or any other faith which is indigenous to Northern Europe.

    For this second volume, we have assembled a highly talented team of writers who we hope you will enjoy.

    Content includes:

    Amor Fati: The Nornir and the Concept of Fate
    The Vinland Voyages: Pre-Columbian Norse Exploration of North America
    Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald
    The Significance of the Chronicion Lethrense to Saxo Grammaticus' Gesta Danorum
    Traditionalistic Asatru: Esoteric Heathenry
    Ritual and Initiation in the Poetic Edda
    Runes, Magic, and Divination
    Quest Mythology as a Model for Intentionality in the Northern Traditions
    Hidden Beginning—a Look at the Uthark Theory
    The Power of the Celtic Warrior Goddesses
    The Primal Law
    Of Wolves and Men: The Berserker and the Vrātya
    Halfdan, Son of Thor, in Saxo Grammaticus' History of the Danes
    Plus More..

  • Occult Traditions

    Mar 1 2012, 6:28

    Damon Zacharias Lycourinos, Editor

    Forthcoming, April/May 2012

    According to its true, living meaning, Tradition is neither servile conformity to what has been, nor a sluggish perpetuation of the past into the present. Tradition, in its essence, is something simultaneously meta-historical and dynamic: it is an overall ordering force, in service of principles that have the chrism of a superior legitimacy. - Julius Evola

    Within a mundane and simple arena of understanding and experience, the word 'occult', which derives from the Latin word 'occultus', refers to anything aspiring to knowledge of the hidden, secret and clandestine. However, if one is to dwell deeper into the arcane dialectics of the holy matrimony of the macrocosm and microcosm it becomes apparent, and not always in a logical and pleasant fashion, that more is to be whispered, unveiled and conjured in regards to the occult.

    Since the dawn of ages men and women have sought a glimpse of occult gnosis within the awesome natural performance of ritual, the slithering flow of the elements, the sensational sounds of the spheres, the iconic form of dreams undreamt and now awoken, the irrational whispering of mystical verse, the silence of contemplation and the passion drenched erotic thirst for life, death and rebirth. Unlike the priesthood of convention and dogmatism, these men and women, the Magos, have been a visible representation of spiritual virility, the human condition and many times the romantic antinomian ethos refusing the dictates of conventional society, morality and metaphysical culture whilst aligning themselves purely with the laws of the pure forces of the cosmos. They employed a multitude of arcane symbols reflecting other dimensions of spiritual rapture; they howled barbarous names of holy and unholy power in the wilderness; they communed with gods and goddesses deep within their own heavenly and earthly abodes; they conjured angels and demons within and outside geometrical patterns of spiritual authority; they glimpsed into the present reflecting itself through the future and echoing from the past; they have been hunted, praised, deified and condemned to the abyss... yet they are still amongst us, brothers and sisters, essentially attempting to adapt the Occult to a disenchanted world, a world which no longer harbours a dimension of irreducible mystery based upon an experience of the sacred as present in the daily world, a world that is decadent, materialistic, mortally egocentric, delusional, imbalanced and suffocated.