Wisdom from the Dark Elves and the Light Elves

ROSEMARY TAYLOR is a shamanic practitioner who specialises in the Northern Tradition of the Eddas and Runes. Here she writes about her experiences with the spirits who were known as the Elves in the Old Norse myths. In the Old Norse Eddas, we are told about “Other Places in Heaven”: “There are many magnificent places…

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Ken – the flaming torch in the darkness of the Autumn Equinox

Ken or Kennaz is the rune most associated with the Autumn Equinox, and it represents a flaming torch that lights up the darkness, leading to flashes of enlightenment. I had such a flash today when reading about it in Nigel Pennick’s excellent book “Runic Astrology”.

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“When the going gets weird, the Wyrd turns pro” … with apologies to Hunter S

In the Northern Tradition, the Wyrd is the product of the three Norns who weave this web of fate or destiny which is under the control of Orlog, the omnipotent, omnipresent and eternal law of the universe to which we all are bound. However, I’ve found that shamanically, one can work with the three Norns…

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