Introduction – The Geometry Code

Sacred Geometry Introductory Tutorial by Bruce Rawles In nature, we find patterns, designs and structures from the most minuscule particles, to expressions of life discernible by human eyes, to the greater cosmos. These inevitably follow geometrical archetypes, which reveal to us the nature of each form and its vibrational resonances. They are also symbolic of […]

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Thor: (The Sound of) Thunder

Throwback Thorsday

A year ago, I covered Thor’s relationship to Thunder.

I think the phrase „God of Thunder“ is a touch misleading, because when you’re the god of X, people pray to you hoping that you’ll give them X. It seems silly, though, to think that anyone would ask a god to bring them thunder and lightning. Instead, Thor is a protector, like Jupiter and Zeus (also thunderers) are gods of sovereignty and justice. It’s not that anyone ever prayed for thunder: they prayed to Thor in the hopes that he would use his mighty hammer Mjolnir to defeat the forces of chaos. Thor’s chariot, driven by the goats Tooth-Gnasher and Tooth-Grinder, was responsible for most of the noise. The sound of Thor defeating the giants and the trolls, riding in on is chariot, that was the thunder. Thor was thunder. He was the animating personification of the warrior heart, the…

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So What’s the Deal with Loki?

Throwback Thorsday

There’s been a dark, dangerous, deceptive figure creeping around the edges of this blog since I first started posting images associated with Thor well over a year ago. In pictures, in stories, in analysis, Loki cannot help insinuating himself into every representation of the gods of the Vikings and the wider Germanic peoples, even though we’ve never found any evidence of anyone actually worshiping him.

What the Hel?

Loki with a fishing net (per Reginsmál) as depicted on an 18th-century Icelandic manuscript (SÁM 66) Loki with a fishing net (per Reginsmál) as depicted on an 18th-century Icelandic manuscript (SÁM 66)

Even attempting to understand Loki will tie you into knots. Gabriel Turville-Petre wrote in 1964 that „more ink has been spilled on Loki than on any other figure in Norse myth. This, in itself, is enough to show how little scholars agree, and how far we are from understanding him.“ I’ve read near-identical complaints from authors both before and since Turville-Petre.

And yet Loki is incredibly…

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