Doing the Meditative and Advisory Paradigms

of

Seiðr

For Johannes, Paalo, and Ragnar, who taught it with
no thought of return, who gave freely to the Folk to
the end,
thank you; the ship has almost hove to shore.


Note: This section is designed to follow Preparing.
Click here for Preparing for the Seiðr Meditations

In this state of mind, simply play a tape of the particular paradigm which you are contemplating that day. For best results, simply read and dictate only one at a time, one per day, until they have run their cycle. If you have an Odinic friend to read the paragraph or two to you, that will work well also. Our practice, mentally, is not to think about nor to react to the contents of the paradigm. This can be difficult, as we have all been taught in schools to react to and find uses for knowledge. The Seiðr tradition asks that you do just the opposite. Trust your mind and soul to 'download' the information into your consciousness. Trust your self to absorb and be changed (where helpful) by the paradigm without forcing it.

As a Western esoteric tradition, Odinism, you as an actor in a matrix of free choice, are informed by your better nature. So, the use of the wisdom is a very simple formula. Achieve the neutral, non-reactive mind described above, or as close as you can to it. Then listen to the meditative paradigm 9 times, nine being the sacred number of worlds within the Multiverse, and also corresponding to the primary swastikas (no, not the forbidden evil association, but the ancient meaning well known before this century's wars), "energy vertices" within the body. If you listen, or read (some prefer to simply read, although more effort, and therefore, less receptivity is acheived) the paradigm nine times, you will realign your existence with or without conscious determination to do so. Since the system emerged from a much less hectic world, although from reading herein, it was certainly busy, it seems probable that many of us will have difficulty performing a reading 9 times. It is fair then, to say that even when hearing some of the longer meditatives as few as four times, a lasting imprint is made. With an advisory paradigm, it is more useful to read it, and in neutral mind simply permit the imagery of the advisory paradigm to manifest itself into consciousness. After all, if enough Folk dream the same dreams and set the same thought adrift into history, it will come to concretion.

It is important only that you are open to the processes of spiritual growth. Listen or read with no overt or immediate reaction. If you think, "Ah-ha! I've observed that myself and never put it into words," that is fine; just don't dwell on the thought, nor try to repress it. Merely watch it come and fade as you continue to listen. The entire process will take between 10 and 20 minutes a day. It is not necessary to linger long after absorbing a paradigm. If you wish to meditate a few moments longer, or permit yourself a few moment's contemplation, that is fine.

Trust also the Goðanum (Gods, Goddesses, and Fates) of our Folk. Do these, read these only one at a time and, for best results - not for superstition - do not proceed to the next one until you have heard the prior one. Little is known as to the reason for their order, but the tradition is that this is important. The thoughts build on one another as one progresses. You will notice this on paradigms 14 through 19, as the latter ties all the former into a perfect gestalt. You will find nothing within that is mean-spirited, dysfunctional, or otherwise a manifestation of other than Higher thought. The paranthetic notes are to be read before the hearing or reading and need not be recited. They are clarifications or definitions of what is described so that there will be no lingering lack of understanding of a term or phrase in use, some of the language and imagery being obscure to us.

Parallels...

Many paradigms are in the first person, almost like a modern affirmation. In case you have studied modern self-improvement techniques and infer that this is some example thereof, think again. In Greek temples of Asclepius, God of Healing, worked priests and priestesses known as therapeute, who asked patients to lay still, unburden their conscious minds, and used affirmations and guided meditations to great effect. We know little of their practices due to the des-truction of their theology by semiticized Hellenes (early christians), another legacy of the death cult. There were such temples and places of refuge in ancient England as well.

"In ancient Greece there were 320 documented dream temples, or Asclepions, all of which had sacred springs. ...Greek dream temples were dedicated to the God of Healing, Asclepius, Who... was taught by a serpent to locate medicinal herbs and plants...Since Asclepius effected cures or prescribed remedies in dreams, the practice of sleeping in temples dedicated to Him became common. ...The patient would fall asleep in a specialized cell called an abaton, to dream of Asclepius or one of His symbols. Afterwards a helper or therapeute would assist the sufferer in analyzing the dream.

"In Britain the remains of a fourth century A.D. dream temple have been discovered at Lydney in Gloucestershire. This was dedicated to the British God of Hunting and Healing, Nodens, who was also associated with water."

from pp. 40-41 Earth's Mysterious Places Reader's Digest Association, Inc. N.Y./Montréal

In addition to the above, there were cave chambers carved into the rock of Malta, which had perfect accoustic properties for echoing soft speech from a passage apparently set up for a priest or priestess. Christian archeologists in pure conjecture have cynically theorized that the speaking well was used to assume the persona of a deity, to pretend to be the voice, missing the obvious connection with Asclepions and Celtic temples of healing. This is offered to illustrate that practices similar to the cognitive meditations of Seiðr were neither uncommon nor unknown in the ancient world.



[This completes the background preparation. Click here when you are ready to begin the Cognitive Seiðr Paradigms.]




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Please remember that we are not universalists and do not believe that the principles contained herein would be of benefit to "all mankind."
We trust the ingenuity and resourcefulness of other peoples to come up with their own evolutionary strategies.
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