Uncle Thor's Lessons, Anecdotes and Humor

Archive for September, 2010

30
Sep

A Bad Day

This happened many, many years ago. We had been working in Essex County in New Jersey. Since the boss was headed the other way, he dropped me off at the Newark Subway out by Belleville. The station was not underground. It was in a cut below street level. The place was isolated. On that grim, […]

30
Sep

Runecast for 9 / 30 / 10

Today’s runecast is Naud – Isa – Ing The pressure of Naud can make matters worse. It may ease enough to a state where everything is locked tight and unmoving (Isa). This state can also afford a chance to start something new (Ing). Without pressure keeping you down, an unmoving situation gives you time to […]

29
Sep

Kicking It Into Gear

I am a great believer in spoken spellcraft. Spoken? An experienced spellcaster can even used spoken spells silently. Spoken spells require no equipment. There are no ingredients. Practice helps develop the skill. It is more than just repeating a bunch of words. Spoken spellcraft requires an investment of the intellect, emotions and the ability to […]

29
Sep

Runecast for 9 / 29 / 10

Today’s runecast is Urus – Jera – Yew Strength and Independence are Urus’ province. Young strength stands firm, resisting like a brick wall. That can waste a lot of energy. Over time (Jera), strength matures. There is a strength that holds its place, yet bends when pushed. It is flexible. When pressed, it will give […]

28
Sep

Working Through It

Make what you will of this: A representative of an American company was visiting a factory in China. He watched the work in progress. The workers used small power tools on the assembly line. Suddenly, the power went out. Electric outages are common in parts of China. As soon as the emergency lighting kicked in, […]

28
Sep

Runecast for 9 / 28 / 20

Today’s runecast is Jer – Ken – Urus A harvest takes time, which is why it is associated with the cycle of the Year. Time and effort bring many lessons. Knowledge and experience gained over time are a requirement for strength, stability, endurance and independence.

27
Sep

Sending Them Home

A couple of years ago, one of the local feral cats left off a kitten. It was as if the animal knew that we would look after its baby. He was a sable colored kitten. We found him a home where his rambunctious nature is appreciated. Cricket, a semi-feral calico who likes our yard, had […]

27
Sep

Runecast for 9 / 27 / 10

Today’s runecast is Isa – Elk – Wunjo Crisis to safety to joy? Harmony? Isa is a crisis. It can be blockage or treachery. It can also be a temporary opportunity and temporary safe passage. A temporary state of help can be extended to an extended state of safety, security and peace. Safety is a […]

26
Sep

Where aren’t the Good People?

On my way to being a complete Heathen as compared to being a part-time one, I had looked into various other traditions. I am interested in spiritual things. It ought be no surprise that my curiosity has led me to some interesting experiences. One thing is notable about the people I met. There are some […]

26
Sep

Runecast for 9 / 26 / 10

Today’s runecast is Gyfu – Urus – Fehu A gift brings strength and stability. From there, one can prosper and accumulate more assets. This is not a lesson, but a hint of things to come.

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