Uncle Thor's Lessons, Anecdotes and Humor

Archive for October, 2010

31
Oct

Halloween

Halloween is a secular holiday, a Wiccan sabbat and the eve of a Christian holy day. For Wiccans it is the day of the dead, when the veil between this life and the next is thinnest. For Christians, it is a “Hallowed Eve” that precedes All Souls Day / All Saints day. That is their […]

31
Oct

Runecast for 10 / 31 / 10

Today’s runecast is Ing – Eh – Mannar Ing is the spark that starts things. It is the igniter. Here it sets off the process that leads one to seek within oneself. Ing is the thing that starts us seeking. It might be a question, an incident or a problem that makes us seek answers. […]

30
Oct

Wisdom that Works

Wisdom can be found around the world. It is not limited to any one culture or people. We are wise to recognize truth where we find it. There is a Chinese saying that is very valuable: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day. Teach a man to fish and you […]

30
Oct

Runecast for 10 / 30 / 10

Today’s runecast is Eh – Dag – Action of the Gods Progress leads to clarity and the ability to pick one’s way easily. This creates a situation I n which the Gods can intervene. When one works in a good direction, one works in harmony with the Gods. It is only natural that the Gods […]

29
Oct

Sputtering Hot Thurs

In the nuance of the English language, Urus is Strength and Thurs is power. Strength tends to hold its place, while power is projected force. Urus is the shield, the castle’s tower and the bulwark. Thurs is the cannon, the flamethrower and the exploding petard. Thurs power is a motivator. It is the fire of […]

29
Oct

Runecast for 10 / 29 / 10

Today’s runecast is Eh – Odal – Ase Many of us journey through life looking for our place (Odal). The spiritual journey is like that. There are many stops along the way until the person finds the tradition that is his. Many of our fellow Heathens had to journey through other traditions before they finally […]

28
Oct

Napoleon Urus

Independence is good. It can turn bad. When Urus becomes hostile, the Herd (Fe) will band together to overcome the single threat (Urus). A good example of this comes from a well-known historical figure. Over the years, the image of Napoleon has been softened. Today he is perceived as a great general and a leader […]

28
Oct

Runecast for 10 – 28 – 10

Today’s runecast is Eh – Gyfu – Jer Eh is the journey forward. It is progress. Gyfu is both the gift and the crossroads. It is the bridge that makes the passage easy. It leads to Jer, which is long-lasting prosperity and the harvest of good things. Jer is the payoff for the effort which […]

27
Oct

Urus Pairs

Urus has two properties which work together: strength and independence. Strength is a prerequisite of independence. A weak will, a weak mind, a weak body all limit independence. A weak-willed man is always being overwhelmed by stronger ones. A weak mind is always penned in by stronger intellects. A weak body needs help, while a […]

27
Oct

Runecast for 10 – 27 – 10

Today’s runecast is Wunjo – Eh – Dag Pain is a motivator. So is joy. Elation and ecstasy can inspire as much as pain can motivate. A person fueled by joy can start the process that moves him forward. He can clearly see his path so long as he lets joy impel him without overwhelming […]

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