Uncle Thor's Lessons, Anecdotes and Humor

Archive for March, 2011

31
Mar

Monk – y Business

Many years ago, a fellow named Billy thought he had found his spiritual path in Buddhism. He read many books on it. Most were written by ascetics and Buddhist “holy men.” Billy said that he had trouble reconciling his Buddhist beliefs with everyday life. As I had a reputation of making heads or tails of […]

31
Mar

Runecast for 3 – 31 – 11

Today’s runecast is Isa – Ing – Odal A temporary situation can become permanent if one wishes. It requires effort and luck.

30
Mar

Neither Saints nor Sinners

Neither Saints nor Sinners Heathenism has no sin. There is right and wrong, so there are wrongs. However, we do not assign a spiritual stigma to wrongs. We do not believe that all wrongdoing is an offense to the Gods. Sin implies a spiritual blemish, and so is not Heathen. We also have no saints. […]

30
Mar

Runecast for 3 – 30 –11

Today’s runecast is Thurs – Fe – Isa

29
Mar

Quick Time

The Raido Rune is connected to astronomy because its principle is at work in the orbits of planets, moons, asteroids and comets. The elliptical paths of the comets and the circular revolutions of planets are all manifestations of Raido. Raido is also the rotation of planets, much like a spinning wheel. The trajectory of orbiting […]

29
Mar

Runecast for 3 – 29 –11

Today’s runecast is Bjork – Naud – Odal Bjork is like the natural growth of trees and plants. Naud is binding or pressing the control how the plant grows. Think of making a rose bush grow on a trellis, or the stakes and cages sued to keep tomato plants in place. The end result is […]

28
Mar

Creatively Inspiring

Ase is the Rune of inspiration. Ase is the Creative Principle. We find this principle operating on all levels of the Universe. There are people who claim to believe in a single “God” that runs the Universe. The usual image of this entity is a giant bearded man who looks to be in his sixties. […]

28
Mar

Runecast for 3 – 28 – 11

Today’s runecast is Tyr – Fe – Action of the Gods Success can gain assets, which leads to a favorable action of the Gods.

27
Mar

Great Balls of Fire

Usually, folks think of the Sig Rune as Solar in nature. That is certainly how most folks see the Sun: that warm ball in the sky that brings warmth and comfortable conditions. If we were closer to it, we might view it differently. The surface of the Sun is tumultuous, releasing fiery energy in explosive […]

27
Mar

Runecast for 3 – 27 – 11

Today’s runecast is Action of the Gods – Jer – Lagu There are times when the Gods may intervene in our lives. In this case, their intervention brings us benefits that come over time. This can flow forth, thankfully avoiding stagnation. It is better to keep moving forward than sitting on one’s laurels.

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