Path to Coexistence. Ó∂inn by many names.
This episode looks at the path to coexistence that has eluded the mainstream, organized monotheistic religions of the modern world. Understanding that the wanderings of Ó∂inn may have led to the masses knowing his identity, yet calling him by other names, as he traveled throughout the newly developed societies. If we look objectively at the many visions created by these religions, we can clearly recognize their identification of some features we know about Ó∂inn from the Eddas and Sagas written throughout history.
Does skin color really make a difference?
This episode looks at the attempt by a select few to capture the visual heritage created by the early Scandanavian peoples to represent a different narrative than that which was truly lived. We know from historical facts that although the Scandanavian’s were predominantly lighter-skinned, it was only due to the circumstances. Our ancestry never identified a group of persons by their skin color, and although I did say predominantly white, it wasn’t always the case. There were other skin colors involved, and our ancestry would have treated them no different. My ancestors, the original Úlfhe∂nar would have colored their skin black with soot before battles, therefore, it is safe to assume that they accepted the differences.
Dreams and Visions
This episode looks at the power and wisdom that can be obtained when listening to the quiet voices within one’s own mind. By having the ability to look objectively at the visions provided to our brain via our eyes, or our “third-eye”, we can better learn to coexist and live our lives to the fullest potential.
Seeking guidance for Mental Health
This episode looks at the impact of many different aspects of modern-day life that has affected the mental health of the individuals living. Dealing with the residual effects of the monotheistic “sin”, coupled with the dietary effects of modern-day first world countries, which is then compounded by the perceived need for success at all costs. Hopefully, this episode will open the discussion about mental health issues and remove the “stigma” associated with individuals who are struggling.
Ancient ways to move forward in modern-life.
This episode speaks to the psychological damage caused by the uncertainty and doubt created by these monotheistic churches have left many without a real benchmark to gauge their importance in their communities or families. This then leads down the road of depression and self-doubt, which is instrumental for the population control to work, is mentally unhealthy for all who experience.
Possible conversion away from mainstream religious practices.
This episode talks about the unnecessary attempt to “convert” anyone from one religious belief to another. Throughout the history of society, people have been forced to accept one belief or another, however, that is not what it’s about. The general idea of what I do is simply offer another perspective. It is purely the prerogative of the listener/reader as to what makes sense for them and feels right. I am examining the psychological impact of the monotheistic practices that have been forced on Midgaard in an attempt to help my friends and neighbors make sense of the emotional turmoil that they are living in.
Monotheism as population control
This episode looks at the historical research, combined with the cultural diversity at the time when the earliest forms of monotheism began to surface in the Middle East. Written from the third perspective using existing psychological studies, it discusses the perceived need to have some form of population control and the methods at which it addressed conflicts.
Reversing the effects of “sin”
This episode speaks to the preconceived notion of defining “sin” as per the generations of church leadership has. It speaks as how this international form of population control began a legacy of defining “good versus evil” that has now transcended throughout the world. We also outline the need to get out from under this defined mind control protocol.
Breaking the Guilt/Shame cycle of monotheism
This episode discusses the single largest mechanism for mind control that these monotheistic practices have used throughout time to control the masses. With the confidence of the general population not understanding the “mystical powers” that surround them each day, the leaders of this practice were able to exploit it for financial gain.
Mind control during the millennium change
This episode speaks to the catalysts that forged these new practices forward in a more expedited timeline than the local folklore, as well as discussing why these catalysts were so successful in ensuring that the adoption was more complete.
Technological Paradigm Contradiction
This episode speaks to matching up the necessity of technology of today’s modern world, with the beliefs and practices of my ancestors. I’ll speak about balancing the worlds between the “ancient ways” and the new distribution channels that I take advantage of to help spread the message about these old ways, as well as widen the scope of influence as an alternative to not having any faith or hope.
This episode speaks to the understanding that humans are free to do what they thought necessary from birth to grave. In the earlier days of human evolution, we know from historical facts that basic ideas like honor and integrity held very high esteem in the common culture, and we have all witnessed the corruption of those basic principles. However, I believe that there are some other forces at play that we (as humans) are unaware of.
The necessity of population control
This episode speaks to the inevitability of humans entering into a societal collapse with some form of control. Therefore, the perception of the necessity to maintain a longer-term control over a population became clear to some. The understanding that humans did not seem to operate on an honor-based system anymore necessitated the deployment of larger-scale controls.
Need for splitting churches for fiscal reasons
This episode speaks to the realization by local governments (or the royalty of the region) that the “church” could become a source of income for their kingdom, I believe brought more adoptions than any other single factor. By being able to create a global idea of “paying for pardons”, kingdoms were able to fill the coffers to create more of their war machine.
Appropriating backstory from local folklore
This episode speaks to the development of the monotheistic “backstory” using local legends and sagas which were unwritten at the time, but then applying these stories to their situation in written form, encouraged many to believe that the birth of these stories was then legitimized by this new form of communication (written word).
Methods in instituting population control
This episode discusses the approach that societal controls take when being implemented. As a model for what would become the Nazi party, as well as many other dictatorships, we know that they relied on the manipulation and exploitation of the misunderstood and mystical energies of the natural world. By being able to control the knowledge and wisdom, we have seen a multitude of examples that were originally demonstrated by these monotheistic “religions”.
Reasons for exponential growth
In this episode, we discuss the many reasons why the monotheistic churches were accepted very quickly throughout the known world of the time, however, it was “accepted” at a cost. By ensuring that the monarchy of the day signed on, essentially the church condemned others to death, as the royalty accepted the “adapt or perish” approach. The ease at which the royalty could demonstrate their allegiance, all in the quest to obtain more wealth from traditionally poor people.
Reasons for longevity
This episode discusses why the monotheistic practices have lasted as long as it has when previous theologies like that of polytheism, or spiritualism do not seem to have the same staying power. The beauty within the pyramid scheme called monotheism is that when one branch begins to die off, there arrives another branch with just enough change to bring the program along.
Benefactors of this new practice
In this episode, we discuss who were the benefactors of these new practices? Through the millennia who have benefited the most from the implementation of this “religion”. We look at some of the benefactors, however, the list is very short as to actually benefit from its deployment. Now, this list is getting longer, and those involved are getting incredibly wealthy, yet the general population is essentially paying for “peace of mind”.
Psychological carnage imposed by monotheism
In this episode, we examine the psychological damage that occurs both: under pressure (such as a combat situation), and an emotional (tragic loss) where this passed on the value judgment of what’s right or wrong creates a deeper and darker scenario based on some previous generation’s definition of taboo. The mental anguish that this has caused has created more self-loathing than any other single factor.
Reasons for the more recent loss of practitioners
In this episode we discuss the noted recent rise in pagan followers, particularly in the European theater, for now, there seems to be a “grass-roots” revival of sorts are the Pagan beliefs, as well as some other more traditional spiritual practices popping up around the world in fairly substantial numbers.
Pre monotheistic beliefs
In this episode, I explore the many different beliefs that were practicing before the arrival of monotheism. In a more archeological piece, we look at the evolution of humans and their places in the world. All around the time that the written language came to be. As we are all aware, the whole dynamic of Midgard was changed when the written word came into the general population.
Perceived need of socializing, driven by new practice
In this episode, we discuss the perceived need to socialize that was driven by these new practices. Whereas we also know that humans have grouped together for a multitude of reasons, whether it was the safety in numbers, whether it was safe to sleep, or whether it was “teaching” what to do and not do, humans have always sought each other out. However, these new practices attempted to legislate the socialization aspect, which has always had some backlash.
Monotheistic Zealots created
In this episode we talk about the vagueness outlined in their text allowing for, even promoting to a point, the idea of radical behaviors and zealots. This mentality has always been denied by the masses, however, the reality is that because of some loopholes in their sacred texts, radical behavior is promoted, which has, on many occasions, led to death and subjugation of a people or group.
Propagation from generation to generation
In this episode, we talk about the shame/guilt cycle that is propagated inadvertently from generation to generation in the quest to maintain a level of behavior modifications. Humans have always attempted to manipulate emotional responses in their offspring in which to maintain a level of control over their behavior. This practice stems directly from the use of monotheistic policies throughout the millennia.
Defining one’s adversaries and foes
In this episode, I discuss one of the many attributes that we Úlfhe∂ran have when it comes to enemies. We believe that we are destined to assist in the battle against Fenrir and Jormungandr during Ragnorök. Having bigger and bigger adversaries is how many feel that they can gauge themselves as to their readiness. However, breaking it down to understanding the people and events around us and how it shapes who we become.