Ways Between the Worlds

Well, the unanimous response is that Gnosis is good to share, so here’s an un-formed poem I received/wrote some time ago. I still need to convert it into a Skaldic meter. It will eventually go into the Vanic Edda I’m slowly working on.

Ways Between the Worlds

Between the Worlds is no safe place to wander
Utgard has rules and denizens of its own
Ginnungagap is Utgard to the Worlds

When the Jotnar wander the worlds, they have fylja by which to travel.
They have scales and claws, feathers and fur
They have bark and thorn, leaf and petal
Their forms changed, they travel the worlds as they will.

When the Vanir wander the worlds, they have odr by which to travel.
They use binding and hanging, breathing and bleeding
They use drumming and dancing, singing and spinning
Their spirits changed, they travel the worlds as they will.

When the Vanir met the Jotnar, they learned hides in which to travel.
They make cloaks and gowns of feathers and fur
They make girdles and caps of bark and thorn
Their skins changed, they travel the worlds as they will.

When the Aesir wander the worlds, they have signs by which to travel.
They make charms and spells, stories and songs
They make paths and roads, fords and gates
Their luck changed, they travel the worlds as they will.

When the Alfar wander the worlds, they have crafts by which to travel.
They make shoes and skis, wagons and sleds
They make poles and oars, rafts and boats
Their ways changed, they travel the worlds as they will.

(C) Ember Cooke, 2014
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About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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7 Responses to Ways Between the Worlds

  1. Beth says:

    I really like this! šŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’ll gladly read any of this you have to share.

    Like

  3. EmberVoices says:

    I find myself wondering, every time I read this, “So what happened when the Vanir met the Aesir, in terms of their magic combining? The Alfar and Jotnar?”

    But this is all They gave me, so I don’t know the answers to those questions…. yet?

    Possibly the reason it’s not there is context – the magics those created didn’t result in mechanisms for traversing the worlds, specifically. Possibly the reason is that the magics thus created aren’t ones Freyja teaches, and I think it was Freyja who was telling me this at the time… wait, Loki was also involved… Dangit, that was a really weird night, and now I can barely remember the details that didn’t make it into the poem. Argh!

    -E-

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