My Core Theology: A Meditation on Existence

At my core, I am a pantheist as well as a polytheist and animist. I believe that everything comes together to a greater consciousness, a greater Being. Over the years, I’ve meditated and pondered and written and dreamed about how best to express this. Lessons have come to me over time from various divinities, and the result now is a meditation that takes a form of 3×3 – a Tricursal Valknot, if you will, as a representation of the collective Being, bestowed by the Ancestors. Like Borromean Rings, each triangle stands alone, unlinked with either of the other two, and yet the three are entwined such that each holds the other two together.

A Tricursal valknot - three triangles interwoven such that no two are linked, but the three are entwined together. One is purple, one is gold, one is teal. The image shows a symbol on which to meditate about three values, each of which has three parts to it.
Three Values, Three Paths, Three Parts

There are three things of inherent Value:

Freyja’s Lesson:
To BE is of value.
That which IS is Being.
That which IS is called Beautiful.
The Value given in return for Beauty is Love.

Hella’s Lesson:
To DO is of value.
That which DOES is called Useful.
The Value given in return for Use is Gratitude.

Brighid’s Lesson:
To BELONG is of value.
That which BELONGS is called Frithful.
The Value given in return for Frith is Trust.

The Ancestors’ Lesson:
All things together make the Whole which is the Universe.
The Whole is Divine.

The Purpose of the Universe is to BE.
The Universe is Beautiful.
The Universe is Loved.

The Universe recognises the value of all that IS.
The Universe finds all things Beautiful.
The Universe Loves.

All things are a part of the Divine.
All things are Sacred.

All things serve the purpose of the Whole.
All things have Being.
All things are Beautiful.
All things are Loved.

Worship is an expression of Love for Divinity.
(Love Languages are forms of Worship.

Sex is an expression of Love.
Sex is a form of Worship.


With gratitude to my Mother, Jan Parcel, to Freyja, to Raven Kaldera and Hella, and to my dear friend Dee Shull, and Brighid! Thank you all so much for your help in illuminating this for me over the years!

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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