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Let’s Talk About “the Eddas”

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TPE – Knowledge, wisdom and gnosis

I’ve always read a lot on subjects that interests me. I used to read a lot about Greek, Egyptian and Norse mythology when I was a child. I’m reading quite a bit about the old Norse religion currently. I’m reading … Continue reading

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The Lore vs. UPG – A False Dichotomy

An interesting blog post: “The Lore vs. UPG – A False Dichotomy” by John Beckett “We need both lore and UPG. We need the lore to connect us to our ancestors and their wisdom. We need the lore to provide … Continue reading

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UPG and “woo”

I am not a reconstructionist. I am a devotional polytheist. There has been a lot of UGP and “woo” in my practise. UPG means “unverified personal gnosis” where “gnosis” means “knowlege”. I have seen that some people have begun to use … Continue reading

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Reblog: A note on lore

“I’m always puzzled by the dogged insistence on looking at lore, especially the Eddas as religious documents. They are not, not even the Poetic Edda. They may contain information that can inspire and benefit us as religionists, but they were … Continue reading

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