A sip from Mimir's well
Just my take on one of my favorite ukulele songs, because... why not? ;)
There has been a heated debate going on in Twitter for the last couple of days, regarding the meaning and interpretation of European mythology. My involvement in the discussion forces me to make this video, in order to better explain my point of view, as I consider that Twitter is not the right platform for these kind of debates.
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men"
― George Orwell
02:35 Dante and the four levels of meaning
04:44 Level 1: The literal
06:24 Level 2: The allegorical
07:29 Level 3: The moral
08:48 Level 4: The anagogical
16:23 Esoteric & Exoteric
First video of the "Weekend projects" series. If you have a knife laying around, build with me a nice leather sheath for it. Minimal tools needed ;)
00:54 Wet forming
01:41 Tracing and cutting
02:15 Making grooves
02:36 Marking holes
03:02 Chamfer edges
03:19 Making the welt
04:36 Making the belt loop
06:43 Punching holes
07:47 Burnishing edges
16:40 Final touch-ups
17:47 Greasing - conditioning leather
18:46 Finished sheath
Get the PDF file here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EQH35-qN5lpYRK7IwxwJ-Okwa7jDEuGW/view?usp=sharing
One of my favorite songs played in one of my favorite instruments: the Ukulele. Although I'm not a profesional musician, here is a simple arrangement for this amazing song. So if you have a Uke laying around, pick it up. This is a very simple song with 3 easy to learn chords, so it's a great song to start your musical journey if you are interested in learning to play an instrument. You can't go wrong with a Uke. Have fun! and to my scandinavian friends: apologies for the bad pronunciation
Listen to the original song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwoqt_vxAsA
I've seen a lot of young people not knowing how to defend themselves or how to react to violence. While I don't advocate for violence I do believe that violence is a tool that people should be able to use when necessary.
In part 1 of this series I'll show you the basic fighting stance.
A research carried out on nematode worms showed that nervous cells can transmit information to the next generation of worms, hinting at the posibility of reincarnation and what our ancestors called Hamingja.
It seems that modern science slowly begins to validate what our ancestors knew tens of thousands of years ago.
Recommended channels about Germanic Paganism:
"My Name Is Not My Own" is a poem by Vincent Enlund. He first published it in 2007 as part of an Asatru poster. Later in 2010, the poem, unaccredited, went viral as part of a wall art piece.
My name is not my own,
It is borrowed from my ancestors,
I must return it unstained.
My honor is not my own,
It is on loan from my descendants,
I must give it to them unbroken.
Our blood is not our own,
it is a gift to generations yet unborn,
We should carry it with responsibility.
— Vincent Enlund
Lately I've seen a lot of misinformation and negative propaganda about what Germanic Paganism really is about. As a few others, I also think that is important to speak up, to at least show to those that are in the path of reconecting with their roots, that this propaganda may not be true. This video is sort of a VR (Video Response) to a video made by Odelsarven about the same topic: Pagan polygamy? you can watch his video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzcWPAC-iDQ
To learn more about your pagan roots I highly recommend the following channels:
Marie Cachet - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLM6JlQkQ9tltBL9Bipci9g
Odelsarven - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSINzlNFh4r6P75UGveOrA
You can also find many old texts about paganism in: https://archive.org/
In part three of the "Axe safety tips" series, I show you the safest technique I know for splitting kindling with an axe.
On April 23, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt gave what would become one of the most widely quoted speeches of his career. In the most memorable part of his “Citizenship in a Republic” speech, Roosevelt was able to capture his life philosophy in just a few sentences. This section is known today as: "the man in the arena"
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Invictus, by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul
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Traditional manly skills that every young folk should know.