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

00:00 Intro
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
14:14 Escathology
16:23 Esoteric & Exoteric
18:15 Conclusions

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 ;)

00:00 Intro
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
09:45 Stitching
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

The answer is you...

In this video I cover 4 basic punches, to get you started on your self defense journey.

Intro: 0:21
How to punch: 1:29
Jab: 4:16
Straight right: 8:47
Hook: 10:15
Uppercut: 14:05
Tips: 18:03
Drill (Shadowboxing): 18:55

Do you have an idea?, a project? Are you just waiting for the right circumstances? well...

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.

On today's video I'll teach you two useful knife techniques: the chest lever and the knee lever.

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.

Articles:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/afot-ssh060619.php

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-study-says-neurons-not-just-dna-can-affect-progenys-fate/

https://www.israel21c.org/does-our-nervous-system-transmit-info-across-generations/

Research:

https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(19)30448-9?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0092867419304489%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

Recommended channels about Germanic Paganism:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTSINzlNFh4r6P75UGveOrA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLM6JlQkQ9tltBL9Bipci9g

https://twitter.com/GandalftheWhi19

About finding meaning in our lives.

"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

In the first video of the Knife Safety Tips series I talk about two important concepts that you need to be aware of when working with knives: The Bubble of Blood (Blood Bubble or Blood Circle in some places) and the Triangle of Death.

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.

In the second part of the series "Axe Safety Tips", I show you a few safety considerations to have in mind when using hatchets.

Learn how to properly sharpen your axe or hatchet.

In order to make sense of our Germanic mythology and traditions, first we need to understand that our myths and all its characters are not to be taken literally.

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."

T. Roosevelt

Learn how to properly sharpen your axe or hatchet.

Learn how to properly sharpen your axe or hatchet.

Our pagan ancestors divided the universe into nine worlds. In this video I talk a little about how to better understand these worlds, from our modern point of view, in order to get closer to the meaning and interpretation our ancestors had.

Have you realized how the civilized world keeps us apart? What if we focus instead on what bring us together?

In part one of the "Axe safety tips" series, I show you a few techniques that you can use to ensure personal safety when splitting firewood with an axe.

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.