Oct 8, 2019, 8:17 PM
—“Also, Curt Doolittle, what do you recommend for a non-Christian theist looking to delve into Germanic spirituality/theology? There are very few good sources (I find many “pagans” to be cringe-inducing despite the fact that I consider myself to be a “pagan”).”— Henry Harrison
Shrines to nature, cemeteries for ancestors, and statues to heroes, and temples to our gods (archetypes). If I have to choose those archetypes I would choose a sacred site for odin(wisdom, knowledge, cunning, chaos, the vicissitude of nature), Tyr (Order, Law, Truth, leadership), and Thor (force, forces of nature, courage), and Freya (Fertility, love, beauty, beautiful things).
Take note that there are no submissive relations to the gods. No archetypes of good and evil. Only the WILL OF MAN OVER ALL, gods included. I say this not because they are the best archetypes, but because they are the least bad – the least infected by the middle east. And the most ‘ours’. And that there isn’t much else known about them, so they they provoke a natural mystery rather than an artificial one. The mystery of our ancestors lost to us in anonymous time. And I have a thing for thanking the great men of history. Not some ideal substitute. And as many of them as possible. Aristotle, Michelangelo, Alexander, Aurelius, Washington and Jefferson, and hundreds more.
Men with sh–t ancestors develop false ones they call gods. Those of us with great ancestors have no need of the false ones.
Worship (thanks for our inheritance) is not for the gods. Its for you, and those that follow you, to continue to pay the debts, so that we continue to produce our lines, our culture, and our civilization.
That is religion.
The rest is therapy.