Hail and welcome!

Welcome to my blog!  Hopefully you’ll find something to think about here. Maybe you will even learn something!

So let’s start with the basics. I’m 50-something and have been practicing Asatru for the last 12 years. Before that my path was that of a Wiccan. Before that I was a basic new age junkie. Finally my desire to practice the preChristian ways of my ancestors won out. I dived into Asatru with both feet. And I haven’t looked back.

My path lead me to study to become a vitki. I’m not sure why exactly but that seems to be what the gods had in store for me. It began with studying the runes about 20 years ago which lead me to an interest in Odin. I didn’t take things too seriously back then — I was definitely a dabbler. So I dabbled till my 40th birthday. It’s at that point (maybe a little about getting older!) that I got serious. That is how I got onto the path of a vitki 5 years ago. I started rune studies daily. This was a new kind of discipline. Every day since then I have worked with the runes. My knowledge was growing and expanding. But my practice was unbalanced. It was far too heavy on the masculine and weak or nonexistent on the feminine. To correct this imbalance I started studying seidr about a year ago. Now every day I spend time on the runes and seidr. It helps to have no TV to distract me!

So now I honor Freyja as well as Odin. Keeping my practice balanced has given me new insights into my Self and my gods. I sincerely didn’t know what I’d been missing. There is so much more color to my spirituality. Nuances I never knew existed. It’s true for me that the gods have a plan and if I open myself to the signs experiences I never imagined will occur. May your path be as clear and as full!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

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