On my Vitki name

I always thought that “magical” names were stupid. Silly. Childish. I mean, what’s so wrong with your given name?  Why come up with a special name just for magical purposes?  It just seemed ridiculous to me.

I started asking some friends who had magical names to explain them to me. Most said they really didn’t know why they chose a special name for magic uses. To them it was just something you did. Not a good enough reason for me.

Then I asked one more person. She said some things that finally made some sense to me. She asked me if I believed words have power. Yes I do. Using that logic, wouldn’t it make sense that the word we use to identity ourselves would also have power? I suppose so. So why not pack as much power into the name we use for ourselves?

Finally I was understanding what all the uproar was about. I decided to do a trance session to find out whether or not this idea would work for me.

I expected nothing of relevance. I figured it would just be a nice quiet trance session to rest during. I settled myself into trance. And then things started to happen.

I saw in flaming runes a word. Ondsvin. That was it!  I had a vitki name. I liked it.

As I researched my revelation I started to see how this name made perfect sense for me. Ond is the all-pervasive force of the energies of the universe. The charged air of all that is. Vin means friend of. So I am a friend of the energies of the multiverse. Pretty cool. I certainly wouldn’t have come up with it consciously.

So now I use my vitki name in performing all my rituals. I also use it for runic energy workings. I find it empowering. It lends a certain gravity to the proceedings of my spiritual life. I now encourage you all to discover your own personal vitki name.

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!

One thought on “On my Vitki name”

  1. Wow, I need to try this! I’m at the stage right now where a ‘vitki name’ would be most useful. Thank you!


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