I first became aware of the word vitki in my runic studies. Edred Thorsson used the word to describe anyone studying the runes. And that narrow definition was enough for me. I started referring to myself as a vitki because I was studying and using the runes. Simple.
When I seriously decided (or it was decided for me) to dedicate myself to this path six years ago I still thought it was just about the runes. But the more I studied and dedicated myself the more and more out of balance I became. I was totally focused on the masculine side of esoteric Asatru. The feminine was sorely lacking. So I did some research about two years ago. I was introduced to the concept of seidr. It was definitely a way to access the feminine. I decided to give it a try. If it was going enough for Odin…
My first few experiences were spontaneous. I would be sitting relaxing and I would get a message for someone. When I told the person about the message I’d received they would verify my impression. Then I started pursuing seidr in earnest.
I read a few books. I got a drum. I started having intense trance sessions. The rest is history.
Now I’m on a much more balanced path. I spend time each day studying and practicing both the runes and seidr. Clients may need me to use both skills to get understandable answers. So I’m busy filling up my toolbox with the tools of my trade.
I call myself a vitki. I have contacted the gods on this issue through both runes and seidr and they approve. Members of my clan call me vitki as well. But for me it’s not just about being proficient in the runes. It’s about so much more. So I have learned a lot about the vitki path over the years. Every day brings new lessons. Every day I do my best to claim the title of vitki. And I think that’s all the gods require.