Fire. It is our friend. Or our enemy. It is all powerful and yet can be controlled to do our bidding. For our ancestors of yore fire was an essential part of life. It cooked their food. It destroyed their enemies. It provided warmth and light. Whether in a hearth or as a campfire the element of fire was always there. Our ancestors maintained a respectful relationship with fire. How do we as modern day Vitkis maintain that relationship?  Through the essential use of fire in our workings.

Through the use of fire as an aide to trance work. Anyone who has gazed for any period of time into the flickering image of a burning flame will tell you it alters your consciousness. We begin the see shapes amidst the flames. And soon these shapes take form. Animal. Human. Whatever you could see in ordinary consciousness. And our intuition tells us the meaning of these forms. The forms start to tell a story that can be retold. Within those stories we find wisdom. Wisdom that rings true to each of us. So is the magic of trance work.

Through the use of fire sendings. A candle inscribed with a rune burnt down. A piece of paper with a bind rune inscription burnt to release the energy into the multiverse to affect change. These are just two simple ways that through the use of magic a Vitki uses fire. Fire is a catalyst. It effects change. Boiling a pot of water till the water turns to steam and becomes vapor. Burning wood till it is ash and smoke. Taking something old and turning it into something new. So is the magic of fire.

Through seeking to become illuminated. How often so we say of someone filled with wisdom and inspiration that they have a fire that burns from within. This is what we seek as working Vitkis. To burn from the fire within. It is this burning fire that we wish to kindle within ourselves. To become illuminated. To burn from within.

These are just several of the ways modern day Vitkis use fire. I’m certain there are many more. My hope for you is that you burn a fire within that will bring forth illumination.

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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