Aesir vs. Vanir

The first Great War mentioned in the lore is a battle between the two major camps of gods the Aesir and the Vanir. This battle was so evenly matched that it ended with the two sides deciding to call it quits by exchanging hostages. So it came to pass. Hostages were exchanged and the battle was ceased. What does this story have in the way of wisdom for the Vitki?

It’s all about the mind. The battle that rages inside all our heads. Think of it this way. The Aesir can be said to represent the left side of the brain. Intellectual. Logical. The Vanir therefore are the right side of the brain. Intuitive. Feeling. These two halves are often at war with each other until a truce is called. And neither side is declared the winner. Only when both sides are acknowledged and given equal time is the mind truly at rest and at its best.

As a Vitki it is important that both sides of the brain are in peak working order. We must utilize all the aspects to be very successful.

We need our left side to be analytical. For successful workings a great deal of rational thought must be part of the equation. We need to be able to plan and logically execute our plans to bring about any real change in the multiverse. Without this proper planning a magical working remains an amorphous blob. It’s only by being shaped by the logical mind that a random thought takes steps to becoming reality.

But of course we need the right side as well. It’s through intuition and that random spark of inspiration that things begin to take shape. Without these forces all would become mechanical execution. Doing something without emotion behind it is an empty prospect. We need the firey energies of this side of our brain for a working to reach fruition

So it appears that to become and remain successful as a Vitki no one side can win. Each side must be as powerful as the other. We must always seek that precious balance. Only then will we become a successful Vitki.

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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