It’s the mid 80s. I’m in my early 20s. I have been searching for a spiritual path my entire teen years. Then in my early 20s I met a wonderful woman. She turned me on to the booming New Age movement. I took to all of it like a duck to water. I read everything I could about trance, channeling, spirit guides and the rest. Some of it took and some of course was sheer garbage.
It was during this time that I had what today I would call my first spontaneous Seidr session. I was just laying there relaxing and I was suddenly in an altered state. I got information that I was told was for a friend. When I passed on the information the friend told me it was absolutely correct and valid. As I didn’t really know how I got to that altered state I didn’t continue exploring it. My bad.
Then in my mid 20s I decided to explore what my ancestors may have done for spirituality before the arrival of Christianity. As I’m German of both sides I started reading about their early religion. This lead me to reading about the Norse pantheon. And I was on my way!
In my late 20s I got bit by the rune bug. I started studying them seriously. I joined the Rune Gild. All I kept hearing about was Odin. Then he called me. It wasn’t a single dramatic event. It was more of an unveiling of wisdom to me that I soon realized was coming from Odin. So I answered the call and started to honor him in earnest.
As I continued my Rune studies over the years I got the feeling that my spiritual practices were off balance. I decided to start finding out about Seidr. Soon I was duplicating my spontaneous experience of years gone by. I was having altered consciousness experiences regularly.
I was now in my early 40s. I was and had been doing rune readings and Seidr sessions for others for some time. And I had been referring to the work I did as Vitki work. It just slowly over the years evolved to that. I was a Vitki. I did what a Vitki does.
In my mid 40s I was diagnosed with MS. Soon I was unable to hold down a regular job. This freed me up to do my Vitki work full time. And that’s what I did. I have been dedicating myself to Vitki work full time for over seven years.
In my early 50s now I have really accelerated my Vitki work. I have apprentices. I have this blog. I have published a book. I have a YouTube channel. I have been interviewed on a podcast. All in regards to the work of a Vitki. I do what a Vitki does and have for years now.
How dare I call myself a Vitki? That’s how. But mainly because I dedicate my life to Vitki work. I serve my clan in many ways. Rune readings. Seidr work. Education. And as an ordained gothi I provide spiritual guidance. This is my life. All I do centers around this amazing work. I continue to grow and surprise myself in what I end up doing. It’s a never ending path I’ve been on. Each step along the way has lead me to now. I am a Vitki.