How dare you call yourself a Vitki? Part two

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.

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!

2 thoughts on “How dare you call yourself a Vitki? Part two”

  1. Do you have recommendations for learning runes? I’m wanting to learn but don’t even know where to start or who to go to for good information. Also, thank you for sharing all of this.


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