What I do…

Being a full time Vitki is a challenge!  But here’s a list of the things I do almost every day…

Rune reading. Almost no day goes by without my doing a rune reading. For myself or for others. It’s part of the backbone of my practice.

Contemporary Seidr sessions. These I generally do at least once a week. Keeps me in contact with the deities.

Blog. If you’re reading this you know it already!  I try to blog at least once a week. Sometimes more.

Write. I have two books available in paperback or Kindle editions on Amazon. “Vitki Musings” and “On Contemporary Seidr”. Just type in my name Kurt Hoogstraat and they come up. I promise you I’m the only author you’ll find under that name!

Help create curriculum. I’m in the process of helping create an Esoteric curriculum for a group I belong to.

Post on YouTube. My channel A Vitki Gothi Speaks is relatively popular. Check it out if you haven’t already.

Mentor my apprentices. This is totally rewarding. I learn as much as I teach!

That’s a quick rundown of how I spend most of my time. Pretty rewarding!  I am looked down upon by the gods in a most favorable way…

Me and my toolbox

As a Vitki I have a toolbox for things I can use in doing my work. Techniques I’ve picked up in my two plus decades of studying. I’m always on the lookout for new items to add to my toolbox. In my opinion it can never be too full.

The greatest tool in my toolbox is my mind. It is the biggest item I use constantly to do my work. It is the home and beginning of imagination. Intention. And all other matters concerning doing my work. If I’m having a day where my brain is mush my work certainly will have little or no power. The home of my will my brain serves me in that regard as well. All this stuff necessary to my work gets its start with my brain. My brain is the heart of my Esoteric body feeding all the other aspects of my work. Hopefully my brain holds out and I can continue this work for years more!

Then there are the things I can hold in my hand. Tangible items. Of these in my practice the greatest tool is my drum. I use it in ritual to call upon the gods. I use it to assist me in my Contemporary Seidr travel work. Vital aspects of my Vitki work are touched by my drum. I never leave home without it!

A journal is another big tool in my toolbox. I use a journal to write down all the sendings I’ve done and it’s where I plan new ones. It helps me follow my growth and development as a Vitki. It helps me focus on the work at hand. Very valuable in my opinion.

These are but a few of the important tools in my toolbox. I urge you to create your own. Fill it up with cool things to help you do your work. Never stop adding to it. Make it the source of your power. But mostly make it your own!

My mind is a mess

I’ve been going through a phase were my mind is an absolute mess. A jumble of Contemporary Seidr sessions and Runes and no one thought gaining enough traction to stick. A jumbled mess. So what to do?

I know from experience that during phases like this I need to do something physical. So I cleaned. That helped. Now it’s time to turn to the work of being a Vitki. That almost always helps.

The act of focusing on an Esoteric task gives me focus. I can zero in on a Rune reading or Contemporary Seidr session to keep my mind occupied. Or more likely to keep my mind open to the multiverse. I know however that I need a filter to keep the useless thoughts at bay. Doing the work offers me that filter. All the other thoughts seem to vanish as I focus on the work at hand.

This is just one of the ways Vitki work is important to me. It gives me something to grab onto when I  feel myself slipping. Spending so much time in other Realms has its dangers. You could spend up unintentionally in Asgard when you need to be right here in Midgard. So I practice my grounding quite a bit to remain solidly in the here and now when needed. There’s a time for journeying and a time to be present. It’s the balance that gets tough…

So I think I’ll do a rune reading on the topic of “What can I do to successfully get through this phase?”  Then I’ll do a trace session to get some ancestors to offer me wisdom. Those two things should help me regain control of my messy mind. Wish me luck!  Here goes…

What is the work good for anyway?

You’re doing the work. Runes. Seidr. Healing. All the things a Vitki does. But what good is it?

First there’s the chance that you’ll be of service to your clan. That’s a big deal. Working for your kin and clan are the most important things you can hope to do. It is through service that we find our place and calling. We can do fewer things more honorable than service.  I know for me there’s nothing more satisfying than doing a really good Rune reading for a friend or family member. The look on their faces as you reveal the Rune’s mysteries to them makes all the lonely study time worthwhile.

Also there’s the benefits you can receive for yourself with the work. In a bad mood?  A good work session is sure to change your outlook. Feeling lost and adrift in this crazy world?  Find your way with the work. Needing to change unsavory characteristics in your personality?  The work can help. These are just some of the ways the work can be used for your own  betterment. This is some powerful stuff we’re talking about here. Do some experimentation and explore the vast multiverse of ways the work can be used.

And now I’m going to be a seer for you. Our world is at the brink of a shift. Something is about to happen. Something big. It is important that we each work to make the shift that is about to occur be a positive one. It could very easily become a world none of us would want to live in. The work we as Vitkis do is to help assure that the shift is a shift away from fear and darkness into one of love and light. Sorry to get all fuzzy bunny on you but I choose to work for the light.

These are just some of the ways that the work is good for. As you grow in your practice you will undoubtedly discover more. That’s part of the wonder of the work. It always unfolds and evolves. Take the journey yourself and find out.

My new book

On Contemporary Seidr: A Guide to Norse Trance Work https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SSKPNSS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_TrLaDb86XGYP8

 

My new book on Contemporary Seidr is now available through Amazon in either paperback or Kindle editions. “On Contemporary Seidr: A Guide to Norse Trance”. I can’t seem to get the link to work. So search by title or my name. The results of years of practice and teaching are all here. Perfect for the total newbies or even something for experienced practitioners. Check it out and get a copy. I’d love your feedback!  Thanks!