I had long wanted more “Connection to the Holy” out of my life, yet it took me a while to figure out that it was not religion I wanted, nor a philosophy, but to establish lifestyle foundations -a daily practice- that would contribute to my meaningful, purposeful existence.
Since 2013 the Norns and Hela have been working with me on an Underworld journey for my own psychic healing, and as far as I know, Freud is the only one who considered a death-principle to accompany the pleasure-principle, and I wanted to follow his thinking on the matter.
This morning I groggily rolled out of bed, muttering “Fuck!” to the alarm clock, grabbed to shut the noisy thing off, and rushed to throw my clothes on in the cold of the morning. My mind was traveling toward the worries of yesterday, and my mood growing fouler
It was 1988 and I was spending a summer day in the classroom of Ann Kelly, who was teaching us something about the Enneagram that day. (Ann Kelly had been a student of Dr. Nylund, as Sally Ann McLain). She drew a figure on the chalk board and said that it was another version of the Enneagram. At the time, I attributed the interlacing figure of three triangles to the Egyptian pyramids, because that was my interest, but after the Goddesses of the Nitty Gritty – the Norns and Hela – came calling in 2013, and I began learning all I could about things Norse, I learned of this mysterious figure called the Valknut.
The triune nature of God is a very old concept; much older than Christianity. In the Norse religion, it was three God-brothers who gave life to two trees. In making the trees human, Odin gave the Breath of Life, Vili/Hoenir gave the gift of mind and will, and Ve/Lodhur/Loki gave the gift of appearance, blood, the five senses, and sexuality.