Asgard and Bifrost The Odin Brotherhood is a secret society for warriors and pagans.

From the begin ning, the movement--in spite of its name--has included women. The Brotherhood practices the old warrior religion that is today called Odinism or Asatru. Consecrated to the pagan gods and goddesses of the Norse pantheon, th ese deities are viewed as "older, better, and truer." Members of the Brotherhood use the Eddaic Verses also called the Poetic Edda as a kind of scripture. Members claim their pagan order was established in 1421 to protect the ancient r eligion during the Burning Times and they insist it has existed in unbroken line age to the present. If the claim is accurate, the Odin Brotherhood resembles the Tariquat, the secret brotherhoods in Islam that sustain the traditions undergro und in times of intense persecution. Contents [show] edit Who Established the Odin Brotherhood? Like the story of Hiram Abif in Freemasonry, the foundation myth of the Brotherh ood involves a crime against innocence. In the legend of the Brotherhood, the story begins when a young pagan widow was caught honoring the gods and goddesses in a remote grotto. For her action, an an gry mob burned her on a pyre composed of green wood. After the murder, the woman s three children used an ancient and forbidden rite fr om paganism (a rite called necromancy) and summoned her from beyond the grave. Answering the summons, the slain woman instructed her children to save the ancie nt religion by taking the movement underground. They were instructed to form a s ecret society a "conspiracy of equals"--dedicated to the old gods. They pledged to "honor the gods with clandestine rites in deserted places," and they promised t o "share their knowledge" with "the few" they trusted before they died. According to the Odin Brotherhood, all of these events occurred somewhere in Eur asia somewhere north of the Black Sea--in the fifteenth century of the current era . They also insist that buried artifacts exist which will some day confirm their t ale. edit How Does One Join the Odin Brotherhood? Traditionally, the teachings were spread by word of mouth, from person to person . Today, however, with more written information appearing in manuscript and in pub lished form, solitary practitioners ( lone wolves who initiate themselves)are becom ing more common. In its current form, membership in the Odin Brotherhood is secret as in the so-cal led Illuminati conspiracy. The objectives of the Odin Brotherhood are stated pub licly, as in the legendary Rosicrucians. Secret Societies are still illegal in some countries. As Nick Harding points out in Secret Societies, for example, they are forbidden by the constitution of Pol and. edit Initiation Initiation into the Odin Brotherhood which only occurs at the solstices -involves a kind of vision quest cemented by a "ceremony of blood." In ancient religion, without blood there is no power. That is the reason that an imals were cut in half when the biblical Jehovah made his covenant with Abraham. Also, because of the power of blood Jewish boys are circumcised on the eighth da y. The initiation rite of the Odin Brotherhood involves solitude, a diet of bread a nd ice, a white shroud, a dagger, and a fire. The initiate after proper purification makes three incisions on his body. Done in the name of "holy violence, necessary violence," the male neophyte makes three i

makes three small incisions on the tip of her righ t index finger. ineffable entity controls all realities. jocularity." According to the Odin Brotherhood. Often appearing on earth in disguise. Believing in direct contact with the gods and goddesses. In the old calendar. which include Odin. pride over humility. but our cosmos clearly shows no evidence of one will at work." Viewing themselves as members of a secret or an "invisible army of the gods. The scars are called "The-Marks-of-Joy. some sort of prohibition (as in a diet). members of the Odin Brotherhood do not worship the gods on their k nees. "a universe governed by one supreme deity wou ld possess the maddening simplicity that characterizes any dictatorship. and members adm ire the gods but do not grovel before them. Bragi. The Odin Brotherhood believes that mon otheism. October 31 marks the beginning of winter the "time when death is strong in nature." Devotionally. Freyja. and knowledge over faith. notes that secret so ciety initiations resemble shamanic initiations. Conducted on the eve of the Winter Solstice. The first is called The-Night-of-Joy." The gods and goddesses of the Odin Brotherhood. and a difficult ordeal. Frigg. Our universe is character ized by diversity and disorder." The second is called The-Night-of-Courage. usually with something that is white." and "direct. Mercia Eliade. Held in honor of all the Odinists who h ave died." Members are instructed to be "brave and generous." edit Ethics Ethically. the y are known by many names in many languages. only virtues. He then "devotes. uncomplicated an . however. edit The Seasonal Rites The Odin Brotherhood has three seasonal rites.Generosity. "the belief in one totalitarian god. and frivolity. Vidar. the The-Night -of-Joy is celebrated on the eve of the summer solstice. light. The rites are conducted without p riests. Held in honor of the goddesses." me mbers see the movement as a "Creed of Iron. Balder. for every member of the Brotherhood considers himself a priest. Tyr. are viewed as powerful entities that are finite in nature. this festival includes the bestowal of gifts. hallows. the Odin Brotherhood creates no laws. Humanoid in shape--neither omnipotent nor omniscient--the gods are physical beings that inh abit hidden corridors in the universe. covering the face and body. and include seclusion (symboliz ing the "beyond). The Odin Brotherhood believes the female s breasts--"the last and most beautiful embellishment she receives in life"--must not be disfigured. At this festival "every Odinist gives the world something great and something beautiful. and beauty." The third festival is called The-Night-of. Heimdall. The Odin Brotherhood embraces polytheism. Odin. The Odin Brotherhood is the enemy of all forms of slavery." Members honor the gods by fostering "thought. courage. honor. is preposterous and absurd." The B otherhood insists that "no single. the Odin Brotherhood te aches that the deities typically communicate with humanity through a system of " messengers and spies. for example. appears also as Hermes and Rudra." edit Theology Although Odinism never became extinct hundreds of millions of people have honored the Eddaic pantheon (in its Vedic form) in the Indian subcontinent since Neolith ic times--some scholars classify the movement as a neopagan revival. This festival includes " feasting. in Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy. and the other beings in the Norse pantheon. superordinary. The Odin Brotherh ood represents "strength over weakness. The-Night-of-Courage occurs on October 31. The female neophyte." They are based on the "marking with the spear ceremony described in the Ynglinga Saga by Snorri Sturluson. Thor. which invol ves the infliction of "cruelties. and sanctifies" his soul to the gods who live by penetr ating a fire three times with a dagger stained with his own blood.ncisions on his chest. and that indicates the universe is molded by man y wills and innumerable forces.

" Also called the eternal return or eternal recurrence. Copies of the la tter are rare. 1995. 2003. The gentleman went on to say that "Since we speak sub rosa or 'under the rose'. 5th edition. Both were exami ning occult books. our discussion must re main forever secret. According to the Odin Brotherhood. In cosmic terms. death is personified as beautiful females--called the valkyries--who exist "in an endless variety of exquisite forms. the "transfigured life form" will go to one of three Other-Worlds. ISBN 1869928717 The Book in a pdf file) Melton. The Odin Brotherhood. 2001. Some years after the publication of Mirabello's book. During this enc ounter the gentleman pointed out that "The rose symbolizes secrecy" while pointi ng to an engraving in Mirabello's book on the Rosy Cross. the Brotherhood believes. they made a weapon. Jedffrey. In poe tic terms. 1995. Syracuse University Press. The feasts were referred to as "conventicles. Ragnar. Those who "feared" or "hated" authority were excluded. file of a novell a based on the Odin Brotherhood story) ." Since death is not annihilation. ISBN 0786702028. Nothing dies forever. Odin's Return. 2009. Thorsons. Mirabello was conducting histo rical reseach as a doctoral student in Scotland's University of Glasgow. Radical Religion in America: Millenarian Movements from the Fa r Right to the Children of Noah. edit Discovery and exposure of the Brotherhood today The Odin Brotherhood's was first exposed to the general public in 1992 with the publication of the book The Odin Brotherhood by Dr. Outposts: A Catalog of Rare and Disturbing Alternative Information." The two men became friends. England. in the United Kingdom. Ragnarök is an "orgy of purifi cation" from which a new cosmos is born. Mark. Odin Brotherhood edit Bibliography (Odin Brotherhood) Harvey. the Odin Brotherhood teaches that "when the gods made man. Gordon. The gentleman noticed that Mirabello was studying a book call ed the The Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross by Arthur Edward Waite.d strong. ISBN 0722532334 Kaplan. and "Lodur's Friend" introduced Mirabello to a "circ le of fascinating individuals. (pdf. must "live well and die bravely. who called himself Lodur's Friend (in honor of the mysterious god in the Eddaic Verses). always at night. death is described as Ragnarok. Mark Mirabello. The most famous of these "Other-Worlds" is Valhalla. Mirabello." The group met for unusual feasts. the anonymous and privatel y printed Teachings of the Odin Brotherhood began to circulate." Members. ISBN 078769696X Storyteller." and they were by invitation only. ISBN 081560396 7 Kick. J. The gentleman. Russ. Gale Cengage.Arizona. Carroll & Graf Publishing. Graham. Druids. Oxford. 1997. The cycle of destruction and rebirth--w hich will go on forever--is called the "Law-of-the-Endless-Circle. Melton's Encyclopedia Of American Religions (Encyclopedia of American Religions) 8th edition. the Goddess and Ancient Earth T raditions for the Twenty-First Century. normally in Ed inburgh or London. First contact was made when Mirabello encountered a silver-haired man in a books hop in Leith. the "Law-of-the-Endless-Ci rcle" teaches that existence never ends with destruction." edit Death and afterlife The Odin Brotherhood teaches that all beings ultimately experience death. Paganism Today: Wiccans. but those who "laughed a t" authority were welcome. and always during the time of the new moon. At the time. was holding a peculiar cane adorned with the images of t he serpent and the ass. the final battle which destroys every universe. Payson. an d all beings and all things will return." A tradition for warriors. the two animals that speak in the bible. who is a pro fessor of European history at Shawnee State University.

. ISBN 048643219X Paxson. 2003. Austin. ISBN 0595389643 Viktor Rydberg's "Teutonic Mythology: Gods and Goddesses of the Northland" e-boo k Shetler. Coulter. nd. Book of Blots. Cambridge. ISBN 0486451518 This Is Odinism. Yeowell. ISBN 1591099110 Sturluson. Diana L. Michael. 2010 History Related changes Permanent link What links here View random page Organizations Mystery relig . Mineola. Germanic Heathenry. ISBN 0292764995 Mortensen. Sturluson. 1986. Prose Edda. A Handbook of Norse Mythology. Essential Asatru. files) edit External links Odin Brotherhood Odin Brotherhood Discussion Forum Odin Brotherhood (North America and Europe) Irmandade de Odin (Brazil / in Portuguese) Odin Brotherhood of the Sacred Fire (Mexico) Odin Brotherhood Material in Spanish Frequently Asked Questions about the Odin Brotherhood Facts about the Odin Brotherhood Radio Interview of Dr. ISBN 1419635980 Hollander. Elsa-Brita. Ynglinga Saga. 2006. Ltd. The Poetic Edda. London: New Holland Publishers. ISBN 095046130X Titchenell. M. Mark. Greg. ISBN 1410765857 Gundarsson. The Nature of Asatru. 2003. Snorri. Snorri.Streeter. 2006. BC. ISBN 0950461350 Odinic Rite Flyer edit Bibliography (Odinist Library pdf files) The Library of Odinism and Asatru (pdf. Our Troth. Behind Closed Doors: The Power and Influence of Secret Societ ies. 2005. (pdf file) edit Bibliography (General Odinism) Chadwick. The Cult of Othin. 2006. Lee M. 1991. 1899. New York. Mark L. Living Asatru. H. Mirabello on the Odin Brotherhood (for "Odin Live s" radio) How to Conduct an Odinist Ritual from Wiki-How An Interesting Site by a Danish Seeker (in English) edit See also Odin Brotherhood (Book) Odin Brotherhood (Discussion Forum) Irmandade de Odin (Galician) La Fratellanza di Odin (Italian) Odinism Prose Edda Odinic Rite Asatru Alliance Asatrúarfélagið Asatru Folk Assembly Odinist Fellowship Comunita' Odinista Categories: Religion Asatru/Odinism Paganism ions Add category Improve WikiPagan by editing this page Mig-15 made an edit on May 18. ISBN 0806527080 Puryear. Karl. 1974. Kvedulf. ISBN 1845379373 Teachings of the Odin Brotherhood Portland. Asatru-The Hidden Fortress. The Masks of Odin: Wisdom of the Ancient Norse Wodanson. 2006. 2008. Edred. Parksville. Canada. 2003. James Hjuka. John.

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