Halloween Poetry Reading: The Erl-King

Direct YouTube Link A dark poem for this time of year based on Scandinavian and Germanic folklore.  Originally composed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1782, this version is the English translation by Sir Walter Scott.  This was my entry for the poetry reading contest held on Carolyn Emerick’s 2018 Halloween Livestream Extravaganza.  Snippet taken from my live reading during the stream at around 3:21:50: -More … Continue reading Halloween Poetry Reading: The Erl-King

Livestream: Heiðrūn, Lady of the Free Folk on Reconstituting Civilization, No White Guilt

Direct YouTube Link Regardless of your religious convictions or lack thereof, this conversation provides much by delving very deeply into the essence of being a European person, the ways of our ancestors, and how our natural inclinations need to express now, pushing back against the meaningless modern culture that has wounded us. This livestream elicited some of the most impassioned responses from our audience to … Continue reading Livestream: Heiðrūn, Lady of the Free Folk on Reconstituting Civilization, No White Guilt

Odin and Self-Becoming: Inspired by Survive the Jive

For my video presentations, please scroll to the bottom. — I recently watched Survive the Jive’s YouTube video about the Norse god, Odin (also known as Wotan, Woden, Wotanaz in other Northern European cultures). As per usual with Tom of Survive the Jive, the video inspired some thoughts. I mainly here wish to focus on the threefold aspects of Odin, and their correspondence with the … Continue reading Odin and Self-Becoming: Inspired by Survive the Jive