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I know there are a lot of solo Odinists here and would like to get y'alls opinions. I recently moved away from my Odinist folk. We used to hold blots with family and friends. The ceremonies were taken from the Temple of Wotan book. Now I live in an area with out many other Odinists and the two that I do know are so busy, we have not been able to blot together.
I want to continue to honour the Aesir and Vanir on the great festival days, even if I have to do it alone. I want to be sure that it is done with the proper reverence and respect. Does anyone have some kind of ceremony for holding a blot by yourself? WINTER NIGHTS are coming up and I do not want to miss this opportunity. I look forward to your replies.
P.S. I do have room to make a grove outside and have plans to build a Stjaller in a corner of my house away from everything.

Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:54 am
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dainc87 wrote:
...hold blots with family and friends.
If the Gods are there, you are with both family and friends.

dainc87 wrote:
I want to be sure that it is done with the proper reverence and respect.
I would say that if you are concerned enough to ask about it then anything you do will be respectful. The thing to remember about a solo ceremony is you are choosing to spend time with the Gods, this fact is not lost on them. Whether your ceremony is formal or casual is of little issue, it is the sincerity that matters.

Donning your "Sonday best" three piece suit or your ceremonial Wodensday robes is usually more about been seen by people than by your god(s). When you are a solitary practitioner all the social factors are peeled away. You do things because it feels right to do so in the eyes of the Gods. I'm not familiar with the Temple of Wotan book, thanks for mentioning it.

Congratulations on your move and your new house, may the Gods bless it with their presence.

Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:29 pm

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Sat Oct 10, 2015 5:46 pm

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I show my allegiance, faith and honour to
the Gods by myself. I know of other Odinists
but they are not in my area but one. I have
always done my blots alone. I do them at
night while looking up to the stars and I
talk out loud to the Gods. I offer them a
gift, typically alcohol or sacred herb.

I honour them tell them of my allegiance.
I also thank them for all the tests I have
survived and give them thanks for all that
is good in my world.

A blot is between you and the Gods. I do
it at night time, staring at the stars in my
backyard. I don't wear any special clothes
or anything. I offer them the gift, take some
of it for myself, and then throw it to the wind
or pour it to the ground so that the Gods may
also indulge in my gift.

If they choose, I will see them in my dreams
that night or the next night. Keep walking the
path brother. You don't need others to have a
relationship with our Elders..



Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:35 pm
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