View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:47 pm



Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Greetings from Empath 
Author Message

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 22
Location: North East England
I am here to seek the Knowledge of the Old Ways. I live in the wilderness of the High North Pennines, England. I founded and manage an animal rescue sanctuary. I am here to learn.


Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:55 pm
Profile
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:01 pm
Posts: 3436
Location: Vinland
Post 
Welcome, Empath.

Several British members of this forum are supporters of "animal rights," but you will find that many here, especially the Americans, are "hunters" and "meat eaters."

This forum is broad enough for all opinions on this matter.


Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:03 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:53 pm
Posts: 335
Post 
Welcome!


Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:12 pm
Profile

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 22
Location: North East England
I'm not here to cause arguments regarding animal rights, eating meat, hunting and the rest. I'm here to gain knowledge, as I thirst for wisdom. Fights about the rights and wrongs of shedding blood are for another forum.


Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:27 pm
Profile
Post 
Welcome Empath,

I look forward to you posting.

Stands Alone


Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:15 am
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:00 pm
Posts: 155
Post 
Welcome Empath,
I hope you find the knowledge you seek


Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:13 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:12 am
Posts: 277
Location: Texas U.S.
Post 
Hail and welcome


Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:56 pm
Profile YIM
Post 
Empath,

Although I am a hunter, I harvest game ethically and humanely, with due reverence given to the spirit of that animal. I support no kill animal shelters and have strong views regarding the treatment of animals. Even in the Havamal we find reference to taking care of one animals Odin himself said "a lean dog is a shame to its master".

I bid you hail. And I appreciate and respect the kind work you do on behalf of our four legged friends 8)

~TimberWolf~


Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:10 pm

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 22
Location: North East England
Post 
Thank you all for the welcome - and I salute you Timberwolf. I have no objection to the killing of animals if done with respect for life. I also understand (but do not necessarily agree with) sacrificial killing. Later I will tell you how I came to be where I am today.


Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:07 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:32 pm
Posts: 97
Location: England
Post 
Welcome,

You have already passed with honour your first "thorny" issue.

Conduct yourself in the same light, and you will not go far wrong.


Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:25 pm
Profile

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 22
Location: North East England
Post 
Thank you Tir's Apprentice. It is an honor to be amongst you.


Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:26 am
Profile

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 22
Location: North East England
Post 
I thank you for your kind words. I have been a pagan for 15 years, but hadn’t found the Path I was looking for until I stumbled upon Odinism. The more I read, the more I feel it resonate within me, and I feel that at last, here is a Path that makes sense.
For many barren years I was a Christian, but there I questioned everything and made myself unpopular. When I, at last, saw how I had been deceived, I turned again to the wild ways of my childhood (but not before I had “violated” the vicar by having an affair with him!) But before the dust had settled I told this vicar that if Jesus was here today he would not recognise his church.
I still believe that.
I turned to the Old Ways, and became a witch – but not a Wiccan – Wicca has too many commandments, and in many ways seems like another branch of Christianity. I made my own way, made my own magic, and have always talked to the Old Gods as if they were comrades with specialist skills. I hadn’t realised that I was a budding Odinist all along!
I have the greatest respect for life, and run a no-kill animal sanctuary. HOWEVER, I also understand the need for a respectful death, taken with care and understanding. I hate cruelty of any kind, but any true follower of the Old Ways would respect the life of those he/she kills, and hate cruelty as much as I do. I too have needed to gently and kindly take a life once in a while. I know the power of blood, probably more than most.
I raise my glass to you Brothers.


Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:43 am
Profile

Joined: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:29 am
Posts: 60
Post 
Welcome Empath. I hope you stay long and active on this board as I feel we will learn much from each other.


Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:51 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:58 pm
Posts: 397
Post 
[double post!]


Last edited by The_Archer on Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.



Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:58 pm
Posts: 397
Post 
Hello there, Empath!

Sorry I wasn't able to greet you earlier!

Althought I feel Ullr is one of my patron Gods, and he's a Hunter God, I strongly symphatize with your fight for the animals (by the way, you may have some connections with Skadi, havent't you?).

Hope to hear more from you!


Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:33 pm
Profile

Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Posts: 22
Location: North East England
Post 
Thank you Archer. Yes, I have connections with Skadi - The snowshoed goddess loves the wintertime too! Her moods are changeable, like the weather, and mine are just as unpredictable! And I have a resonance for Ullr too. I detest cruelty of any sort, but there are ways of dealing death with kindness and respect when needed. Ullr the Hunter would be swift and merciful, and get it right first time. Unlike some of the people I deal with....
Today however, it's all been about LIFE, not death. I have taken in 6 baby ducklings (perhaps 3 days old) who's mother has been killed, a baby wild rabbit which had been caught but not hurt by a cat, and 2 catholic nuns brought a hamster (of all things). I have been planting trees and cleaning out cages. Now I have loads of admin to catch up with before I work some more on my novel.
I am overwhelmed by my welcome here. Thank you, all of you.


Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:14 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:12 am
Posts: 277
Location: Texas U.S.
Post 
I must admit sillingly that I love animals more than i love most people.


Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:46 pm
Profile YIM
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:58 pm
Posts: 397
Post 
Me too!


Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:48 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:58 pm
Posts: 397
Post 
I'm glad to know you feel Ullr and Skadi to be close to you!


Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:01 pm
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:32 pm
Posts: 97
Location: England
Post 
Any more details on the Nuns and their hamster? :twisted:


Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:54 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.