Wyrd Designs – Finding the Music…

When it comes to religious expression and the religious experience it’s easy for us to think of rituals and prayers… but there’s so much more available to us as well. Many philosophers will speak of the power of words… but even beyond mere words there is an inherent power in music that can move our souls to joy or to tears. Music can be shared as an outward reflection of our religious choices. Sometimes we enjoy the music because it’s merely entertaining and fun, and in other circumstances that m … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – Sigdrifa’s ~ a Prayer and a Song

Sigdrifa's Prayer is the only surviving, complete,  non-Christianized prayer that exists in the lore. As such it is a precious remnant, but unfortunately a little known gem. It's nestled in the midst of the Sigdrifumal, one of the heroic lays found in the Poetic Edda."Hail, day! | Hail, sons of day! And night and her daughter now! Look on us here | with loving eyes, That waiting we victory win."Hail to the gods! | Ye goddesses, hail, And all the generous earth! Give to us wisdom | and goodly … [Read more...]