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Norse Myths by the Delauires
Odin is one of the Aesirs. I still have not figured out if the Aesirs are Archangels or Angels - or something in between. Schwarz says they are Archangels which gave up their Archangelic status to be angels and as a result they have gained superpowers - ie powers which are extra to their angelic status. But they aren't quite archangels. It is interesting - Odin also has Christlike qualities - for instance, he hangs on the World Tree Yggsdrassil and he sacrifices himself to himself - it is a form of initiation to gain knowledge. He gives his eye so he can read the future.
|The Norse cosmology|
I felt so deflated. Will he never understand? No, clearly not.
Anyway, the World Tree - how can anyone read Norse mythology and not come away completely smitten with this description of our entire consciousness described as and inscribed in the World Tree? The description of the Tree is captivating. It gives life, it suffers, it shudders and groans, it reaches into the furthest heavens and the deepest Hel, literally. It shelters the Well of Memory and at its base lives the Three Norns, the women who can see into the future. When i first read its description it was as if something lit up inside me - i could SEE the world tree. I could see the little squirrel that ran up and down, carrying gossip between the dragon to the hawk. The four deer which nibbled at its leaves. It could have been a description of cell life. It was so ridiculously beautiful and accurate.
Anyway... i can't sleep because of jetlag, because i am excited about class and because i am completely nervous. Today we went to Little Wing. I had literally spent the entire day working at the school, putting the final touches to the classroom. I love the work i do. Love it. It fills me with wonder.
So, i am going to do more preparing now - it never ends....