=> Well, I’m not sure where this blog is going to go, so for now, I’m just going to run with it. This is me, dancing with Chaos, it is a record of my bond with you; Loki, God of Mischief, Trickery, Chaos, Cunning, Persuasion, Fire, Magics, Anthropomorphism… You are a master Magician, a Shape-shifter, Conjuror, Silver- tongue, gender variable, bisexual… the list goes on. I don’t group myself with other Lokeans or Rokkatruar for a number of reasons. Mostly because there aren’t any around here. Though, if I need to label myself, Lokean and Rokkatruar certainly fit the bill.
=> Also, quick shout out to the resounding two people who have viewed this blog since I started it, thank you, I hope this thing has some meaning to people other than myself <otherwise what’s the point, really?> . Please feel free to comment.
=> So. Lokean: One who observes Loki as their patron god. Rokkatru: Worship of the third Norse pantheon of deities, those of the underworld and shadow. <jotuns, primarily>
=> To me, worshiping you lord Loki, is not about good v. evil. I don’t think that way, because life consists of too much grey area to say that things are always in black and white. People say I am delusional, and that worship of the Rokkr will lead to displeasing the All- Father. As you are His blood brother, and all the Rokkr are accepted, I find it hard to believe that my soul is in danger. If I am going astray from the path I am meant to follow, someone will let me know, not least of all, You. You are not evil to me. You convey very deep and very difficult wisdom, and for that I am grateful. Evil? No. People are too caught up in the Christian mythos <no offense people, most of my friends and family are devoted Christians>. For instance, everyone says that Judas was evil. Okay, he did some bad shit. You know, he sold out Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Maybe that was planned? Maybe the ALL KNOWING GOD of Christianity knew this and told his son about it. Hmmm? If Judas hadn’t done that, Jesus would not have died for your sins. You would still be doing animal sacrifice in atonement <and yes you did that, remember Cain and Abel?>. How evil is Judas now?
=> I have noticed that reverence of you has led me to reverence of your children, and also, that you are often called on in desperation by Asatruar and Vanatruar when their other attempts have failed. I would like to believe my lord that you do not turn away from those who do not run from you. In some circles, the moment your name is spoken aloud, the room goes quiet and people start leaving. Foolishness. I found this link, and I agree with each of these principles. As a matter of fact, when I have my own children, I will teach them these.
=> These are the 13 Rokkatruar ethics, copied directly from the source, they DO NOT belong to me.
Hela’s Rule: Vision. Death takes the long view of all things, and so we strive to value far-seeing over temporary difficulties. Ask yourself: Will this matter in a year? Five years? Ten? After I am dead? Think ahead before you react, before you speak. Learn not to take things personally; people often react from their damage, and everything blows over in time.
Loki’s Rule: Self-Knowledge. No matter what you say to others, be it truth or lie, never lie to yourself. Know yourself excruciatingly well, even the ugly parts, and always be honest with yourself first. When you speak the truth aloud, remember that the greatest honor is in speaking the truth that no one wants to hear, and that everyone has been avoiding out of fear.
Angrboda’s Rule: Diversity. The Giant-Race comes in a myriad of forms, and all shapes, sizes, and natures are valued among them. Being close to Nature, they understand that diversity is survival and strength, while homogeneity is inevitable weakness. Thus, we accept and value diversity in human beings, be that in race, ability, gender, cultural background, lifestyle, sexual preferences, appearance, and all the many ways that we can be wonderfully different.
Jormundgand’s Rule: Liminality. As the Snake is neither male nor female, both of Midgard and not of Midgard, so we see that the honorable and the sacred is most often found in that which crosses boundaries, bridges opposites, moves between worlds. We value that which is Both, and Neither, as one of the Great Mysteries.
Sigyn’s Rule: Loyalty. Stand by those who love you, and whom you love, no matter what others say of them, no matter if they are driven out. The loyalty of true friends, family, and lovers is more important than the acceptance of any group, and any group that would force you to forswear them is not worthy.
Gerda’s Rule: Frithmaking. While sometimes war is necessary, there is always far more honor in making a just peace than waging a just war.
Jord’s Rule: Earthwisdom. Revere the Earth and Nature; seek to live lightly on the land. Honor the spirits of the Earth, the stones, the trees, and all Nature.
Nidhogg’s Rule: Recycling. There is no such place as Away, so be careful what you throw there. Recycle, give away, don’t waste, find a place for it somewhere else. This includes people as well as things.
Aegir’s Rule: Hospitality. Open your doors even to those not of your people, not of your tribe. Open your doors to them even when they are annoying, or disrespectful, if there is the chance of an alliance, of changing their ways with frithmaking. Be gracious in the face of others’ greed and boorishness. You have the right to set boundaries, but be generous the first time at least, no matter who they are, until they truly prove themselves worthless.
Surt’s Rule: Intensity. Whatever you do, let it be with passion and fervor. Do not live a dull, repressed life.
Fenris’s Rule: Shadow. Learn to love and find sacred all the parts of yourself, even the darknesses. Honor them by making a safe place for them, where they can neither be harmed nor harm others.
Mordgud’s Rule: Self-Control. The Giant-Race are a people of strong passions, and so often are their followers. That is why it is all the more important that we strive always to keep our gates guarded and our walls firm — not to keep out, but to keep in. Keep control of your emotions, that they might not spill over and burn others, or yourself.
The Norns’ Rule: Dedication. Walk your path as you understand it, and as the Gods tell you to, and let no mortal opinion get in the way of your Wyrd.
=> I do believe I’ve rambled enough now. As always, thanks for listening my Lord Loki,