On this Autumn Night of Samhain.
We celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year.
As the seasons change, so goes the cycle of death and rebirth.
Tonight we celebrate the death of the old year and the birth of the new.
We listen to the lessons the dead have to teach us.
Take this time to comment on this page, discuss those who have died,
and what lessons they can offer you.
From the Highest Peaks of Midgaard Where the Sons of Men Do Hold, To the Killing Chill of Niflheim The Land of Ice and Cold. To the Furnace Blast of Muspelheim Where Flame Leaps Far and Nigh, Nothing Born of Yggdrasil Escapes the Ravens Eye.
Down To the Depths of Svartalfheim Where Stone and Anvil Call, Unto High Liossalfheim Where Dark Ne’er Comes at All. High Up Over Jotunheim Where Giants Hold Their Court, All the Deeds of Every Land The Ravens Sift and Sort.
To the Heights of Vanaheim Where Elder Gods do Roam, Unto the Deepest Reach of Hel Where Spirits Make Their Home. And Last Up Into Asgaards Halls Where They May Find Their Havens, For It Is Known, Though All Men Fall, The Gods Do Keep the Ravens.
(A poem written by ThorinRuriksson of Reddit to help you learn the nine realms. Original Post. ThorinRuriksson gave me permission to spread this poem via blog so it could become a part of the oral tradition)
(Devastation of Hurricane Sandy in Battery Park, NYC)
In 2012 Climate Change wasn’t even mentioned in the presidential debates for the first time in 2 decades.
The world conference on climate change in Rio was a joke with no real solutions.
This week Hurricane Sandy made herself heard by slamming into the financial heart of America (New York).
As humans we think that our little, consumption based system has triumphed over nature.
But we are only a grain of sand among trillions.
Nature is 5 billion years old.
Humans as a species are 30,000 years young.
The Modern Capitalist World order is an infant at 200 years young.
Can we really triumph over the forces of nature?
7.5 million in the East Coast lose power.
That’s 2% of the United State’s total population!
When will we wake up?
Let us wake up and start living on this planet with a manner of dignity and respect.
Or else we can look forward to the following future below for Consumption Based America:
(This photo is not from Sandy. It is a fake. But it is still a good image of where we’re headed. )
History may paint a violent picture of the Vikings.
But there is evidence that they may have been peacefully trading with Native Americans
for hundreds of years.
All without driving them to extinction in fact!
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