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A Norse Devotional Ritual

[Perform Two Powers meditation]

I have come to honor the Earth,
my ancestors, the wights, the Aesir, and the Vanir.
May Thor protect me in my rite.

Goddesses of the Earth,
Nerthus and Jord,
I give you thanks for the life you give to all.
Accept my offering. [make offering]

I stand in Midgard,
the Land beneath me,
the Seas and waters surrounding me,
the Sky above me.

At the center burns a Fire,
where Bifrost touches the Earth.
At the center flows a Well,
with waters from the Three Great Wells.
At the center stands Yggdrasil,
connecting all worlds together,
from Asgard above,
to Helheim below,
and all worlds between.

I call to my ancestors,
my Alfar, and my Disir,
I honor you with this gift! [make offering]
I call to the wights,
wights of land and wights of home,
I honor you with this gift! [make offering]
I call to the gods,
the Aesir, and the Vanir,
I honor you with this gift! [make offering]

[Invocation to a deity(ies) or being(s) that you’d like to honor specifically]

[make offering]

Ancestors, wights, and gods,
what blessings do I receive in return for my offerings?

[Draw a rune]

[If positive:]

The omen is good!

A gift calls for a gift
to complete the cycle of hospitality.
May the blessing flow into this horn
so that I may drink deeply of fair return.
Behold the Waters of Life!

[Drink]

The blessings flow through my head, my heart, and my loins.
May these blessings enrich my life.
Hail to the Three Kindred!

[If negative:]

The omen is poor.

The Three Kindred put forth a challenge,
a challenge to overcome.
I drink from this horn
and accept this challenge.
Behold the Waters of Life!

[Drink]

May my victory over this challenge bring me blessings
and make me stronger.
Hail to the Three Kindred!

[Ritual continues:]

Aesir and Vanir,
Wights of land and wights of home,
my Alfar, and my Disir,
I thank you for your presence in this rite.

May I honor the Kindred and the cosmos in all that I do.
May I walk the path of the virtues to do right by myself and my kin.
May these relationships bring health, wealth, and wisdom to my life.

This rite has ended!

A Prayer For When We Lose Our Way

Hail Mighty Kindreds!

I come before you as a child of the Earth
who has lost their way,
who has made mistakes,
and broken the virtues.

I come before you as a child of the Earth
who wants to find their way,
make amends,
and reestablish the virtues in my life.

I do this in the sight my ancestors,
I do this in the sight of the land spirits,
I do this in the sight of the gods,
and I do this in the sight of those I have hurt.

May the virtues take root in me once more,
so I can reach for the Sky.

May I have wisdom,
to apply my knowledge with experience.
May I have vision,
to see the direction I am going.
May I have piety,
so the Kindred may continue to bless me.
May I have courage,
to do what is right.
May I have perseverance,
to weather the hard times in life.
May I have integrity,
so that I may be trustworthy again.
May I have hospitality,
so my relationships stay strong.
May I have moderation,
so that I may not give into extremes.
May I have fertility,
so that I may be productive again
in all that I do.

So be it!

An Introductory Prayer for Unknown Land Spirits

By: Mike Kaan

Hail, spirits of this land!
Spirits of green and red,
spirits hidden and unhidden,
I call to you!

I come before you seeking friendship and wisdom.
I come before you so that I may know you.

See me as I walk lightly among you,
and hear me as I say these prayers to you.

May your wisdom be revealed to me,
and may my presence disturb you not.

Spirits of this land,
I come with this gift to honor you.
May I fall into your favor.

Land spirits, accept my offering!