Energy goes on – takes new forms. It merges with, emerges from, the play of selves – best tribal minds: the oldest souls. With each living and each dying, they Self-merited, through successive higher lives, progression to Godwise1. Hugi2 creates itself best – formed mind of tribe, and this goes on, becomes immortal. Ginnunga-gap is hereby thought in minds of Tívar3 and men, and formed thereof and from its Self, ancient milk of that first Auroch4. Lived much and many – becomes that force frith5 – throth6 in the ways of men. Looked with care upon itself, became Ginnunga-gap, and it spoke: Frija7!
Energy is not destroyed, it’s just recycled. Our essential energy comes from our collective consciousness. Strive to be better with each life so that life is better for the tribe. The generations to come are our legacy.
Self-awareness divides us from the collective consciousness, but we work for its greater good.
Notes on Sprëhhan 2
- Wright notes that Godwise is akin to “godhead” and is used through the text to denote wise and self-recognised, realised, enlightened Seiðus.
- Hugi means “mind, think, thanks.” Here, Wright describes it as “formed mind of tribe,” meaning, when it comes to our tribe, we must act with a conscious mind, to be reasoned, reasoning, and reasonable, to remember experiences, to be rational and objective in all dealings. One must carefully think things through in all one’s dealing with their tribe(s).
- Frith means, “interrupted conflict; pledge to maintain accord or agreement; commitment to troth.”
- Troth means, “fealty, allegiance, faith in shared trust.”