Category Archives: philosophy

Pieces of Nietzsche by Stuart France

* NEW EUROPEANS   The desire for Truth. That ‘temptress to risk’. The veracity which all ‘lovers of wisdom’ revere. * What questions this desire calls forth! What weird and wicked queries! * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Shivering River…

* The traditional number of runes stands at twenty-four. A colt has twenty-four milk teeth. Sleipnir is a colt. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Wild Hunt…

* Loki’s apparently innocuous parting statement, “He will even take you into the land of the dead and back out again.” could be read as instigating an infamous legend. * Continue reading at France & Vincent

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Odin’s Steed…

* We have to travel far and wide before we can comprehend this story, but in psychological terms ‘Loki’ is straightforward enough. He represents the shadow side of the personality. * In the Myth Cycle as a whole, Loki’s binding … Continue reading

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Sleipnir…

* The next morning when the horseman led Svadilfari to the stone quarry he knew that the wall of Asgard would be completed on time and that the Goddess Freyja was to be his. * He took to humming a … Continue reading

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Three-Fold Time…

* A surface is infinity for a line. * Just so, is eternity to time but qualitively rather than quantatively. * The three dimensions of space reflect three dimensions of time. * But if the ‘line’ is individual and the … Continue reading

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Realisations…

* There are an infinite number of directions in time as well as in space. * They are psychologically traversable just as the body moves at will through space. * All possible individual and collective histories can be realised. * … Continue reading

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Asgard…

* …Suttung saw Odin at once. He uttered a spell known only to those who have tasted the mead, and one eagle pursued another across a dark sky… * The Aesir and Vanir set out vats and jars, laying them … Continue reading

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Origins

* Odin’s ability to shape-shift into other creatures, is commensurate with his higher function. * But the dwarvish propensity for secrecy appears redundant if the High One has his ‘ravens’ and would know what they were up to anyway? * … Continue reading

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The Landscape of Myth…

* When broken down into its constituent parts, the story reveals itself to be, perhaps, very much a ‘young man’s’ myth. * There are, though, tantalising hints and clues to something much deeper and ultimately more satisfying. * It is … Continue reading

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