Odinic Rite Vinland
The Odinic Rite Vinland, under the leadership of Osferth OR(V), has issued
the following News Release:
For those who are confused about the connection between the Odinic Rite Vinland
and the Odinic Rite (BCM Runic, London WC1N 3XX, UK), it is best explained as
follows. The OR(V) is a fully authorised section of the Odinic Rite and recognises
the Court of Gothar and its Director, Heimgest, as the supreme governing authority
for administrating the discipline and all other matters whatever pertaining to the
Odinic Rite. To paraphrase Heimgest, "The movement is like a tree. The Odinic Rite
is the 'trunk', the National Sections (Odinic Rite Vinland, France and Deutschland)
are its 'branches' and the Regional Sections (e.g. NW England OR) are its 'twigs'."
The OR(V) is now publishing various OR materials for Vinland Odinists. The first
such offering, 'The Book of Blotar of the Odinic Rite' is now available. It contains
the twelve major monthly rituals as well as Rites of Passage, a Healing Blot, Sword
Naming, Land Reclamation, Banner Consecration, short invocations, daily rituals etc.
It also contains an in-depth explanation of need and purpose of ritual, regalia etc.
A magnificent book in terms of content and production and hailed worldwide as a major
contribution to modern Odinism. The cost is $US12, which includes postage and packing.
Please make cheques payable to 'Odinic Rite Vinland' and snail-post them to the
Other offerings will be announced as they are produced. Plans are to publish all
issues of the OR yearly book 'North Wind', as well as 'Odinic Mythology' by the Circle
of Ostara OR (which is going to revolutionise the way Odinists view their religion).
We also currently produce ORBriefing (ORB) for Professed Members and Apprentices of
the OR(V), as well as the yearly OR guide 'Rimstock' (for Members and Apprentices
Other noteworthy news includes the appointment of Wulfgaest AOR(V) as Information
Officer OR(V). He is now officially responsible for answering questions pertaining
to the OR(V) on the various public internet lists (Asatru-list, alt.religion.asatru
etc), and can be emailed for general queries.
We have also started a free internet list for Members and Apprentices of the OR(V),
which each new Apprentice with email access will have the opportunity to join. This
allows all members to communicate with one another and will ultimately lead to more
social interaction amongst members.
Faith, Folk, Family!
Odinic Rite (Vinland HQ); P.O.Box 3073; Cultus Lake, Canada V2R 5H6
Odinic Rite Website: http://odinic-rite.org
Osferth OR(V) email address: Heidentor@lrbcg.com
Wulfgaest AOR(V) email address: Ingmund@ix.netcom.com