Folkish Heathens believe that Nature is sacred, and that there is a Universal Life-Force which permeates all of Nature. This is a concept directly opposed to the man-centred religions, and those spiritual disciplines that see man as separate from Nature. We believe in the mystical link between the Blood & Soil - God-in-Nature and God-in-the-Blood.
ED-EL : AT-AL
I have said before that the term 'God' has been used in the Old Testament instead of the Hebraic terms - Yahweh, El Shaddei, Elohim etc. 'God' is a Germanic word said to stem from the IE Root *gheu- which has the following meanings -
To pour, pour an offering.
To yawn, to gape with a variant form *ghau- meaning chaos, empty space.
To call, to invoke, from which the term 'God' is usually taken.
Certainly, we can see the term 'god' used of our Racial Gods in the idea of an 'offering', and to 'pour an offering' (of Mead), and in the meaning of 'to call' or 'to invoke'. In the use of the idea of 'empty space' and of 'chaos' we come into the realm of Ginnungagap which was The Void of Creation which existed and exists eternally. Rather than a moment of 'Creation' at a certain time as told in the Old Testament, this seems to be more of a 'Creation' that happens every instant, since everything is being 'Created' and 'Destroyed' throughout the Cosmos.
We may well have a clue in the Old English goma meaning 'palate', or 'jaw' stemming from the Germanic *go-ma. The IE Root *ghai- also means 'to yawn' or 'gape' from which we get Old English ginan, ginian, geonian meaning 'to yawn', stemming from the Germanic *ginon. Both the IE Root *ghau- and IE Root *ghai- refer to Ginnungagap which was the 'Gaping Chasm' or 'The Void', which was not empty but was charged with Magical Force - with the 'potential' for Creation. Since we actually derive the term 'God' from these roots, or at least one or more of them, then 'God' and 'The Void' are one and the same concept.
The word 'Ginnung' is most likely linked to the Old English ginnan meaning 'to begin', commonly written on-ginnan. The Gothic ginnan has the same meaning, and in some old dictionaries the word 'begin' comes under 'gin'. These stem from the Aryan Root *gha-/*ga- meaning to gape' or 'to yawn'. So, the 'beginning' is related to 'The Void' - Ginnungagap.
All of this seems to suggest to me that The Void of Creation lies within the 'spaces' or 'in-between', and that this is charged with a Magical Force that permeates the all. Now, the word 'all' stems from an IE Root *al- which has the following meanings -
- To wander.
- To grow, to nourish.
- To grind, mill.
AL - EL - IL - OL - UL
The Od of Al
- To give birth, beget, to generate,
- Race, family,
- Gentile = Nations,