May 15, 2022 — When thinking of warriors, people tend to envision only violence. But fighting itself is not bad. The biggest question is — what is worth fighting for?

There will always be some kind of war, whether spiritual or physical. Without tapping into the warrior energy that conflict brings, we would not be able to find our true selves or keep people safe, nor would we be able to get what we want in life as people try to run us over.

A Warrior Is Not A Brute

The true warrior does not pick fights and beat people up while being a dumb, mindless, and power-hungry ape. That is not the warrior archetype. But a real warrior will stand up for what he believes in, and he is not afraid of confrontation when it needs to happen. If you can learn to properly tap into the warrior archetype energy, especially with compassion in your heart, it will give you an immense amount of power.

“Know when to be aggressive and when not to be. We do not learn the truths about ourselves based on what other people think.”

True, balanced aggression is good. It should be thought of as effort, energy, and initiative — it can be like an entrepreneurial spirit that pushes you forward in life. Imagine your favorite neofolk or metal band playing live — without using a pinch of the warrior archetype on stage, any such show would feel bland. The proper use of warrior energy will allow reaching seemingly unattainable life goals, but a clear vision is required of your objectives — without clarity, the only result achieved will be chaos. This goes for women too.

The Warrior Mentality In Norse Diplomacy

To give an example of female warrior energy, a seiðr-woman, or “vǫlva seeress” if you will, essentially wise women who wielded nature magic (and still do) would rarely fight close combat which is one commonality our heathen forebears shared with the Nicene Creed of Roman military formations of ancient times, which never included women for the obvious reason they would risk battle order to collapse because of less physical strength, as such is the nature of the species. That said, the occasional shield-maiden or peasant girl would always help defend their homestead/farm if attacked.

“Seiðr-women partook in battles and wars indirectly through foretelling the outcome of a battle, acting as diplomats, and cunning advisors. No Germanic or Celtic tribe would go to war against one another — or against the Romans — without the consent of seiðr-magic.”

The Roman approach to warfare largely holds true before and after the many ages mankind has gone through, although in modern times, the wide availability of ranged weapons and remote deployment no longer require men-only armies. But let us go back to ancient times.

Seiðr-women partook in battles and wars indirectly through foretelling the outcome of a battle, acting as diplomats, and cunning advisors. No Germanic or Celtic tribe would go to war against one another — or against the Romans — without the consent of seiðr-magic.

Sometimes, so-called “Amazons” of the Great Steppe would serve as mounted archer support for Scythian, Sarmatian, and Turkic tribes warring against each other or the Persian Empire — these female archers would have been unable to do so unless they were capable of tapping into their warrior archetype in a balanced manner to avoid foolish mistakes. Keeping a cool, level-headed mood in any high-stress situation is mandatory for withdrawing the right amount of warrior energy from the archetype.

From Amazons To The Practice Of Seiðr

The word “Amazon” is a Hellenistic, Greek term that translates to “The Zone of the Amas” and was coined by Herodotus around 500 BCE when he spent time with Scythian tribes north of the Black Sea. Perhaps I will share more knowledge on this topic in another post, after all, the Amazons are related to the Berber Amazigh aka Imazighen people of north Africa, many of whom still look reasonably Nordic. How come? Zinedine Zidane is one example. But I digress.

“Herodotus was a Hellenistic historian and geographer from Halicarnassus, a Greek city that was part of the Persian Empire. Herodotus is known for being the first writer to conduct systematic investigation of historical events.”

The Roman Empire was the arch-enemy of the Goths and the Huns (the “Gothunni”) for hundreds of years — there are several historical accounts of vǫlur (Norse seeresses) serving as female diplomats representing various Germanic, Norse, and Gothic diasporas like the Ostrogoths in their “deal-making” with Roman emperors.

Norse and Germanic emissary mistresses tapped into the warrior archetype so that they could remain clear-headed in the “diplomatic” negotiations with the Romans.

Way of the Warrior

How you channel the warrior archetype is how your life is going to make a difference. The warrior mindset understands that life is short. It goes fast. Every day is not guaranteed to the warrior — any minute could be the last.

There is only one way — and that is your own. Know thyself, and for those who are ignorant or unaware of the warrior archetype, perhaps our recent single Wolfclan Rising: Berserkastrid could be a good starting point as a source of sincere inspiration and a spark of ancient power. The true warrior will feel either a calling in their heart — or they won’t. If you fall into the latter category, it is time to wake up.

“A true warrior heart is decisive — whether wrong or right, a decision can be adapted later.”

A good warrior archetype example is Odin. He is aware and balanced and carry the wise man’s spiritual experience that lets him tap into his cosmic warrior soul.

Contrary to popular belief, Odin is not an “immediate” God of War like the raging mood of a berserk or wolfskin, but a war deity in the long-term, discerning, and decisive sense.