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 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. 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 provide 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. To put it into perspective, imagine your favorite 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. Still, a clear vision is required of your objectives — without clarity, the only result achieved will be chaos. This goes for women too.
The Warrior Mind Of Norse “Diplomacy”
To give an example of female warrior energy, a seiðr-woman, or “vǫlva seeress” if you will, wise women who wielded nature magic (and still do) would rarely fight close combat which is one commonality our forebears share with the Nicene Creed of Roman military formations — neither included women for the obvious reason that would risk battle order to collapse because of less physical strength, as such is the nature of biological polarity. Of course, peasant girls would always go shield-maiden with whatever weapon at hand to defend their homestead and family when (not if) attacked.
“Seiðr-women partook in battles and wars indirectly through foretelling the outcome of a battle, acting as diplomats and cunning advisors. No 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 both before and after the many ages mankind has gone through. However, 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 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, Turkic, and other tribes warring against each other or the Roman or Persian empires — these female archers would have been unable to do so unless they were capable of tapping into the 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 energy.
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 and 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 the Romans. There are also historical evidence of vǫlur in Egypt, tapping into the warrior archetype to remain clear-headed in negotiation and foretelling.
Work on 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 — any minute could be the last.
It goes without saying there is only one way in life — 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 provide a spark of ancient inspiration.
“A true warrior heart is decisive — whether wrong or right, a decision can be adapted later.”
A solid 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 as he watches mankind from Hlidskjalf. But Odin is not an “immediate” God of War that has the raging mood of a berserk or wolfskin, but a war deity with a keen eye for the long-term.