We can banish our deities by letting nature prevail, but we can also preserve, cultivate and strengthen the power of the Gods in us through – amongst other things, but still most importantly – temperance and moderation. Eat, but don’t eat too much. Drink, but don’t drink too much. Sleep, but don’t sleep too much. Have sex, but don’t have too much sex.
The deities are real, in us, the powers of love and beauty, of harmony and splendour, but if they are defeated and replaced by the ettin power we become ettins ourselves; greedy, gluttonous and obese, drunken, ignorant, lazy and truly sub-human. If we on the other hand fight the ettin power we not only remain human, we can even become true Gods and Goddesses on Earth!By Varg Vikernes (via ravenandspear)