Cutting Ties Pt. 1

There are two parts to this. The first will be a copy of the email I have sent to Galina Krasskova and Sannion so that everyone knows what I have said and there is no mistaking my stance on things.

The second will be my reflections on things. I have no time right now for when this will be written. This was hard on its own.

None of the conclusions I have reached or the actions I have taken or will be taking in the future were arrived at with haste. If anything, this has been a long time coming where I have ignored my internal compass for too long, and I have hit my limit.

“Dear Galina and Sannion,

Over the past few weeks I’ve had time to think and analyze. Both of you have taught me over the long time we have known each other that our choices are just that. That above all, you have said Sannion, that Dionysos values consent and choice. Both of you have taught me that we are not merely in the hands of our Gods, we are co-creating with Them. Not on Their level, but not without agency, will, and choice.

You chose to put on the Sonnenrad, Sannion, and you have continued to defend this decision. Out of my love and belief in you, I have defended you both in your words and your actions. You are people who I have trusted with some of my deepest, most painful moments. I trusted you both to guide my evolution as a spirit worker. You are people who I have respected as Elders and colleagues for that great work you have both done for the Gods, Ancestors, spirits, and the respective communities you have worked within.

I can no longer be your student, your colleague, your ally, or your friend. You have picked up a symbol designed and wielded by the SS who committed countless atrocities and crimes against humanity. You have defended it in private and in public, and I can no longer support defending your words or actions.

I do not condone and will not condone the wearing of, tattooing of, or display of the Sonnenrad or the swastika. The latter, as you have told me several times, Galina, will not be rehabilitated in either of our lifetimes. Yet, you are defending your husband and coreligionist wearing the symbol of Nazis, something you continuously emphasized you want removed from the Heathen communities. Sannion, you have said you are not a Nazi, yet you are wearing, displaying, and defending the symbol of the SS. This is indefensible.

I have been incredibly patient and careful on my end, especially when you, Galina, have not. Your direct attacks on myself and others over political disagreements are reprehensible. I have stood by while you have broken grið with members of the Heathen communities over these things. You have attacked myself and others over our spiritual outlooks outside of politics. Part of my spiritual outlook is I brook no passage for Neo-Nazis, White supremacists, or their symbols.

You both have continued to speak falsely about antifa. I have let this go unaddressed for too long. Antifa is not a formal organization unto itself. Each city or town may have its own antifa organization, but there is no ‘national organization’ unlike the well-documented Proud Boys, 3%ers, or other White supremacist organizations that pose real and continuing threats. These protesters were armed with M16s, AK-47s, and flak jackets on the steps of my State capitol. Again, I find this behavior indefensible, especially in an Elder.

You have both made statements that have besmirched the Black Lives Matter movement as a terror organization. Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Lives Matter. All of these movements are for the sovereignty and rights they are due under the law, things that never should have had to be marched for at all. The pursuit of equality and justice are qualities I require in my Elders, and I find you lacking in both.

You have both expressed your fervent hope that your work would live on after you both were dead. Galina, you have stated that you would rather see everything burn down around you than ‘be infected’ by whatever enemies you perceive in your midst. Now, that torch will never have to be lit. By either one of you. You are watching as the very foundations you have built are burning in the fires of your egos and by your poor decisions. I can no longer support or carry on your work in any of your lineages.

I separate myself from Urðabrunnr Kindred.

I separate myself from the Starry Bull and the Starry Bear.

I separate myself as a student and as a colleague from you.

I separate myself from the friendship I have had with you.

I separate my love from you.

Know that I will always grieve you.

Ves þu heil,

Sarenth Odinsson”

11 thoughts on “Cutting Ties Pt. 1

  1. I am so terribly sorry, love. I am also so very proud of you, as your Sister, and as a Healer. You speak not only for yourself but for those with no voice, putting yourself between them and harm. I’m here for whatever you need.

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  2. About 10 years ago when I was first moving out of neo-Wicca and into Heathenry, Galina’s work was very important to me in that process. It’s been saddening and frustrating to me watching what happened the last few years, and I can’t imagine how much more so for you. Thank you for this post.

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  3. Reblogged this on Son of Hel and commented:
    So I have been keeping silent about the whole BLM thing for a while because, honestly, I am still doing horrible and because there have been very real consequences for people who have dared to speak out and their families. While I do not care what befalls me in the service of my oaths to Hel, even I still have some family and would not see them harmed if possible. Still, I came across this today and find myself compelled to say something.
    Sarenth is entitled to their opinion. They are free to associate with whom they desire, and to support whom they desire. Given this post, they desire to associate with and support anti-fa and BLM.
    Antifa is a ideology based on Marxism. Marxism is responsible for multiple genocides throughout history to a total number of over 150 million people dead. Sarenth wishes to no longer associate with Galina and her Husband over his use of symbols used temporarily by the National Socialists, whose genocide tally is around 6 million, depending on who you ask. Apparently, Sarenth feels that 6 million is enough to cast aside the heritage and symbols of our ancestors, but does not feel that 150 million is enough to cast aside her support of anti-fa.
    BLM is, at this point, a terrorist ideology. Since the death of George Floyd, a convicted criminal, drug addict, and man whose claim to fame includes pointing a gun at the belly of a pregnant woman and threatening the life of her unborn child while he and his friends robbed her, the BLM movement has cost millions in property damage, cost people their jobs for daring to protest the violence, gotten people fired for things their spouses have said, and have managed to murder dozens of people. Most recently, BLM protestors/rioters/supporters hunted down and ambushed a single mother, executing her, because she dared to say “all lives matter” to their faces. The general response from BLM and it’s supporters has not been to condemn this murder, but instead to laugh about it and even go so far as to say “now her son has learned what not to say.”
    I am disgusted. I am disgusted by these movements, their violence, and their terrorism. And no matter how much Sarenth protests, this is terrorism. It is the use of violence to achieve political ends, and it has been working. That Sarenth supports this terrorism, that she is eager to give up friendships with people who have taught her the old ways, because they refuse to support such murderous, genocidal, immoral things, disgusts me.
    Sarenth, it seems, supports the murder of the innocent, and the glorification of those who by almost every moral standard upon this world are in fact evil. She says she is cutting ties with those who do not believe as she does. Good. To associate with evil and those who support evil only harms our Faith and our Kindred. So think carefully and decide if you desire to cut ties with her.
    Hela Bless.

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    • I agree, while I would not wear the black sun myself, I wouldn’t vilify anyone who did. Hell, even the ADL concedes it isn’t an exclusive Nazi symbol. The runes will be next to go as being “problematic” and I’m so tired of pagans caving on this shit. Black Lives Do Matter, but the BLM organization is full of Marxist BS. Neither do I support antifa. Calling them anti fascist is an insult to real people who fought against fascism.

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      • The Black Sun symbol is not the issue. The Wewelsburg Castle design, the Sonnenrad, is specifically a Nazi symbol and has no historical connection to the Black Sun.

        Admitting that, and not accepting that as a symbol is hardly caving. You’re clutching pearls that have no business being in Pagan hands to begin with. The Runes are not next.

        Calling anti-fascists fascists is non-sensical. It is literally the opposite of what they are.

        There is no singular Black Lives Matter organization. There are a series of them, just as there are antifascist organization, and they tend to be regionally based rather than united under a single banner, unlike, again, The Proud Boys, 3%ers, militia groups, and the Boogaloo Boys.

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    • Well, your screed-writing and complete inability to get the point of a carefully crafted statement are yet again on full display.
      Antifa is an ideology based on a simple idea: being anti-fascist. There are Marxists who are anti-fascist, and there are liberals, and even conservatives who are anti-fascist. Right now, given the political polarization, a lot of folks are directly supporting fascism.
      That you cannot even conceive of a person being anti-fascist without being pro-communist is a limitation of you and your ideology, not mine.

      George Floyd’s criminal status has nothing to do with the summary execution at the hands of police. I am disgusted by anyone who has defended his death, who brings up his past as though summary execution is or was ever warranted.

      Further, if you are so disgusted by what I have written? Stay on your own blog and off of mine. I have tolerated you in the past because every time you put hands to keys you simply unveil another layer of odious hate and vile words. It is clear you are not, and have never been for dialogue. You want someone to support your far-right views, and you can find that on your own on your own site.

      It has been my quiet policy to only remove spam. At this point your rhetoric is in the same place. I will leave your reblog up, but anything else from you is no longer welcome.

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