Travel safely through these waters. Understand that the Gods know us better than we know ourselves and will call us to the work for which we are each best suited. Not everyone is called to ordeal work. Not everyone should be called to ordeal work. What a boring place the world would be if we were all called to exactly the same task! The purpose of this page is not to induce readers to delve into ordeal. People for whom this is a valid practice usually know it to the marrow of their being. The purpose of this page is to provide knowledge, to educate, and maybe to make the practice of ordeal a little more comprehensible for the next Odin's person (or other spiritworker, shaman, or mystic) who finds that this is becoming a major tool in their spiritual box.
As always, remember the words of the Sufi mystic poet Rumi: "Let the Beauty you love, be what you do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground."