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Becoming a Heathen myself has meant learning certain code words. This is not meant to sound sinister; obviously every group has its codes. But “folkish” and “universalist” seemed a little tricky. In North America in particular, organizations had formed, split, fragmented and re-formed over this divide. In its simplest terms, the issue is this: should Heathenry be exclusively for those of Northern European descent, or should it be accessible to anyone who is interested?
Fjalar and Galar drained Kvasir of blood, combining it with honey and their magick to create the Mead of Poetry.
Just about every online introduction to Heathenism warns you that you’re in for a whole bunch of research, and hooboy, they’re not kidding.
S. Kelley Harrell's Runic Book of Days is a refreshingly sincere and thoughtful way to learn about runs for Heathens.
Odin, by author and priestess Diana Paxson, is a wonderful text for anyone interested in a general introduction to a very complex Norse god.
I attended the Hail and Horn Gathering at Raven’s Knoll campground and came away renewed, my Heathen faith enriched in more ways than I thought possible.
The Washing Verse is a versatile spell from the Icelandic grimoire tradition. The main intention behind it is protection. The act of washing is used to remove all the negative projections that people cast on you. It therefore adopts a quality of purification.
The Return of Odin, which bears a preface entitled “The Gathering Storm” is bound to occasion a certain amount of nervousness, particularly given the subject matter. That being said, once I completed the book, this title makes perfect sense in its context.
I didn’t mean to start an international movement against sexism in my religious community. I didn’t mean to stir the pot that deep. But,...
On Human Rights Day last year, a group of Canadian Pagan and Heathens launched a declaration against intolerance within our communities.
Norse Goddess Magic is a solid resource that makes a case for trancework as a valid means for reconstructionists to connect with their deities.
Anglo-Saxon Heathenry is sometimes called Fyrnsidu, and is a nebulous and lesser-understood branch of Germanic cultural Heathenry.
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