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October 30, 2014
Wyrd Words: Putting the “Holy” Back in “Holiday”
I refuse to let the fact that I'm at work stop me from making the...
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I know a lot of interfaith couples struggle to find that “balance.” Where should the...
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Wyrd Words has now been running for a solid YEAR, and nobody has put an...
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There is an entire population of people that are being systematically EXTERMINATED, and these various...
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Wyrd Words: Pagan Media and Journalism
The Muninn Messenger is a weekly newsletter that is COMMUNITY RUN. That means it features...
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Wyrd Words: Pagan Ethics and Odin’s Rites of Hospitality
The ancient Norse and Germanic tribes had a strong ethic of Hospitality. The concept encompassed...
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Corporations are now allowed to claim religious exemptions from federal law. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO...
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I celebrate my ancestors for their legacy, not for the fact that they were white....
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Wyrd Words: Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 3) – Odin’s Guide to the Internet
I was recently asked how the Lore could possibly have anything to teach us about...
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Wyrd Words: Pagan Relationships – Building a Lasting Community
In a recent article, I mentioned the relatively short lifespan of many of our kindreds,...
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Óðinn, as he is depicted by the Lore, is very complex and multidimensional. To simply...
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Wyrd Words: Drawing the Line (Revisited)
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Wyrd Words: Drawing The Line – Heathens Against White Supremacists
There is a small segment of the modern Heathen community that co-opts our religion for...
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Given the environment that the Pagans of 2064 will be working with, I predict that...
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The United States has seen a recent rash of “Religious Freedom” bills, with the most...
February 20, 2014
Wyrd Words: Pointless Arguments (Part 2) – “Defining Paganism”
We don't need an all-inclusive definition of Paganism, because we don't need to speak for...
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Wyrd Words: Pointless Arguments (Part 1) – The Polytheism Debate
We could all argue about theology until we're blue in the face, but in the...
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Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)
More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party's...
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Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál
A reader recently asked me if it was possible to find meaning in the Heathen...
December 26, 2013
Wyrd Words: Too Cool for Yule
Parents complained about a Wiccan Yule display at a school in Oklahoma. In order to...
December 12, 2013
Wyrd Words: Conservative Pagans
Two weeks ago, I wrote a comedic story about a rather bizarre indecent that happened...
November 28, 2013
Wyrd Words: Tea Party Paganism
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Wyrd Words: Civil Religion Isn’t What It Used To Be
Civil religion has the potential to be a great force for motivation and unity. Unfortunately,...
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Wyrd Words: Defined but not Confined
Imagine that, on the street, you see a woman wearing an odd T-shaped necklace with...
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Wyrd Words: The Problem With Apologetics
Apologetics don't lead to conversation, and they don't facilitate respectful exchange. Instead, they make a...
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