Wyrd Words: Pagans: IN SPAAACE!!!

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Given the environment that the Pagans of 2064 will be working with, I predict that those of us who want to build Pagan institutions will develop a type of “grove culture,” small communities or apartment complexes that support urban gardens and artisan crafts. Some of these may be tradition-specific, others might be more eclectic, but those will likely be the common elements between “groves”. These are two popular trends within our current community which could become valuable commodities within the next 50 years, and these groves could allow for both community and financial security. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 3 “Religious Freedom” Laws That Are Literally The EXACT OPPOSITE of Religious Freedom

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The United States has seen a recent rash of “Religious Freedom” bills, with the most noteworthy one being the recent (SB 1062) out of Arizona. Thus, I have set out on a mission to prove that it’s not just THIS state that’s doing some truly ridiculous things. Indeed, legislators all over the country have been up to some fairly embarrassing shenanigans. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pointless Arguments (Part 2) – “Defining Paganism”

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We don’t need an all-inclusive definition of Paganism, because we don’t need to speak for everybody. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Pointless Arguments (Part 1) – The Polytheism Debate

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We could all argue about theology until we’re blue in the face, but in the end we’re only debating a matter of faith, as none of us has any objective evidence with which to support our case. This is a dilemma I like to call “Schrodinger’s God.” Read on for awesome stick figure illustrations. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál (Part 2)

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More practical advice from the Havamal: How to Party Like a Viking! Remember, the party’s no fun if you can’t remember enough of it to know where you put your pants! [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: 10 Pieces of Practical Advice from the Hávamál

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A reader recently asked me if it was possible to find meaning in the Heathen Lore without actively worshiping the Norse gods. What does the tradition offer that a non-Heathen can connect to? I knew just where to look! [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Too Cool for Yule

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Parents complained about a Wiccan Yule display at a school in Oklahoma. In order to avoid conflict, the school’s superintendent claimed that they would remove all religious displays. But what they really did was replace everything with “Christmas.” [Read more...]


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