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March 10, 2017
Farewell, ‘Till we Meet Again
A few words of advice and inspiration for my fellow Heathens, before I go: only...
February 10, 2017
Happily Heathen: Heathen Events at PantheaCon 2017
Convention season has started, an the first one up is PantheaCon, the largest indoor pan-Pagan...
January 27, 2017
Happily Heathen: The Aftereffects of Meeting a Goddess
People who don’t love themselves are unprepared for a meeting with Freya. If given chance,...
January 13, 2017
Happily Heathen: Missing Your Gods? Maybe You’ve Left Them
If I have lost my connection to my gods—or if I just feel I’ve lost...
December 09, 2016
Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore – Why Freyr Won Gerd
Freyr is married to the jotun maiden Gerd, but do you know how or why....
December 01, 2016
Wyrd Words: Challenging The Rhetoric
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays here on Agora! Recently...
November 25, 2016
Happily Heathen: The Generosity of the Vanir Gods
All of the Norse Gods are gift-givers, but the Vanir Gods really shine in this...
November 17, 2016
Wyrd Words: World Wide Heathenry – A Global Heathen Demographic Survey
Heathenry is an increasingly visible form of spirituality in the modern world yet not much...
November 11, 2016
Happily Heathen: The All Gods Event
The All Gods Event is a ritual I created a few years ago when I...
October 07, 2016
Happily Heathen: Winternights — The Heathen Samhain?
Winternights is one of my favorite holidays. I love when summer finally gives way to...
September 23, 2016
Happily Heathen: My Heathenry
The recent discussions around definition and limitations in Heathenry got me thinking about my own...
September 09, 2016
Happily Heathen: Dealing with Discrimination – What’s An Inclusive Heathen Supposed To Do?
I’ve been Heathen since 1999. In that time, I’ve been to a lot of Heathen...
September 07, 2016
Lamp & Labyrinth: Who’s Responsible for Speaking Out Against the AFA
Paganism is a Eurocentric thing. Non-european indigenous religions seem to prefer not to be called...
September 06, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: Álfatrú – Believing in the Hidden Folk
Labels are always a fun game to play in Paganism, Polytheism, Heathenry, what-have-you. Within the...
September 01, 2016
Wyrd Words: Did the Vikings Have Totem Animals?
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora! There's...
August 31, 2016
A Lakeside Hearth: Organized or Independent?
No matter what you do in Heathenry, you're doing it wrong. Heathen practice is wide...
August 26, 2016
Happily Heathen: Freyr Isn’t Going to Bless those PopTarts
Today I was preserving some peaches I received from a local farmer, and it occurred...
August 12, 2016
Happily Heathen: Receiving The Blessings
Blessings can take many forms and come from many places. Make sure to claim your...
August 04, 2016
Wyrd Words: What is Valhalla, and Who Goes There?
Many aspects in our tradition end up getting oversimplified into easy to swallow 'Christianized' binaries....
July 22, 2016
Happily Heathen: Healing Old Wounds at a New Ancestor’s Grave
Families aren’t perfect. Not everyone in a family likes or agrees with one another, and...
July 19, 2016
Irish-American Witchcraft: Book Review – Runes Plain and Simple
Runes Plain and Simple by Kim Farnell isn't a new book -- its a 2016...
July 08, 2016
Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore – Deconstructing the Brisingamen Myth
To many modern Heathens, Brisingamen is Freya's beautiful necklace, made of gold or amber or...
June 30, 2016
A Lakeside Hearth: Thinking about the Future
I’ve seen this scenario play out on internet forums a few times now. A Pagan...
June 26, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: A Ritual in Honor of Odin and the Valkyries
We are in a period of intense and tense struggle. There are many battles behind...
June 12, 2016
Wyrd Words: Orlando, Islam, and Glass Houses
Most of America woke up to some pretty disturbing news this morning. At 2 am....
June 10, 2016
Happily Heathen: Beauty, Sex, and Sexuality in the Viking Age
Religious and spiritual beliefs to not happen in a vacuum; they are always influences by...
May 30, 2016
A Lakeside Hearth: Looking Inwards
There are numerous conflicts in modern Pagan practices. When they do spill over, the conversation...
May 27, 2016
Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore — The Poetic Edda
As a new Heathen, people are often told to read "the sagas and the Eddas."...
May 19, 2016
Wyrd Words: It’s The Simple Things
Sometimes we need to set aside the heavier burdens of deep philosophical questioning and social...
May 13, 2016
Happily Heathen: Food for Thought – Heathen Polytheist Theology
Heathen theology is still relatively young. What are the questions it should address? What would...
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