Wyrd Words: Pagan Life Lessons – Sacrifice

Viking TV

How can we focus on our life goals when life itself seems bound and determined to prevent us from ever having time to devote to them? It’s easy to lose sight of our hopes and dreams when our schedules seem to be overflowing with distractions. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Look Mom! We’re on T.V!

Alyxander Folmer

I had high hopes for ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I was excited to see where they would go with the series — that is until I got ALL THE WAY to episode 8. The episode was going to be a tie-in to the last Thor movie The Dark World. To say that the episode was a disappointment would oversell what was essentially 40 minutes of Pagan bashing. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Reconstructing Heathen Rites

Heather O'Brien

We can read and study, but until rites and practices are integrated into real world living, they remain only words on someone else’s page. [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Putting the “Holy” Back in “Holiday”

Alyxander Folmer

I refuse to let the fact that I’m at work stop me from making the holiday unique and special. I cannot change my surroundings, so instead I choose to change my perception of them, and set myself apart. That is my offering on this day of sacrifice. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Becoming Heathen

Heather O'Brien

For me, part of “becoming heathen” meant to be dedicated to learning, to be willing to earn my worth, and to only offer personal information to those who have a vested interest within my inneryard. [Read more...]

Celebrating Heathen Women: Then and Now


Honoring the dísir (female ancestors) is an important part of modern heathen ritual. What do we know about ancient heathen women, and how can we apply that knowledge to our practice today? [Read more...]

Wyrd Words: Viking in the Synagogue


I know a lot of interfaith couples struggle to find that “balance.” Where should the lines be drawn? At what point are we allowed to say we simply feel uncomfortable with some pressure that our partner’s faith community is placing on us? How can we participate in that part of our partner’s life, without compromising our own beliefs? [Read more...]