Happily Heathen: Know Your Lore – Why Freyr Won Gerd

Freyr is married to the jotun maiden Gerd, but do you know how or why. It’s a shocking story, but a good one to know. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: The Dark Lords Of Yule And Misrule

Not so long ago, Yule was as much a chilling season of Ghosts, Monsters, Imps, and Uglies as it was a festival of goodwill. [Read more…]

Lamp & Labyrinth: What is a lamp? A Labyrinth?

Since the show Westworld stole my main analogy for mysticism, I thought I’d share the analogy that came to me while in devotional practice.  It is important to distinguish between a maze and a labyrinth when comparing my analogy to the TV show:  a maze has dead ends while a labyrinth does not. In the [Read More…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: The Power of Witchcraft in Troubled Times

I asked myself what value witchcraft has at times like these, when the rubber is hitting the road and even the illusion of safety is crumbling. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Reducing Holiday Hostility through Blessed Food

We tell ourselves, spending time with family should be a great time, but old wounds and scars usually remain. Let’s admit it, our family are the ones who best know how to get under our skin. We can, however, decide to change that. After all, we have magic. [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Garden Therapy

So far, everything hurts. All the lessons, even the fun stuff, seems to have some element of ouch. This is my impression of life on a day when the sun shines and my home is full of love. Very grateful, and happy for all the amazing bits. Just saying, I noticed the other stuff too, even if I go out of my way to pretend it isn’t there. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: Challenging The Rhetoric

Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays here on Agora! Recently over at Huginn’s Heathen Hof, I wrote a piece about a Swedish Heathen organization call Nordiska Asa-Samfundet. This is an organization that the team over at HHH has been watching carefully for some time, but recent events inspired us to finally [Read More…]

Hills of the Horizon: Green Man Mysteries

In the end of November, more or less, depending on how one tinkers with the calculators, Kemetics celebrate the Mysteries of Osiris. This multi-day festival is, in effect, the funeral rituals for Wesir, and thus serve as the template for all funerals, as all of the dead become Osiris on their route to the West. That is, however, not all it is. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Guide to Traditional Witchcraft Daily Practices

Daily practice is a fulfilling form of devotion and discipline. A simple daily anchor to your witchcraft is helpful in making magic your lifestyle and committing to the spirituality. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe

It’s a good time to remember that there are more dangers in winter than just black ice and hypothermia. [Read more…]