Heathen Woman: Hidden Agendas in Heathenry

Eiríksstaðir - Wikingerschild. Image by Wolfgang Sauber via Wikimedia Commons. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The heart of a warrior does not lie in inciting conflict, but rather in determining when action is necessary to restore honor and stability. That is the difference between working for a cause in logical way versus responding to one based on pure emotion. We need to beware hidden agendas when our communities are swept up emotionally in a cause. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice of Odin by Frølich. Image via Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.

The most important sacrifice that we can make is one of our most valued possessions – time. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Finding Our Voices

Heather O'Brien

Opinions with an air of expertise can lead a person to feel that their own input isn’t valued or heard. However, fresh takes on otherwise repeated debates can not only increase our critical thinking related to heathenry, but they can keep our minds open to receiving new insights and lessons. If we allow our voices to be quashed before we even speak, then we do a disservice to ourselves and our community. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Moving Ahead

Heather O'Brien

Seek Thor in the great oak, Odin in the inner reflection, Freyja in the blooming of the spring flowers, Sif in the joy of a harvest of crops that you’ve grown. It is in mindful and deliberate living that we step out of the history books and create the path that we walk. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Embracing the Awakened Woman

Frigga Spinning the Clouds by J. C. Dollman

What does it meant to be self-reliant? Healthy habits, a sustaining home, and care for the spiritual self are three pieces needed to build a confident woman who is comfortable in her spiritual and physical path. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Keeping Our Words Sacred

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What makes honor so important? Why should we still be concerned with keeping our word in a society that places such little importance on it? Heathens have no doctrine or dogma, but this does not mean we lack guidelines for conduct that honors our gods. [Read more...]

Heathen Woman: Reclaiming Our Confidence

Heather O'Brien

How do we regain and build confidence if it’s previously been lost? Like every journey, it begins with a single step. [Read more...]


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