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Regarding the War on Halloween
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The Passing of Lord Merlin
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Remembering the Dead
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Thor: A Pagan Review of the Film
Thor is epic. It's not true to the lore but it's a...
Heimdall & The Horned God: Beyond Black &...
The debate regarding Idris Elba playing Heimdall, "the whitest of Gods", has...
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While part of the world may now be in Royal Wedding-mania, all...
Guest Post: Raising Up Strong Heathen Children
I do think it is a parent's responsibility to teach their child...
Why Thor Matters
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Breaking Up (With Gods) Is Hard To Do
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I am human, and therefore like so many others I have my...
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides - Yule
Just as our pagan cousins celebrate the eight major sabbats that comprise...
Wyrd Designs - the Yule log
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Wyrd Designs - a Prayer for Twelfth Night
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Wyrd Designs - Deck the Halls and Hearth!
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Despite the unfortunate acronym that Hermione’s Society for the Promotion of Elfish...
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Sing to the Mighty Dead
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A Meditation on Samhain
I love this time of year more than any other. Almost on...
13 Songs for Samhain
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Honoring the Ancestors: Samhain and Beyond
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The crisp cool air of autumn is in the air, and with...
Contacting Ghosts, Ghouls, Spirits and Spooks
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Wyrd Designs: Understanding the Words – Asatru
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Wyrd Designs – The Nine Worlds
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Dying To Make Men Free
I'm a Southern girl, born and bred. I've had family serve during...
A Samhain Dream
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I think in all the recent attention to politician Christine O’donnell, we’ve...
The Last Great Initiation
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Parting the Veil
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What Do I Really Think Happens When I...
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Wyrd Designs - Finding the Music...
When it comes to religious expression and the religious experience it’s easy...
A Challenge For October
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Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Winter...
Just as our pagan cousins celebrate the eight major sabbats or holidays...
(Warning: some of the descriptions below are graphic and may be disturbing...
Wyrd Designs - Just Say No To Libricide
I’m sure by now many of you have heard of the Christian...
Wyrd Designs - Finding Religious Art
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Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Hlæfmæsse...
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Announcement: Lightning Across the Plains
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Agora: A New Film In The Pagan Cinematic...
I think I've mentioned before that I'm not a weeper. I can...
Terms of Service- A Little Polemic About Being...
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Stinginess is not one of the Nine Noble...
I firmly believe you cannot give too much to the Gods or...
Wyrd Designs: Finding Asgard
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Death-Midwife: PSG Interview with Nora Cedarwind Young
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Wyrd Designs: The Havamal ~ Offerings to the...
For most followers of the Northern Tradition upon learning about this path...
Wyrd Designs - Poetry: Sigyn
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Wyrd Designs - Working with the Ancestors
To be Heathen is to be an animist, meaning that in addition...
Serving the Gods or Suck it up, Buttercup
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The Development of Heathen Culture - Part II
William Arnal writes that “no statement about what religion is can avoid...
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Wyrd Designs: Nine Long Nights - a song
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Wyrd Designs: Q & A - Is the...
Rinan asks, “Does the Pentagram have anything to do w/symbolism in Asatru,...
Wyrd Designs: Q & A - The Nine...
K.N. asked, “What are the Nine Virtues? (Are they something to really...
Being Yourself - Not Always The Easy Path.
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Wyrd Designs - Ritual Symbolism in the Northern...
Most of those who come to our religion, come first from some...
The Shunned Transformation
Will you come with me and watch part of a sacred transformation...
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Sigdrifa's Prayer is the only surviving, complete, non-Christianized prayer that exists in...
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Honoring Our Fallen
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I look forward to the stories I will tell kids as I...
Wyrd Designs - Musings on Memorial Day
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While our religion is at its heart an agriculturally derived religion, there...
Wyrd Designs: Understanding the Symbols Part 4 -...
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