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August 10, 2011
Wyrd Designs – King Radbod and the Importance of the Ancestors
This week on August 9th many Heathens who are members of the Asatru Alliance, or...
July 13, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Heathens Support Fallen Soldier At Anti-Westboro Baptist Protest
The news of Westboro Baptist’s planned protest of Sgt. Balduf’s funeral soon lit up the...
June 07, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Cleanliness and Garb at Rituals
Heathens are a varied bunch, with varying opinions and interpretations on a number of issues,...
June 04, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Exploring Our Gods And Goddesses – Sigyn
We know very little about the Goddess Sigyn. Not much has survived from the pre-Christian...
May 01, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Wedding Customs in the Northern Tradition
While part of the world may now be in Royal Wedding-mania, all I can say...
April 30, 2011
Wyrd Designs – May Day Punch Recipe
I am now a 1-year veteran blogger here at Patheos, and since I already covered...
March 18, 2011
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Ostara, Sigrblot & Summer Nights
For those of us in the Northern Tradition, the high holy tide of Ostara is...
March 05, 2011
Happy St. Patrick’s Day? I Don’t Think So.
I was driving around my little town today and I saw that several houses already...
February 21, 2011
PantheaCon: Concerning Three Rituals
There were quite a few rituals at PantheaCon and unfortunately I couldn't make them all....
February 17, 2011
Wyrd Designs – Weyland The Smith
Weyland (also known as Volund) is a legendary blacksmith, which we have references to from...
February 01, 2011
A Meditation for Imbolc and Charming of the Plough
Poet T.S. Elliot called April the cruelest month, but I’ve always thought February fits that...
January 25, 2011
Religious and Pro-Choice
Also see Star Foster's and K.C. Hulsman’s posts on abortion. We’ve just passed the anniversary...
December 12, 2010
A Meditation for Yule
Yule is one of my favorite holidays. Perhaps this is simply because it’s so commonly...
October 14, 2010
The Promise and Perils of Heathen Prison Ministry: An Interview with Gythia Jane Ruck
I have been involved with prison ministry for several years now. For many years prior...
September 11, 2010
(Warning: some of the descriptions below are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)...
August 21, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Hlæfmæsse /Freyfaxi
When it comes to religious, pagan celebrations most people are familiar with the eight holy...
August 04, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Free bookmarks to Heathens serving in the U.S. military
Sigdrifa's Prayer is a rare remnant in our lore, as it's the only non-Christianized, complete...
August 03, 2010
Book Review: Exploring the Northern Tradition by Galina Krasskova
A good, solid, human and engaging introductory text to a religion, particularly a minority religion,...
August 02, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Q and A – Ritual Quarters?
Star Foster asked: The Asatruar rituals I have seen call on the four dwarves holding...
July 23, 2010
When Faith is Tested
Witch hunts still exist and pagans and anyone outside the dominant religious paradigm are still...
July 21, 2010
Terms of Service- A Little Polemic About Being a Godslave
I am a godatheow - a godslave. Many of the spiritworkers and shamans that I...
July 19, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Finding Asgard
Sometimes understanding the cosmological map of the Northern Tradition can be most problematic. Unlike Christians,...
July 17, 2010
Stinginess is not one of the Nine Noble Virtues
I firmly believe you cannot give too much to the Gods or ancestors, that it...
July 12, 2010
An Interview with Anya Kless, author of “Lilith: Queen of the Desert”
An interview with the author of "Lilith: Queen of the Desert," a devotional anthology just...
July 05, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Working with the Ancestors
To be Heathen is to be an animist, meaning that in addition to worshipping the...
June 17, 2010
Blabbermouth for the Gods
People often ask me why I write about my relationship with Odin, why I lecture...
June 14, 2010
The Development of Heathen Culture – Part II
William Arnal writes that “no statement about what religion is can avoid at least partially...
June 09, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Ritual Symbolism in the Northern Tradition
Most of those who come to our religion, come first from some form of Christianity....
June 09, 2010
Being Yourself – Not Always The Easy Path.
How much damaging morality are we bringing with us from former religions? Is this a...
June 07, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Sigdrifa’s ~ a Prayer and a Song
Sigdrifa's Prayer is the only surviving, complete, non-Christianized prayer that exists in the lore. As...
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