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November 08, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Understanding the Words – Fylgja
For those familiar with Irish folklore, you may have heard of tales about meeting a...
November 06, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Scouting for Pagans…
As American as apple pie and baseball, are hallmark institutions like the Boy Scouts and...
October 28, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Walking Undead
The crisp cool air of autumn is in the air, and with Halloween around the...
October 22, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Understanding the Words – Asatru
A factoid that not many outside of the Asatru faith realize is that the term...
October 19, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Nine Worlds
In Heathenry, our cosmology is comprised of nine worlds. Unfortunately, descriptions of the nine worlds...
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...
October 10, 2010
A Samhain Dream
A very close friend of mine once shared a beautiful dream that she had, a...
October 08, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Radical Protesters at Veteran Funerals…
I think in all the recent attention to politician Christine O’donnell, we’ve overlooked another equally...
October 01, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Finding the Music…
When it comes to religious expression and the religious experience it’s easy for us to...
September 23, 2010
Wyrd Designs – The Holy Tides – Winter Nights
Just as our pagan cousins celebrate the eight major sabbats or holidays that comprise the...
September 01, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Finding Religious Art
Let's face it, having religious iconography, statuary, jewelry and artwork is something most of us...
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 12, 2010
Announcement: Lightning Across the Plains
As a service to my readers, I thought there may be some interested to learn...
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 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 09, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Poetry: Sigyn
Do Her Cries Fill Your Ears? Proud. Doting. Mother. Devoted. Steadfast. Wife. Forsaking neither in...
July 08, 2010
Wyrd Designs: The Havamal ~ Offerings to the Gods, Goddesses, Ancestors and Vaettir
For most followers of the Northern Tradition upon learning about this path they read the...
July 05, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Working with the Ancestors
To be Heathen is to be an animist, meaning that in addition to worshipping the...
July 02, 2010
Serving the Gods or Suck it up, Buttercup
Service is hard. For those being called as god-servants, spirit-workers, mystics, shamans, even God-spouses and...
June 20, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Nine Long Nights – a song
As a child, I recall playing on my swingset and created my own songs and...
June 16, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Q & A – Is the pentagram an Asatru symbol?
Rinan asks, “Does the Pentagram have anything to do w/symbolism in Asatru, or is that...
June 15, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Q & A – The Nine Noble Virtues
K.N. asked, “What are the Nine Virtues? (Are they something to really reach for, or...
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 14, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Litha – Sunwheels Alight
Midsummer (or Litha, Sonnenwende, Sankthansaften, Midsommardagen, etc.), is without a doubt, a day with heavy...
June 09, 2010
Wyrd Designs: Any Questions?
Religion is always a complex topic, and there are easily thousands, upon thousands of thoughts...
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....
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