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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 18, 2010
Banning the Burka: a Heathen Reponse
This past Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal announced that France had followed through with its...
September 11, 2010
(Warning: some of the descriptions below are graphic and may be disturbing for some readers.)...
September 02, 2010
More Than One Paganism
I had initially intended to have this article finished last week, in coordination with the...
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,...
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 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
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...
May 31, 2010
Honoring Our Fallen
I walk the warrior’s path. I have in my time served a Goddess of war...
May 30, 2010
Wyrd Designs – Musings on Memorial Day
For those of us who are so lucky, we have a lovely three-day weekend before...
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