It can be very lonely to be a pagan. There are groups (kindreds), out there, but I suspect the majority of heathens practice alone. I do have my children, but their participation is spotty and my wife has no patience for religion or gods after her falling out with Catholicism. I have often contemplated finding … Continue reading Chapter 9; Kindred Or Kagonesti?
Ah, the third rail of our community. Let me settle this in the first paragraph. I do not see why I would actively try to stop someone from practicing the Norse religion when they are clearly not of the blood, who I am to say they were not called? But personally, I think that is … Continue reading Chapter 8; On The Folkish Question
Whenever I brave the wilds of the Reddit Heathen sub-thread, I find I often have to bite my tongue. My inner Vargr wants to challenge people to fights. I know this is not feasible. Then I remember that I am probably taking offense to some 14 year old's silly comment. I remember that I have … Continue reading Chapter 10; As Father And Teacher
There is a reason that there is so much crossover between the different religions of the world. The Hindu God Agni brings fire to man just as Prometheus did to the Greeks. Both stories sound a lot like Odin bringing the runes, or Christ wiping away sin. This story is about lifting the humans out … Continue reading Chapter 7; All Of The West
This is a companion piece to follow the post 'How To Serve'. I wrote that one to cover the things I have already done to honor the gods. This post is about the four big things left I feel I could still offer in this lifetime. One is more far fetched than the other three. … Continue reading Chapter 6; Gifts Still Left To Pledge