Sheathenry, A New Podcast!

A few months ago I published my book, Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women, which was based on interviews I conducted with 39 Heathens (women and a trans man) throughout North America and Europe… read more

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Doing it wrong with meaning: Etymological Fallacy

By Chris Doty PHD   If you’ve read anything about heathenry, up to and including Culture of the Teutons, you’ve undoubtedly come across a writer talking about language. Whether it’s modern Icelandic, Old Norse, Old English, or something even more obscure (anyone know any Old Frisian?), the languages of our ancestors and our current coreligionists often crop up in discussions about topics as diverse as community and death. There are…

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The Ale Glad Collection: Being of Worth

The following essay was originally published on AsatruBlog.com on March 28, 2013 and is republished here with the permission of the original author. All wretched is no man, | though never so sick; Some from their sons have joy, Some win it from kinsmen, | and some from their wealth, And some from worthy works. -Hávamál In my conversations with folks who have recently come to Ásatrú, I have regularly…

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The Heathen Mind: Construction & Transgression

The following essay was originally published on AsatruBlog.com and is republished here with the permission of the original author. Originally Published on June 6, 2015 by Ale Glad. Heathenry is constructive. It compels us to create. It compels us to build a legacy to pass down to future generations. The Heathen mindset is one of investment in the system in both terms of identity and physicality. The Heathen mind cannot abide tearing down the system. It…

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“Prayer” in a Heathen Context

For all its claim to empiricism, popular opinions remain barriers to reconstructionist Heathen practice. Whether through misunderstanding, poor scholarship, or emotive clinging to attitudes from previous religious engagements (example: Christian-themed cultural baggage), these opinions tend to shape the growth of Heathen religious traditions for years. In some extreme cases – especially in the wider Contemporary Pagan community – the conflation between practice and and this emotional baggage results in the…

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Fateful Signs: The Illustrated Havamal

Our friend (and Heathen Talk sponsor) Sam Flegal has already surpassed his goal for his Kickstarter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on this amazing illustrated work. Just click over to his Kickstarter here and sign up! We are proud to have Sam as a sponsor and love his contributions to Heathen art! Fateful Signs is what Odin saw as he hung from the World Tree. They are…

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Heathen Talk Episode 30 Video

This week we’re discussing Heathenry with the family, an often difficult and frustrating issue for many Heathens, whether new or not. This episode touches on some of the previous episodes we’ve done and hopefully will address any questions that people have. So send them our way! Email us!

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Bifrost Way’s Wintermoot – A Review

The third Midwest Wintermoot was held November 6-8 at Osage Hills State Park in Oklahoma. This yearly event put on by Bifrost Way kindred was eagerly anticipated after Lightning Across the Plains was cancelled this year. As the last festival of the season, it promised to be well attended by Midwestern and Midsouth Heathens. The weather was almost perfect for the event, with highs around 60 and lows creeping down…

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