Monthly Archives: February 2011

In Memory: Frank Buckles

The last American World War I veteran died yesterday, he was one of the three remaining survivors of World War I anywhere in the world. In order to enlist he lied about his age–saying he was 21 when he was … Continue reading

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Tangling with Metal Tigers: Energy Work in the Concrete Jungle

Last Friday I was invited to a birthday celebration at the VIP section of a popular downtown nightclub. I do not go to nightclubs as a rule, mainly because I do not find much stimulation in going to hang out … Continue reading

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An Icelandic Perspective

It is very easy to get caught up in interpretations and ‘my way is better than your way’ conversations here in America. It is part of our nation’s wyrd to be revolutionary, daring, take risks even when we shouldn’t. I … Continue reading

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Boundaries, Part III: Speaking for the Gods

In my first essay on Boundaries I talked about the emotional boundaries between people. My second essay on Boundaries talked about how to react when someone comes up to you claiming to have a message from a deity, or even … Continue reading

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Love on Valentine’s Day: Dedicated to Freyja

We try to tame love With romance and marriage and Valentine’s Day To make it treacly sweet, palatable, acceptable To channel love to safety through love of family, love of god, love of country But love will not be denied … Continue reading

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When Scholarship and Practice Seem to Collide

In the Retrospective Methods Newsletter of December 2010, Rudolf Simek, a respected scholar of Norse mythology wrote an article “The Vanir: An Obituary”.  In that article, he deconstructs the meanings of the words with the vanir root. And through that … Continue reading

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Ethics Part Three: Did I see it with my own eyes?

Cattle die, kinsmen die, one dies himself in the same way, but a reputation never dies for the one who has acquired a good one Havamal 76 Or a reputation never dies for the one who has acquired a bad … Continue reading

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CFS: Northern Tradition Healing Devotional

From Galina Krasskova by way of Elizabeth Vongvisith: Two years ago when a friend was gravely ill, I asked for aid from several of our Healing Goddesses. I promised that in return, I would compile a devotional to Them all. … Continue reading

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As mentioned on facebook, the authors are all right now swamped with issues that take us away from the internet, so we haven’t had a lot of time or energy to devote to writing articles. I’m hoping that will change … Continue reading

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Boundaries II: “I have a message from God…”

This is a revised version of an essay that I put together previously. It is part of a series of essays on proper boundaries between yourself and the world around you and within you. In my last essay on Boundaries … Continue reading

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