Author Archives: Piper

Telling Your Family about Your Alternative Lifestyle Part Two: The Talking Plan

Note: I’m not really fond of “alternative lifestyle”. It implies choice where there may not be any. It also sounds frivolous and trivial. And I don’t believe either of those things. But I don’t really have a better term for … Continue reading

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Telling Your Family about Your Alternative Lifestyle Part One: Why?

Note: I’m not really fond of “alternative lifestyle”. It implies choice where there may not be any. It also sounds frivolous and trivial. And I don’t believe either of those things. But I don’t really have a better term for … Continue reading

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A Helping Hand to Japan

I know many pagans that are sending energy in solidarity with the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake/tsunami/nuclear reactor problems triple threat. Here is a charity I really believe in, for its work worldwide. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres … Continue reading

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Review: Travels Through Middle Earth

There should be more books like this. Alaric Albertsson in Travels Through Middle Earth walks a fine line between the scholarship heavy but soulless historical descriptions of practice and the practical UPG inspired but rootless descriptions of practice that are … Continue reading

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When Freedom of Speech Is Hard to Swallow

We belong to an alternative, minority faith. Many in the majority would like nothing better if we didn’t have the legal right to speak and practice. The gods and our forefathers are kind, we have the right to speak and … 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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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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Wholeheartedness

This video was shared from another list. This video is not religion/path/worldview specific. But is it an illustration of how we could/would/should be living. http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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