Author Archives: Piper

The Residue of Birth Worldview

People are attracted to alternative spiritual paths for many different reasons, but usually for one category of reasons; their worldview/religion is not meeting their emotional/intellectual/spiritual needs. Whether it is because he or she as an unique individual does not resonate with … Continue reading

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Yule

In the north, there is no sun today, but the tiniest sliver of light at the horizon at noon. For our ancestors, that made light and fire all the more precious. Tonight we rekindle the light In anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Ethics Part Two: What’s mine is mine, what’s yours is NOT MINE

“All improvements must start with me.” One of the perversities of human interaction is that it is much easier to see the causes of weal and woe in another person than it is to see in ourselves. But to be … Continue reading

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Ethics Part One: Virtues and Values

Parts of this I have posted elsewhere, but this is a more unified theory of values and virtues I will be posting more on this topic in the coming weeks. Seek the Truth- Courage, Truth, Discernment Courage-  Courage is not … Continue reading

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On the occasion of the First Snow of the Season

The Lord of Winter came to me and loved me and gifted me with  snow… I have a conflicted relationship with winter. As a child, I grew up in NW Montana, where it is grey most of the winter, snowfall … Continue reading

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In the Frustrating Season…

Politics is not one of my many personal foci. I am a social liberal(very liberal) and a fiscal liberal to moderate(I’d like some accountability for where my tax money goes, thanks!) I find the mudslinging, dirt digging, stump shouting of … Continue reading

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Bullying

“When you recognize evil, speak out against it, and make no truce with your enemies” Havamal, verse 127 When I made the choice to practice,  I made a vow before my gods, allies and  ancestors to  to “bring light into … Continue reading

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Gender in NT practice-Women, Men and Seidr

“If women deviate so far from custom and tradition that they wear men’s clothes or adopt any male practice whatsoever in order to be different from others, and also if men adopt any female practice of whatever kind, then the … Continue reading

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What We Do

I don’t really have a name for what our group does. We practice seidhr, as well as incorporating other shamanic techniques in our practice. Most of us have some Wiccan training, a couple have ceremonial magician backgrounds, and we have … Continue reading

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