Category Archives: Essays

Essays on a variety of topics.

Voting

Politics is always a sticky subject. I’ve found that I can agree with someone in the entirety on virtually every issue and still end up voting for the exact opposite candidate because I believe that they are closer to realizing … Continue reading

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The Nonpublic Public Group

One of my issues with many Pagan groups is the mixed message they send on public presence. Some groups have a highly obfuscated public presence. They run open classes, do workshops, and hold regularly scheduled public rituals several times a … 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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30 Days, Day 10: Taking Action

One of the common things that I see on Neopagan mailing lists and in Neopagan circles is a call for energy where someone asks for energy either on their own or someone else’s behalf. We see similar things in people … 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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Finding Time: Prayer and Meditation

One of the challenges in today’s world is finding the time to meditate, finding the time to pray, finding the time to focus. In a world where we are increasingly connected to the world around us by our phones, connected … Continue reading

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