Welp, it posted! I was featured in the Heathens in Profile series on The Longship's Blog! I really love this monthly blog series--they feature self-identified Heathens from different areas and walks of life. It has been really encouraging to read about everyday people who have modern views of Heathenry and are not racist bigots! Definitely … Continue reading Heathens in Profile: Dustin — The Longship
I love this short intro to the Elder Futhark. It is concise, but helps dispel some of the misinformation about the Elder Futhark. Many Reconstructionists say that there is little information for using these runes for divination or in a Heathen practice. This article supports my view that that may be true from a Norse Heathen perspective, as Elder was not used during the Viking age. However, coming from a Continental Germanic Heathen perspective, these may be more accurate to use…
☞ Note: This post contains runic characters. Without proper Unicode support, you might see blank boxes, question marks, or other awkward characters where runes are supposed to be.
When it comes to runes, the Elder Futhark are certainly the most popular; they are the most romanticized, as well as the most common runic characters found on products, tattoos, and the internet. While there is much to say about these famous runes, this page will only serve as a bare-minimum introduction, providing only the basics to help the curious wanderer get by—but more posts will come, eventually.
While most people get interested in these runes because of the Vikings, this futhark was primarily used beforethe Viking Age: they first appear toward the end of the 1st century, but were replaced by the Younger Futhark in the 8th century (at the beginning of the Viking Age).
View original post 1,084 more words
Hospitality is our jam, to the point where I usually use a capital "H" to emphasize it being a core concept to our lives. Ever since we started dating, my husband and I have always had the same view on Hospitality and making sure our home is open to our friends and family. Even before … Continue reading Open Hearths: Hospitality from the point of view of a Heathen and his Agnostic Husband
Everytime that I see an animal dead on the shoulder of the road, on the asphalt or concrete, I get nearly un bearable urges to pull over and stop. I feel like I need to move their bodies further off the road into the dirt–somewhere that the Earth and all of the little critters and … Continue reading Back to the Earth
So, after I posted that first set of ramblings, I realized that I had just had another rant on another chat room about my love for Nerthus, that contains some of the same information and gnosis, but also has some information on Njorđ and the theories surrounding him and Nerthus! "Okay, here's the Tea. Nerthus … Continue reading Love for Nerthus Ramblings…Part 2!!!
In addition to the runes for divination and deity/spirit communication, my Gythja as well as Nerthus in trance possession have both mentioned to me to look explore ornithomancy and omen reading as they would both play to my strengths. They felt like I would show great talent in them, and I've already been noticing that … Continue reading Strange Visitation Dream…
I am so sorry I have been so absent. Turns out managing an animal clinic, being present in a marriage, caring for a small zoo of pets, trying to grow spiritually AND keeping your sanity is a little tougher than I expected. This meant I wasn't able to be present for some things that could … Continue reading Love for Nerthus Ramblings…Part 1!