Ancestor Veneration, Northern Tradition Paganism, Witch Life

The Question of Local Versus Ancestral

Recently, I’ve seen the topic of focusing witchcraft and spirituality either locally or ancestrally in many forums. Sadly this has turned into a matter of Local Versus Ancestral for some posts. Some witches say the focus should be on where you are now while others focus on the practices and beliefs of their ancestors. This never really made me think…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

Beginning Rune Magick

I was recently asked to share how I work with runes. I want to start with saying I am not an expert and only starting this journey purposefully in 2016 despite being aware of and learning about runes off and on over the years. Beginning Rune Magick is a process that I still feel like I’m a novice at so…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

A Devotional for Frigga CFS

Frigga has asked for a devotional. It makes sense. She is Queen of Asgard, wife of the All-Father Odin, Mistress of Fensalir and shares the throne of Hliðskjálf. She too bears a great gold necklace of lore and has a retinue of Goddess handmaidens who are all great and powerful in their own right. She is a Seeress and Goddess…

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The Unseen Ordeal

The Unseen Ordeal – Another way Motherhood is like Shamanism With ordeals like Odin’s, it’s nine days and then it’s over. It’s the plucking of an eye and then it’s over. I mean no disrespect, but Sigyn didn’t know when or even if Her ordeal would ever be over. Not to mention no mother ever gets over the ordeal of…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

Womb and Tomb

Frigga sent me to Hela. I wouldn’t have thought that Frigga was on speaking terms with the Goddess of Death, Loki’s cold daughter, the Lady of Helheim. After all, this is the same Goddess that would not release my Lady’s Shining Son, Baldr. But my Lady is wise and knows that Hela is far seeing and a teacher that will…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

Meeting Ullr

My son is running a fever. I believe its in connection to teething as he might be getting one of his eye teeth (K9 teeth) earlier than expected and they “stomach teeth” as my family calls them, tend to be the most problematic with teething symptoms such as fevers and diarrhea. I share this because I am stressed out about…

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Northern Tradition Paganism

Don’t Let Them Silence You

Had to share this lovely message from Galina Krasskova to me and her readers. I commented on This Post about “LARPing pagans” yesterday and was so inspired by Galina’s response that she also turned into a blog post on Gangleri’s Grove. My Comment “This is something I’ve been contemplating and railing against for a lil while now since having this…

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Northern Tradition Paganism, Witch Life

Inguz and Motherhood

Today I had a plan to get a lot done on my business websites and blogs. I had a to-do list with several detailed lines on drafting blog posts, newsletters, prepping photos, and so on. Like so often happens with best laid plans and intentions, it all went to hell first thing this morning. The to-do list didn’t even have…

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