The Old Norse worldview is filled with valor and acts of courage. It is filled with blood and death and strife. It can be a very dark and dreary worldview, both then as well as now. In such an environ
What is a fylgja? A fylgja can be one of two things: the animal shape a person’s spirit takes when he or she journeys, or a semi-autonomous human-shaped entity who is attached to a person’s soul.
The concept of a fylgja can be a hard one for modern minds to really grasp. An entity that has its own district shape and personality and yet is inextricably woven into an individual or family’s sou
As a Heathen, I view public ritual through the lens of hospitality. Knowing how to act in the most respectful way in any situation was (and is) the key to avoiding many unnecessary disagreements in co
Spring, for me, is a time of healing. The land comes to life once again, and I am revived as well. Like the land, I go into a hibernation--emotional, spiritual, and sometimes even physical--in the win
As we are in the middle of the spring holidays and are getting ready for summer, it seemed a great time to finally sit down and write a simple ritual for Freyr. Freyr is often honored at many holidays