On March 15th, Cherry Hill Seminary and the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Anthropology & Archaeology kicked off the symposium “Paganism and Its Discontents.” The event included keynote Michael Strmiska, Ph.D. presenting his paper Arguing with the Ancestors: Making the Case for a Paganism Beyond Racism and special guest Diana Paxson. Many of the […]
I’ve been approached too often lately by friends and acquaintances about the blight on the Heathen community: hate groups. Unfortunately, even though I’ve been writing about this topic, and working with others to support the fight against hate in Heathenry, there are still lots of people I know who think that “Asatru” equals “neo-Nazi”. So I interrupt your normal Barn Owl Broadside broadcast to explain some important points on this topic, and to share some terminology that people might not fully understand.