American Alfar

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Recently I gave a presentation on ancestor worship among modern Heathen women at Trothmoot. Diana Paxson had been kind enough to give up her spot just so that I could speak. After my presentation was over, Diana spoke about something that she’s been thinking about a lot, the American Alfar. Diana told us that on a […]

Ancestors or Alfar?

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In our mythology, there is a blurred line between the two categories of beings known as Alfar. We have Alfar who dwell with Freyr in Ljosalfheim who are Elvin (Okay, that’s a simplistic way of describing them, but I’m sure you get my meaning.) and their kin, the Svartalfs (aka Dwarves), who dwell in Svartalfheim. […]

Conference of Heathen Women

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Yes!!! Finally, there is going to be a conference strictly for Heathen Women! There will be academic presentations, workshops, vendors, and hopefully some musicians. We’re holding it at the Mountain Light Sanctuary about 30 miles north of Asheville, NC nestled in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest in the Appalachian Mountains. The advance tickets are only $38, plus […]

Sheathenry Podcast, Episode 1: Dancing in Heathen Context with Salena Glassburn

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A few months ago I published my book, Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women, which was based on interviews I conducted with 39 Heathens (women and a trans man) throughout North America and Europe. I was working on a deadline so I decided to divide the material into two books. I’m glad I did since […]

Ancient Murder Mystery

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There are lots of things I’ve been meaning to post about lately, but I haven’t managed to write anything longer than a FaceBook post or a letter to a legislator. And truthfully, this isn’t really my story, I just find it fascinating. Archaeologists in Scotland uncovered the remains of a Pictish man who was brutally […]

What the what?

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I’ve been creating my needle felted goddess sculptures for about a year and a half. From the beginning, I’ve had loads of compliments everytime I post pictures of them on FaceBook, Etsy, or Instagram. Over time, my method, product, and speed have gotten much better, as these things are apt to when practiced over and […]

A Different Direction

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For those of you who have read my book, Sheathenry, Volume I: Ritual Practices of Modern Heathen Women, this will not be a surprise, but I’ve started going to a shamanic healing circle that’s held once a month in the hills of Northern Georgia. I was trepidatious at first, but I think these folks are […]