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 […]

Growing Pains

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So last weekend the AFA finally came out of the closet as the racist bigots we’ve always suspected them of being. While it is kind of a relief to know them for what they are, how do we differentiate ourselves from them? When I became a Heathen the only word I was aware of to […]

Sheathenry

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Last year my dear friend, Rod Landreth, suddenly passed away. At his memorial, I oathed to write a book for the betterment of Heathenry that would be ready for publication in exactly one year. I spent a few months interviewing 39 people, primarily women, from North America and Europe, then spent a good deal more […]

Folk Medicine and Genealogy

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When I was a little girl I had warts all over the backs of my hands. It was the 1970’s (maybe early 80’s), and so there wasn’t 1001 cures on the shelf of the local drug store. At the time my family lived in a small farming community in southeast Arkansas, though I knew that […]

For the Love of Sleep!

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In our fast-paced, multi-tasked, always lit world, we have forgotten the luxury of sleep. Of course there have been several studies in the past few years that tell us the costs of our lack of sleep (just see this list of TED Talks), which range from decreased attention and reaction times to losing IQ points […]

Making a Yule Bock

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I saw this site and had to share it. I’m going to try to find some straw to make one of these, but I might have to settle for an alternative┬ámaterial. I think I may use corn husks, which are readily available in most grocery stores and is more closely linked to the vaettir here […]

Egtved Girl Skirt Reconstruction

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I just watched the following video and was happy to see that my reconstruction of the skirt was done in almost the exact method this woman has reproduced it. I added bells to the bottom of my skirt, though. I was doing a lot of belly dancing at the time and wanted my skirt to […]

Wyrd Work

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If you’ve read previous posts you probably know that I made an oath to write a book for the betterment of Heathenry and have it ready for publication by August 22, 2016 – one year from Rod Landreth’s memorial. I have decided to write about modern Heathen women. To that end, I’ve been conducting a […]

“Dancing Days Are Here Again”

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When I started this blog a couple of years ago I was exploring a confluence of things that are important to me. Since then I’ve spent time working a piece of land that didn’t want to grow anything other than azaleas and chickweed. I’ve helped organize regional Heathen gatherings. And I’ve moved to a new […]