Monthly Archives: July 2015

Fifth High Day: Lammas

The August “cross-quarter” High Day is often known as either Lammas or Lughnasadh. While the two terms are used interchangeably in neo-paganism, they are not generally considered to be related. Lughnasadh is the Irish name for the festival, held in … Continue reading

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Second Book Started: Modern Paganism

Having finished the first required book for the ADF Dedicant Path, on the topic of Indo-European Studies, it’s time to move on to the next. The second topic to study is Modern Paganism. Michael J. Dangler writes that “the main … Continue reading

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Non-literal heathenry

So there’s often a lot of talk in some (usually American) pagan and heathen circles that a literal, “hard” polytheism is the natural, proper or even only way to be a “real” heathen. The belief in literal gods existing out … Continue reading

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“Humanistic Heathens defend their support of marriage equality” by John Halstead

Originally posted on Humanistic Paganism:
This past February, I shared a report that an Icelandic Heathen group, Ásatrúarfélagið, also known as the Ásatrú Society of Iceland, was building the first pagan temple in that country in 1000 years.  The report…

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Nine Virtues: Courage

Courage is the first virtue in the second “Triad” of ADF virtues, and is often considered a “warrior” virtue. Our Own Druidry defines courage as “The ability to act appropriately in the face of danger”, while the Oxford Dictionary for … Continue reading

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Nature is my church

I’ve recently returned from a walking holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, which really helped me get away from the stresses of the workday life and back into connection with nature and the land beneath my feet. What this trip … Continue reading

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Heathen Round Table: July

This month’s Heathen Round Table question is: “What are your beliefs about deities from other religions/pantheons, both polytheistic and not? Do you honour any, and how do you balance that with heathenry?” Well, I don’t consider myself a polytheist, or … Continue reading

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