Category Archives: Folkism and Racism

On Closed Traditions

(Edited to Add Note: This is not an essay about the history of Christianity and Judaism. They are merely familiar examples of traditions which people recognise as generally open and closed, respectively. There is no way I could possibly summarize … Continue reading

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Declaration 127: Boycott the AFA

Huginn’s Heathen Hof has organized a declaration, signed by many different Heathen and some Pagan or other Polytheist groups, declaring our intent to boycott the Asatru Folk Assembly. They are calling it Declaration 127. Here is the meat of it: … Continue reading

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Not in our Paganism? We’re not off the hook

Lupa Greenwolf already said everything I was thinking about why this is wrong, and more clearly than I can right now. But I can’t say racism, gender essentialism, and homophobia are “Not in my Paganism” because they clearly still are, … Continue reading

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A Skald’s Ears

A skald is given an agile tongue, to sing stories for the entertainment and education of all, this you know. A skald is also given ears, to listen, or where will the stories come from? When a person raises their … Continue reading

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What Frith Isn’t – A Rambling Rant

Frith is not just etiquette. It’s not about saying what people want to hear so they don’t get upset. It’s not about avoiding making too much noise. It’s not about keeping your head down and going along to get along. … Continue reading

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Wish Me Luck and #ShowMeFreyja

Two things! 1: I just submitted my application to Stanford University’s Anthropology Ph.D. program in the hopes of studying Anthropology of Religion with them. Wish me luck! If you do that sort of thing, prayers/spells/good vibes are greatly appreciated towards … Continue reading

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Reblog: Remember Upon Whose Bones Your House is Built

Originally posted on Drinking From the Cup of Life:
I am mildly torn on the subject of Columbus Day. On the one hand, Columbus was an evil bastard who deserves to be burned in effigy every year, preferably as part…

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Fr. Junipero Serra Is No Saint!

Heathen Chinese did a recent roundup drawing attention to the hideously ugly move the Catholic Church has recently made in canonizing Fr. Junipero Serra, the founder of the California Mission system, despite vehement objections from California Indians. I’d call this … Continue reading

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Beauty Beyond the Pale #ShowMeFreyja

A while back someone lamented (in a blog I can’t find again – argh!) that while European artists have happily depicted any and every god of the world as European people over the centuries, there’s precious little art available today … Continue reading

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Reblog: “Asatru is not a vehicle for romanticized machismo”; #WeStandWithIceland

Originally posted on Silver and Gold:
Yesterday an article from Iceland Magazine made the rounds on FB. Apparently the Ásatrúarfélag, Iceland’s Asatru association, has been receiving hate mail from conservative Asatruar outside of Iceland. Hate mail, from conservative Asatruar outside of Iceland. Just…

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