Category Archives: Lore

Glossary Updated

For those of you who care for such things, I added a new section to my Theological Glossary, for common theological attributes to divinity, such as “Omniscient” and “Transcendent” or “Immanent”. Enjoy! -E-

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Mythology is a Finger Pointing at the Moon

Originally posted on Drinking From the Cup of Life:
The stories of the gods are not the gods. The descriptions of the gods given in those stories are not the nature of the gods. They are fingers pointing at the…

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New Song! Seeking Odr

The other day while driving home, a new song for Freyja dropped into my head. When I got home, I holed up with my tablet to work out the verses, and a few hours later I had the whole thing … Continue reading

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John Henry, the Thunderer!

Saturday evening I had the pleasure of watching a collection of newer animated short films by Disney studios. There were plenty of heartwarming themes, and some witty humor as well. Some seemed like they were meant to contribute to the … Continue reading

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Vanatru Parody (ABBA)

Happy New Year folks! I want to start the year fresh, with a bit of humor. I hope you like filk, and ABBA! [Finally Facing I’m] Vanatru (Or “An Example of a Vanic Conspiracy”) Lyrics by me, without apologies to … Continue reading

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Many Gods West – Closing and Aftermath

The closing ritual was every bit as wonderful as the opening ritual. I had the opportunity I was sure I needed, to acquire some of the collected dirt to take home. And that was it, we were done. Many Gods … Continue reading

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Many Gods West – Sunday Afternoon

Finding Freyja – Ember Cooke By all accounts, my Finding Freyja ritual went quite well. I had a good dozen or so attendees. Several expressed to me that the ritual was just exactly what they needed. That Lon was going … Continue reading

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MGW – Dreaming, Death, and Memory on YouTube!

Heimlich A. Laguz took an audio recording of his presentation at Many Gods West, and combined it with the Power Point presentation he wasn’t able to show us to make a YouTube video! –Ember– P.S. Yes, the rest of Saturday … Continue reading

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Many Gods West – Saturday

So, Saturday. Those who know me know I’m not much of a morning person, so alas, I missed the first two presentation slots entirely, which is sad, as I was actually very interested in several of them! But it would … Continue reading

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Freyja and Male Beauty

This came up elseweb, but I realized as soon as I wrote it that I should share it here as well: One of the things that Freyja has people do is stand in front of a mirror, naked, and compliment … Continue reading

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