Category Archives: Reference

My Core Theology: A Meditation on Existence

At my core, I am a pantheist as well as a polytheist and animist. I believe that everything comes together to a greater consciousness, a greater Being. Over the years, I’ve meditated and pondered and written and dreamed about how … Continue reading

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RedWood Vanatru Daily Prayers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here regularly for a variety of reasons. I’d like to get back to it, but I admit, my spoons and motivation for this kind of writing have been low for a while now. … Continue reading

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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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When Godphones Ring – Discernment for Pagans

One of the things I get asked a great deal by people both in person, and online, is how to know when to trust the voices in their heads. This is an essential question in every mystical tradition, and the … Continue reading

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Dealing With Tricksters

It’s not always obvious to people that I work with Tricksters all that much. People who know me personally pick up on it, but other than that, it doesn’t occur to people immediately. Yet the domains I relate to the … Continue reading

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A Theological Glossary

Here are the definitions of the various Theisms and related technical terms as I understand them, with links to (or, for newer words, Wikipedia) for comparison, when available. Some of these refer to specific movements historically (or at least, … Continue reading

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Possession Trance Experience Spectrum

In my previous trance post I linked to Raven Kaldera’s outline of the levels of deity assumption. The possession spectrum I trained with through Hrafnar and Seidhjallr describes more differentiations between Shadowing and Possession, and uses the metaphor of two … Continue reading

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Types of Spiritual Trance

As a hard/devotional polytheist at the mystical, spirit-working, “high-woo” end of the spectrum, trance work is a major aspect of my religion. I practice it. I read about it. I teach it. I guard other people while they practice it. … Continue reading

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Basic Spiritual Skills

I thought about posting this here after PantheaCon, because I’m bound to have encountered a lot of questions by next Monday. But it occurred to me that it might actually be helpful to folks if this were available to them … Continue reading

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Heathenry from a Vanatru perspective

First of all, what is Heathenism? Heathenism is modern Reconstructionist Scandinavian and/or Germanic Paganism. (Slavic Reconstructionism is also sometimes included, and certainly has great similarities, but I don’t know nearly as much about it… yet!) Can you unpack that? “Reconstructionist” … Continue reading

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