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Don’t Call it a Comeback, Please.

I’ve been a pagan now for about 20 odd years, over half of my life now. Two decades. Some of the Pagans in the community that I interact with have been Pagans for 25, 30, or more years. That’s a

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The Fallacy of Isolation

There is an unfortunate compartmentalization trend in modern reconstructive Paganism. That’s the idea of exclusive ethnic faith. The basis of the idea is that each ethnic group in antiquity had a religious and spiritual faith, and that it was their

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It’s Okay

Not everyone is a warrior, and it’s okay. That statement alone is sufficient to drive people into  fury in many circles, where faux-warrior culture has bonded with the ideas of “true masculinity”. But it’s the truth. Not everyone is a

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Posted in Asatru, Heathenry, The Hammer, Vanatru

What about the Gnosis?

Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG) and Group Confirmed Spiritual Gnosis (GCSG). The terms either raise your hackles, make you smile, or leave you with a vague, “What did he just say?” look on your face. Personally, I’m middle of the road

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Who Are We?

Recently, there have been a number of articles posted on the subject of “respectability politics”.[1][2][3] A quick summation of the subject at hand is that respectability politics entails a minority population purposely subverting their own culture to try to elicit a

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