₸he ₸ides

The Tides are Awe-some, brimming with tradition and history across the Indo-European heritage-scape. Beyond seasonal fluxes, The Tides determine one’s destiny.  They are days of might and prayer*, to pierce one’s way to Hoher Muot. (*From PIE *prek- “to ask, entreat”).  Even in a cultural diaspora, The Tides remain to evoke a sense of awe…

§eidr & ℭovid-19, ♇art 2

Hello.  I’m Valarie, #Vinlands Volva, here with my 2d chat about Seidr & Covid-19.  For the first part, visit here ..  The central organizational pattern for Heathenry – for all Pagans – is fellowship. A practice that has been temporarily suspended. In that one either adapts or dies, many have taken to virtual fellowship via zoom or…

VVhat Ɨs §eiðr?

How would you like to see the Threads that connect All That Lives? How would you like to follow one of those Threads to its Past or Future? How would you like to look upon a Rune and see its vibrant pulse? How would you like to be self-possessed and in control? Perhaps you do…

VVise Ħome ~ ∀n Ɨnvitation

For decades I have walked this trail alone; often having to clear the path first. Along the way, I grew increasingly more distant from Asatru and Heathenry for denying those who seek answers from Seiðr and Witchcraft, from Cunningway and Wortcunning, from Hedgewitchery and Vanatru, from Trolldom and Berserkergang, from Wiccecraeft and Runecrast, and other…

VVhat Ɨs ₸raditional VVitchcraft?

“Traditional Witchcraft”, in Pagan circles, is often held as both a measure and milestone. Likewise, it has become a point of contention and demarcation, of discrimination and conflict. Envied or not, it lingers as a vague Holy Grail amongst those who walk the Dark and Wyrd Ways. Evenso, defining what exactly it is, seems to…

VVhat Ɨs Ƒorn Þreifa?

Where does healing ability come from? What prompts someone to become a healer? What is the agency behind energy healing? Did the Old Europeans have an energy healing practice? The pre-Christian tribes of Old Europe nurtured life, and in that process, discovered the principles of Wod organically: by observing the tides of nature, of planting…

℘eorth

Peorth / Peorð has been rendered as “pear tree”, “apple tree”, “dice cup”, “Well of Wyrd”, and “a woodwind instrument”.  It is only described in the Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem, and though it may have an equivalent in Gothic pairthra / qairthra, its meaning remains elusive.  What is known for certain is that it appears on the…

ℭoming §oon ..

The temporal immortality of the human soul, that is to say, its eternal survival also after death, is not only in no way guaranteed, but this assumption in the first place will not do for us what we always tried to make it do. Is a riddle solved by the fact that I survive for…