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Wellspring 2015

I was hoping to start this post with something like, “Pagan Church Lady, reporting on location at Brushwood Folklore Center for Wellspring 2015!”  Sadly, I could find no wifi and neither my lovely Fraulein (that’s my laptop) nor my Kindle (I don’t have a name for her yet) were up to the task of connecting to the Grand Interwebs.   3,363 more words

Muslim Travelers to the Viking World

Perhaps some of the most intriguing sources about Viking Age Scandinavians to date are chronicles written by Muslim travelers. In the days of the Great Caliphs and the Umayyads, Muslims were among the most prolific travelers in the known world. 773 more words


Tyr's Day Devotion

Today is Tyr’s Day, and one week since I greeted him in the storm.

I will be doing weekly devotions to reaffirm my connection, give offerings, and ask for advice. 211 more words


Moments of "Ah!"

The last few months I have been struck with inspiration. I’ve been crafting like mad and doing research. As I made another viking inspired piece of jewelry I paused and pondered. 320 more words


TOA/V: Valhalla Rising

Valhalla Rising (2009)
Dir. Nicholas Winding Refn
Mad Mikkelson, Gary Lewis, Maarten Stevenson, et. al.

BBC Two showed this the other night and we DVR’d it. 528 more words

Tuesday's Overlooked A/V

The tree of Life

In Norse or Scandinavian mythology the tree of life is called Yggdrasil.                        ,,It is an immense tree that is central in Norse cosmology, in connection to which the nine worlds exist..Yggdrasil is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by… 208 more words