A friend and I were talking about magic. Then suddenly they wanted to know more about it and about the northern tradition and heathenry. That’s when it happened. Someone actually asked me the question. “Teach me your heathen ways?” Lol I never thought someone would ever say that to me.

Just my thoughts of learning the runes

There are many ways to take up the runes. Many people use their blood to connect themselves to the rune. For me, runes are spiritual talismans and tools of divination. However, each rune is a spirit in and of itself and thus can perform a variety of tasks if requested. Runes can be brought up spiritually by invoking them into yourself, gaining a portion of who and what they are. Since runes are pure energy and only use their physical symbols on wood and stone and other things to interact with us, only a portion can truly be gleaned with their insights through meditation and chanting. The runes are infinite and are connected to wyrd and luck in ways that we don’t completely understand.

Everyday I would call to a rune and everyday I would receive a paragraph of what it wanted to say. Some runes felt powerful and harsh, where others were gentle and slow. Even though I have studied the runes from others in books and through my meditations, there will always be more to learn about runes. Each rune has an unlimited number of secrets that it may teach an individual(s). As I have learned my own interpretations of the Futhark, so shall I again for the Futhorc. Even though I may not actively be learning the runes, each reading of another gives me insights into what the rune represents for a person and imparts knowledge upon me through this act. To become a rune master, is to never stop learning, for even the master must still learn lessons. This will always be so for me concerning the runes.

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The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. By Barbara de Angelis (via psych-facts)

Quote posts of deities

I think I need to make myself clear when I say that all of the quotes that you find that I post on my blog that has the name of a god or goddess as the source is part of my UPG and is not taken from any sort of historical documents or marvel, movies, or anything of the sort. Anything I post about a deity as a quote or even some other things are all part of my Unverified Personal Gnosis that I get during meditation with them. Please do not take it out of context of those boundaries. I realize this form of work is often scrutinized and criticized because of its differences of religious practices and I am aware of how strange it may sound to some people. However, this is just as I have said, part of my UPG and I understand how that can be questionable.

Understand that I believe the gods and goddesses of the north to be real independent beings, capable of thought and interaction and, through meditation and spirit working, I believe to be communing with them. The only reason I give the name of the deity is because I feel it’s only right to give credit where it is deserved. This is just my personal belief and practice. Take that as you will. I just wanted people to understand the reasons behind those posts and where they come from. I post them because I wish to share it with others of like mind. If you don’t believe it or whatever, that’s fine, but please don’t take it to be other than what I have said here. Thanks guys!

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pvwitch:

glegrumbles:

theskaldspeaks:

lyric-nor-lute:

theskaldspeaks:

See, this shit is why we need to be vocal as a heathen community. 
Because the racists, the bigots and fascists don’t want us to be. They’re like spiders- they want a nice quiet place to hide where no one sees them and they can weave their webs. 
And you know what happened next after I took this screengrab? Fucker left. Because they’re cowards. When they know they aren’t welcome, and no one is coming to defend them, they run. 
THAT is why we need vocal opposition, not just ignoring them. Ignoring fascists is like ignoring a suspicious mole- address it quick and you’re probably fine, but let it go and soon you’ve got a fatal tumor. 
Enough is enough. It’s time to cut out the cancer from Heathenry. 

This hammer crushes fascists. 

This hammer crushes fascists.

I love that this still occasionally gets reblogged

And this is true of what I’ve seen. The only way things will get better is if enough of us unite on this and, as a group, get vocal and consistent about opposition. Bigotry thrives in the silence and in people selectively enforcing “keep the frith”.

The old  addage of “Just ignore them and they will go away” has never worked. It is a bullshit tactic that gives the opposition the silent acceptance they need to poison things.Speak up! Speak out! Get the bigots out of our religion so we can ALL be proud of it FOR THE RIGHT REASONS!

pvwitch:

glegrumbles:

theskaldspeaks:

lyric-nor-lute:

theskaldspeaks:

See, this shit is why we need to be vocal as a heathen community. 

Because the racists, the bigots and fascists don’t want us to be. They’re like spiders- they want a nice quiet place to hide where no one sees them and they can weave their webs. 

And you know what happened next after I took this screengrab? Fucker left. Because they’re cowards. When they know they aren’t welcome, and no one is coming to defend them, they run. 

THAT is why we need vocal opposition, not just ignoring them. Ignoring fascists is like ignoring a suspicious mole- address it quick and you’re probably fine, but let it go and soon you’ve got a fatal tumor. 

Enough is enough. It’s time to cut out the cancer from Heathenry. 

This hammer crushes fascists. 

This hammer crushes fascists.

I love that this still occasionally gets reblogged

And this is true of what I’ve seen. The only way things will get better is if enough of us unite on this and, as a group, get vocal and consistent about opposition. Bigotry thrives in the silence and in people selectively enforcing “keep the frith”.

The old addage of “Just ignore them and they will go away” has never worked. It is a bullshit tactic that gives the opposition the silent acceptance they need to poison things.
Speak up! Speak out! Get the bigots out of our religion so we can ALL be proud of it FOR THE RIGHT REASONS!

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charlietimms:

Zheng Chunhui, a famous Chinese wood carver spent 4 years engineering this master piece from a single tree. Based on a famous Chinese painting “Along the River During the Quingming Festival” the carving echoes the daily life of the 12th century Chinese local. The level of detail is stunning!

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

ravenousnightwind:

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

Guys guys guys, guess who got to see ravnes today! ME! I did! Look at these HUGE BEAUTIES like I can’t even. Guys. RAVENS!

These look sort of like crows, only because of the tail. Raven’s tails are usually pointed or wedge shaped, but crows are typically even along the bottom of the feathers. I wonder what species this is.

Trust me, they are ravens. I never really believe when I see them, and I made sure to double-check (especially the wedge) look:

Compared to a normal (hooded) crow, they are clearly ravens. Firstly, there’s the fact that we’re in iceland, where the only corvids except for ravens are the occasional jackdaw guest, and that is uncommon. Secondly, they were GIGANTIC. And then there’s the tail, and while I think one of them had been shedding and had a weirdly uneven tail, the other one had a clearly vedge-shape. And try to have a look at that head-to-beak-ratio, I mean WHOA, your beak is HUGE, sir.

I am 100% sure that they are common ravens, corvus corax. I wasn’t sure in the beginning either, but they are most definitely ravens.

Oooo okay. Either way, both species are still really cool.

I’ve been doing breathing exorcises. Each time I feel more connected to myself and what I am doing. My senses of the energy within and around me are getting fine tuned.

thenearsightedmicroraptor:

Guys guys guys, guess who got to see ravnes today! ME! I did! Look at these HUGE BEAUTIES like I can’t even. Guys. RAVENS!

These look sort of like crows, only because of the tail. Raven’s tails are usually pointed or wedge shaped, but crows are typically even along the bottom of the feathers. I wonder what species this is.