A royal brew of pagan social issues and pagan socializing... and what shoes to wear while doing both.
Monthly archive February, 2012
Bragi and Iðunn

Bragi and Iðunn

Now that I’ve gotten engaged in a regular practice of ancestor veneration, I’ve turned my attention to learning more about my ancestral gods. One particular pair that’s caught my attention as being particularly apropos to my life are Bragi and Iðunn. Bragi and Iðunn (pronounced EE-thuhn, sometimes Anglicized to Iduna) are two gods of the Æsir (EYE-zr),...
A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

A Tribute to Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011 It may seem odd for a Pagan to pay tribute to someone who considered faith a personal weakness and religion a social malady. It is perhaps also unusual for a princess to pay tribute to this man, who was a vocal anti-monarchist.* I disagreed with Hitch, as he was known by his...
Letting Go of Stuff: Heathen Feng Shui?

Letting Go of Stuff: Heathen Feng Shui?

A few months ago I read an article called Norwegian Feng Shui in which the author tied together her Norwegian roots and her interest in feng shui. I thought it was a pretty cool article. I’m not totally up on feng shui with its bagua and five elements (earth, fire, water, wood, metal) instead of Celtic four...
Vote Norse in 2012!

Vote Norse in 2012!

February 2012, that is (not November). Last month, we wrote about the 12th Annual Weblog Awards, known as the Bloggies. Sadly, the dynamic duo (us) did not become finalists. If you voted for us, thank you so much! If you didn’t, then you are royally excused (especially since Jax and I forgot to vote, too....
I'm Anti-Consumerist, Not Anti-Capitalist

I’m Anti-Consumerist, Not Anti-Capitalist

Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfactions, our ego satisfactions, in consumption… We need things consumed, burned up, worn out, replaced, and discarded at an ever increasing pace. We need to have people...
Too Pre-Occupied to Occupy: What You Can Do Now

Too Pre-Occupied to Occupy: What You Can Do Now

Like many people, I was fascinated by the Occupy Wallstreet movement as it branched out into cities across the world. The Occupy movement was by far the finest resurrection of fighting “The Man” I have seen to date. The “We are the 99%” slogan captured my imagination and compelled me to think about my behavior...
Hamingja - The Embodiment of Luck

Hamingja – The Embodiment of Luck

The Norse embodied the idea of personal luck in a spirit called a hamingja. (It’s pronounced HA-ming-yah; thanks to Alda Villiljós for the correct pronunciation!) Each person has their own hamingja following them around, and just like some people have stronger muscles than others, some people’s hamingjas are stronger than others. Nobody’s hamingja wishes them...
The Secret to Staying Young

The Secret to Staying Young

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball (1911 – 1989) I ❤ Lucy. She was a real trail blazer. And I concur with her sentiment on the topic of age. ;-) I try to be honest most of the time. And sometimes I am too...