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The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

...fended to express their displeasure as a consequence of one-sided wyrd and frith. Honestly, I don’t really like having this opinion because knee still wants to jerk so I can say, “Leave it alone. No one should care. We shouldn’t judge other people.” But people do care. And one of the tenets of wyrd...
Frith in the Modern World

Frith in the Modern World

...lf, or at least, I used to think that was a goal worth striving for.   But frith says differently. Frith says we need those ties. We need other people, and we need them to need us in return. It’s okay to get help from your inner guard – that’s what they’re for –...
Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Science of Wyrd and Frith

Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Science of Wyrd and Frith

...ce geek, I give mad props to HHDL for this wisdom. And in regards to wyrd, frith, and IPNB, I think Heathenry doesn’t need to change a bit. What about you Realm? Are you familiar with IPNB? What do you think about it? How does it jive with your spiritual beliefs? * This talk...
Oh, Behave! - Wyrd, Frith, and the Social Contract

Oh, Behave! – Wyrd, Frith, and the Social Contract

...rubber band, and what happens to one end reverberates the other. Wyrd and frith are Heathen ideas, but they represent something very logical and Earthly. You don’t have to believe in the word “wyrd” to believe that your choices affect other people. You don’t have to sign your letters “In frith” (a common Heathen...
Defining a Heathen

Defining a Heathen

...have a responsibility to the health and well-being of my entire community. Frith means loyalty beyond mistakes. You only have a small pool that you can call your own; don’t lose them over something petty. Frith must be kept with your ancestors. They are looking out for you, just as you will one day...
An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

...ory a while ago and ever since then I’ve been asking myself, “Is there frith in the animal kingdom?” I mean, the way elephants treat their kith and kin is not so different from humans. They certainly help and protect each other. They are capable of complex emotion and express those emotions using sight,...
Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories

Earlier this week, Jax talked about the wider bands of frith. Being far from family, I have been thinking about my inner bands of frith this holiday week. I am thankful for my family; I miss them often, especially around the holidays. As in many families, the holidays could be stressful for ours, too....
Hamingja - The Embodiment of Luck

Hamingja – The Embodiment of Luck

...ead of merely personal gain, we can strengthen everyone’s wyrd, increase frith, and make the world, or at least our corner of it (which is all anyone has any real control over) a better place. I like this. Heathen philosophy does not deny that there are many things in life out of our control....
The Quotable Jax: Year Two

The Quotable Jax: Year Two

...ce for those who couldn’t get it for themselves.” — Oh Behave! — Wryd, Frith, and the Social Contract Bonnie Tyler needed a hero <♫>, but for a long while Jax didn’t. Not until she was inspired by stories like Radbod and embraced bravery as an exemplar for everyday behavior. She came to recognize...
Buying Art

Buying Art

...d the more I attend local events, the more I appreciate the wider bands of frith. TheScott took me to the East Austin Studio Tour (EAST)Â on Sunday and we had a grand old time. Created by an ex student of mine (whose name is NOT coming to my brain right now).I love paintings,...
What is the Role of Buddhism in Mongolia's Mining Boom?

What is the Role of Buddhism in Mongolia’s Mining Boom?

...tract between local citizenry and mining companies in Northern Plains, ND. Frith in action, baby! Some argue that Buddhism will not (or cannot) help Mongolians navigate the mining boom because of the country’s geographical placement, because Mongolia’s neighbors carry more influence on its policies than Buddhism ever can or ever will. Mongolia is situated...
Politics: Go Local

Politics: Go Local

...ool board, district judges, etc. are the people in your tightest circle of frith, and they are the ones making basic decisions that affect your everyday lives in a way that the president cannot. And yet my impression from my informal polling is that many people leave that part of the ballot blank or...