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The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

...ed in the press. The fame of the participants causes their emotions to reverberate through much wider circles of frith. Fan attachment, something public figures need to succeed, often causes people the couple have never met to have emotional reactions and to feel strongly about how the relationship began and ended. Fame causes a one-sided...
Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Science of Wyrd and Frith

Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Science of Wyrd and Frith

...t what what we princesses believe about relationships and how we hold them in high esteem. We have written about wyrd and frith quite a bit on TPP.*** As far as I can tell, IPNB supports the core Heathen value that forging healthy and long-term relationships is a priority. We honor wyrd in recognition of...
Oh, Behave! - Wyrd, Frith, and the Social Contract

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

...ad of fearing damnation or attempting to please our gods, live ethically by social contract – what we call wyrd (the idea that we’re all connected) and frith (the obligation to take care of your community). While there is no mystical force that will pay us back for our crimes or our good deeds (either...
Defining a Heathen

Defining a Heathen

...unicating in the future! “Wyrd’s nature changes the world under heaven.”- The Wanderer Each person is a part of wyrd, [say weird] the greater fabric of the universe that extends through time from our ancestors to our progeny and outward through our current community and the land we live in. We are each one stitch...
Frith in the Modern World

Frith in the Modern World

Frith is an obsolete English word meaning “peace; freedom from molestation, protection; safety, security”. – Wikipedia Frith is not obsolete to Heathens. We sign our emails, “In frith,” we wish it to each other when we part, and it’s a common blessing on the holidays. It was one of the first unfamiliar concepts I...
An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

...l instinct in elephants. What do you think Realm? Do you think elephants (or other animals) demonstrate a tie to frith, wyrd or ancestor veneration?     * I suppose “was” is not really applicable in this context. I am still fairly brusque. =) ** For a more thorough treatment of this story, read...
The Power of an Oath

The Power of an Oath

...decree publicly and in doing so bind yourself to honoring that promise. That is, you work that promise into your wyrd (aka örlög).* But it’s more than that. When you take an oath you not only bind yourself, you also bind those who bear witness to your oath to helping you honor that promise. And...
Hamingja - The Embodiment of Luck

Hamingja – The Embodiment of Luck

...ld, use our hamingja for the good of our community instead 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...
The Quotable Jax: Year Two

The Quotable Jax: Year Two

...as upheld and to provide justice 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....
Royal Advisors Wanted... Mixed Religious Parenting

Royal Advisors Wanted… Mixed Religious Parenting

...editary line. The ritual gives a child access to the family ancestry and spiritually binds their orlog (personal wyrd) to the rest of the family’s. This is very important to me because ancestor veneration is an important part of Heathenry as are circles of frith, and this is the ceremony that spiritually links a family together.**...
Ancestor Veneration in Practice

Ancestor Veneration in Practice

...ade up: Hail to the disir and hail to the tomte, a family of time and of place + Together we labor in joy and in frith, and together the harvest we’ll taste. “Disir” is the Norse word for female ancestors (in Heathenry there is an emphasis on venerating your female ancestors). Tomte is the...
Yule 2011 - A Look Inside a Heathen Holiday

Yule 2011 – A Look Inside a Heathen Holiday

...We held a simple celebration with close friends. I see Yule as a binding time, a way for the innermost circle of frith to start the new year by strengthening bonds of wyrd with a shared meal and sumbel (sometimes spelled symbel). To me this meant keeping it simple enough that I could spend the time with my...