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The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

...how the relationship began and ended. Fame causes a one-sided extension of wyrd and frith. The most recent romantic heartache (that I know about) under public scrutiny is the Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson affair. This affair, or rather its demise, did not catch my attention until the Will Ferrell guest spot on Conan O’Brien. Ferrell was...
Oh, Behave! - Wyrd, Frith, and the Social Contract

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

...ends of a 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...
Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Science of Wyrd and Frith

Interpersonal Neurobiology: The Science of Wyrd and Frith

...science 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 was...
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 – and...
Defining a Heathen

Defining a Heathen

...perfect. Don’t put all of it on your shoulders. We strengthen wyrd through frith. “Frith is something active, not merely leading kinsmen to spare each other, but forcing them to support one another’s cause, help and stand sponsor for one another, trust one another… The responsibility is absolute, because kinsmen are literally the doers of...
The Power of an Oath

The Power of an Oath

...learn from my mistake. I have certainly learned from it! I have to mend my wyrd and my wyrd connections to Jax and TheScott. What about you readers? Are oaths a part of your faith? Do they carry much weight?     For more information on oaths, visit these other Heathen blogs: The Importance of...
Hamingja - The Embodiment of Luck

Hamingja – The Embodiment of Luck

...hy. Instead, we are expected to forge a viable path through the strands of wyrd, to connect deeply into it by building communities of frith, and to look at our luck not as an alien force that acts on us, but as a part of who we are. How’s your relationship with your hamingja? And...
An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

...hink 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 Rob Kerby’s article on Belief.net. *** This is...
The Quotable Jax: Year Two

The Quotable Jax: Year Two

...o recognize the positive impact heroism has on the social contract through wyrd and frith. Jax explains that as Heathens, “Basically, we do good for the sake of doing good. And we kick the crap out of people who do evil because they’re screwing life up for everybody else.” Kaw-pow! 2. “Excuse me while I...
Ancestor Veneration - A World Tradition

Ancestor Veneration – A World Tradition

...a precious gift. Your ancestors also include extended family, those whose wyrd is linked to your own through blood proximity – like aunts, uncles, cousins, great-step-cousins-once-removed, etc. After this, traditions split on who else counts, but most groups I’ve read about will also include “satellite family” such as godparents and long-term family friends – those...
Ancestor Veneration in Practice

Ancestor Veneration in Practice

...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 aforementioned house sprite. “A family of time and of...
Royal Advisors Wanted... Mixed Religious Parenting

Royal Advisors Wanted… Mixed Religious Parenting

...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.** Not that a family can’t be...