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Ode to Ægir, God of the Seas

Ode to Ægir, God of the Seas

I read somewhere–I can’t recall where–that someone prayed to Ægir (pronounced eye-year), a sea god-giant, for good travels. The logic was that the Norse people traveled almost everywhere by water and said a prayer to Æegir before they left, so by extension he prayed to Ægir whenever he went traveling–by boat, car or plane. This logic...
The Elf and the Ice Princess from Valkyrie Books

The Elf and the Ice Princess from Valkyrie Books

I have a new novella (short novel) releasing today!* The Elf and the Ice Princess was written around the time this was going on. I tend to fictionalize my problems. The heroine Carrie is in a bad place after a miscarriage and a divorce—which is not what happened to me, but her story was inspired by...
Images of Sweden and Norway, Part 2

Images of Sweden and Norway, Part 2

I hope everyone had a wonderful Samhain! TheScott and I didn’t do anything this year–we barely got back before the day was upon us! But I do have the a few more photos from our trip to show. GG asked for a map so you could see where we were. I’ll start with that. I...
Images of Sweden and Norway

Images of Sweden and Norway

Sorry for the late post; I’m still in post-jet-lag-zombie phase. In honor of my ability to barely construct a coherent sentence, I’m going to give you what you probably really want anyway…PICTURES! Is Scandinavia the most beautiful place on Earth? Quite possibly, folks. Quite possibly.                 and  ...
Jax in the Land of her Ancestors

Jax in the Land of her Ancestors

I’m going to Scandinavia!!! After all the chaos of this summer, TheScott and I decided to do something awesome. We plan to put in the paperwork to try adopting again sometime in 2014, so we decided to make it a big trip, the kind we hopefully won’t be able to take for a long time....
Herbal Remedies--St John's Wort

Herbal Remedies–St John’s Wort

Disclaimer: I am not in any way suggesting a medical course of action for anyone. I am not a doctor. I am writing about my personal experience. Like a lot of other Pagans, I’m not a huge fan of pharmaceuticals. Not that I never take them–sometimes that pulsing pain in my head just needs an...
Jax's Equinox Resolutions, 2013 Edition

Jax’s Equinox Resolutions, 2013 Edition

Ah, Autumn–my favorite time of year. As the weather turns cooler (or at least not-so-blisteringly-hot) and the breeze blows chill, it reminds me to clear the slate, make peace with the past and let go. At this time of year at what some Heathens call Winter Finding* , I have a tradition of creating resolutions...
Frigg vs Freyja: What Does It Mean to Be a Strong Woman?

Frigg vs Freyja: What Does It Mean to Be a Strong Woman?

Note: This article is intended as personal reflection and not scholarship. While I don’t intentionally mislead or make incorrect assertions, I freely include my own ideas and opinions. Please take it as such. 🙂 Frigg, daughter of Earth (Fjörgynn) and Lady of the Æsir, stays at home while her husband, Odin, travels the nine realms....
Long Time No See! The Story Behind Jax’s Hiatus

Long Time No See! The Story Behind Jax’s Hiatus

So…we disappeared unintentionally for about six months. Sorry about that. 😉 We figured it best to return to the Realm with explanations regarding where we’ve been. I, Jax, will start off this week and let GG do the same on Friday. Though things are still hectic, we intend to get back to Princessing–we’ve missed this...
Making Sense of Getting Sick Off of Perfectly Healthy Food

Making Sense of Getting Sick Off of Perfectly Healthy Food

Sorry about going MIA the last couple of weeks. My second book just released (Yaaaaay! *Blows noisemaker and strews confetti*) and I’ve been writing blog posts and answering interview questions and whatnot for that. But….I’m back! And I’m not talking about anything Pagan. (GG says I don’t have to apologize, but I’m going to anyway. Sorry!)...
The Girls and I Visit a Hindu Ashram

The Girls and I Visit a Hindu Ashram

I know very little about Hinduism but interested in learning more.What I do know about Hinduism is that it share some roots with Heathenry. It is probable that the language and cultures of India stem from the same ancient civilization as European culture. The most accepted theory now is that a group known now as...
How Beauty Saved the Beast--Book Cover

How Beauty Saved the Beast–Book Cover

I have not yet displayed to the Realm the coolness of my second book cover! How Beauty Saved the Beast releases in a week and a half (February 11, to be exact). I’m pretty darn excited about it, too! Although I had to laugh when I got the cover. Ah, marketing, you put a pretty...