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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”...
The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

The Trampire Chronicles: Is Public Scrutiny a Pagan Practice?

...o feel offended 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...
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...
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...
Defining a Heathen

Defining a Heathen

...in. We are each one stitch in a greater work. What happens to the whole of wyrd is more important than what happens to an individual. At death the actions and good (or bad) name of an individual are all that is left on Earth. We must live in such a way that we...
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 –...
Hamingja - The Embodiment of Luck

Hamingja – The Embodiment of Luck

...y that there are many things in life out of our control. A person’s orlog (wyrd that applies to one person as opposed to the whole universal fabric of it, sometimes looked at as “destiny”) is started by other people. Throughout life our orlogs are affected by both their interconnectedness with the orlogs of...
An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

An Extraordinary Display of Love by Elephants in South Africa

...the human need for a social contract? Then I started wondering, “Is there wyrd in the animal kingdom?” Elephants don’t limit their deeds to family and friends. There are other stories of elephants reaching out to people to protect them or help them with no prior association. There are accounts of elephants helping other...
A Good, Wholesome Pagan Girl

A Good, Wholesome Pagan Girl

...differ) teach the same idea in a different way: to act in consideration of wyrd – the idea that we are each one piece in the web of humanity. The decisions we make and the way we choose to treat others cannot be done without consideration for the ripple effect. Having the simple health...
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...
Winter Nights and the Elf Blot

Winter Nights and the Elf Blot

...days right next to each other. To me, they represent the two directions of wyrd–dísir the time component and alfar the place component. I am responsible to uphold the family name given by my ancestors to pass it on unscathed to my descendents, and I am responsible to take care of my present environment...
Yule 2011 - A Look Inside a Heathen Holiday

Yule 2011 – A Look Inside a Heathen Holiday

...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 peeps instead of in the kitchen! As is traditional, I served a ham (smoked, from...