Teachings

Teachings

Paganism for Beginners: 10 Tips for Getting Started

Paganism for Beginners: 10 Tips for Getting Started

What is Paganism? Paganism is a term used to describe a wide range of earth-based religions and spiritual practices. Paganism is often characterized by a belief in multiple deities, a focus on nature, and a reverence for the Earth and its resources. pagans often...

How to Explain Paganism to Your Friends

How to Explain Paganism to Your Friends

Hey Heathens! So, as some of you know, I am a Pagan. For those of you who don't know, Paganism is a polytheistic, nature-based religion. I absolutely love it, and it is a huge part of my life. However, I often get questions from my friends about it, and I wanted to...

24 Daily Pagan Practices to put You on the Path

24 Daily Pagan Practices to put You on the Path

Pagan practices are important to the pagan path. Unlike many of the mainstream religions, we, as pagans don’t have weekly services. Our spirituality is connected to nature and the self. So spending time with nature or reflecting on ourselves, the gods, ancestors, or simple practices and devotions is key to our progress.

Offerings – Gifts for the Gods

Offerings – Gifts for the Gods

What do we give the Gods? This is often a matter of confusion with new pagans, and a question I asked myself. I talked to different people about it and got a whole lot of suggestions, but no real guidelines. The most common answer was “whatever the deity likes that...

Utiseta – Sitting Out and Faring Forth

Utiseta – Sitting Out and Faring Forth

Most people are at least familiar with the native American “Vision quest”, but did you know that the pre Christian Norse also had a similar practice? Utiseta. What is Utiseta? Utiseta, or “sitting out” was a practice of mound sitting, grave sitting, or simply sitting...

I’m not going to Valhalla, and that’s OK!

I’m not going to Valhalla, and that’s OK!

On social media, and in many pagan circles you hear many people talking about going to Valhalla as if it were some sort of heaven. They try to justify themselves getting into Valhalla by actions like battling depression, battling cancer, or some other justification. I...

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

The summer solstice, or midsummer, is celebrated when the earth is at maximum tilt toward the sun and the days were the longest. Many Pagans, farmers, in particular, would offer a blót to Freyja and Freyr, as fertility gods, Thor for bringing the rain Freyja and Freyr, as fertility gods, Thor for bringing the rains and harvest, and Sif because her golden hair was symbolic of fields of grain for harvest.

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th has been part of western culture for as long as most of us can remember. But do you know where the origin of the unluckiness of the number 13 came from?

Divining with Norse Runes

Divining with Norse Runes

When divining runes, you basically tap into your intuition and the energies all around us to divine simple answers.