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I've posted a new Heathen Heretic column, this one answering a colleague's question about whether or not the Norse Gods are racist.
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So i've updated my Heathen Heretic column over at Witches and Pagans.
I've been receiving some great questions about my praxis and devotional work, and relating to the Gods in general and I encourage my readers to keep those questions coming. I'm really enjoying them and, given the general response, it seems you, my readers, are getting something out of it as well. Sometimes of course, one thing leads to another, and one idea to another and I use the questions as a springboard to talking about a bigger issue within the many communities in which I move and pray. That's what happened today. I received a very good, deeply thought provoking and honest question and in answering that, I was led to comment further on the current kerfluffle re. superheroes and actual ancestral heroes.
So check it out folks and as always, feel free to comment. I don't generally respond to comments but I read all of them and consider them even more.
Here's the link:
The conversation on Odin continues with round 3, in which I answer a rather thought-provoking question on pride.
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So I've been answering readers' questions on Odin over at my Heathen Heretic blog.
In my previous post here, I encouraged folks to post their questions with the promise that I'd do my best to answer them at Heathen Heretic and I've gotten several good questions to start things off (with another that I'll be answering this weekend). Keep those questions coming, folks.
In the meantime, i wanted to share the links to the two questions that i've answered so far. Check them out:
I'm taking a leaf (no pun intended) from Sannion and his blog The House of Vines wherein he asks his readers to send him their questions about Dionysos, which he will then answer on his own "Blurring Boundaries" blog. I liked the interactiveness of this, the way the conversation could be stretched throughout various fora as well as the accessibility for the reader to join into that conversation. So I asked him if he'd mind me doing the same thing (obviously he told me to go for it).
Moreover, I recently asked readers of my Heathen Heretic blog to ask me their questions either about piety or my personal practice wherein piety might be a concern. I was delighted by the questions that a couple of folks asked. They were thoughtful and they made me think when I sat down to answer them.
ASK ME YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ODIN. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT HIM? WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WAYS IN WHICH I HONOR HIM?
Ask your questions here in the comments section, and I will answer them, either here or more likely over at "Heathen Heretic."
Bring on the questions, folks.
For those who are interested, here are the links to all these blogs:
The House of Vines: http://thehouseofvines.com
Blurring Boundaries: http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Blurred-Boundaries/Blogger/Listings/sannion.html
Heathen Heretic: http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Heathen-Heretic/Blogger/Listings/tamyris.html
I've published another "Heathen Heretic" post, answering another reader question on the matter of piety. Folks have been asking some good questions and I hope y'all keep 'em coming. :) In the meantime, my new post is here:
Also, go and read Sannion's latest. This: http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Paths-Blogs/the-fear-of-the-lord-is-the-beginning-of-all-wisdom.html. Precisely this. If you read nothing else today, read this. It's brilliant.
(The photo here is by Mary Ann Glass. It was taken a couple of hours after an ancestor ritual at House Sankofa and shows the main altar with all the offerings).
The conversation on piety is continuing over at Witches and Pagans. I've just posted answers to some questions from one of my readers on just this topics. check it out here, folks:
http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Paths-Blogs/questions-on-piety-from-a-reader.html and consider joining in the conversation yourselves. :)
I've updated my 'Heathen Heretic" column with another article on ritual praxis.
the first article, which I link to in this post, generated quite a bit of discussion so check this one out and see if you want to join in.
I've finally updated my witches and pagans blog "Heathen Heretic", this time with a post about my current obsession - my prayer card project.
Some of the prayer cards are pictured here. I'm not sure which Deity will be next, folks. I think it's going to be a race between two of my artists. LOL
In the meantime, I expect to be posting much more frequently on "Heathen Heretic" so expect meatier articles to appear there soon.
Y'all can read my prayer card post here:
Part II of my series on honoring city spirits has now been posted at my "Heathen Heretic" column.
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