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  1. DharmaCatLamp

    Pagans/Heathens do you believe in an all powerful God above the rest?

    Howdy! Just to clarify right off the bat I am talking about you personally. There is obviously not any ideological body that would declare what pagans believe or don't believe. I was checking out a book called The Search for God in Ancient Egypt. The book is by Jan Assman and has been...
  2. The Kilted Heathen

    The POE From a Heathen Perspective

    Over the past week or so, Meow Mix has made a few wonderful threads illustrating the Problem of Evil (POE) and the inconsistencies (well, problems) therein. In a nutshell the Problem of Evil is as follows: "God Almighty is the highest good!" "Well then why is there a load of bad in the world?"...
  3. Callisto

    Ancient Norse Mortuary House Found

    VINJEØRA, Norway – Archaeologists have found the remains of a “mortuary house” from the Viking age. Vinjeøra is in central Norway, 377.7 km (234.7 miles) northwest of Oslo. When a house-like structure functions as a coffin to indefinitely contain a corpse, people label it a “mortuary house.”...
  4. The Kilted Heathen

    Shamanic Mask

    Unfortunately I couldn't stage a better photoshoot yet (it's way too hot outside) but these are the staves I've added to my mask. Over the eye-patch is an illusionary stave, meant to allow to be seen what is normally hidden. On the sides are staves for protection from spirits. On the deer jaws...
  5. The Kilted Heathen

    The Soul in Heathen Belief

    In Heathenry, there are multiple aspects to one's "soul". Hugr and Munr: Often taken as "thought and memory," it is also interpreted as one's instinct and desire, or the Left Brain (hugr) and Right Brain (munr). If one has a particularly strong hugr, it might even act out that person's...
  6. Dr. Mahlek

    The Newbie in more ways than one!

    Hello all! New to the forum, very happy to find it. Had a quick glance and it seems pretty friendly. Also getting back into religion after a long spell of agnosticism. The fundamentalist side I saw too frequently put me off of religion when I was younger, but I’ve come to a philosophical and...
  7. The Kilted Heathen

    Ritual Shamanic Mask

    I've been working on making a ritual mask, based on one that I saw in Heilung's "Lifa" concert video. The deer jaws will be sewn to the sides. The eye-patch is meant to mirror Odin, and will likely have the Óss rune pyrographed over it, as well as various designs and runes added to the mask as a...
  8. The Kilted Heathen

    Woodburned Offering Bowl

    My completed offering bowl. Inside the bowl, our universe (localized by Miðgarðr, and branches of the Milky Way - the Bifröst) is represented. Major constellations are shown and re-named: Þórr (Orion), Freyja's Cart (Ursa Minor) Jörmungandr (Draco), and Þórs Cart (Ursa Major). The Sun -...
  9. Aldrnari

    What are the runes to you?

    Are the runes part of your personal, religious path, or even your philosophy? Are they essential for your magic(k)al practice? Are they a fun hobby? Maybe you really don't care about them, or see much use for them in this day and age? What are the runes to you as a Heathen?
  10. The Kilted Heathen

    On Working With Gods & Making Requests Of Them

    As of late there's been a growing tendency within the Online Heathen Community that in essence attempts to shut down prayers made to the gods. People are told that they shouldn't go to a god they don't have a standing relationship with, that it's like asking a complete stranger for things. I've...
  11. The Kilted Heathen

    Atlanta Heathen Hof Breaks Ground

    Looks like there's going to be a possible Heathen temple here in the United States! The Vör Forn Siðr, of Atlanta, Georgia, broke ground today for a planned Heathen temple that was delayed since last year. "Yngvi-Martin hopes their success can be a roadmap for other Heathen groups seeking to...
  12. The Kilted Heathen

    The Ragnarök

    "...A lot of people tend to confuse Ragnarök with the Christian term 'Armageddon', which means 'The End of the World.' But, that is not the case here because in the Old Norse way of thinking, everything moved in cycles. So it's basically telling the story about a ring that ends, but also a ring...
  13. The Kilted Heathen

    Bind Runes

    When time is made available to me, I do Video Blogs over various topics related to Heathenry and Paganism in general. In this video that I share with you all, I discuss Bind Runes; what they are, how to make them, and how to apply them.
  14. The Kilted Heathen

    Hávamál (Old Norse Runic)

    Introduction Version 3 (Disclaimer: The Younger Futhark may not be viewable on all browsers. Written with Windows Phone 10 and Microsoft Edge) So far as I can tell, this has never been done before. This will be the entirety of the Hávamál - stanzas 1-165 - in not only Old Norse, but...