Tag: polytheism

Post Heathenry and the Children of Yggdrasil

Heathenry is a hostile climate for many and I’m dubious about that ever changing; it’s good to create new spaces and models within which to grow new structures.  If Heathenry becomes more accepting of the marginalized and the mystic then we won’t have lost anything from doing so, and if it doesn’t then we will have done the work already.

The Gods Don’t Need Your Damn Religion

Sometimes, even often, modern people discover that the ancient patterns of those relationships are not working for them, and indeed not what the Gods are asking for.  When the mindset discourages people from listening to their lived experiences with the Powers, they either work to ignore their experiences (which means on a certain level ignoring those beings) or they leave the oppressive structure that does not allow for what their Gods and spirits want.

Stay In Your Own Lane Monotheism by Steven

The condition in which we leave polytheism is the condition in which the next generation will find it. By comparison to the responsibilities and opportunities that we have to and with our traditions, answering objections to polytheism may not seem all that important. But, it is.

Embodied Polytheism by Lon Sarver

Our teaching circle was working together on a garden one day, and there was much complaining about the smell of the compost we were turning into the soil. I quipped, “That’s the fecundity of the Earth that you’ve been worshiping.” Folks did not appreciate the […]

New Stories of the Gods by Laine Mardollsdottir

We need new stories about the Gods. They are already being told.  Take for instance, Freyja and chocolate. There are few who worship Freyja who won’t say that chocolate would be a fine offering for Her.

Why New Gods by Aine Llewellyn

The Laetha met me when I was seventeen, in my bedroom at my father’s house. He didn’t physically appear. His presence filled the room.

Thinking Theologically… by LV Boloix

Thinking Theologically: Christian Particularism, Devotional Polytheist Particularism, and The Dynamics of Relationships Y’all wanted more theology – this is as theological as I can get! This is a paper that I wrote for my university course in Systematic Theology last semester. I was rereading it […]

Involving Deities In Your Spell-Work… by Themea Pantera

Involving Deities In Your Spell-Work: Yes, It Can Be Done Respectfully Once, apropos of nothing, while meditating with Hermes, he let loose with the following rant: “It’s not like I don’t want to help. I do. I’m helpful. I like being helpful. And I get […]

An Introduction for Religious Storytelling By Anne

We all tell stories. We have stories about ourselves, our friends, and our lives. We tell stories about our families, and our families tell stories about us. Some of these we share. Some of these we tell only to ourselves. Sometimes our mouth tells one […]