So I know I have not been blogging much. I have been very inward focused lately, working on improving myself and staying balanced and stable, improving my health and neglected skills, and my relationships with the Gods. If you’re a friend you’ll know that I have been more active on Facebook, but I have not really been writing as much as I would like. I hope to start doing that more soon, but I can never really say how that’s going to work out. Lately I am more active on Instagram that WordPress, partly because I don’t have to put as much research, time and thought into my posts as on this blog, so it’s not as much pressure. Unlike Facebook, my Instagram is public, so you are welcome to follow me at www dot instagram dot com slash paganheart1701. In any case I have been collecting interesting links for you all over the last month or so.
Why We Swear Oaths – This is a subject that was extremely important to our ancestors, and it is sadly misunderstood and undervalued by both Pagans and the overculture today.
A Beautiful Labyrinth made of LAVENDER. Oh, I bet the smell is heavenly!!!
You Are How People Know Your God: An important reminder from our Hindu friends.
Depression: Musings on the Endless Struggle – Gods do I relate to this. LOVE this interpretation of one of Thor’s stories!
The Blót – Norse Holidays and Religious Observances
The great mid-winter feast named Þorrablót, in honour of the Nordic G od of thunder – I’m still learning a lot about Ásatrú
11 things to know about the present day practice of Ásatrú, the ancient religion of the Vikings – Published in Iceland Magazine
The hunting of the vétt: in search of the Old Norse shamanic drum
“Vikings” Composer Einar Selvik on how he makes the Show’s Authentic Nordic Music – Link to a video, REALLY haunting music!