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Wolf Foolishness and Real Wolves over Metaphor

I saw this come across my feed and it bugged me for reasons that will require some explaining. This is a typical “bullshit wolf meme”. Common among Heathens, or among men who identify with the popular culture wolf mythology, which is to the reality of wolves what your average online dating profile is to your […]

via Wolf Age: Dangers of Memes — mainer74

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Wise Words From Mainer on Nazis in our midst.

White Nationalists marched on Charlottesville Virginia. For those who are even now preparing to defend White Nationalists as not being Nazis, and calling on all those who call them fascists as alarmists, I offer you the following photos of the marchers. Armed and proud to quote Adolf Hitler, the White Nationalist Nazis, raised on our […]

via Nazis free to kill on our streets — mainer74

Two men and hippopotami

An article that has nothing to do with my normal topics but is a fascinating historical look at two men connected through their lives by war, intrigue and the hippopotamus.

https://magazine.atavist.com/american-hippopotamus

It is a story I had never heard that is, nevertheless, fascinating.

Revisiting Ancestors

I attended an event last night involving Spae and Seidr style divination where I happened to ask a question about two ancestors.  It was not the question I thought I would ask initially.  I have referred to them in writings before, obliquely:

https://facingthefireswithin.wordpress.com/2013/10/31/samhain-and-winternights-and-the-ancestors/

I have felt them recently in light of many events but did not know how best to connect.  The advice I received was to do something for them each morning for 30 days, and then judge whether to continue for another 30, and so on.  I spent time as the ritual continued to others pondering this and came up with a simple answer.

Both ancestors were male and clean shaven.  I happen to shave with an old style safety razor.  I would honor them as I shaved.  It worked well this morning and made me calmer.  I will continue this and try to post again after 30 days.

Article on Heathenry and Sacred Practice

From the text:

“sacred song, sacred dance, intense (and accurate) divination, sacrifice, a consciousness of tradition lineage,…”
I have seen all of these things but they are often private due to wanting to avoid being yelled at. I have done most of them but it is true that I do not speak of them in public or semi-public spaces where my name is used. It has been made clear that would not be welcomed and so I handle it differently. We have a lot of powerful things, some very dark. They just don’t get discussed in many places.  And, yes, parts of that had to come from other sources.

http://polytheist.com/orgrandr-lokean/2016/01/19/what-is-heathenry-missing/

Wise Thoughts on Death and Dying

I was asked to write an article about death from a Heathen perspective. There is rather a lot written about the esoteric nature of death, about the soul, our conception of mortality in heathenry, and much of it has been done by far more skilled authors and priests than myself. I have little to contribute […]

via Death Counselling — mainer74

How Trademark Law helped against Neo-Nazis

Yes, the headline is hilarious.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/05/535629266/swedish-neo-nazis-frozen-out-in-trademark-fight?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170705

“The extremist group, known as the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM), or “Nordfront” for short, is too similar to Nordfrost, the firm that claims to be the world’s sixth-largest maker of deep freezers.”