The Gjallgard Kindred

Asatru/Northern Tradition Paganism

Blog posts : "Laurie"

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice is the longest, darkest night of the year. It is the end of the solar year, and at the dawn of the next day begins a new cycle. It is also considered as the seasonal dark night of the soul. Spiritually, it’s a time for stillness as we contemplate the balance of darkness and light wit…

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Silver Linings

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused not only illness and death in the world it has caused panic, fear and worse of all negativity. Everyday the media is filled with news updates of deaths and of contamination information and people have grown very unsure. On social media t…

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Learning to be Still

One of the methods that I found that seems to help encourage the bonds between understanding and learning is through teaching ourselves how to be still. There is an awareness brought on through silence that truly helps us to find ourselves, our balance, and our Gods. Being still lifts us beyond th…

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What Does It Mean To Be A Pagan/Heathen

If anyone had told me 10/15 years ago that I was going to become a Heathen I would have laughed in their faces. I have come a long way since then. In 2010, the same year I joined this Kindred and read my first books, my life changed. I changed. Not always for the better, but looking back now I belie…

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