A Feast to Welcome Autumn

My Midsummer celebration earlier this year was fantastic: Friends gathered, the kitchen filled with dishes for our feast, and libations of blood-wine seeped into fertile soil. I left the party feeling joyful, pleased with our rituals, and looking forward to the next holiday. But as Alfarblót approached, I felt less and less inclined to plan […]

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Gods in the Desert

I live on the eastern coast of the United States. It’s hilly land, rising into stunted mountains at the western edge of my state’s boundaries. But most of it slopes downward to meet the sea, and in between, there are miles and miles of trees. Here, you kind of take the trees for granted. In […]

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