I just realized that I haven’t shared anything but a few re-blogs since my Wellspring post. There’s some original material that I’ve been working on that’ll be out soon, but it will be a few days from now as I’ve a Sumbel to run in Freyja’s honor tomorrow and that’s been taking up much of my attention.
I follow the scribblings of a great many bloggers, but I thought I’d take a minute to share some of the ones I love the most. Some are well-known and established, and some are new and super-promising. I apologize if yours hasn’t made it on to my page, and if you’d like me to do a review for you I’d be happy to if you contact me.
Oldies but goodies:
These are blogs that I’ve been frequenting for years or are long-term and well-established. They are places that I can always go back to for wisdom, knowledge, and entertainment.
The Twisted Rope: Although I’ve never been closely tied to the Kemetic movement, I’ve loved and honored Iset (Isis) for many years feel some connection and sympathy with them. I like the Kemetics and their generally peaceful and respectful attitudes; and a lot of what I like about them seems to come from or been inspired by Devo’s writings. It is full of broadly-applicable wisdom, approachable, and a treasure trove of information both practical and spiritual, no matter what brand of Paganism or Polytheism you practice I cannot recommend it enough.
Gangleri’s Grove: Few people polarize us PolyPagany folk like Galina Krasskova. Like her or not, one thing no one can argue with is that she is devoted to to her Gods in a way that few other are. I am fond of her acerbic wit, her strength of purpose, and her unwavering loyalty to those who she honors. Her Pagan Prayer Card Project is very similar to something that I had planned on doing once I came into enough money to fund it and I think that it is a thing that is much needed in our world and time. She’s also an impressive liturgist and composer of prayers.
Freya: The Gold Thread: Cara Freyasdaughter’s blog is the first place that I came along the writings of another Freyaswoman. She shares her “Love Notes From Freya” regularly, and they always seem to be what I need when I need them, and I’m not the only person who has observed this. If you’ve ever had Freya cross your path or touch your life, please give it a chance. If you haven’t, do so anyway – Our Lady gets around and you never know what might happen as a result.
Veiled Witch’s Mirror: This is a blog that belongs to a good friend of mine. Deb is both a polytheistic Pagan and a Filianist, and her blog is filled with a uniquely-flavored blend of the two. She discusses a wide range of topics from spiritual and magical technique to covering as a modern woman and more. There are doors to fascinating worlds as well as down-to-Earth wisdom to be found here.
New and Shiny:
These are a mixture of blogs that are new in general, and ones that are new to me in specific (in other words I haven’t had time to properly obsess over and read all their posts).
Rune Lore For All!: A promising new blog by James Hodur (yes, his actual last name; I know his father), an Odinson that I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with for many years now. It’s a bit bare-bones currently, but the information within is gold. Jim has a special connection to the runes that I’ll admit I was jealous of at first but have come to admire deeply.
Lofn’s Bard: ZOMG, this blog is awesome. Sorry, fangirling here – I found it late one night and was in tears at seeing pretty much a whole blog and an impressive body of work devoted to Frigga’s handmaidens, who hold a special place in my heart. If you don’t read anything else on this site, read Gefion’s story, but really – read everything on this site. She is indeed an impressive bard.
In The Desert of Seth: A fascinating blog by the thoughtful and well-spoken G. B. Marian. This blog is devoted to his … devotion to Seth and the small and unique tradition that he and his friends have created. His writings contain an even mixture of devotional discussion (including very insightful pop-culture analysis) and his other interests, and his style is pleasant, accessible, and friendly.
The Challenge: A Weekly Appeal to Our Better Natures: Last but in no way least. It’s a new blog from my dear friend Nathan Large, who intends to issue weekly challenges to his readers (I’ll probably be reblogging a few of them). Nathan is probably the best human being I know, and has been a devoted friend and moral touchstone for me for many years. I’m incredibly excited to see how the Challenge will play out!