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« Reply #30: January 31, 2010, 08:45:01 am »

Not a bad first week, eh, SIG leader in chief    Grin
Definitely! Let's keep it up, everyone!
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« Reply #31: February 02, 2010, 11:03:57 pm »

I saw something like this on some of the other SIGs and thought it might be a good idea to get to know some of the other TC members particularly interested in Asatru or other Heathen paths.

I came to or back to Heathenry through a rather long circuitous path.  In my early 40's (yes I'm old Cheesy) I came to the realization I wasn't a Christian.  I looked into various forms of paganism and while some parts interested me, as a whole they weren't for me.

I was actually looking at Celtic Reconstruction pretty seriously when team Norse finally thwapped me and I was like, duh this is it.

Of course being a Heathen in Minnesota really isn't such a stretch.
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« Reply #32: February 02, 2010, 11:21:19 pm »


I was actually looking at Celtic Reconstruction pretty seriously when team Norse finally thwapped me and I was like, duh this is it.


Hey Jane!

Psst, if you still have any interest in Celtic recon, check out orkneyjar... apparently the islands used to have a combo of Norse and Celtic spirituality and worship of the Gods and Goddesses!

Of course, one's own path is for the one to decide    Cheesy
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« Reply #33: February 03, 2010, 12:40:26 am »

Hey Jane!

Psst, if you still have any interest in Celtic recon, check out orkneyjar... apparently the islands used to have a combo of Norse and Celtic spirituality and worship of the Gods and Goddesses!

Of course, one's own path is for the one to decide    Cheesy

I have checked it out a bit.  The funny thing is I was always more interested in the Celt parts of my family tree, but the Norse part has ended up being home.  Still interesting stuff and I'm not averse to learning more about both.
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« Reply #34: February 03, 2010, 05:16:39 pm »

I saw something like this on some of the other SIGs and thought it might be a good idea to get to know some of the other TC members particularly interested in Asatru or other Heathen paths.

Hello all! I'm an eclectic striving for syncretism, devoted to a personal thematic pantheon that spans multiple cultures. I'm not a recon, but I do value accurate information and history and understanding the cultural contexts that Those I honor come from.

I approached Odin fairly early on when I became Pagan, and semi-recently realized that I had completely neglected Him since and decided to fix this. So I'm getting to know Him and currently reading the Poetic Edda. I'm also interested in Freya and Freyr and the wights and disir. Really, I'm interested in "listening" and learning in general.
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« Reply #35: February 03, 2010, 09:41:42 pm »

The funny thing is I was always more interested in the Celt parts of my family tree, but the Norse part has ended up being home.

I kind of tapped into Heathenry this way. I know a lot more about the Scots-Irish side of my family(probably because I have surviving grandad on this side) than the Anglo-Saxon side. When I studied Celtic spirituality though, something just didn't stick with me the way Heathenry did. I'm lucky I kind of fell into a well established Kindred with decent folk, It's helped me out a lot. I would have to say I count myself as a Thorsman, he a good friend.
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« Reply #36: February 03, 2010, 10:15:36 pm »

Welcome, Bornunderpunches and Jane C, both to TC and our SIG!

And welcome, Garnet, too!
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« Reply #37: February 16, 2010, 03:51:58 pm »

I saw something like this on some of the other SIGs and thought it might be a good idea to get to know some of the other TC members particularly interested in Asatru or other Heathen paths.

I'm so glad this is up and running!  I've been on hiatus while rehearsing Macbeth for the past few weeks, so I just found it.

My interest in paganism goes back all the way to middle school, but it didn't start taking a Northern route until very recently. I bounced back and forth between Norse and Celtic for quite a while, but the Celtic has pretty much bowed out and said "We're too far south for you".  Wink
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« Reply #38: February 16, 2010, 10:17:35 pm »

I'm so glad this is up and running!  I've been on hiatus while rehearsing Macbeth for the past few weeks, so I just found it.

My interest in paganism goes back all the way to middle school, but it didn't start taking a Northern route until very recently. I bounced back and forth between Norse and Celtic for quite a while, but the Celtic has pretty much bowed out and said "We're too far south for you".  Wink

Welcome!
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« Reply #39: May 30, 2011, 03:56:47 pm »

I saw something like this on some of the other SIGs and thought it might be a good idea to get to know some of the other TC members particularly interested in Asatru or other Heathen paths.

I was a pagan for a few years.  Mostly Greek and Egyptian stuff.  I was eclectic but did not consider myself fluffy, insofar as I read more books from major university presses than I did from Llewellyn.    I was never greatly happy, though.  Those were simply the myths and cultures I knew best when I converted to paganism. 

I had been aware of Heathenry for a while.   Over a year ago I decided to read the "barbarian" lore, as I jokingly called it.  And you know what, I think the Eddas were the best things I ever read!  And if I ignore the lunatic fringe of Heathenry, I feel I am also a better fit for the religious community as well (I feel much more comfortable with the down-home types from middle America that seem to predominate in Heathenry, rather than the coastal hippies that seemed to predominate in my old religion). 

So I am here to stay.  I've read everything I can get my hands on in the past year and few months.  Absolutely love it (well, I am still slogging through the sagas, which I find are slow going). 

Among the gods I like Odin and Thor the best.  Or, since my ancestors were from Germany rather than Iceland,  I prefer to call them Wodan and Donar.
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« Reply #40: May 30, 2011, 04:42:01 pm »

I was a pagan for a few years.  Mostly Greek and Egyptian stuff.  I was eclectic but did not consider myself fluffy, insofar as I read more books from major university presses than I did from Llewellyn.    I was never greatly happy, though.  Those were simply the myths and cultures I knew best when I converted to paganism. 

I had been aware of Heathenry for a while.   Over a year ago I decided to read the "barbarian" lore, as I jokingly called it.  And you know what, I think the Eddas were the best things I ever read!  And if I ignore the lunatic fringe of Heathenry, I feel I am also a better fit for the religious community as well (I feel much more comfortable with the down-home types from middle America that seem to predominate in Heathenry, rather than the coastal hippies that seemed to predominate in my old religion). 

So I am here to stay.  I've read everything I can get my hands on in the past year and few months.  Absolutely love it (well, I am still slogging through the sagas, which I find are slow going). 

Among the gods I like Odin and Thor the best.  Or, since my ancestors were from Germany rather than Iceland,  I prefer to call them Wodan and Donar.

Welcome! Your story / situation sounds a lot like mine, actually. Smiley
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« Reply #41: June 03, 2011, 08:40:42 pm »

I've been interested in Vikings and anything like that since I was a kid, however a few years ago I was lucky enough to visit Iceland during a work trip and something sort of 'clicked' inside of me and I started to look deeper into the more spiritual side of things.

I always feel a bit silly telling that story...
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« Reply #42: June 03, 2011, 10:13:19 pm »

I've been interested in Vikings and anything like that since I was a kid, however a few years ago I was lucky enough to visit Iceland during a work trip and something sort of 'clicked' inside of me and I started to look deeper into the more spiritual side of things.

I always feel a bit silly telling that story...
Welcome to TC and the SIG!

Remember to quote every time you reply to a post. Yes, every time. Wink

So jealous you went to Iceland! Care to elaborate on your spiritual "click" there? You don't have to if you feel it's too personal, but you probably shouldn't feel silly.
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« Reply #43: June 04, 2011, 03:11:21 am »

I saw something like this on some of the other SIGs and thought it might be a good idea to get to know some of the other TC members particularly interested in Asatru or other Heathen paths.

I kinda walked blindly into whatever path it is I'm on. Pretty long story, but short version is that I was once in some trouble, prayed to any god for help, and Loki answered. I sorta knew a little about the gods at the time, but not very much and certainly not enough to be worried about the fact Loki was willing to help me. I pretty much just knew their names. Odd thing is that I've still felt drawn to them most of my life.

When I was pretty young, I stumbled across a website about Norse mythology and I thought it was awesome and spent hours reading about every single god. Then I totally forgot about it. Years later, I found another similar website and did the same thing. Read everything, then forgot about it, despite it being awesome. It didn't really stick until I was helping my friend with a class project. She had to make a movie and I was writing the script and at some point, we needed to include a god of some kind. I consulted with my friend and she simply said no Greek gods. For whatever reason, I suggested Norse, despite only knowing Thor. My friend said okay, but she wanted a lesser known god. So I went to the library and did some research.  I wanted to use Vidar, but the whole silent thing wouldn't have worked. I can't remember which god we ended up using, but the important part was that doing all that research made their names stick in my head. And of course, I remembered the times I'd looked into Norse mythology before. Actually, what I think really made it stick was the fact I didn't have a religion at that time. I was really open to ideas, and although I wasn't really sure about worshiping them and wasn't entirely sure they existed, I just thought it would be cool if they did.

That was about a year before I ended up in the trouble. And after I learned to pay attention to Loki, I figured out he's been around my entire life. Whether or not he had anything to do with a bunch of crap that happened, I don't know. But I know I've certainly felt his influence, even when I was young. I definitely feel this was meant to be. Even if I don't particularly like it all the time. Still, I've been happier since accepting Loki than I ever was before.
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« Reply #44: June 04, 2011, 02:30:10 pm »

Welcome to the SIG, Waterfall!
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