Cat Heath

Yule and New Years

Jan 8th, 2014 | By

If there’s one thing we Heathens do well, it’s disagree with other Heathens about all kinds of things, and it’s probably no surprise that the festive period of Yule can be yet another flashpoint for modern Heathens. This year though, I don’t seem to have seen the same kind of disputes. Maybe I’ve simply finally

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Ancestral Guilt, Ancestral Grief

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

If I were to say to you, that all you are in life is the product of decisions you have made in the past, decisions which in turn presented you with varying sets of choices and yet more decisions; would that sound crazy to you? Now how about if I said to you that those

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Finding Common Ground With Ancestors

Oct 3rd, 2013 | By

When it comes to the question of ancestors and ancestor worship, the modern Heathen is in a peculiar situation. On the one hand, we know from archaeological evidence and various laws prohibiting the worship of the dead, that people in the Heathen period worshipped their ancestors. However, on the other hand, judging by the frequently

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Heathen Prayer?

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By

What do you think of when you think of the word, ‘prayer’? Perhaps you envisage a person piously kneeling in church, or even rocking at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem? Maybe you even think of the Muslim with a prayer mat, or the Sufi worshippers swirling in their billowing robes? But what about Pagans and

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Lessons Of Book

Jul 9th, 2013 | By

As far as months go, this past one has been pretty interesting. About a week ago, I finished the first draft of my first book, and more significantly, seem to be solidifying future plans that are actually appealing to me. A few years ago when I was particularly disenchanted with my previous career in teaching,

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The Earth

Jun 2nd, 2013 | By

Hal wes thu folde, Fira Modor… When I was a kid, my mum used to tell me to ‘ne’er cast a clout ‘til May be out’, or in other words, ‘don’t put away your winter wardrobe until the end of May’. To me, May is one of those kind of tricky months, in which we

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May

Apr 30th, 2013 | By

Figuring out how to kick off a new blog can be hard…like really hard. On the one hand, there’s the question of making some kind of formal introduction vs allowing your readers to get to know you through your posts over time. Introductions made via the internet have always seemed a little…unnatural to me. It’s

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