I cannot agree more with both the original blog post and the reblog that Beth posted.

I would only add that I do not discount (nor do i think the previous bloggers) that each of us has the capacity to ‘be a voice’ for any given deity in any given moment. Its my personal feeling that when the gods wish to get a message to someone they will not hesitate to use whatever means a person is most ready to accept as the means for the message.


My dear friend Beth crafted this for Loki and I after He told me I needed to commission it from her, I gave her virtually no input other than She needed to be the one to do it, and He would tell her what He required of it.

I feel particularly blessed as Beth was given allowance by Her Spouse Odin to do this project for Us during not just her devotional month to Odin but also during the sacred time of the Yuletide. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for her work, her blessing and the Blessings of Alfather to complete this for Loki and I…

Reblogged from Wytch of the North – Yule Seidhr

Beth has done a great service to Spirit workers and many others I share this with the prayer that I asked she read to All Father…

Alfather, I have held bitterness toward you for many years for the blood you have taken from me. I am sorry for holding it so long, through various means and messengers I know the necessecity of it and that it hurt you as well, but it has been for far greater purpose that it was done. I thank you for the lessons and the gifts. This woman, This incredible amazing woman has been a great blessing to me and has helped me with so much clarity. Many is the time I called (and still do) you harsh and unfriendly names, many is the time I have thought your behavior too harsh but I know now that even in the pain and sorrow that you were by my side and suffering it with me not just flinging it at me. I also thank you for keeping me in the right places at the right times, for teh strength and power I know is mine through being Your Dottir. For the gifts of words, and hands and craft. I thank you for my husband. for my children and the love they teach me. for the beauty of knowing that I am gifted. beyond measure. I thank you alfather and honor you humbly and with love and resepect. without bitterness that was once there. Loki. For All of it, Hela – for more than I ever imagined I could be and all of your lessons And finally, for you and Jo – and all of your gifts to me and your service to All

I have edited this to include A note I received from Jo – Beths partner, warder and scribe because it – i suppose much in the same way my prayer touched them – has touched ME…

Hey Michelle, just a quick note. Normally, once seidhr is done, I pretend I’ve seen nothing of the inquiries and messages and the like, because I’m Scribe and Warder, and that’s about it, and it’s not my business. But I had to ignore that for this: in the time that we’ve been doing seidhr, you are the *first* to offer something that gives back instead of asks for something, and that was incredibly touching. Also, knowing all the shit Odin gets (I do it too!), it was very moving to see an apology, an acknowledgement of His greater wisdom, and love despite hardship. Thank you for sharing that with us. I want badly to hug you right now, so consider yourself cyber-hugged.

The Wytch of the North

It has been raining all day, but as the sky darkens in late afternoon the winds pick up and begin to howl. It will be a Wild Hunt night, a powerful night for seidhr. As dusk approaches, I put aside the tasks I have been occupied with–carding wool, making fudge–and begin my preparations. I put the tea kettle on and measure a teaspoon of mugwort and a teaspoon of rose petals into a mug. Mugwort was one of the first plant allies to reach out to me, and among the plants most closely associated with Odin as well. Among the nine sacred herbs of the Anglo-Saxons, it is called “una”–the first, the oldest–and the Mother of Herbs, in the Nine Herbs Charm, which dates from the 10th century. Over the years I have forged a relationship with mugwort so that although it is low in any psychoactive components, it sends…

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It began with a spark…

An idea that was suggested by one of the most knowledgeable authors in heathenry at large.  I am very blessed to have developed some amazing friendships with people that have influenced my belief structure and magical practice.  Two nights ago in a conversation with one of them about yet another point of my journey I expressed that blessing to my friend and thanked him for his work and his friendship (I’m pretty big on acknowledgement of things and people that have helped me) and my friend said to me that the feeling was mutual.  Not epic to most people Im sure when talking to a friend.  But consider that the friend in questions writing has had major influence over my experience of my faith and that I still have a metric fukton of fangirl squee over said author and you have a rather huge chinfloor moment that I will not likely get over at any time in the near future.  The exchange went thus…

S:  Actually, seriously…have you considered writing up your experiences and understandings?

M: yes, its one of the things Loki prods me about, part of why i started blogging

S: I think you should consider doing a book.

M: wow *faints*.  its in the brain.  i need to get used to writing more i think but meanwhile i collect.

i think i might just cry over that.  in a good way

S:  Awww…But really, I think your experiences and thoughts are of very significant value and should be made more widely available.

M: i dont disagree  I think i have a very unique perspective to offer overall.  i may have to get you to proofread it…

S: I’ll be happy to!

M:  thank you, I will hold you to that.  ok so… Im gonna do this

S:  Awesome!

M:   that ember Loki put in my Heart, its glowing now.   i think thats a pretty direct response

S:  Yes!

M:  thank you

S:  I will be delighted to give you any help I can.

M: thank you, I will hold you to that.  and you have my permission to hold ME to it too, as i have just made it my status i fear there will be no shortage of holding to it

S: I will hold you to that, because LOKI IS WATCHING.


S: He is watching…and he saw you (and me) write that…and now we’re committed!

M: indeed, and He (nor I or you I daresay) would have it any other way

S:  Quite!

M:  this, is going to be one hel of a ride!

S:  Oh, yes!

M: hehehhehehe!


So, The spark begins to catch now……

The work of writing has begun, and happily at this point it flows well.  I do know it will not always be so  but for now it is good. My Beloved God is Happy with The Work, and that is never a bad thing…..

this cannot be stressed enough in my opinion. I have realized tha tI have done this work for years as well with the reading of this post and its follow up. Thank you Beth for such important words!