an EXCELLENT review of what I consider the most USEFUL book in my library at the moment.

Buy the book!

Adventures in Vanaheim

First, a caveat, I have had the pleasure of conversing with the author via Facebook, so the following will probably seem more than a little biased, having said that, though:

Buy this book. Right now.

If you have any interest in the “lesser” wights: alfs, dwarves, trolls, etins, land-wights, sea-wights, etc. ANY interest at all, you NEED this book in your library!

This book is, as the title suggests, about elves, wights, and trolls. It is broken up into several chapters, each covering a different sort of being: earth-wights, etins, rises, and thurses, water-wights, light and dark alfs, and svartalfs (dwarves), respectively. In addition to containing a wealth of information regarding these various beings, Gundarsson includes chapters on finding wights, changelings, and rites that one can use should one wish to contact a wight or an alf (with all the usual warnings suggestions for how to minimize the risk…

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This is to Possesory work what Beth’s “So you wanna be a godspouse? (some plain talk)” is to Godspousery. MUST READ!

Sex, Gods, and Rock Stars

Sorry I have been away so long…things in my life have gotten a bit complicated with the upcoming surgery and all, so I haven’t had the spoons or the focus to do much writing. However, this post has been on my mind since late October; culminating in a dream last night that I was writing it, so I’m thinking it’s about time I sit down and bang it out.

I have done possessory work, both privately and publicly, for about ten years now. I can even say that I started before that, having done “drawing downs” for Wiccan covens as far back as 1996 or so. So let’s just take it as a given that I’ve done this sort of thing for a long time.

Not only that, but I am blessed to have many colleagues and friends that I can discuss possession with, including the authors of the book

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On loyalty and faith

So, there is a group I’m in (gee imagine that) where one member of the group is driving virtually the entire group batshit with her godhopping BS (at least from what I can tell…..

the complaint is _________ has deserted  me AGAIN about a host of gods or some variation of that.  And she claims to be ‘tired of reading the same thing over and over….

Ok my take on faith….  Its FAITH!!!!  Just because you don’t have your patron or matron god/dess ion your ear buzzing every moment of the day  (or for that matter week) doesn’t mean you have been deserted!.  MOST people do not have an ongoing diatribe with deity.




1.confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another’s ability.

2.belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.

3.belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religionthe firm faith of the Pilgrims.

4.belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.

5.a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith.

faith  [feyth]  Show IPA

Part of Speech:            noun

Definition:       trust in something

Synonyms:       acceptance, allegiance, assent, assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, constancy, conviction, credence, credit, credulity, dependence, faithfulness, fealty, fidelity, hope, loyalty, reliance, stock, store, sureness, surety, troth, truth, truthfulness

Now those are dictionary and thesaurus entries but let me give you my personal view of faith…

Faith is the thing that says don’t give up even when you have no tangible evidence that what you believe in is really there.  In fact for me faith is powerfully connected to the intangible things, much more so than the things that are tangible.

Now lets put the shoe on the opposite foot….  Say YOU are the God/dess in question….  Are you (having millions of devotees) going to be hanging about with the person that complains constantly about what you want from them and whines about being deserted?  REALLY?  Noe in general as a human when we are pissed off with someone we stop hanging out with them.  Why wouldn’t a deity be the same way?  I mean in this case we are talking about NORSE GODS!  These are not fluffy bunny gods, they demand our troth our ownership of our deeds and most importantly (to me anyhow) they demand out faith not crumble with a simple breath of air.

But also the thing that really gets me is this.  I will always totally support anyone’s personal search for truth.  ALWAYS, but in order to find that truth you can’t just give up on finding it whenever the wind blows the opposite direction.  becasue when you do that you will NEVER find it….

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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My Craft… It Feeds My Soul 

This is no shock if you have seen my work really (and do please have a look at the link if you haven’t) but I am saying this now because as may be obvious the holiday season is on us.

No, I’m not just trying to sell you ion my craft dear readers.  I am also trying to make a small statement.

I had the unfortunate need to stop into the Wal-Mart on my way home from the in-laws bird eating festivities on Thursday.  So I walked in and it took me 10 minutes to wade my way through the morass of stupidity and negativity that the interior of the building had become just to pick up ONE Item.  I began wading my way back thru said morass to find the end of a line.  I found none.  In those 15 minutes I went from being in a rather pleasantish mood to being ready to go postal and nuke the whole damned lot of them.

Now, I used to cleanse houses of some pretty unpleasant things.  But never Never Have I experienced such Concentrated IKCKKK as I did in those 15 minutes.  I think maybe we could have applied the story concept used in the GHOSTBUSTERS II movie as a template for the way the energy in there felt.

Now we all know that Loki loves His bit of Chaos now and then but this… this even made Him want to run… and run fast.  I got back in the car, immediately looked at my dearest husband and told him I was going to disappear because I was that much not ok after that experience.  Immediately popped in the noise isolating earbuds and disappeared… I showed back up more than an hour later when we were nearly home.

Dear reader I tell you this because frankly I would not wish that kind of BLECH on even my most hated enemy.  Please, PLEASE spare yourself and your loved ones of that kind of experience.

SHOP LOCALLY, SHOP with your ONLINE *Local* COMMUNITY, SHOP with the Folk Who Share your Faith, your ideals and your common interests!  There are MILLIONS of us out there; I am just one of many

Below you will find a list of Facebook and Etsy  pages, these are artists and crafters that I consider MY community and MY Family, PLEASE look them over and see if they have something that fills a need you have.  You will be making an actual person benefit from your patronage…

This is not a complete list by any means at all but it is a start and I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE any and everyone to feel free to ass any links to the comments section PLEASE.

My intention is to BUILD this resource!