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New Troth-Branded Shirts

In order to meet recent demand for more Troth-branded items, we have created a new Troth online store! There are quite a few t-shirt designs in place already, and more designs for various products are in the works for the future.

Hail The Troth!

This post represents official Troth policy or is an official Troth statement.

Troth Logo

 

The Banner of The Troth

 

 

The Banner of the Troth is a ring of four golden apples (at the cardinal points) and four raven-heads (at the cross-points) linked by a ring of twisted gold wire with three twists between each apple/raven pair. In the middle of the ring is a golden-white Hammer with the Troth bind-rune in red upon the haft. The background is deep blue.

 

About The Troth

The following verbiage was passed by the Rede as part of The Troth's publications and web presence. It replaces earlier verbiage and is official Troth policy.

"The Troth is open to all who seek to know and honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the pre-Christian Germanic traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation. The Troth stands against any misuse of Germanic religion and culture to advance causes of racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, or any other form of prejudice."

World Denial: Death of Delusion and PTSD

In the discussion on the Troth email list this past while I have been listening to my fellow veterans, as well as victims of rape and traumatic assault talking about the twin elements of PTSD, what happened to cause the PTSD, and what can be done to build coping mechanisms for it.  Our society is built on lies.  The communal delusions of the west in the twenty first century are in my estimation these:
 
 
 

The Story of Mistletoe

Inside the greatest stories are a hundred little stories that get forgotten.
In the story of the first winter, the death of Baldur the bright, there is a story too of little Mistletoe.
At Yuletide now we hang mistletoe, and whenever a boy and girl pass beneath it they must kiss,
but so many have forgotten why. The tale of mistletoe is one of love and pride, foolishness and forgiveness.

Yuletide Sock Drives!

Socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters, but they are also one of the least-donated items.

Various Heathen groups will be collecting socks for folks in need!

Stock up stacks of socks and stockings and help to bring warmth to the feet of those in need this Yuletide!

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The Frithstead is collecting new, unworn wool or 50% mix socks between now and December 19, 2015. Contact frithstead@comcast.net for more information.

FLORIDA

In-Reach Heathen Prison Services Podcast

In-Reach Heathen Prison Services was featured today on the Bits of Heathenry Podcast. Along with the other topics that we addressed, we  discussed some of the varying viewpoints within Heathenry on the worthiness of Heathen prison work.

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