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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.

Trothmoot 2015

Some of the attendees of Trothmoot this year (2015) at Camp Netimus. I asked everyone individually if they minded any of these photos being posted here, so let's hope that all will be fine with it. If anyone slipped in, such as in a group photo, and you would prefer that particular photo not be included here, please send me a message and I will remove it.
 

 

Watching the Weave: Trothmoot 2015

 
The Norns set the length of the threads when a man, woman, or god is born. Urd, Verthandi, and Skuld weave the wyrd that binds the men and gods alike. Frigg at her loom weaves the lives of men and women, using the foreknowledge that is hers from her sharing of the High Seat.
Lokesenna 29
“The fate of all | does Frigg know well,
Though herself she says it not."

Perspectives on Racial Issues in the United States

At a recent meeting of The Troth's High Rede, one question was whether we would, as an organization, make a statement about recent events regarding race in the U.S. and how we deal with them. It was decided instead that, in an organization that defines itself by accepting diversity, Individual Rede members might make individual public statements to be released together. Here they are, beginning with my own.

 

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