I am currently compiling a devotional anthology to Charon, the Ferryman of souls. This book will be published through Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
I’ve had this on the back burner for about a year now, maybe even a little more and I’m finally feeling moved to make it my current ‘to-do’ project. This is part of an ongoing series of things that I promised to do in part to commemorate my adopted mom’s death: I decided I would do something devotional for each of the Deities that she honored. While she was a devout Loki and Sigyn’s woman, she had an affinity for Charon and was very, very moved by His work. I decided in honor of that, to do this devotional for Him.
I”m seeking poetry, articles, black and white illustrations, prayers, recipes, etc. I particular need articles.
All contributors will receive a copy of the finished product as payment. All proceeds go to a charity of Neos Alexandria’s choice.
I would like to have this finished by Dec. 1 of this year. If you have any material that you would like to submit, please contact me at krasskova at gmail.com.
Also, please feel free to pass this on to anyone whom you think might be interested.
Call for Submissions by Sigrun Freyskona
Deadline: February 28, 2009
I am compiling a devotional anthology dedicated to Sigyn, bride of Loki.¬† While I will be doing a fair amount of work on this devotional myself, I am open to receiving contributions of essays, prayers, poetry, musings of your personal experiences with Her, and meditations.¬† It goes without saying that since there is not a lot of information on Sigyn in the primary sources, but She is still calling people, that this book will be personal gnosis-heavy.¬† I also will need a cover artist to create a cover in JPEG or TIFF format of 300 dpi.
This book is specifically for Sigyn Herself, and as such, mention may be made of Her family but the focus should be mostly on Her.¬† You do not need to be devoted to Sigyn to contribute, but you should have a working relationship with Her.
I am looking for quality contributions rather than quantity, and as such, I reserve the right to reject submissions that I feel are not appropriate for the book.¬† This is not personal, but is the way of the writing world.¬† Furthermore, anything bigoted, Jotun-bashing, or eschatological is not welcome for this book.
I cannot give financial compensation for the material given, please consider your contributions an offering to Sigyn Herself.¬† I may be able to provide contributor copies for the major contributors (those who put in the most material).
Please send inquiries and contributions to freyskona AT g mail dot com with the subject line SIGYN DEVOTIONAL.¬† Submissions should be in a .doc or .rtf format.¬† (I CANNOT accept .docx as my computer will not read that format; I mention this because it has been a problem in the past.)¬† The deadline for contributions is February 28, 2009; I will send release forms out via e-mail, which I must have signed and mailed back to me in order to have legal permission to use your work.¬† You will of course retain the rights to your work thereafter.
Call for Submissions by Raven Kaldera
Deadline: October 1, 2008
“The Personal Gnosis Handbook: Inspiration In Pagan Religious Practice”
This book will be a handbook for Pagan religious groups as to how to cope with the issue of personal gnosis in your religion. How do you tell what’s really a divine message and what’s not? Who decides, and what’s fair? Is fair even relevant when the Gods are involved? How do you figure it out anyway? This book will tackle all those hard questions, including how to turn UPG (unverified personal gnosis) into PCPG (peer-corroborated personal gnosis), and when you shouldn’t.
Basic assumptions of this book:
-Personal gnosis is desirable and valuable, and a side effect of having actual real Gods, not just archetypes.
-Personal gnosis, when applied to group practice, needs to be judged by a variety of criteria.
If you aren’t down with both of those, don’t answer this questionnaire. I am looking for deep and thoughtful discussion on the subject, not just Captain Obvious points like “we can’t prove the Gods exist in a laboratory setting anyway.”
If you have written an essay on the subject, and would like to submit that, feel free to do so instead of or in addition to filling out the questionnaire, but be advised that I may use it, not use it, or only use quotes from it (as I would with the interview questions).
Please send your questionnaires as attachments in Word or Word Perfect (not WordPad, I hate WordPad) or in the body of the email. Send them to email@example.com with PGH in the title. The deadline for submissions is October 1. Circulate this freely! If you don’t speak up, your voice will not be heard.
Questions for Personal Gnosis Handbook:
1. What’s your current religious tradition? What religious tradition were you raised?
2. How do you define the terms: gnosis? Personal gnosis? Unverified personal gnosis? Peer-corroborated personal gnosis?
3. How do you feel about personal gnosis?
4. How does the religious tradition that you are now a member of feel about it? (If applicable.) How do they judge what is valid and what is not? What does “valid” mean to them – objectively and provably true, intuitively true, or whether it’s applicable and useful to them?
5. How do you judge it? According to what criteria? What standards do you think should be applied to it?
6. Have you had any conflicts with people over your personal gnosis? Please describe.
7. Have you ever felt ashamed or afraid to share your personal gnosis for fear of being attacked?
8. Have you ever seen something accepted as personal gnosis by a group that then went horribly wrong? Please describe.
9. Have you seen the addition of personal gnosis handled well by a group? Please describe.
10. Please describe what personal gnosis comes to you. Do you experience it as a direct message from the Gods, or something more subtle?
11. Who, in a group, gets to decide whose personal gnosis is valid? By what authority?
12. How should disagreements over personal gnosis be mediated in a group? Is there any social engineering that can be done in a group’s culture to better prepare people to be able to handle the process of discrimination?
13. How trustworthy do you find ancient texts/primary sources?
14. How important is personal gnosis to your personal path? Does it define everything you do? Is it not really a big deal? Is it something you keep private? Could you be part of a group that didn’t accept it – or are you now? Would you give up everything for it? How many life decisions do you make based on this?
Call for Submissions by Mist
Current Deadline: July 1st, 2008
Mist, Gy√įja of Kenaz Kindred is publishing a book called Fulltrui, Working with Patron/Matron Gods in the Northern Tradition and is seeking: meditations, short articles, poems, devotionals, rituals, or other for the publication (AEsir/Vanir/Jotun or other being welcome). The publication is going to be self published and a copy of the book may or may not be provided depending. All submissions will be properly credited and those selected will be notified. Please keep submissions respectful, no degrading or insulting work need apply.
Unfortunately, I am unable to pay cash for submissions, although if you send a bulk of requested material that I like and end up using, I might be able to send you a copy of the book. All submissions will remain the property of their creators, who will retain copyrights to their own work. If selected, I will contact you to request a signed release form with your legal name, but will publish your work etc. under whatever name you wish. The deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2008. I hope to have the book printed by December 2008 or sooner. Please submit all writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with BOOK in the subject line. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the same email address.
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August 14-17, 2008
More and more do we hear from people being contacted, working with and revering, the Rokkr and the Jotunfolk. Often they get little hearing or sympathy from others in the various Northern Tradition religious groups, and too often they think that they are the only ones having this experience. This is a gathering for those of us who love, honor, and work with Loki, Hela, Angrboda, Fenris, Jormundgand, Surt, Skadi, Gerda, Jord, Mengloth, Mordgud, Nidhogg, Mimir, Groa, Aegir, Ran (and their nine daughters), Thrym, Kari, Gunnlod, Rind and others that we have not here named.
This year we are honoring Surt, Sunna, Mani, Rind, Angrboda and Gerda. There will also be poles raised for Loki, Sigyn, Narvi and Vali. IronWood Kindred will once again hold a special faining for the sea-etins (Ran, Aegir and the Nine Mermaids) on Thursday, August 14 at the seashore (location to be announced). You must provide your own transportation. All other EtinMoot events will take place at Cauldron Farm in Hubbardston, Massachusetts.
There will be a non-ritual celebratory event (i.e. a big party) for Loki on Friday night at “dark-thirty,” so bring party food and refreshments to share. Alcohol is permitted at the party and at other times; however, anyone getting drunk to the point of obnoxiousness to others will be evicted. This is not your Uncle Torvald’s drunken two-fisted sexist moot! If you can’t control yourself and behave properly, don’t embarrass yourself by making a scene on sacred land.
Be warned, the rule of this gathering is tolerance. Regardless of how much you may disapprove of someone else’s lifestyle, personality, relationship with the Gods, opinion of your patron deity, or ideas about any part of your faith, if you cannot express it politely, you will be expected to keep it to yourself. Rudeness will not be tolerated. All disagreements must be conducted in reasonable tones of voice without deliberate personal insult or physical assault (or threat of the latter).
There will also be two god-possessions this year. If you have never been present when a deity has been “horsed,” there are some basic rules of etiquette that all attendees will be expected to follow. A flyer will be distributed at the beginning of EtinMoot with guidelines for proper behavior during rituals and god-possessions. Anyone who behaves disrespectfully or disruptively will be asked to leave.
One of the reasons for this event is the growing amount of UPG about the Jotunfolk that is coming through more and more of us. We need a space to compare this UPG, to see how much of it can be deemed PCPG — peer-corroborated personal gnosis. This is the nature of this space, and it is one of both discovery and frith. Come, if your heart has been yearning to hail Them in a space where They are revered.
Other Event Information:
The fee is $15 per adult; children are free. You can pay at the door or beforehand, by check or PayPal to email@example.com. Plan to arrive at Cauldron Farm on Friday afternoon and leave Sunday afternoon or early evening. Those wishing to attend the sea-etins’ faining on Thursday should contact the event coordinator for information and directions.
Special arrangements may be possible for those traveling long distances, if you call us well in advance. We do not provide transportation, meals or childcare; bring your own tent, bedding, food, flashlight, and bug repellent and refreshments to share for Loki’s Big Party on Friday. The site is fairly primitive with a latrine and cooking firepit, but it is a place where we can hail the names that we may not be allowed to speak elsewhere.
If you have any questions about EtinMoot itself or the deities and wights being honored this year, please contact event coordinator and gydja of the Iron Wood Kindred, Elizabeth Vongvisith (evongvisith AT gmail DOT com). For more information about camping or the site, please contact Raven Kaldera (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please feel free to circulate this announcement as you see fit.
Call for Submissions by Loki’s Abriel:
Current Deadline: August 1, 2008.
Since I’ve been getting tapped for it for months I finally decided to just buckle down and start collecting submissions for this now. I will be compiling together a devotional for Skadhi and will be accepting submissions for it. I am looking for prayers, rituals, poems, stories of personal experiences with Her, artwork, or anything else you feel inclined to share. There is no limit on how many submissions you can make and as of right now there is no limit on the length of prose submissions.
There are a couple of things I DON’T want:
-I will not accept any works that promote racism/racialism, sexism, homophobia, trans-phobia, bigotry towards any religion or creed, or otherwise promotes hateful views towards any individual or group.
-I cannot in good conscience accept any submissions that refer to Loki and/or the Jotnar derogatorily. Sorry, just can’t. If you want to refer to Skadhi’s hanging of a snake over His head or the time when He tied a goat to His package to make Her laugh fine but remarks like calling Him “the evil Trickster” or anything else that disrespects Him outright will go into the trashbin. I don’t care how you personally feel about Loki but if you absolutely cannot restrain yourself don’t bother submitting anything. As for the Jotnar, please remember that though Skadhi is Aesir, She is also a Jotnar and disrespecting Her family scores no points for you.
-Erotica is fine but if you go this route please, please, please I beg you from the bottom of my heart, keep it tasteful!
-Anything written for other Gods that are close to Her (Her Father, Her ex Njord, Her Son-in-law Frey, etc) is fine.
Deadline…this will be a long one. Right now I’m going to set it for August 1, 2008.
Sorry, there is no monetary compensation and right now I can’t promise free copies. It all depends on how things look, how many people submit, etc.
Mail to lokis_abriel AT hotmail DOT com and be sure to put “Skadhi devotional” in the subject line.
Feel free to pass this on or repost to anyone you think might be interested. Thank you.
Call for Submissions by Elizabeth Vongvisith:
Current Deadline: April 30, 2008.
I am compiling an as-yet-untitled Northern Tradition prayer book. I would like to include prayers or invocations for any Northern deity or deities and/or prayers written for particular events or purposes such as prayers of thanks or those addressed to the ancestors, blessings for weddings or births and so forth.
Prayers to, for and about the Aesir, Vanir, Jotnar, Alfar, Duergar or other beings from the Nine Worlds are welcome. Prayers and invocations for use by groups are fine, as well as prayers meant for individual devotional practice. I am not seeking essays or other kinds of poetry or verse.
Please not that I will NOT accept material that denigrates any of the gods or wights ‚Äď in other words, bashing the Aesir in a prayer for Loki is as unacceptable as those describing the Jotnar in derogatory terms. Also, I am not interested in material written for Celtic, Hellenic, Kemetic or other non-Norse deities or spirits ‚Äď those should find a more suitable home elsewhere.
Please keep your submissions under 100 lines and make sure to include whatever name you would like your work to be credited to. If I accept your submission I will contact you to request a signed release form with your legal name, but I’m happy to publish your prayer under whatever pseudonym you choose.
Unfortunately, I am unable to pay cash for submissions, although if you send me a lot of prayers I like and wind up using, I *might* send you a free copy of the book. All submissions will remain the property of their creators, who will retain copyrights to their own work.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2008. I hope to have the book in print by August 2008 at the very latest. Please submit your prayers and invocations to evongvisith at gmail dot com with PRAYER BOOK in the subject line. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at the above email address as well.
Please feel free to distribute this as you see fit.
Call for Submissions by Galina Krasskova:
Current Deadline: September 1, 2008.
I am currently working on a devotional to Mani and Sunna and other Norse Cosmological Deities (Dagr, Nott, even Jord).
I am looking for submissions of poetry/prayers, articles and rituals to these Deities. This book will include daily rituals for each day of the week, so material for the Gods and Goddesses associated with each individual day is also appropriate (Monday: Mani, Tuesday: Tyr, Wednesday: Woden, Thursday: Thor, Friday: Frigga or Freya -scholars disagree, Sunday: Sunna. I’m not sure what the original attribution for Saturday was as only the Roman (Saturn) has survived. I’ll be researching this, though I usually give it to Loki). Additionally, I’m seriously considering including a section on seasonal rites.
If anyone is interested in submitting prayers, poems, articles or rituals, please email me at¬†email@example.com OR Krasskova@gmail.com.¬†Unfortunately, I can’t pay for submissions, but I will send every contributor a copy of the book when it is finished.
Deadline for ALL Submissions is September 1, 2008.
Call For Submissions¬†by Galina Krasskova:
Current Deadline: August 1, 2008.
I am currently working on a devotional to Inanna and Ereshkigal. I’m Heathen but I owe a great and long-standing debt to these two Goddesses and this devotional is my way of repaying it.
I am looking for submissions of poetry/prayers, articles and rituals to these two Deities. (I will accept material to other Sumerian Deities as well, if it’s good. I have no problem with including a section for Them).
This book will be published through Asphodel Press.
If anyone is interested in submitting prayers, poems, articles or rituals, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Krasskova@gmail.com. Unfortunately, I can’t pay for submissions, but I will send every contributor a copy of the book when it is finished.
Deadline for ALL Submissions is August 1, 2008.
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Call For Submissions by Loki’s Abriel
Current Deadline: Unspecified.
I am compiling a devotional for the Fire Gods of the Northern Tradition. For the purposes of this devotional the Fire Gods of the NT are Surt, Sinmora, Loki, Glut, Eisa, Enmyria, Logi, Farbauti, and even though they are considered more sky etins I include Daeg and Sunna in that group.
I am accepting essays, stories, poems, prayers, artwork, photography (as long as they are YOUR pictures!!), recipes, rituals, and anything else that you feel is appropriate.
What is not appropriate to Me:
-Anything that bashes the Aesir, Vanir, or any group, creed (this means no anti-Christian stuff too!),¬†gender, race, or anything homophobic or transphobic.
-No Satanic propaganda/”let’s bring on the Ragnarok! YAH!!” bullshit! Neither Surt nor Loki are the Norse Satan… anything that portrays Them as such will be rejected. (I have nothing against Satanism, but this isn’t a book about Satanism, this is a devotional for actual breathing Gods).
Anything else will be up to my discretion. If I find it offensive or just plan vulgar, I won’t include it. It’s that simple.
There is no deadline for this as of yet. If you want to send something, just send it whenever.¬† It’s still a long ways off.
lokis_abriel AT hotmail DOT com