starting today all blogs without the following image will be deleted within 24 hours
i’m not even afraid of deletion. i just want this image on my blog
every time i see this post its a different picture and every time i reblog it solely for the picture
The spiritual journey is simply a voyage of inward understanding. It is learning about YOU, and focusing on the internal components of your soul, in turn radiating outward to collective understanding of the human race, the beings we share this life with, the earth, the universe and further on….
Yes, I am a Hoosier. From The Region! =D
This is a heavily-debated topic and there is a lot of controversy revolving around the topic of what is and what is not cultural appropriation. As a person who has some privilege (and who is also not a Norse Pagan), I am probably not the best source. However, this is what I know from discussions that I have been following.
There are people within the Norse Pagan community who will tell you that you are not allowed to be part of their community for the reasons that you say. However, those people often align themselves with racist affiliations (using that phrasing to disallow PoC into their community) and you want none to do with them. The deciding factor here is whether or not the religion is closed. A closed religion is one that has specific requirements before one can participate. Some of those requirements may be ancestry, some may be an initiation ritual.
From what I know via friends who are Norse Pagans, it is an open path. It is open to anyone willing to dedicate themselves to that path.
I am not going to get into what is and is not cultural appropriation in this situation because of how hotly debated some paths are. However, I will open up the floor to anyone who wants to contest Norse Paganism as an open path or if someone would have a more articulate definition. Also, if any Norse Pagans would like to say ‘hello, new person’ and give them a hearty wave.
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