Gary Earl Johnson was born January 1, 1953. He was the 29th Governor of the state of New Mexico. Johnson has been working tirelessly on his current campaign since 2009; "Our America Initiative." This idealology that Johnson has promoted is the basic foundation and the set of principles by which he intends to be the Republican Nominee for the 2012 Presidential Election. Please research the facts about this canidate and support him, if you believe that it is right to do so.
We would like to say, "Thank You!"...to everyone who has supported us these past 17 years...Your words, and deeds have not gone unnoticed. "Thank You"...to our members, students, and teachers for making this a most memorable year.
Lodge Yggdrasill is also very pleased to announce that its name, "Lodge Yggdrasill" is a registered trademark of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, under the religious organizations category; and is accepted and recognized internationally.
For this, we would like to thank three of our former members and their rogue students for trying to steal our name and our identity within the greater Pagan Community; all the way to the United States Government...Without you, we never would have had to have gone through all of this. So, "thank you" you guys! Thank you for the slander. Thank you for the defamation of character. Thank you for the lies. Thank you for the threats. Thank you for all of the malice and the ill will you could muster amongst yourselves...for we received the most well deserved rewards...VICTORY!!! & HONOR!!!
Lastly, some clarification to Our Greater Community: Our "Lodge Kindreds" list is very clear, and current. If a Lodge Yggdrasill Kindred location is not present, it simply does not exist. There are no other Kindreds, other than the ones listed on this website. We hope that this clears up any future questions or misguided gestures by others, in the future.
Blessings this Autumn Finding Season,
To All of Our Lodge Kindred
Greetings UMPA Activists! Your Mother Earth needs a little attention, and we need YOU!
UMPA Adopt A Highway Cleanup will take place, at our new location, Sat. October 8th, 2011, 1pm on I 35E, Hugo, MN. This may sound remote, but it is 23 miles from the SPC, about the same distance as our previous location near Anoka. This site is a beautiful, natural area of farm fields, wetlands, and some wooded areas. If you can only spend a few hours, come early to get your supplies! With 20 people, four teams of five, we should be able to complete the spring cleanup in just a few hours! If your group wants to participate as a team, Please CONTACT UMPA.
* RAIN DATE: Sunday Oct. 9th 1pm
UMPA has contracted with the Minnesota Highway Department to maintain litter cleanup on a 2.0 mile section of I35E, just south of the junction with I35W near Hugo. This is a highly traveled four lane divided stretch between Anoka County Road 14 (Main St Hugo) and 80th ST E. * note this exit is under construction renovation). It can be reached heading north on either 35W or E, exiting Centerville Main and heading East(from I35W) or Exiting Hugo Main, (Co Road 14, I 35E, and finding the Central Bank, on the NW corner of that exit.
We will be gathering at The Central Bank, at 10 am ...hit the Highway by 1pm click the link to explore a satelitte photo of the area.
We will split into teams and carpool some to 80th St., and any who want to offer off Highway support will prepare sandwiches and deliver water UMPA will provide. We will have blaze green safety vests, garbage bags, and instructions!
Bring work gloves, a pick up tool (broom handle with nail in end), water, tick repellant, and sturdy shoes!
Please check the UMPA Website Saturday at 11am if weather is in doubt for instructions.
Many hands make light work!
Also October 8th : UMPA Council Meeting to follow, over dinner: all are welcome! Get Your UMPA T-SHIRT, Free with your Membership! See the NEW T-SHIRTS and become a UMPA Member!
Check the Community Event Calendar for other community events.
There will be a Group/Seeker Meet & Greet at the Sacred Paths Center this Sunday at 4pm. This is a great opportunity for people to meet with representatives from various pagan groups.
Magus will be holding a Customer Appreciation Day Party on Saturday, September 17th, 2011. We will be offering free food, have tea sampling, grab bags, and will be on broadcasting live on the Edge Radio show. There will be speakers, presentations, divination readings, aura photography, chair massage, and more!!!
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On Sept 23-25, 2011 heathen kindreds, families, and individuals from across the Midwest, Minnesota to Texas, Utah to Indiana, will gather near Kansas City for one of the largest heathen gatherings in the world this year. You are invited...and it is less than a month away! We're asking as many people as possible to register by September 15th, so that we can buy the correct amount of food and supplies for the event.
Heathenry is about community, gathering as a people, shaking a man or woman's hand, looking them in the eye, hearing their voice, telling stories, getting to know each other. It is letting your kids play together. Letting your spouses get to know each other. Its about laughing at dumb jokes, and telling stories from your life. Its about mingling Wyrd...and taking the measure of another person, and finding them of worth. There were 240 heathens at 2010's LATP, 70 of which were children. Our registration packet contains a schedule for the 2011 event, and details on food, workshops, Symbels, the Blot, what you'll need to bring, and everything else you could possibly want to know about the event...
Your registration fee includes all camping fees and dinner on Friday and Saturday night. Individual Registrations are $40 and Family Registrations are $60. There's an "Early Option" where you can arrive a day early on September 22nd. The "Early Option" is an additional $10 for Indivduals and $20 for Families. You can register with PayPal, a credit card, or by check. All of the information about how to register is here...
Kari Tauring will be performing at the event, and presenting several workshops. Hauk Heimsdallsman will also be performing. There will be workshops on heathen topics, traditional crafts, and even a singles meet-and-greet. There are religious events throughout the event, several fainings, a Folk Symbel on Friday night, and a High Symbel on Saturday night. We'll also have Viking Games for the adults, such as a hammer-toss, a tug-of-war, and steal-the-wench.
We have events, classes, and fun scheduled for your children throughout the event, including hikes, sword and hammer fighting lessons, storytelling, a class on the runes, craft projects, and a huge foam-weapon battle, complete with a Valkyrie that will remove "the fallen" from the field, and take them to either Vahalla or Freyja's Hall, where they will encounter refreshments befitting brave (kid) warriors. We will also play the very popular game, "Kill the Troll," which the kids just seem to absolutely love. Every child in attendance receives a free foam-covered weapon as part of their registration.
At Lightning Across the Plains 2011, we will also hold the 2nd Regional Midwest Thing. Chieftain, Gothar, and Elders from tribes across the region will gather to discuss on-going and future efforts to advance and support the growth of our Folkway here in the Midwest. All kindreds in attendance are invited to participate in the Chieftain, Gothar, and Elders meeting...and every heathen in attendance is welcome to attend the public meeting at Thing.
Volkshof Kindred, the Franks, Tyr's Helm Tribe, Winterhof Kindred, Hammer-Tree Hearth, Mjolnir Kindred, Fimbul Winter Kindred, Hridgar Kindred, Bifrost Way Kindred, Golden Shield Kindred, Sigruna Kindred, Bifrost Bridge Kindred, Frith Home, Wolf Tree Kindred, Wolves' Wod Kindred, Third Raven Kindred, Sacred Oak, and Jotun's Bane Kindred were some of the kindreds, hearths, and families represented at LATP 2010. There were heathens there from across the Heartland. Minnesota to Texas. Utah to Indiana. While this is a regional event focused on the Midwest, all good heathens are welcome to attend.
Help us spread the word. Tell other heathens about the event. Drag them with you if you need to. Let's make this gathering something our children talk about in their old age.
Mark Ludwig Stinson Jotun's Bane Kindred Temple of Our Heathen Gods
"Our home is open for special events each year: a celebration at Springtime, called Beltane, and a celebration of All Hallows Eve, called Soule Feste, in the fall. These events offer a variety of workshops, for instance; the art of mead making, arts and crafts, yoga, massage therapies, tai chi, drumming, music, tarot and other esoteric knowledge, guided meditations, divination, and more. Vendors sell their wares; homemade crafts, clothing, ritual tools, and other items. Bonfires and bardic circles have been known to happen nightly, and musical performances are always a delight. We have rustic composting toilets, running water, and a hot shower, and yet camping here is really getting back to the basics of nature. Come to inhale the fresh air and visit with the lively spirits that surround Wolvenwold, and share magickal nights around the bonfire with us. Connect with all sorts of friends, new and old; to reawaken your soul - you deserve it."
For more information and registration, please visit:
Pagan Pride is a free fall event, open to the public, that offers education about Paganism to the larger community. In keeping with Pagan Pride International‘s guidelines, Twin Cities Pagan Pride has offered a fall event since 1998 that includes a ritual focusing on the harvest, a food and charity drive, along with other rituals, discussions, vendors, and entertainment.
We’re excited to announce that our 2011 event will focus on public education in an outdoor site that has tons of walkthrough traffic.
Where: Minnehaha Falls Park, in the area around the bandshell. There are both paid and free parking options in the area (the link includes map and parking details.) The park is not far from the 46th Street light rail station and a wide variety of bus lines (and you can find out more from theMetroTransit site.)
When: September 10th, 2011 from 10am to 6pm. (No rain date)
The event is free and open to the public.
We encourage donations for our food shelf partner and charity donations.
We also appreciate donations to help with the cost of the event!
For more information, please visit: