offs, wildhunt. really?

So Wildhunt.org, never missing a chance to discredit Heathenry, posted recently “Sources are reporting that an Identity Europa member may be a High School police officer in Chesterfield, Va. He is allegedly part of an Asatru group whose website notes its ties to their “heathen Anglo-Saxon forebears”. We are following the story.”. and..so what? So fucking what? He’s part of a group that, like any good polytheist should, honors its ancestors. End of story, unless he’s misused his position as a police officer.

 

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Galina Krasskova has been a priest of Odin and Loki since the early nineties. Originally ordained in the Fellowship of Isis in 1995, Ms. Krasskova also attended the oldest interfaith seminary in the U.S.- the New Seminary where she was ordained in 2000 and where she later worked as Dean of Second Year Students for the Academic year of 2011-2012. Beyond this, she took vows as a Heathen gythia in 1996 and again in 2004. She is the head of Comitatus pilae cruentae and a member of the Starry Bull tradition. Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Claremont University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, and the City University of New York. Ms. Krasskova has a variety of published books available running the gamut from introductory texts on the Northern Tradition, as well as books on runes, prayer, and devotional practices. She is also the managing editor of “Walking the Worlds,” a new journal focusing on contemporary polytheism and spirit work and the first journal of polytheology. While very busy with teaching and school, she does also occasionally lecture around the country on topics of interest to contemporary Heathenry and polytheisms. A passionate supporter of the arts Ms. Krasskova enjoys going to the opera, theater, and ballet. Her affection for the arts began early as she discovered dance, which she pursued professionally becoming a ballet dancer: first with a regional company in Maryland, then in New York City. After suffering career ending injuries, she would find new forms of expression in the visual arts. For a few years Ms. Krasskova co-owned an art gallery in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and over a course of numerous years she has studied a multitude of art mediums: glassblowing, watercolor, acrylic, photography and more! She is now an avid acrylic painter and watercolorist and has even enjoyed placement in international artist-in-residencies programs in New York, New Mexico, and Poland. Her work has been exhibited from New York to Paris.

Posted on March 20, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

    • ganglerisgrove

      oh he may be a complete ass, but his religion shouldn’t have been brought into it.

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      • I didn’t see the Wild Hunt story. But I think the problem is (or should be, at least) the specific group he’s affiliated with, not the religion as a whole. That group is, from everything I can ascertain, one of those using heathenry as an excuse for racism. The leader is definitely a piece of work. The problem is when outsiders equate one small group with the entire religion – a problem that we shouldn’t face with our own journalism. Having ties to “heathen Anglo-Saxon forebears” is theoretically an absolutely fine and good thing – but I think we all recognize that such language is often used as code, and I’m pretty sure that’s the case here. The issue I have is if the Wild Hunt is acting like that language alone, on its face, is problematic. They should be doing a better job of explaining why that particular group is concerning, and making a clear distinction between racist “heathens” and heathens who happen to simply be proud of their ancestry (whether genetic or spiritual).

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  1. I think the problem lies in “Identity Eupora” rather than ancestor veneration. Bad groups unfortunately taint good practices.

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  2. I think all heathens/pagans should be extremely wary of passing judgement on others in hopes of currying favor with people who care nothing for nuances of belief. This opens the door for these sorts of witch hunts to escalate against anyone who wears a rune, practices polytheism or loves their ancestors. This is a dangerous precedent that should be protested against vigorously and in no uncertain terms.

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