Mannequins and Rich, Dead Noblemen

Truth!

BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

This is going to piss some people off. But it has to be said, and since I haven’t yet seen anyone address this issue, it’s up to me to put on my gloves and do the dirty work. So let’s get to it.

If you have ever spent time in a Viking reenactment camp, you will notice that there are some individuals walking around with a certain know-it-all attitude. They will sometimes approach other people and tell them how they should dress to be “historically correct”. While we can all agree that it is rather uncommon to see supposedly heterosexual males being that obsessed with colors, fabrics and jewelry, the point here is that these people, let’s call them the Fashion Police, add no more value to the growing Viking community than inanimate mannequins. In fact, a mannequin would probably make a better contribution to the community since they would…

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Oh Shit! Mercury Retrograde . . .

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Someone asked in The Swamp Facebook group today if Merc RX can affect relationships. I answered yes. But it got …

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Reuse – Recycle – Repurpose Conjures

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In this day and age, it’s paramount to reuse, recycle and repurpose. One thing that pops up in spell work, …

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The History of Friday The 13th – A Good Day For Pagans

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Friday the 13th“Black Friday” or “Black Cat Day”

Fear of Friday the 13th is known as triskaidekaphobes.

When fear of the day started is up for debate. Some suggest little can be found about the day being negative or filled with bad luck prior to the late 1800s. But others link the phobia to older historical events and occurrences which symbolize the link between the number thirteen and Friday to disastrous events.

One thing many seem to agree to is that both the number thirteen and the sixth day of the week (Friday) have been associated with negative connotations from patriarchal societies and most definitely western cultures. Where as matriarchal societies associate both these objects with positive aspects and connotations.

Pagans Honor The 13th
We should begin with a short explanation for the layman about who and what are Pagans.

By academic definition, Pagans are any religion or spiritual path that does…

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When will my novels be available in other languages?

BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

My new novel Jomsviking is now being published here in Norway, and many of you have asked when it will be available in English and other languages. It’s my 17th book and finally, 21 years after the publication of my very first novel, it looks like the sales are taking off. The pre-sale is at almost 3.000 copies as I’m writing this on the 7th April 2017, which is very, very good by Norwegian standards — the publishing company actually placed an order for the second print yesterday.

But the book is still only available in Norwegian. I get asked a lot when my books will be available in English, and it actually hurts a bit every time I get that question. But that is only because I feel I should be able to say yes! It hurts because I really, really want you to get to know the characters…

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Honey Jar, anyone?

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In light of recent social media rants about the ineffectiveness of some of the more uncomplicated ways of performing conjure, …

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On Wolves and How To Start A Fistfight in Norway

BJØRN ANDREAS BULL-HANSEN

Norwegians are usually peaceful creatures. Much too peaceful, I would say, and way too patient. We rarely raise our voice while sober and most of us believe showing negative emotions are immature and childish.

But when it comes to wolves, everything changes. If you want to start a physical fight in Norway, you only need to bring up the subject of wolves, or more precisely, you need to say out loud that you want lots of wolves out in the Norwegian woods. If you do that, someone will probably stand up and call you names, while clenching his fists. Or, if it’s a woman, she will ask you if you want children to be killed by a pack of wolves.

Try bringing up the subject of wolves in a Norwegian dinner party. There is bound to be some idiot — I mean person — who will raise their voice and…

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