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Oct 24, 2014

In this episode, Ember Cooke describes what Heathenry is and talks about the different types of Heathen paths. Who are the Heathen (also known collectively as Norse) Gods? What do Heathens do? What does race have to do with Heathen practice, and why is that all people know of the Heathen traditions?


Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than
a decade, where she trained with Diana Paxson and Lorrie Wood to be a
Seidhkona, Vitka, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy in fall
of 2004 and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in
the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on
Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects, including books published by
Diana Paxson, Raven Kaldera, and Noroniel Lokason, and has presented
rituals and workshops at festivals like PantheaCon for many years.

Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into
cross-training, interfaith work, and ritual service for the wider
Pagan community. This has including nine years of medium and servitor
training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of
the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz

She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara
University. She has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay

Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.




Ember’s blog: EmberVoices


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