Tag: sacred endarkenment

Sacred Endarkenment: Contemplative Norse Polytheist Monasticism

This year I've entered a new and deepened stage of a personalized alchemical project of endarkenment. Slowly but surely, it seems I'm being transmuted into a being who is an appropriate match for the responsibilities that await me when I move to Sweden to pursue a permanent home for the Hermitage. This includes developing a

What Is Sacred Endarkenment?

“I think the sacred is more readily available to us in the dark.” ~ Martin Lowenthal, Getting Enlightened in the Dark “…some people say we should never, ever leave the light.  We should endeavor to be “light workers” who fill every shadow with light and eliminate all darkness.  […]  If the light’s on all the

The Hermitage will soon be on the new Pagan Bloggers portal

[Edited in 2018 to add: Unfortunately I’ve had to halt my writings on the Pagan Bloggers portal. After my first two articles for the site were published in 2017, I took a full time freelance writing job, so I no longer had sufficient writing time available. I’m leaving the original entry here for reference.] I’m