Now I know most of you do not consider yourself Heathen, but I have not been able to get any good answers from the heathen communities I am a part of online and off, and am not keen on bringing it up to the organizations I belong to.
But over the last few years I have noticed Heathens more and more working with Demonic forces and beings. I thought I was a weirdo for doing it over a decade ago, but about 4 or 5 years ago at a pagan gathering I met a couple other self proclaimed Heathens that worked with Goetic spirits. And now with people like Koetting doing his Norse work, and Asbjorn coming along, it’s like there is more and more overlap from both sides. Odin is showing up more and more to Occultists, and demons are appealing more and more to Heathens.
I know it’s by no means a popular practice, since in many branches of Heathenry it’s looked down on to work with beings outside of the Norse/Germanic pantheon. But our numbers are becoming too large to ignore as pure chance. I feel there is something there but I am missing a piece to the puzzle.
Is it an alliance from the other side of the veil causing us to merge? Or is it simply that our ideology meshes well? Or might it be that we have a common enemy?
I would be interested to read everyone’s thoughts on the matter.