Light the Beacons 2017

March 27th, 2017 by

Stand together for inclusive, hospitable Heathenry!

On this coming May Day we call on all Heathens around the world who stand for inclusive, tolerant, and diverse practice to light a beacon in solidarity with all other Heathens who stand for these values in our spirituality. Whether you are lighting a candle in your home with your loved ones or are hosting a bonfire party open to the public we ask you help us shine a light on all the good work, good practice, and good people in Heathenry across Midgard.

This practice has deep roots. In ancient and medieval times different groups and societies across Europe had chains of bonfire beacons they would light as a warning of impending attack and to rally people to the defense of their homes.  Last year Heathens from over 200 locations across Midgard participated in our first lighting of the beacons.  This year, as turmoil, struggle, uncertainty, and fear’s shadow looms over all, we hope to do even better.  Together we will be the light holding back the night, the spark igniting the fire of resistance, and the shield between our community and those who seek its demise.

If you choose to participate please take a picture of your beacon, whether it is a candle or a roaring bonfire, send it to HUAR with the number of people who participated and where, in terms of the nearest major city or region, it took place. If you want to organize a public bonfire event please send us the information and we will help promote it. Together we will ignite a fire in our hearts and homes that will push back the shadows of fear & ignorance, shine light on our honor, and rally the hopes of Heathens everywhere.

If you are participating in this event and posting your fires, no matter how large or small, please send the pictures to us via Facebook or email at contact@heathensunited.org and post them through your own social media accounts and websites using the following hashtags:

#LightTheBeacons
#Havamal127

Together we stand for inclusive Heathenry and a brighter future for all!


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