I just spent a week in Texas, and went to three different units. The one I’ve been visiting for years, Hughes, went on lock down the morning I was to arrive. But one was added because a chaplain actually invited me while I was down there to go on his unit.
Lalani OR from Idaho has taken over the PAB book drive. To anyone out there who may have some Odinic books that they no longer want or need or that you simply feel could be put to better use, please contact Lalani to arrange a donation, they will be put to good use.
Living it in the free world is not all about the Rites and Rituals. It’s about the daily “grind” work, bills, bosses and society. The Real World stresses that affect so many released inmates and send so many down a negative path. Here we see how living and dealing with those in an Odinic manner as a Folk Unit can lead to successful lives.
After a week worth of rain storms and steady drizzle, Ostara released us from the dreadful but necessary embrace. The sun shone bright; a break past the shady clouds to cleanse us of gloom and plant new growth of the spirit, awaken our holy mother Jorth, and light the way towards bright Balder. It left us with a sigh of relief, Ostaras’s bounty.
A directory of websites for Federal Bureau of Prisons and State Departments of Correction. States and even individual institutions have rules regarding visitation, mail, approved vendors, book, religious paraphernalia etc. So it is important that those dealing with prisoners make themselves aware of the requirements, whether they are family, friends or outreach worker.
The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act is a United States federal law that prohibits the imposition of burdens on the ability of prisoners to worship as they please, as well as making it easier for Churches and other religious institutions to avoid state restrictions on their property use through zoning laws.
Resources to help released prisoners find work.
I came up with the nine steps several years ago. I noticed that many of our people struggle with addiction but had a problem with the deeply Christian 12-steps, where the message is to give up your power to God. Our theology doesn’t resonate with that idea. You will see in the 9-steps the emphasis is more about looking honestly at yourself and using your personal power wisely, not destructively. The point is to be in line with the Gods and with the tapestry of Wyrd, not to be powerless before their will.
I’m not sure what I should welcome you to…? Should I welcome you to Odinism as a new group? Should I welcome you to the season of the Fall Equinox? Or should I be realistic and welcome you to the hardest and richest path you will ever take?