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Basic Thornish Teachings

In this post I have decided to present a very basic teaching known among us as The Nine Hard Truths.   What these are, in a nutshell, are realizations shared by all Thornish people since the beginning of the tradition. … Continue reading

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Sacred Role Models

By Jack Wolf In the Thornish teachings we do not hold to the belief that there are omniscient, omnipotent or otherwise all-powerful beings in existence.   We do not generally believe in things that most human beings might call ‘gods’. … Continue reading

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Tribal Women

By Jack Wolf My wife is a tribal woman. She is a person of strength and virtue even though a lot of the time she doesn’t want to take credit for those things. That’s pretty typical of many of the … Continue reading

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The Way of the Thornwood: What is it…really?

Jack Wolf This blog is entitled ‘The Way of the Thornwood.’ I have been asked to elaborate on what that means. I think it’s a fair enough question even though indeed, I have elaborated to various degrees on this in … Continue reading

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Origins

By Jack Wolf During a conversation last week with a Thornish elder, I was particularly struck by a term he used to describe Thornish people. He referred to us as “Neo-Paleo Tribalists” and of course that really got me thinking: … Continue reading

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Return of the Old Master

I have been remiss in my blog posts of late. I have had a number of messages from readers asking if everything was okay and indeed, I am thankful for the concern. However, my absence from the keyboard has not … Continue reading

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The Path of the Hard Animist

By Jack Wolf I thought I would share a bit about an exchange I recently had with a Pagan gentleman who seemed to feel that as animists go there is a limit to what one can consider alive in the … Continue reading

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