Ørgrandr Lokean

Ørgrandr Lokean

Dagulf Loptson
Dagulf Loptson

Dagulf Loptson has been a devotee of Loki for 20 years and counting, following a childhood, love at first sight encounter. Despite his insistence that he was a Heathen, many gods from different traditions have become a part of his life over the years, who he loves and honors with the precarious balance of a trapeze artist. When he’s not writing about gods, he’s an graphic artist, a professional tattoo/piercing artist, and horror movie junkie. He is the author of “Playing With Fire: An Exploration of Loki Laufeyjarson”, through Asphodel Press.

Breaking Loki’s Bonds

The following is intended to be a consecutive 9-day practice, ideally performed at night. In the Northern mysteries, nine is the number associated with initiation, death and rebirth. Each day begins with an invocation to one of the heiti (sacred names) of Loki, followed by a seated meditation, followed by a magical action to externalize what was experienced in the meditation. The goal of this practice is to identify a part or parts of yourself…

Loki’s “Roads”

It isn’t uncommon in polytheistic traditions for deities to possess many different aspects or epithets to describe different parts of their nature. Each individual deity can almost be thought of as possessing an entire pantheon within themselves, and in many traditions different aspects of that god or goddess is called upon for different things. In Santería, these different aspects of certain Orishas are called “caminos” or “roads”, and while all roads are understood as still…

What is Heathenry Missing?

The longer that I’ve been involved in modern Heathenry, the more I’ve noticed that many people who have worked this religion for a long time have ended up doing one of two things: either converting to a new religion entirely, or exploring other traditions on the side (often claiming that they were sent to X tradition by the Norse gods themselves). The other day I found a video on Youtube made by a man who…

Lokasenda Ritual

I created this ritual both for myself and for others as a structured way in which to honor Loki and Sigyn, and to feed the gods. To understand Loki in the context of the sacramental fire, and the importance that burnt offerings holds in strengthening the holy powers, I recommend my previous articles: A New Place for Loki part I and II. This ritual was primarily inspired by the Vedic ritual of Agnihotra, a ritual…

Strengthening Spiritual Communication

Last week, I had a frustrating dream, where I was very thirsty and kept trying to drink from different cups of water I had around me. However, every time I picked up a glass of water to drink from it, I found ants floating in it and had to move onto the next one. When I woke up the next morning, I walked over to my ancestor altar and found ants crawling on the altar…

What is a Lokean?

A question that I’ve been frequently running across as Loki’s fame has spread across the Internet over the past few years is, “how do I become a Lokean”? To answer that question, I thought I would first tackle the question, “what is a Lokean”? I have to warn my audience that there won’t be many footnotes in this article, and so a lot of what I’ll be talking about concerns my personal spiritual experiences and…