It’s not easy for me to pinpoint when I became a heathen. I knew organically, even in my youth, that I was drawn to animism, to ideas lacking supraregional rules and institutions. With the internet and the local library at my disposal, seemingly without real effort, I fell upon reading material speaking of the customs of Pre-Christian cults and regional belief systems. And yet, of all the belief systems I read about, only the Germanic belief systems stuck with me. I gravitated towards a local belief system carried over from one generation to another. Devoid of dogma, strict hierarchies of gods, or beliefs. That beliefs and practices varied from town to town, household to household, enraptured my young mind.