Monday, September 10, 2012

Lightning Across the Plains...Almost Here!

The Lightning Across the Plains regional gathering and Thing is coming up fast on Sept 20-23, 2012.  Heathen Kindreds, families, and individuals from across the Midwest will be traveling 3 hours, 8 hours, and some 16 hours or more to attend.  Over 200 Heathens will participate together in religious activities, workshops, games, and social interaction.  They will watch their children play together, they will share meals, exchange stories, laugh together and form bonds of friendship.

In the true spirit of regional cooperation, many kindreds and individuals work on making sure LATP is a productive and successful events.  The workshops are presented by a wide range of people, each sharing information about a topic from their point of view.  Manning the gate, preparing the meals, and setting up for various activities are shared tasks.  Even the religious activities are performed by several different kindreds.

Across the Midwest, Heathens are getting ready for LATP.  The finishing touches are being put on workshops and Fainings.  Crafts and artwork are being completed.  Heathens are getting their camping gear ready, and packing for their roadtrip to the gathering.  Jotun's Bane Kindred is in the final stretch of getting things ready for our guests.  And what's the payoff?

The payoff is an incredible weekend of information sharing.  Old friends seen...and new friends made.  A weekend where bonds are formed between kindreds and individuals from across our region.  And as our kids play and learn together a foundation is put in place for the future of Heathenry in our region.  LATP is fun, it is uplifting, it is enriching.  And it honors our Gods and our Ancestors.

The basic weekend registration price for LATP has not changed since we began in 2009.  For more details about the event or to register, visit

Mark Ludwig Stinson
Jotun's Bane Kindred
Temple of Our Heathen Gods