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Heathenry is about community, gathering as a people, shaking a man or woman's hand, looking them in the eye, hearing their voice, telling stories, getting to know each other. Its letting your kids play together. Letting your spouses get to know each other. Its about laughing at dumb jokes, and telling stories from your life. It is about building bonds...and taking the measure of another person, and finding them of worth.

On September 24-27, 2015, heathen tribes, strong families, and solid Heathen individuals from around the Heartland will gather at Gaea Retreat , a campground about 40 minutes outside of the Kansas City Area. There were 280 heathens at LATP in 2014, with over 75 children in attendance.  This makes Lightning Across the Plains one of the largest heathen gatherings in the world...and 2015 marks the 7th year of our event.

This is a video featuring photos from the past six years of Lightning Across the Plains.  It features an interview with Mark Ludwig Stinson regarding the purpose and tone of the event, and there are audio exerpts from the Opening Ritual of LATP 2012.

Six Years of Lightning Across the Plains

Lightning Across the Plains is meant to bring together Heathen individuals, families, and kindreds from across the center of the United States, so that our Gods and Ancestors can be honored and the bonds of friendship can be built. This video is meant to give an idea of what LATP is like, and what you can expect from the event. It features an interview with Mark Ludwig Stinson about the purpose of LATP, and then audio exerpts from the Opening Ritual of LATP 2012. This year's LATP is Sept. 24-27, 2015 at a retreat just outside of Kansas City. Visit for more details.

Posted by Temple of Our Heathen Gods on Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Our information packet for LATP 2015 is coming soon!  It will contain a full schedule for the event, information on both tent-camping and reserving a spot in a cabin, plus details on the meals, workshops, faining, symbels, childrens activities, viking games, what you'll need to bring with you, and everything else you could possibly want to know about the event.


This webite also contains much of the information in the Packet.  You can register as a "full-registration" for Sept 24-27 or a "weekend-only registration" for Sept 25-27. Full-registration is $60 for an individual and $90 for a family of up to five. Weekend-only registration is $40 for an individual and $60 for a family up to five. Both registration choices include all camping fees and your dinners. Cabins are available for $5 per bed per night.  Our weekend-only prices have not gone up one dime since we started this event in 2009.

All Heathens of worth are invited to attend Lightning Across the Plains.  Our event has always been open to a diverse cross-section of Heathenry.  We believe a man or woman's worth is based on their deeds, their honor, and the content of their character.  We are proud of our hospitality, and no one is excluded or made to feel uncomfortable based on their ethinic background, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, or able-bodiedness.  In the name of being good guests, we ask that all of our guests offer each other this basic level of respect while attending Lightning Across the Plains.  We believe in looking to our similarities, rather than harping on our differences.

If you have questions about Lightning Across the Plains, please contact

Jotun's Bane Kindred - Temple of Our Heathen Gods

Want to Help Promote Lightning Across the Plains?

Lightning Across the Plains is a grassroots event.  It is organized by a local kindred, with help and assistance from other strong kindreds here in our region.  It depends on word-of-mouth and grassroots efforts to get the word out among the greater Heathen Community.  So, if you support the concept of face-to-face heathenry and the goal of building bonds of friendship between kindreds and individual Heathens in our region, please consider helping us spread the word about Lightning Across the Plains 2015.

First of all, the best way to support Lightning Across the Plains 2015, is to attend the event!  The event is nothing without the motivated heathens of worth that spend the time and resources to participate.  Bring your family and encourage fellow-kindred members and heathens you know to attend as well.  Organize a car-pool or caravan to travel to the event from your local area, and twist arms, pester, and motivate heathens in your local community to attend the event with you.

You can also help spread the word by posting a link to this event website on kindred or heathen websites, Yahoo Groups you belong to, and on Social Networking sites (i.e., Facebook, Google+, Twitter) to which you belong.  If you've attended Lightning Across the Plains in the past and enjoyed yourself, feel free to post about that and let other folks know exactly what it meant to you.

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We want to thank you in advance for your efforts to help us get the word out about this event!