Asatru and Education

In Asatru, we try to better ourselves not only for our own good, but so we can contribute more to the community. In addition to improving our health through proper diet and exercise, we try to strengthen our minds through mental exercise. One of the best ways to exercise the brain is through learning.

The Television Watching Wolf

The Havamal says, "A sleeping wolf gets no bone, nor a sleeping man victory." The point of this expression is obviously a warning against laziness. In our modern world, we should amend the expression to be, "A television watching wolf gets no bone…"

Watching television can be an enjoyable and, sometimes, an educational activity. The same goes for computer or video game time. It is easy for these activities to start taking up too much of one's life and disrupting productivity.

Norther Folk Gathering

I will be attending the Northern Folk Gathering in Minnesota later this week. It runs from June 27 through June 30, 2013 and is run by Volkshof Kindred. You can read more about it here: http://www.northernfolkgathering.com/. I hope to see many of you there.

Fixed the Forums

It was brought to my attention that the forums were not working. If you tried to use one and couldn't, I apologize. The forums should be working now. Please take a look.

NSA Spying

The news of the day is that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting and analyzing telephone and web data. Many people are very upset by this revelation. What does it mean to the Asatruar? For us, it is a mixed bag.

Ship of the Dead

Humans are usually on the side of the Gods, so it seems odd that, when the Final Battle happens, there will be a ship of dead humans who sail with the enemy. It raises the question, what would cause them to change sides? The answer is fairly simple.

Kidnapped and Captive

You may have seen recent news coverage about several women who were kidnapped in Cleveland and held captive for over a decade. This is tragic and we all feel bad for the women and feel bad things about the culprit(s). Many of us feel another set of emotions. How do we protect our loved ones from this sort of situation?

Heathen Town Welcomes You

Road Sign says: Heathen Town Welcomes You

I went to the quiet place and there sat in commune with the silence. The image delivered to me showed a small city. There were homes, green spaces, schools, and businesses. The roads leading into the city carried the same sign: Heathen Town Welcomes You!

Some heathens decided to go to a particular small suburb of a city that wasn't too large. Poorly developed, the suburb's property prices were low. As a suburb, it had access to jobs in the attached city. With these conditions, and the spread of the plan, Asatruar from far away converged there.

How to Tell Your Family You Converted to Asatru

Many Asatru people started out as members of another religion. Typically, they still have family, friends, and coworkers who are still members of that religion. It can be a daunting task to tell everyone about your change of faith, but many others have done it before you. It is just something you must face.

Why is Thor so Popular?

I've often been asked why Thor is so popular. He is one of the best known Gods, even outside of the Asatru folk. There is a major comic book franchise based on Him. That is mighty impressive in a heavily Christian world. So what does He have that makes His comic books sell better than those of other religious figures?

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