Recovering the Soul of Our People
Individuals in shamanic cultures sometimes "lose their souls," and a spiritual specialist has to make a journey to the Other World to recover it. Can entire peoples be cut off from the wellsprings of their ancestral wisdom and thus, metaphorically, lose their collective soul? How can we, as men and women of European heritage, make that spiritual journey to wholeness and healing?
15 Aug 2010
The Asatru Folk Assembly and Community
There's a lot of talk on the Internet about Asatru communities. How can we develop these? More specifically, can a national (international, really) organization like the Asatru Folk Assembly engender that sense of togetherness on a very large scale? My answer to that is a resounding "Yes!" and in this podcast I discuss how this can be done. My aim is to make the AFA "the international organization that feels like a kindred." I know that's envisioning a lot...but hear me out!
2 Sep 2010
Asatru and Winter Nights
Winter Nights is the holy time when we of Asatru honor the Disir - the female ancestors of our line, often thought of as being led by Freya, the Goddess of love and fertility. Is death merely a curtain, a veil, through which the love and inspiration of our foremothers (and all our ancestors generally) can reach us? Asatruar say "Yes!" - the line of ancestors and descendants transcends time and space, and mortality. Join us as we describe how to honor your own Disir, the mighty women who gave you the gift of life!
27 Oct 2010
Asatru Communities - Looking Deeper
In this episode, we take a deeper look at Asatru communities. We examine how they fall under the "job description" of the Asatru Folk Assembly, and we consider the numerous possible stages through which they might develop - from the initial meeting of two or more people, to a full-fledged intentional community with a large piece of land and many buildings. Not least, we remind ourselves that a community is defined not by real estate, but by people!
20 Sep 2010
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The AFA's Mission in 2011
For millions of Americans and other people around the globe, 2010 was a rough year economically and spiritually. Now, however, there is a fresh sense of purpose and energy out there - AFA memberships are climbing, able men and women are stepping forward to help advance our cause, and spirits are high. Where is the AFA going in 2011? What are our priorities? How will we continue our mission of influencing the larger culture in which we are imbedded?Three broad tasks lie before us as this new year opens. To find out what they are, listen as Steve McNallen explains the AFA's mission in 2011!
16 Jan 2011