Part A: Are you a member of a local Asatru kindred or group?
Part B: Are you a member of a national or international Asatru organization?
Comment on this poll.
Are you a member of a local Asatru kindred or group?
- 17% Yes.
- 26% No, but if the group(s) nearby were right for me, I would join.
- 34% No, I would like to join a group but there are none nearby.
- 21% No, I prefer to remain solitary for now.
Are you a member of a national or international Asatru organization?
- 5% Yes, more than one.
- 16% Yes, but only one.
- 77% No.
Thorvald Ulfsson (Robert Ireland)
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 19:05:03 PST
My son and I are part of the Kindred but members of no organized group.
Thursday, July 17, 2008, 13:50:02 PDT
My previous post in 2006 was when I was between memberships for a bunch of years. I am once again in a local kindred and I finally sent in my check to rejoin the Troth.
Russ & Stacy
Thursday, December 06, 2007, 07:02:28 PST
Currently my husband I practice alone and unfortunally there are no kindred's/groups outside of the Phoenix-Metro area that I know of. However, we are interested in meeting other Asatru/Odinist who are wanting to join/form a kindred in Casa Grande,AZ. If you live in central Arizona and are interested in joining or forming a kindred in Casa Grande,AZ please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 05:39:18 PDT
I am the Guardian of the RavenWolf Hearth here in Boise, Idaho anyone who is in the surrounding areas are interested in coming to classes or checking out a blot E-mail me at RavenWolf@earthlink.net
Scott T Lechner
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 17:04:56 PDT
I hope to be part of a great kindred on Long Island,in New york state.please help me find my people on Long Island.Hail ODIN,Keep the faith scotty
Saturday, September 22, 2007, 06:08:41 PDT
I live in Italy so it's not so easy to find a Kindred or people really interested in Asatru (I mean, not in the viking-fashion-metal style or politicized guys that I mostly see today) to start one. So I've always practiced alone. I discuss every day with some friends on the net, we also run a website and a forum about Asatru and since I recognize how much these virtual friendships are helping me growing within my path I guess that a real contact and practice with other people will be the most important thing since I've began. It's also true that the basis is the self, first you have to find your way in Asatru and being a loner helps, but at some point you cannot continue alone, it's a closed road that brings you only a bit far.
Monday, August 27, 2007, 04:35:56 PDT
Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 18:30:10 PDT
I am here in Denver Colorado and there are no Asatru groups that I know of. I was givin this name by a kindred in prison in KS The Gods/Goddesses have blassed this young man of viking decent
Vaygar Odden Elmersson
Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 06:30:34 PDT
Godi, RheinWood Asatru Kindred
Friday, April 13, 2007, 15:44:44 PDT
I would like to start a Asatru group here. I was wondering about becoming an ordained Godhi, those who've I spoke with would be interested in starting a group providing we have someone who could legally perform funerals, marriages, ect...
Saturday, March 31, 2007, 14:39:14 PDT
I live in Italy and there is no Asatru kindred near me.My intention is to travel more in the future so I hope I will find one in Europe.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007, 12:54:42 PST
There are absolutely no Asatru kindred society groups located anywhere near me. I practice alone and in solitude.
Thursday, February 01, 2007, 08:22:18 PST
I AM LIVING IN GERMANY AND AM A CO FOUNDER OF A SMALL GATHERING CALLED WOLVES OF THE VALKNOT.ALSO LINKED TO HEARTH OF THE NINE MAIDENS.IN THE UK AS I AM ENGLISH WORKING IN GERMANY.I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR OTHERS TO KNOW WHO IS OUT THERE AND TO SPEAK TO THE HEATHEN COMUNITY.IF I CAN BE OF ANY HELP TO ANY ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN GERMANY OR HEATHENS WITHOUT A HEARTH IN THE UK OR GERMANY THEN I CAN BE REACHED AT LEADOLFR@YAHOO.CO.UK
Thursday, February 01, 2007, 08:14:39 PST
I AM LIVING IN GERMANY AND AM A CO FOUNDER OF A SMALL GATHERING CALLED WOLVES OF THE VALKNOT.ALSO LINKED TO HEARTH OF THE NINE MAIDENS.IN THE UK AS I AM ENGLISH WORKING IN GERMANY.I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR OTHERS TO KNOW WHO IS OUT THERE AND TO SPEAK TO THE HEATHEN COMUNITY.
Sunday, January 21, 2007, 01:15:27 PST
Sunday, January 14, 2007, 19:43:10 PST
NYX, San Diego is wierd. There are only 2 groups that I know of, and they do not respond to Email introductions. Any other group that remotely resembles Asatru are loonies that like to dress up and play Viking at renaissance fairs or some you might see, with photos, on internet meeting sights (I usualy do not judge appearances but they all have shaved heads so I must judge on the side of caution). If you are up for a good challenge, Iron Mountain is a good place to be with the Gods. There is also a mail box at the top where one can leave and recieve messages in FUTHARK
Wednesday, December 20, 2006, 01:45:09 PST
San Diego is kinda weird when it comes to organized groups especially anything traditional. But I could be proven wrong. I'd like to get a Asatru group going here, but I wonder what the interest is.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006, 14:40:32 PDT
Whilst its true that being solitary may grant you a more personal bond with the Aesir, I believe an important factor is Kinship, to be part of a community with the same thoughts and beliefs. I have only recently discovered Asatru, so I do not know of any Kindreds in my area.
Friday, August 04, 2006, 15:02:15 PDT
Monday, July 31, 2006, 11:29:31 PDT
Hello,I am follower of Heathenism, and am a member of the Hearth of Nine Maidens in Yorkhire, England, address email@example.com. It's brilliant getting together to do Blots, it's nice sharing your experiences with like minded people.
Grimsteinr, Gothi-HofBrau Kindred, Asatru Alliance, AFA, Logretta
Thursday, July 20, 2006, 11:37:14 PDT
Joined AFA in '97 and Asatru Alliance in '98.
Have attended Moots and Alliance Althings all over the U.S.
We've been a member Kindred of Logretta since it's inception.
Networking leads to Growth in Heathenry.
We have to Grow, or die........
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, 20:28:37 PDT
I am curently solo but I have discovered a group in Knoxville and have high hopes of at least common "Allthing" of kindred spirits.
SFC, USA (RET)
Sunday, May 28, 2006, 15:10:17 PDT
hello, I am free and want to learn and the time is right. I need help to gather info on Asatru organization close to me. If there is someone out there that can help please do. my e mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert Miller jr
Sunday, May 28, 2006, 15:02:22 PDT
hello, I am free and want to learn and the time is right. I need help to gather info on Asatru organization close to me. If there is someone out there that can help please do. my e mail is email@example.com.
Robert Miller jr
Saturday, May 06, 2006, 07:51:12 PDT
There is no doubt that participating in ritual and discussion with others of like mind is very gratifying.However,my experience thus far in the 7 years that I have practiced Asatru is that many of those involved are more concerned with appearance and recognition than actually walking the walk.Of course this is not a blanket statement and I myself fall far short of the mark outlined for us by the 9 noble virtues and described by Wotan in the Havamal.I do recognise this fact and don't pretend otherwise.At the same time I do strive to make the choice for right action on every occasion.I ask no forgiveness for my mistakes.Instead,I resolve not to repeat my wrong actions and endevour to learn from them and make use of that knowledge rather than being consumed and destroyed.The lesson I have learned is that troth to the self is first and foremost.We must serve ourselves before we can serve others.Everything Odin does demostrates this fact.Be very,very sure of the troth of those with whom one enters into oath.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006, 03:09:17 PDT
I am from salina ,ks and have a yearning to practice our sacred ways with like minded folk. I have been a pagan for 5 years and have reached a spiritual stasis for lack of fellowship.So here I am desperate in my search for asa-folk to practice our ancestral ways. Nice site by the way.We need more tools to give the would be Asatuar so he might keep the true spirit of our peaple alive. Odin bless
Wednesday, January 04, 2006, 06:52:44 PST
I let my Ring of Troth membership lapse years ago. I
suppose I should rejoin but I've lost interest in the
umbrella groups for the moment.
I am active on the newsgroup. It's the most public
place in all of Asatru - Newsgroups and web boards are
both visible to anyone in the world web boards tend to
eventually go out of business and disappear. On the
other hand the archives for newsgroups go back into
the early 1980s (my oldest archived post is from 1983
about Star Wars). If those posts have already lasted
decades they will last a lot longer than that into the
So the newsgroup isn't an organization, but it is a
Friday, December 02, 2005, 07:01:25 PST
I agree with Widow and Ulfson. I live in San Diego, CA. and I wear my hammer openly. If you see me, I am approachable. I am always open for discussion and exchange of information. Even though organizations can help you network, I feel it should be our faith and herritage as applied to every day life that bring us together.
Frank P. Coleman, Erilaz
Wednesday, November 23, 2005, 11:28:40 PST
I'm head of my háma, Ó Colmáin and a member of Lítt Ugla Ásatrú Kindred. As a Michigan resident, I'm also a part of Michigan Trúfolk. As for National or International organizations, I am a member of both the Odinic Rite Vinland and The Ring of Troth. I enjoy the fellowship and resources associating with the heathen community brings.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005, 17:23:24 PST
There are very few people in my town who have even heard of Asatru, Odinism, Forna Seden, North Vegr, and other such philosophies. Little bit frustrating. Thank you for this poll
Sunday, October 30, 2005, 21:31:29 PST
I was a member of the Norse Heathenry Society, but they are now defunct. I've been attempting to get the word out to begin my own, local goðord, but I live in a highly Catholic and very intolerant town.
Saturday, July 16, 2005, 01:24:17 PDT
I am currently a solo asatruer. However I have several brothers still icarcarated. Its a great feeling being with others such as at a blot. However I now have all the time in the world for myself to do what I may. I research alot by mayself and still hold my blots every month. I guess I'm comfortable either way. I Know what is true to me!
Wednesday, July 13, 2005, 14:43:04 PDT
i have never been involved in a group, distance reasons, but i do think it would be beneficial for meeting like minded people and sharing thoughts and ideas. im sure there are a lot of "power hungry" groups, but i doubt that strictly a heathen thing either ;)
Thursday, June 23, 2005, 10:06:45 PDT
In my experience, groups bite. There seems to be an inundation of mellodrama and power hunger that I simply can't relate to. I truly feel that some may need groups through which to justify their beliefs, a place to reinvest faith per se. I do agree with Ulfson however. I've learned so much with it being just myself and the Gods...it is time well spent in the wells of wisdom...and they run deep.
Monday, June 13, 2005, 11:31:40 PDT
i am from salina,ks and would like very much to find a kinrded to share the beliefs and traditions of our ancestors i am well practiced an notd a beginer contact at 785 493 0083
Lynk of Hyrule
Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 21:40:27 PDT
I live in mesa arizona. If there are any heathens who live in mesa, email me. My email adress is AsatruSage@netscape.net
Thursday, May 12, 2005, 05:39:31 PDT
i am not a member of any orgaization, nor will i ever be! the idea of forming organizations, appointing preists and putting up religious rules, is totally against the northern way! such things never existet in the old north. by forming organizations you are merely coppying the christian aproach to religion.
Thursday, April 14, 2005, 13:23:57 PDT
I worship Othinn in what is his. I am friends to both Wolf and Raven. I do not ask for things. Nor want for them. The Wild is the strength of our hearts. The People are the strength of our souls.
Friday, February 18, 2005, 05:33:22 PST
Thorsten - till now i had no idea there was even another Asatru in Estonia.
Thursday, February 10, 2005, 01:22:21 PST
As of now, I am unaware of kindreds in the Central IL area, but I am still looking.. that would be nice to do this in a group setting for a change.. a friend of mine who is a Witch (a Witch, NOT a Wiccan) invited me to a Circle at his home a few times, it was very nice, but I felt a little out of place there.. now if I could get involved with a Kindred and the blots and sumbels, that would really rock!
Saturday, February 05, 2005, 13:48:53 PST
There are no Kindreds in Estonia
Saturday, February 05, 2005, 13:48:22 PST
Tuesday, January 25, 2005, 06:25:20 PST
There seems do to quite a long distance to travel to the nearest kindred. But should I go to them, I am sure the Path there is short.
Sunday, January 02, 2005, 20:54:13 PST
Thursday, November 04, 2004, 11:39:56 PST
i wish there was a group i could be part of around where i live, that i can stand.
Monday, November 01, 2004, 23:46:32 PST
I am learning more about Asatru, since I'm really interested in it and want to learn more. I really don't know any Asatru groups around the Washington state area or know anybody that believes in the old ways. Anyone interested in helping me e-mail me sometime, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 26, 2004, 06:23:36 PDT
Thursday, September 23, 2004, 03:31:32 PDT
I practice it on my own. To my knowledge there are not any groups in the Cleveland area. I would like to be in a kindred although it is not neccessary.It is our spirit of individuality that also gives us our strength and identity.
Chad in NV
Tuesday, May 25, 2004, 05:28:15 PDT
Announcing a group forming in Reno, NV. Due to household interests we'll be more a study group of both Norse/Germanic and Celtic cultures and faiths than a pure Asatru kindred. We will be planning rites to honor both pantheons separately, and holding discussions to further our members' knowledge of both Asatru and Celtic Reconstructionism.
Anyone who finds themselves bound for the Reno area and looking for other heathens, please do feel free to email me at email@example.com
Alex the brand-new "convert"
Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 07:58:03 PST
I prefer to be solitary in my faith because in my country the only heathens are Wiccans or like-minded eclecticists.
Thursday, February 19, 2004, 22:49:39 PST
Saturday, January 31, 2004, 13:34:49 PST
i live in kansas and their seem to be few serious groups around here. if anyone from salina hears me,let yourself be known!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, December 22, 2003, 15:43:11 PST
I am a proud member of The Troth. I regularly blot with a local kindred although I am not yet a full fledged member
Sunday, December 14, 2003, 04:46:11 PST
We are an Ásatrú family, therefore, we will gather with others to celebrate, yet, don't feel compelled to belong to any particular group.
Wednesday, December 03, 2003, 07:51:31 PST
I would like to think I'm Asatru, but I'm not sure I really know enough to be considered such. However, I'm working on learning more as I go! Unfortunately, and much to my surprise, all my research has rendered almost no fruit in the form of Minnesotan Asatruars, save a kindred up in Duluth, which does me no good, down in the Prior Lake, Savage area. Erg. If I'm wrong, and there is someone in this area, or if anybody wants to discuss Asatru with me (something I'd be absolutely thrilled to do!), my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop me a line! I'll respond promptly.
Thursday, November 27, 2003, 20:52:28 PST
I am not a member but have been to a Blot with Gladsheim Knidred in Maryland. A great group of people who made me feel at home.
Hagal Synthul Svafnir
Monday, November 17, 2003, 20:24:42 PST
I am still fairly new to asatru but it has changed my life I have recently moved away from my previous kindred and still have much I want to learn. My previous kindred was traditional. If you would like contact me at email@example.com
Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 16:15:57 PST
I am a truck driver,and do not have much of a personal life. Althopugh i would love to help in the forming or join an Innt. Comm. of like minded folk were i cam raise my children in the nortern way.
Sunday, November 09, 2003, 05:33:53 PST
yes still looking for others of like mind. no groups in north n.j. sad sad sad!
Chad in NV
Sunday, October 19, 2003, 16:02:43 PDT
So far, there seem to be very few other Asatruar in the Reno area, but I have found a couple here and know of another guy in Carson City. Who knows? Maybe we'll soon have a group started. Any NV heathens interested, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, October 11, 2003, 16:37:44 PDT
I am living in Delaware and would like to join a group in Pennsylvania. Yes, I have the book Irminsul amd have visited, on the Internet, similar groups in Europe.
Friday, October 10, 2003, 02:32:03 PDT
It took a while to find people I WANTED to stand and Blot with. Too many Wiccatru people out there, too much politics, too many wannabee Gothis and too many "dress up and pretend" people. Alone is better than the wrong hearth or kindred.
Thursday, October 02, 2003, 00:10:55 PDT
Remaining solitary grants the true believer the chance to find themselves through Wodans wisdom. However I would like to find other followers in the Las Vegas area to get together with on occasions. Anyone interested in contacting me, Im at serpentmageT2@hotmail.com. May the wisdom of Wodan inspire you to greatness and Thunars hammer defend you in times of darkness.
Friday, September 26, 2003, 12:58:14 PDT
I would be interested in joining a kindred but I know of none around here. Can anyone help? I live in Cleveland Ohio. email@example.com
Wednesday, August 27, 2003, 00:06:17 PDT
I am searching the web now making contacts. As soon as I find one, that is establish a rapport with I will join-- if I can.
pamela paulsen shearheart
Friday, August 08, 2003, 20:25:33 PDT
i am alone, alone, alone. would rather not be, but that is just the way it is right now.
Monday, July 21, 2003, 09:59:07 PDT
Sorry about the address mistake! It's: firstname.lastname@example.org for interest in starting a community.
Monday, July 21, 2003, 09:32:21 PDT
If there is an Asatru community out there to join, let me know! If there is an interest in starting one get in touch. email@example.com
Sunday, June 29, 2003, 10:30:24 PDT
If there were some close by I might hang out with em, but as for becoming a member, I'd have to see.
Wednesday, June 11, 2003, 22:48:34 PDT
I want to join a kindred , but I haven't found any in my area at all. I live in northern New York state (30 miles from the Canadian border). If you know of any, or live near me and would like to get together, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 08:33:53 PDT
Helsa, Yulfa again. I'm known as Gythia/Godia to thows who have chosen to honor me with that tital. Even thow I know in our Gods, I have had no formal training, nor have I had a proper induction into the Gothar, save my own private dedication. I wonder if I truely deserve that honorable tital, but I do my very best to serve them, my way calls for nothing less. To thows of you who search for a Hearth, I offer you my Grove.....Known to us as....,"Whispering Oaks Grove" We are located about 25 miles South and outside of Louisville Ky. You must be at least 21 years of age, and absoluteky no curiosity seekers are welcome here. The name of the Grove speaks of it's self, it is an absolutely beautiful place of honoring located on top of a hill which overlooks a plush valley. I look foreward to welcoming anyone who is kindred. My e-mail address has changed slightly to > email@example.com < Yulfa Out
Thursday, June 05, 2003, 11:22:08 PDT
I have searched extensivly in the Toms River area for a kindred, but there appears to be none. If you know of any firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 22, 2003, 17:24:37 PDT
Well, I have Doug. We're call ourselves "The Teutonic Order of Beckerville" sometimes, but not seriously. I wish there were more Heathens around here. I could probably have a REAL kindred.
Sunday, May 11, 2003, 03:02:22 PDT
I found no community here (In France), but my Faith still go on. It's easier to worship with others, but it's not impossible alone. I hope to be able to journey to a Hearth for some days or something.
Wednesday, April 02, 2003, 14:11:34 PST
I'm really into the Asatru religion, the Asatru religion has givin me a path to follow. I feel like I'm the only one of this faith in Toronto. I'd like to know if there are any groups in Toronto that I could check out. -email@example.com-
Wednesday, April 02, 2003, 01:12:52 PST
I am not a member of any groups recently, for here in Hungary I know only a few people who share this Asatro spirit- they live in different parts of the country, so we can meet quite rarely...we keep the contact with each other, but we haven't formed a "group".
Friday, March 14, 2003, 13:31:08 PST
My husband and I r members of Asatru Alliance, but there r no godi, or godias in this area im in the dallas ft worth area
Friday, March 14, 2003, 10:41:19 PST
I can't find an international group I'd be willing to join. They're either too folkish or Wiccatru! Perhaps ordinary Heathen's without agendas just stick to local groups.
Monday, January 20, 2003, 16:16:27 PST
I just rediscovered my kindred[two cousins and I and thier children] just this last year.Though I must say worshipping as a group has helped us all to learn and grow. Not only as a group, but individually as well.
Friday, December 27, 2002, 10:47:33 PST
The closest group to my home that is recognized by the Asutru Alliance is in the next state. However, if you are in Virginia and have a group please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would greatly appreciate it.
Anthony McPherson email@example.com
Tuesday, December 24, 2002, 03:08:14 PST
There are two within an hours drive, but neither hold the same beliefs as myself as far as I know. I think that at least one of them would be Wiccan except that they want to think of themselves as "macho".
Yulfa of Ky.
Wednesday, October 30, 2002, 14:23:59 PST
I just want to say how much joy it brings me to see such intelegent heart felt responces to these poles. We seem to be greatly scattard about but our numbers continue to grow, and the very fact that we are so scattard gives us a larger voice. To the folk of this website....Thank You! May The Gods Be With You!
Wednesday, October 23, 2002, 10:45:46 PDT
I and one male friend worship the Norse gods together. My husband supports my spiritual path, however, he doesn't feel the connection that I do, and isn't as active. I've found many people who think they are of like mind, but in reality, lack a true connecting love. Within their lives they have placed priorities on partys, monitary, and material gain. There simply isn't room for anything eles. For most, time is more well spent watching a movie or playing a vidio game, which involves Germanic God like characters. It appears that our Gods have become something more for our ammusement, than our respect. I'm all for living compfortably, but not at the expense of our true well being. The lifestyle I'm refering to is'nt healthy. Not for the body, and defenately not for the soul. The monitary stuff is mostly spent on support of the party aspect. Going out and hitting the drugs while listening to high tech music, is more exciting than a drum circle and envokations. Not that Heatherns don't party, we're the original Klingons. But it's painfully obvious that the seduction of the fast paced city, with it's lights and energy are powerful creations of man. I've had many situations where people ask for tutoring, only to lose interest when the novelty wore off. I would love to have a larger hearth, how ever I'm lacking true Asatru to accomplish this dream. I'm afraid we've become so comfortable that to most, a God of any variety at all has become a novelty. If your lacking a connective feeling to a God, maybe you should ask yourself if you've truely left the room in your heart/life for one. Sadly, A Godia in Ky. I'm reaching out.... You may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 22, 2002, 12:12:54 PDT
I'm looking for personal synergy with a group. It might have to grow from the ground up.
Saturday, October 12, 2002, 10:34:07 PDT
I am a 40 y/o male who has been an Odinist for almost a decade. I was one of the founding members of the Texarkana Asatru Kindred at the federal correctional facility in Texarkana, Texas. I was secretary of that group and acted in the capacity of Gothi during our celebrations. I have been out since June 2002 and am actively searching for other like-minded individules for friendship and to honor our Dieties with. My phone number is 501-902-1989. Feel free to contact me any time.
Friday, October 04, 2002, 14:00:04 PDT
Being part of an active Hearth has had many benefits both spiritually and socially. It encourages the exchange of knowledge within our faith and provides a supportive network invaluable to the family unit. It puts the 'kin' in 'kinship,.
Thursday, October 03, 2002, 20:02:08 PDT
Let me put it this way: if there are any Folk out there in the military, the Ft. Benning, GA area, or anyone just interested in making contacts in general, drop me a line at email@example.com
Tuesday, September 10, 2002, 17:03:18 PDT
I have a family in SE Michigan, but I am looking for guidance from another Gothia. I am currently trying to bring togather a Hof in our area, and have members of other pagan faiths included, but our land is dedicated to the Norse Gods and Goddesses. I would like to find someone who wouldn't mind email conversations and maybe a little guidance for a new mother of the Hof. Fara Med Godanum...
Friday, August 30, 2002, 08:22:33 PDT
I am from the province of Quebec in Canada! Founding a kindred is very hard by myself! This is one of my ultimate goal to found a kindred in my country!
Monday, August 12, 2002, 00:55:56 PDT
I have no-one in my area who follows Asatru.Not that I know of. For the time being I am alone. Our indviduality is our strength. As Odin hung alone upon Yggdrasil, he recieved the runes,`enlightenment`, we must strive for the same knowledge through our own sacrifices to reach our inner selves, to find our own inner links to the cosmic divine. Although I would be happy to find someone in my area who shares like thoughts. I live in Geramany, Stutgart area. It is mainly catholics and evangelists.´round here. Too bad. Must keep looking
Friday, July 19, 2002, 18:29:57 PDT
in Seattle i've met one asatruar,and she is nuts.i heard of one other , but he is a norse wiccan, whatever that is supposed to mean.
Friday, July 19, 2002, 18:27:44 PDT
Tuesday, July 02, 2002, 06:44:05 PDT
My brother Agnar is a member of Thorsson's guild, but unfortunately he lives too far from me and I saw him only once in my life :o)
Monday, June 24, 2002, 16:05:19 PDT
What are the different national and international groups that a solitary like myself could join?
Friday, June 21, 2002, 12:38:03 PDT
Not at the moment . I've never trusted organizations who often try to use the eddas/sagas to support some political/predudiced idea.Asatru is an "organic" religion or culture and should never be made to fit one person"s political ideals and predudice, and especially within the asatru/odinist community. For there is no community without tolerance.
Tuesday, May 14, 2002, 01:38:17
I'm alone..but not lonely. :-)
Monday, April 29, 2002, 20:30:20
I shall have to begin my own kindred in Costa Rica. I do not doubt some 10 to 20 people are likely to be Asatru in this country. Nonetheless, I only know two for sure.
Sunday, April 21, 2002, 01:59:32
I would, but every time i contact them they ignor me like i'm the black plague, and now that i'm moving to a state that there are none in the area, i'm even more solitare.
Monday, February 25, 2002, 13:51:45
I'm not part of any group, and I doubt there's any around here. I think I would join a group though, if only for that sense of community and the feeling of ancestural pride. The closest I can come to that around here is the local Oktoberfest. Not much pride can be felt there though. The beer's good, but that's beside the point. It's hard to hail the gods and goddesses to that annoying duck dance!
Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 18:58:30
Most groups tend to have to much dogma founded in neo paganism. Even the more 'traditionalist only practice what is a modern form, and of the intrest of the group, and seldom adhear to what true worship the gods require. Human sacrifises are not lawful, there for not a problem for followers of lawfull deities. But mead as an offering is only acceptable in some cases, not all. Most Asatru groups near me use mead only.
Sunday, February 03, 2002, 02:25:24
Thank you for this service.
joe in NV
Saturday, January 26, 2002, 07:17:57
PAGAN GROUPS JUST SEEM TO ATTRACT TOO MANY HANGERS-ON: IE - "I NEED A PROSPERITY SPELL BUT I DONT HAVE TIME TO LOOK FOR A JOB". THE OTHER THING IS THE RELIGIOUS "JOCKS" - PEOPLE WANT TO BE "IN CHARGE", YET LACK TRUE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES - JUST A GREEDY EGO. ALONE SEEMS BETTER.
Friday, January 25, 2002, 01:39:23
The Gothar and Kindred I know are in California and Arizona. I attempted contact several times with Kindred in Las Vegas but they remain anynonymous. If they are that afraid of others and don't stand up for what they believe, they can stay to themselves as far as I'm concerned. I travel out-of-State occasionally. Most Pagans I've met in Las Vegas have a lot to be desired. Other true Asatruer can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also find out more about me on http://www.steamy1.com. In firth -- Steamy :)
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 21:22:47
Whatever happened to 2nd MOUNTAIN Kindred in PA? email@example.com ?????FOR EXAMPLE!Or the various sites that represent Denver, CO????
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, 21:19:16
Most of the ASATRU(and celtic)e-mail contacts are defunct!Here in Colorado it seems as all I encounter are CYBER-volk(don't publish it if ya' can't maintain it!)
Tuesday, November 06, 2001, 23:57:36
Hi all. I'm from sweden we have a couple of groups here but they dont feel right for me. Like the Swedish Asatru Society, I checked out there website and it looked jolly good but then I read some stuff there leader had wrote and he compared Odin and Jesus! like there are one and the same. I've been a pagan for about 6 years now. I love this website. I had no idea that people all around the world are into Asatru:) May the gods be with you all. If any one wanna get in contact with me my email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, November 01, 2001, 03:37:14
I currently belog to 2 online groups and thats it
Thursday, September 27, 2001, 03:40:04
There needs to be a "sort of" response. My group is/was a loose confederation of Heathens. We are still close but life has moved many of my people to others places. I am proud of each of them though, They moved on to greater things in life and could because of each individual's strength.
Saturday, September 01, 2001, 12:45:13
Actually, I really believe in supporting Asatru. So, I belong, and contribute to about 4 orgs, Mostly very Folkish. I'll qualify that, 3 Asatru, orgs, one Odinic org, and one Runic org........JG
Tuesday, August 28, 2001, 20:49:59
Not a member, but regularly attend.
Saturday, August 11, 2001, 09:49:18
Hmm... no comments really just interested in numbers of asatru in local area
Sunday, August 05, 2001, 18:12:12
Iris; Glad to see you found others! It's strength in numbers, and with the Internet, we are all able to find Kin. I've been a member of a Kindred for 23 years, and just got invited to another in the area. I support the Asatru Folk Assembly's efforts, but haven't the funds to pay the high membership dues. I am a proud member of the Odinist Fellowship and Asatru Alliance.
Friday, July 20, 2001, 12:35:53
I live in Denmark where there are several asatru groups, but none of them are close enough to where i live to be worth joining. There is a group, Forn Sidr,that is trying to become recognised as a "church", but until they are, there's no point in joining them either (as they cannot perform weddings, funerals and the like at present). I've been pagan (I don't call myself asatru, but still I consider myself a NORSE pagan) for more than five years and in that time I haven't met any other pagans.
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, 06:51:40
Sunday, June 10, 2001, 00:49:03
I live on an island you can walk across in less than half a day. I can literally count the number of non-Christian, but still religious, people I know on 1 hand (two ba'hai moved a few years ago, cutting it down to four people) On the other hand we've got almost every flavour of Christianity you could ever hope to avoid (If only the school Evangelist hadn't heard me tell people I was heathen!) I just wish there were ANY pagans, asatru or otherwise.
Tuesday, June 05, 2001, 17:15:04
ok, now i found 2 people who are interested in asatru, so i have 2 students and together we make a new circle (not so many "groves" in iceland due to few trees). so i'm not so lonely now in the usa.
Sunday, May 13, 2001, 01:13:01
My husband and I study and practice togeather.
Friday, April 13, 2001, 20:10:32
since leaving iceland i never met any other asatruar, but i'd like to join a group
Friday, April 13, 2001, 09:27:51
Pagan Fed, Odinshof, The Saxon Path. All good, honest and reputable organisations. Reccommended.
Thursday, April 12, 2001, 03:57:21
looking for a group nearby. so far no luck. anyone know of a kindred group near sun valley ID. contact osulphus@AOL.COM. THANX
Tuesday, March 06, 2001, 06:34:17
I would join a kindred if there was one close enough to me, but the majority of the kindreds here in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA are generally dedicated to Freya. I ofcourse am dedicated to Odin, but a kindred doesn't have to be dedicated to one deity if we don't agree. I live in Fremont, Alameda county, S.F. Bay Area and I would be very interested in co-founding a kindred with some Asatruars and other heathens here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I give all our gods equal credance, If any of you S.F. Bay Area Asatruars are reading this, i'm sure many of you agree that's a pain in the ass to go all the way to S.F. or Berkeley just to attend kindred events. I propose that we could have a kindred here in my hometown of Fremont. My home is open, I have an understanding with a local unitarian church that I may rent a room for a moderate fee for any kindred meetings, and we have a great public park for outdoor rituals. Access is very good to the Dumbarton and San Mateo bridges, from Fremont, my town is about 30 miles between San Jose & Berkeley and 35 miles southeast of S.F. I'd be interested to hear from anyone in my area. e-mail me at email@example.com to discuss the possibilities of a kindred In frith, Ryan Fairhair
Wednesday, February 28, 2001, 02:00:52
(Pardon my accidental double post!); I identify as a 'solitary @ present but I wouln't say that is necessarily permanant. This is still an evolving situation.
Thursday, February 22, 2001, 06:27:46
I would like to find more folk here in SW Michigan. Perhaps if there is a kindred or local group, maybe put something in a local paper or radio.
Sunday, February 18, 2001, 02:21:32
Anyone in the Rockford, IL area!!?? I'm looking to form an Heathen Fellowship, hopefully to grow into a Kindred. Member: Asatru Alliance (as Riverwood Kindred - Formational), Asatru Folk Asembly & Odinic Rite, Friend of the Winland Rice of Theodish Belief (also the Frisians and Normans), the Anglo-Saxon Ealdriht Citizen of Nova Roma and helping the Rockford Areas Pagans get organized.
Goði Nik Smiðr Warrensson
Saturday, February 17, 2001, 20:27:27
I would join an International one on the proviso that there was no 'one' person or group controlling it. I rather like the World Council of Ethnic Religions www.wcer.org for example.
Friday, September 08, 2000, 02:09:32
Neither is there a kindred or heathen group in Portugal nor do I know how my spiritual choice of following both Heathenry and Neo-Druidism (I make no mixing, they are two different traditions!!!)would be seen in a group: some heathens tend to look suspecious on it. So I prefer to do it alone. Wassail!
Wednesday, June 28, 2000, 14:39:07
In my area, Hot Springs(in the state of Arkansas, USA), there are no groups that I am aware of. Did see an "Odin Lives" bumper sticker on a car in traffic, that is the extent of it here, unfortunately.
Saturday, April 29, 2000, 17:30:22
Asatru by its very nature is one of kinship, not solitude. Looking at the results of this poll more people should be getting out and showing the world their Troth, more people should be congregating. To be alone is poison
Monday, April 03, 2000, 22:21:53
I operate a sub asatru group known as the :Ring Of Troth
Poll opened July 8, 1999.