14 episodes

This is the Asatru Folk Assembly's podcast station, chronicling the joyous rise of native European religion in the modern world.

Asatru Rising Unknown

    • Christianity

This is the Asatru Folk Assembly's podcast station, chronicling the joyous rise of native European religion in the modern world.

    How Asatru Will Recover the European Soul and Heal Our People!

    How Asatru Will Recover the European Soul and Heal Our People!

    In this comprehensive, "big picture" podcast I cover the mission of Asatru in the modern world, discuss the three biggest problems facing our world today, and outline the five tasks that lie before us. This done, we talk about the loss of the European collective soul (think Carl Jung) in a process comparable to individual soul loss in shamanic cultures.  We list some of the main features distinguishing the European soul, describe how we can find that soul again, and present a vision of Asatru in the near-term future that is successful, powerful, prosperous, and influential.  This is a prognosis that is positive, healing, and life-affirming for all involved.  Share the joy!It's a lot to pack into one podcast, but I think the importance of the subject warrants the attention I am giving it here.  Prepare to be uplifted, stimulated, and inspired!

    • 40 min
    Asatru is About Drinking From Our Own Well

    Asatru is About Drinking From Our Own Well

    We European-descended people want to drink from everyone's well but our own.

    Many of us are uncomfortable with Christianity, but keep going to church because "it's the right thing to do" or because "I want the kids to have good morals."  Those who leave the Church find themselves adrift.   Some check out Buddhism, others Wicca or Theosophy or even Islam.  Others give up and become atheists.

    And of course, some try Native American religion.  But as a friend of ours found out, that isn't the answer.  This podcast tells how he found "our own well," at the encouragement of a Sioux elder.

    • 6 min
    Does Asatru Need New Myths?

    Does Asatru Need New Myths?

    Is the mythic lore of Northern Europe outdated?  Does it seem irrelevant to modern people?  Should we write new myths about the Gods and Goddesses, giving them a modern face?

    That question was posed recently on an Asatru list.  In this short podcast, you'll hear my response.

    • 5 min
    An Asatru Temple Unearthed in Norway - And Destroyed!

    An Asatru Temple Unearthed in Norway - And Destroyed!

    When an intact pre-Christian temple was unearthed recently in Norway, archeologists were ecstatic.  Comments like "Unique!" and "Unprecedented!" splashed across Internet news pages.  The site had been lovingly hidden away, carefully preserved under peat, awaiting the day it would be safe to honor the Gods again  -  for Christianity had gained power in the land, and fire and sword awaited all who followed the ancient faith.  This temple was a gift from the ancestors of a thousand years ago.

    But now, it has been demolished...bulldozed to make way for a housing project.

    When the steel blade of the bulldozer bit into the sacred earth, the present spat on the past.  The ancestors were betrayed  -  for money!

    • 8 min
    Asatru Morning Rites

    Asatru Morning Rites

    Many religions have specific rites to begin each day. Asatru has no such formal practice, but over the years I have evolved a set of personal rites along these lines. Readers may find them helpful as they develop their own.

    Doing rites in the early morning has changed the way I see the world around me. I muse that, poetically, the world is re-created with each dawn: You can stand in the darkness and watch, minute by minute, as the world is reborn. First, the horizon in the east takes shape...then the trees around you gradually assume their forms, first as dim shadows which, gradually, become more defined...branches and leaves become visible against the ever-lighter sky... forms emerging from the darkness. Each day is a new start, a new beginning, a new world emerging from the void.

    Join me as I describe how I start my day!

    • 19 min
    The AFA's Mission in 2011

    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!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

Thorwaldsen ,

Spiritually truly uplifting

Brilliant podcast with extremely interesting thoughts and ideas for the Asatru community in Vinland and the old countries alike.
Highly recommended.

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