On the other hand, 2011 has been a breakthrough year for An Independent Asatru ! My fictional stories were well received, as were my poems. Due to their success I gave them seperate pages on my site so that visitors could read them more easily.I have now posted poems off - site at Gangleri's Grove, and Odin's Gift. I also started my words of wisdom page called " Mead of Wisdom", which includes wise sayings from all religions, and the secular world. These I hope will make everyone consider, or reconsider, our own wisdom. I started writing articles on our Germanic / Scandinavian Cultural History, after realizing that many in our religion did not know very well our great cultural heroes of the past. I feel it is important to understand our cultural past , because it allows us to truly become immersed in our cultural religion. At the end of this year I started a Facebook Page for An Independent Asatru so that Asatruar can more easily contact me. I will also put smaller poems, pictures, and bits of information there. I hope this will be useful and used often.
The biggest change in 2011 has been the meeting of wonderful people who I now deem as, " web - friends", who I have gained not only friendship from, but useful information, and the first sense of a world - wide community of Asatruar. They have given me a sense of trust, and because of this I have started a Links Page to list their organizations. I never thought that I would be able, with a clear concious, to recommend any other group or organization to my readers, but these good people have changed my mind. (Please no more e - mails about Galina Krasskova. How she practices her religion is her business. I know her as a kind hearted individual who cares deeply about all Heathen religions, and she works to defend them everyday in the real world. She will remain on my links page, because her site has a lot to offer. If you don' t like her, don' t go there. )
I hope to continue in 2012 to build An Independent Asatru into......well........ whatever the Gods and Goddesses want it to be. I will continue to look for organizations and groups to join in alliances that will be beneficial to those in our religion, and I am sure the Gods and Goddesses will bring more people with kind hearts, and minds full of knowledge together for everyones overall benefit. If I had one wish for 2012 it would be to have more communications from people in our religion, and especially from those who visit my website, or facebook page. Don' t be afraid to say hello, or exchange ideas. I am fairly liberal, and I am always open to new ideas and knowledge. I assure you I am not one of these conservatives in our religion who has a, "my way or the highway mentality". So please, talk to me !
So raise your horns my friends, and let us celebrate a new year together ! I am very excited about 2012 because I know that it will be the best year yet ! I hope, sincerely, that you will join me for another year of articles, poetry, fictional stories, wisdom, and most of all friendship !
Be well my friends !
Godt nyttar og takk for det gamle !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !