Overall out of 8 organizations 4 returned my e -mails. Yes, one American kindred also wrote me back as well. Before I commend those who answered my e - mails from foreign countries, and here in the U.S., let me just say that to those in our Asatru religion who are just starting out, just knowing that someone is out their besides themselves is so very important. So if you are saying to yourself, " Well Glenn, these organizations are not under any obligation to answer e - mails from someone they do not know. " I think you are so very wrong ! We who run Heathen organizations, kindreds, and have web - sites DO have an obligation to help those in need. Whether it is a little information they seek, a word of kindness and understanding, or just to know that they are not alone, it IS our duty !
I commend the following foreign Asatru organizations for their simple acts of kindness : Asatrufelleskapet Bifrost ( Norway ), Asatruarfelagid ( Iceland ), and Odin's Gift ( Germany ). Odin's Gift is run by a wonderful woman named Michaela Macha, who is intelligent, and has that bright spirit that I wish we had more of in our religion. The woman who called herself, " The Mailwatcher ", for the Asatrufellesskapet Bifrost, in Norway, was also very charming, in her reply to me. Her name is Linda Ursin. I did not get a name from the Asatruarfelagid in Iceland, but just the fact they responded was good enough for me.
The only response I got from my inquiries here in the states was from the, Two Ravens Kindred, and actually that was cheating a little bit on my part. I have an aquaintance who belongs to that kindred named Mike Hicks, who I had spoken to previously several times when he was with The Troth. He is a wonderful man who believes very firmly in our religion and our folk. I cheated because I knew that none of the American Asatru groups or organizations would answer my e - mails. I have no idea why this takes place, or why they don't seem to care about those who are interested in their organizations. To me it makes no sense at all ! I appreciate every person who comes here, and try my hardest to answer every inquiry. The only ones I missed were the contact form messages that I did not know about until recently, and I have corrected that oversight.
Let me end by saying first of all, " Do not run out and e - mail these busy organizations overseas ! " You cannot join them anyway because their country's laws prohibit it. I contacted them to prove a point, which I believe I have made. Finally, let me just say that if you are ignored by these, too full of themselves, organizations, just laugh it off. They are not worth the bother !!!!
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !