My reasons parallel those of Arlie fairly much, but I will elaborate -
Just getting off three months of 7 day a week work (not on her list)so I
have been mainly lurking.
Many of the books listed are not in the county's library system - and
they want $50 for an Inter Library Loan - in one instance a $29 book if
I special ordered from Barnes and Noble. Was cheaper to drive to the
next county where the book was to spend a half hour checking out the
eight pages I was interested in. So, I am unable to comment on some of
the books listed and cannot say which of two I would recommend first.
Suggestion - how about a section - "Fact and Fantasy" - where we can
discuss some of the UPGs on the Aesir and lore - covering support in
lore, or contradictions to the statements. As an example in OUR TROTH,
there are several instances where I believe I found some statements
about the deities which are contradicted by lore or later research. That
is something everyone could add to. If someone wanted to add their own
UPG and attribute it to an anonymous source, they could.
Arlie Stephens wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 08, 2002 at 10:17:56AM -0500, Manny Olds wrote:
>>Okay, if it is just me working on these courses, I have to set some
> The trouble is, I can't find any place to get involved. I can't create
> something I don't understand ... and fundamentally, the outlines we've
> had flying by aren't arranged the way I think. It's not that there are
> specific omissions and problems I can point out; it's that I fundamentally
> don't "get" it.
>>Looking at Groa's proposal and thinking about possible alternative texts,
>>I see that books OOP is going to be one of our critical issues. So I am
>>going to let the outlines sit for a while and start to work on getting
>>Asatru-U Press established.
> This looks like a good thing in itself, though not something where I have
> knowledge or expertise.
>>My first step is figuring out how to get a small publishing company
>>going. At least we have the FWA incorporation and 501(c)3 as a basis. And
>>then I will have to get a good and inexpensive advisor on Intellectual
>>Property law. Somewhere in there, an income stream.
>>In the meantime, I need to decide which texts each course will use and
>>work the outline from there. If anyone has any input, send it along.
> *sigh* Like many people, I've never gotten a chance to read a considerable
> portion of the out of print material, to my great frustration. Of course
> that makes it difficult to recommend texts worthy of trying to get back
> into print.
>>Administrative note: I am investigating the possibility of getting this
>>mailing list off of Yahoo. I will give all of you a chance to opt out
>>before the email addresses are transferred (if I decide to make the
> The one thing I'd be concerned about with moving off of Yahoo would be
> visibility. The list won't be as obvious to people who might be idly
> checking for Asatru-oriented groups. But that might not matter with this
> group; in fact, it might even be an advantage, since it isn't supposed
> to be a general purpose heathen list.