Re: [Asatru-U] course planning (fwd)
> What shall we tell this fellow? I think that theNo, it isn't. It would be difficult to do an adult ed type
> Beginner's Course is not what he is looking for.
program based on websites.
Perhaps it would be best to tell him what our goals are, and
gently suggest that they are not likely to help him with his
goals. And, somehow, not to mention that his title sucks.
- What shall we tell this fellow? I think that the Beginner's Course is not
what he is looking for.
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Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:54:24 -0700
From: Fred Sontheim <gleve@...>
Subject: course planning
Over the past few years I have been tying to develop Asatru based curricula
for several community college settings. For practical reasons, the most
suitable title seems to be Old Age/ New Age: Euro-folk Beliefs or Euro-folk
Heritage. This is in part because of the predominately conservative
Christian of the community. If it has a titles such as Germanic Heathenism,
Asatru, Odinism, Norse Wicca, etc... you could imagine the administrative
I am presently trying to redesign a general interest course proposal under
the title "Old Age/ New Age: Euro-folk Beliefs'. A college would consider a
short course delivered to a group of seniors (age 55+), with minimal reading
expectations, on a trial basis (6 sessions @ 2hours) before being expanded
and offered to the public.
Part of my difficulty is that I have been a solitary Norse Heathen
(Asatruer) for more than 50 years. I was introduced to it by my father. I
have had a personal interest in Indo-European studies and have a great deal
I wrote to you more than a year ago but have not received a reply. I would
appreciate discussing my situation with someone. Unfortunately the Yahoo
groups leave something to be desired.
Fred Sontheim, Ph.D.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
- On Wed, 5 Nov 2003 qibhom@... wrote:
> > What shall we tell this fellow? I think that theHas anyone had a chance to read through the most recent Wodening book or
> > Beginner's Course is not what he is looking for.
> No, it isn't. It would be difficult to do an adult ed type
> program based on websites.
Mike Smith's book? I confess I haven't gotten to them yet. Would one of
them be suitable?
It sounds to me like a course centered on HRED's "Lost Beliefs of Northern
Europe" might do for him.
- What does he want to do, teach Asatru or about Asatru or what? And just want
does he want from us? To me it sounds as if the Beginner's course would be
The Ph D is a bit reassuring, the family trad is not.
I don't go along with flying any false colors (colours) or hunting converts,
but the project itself sounds worth pursuing.