Re: open mind,and willing to learn/listen....
- This is my first post to this group.
I am English, German, and Irish descent, I don't know what that makes
I also feel that I am in need of some teaching, that's why I have
signed up for several e-groups. So far most of them seem to be just a
group of people chatting. I also study every book I can get my hands
on, I study the Eddas and Sagas. I have heared that if you want to know
Asatru the Eddas would be the first place to go. And well, I have found
some Ah Ha's where things just click, and some of it is like trying to
decode the king james version of the Christion bible.
I became interested in asatru because I was born and raised wiccan,
then tried Christianity, came back to Wicca. When I was 12yrs old I
kept having what I called 'symbols' come to me while I was sleeping. I
wrote them down in my journal got upto 24 symbols, at the time I
thought 'wow, cool I could use these to write in secret code' (remeber
I was 12) I got frustraited that I only had 24, figured that was not
enough (at 12, I know better now). Then in 1993 I was in a book store,
6 yrs after I recieved the runes, I found a book, about runes, that had
a set of runes with the book, I cried, because those were the symbols I
had recieved 6 yrs before. From then till now I have continued to work
with the runes, and just this year I stumbled on Asatru, am learning
what I can get my hands on. If any one can suggest web sites, books,
groups, etc, etc, and so on and so forth, I think many would realy be
--- In Asatru-U@yahoogroups.com, "Just ask ME!!!!" <notruth88@y...>
> I am of Irish/Hungarian descent,which makes me,I guess Euro-American.ways
> I have always been fascinated by the ways of my Ancestors,and the
> of the Norsemen,and the tribes of Europe. I NEVER really bought intothey
> Christianity,at all,no metter how many "Americans" tell me that Jesus
> is "MY Saviour",I just do not care. What I do care about is getting
> back to the way of my European ancestry,the way they lived,and cared
> for one another within their tribe (something you don't see in the
> world anymore "Caring for your fellow man")I want to learn about what
> they believed in,what they though their ultimate destiny was,what
> valued as sacred,and how they viewed life in general. Basically,Iwant
> to learn as much as I can about Asatru,and if SOMEONE,ANYONE,willmy
> please take some time to educate me,I am DEFINITELY WILLING to open
> mind and listen,and it would be greatly appreciated.Thanks-TROY-
I suggest you start with our Beginner's Course. Join a few Asatru or Heathen
lists. Most of the books by HRE Davidson are well worth the time to read.
I do find your phrasing curious. Most Christians are not American. I am
American but not Christian. Suggest not worrying too much about what you are
against. Our tiny Heathen community already has plenty of that.
Good luck to you on your adventure- hopefully that is what it truly will be-
Hail the Aesir and Vanir!