Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Heathen Harvest's Review of Asatru: A Native European Spirituality

Dan Capp has written a review of my book for Heathen Harvest which I felt was insightful and useful.  You can find it at http://heathenharvest.org/2015/07/12/asatru-a-native-european-spirituality-by-stephen-a-mcnallen/  -  and there are many more great articles on the Heathen Harvest site for your enjoyment, too.

Here is my favorite quote from Mr. Capp  -

"What Stephen A. McNallen has created in Asatru: A Native European Spirituality is a ready-made argument for the faith  -  a guidebook of sorts. The information within may be of more use to beginners than experts, but the focussed way in which that information is presented will be of great use to advanced practitioners in adding weight to their arguments and form to their gnosis. This is, therefore, a book with one overriding purpose: to awaken the sleeping European soul."

I would agree wholeheartedly.  I was indeed writing not for academics but for all who follow the faith or who simply want to know more about it.  And, yes, it is my aim "to awaken the sleeping European soul."

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
http://asatrufolkassembly.org


Monday, July 13, 2015

Take a Look at the AFA's New Web Site and Store!

Our new web site is up and running!  Take a minute to visit this stylish, easy-to-navigate, and all-around wonderful thing we've created over at http://asatrufolkassembly.org!

Not only do we have a new web site, we have a new, highly-functional store as well!

There is, of course, a re-direct from the old runestone.org web site so that people with the old url will still be able to find the new site.

Just another breakthrough for the AFA...!

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Great Reviews for Asatru: A Native European Spirituality!

The good news is that Asatru: A Native European Spirituality has gotten a total of 27 reviews on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.7 out of a possible five!  The other good news (there is no bad news!) is that the Amazon sales ranking, while obviously fluctuating hour to hour and day to day, generally holds quite strong.  As I write these words, it ranks 8,201 out of...millions? 

Why does this matter?  Why should anyone  - other than me, of course!  -  care about how many of these books are selling? 

There are two reasons  -  First, Asatru: A Native European Spirituality is the first clear exposition of our religion by one of the founders of our faith (Some would say THE founder of our faith) in North America.  Second, this book represents a new paradigm for the healing and awakening of the European-descended people everywhere in the world.  The old constructs have failed, and without a new approach such as the one I elucidate, we as a people will cease to exist.  This is not acceptable.

I thank all of you who have read it, and I thank you even more if you have told others about it.  I thank you not on my own behalf  -  I am merely a man  -  but on the behalf of countless generations to come who will hail our ancestral Gods and carry the seed of our people into the Cosmos!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0972029257/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=0Z3V56QEKQNWQN3B7FHZ&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
http://runestone.org

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Living Asatru Day by Day, Century by Century

Every hammer worn proudly...every greeting to the rising sun...every hail to Mani in her fullness...

Every blot shared with the Gods...every horn poured to wights and ancestors...

Every act of hospitality...every deed of courage...every craft done in honor of the Gods and the Folk...

Every hof built...every baby born...every gathering of the Folk...every ancestor placed lovingly into the mound, a seed for souls.

Together they weave the warp and woof our ancestral religion.  They make us whole.  They heal us  -  individually, and as a body bound by blood and troth, and as members of our Greater Folk .  We do the work of the Holy Gods when we do these things; we make the world a better place, and ourselves better people.

Learn.  Teach your children.  Show your neighbors.  Live well.  Die well.

Our hearts are at peace.

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assemby
http://runestone.org

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Deadline for the Next Issue of The Voice: Friday the 26th!

Attention all AFA members! Since June hath 30 days, we need inputs to The Voice no later than the 26th this month. Early is always fine! Per usual, text in an email, Word or text documents, and separate (downsized to max length 600 is good but not necessary) JPG pictures.

The Voice is YOUR newsletter for AFA members...Send reports on recent events, announcements of upcoming AFA meetups and gatherings, life passages, and anything else relevant to thevoice@runestone.org!

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
http://runestone.org

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Call Resounding" - A Message for Our Times!

I posted this last December, but believe me, it is worth seeing again. 

This is the time of our Awakening!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDj2rsySh90

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Steve McNallen's Latest Red Ice Radio Interview Posted to You Tube!

One of the many good things happening right now in the AFA is the posting of the first hour of my most recent Red Ice Radio interview on You Tube!

Henrik and I discussed many of the topics explored in Asatru: A Native European Spirituality  -  in other words, we covered the basics of Asatru rather thoroughly!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2pHpUr9w7o

Steve McNallen

Asatru Folk Assembly
 http://runestone.org

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