Rocky Mountain Folk Kindred

Today it is my honor to welcome home The Rocky Mountain Folk Kindred of Utah as a Official Kindred of the Asatru Folk Assembly. Everywhere you look there are Folk stepping up and coming together and forming Kindreds and hosting events in their regions. There is activity now in places all over the world and our folk are coming home. Hail The Rocky Mountain Folk Kindred and thank you for stepping up and being a doer!

Hail the Kindreds of the AFA!
Hail the Asatru Folk Assembly!!!


Jason Gallagher
Kindred Coordinator
Asatru Folk Assembly
kindred@runestone.org

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Happy Father’s Day

The Asatru Folk Assembly would like to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the fathers of our Folk. We are thankful for the sacrifices made. We are thankful for the high expectations. We are thankful for the examples you set. Your sons and your daughters thank you for the torches that you pass and hope to always make you proud.

Hail the Fathers!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Day of Remembrance for King Athanaric of the Visigoths

Athanaric, first king of the Visigoths, led his tribe throughout the 370’s AD. He was a king beset on all sides with war. Romans to the South of him, Huns to the East, and even a civil war at home. Somehow he managed to hold his people together until his death, even securing a peace treaty with the mighty Roman empire. Athanaric held tru to his ancestral spirituality while many of his fellow tribesmen were turning to Arian christianity, an early offshoot from mainstream christianity that gained a large following for a time in Europe. Athanaric banished christians from his lands, killed some, pushed out others, and kept the old folkways alive for his tribe. During Athanaric’s reign some of his Arian tribesmen began a civil war that Athanaric had to deal with throughout most of his time as king. These rebellious tribesmen even went so far as to ask Rome for assistance in their uprising………of course, Rome, seeing an opportunity to assert their authority in a new area, jumped at the offer. Athanaric refused to cow and fought valiantly for his people and his ancestral ways for many years. Ultimately he was able to get Rome to offer him terms for a peace that was acceptable to his people. Once this truce was secured and his people were relatively safe Athanaric chose to rest. Within just a few weeks of gaining this truce Athanaric passed away. Athanaric’s tale rings familiar in many ways to our modern dilemma. We to are a people trying to keep our ancestral ways alive in the face of political correctness, cultural diversity, and rampant materialism. Seemingly there is a civil war within our folk, many going the way of modern society and all its ills, while a few of us keep the flame of our ancestral ways burning. While this “war” is not one of guns and such, it is just as dangerous, just as capable of destroying people and crushing their futures. And yet, in the face of it all are men and women, inspired by the tales of their ancestors, inspired by the very blood coursing through their veins; inspired to stand tall in the face of all adversity. These men and women, these sons and daughters of Europe, are the brave members of the Asatru Folk Assembly. Like Athanaric of old, these men and women, beset on all sides, rise to the ocasion. Rather than dwell on the many negatives around them they focus on the positive with their eyes firmly focused forward. Hail Athanaric! May his example inspire us for all times.

Blaine Qualls,
Gothar Coordinator,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Circle of Eir

Eir’s Blessings!

Everybody needs a little extra help sometimes. Every body does, too.

Women, being the frith-y creatures that we are, are uniquely suited to the task of manipulating energy for the purpose of healing. Magic, you could say.

Do you have a health concern and need a little extra energy? Are you battling with a mental illness like depression or PTSD? Is your baby having a hard time with teething?

If you’ve answered yes at all, reach out to us!

Once a month women of the AFA will get together to preform healing rituals all across the globe. If you would like to be included, please send a message to let us know!

At the same time, Women of the AFA! If you are interested helping to create a frithful, healing magic, let us know! It’s easy, but it makes a huge difference to those of our community that need our help!

You can reach us at EirsBlessings@runestone.org

Our first healing ritual will be on Thursday, June 27th, 2019

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder for the Upper South

The AFA is very proud to announce our newest Apprentice Folkbuilder, Robert Stamm. Rob has been a profound example of loyalty and commitment and we are thrilled to see the great work he will do as part of our Upper South Folkbuilding team. Thank you Rob!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder for the Midwest

The AFA is proud to welcome Zach Cato back as our newest Apprentice Folkbuilder. Zach leads the AFA’s own Heimdall’s Midgard Kindred in Indiana. Zach has been very active organizing in his area and we are eager to see the good work he can do, along with Josh Wilson and Jessica Lambert for the AFA’s Midwest region.

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder for the Midwest

The AFA would like to welcome Jessica Lambert as our newest Apprentice Folkbuilder. Jessica is in Ohio and will be helping out with a region that is growing at an amazing pace. Thank you for stepping forward to help build our AFA family in this vibrant region.

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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New Apprentice Folkbuilder for South Africa

The AFA would like to welcome Christo Le Roux as our newest Apprentice Folkbuilder. Christo is a leader in the AFA’s own Volkwachstum Kindred and will be building and caring for our Folk in SOuth Africa. We are extremely proud to have a growing membership in South Africa and we are excited to see the great work that we are confident Christo will do. Welcome Christo and thank you for stepping forward.

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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The Folkbuilding Excellence Award for 2018

This past weekend at Ultima Thule, Anders Nilsson was awarded the Folkbuilding Excellence Award. Anders is the 4th person to earn this yearly award for his extraordinary work building our AFA family. Under the leadership of Anders, we have watched AFA Scandinavia blossom into one of our most active and successful regions. Anders has also stepped up to head our Folkbuilding efforts in all of Europe as well as hosting the ground breaking international AFA event, Ultima Thule.

Congratulations Anders, keep up the fantastic work!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Anders Nilsson takes his Folkbuilder Oath

The AFA proudly oathed Anders Nilsson in as our newest AFA Folkbuilder! Anders has done an amazing job building up his region and has helped the AFA as a whole to have the amazing success we have had over the last few years. With his Oath, Anders has bound himself to us and us to him. We are very proud of all the hard work Anders has put in and excited to see the amazing future he will help us build in Europe.

Hail Folkbuilder Anders Nilsson!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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