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A Fly In Amber
The Lore was not preserved like a fly in amber. It is a heritage, a legacy,
but must point us in positive directions today! Otherwise, we're doing no
better than the Christians, who long for gardens in Palestine and rewards in
another people's heaven. We need to be as modern as tomorrow's space shuttle
launch, giving folk today thews valid and flexible enough to allow them to
walk as modern folk along a path true to themselves.
Alliances must exist between the many groups in the Germanic heathen
Innangardh as a whole.
The AngloSaxons differ from "Norse Asatruar", while the
Irminenmenn from both, and I differ from you.
We need to remember that Hospitality is a Noble Virtue, and must also
not be abused. We share a lot in common... and we must also recognize that
there is a healthy diversity of tribes among our greater Folk, each with
Alliances between people must be sought out by chieftains, at the behest of
their folk. This "individual seeking" done online today, with each
voice artificially equal, is unnatural.
These self-appointed and individual “chieftains” show their profound
lack of understanding of the Lore, of our history, of the Gods themselves
outside their own narrow experience (and may even not understand that) when
they don't try to take a place amongst their folk, rather then
keeping aloof form law, custom, tradition and common effort. Taking one's
place means agreeing to abide by the rules. It also presupposes that those
among whose number you are joining will keep their part of the bargain, and
that you all will hold your leaders' feet to the fire.
People today are all too willing to "self-outlaw", picking and
choosing from among the thews to match decisions they've already made, with
some even willing to upset the entire applecart just to see the apples
scatter about the floor. Remember
what I said about berserkers: they are generally portrayed in the Sagas as
People need to realize that their voices are of value when they serve the