Welcome to the Houston Area Asatrú Kindred!
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Asatru or Heathenry is the religion of the native Northern European peoples.
We follow the historical gods of our folk, the religion and traditions evolved along with our people and feel very natural to us. Our religion is one that requires no faith whatsoever. Faith is the belief in something that cannot be proven. That sounds like insanity to us! Our traditions have been around since before recorded history and our gods are alive and present in our lives. They inspire us to be better people, to act with courage and honor, living true to our word and loyal to our kin and friends. We tell all new people interested in joining our kindred as a nove (learner) that doubts and questions are normal and healthy for any thinking adult. That if the gods do not show themselves to you, then perhaps you are not in the right place. To find out for yourself if the Gods of Germany, Scandinavia, Sweden, England, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland are watching over you and your family you can simply ask them to reveal themselves to you if they are real. The best way, the surest way of finding out for yourself is coming to one of our blessings (or Blots). At a certain moment during each Blot we allow any to come forward to the altar (Harrow), and at that moment, you can ask (or even challenge) the gods to reveal themselves to you. Let us know if you're interested in exploring Heathenry to see if it's right for you.
There are a few ways to decide if you are really a Heathen, but just never knew it.
If you answered YES to these questions... You might be a Heathen! Heathenry is definitely not for everyone, it is only for those not afraid of truth; those that have the patience for learning and research; those that have the courage to follow their convictions; those that wish to grow spiritually and mentally into a person that the gods would be proud to associate with. If you are content to follow the herd, to accept what you are told without question, to trust in others to protect your rights, then you need not apply.
|So what is Asatru?|
|What is the purpose of the Heathen Kinship? (Mission statement & bylaws)|
|Useful Info Pages and FAQ - Sitemap. Everything you need to know to join the Heathen Kinship|
|Crafts, Poetry, and Songs - drinking horns, Runic floor coverings, tunics, and more!!|
|Runes and Magick - A synopsis of runes; various magickal works and theories; Miracles and evidence of the gods|
|Rituals and Blessings - Some of the daily and season rituals that we practice, and the Blessing that we celebrate|
|Heathen Kinship Bookstore! - History and Myths, Runes and Magick, Children's books, and more! (under construction)|
|Asatru Resource Links|
|The Heathen Kinship's Wordpress Blog|
Asatrú Book Hoard, sometimes even with a review!