According to sources inside the NCIS [Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a subbranch of the Department of Defense (DoD)] is already in the process of adding the Asatru Folk Assembly to the DoD list of white supremacist organizations. Documentation of the group’s efforts to recruit military members and to form groups on military bases has also resulted in the group being flagged as a possible insider threat to the armed forces.
In a radical shift in rhetoric, Nordiska Asa-samfundet (NAS) has appointed Sibbe Bladh-Hvass, aka Carl Z. Grönbohm, as their new “Riksblotsansvarig” (translated: National Blót Manager). Bladh-Hvass describes himself as a ‘Nordic Yogi’, a student of kundalini, and a Rastafarian. In his statement after his appointment, Bladh-Hvass said: “I am Sibbe, a man directly descended from the first white men in an unbroken bloodline. I stand for a heteronormative, folk line.” It is unclear exactly what this new direction will mean for current members of the NAS.
Robert Poulsen and Allan Hansen made the discovery of a lifetime on a recent weekend trip when they uncovered thirty ancient silver coins, and lead to the discovery of over one hundred more.
If passed, House Bill 3859 could allow Foster Care and Adoption agencies to refuse to place children with Heathen families/individuals.
Bifrost’s Former Leader Stine Helen Skår Looking to Establish Official Relations With Yggdrasil Association of Costa Rica
Latin American Ásatrú has grown a lot in recent years. Countries like Costa Rica have been on the radar of the worldwide Ásatrú movement on multiple occasions. The Central American country has been represented mainly by the Irminsul Kindred and most recently by the Ásatrú Yggdrasil Association (AYA), founded in 2015 as an umbrella organization for individual practitioners and smaller groups seeking legal recognition.
On Saturday, February 18th, a Folkish owned clothing company called “Tier One Viking Wear” made an official press release, in response to the featured videos; in which Mr. Borba uses a number of racial slurs and threatens to decapitate the owners of two separate Heathen organizations.
Arizona resident and self-proclaimed AFA member Joshua Borba (a.k.a. Tripp Tyrson from the “Heathen Up” podcast), publicly announced that he has filed the required paperwork with an attorney and is planning to sue The Asatru Community, Heathen Talk Network, and The Troth.
Residents in the town of Horn-Bad Meinberg, Germany, awoke on January first to discover that a local landmark had been defaced in a surprisingly impressive way. Sometime during the night, an unknown group managed to break into the locked park surrounding the Externsteine, reach the top of a nearly 130 ft. tall stone pillar, and plant a massive wooden Irminsul at the summit. Local authorities remain baffled as to how anyone managed to get the 20+ft. tall structure erected in the first place.
A recent discovery made in Østsjælland, Denmark, has the academic community locked in a heated debate. Archaeologist Dr. Nanna Holm, believes the buckle to be an exceptionally rare depiction of Loki.
Today, at about 2 PM GMT, an interfaith group in Canada officially released the “Canadian Pagan Declaration on Intolerance”, just in time for the International Human Rights Day 2016. The effort was spearheaded by Jade Pichette, an Ontario area Heathen and a Gythia for the Vindisir Kindred.