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    Solitary or Hearths/Kindreds?

    Hi all...
    I am wondering how many heathens on this forum are actually members of kindreds? There is a dearth of heathen types in my area and the one kindred I was able to locate in my area was of the non-folkish variety. I did look into this non-folkish kindred a bit and was not impressed by some of the nonsense taking place. Mostly, I feel o.k. about solitary practice but sometimes I wish there were other like-minded types in my area. So, how about the rest of you?
    Thanks in advance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by saga
    Hi all...
    I am wondering how many heathens on this forum are actually members of kindreds? There is a dearth of heathen types in my area and the one kindred I was able to locate in my area was of the non-folkish variety. I did look into this non-folkish kindred a bit and was not impressed by some of the nonsense taking place. Mostly, I feel o.k. about solitary practice but sometimes I wish there were other like-minded types in my area. So, how about the rest of you?
    Thanks in advance...
    I think most of the members here practice their faith alone. there are a few members who do belong to kindreds. My excuse is a good one, there simply are no folkish kindreds in my area, and this is probably true in most cases. I've always felt isolated in my beliefs, so it doesn't really bother me that I don't belong to any kindreds. Sure, it would be outstanding to suddenly have a network of like-minded individuals to practice with, but as it stands, the forum here will have to suffice for the time being.

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    I am currently in solitary practice, for the lack of people nearby. We've been trying to organise something, and I am hoping that before the end of the academic year we will have a busy Hearth running somewhere in the North of Scotland...but that is just hopefulness, and thus far, I have to engage in solitary worship.
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    Sadly its solitary for me also.I only knnow one person with simular befeifs to mine but i do not see him often.
    Improvement makes straight roads but the crooked roads without improvment are roads of genius-----
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    Alone, too. Most of the heathens I have met were very strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathieu
    Alone, too. Most of the heathens I have met were very strange.
    If you do not mind me asking strange in what way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nordicdusk
    If you do not mind me asking strange in what way?
    Either very "nerdish" (in a sad way) or the low-life neo-nazi cliché

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathieu
    Either very "nerdish" (in a sad way) or the low-life neo-nazi cliché
    lol

    I guess I've been lucky so far, the two OR members I met up north were excellent people with no personality disorders. The kindred members I see from time to time here in the city are pretty solid folk too. But I can imagine how difficult and frustrating it must be sifting through the weirdos to find decent "normal-minded" heathens.

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    Thanks for the replies...I don't feel so badly, now, lol! I live in an urban area of a college town, so there's lots of alternative everything going on here, but standard pagan or wiccan stuff seems to be the alternative religion du jour. Of the few people who were becoming involved in this (new at the time) kindred, many of them seemed to be the sparkly, magickal pagan types...along with a real ne'er do well who had some real (and scary) problems with anger management and impulsive behavior. I won't go into detail about the group...but I really got the feeling that the sparkly ones didn't really "get" what Asatru was about...and the other guy? It is one thing to be strong and no nonsense and self sufficient...but quite another to be a violent maniac and assume that Asatru is the place to be because of that. Perhaps someday there will be more folk interested in heathenism in my area, but until then...it's online forums for me.

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    I know absolutely nobody too, and i wouldn't know how to start doing stuff by myself...as long as it no longer involves sacrificing animals!Knowing that they did that thousands of years ago puts me off, to be honest!Those poor little animals, killed, then having their insides used as a kind of fortune-telling...i imagine it's not like that now?!

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