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    First and Only Norse Temple in North America

    Check this out. Exciting news! Minnesota, U.S. of A.

    http://pncminnesota.wordpress.com/20...-norse-temple/
    "The mystery and secret of Wotan is not that "knowledge" of him is passed along through clandestine cults or even through the re-discovery of old books and texts--but rather that such knowledge is actually encoded in a mysterious way in the DNA, in the very genetic material, of those who are descended from him." - Secret of the Gothick God of Darkness

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    Although the thought and initiative is good, it doesn't look like a very spiritually lifting place. Just an old house, hardly any 'temple', to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Žoreišar View Post
    Although the thought and initiative is good, it doesn't look like a very spiritually lifting place. Just an old house, hardly any 'temple', to be honest.
    I'm thinking that "house" is where they used to meet. They're constructing something new.
    "The mystery and secret of Wotan is not that "knowledge" of him is passed along through clandestine cults or even through the re-discovery of old books and texts--but rather that such knowledge is actually encoded in a mysterious way in the DNA, in the very genetic material, of those who are descended from him." - Secret of the Gothick God of Darkness

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    I guess they're too far above manual labor to BUILD a Hof. It doesn't have to be fancy, god, just lay down some wood and put something up. It'd have more spiritual significance than that ugly piece of crap...

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    Well, I know its not impressive, and I know it's not really a temple or hof, but I think its a good start. Maybe it will set a path for others around the country to follow. I know someone currently looking for property to build a hof and have outside area to use....they are going to sign it over to a "church" for germanic paganism when they get it all set up. I like that they are at least trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karolvs View Post
    Well, I know its not impressive, and I know it's not really a temple or hof, but I think its a good start. Maybe it will set a path for others around the country to follow. I know someone currently looking for property to build a hof and have outside area to use....they are going to sign it over to a "church" for germanic paganism when they get it all set up. I like that they are at least trying.
    My thoughts exactly. I don't carer "what" it is ... it's the first and only in ALL of North America. That is excellent news. I'm going to support them. Well, as soon as I see exactly what they believe and how they practice. I don't want any stupid hippie Heathenry spreading around.
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    If i understand the text right that is the old building. The temple/hof is yet to be built, which is the reason the search for people to work there and donations for material. But even if the just renovate it, its better then no hof/temple ! This is at the very least a start, from which you can start to build a community. To hold a symbel and other social gatherings its ok, and rituals are usually outside anyway ^^ So before you grumble about it build something better then you can talk ^^ At least they are doping something, and try to establish a meeting place where heathens can get together. Even the oldest ramshackle hut can be good if you use it right !
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    I'm underwhelmed. Heathens haven't even determined a spiritual core; I should say the building of temples is quite irrelevant until they can develop a theology that makes them intellectually and spiritually competitive as a religion. As of right now it's really little more than a very fluid cult.

    That's not to say I haven't seen efforts made toward a more elevated sort of Heathenry, but they don't tend to catch on with the Viking-LARP crowd that seems to dominate the community. It's a pity, too, because there's a lot of latent potential in Heathenry to really become something and possibly contribute to the rise of the next major Civilisation geographically centred in Europe.
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    Can't say that it is the first in North America. I was part of a Kindred in Washington (501c religious org) that had a Hof 2 years ago. If a house is all it takes to say you have a Hof, then a lot of other groups have definitely had one before them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eccardus Teutonicus View Post
    I'm underwhelmed. Heathens haven't even determined a spiritual core; I should say the building of temples is quite irrelevant until they can develop a theology that makes them intellectually and spiritually competitive as a religion. As of right now it's really little more than a very fluid cult.

    That's not to say I haven't seen efforts made toward a more elevated sort of Heathenry, but they don't tend to catch on with the Viking-LARP crowd that seems to dominate the community. It's a pity, too, because there's a lot of latent potential in Heathenry to really become something and possibly contribute to the rise of the next major Civilisation geographically centred in Europe.
    Who's to say this group of people aren't on a higher spiritual level? The best thing about Heathendom is that it's not one big mass-movement. It's more tribal and each kindred varies. Some groups believe in using the runes for divination, some are total atheists. See, we're starting out here like the christian churches. Same faith, but practice differently. The folkish heathens will not war with the non-folkish heathens.
    And the house is not a Hof. That's why this is significant. This is the first one .. or second one. Not the point. The point is, we are growing. It's like saying "We are here"!
    Now, the big question is ... "Dualist Heathenry, or LHP Heathenry"? Dualist Heathenry (to me) is the latter, christian-influenced version. This is where the major divide will be I believe. Well ... after "folkish" vs. "non-folkish" of course. We need to make sure there isn't a single trace of jesus or yahweh in our practices and beliefs.
    "The mystery and secret of Wotan is not that "knowledge" of him is passed along through clandestine cults or even through the re-discovery of old books and texts--but rather that such knowledge is actually encoded in a mysterious way in the DNA, in the very genetic material, of those who are descended from him." - Secret of the Gothick God of Darkness

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