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  • Writer's pictureErik Lugnet

Words from the Alsherjargothi

Sól is high in the summer sky and AFA activity is in full swing!

Midsummer at Óðinshof was amazing as usual. This year we had the pleasure of having our dear friends and esteemed colleagues, Witan Cliff and Gyðja Catie Erickson attend, along with their two children. The Ericksons are one of the many couples and families that have been built from within the AFA and it continues to be a special pleasure to watch them grow and prosper. It was great to have the Ericksons get to spend a few days with us after the event as well.

Also, in attendance at Midsummer, for his very first time at Óðinshof, was Folkbuilder Nick Rice. Nick spent the entire weekend helping out, as he spends most of his days. I can't express just how much we appreciate all his hard work for us and for our Æsir.

For over a decade, I have heard folks talk about getting a bus to drive scattered members to a Hof for events. This year it happened! Many talk about it, but Folkbuilder Tyler Heinlein IS about it. Tyler drove himself, his family, 2 apprentice Folkbuilders, and others from the Pacific Northwest down to Midsummer and it was great to have them all in attendance.

Huge thanks to the stellar crew at Óðinshof for making this event such a great success.

Events like this are such a huge part of what we do, and we want you all to be a part of things! That said, come on out to Sigrblót at Sigrheim!

We are building the dream in Jackson County, Tennessee, and we want to see you all there July 19-21. Sigrheim is an amazing property and will become the home to many of us (the Flavels included), as well as Týrshof and the AFA capital in the years to come. I am looking forward to sharing a special time with amazing people and we would love to count you among them!

Together, we manifest Victory!

Matthew D. Flavel

Alsherjargothi, Asatru Folk Assembly


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