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Announcing FrithForge 2017

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Thu, 5 Oct 2017 to Sun, 8 Oct 2017

An international conference among inclusive Asatru/Heathen organizations and individuals!

Frith Forge is the space and time on an international level to build alliances, understanding, and friendships among us instead of compartmentalizing further in an industrialized world. Let's learn from each other with respect and fellowship to forge frith among us. Together we can enjoy this opportunity to discuss inclusion in religion and to promote cultural, religious, and educational exchange.

Each organization that will be represented at this conference will have featured presentation time. All attendees are invited to submit paper summaries of presentations they would like to give to IREP@thetroth.org. We encourage vendors/organizations to set up a table. There will be time for lectures, group discussion, workshops, ritual, and more!

Early arrivals may join us for unstructured meet and greet time starting October 5th. The conference will officially start at 1pm on October 6th, and end by 11am on October 8th.

What would you like out of this conference? Let us know so we can work together to make it happen! Join and share our public Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/397322450646795

 

Sacred Sites Tour of Germany

 

October 8-14, 2017

Immediately following Frith Forge will be a Sacred Sites tour of Germany. The two are not dependent on one another, so folks may attend one, the other, or both. If interested please register today! Go to www.sacred-sites-2017.de for details and tour registration.

 

FrithForge Speakers

The Troth

USA

Amanda T. Leigh-Hawkins is the Program Coordinator for The Troth's International Relations and Exchange Program. She is also a member of The Troth’s High Rede (Board of Directors), and the Officer Liaison. Amanda lives in Massachusetts USA with her husband and daughter.

 

Amanda is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability, civil rights, human rights, animal rights, religious freedom, and the environment. Her background also includes a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Administration from The University of Massachusetts... more

The Troth, Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry

USA

Diana L. Paxson is an Elder in the Troth, former Redeswoman, gythja of Hrafnar Kindred, and a founder of the Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry. She coordinates the Troth Clergy training program and edits its journal, Idunna Her books include Essential Asatru, Taking up the Runes, Trance-Portation, The Way of the Oracle, The Essential Guide to Possession, Depossession and Divine Relationships, and Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic.  She is also the author of many short stories and novels,... more

Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF)

Germany

Rev. Ellie Lazzaro has been travelling on Pagan Paths since her early teenage years and joined ADF in 2010. She received her credentials as ADF Priest in 2017 and was ordained in June as the first ADF Priest in Europe. Additionally, she is the Grove Organizer of an ADF Protogrove in Germany and serves the community as the Regional Druid for Europe. She has a university degree in Psychology, works as a Therapist and recently moved to Paris, France for an international assignment. She is a member of ADF, PFI Germany and an OBOD Ovate. While her... more

9 Werelden

Netherlands

Gunna has been a practicing Heathen for the last 30 years; her focus is on the gods and goddesses of the Low Countries. Together with John Potts they research and present workshops on a variety of topics ranging from seidh to historical crafts.

Verin für Germanisches Heidentum e.V (VfGH), Eldaring, and The Troth

Germany

I am 58, live in northern Bavaria, am married and work as an IT freelancer. I got into Germanic heathenry in 2002, then joined VfGH and Eldaring in early 2004. Since 2016, I have been a member of the Troth as well.

 

I was elected to the board of VfGH, first as a treasurer, in 2004 as well. I have served as Esago/chairman in VfGH from 2006 to 2010, again from 2012 to 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. From 2014 to 2017, I held the office of Ewart, which is the “religious... more

9 Werelden

Netherlands

John has been active for more than 30 years in asatru, and is particularly interested in the early history of north-western Europe as it relates to heathenry. Together with Gunna Einarsdottir research and present workshops on a variety of topics ranging from seidh to historical crafts.

Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried

The Troth, Thor’s Oak Kindred

USA

Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanities of the Lewis College of Human Sciences at the Illinois Institute of Technology. As Seminar Faculty at Newberry Library, he teaches literature, mythology, and religion. He has also taught Norse myth and religion at Loyola University and Carthage College. He is the first practitioner of Ásatrú to hold a graduate degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School. While at the university, he was President of... more

The Troth, Nordisk Tingfællig

Denmark

I am 44 years old, and live near Roskilde in Denmark. I’m a history and geography teacher in Highschool and has a candidate degree (like a 2-year Master’s degree) in these two subjects from Roskilde University. I have always had a connection to norse mythology, but I first started to connect to it as a religion in the late nineties. Currently I am a Gothi, Blotlauget for Roskilde and Omegn, a member of The Troth since 2016 (and part of the Lore program). I joined Nordisk Thingfællig last year.

I have a blog: The Heathen... more

Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF), The Troth

USA

Reverend Lewis has been a member of ADF since 1999 and a member of the Troth since 2012.  With ADF he has served in various leadership roles including being a regional representative and the Secretary of the board of directors.  Currently he is the preceptor for the Norse Kin's and the Brewers Guild study programs.  He also is serving as a senior priest for his local congregation.  Within the Troth, he is active in the Lore program and has had his time mostly consumed by working on the web team as webmaster.

The Troth, Distelfink Sippschaft

USA

Robert L. Schreiwer is a founder of the Heathen denomination of Urglaawe, Ziewer (godsman) of Distelfink Sippschaft, a trained practitioner of the Pennsylvania German healing and magical traditions of Braucherei and Hexerei. Through the Pennsylvania German Heathen Alliance for the Urglaawe and Distelfink Sippschaft, he has been conducting a project to gather oral lore from all regions of Deitsch (Pennsylvania German) settlement. He was an Instructor of Pennsylvania German at Kutztown University in... more

Nordisk Tingfællig

Denmark

 

Eldaring

Germany

I attended Bonn University where I took classes in Regional and Medieval history, English language and literature, and Scandinavian language and literature. Because I found myself in the situation of having to feed a family after I met and married my partner, I got an education as a bookseller (which is a three year school and practical education) and worked in a lovely old bookshop when I was not raising our two daughters.

 

I was some sort of solitary heathen until the internet happened and I... more

FrithForge Program

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Beginner
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This paper makes the case for a new direction in Ásatrú theology. After making a clear distinction between dogma and theology, a succinct review will be made of various recent approaches to writing on theological issues within the cluster of modern Heathen religions. The paper will then suggest a new path forward that avoids some pitfalls that have arisen in work that strongly focuses on secular scholarship and the desire to return to a putative ancient worldview. A turn will be made to the concept of public theology, to the idea that there is a “growing need for theology to interact with...

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Ár nDraíocht Féin, or ADF, is an international Druid organization with the focus on Indo-European (IE) scholarship and re-creating worship of the various gods within the cultural contexts of the IE language cultures. Founded in 1983 as a primarily Celtic focused organization, it has grown to include a large number of members who practice some form of Heathenry. In this session, we will be discussing some history of ADF, how Heathenry is practiced within ADF, and how this varies in our religious organization throughout the world.

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The Alliance for Inclusive Heathenry was formed in 2015 to host a Heathen Information Booth at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Salt Lake City. Since then, its Facebook site has served as a forum for discussion of ways to include people of all backgrounds in heathenry, and its banner has made an opposing statement at alt-right rallies. Presentation by Diana Paxson.

 

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Beginner
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For many heathens honoring the ancestors is an important aspect of modern heathenry. What role did ancestor worship play in the past? In this talk, we will examine the historical facts, briefly explore the influence of 19th century romantic ideas, and look into modern interpretations of ancestor worship in Asatru. Presentation by John Potts and Gunna Einarsdottir

 

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People may be drawn to Heathen faith for many reasons. Some like Heathen values, others are called by one or another of our goddesses or gods. But for many, the fact that this was the religion of one’s ancestors has a major appeal. This can be a problem when one also believes that our religion should be open to anyone, of whatever background, who feels its call. Unfortunately, for some, ancestry is the primary reason for being Heathen, and pride can all too easily lead to a belief in superiority.

How can we reconcile inclusion with ethnic pride? Can we find guidance in a deeper...

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Thursday arrivals, please check in at the registration table between 7-10pm.

 

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Closing Ritual on Sunday

 

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Kim Pierri and his family’s experiences in “re-enactment” and some comments about the religious experiences such as 3 times (2 whole weeks and a weekend) spent in nineteenth century houses in Land of Legends in Lejre. 1 week in Iron-age houses in Land of Legends in Lejre. His experiences also include several times as a volunteer at the Viking market at Land of Legends in Lejre. 20 years of long ship sailing from the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, which include some trips with The Sea Stallion of Glendalough one of them from Dublin and around the English south coast and one from...

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Organization presentation

De 9 Werelden by John Potts

 

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Distelfink Sippschaft organization presentation, and the Deitsch (Pennsylvania German) Folklore Research Project by Robert L. Schreiwer

 

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Eldaring organization presentation by Ulrike Pohl

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Following presentations on Friday we will gather around the fire. Open end. 

 

FrithForge Location

KiEZ Inselparadies Petzow
Zum Inselparadies 9-12
14542 Werder/Petzow
Germany

FrithForge Tickets

Frith Forge Oct 5 through Oct 8

150,00 €

This ticket includes:

  • Dinner on Thursday October 5
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Friday October 6
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Saturday October 7
  • Breakfast on Sunday October 8
  • Registration fee
  • 3 nights of hostel room, plus linens

This DOES NOT include

  • Lunch on Sunday October 8
  • Transport to/from the airport.

See add ons to purchase these separately. 

Frith Forge Oct 6 through Oct 8

110,00 €

This ticket includes:

  • Dinner and Snacks on Friday October 6
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Saturday October 7
  • Breakfast on Sunday October 8
  • Registration fee
  • 2 nights of hostel room, plus linens

This DOES NOT include

  • Lunch on Friday October 6
  • Lunch on Sunday October 8
  • Transport to/from the airport.

See add ons to purchase these separately. 

Child: Frith Forge Oct 5 through Oct 8

120,00 €

Child Ticket for children 3 to 16.

This ticket includes:

  • Dinner on Thursday October 5
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Friday October 6
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Saturday October 7
  • Breakfast on Sunday October 8
  • Registration fee
  • 3 nights of hostel room, plus linens

This DOES NOT include

  • Lunch on Sunday October 8
  • Transport to/from the airport.

See add ons to purchase these separately. 

Child: Frith Forge Oct 6 through Oct 8

80,00 €

Child Ticket for children 3 to 16.

This ticket includes:

  • Dinner and Snacks on Friday October 6
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Saturday October 7
  • Breakfast on Sunday October 8
  • Registration fee
  • 2 nights of hostel room, plus linens

This DOES NOT include

  • Lunch on Friday October 6
  • Lunch on Sunday October 8
  • Transport to/from the airport.

See add ons to purchase these separately. 

Infant: Frith Forge

0,00 €

Child Ticket for children ages 2 and younger.

This is a free ticket for any child that is 2 or younger.  The event cannot guarantee that there will be food appropriate for children of this age, nor can we guarantee that there will be cots or cribs available for sleeping.

Frith Forge Oct 6 through Oct 7 day pass

65,00 €

This ticket includes:

  • Dinner and Snacks on Friday October 6
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Saturday October 7
  • Registration fee

This DOES NOT include

  • Lunch on Friday October 6
  • Transport to/from the airport.
  • Hostel room

Frith Forge Oct 7th day pass

38,00 €

This ticket includes:

  • Registration fee
  • Lunch, snacks

This DOES NOT include

  • Transport to/from the airport.
  • Breakfast, dinner
  • Hostel room

Frith Forge Oct 6 through Oct 7 day pass - No Food

38,00 €

This ticket includes:

  • Registration fee

This DOES NOT include

  • Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Friday October 6
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks on Saturday October 7
  • Transport to/from the airport.
  • Hostel room

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