Category Archives: asatru folk assembly

Wisdom From The Edda * Stephen A. McNallen * 1981

This booklet doesn’t give an author, but I expect it to be written by McNallen. On 12 pages you will get quotes from the Nordic scriptures on the following subjects: friendship, love, moderation, wisdom, hospitality, modesty, courage, caution, pride, immortality and self-reliance. Every subject is introduced and then a few quotes follow. Unfortunately the sources are not given, but according to the introduction most come from the first poem of the poetic Edda: the Havamal.

Living Asatru * Stephen A. McNallen * 1993

“A handbook of simple celebrations” is the subtitle for this A4 book of 54 pages. It is a nice introduction to show how you can bring Asatru into your daily life. McNallen shows how he sees influence and fuctions of the gods, how to revive your pre-Christian faith by simple daily rituals, how to make mead, how to make your family aware of the kins-links, etc. Towards the end McNallen goes around the year speaking about self-invented and traditional festivities and how to incorporate them in our present day lives. All this is brought in a very readable and simple manner with a lot of humor. A nice read for sure and both for newbees and people who have been studying the matter for a longer time, but fail to find a way to use all the information in their daily lifes.