March 2018

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen of the AFA. It feels like this year is going by swiftly, Mandy and I are getting settled into life here in Reno and we are loving every minute in this truly magical place. February started out in style with the AFA Charming of the Plow in Southern California, hosted by the AFA’s own Tru-Folk Kindred. The quality of this event was phenomenal, great presentations by Steve McNallen and Bryan Wilton and one of the most profound impromptu sumbles I have ever had the honor of sharing in. I have said it before but I can’t say it enough, make the time and attend a national AFA event, they are truly life changing!
The past few months have been about celebrating, planning, and preparing. In March we shift our focus to DOING. As the season of action springs upon Midgard, let us burst forth with renewed vigor and life. In March we celebrate Ostara on the vernal equinox. Ostara is the Germanic goddess of the dawn, like our ancestors, this victory goddess rides out of the east and her radiance conquers all before her, darkness cannot stand against her onslaught. Let our folk spring forth and sweep away all that is dark and foul in our lives and replace it with the warmth and light of great accomplishment. May we build ourselves into the men and women we wish to be and build our kindreds and our AFA family into the heroic force we are destined to become. Always greater, always more, ever ascendant!
It makes me so proud to see all the activity in the AFA, this issue will show pictures of our amazing folk gathering together, sharing, celebrating, DOING. I encourage each of you, come on out and get involved, our church is what we make of it and your AFA family is waiting to welcome you with open arms. We have great folks doing great things and, if the first 2 months are any indication, 2018 will be a year of power and victory.


Hail the Gods!
Hail the Folk!
Hail the AFA!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

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Day of Remembrance for Olvir of Egg

I would like you to begin posting each month about the upcoming Day of Remembrance for that month in it’s own section.

On March the 9th, the Asatru Folk Assembly celebrates a Day of Remembrance for Olvir of Egg. During Olaf the Saint’s reign of terror, local Asatruar had to hold blot and sumble to our Gods in secret and at the risk of their very lives. Olvir was a leader of his community and organized local celebrations and worship of our Gods, not just for himself and his family, but that all loyal Asatruar in his region could carry on their sacred rites and traditions. For this steadfast loyalty and commitment to the Aesir, Olvir and many with him were murdered by Olaf and the followers of the White Christ. Raise a horn in his name, remember his deeds, join your brothers and sisters in doing so as a family.
Hail Olvir!

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February 2018

As I write this, Mandy and I are getting settled into our new apartment in Reno Nevada. It is absolutely beautiful here nestled in the mountains, we are thrilled to start putting down some roots. With that in mind, we have already found a great location to host monthly meetups so if you are in the area we look forward to having you join us.
In February we gather with our AFA families around the world to Charm the Plow. This is a time or preparation for the great things we want to accomplish this year, a time to penetrate the unyeilding earth and plant the seeds of that which we wish to harvest. This is a time to bless the tools of our industry and prepare for the ways that we each plan to work our will so that we might manifest great things for ourselves, our families, and our folk. This is a time to emerge from the stasis of winter and prepare for the spring. As you each Charm the Plow, be mindful of the mystery of Jera, this cycle of planting, tending, harvesting, and celebrating that was so essential to our ancestors and empowers us today as well. When you all read this, Mandy and I will be on our way to the AFA Southern California Charming of the Plow. We look forward to seeing all our AFA family and sharing with them in friendship and in celebration. I can’t urge you all strongly enough, if you can make it out to an AFA event, gather with your AFA folk. It takes time and perhaps it takes travel, but Asatru happens out in the world with your Folk, gathered together in celebration and worship. I look forward to seeing you all in San Diego and if not I wish you a very powerful Charming of the plow where ever you are gathered under the trihorns!


Hail the Gods!
Hail the Folk!
Hail the AFA!

Matthew D. Flavel
Alsherjargothi,
Asatru Folk Assembly

P.S. Though we are in a different state, we are actually an hour closer to Óðinshof.

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