Madrona is an eclectic, Heathen, self-journeying woman who is continually looking for truth which is based in love. She has been Catholic, Mormon, Pagan, and more. She’s also a doula and death doula helping people through transitions.
Alf Herigstad, an Asatru Gothi, whose Kindred have dropped the Asatru moniker and landed on Heathen. He is a Heathen Gothi (Preist) who shares his story and experiences with us. A carry over from the last episode, Alf grabs his Rune Stones and prepares to read my rune draw. As a bonus, he invited me to attend his Kindred’s Yule Blót this last weekend. Was I ready to attend my first heathen blood sacrifice ritual to the gods? Find out in this week's episode, plus bonus material about my experience at the Yule Blót as I recorded my thoughts on my drive to and from the Blót.
Pictures from the Blót...
Alf Herigstad, he was on the path to be a Pentecostal demon hunting preacher when he became a Norwegian Reality TV Star (Alt For Norge, Season 3) where he found the spiritual path of his ancestors and then becomes an Asatru Gothi. Not in this particular order necessarily, but you get the idea.
I ask Alf to chat with me over mead and beers to teach me the ways of Norse Folk Life. Words like pagan, heathen, and diviner are discussed as I try not to shit my pants. I'm a former Christian for heaven sake; I'm not ready for this!