FROM THE EDITOR

Dr. Casper Odinson Cröwell, 1519-CCG

Herjan, HOLY NATION OF ODIN, INC.
and SONS OF ODIN, 1519 - VINLAND / USA

Heilsan Folk!

There seems to be more folk than ever here in Vinland and abroad, who identify themselves as Odinists these days. And while I will be the first to espouse our virtuous concept of freedom/liberty and thereafter acknowledge that any among our folk may certainly adhere to what passes for our spiritual path either liberally or conservatively, or anywhere in between, so too must we consider the inalienable right of freedom of association. Wherefore this quality is in regard in conjunction with gathering for Blótar, or social Moots, certainly we must presume that those of like mind and values will always seek to congregate with each other in an effort to afford all involved a certain level of comfort and ease. To such ends, we here at the HOLY NATION OF ODIN, Inc. are of Fundamental Odinist character and as such, while we respect all of our noble Folk's right to freedom of association and wish all good frith, we in turn seek to exercise our own prerogative to said right as we seek to practice, preserve and advance the holy faith of our ancestors.

Regarding publications of our faith, there are several in circulation and each one has its own merit and validity before the audience and populace each one serves. We at the HNO, Inc. believe that simplicity is key to advancing the message of Fundamental Odinism. No frills, no fuss, no nonsense and no fluff or filler! Only content that is germane to promoting the comprehension, practice and advancement of Fundamental Odinism. GUNGNIR had begun its journey a few years ago with that mission in mind, though we had lost sight of the core mission, in an earnest effort to serve our Gods and Folk we now return to assuming our place as such a worthy vehicle within the scheme and flow of that design.
 
We are currently researching several potential ideas for a new format for GUNGNIR such as newsprint/paper formats, etc., so in the near future the publication will change; Most likely within the next two to three issues. If we can bring down the cost, then we can publish on a more regular basis. We will keep you informed, whatever the instance may be.

In other noteworthy news

...The HNO, Inc. will offer advertisement space on both our web sites and in GUNGNIR. However, this space and service will only be available to businesses, companies and services which serve the needs of our ministry's membership and our folk building endeavors. Anyone interested in advertising with us may download a copy of the contract, or write for one at our home office in Kingsburg.

…The HNO, Inc. proudly announces that our store is now open. VINLAND KINDRED, offers the widest selection of Thor's Hammers, the lowest prices on publications such as Eddas, myths, Sagas and runelore books by Thorsson. We offer drinking horns and drinking horn cups, bowlis, herbs, candles, greeting cards, prints, incense, flags of our folk nations, rune sets and so much more! And all at the lowest prices ever or at competitive prices to others.

You can go on line at: www.VinlandKindred.com or write for a catalog at:

Vinland Kindred Publishing
PO Box 136249
Fort Worth, TX 136249
Phone: (817) 237-7193
NO Collect Calls!

Please include $1.00 in U.S. postage to cover shipping cost of catalog. This address is also for the Jarl of the Texas Ætt of the SONS OF ODIN, 1519-VINLAND KINDRED, if wish to contact him in the southwest region of Vinland.  Michael Odinson Stephen will assist with the affairs of the East Coast states

The HNO, Inc. also proudly announces the official opening of our first Hof (Temple) open to our folk in the public. HOLY NATION OF ODIN, Inc. HOF No. 2 is now open in Bakersfield, California!  It is located at the following address 1301 Airport Dr., Ste. A, Bakersfield, CA  93308 and Phone # (661) 246-6990. Odin’s Blót held every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. This Hof is run by our kinsman who is also the Jarl for the California Ætt of the SONS OF ODIN, 1519-VINLAND KINDRED, if you wish to reach him in the western region of Vinland.  Collin Odinson Bentley will assist with the affairs of the West Coast states.  The Mid-West states will be assisted by Mrs. Cröwell.

We are working on possibly opening HNO, Inc. HOF No.3 in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area later this year. These noble works are coming true only because of the Trú folk that are putting their money where their mouths are! This money has all come out of the pockets of three families so far. We will not be able to incur the financial burden alone for more than a year or two. Get involved! Come and support these services that are here for you. Give back what you take when you are able to, in the hearty spirit of our ancestors, and we can all grow and prosper together.

Fara meth Odin, ok megi Odin ok Gothanum blessi thig! Heil Allfather Odin!
Odin Býr!!!

I remain in frith and fraternal solidarity with thee in Odin's name.

Dr. Casper Odinson Crowell, 1519-CCG
Herjan, SONS OF ODIN, 1519 – VINLAND KINDRED
and HOLY NATION OF ODIN, INC.