If you don't know anything about what it means to be heathen, you'll want to read this.
you've been invited to a heathen event, and you're wondering what
you're likely to encounter and how to behave yourself, you'll want to read this.
If you're thinking that maybe you're a heathen yourself, and you want to know what to do about it, you'll want to read this.
The Troth - This is a universalist heathen organization whose presence is primarily in the U.S. Universalist means the people in this organization build their religion around the gods of the Norse/Germanic myths, but they are less interested in why this interests you than the people in some other heathen organizations. The Troth produces a nice quarterly magazine called Idunna; you don't have to be a member to receive this magazine, but you will receive it if you join. I'm on the High Rede of The Troth, at least until Summer 2012.
Asatru Folk Assembly - This is a folkish heathen organization, also primarily in the U.S. Folkish indicates the belief that people function best when they are aligned with the folk religion of their ancestors, whatever that ancestry might be. Long discussions regarding correlation and causation can ensue from that. These discussions usually go nowhere and achieve nothing. Nevertheless, folkish does not mean racist, and I have a lot of friends in the AFA.
Odinic Rite - This is another folkish heathen organization, but it is more inherently international. Participation in the Odinic Rite is more structured than in most other groups. They have materials and workgroups aimed specifically at heathen families. I have a lot of friends in the OR, too.
Ásatrúarfélagiđ - This is the official Icelandic heathen organization. Official in this case means it is recognized by the government of Iceland as a state-sponsored religion. Although the very idea of state-sponsored religion seem strange to us in the U.S., heathens the world over hold a special respect for the Félagiđ.
I'm very pleased to have written Days in Midgard and to see it in print. Unfortunately, your ability to buy it has not assured me a life of ease, and I still have to work for a living. If you're interested in software, you might look at my tech site, www.brising.com. If you know much about Norse myths, you already understand the name and why it is appropriate. If not, there's a brief explanation if you click on the page headers over there. Yes, I do contract work, and I'll be happy to talk with you about that.