Hail and thank you to each and everyone of you! I would like to just take a moment, and let you guys in a little more on what we have planned for 2016! YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS!
Over the past few years, we have been heavily focused on networking, getting people together, and building communities. We have been very successful in this, and have had enormous growth over the last few years, growth which continues to increase day after day! In the coming year, we will strive as always to continue this push, to see new Asatru communities spring up all over the world with strong support networks, and a connection to the larger whole, but this year we also want to do something different.
2016 with be the year that TAC Inc. puts a priority on the growth and development of the spiritual lives of our members, as individuals, and as a community as a whole. We are a religious organization, and it is time we start addressing these needs of the community more so than we have done in the past. We want to support our members in their path, and aid them however we can in their spiritual growth.
We are very excited about this, and you should be too. There are a few ways in which we plan on doing this, some of these things will happen quickly, some will take longer, and some we are just not ready to talk about yet, but I want to let you know what we are working on.
A. This one is big, The Asatru Community Inc. is in the process of bringing on a very experienced heathen to our Board of Directors, as our new Director of Religious Affairs! This person, whom once they are chosen and have accepted, will be announced asap! This person will be in charge of many new religious programs and offerings that we plan to have in 2016! This new person will become a great recourse for all of our members by course of new educational programs, guidance, and much more!
B. In the coming days, we will be announcing a new section on our site dedicated to modern Asatru rites, rituals, and practices. A go-to for the new, or even experienced heathen. A place to learn some of the things one CAN do in certain situations, or for certain scenarios. A funeral rite, a birth rite etc. We are very, very excited about this new section, look for a special announcement on that in the coming days.
C. A Godi Training Program is being developed by our teams currently, and is a very long, tedious project. We are working hard on this, trying to incorporate many angles as what a "Godi" is, will change depending on the community. This project will possibly take the longest of all the things we are working on, but it will be worth the wait once it is completed!
D. New Educational Videos! In the coming weeks and months, along with Shoemaker's Hall, and TAC Halls Podcast, we will also be having new educational videos on YouTube, and our website!
We have a lot planned for 2016, a lot that I did not even mention here, involving this subject, and other TAC related goings on, but I just wanted to let you all know, that we do listen, we have heard you, and we are striving to make TAC the best it can be for our members, non members, and the greater Heathen community.
We look forward to working with you, and getting some great work done.
Let us know if you have any comments, or questions.
Seth Chagi (Alföðurson), President and Founder of The Asatru Community Inc.
Skype: Seth Alföðurson