This was an interview with Hengest, the head of the "Court of Gothar," which is the ruling council of the Odinic Rite. I believe that I have posted this link a few times, but I wasn't able to find it. I just wanted to post it here as a separate entry. It's a great interview. It's hard to believe that a mere few thousand people have viewed these on YouTube.
The OR is based in the UK, but is a worldwide organization. I believe that this particular interview was conducted in Alberta, Canada. They have displayed the courage, leadership, and responsibility to speak out on the hard issues of our time which dramatically impact us.
One tiresome question which seems to creep up is "who can be an Odinist?" I don't think that within this folkish concept there is any definite dividing line. According to the OR, the answer more-or-less is a European-descended person who also descends from a region where Odinism once existed. Certainly "Langbard" fits into this category, as there are Cisalpine OR groups. Even the music compilation CD, produced by OR Media, feature musical artists from "Langbard" as they put it. This issue seems to get in the way of more important spiritual pursuits.From the video description: "An interview with Heimgest, leader of the Odinic Rite. The Odinic Rite is an organization whose aims are to promote all aspects of the ancestral religion today called Odinism, the organic spiritual beliefs and way of life of the indigenous peoples of Northern Europe. The watch-words of the Odinic Rite are "Faith, Folk, Family" and this summarizes their ideals well."
Interview with a Gothi - Part 1
Interview with a Gothi - Part 2
Interview with a Gothi - Part 3
Interview with a Gothi - Part 4