Saturday, October 10, 2015
AFA achieves goal... "Newgrange Hall" becomes a reality - Part 2
NewGrange Hall - Asatru Hof (facebook)
The "Newgrange" name is also based partly on a prehistoric monument in Ireland called Newgrange. Newgrange Hall isn't just about some people in northern California who have a clubhouse. It's a symbol of Asatru in all of North America, or even the world, within a historical context. Also, why wouldn't it be a tremendous inspiration for other related folk traditions?
'What Newgrange Hall Means For Us'
Excerpt: NewGrange Hall will be a sacred space in which Asatru will continue to take shape as a modern religion. By this I simply mean a religion for men and women of the folk living today. It is not a gigantic temple ringed with a gold chain. Instead, it is a modest structure (though certainly an appealing one). And, appropriately, it is very American — in the good, old-fashioned sense: simple, functional, and unpretentious.
I looked at the property and the general vicinity on Google Maps. It's located in a beautiful largely wooded rural area with big skies. Perfect. Somewhat ironically, there's a Baptist Church located on the next property over.