Contrary to what has been put around I am not 'retiring', 'packing in' or anything like that; I have just stepped down as the organiser of the Woden Folk-Community in order that Raven can take over, being younger and able to lead the exoteric Folkish Movement into the future. No movement should be that rigid as to not be able to go beyond its founder. Folkish Wodenism must go on after I have left this planet (for the time being) which is why this has been done now. Before anyone jumps to the conclusion that there must be something wrong I am quite fit and well (apart from a hernia which has slowed my martial arts work a bit) and will carry on until the last breath with this great struggle. No need to write me off as yet!!!
Seriously, we do have to consider the Folkish Movement over the individual, and this is the best time to affect a change; Raven is doing a great job and has started to kick-start the movement even more, which is something I felt was needed at this stage. After being in existence for some 20 years complacency sometimes sets in so we need a 'boost' and this will be the thing we need to get moving at a faster pace. Breaking this into Exoteric-Esoteric also gives me far more time to get on with what I feel that I am best at. This has been the case already and I am now able to get these blog-posts out, and also get the magazines out on time (early this time).
I am still in regular contact with Raven and putting ideas out which I hope helps him when he first starts with this. We have chatted for some time (anyone who has contact with raven will know what I mean) over various issues and he has passed his new ideas to me to pass on. Details of how to contact him have been given out already.
I am also busy organising the Wolves of Woden which is a new Esoteric Hearth formed by Wulfgar-Grimnir (Wulfgar) and myself working from Woden's Wald which we are preparing for future use as the Spiritual Centre of Esoteric Wodenism. We are both working hard at this in our own way and will be actually forming the hearth officially when we have done the groundwork. This will be an Oath-Brotherhood open only to those who put 100% into the esoteric work and who go through a three-tier Wodenic Initiation (which we shall undertake ourselves as well). This is an experiment in creating a new 'Cultic-Warrior Hearth' as a form of 'Barbarian Tribe' within the Folkish Movement.
I have also heard from Sigurd who organises the East Anglia area and he will soon be in a position to get more involved himself, which will mean that this area will again become stronger. All in all things are really starting to move and I would urge all Hearth Warders to push their Hearth Activists into further action through regular activities. We shall hold three national activities a year so we need a great deal more activity at a local level - this means being less reliant upon national leadership and more self-reliance at a hearth level.