Welcome to Episode 2 of the Heathen History Podcast! The next two episode will focus on Else Christensen, who is called the Folk Mother by many Odinists in the United States, Canada, and Spain. This first episode will dive into her early life, how she found Odinism, and the formation of the Odinist Felllowship. Plus hear some Monty Python quotes, and Ben’s musical tribute to Miley Cyrus.
“A Reply to a Reply: Letters to the Editor.” Liberty Bell, vol. 11, no. 11 (1984), pp. 42-52. (This was the source of the heated exchanges about what religion was best for white supremacists.)
Gardell, Mattias. Gods of the Blood: The Pagan Revival and White Separatism. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2003.
McNallen, Stephen A. “Freedom for the Folkmother! Else Christensen Update.” The Runestone, no. 19 (Summer 1997), p. 12.
McNallen, Stephen A. “Freedom for the Folkmother—At Last!” The Runestone, no. 20 (Winter 1997), p. 17.
Odinist, The. Articles archive, America First Books. https://www.amfirstbooks.com/IntroPages/ToolBarTopics/Articles/Featured_Authors/Christensen,_Else/Christensen_index.html.
Odinist, The. Microfilm. American Religions Collection: Series 1: Nontraditional American Religions: Western Esotericism from Witchcraft to the New Age, 1st Edition. Part 1: Witchcraft, Paganism, and Magick. American Religions Collection, University of California at Santa Barbara. Primary Source Media, Gale/CENGAGE Learning, 2005.
Sannhet, Thor. “An Interview with Else Christensen.” Vor Trú, no. 49 (1993), pp. 5-30. (This also includes the text of articles in the Gainesville Sun about Else’s trial and conviction.)
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