Episode 7: Steve McNallen and the Asatru Folk Assembly

This week we will be talking about the Asatru Folk Assembly and Steve McNallen’s later life, including his work for Soldier of Fortune and his Kennewick Man lawsuit.


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McNallen, Stephen A. “Columbia River Man: Ancient Caucasians in North America?” The Runestone, no. 16/17 (Fall/Winter 1996), pp. 13-14.

McNallen, Stephen A. “Clash of the Gods? Wotan Vs. Tezcatlipoca.” The Runestone, no. 22 (Summer 1998), pp. 2-6.

McNallen, Stephen A. “Genetics and Beyond: the Ultimate Connection.” The Runestone, no. 26 (Summer 1999), pp. 11-12.

McNallen, Stephen A. “Three Decades of the Ásatrú Revival in America.” TYR, no. 2 (2003-2004), pp. 203-219.

McNallen, Stephen A. The Philosophy of Metagenetics, Folkism and Beyond. Nevada City, Calif.: Asatru Folk Assembly, 2006.

McNallen, Stephen A. Ásatrú: A Native European Spirituality. Nevada City, Calif.: Runestone Press, 2015.

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Rasmussen, Morten, and 18 others. “The Ancestry and Affiliations of Kennewick Man.” Nature, vol. 523 (2015), pp. 455-458. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature14625.pdf

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Ward, Robert. “Stephen McNallen: A Founding Father of our Folkish Faith.” Vor Tru no. 58 (Summer 1998), pp. 18-25.

“What Stephen McNallen Really Thinks About Race.” National Vanguard, March 12, 2017. https://nationalvanguard.org/2017/03/what-stephen-mcnallen-really-thinks-about-race/ Accessed March 21, 2019.

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1 comment on “Episode 7: Steve McNallen and the Asatru Folk Assembly

  1. Steven "Piparskegrr" Robinson says:

    I’ve been around since July 1988, and never heard of this Runic Society/Templin character.

    I have been around the Asatru Folk Assembly, the Asatru Alliance, the Odinic Rite, The Ring of Troth, the Midnott Soll Regintroth, Irminsul Aetir…have been pretty much a home and hearth heathen for the past decade.

    Steve, Valgard and Garman were the first three to welcome me when I reached out a few years after that.

    Steve is the person with whom I have had most consistent contact over the decades. While he and I done not see eye to eye 100% of the time, I have never been ill used by him or folks close to him.

    Joss Turner, towards the end of his life, actually encouraged Steve to steer away from Volkish, as opposed to Folkish, thought.

    Steve wrote for SOF and Eagle military magazines.

    Any further, contact me.

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