How do I become Ásatrú?

Truth to tell, if your ancestors worshiped the Gods and Goddesses of the north, even many generations ago, you’re already Ásatrú. You just don’t know it yet. Ásatrú isn’t really about rituals; it’s about who you are inside. The outward forms, the myths and the names, that can be learned, but if it’s right it’ll click with your inmost self, and you’ll know you’re home at last.

But, being human, we also need closure of old ways, and starting a grand new endeavor is an occasion worth marking. Once you’re ready, you can go somewhere quiet, outdoors in nature if possible, and recite the following prayer.

Odin, God of wisdom and wanderers,
I am coming home to you.

Frigg, Goddess of family and hearth,
I am coming home to you.

Freyr, God of prosperity and plenty,
I am coming home to you.

Freya, Goddess of love and war,
I am coming home to you.

Thor, God of thunder and protector of mankind,
I am coming home to you.

Land-spirits and house-spirits, bringers of luck and weal,
know that you have a new friend,
I will learn your ways and mind them,
I am coming home to you.

Ancestors of old, who watch over me and mine,
know that you are not forgotten,
I have remembered you, and your Gods,
I am coming home to you.

Hail the Gods and Goddesses!

Remember that this is just the first step. Once you have announced yourself to the Gods and your ancestors who knew them, reach out to us if you haven’t already. We’re here to help. We’ll help you learn, and we’ll welcome you into our tribe, our halls, and our homes.

And you’ll be home.