Many people from all over the world, especially Europeans (for whom heathenry is an ancestral pull), decide that they wish to be heathen. Although this is half the battle won, particularly if you have had to extricate yourself from a web of lies and brainwashing, it can be very daunting for new heathens who are entering into a belief system which they may know hardly anything about.
So, I have compiled a list of things you can do which will ultimately help you on your journey. Enjoy!
1. Read. I cannot stress this enough! Reading, both physical books and the material that one can easily find online through a simple Google search, is the easiest and best way to learn about heathenry. From the sagas and eddas, to the Havamál, and right the way up to blogs like this one, there’s a huge wealth of information right at your fingertips!
2. Immerse yourself in nature. Our gods are most easily found in the wilderness or forests. Being outside in nature is also a great way to combat depression and help to keep us both mentally and physically healthy.
3. Think long and hard. Is heathenry the right path for you? Some people change their minds when they do more research on the subjects, so before you commit to our gods and our ways, its worth being certain (especially if it will cause family problems because of it!).
4. Join Facebook groups/online forums. Meeting other like minded people is a great way to make new friends and learn more about your new path! But its also worth mentioning that you should be extremely careful when doing this – some groups are not as innocent as they seem!
I hope this helps!