Gather

Notes on locations:

  Early in the 21st Century, events of what became the Church of Balder Rising — lectures, meditation sessions, practice in Seither and Galdor science, celebrations — were held at ad hoc locations in northeast New Jersey — hotel and library meeting rooms, meeting halls. Later we gained the use of grounds at our mailing address courtesy of Ralph Fucetola and Kathy Greene, who had moved to that location in 1996 along with the Lifespirit Church.

  Within a year of moving Life spirit there, Rev. Ralph had built in the glen below the parsonage the first of what turned out to be a series of rune circles — a medicine wheel where he would meditate…

  A sensitive, Robert Youngman, found an energetic spot in the glen that animals seemed to sense as well. Although that exact site was not suitable, a fire circle particularly favored by Rev. Kathy was inaugurated near it on which would eventually be constructed a second rune circle, and then a third close to it, as seen in the pages of photos linked above. Rev. Ralph also built an open-loop path over which one could walk the Futhark as marked around the parsonage. Close to those locations, Vril Lord Will DeVito built with his own hands a mead hall whose interior may be seen in the photos.

  The Church of Balder Rising has come a long way in facilities, but we would like to eventually build a geographic as well as spiritual community. As of this writing in February 2011, pending the proper finances, we are searching for locations for headquarters in the NY-NJ-Pennsylvania region. In the meantime we have been arranging approximately monthly meetings at Maggie’s Town Tavern in Little Falls to encourage new attendees, via the facilities of Meetup.com.