Heathenry Essential Study Chat and Social Third Saturday (Public)

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Heathenry Essential Study Chat  and Social 2023

 First Saturday of each month

The links are good for each First Saturday chat through The end of the year 2023

The Troth Heathenry Essential Module: https://thetroth.org/programs-offered/lore/heathen_essentials.html

This is a virtual chat via the Zoom platform followed by a heathen social

Welcome to Heathenry (also known as Asatru). Perhaps you are beginning your journey as a heathen. Maybe you are an “interested bystander,” someone who may not be heathens but who knows heathens or is interested in learning more about our religion. Who knows, perhaps you are somewhere in between! In any event, this free online self-study program is for you. It is our hope that, as you work through the readings, essays, and sample questions, you will develop a fuller understanding of Asatru and what it means to be heathen in a modern context.

This course is designed to be both a stand-alone course. It is public and free to the community. One does not have to be a member of the Troth to have the study materials, attend the study chats, ask questions, or attend the open and public classes, rituals, chats, and moots offered by the Troth. The Troth is an educational organization.

This free course of study is available to the general public that does not require membership in the Troth to join and participate in the chats to learn the information.

To gain further free Study on the subject through The Troth and to enter the Lore program (free with The Troth membership) and take the final test for credit from Heathen Essentials Module in the Lore program (It's the first module) requires active membership in the Troth and has time prerequisite. There is a time requirement to be a Full member of The Troth to qualify for the Lore Program.  The Lore Program is part of the prerequisites required for submitting a petition for entry to the Clergy Program of The Troth. https://thetroth.org/

About the Heathenry Essentials Study Chats

The first 60 to 90 min will be a discussion of the current subject chosen by those who attend the chat, focused on the area of their interest. This part WILL BE RECORDED. 

After the focused study chat, the remaining time will be open for voluntary socialization. This part is not required to attend for participation in the study group. This portion WILL NOT BE RECORDED. 

By joining the zoom meeting for the chat part, you are consenting and agreeing that you are aware the zoom chat will be recorded and posted to YouTube for students in the program. By joining, you are demonstrating that you consent to this. All who join the room first enter the waiting room and then are admitted into the zoom room by the host. Upon entering the waiting room, each attendee is auto-set to join with their video and mic turned off so they can choose how they wish to present themselves. (To set their video/picture choices manually). This is also done in case when people who enter the chat after the start time can still join without disturbing the class. A student can join the chat/social at any time while the zoom room is open and active. 

If not speaking, please keep the mic mute. This keeps background noise down and stops switching of the focus of the video off the speaker.

If being recorded causes privacy to be a concern, feel free to join with the video blocked, or an attendee can put up a neutral picture in their free Zoom account. Attendees can change their names to a code name and use the chat feature if speaking and having their voice heard or recorded may be a concern. 

All entering the chats agree to comply with The Troth's position on Frith and inclusiveness: "The Troth takes great pride in being an organization that welcomes all people without judging them. We believe that no matter what a person's religious or cultural background, ancestral background, physical ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation may be if the Gods and Goddesses called to them, they are welcome." 

Unless actively speaking, please keep your mic muted. Those leaving their mic on and having background noise disturbing the chat will first be requested to turn off-mic; the host may and will mute those who do not comply. For repeated offenses, the person will be removed from the chat by the host. 

This course is taught in English.

If any questions, please email heathenessentials@thetroth.org

The time given is Eastern Standard Time. (USA New York) To find your time zone, please use  https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

For Troth Members: there is a Discord chat for the Heathen Essentials Study Group on the Troth Discord to continue conversations, ask questions, and have a study community.

For non-Troth Members: There is a voluntary mailing list for the Heathen Essentials Study Group to continue conversations, ask questions, and have a study community. Troth members who prefer not to use discord may also join the mailing list.

Third Saturday Study Chat 

Heathenry Essentials Study Chat Third Saturday each month

Time: 12:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

        Every month on the Third Sat, 12 occurrence(s)

        Jan 21, 2023 12:00

        Feb 18, 2023 12:00

        Mar 18, 2023 12:00

        Apr 15, 2023 12:00

        May 20, 2023 12:00

        Jun 17, 2023 12:00

        Jul 15, 2023 12:00

        Aug 19, 2023 12:00

        Sep 16, 2023 12:00

        Oct 21, 2023 12:00

        Nov 18, 2023 12:00

        Dec 16, 2023 12:00

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. It will preload entire year.

Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZclduGspjwpGdQZVrE_PuylFtsT3jBUiioa/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGrpjoiHtySsxqHRpwqGoj4WejxiGZejadspin3Jh9jdxr6EPZRBuF1Mu3Z


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