[quote=a_cermak]It depends on how he worships Thor, some just worship Thor (the Thunder god) in Wicca as one of their gods. Others worship a more organized way under the religion Asatru. Some of the Asatru worshippers are neo-nazi guys and kind of creepy. Others are just trying to re-create the religion worshipped by the Northern Europeans in as authentic a way as possible.
Why does this get dragged out every time Asatur and Heathenry get discussed? Though I’m a former Heathen (Asatru is like a denomination of Heathenery rooted in Icelandic culture; there are other groups such as Forn Sed (Swedish), Theodism(Anglo Saxon, Normanii (Frankish)…), I get really tired of misinformation being spread about it.
There are far more white supremacists and skin heads who call themselves Christian than there are Heathen. Google Christian Identity some time. The KKK comes to mind. I have interacted with hundreds of different Heathens and only ever encountered one that was a white supremecist.
The religioustolerance.org article isn’t the most accurate resource, either. The Wikipedia article is also frequently modified by folks with a really anti-Asatru agenda and is rarely of much use.
The simplest accurate definition of Heathenry I ever found is that Heathenry is the reconstruction and revival of the indigenous faiths and practices of the Germanic tribes.
Now that I got that off my chest…
If this guy is claiming to be psychic, he likely isn’t Asatru but a little more of a Wiccan or New Age type. Astruar tend to frown on psychics and most occultic practices that cannot be documented among the ancient Germanic peoples such as rune magic, Seiðr (a form of shamanism), or spæ craft (possessive oraccular trance). Even those who engage in those practises are often looked down on by a large segment of the Heathen community. Historical authenticity is highly valued.