Funding Great Hall of the Folk Faith of Balder Rising

Funding Great Hall of the Folk Faith of Balder Rising

From Robert Blumetti

To complete the Great Hall of the Folk Faith of Balder Rising (Church of Vrilology), known as the Mimir Hall, construction of which has started.

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Update #6

4 months ago

Here is Erulian BobBlumetti conducting a personal empowerment ritual in 2011 in a Rune Circle

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Robert Blumetti posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #7

Here is Erulian BobBlumetti conducting a personal empowerment ritual in 2011 in a Rune Circle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBvCNXwPYTk

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Robert Blumetti posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #6

We begin to bring sacred symbols into the Hoff, with this 6 foot image of Balder Rising between two symbols, representing the Folk Faith and the Erulians.

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Robert Blumetti posted a new update:
10 months ago

Update #4

Plans are going forward to complete the Hoff this coming year. Building ready for furnishings.

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Robert Blumetti posted a new update:
about 1 year ago

Update #3

The interior of the Hof has been floored and painted. Your support is needed for the next steps: furishings and proper temple accouterments, such as religious carvings and other art work. Imagine three posts, each carved in the traditional effigies of the Nordic Trinity. Imagine banners of the sacred Runes. Imagine the Folk gathered community and ritual.

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Robert Blumetti posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #2

The building of the Great Hall continues and is entering its final stages. Check back for more photos

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Robert Blumetti posted a new update:
over 2 years ago

Update #1

In 1984, my friend Robert Zoller asked me to join his Norse study group. While I had an interest in mythology and folklore, it had always been one of academic nature. This was a time in my life when all sorts of changes were taking place. In 1977 I underwent an epiphany upon reading Tolkien’s books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I had completed my Masters in history and was just getting interested in politics. I had been working on my own book, The New Earth Odyssey, which took nine years to complete, and which eventually sent me in another direction as author.
I agreed to join Zoller’s group out of scholarly interest, but it would soon result in another epiphany. We met every other Friday night, studying the Eddas, the Runes, meditating and chanting, practicing both Galdor and Seither magic. Zoller was an astrologer with a growing world reputation. He had joined Edred Thorsson’s Rune Gild and it was Thorsson’s teachings that our little group revolved around. We began by Zoller’s giving each member of the group a copy of Thorsson’s book The Futhark, A Handbook of Rune Magick. I can still remember him handing it to me. I felt a curious pull by the book when Zoller placed it in my hand. I took it home and devoured it.
Within the first year of our regular meetings, I discovered that I had certain psychic abilities. I suspected this earlier when I experienced a visit from my father earlier that year. This might not seem unusual, except he had been dead for seven years. He visited me in broad daylight and spoke to me, telling me that I would soon experience major changes in my life. I did not understand everything he told me at the time, but now looking back, I realize the significance of the things he told me. Looking back I now realize that the years spent in futile politics were like the hero’s entering a dark realm in which the old self must die so that his soul could undergo a deep spiritual transformation. Like Gandolf the Grey who died in Moria, only to be reborn as Gandolf the White, this period in my life was my time in Moria. I know most people will find all this hard to believe, but those who have had such experiences of their own will understand.
The next four years were a time of great spiritual transformation for me. In April of 1985, which was the first year of my participation in Zoller’s group, I experienced a terrible nightmare. I dreamed I was devoured by a Great White Shark. I woke up screaming bloody murder. The dream took place on the 15th of March, which by the way is the Ides of March. Shortly after this dream, I experienced my first visitation by a deity. We had dedicated our meetings to Freyja because they took place on her day, Friday. While in a trance, Freyja appeared to me and told me that I was her son and that Odin was calling me. He wanted me to follow him and would eventually appear to me and ask me the answer to his question. She told me that if I answered his call, she would choose me to spend the afterlife with her in Sessrumnir. A month later I experienced another visitation while in a trance. This time I found myself before Odin. He asked me what my answer was to the question Freyja put before me, and I said, “Yes.” He then impaled me on his spear, right through the solar plexus.
In March of 1986 I was crossing Park Ave one night when I was hit by a van and thrown 15 feet. Amazingly I got up and walked away from the accident with only a few scratches. Only later did I realize that it was March 15, exactly one year from the terrible dream I had with the shark. Omen? Perhaps. I did read that when we are born each of us is assigned a Norn who governs our life. And that if we ever saw our Norn, it would be in the form of a terrible beast and it would mean we are going to die. What the shark in my dream my Norn? Was she telling me I was going to die? Did I survive the auto accident because I dedicated my life to Odin, and he prevented me from dying? Coincidence?
Finally, I was visited by a third God, this time ir was Balder. He did not appear while I was in a trance but in the middle of the night. I was sleeping and woke up because my bedroom was filled with light. I realize the light was emanating from the foot of my bed. It was then I saw Balder standing there wrapped in a red funeral shroud. He told me that Odin spoke three Runes into his ear when he laid on his funeral pyre. They were Dagaz, Nauthiz and Ansuz. He told me that when I understood the meaning of the three Runes I would be ready to publically work for the advancement of Germanic heathenism. It took me many years to realize the significance of the three Runes: DNA. Balder was letting me know that the Gods dwell within us–within our DNA, our genes, within every atom in our bodies, and they were only sleeping, waiting for us to awaken them. From these experiences I slowly began to understand the importance of Balder in relationship to the return of the Gods, their Life Force–Vril–and Germanic magic as an instrument to be used to awaken them from their long slumber.
Zoller’s group eventually dissolved in 1988, but I was not fully committed to Odin. I continued to study Germanic Myths and Lore and practice Rune magic and Seither, but privately. For the next 16 years I was actively involved in politics while secretly practicing Odinism. In 2000 I became sick and tired of politics and began devoting my full time to Odin. In May of 2004 I published my first book on Odinism, The Book of Balder Rising. That October I went to dinner with some old friends and told them of my book. Everyone was interested and wanted to learn more. We had our first meeting in November to discuss the possibility of holding regular classes on Germanic Myths and Germanic Magic. Our first formal meeting was held on December 12, 2004, on Yule. Soon we were meeting every two weeks. I now was conducting the very classes that Zoller held from 1984 to 1988. By the summer of 2005 everyone wanted to formalize the group, and so we formed the Folk Faith of Balder Rising. When we applied for official recognition from the state of New Jersey, we decided to call it The Church of Vrilology. The church grew rapidly but there were bumps along the way. Eventually we felt that we should emphasize the importance of Balder and returned to the original name–the Folk Faith of Balder Rising.
TFFOBR has been in existence for 15 years. It has undergone many transformations, but through it all we have always remain true to our original purpose—to encourage the study of Germanic Myth and Germanic Magic. In 2013 I retired and decided I wanted to move out of New York. I had many visions of the coming political chaos that is wreaking havoc in America today, and my visions were confirm by Robert Zoller, who warned me of the correction of my visions through astrology. Zoller, who recently died on January 24, 2020, was a world renown astrologer. In 2020 I remember him warning me of an implementing horrendous terrorist attack that would occur between August 15 and September 15, 2001 on the northeast coast of the United States, somewhere between Washington D.C. and Boston. He said that the epicenter would mostly be in New York City. A year later, just as he predicted the Islamic terrorists attacked New York City and Washington D.C., with the epicenter being the World Trade center in lower Manhattan, in New York City.
So, as I said, as soon as I retired in 2013, I began to make plans to move out of New York. I decided on Pennsylvania and eventually purchase a plot of land that was 39.13 acres. I thought the number was significant—3x3=9 and 3x1=3. I pleaded I would raise a Great Hall to Odin on the property and immediately began construction. It has taken five years but the Great Hall is almost complete, but the coast was a great deal more than I anticipated and we have already spent $22,000, we still have a great deal to do, completing the inside and working on the landscape around it to make it presentable for Balder Rising and other heathen groups to use it. I and members of Balder Rising have donated a great deal of the money, but we have bills to pay for the work that has so far been done, and will need additional funds to complete the hall. We also want to create a huge stone circle as well as clear out the pond of 40 years of silt that has accumulated in it. We name Mimir's Spring and carved and painted the face of Mimir on the huge stone protruding from the pond. Every year I had a blot to Mimir at the pond and want to construct a stone altar and actual well where the water flows into the pond.
We have many plans for the piece of land that we named Mimirheim, but we need the funds to complete it them. If you wish to help and make a contribution, you can by going to https://fundly.com/fund-raising-for-the-great-hall.

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