The Halls of Mimir

The Halls of Mimir is an accelerated, year-long clergy training program. Each month, students will complete a course focused on a different aspect of Germanic Paganism. Unlike similar programs, all course work is graded. You must maintain a C or higher to continue with the program. If you fail a course, you must wait a year for the course to be offered again.

The courses are an in-depth, comprehensive look into Germanic Paganism. There’ll be 12 unit courses divided into four parts. The full course schedule will be available in a student manuel handed out before training begins.

Applying for Admittance

There are several prerequisites to applying for our clergy program:

  • You must be an IAF member for one year before applying.
  • You must pass a competency test.
  • You must consent to and pass a background check.

When you have these prerequisites in order, the process for applying to our program is simple:

  1. Contact Jesse Stilwagen, director of Religious Affairs, for the program application.
  2. Fill out the application throughly and send it back to Jesse Stilwagen.
  3. If approved, you’ll be given a free PDF version of the program manual. (You can purchase a regular paperback version, but it’s not required or needed.) You’ll also be placed on the list for a personal mentor.
  4. You must make a deposit on your tuition before beginning your first course. (You can pay outright, or pay through installment plans throughout the year.)
  5. Once a payment is made, you’ll be placed in your first class with a course instructor.

In most cases, course instructors and personal mentors are separate people.


Everyone that successfully passes the program will receive the following: 

  • Formal Ordination Ceremony at the annual Althing
  • Certificate of Ordination from IAF
  • Gothar Kit

The clergy program is currently under development. We’ll update this page as new portions come into fruition. If you’d like to receive updates in your inbox, you can sign up for our newsletter by click here.