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A Practical Heathen's Guide to AsatruLlewellyn Publications #ad - Asatru then and now from its pre-Christian beginnings to its contemporary practitioners, Heathenry has long fascinated people from every corner of the world. In this complete guide to asatru, weddings, you will discover: the mythology, and working with runes and charms Heathen perspectives on the nature of time, index, creation, ethics, and hospitality An in-depth glossary, worship, and historical sagas of Northern European Heathens How to conduct rituals for birth, funerals, divorces, pronunciation guide, prayer, naming, entry into adulthood, trance-work, folklore, oaths, and holy days Practical techniques for meditation, and bibliography for further study .
Written from the unique perspective of a heathen gythja, or Godwoman, A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru shows how to bring the beliefs and traditions of this ancient faith into your life today.
The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Here it is at last Odin be praised! and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, mythological and literary importance, etc.
Jackson crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, motivations, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, and values of the Vikings.
The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett Classics #ad - Dick ringler, professor emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The poems of the poetic edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice.
The Asatru Edda: Sacred Lore of the NorthThe Norroena Society #ad - After many years of research and piecing together sources, now comes the first known holy text presented for the Asatru faith. In reconstructing this sacred epic, the idea is to create a living storytelling tradition that will honor the legacy of the ancient Teutonic peoples while providing an in-depth source of Asatru wisdom for our modern world.
. Giving these ancestral accounts in their true, epic form, The Asatru Edda is designed as a religious work by and for the men and women of this path. From the ashes rises the sacred lore of the North, the ancient stories and proverbial wisdom of the Asatru religion. Mighty gods and fierce giants battle in a never-ending struggle between order and chaos, while men seek honor and glory in the eyes of their beloved deities.
Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark RunesChamberlain Publications #ad - Everything you need to know to Begin Working With RunesThe enigmatic nature of the runes is undeniable. This is known from runic inscriptions found on ancient artifacts as well as Germanic myth and lore handed down over the centuries. But unlike our modern letters, the runic symbols had been used for magical purposes long before they were fashioned into an alphabet.
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Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes #ad - In runes for beginners, and creating runic talismans how to make your own runes instructions for traditional rune-casting as well as contemporary rune spreads tips for successful divination the divinatory meanings and magical uses of each rune in the Elder Futhark A suggested reading list for further exploring the runes and the magical and spiritual traditions of the ancient Germanic peoples Detailed tables of correspondence for a handy condensed magical and divinatory guideBy the end of this guide, the oldest-known runic alphabet and most widely used rune system in contemporary Neopaganism Basic techniques of rune magic, including: The history of the runes and their role within the framework of the Germanic magical worldview The origins of runic wisdom in Norse mythology An overview of the Elder Futhark, bind runes, you’ll learn all you need to know to start working with runes, including rune scripts, you will have a working knowledge of the runes that will enable you to use them with confidence in magic and divination.
You will emerge from this guide with a basic understanding of the runes’ role in ancient Germanic paganism, as well as a solid foundation of knowledge to build your own runic practice, regardless of your religious or spiritual path. Foundations in runic magic and DivinationThe runes represent various aspects of the human experience of the Universe—both tangible and intangible.
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Prose Edda Translation#ad - Snorri was a christian, and the effects of a Christian perspective are apparent in this work, but he nevertheless treats pagan mythology with respect and seriousness. Unlike the poetic edda, the prose edda is a unified work of a single author, and is intended almost as a historical primer regarding the events described in older Norse works including the Poetic Edda.
Translated into English by Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur. Along with the older poetic edda, Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda is one of the most important works of Old Norse literature.
The Odinist Edda: Sacred Lore of the NorthThe Norroena Society #ad - In reconstructing this sacred epic, the idea is to create a living storytelling tradition that will honor the legacy of the ancient Teutonic peoples, while providing an in-depth source of Odinist wisdom for our modern world. Giving these accounts in their true, epic form, The Odinist Edda is designed as a religious work by and for the men and women of this path.
Mighty gods and fierce giants battle in the never-ending struggle between order and chaos, while men seek honor and glory in the eyes of their beloved deities. After many years of research and piecing together sources, now comes the first known holy text ever presented for the Odinist faith. From the ashes arises the sacred lore of the North, the ancient stories and proverbial wisdom of the Odinist religion.
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion#ad - The viking spirit is an introduction to Norse mythology like no other. It includes gripping retellings of no less than 34 epic Norse myths – more than any other book in the field – while also providing an equally comprehensive overview of the fascinating Viking religion of which Norse mythology was a part.
With its inclusion of the latest groundbreaking research in the field, The Viking Spirit is the ultimate introduction to the timeless splendor of Norse mythology and religion for the 21st Century. You’ll learn about the vikings’ gods and goddesses, how they practiced their religion, their moral code, how they thought the universe was structured, their concept of fate, the role that magic played in their lives, their views on the afterlife, and much more.
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The Words of Odin: A New Rendering of Havamal for the Present Age#ad - Filled with the ancient wisdom-sayings, and stories of the Old Norse people, proverbs, Havamal is a tried-and-true manual of wise living and cunning strategy for navigating the subtle complexities of human interaction and avoiding dangers of all sorts. Travelers, guests, wanderers, friends, and seekers of the ultimate wisdom within human life can benefit from Odin's perennial cleverness and timeless advice.
This annotated edition contains a clear and nuanced rendering of Havamal into English, and is followed by many detailed and informative notes regarding the cultural, mythological, preserving its original poetic richness, and historical background from which the verses of wisdom arise, all to help readers from any background to understand the beauty and depth of the text.
The Words of Odin: A New Rendering of Havamal for the Present Age #ad - It also contains the text of Havamal in Old Norse. What is best for human beings in this human life? what does it mean to be a friend, and how was the greatest wisdom in the world won? "The Words of Odin" is a modern rendition of the ancient book Havamal- the words of advice given to human beings from the God of Wisdom himself, what strategies are best for getting through safely, and how are friendships best made and maintained? What are the best things humans can treasure, and how can they most easily secure them? In a strange world full of dangers, long ago.
The Way of Fire and Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse PaganismLlewellyn Publications #ad - A radical new take on norse paganism the way of Fire and Ice reimagines Norse Paganism with mystical practices and rituals for today's world as well as tips for building community and resisting fascism. In these pages, the old ways come alive in a radically inclusive form. You will also discover how to make these practices part of your every waking moment, developing your own personal spirituality and building healthy, sustainable communities along the way.
You will explore the secrets of the world Tree and the mysteries of the gods, work with the many spirits around us, and feel the deep rhythms that drive all life while creating new songs of power. This approach to working with norse deities and beliefs is a living, adaptable tradition, representing a strong alternative to the reconstructionist perspectives of Asatru and Heathenry.