Asatru then and now from its pre-Christian beginnings to its contemporary practitioners, Heathenry has long fascinated people from every corner of the world. 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.
Pocket HavamalHuginn & Muninn #ad - This is the 2nd edition of the Amazon Best Seller, with a brand new design and completely reformatted interior. Have you ever been out talking with someone and knew there was a perfect havamal quote for the situation but you just couldn't remember it exactly? Ever been inspired out in nature and felt the urge to read the words of Odin? If so, the Pocket Havamal is for you! This Pocket Sized book includes the entire Benjamin Thorpe translation of the Havamal The Sayings of the High One.
Note: this is a small paperback book that fits in your pocket for easy take along use.
The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - The poems of the poetic edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. These amazing texts from a 13th-century icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, etc.
Here it is at last Odin be praised! and well worth the wait. Jackson crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, motivations, 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 Asatru Edda: Sacred Lore of the NorthThe Norroena Society #ad - From the ashes rises the sacred lore of the North, the ancient stories and proverbial wisdom of the Asatru religion. 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. 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. 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.
The Saga of the Volsungs: With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok. From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda Hackett, 2015 comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature.
The Viking Spirit: An Introduction to Norse Mythology and Religion#ad - 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. 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.
As you’d expect from daniel mccoy, clear, it’s written to scholarly standards, but in a simple, the creator of the enduringly popular website Norse Mythology for Smart People, and entertaining style that’s easy to understand and a pleasure to read. You’ll learn about the vikings’ gods and goddesses, their views on the afterlife, their concept of fate, the role that magic played in their lives, how they thought the universe was structured, their moral code, how they practiced their religion, and much more.
Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark RunesChamberlain Publications #ad - In runes for beginners, 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, you’ll learn all you need to know to start working with runes, 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, bind 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.
Everything you need to know to Begin Working With RunesThe enigmatic nature of the runes is undeniable. 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.
Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes #ad - Foundations in runic magic and DivinationThe runes represent various aspects of the human experience of the Universe—both tangible and intangible. Runes can be sent out into the Universe to manifest a magical goal, or they can be used to consult with the unseen realms about a situation at hand. Indeed, working with runes can truly become a lifelong journey, but Runes for Beginners is an excellent first step along the way.
In fact, which means “a secret, the english word “rune” comes to us from the Norse word runa, ” or “to whisper.
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. 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. 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.
The Elder Troth: An Introductory Course of StudyThe Troth #ad - With the readings and exercises in this course -- plus copies of the old mythological texts, the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda -- any serious reader can deepen his or her understanding and connection with the old Gods and the old, ever-new ways. Under several names -- Ásatrú, theodism, the Elder Troth, and Heathenry, Odinism, among others -- the old religions of the Germanic peoples live again.
Noted author and scholar kveldúlf Gundarsson presents a step-by-step course of study for those who have felt the call of the old gods and the old ways. The pre-christian germanic peoples -- the norse, germanic tribes, and Goths, Anglo-Saxons, to name a few -- worshipped mighty Gods and no less mighty Goddesses; revered spirits of the home and of the land; and honored great heroes of the past and their own worthy ancestors.
The Elder Troth: An Introductory Course of Study #ad - Nearly forgotten for centuries, these ancient, timeless ways are making a resurgence in the modern world.
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology Penguin ClassicsPenguin #ad - Written in iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. The prose edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology.
These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, Ragnarok, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, when the world will be destroyed.
The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology Penguin Classics #ad - It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens.
Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking OracleDestiny Books #ad - Tolkien, among others. As nordic runes shows, the runes do more than simply reflect the path of fate; they help develop and enhance intuition. Norse tradition attributes the discovery of the runes to the "All-Father" Odin--a god of inspiration and secret wisdom and the mythical prototype for runecasters, who established the pattern for gaining his knowledge.
Nordic runes addresses three major areas: runelore, and practical lessons for daily life; and Runecasting, the meaning of the individual runes of the Elder Futhark alphabet and their powerful mythological, the history of this 2000-year-old Norse oracle; Runestaves, divination, a comprehensive guide to the oracular application of the ancient runes, magical, including their crafting, and self-development.
Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle #ad - By learning to cast and interpret the runes, the user becomes receptive to the energy currents in material reality and empowered in the arts of its transformation. A comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle based on the runic alphabet of the norse• reveals the symbolism and divinatory significance of the 24 rune "staves"• Provides clear instructions on how to craft your own rune stones• Explains the role of runes in the Norse wisdom tradition and its influence on such works as Tolkien's Lord of the RingsNordic runes are a potent and profoundly transformative magic system that gives contemporary readers access to the ancient wisdom tradition of Northern European cultures.
The runes have deep resonances within the pagan Norse world of gods and goddesses, dwarves, giants, and wizards, warriors, which have greatly influenced the work of J. R. R.