Browse inside the first few chapters of the book., Asatru Then and Now From its pre-Christian beginnings to its contemporary practitioners, Heathenry has long. Body, Mind and Spirit / Paganism. Asatru Then and Now From its pre-Christian beginnings to its contemporary practitioners, Heathenry has long fascinated. Title: A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru Publisher: Llewellyn Author: Patricia Lafayllve Pages: pp Price: $ / $ It’s a truism that guidebooks.

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A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a good book for those who already have an understanding about Asatru, or for those who are looking to learn more about the deities of Norse origins.

Published November 8th by Llewellyn Publications. I especially appreciated the sample rituals. Lafayllve has been lecturing and performing rituals for the heathen faith sincewhich will make next year her twentieth anniversary of doing so.

Even if you haven’t heard of this religion, you’ve probably heard of some of its gods a I had only heard of Asatru once before, and given that I am pretentiously trying to become more “cultured” and “educated” about religions, people, the world, etc.


I selected it over some recommendations of a knowledgeable friend still waiting for Paxton’s book in hard copybut came away feeling I had a basic grounding in the pantheon, world view, and ritual practice of the faith. Gone are the days of spoon feeding concepts, the name of gods, and the worldview of our ancestors. Conversations with Contemporary Shamans. I, personally, will probably never find myself calling on the Trickster for anything but for those who have dabbled or are curious, the appendix text is a solid assessment of the details.

The mythology, folklore, and historical sagas of Northern European Heathens How to conduct rituals for birth, naming, entry into adulthood, weddings, divorces, funerals, and holy days Practical techniques for meditation, trance-work, prayer, and working with runes and charms Heathen perspectives on the nature of time, creation, worship, ethics, oaths, and hospitality An in-depth glossary, index, pronunciation guide, and bibliography for further study.

See all 81 reviews. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I’m not into mythology or anything but I like some bits of Norse mythology and Asatru definitely beats every other religion in how detailed its creation stories and divine hierarchy are.

Even if you haven’t heard of this religion, you’ve probably heard of some of its gods and goddesses Odin, Loki, Freya, Gaer Ferrinson rated it really liked it Jan 06, Traveling between the Worlds: Bonnie rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Far more on top of things than the dated Essential Asatru by Diana Paxson, this work focuses on what I would call Asatru I would love to see a more in depth Seidr book from Patricia.


It’s kind of surprising when you do a ritual and all of a sudden there are three gods present you knew the names of in passing but never gave any thought to! The Lord of the Rings: Also, it is not necessary to read this whole book at a time or from front to back, because it is divided into chapters for specific information.

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Also, the Hammer Rite? The gods and wights have meditations at the end of each chapter as well. Mar 26, Stephanie rated it really liked it. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Lists with This Book. Thanks to Netgalley and Llewellyn for my copy.

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