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. In this complete guide to Asatru, you will discover:
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
As above, so below.
As within, so without.
These Hermetic truisms have been embraced by Pagans from many different paths. Most of us accept that all things are connected: microcosm and macrocosm, inner and outer. We understand that the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world, and vice versa. And yet, after the ritual is over and... read this article