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
Everyone knows that brooms and witches go together. Most popular images of witches show them with pointed hats, black cats, and a broom. And while not every witch has a cat (or a funny-looking hat, for that matter), most of us own a broom. But how many of us actually use them for our magical work?
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