Many people are familiar with Greek and Roman mythology. But even though the Norse people remained pagans for centuries after most of Europe had converted to Christianity, very little is generally known of their mythology.
That is one of the reasons I'm glad Llewellyn has published D. J. Conway's Norse Magic. Even if you're not interested in following the path of Norse Paganism, this book helps to correct the lack of information that has been available. Here you will find page after page of the history, mythology, lore and rituals of the Norse. For example, you will find a comprehensive list of over 150 Norse gods, goddesses, supernatural beings, places and things, including a guide to the correct pronunciation of each term.
If you are interested in following the path of Norse Paganism, this book can become your most important resource. Included are rituals for each of the seasonal holidays, including Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Walpurgisnacht, Sonnenwende, Lunasa, Autumn Equinox, and the Feast of the Fallen Warriors. You will also learn about the gods and goddesses from the Norse point of view.
And then there's the magic! You will learn how to cast the magic circle and what magical tools you need. You will learn a wide variety of magics, including herb magic, elf magic, cord magic, and cauldron magic. You'll also discover the secrets of the Norse runes and how to use them for divination.
It is time to make the spiritual history of all cultures easily available for anyone who is interested in learning about them. This book is perfect for anyone who is eager to learn more about the powerful magic and mythology of Norse spirituality.
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with
the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in
Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It
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