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Northern Magic
Northern Magic
Rune Mysteries and Shamanism

By: Edred Thorsson
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567187090
English  |  264 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 IN
5 1/4"x8", appendix, glossary, bibliog
Pub Date: September 2002
Price: $15.99 US,  $18.50 CAN
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This in-depth primer of the magic of the Northern Way introduces the major concepts and practices of Gothic or Germanic magic. English, German, Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish peoples are all directly descended from this ancient Germanic cultural stock. According to author Edred Thorsson, if you are interested in living a holistic life with unity of body-mind-spirit, a key to knowing your spiritual heritage is found in the heritage of your body-in the natural features which you have inherited from your distant ancestors. Most readers of this book already "speak the language" of the Teutonic tradition.

Northern Magic contains material that has never before been discussed in a practical way. This book outlines the ways of Northern magic and the character of the Northern magician. It explores the theories of traditional Northern psychology (or the lore of the soul) in some depth, as well as the religious tradition of the Troth and the whole Germanic theology. The remaining chapters make up a series of "mini-grimoires" on four basic magical techniques in the Northern Way: Younger Futhark rune magic, Icelandic galdor staves, Pennsylvania hex signs, and "seith" (or shamanism). This is an excellent overview of the Teutonic tradition that will interest neophytes as well as long-time travelers along the Northern Way.

—Contains four complete handbooks of magical practice in one
—Gives practical instructions on how to carve runes and make hex-signs
—Provides the history of the Northern Renaissance
—Outlines the Germanic Gods and Goddesses


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