Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries & Shamanism
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
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Review: Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and ShamanismUser Review - Teleri - Goodreads
Edred can be so controversial! For the most part, his lore is sound. This is his most basic intro book, authored as kind of a post script to his meatier works. Read full review
Review: Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and ShamanismUser Review - Melissa - Goodreads
Good overview. Nothing that you can't learn from good research on the internet. The bibliography is valuable as a jumping off point to reading other books. Read full review