Northern Lore: A Field Guide to the Northern Mind-Body-Spirit

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Eoghan Odinsson, Jun 15, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 328 pages
Northern Lore is a Field Guide to the "Northern Mind-Body-Spirit," and will help you re-discover the Folk-Lore & Traditions of North Western Europe, and acquaint you with modern practices inspired by that lore. In today's exciting cosmopolitan society, we tend to discard the old in favor of the new; and while discovering new traditions is a wonderful experience, it's important to also reflect on the traditions that have shaped our culture, and see where they've taken us. In Northern Lore you will: * Practice "Runic Yoga" for Health and Well Being * Learn Ancient Herblore for Holistic Healing * Meet your Animal Spirit Guide, or Fylgia * Discover Lost Meaning in the Days of the Week * Explore Modern Holidays & connections to Ancestral Festivals * Unlock the Mysteries of the Runes * Sample Viking and Anglo-Saxon cuisine Together we'll take an incredible journey back in time, and forward, embracing a synthesis of ancestral riches, and modern sensibilities. My hope is that after reading this, you'll go and dig deeper into your history - read the Eddas, harvest some herbs, practice runic yoga and cook a viking feast!
 

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Contents

Legacy of the Northmen
3
Runes
33
Weather Lore
51
BODY OF THE NORTH
67
First Set
82
Second Set
109
Herb Lore Leechcraft
117
Chapter6 Northern Cuisine
155
SPIRIT OF THE NORTH
181
Tao of the North
221
Spiritual Practices
265
BIBLIOGRAPHY
289
INDEX
297
Copyright

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Eoghan Odinsson is an award winning author with a lifelong passion for the knowledge of our Northern forefathers - or "folk lore," Literally, the knowledge of our people. Graduating from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland with his Masters of Science degree, he subsequently taught for the University, as well as acting as Dissertation adviser for graduate students. In addition to his academic background, Eoghan also holds a Black Belt in Chito-Ryu Karate, and has taught Martial Arts in Canada and the USA. Eoghan has just returned from a 10 year stretch working in the Washington D.C. area, and is now back in his native Ottawa Valley where he lives with his wife, son and three dogs. Eoghan is a professional member of the Canadian Authors Association.

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