Norse Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick)
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Elves and dwarves, gnomes and frost giants. . . Norse mythology is filled with tales of such supernatural beings, nature spirits, and powerful deities. Many people know that the Norse people were fierce warriors, but did you know that they were powerful magicians as well?
Norse Magic has everything you need to learn in order to begin practicing Norse spirituality. Discover the history and religion of the Vikings, including Norse mythology, seasonal festivals, and magical techniques.
If you are interested in practicing Norse Wicca, you'll learn about the three-fold goddess and the god, as well as how to celebrate the holidays, all from the perspective of Norse Paganism. Discover the secrets of herb magic, cauldron magic, cord magic, elf magic, dwarf magic, and more. These magical techniques are presented in a clear, step-by-step format.
The practice of Norse magic enlists the help of the Asa-Gods, Light Elves and good Dwarves. It elicits aid from dead ancestors and the rulers of the Elements. It is an active magic, reserved for participants, not bystanders. In order to work the magic of this system you must attune yourself to the powers of the Elements, calling upon the Asa-Gods and other supernatural beings. Norse Magic includes complete instructions, exercises, and rituals for this technique.
The Norse Pagans were one of the last European societies to convert to Christianity, but their Pagan mythology and magic survived and continues to thrive. Norse Magic is your key to the study and practice of this powerful and ancient spiritual system.
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine.
Conway is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books including: Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magic (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press).
She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Great book for Norse Wiccans
If you are a Heathen you will more than likely be dissapointed with this book, however if you are interested in Norse Wicca or Germanic influenced Wicca, look no further, this is one of the best books available. It's easy to read and has lots of good information to help both beginners and advanced practitioners. I really liked the rituals, references in the back for the Runes and also the section on the deities and their correspondences. Great book!
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Norse Magic and Runes for the Beginner
If you need an introduction to Norse magic, this will do to give you an overview and a handle on vocabulary and players. However, please note that there are lots of arguments among practitioners that this book contains errors and simplifications. If you intend to practice Norse magic, i suggest you go further in your research before trying to drum up any Norse gods. They are fierce. It does have a good introduction to the Runes. Consider it Norse magic for dummies.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Good beginners book.
By Amazon Customer
This book is good for those interested in Norse Wicca. It does have information that can be used in Heathenism but it's better for those in Norse Wicca or learning about it. I still give it five stars.