A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru

A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru

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Flowing from its early, pre-Christian beginnings through its modern worldview, this book explores the deities, history, rituals, magic, and religion of Asatru from the unique perspective of a Gythja (Godwoman) within that path. The Heathen tradition revealed here describes the structure of Asatru and shows how its ancient themes, ideas, and practices are relevant to modern spiritual seekers. Clear and easy to understand yet thorough and comprehensive, A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru will add depth to the Asatru experience for those who have practised this faith for years, while remaining accessible to beginners. It reveals Heathen perspectives on the nature of time, creation, spirits, worship, ethics, and hospitality. It shares practical techniques such as meditation, prayer, runes, charms, and life rituals covering birth/naming, entry into adulthood, weddings, divorces, funerals, and more. An in-depth glossary, index, and bibliography help make this the must-read book for everyone interested in Asatru.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Minnesota, United States
  • English
  • 0738733873
  • 9780738733876
  • 148,541

About Patricia M. Lafayllve

Patricia M. Lafayllve is a Troth-certified Godwoman, has been Heathen for seventeen years and a Pagan for twenty-four. Since 1996 she has led lectures, seminars, and rituals throughout the United States. She is a member of Two Ravens Kindred and The Troth, and has served The Troth in various roles since 2002, including terms as Steward, High Steward, Godwoman, Rede member, and Steerswoman. Patricia is the founder of The Troth's Lore Program and served as its Provost. Visit her online at http://boarrider.livejournal.com/.
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