Everything You Need to Know to Start Practicing Asatru and Discovering the Magic of Norse Paganism, Viking Mythology and the Poetic Edda.
Are you curious about Asatru, but don't know where to begin? Or maybe you want to learn more about the myths and legends surrounding our Northern Gods?
Either way, by the time you've finished this book, you will be well on your way to embracing the Viking Spirit and all it has to offer.
Asatru is the religion of pre-Christian Northern European tribes, ancestors of modern Scandinavians and other Germanic peoples, who practiced it before the introduction of Christianity to Europe. Asatru is based on Norse paganism and mythology. It embraces a complex heathen worldview that includes the belief in several deities, concepts about death and the afterlife, an understanding of cosmology, and magic and runic beliefs.
In Asatru for Beginners, best-selling author Melissa Gomes takes you on an enlightening and entertaining journey into Norse paganism. You will emerge from this guide with a solid footing in the basic principles of Asatru as a modern way of life. Melissa shares her own experience in discovering the Norse gods and goddesses, as well as ways to incorporate them into your everyday life. She provides a thorough introduction to mythology and its importance to Asatru, followed by an exploration of the magical practices that make up its core. Melissa's passion for the subject shines through every page of this book. Whether you have been studying Asatru for years or are just starting out, be prepared to learn something new!
Yet, the true essence of Asatru and heathenry is within ourselves. It is how we live our lives — by following the virtues of honor, courage, and integrity daily. Our connection with those who have gone before us strengthens our bonds with each other as Heathens. The Asatru religion is an experiential one. Symbols are powerful, and how we use them can define us as a people and can shape our Pagan path:
In Asatru for Beginners, you'll learn all you need to know to start working with the Norse gods and goddesses as a pagan, including: The origins of Asatru and Norse Paganism
A brief history of Asatru or Heathenism in modern times, with an in-depth look at the modern Asatru movement Information on Norse cosmology, including the Nine Worlds of Yggdrasil and the cosmological significance of the sun and moon gods
Details about each god and goddess in Norse Mythology How to honor and work with the Norse deities, including a list of recommended devotional practices
The Nine Noble Virtues and how they can inform your life today and throughout everyday How to celebrate holidays, honor and work with ancestors How to perform Viking Magic by creating your own Blot and rituals
By the end of this guide, you will have a working knowledge of the Asatru and the lore and history surrounding it. However, there is no shortcut or easy way around studying Asatru. Indeed, discovering Asatru can truly become a lifelong journey, but Asatru for Beginners is an excellent first step along the way.
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