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A journey to fulfillment and renewal.
In Essential Asatru,
renowned author and priestess Diana Paxson demystifies an ancient, rich, and often misunderstood religion, and offers a practical guide for its modern followers.
Filled with clear, concise instructions on living Asatru every day, this truly accessible guide takes you on a journey from Asatru's origins in Scandinavian and German paganism to its acceptance as an official religion in the 1970s.
The book also includes:
-A complete history of Asatru gods and goddesses, including Odin, Thor, and Ostara
-The life values, such as honor, truth, fidelity, and hospitality, that shape Asatru's tenets
-Indispensable information on rituals, rune casting, ethics, and divination
This is an elegant and splendid introduction to a centuries-old religion that continues to enrich and fascinate its followers today.
Praise for Diana L. Paxson
"An accomplished writer . . . I look forward to reading any of Diana Paxson's work." --Marion Zimmer Bradley
"A skilled writer." --Publishers Weekly
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