Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism (Paperback)

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By Diana L. Paxson, Isaac Bonewits (Foreword by)
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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 on Priestess of Avalon

About the Author

Diana L. Paxson is a noted fantasy author who collaborated with Bradley on many of her later works, including Priestess of Avalon. She has written twenty books, including the Arthurian series, The Hallowed Isle.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806527086
ISBN-10: 0806527080
Publisher: Citadel
Publication Date: December 1st, 2006
Pages: 224
Language: English