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Northern Mysteries & Magick by Freya Aswynn
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Northern Mysteries & Magick (1996)

by Freya Aswynn

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Bring the power of the ancient runes into your life for divination and magic with Northern Mysteries & Magick(revised edition of Leaves of Yggdrasil) by Freya Aswynn. The runes are more than an ancient alphabet. They comprise a powerful system of divination and a path to the subconscious forces operating in your life. Northern Mysteries & Magickis the only book of Nordic magick written by a woman, and it is the first to offer an extensive presentation of rune concepts, mythology, and magical applications inspired by Dutch/Friesian traditional lore. Also unique in this book is the inclusion of the feminine Mysteries of the North. You'll learn how they are represented in the runes. You will see how each of the major deities of Northern Europe still lives in the collective consciousness of people of Northern European descent. - A complete analysis of the Elder Futhark Runes and their meanings - How to use the runes for divination including several rune spreads - Using the runes in magick - Rune charms and power sigils - Shamanic drumming and chanting - Profiles of the eight major Gods - The Northern Feminine mysteries featuring four major goddesses The first edition of this book was considered a classic. Now, revised and expanded, Northern Mysteries & Magickis one of the most amazing and important books ever on the Runes and the magick of Northern Europe.… (more)

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Great wonderful book that is very clear and takes a feminine look at not only the runes but the Norse Gods & Goddesses as well. In many books the Goddesses take a back seat, but Freya does a wonderful job at bringng them to the forefront and giving them the respect and attention they deserve. A companion is also available: "Songs of Yggdrasil:Shamanic Chants". Highly recommended!!! ( )
  gingergargoyle | Oct 25, 2008 |
After my 1992 version fell apart(over reading) I bought this new one with a great CD in it. Same book but with a some extras... still good if not better ( )
  Shalerune | Mar 26, 2008 |
I thought this was an excellent introduction to the runes, she connects them with Eddaic mythology and cosmology. She also discusses seidhr (which is like Norse shamanism) and a female slant to Asatru.
But I have been told by heathens this book has some innacuracies. Still, I think it has its good points, just keep in mind it's mostly her personal interpretations, and modern not ancient practices. ( )
  Tanith | Dec 5, 2005 |
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An understanding of the runes requires a knowledge of the esoteric, mythological, and religious Northern European traditions indigenous to the British Isles, Scandinavia, Germany, and my own country, Holland.
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An earlier version was published in 1988 as Leaves of Yggdrasil
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Bring the power of the ancient runes into your life for divination and magic with Northern Mysteries & Magick (revised edition of Leaves of Yggdrasil) by Freya Aswynn.

The runes are more than an ancient alphabet. They comprise a powerful system of divination and a path to the subconscious forces operating in your life. Northern Mysteries & Magick is the only book of Nordic magick written by a woman, and it is the first to offer an extensive presentation of rune concepts, mythology, and magical applications inspired by Dutch/Friesian traditional lore.

Also unique in this book is the inclusion of the feminine Mysteries of the North. You'll learn how they are represented in the runes. You will see how each of the major deities of Northern Europe still lives in the collective consciousness of people of Northern European descent.

- A complete analysis of the Elder Futhark Runes and their meanings
- How to use the runes for divination including several rune spreads
- Using the runes in magick
- Rune charms and power sigils
- Shamanic drumming and chanting
- Profiles of the eight major Gods
- The Northern Feminine mysteries featuring four major goddesses

The first edition of this book was considered a classic. Now, revised and expanded, Northern Mysteries & Magick is one of the most amazing and important books ever on the Runes and the magick of Northern Europe.
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