Some Short Heathen Book Reviews..

The following are some book reviews I wrote on Amazon.

5starsThe Norse Myths
by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Simply put _the_ book to read to learn about Norse lore as someone new to it…

This book is basically a retelling of the lore of the northern gods/goddesses rewritten in a modern very easy to understand story form, targeted for the modern reader. It is accurate, accessible, and enjoyable to read. For anyone interested in Asatru, or Heathenism, or Norse-Paganism, it is a must read. For anyone interested in the gods/goddesses, and mythology of the Vikings this is the book.

5starsEssential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism
by Diana L. Paxson

Best Asatru book for getting a general overview as to what Asatru is..

This book is the best for explaining, in an accurate, well written, well researched way, over all what Asatru/Heathenism is. It gives a very balanced, fair, and easy to understand explanation of things. There is not much here of a how-to nature about Asatru, just explains well what it is, for those totally new to it.

5starsHammer of the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism in Modern Times
by Swain Wodening

Good ideas and accurate research, poorly proof-read and filled with typos

The ideas presented in this book, and the accuracy of the information are great enough to overcome the very poor job at proof-reading, with all the glaring typos in this book. I do highly recommend this book since it is very informative and knowledgeable. Just be aware that there are a lot of bad grammar mistakes in it, some of which even change the meaning of a few things in ways that may mislead people new to the subject being discussed. If this book was properly edited I would give it 6 stars were that possible.

5starsFuthark: A Handbook of Rune Magic
by Edred Thorsson

The standard for learning the runes…

This and Runelore are the books to read to learn about the runes. All other books should be gauged according to the information in these two books to determine accuracy.

5starsRunelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology
by Edred Thorsson

The standard for learning the runes…

This and Futhark are the books to read to learn about the runes. All other books should be gauged according to the information in these two books to determine accuracy.

5starsNorthern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism
by Edred Thorsson

It is a nice pleasant read for learning some other interesting runic and northern topics

This book is the one to read to learn about the Younger Futhark runes. It also has some interesting information about Pennsylvania-Dutch Hex signs. After reading some of Thorsson’s other books first this is a nice one to read to learn about these other things. It is actually more nicely written too as far as a smooth easy read then most his other books too.

5starsNorthern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner
by Raven Kaldera

Best book for deepening the spirituality of those into northern traditions…

This book is not for those new to Asatru/Heathenism/Norse-Paganism, but is instead for those whom are already familiar with the northern traditions and already have their own practice going. Basically what this book is about is deepening ones spirituality and this it does amazingly well like nothing else. Highly recommended for anyone on any of the northern spiritual paths. If you love the gods/goddesses of the north and have a spiritual practice involving them then do yourself a favour and read this book.

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