NEW BOOK: Modern Guide to Heathenry Releases Today!

 

Modern_Guide_to_heathenry_Layers
At long last A Modern Guide to Heathenry: Lore, Celebrations & Mysteries of the Northern Tradition officially releases today from my publisher Red Wheel / Weiser Books in the US & Canada (sorry UK readers, you’ll have to wait until January).
The book takes what I created in Exploring the Northern Tradition: A Guide to the Gods, Lore, Rites, and Celebrations from the Norse, German, and Anglo-Saxon Traditions (2005) as a foundation and significantly expands upon it with more than 70,000 words of new material especially on devotional work, honoring the ancestors, and theological exegesis. It’s basically twice the word heft of its predecessor!

What the Back Copy Says:

An accessible yet in-depth guide to this increasingly popular pre-Christian religious tradition of Northern Europe

Heathenry, is one of the fastest growing polytheistic religious movements in the United States today. This book explores the cosmology, values, ethics, and rituals practiced by modern heathens.

In A Modern Guide to Heathenry readers will have the opportunity to explore the sacred stories of the various heathen gods like Odin, Frigga, Freya, and Thor and will be granted a look into the devotional practices of modern votaries. Blóts, the most common devotional rites, are examined in rich detail with examples given for personal use. Additionally, readers are introduced to the concept of wyrd, or fate, so integral to the heathen worldview.

Unlike many books on heathenry, this one is not denomination-specific, nor does it seek to overwhelm the reader with unfamiliar Anglo-Saxon or Norse terminology. For Pagans who wish to learn more about the Norse deities or those who are new to heathenry or who are simply interested in learning about this unique religion, A Modern Guide to Heathenry is the perfect introduction. Those who wish to deepen their own devotional practice will find this book helpful in their own work as well.

 

US & CANADA ORDER LINKS

UK PRE-ORDER LINKS

 

BUY_NOW_MODERn.jpg

Please like, comment and share the news!

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on December 1, 2019, in Book News, Polytheism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Congratulations on your updated book! ^_^

    Like

  2. I know I got my copy! Thanks for autographing it. 😍

    Like

  3. Awesome!

    Question if I may, what is the difference between this book, ‘Exploring the Northern Tradition,’ and ‘Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practioner’?

    Like

    • “A Modern Guide to Heathenry” is the new edition of what used to be “Exploring…’ BUT I’ve added over seventy thousand words of content.

      “Northern Trad. for the Solitary Practitioner” is a completely different book and discusses different devotional practices (like prayer, keeping a shrine, etc) that can help people develop a northern tradition devotional practice.

      Like

  4. Thanks! Will order Heathenry and Solitary soon in that case.

    Like

  1. Pingback: 🎉 NEW BOOK: Modern Guide to Heathenry Releases Today! 🎉 — Gangleri’s Grove – Wyrd Designs

%d bloggers like this: