Welcome to my website. Here you will find my personal website with information on the services I provide and updates about my recent and forthcoming work. (photo above by Jess O.)
I walk in many worlds. I am an academic and a theologian, a priest and Northern Tradition shaman, a vitki, and above all else an ancestor worker. I practice Heathenry (Norse and Germanic polytheism) and also cultus deorum. I live and die by the blessings of the Powers and that is a joyful thing. This site is an offering to Odin. It’s a work in progress and I try to update fairly regularly. As the title of this blog suggests, I am particularly drawn to Odin as the Wandering God Gangleri. While I have explored many paths to Him, it is this one that seems to define my own devotional life.
It is said in the Grimnismal that Odin feasts upon wine alone. We who serve Him are that wine, the sweetest vintage, which He utilizes and then devours. Thus this God of hunger is served. Thus is He celebrated and thus does He pour Himself forth in the world.
Be welcome and may the Gods smile upon you.
About Galina Krasskova
Galina Krasskova has been a priest of Odin and Loki since the early nineties. Originally ordained in the Fellowship of Isis in 1995, Ms. Krasskova also attended the oldest interfaith seminary in the U.S.- the New Seminary where she was ordained in 2000 and where she later worked as Dean of Second Year Students for the Academic year of 2011-2012. Beyond this, she took vows as a Heathen gythia in 1996 and again in 2004. She is the head of Comitatus pilae cruentae and a member of the Starry Bull tradition.
Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Claremont University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, and the City University of New York.
Ms. Krasskova has a variety of published books available running the gamut from introductory texts on the Northern Tradition, as well as books on runes, prayer, and devotional practices. She is also the managing editor of “Walking the Worlds,” a new journal focusing on contemporary polytheism and spirit work and the first journal of polytheology. While very busy with teaching and school, she does also occasionally lecture around the country on topics of interest to contemporary Heathenry and polytheisms.
A passionate supporter of the arts Ms. Krasskova enjoys going to the opera, theater, and ballet. Her love began early as she discovered dance which she pursued professionally becoming a ballet dancer first with a regional company in Maryland, then in NYC. After career ending injuries, she would find new forms of expression in the visual arts. For a few years Ms. Krasskova co-owned an art gallery in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and has studied a multitude of art mediums: glassblowing, watercolor, acrylic, photography and more!
She is now an avid acrylic painter and watercolorist and has even enjoyed placement in international artist-in-residencies programs in NY, NM, and Poland; and had her work exhibited from New York to Paris.
For more information, please contact her directly at krasskova at gmail.com.