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Bookversaries!

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I’ve been distracted by the start of the new school semester, and as a result I missed a few bookversaries in the last few days.

  • September 6: By Scalpel and Blood, Herb and Healing Hands: A Novena to the Goddess Eir
  • September 9: In Praise of Hermes
  • September 10: Heart on Fire: A Novena for Loki
  • September 10: Numinous Places

Which ones have you read? What was your favorite part?

“In Praise of Hermes” is a novena booklet to the Greek God Hermes. It provides an introduction about this God and nine days of prayers in His honor.

Available on Amazon.

“By Scalpel and Herb, Blood and Healing Hands” is a novena booklet to Eir, a Norse Goddess of Healing. It provides an introduction about this Goddess and nine days of prayers in Her honor.

Available on Amazon.

The God of fire, water, and everything in between. The God Who refuses to stay silent. The Trickster without Whom the lore would be far more boring. The Power Who challenges everyone, even the other Gods Themselves. Nine days of special devotion for Loki, including ritual suggestions, original prayers, a list of His sacred names, dedicated divination systems, and more.

Available on Amazon.

Numinous Places is a visual record of those places in which, over the past few years, my heart has unfolded. It’s a journey of how I learned to root myself and find joy in the world. It’s how I fell in love with places and their stories and learned to accept the spiritual nourishment such stories bring. It’s how I learned to reverence the spirits of places, animist that I am, and how I came to recognize their sustaining power.

Available on Amazon

Bookversary: Sigyn Our Lady of the Staying Power

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Today is the bookversary for a devotional near and dear to me, Sigyn: Our Lady of the Staying Power. Here we are, thirteen years later and my devotions have only deepened to Sigyn.

“Sigyn, the Norse goddess of constancy and compassion, is the second wife of the Trickster God Loki. She gathers broken things, and people, to her breast to heal. In this book, Galina Krasskova reveals the beauty of this little-known Goddess whose name means Victory Woman. With prayers, poetry, personal and group rituals, this is a manual for all those who would offer to devotion to this gentlest of divine figures.”

Please note the material in this book, plus additional content can be found in the devotional Consuming Flame, dedicated to Loki, Sigyn, Angurboda and their children. You can find Consuming Flame at amazon or at bookshop, which supports independent booksellers.

If you’d prefer the stand alone edition you can pick up Sigyn: Our Lady of the Staying Power at amazon.

Bookversary: Dancing in the House of the Moon

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First published in 2014, today is the bookversary for my devotional to Mani, Dancing in the House of the Moon.

Dancing in the House of the Moon is a celebration and adoration of the Norse Moon God Mani. It is a collection of essays, prayers and poems ­ word­-pictures­ that summon a sense of His presence: ineffable, incandescent, and beautiful. This is a devotional for anyone wishing to know this God better, anyone who has tasted of the splendor of Mani, anyone wishing to throw themselves into His devotion. It is the expression of a cultus renewed and restored for the modern world.”

Add it to your shelves via amazon.

Bookversary: Combating the Evil Eye

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Today is the fifth publication anniversary.

“The history of malocchio–the evil eye–crosses multiple cultures, and apotropaic charms and practices have persisted through to the modern day. Combatting the Evil Eye explores how to diagnose and treat this condition. It offers a range of traditional and not-so-traditional cures and a plethora of resources for this often overlooked but potentially devastating affliction.”

Have you nabbed a copy yet from amazon?

Bookversary: In Love’s Winged Harbor

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Today is the bookversary, the second in fact, for a devotional I published to Anteros during the first year of the pandemic.

“Son of Aphrodite and Ares, member of the Erotes – divine manifestations of love – and God especially of requited love, Anteros has received little attention from modern polytheists until now. With this heartfelt devotional, Galina Krasskova introduces the reader to Anteros and offers a nine-day ritual of prayer and worship for Him. Giving honor to Anteros can lead to a deeper connection in our spiritual lives as a whole. As Krasskova writes, “Love must be given and received and doing so ennobles, lifts us up, and opens us up to the Gods.”

Do you have a copy? You can find it on amazon.

Bookversary: Consuming Flame

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First published in 2014, Consuming Flame is a devotional devoted to Loki and his family.

Consuming Flame brings together everything written to date on Loki and His family by noted author and priest Galina Krasskova. It includes the texts of “Feeding the Flame,” “Honoring Sigyn,” and “Sigyn: Our Lady of the Staying Power” with a significant portion of new material venerating Loki, Sigyn, Angurboda, and Their Children. This omnibus edition provides the reader with the result of twenty years of engagement with this most controversial of Gods. “

Don’t have a copy yet? You can pick it up via amazon, or through bookshop which supports independent booksellers.

Bookversary: Skalded Apples

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Today is the ten year bookversary of the release of my devotional to the Norse Goddess Idunna and the Norse God Bragi.

Idunna and Bragi are two of the best beloved and most fascinating figures within Norse cosmology. In them, we have a Goddess of renewal and a God of creativity and artistic expression, two Deities beloved by folk of the Northern Traditions the world over. The blessings of Idunna and Bragi unite the conflicting worlds, tribes, and politics of the other Gods, just as this anthology unites devotional perspectives from across the globe in honor of this divine couple. Skalded Apples is a collection of prayers and poems, articles, rituals, and recipes lovingly collected from polytheists of every stripe who have in some way, been touched by this divine couple. Their blessings are many, and rooted not only in the spiritually sublime, but most of all – perhaps even best of all – in the everyday grace-notes of Midgard.

The book is currently out of print, you can find it through resellers sometimes on amazon, halfpricebooks, abebooks, etc.

Bookversary: Living Runes

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Today is the three year anniversary of the release of Living Runes: Theory & Practice of Norse Divination.

Living Runes provides a thorough examination of the Norse runes that will challenge the experienced rune worker to deepen his or her understanding of these mysteries.

The book begins with an explication of the story of Odin, the Norse god who won the runes by sacrificing himself on the World Tree. It continues by examining each of the individual runes in turn, both the Elder Futhark and the lesser-known Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. Each rune is studied not only from a historical viewpoint but also from the perspective of a modern practitioner. You will be introduced to the practice of galdr as well as the magical use of the runes and the proper way to sacrifice to them and read them for divination.

Most importantly, the book specifically addresses the runes as living spirits and provides guidance on developing a working relationship with these otherworldly allies.

Living Runes: Theory and Practice of Norse Divination is a re-release of Runes: Theory and Practice. Please note there is NO new content.

Not in your library yet? Increase your book hoard by purchasing it from amazon, via bookshop in support of independent booksellers, or direct from the publisher RedWheelWeiser.

Bookversary: Sigdrifa’s Prayer & Walking Toward Yggdrasil

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Today I have two book publication anniversaries, both books published 15 years ago today.

Bookcover for Sigdrifa's Prayer

“An investigation into the meaning of one of the few surviving prayers from pre-Christian Heathenry. Drawing on her experience as a Heathen priest, Ms. Krasskova delves into this prayer line-by-line offering her own unique insights. This monograph is as much an examination of prayer and its place in modern Heathenry as it is an analysis of Sigdrifa’s prayer itself. She raises many questions as to the nature of Heathen devotion and seeks, in her own inimitable style, to provide a few thought-provoking answers.”

Is Sigdrifa’s Prayer: An exploration & Exegesis in your library? You can grab it today on amazon.

Walking Toward Yggdrasil is a collection of devotional poetry dedicated to the Norse God Woden. These poems celebrate the intimacy, intensity, passion and the terror that He is capable of arousing in His devotees. It is a joyous offering to the All Father by a woman who has served Him for over a decade. The text of the book is given both in English and German.”

The book is now out of print, but you can find all the English language content presented with additional material in He is Frenzy available on amazon or you can purchase it on bookshop to support small, independent booksellers.

Let’s Help Our Small Business Owners have a FAB-YULE-OUS End Of Year!

In the spirit of the HAULiday season, if you are a pagan or polytheist that knows of, or runs, a small business (whether specifically selling polytheistic goods, or some other good or service) please drop links or relevant details in the comments of this FACEBOOK post found here. Then share that Facebook post (short link: https://bit.ly/3nVCBSH ) so we can help support the business owners in our midst, near and far!