Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner

Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner

Explores the purposes of altar work, prayer, prayer beads, sacred images, and lore in relation to the expanse of the Northern Tradition communities and the traditions of the ancient Norse, Germanic, and Saxon people. Original.

Author: Galina Krasskova

Publisher:

ISBN: 1601630344

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 254

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Explores the purposes of altar work, prayer, prayer beads, sacred images, and lore in relation to the expanse of the Northern Tradition communities and the traditions of the ancient Norse, Germanic, and Saxon people. Original.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Neolithic Shamanism

Neolithic Shamanism

Detailing the beginning set of skills needed to work with the spirits of this ancient world, this comprehensive workbook offers a unique ancestral spiritual outlet for those of northern European descent as well as an accessible guide for ...

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775048

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 149

A step-by-step guide to working with the spirits of ancient northern Europe • Explains how to build relationships with Earth, Sun, Moon, Plants, Animals, Water, Fire, Craft, Air, and the Ancestors through 83 practical exercises • Explores the role of altered states in spirit work • Outlines the ancient cultural rules and taboos to avoid spiritual debt or offense We are all surrounded by spirits. Many people feel called to work with them, but few know where to begin. Enjoined by the gods and spirits to fulfill this need, Raven Kaldera and Galina Krasskova have reconstructed the indigenous spiritual traditions of northern Europe and Scandinavia extinguished more than one thousand years ago by the spread of Christianity. Arising from basic survival needs, these practical traditions are fundamentally tied to the elements found in the harsh world of the ancient North. Beginning with the skills tied to the Earth element, necessary for grounding prior to the more demanding aspects of the practice--working with Sun, Moon, Plants, Animals, Water, Fire, Craft, and Air--the authors explain, step by step, how to build relationships with each elemental spirit and the Ancestors. Offering 83 practical exercises, from cleansing with the Moon or borrowing the legs of Reindeer to making sacred space with Mugwort or creating an ancestor altar, they also explore building spirit relationships through altered states. Emphasizing the proper management of your spirit relationships to avoid spiritual debt or offense, the authors outline the ancient cultural rules and taboos that circumscribe these practices, essential knowledge for successful and fruitful spirit alliances. Detailing the beginning set of skills needed to work with the spirits of this ancient world, this comprehensive workbook offers a unique ancestral spiritual outlet for those of northern European descent as well as an accessible guide for anyone trying to fulfill their shamanic callings.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Essays in Modern Heathenry

Essays in Modern Heathenry

At a time when contemporary Heathenry is in the midst of a dramatic internal schism, when fundamentalism, hostility, and religious xenophobia are being put forward within the American Heathen community as the dominant interactive paradigm, ...

Author: Galina Krasskova

Publisher:

ISBN: 1938197011

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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At a time when contemporary Heathenry is in the midst of a dramatic internal schism, when fundamentalism, hostility, and religious xenophobia are being put forward within the American Heathen community as the dominant interactive paradigm, "Essays in Modern Heathenry" offers a critique of these current religious and social trends and seeks to provide historical context, through the lens of Religious Studies, for the tensions so glaringly present in the community today.
Categories: Religion

Northern Wisdom

Northern Wisdom

The Havamal, Tao of the North Eoghan Odinsson. Foster, M. H. ... Traditions,
Superstitions and Folk-Lore, (Chiefly Lancashire and The North of England). ...
Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner - A Book of Prayer. Devotional
Practice ...

Author: Eoghan Odinsson

Publisher: Eoghan Odinsson

ISBN: 9780987839404

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 221

View: 364

"From the Award Winning Author of "Northern Lore," comes "Northern Wisdom."" The Orient has long shared its ancient wisdom, and so now do the Northmen. "Northern Wisdom" presents ancient Viking parables and knowledge in a delightfully accessible modern format. Combining Teachings on par with Buddha, Lao Tzu, Myamoto Musashi, Nicollo Machiavelli & Sun-Tzu, "The Havamal" sheds light on forgotten lore of the dark ages. In the days of the shield-wall, there still lived poets, scribes and philosophers. In "Northern Wisdom" you will: Journey through the Mundane and the Mystical passages of the Havamal Discover the famed Hospitality of the Northmen Learn Maxims for respectable conduct Develop the Leadership traits of Heroes Explore tips for safe travel in Dark Ages Europe Uncover lessons for the bravest Warriors Share in the secrets of Odin's Love Quests Tap into the power of Viking Magic Packing One Book? Look no further.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Runes

Runes

Exploring the Northern Tradition. Franklin Lakes, N.J.: New Page Books, 2005.
Krasskova, Galina and Raven Kaldera. Northern Tradition for the Solitary
Practitioner. Franklin Lakes, N.J.: New Page Books, 2009. Mauss, Marcel. The
Gift: The ...

Author: Galina Krasskova

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601630858

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 223

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Runes: Theory & Practice provides a thorough examination of the Norse runes. It will enable a beginner to delve effectively into their usage, but will also challenge the experienced rune-worker to better and deepen his or her understanding of these mysteries. Runes: Theory & Practice 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. Most importantly, Runes: Theory & Practice specifically addresses the runes as living spirits and provides guidance on developing a working relationship with these otherworldly allies.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Living Runes

Living Runes

Exploring the Northern Tradition. Franklin Lakes, N.J.: New Page Books, 2005.
Krasskova, Galina and Raven Kaldera. Northern Tradition for the Solitary
Practitioner. Franklin Lakes, N.J.: New Page Books, 2009. Mauss, Marcel. The
Gift: The ...

Author: Galina Krasskova

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633411326

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 688

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. Note:Living Runes was previously published as Runes: Theory and Practice (New Page, 2009).
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Pagan Astrology

Pagan Astrology

In Pagan Astrology, Raven Kaldera, a practicing astrologer and Pagan shaman, uses the commonalities and strengths of Western astrology and Pagan green magic to introduce a hands-on astrological practice that incorporates intuition, spells, ...

Author: Raven Kaldera

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594779879

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 853

A guide to the practice of planetary magic • Offers tools for practitioners of green magic and folk magic to incorporate astrology into their practice • Includes an extensive collection of magical remedies to resolve astrological afflictions • Provides information on creating planetary altars and the astrological correspondences of traditional pagan holidays Traditionally, magically oriented astrology has focused on Sun-sign horoscopes while modern Western astrology has focused on attempting to become as “scientific” as possible in hopes of aligning with its sister science of astronomy. In Pagan Astrology, Raven Kaldera, a practicing astrologer and Pagan shaman, uses the commonalities and strengths of Western astrology and Pagan green magic to introduce a hands-on astrological practice that incorporates intuition, spells, and other modes of folk magic into astrology. Kaldera includes an extensive compendium of modern magical remedies to counteract negative astrological influences and shows how to use planetary energy to aid Pagan worship and green magic practice through spell casting, love magic, and shamanic stargazing. Kaldera also explains how to create planetary altars that enhance the astrological correspondences of traditional Pagan holidays using the tools of folk magic. Practitioners of green and folk magic and those who love traditional astrology will welcome this unique approach to planetary magic.
Categories: Religion

Spellcaster

Spellcaster

A thrilling collection of magical wisdom. Seven talented magical practitioners have joined together to produce this invaluable guide to the art of spellcrafting.

Author: Elen Hawke

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 0738706345

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 277

View: 641

A thrilling collection of magical wisdom. Seven talented magical practitioners have joined together to produce this invaluable guide to the art of spellcrafting. Much more than a do-it-yourself magic manual, this guide to the craft emphasizes the responsibilities and ethical issues that are part of the magical life. Spellcaster addresses the theoretical and practical background of magic-exploring how magical energies operate and manifest. The seven essays represent different approaches and traditions-including Wicca, Hermetic Magick, Northern traditions, and freeform Natural Magick. The wisdom collected here is meant to inspire and empower beginners and less experienced magic users, so they may go on to safely and confidently customize their own magical practice.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America Metaphysical New Age and neopagan movements

Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America  Metaphysical  New Age  and neopagan movements

On various aspects of northern European paganism and heathenry , see Adler ,
Drawing Down the Moon , 273 – 282 ; J . Blain , Nine Worlds of ... Press , 1997 ) ,
especially 53 - 68 ; G . Harvey , “ Heathenism : A North European Pagan
Tradition , ” in Paganism Today , ed . ... The Wiccan Path : A Guide for the Solitary
Practitioner ( Freedom , CA : The Crossing Press , 1990 ) ; S . Cunningham ,
Living Wicca ...

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0275987159

Category: Cults

Page: 5

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Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
Categories: Cults

Choice

Choice

Magick ( 1998 ) , the second revised edition of Leaves , delves more deeply into
the matriarchal aspects of Northern religion to further ... Kisma K . Stepanich ' s
Faery Wicca ( 1994 - 1995 ) describes the Irish oral Faery tradition , similar to but
distinct from Anderson ' s . ... Living Wicca : A Further Guide for the Solitary
Practitioner ( 1993 ) demonstrated ways in which a solitary Wiccan could live the
faith on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022254762

Category: Academic libraries

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Categories: Academic libraries

Altered Landscapes Shifting Strategies

Altered Landscapes  Shifting Strategies

The Politics of Location in the Constitution of Gender, Belief, and Identity Among
Samburu Pastoralists in Northern Kenya Bilinda Sean Straight ... the author
quotes a Native American “ teacher and keeper of the tradition ” to instruct the
novice in which direction to pass the ... In referring to individual practitioners , I
mean the many " solitary practitioners ” of Wicca who either do not have access to
a coven ...

Author: Bilinda Sean Straight

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015041797534

Category: Herders

Page: 694

View: 383

Categories: Herders

Cahiers d Extr me Asie

Cahiers d Extr  me Asie

This essay focuses on cave traditions at the mountain complex known as Wu - t '
ai Shan Ti , the famous Buddhist pilgrimage center in the presentday northern
China province of Shansi WIP . A significant theme in this essay is the
interrelation ... Both solitary practitioners and well - organized training
communities shared in the beneficent atmosphere of such sites . Most important ,
conforming to one of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005466532

Category: East Asia

Page:

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Categories: East Asia

Green Hermeticism

Green Hermeticism

But he should be honored as the major source for Rosicrucianism , Northern
Romanticism and its " Romantic Science ... GREEN HERMES Protean ,
centrifugal , multiform , elusive , Hermeticism has long since accommodated and
informed and encompassed many traditions . ... structure of Hermeticism reflects
that of shamanism : the secret society or autonomous solitary practitioner , mystic
and doctor ...

Author: Peter Lamborn Wilson

Publisher: Lindisfarne Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124075206

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 206

View: 981

A series of gatherings took place in 2006 to discuss the contemporary relevance of the ancient sacred science of hermeticism, or alchemy. This book is a partial record of those meetings, focusing on finding a spiritual and cultural path for the healing of the current ecological crisis.Peter Lamborn Wilson, explores the many ramifications of the alternative worldview offered by Hermeticism; Christopher Bamford provides a broad historical overview of the tradition from the Ancient Mysteries to contemporary manifestations of the alchemical tradition; while Kevin Townley brings a practical dimension, teaching the preparation of herbal elixirs and demonstrating that cosmology and philosophy can become a truly healing path for the Earth.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Florida Without Borders

Florida Without Borders

Tradition. ,. operate. as. collectives. or affinity groups . Members make time to
appreciate each other and incorporate art , myth , and ... that all acts of love and
pleasure are sacred to the Goddess and either leave to create another group or
become solitary practitioners . ... s Permaculture Institute of Northern California
teaches sustainable culture and nature spirituality ( Permaculture Activists ) ; Syd
Reger ...

Author: Sharon Kay Masters

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132211728

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

View: 350

Florida without Borders: Women at the Intersections of the Local and Global highlights the problems facing women around the world by featuring papers that explore womens activism across borders regarding gender and human rights, issues regarding women and poverty, globalization, economic value of immigrant labor, militarism and human trafficking. Also discussed are the opportunities and obstacles women face when they act to counter the negative impact of these forces. This anthology is a collection of essays by feminist scholars and students who examine discourses on border crossings, political and cultural censorship, gendered codes of conduct, prescribed behavior for women and the activism that emerges to address identity formation, to advance contested meanings and to build coalitions. Throughout the essays, the authors investigate the concepts of the gendered body in the context of global activism, the uses of womens bodies in domestic, military, and sexual service, and the breaching of the bodys borders and boundaries in the project of feminist social change.
Categories: Social Science

The Spectator

The Spectator

... brothers whose tragical general use in the Protestant Churches . fate at that
very spot forms one of the traditions of Cintra.t That solitary ... I have endured , the
mortal agony of To its usual information - lists of town and country practitioners ,
my first fear , the tears I have slied ... for her three volumes contain but three lives
- Falkland , Capell , and the Itinerary of the Great Northern Railway from London
to ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007428076

Category: Art

Page:

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Categories: Art

The Saturday Review

The Saturday Review

As Lily had hitherto shown herself principally heathen tradition . ... Next follows a
series of At what period of English or American history a baby , encyclopædic
notices of early Greek practitioners and their specifics , even a baby with blue
blood in ... and , apart from local phrases and idioms , one is tied up in a bit of
cloth with a red thread , and a solitary wasp considerably ... Certain it is that the
current of Northern Master of the Rolls , originally sanctioned by the Treasury in
tradition set ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112074943041

Category: Art

Page:

View: 607

Categories: Art

The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

The Saturday Review of Politics  Literature  Science and Art

As Lily had hitherto shown herself principally heathen tradition . ... At what period
of English or American history a baby , encyclopædie notices of early Greek
practitioners and their ... apart from local phrases and idioms , one is tied up in a
bit of cloth with a red thread , and a solitary wasp considerably startled ' by the ...
Certain it is that the current of Northern Master of the Rolls , originally sanctioned
by the Treasury in tradition set strongly in favour of spells and incantations , and
1857.

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105012256934

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Women in Praise of the Sacred

Women in Praise of the Sacred

Author: Jane Hirshfield

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003455008

Category: Poetry

Page: 259

View: 184

This first anthology of religious poetry by women reveals the many aspects of their spiritual life in all cultures and throughout the centuries--including poems by Sappho, Teresa of Avila, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Bronte, and Emily Dickinson.
Categories: Poetry

Saturday Review

Saturday Review

As Lily had hitherto shown herself principally heathen tradition . ... Next follows a
series of At what period of English or American history a baby , encyclopædic
notices of early Greek practitioners and their specifics , even a baby with blue
blood in ... and a solitary wasp considerably startled by the sight of such words as
“ villaed caught in the left hand ” -gives us a fair ... The villain of the story is one
when travelling in North America was pressed by an Indian of the most frightfully
wicked ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10498625

Category:

Page:

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Manx National Songs

Manx National Songs

In the autumn of last year I was invited by some gentlemen in the Isle of Man ,
including my brother , the Northern Deemster ... a gentleman well versed in the
folk - lore and language of the country , and learned in all its ancient musical
traditions , had ... endorses the opinion that the four syllables are quite sufficient
and less burdensome to the practitioner's memory . ... the solitary glens à
remnant of the old folk who might still have retained some of the earlier tunes
bitherto unrecorded .

Author: William Henry Gill

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044040913642

Category: Folk songs

Page: 145

View: 641

Categories: Folk songs