I have recently begun delving into Norse paganism and mythology, starting with the book The Viking Spirit by Daniel McCoy. So far while it is an introductory piece, it maintains a scholarly tone which attempts to let the reader know what we do actually know from records and what is so far speculation. I appreciate this honesty in not trying to fabricate more from what we truly have. There are chapters dedicated to cosmology as well as explaining the gods and their richness of character, followed by other spirits believed in by the Norse folk such as the land spirits they recognized. Overall so far I really enjoy this book, however The Viking Spirit is my first venture in this area so I’m not the most able critic.
I wanted to ask (and bring discussion) from some of the others here who follow a path in Norse religions about some other good books to help one delve into the neo-Norse practices as authentically as possible.
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Very excited to see other going down this path!
Most definitely subscribe to Mr. Arith Harger, he's very active with he content and does his research and is an Icelander he breaks down all the different belief systems within the Norse belief systems lol
and I totally agree on putting a lot of focus and energy into learning your Elder and younger Futhark, a good practice that I've picked up is I write each rune and a brief description of its purposes and what it represents along with which of our gods are tied to it. learn who our gods are spend time thinking on them and what they were back in the "Viking age" and how you can relate to them today.
As far as the Christian bullshit goes, you have to be very careful about anything you read really, they got their peckers in everyone's pie especially from back in these times...rant over.lol
Also, check out musical groups that are in the practice as well if you haven't already... Heilung, Wardruna, Eivor, and Kati Ran. there are several others but these are really good starters.
You're all a bunch of fuckin assholes, ya know why? you don't have the guts to be what you wanna be.
You need people like me, you need people like me so you can point your fuckin fingers.
and say " That's the bad guy"
So say goodnight to the bad guy!