Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner: A Book of Prayer, Devotional Practice, and the Nine Worlds of Spirit by Galina Krasskova, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner: A Book of Prayer, Devotional Practice, and the Nine Worlds of Spirit

Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner: A Book of Prayer, Devotional Practice, and the Nine Worlds of Spirit

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by Galina Krasskova
     
 

Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner is a ground-breaking look at the development of devotional work within the body of polytheistic religious traditions ranging from Theodism to Asatru to Norse Paganism, that comprise the greater umbrella of the Northern Tradition. While interest in devotional and experiential work within these traditions has

Overview

Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner is a ground-breaking look at the development of devotional work within the body of polytheistic religious traditions ranging from Theodism to Asatru to Norse Paganism, that comprise the greater umbrella of the Northern Tradition. While interest in devotional and experiential work within these traditions has been growing rapidly over the past few years, this is the first book to offer an inclusive look at the diverse scope and breadth of such practices as a living, modern-day religion. It features an in-depth exploration of altar work, prayer, prayer beads, ritual work, sacred images, lore, and a thorough examination of the common core cosmology that forms the foundation of belief for the vast expanse of Northern Tradition communities.

Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner is not denomination-specific: rather, it seeks to provide an entry into interior practice for anyone involved in a branch of this broad family of traditions of the ancient Norse, Germanic, and Saxon peoples, using material suitable for the solitary, independent practitioner. Those outside of the Northern Tradition who wish to deepen their own devotional practice will find this book helpful in their own work, as well.

This important new title can be seen as a companion book to Galina Krasskova's Exploring the Northern Tradition or it can stand entirely on its own.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

No season in "Spiritual Living" would be complete without a few books apt to drive the pure in heart absolutely crackers. ChristoPaganism is an at times bewilderingly complex introduction to a growing subset of believers who see convergences between Christianity and paganism. To make its point, it gallops the reader through a very substantial history lesson, memes, holons (i.e., "nested wholes," like an onion), Fowlerian faith stages, semifictional dialog, and poems and concludes with something very like the cheerful synthesis of paganism and Christianity practiced all around the edges of the Roman Empire 1900 years ago.

Northern Tradition, by Krasskova, a priest of Odin, and Kaldera, a shaman and activist, comes from the "Asatru" movement, the wing of neopaganism that has reclaimed the gods of Norse myth as real entities; their book incorporates a thoughtful sociology of the current Asatru groups, as well as advice and help for the solitary practitioner of the faith. One misses the doom-laden battles of the sagas, but some neopagan readers will find this of great assistance. For libraries where demand warrants.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601630346
Publisher:
Career Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
536,924
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Galina Krasskova is a free-range tribalist Heathen who has been a priest of Odin for more than a decade. Her primary interest is Heathen devotional work, and she has both written and lectured extensively on the subject. Krasskova is a Northern Tradition shaman currently residing in New York, where she is pursuing her masters in religious studies. She is the author of several books, including Exploring the Northern Tradition.

Raven Kaldera is a Northern-Tradition Pagan shaman, diviner, homesteader, activist, founding member of the First Kingdom Church of Asphodel, and managing editor of Asphodel Press. He has written and published numerous books and articles, including Urban Primitive and the Northern-Tradition Shamanism series.

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