Path to the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism for Beginners [NOOK Book]

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Path to the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism for Beginners contains everything you need to know to begin practicing the religion of your Anglo-Saxon ancestors. Within these pages you will be introduced to the Gods and Goddesses of Heathenry, and to fundamental beliefs and key concepts such as Wyrd, Frith, the Sacred and Holy, Heathen Thews (Virtues) and more. The basic rites of Heathenry are explained, This book is for the actual practice of the reconstructed religion of Anglo-Saxon Heathenry. Many throughout Europe ...

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Overview

Path to the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism for Beginners contains everything you need to know to begin practicing the religion of your Anglo-Saxon ancestors. Within these pages you will be introduced to the Gods and Goddesses of Heathenry, and to fundamental beliefs and key concepts such as Wyrd, Frith, the Sacred and Holy, Heathen Thews (Virtues) and more. The basic rites of Heathenry are explained, This book is for the actual practice of the reconstructed religion of Anglo-Saxon Heathenry. Many throughout Europe and North America have taken up the task of reviving the once dead religion of the Anglo-Saxons and this book is meant to be a starting point for many interested in taking part in the reconstruction.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044321847
  • Publisher: Swain Wodening
  • Publication date: 2/15/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,196,431
  • File size: 200 KB

Meet the Author

Swain Wódening, one of the founding members of Englatheod and the Ealdriht, started his Heathen life back in 1984 along with his brother. He learned of the AFA the year it disbanded, but in 1989 he learned of and joined the Troth. Shortly thereafter, he learned of Theodism, then solely an Anglo-Saxon phenomena, and joined the Winland Ríce in 1993. He rapidly advanced to the arung of lord by writing articles and attracting new members. In 1996, after several disputes with the leadership, he left to form the Angelseaxisce Ealdriht with Winfred Hodge Rose. The Ealdriht grew to be the largest Anglo-Saxon Heathen and Theodish organization to ever exist. The Ealdriht eventually became the Miercinga Theod in an effort to encourage regionalism, and to return to a purer form of Theodish Belief. He led that organization until June, 2006 when he resigned to seek a deeper spirituality. His former wife Teresa then took over leadership. The Miercinga Theod disbanded in March, 2008 when Teresa sought a more private life, and left public Heathenry. In June of 2007, Eric, Swain’s brother formed a new theod, Englatheod, and Swain became one of the founding members. Englatheod eventually became a part of White Marsh Theod. Swain is currently a member of Wednesbury Shire of White Marsh theod. He has one son, Oswin, and resides in Missouri.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Thorough for a beginner

    The most outstanding introduction to Anglo Saxon Heathenry. Read and re-read several times. Probably no better authority out there for this brand of paganism than Swain. Also, anyone who's interested in, or is curious to know more on these pre-christian, peaceful, artistic and progressive peoples --- I highly reccomend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    An excellent book which does precisely what it purports to do; p

    An excellent book which does precisely what it purports to do; provide a solid primer for the beginner on their path to reviving and reconnecting with the Anglo-Saxon gods. The previous reviewer appears to be simply a troll; not only has he/she clearly not read the book, nowhere in the title or the blurb is there any claim made to be an "historical work of the Anglo Saxons."

    Mr Wodening is highly regarded in the modern Heathen revival and this book is another in his series of quality contributions to the field. A solid basis for the total beginner, but interesting enough to keep the more experienced practitioner engaged.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Garbage

    This is not a historical work of the Anglo-Saxons, but is an attempt to be a modern day pagan. It would be an amusing book, except the author takes himself seriously as he tries to revive a religion that has been dead for a thousand years.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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