Walking the Path of Norse Paganism
Foreword by Isaac Bonewits
Diana L. Paxson
Citadel Press, 2006
In Essential Ásatrú, renowned author and priestess Diana Paxson demysifies an ancient, rich, and often misunderstood religion, and offers a practical guide for its modern followers.
Filled with clear, concise instructions on living Aacute;satrú every day, this truly accessible guide takes you on a journey from Aacute;satrú origins in Scandinavian and German paganism to its acceptance as an official religion in the 1970s.
Essential Ásatrú also includes:
- A Complete history of Ásatrú gods and goddesses, including Odin, Thor, and Ostara
- The life values, such as honor, truth, fidelity, and hospitality, that shape Ásatrú´s tenets
- Indispensable information on rituals, rune casting, ethics, and divination
Essential Ásatrú is an elegant and splendid introduction to a centuries old religion
that continues to enrich and fascinate its followers today.
"She is an accomplished writer...
I look forward to reading any of Diana Paxson´s work."
Diana L. Paxson has been a consecrated Ásatrú priestes since 1982. She is the founder of the
fellowship of the Spiritual Path and an elder in the Covenant of the Goddess and the Troth. She is also the
editor of the popular journal Idunna. She is a bestselling author of fiction and nonfiction books
on the Pagan religion, and lives in Berkeley, California.
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