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Norse Goddess Magic


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Preface to the Second Edition: The Balance between Trance Knowledge and Lore Knowledge

Preface to the First Edition: The Role of Tranceworking in the Heathen Community

Part One
Looking for a Goddess
Discovering Mythology and Understanding Tranceworking

1 The Importance of Mythology

2 Exploring Norse Mythology

3 Defining Trance and Its Many Manifestations

4 How to Do Trancework

5 A Visit to Fensalir--An Example of Trancework

6 Challenges of Tranceworking

Part Two
Frigg and Her Women
The Lore and Trance Methods for Finding the Goddesses

7 The Influence of the Queen of the Gods on Germanic Culture

8 Frigg--The Allmother and a Sample Goddess Ritual

9 Eir--The Doctor

10 Saga--The Storyteller

11 Gna--The Messenger

12 Gefjon--The Worker

13 Snotra--The Prudent One

14 Lofn--The Champion

15 Sjofn--The Peacemaker

16 Var--The Hearer of Oaths

17 Fulla--The Sister

18 Hlin--The Protector

19 Syn--The Guardian

20 Vor--The Wisewoman


Appendix A. Mother Holle

Appendix B. The Three Spinners

Appendix C. Queen Olga


Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Runes



About the Author

Alice Karlsdottir has been involved in the Germanic Heathen revival for nearly 40 years, both as a student of Scandinavian and Northern European mythology and folklore and as a practicing Norse Pagan (Asatru). She is a Master in the Rune Gild, an initiatic organization for the teaching and research of runelore and runework, and has been a priestess in several kindreds. She has contributed articles to a number of publications, including Gnosis Magazine, as well as given workshops and presentations on runes, tranceworking, and ritual at various festivals. She lives in Houston, Texas.


"Norse Goddess Magic is a powerful, evocative, and above all practical book by a highly qualified author. Alice Karlsdottir was involved in the Germanic religious revival in America from its earliest days, and her insights will be valuable for anyone desiring to experience the goddesses of the ancient and eternal North." * Stephen McNallen, founder of the Asatru Folk Assembly *
"In this important and original work Alice Karlsdottir, a leading expert on Norse religion, makes new and dramatic teachings available and applies these methods in a practical way in order that the ancient Norse goddesses can speak directly to those who seek their ageless wisdom. This book is something that can guide practitioners in all traditions in a process of esoteric discovery of what lies hidden in often obscure and scant mythological references. She concentrates on the often neglected goddesses of the Norse pantheon, especially the goddess Frigg. The teachings pioneered by this author show the way to move from the known to the unknown and shine a light that illuminates the darkness." * Stephen Flowers, Ph.D., author of Icelandic Magic and Lords of the Left-Hand Path *
"Karlsdottir's accessible, practical, and engaging guide to the goddesses of the Norse tradition covers not only the mother goddess Frigg but many of the lesser-known deities as well. By studying myth, reading ancient texts, and engaging in trancework you can experience these ancient archetypes yourself and strengthen your connection with them. Karlsdottir explains the necessary steps to enter the trance state and embark upon an enjoyable journey and safe return. She introduces thirteen Norse goddesses, among them healers, protectors, counselors, and messengers. Norse Goddess Magic: Trancework, Mythology, and Ritual is a wonderful addition to any library and will enrich your knowledge of mythology, magic, and the Divine Feminine." * Skye Alexander, author of The Modern Guide to Witchcraft and Sex Magic for Beginners *
"Alice Karlsdottir brings the thirteen Norse goddesses of the Aesir alive within us through her research but especially through her teachings of trance. She shows us how to experience each goddess personally and the values each has to teach. The values taught by each goddess take the meaning of compassion, nurturance, and protection to a much deeper level of our soul, the soul of the family, the community, and of our Great Earth Mother." * Nicholas E. Brink, Ph.D., author of Baldr's Magic: The Power of Norse Shamanism and Ecstatic T *
There is a lot to glean from Norse Goddess Magic. Whether you are new to Heathenry, an experienced practitioner, or even from a different branch of Reconstructionist spirituality, it is a worthy addition to your collection. * Spiral Nature *

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