RECOMMENDED READINGS

General Paganism


A HISTORY OF PAGAN EUROPE
Nigel Pennick and Prudence Jones

A review of the history of Pagan people and their beliefs.
A WORLD FULL OF GODS: AN INQUIRY INTO POLYTHEISM
John Michael Greer

Greer presents ideas and themes that must be included in any intelligent discussion of Pagan theology.
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON
Margot Adler

The classic survey of contemporary American Paganism.
TO WALK A PAGAN PATH
Alaric Albertsson

A guide for the man or woman who wants to live more fully as a Pagan every day of the year.

The Saxon Path


THE LOST GODS OF ENGLAND
Brian Branston

An examination of Anglo-Saxon worship, including a comparison of Old Norse and Old English belief.
TRAVELS THROUGH MIDDLE EARTH: THE PATH OF A SAXON PAGAN
Alaric Albertsson

An introduction to the Anglo-Saxon gods and goddesses, cosmology and the spirit realm, with an emphasis on contemporary worship.
THE REAL MIDDLE EARTH
Brian Bates

Bates reveals the Anglo-Saxon perspective and beliefs that inspired Tolkien’s writing. This book focuses less on the Anglo-Saxon deities and more on the worldly spirits known to the early English.
HAMMER OF THE GODS: ANGLO-SAXON PAGANISM IN MODERN TIMES
Swain Wodening

Another good introduction to Anglo-Saxon spirituality by a prominant voice in Theodish Heathenry.

Magic


WYRDWORKING: THE PATH OF A SAXON SORCERER
Alaric Albertsson

A practical guide to Anglo-Saxon magic, Albertsson’s work is based on the Old English Rune Poem, early charms and English folk tradition, as well as personal experience.
ASPECTS OF ANGLO-SAXON MAGIC
Bill Griffiths

More scholarly material than practical application, this book includes a large selection of early folk charms.
TAKING UP THE RUNES
Diana Paxson

Although Paxson only explores the 24 runes of the proto-Germanic Futhark, this is one of the better contemporary books on rune lore.
THE BOOK OF SEIŠR: THE NATIVE ENGLISH AND NORTHERN EUROPEAN SHAMANIC TRADITION
Runic John

Runic John shares his seišr techniques for trance journeys into the spirit realms.

 

 

 

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