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« Reply #15: March 02, 2010, 08:44:37 pm »

Hmm... good thought. Anyone else agree with this?
I think that's an excellent idea.

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« Reply #16: March 02, 2010, 11:47:08 pm »

I think that's an excellent idea.

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Keep it coming, everyone. Smiley Share resources you'd recommend, or those you would NOT recommend could be useful too. ha.
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« Reply #17: March 27, 2010, 07:57:36 am »

This seems like one of those issues that needs to be addressed while the SIG is still young. What books would you recommend for newbies to read so they can have a better understanding of the Heathen world view.

Since there is already a thread focusing on the lore, please refrain from posting any of those recommendations here. However, please keep that thread alive and post those recommendations there! Cheesy

For the purposes of this thread, if you have any recommendations that are of a cultural anthropological nature, that study the modern heathen movement, and provide relevant information and tips for newbies to prepare themselves for in the world of Heathen ideology... Please post them here!
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« Reply #18: March 27, 2010, 05:00:55 pm »

Off the top of my head, God and Myths of Northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson comes to mind.
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« Reply #19: March 27, 2010, 05:05:24 pm »

Off the top of my head, God and Myths of Northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson comes to mind.
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« Reply #20: March 27, 2010, 05:10:11 pm »

Hi, GabrielWithoutWings! Please remember to quote when replying, thanks! Smiley

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« Reply #21: March 27, 2010, 05:27:34 pm »

Whoops.  My bad.
No worries! Just a habit to keep up as it makes things easier to read the longer a thread gets.
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« Reply #22: March 27, 2010, 09:59:28 pm »

No worries! Just a habit to keep up as it makes things easier to read the longer a thread gets.

Hey HB! Any books you'd recommend, or would like to see on a SIG reading list?
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« Reply #23: March 28, 2010, 07:01:29 am »

Off the top of my head, God and Myths of Northern Europe by H. R. Ellis Davidson comes to mind.

I've got to 2nd this suggestion.

I've enjoyed 'Our Troth' vols 1 & 2 ed. Kveldulf Gundarsson. Vol 1 is most use. As with anything written for modern Heathens the salt needs to be kept to hand, but mostly it sticks to describing what Heathens believe, and describing the sources used etc. A good hefty section on the history of the Germanic peoples and chapters on each of the gods, each of which could be printed seperately and flogged as a small book. It presents both sides of arguments in some cases; two very different perspectives on Loki being included for example.

Anything by Stephen Pollington, especially 'Rudiments of Runelore'. Published by the same people are Kathleen Herbert's 'Looking for the Lost Gods of England' and 'Peace Weavers and Shield Maidens'.
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« Reply #24: March 28, 2010, 04:05:37 pm »

I've got to 2nd this suggestion.

I've enjoyed 'Our Troth' vols 1 & 2 ed. Kveldulf Gundarsson. Vol 1 is most use. As with anything written for modern Heathens the salt needs to be kept to hand, but mostly it sticks to describing what Heathens believe, and describing the sources used etc. A good hefty section on the history of the Germanic peoples and chapters on each of the gods, each of which could be printed seperately and flogged as a small book. It presents both sides of arguments in some cases; two very different perspectives on Loki being included for example.

Anything by Stephen Pollington, especially 'Rudiments of Runelore'. Published by the same people are Kathleen Herbert's 'Looking for the Lost Gods of England' and 'Peace Weavers and Shield Maidens'.

Oh, and I've heard that any rune-lore books by Stephen Erdred Flowers is a must-have.
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« Reply #25: March 28, 2010, 06:28:29 pm »

Hey HB! Any books you'd recommend, or would like to see on a SIG reading list?
Others are probably more equipped to answer that than I am! I have hardly any books, although there are several on my Amazon wish list. Wink haha.

And now that you mention it, I will try to merge this thread with the Recommended Resources one...
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For the purposes of this thread, if you have any recommendations that are of a cultural anthropological nature, that study the modern heathen movement, and provide relevant information and tips for newbies to prepare themselves for in the world of Heathen ideology... Please post them here!

I'm going to third Gods and Myths of Northern Europe and The Road to Hel both by H. R. Ellis-Davidson. 

I found Magic of the Norse Goddesses by Alice Karlsdottir very helpful for information about Frigga, her lore, her handmaidens and how to honor her today within a Heathen context.  This book cites reputable sources while also exploring trance work about the goddesses. 
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« Reply #27: March 30, 2010, 01:14:32 am »

I'm going to third Gods and Myths of Northern Europe and The Road to Hel both by H. R. Ellis-Davidson.

Fourthed, actually any HRED books are worthwhile.
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« Reply #28: April 06, 2010, 07:58:42 am »

Oh, and I've heard that any rune-lore books by Stephen Erdred Flowers is a must-have.

Coming in a little late here.

Read anything written in later years by Stephen Flowers aka Edred Thorsson aka Spooky Eddie with an entire salt lick.

While his earlier work is fantastic, most of his later stuff is, by his own admission, NOT lore based except in the loosest terms. He does not call himself heathen any more, he has joined the *insert spooky voice over* Temple of Set.

Books like 9 Doors of Midgard are... well, there are some nuggets of good info buried in there, but it is NOT good material for new folks. I have a copy on my shelf that I occasionally pull down and start to read, then put back after a few pages of going "Huh? Where the hell did you get THAT idea?"

Hey, that's an idea. Hyacinth, why not a thread on what to AVOID? Smiley
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« Reply #29: April 07, 2010, 08:03:48 pm »

Hey, that's an idea. Hyacinth, why not a thread on what to AVOID? Smiley
Done! Click to see the Asatru and Heathen Sources to Avoid thread.
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