A Journey to Fulfillment and Renewal
In Essential Asatru, renowned author and priestess Diana Paxson demystifies an ancient, rich, and often misunderstood religion, and offers a practical guide for its modern followers.
Filled with clear, concise instructions on living Asatru every day, this truly accessible guide takes you on a journey from Asatru’s origins in Scandinavian and German paganism to its acceptance as an official religion in the 1970s.
Essential Asatru also includes:
A complete history of Asatru gods and goddesses, including Odin, Thor, and Ostara
The life values, such as honor, truth, fidelity, and hospitality, that shape Asatru’s tenets
Indispensable information on rituals, rune casting, ethics, and divination
Essential Asatru is an elegant and splendid introduction to a centuries-old religion that continues to enrich and fascinate its followers today.
Praise for Diana L. Paxson
“An accomplished writer...I look forward to reading any of Diana Paxson's work.”—Marion Zimmer Bradley
“A skilled writer.”—Publishers Weekly on Priestess of Avalon
Diana L. Paxson has been a consecrated Asatru priestess 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.