"Viking Poetry for Heathen Rites" is a collection of devotional poems in the Asatru, that is Teutonic Heathen, religion. Eirik Westcoat is a true poet, and his devotion to his faith is evident in this work.
Witchcraft trials, superstitions, and the practices of the accused is a topic that has been much studied in the past few decades. Most historians focus on the witch hunts of Europe or the Salem witch trials of Massachusetts.
But, there are many parts of the United States that have a rich history of superstitious folk tradition that don’t get as much attention. Thomas White’s book, “Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History & Lore,” reveals that the Keystone State has quite a wicked history of its own.
Icelandic Magic is the latest title by an author who has been an important voice in the Asatru and wider pagan community for decades. Stephen Flowers, also known as Edred Thorsson, is a legitimate scholar earning his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Medieval Studies. He began studying Germanic magical practices very early on, in fact, his dissertation was entitled “Runes and Magic: Magical Formulaic Elements in the Elder Tradition.”