Northern Mysteries and Magick, Freya Aswynn, 1990, 1998
Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 1-56718-047-7
Freya Aswynn is one of England's foremost authorities on the runes and their history. A dedicated priestess of Wodan and the old religion of the North, she has experience in divination, counseling, and healing with the runes. Northern Mysteries and Magick is the revised edition of Leaves of Yggdrasil, with an updated and expanded section on the feminine Mysteries.

This is a very comprehensive book, which describes the Elder Futhark (runes), runic divination, runic magic including shamanic aspects, God and Goddess profiles, in an easy to follow format. Freya freely admits when she uses interpretations derived by meditation and personal work, as well as use of sources other than her own.

I enjoyed this book, although some may find certain elements to be "out there". It is interesting getting different perspectives, and Freya truly opens up to let us inside her mind. I found the profiles to be useful in a concrete way, and the book is well written and an easy read, with a lot of "bullet-type" information.
 


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