Sunday, February 06, 2011

Northern Traditions (Gwendolyn Toynton): Traditionalist book examines perennial philosophy in Northern Europe

This press release has been making the rounds, and a glorious one it is too:




Primordial Traditions is pleased to announce that our second book, Northern Traditions (ed. Gwendolyn Toynton) is now available.

Northern Traditions is a collection of articles on the indigenous Pagan Traditions of Northern Europe. Authors include Matt Hajduk, Juleigh Howard-Hobson, Amy Johanna Ahlberg, Troy Southgate, S.R. Hardy, Christopher A. Smith, Stephen Borthwick, Vijay Prozak and Gwendolyn Toynton.

Content ranges from in-depth mythological studies and translations of texts through to ritual reconstruction. The book is divided into two sections, with one half containing Traditional and historic content. The second half of the book is dedicated to contemporary practice and issues relating to the spiritual practice of Northern Traditions in the modern era.

Topics dealt with include a detailed exegesis of Völuspá, examinations of key figures in the Northern mythos such as Odin, Forseti, Tyr and Loki, herbal and botanical uses of plants, ritual reconstruction and ideas for contemporary practice.

Content level is semi-academic. By combining academic level material with practical work the aim of the book is to take contemporary pagan practices to a new level where they can be accepted as a serious spiritual movement.

Currently available from Amazon.co.uk for £18.00


This will be available in the USA within the week. Really looking forward to this, as Primordial Traditions always does a great job.

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