SORCERY AND RELIGION IN ANCIENT SCANDINAVIA

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Sorcery And Religion In Ancient Scandinavia

Author : Varg Vikernes
ISBN : 0956695930
Genre : Mythology, Norse
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"This book is written as an attempt to describe the traditions and beliefs of the Ancient Europeans" -- p. 6.
Category: Mythology, Norse

Reflections On European Mythology And Polytheism

Author : Varg Vikernes
ISBN : 1522898476
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This 92 page book is a collection of texts from Thulean Perspective about European polytheism and mythology, and related topics, written by Varg Vikernes, author of "Sorcery and Religion in Ancient Scandinavia" as well as "MYFAROG".
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Old Norse Religion In Long Term Perspectives

Author : Anders Andrén
ISBN : 9789189116818
Genre : History
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The study of Old Norse Religion is a truly multidisciplinary and international field of research. The rituals, myths and narratives of pre-Christian Scandinavia are investigated and interpreted by archaeologists, historians, art historians, historians of religion as well as scholars of literature, onomastics and Scandinavian studies. For obvious reasons, these studies belong to the main curricula in Scandinavia but are also carried out at many other universities in Europe, the United States and Australia a fact that is evident to any reader of this book. In order to bring this broad and varied field of research together, an international conference on Old Norse religion was held in Lund in June 2004. About two hundred delegates from more than fifteen countries took part. The intention was to gather researchers to encourage and improve scholarly exchange and dialogue, and Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives presents a selection of the proceedings from that conference. The 75 contributions elucidate topics such as worldview and cosmology, ritual and religious practice, myth and memory as well as the reception and present-day use of Old Norse religion. The main editors of this volume have directed the multidisciplinary research project Roads to Midgard since 2000. The project is based at Lund University and funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation.
Category: History

The Lyre Of Orpheus

Author : Christopher Partridge
ISBN : 9780199751402
Genre : Music
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The study of religion and popular culture is an increasingly significant area of scholarly inquiry. Surprisingly, however, Christopher Partridge's The Lyre of Orpheus is the first general introduction to the subject of religion and popular music. His aim in this book is to introduce a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives to be used in the study of religion and popular music and popular music subcultures. He addresses a range of issues from postcolonialism to postmodernism,from sex to drugs, from violence to the demonic, and from misogyny to misanthropy. Part One provides a general overview of the history of popular music scholarship and the key approaches that have been taken. Part Two looks at approaches from the perspectives of theology and religious studies, examining key themes relating to particular genres and subcultures. Part Three narrows the focus and examines key artists and bands mentioned in Part Two, including Elvis, Bob Dylan, Madonna and Bjork. Written to be accessible to the undergraduate, The Lyre of Orpheus will also appeal to general readers interested in the role of religion in our culture.
Category: Music

Men Monsters

Author : Varg Vikernes
ISBN : 1523637625
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DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK unless you want a book with most of the men and all the monsters you can encounter in Thule. Each named NPC from the MYFAROG core rule-book, most NPC categories (e. g. Civilian Hunters, Khemetian Merchant Guards, Rangers, Cultists, Assassins, etc.) with different experience levels, and all the monsters each have a separate stat block. There are also a few new creatures (Giant Toad, Rat Swarm, Cursed Tree, Crawling Creep, Large Forest Ettin/Ogre, Small Forest Ettin/Yrch, Elf Queen, Dwarf Lord, Ancient Hulda, Ancient Skeleton, Warrior Wight, Ancient Ghost, Ancient Sea Wraith/Wraith and Shadow Sorcerer) in this book. This handy 155 page book is small (5 * 8 inches) and very useful for myth masters for quick reference. Men & Monsters also includes advanced tracking rules and new random encounter tables, including the new creatures found in this book."
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Routledge Revivals Medieval Scandinavia 1993

Author : Phillip Pulsiano
ISBN : 9781351665018
Genre : History
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First published in 1993, Medieval Scandinavia: An Encyclopedia covers every aspect of the region during the Middle Ages, including rulers and saints, overviews of the countries, religion, education, politics and law, culture and material life, history, literature, and art. Written by a team of expert contributors, the encyclopedia offers those who lack command of the various Scandinavian languages a basic tool for the study of Medieval Scandinavia from roughly the Migration Period to the Reformation. With full-page maps, useful supplementary photos, cross-references and a comprehensive index, this work will be a valuable and absorbing volume for students of the Norse sagas, the Viking age, and Old English history and literature, and for anyone interested in the cultural and historical heritage of Scandinavia.
Category: History

Myfarog Mythic Fantasy Role Playing Game

Author : Varg Vikernes
ISBN : 1522875077
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MYFAROG (Mythic Fantasy Role-playing Game) (2E) is a fantasy role-playing game, with a setting based on European mythology, religion and fairy tales. The rules are very modular, meaning you can play the game rules light or rules heavy, as you please. The rules are designed to make sense, and to give the players the ability to immerse themselves in Thulê; a highly credible fantasy world similar to the European Classical Antiquity (some places touching into the Viking Age or the Bronze Age), but yet different. In Thulê, sorcery and the ancient deities are real, and the world is inhabited by not only humans, but also elves, nymphs, dwarves, ettins and trolls, as well as other creatures. This art-minimalistic 124 page core rule-book (with black-and-white interior) is an all-in-one rule-book, so it contains all the information you need to play the game (and to make your own adventures and campaigns) indefinitely. A digital high resolution map of Thulê can be found here: www.myfarog.org. Because the setting is based on real world locations (Lofoten and Vesteralen in Northern Norway) you can also use online map services, to get highly detailed and realistic maps of the world of Thulê, in any scale you want. This (version 2.4) is the fifth version of MYFAROG (2E). It has been printed four times before (version 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3), meaning the errata for this version is minimal (at this point non-existing). NB! You need a set of polyhedral dice to play the game.
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The Viking Way

Author : Neil S. Price
ISBN : 9150616269
Genre : Archaelogy and religion
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Magic, sorcery and witchcraft are among the most common themes of the great medieval Icelandic sagas and poems, the problematic yet vital sources that provide our primary textual evidence for the Viking Age that they claim to describe. Yet despite the consistency of this picture, surprisingly little archaeological or historical research has been done to explore what this may really have meant to the men and women of the time. This book examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners, and the complicated constructions of gender and sexual identity with which these were underpinned. Combining strong elements of eroticism and aggression, sorcery appears as a fundamental domain of women's power, linking them with the gods, the dead and the future. Their battle spells and combat rituals complement the men's physical acts of fighting, in a supernatural empowerment of the Viking way of life. What emerges is a fundamentally new image of the world in which the Vikings understood themselves to move, in which magic and its implications permeated every aspect of a society permanently geared for war. In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Neil Price takes us with him on a tour through the sights and sounds of this undiscovered country, meeting its human and otherworldly inhabitants, including the Sami with whom the Norse partly shared this mental landscape. On the way we explore Viking notions of the mind and soul, the fluidity of the boundaries that they drew between humans and animals, and the immense variety of their spiritual beliefs. We find magic in the Vikings' bedrooms and on their battlefields, and we meet the sorcerers themselves through their remarkable burials and the tools of their trade. Combining archaeology, history and literary scholarship with extensive studies of Germanic and circumpolar religion, this multi-award-winning book shows us the Vikings as we have never seen them before.
Category: Archaelogy and religion

Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author : Lindsay Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015059251531
Genre : Religion
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Among Library Journal's picks of the most important reference works of the millennium - with the Encyclopedia Judaica and the New Catholic Encyclopedia - Mircea Eliade's Encyclopedia of Religion won the American Library Associations' Dartmouth Medal in 1988 and is widely regarded as the standard reference work in the field. This second edition, which is intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987, includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries - many heavily updated - as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles. Preserving the best of Eliade's cross-cultural approach, while emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture, this new edition is the definitive work in the field for the 21st century. An international team of scholars and contributors have reviewed, revised and added to every word of the classic work, making it relevant to the questions and interests of all researchers. The result is an essential purchase for libraries of all kinds.
Category: Religion

Northern Antiquities

Author : Paul Henri Mallet
ISBN : HARVARD:HN4F58
Genre : Mythology, Norse
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Category: Mythology, Norse