Playing With FireAn Exploration of Loki Laufeyjarson

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Everyone knows the Norse god Loki, or at least they think they do: He is the god of mischief, the trickster, the troublemaker of Asgard. To some, he is a destructive force to be defeated or restrained. To others, he is an amusing prankster, a friend, and an ally. Love him or hate him, he’s impossible to ignore. But is there more to Loki, or have we only scratched the surface? Playing With Fire is part historical exploration, part heartfelt devotional, written from the perspective of a devotee who has walked with this often misunderstood deity for over two decades. Go deeper with Loki and be surprised. Go all the way, and be transformed. (288 pages, 6"x9")

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Fire JewelA Devotional for Freyja

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Freyja, the ancient Norse Goddess of love, fertility, and sorcery is one of the most popular deities of modern Norse religious traditions, and yet there is a dearth of devotional material dedicated to her. This collection of writings hopes to remedy that problem. Here you will find poems, prayers, rituals, songs, and more in praise of the goddess in her various aspects. To some, she is a goddess of love, others speak of her as sorceress and seidr-worker, some see her as the goddess who mourns for her absent husband, others as a mighty warrior, still others as her father’s daughter shining upon the sea. She is all of these things, and more. She is the Goddess who wears Brisingamen, the Fire Jewel, the most beautiful necklace in the world – and knows that she is worthy of its gift. (116 pages, 6"x9")

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Skalded ApplesA Devotional Anthology For Idunna And Bragi

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Idunna and Bragi are two of the best beloved and most fascinating figures within Norse cosmology. In them, we have a Goddess of renewal and a God of creativity and artistic expression, two Deities beloved by folk of the Northern Traditions the world over. The blessings of Idunna and Bragi unite the conflicting worlds, tribes, and politics of the other Gods, just as this anthology unites devotional perspectives from across the globe in honor of this divine couple. Skalded Apples is a collection of prayers and poems, articles, rituals, and recipes lovingly collected from polytheists of every stripe who have in some way, been touched by this divine couple. Their blessings are many, and rooted not only in the spiritually sublime, but most of all – perhaps even best of all – in the everyday grace-notes of Midgard. (127 pages, 6"x9")

WhollyA Devotional for Hela

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Hela, the Norse/Germanic goddess of Death and the Underworld, has long been a mysterious figure in northern Paganism. In Wholly, Her devotee Dagian Madir gives us entry into Her shadowed world, a place of beauty, terror, transformation, and love. With poetry and essays from a variety of those who love and work with this quiet and dark Lady, Wholly is an offering from open hearts who do not fear to look upon the sacredness of the end of the cycle. Welcome into the darkness, and the deep world of wisdom to be found there. (151 pages, 6"x9")

SekhmetWhen the Lion Roars

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Sekhmet the Lion-headed Goddess was venerated in ancient Egypt and She is revered today by both contemporary Pagans and polytheists the world over. She is the embodiment of sacred force, as it manifests as both destructive and regenerative power. When the Lion Roars includes a varied collection of devotional articles, prayers and other insights from those who honor Her today. Readers will be introduced to the many ways in which this beloved Goddess continues to transform the lives of Her worshippers and through them, our contemporary world. (123 pages, 6"x9")

A Gift Of MaggotsA Devotional For Baphomet

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Baphomet is a controversial deity. No one seems to know whether he existed in ancient times, or appeared in the early medieval era, or something else entirely. In spite of all this mystery, he has a small following of worshipers who find inspiration and challenge in the track of his hoofprints. One of these is devotee Ruth Addams, who has compiled the results of her devotion, and that of many others, in A Gift Of Maggots. This is everything that you ever wanted -- and perhaps never wanted -- to know about Baphomet. It will give you more than you expected, and be an opening onto the Mysteries for the seeker of transformation. (158 pages, 6"x9")

Honey, Grain, and GoldA Devotional For Frey

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The honey of love and passion, the grain of the sacrificed god who dies so that all may live, and the gold of Light breaking through the darkness ... these are the signifiers of Frey, the Norse/Germanic Vanir god of agriculture, love, marriage, sacrifice, peacemaking, and joy. Joshua Tenpenny's anthology for Frey is a collection of offerings from those who love the Golden One -- poetry, ritual, and deeply personal prose that delves into the dark places where Frey shines his welcome light. (250 pages, 6"x9")

Into The Great Below
A Devotional For Inanna And Ereshkigal

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Into the Great Below is a compilation of devotional poems, prayers, and rituals celebrating two magnificent Sumerian Goddesses: Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Erishkigal, Queen of the Underworld. In these pages you will find a map traversing the shadowy places between these two Holy Powers. Here, you will read about Inanna's courage, Her journey and decent into Irkla, and Her vulnerability before Her sister. Here too you will find prayers celebrating the wisdom of Eriskigal, Her power, Her fury, Her mercy. In this book, you will hear from contemporary devotees of these ancient Powers and through their words possibly glimpse the ways in which both goddesses touch Their devotees lives today. (135 pages, 6"x9")

Day Star & Whirling Wheel
Honoring the Sun and Moon in the Northern Tradition

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In the Northern Tradition, the Sun is represented by the Goddess Sunna, and the Moon by her divine brother Mani. They give their names to two of the days of the week, and their rays shine down upon us, giving life and inspiration. This devotional is dedicated to them, and to their family. They are more than mere personifications; they bring joy and peace to every day of our lives. We saw them first in the sky as children, and now we can understand and reverence them even more fully with the help of this book. (119 pages, 6"x9")

SigynOur Lady of the Staying Power

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Sigyn, the Norse goddess of constancy and compassion, is the second wife of the Trickster God Loki. She gathers broken things, and people, to her breast to heal. In this book, Galina Krasskova reveals the beauty of this little-known Goddess whose name means Victory Woman. With prayers, poetry, personal and group rituals, this is a manual for all those who would offer to devotion to this gentlest of divine figures. (72 pages, 6"x9")

The Whisperings of Woden
Nine Nights of Devotional Practice (Second Edition)

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The Norse God Odin, also known as Woden, is both honored and feared within modern Heathenry and Norse Paganism. He has many names, many faces and stands as a formidable figure in the annals of Heathen lore. Yet, by some, He is also loved. This book, first published in 2005 and the first devotional written in modern Heathenry, is a collection of devotional meditations designed to help one draw closer to Woden. This is a book of interior prayer, designed to provide the first steps in creating a mindful, passionate, contemplative practice. Be it as All-Father, Wish-Father, Master of the Runes, Wandering God or God of Warriors, the reader will find numerous ways to honor the complex and powerful Lord of Asgard and hopefully, to deepen their own spiritual practices at the same time. (88 pages, 6"x9")

Root, Stone, and Bone
Honoring Andvari and the Vaettir of Money

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Andvari is one of the Duergar, the Dwarves of ancient Germanic cosmology, and a little-known figure in modern Northern Tradition devotional practice. Yet there are a small number of people who have experienced Him as a God of great wisdom, particularly concerning right relationships, right ownership, mindful consumption and proper utilization of resources and finances. This devotional, the first to honor Him, explores His nature, the ways in which He may be honored, and powerful lessons for developing a honorable relationship with the spirit of money. (73 pages, 6"x9")

Feeding the FlameA Devotional to Loki and His Family

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Feeding the Flame is a devotional anthology of prayers, poems, rituals, and more gathered from around the world in the honor of Loki and His family. In this book, readers will find not only Loki and Sigyn, but also Angurboda, Odin, Glut and all of Loki's children equally honored. It is a celebration of devotional consciousness and an offering of love to a very complex family of Gods. (205 pages, 6"x9")

Full Fathom Five
Honoring the Norse Gods & Goddesses of the Sea

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Full Fathom Five is a devotional dedicated to the Norse Deities of the sea: Ran, Aegir, Their Nine Daughters and Njord. It is the first full-color devotional from Asphodel press, with beautiful photographs and illustrations on nearly every page. It offers a moving compilation of poems, prayers and personal accounts from people who love and honor these Gods. Respect for the ocean and its bounty is also discussed by those who have found that loving Gods of the sea means preserving that which is Their body. For anyone seeking to develop a relationship with these Gods, seeking a means of deepening a pre-existing relationship or for those who simply want to learn more, this devotional is a worthy addition to one's book hoard. (154 pages, 8.5"x8.5")

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Dancing In Moonlight
Understanding Artemis Through Celebration

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Dancing in Moonlight is a full year of rituals, celebrations, and devotions for the Hellenic goddess Artemis. Groups and solitaries alike will find a new understanding of Artemis in these pages. (142 pages, 6"x9")