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Diana Paxson



Diana L. Paxson is an American author and priestess with experience in ceremonial magic, neoshamanism, heathenism, paganism, and Wicca. She is known as an Elder in the Troth, an organization dedicated to the reconstruction of the old Germanic religions, and her work has helped to translate, educate, and bring neoshamanism and paganism into the modern world with an inclusive focus.

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Odin: Ecstasy, Runes & Norse Magic

Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods—the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth.

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Trance-Portation: Learning to Navigate the Inner World

The ability to move from the ordinary into an altered state of consciousness is one of the most valuable skills in both magic and religion.

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Words for Warriors: A Resource for Heathens in the Military

Throughout the current modern heathen revival, many Ásatrúar, heathens, Odinists, and fellow travellers, following the proud warrior traditions of the ancient North, have served in the United States Armed Forces. Diana L.

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Taking Up the Runes: A Complete Guide to Using Runes in Spells, Rituals, Divination, and Magic

Although many of us first encountered runes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, this sacred alphabet is by no means a fabrication for books or movies.

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The Priestess & the Pen: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Dion Fortune & Diana Paxson’s Influence on Modern Paganism

This important book by debut author Sonja Sadovsky shines new light on how three captivating minds shaped the course of history. The fantasy novels of Dion Fortune, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Diana L.

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Sex, Status, and Seiðr: Homosexuality and Germanic Religion

One of the challenges facing those who seek to practice Asatru today is that of distinguishing our version of Germanic religion from the perverted vision promoted by the Nazis. Almost without exception contemporary Norse pagans eschew any connection with the Nazis as a political movement.

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Talking to the Gods - A Conversation with Diana Paxson

The Way of the Oracle: Recovering the Practices of the Past to find Answers for Today (Weiser, 2012) presents the results of over twenty years of study.

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Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism

In Essential Asatru, renowned author and priestess Diana Paxson demystifies an ancient, rich, and often misunderstood religion, and offers a practical guide for its modern followers.

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