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Author Topic: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru  (Read 4063 times)

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Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:01:57 am »
Hi everyone.

I opened this thread to request you to plug me some of your favourite literature I can find on Ásatrú, Vanatrú and Fyrnsidu.

I'd prefer websites, because they're free; I don't mind books either, but I won't be ordering any books for a while.


Also, you can plug any information you like so I---and also people who will read this who may not know either--can learn more.

So, shower me with knowledge. :cool:

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 08:54:37 am »
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Hi everyone.

I opened this thread to request you to plug me some of your favourite literature I can find on Ásatrú, Vanatrú and Fyrnsidu.

I'd prefer websites, because they're free; I don't mind books either, but I won't be ordering any books for a while.


Also, you can plug any information you like so I---and also people who will read this who may not know either--can learn more.

So, shower me with knowledge. :cool:

 
Well, a good place to start would be http://www.thetroth.org they have a lot of different resources linked, and access to many people who follow these paths.

Essential Asatru from Diane Paxson is actually available for free on Google books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=1uX-s1gSB5kC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Essential+Asatru&hl=en&src=bmrr&ei=kgBuTsyUJpHG0AGt45ycBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Hopefully that link works, if not, go to Google, click the 'more' tab, click 'books' and search for Essential Asatru. Many other books can also be found this way if you do not want to invest in literature.

As for mythology, most of it can be found for free on http://www.sacred-texts.com

Good luck!

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 12:24:01 pm »
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Hopefully that link works, if not, go to Google, click the 'more' tab, click 'books' and search for Essential Asatru. Many other books can also be found this way if you do not want to invest in literature.

The link takes me to the reviews, but it won't allow me to read it for some reason.

Thank you for the recommendations.

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011, 03:07:48 am »
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Also, you can plug any information you like so I---and also people who will read this who may not know either--can learn more.

So, by this I would like to see the thread also explain things about Ásatrú for the non-follower explained for both me, and the lurkers.


For example:


How do I pray?
What rituals do I use?
What should I know?
Etc, etc.


Or would these also be available on the Troth?

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 10:54:38 am »
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So, by this I would like to see the thread also explain things about Ásatrú for the non-follower explained for both me, and the lurkers.


For example:


How do I pray?
What rituals do I use?
What should I know?
Etc, etc.




Or would these also be available on the Troth?

 
Hi,,

Check out the Asatru SIG here and on the old board.

Also check out these websites; temple of the heathen gods ( little more folkish- focused on kindreds and community), Swain Wodening ( Anglo-saxon heathenry), Asatru Lore ( recon). Raven Radio has a show every Sunday and both they and TofHg have facebook pages. Our Troth is on weebly and I personally like it as a beginner book.

There are more resources in the SIG. :)
The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. [...] The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe. 10 years at most.--Elon Musk

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," [Bill] Gates wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don\'t understand why some people are not concerned."

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 11:26:43 am »
Quote from: Nicole;19256

Essential Asatru from Diane Paxson is actually available for free on Google books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=1uX-s1gSB5kC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Essential+Asatru&hl=en&src=bmrr&ei=kgBuTsyUJpHG0AGt45ycBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false


I'd also recommend Essential Asatru, it was my first book on Heathenry.

For Vanatru, Visions of Vanaheim is the most comprehensive book on the subject, but if you decide you want to order it, buy it off Lulu, because it's cheaper there: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/visions-of-vanaheim/5636203

However, since you asked for free stuff, there's a free PDF of An Introduction to Vanatru here: http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/an-introduction-to-vanatru/12197148?productTrackingContext=search_results/search_shelf/center/4

Here are some websites I like:

http://www.vanatru.us/  

You can find a lot of info on the gods that is basically the same as what is said in Visions of Vanaheim here.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vanatru/

This is a link for the Yahoo! Group "Vanatru". Everyone there is very friendly and I'm sure would be happy to answer any questions you have. I post there pretty regularly.

I'd also like to put in a shameless plug for "Wane Wyrds" from one of my co-religionists: http://wanewyrds.blogspot.com/?zx=9acc9295042ab73f

Oh, and there's even a social network for people who are interested in the Vanir, called Vanaheim: http://vanahiem.spruz.com/ There's not a lot of content there atm because it's brand new.

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2011, 11:49:01 am »
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Hi,,

Check out the Asatru SIG here and on the old board.

Also check out these websites; temple of the heathen gods ( little more folkish- focused on kindreds and community), Swain Wodening ( Anglo-saxon heathenry), Asatru Lore ( recon). Raven Radio has a show every Sunday and both they and TofHg have facebook pages. Our Troth is on weebly and I personally like it as a beginner book.

There are more resources in the SIG. :)

 
Oh yeah! The first volume of a new heathenry journal was recently released, link is in the SIG.
The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. [...] The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe. 10 years at most.--Elon Musk

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," [Bill] Gates wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don\'t understand why some people are not concerned."

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2011, 01:51:24 pm »
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I'd also recommend Essential Asatru, it was my first book on Heathenry.

For Vanatru, Visions of Vanaheim is the most comprehensive book on the subject, but if you decide you want to order it, buy it off Lulu, because it's cheaper there: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/visions-of-vanaheim/5636203

However, since you asked for free stuff, there's a free PDF of An Introduction to Vanatru here: http://www.lulu.com/product/file-download/an-introduction-to-vanatru/12197148?productTrackingContext=search_results/search_shelf/center/4

 
I OTOH, woulden´t recommend any of these books.

IOW, opinions, approaches and priorities varies. I advice you to read some more online; check out the SIG, visit some of the webpages which have been mentioned in this thread and in the SIG.
Get a feel for the different flavours of Nordic heathenry before buying books.

That´s my advice.

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 04:51:04 pm »
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Check out the Asatru SIG here and on the old board.

Hi Juniperberry, what is "the old board"?

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Our Troth is on weebly and I personally like it as a beginner book.

What is your Troth? Is it the same as "the Troth"? I like the look of them, if so, as I consider myself to be a universalist.

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 04:54:17 pm »
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Get a feel for the different flavours of Nordic heathenry before buying books.

That´s my advice.

 
Thank you for your advice. May I ask which flavours you speak of? Ásatrú, Fyrnsidu, Theodism, Odinism, Vanatrú, etc?

I still need to learn more about them. I know some of the differences, but I miss some of the differences, such as the difference between Theodism and Fyrnsidu, between Ásatrú and Forn Siðr, etc.

Any input, advice and help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2011, 03:24:51 pm »
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Hi Juniperberry, what is "the old board"?


Sorry, the old ecauldron message board. There's a forum for it here that has a link. There's info at the old A&H SIG there. If that was just more confusing let me know. ;)

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What is your Troth? Is it the same as "the Troth"? I like the look of them, if so, as I consider myself to be a universalist.

 
Our Troth Vol1 is a free book on weebly. Just google and you should find it. :)

Also: The temple of our heathen gods website has a ton of free heathen lit in its library. Again, you'll have to Google since Im on my phone and can't provide a link.
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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 03:31:56 pm »
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I'd prefer websites, because they're free; I don't mind books either, but I won't be ordering any books for a while.

 
I compiled a book recommendations list a while back on the wiki; you can find it at

http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=Book+Recommendations

Just scroll down to the Asatru section.

Some of these are probably libraryable.
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Re: Requesting literature, or information, for Asatru
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2011, 07:00:32 am »
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I compiled a book recommendations list a while back on the wiki; you can find it at

http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/showwiki.php?title=Book+Recommendations

Just scroll down to the Asatru section.

Thank you. I'm looking over them now.

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