This accessible case-study of Northern European shamanistic practice, or i seidr /i , explores the way in which the ancient Norse belief systems evoked in the Icelandic Sagas and Eddas have been rediscovered and reinvented by groups in Europe and North America. Drawing on ethnography, religious studies, anthropology and sociology, the book examines the phenomenon of altered consciousness and the interactions of i seid-workers /i or shamanic practitioners with their spirit worlds in historical and political contexts. br br Written by a follower of i seidr /i , this study not only investigates, but also addresses those new communities involved in a postmodern quest for spiritual meaning.
..."this book is rich in information about and investigation of a complex and critical practice in reconstructive shamanism.."
-The Pomegranate-International Journal of Pagan Studies