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Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic : Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism - Jenny Blain

Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic

Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism

Paperback Published: 22nd November 2001
ISBN: 9780415256513
Number Of Pages: 208

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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

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Shamanism, Ecstasy and Experiential Ethnography
The Saying of the Norns
The Greenland Seeress: Seidr as Shamanistic Practice
Approaching the Spirits
The Journey in the Mound
Re-evaluating the Witch-Queen
'Ergi' Seid-men, Queer Transformations?
The Dance of the Ancestors
Notes
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780415256513
ISBN-10: 0415256518
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd November 2001
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.02  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1