Icelandic Magic: Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Inner Traditions International
Publish Date
January 30, 2016
Pages
160
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781620554050
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About the Author

Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D., received his doctorate in Germanic languages and medieval studies from the University of Texas at Austin and studied the history of occultism at the University of Göttingen, Germany. The author of more than 24 books, including Lords of the Left-Hand Path, he is the director of the Woodharrow Institute for Germanic and Runic Studies. He lives near Austin, Texas.

Reviews

"Icelandic Magic is an exciting new expansion that goes far beyond Flowers's previous Galdrabók. Much more than a presentation of historical grimoire material, Flowers goes on to identify the key components of the techniques and show readers how to construct their own workings in a traditional manner. Icelandic Magic explores both the inner and outer nature of galdor, and of magic in general, to give the reader the tools for gaining knowledge, wisdom, and self-transformation."--Alice Karlsdóttir, author of Norse Goddess Magic
"Icelandic Magic is the latest title by an author who has been an important voice in the Asatru and wider pagan community for decades. Stephen Flowers, also known as Edred Thorsson, is a legitimate scholar earning his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Medieval Studies . . . While this book will appeal to people interested in the magical arts, I would also recommend it to people who are interested in Icelandic culture, more broadly in indigenous Germanic belief, and to those interested in human anthropology and world religions."--Mythology Magazine, Carolyn Emerick, February 2016
"Those unfamiliar with Flowers' work will be glad to know he has a wonderfully breathable writing style, easily drawing one into the meat of the text without bogging them down with unnecessary digressions or superfluous language. Don't let the slenderness of this volume deter you. Like in most of his works, Flowers packs each page with scholarly tidbits, simultaneously teaching both history and occultism with clarity and ease. A must-have for any fan of Norse spiritual traditions, occult history or sigil magic."--The Witches' Almanac, March 2016
"Through a thorough survey of the history and theory of Icelandic magic, Flowers is able to present a system that can be worked by modern-day magicians. Wellsourced and practical, this book will appeal both to those interested in historical matters and those seeking a guide to practice in the modern day. This book is sure to become a classic and is an example for everyone who wishes to adapt ancient ways for the modern age."--Ceisiwr Serith, author of A Book of Pagan Prayer and Deep Ancestors: Practicing the Religion of the
"In many ways Icelandic Magic is as awe-inspiring and mysterious as the Icelandic landscape itself. Full of fascinating accounts of Iceland's magical history and grimoires, this book offers pragmatic instructions to resurrect this magic and tap into its power, yet there is a creative aspect that will inherently force the practitioner to union with their own inner sage. Flowers guides us safely through the ancient secrets of Icelandic magic into our own 'circuit boards of consciousness, ' which we learn may be rewired through systematically formed staves aligned with our will."--Sera Timms, musician, visual artist, priestess, and lead vocalist of Black Mare
"Icelandic Magic is a modern classic of Northern sorcery. Stephen Flowers's galdor-stave system exposes the frosty roots of sigil-working, revealing a magic available to anyone possessing pen, paper, and a hunger for transformation."--Clint Marsh, author of The Mentalist's Handbook
"Stephen Flowers offers readers a comprehensive and erudite guide to the runes, staves, and other elements of Icelandic magic. This book opens the secret lore of Icelandic magicians for today's readers."--Dan Harms, librarian at SUNY Cortland Memorial Library, editor of The Long-Lost Friend: A 19th Centu
"In his latest work, Stephen E. Flowers pours forth his inspiration again. On the basis of sound, academic research, he provides a good basis for the praxis of Icelandic magic. The most important aspect of his teaching is that he defines the attitude and preparation necessary to become a sorcerer in the old tradition. A book by a magician, for magicians."--Christopher Alan Smith, author of Icelandic Magic: Aims, Tools and Techniques of the Icelandic Sorce