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Norse Magic (Llewellyn's World Religion & Magick) Paperback – 31 Jan 1991

3.3 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S. (31 Jan. 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875421377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875421377
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.8 x 17.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,564 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A native of the Pacific Northwest, author D.J. Conway has studied the occult fields for over 35 years. Her quest for knowledge has covered every aspect of Paganism and Wicca to New Age and Eastern philosophies; plus history, the magical arts, philosophy, customs, mythologies and folklore. In 1998, she was voted Best Wiccan and New Age author by Silver Chalice, a Pagan magazine. Conway is the author of  more than 20 nonfiction  books including: Celtic Magic (Llewellyn), Dancing with Dragons (Llewellyn), Mystical Dragon Magic (Llewellyn), The Ancient Art of Faery Magick (10 Speed Press), and The Little Book of Candle Magic (10 Speed Press). She lives a rather quiet life, with most of her time spent researching and writing.


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By A Customer on 19 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this book. I have to admire Conway for churning out very similar wicca 101 books each year and taking money of gullible newbies. ESPECIALLY as they don't even qualify as decent Wiccan primers! If you want Wicca try the Farrars, Vivienne Crowley or Scott Cunningham rather than this watered-down version.
This is before I even get near the travesty she makes of Norse beliefs and magic. Wicca is not Norse - it is based on ceremonial magic which the Norse peoples did not know or care about. Her descriptions of the gods are cartoony at best and insulting in several instances. Her research is laughable - not least because she took some of her information from a fantasy novel (the names of Freya's cats are from a Diana Paxon story) and from romantic Victorian visions of the Norse peoples.
This is a useless book unless read as comedy!
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By A Customer on 24 Mar. 2003
Format: Paperback
As with some of the authors other writings, anyone experienced who studies Magick in any of its forms will realize that this book has few actual info on Norse Magick. Most of what is here appears to be a work of fiction and in my opinion it contains little or anything useful for the serious practitioner. Although if you enjoy a more fantasy based book on magic then perhaps this is what you're looking for.
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I have to agree with the previous review of this book, I do not know weather to cry or laugh myself, and I do feel quite insulted following the Asatru traditions myself!!!

I feel cheated as Wicca and Northern Magick/Runes are two different things, these do not mix apart from in the authors mind.

If I wanted to read about Wicca, I would have got a book about Wicca, not a so called Asatru book, trying to disguise the fact that it's Wicca!!!

These are worlds apart, and Wicca plays no part in the Norse magick. Norse magick arrived before wicca... Wicca is a newish "school of thought" and is built upon Norse magic, yes: Stone circles, use of metal, herbs, stones etc etc But Wiccan altered it by introducing ceremonial magic influencees such the use of the pentacles and athames etc and from there Norse Magick and Wicca went their seperate ways.

I guess if you know nothing and are into fluffy-bunny magick and this is your first book, them maybe it isn't a complete waste of your time and money. But to me the book reeks of very little research and plenty of fiction all mixed in together, served on a cheap cover.

If you want to get away from all this fluffy-bunny-make-believe and read something meaty, whith good research behind it, you're better off with Helrunar, Hammer of the Gods or Seidways by Jan Fries, Northern Tradition by Pete Jennings, Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism by Eldred Thorsson or Our Throth... Our any of the books mentioned in the review below for Wicca (wicca is not my strong point).

As a piece of fiction or a bit of fluff, then be my guest and buy this book, otherwise, you're better off spending your money on a more serious book, where the author has taken their time to do the proper research behind it.
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One of the first books i found on Norse Magic. I was quite disappointed at first. The packaging is cheap and glarey. Very 1980's sword n sorcery. On the inside, it's a little improvement. I suppose it's difficult to fit everything this encompasses into a book of this size, which is why they concentrated on the basics. As a taster on the subject - it's ok. For a definitive source - you'd probably learn more from watching 13th Warrior. In it's favour, it does include celtic references, and a little more details on the norse way of life
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This book is perfect for practitioners of Norse Wicca, though I wouldn't recommend it for those who practice Norse Witchcraft and Seidr. Though it is very interesting, and a good read.
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By A Customer on 11 Jan. 1999
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This book has value in being Norse Mythology Lite, a quick and not comprehensive overview of what's going down in Asgard. However, I would recommend you find the Poetic and Prose Eddas to get at the meat of the Norse Gods. And by the way, D.J., some of us LIKE Loki and get along well with him. Cheers.
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