Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic
Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism
By (author) Jenny Blain
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Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic by Jenny Blain
Book DescriptionThis accessible study of Northern European shamanistic practice, or seidr, 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. The book examines the phenomenon of altered consciousness and the interactions of seid-workers or shamanic practitioners with their spirit worlds. Written by a follower of seidr, it investigates new communities involved in a postmodern quest for spiritual meaning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415256513
(216mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This accessible case study of Northern European shamanistic practice, or seidr, explores the way in which the ancient Norse belief systems have been rediscovered and reinvented by groups in Europe and North America.
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Author Biography - Jenny Blain
Jenny Blain is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University where she leads the MA in Social Research Methods. Her research interests centre on issues of identity, gender, paganism and shamanism, social theory and experiential ethnography.
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