So the title basically says it all but here’s an explanation:
I’m from northern Europe and I’ve been super into the old Norse religion/asatru and all the myths and stories since I was a little girl. Nagged my parents to visit runestones, viking graves, old holy places n that kind of stuff all the time when growing up but I didn’t know that asatru and paganism was alive still until I was an adult (might be a bit hard to grasp for a child when no one is there to guide you although I always believed that the pagan gods and goddesses were more real than the Christian god…)
I’m just discovering lately that not only do I love doing Magick but also I think I’m pretty good at it! Rune magic seems way easier than for example ceremonial magick and everything that rely heavily on systems and knowledge of various subjects like ancient languages and physics/math. Took me 3 years to even dare think about trying out the ceremonial stuff just because of all the reading I had to do just to finally understand the basics of what Crowley wrote about!
Also since it’s my heritage I feel as if I should try and get a better understanding of what the runes mean and how to practice say seidr and stuff like shamanism and learn more about the Völvas/wise women’s role in the community before Christianity tried wiping them out.
I’ve recently been down to my local library and borrowed a book about the goddess Hel which is pretty mind blowing to read since it tells us that the mother goddess worship was almost completely wiped out by the worship of Odin and that she, Cybele and the old Greek goddesses are basically the same goddess so I would really like to learn more about Hel, Nordic and European witchcraft and witches in general
Anyone have any suggestions for me to work with? Reading tips on books and websites or other ways to get someone started? I’m all for learning how to read runes as well but I don’t know what book/website/person etc I should consult for this and will be thankful for any input and comments I can get