This is a new translation and edition of the book of Icelandic magic first published by Samuel Weiser in 1989 The book has been out of print for several years, and this second edition includes a completely revised translation and the explanatory notes have been doubled The text consists of a substantial topical introduction that covers the history, theory and practice of magic in Iceland in the medieval and early modern periods This is followed by the translation of the Galdrab k itself with copious explanatory notes There are also a number of appendices which contain magical material from other Icelandic books of magic as well as spells from other Germanic areas....
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The Galdrabók Reviews
I have studied the runes, the Norse traditions, and the modern faith of Asatru for over a decade and found this book to be positively invaluable to the serious student or practitioner. Don't waste time and money on new-age garbage, this is a TRUE GRIMOIRE worth its weight it gold! Like most volumes of this type there are judeo-christian elements but the real spirit remains. The syncretism and the proposed uses of the spells provide great insight into the lives of the people as well, and it is through this tangible connection to the living faith that the REAL magic happens!
Excellent 2nd Edition with perfect translations, a most excellent introduction & source material for Icelandic Galdrastafir!
It was a gift to someone who has yet to finish but she reports the first three chapters as "awesome". I will read it it in time and perhaps offer a more detailed critique. She mentions that the transition from the original Norse paganism to Catholicism is well covered.
Easy to read, short, yet compact with rich lore and information pertaining to the early spirituality of the Europeans.
love it. want others just like it
This is a great book. Very useful magical system when used in conjunction with "Icelandic Magic" book by the same author S.E. Flowers, Ph. D.
thought it would have been more informational. its only really a book of symbols with hit or miss explanations and spells in it.
I bought this for my wife as a Yule gift. It's laid out like a history/ science textbook. She loves it!