-The Pomegranate-International Journal of Pagan Studies
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It's definitely something that I'm going to re-read. I'm not an expert on seidr so I don't believe I could give it an adequate review. Read morePublished on June 8, 2014 by Cristina Remaley
I think that the title of her book is misleading, there was very little in the way of 'magic'. Though maybe my definition of magic may be different than some. Read morePublished on November 22, 2008 by Rowan
Blain does an excellent job of examining the shamanic aspects of Seid. She does seem to come off as mildly apologetic that an academic would be involved in such inquiries. Read morePublished on March 30, 2007 by J. Enright
Ms. Blain does an excellent job of studying seidr not only from a practical stance but a historical and philosophical one as well. Read morePublished on March 13, 2007 by T. Nichols
This was an interesting read...The author explores her own participation in a subculture as well as explaining the historal aspects of the subculture. Read morePublished on September 18, 2006 by Taylor Ellwood
So far, this is the only book I've come across that truly presents all sides of the arguments surrounding this ancient practice. Read morePublished on August 11, 2006 by James Fessenden
I must admit disappointment with this book. I bought this book out of hope, and have been left disillusioned at the future of seidhr if individuals like Blain are at the reins. Read morePublished on March 12, 2006 by Hildegard
Most people (mis)understand Norse ("Viking") religion as wooden idols and human sacrifice where the "gods"* are an Ikea version of the Roman/Greek pantheon; Odin = Jupiter, Thor =... Read morePublished on November 27, 2005 by John A. Faulkner