• Odin

  • Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic
  • By: Diana L. Paxson
  • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (61 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods - the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth. He is both war god and poetry god, and he is the Lord of Ravens, the All-Father, and the rune master.

Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic is the first book on Odin that is both historically sourced and accessible to a general audience. It explores Odin's origins, his appearances in sagas, old magic spells, and the Poetic Edda, and his influence on modern media, such as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Each chapter features suggestions for rituals, exercises, and music so that listeners can comprehend and become closer to this complicated god.

Author Diana Paxson draws on both scholarship and experience to provide context, resources, and guidance for those who are drawn to work with the Master of Ecstasy today.

©2017 Diana L. Paxson (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Too Much Wicca

There’s a lot of good in this book. The actual history and lore. The rest, which takes up the majority of it, is influenced heavily on Wicca. I take no issues with Wicca. If that’s your path, may it be. But it is so far separated from Asatru, Oxonian, etc., it opens up to subjective experience based on personal influence opening doors to entities much more intelligent than us that masquerade as who you’re trying to contact. You cannot “invoke” Odin. He is a god. You can reach out, but he might be busy. He probably won’t be interested. Same with the rest of them. They’ll hear you, but chances are.. they do not give a F. The holidays... most are not even remotely historical. Nothing wrong with that, but if you’re searching for the real stuff.. not really in here. The book is well written. If you desire a mix of traditions, new ideas that take you on YOUR path, go for it. But for those of us who desire the roots of the Norse, you’ll be lead astray. It goes WAY beyond historicity.

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Very good

Minus some interesting pronunciations it’s a great book by a person who actually works with the God.

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Added to my permanent collection

Easy to listen to and follow. very useful information, will relisten in the near future.

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Loved it. Great book and good narrator.

I loved the book and the information. The time and research that went into this was definitely worth it. I’m extremely glad I’ve had the chance to hear the experiences and listen to a wonderful work of art. Huge thanks to the author Diana L. Paxson! It’s been a pleasure reading this book and learning from you.

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Wonderfully Insightful

I really enjoyed Diana's work in this book and found it very insightful and thought-provoking. In fact, don't think I'll stop with this one. I also appreciated the fantastic narration!

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ODIN IS CALLING...

"Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program"
Hmmmph, They all end the same way!

Seriously though, I LOVED this book! I loved it so much, I went out and bought it! I also bought another one she talked about in this book, called "Taking Up The Runes"