Book Review: A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru by Patricia M. Lafayllve

A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru by Patricia M. Lafayllve Book review by Dawn Thomas Print Length: 266 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0738733873 Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (November 1, 2013) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English Nonfiction (Adult), Religion & Spirituality The author does a very good job in explaining Asatru. She states in the beginning of the book that all heathens have their own opinions about Asatru and this book is based on her opinions. I found it to be very informative and well written. Even though it is a non-fiction book, the author’s writing is not dry but full of stories that leave the reader wanting more. The book is divided into two parts. The first part includes an introduction to Heathenry, runes, charms, creation and cosmology, and magic. I found the chapter with descriptions of the gods and goddesses very fulfilling. Some of them can be obscure but she is very resourceful going into detail. She made me aware of some I didn’t know about before. At the end of the chapter she lists some rituals and ways to honor the gods and goddesses. There is also a chapter on Wyrd and Orlog which includes…