" Embracing Heathenry". Larisa is a long time Heathen, and the Godia of Kenaz Kindred, and a fine author, who has similar ideas and ideals about what our religion should " embrace". I have known Larisa for a while now, and have found her to be independent in her opinions, and not afraid to go against what is considered the popular view on subjects related to our religion. She was appalled, as was I, ( and many others ) by the recent actions by The Troth at the annual Trothmoot involving those who follow Loki. Though I am not a follower of Loki myself, I respect the rights of those who do follow Him, as does Larisa.
Below I will give some of the specs on the book and a brief description which were provided to me by Larisa. The book is tentatively due out in November, but we all know that there are sometimes delays in publishing, so if could come out slightly later. I will write a review of her book " Embracing Heathenry " as soon as it becomes available to me. Larisa is a fine writer, and a wonderful Heathen in her own right. Her work deserves to be read throughout the Heathen community ! This information was provided by the author, with her permission to share it with the public.
Catalogue Number: MB0158
Editor: Jaymi Elford (and others?)
Copy Editor: Megan Besner
Cover Artist: Storm Constantine
Interior Layout: Taylor Ellwood
Book Cover Text:
“For me, ‘living heathen’ is not just a buzz phrase: it is me. I embrace what I am; I feel heathenry in my bones. It is my core, my soul; it is an extension of me. I am a living, out of the closet, heathen. I do not hide myself from the community”.
Heathen is an umbrella term for a person who follows the belief system associated with Northern Europe, the gods and goddesses of which include Odin, Thor, Freyja and Frigga. Heathenry has many subtle permutations and can mean different things to those who regard themselves as heathen.
Embracing Heathenry explores how one defines heathenry and how one becomes heathen. The book details the personal account of the author’s journey, along with an exploration of the various roads one wanders in the discovery of one’s faith. The book explores how heathens feel about various paths, including articles and poems that reach to the core of what heathens believe. Embracing Heathenry will provide the reader with an unprecedented look at heathen concepts as well as the love, passion and faith that is rarely seen by the public.
I hope that everyone will give her book consideration upon its release. I wish my friend well in this, and all of her endeavors !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !