Subtitled Ecstasy and Neo-Shamanism in North European Paganism, Jenny Blain's Nine Worlds of Seid-Magic is an accessible exploration of how Seid-Magic, a key element of ancient Scandinavian magic is being rediscovered and redeveloped by contemporary practitioners around the world. Jenny Blain is both a practitioner and a scholar, and this account of how contemporary esoteric practice intersects with traditional belief and lore offers new directions in Insider Ethnography and the Anthropology of Religion. Comprising both a historical overview of Seidr in the context of the Sagas, and how Seidr is related to contemporary queer / pagan practitioners, Nine Worlds offers valuable insights into contemporary Pagan Studies and the practice of the Northern Traditions.
London and New York: Routledge, 2002. Paperback, xiii+185 pages. New.