Germanic Heathenry I have previously read. The breadth and depth of the research and knowledge Coulter brings to bear is extensive and impressive. So I’m posting this in the Asatru forum, but in reality, Dark Germanic Heathenism is the total opposite of Asatru. I just stumbled upon this through. There is a lot of focus on Iclandic Asatru resources, but I’d like some for those who are more interested in a Germanic path. I recognize we have.
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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 15, Matt rated it liked it. Coulter has written a book filled with some useful ideas and perspectives.
He’s yeathenry much of the Icelandic god names and switched them their Old High German cognates in order to reflect his Continental focus. Which germznic a problem in and of itself. But he doesn’t clearly point out what he is doing, which can be a hindrance to learning about historical heathenry, if the reader doesn’t have some knowledge to begin with – which is another point; he uses some questionable speculations and ideas and Coulter has written a book filled with some useful ideas and perspectives.
But he doesn’t clearly point out what he is doing, which can be a hindrance to learning about historical heathenry, if the reader doesn’t have some knowledge to begin with – which is another point; he uses some questionable speculations and ideas and hathenry them off as being fact. That bit of linguistics has spawned various theories about Njordr being the same god as Nerthus, or that they are married in Viking Age heatheenry. The problem is, no extant poems even mention the name of Njordr’s wife and the mother of his children besides the fact that the Vanir married their siblings.
Germanic Heathenry: A Practical Guide by James Hjuka Coulter
And given the fact that Nerthus and Njordr are separated by about years, their connection is questionable at times. Which isn’t a huge area of contention, and can be overlooked with ease, if it wasn’t for similar things happening throughout the book. But little things like that can mislead new folks when they’re learning about heathenry. Even with my issues in some parts, I commend Coulter for putting his own perspectives into a practical and down to earth book, that does help spark some ideas in developing a practice.
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My take on Odinism he calls it Irminism is different than Coulters in a myriad of ways but I was very impressed with this book none the less. Coulter seems to base his beliefs mainly on what is known about the heathen continental Germanic tribes as opposed to the usual ideas that come from the lore and history of Scandinavia and to a lesser extent heeathenry British Isles.
One good thing Coulter does is he emphasizes the home, family, kin and doesn’t really delve much into the warrior side of norther My take on Odinism he calls it Irminism is different than Coulters in a heatgenry of ways but I was very impressed with this book none the less. One good thing Coulter does is he emphasizes the home, family, kin and doesn’t really delve much into the warrior side of northern European heathenry.
This is good because I think over emphasizing the warrior aspect tends to attract the nerdy role playing sca pretend warrior types who are into dressing up and playing Viking instead of spiritual people who are serious about discovering Odinism. I also found his take on the different types of wights and elves very interesting. There is loads more great stuff in this book, even Coulters own translation of the Havamal. This book would probably go over the beginner or person with only a casual interests head real fast but for the true Odinic seeker this book is hermanic reading.
Nov 27, Dennis Boltenhousejr rated it it was amazing. This is an excellent book for reading and reference. I’ve read it many times and always enjoy it. Nov 19, jack added it Shelves: Nov 11, Lars rated it it was amazing. My own “bible” of beliefs and inspiration.
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