Seidr – The gate is open by Katie Gerrard

I’ve just finished reading this book and have been very impressed by it. I am not heathen or a seidr worker and I wouldn’t call myself a shamanic practitioner either but I do have some knowledge of all of these paths. I have read this book from the perspective of one who is learning more about trance techniques for both journeying and possession in order to develop further along my own path.

In this book Katie gives a lovely balance of information drawn from the primary sources of the Eddas and Sagas, secondary sources and her own personal experiences. She is clear about what aspects of her practices are drawn from sources and which from experimentation. She gives examples of a range of rites and includes some good common sense information about safety and precautions during and after these rites.

The whole tone of her book is that of someone sharing what they do to help others to find ways forward in their own paths. I found it to be very well written and enjoyable to read. I am grateful to Katie for sharing so much of her own personal journey in writing this book.

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