November 13, 2021

Book Review: Norse Divination BY Gypsey Elaine Teague

Norse Divination

Norse Divination: Illuminating Your Path with the Wisdom of the GodsAuthor: Gypsey Elaine Teague
Release Date: November 8, 2021
Published: Llewellyn Publications
Genre: Runes, Spirituality, Religion
Pages: 256
Amazon: Kindle Paperback

Norse divination takes you on a journey to learn the cosmology of the Gods, their stories, and how to use that to Divine. 

As you go along you will understand the deeper meaning of all the God's stories to create your own 36 piece divining set.


I guess I should start off by saying that this is not necessarily what I expected. I thought that this was a book about how to Divine with runes and how to use the stories of the gods in conjunction with them. So as I started reading it I was very confused but then when I figured it out it rather blew my mind. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it's basically a whole new system of divination. With its own symbols and meaning. So to say that I was very excited is an understatement.

If you've read any of my reviews you'll know that the first couple paragraphs are what I consider to be the cons of the book and to be honest, this book is really hard to find any. I can only really think of two, firstly the first chapter talks about the alphabet and how to sound the words in Old Norse. Which is great but I'm dyslexic and yeah that was difficult. Secondly, I got this on my Kindle Fire and there are no photos so I don't know what the significator for each Gods, places, and objects are.

This is a bit of a bummer because I really want to make these divination tools. So what I'm probably going to do is go to the local bookstore and get a copy and take pictures of the significators. Obviously, this is not the fault of the author, this is just how Amazon does their Kindle books.

Now for the positives, this is a very well thought out divination system incorporating Norse mythology and gods. Within the book, you will find extensive chapters on each of the god's places and things, to better understand how to read the pieces. It is much more intricate in explaining each one than most books with other divination tools. It gives you options to change different gods and significators for each piece. You also get the standard Norse creation story which a lot of Norse books have. But it is very important and learning, it's the beginning of everything.

You also get the standard Norse creation story which a lot of Norse books have. But it is very important and learning, it's the beginning of everything. Also, the author's voice is easily readable. You don't feel as if you have to take out a dictionary to figure out what some words are and in what context he is referring to the book. So you don't feel like you have to be an English scholar to get the gist.

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.  Gypsy Elaine Teague created an alternative for people that don't resonate with runes but still want a connection to their Norse Magic when it comes to using divination tools. Even if you never use these pieces as a divination tool you can still learn a lot from reading this book. Because it really opens your mind to a more personal understanding of the Norse gods and their world.

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