Alternative Northern Paths


Alternative Northern Paths

Welcome, this is a place to discuss all aspects of Norse, Germanic, Slavic or other northern faiths and practices, including Seid, Shamanism, or any other practice.

Members: 213
Latest Activity: Jan 30's premier Northern Tradition Pagan / Shaman / Mystic / Occult group is dedicated to any who wish to learn about more than the common Norse / Germanic / Saxon Heathen information. We accept all who come with open minds and curiosity.

We wish to embody the essence of Hospitality and welcome those from all ways.

Wesaþ Ge Hale,
Your Humble Hosts: Kane (American/ Iron Woods Wizard) and Lykathea (Eclectic Odian Occultist)

What is the Northern Tradition?

I like to think that it is not a reconstruction, but a continuance of the practices of the Nordic, Celtic, Pictish, Scottish, Germanic, Slavic, Ainu and other Northern Arctic and sub arctic faiths and practices. Reconstruction is a part, but only so that we may know where to continue and forge ahead with the development of our religions. We choose to listen to the gods more and listen less from what books and history say. We do not hold biases from the literature of the past as it is nearly impossible to know if there was historical tampering or trespasses made by christian colonization of those lands. First hand knowledge is trusted more, and what is spoken by those who never stopped is always worth more than the second hand accounts.

Some Links of Interest: (Note: we do not agree with everything presented on these sites. They are merely a resource.)

Northvegr Foundation
Geferræden Fyrnsidu
Hex Magazine - For the Heathen Household
Elhaz Ablaze
Rune Web Vitki
Northern Shamanism with Raven Kaldera
Oracular Seidh
Daven's Journal (Seax Wica)
Heathen Harvest - Neofolk Music

(list edited 12/17/2011 to clean up dead links and some that are no longer agreed with at all)

Discussion Forum


Started by Joshua Peters-Pleasant Aug 22, 2018. 0 Replies

Question for those who practice Rokkrtru

Started by Hexebella. Last reply by Kane Jan 7, 2012. 12 Replies

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Alternative Northern Paths to add comments!

Comment by AZureGray on March 21, 2011 at 11:10pm


Comment by White Cloud on March 21, 2011 at 10:59am

Happy First Day of Spring everybody^^


Blessed Be~

Comment by Adolpha Gavina on February 1, 2011 at 10:24pm
Comment by Adolpha Gavina on January 29, 2011 at 4:19am
Comment by AZureGray on January 1, 2011 at 5:37pm


Comment by Adolpha Gavina on December 31, 2010 at 3:22am
Comment by on December 3, 2010 at 12:39am
Thanks BethanyT! Glad you liked the exercises...

My New book "The Thunder Wizard Path" Modern Teutonic Shamanism is now available on For free preview click
Comment by Hrafnbjorn on November 18, 2010 at 9:58am
There are bits of lore regarding staining runes with media other than blood. Two off top of my head are madhr pigments, and saliva. I dont remember wich saga features the madhr root, the use of spit can be found in Egil's Saga. There was also a topic on a heathen email lost a long time ago regarding the use of menstrual blood... but I dont remember the conversation well.

Comment by Hexebella on November 17, 2010 at 10:51pm
Heya Mike! Depends on what kinds of trees are in your area. I believe there is a discussion above about which kind of wood works best. Also, there does seem to be a history of people marking their runes with blood, but if you aren't comfortable with that, red paint or dye should work well too.
Comment by Hexebella on November 4, 2010 at 10:53pm
Just joined the group and wanted to say hi!

Members (213)


© 2019       Powered by

Badges | Privacy Policy  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service