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

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Comment by Meat Shield (kN) on August 31, 2013 at 2:33am

Looking for more lore on Tyr. Anybody got ideas? The more I learn the more questions I have in general

Comment by Vincent Enlund on March 4, 2013 at 1:34pm

The East Coast Thing is an Asatru community-building event in the Poconos of Pennsylvania in Raymondskill.  It was established in 1999 and is a family-friendly place where Asatruar gather in frith to honor the Aesir and Vanir, exchange ideas in classes and workshops and renew the bonds between kindreds and individuals.  All kids to date gone free via community fund.  While the event is open to all individuals, the focus is on Asatru and the Northeast Asatru community.  Going on from August 21-25th 2013.  Details at

Comment by steve hawkins on October 31, 2012 at 6:46pm

Intro to ROMUVA, pdf download;

Comment by Hemlock Pepperwitch on October 30, 2012 at 8:37am

Hello everyone and thank you for accepting me to the group. I'm apprenticed by Hel herself to learn how to become a seidr. I know she's not one you would normally learn Seidr from. Although she is a good teacher. On my page you can see how I have viewed the entrance to her realm Helheim

Comment by steve hawkins on May 15, 2012 at 6:08am

Comment by Minkur Emilsdottir on July 26, 2011 at 8:23pm
Hei alla, I am new here and looking forward to learning and sharing. I have been an Asatruar and rune-reader for many years now. I have a great interest in seidhr and am hoping to hear of others' experiences and techniques. Great links!
Comment by Jose Barroso on June 16, 2011 at 8:58pm
Comment by Jose Barroso on June 16, 2011 at 8:52pm
The runes originate from the history of Odin, Thor, Freya and other ancient viking history. They were used as a magical alphabet that finally developed into the English alphabet we use today and if used used right were said to bestow powers onto the user. The Aegishjalmur symbol is a symbol within the same understanding of the runes.
Comment by steve hawkins on June 8, 2011 at 6:25pm
Thanx for the links, they answer a lot of questions that usually go unanswered.
Comment by Kane on June 8, 2011 at 4:09pm



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