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Cover Art Reveal for New Asatru Book

I'm excited to reveal the cover art and title for my upcoming book! Asatru: A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path is coming Spring 2020 from Red Wheel / Weiser.

The more I look at this art, the more I like it. I don't know who the artist is, but they must know a lot about magical symbolism.

This book is a longer, updated version of my out-of-print classic Asatru For Beginners. New and improved! Now with more gods!

I've added to the history chapter so the new book covers the rise of the modernist movement within Asatru, which is new since Asatru For Beginners was first published around the turn of the millenium. There has also been new scholarship since then, and I've expanded the section on the gods, as well as other sections.  I've replaced some outdated language and concepts with the latest practices. I've added a chapter on holidays based on my Heathen Calendar. This book is still in the editing phase with the publisher, so it doesn't have ARCs ready for reviewers yet; I'll let you know when they're available, and keep all of you updated on book news.

Image: book cover art with the word Asatru in green, a rotationally symmetrical image resembling lightning and feathers or a tree with branches and wells, with a central eye, and the text A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path / Erin Lale.

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Erin Lale is the author of Asatru For Beginners. An updated, longer version of her book, Asatru: A Beginner's Guide to the Heathen Path, is coming in 2020 from Red Wheel / Weiser. Erin was sworn to Freya as Priestess in 1989, given to Sigyn, and is a Bride of Odin and his brothers (Honir, Lodhur, Loki.). She has been a freelance writer for about 30 years, was the editor and publisher of Berserkrgangr Magazine, is gythia of American Celebration Kindred, and admin/ owner of the Asatru Facebook Forum. In 2010 and 2013, she ran for public office. She is a dyer and fiber artist, was acquisitions editor at a small press for 5 years, created the Heathen Calendar 2017 and 2018, and founded the Heathen Visibility Project.

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