The Way of Fire and Ice reimagines Norse Paganism with mystical practices and rituals for today’s world as well as tips for building community and resisting fascism. This approach to working with Norse deities and beliefs is a living, adaptable tradition, representing a strong alternative to the reconstructionist perspectives of Asatru and Heathenry.
In these pages, the old ways come alive in a radically inclusive form. You will explore the secrets of the World Tree and the mysteries of the gods, work with the many spirits around us, and feel the deep rhythms that drive all life while creating new songs of power. You will also discover how to make these practices part of your every waking moment, developing your own personal spirituality and building healthy, sustainable communities along the way.
Ryan Smith (Scotland) has over a decade of experience organizing Pagan and Norse Pagan groups. He has been published on the Patheos Pagan channel, Gods & Radicals, and Truthout. Ryan has facilitated highly successful workshops, talks, and rituals at PantheaCon and Many Gods West along with group and solitary ritual work in local communities. He is one of the founders of Heathens United Against Racism (HUAR). Ryan is currently pursuing a PhD in modern economic and social history.