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The Return of the Völva: Recovering the Practice of Seiðr

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Objects of this type have been interpreted as staffs used by Viking sorceresses. From Gavle, Sweden (left) and Fuldby, Zealand, Denmark (rig...

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Rune Staff by runehammer9 on deviantART/ carved with the Rune Winner's face and has also the entire Futhark and runic formula burned into entire length. roughly 5'3" , walnut, Algiz top

Rune Staff by runehammer9 on deviantART/ carved with the Rune Winner's face and has also the entire Futhark and runic formula burned into entire length. roughly 5'3" , walnut, Algiz top

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"Glugstafir" is used to spå into the future. description of use can be found on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Skrethi sigils. ægishjálmr witchcraft/paganism heathen/asatru magick spå

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Volva, seer - Google Search

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Detail of the top of the völva staff from Swedish History Museum. www.historiska.se

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shaman sash detail

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Norse shamanism. The name “völva” means simply “woman with a staff”. The staff, in Norse also called “gandur” (refer to the English word “wand”), was a symbol of power and, like in this case, control of the supernatural. The bishop’s crozier, the king’s sceptre and the magician’s magic wand are relics from this special kind of symbolism. The Norse word “gandur” means both wand and magic in modern Faroese and Icelandic.

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