Review Fruits of Yggdrasil


has heard of the Runes, those mysteries angular symbols carved on stone or
printed on card, but few know their real uses. For so long, the Runes have been
regarded as merely another fortune-telling device, simplistic interpretations
delineated in book after book, with little or no acknowledgement that the Runes
are part of an ancient religion. Odinism, the beliefs of the Northern peoples (centred in Scandinavia) has
survived centuries of persecution and a distortion which continues today.
Realisation is gradually dawning that the Runes are part of a dynamic and
effective system of Magick.

For the
first time, a Priestess of Odin is making this information publicly available.
Fruits of Yggdrasil is a recording of the chanting of the Runes by Freya
Aswynn, a reconstruction of the traditional invoking and channelling of their
power as was done thousands of years ago.

professionally-produced record has a backing by the controversial musician
Patrick O’Kill; harmonising with each Rune-Chant are sounds varying from the
melodic to the sinister, musical creations which alone would be fitting
backgrounds to ritual and which here blend perfectly to evoke the mood of the

are vibrations, all of which have an effect on the atmosphere. The correct
sound produces the intended effect and that is the purpose of Magick. The Runes
are not asthenic marks scratched on a piece of paper, they are living potent

on long-playing record, cassette and compact disc; also book just published.
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From the Dark Lily
Journal No 7, Society of Dark Lily (London 1988).