Our other book, officially published on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Available in hardcover only!
Initiatory Poetry and Prose
Copyright © 2019 Eirik Westcoat
Skaldic Eagle Press
xvi, 302 pages
Cover art by David Rudziński
Eventually, you should able to go to the Amazon page for the book, and then use the “Look Inside” function, where you can see the complete table of contents, among other things.
FAQ’s and Such.
A: It’s probably already on your Amazon country-site of choice. Just search for the ISBN number or the name “Eirik Westcoat.” Your local bookseller should also be able to order it if you prefer.
Q: What’s in it?
A: Very little of its content has ever appeared on my blog in any form. Much of the poetry in here is more personal than anything that appears in Viking Poetry for Heathen Rites. VPfHR is exoteric and aimed at religionists. Eagle’s Mead is esoteric and aimed at magicians, and it has more poetry of a personal nature than VPfHR. So Eagle’s Mead is definitely not a “volume 2” of VPfHR.
Q: Okay, but can you say anything else about it?
A: Here’s the promotional text that appears on the various online store sites. This is the sort of thing that would be on the back cover, except this book didn’t want profane sales text, and instead insisted on more of David’s incredible art:
“A rare poetic look into the path of Runic Initiation by the author of Viking Poetry for Heathen Rites. This is a book for initiates, magicians, occultists, esotericists, sages, heathen prophets, and other travelers of the hidden realms, one that will not be understood by others.
“For many years, The Nine Doors of Midgard by Edred Thorsson has been a guide to the esoteric mysteries of the Runic Tradition, used by initiates of the Rune-Gild. Eagle’s Mead is a poetic and prose record of one initiate’s journey through those Doors, which went beyond that curriculum to encompass not only the Runes, but the Mead of Poetry and the Grail Mythos as well.
“Inside, you’ll find poems of aspiration and inspiration, poems of using the runes for self-transformation, poems in quest of the Mead and the Grails, and charms and other workings that can be adapted for magical or initiatory rites. Of particular note is a poetic commentary on the complete work of The Nine Doors of Midgard. Also, there are numerous Rune Poems, both poetic translations of the three major elder poems and new compositions in English, including a ground-breaking expansion of the Old English Rune Poem. Finally, there are tantalizing steps toward a Heathen Grail Mythos.”
[Last updated: December 6, 2018]