The Norns

Weavers of Fate and Magick

Irisanya Moon

97 Pages, ISBN 978 1 78904 910 7     
Published by Moon Books, Pagan Portals 2022     

In The Norns: Weavers of Fate and Magick, we meet the ones who weave, measure, and cut at the base of the World Tree. With Urd, Verdandi, and Skuld we travel across time and meet ourselves as part of fate. In this meeting, we join the Norns, weavers of destiny, and encounter the wyrd.

"Pagan Portals - The Norns is a fascinating look at the Norse spirits of fate, which weaves together myth, history, and personal experience to create one nuanced understanding of these complex beings. The perfect book for anyone seeking to learn about the Norns or to go deeper in understanding them and their importance in our lives."
- Morgan Daimler, author of Pantheons: The Norse

"Irisanya Moon's work is an enjoyable exploration of the Norns. She combines academic source material with years of practical experience in an effective, engaging guide for working with the Wyrd Sisters."
- Rayan Smith, author of The Way of Fire and Ice: The Living Tradition of Norse Paganism

Irisanya Moon is a priestes, teacher, and initiate in the Reclaiming tradition. She has taught classes and camps around the world, including the US, Canada, UK, and Australia. She is the author of a number of books including Reclaming Witchcraft and Aphrodite.

(The text above comes from the back of the book)     

In her book, Irisanya Moon appears to be familiar with the book about the Norns by Karen Bek-Pedersen. This is not very evident from the contents of Irasanya Moon's book, which repeats all kinds of misconceptions and even includes an image of a symbol for the web of Wyrd from the 20th century as if it is an old symbol. Moon cares more about this modern web of Wyrd than about the historical Norns as we encounter them in the Eddas, Moon's book about the Norns therefore gives more her own theory about the modern Wyrd and the Greek Moirai than it really cares about the Norns from the Edda's, which are only used here as a framework for her own theory.


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