Specifications: 225 pages, 120 g. cream paper, Octavo format (148×210 mm), 140 g. brown endpapers. Hand-sewn spine, bound in linen cloth. Cover embedded with the book’s title and the Black Sun of Chaos symbol. Limited to only 400 copies
Published by Fall of Man
From the publisher:
After its successful release in early 2017, Gap: A Left-Hand Path approach to Odinism became one of Fall of Man’s most requested and sought-after titles. We are now happy to announce Gap: At the Left Hand of Odin, a new, completely revamped edition, containing several new chapters tallying over 5,000 words in total, completely new art (illustrated by Drauðrfródleikr Illustration), and an entirely redone text and layout, completely free of the translation errors and misunderstandings the first edition suffered from.
Modern Norse paganism is known by many names: Ásatrú, Trot, Oðinnism/Wotanism, Fornsidr (Forn Sidr)… All these words indicate the current stage of the life of the Tradition, but each still has its own nuances and shades. What they have in common though is that they are mainly focused on a rich mythological and archaeological Norse heritage, sometimes “specializing” in various temporal and geographical borders (continental Germans or Scandinavians) in order to revive, with different variations, a common Germanic tradition, supplementing their already modern interpretations, often debatable. Gap: At the Left Hand of Odin is a diary compilation of several years of research, practice and immersion in a particular direction within Oðinnism (Norse Tradition), which the author calls the Path through the Dark Side of the Ash (Yggdrasil): Svarte Aske.
This Path is different from the standard, main-stream Right-Hand approach to Paganism because it does not recognize the positive evaluation of modern times and the modern reality surrounding us: its negative impact on the state of Norse traditions and its worldview is excessively large. This new Path does not accept the trunk of the teachings belonging to the Right-Hand Path, although without denying their expertise and contribution to the common cause. Thus, the Left-Hand Path attempts to open and question all that which until today has not been open to our tradition, that which is in the shade and is closer and deeper to the Iron Age we live in. This vision is based on known historical heritage and traditions, contemporary thinking and experiences, including some pretty interesting attempts to describe the Left-Hand Path in Oðinnism in the West since the mid-twentieth century.
Gap: At the Left Hand of Odin consists of three Mal (sayings, speeches from the Eddas):
• Sayings of the Gangraðr, on behalf of Oðinn Gangraðr – Advisor in the Path. In these speeches it is revealed the promise and the doctrine of the Abyss in Oðinnism, and we deal with questions of thinking and transgression.
• Sayings of the Vegtamr, on behalf of Oðinn Vegtamr – Accustomed to the Path. In these speeches instructions are given about the ritual practice in line with the spirit and the promise of teaching.
• Sayings of the Kvasir, in honor of the wisest of men. In these speeches one will find the texts that are not included in the main body, but that are one way or another connected with the Path, such as dreams and thoughts.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface to the Second English Edition
Preface to the First English Edition
I Sayings of the Gangraðr
I – Svarte Aske
II – Black Sun
III – Star of Chaos
IV – The Vision of the Path
V – Odinn Vegtamr
VI – Loki
VII – Lokasenna
VIII – Freya
IX – Freyr (new chapter)
X – Gangraðrsmal
XI – Ragnarök
II Sayings of the Vegtamr
Sayings of the Vegtamr
I – Concerning the glorification of the Gods
II – The Sacrifice to the Bird
III – The Sacrifice of the Bird
IV – The vision of the Descent
V – The Severance
VI – The night on the horse bones
VII- Þula að Oðinn
VIII- Þula að Loki
IX- Sanctuary for Surtur
X- Invocation to Freya
XI- Praying with beads
XII- The Sacred sounds of the Year
XIII- The meaning of the Runes
XIV – Correspondence between the Runes
and the Nine Worlds
XV – Memento Mori
XVI – Tom
XVII – Concerning the dates
XVIII – Concerning the colors
XIX – A bowl from a human skull (new chapter)
XX – Skálar blot (new chapter)
III Sayings of the Kvasir
The Man with the Serpent
Vision of Death in the face of Freya
The embrace of the Devil as the Father
Names of Oðinn
Names of Loki
Concerning Being and Non-Being
Concerning nothingness (new chapter)
The Problems of Pagan Traditionalism
The traditionalist foundations of the Left-Hand Path In Odinism (new chapter)
Appendix – The Svarte Aske Community charter
Askr Svarte (Evgeny Nechkasov) is the author of several books and articles on pagan traditionalism and Left Hand Path in Odinism, including “Gap”, “The Problems of Pagan Traditionalism”, “Dobroslav: a traditionalist view”, and “Polemos: The Pagan Traditionalism” (in two volumes, 2016).
Since 2015 he has been the chief editor of the traditionalist almanac Warha. To date, three editions of the almanac have been published, including articles by authors such as Richard Rudgley, Alain de Benoist, Stephen McNallen, Giovanni Sessa, Stefano Arcella, Giuseppe Armin, Wulf R. Grimsson, Veleslav, etc. His work was also published in the eighth issue of the first Russian heathen magazine Rodnovery (2014), and he participated in two issues of the Ukrainian International Almanac “Традиция и Традиционализм” (2012-2013), and “Традiция и традiцiоналiзм” (2014-2015). In collaboration with Russian religious scholar Roman Shizhensky, he took part in the second volume of scientific almanac about Russian neopaganism “Colloquium Heptaplomeres” (2015). Additionally, he is also the author of the first documentary on paganism in the city of Novosibirsk, “Языческий Новосибирск” (2014). In 2015 he joined the project of filming a documentary movie about the Russian general Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, a project supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture and called “The Last Campaign of the Baron”.