Standard edition: Limited to 300 copies, this hardcover edition is bound in white Italian cloth, with a hand-sewn spine and the red Ginnfaxi embossed in the front. All copies come with an illustrated dust-jacket, in order to protect the book from wear and tear.
Specifications: 135 pages, 135 g. white color paper. Octodecimo size (110×180 mm), hardcover bound in white Italian cloth with a red hand-sewn spine and red end-papers. 5 full-page illustrations and several other runes, bindrunes and photographies. 300 copies
After becoming the fastest selling Fall of Man Press title, Myrkþursablót: Nightside of The Old Norse Mythology is receiving a second extended and revised edition. With over 6,000 new words, as well as many new bindrunes and images (including new Serpent Soul Art work!), this new edition deepens into the mysteries of the Old Norse religion, and the duality contained in all of us that leads us to the Ginnungagap.
As a special feature to the second printing of Myrkþursablót: Nightside of The Old Norse Mythology, a download will be provided to obtain a newly composed soundtrack to accompany the text provided within the book. Spanning an hour long, this ambient piece, composed by author and musician Niðafjöll, will provide an atmosphere to further guide the reader into the world of Myrkþursablót as the energies within the text become more present.
Known by many names, the nightside of the Norse-Germanic spiritual path is a self-directed journey towards initiation into the secrets as embodied by the runes, transiting towards the harmonious silence of the void before creation was formed through the collision of fire and ice (the union of opposites to create the moving universe we as living creatures experience). In initiatory and devoted practice revering forces such as the þursar, the student seeks to initiate his or herself into the black arts of northern antiquity and meld into the eternal silence of Ginnungagap, shaking the chains of existence within the nine worlds. There are many parallels one could draw from other Left-Hand Path traditions to this one, such as the karmic cycle in the Puranic tradition. This system is designed to be an initiatory path using the rune rows and the shamanic gateways they represent, so that one may make a personal exit from this universe ruled by the poles of duality.
Myrkþursablót, or Dark Þursian Worship, is a look into the primordial gateway to learn its ethereal secrets of fire and ice in order to unchain one’s spirit from the restraints of the mortal world. A journey through the untamed wilderness of darkness as one wades through treacherous tests of inner conflict, as the spirit fights to unleash itself from the prison of flesh, and ascend into the true light to obtain the secrets of the runes from the oldest beings. The keepers of all hidden wisdom, knowledge, secrets and magic. The Þurs.
The dark tradition of Norse spirituality does not place acknowledgment on the Æsir as keepers of the truth, but instead on the Þursar, the oldest beings. It is through them that the hidden secrets of the runes and the ancient wisdom is obtained. They are not to be seen as gods, but as teachers the adept wishes to commune with in order to garner knowledge for their own use. They are the sons and daughters of Aurgelmir, who was born from the infinite void before time was time.
Throughout the pages of Myrkþursablót: Nightside of The Old Norse Mythology the authors introduce us to the dark world of the Þurs, analyzing their attributes and characteristics so that the reader may benefit from a deeper understanding of these primordial forces. It is through this understanding that the reader may make proper use of the runes and sigils presented and described in this book, with the ultimate goal of reaching true illumination.