It is with great pleasure, that I introduce this extraordinary book. A work of scholarship and intuition Vincent digs deep in the Well. The first part of the book is taken up with a discussion about the origins of Runes and theCeltic connection, veryinteresting.
Secrets of Asgard is aptly named as in this book Vincent forges new connections with Runes to reveal an multidimensional web of correspondences between other schools of thought partaking of theperennial Wisdom Tradition. Expanding the Runic meanings and offering a deeper layer of Rune might than ever before.
Like me, this authorís native language is Flemish/Dutch and so plugging into the unconscious more linguistic aspects are uncovered and discussed proving fascinating new insights into the Runes: lots and lots of new stuff, subtle seemingly little things so small that no one me included actually took the time to look at!
Vincent brings in a lot more of the Natural world, as in his section on Berkana. It is clear that this monumental Work contains a wealth of scholarship as well as insights especially in the practical applications of Runes.
Vincent interpret the 3 aettir in a sociological context according to Dumezil, however he allows for evolution from thrall to Jarl within an initiatic concept; he also recognized a correspondence with the Astrological crosses, something I had overlooked, I can honestly say that Vincent has taken the whole kit and caboodle to a new level.
Correlations with the writings ofAlice Baileyare discovered and discussed. This book will appeal to Runesters and Heathens who cultivate an open mind and wish to go beyond religion into the Initiatic Mysteries of the Runes and the Gods.
About the gods as well as their runes, Vincent offers some very interesting differing and sometime radically opposing views to my own, solidly backed up by an alternative look, lore and his own intuition. Invocations and instructions for successful rune magick are a large and rich resource. This book has something for everyone, sound lore and deep magick. This excellent work shows a deep and powerful occult current as well as keeping true to the tradition. Fine scholarship and impeccable integrity breathe through this work.
May it open many doors in the minds of those who wish to explore beneath and beyond exoteric heathenry.
Freya Aswynn, auteur van Northern Mysteries en Magick en Power and Principles of the Runes.