Holle-Englisch

Goddess Holle

236 pages, paperback.
Format: 14,8 x 21,0 cm
ISBN 978-3-8423-7391-0

Frau Holle, often also called Mother Hulda, is well known all over the world from the famous fairytale the Grimm brothers published long ago. But Holle is much more than just some vague character from mythology. She can be recognized as an ancient goddess guarding the circle of life of humans – from birth to death and beyond.It was a long quest to find back to this goddess.
This book is the invitation to follow it yourself along nine paths and ‘find’ her too.Each chapter is such a path and when the quest is ‘walked’ to the end, new knowledge is acquired and Holle has become nearer and clearer … of course limited to what a human can understand about a divinity.

The black/white edition is available worldwide, the color edition only from Germany. If you order from the author’s own small online shop,  then ordered books will be signed by him.

.

Order now

Holle kommt daheim
Holle comes home

books are ships which pass through the vast seas of time (Francis Bacon)

WildHuntCover

Wild Hunt

and Furious Host

Softcover, 266 pages
With 67 color and 53 b/w illustrations
ISBN3: 978-3732248384

Processions of the dead, ghost armies, supernatural hunters, armies from the underworld who pursue or hunt through the sky or on the earth, appear all over the world in very different forms in mythology and folk belief.
This book takes you on a walk through a historical-literary landscape of that popular belief, more specifically the areas where the Wild Hunt, the Wild Hunter and the Furious Host occur. What makes this book perhaps different from many others, is that there lies a strong emphasis on the multitude of included original sources and texts from the Middle Ages. It will also examined and analyzed
whether the popular assumption of an ancient connection between Woden and the Wild Hunter or the Furious Host was indeed passed down from pagan times.
However, not just the possible underlying ‘theories’ are offered; the original sources of the testimonies and many retold folk tales are also important parts too. The opulence of illustrations – including the cover picture – have their important functions too, as they underpin and enrich the text itself as well as visually evoking sentiments.

.

The black/white edition is available worldwide, the color edition only from Germany. If you order from the author’s own small online shop, then ordered books will be signed by him.

.

Order now

Wodan-en-Cover

The Mercury-Wodan

Complex

176 pages, paperback
60 pictures
ISBN: 978-3-8448-0750-9

It was about two thousand years ago the Roman historian Tacitus reported the Germanics venerated Mercury above all. He meant a Germanic God he equated with Mercury. Because Tacitus didn’t denominate the name of that God, it had to be interpreted. Many centuries later scholars widely agreed that the name of this God must be Woden. Today that opinion is still taken as evidence. This assumption is assayed here on the basis of available primary sources and the result suggests serious doubts about the entrenched view. This book requires the willingness to leave comfortable and well-traveled, often-repeated views to examine unbiasedly apparent ‘self-evidence facts’

This edition is available worldwide, it can also, if wished signed (autographed), be ordered from the author’s own small online shop in Germany.

.

Order now
This book requires the willingness to leave comfortable and well-traveled, often-repeated views to examine unbiasedly apparent 'self-evidence facts'

gods1

Gods of the

Germanic Peoples

From Roman times

to the Viking Age

Volume 1

enriched with 100 new myths by Lucia Jochimsdatter
Artwork by Pollyanna Jones

328 pages, softcover
45 illustrations in color and 60 in black/white (graytones)
ISBN: 978-3-7347-3201-0

The two-volume work offers alphabetic listed information about over 270 deities of the Germanic peoples and covers the time from the Roman Era – the first centuries CE in which the Roman Empire enfolded large parts of the territories of Europe where Germanic peoples lived – up until the Viking Age.
This volume 1 contains a longer background introduction and the deity information from A to J(arnsaxe).
The scientific information is accompanied with many new ‘myths’ and a rich amount of illustrations. All together it presents a much more vivid presentation than solely dry scholarly information could offer.

An important remark:
The main publisher for GardenStone’s books is situated in Germany. They have printing associates outside Germany.
Books ordered in most countries outside Germany are printed by those associate companies. While the German publisher itself prints the books with its included color pictures, the associates print them in b/w (greytones) only.This book is officially published in a color and a B/W edition which are differently priced to let those who order somewhere outside Germany a B/W edition pay that lower price.
But here only the color version is offered and can be ordered at the author’s own small online shop in Germany.

.

Order now

gods2

Gods of the

Germanic Peoples

From Roman times

to the Viking Age

Volume 2

enriched with 100 new myths by Lucia Jochimsdatter
Artwork by Pollyanna Jones

311 pages, softcover
42 illustrations in color and 41 in black/white (graytones)
ISBN: 978-3-7347-3201-0

The two-volume work offers alphabetic listed information about over 270 deities of the Germanic peoples and covers the time from the Roman Era – the first centuries CE in which the Roman Empire enfolded large parts of the territories of Europe where Germanic peoples lived – up until the Viking Age.
This volume 2 contains the deity information from J(echa) to the end and a longer informational afterword.
The scientific information is accompanied with many new ‘myths’ and a rich amount of illustrations. All together it presents a much more vivid presentation than solely dry scholarly information could offer.

An important remark:
The main publisher for GardenStone’s books is situated in Germany. They have printing associates outside Germany.
Books ordered in most countries outside Germany are printed by those associate companies. While the German publisher itself prints the books with its included color pictures, the associates print them in b/w (greytones) only.This book is officially published in a color and a B/W edition which are differently priced to let those who order somewhere outside Germany a B/W edition pay that lower price.
But here only the color version is offered at GardenStone’s online shop.

.

Order now
A book is the ax for the frozen sea inside us (Franz Kafka)

Nerthuscover-en

The Nerthus claim

168 pages, paperback
46 pictures
ISBN: 978-3-8423-5126-4

Hardly any other scripture from the time of the Roman Empire of about two thousand years ago has stirred up so much excited attention as the “Germania” of Tacitus. Only from this ethnographic essay do we know the name Nerthus, a goddess who should have been venerated by seven smaller Germanic tribes. Much of what the “Germania” tells us is meanwhile highly doubted. The 1st century original no longer exists; the intact copies were on their part copied from older “Germania” texts, which were also just copies. The existing copies are not identical to each other. That causes many question marks, which also concern this goddess Nerthus.This book is an attempt to place some exclamation marks in front of that, and is sometimes deliberately provocative.

This edition is available worldwide, it can also, if wished signed (autographed), be ordered from the author’s own small online shop in Germany.

.

Order now
You rather go barefoot in the snow than without a book

078.Nerthus.199
Nerthus-talisman

Slide-Ostara-EN

Eostre Ostara Eostar

Facts, assumptions, conjectures, speculations, guesses and nonsense

Was a Germanic goddess Eostre or Ostara ever honored in the old days? Are Easter and the German ‘Ostern’ named after her? Does the widespread Easter lore have roots in ancient pagan rituals?
The answers to these questions are disputed among both laymen and scholars. Often it can be hard to distinguish between faith and facts. Therefore, the available sources have been brought together in this book and offered with explanatory notes. However, it is left to the reader to consider whether in Germany a goddess Ostara, Eostar or Ostera was worshiped as was Eostre in England.

Order now

.
At Elder Shrines

Exploring the Pagan Franks
.

568 pages, softcover
36 maps, illustrated
BoD – Books on Demand, 2017
Size: L: 8.7 x W: 6.7 x H: 1.3 inch

In this book, the Franks play the central role, specifically, during the time in which they were pagans. Their name appeared as early as the 3rd century as Germanic marauding bands from the Lower Rhine raided Gaul, and precisely there the timeframe of the book begins and, with a few digressions, ends with the baptism of the Frankish king Clovis.
The books leads step-by-step through the time, from the first Frankish warlords with their bands greedy for booty in the partially unprotected and wealthy Gaul, where the people lived in relative peace and prosperity), up to the first great kingdom under the Merovingian king Clovis.
Except for the chapter with the sources at the end and the preface, this book contains 17 narrative chapters, and each of them is centered around a specific theme. The titles of the chapters point clearly to their contents, such as “Sketching the Last Centuries of the (Western) Roman Empire”, “Early Mentions of the Franks”, “Paganism, Cults and Deities”, “Society and Culture”, “The Migration Period”, etc.

.

Order now

trennlinie1