It takes a lot to move me, or to really inspire emotions to bloom in me....but the contents of this book have done that and more.
I devoured this book, greedily absorbing all of the information it had to offer. I feel like I've taken the first step (a real first step) into getting to know the jotnar and their world. Well, those who don't want to eat me.
It feels like...coming home, if it isn't silly to say.
Re: The Jotunbok
By: Personified Moderator / Knowledgeable May 01, 2014
Post # 2
The Jotunbok is a great piece of literature. It was kind of, and still is kind of, controversial in the Heathen community. It's a giant piece of combined UPG and PCPG (unverifed personal gnosis and peer collaborated personal gnosis). I think it does a good job of explaining the jotunfolk as a brief introduction. I use it as a reference for a lot of my own studies. You should read some other things by Raven Kaldera and Abby Helasdottir if you're interested in working with jotun.
Awesome book, however like some practitioners of Asatru, Raven is (whether he would admit or not) slightly bashful toward some of the Aesir. I do not think it's intentionally, rather force of habit and harbored annoyance at the Aesir for some of the not so cool things they've done. Though I lean more toward Asatru, I was not offended, but other seeking offense or who are easily upset might not like the way he words things at times.