Baldr's Magic

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  • Copyright: 2014-03-03
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A guide to using ecstatic trance to connect with your ancestors, rediscover your extrasensory powers, and reclaim the peaceful nature of humanity

• Illustrates ecstatic trance postures to connect with the ancient Nordic people, to journey to exact points in time, and to access powers such as seeing into our future

• Explains how the coming new age of peace and veneration for Mother Earth was predicted in Norse mythology as the rebirth of the compassionate god Baldr

• Expands on the stories of the early Nordic gods and goddesses from the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda

Connecting Norse mythology, ecstatic trance, the Universal Mind, and the dawn of a new age of peace and veneration for Mother Earth, Nicholas Brink reveals how we can use ecstatic and hypnotic trance to learn more directly and deeply from our distant ancestors, rediscover our extrasensory powers, and reclaim the original magical nature of humanity. The imminent rebirth of a peaceful, balanced, connected world was predicted in Norse mythology as the return of Baldr, the gentle and compassionate Nordic god of truth, healing, and rune work.

Illustrating ecstatic trance postures to connect with the ancient Nordic people and their beliefs, to journey to exact points in time, and to access specific powers, such as seeing into our future, Brink explores humanity’s evolving cycle of consciousness from the era when the Great Mother goddess was the center of life through the transition to the worship of power and physical strength in the Bronze Age and the world of the Vikings. He explores the coming return of Baldr and the imminent new age of peace and respect for the earth. Through hypnotic divination, the author expands the stories of the early Nordic gods and goddesses from the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, in particular the fertility deities of the Vanir, such as Freyr, Freyja, and Idunn, who came before the warrior deities of the Æsir, such as Odin, Thor, and Loki. He details the epic battle of Ragnarǫk and the birth, life, death, and rebirth of Baldr.   

Brink shows how these ancient stories happen outside of time, in the past, present, and future, thus Baldr’s return is replayed in our death-rebirth experiences of life, in each dawn, with each spring, and now with the birth of a new age that we see happening all around us. Through the power of trance at this time of rebirth, we move full circle to reclaim the magic of the earliest times, the times of the Garden of Idunn.

Author Biography

Nicholas E. Brink, Ph.D., is a psychologist and a certified teacher of ecstatic trance with the Felicitas Goodman Institute. Board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is the author of The Power of Ecstatic Trance and lives in Coburn, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents


Foreword by Reverend James Lawer

Prologue: Our Relationship to the Great Mother

Part One
The Universal Mind

Understanding Trance

1 The Lost Powers of the Nordic People

The Powers of Ecstatic and Hypnotic Trance

Nordic Postures

Part Two
The Lives of the Ancient Ones

Using Ecstatic Trance to Access Nordic Ancestors

4 Communing with Ancestors: An Overview

The Era of the Mother Goddess

The Transition

The Warrior and His Family

Baldr’s Rebirth

Part Three
The Myths and Beliefs of the Ancient Ones

Learning from the Nordic Gods through Hypnotic Trance

9 The Origins of the Gods

10 The Lost Edda of the Vanir
The Lay of Freyja’s Audience with Odin
The Lay of Freyja’s Cats
The Lay of the Fish’s Breath
The Lay of the Spittle of a Bird
The Lay of the Roots of a Mountain
The Lay of the Sinew of a Bear
The Lay of the Beard of a Woman
The Origin of the Vanir and the Power of Naming
The Attack on the Vanir and the Power of Seiðr
The Power of Idunn’s Plants
The Power of Bragi’s Songs
Idunn Is Accepted
Kvasir’s Mead
The Lay of Gullveig
Ullr and His Inventions
Óðr’s Journey and Freyja’s Pursuit
Calling on Moðir
Freyr’s Power of Illusion
Freyr’s Journeys to Midgard
Freyr’s Journeys to Jötunheimr
The Power of Shape-Shifting
The Lay of Gefjon and the Kings of Denmark
The Lay of King Healfdene
Why Baldr Didn’t Go to Griðbustaðr
The Lay of Freyja and Her Daughters
Idunn’s Travels to Midgard
The Goddesses’ Power of Intuition
Ullr’s Travels
In Memory of Moðir
Baldr Visits Moðir
Baldr Meets Nanna
The Lay of Borr and Moðir’s Dream
The Lay of Borr’s Son Odin
Forseti’s Blessing and Loki’s Silence
Forseti’s Justice
The Lay of Sloegr
The Lay of Heimdallr
The Lay of Ullr’s Drawings
Idunn, Freyr, and the Giants
Baldr Grieves Hrungnir’s Death
The Lay of the Giants
The Survival of the Vanir

11 The Teachings of the Vanir



Glossary of Nordic Terms



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