In this video, I explain how Seidr, as a shamanic practice, could also have been a possession cult, and how this may have led some people to consider it as « unmanly », just like today some men consider « being ridden » by spirits as unmanly.
– I.. Lewis, Ecstatic religion
– Bertrand Hell, Possession et chamanisme
To learn more about Seidr:
The volva and Seidr, by Pr Jackson Crawford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPPWde7SVk0&t=72s
– The magic of Seidr, by Arith Harger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4C3Y9mkkk&t=0s
– a facebook publication by Maria Kvilhaug about Seidr as « ergi »
My article about possession as a working technic