ISBN : 9780190883393
This book explores the tradition of Icelandic spirit work, known as andleg mal, as practiced in the northern town of Akureyri. Based on firsthand accounts of these spirit encounters, Corinne Dempsey describes how andleg mal's beliefs and practices span not only earth and spirit but Icelandic histories and cross-Atlantic cultures.
Icelandic Language Notes
Keeping Track: A Glossary of Characters.
Introduction: Bridging Worlds with Andleg Mal
Chapter 1: Roots and Layers of Andleg Mal
Chapter 2: Science and Skepticism, Belief and Blasphemy
Chapter 3: Skyggnigafa: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Chapter 4: Trance Work
Chapter 5: Healers and Healing
Chapter 6: Leaps of Geography and Faith
Glossary of Icelandic Terms