Gender and the Witch Hunts

Gender and the Witch Hunts

By Stephanie Lee

We all know what a witch looks like. Hat, cat, broom, maybe a few warts, a predilection for black clothes and a habit of cackling: the witch is iconic and instantly recognisable. The most recognisable thing, however, is something so deeply ingrained in our pop culture imagery that most of us never give it a second thought. The witch you’re picturing in the above sentence is almost certainly a woman.

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Coming up: Runes!

Coming up: Runes!

We at the Icelandic Magic Company are proud to announce that we are publishing a new book on runes later this year. Stay tuned for more updates in the next few weeks. 
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Óðinn’s practical and philosophical advices

Óðinn’s practical and philosophical advices

Hávamál, The Words of Óðinn, is an Old Norse poem where Óðinn, The high one (‘hinn hávi’) shares both practical and philosophical advices about communications, reputation, friendship and a general better life.
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ANCIENT STAVES IN MODERN TIMES

ANCIENT STAVES IN MODERN TIMES

It is a fact that tattooing has grown in popularity in the west in recent years, but most people do not take time to learn of the origins of the artform.
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RUNES ALL AROUND

RUNES ALL AROUND

A young and exciting graphic designer named Siggi Odds caught our eye recently with a refreshing exhibition on a project of his involving the Fuþark rune alphabet.
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EASTER CLOSINGS

The Icelandic post office will be closed during the easter and we will therefor not be able to ship you orders the following days:

April 13: Closed
April 14: Closed
April 15: Closed
April 16: Closed
April 17: Closed

All orders received during these days will be shipped on April 18!

April 20: Closed

Happy easter!

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LAUNCHING THE ICELANDIC MAGIC COMPANY IMPRINT

LAUNCHING THE ICELANDIC MAGIC COMPANY IMPRINT

Dear friends

We are delighted with the interest shown in our publication of the Sorcerer’s Screed. We are currently working on more books akin to the screed and the cultural heritage it derives from. We’ve therefore launched the imprint The Icelandic Magic Company to expand our brand and to create a venue for our future publications. 

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Power amplifier and mixed martial arts

Power amplifier and mixed martial arts

Gunnar Nelson is an Icelandic mixed martial artist currently competing in the Welterweight divsion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Gunnar is without a doubt Iceland’s best UFC fighter and is known for his calm and laid back attitude.
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Where the Winters are Without Days

Where the Winters are Without Days

Winters in Iceland are made from dark matter. It surrounds us islanders when we head out for work in the morning and welcomes us in the afternoon. In other words, the very limited amount of daylight the geographical position of this island in the North is able to squeeze out of the sun come wintertime is cast astray due to hectic work hours Icelanders are accustomed to endure.
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Icelandic Magic for Modern Living

Hot of the Press

Whilst the Sorcerer's Screed has proven to be a reliable source for those looking for their first or next tattoo of a traditional Nordic magic stave, the Icelandic Magic for Modern Living offers a much needed humorous take on this quirky nook of our nation's heritage we Icelanders boast about on every occasion.
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Magical Tattoos

Magical Tattoos

Icelandic magic staves look extremely beautiful on human skin and have therefore become quite popular as tattoos. Two of the editors at Lesstofan Publishing House recently had their favorite staves done (see photos). 

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Photos of the screed

Photos of the screed

Arnar Fells Gunnarsson, the designer of Sorcerer's Screed, took these beautiful photos of his own design. Though it's beautiful to look at on screen, it's even more beautiful to touch in your hands.

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