Edred Thorsson

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Edred Thorsson AKA Stephen Flowers

America 1953 - present

Comments; Runes as divination; Norse oriented spirituality; "Odianism" rather than Astru; Sex magick; BDMS rites; Temple of Set; sort of a Satanist, but more nuanced; good researcher;

Teachers: Johannes Bureus; Guido von List; Anton LaVey; Michael Aquino; Joris K. Huysmans; Henri Antoine Jules-Bois; Prof. Edgar Polomé; Dante Alighieri; John Milton;Aleister Crowley; Dr. Francis Israel Regardie ; Kenneth Grant; H. P. Lovecraft; Francis King; Goethe; Kenneth Anger; William Blake; Dennis Wheatley; Leopold von Sacher-Masoch; Marquis de Sade; Monk Lewis; Roland Dionys Josse; Siegfried Adolf Kummer; Eugen Grosche AKA Gregor A. Gregorius of the Fraternitas Saturni, (FS);

Students: James Chisholm; Crystal Dawn ; Don Webb;

Friends / Enemies /Fellow Researchers /Competitors: Michael Howard; Ralph Blum, author of The New Book Of Runes (see http://darkbooks.org/collection/Ralph-Blum.html ) ; Mark Mirabello ; David James;

Organizations: Church of Satan, 1972 (not active); The Order of Shining Trapezohedron or "O.S.T." , 1983 -1984; Temple of Set, still active; original members of the Asatru Free Assembly ; the Rune-Gild, 1979; Ring of Troth, 1987; expelled from the Odinic Rite, 1989 for his Satanic interpretation of Odin mythology; the Fraternitas Saturni, (FS);

Author: Siegfried Adolf Kummer Rune Magic; Futhark A Handbooks Of Rune Magic ; Runelore A Handbook Of Esoteric Runology; Rune Might History And Practices Of The Early 20th Century German (vols 1 -4); Runes and Magic: Magical Formulaic Elements in the Elder Tradition; Fire & Ice: Magical Teachings of Germany's Greatest Secret Occult Order, 1990; Black Rûna, 199; Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris, 199; Lords of the Left-Hand Path: A History of Spiritual Dissent , 1997; Carnal Alchemy: A Sado-Magical Exploration of Pleasure, Pain and Self-Transformation, with Crystal Dawn, 2002; Johannes Bureus and the Adalruna; Wendish Mythology: Divinities and Religious Practices of the Western Slavs; The Magian Tarok: The Key Linking the Mithraic, Greek, Roman Hebrew and Runic Traditions with that of the Tarot; At The Well of Wyrd 1988 ; Rune Might: Secret Practices of the German Rune Magicians, 1989; The Truth about Teutonic Magic, 1991; Northern Magic: Mysteries of the Norse, Germans & English,1992 reprinted as Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism, 1998; Book of Ogham: The Celtic Tree Oracle, 1994; and translated Rune-Magic by Siegfried Adolf Kummer, 1993; The Practice of the Ancient Turkish Freemason - the key to understanding Alchemy by Rudolf von Sebottendorf; may be author of some of the Troth books - Welcome To The Troth, Honoring The Northern Tradition; Reconstructionist Paganism, An Extremely Brief Guide; Introduction To The Runes; Heathens And Heathen Faith, Some Frequently Asked Questions by The Troth; Heathen Gods And Rites ; Heathen Ethics And Values ; Heathen Bookboard A Reading List by The Troth; Gods Of The Heathen Way A Brief Guide; Doctor Beowulf Guide To Runes by The Troth; Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Papyrus of Abaris, 2009;

Resources: read him here - http://darkbooks.org/collection/Edred-Thorsson.html ; also http://darkbooks.org/collection/Stephen-Flowers.html; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Flowers; interview - http://www.newdawnmagazine.com/articles/wisdom-for-the-wolf-age-a-conversation-with-dr-stephen-flowers ; http://www.trapezoid.org/ (turn down sound) ; see - http://darkbooks.org/collection/The-Troth.html