You know how sometimes one of the gods can become “louder” than the others? Loki has been doing that with me lately, which is why I have been posting about Him more often than I have the other gods. It seems He wants me to write a book about Him, as there is very little out there specifically about Him.
So, I figured I’d talk about what I’m planning to include in the book and see if anyone has suggestions for more material. I’d also love it if other people were willing to submit their own writing about their experiences with Loki, so that the book could be more of a collective work rather than a solitary pursuit, but of course, no one is obliged to do that.
While I might do a little bit of research, the book I intend to write is one based more on personal experience rather than academic reasoning. There’s not a lot out there, academically speaking, about Loki, and I think that while academic writing has its place, what is often lacking from heathenry, in general, is the more personal touch.
What I plan to include in the book thus far is a retelling of the myths that involve Loki from a more Lokean perspective and my interpretation of the role He plays in those myths. I’d love more material here from others who may have different interpretations of His actions in those myths, if anyone is willing to provide that type of material. In the second part of the book, I plan to include my own personal experiences with Him and what it has been like to follow His path. This is another area where I would love to include material from other people as well, so that the book could be more of a collaboration. And somewhere in the book – I’m not really sure where – I plan to do an in-depth study of Loki through His name as written in the Elder Futhark.
This project is going to take a good amount of time to complete, but I would like feedback from anyone who might be interested in adding their voice to the book. I’m considering calling it, “Understanding Loki,” and I think it’s a book that is desperately needed, considering how many misconceptions and misunderstandings exist.