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Aswynn, Freya, 1949-

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Personal name headingAswynn, Freya, 1949-
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Variant(s)Hooijschuur, Elizabeth, 1949-
Associated countrySpain England Netherlands
Associated placeLondon (England)
Birth date1949-11
Place of birthZaanstad (Netherlands)
Field of activityMusic Avant-garde (Music) Wicca Paganism Fortune-telling by runes
Alexandrian (Wiccan sect)
Gardnerian (Wiccan sect)
Germanic neopaganism
Neofolk music
AffiliationRing of Troth (Organization)
Rune-Gild (Organization)
Gladsheim (Organization)
Northern (Sect)
Profession or occupationWiccans Pagans Musicians
Found inHer Leaves of Yggdrasil, 1990: CIP t.p. (Freya Aswynn) data sheet, etc. (b. 11/09/49; Dutch occultist)
Wikipedia, viewed November 10, 2021 (Elizabeth Hooijschuur (born November 1949), known by her pen name Freya Aswynn, is a Dutch writer and musician, primarily known for her activities related to modern Paganism in the United Kingdom; early exponent of a form of Germanic neopaganism centred on women; involved in the early neofolk music scene in London in the 1980s; born in November 1949 in Zaanstad, the Netherlands, as Elizabeth Hooijschuur; initiated into Wicca in 1980 by Jim Bennett, supervised by Alex Sanders; she became active in Gardnerian Wicca; move into Germanic neopaganism; her version of seiðr as magical and shamanic; in rune mysticism in the 1980s she developed her own approach to runic divination; lives in Tufnell Park; active in Edred Thorsson's organisation the Rune-Gild until 1995; In 1993 she initiated a British branch of the American organisation the Ring of Troth, later renamed Ring of Troth Europe; left London to live in Scotland and eventually Spain)
Freya Aswynn website, viewed November 10, 2021 (in 1994, I sold the house and with my share I bought a large farmhouse in Scotland in 1996; founded another community named “Gladsheim”; In 2005 I moved to Southern Spain; Ring of Troth Europe ... progressive Northern Tradition group)
Associated languageeng