Opinion of Patricia M. Lafayllve and her “A Practical Heathen’s Guide to Asatru”???
I haven’t read it, and I have no particular opinion about her but as a rule of thumb I don’t like books on contemporary Heathen practice; in my experience they tend to be chock-full of inaccuracies, reductions, misdirections, UPG presented as universal truth and/or ancient practice, sourceless claims, sexism, racism, ableism, queerphobia and/or cultural appropriation.
I admit, I’m biased on the subject as I personally dislike the very concept of contemporary Heathen practice books; I see them as inherently authoritative
(whether they’re intended that way or not)
and that irks me especially as I don’t consider any of the authors to have authority – indeed in terms of spiritual practice I don’t like to consider anyone to have authority save for to themselves – but I don’t intend to project my perception and opinion onto anyone else, I realise it’s personal and not necessarily objectively true so I’m happy for anyone that can get something out of those sorts of books (hopefully through very critical reading though, because what I said about inaccuracies and/or bigotry being common is objectively true and it’s unfortunately up to the reader to separate all the potential bullshit so they don’t internalise it)