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We are looking for someone with expertise in European copyright laws, more precisely someone with actual knowledge about public domain rules and regulations, and someone who is able to help with a little detective work along the way.

The purpose of the work is nonprofit in nature, and is aimed at making it possible to publish certain pieces of work via a our nonprofit organisation.

If you’re interested, please send an email titled “nonprofit help” to info@galdrastafir.org and include a short reference of your expertise.

Download Galdrabók PDF Manuscripts for Free

As a part of project #freegaldrastafir we have decided to make all manuscripts available for easy download from our servers.
The purpose of the project is to make as many manuscripts as possible available in as high quality as possible for digital download. We strongly believe that these old manuscripts are to be freely available in digital form, so we present them 100% free for anyone who seek them out.

Anyone is free to download these files and use them as they see fit. So feel free to redistribute these manuscripts, share links or even print them out and make your own physical copies from the PDF-files supplied.

Galdrabók

This is the remastered version of the original Galdrabók manuscript (ATA Ämb2). The content have been edited and compiled into a single PDF format for easy access.

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Huld

A remastered version of the popular Huld Manuscript (ÍB 383 4to). This enhanced hi-resolution copy was edited and compiled into PDF format for easy access and free distribution.

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Galdrablöð Vol.III

Remastered version of The Galdrablöð (JS 375 8v blad 3). The original manuscript is a compilation of several manuscripts compiled together. In an effort to optimise file-sizes, the manuscript have been split into it’s original parts again. All volumes have been edited and graphically enhanced for best quality, and compiled into PDF format for easy access.

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Galdrastafir

Remastered version of The Galdrastafir Manuscript (Lbs 4375 8vo). The PDF have been edited for better quality and presentation and made available for free by Ræveðis.

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Hvíta Galdrakver

This version of Hvíta Galdrakver (AM 343 D 12mo) have been edited and optimised for best possible quality by Ræveðis. The entire manuscript have been compiled into a single PDF file for easy access.

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Galdrakver

The Galdrakver Manuscript (Lbs 143 8vo). This remastered version have been edited and compiled into a single PDF for easy access.

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Lækningakver

A remastered version of The Lækningakver Manuscript (AM 434 a 12mo). Edited and compiled into PDF format by Ræveðis for easy access. Please feel free to copy, share and redistribute this file.

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Leifar Vol.I

Remastered version of the Leifar manuscript (LBS 3902). Due to the huge size of this document, the content have been split into four volumes. All volumes have been edited and graphically enhanced for best quality, and compiled into PDF format for easy access.

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Leifar Vol.II

Remastered version of The Leifar Manuscript (LBS 3902). Due to the huge size of this document, the content have been split into four volumes. All volumes have been edited and graphically enhanced for best quality, and compiled into PDF format for easy access.

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Leifar Vol.III

Remastered version of The Leifar Manuscript (LBS 3902). Due to the huge size of this document, the content have been split into four volumes. All volumes have been edited and graphically enhanced for best quality, and compiled into PDF format for easy access.

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Leifar Vol.IV

Remastered version of The Leifar Manuscript (LBS 3902). Due to the huge size of this document, the content have been split into four volumes. All volumes have been edited and graphically enhanced for best quality, and compiled into PDF format for easy access.

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THE GALDRABÓK – PDF

FULL ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT

This is a PDF version of the infamous Galdrabók (MS ATA ÄMB2).
This book is often referenced in modern work such as Stephen Flowers’, but the manuscript itself is actually really hard to find in its original form.

As I’m sure you guys know, there’s not many of these old Galdrabóks left today. Many were burned as heretic books and others were hidden away by their owners to later be forgotten and decay into nothing in some nameless hiding-spot. Those that have survived however, can now be found stored away in several Scandinavian archives, while others are tucked away in private collections.

Back in the day, there were a lot of rumours of black art books like this one in existence. Books said to contain powerful magic in the form of depicted Galdrastafir, Spells, Troll-runes and more. One of the most famous historical manuscripts of this kind is the mythical “Raudskinna” (Red Skin). This fabled manuscript was said to have been written by the Icelandic bishop Gottsálkur Nikolásson (1498-1520’s), who was considered a very cruel man, and also one of the most powerful Troldmænd of his time. “Raudskinna” was lost to the ages unfortunately, as the story says the Bishop took it with him to his grave.

The Galdrabók that I’m sharing with you guys here however, is one of those manuscripts that survived. It’s actually one of the more infamous of the surviving black art books that we still have. It’s a small book compiled on parchment, consisting of 32 sheets in all. The oldest parts of the document were written down in Iceland sometime during the 16th century. Later, the book found its way to Denmark, and at the beginning of the 17th century a Danish Troldmand (sorcerer) supplemented the manuscript with more content. Alas, a more exact date for when this happened is obscured, along with the names of those who wrote the text. Some of the content is likely to originate from other Galdrabóks, but it’s really hard to say at this point.

In 1682 the manuscript was bought in Copenhagen by the Swedish language- and forn-researcher Johan Gabriel Sparfwenfeldt. During 1689-1694 he worked hard on collecting several “gothic” memorials and manuscripts for the Swedish Antiquity Archive.

In 1786 the Swedish Antiquity Archives was placed under management of the Royal History and Antique Academy, and this is where the manuscript can be found today – indexed and shelved as ATA ÄMB2.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE

As always this PDF is free to download, free to print and free to share digitally!

#FREEGALDRASTAFIR

Welcome to Galdrastafir.org

After several talks with different people on the topic of creating a webpage to feature the work I produce and put into either Public Domain or Creative Commerce, this site have now been created.

The purpose of Galdrastafir.org is to create a central hum for free resources regarding both Icelandic Galdrastafir and Graphical Galdr in general. Although the Magical Staves of Iceland are the most well known, they are not unique for Iceland alone. Historical Graphical Galdr can also be found in both the rest of Scandinavia as well as the UK.
Adding to the the surge of modern Galdr-staves for various purposes, it’s fair to say this is not only a revived and living magic tradition, but one that seems to grow stronger in the pagan and heathen communities.

Therefore I find it important to try and gather and preserve as much as possible of these staves, bot historical and contemporary. The task is far more than I’ll be able to handle alone though, and thus I have called upon my association with the Scandinavian based association “Fornalder Selskabet” to help administrate this webpage when I’m too busy to do so myself.

I hope you’ll enjoy the content, and the things to come. As of now I am moving some of my content from other platforms to this page. Things that are not posted as CC or PD will remain on my personal Patreon page, where I’ll also continue to post exclusive content that won’t be available to the general public.