Galina Krasskova is a Heathen priest and Northern Tradition shaman with a master's degree in religious studies from New York University. The author of many books, including Runes: Theory and Practice, and coauthor with Raven Kaldera of Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner, she is a columnist for Witches and Pagans magazine. She lives in New York's Hudson Valley.
Swain Wodening has been a part of the Asatru movement for nearly 20 years. He has been a member of the Troth, and Asatru organization since 1989. He is also co-founder of the Miercinga Rï¿½ce, an organization dedicated to the reconstruction of Anglo-Saxon paganism. He has written numerous magazine articles for IDUNNA, THEOD, EALDRIHT BOC, and ASATRU TODAY. Currently, he is residing near Dallas, Texas with his wife Teresa, and two sons. Most recently he was made an Elder in the Troth.