Nice to meet you all. I have been a lurking member here for a few months but haven't posted. I do cast spells and do magic. Anglo-Saxon Witchcraft differs somewhat from its Norse counterparts in that males could practice it without the worry of being branded with ergi (a Norse term for unmanliness). In Norse culture of the Viking era witchcraft (seidh) was considered a woman's art, although Odin himself practiced it as it was taught to him by Freyja. It is not known for certain if this was because magic seemed cowardly versus open physical combat, because the magician had to enter a passive/trance state, or if there may have been some undisclosed sexual components to its practice. This did not apply to Norse rune magic which was considered to be a man's art. Apparently, the Anglo-Saxons were influenced by their Irish and Welsh neighbors who regarded male magicians with esteem. The Celtic word "Druid" found its way into Anglo-Saxon and drymann (Druid man) and dryicge (female Druid) were terms sometimes used for sorcerers and sorceresses respectively. Anglo-Saxon Witchcraft (Englisc Wiccecraeft, as Stormbringer said) combines elements of rune magic (although Futhorc instead of Futhark) along with shamanic practices probably related to Norse seidh magic. Some of these practices include "faring forth" where the Wicca sends his spirit to the land of the Dead or to the realms of the Gods to speak with them on their own turf, like what some people call astral projection. Sometimes the sorcerer would send his spirit into an animal so that he could spy on others or direct the animal to attack someone. (The problem is that if the animal is injured while the sorcerer is possessing it, the sorcerer receives the same damage to his own body.) There are also elements of galdr, a magical practice which involves incantations, chanting, and singing. I may not be as well versed in specifically Norse topics (versus Anglo-Saxon) as others here, so Atwater Vitki and Stormbringer please chime in as needed .