Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes

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Weiser Books, May 1, 1987 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 219 pages
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Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, explores the riddle of the runes.



Combing historical lore with a detailed investigation, Runelore focuses on the esoteric aspects of the runic tradition. In Part One, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what they mean, and how they evolved. In Part Two, Hidden Lore, he takes a more psychological view of the runes and looks at the entire cosmology of the Old Norse to explain the role runes played and how they were used over time. Included are specific sections on rune magic and divination, rune poems, runic numerology, and concise explanations of the mysteries of the 24 runes.



Reprinted with a newly designed cover, Runelore offers a complete picture of the Runes.

  

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User Review  - Shea Mastison - Goodreads

This is an excellent companion book to Thorsson's earlier, "Futhark." In RuneLore, many ideas that were hinted at in his previous work are expounded upon. Thorsson is one of the preeminent occultists ... Read full review

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User Review  - Volmarr Wyrd - Goodreads

This and Futhark are the books to read to learn about the runes. All other books should be gauged according to the information in these two books to determine accuracy. Read full review

Contents

Elder Runes to 800 C E
3
Viking Age Runes 8001100 C E
29
Medieval Runes 11001600 C E
45
Modern Runic Revival 16001945
53
Contemporary Runic Revival1945present
67
Historical Rune Magic and Divination
71
Runic Codes
87
Rune Poems
93
Esoteric Cosmology
143
Runic Numerology
159
Runic Psychology
167
Chapter 13 Rune Lore of the Gods
175
Appendices
201
Glossary
212
Bibliography
215
Index
218

Hidden Lore
114
Inner Runelore
115
About the Author
222
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Edred Thorsson is an American Runologist who synthesizes solid academic research with intuitive insight and a strong emphasis on the practice of rune magic. He received his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Medieval Studies in 1984. His other books include Futhark and Runecaster's Handbook. Author website: www.runaraven.com

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