The Healing Runes: Tools For The Recovery Of Body, Mind, Heart, & Soul

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 160 pages
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Since the beginning of recorded history, the oracular tradition has been associated with healing and with the Divine. For Ralph H. Blum, the journey toward spiritual and emotional healing began with the 1982 publication of The Book of Runes. Since then, millions of people have welcomed the inspiration, guidance and comfort found in his interpretation of an ancient Western Oracle-- the Runes.

At this time in history, a recognition of the relationship between physical health and emotional well-being is crucial. Created specifically to support traditional forms of therapy, healing and recovery, as well as all Twelve Step programs, The Healing Runes offers a new interpretation of this sacred oracle for all those whose lives stand in need of healing.

When you are feeling alone or afraid; when you are sick physically or emotionally; or when your best friend is away and you need sound advice-- put your hand in the bag and pick a Rune. And when you are full of joy and praise and gratitude-- pick a Rune. The Healing Runes provides comfort for the heart, ease for the body, peace for the mind and nourishment for the soul.


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A method of centering and drawing to one's attention the importance of BEING, just allowing ourselves to open and listen to what each rune tries to convey. I have been brought to peace in so many situations by allowing the rune to "talk" to me. I will be ordering more healing runes for my friends with the knowledge that they, too can have a positive experience as I have had.  


A Brief History of the Runes
In Praise of the Oracular
Using the Healing Runes
Healing Rune Spreads
A Circle of Healing Runes
Helpful Tools for Consulting the Oracle
Pastoral Authority
New Runes for Old Friends
Acknowledgments by Susan Loughan
About the Authors

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Ralph H. Blum is an anthropologist and a student of the oracular tradition. For almost thirty years, Susan Loughan has been a healer specializing in all forms of abuse recovery. In this new work, they have combined their talents to assist people in healing the body, the mind, the heart and the soul.

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