The Rune Primer

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Lulu.com, Nov 1, 2006 - History - 159 pages
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Historical facts about the runes in plain English. This book looks at what we really know about them and how we know it. There is also a discussion of the popular authors of esoteric runology, and a chapter exposing the myths and misconceptions about runes perpetuated in many popular rune manuals. The Primer will provide you with a basic factual foundation of rune knowledge, and enable you to sort the useful gems from the rubbish in your future investigations.
 

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User Review  - Harald - LibraryThing

An excellent introduction to rune studies for old hands and new. Starting with the factual and academic side in plain English, nice translations of the old rune poems with original text and notes, and ... Read full review

Review: The Rune Primer: A Down-to-Earth Guide to the Runes

User Review  - Joseph F. - Goodreads

Short but concise intro to the runes. For those of us who are a bit skeptical of the flights of fancy from occultists and new agers, this book provides only the hard evidence on what the runes are and how to interpret them. It includes the rune poems and a critical review of other runologists. Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
IMPORTANCE OF CONTEXT
3
OLD SOURCES
8
31 ELDER FUTHARK
10
32 YOUGER FUTHARK
12
33 ANGLOSAXON FUTHORC
14
34 RUNE NAMES
16
35 RUNE POEMS
20
THE RUNIC REVIVAL
43
42 THE CURRENT REVIVAL
44
CONCEPTS
47
53 HAMINGJA
48
ESOTERIC RUNES
49
62 TECHNIQUES
63
RESOURCES
65
MYTH BUSTING
113

36 INSCRIPTIONS
42

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