Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic

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Weiser Books, Jan 1, 1984 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 156 pages
In giving us "Futhark, " the author re-initiates us into our heritage, explaining the mysteries of a profound system of thought and practice which underlies our developing Western culture. Both the spiritual heritage of ancient runic lore and the practical steps we can take to draw on rune power are present in "A Handbook of Rune Magic." This complete book of rune instruction includes rune history and lore, its basis in metaphysical thought and mysticism, complete definitions of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, and the etymology, phonetic value and interpretation of each rune. The reader is shown how to perform chants and rituals using runic energy, how to sign and send runes, and given suggestions for runic meditation. The author's presentation of this powerful system is lucid and profound, and provides a valuable tool for spiritual transformation and self-development.
 

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For the runecaster who wants a really in-depth beginner book. This book goes into extreme depths of the history, mythology, definitions, correlations, rites/rituals, and even how to make your own ... Read full review

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This book is too hard to understand for the beginner. I gave it 4 stars for information value because it LOOKS like it gives a lot of information. Too bad I didnt understand half of it. Its written in ... Read full review

Contents

Rune Knowledge
1
Origin of the Runes
3
History of the Runes
5
Runic Practices
11
The Runic Revival
14
Traditional Rune Lore and Asatru
17
Lore of the Elder Futhark
19
Fehu
20
Ehwaz
58
Mannaz
60
Laguz
62
Ingwaz
64
Dagaz
66
Othala
68
Theory of Rune Magic
71
Manifestation of the Rune Row
72

Uruz
22
Thurisaz
24
Ansuz
26
Raidho
28
Kenaz
30
Gebo
32
Wunjo
34
Hagalaz
35
Naudhiz
38
Isa
40
Jera
42
Ethwaz
44
Perthro
46
Elhaz
48
Sowilo
51
Tiwaz
53
Berkano
56
Elements
74
Streams
75
The Soul and Personal Power Concepts
76
Basic Theories of Rune Magic
78
Rune Work
81
Runic Meditation
95
Talismanic Magic
98
Stadhagaldr
124
Sign Magic
133
Other Forms of Magic
135
Pronounciation of Old Norse
139
On the Transliteration of Modern English into Runes
141
On Poetics
143
Tables of Runic Correspondences
145
Glossary
149
Bibliography
155
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Edred Thorsson is an American Runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism. He received his doctorate in Germanic languages and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas and has published over two dozen on Esoteric Runology. He lives in Texas. Visit him at: www.runaraven.com.

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