Runes: Theory & Practice

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Red Wheel/Weiser, Nov 24, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 223 pages
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Runes: Theory & Practice provides a thorough examination of the Norse runes. It will enable a beginner to delve effectively into their usage, but will also challenge the experienced rune-worker to better and deepen his or her understanding of these mysteries.
Runes: Theory & Practice begins with an explication of the story of Odin, the Norse god who won the runes by sacrificing himself on the World Tree. It continues by examining each of the individual runes in turn, both the Elder Futhark and the lesser-known Anglo-Saxon Futhorc. Each rune is studied not only from a historical viewpoint, but also from the perspective of a modern practitioner.
Most importantly, Runes: Theory & Practice specifically addresses the runes as living spirits and provides guidance on developing a working relationship with these otherworldly allies.
 

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This book offers one person's perception of the runic ones and what each rune means. I might not agree with many of the subjective interpretations in this book, but I really enjoyed reading it. I love ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
Odin The First RuneMaster
The Runes as Spirit Allies
The Elder Futhark
The AngloSaxon Futhorc
Wyrd
Galdr
Divination
Magic
Suggested Reading
Bibliography
Chapter Notes
Index
About the Author
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