Runes: Theory & Practice

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New Page Books, 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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User Review  - Samra - Goodreads

I liked some explanations but the whole repeatative blood to feed your runes thing is creepy Read full review

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User Review  - HB Pattskyn - Goodreads

This is one of five rune books I consider "must-haves". Concise, thoughtful, modern, historically sound... the author makes a distinction between "personal gnosis" and historical research and presents ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Galina Krasskova has been a Norse polytheist and priest of Odin for more than twenty years. Her primary interest is Heathen devotional work, and she has both written and lectured extensively on the subject. Krasskova is a Northern Tradition shaman currently residing in New York, where she is pursuing her PhD in Classics. She is the author of several books, including Exploring the Northern Tradition.

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