Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle

Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle Author Paul Rhys Mountfort
ISBN-10 0892810939
ISBN-13 9780892810932
Year 2003-05-05
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Destiny Books
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A comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle based on the runic alphabet of the Norse Reveals the symbolism and divinatory significance of the 24 rune staves Provides clear instructions on how to craft your own rune stones Explains the role of runes in the Norse wisdom tradition and its influence on such works as Tolkien s Lord of the RingsNordic runes are a potent and profoundly transformative magic system that gives contemporary readers access to the ancient wisdom tradition of Northern European cultures The runes have deep resonances within the pagan Norse world of gods and goddesses giants dwarves warriors and wizards which have greatly influenced the work of J R R Tolkien among others Norse tradition attributes the discovery of the runes to the All Father Odin a god of inspiration and secret wisdom and the mythical prototype for runecasters who established the pattern for gaining his knowledge Nordic Runes addresses three major areas Runelore the history of this 2000 year old Norse oracle Runestaves the meaning of the individual runes of the Elder Futhark alphabet and their powerful mythological magical and practical lessons for daily life and Runecasting a comprehensive guide to the oracular application of the ancient runes including their crafting divination and self development As Nordic Runes shows the runes do more than simply reflect the path of fate they help develop and enhance intuition By learning to cast and interpret the runes the user becomes receptive to the energy currents in material reality and empowered in the arts of its transformation

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