TAKING UP THE RUNES

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Taking Up The Runes

Author : Diana L. Paxson
ISBN : 1609255070
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Although many of us first encountered runes in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, this sacred alphabet is by no means a fabrication for books or movies. Similar to Hebrew letters in the sense that each symbol contains a meaning that transcends its original function as a letter, the runes are practical, flexible, and effective symbols with a variety of uses. From the introduction: Effective use of the runes requires both the old wisdom and the new. The student must not only consciously study the meanings ascribed to the runes by earlier scholars, but must internalize them. Today, the best-known application of rune lore is divination: chips or stones marked with the runes are drawn, cast, or laid out in patterns like tarot cards. In Taking Up the Runes, Paxson delves into the ancient historical meaning of each rune and explains their contemporary uses and meanings. We discover that the real power of runes comes from inside ourselves when we find the wisdom and power within each symbol and internalize them. Taking Up the Runes is the ultimate workbook for using the runes on a psychic, spiritual, and magical level. Learn how to make your own rune set and how to use the runes in guided meditations and song.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Taking Up The Runes Weiser Classics

Author : Diana L Paxson
ISBN : 1578637295
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A popular in-depth exploration of the runes, reissued with a new chapter on rune divination, now part of the Weiser Classics series. Diana Paxson has distilled her years of experience working with the runes and teaching others into this one definitive sourcework. In a series of chapters dealing with rune pairs, readers will learn the historical meaning of each individual rune and its use and meaning now, in contemporary culture. But as Paxson shares, the real power of the runes comes from internalizing them and using their symbols as sources of wisdom and strength. At the end of each chapter introducing and exploring the pairs of runes are rituals and spells for all levels of ability that help internalize the attributions, meanings, symbolism, and use of the runes. Further study in part two of the book expands the use of the runes in divination, guided meditations, and song. Everything regarding runes is covered in this definitive workbook, from the history of runes and how to make your own rune sets to how to work with them on a psychic, spiritual, and magical level.
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Odin

Author : Diana L. Paxson
ISBN : 9781633410435
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods—the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth. He is both war god and poetry god, and he is the Lord of Ravens, the All- Father, and the rune master. Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic is the first book on Odin that is both historically sourced and accessible to a general audience. It explores Odin’s origins, his appearances in sagas, old magic spells, and the Poetic Edda, and his influence on modern media, such as Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each chapter features suggestions for rituals, exercises, and music, so readers can comprehend and become closer to this complicated god. Author Diana Paxson, an expert on Viking-era mythology, provides a complete portrait of Odin and draws on both scholarship and experience to provide context, resources, and guidance for those who are drawn to work with the Master of Ecstasy today.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Nordic Runes

Author : Paul Rhys Mountfort
ISBN : 0892810939
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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With information on understanding, casting, and interpreting the ancient Viking oracle, this volume reveals the document based on the runic Elder Futhark alphabet of the Norse. 24 illustrations.
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Reading The Runes In Old English And Old Norse Poetry

Author : Thomas Birkett
ISBN : 9781317070993
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reading the Runes in Old English and Old Norse Poetry is the first book-length study to compare responses to runic heritage in the literature of Anglo-Saxon England and medieval Iceland. The Anglo-Saxon runic script had already become the preserve of antiquarians at the time the majority of Old English poetry was written down, and the Icelanders recording the mythology associated with the script were at some remove from the centres of runic practice in medieval Scandinavia. Both literary cultures thus inherited knowledge of the runic system and the traditions associated with it, but viewed this literate past from the vantage point of a developed manuscript culture. There has, as yet, been no comprehensive study of poetic responses to this scriptural heritage, which include episodes in such canonical texts as Beowulf, the Old English riddles and the poems of the Poetic Edda. By analysing the inflection of the script through shared literary traditions, this study enhances our understanding of the burgeoning of literary self-awareness in early medieval vernacular poetry and the construction of cultural memory, and furthers our understanding of the relationship between Anglo-Saxon and Norse textual cultures. The introduction sets out in detail the rationale for examining runes in poetry as a literary motif and surveys the relevant critical debates. The body of the volume is comprised of five linked case studies of runes in poetry, viewing these representations through the paradigm of scriptural reconstruction and the validation of contemporary literary, historical and religious sensibilities.
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A Pocket Guide To Runes

Author : Ben Waggoner
ISBN : 9781941136256
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Runes. . . the very name seems to conjure up mystery. Runes appear everywhere from rock album covers to Viking and fantasy movies. But what are they, and how are they used? What do they mean? How and why are they used in magic and in divination?This booklet presents a brief working knowledge of the ancient writing system of the Germanic-speaking peoples. After learning about the runes' origins and their uses, both for writing mundane texts and for magic and divination, you can look up individual rune letters and explore the surprisingly complex symbolism behind them. Fresh translations of the old rune poems round out this short introduction.
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Runic Astrology

Author : Donald Tyson
ISBN : 9780738715063
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What will the runes spell for your life? Get ready to experience a powerful tool of divination—a reliable and fun system that combines astrology and runes. In this book, popular author Donald Tyson offers his unique approach to chart casting while utilizing these ancient oracle methods. This convenient and effective divination tool allows you to cast charts any time, without having to know birth time or birth place. Explore the history, meaning, and significance behind each of the twenty-four German Futhark runes and discover their raw, elemental power. See how the placement of the runes can be favorable or unfavorable, depending on their positions and how they correspond to elements of astrology. Step by step, you will learn to assemble the tools you need, and how to cast and interpret a chart so you can divine answers to all of your important life questions, predict future events, and gain insight into yourself and your loved ones with amazing accuracy. Simple to use and interpret, Tyson's unique astrology chart, rune dice, and cards are the foundation for one of the most precise forms of divination known. With clear instructions for creating your own rune dice and cards, and helpful advice on giving readings, Runic Astrology invites you to go beyond the stars to achieve deeper, more multi-layered analyses of an astrology chart than ever before.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spells Magic

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ISBN : 0971439257
Genre : Games & Activities
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Magic is a powerful force in most fantasy worlds, and many are the paths open to those who seek magical power. From the arcane to the divine, Spells & Magic provides information for both players and DMs and is easily useable in any d20 campaign world. This is more than just a book of spells and magical items. New prestige classes focusing on new thoughts of magic also fill the book. And like all Bastion Press products, it's designed to be used with any d20 campaign world.
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Futhark

Author : Edred Thorsson
ISBN : 9781609259266
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Runes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. In Futhark, American runologist Edred Thorsson introduces readers to the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, their definitions, and mystic properties. The runic system of magic and mysticism is one of the most powerful forms of metaphysical thought available to the Western world. This bestselling classic book on Runes continues to be required reading for those who seek true knowledge of the mystery of the Runes. Thorsson’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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The Poetic Edda

Author : Carolyne Larrington
ISBN : 9780191662942
Genre : Literary Collections
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She sees, coming up a second time, earth from the ocean, eternally green; the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them, over the mountain hunting fish. After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. The Poetic Edda begins with The Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related. The one-eyed Odin, red-bearded Thor, Loki the trickster, the lovely goddesses, and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, Sigurd the Dragon-Slayer, Brynhild the shield-maiden, and the implacable Gudrun. This translation also features the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword. Comic, tragic, instructive, grandiose, witty, and profound, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and speak to us as freely as when they were first written down seven hundred and fifty years ago.
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