Practical Guide to the Runes


Practical Guide to the Runes

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Practical Guide to the Runes

by Lisa Peschel

EIHWAZ the yew, URUZ the wild ox, KENAZ the hearth fire. Created by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of northern Europe, the runes began as a magickal system of pictographs representing the forces and objects in nature.

This guidebook, Practical Guide to the Runes, will help you discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection, and luck. Practical and concise, this book includes:

  • Complete descriptions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, plus WYRD, the blank rune
  • The differences between bindrunes and runescripts
  • Four rune layouts and detailed rune interpretations, including reversed position meanings
  • How to carve runes and create talismans
  • Meanings and uses of the runes in magick

About the Author of Practical guide to the Runes

Lisa Peschel is an artist, writer, and Wiccan.
“Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets, which were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter.” Wikipedia
Old NorseOld Nordic, or Old Scandinavian was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements from about the 7th to the 15th centuries.
Parent systems: Phoenician > Greek alphabet (Euboean variant) > Old Italic > Runic
Languages: Germanic languages
Unicode alias: Runic
Direction: Left-to-right
Child systems: Younger Futhark, Anglo-Saxon runes
According to Norse myth, runes were invented by the god Odin, and ancient runestones bear out this notion. The oldest runic inscriptions and some later ones give us a glimpse of Pagans in action.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 4.2 × .5 × 6.8 in

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