ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology

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This follow-up to the classic Futhark breaks new ground by applying current scientific theories on how magic works in traditional societies to the world of practical magic. ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology contains completely new and fresh descriptions of all the individual runes based on traditional sources, rune-poems, Old Norse literature, and more.

Thorsson one of the most respected runic scholars living today, synthesizes the old and the new, the scholarly and ...

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Overview

This follow-up to the classic Futhark breaks new ground by applying current scientific theories on how magic works in traditional societies to the world of practical magic. ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology contains completely new and fresh descriptions of all the individual runes based on traditional sources, rune-poems, Old Norse literature, and more.

Thorsson one of the most respected runic scholars living today, synthesizes the old and the new, the scholarly and the practical, and brings the use of runes in magical work to a new level in ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology.

ALU features:

  • Practical magic
  • Divination practices
  • Reveals new techniques and methods
  • How modern English can be used in the creation of runic writings
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578635269
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 12/19/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 422,694
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Edred Thorsson received his doctorate in Germanic languages and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas. He is the translator of Guido von List's The Secret of Runes, and a former university professor of humanities. He is the author of the bestselling Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic and Runelore. Thorsson lives near Austin, Texas where he practices rune magic. Visit him at: www.runaraven.com.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Reyn til RĂșna! xiii

Abbreviations xvi

Note on Transcriptions of Runic Inscriptions and Treatment of Foreign Terms xvii

1 Grounding in Knowledge 1

Definitions 3

Runic History 10

The Runic Reawakening 29

The Concept of Traditional Runelore and Rune-Work 31

2 Lore of the Fupark 35

The Operative Systems 37

Operative Uses of the Systems 43

Stave-Lore 45

3 A Theory of Operative Runology 145

The Scientific Theory of Rune-Magic 147

The Traditional Theory of Rune-Magic 153

Theory of Radical Operative Runology 157

4 The Practice of Operative Runology 163

How to Do Things with Runes 163

Foundations of Practice 166

Frame Workings 167

Methods 173

5 Rune-Workings: Operations of Runic Meta-Communication 179

Rune Tokens 179

The Magical Comb 182

Spear-Casting 183

Carving and Scraping 184

Bind-Runes 186

Rune-Gazing 188

Runestone Carving 188

The Magic of Writing and Reading Runes 192

Appendix A Runic Dyads 197

Appendix B Triadic Rune-Names 203

Appendix C Grail Mythos in Old English Runes? 205

Notes 209

Bibliography 229

About the Author 235

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Worth a read!

    If you're interested in the runes, then give this book a read. This and Futhark are probably the best books that B&N has available. It's also the best book on the Anglo-Saxon Futhork that I've ever seen, way better than anything Galina Kraskova puts out. It's not perfect in my opinion, but what is? It's definitely worth a look for any runer.

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