Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic

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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...

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Overview

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.

Complete book of rune instruction including definitions of the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877285489
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 212,743
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author


Edred Thorsson is an American Runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism. He received his doctorate in Germanic languages and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas and has published over two dozen on Esoteric Runology. He lives in Texas. Visit him at: runaraven.com.
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations ix
Preface xiii
Introduction xv
Chapter 1 Rune Knowledge 1
Definitions 1
Origin of the Runes 3
History of the Runes 5
Runic Practices 11
The Runic Revival 14
Traditional Rune Lore and Asatru 17
Chapter 2 Lore of the Elder Futhark 19
Fehu 20
Uruz 22
Thurisaz 24
Ansuz 26
Raidho 28
Kenaz 30
Gebo 32
Wunjo 34
Hagalaz 35
Naudhiz 38
Isa 40
Jera 42
Eihwaz 44
Perthro 46
Elhaz 48
Sowilo 51
Tiwaz 53
Berkano 56
Ehwaz 58
Mannaz 60
Laguz 62
Ingwaz 64
Dagaz 66
Othala 68
Chapter 3 Theory of Rune Magic 71
The Rune World 71
Manifestation of the Rune Row 72
Elements 74
Streams 75
The Soul and Personal Power Concepts 76
Basic Theories of Rune Magic 78
Chapter 4 Rune Work 81
Foundations of Rune Magic 81
Runic Meditation 95
Talismanic Magic 98
Stadhagaldr 124
Sign Magic 133
Other Forms of Magic 135
Appendix A Pronunciations of Old Norse 139
Appendix B On the Translation of Modern English into Runes 141
Appendix C On Poetics 143
Appendix D Tables of Runic Correspondences 145
Glossary 149
Bibliography 155
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2000

    No other person could write a better book on Runes

    Purely based on tried and true tradition methods of the anceint teutons. Step aside Ralph Blum, and let Edred Thorsson do the talking! Everything that Edred Thorsson writes is based on top notch research. He is also an Asatruar so he has the proper insight that non-Teutonic Pagans don't have, and thus everything you read of his works are done through the insights and studies of a heathen, not some New Ager, Wiccan, or Thelemic Magician.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Waste of Time and Money

    My Nook Tablet couldn't read this book it was of such poor translation. Bogged down the ereader, wouldn't reload or move from page to page without half a dozen blank pages in between. The charts were screwed up, the meanings were chopped up into little pieces and stuck back together randomly. Wasted time and money trying to either read it or reload it.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    Go get a physical copy.

    This ebook is formatted incorrectly and shouldn't even be for sale in this condition. As other reviewers have pointed out, all the text is set in a small column to the left, making it nearly impossible to read.

    Go buy it in physical form or try another service, but do not buy this until the issue is addressed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Bad Format

    All text was on the left side of the page. One word per line. Maybe two or three sentences per page. Very frustrating.

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