Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic

Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic

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by Diana L Paxson
     
 

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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. Today,

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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. Today, the best known application of rune lore is divination: chips or stones marked with 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578633258
Publisher:
Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date:
04/20/2005
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
210,873
Product dimensions:
6.67(w) x 8.44(h) x 1.38(d)

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