Explore the powerful magic and fascinating lore of a rich folk tradition
Discover the secrets of Saxon sorcery, and learn how to craft rune charms, brew potions, cast effective spells, and use magical techniques to find love and prosperity. Exploring the practices and customs of the Anglo-Saxons hidden in English folk traditions, this book shares techniques for making wands and staffs, consecrating and using a ritual seax (knife), healing with herbs (wortcunning), soothsaying, and creating your own set of runes. The meaning and magical properties of the thirty-three Old English Futhorc runes are classified by theme, helping you in your quest to know yourself and influence your world for the better.
Previously published as Wyrdworking.
"Whether you're a Saxon Pagan or simply someone interested in delving into the mysteries of Middle Earth, this book is full of information and introspection that takes you deeper into a practice that's rarely written about."Witches & Pagans
"Alaric Albertsson makes the magical wisdom of the Anglo-Saxons very accessible to today's practitioners...His teachings make me appreciate the Anglo-Saxon practices found in modern Witchcraft and want to dive deeper into their heritage."Christopher Penczak, author of The Living Temple of Witchcraft
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Alaric Albertsson (Pennsylvania) is a founding member of Earendel Hearth, an Anglo-Saxon inhíred, and served as vice president and was on the Board of Directors of the Heartland Spiritual Alliance.He is currently a member of the Druidic organization Ár nDraíocht Féin and serves as the Anglo-Saxon Vice Chieftain for the ADF Germanic kin, Eldr ok Iss.
Albertsson first embraced polytheism in the summer of 1971.At this time he had the opportunity to talk with rural people in the Ozark Mountains about traditional moon lore, weather lore and folk beliefs and was strongly influenced by spiritist traditions.Over the past four decades, Albertsson's personal spiritual practice has developed as a synthesis of Anglo-Saxon tradition, country folklore, herbal studies and rune lore.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments . . . ix Introduction . . . xi Getting Started The Nature of Magic . . . 3 Tools of the Trade . . . 23 The Alchemy of Magic . . . 39 Runes and Rúncræft The Futhorc: The Runes of England . . . 67 Runes of Leaf and Root . . . 89 Ác • Æsc • Thorn • Éoh • Beorc • Eolh Animal Runes . . . 111 Feoh • Ur • Eh • Ior Earthly Runes . . . 129 Gear • Hagol • Is • Sigel • Tir • Lagu • Dæg Runes Within the Hall . . . 153 Mann • Wynn • Ethel • Cen • Gyfu • Peorth Runes Beyond the Hall . . . 173 Níed • Rád • Yr • Ing • Os • Ear Rúncræft . . . 193 Calc • Gár • Cweorth • Stán More Magic Techniques Galdor: The Power of Speech . . . 215 Wortcunning: Herbs and Their Lore . . . 227 Wiglung: The Arts of Divination . . . 253 Blood to Blood: Health Magic . . . 277 Heart to Heart: Love Magic . . . 289 Rags to Riches: Prosperity Magic . . . 301 Conclusion: The Druid and the Witch . . . 317 Appendix A: The RunesTheir Names, Meanings, and Phonetic Values . . . 325 Appendix B: WyrdstonesTheir Names and Meanings . . . 327 Appendix C: How to Write with Runes . . . 329 Glossary . . . 337 Bibliography . . . 341 Index . . . 343