A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic: Wyrdworking, Rune Craft, Divination & Wortcunning

A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery & Magic: Wyrdworking, Rune Craft, Divination & Wortcunning

by Alaric Albertsson

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Overview

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.

Praise:

"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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738753386
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 09/08/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 582,965
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 Runes—Their Names, Meanings, and Phonetic Values . . . 325
Appendix B: Wyrdstones—Their Names and Meanings . . . 327
Appendix C: How to Write with Runes . . . 329
Glossary . . . 337
Bibliography . . . 341
Index . . . 343

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