ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology

ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology

by Edred Thorsson


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ISBN-13: 9781578635269
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 345,779
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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:

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction: Reyn til Rúna! 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 More than 1 year ago
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.