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Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine

Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine

by Lara Veleda Vesta
Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine

Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine

by Lara Veleda Vesta


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Highlights the feminine origin of the runes in the context of an immersive course in rune practice.

Using inquiry and original translations alongside traditional rune poems and sacred art, Wild Soul Runes invites readers to develop their own wisdom connection with the runes through practice. The book is based on the premise that all of us possess the ability to receive divine information through rune practice. Rather than telling the reader what the runes mean, author Lara Veleda Vesta shares an interactive practice for readers to discover the unique ways the runes speak to them.

The book covers the history of the runes, both in myth and through the connection with Old European archaeological findings. This history offers evidence for the idea that the runes have a feminine origin, coming from the well of the Norns, the female triple giantesses who represent the fates in Norse myth.

It introduces the concept of the runes as beings rather than simply an alphabet or magical tools. The purpose of Wild Soul Runes is to create a relationship with these beings through ancestral connection, personal gnosis, and ritual practice.

Readers will learn how to:

  • Make a rune altar
  • Develop a daily ritual practice with the runes
  • Honor the Germanic/Anglo Saxon wheel of the year
  • Craft a rune set and rune ceremonies for divination

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578637393
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 05/01/2021
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,138,533
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lara Veleda Vesta is an artist, author, storyteller and educator transforming chronic illness into a path of healing and reclaiming. She is the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook, and The Moon Divas Oracle, illustrator of The Moon Divas Oracle Cards and is currently working toward her PhD in Philosophy and Religion while exploring ancestral connection and disability as initiation. She shares her path of myth, folk magic, ancestor lore and ritual practice with her Patreon community and through classes at the Wild Soul School.

Table of Contents

Acknowledments vii

Beginning the Work, 1

The Runes and Your Fate or "Wyrd," 2

Preparation Week-or Weeks, 13

Your Rune Practice, 21

A Guide to the Weekly Work, 21

The Rune Poems, 22

Making Your Rune Set, 28

The Runes, 41

The Elder Futhark, 43

The Anglo-Northumbrian or Jotun Runes, 123

How to End and Begin Again: My Runic Journey, 157

Runes and Ceremonial Divination, 179

Rune Webs and Reading the Wyrd, 182

Closing the Practice: Sharing Your Gnosis, 186

Appendix A Timeline of the Runes, 188

Appendix B Rune Resources, 190

Notes, 198

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