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Nordic Runes : Understanding Casting and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle - Paul Mountfort

Nordic Runes

Understanding Casting and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle

Paperback Published: 5th May 2003
ISBN: 9780892810932
Number Of Pages: 288

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A comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle based on the runic alphabet of the Norse-Reveals the symbolism and divinatory significance of the 24 rune "staves".

This book provides clear instructions on how to craft your own rune stones and explains the role of runes in the Norse wisdom tradition and its influence on such works as Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings"Nordic runes are a potent and profoundly transformative magic system that gives contemporary readers access to the ancient wisdom tradition of Northern European cultures. The runes have deep resonances within the pagan Norse world of gods and goddesses, giants, dwarves, warriors, and wizards, which have greatly influenced the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, among others.

Norse tradition attributes the discovery of the runes to the "All-Father" Odin--a god of inspiration and secret wisdom and the mythical prototype for runecasters, who established the pattern for gaining his knowledge. Nordic Runes addresses three major areas: Runelore, the history of this 2000-year-old Norse oracle; Runestaves, the meaning of the individual runes of the Elder Futhark alphabet and their powerful mythological, magical, and practical lessons for daily life; and Runecasting, a comprehensive guide to the oracular application of the ancient runes, including their crafting, divination, and self-development.

As Nordic Runes shows, the runes do more than simply reflect the path of fate; they help develop and enhance intuition. By learning to cast and interpret the runes, the user becomes receptive to the energy currents in material reality and empowered in the arts of its transformation.

Industry Reviews

"The runes have an entire mythology and history, all of which is meticulously explained in Paul Mountfort's "Nordic Runes"."

Stunning revelation into Runology


By far the easiest way to learn and operate with runes. Paul Mountfort has an incredible way of referencing the sagas and eddas in concisc and literal manner that lets one divulge into the cultural signifiance of what runes are, and where they come from.



Nordic Runes

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Prefacep. vi
The Origin of Runes and How to Use This Bookp. 1
Odin's Giftp. 10
Divine Mysteriesp. 16
Runes and Rune Guildsp. 19
The Rune Poemsp. 25
Runes and Sagasp. 35
The Northern Traditionp. 57
Guide to the Stavesp. 62
Frey's Aettp. 68
Hagal's Aettp. 110
Tyr's Aettp. 154
Re-membering the Traditionp. 197
The Theory of Runic Divinationp. 214
The Art of Runecastingp. 222
Spreads and Castingsp. 232
A Final Word: The Rune Revivalp. 259
Notesp. 266
Bibliographyp. 273
Index to the Runesp. 278
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780892810932
ISBN-10: 0892810939
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 5th May 2003
Publisher: Inner Traditions Bear and Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.4

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