This title helps you discover the ancient mysteries of the runic alphabet, devised by the peoples of Northern Europe and linked to the Norse legends. You can learn how to consult and interpret runes, for yourself and for others. It includes instructions on how to make and dedicate your own set of runes. It offers detailed explanations of the significance and symbolism of each of the 24 runes in the runic alphabet, together with easy-to-follow sample rune readings. It is illustrated with specially commissioned photographs that clearly explain the meanings of runestones, while celebrating their mysterious beauty. Since the dawn of time, people have found signs and symbols fascinating, and runes are some of the most powerful signs of all. The runic alphabets were devised by early Germanic societies in the 1st century AD, and were later used as a means of gaining deeper understanding of life through divination. For hundreds of years they have offered ways of coping with the journey through life by providing access to a greater wisdom. This highly accessible guide demonstrates how to access, question and understand the runes. The meaning of each individual rune is explained in detail, and sample rune readings that relate to common dilemmas show how to interpret the answers provided. You can choose between simple one- or three-rune draws, and more complex spreads using up to nine, and learn how to read the answers to your questions. The fully illustrated book is a highly accessible introduction to the use of this ancient alphabet for divination, protection and healing, and offers a path to spiritual understanding that anyone can tread.
Andy Baggott is a healer, writer and practising shaman of the Celtic and pre-Celtic tradition. He gives regular workshops and lectures on spirituality and related subjects. Andy has written books on a range of subjects, including healing, shamanism and spiritual growth.