The word rune means mystery and casting the runes enables the runecaster to penetrate the mystery of the relationship between the gods and humans and between internal and external environments. Strongly loyal to the ancient traditions, Thorsson traces the evolution of runecasting showing its historical, spiritual and cosmological significance. He shows: * How to make your own runes. * How to load the rune with numius power. * How to prepare the optimum setting for rune reading. * How to prepare yourself psychologically and spiritually for casting the runes. The book includes general rune meanings, divinatory tables, the positive and negative aspects of each rune, its linguistic component and phonetic value, runic layouts and sample readings.
Edred Thorsson is an American Runologist who synthesises solid academic research with intuitive insight and a strong emphasis on the practice of rune magic. He received his Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Mediaeval Studies in 1984 with a dissertation entitled Runes and Magic: Magical Formulaic Elements in the Elder Tradition.