Runes: Sorting fact from fiction

A Listmania! list by S. Plowright (Sydney, NSW Australia)
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The Rune Primer: A Down-to-Earth Guide to the Runes
1.  The Rune Primer: A Down-to-Earth Guide to the Runes by Sweyn Plowright
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  "Start from an informed perspective. Historical facts about runes in plain English. Old sources and translations. Esoteric interpretations. Reviews of popular authors. Modern myths exposed."
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Pierced by the Light: Viking Gods, Runes and 21st Century Magic
2.  Pierced by the Light: Viking Gods, Runes and 21st Century Magic by Rig Svenson
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  "An educated Heathen speaks about runes & the Old Gods, and speaks out against the recent "invention of tradition"."
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Rudiments of Runelore
3.  Rudiments of Runelore by Stephen Pollington
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  "The basic academic facts about runic tradition. Esoteric focus, but no New-Age fantasies or imaginary cults."
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Runes (Reading the past)
4.  Runes (Reading the past) by Page
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  "A short academic overview of the runes by a foremost Professor. Useful for checking claims made in other books."
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Voluspa: Seidhr As Wyrd Consciousness
5.  Voluspa: Seidhr As Wyrd Consciousness by Yngona Desmond
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  "By a scholar & practitioner. A prophetic Old Norse text is examined for its deeper revelations about shamanic perception & Wyrd."
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Old English and Its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages
6.  Old English and Its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages by Orrin W. Robinson
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  "An excellent overview of the languages spoken by the original rune users."
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Our Troth: History and Lore: 1
7.  Our Troth: History and Lore: 1 by Kveldulf Gundarsson
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  "A comprehensive view of the Nordic mythology and its relationship to modern Heathen life."
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An Introduction to English Runes
8.  An Introduction to English Runes by R.I. Page
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  "Another scholarly book by the Professor, if you are looking for plain historical facts."
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Runic Amulets and Magic Objects
9.  Runic Amulets and Magic Objects by Mindy MacLeod
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  "The only genuine survey of historical runic magical objects."
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Thorsons Way of - The Runes
10.  Thorsons Way of - The Runes by Bernard King
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  "One of the better popular books. Quite well researched."
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Runecasters Handbook: The Well of Wyrd
11.  Runecasters Handbook: The Well of Wyrd by Edred Thorsson
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  "Popular & speculative. More scholarly than most, but doesn't always separate speculation from fact."
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Taking Up the Runes: A Complete Guide to Using Runes in Spells, Rituals, Divination, and Magic
12.  Taking Up the Runes: A Complete Guide to Using Runes in Spells, Rituals, Divination, and Magic by Diana L. Paxson
The list author says:
  "Fairly ecclectic & Neopagan, some attempt to be scholarly. Worth reading, but a little too reliant on inventive modern rune writers."
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Uthark: Nightside of the Runes
13.  Uthark: Nightside of the Runes by Thomas Karlsson
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  "Based largely on Thorsson's "Odian" philosophy. Completely speculative."
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A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magick (Llewellyn's New Age)
14.  A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magick (Llewellyn's New Age) by Lisa Peschel
The list author says:
  "Example of a popular New-Age "fluffy" rune manual. To be taken with a grain of salt & some historical facts from books listed above."
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Reading the Runes: A Beginner's Guide
15.  Reading the Runes: A Beginner's Guide by Kim Farnell
The list author says:
  "Another example of a popular New-Age rune manual. Even fluffier."
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The Book of Runes
16.  The Book of Runes by Ralph Blum
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  "The first really popular rune manual, completely fluffy, considered by many one of the worst. Claims to be about Viking runes. No Vikings consulted here."
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Little Big Book Of Runes (Little Big Book (Astrolog))
17.  Little Big Book Of Runes (Little Big Book (Astrolog)) by Hali Morag
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  "I just found one worse than Blum's. Unbelievable!"
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Qualifications: 30 years of study, both esoteric and academic.
Last updated: 09/11/2010
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