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The Mysteries of the Runes Paperback – 1 Dec 1993

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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Capall Bann Publishing (1 Dec. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898307075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898307075
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 781,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A full investigation into rune origins, symbolism & use, traced from Neolithic & Bronze Age symbols & their connection with other magical & mystical symbols. A full investigation into rune origins, symbolism & use, traced from Neolithic & Bronze Age symbols & their connection with other magical & mystical symbols. Runic divination by Germanic tribes, Saxons and Vikings are also covered. Odin is discussed, as the shaman-god of the runes, with his myths & legends, the Wild Hunt, and the Valkyries. Magical uses of runes are explored with their use in divination. Fascinating information is included on discoveries made in archaeological excavations, rune masters & mistresses, the bog sacrifices of Scandinavia & rune master training. Runic symbolism is detailed together with descriptions of each of the eight runes of Freya's, Haegl's & Tyr's Aetts with divinity, religious symbolism & spiritual meanings based on The Anglo Saxon Rune Poem. How to make your own set of runes, how to cast them for divination with suggested layouts & the use of rune magic. Also covers the gods & goddesses of the Aesir & Vanir, their myths & legends & the seasonal cycle of Northern Tradition festivals. Other topics covered include Hyperborea & the 'Atlantis of the North', duality in Indo-European religion, the Web of Wyrd & the Norns, Saxon/Norse paganism & traditional witchcraft.

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By Sue Lang on 22 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
For anyone needing a sensible and straight-forward foundation on Rune study, this is the book to have. A concise history of Rune culture makes for interesting reading and useful background to a better understanding. This book is one you will refer to again and again. A joy to read.
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A Must-Have Rune Book 10 Aug. 2012
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Mr Howard has done it again. Not only is this book a great resource but also just a dang-good read. Mike Howard is a very trusted author that can be relied upon for solid well-founded information. This one is in my top 3 books on the Runes. In fact any of Mr Howard's books I would mark as . . .

Highly recommended ;)
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