Historical facts about the runes in plain English. This book looks at what we really know about them and how we know it. There is also a discussion of the popular authors of esoteric runology, and a chapter exposing the myths and misconceptions about runes perpetuated in many popular rune manuals. The Primer will provide you with a basic factual foundation of rune knowledge, and enable you to sort the useful gems from the rubbish in your future investigations.
Sweyn Plowright has been an active student of the runes and the Northern Traditions since Reading Tolkien in 1972. He has a diverse education, having served in the British Army as an Engineer, studied linguistics at university, and achieved a black belt in a martial art. In 1990 he was asked by Edred Thorsson to lead the Rune Gild in the South Pacific region. After meeting Thorsson, and some of the other popular writers on runes in person, he became disillusioned with the pervasive charlatanry, invention of "tradition", and personality cults. He formally cut his ties with the Rune Gild and the "rune myth industry" in 2000.
He lives in Sydney Australia with his wife Kara. He is also a member of Mensa, and works as an Engineer in IT.