I am so, so infatuated with this set. I had attempted to read runes before, using a plain clay set, and had a great deal of trouble trying to acertain meanings from the lines alone. These beautiful cards work like the Tarot or Cartouche, unveiling the meanings through the symbolism and art to better understand the energies of each rune. The accompanying handbook is a gem, with background information on the Norse religion (including a great introduction to the Norse pantheon), information on each rune (symbolism, oracular meanings, and magickal workings), and some very good rituals, including one of the best circle-casting methods i've ever heard of. I highly reccomend this set to magickal people, or people just wanting to bring the power of the runes into their lives.