- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.; 1 edition (Sept. 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0875427782
- ISBN-13: 978-0875427782
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,283,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Rune Might: Secret Practices of the German Rune Magicians (Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series) Paperback – 1 Sep 1989
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The book contains information on the runes not available in other books covering the runes. Sometimes however the book only gives a taste and not the full picture. The reader is left with a thirst for more. The book covers for example the four runic systems but does not provide a complete cosmological model of the four systems. The book covers the Listian mystery language but without enough to fully employ it.
The strength of Rune might is lying in the clarity with which the Rune yoga postures are described. A clear map is given to practice runic yoga. Surprisingly simple, runic yoga had an enormous effect on my sense of wholeness and well being.
As an Armanic practitioner, I must say that anyone who turns their nose up at the armanic runes or rune yoga for whatever reason is missing out on so much. They may well not be as ancient as the Elder Futhark, but as Thorrson himself pointed out in "Futhark", it is just as valid a magickal system as rune magick based on the Elder Futhark. It does what it was designed to do and it does it very well.
I use it. It works. 'Nuff said.
Even so, Thorsson does a superb job of laying out the evolutionary history of early 20th century Germanic Rune practices and beliefs. While some might not like Thorsson and the direction he’s gone in his later years, it’s hard to be critical of someone who’s not only introduced the English reader to a completely different Runic Stream, but who has also translated and published many of the blessings that have come from that Stream.
Having read some things from List, Spiesberger, and Kummer I have to say Thorsson’s given the English speaking world an unimaginable gift by introducing these adepts to us. While traditionalist might bemoan this book as not representing ancient Runic practice, the fact is, the Runes are alive and ever evolving. At what point do we say, “This is the end of Runic history. Everything from here on out is heresy?”
Rune Might introduces the reader to
~ List’s Armanen Runes and his unique vowel mantra formulas
~ Marby’s Rune Postures
~ Kummer’s Steads, Rune Dancing, Graal Workings, and Rune Mudras (hand gestures)
~ Jossé’s Rune Astrology and Kabbalah
~ Bienert’s Partner Rune Yoga
~ Spiesberger’s Runic Rituals
~ 16th century Bureus’ Rune Kabbalah
~ Peryt Shou’s Ritual of the Ninth Night
~ and much more…
Is this book worth the cover price? Yes.
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