By Edred Thorsson
A dialogue of hidden lore, internal lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic psychology, runelore of the gods, esoteric theology and extra. Covers elder and Viking runes, and leads us to the modern runic revival.
This booklet is meant to complement the sensible fabric present in my Futhark: A instruction manual of Rune Magic released by way of Samuel Weiser, Inc. In those pages the extra highbrow facets of the runes-their historical past aud improvement and their esoteric lore-will be investigated. it truly is was hoping that via this paintings i will be able to start to dispel many of the miscouceptions fostered by way of contemporary books that purport to discover the runic culture. Runelore contains right into a process of residing philosophy and perform the newest and most sensible scieutific scholarship of runologists from allover the area. the strategy utilized in the current publication is largely one among instinct firmly according to demanding clinical facts. it is a approach that i am hoping will proceed to discover extensive recognition. because it stands, Runelore is the elemental textbook for individuals of the Rune-Gild, yet I belief it's going to strike a responsive twine in all who search to resolve the riddle of the runes.
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Recognized examples of such phrases are , luwatuwa, suhura-susi, anoana, salusalu,foslau, and later suf1us . a few should be "decoded," a few no longer. those are however the few remnants of a non-natural , magical language shared through Odhinn and his earthly Erulians-a language to which entry needs to back be received. Such phrases have been most likely first bought and spoken by means of magicians (seidhmenn) in trance states and consequently handed on within the culture as part of the vocabulary of magic . Their use in runic fonnulas is back comprehensible in tenns of the "objectifying precept" of the runes . IDEOGRAPHIC RUNES In conception the one form of personality that can qualify as an ideographic rune is a stave of the futhark that stands for its identify (i. e. , a logograph) or for a be aware inside of its box in response to scaldcraft. besides the fact that, there also are particular types of galdrastafir (magical indicators) that have been initially made of bind runes (staves superimposed one on one other) and sometimes hugely stylized. we have now already met with examples of those at the Sievem bracteate, the Pietroassa ring , the Gummarp stone, and the amulet of Kvinneby. those ideographic runes really symbolize one of those exchange encoding of mystery meanings to hide them additional. however the purpose for this concealment, this hiding , used to be to not make the textual content tougher for different people to readfew inscriptions, specifically the elder ones, have been ever intended to be "read" in any respect. relatively on the contrary, it was once meant to make the textual content extra interesting to and extra empathetic with the hidden nation-states. The extra that means that may be hid in a terse demeanour, the extra powerfully empathetic the paranormal message of the rune grasp used to be for the target, yet hidden, different truth of the 8 outer worlds. quantity formulation the subject of runic numerology can be addressed in nice element in bankruptcy II . at this time, enable it suffice to claim that numerical patterning is one other fonn of concealment, with an identical reason as different fonns of "magical hiding" within the Gennani<; culture . seventy six I old LORE RUNEMASTER formulation Any non magical interpretation of the numerous runemaster formulation turns out absurd. it truly is transparent that after the runemaster carved the staves of the formulation ek erilaz/iihida nina (I the Erulian [= runemasterJ coloured the rune) he used to be no longer in simple terms doing some intricate kind of grafitti (although definite mental techniques can be universal to either acts) . Runemaster formulation characterize files of transformative magical acts within which the rune magician assumed his divine point for the functionality of a few operating. it really is really attainable that with runemaster inscriptions we're facing the is still of yet one fraction of a extra difficult ritual approach . A runemaster formulation may perhaps provide strength to a ceremony operating including the formulation, or it can be the entire of an operant operating in itself. within the latter case one will frequently locate that the runemaster designates himself with a number of magical names (which are usually similar to many of the holy names of 6dhinn) .