:A Handbook of Rune Magic
by Edred Thorsson
A brand new Weiser Classics edition.
The most comprehensive and worthwhile book on the runes ever written? If not at the top of the list, it is up there with Freya Aswynn's 'Leaves of Yggdrasil' (which we are trying to track down copies of).
This book covers the basics and leaves room for the reader to become a practitioner should they have the resilience to stick with the practices outlined herein.
"A new, updated edition of the essential guide to the practice of the runes as a magical tool for spiritual development.
In Futhark, rune master Edred Thorsson reinitiates us into our heritage, explaining the mysteries of a profound system of thought and practice that underlies our developing Western culture.
Futhark covers both the spiritual heritage of ancient runic lore and the practical steps we can take to draw on rune power. This complete book of rune instruction includes rune history and lore, its basis in metaphysical thought and mysticism, complete definitions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, and the etymology, phonetic value, and interpretation of each rune. The reader will learn how to perform chants and rituals using runic energy, how to sign and send runes, and how to practice runic meditation. The author’s presentation of this powerful system is lucid and profound, and provides a valuable tool for spiritual transformation and self-development."