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Runelore by Edred Thorsson

Runelore (1987)

by Edred Thorsson

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A wonderfully deeper look at the hidden meaning behind the runes ... not just for divination. This book looks to the historical backgrounds of the runes as well as modern uses and interpretations. My copy has gotten a good wearing out as I use it for reference often. ( )
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This book is given to all those who strive toward the RUNES
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This chapter is intended to provide the runester with a basic outline of runic history and development from the oldest times to around to around 800 C.E. (or the beginning of the Viking Age) and includes a section on the Old English and Frisian traditions that continue beyond that time frame.
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Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, explores the riddle of the runes.

Combing historical lore with a detailed investigation, Runelore focuses on the esoteric aspects of the runic tradition. In Part One, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what they mean, and how they evolved. In Part Two, Hidden Lore, he takes a more psychological view of the runes and looks at the entire cosmology of the Old Norse to explain the role runes played and how they were used over time. Included are specific sections on rune magic and divination, rune poems, runic numerology, and concise explanations of the mysteries of the 24 runes
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