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The Book of Runes: Read the Secrets in the…

The Book of Runes: Read the Secrets in the Language of the Stones

by Francis Melville

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Readers learn to decipher and harness the magic of the ancient Nordic runes! Feogh symbolizes financial gain and status . . . Thorn stands for protection, defense, and caution. These and each of the runic alphabet's many other magic symbols have special meanings all their own. Author Francis Melville presents directions for making amulets and talismans to invoke the power of Norse gods. He describes the method of conducting readings with rune stones to predict future events and bring good fortune. This heavily illustrated volume also presents the history of rune stones, the meaning of the runic alphabet, and the secret symbols attached to each meaning. Rune stones and rune sticks can be purchased from many outlets, but readers who follow the author's instructions can make runes of their own, using any of several different natural materials, including pebbles, wood, and clay. This fascinating collection of ancient magic lore, with instructions for making and reading runes, is complemented with more than 150 vivid, full-color photos and illustrations.… (more)



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This is a warm and fuzzy starter book which goes over the history of runes, a little bit about the Nordic mythology and how the stories in the Havamal pertaining to the runes, the symbolism behind each rune individually, how to make your own rooms from scratch and which materials to use, as well as how to cast and read the stones.
It is a very short book however expertly penned with bright, beautiful & vivid pictures on every page. I love this book and consider it a treasure in my library. A great book for any beginner. ( )
  SumisBooks | Jun 3, 2018 |
Good beginners book on reading the Norse Runes. ( )
  BenasReads | Jul 11, 2012 |
This book is very helpful whe dealing with anything runes. The book shows how to make and use runes, gives detailed infromation about each rune. It also touches apon the people who origionally made and used runes and their beliefs, and also the gods and goddesses the believed in. The book is very helpful and has beautiful pictures. I would recomend this book to anyone who wants to learn about runes or even someone who uses them regularly. It is packed full of useful and interesting information. ( )
  Susannah_French | Nov 4, 2009 |
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This book is a guide to everything runes. It features a short history of runes and thier origins. It touches upon the different sets or runes, the people who made and used runes, and their beliefs. It talks about the gods and goddesses associated with the runes, and gives very detailed information about each of the 24 standard runes. It features each runes meaning, both mundane and esoteric, the phonetic value in ancient languages, the diety, plant, animal, tree, bird, color, element and astrological body associated with each rune. The book features a section on making your own runes and how to actually use the runes.
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