The Nine Doors of Midgard

A Curriculum of Rune-Work

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Rune-Gild

ISBN: 9780971204485

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 7812

The Nine Doors of Midgard is a complete course of study in self-transformation through the Runes. It been used by the initiates of the Rune-Gild since 1980. The graded steps offer a systematic and traditional approach to inner Rune-work. The author, Edred Thorsson (Stephen Flowers, PhD), is the world's leading authority on esoteric runelore.

ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1578635268

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 235

View: 7165

This follow-up to the classic Futhark breaks new ground by applying current scientific theories on how magic works in traditional societies to the world of practical magic. ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology contains completely new and fresh descriptions of all the individual runes based on traditional sources, rune-poems, Old Norse literature, and more. Thorsson one of the most respected runic scholars living today, synthesizes the old and the new, the scholarly and the practical, and brings the use of runes in magical work to a new level in ALU, An Advanced Guide to Operative Runology. ALU features: Practical magic Divination practices Reveals new techniques and methods How modern English can be used in the creation of runic writings


The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877286677

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 219

View: 893

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. Reprinted with a newly designed cover, Runelore offers a complete picture of the Runes.


A Practical Guide to Rune-Galdor

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Asatru Fok Assembly

ISBN: 9781885972019

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 60

View: 4220

A project long in demand, Rune-Song consists of unique contents not available in previous publications. All the rune poems are recited in their original languages. Instructions for pronouncing ancient Germanic, Old English and Old Norse are also included. This also contains a complete operative system of vocal rune magic, or galdor, previously unrevealed.

A Practical Guide to the Runes

Their Uses in Divination and Magick

Author: Lisa Peschel

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780875425931

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 171

View: 5494

EIHWAZ the yew, URUZ the wild ox, KENAZ the hearth fire. Created by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of northern Europe, the runes began as a magickal system of pictographs representing the forces and objects in nature. This guidebook will help you discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection, and luck. Practical and concise, this book includes: • Complete descriptions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, plus WYRD, the blank rune • The differences between bindrunes and runescripts • Four rune layouts and detailed rune interpretations, including reversed position meanings • How to carve runes and create talismans • Meanings and uses of the runes in magick

Rune Might

The Secret Practices of the German Rune Magicians

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620557266

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 8930

A practical handbook to the history, exercises, and techniques of German rune work • Explores the four traditional runic systems: the Older Futhark, the Anglo-Frisian Futhorc, the Younger Futhark, and the Armanic Futhork • Details powerful rune work techniques and exercises, including rune yoga and dance, runic hand gestures (mudras), rune singing (mantras), runic healing, runic tantra and sex magic, rune rituals, runic divination, and the runic theory of crystals • Examines the history of esoteric runology and the trailblazers of modern rune magic, including Guido von List, Friedrich Bernhard Marby, and Rudolf John Gorsleben Although the rune renaissance began blossoming in Anglo-American occult circles in the 1970s, the runes have been part of the occult revival in Germany since its beginning in the late 19th century, with roots that go back centuries further. Exploring the history of esoteric runology and the work of the trailblazers of modern rune magic, including Guido von List, Friedrich Bernhard Marby, and Rudolf John Gorsleben, author Edred Thorsson details the secret practices and runic systems of the German rune magicians, including techniques for using runes in unprecedented ways to draw power into your life. Thorsson explores all four of the traditional runic systems: the Older Futhark (24 runes), the Anglo-Frisian Futhorc (29-33 runes), the Younger Futhark (16 runes), and the Armanic Futhork (18 runes), developed by Guido von List. The author explains the similarities and differences between them as well as how they are all facets of the same underlying runic reality. He examines the early history and possible origins of runic symbols and systems, the renaissance of rune magic from 1919 to 1935, the effects of the Third Reich and Nazis on the runic revival, as well as the reemergence of German runology after World War II. Providing an extensive practical section, Thorsson details powerful runework techniques and exercises, including rune yoga and dance, runic hand gestures (mudras), rune singing (mantras), rune yodeling, runic healing, runic tantra and sex magic, group rites with runes, and two powerful methods of engaging transpersonal powers: the Ritual of the Ninth Night and the Ritual of the Grail Cup. He also explores runic divination, the runic theory of crystals, runic symbolism in medieval German buildings, and runic material from the documents of the Fraternitas Saturni, the Brotherhood of Saturn. By immersing yourself in the world of the runic pioneers and the practices they designed, you will emerge with a deeper understanding of runes as well as the magical world from which they emanate.


Nightside of the Runes

Author: Thomas Karlsson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789197410212

Category: Runmagi / sao

Page: 137

View: 4146

This book is an introduction to runosophy, the wisdom of the runes, and to practical rune magic. The runes are dynamic symbols that characterise hidden forces. The outer shapes of the runes have changed through history, but the principles that they symbolise are today almost the same as during old Norse times. This book does not claim to include a historical description of runes or rune magic. The book offers an introduction to a rune magic that is constructed around practical work with the runes in the contemporary world. The ambition, however, has been that the runosophy in this book shall be deeply rooted in historical Nordic magic.

The Secret King

The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism

Author: Stephen E. Flowers,Michael Moynihan

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1932595252

Category: History

Page: 197

View: 332

The first book to explode many myths surrounding the popular idea of Nazi occultism, The Secret King presents the actual esoteric rituals used by Heinrich Himmler's SS under the influence of rune magician Karl-Maria Wiligut, the 'Secret King of Germany'. This seminal work also traces the troubled histories of those who promoted and espoused these twisted beliefs.

Icelandic Magic

Practical Secrets of the Northern Grimoires

Author: Stephen E. Flowers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620554062

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 5004

A practical guide to the magical systems of pre-Christian Iceland • Reveals spells and workings drawn directly from surviving magical books from the 16th to 20th century preserved at the National Library in Reykjavík • Explores the history of magic in Iceland through original translations of Icelandic folktales about famous magicians and about legendary grimoires, such as the Galdrabók, the oldest and most complete book of its kind • Explains how to personalize the spells through the creation of unique signs and symbols based on the mythic names of Odin and Icelandic magical alphabets During the Christianization of Europe in the Middle Ages, many books of magic were lost as the ancient pagan traditions were suppressed. But in Iceland the practice of recording magical spells in books continued in secret for centuries, on a scale not seen elsewhere. Now housed in the National Library in Reykjavík, these surviving grimoires, which represent only a hundredth of what was lost, reveal a rich magical tradition that continued to evolve into the 20th century. Drawing directly from the actual surviving Icelandic books of magic, Stephen Flowers presents a complete system of magic based on Icelandic lore and magical practices from the 16th century onward. He explores the history of magic in Iceland in pagan and early Christian times and reveals specific practical techniques and ritual templates that readers can adapt to their unique purposes. Illustrating traditional Icelandic magical practices and the Icelanders’ attitudes toward them, he shares original translations of Icelandic folktales about famous magicians, such as the legend of Gray-Skin, and about legendary grimoires, such as the Galdrabók, the oldest and most complete book of its kind. After initiating the reader into the grammar and symbols of Icelandic magic through history and lore, Flowers then presents an extensive catalog of actual spells and magical workings from the historical Icelandic books of magic. These examples provide ready-made forms for practical experimentation as well as an exemplary guide on how to create signs and symbols for more personalized magical work. The author also includes guidance on creating unique magical signs from the 100 mythic names of Odin, which he translates and interprets magically, and from Icelandic magical alphabets, symbols that connect Icelandic magic to the ancient runic tradition.


Author: Siegfried Adolf Kummer

Publisher: Lodestar Books

ISBN: 9781885972613


Page: 50

View: 4198

Translation of the classic early 20th century German manual of rune-magic written by Siegfried Adolf Kummer with an Introduction by Edred Thorsson.


A Handbook of Rune Magic

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609259262

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 5401

Runes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. In Futhark, American runologist Edred Thorsson introduces readers to the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, their definitions, and mystic properties. The runic system of magic and mysticism is one of the most powerful forms of metaphysical thought available to the Western world. This bestselling classic book on Runes continues to be required reading for those who seek true knowledge of the mystery of the Runes. Thorsson’s presentation of this powerful system is lucid and profound and provides a valuable tool for spiritual transformation and self-development.

Taking Up The Runes

A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic

Author: Diana L. Paxson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609255077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 7156

Although many of us first encountered runes in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, this sacred alphabet is by no means a fabrication for books or movies. Similar to Hebrew letters in the sense that each symbol contains a meaning that transcends its original function as a letter, the runes are practical, flexible, and effective symbols with a variety of uses. From the introduction: Effective use of the runes requires both the old wisdom and the new. The student must not only consciously study the meanings ascribed to the runes by earlier scholars, but must internalize them. Today, the best-known application of rune lore is divination: chips or stones marked with the runes are drawn, cast, or laid out in patterns like tarot cards. In Taking Up the Runes, Paxson delves into the ancient historical meaning of each rune and explains their contemporary uses and meanings. We discover that the real power of runes comes from inside ourselves when we find the wisdom and power within each symbol and internalize them. Taking Up the Runes is the ultimate workbook for using the runes on a psychic, spiritual, and magical level. Learn how to make your own rune set and how to use the runes in guided meditations and song.

The Healing Runes

Tools For The Recovery Of Body, Mind, Heart, & Soul

Author: Ralph H. Blum,Susan Loughan,Thomas Moore

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312135072

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 9247

The author of the best-selling The Book of Runes explains what runic chips can reveal about one's emotional, psychological, and physical state and how they can point the way to recovery from personal crises.


Ecstasy, Runes, & Norse Magic

Author: Diana L. Paxson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1633410439

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 2864

Odin is arguably one of the most enigmatic and complex characters in Norse mythology. Revered since the Viking Age, Odin has been called the greatest of the gods—the god of words and wisdom, runes and magic, a transformer of consciousness, and a trickster who teaches truth. He is both war god and poetry god, and he is the Lord of Ravens, the All- Father, and the rune master. Odin: Ecstasy, Runes, and Norse Magic is the first book on Odin that is both historically sourced and accessible to a general audience. It explores Odin’s origins, his appearances in sagas, old magic spells, and the Poetic Edda, and his influence on modern media, such as Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each chapter features suggestions for rituals, exercises, and music, so readers can comprehend and become closer to this complicated god. Author Diana Paxson, an expert on Viking-era mythology, provides a complete portrait of Odin and draws on both scholarship and experience to provide context, resources, and guidance for those who are drawn to work with the Master of Ecstasy today.

The Secret of the Runes

Author: Guido von List

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 9780892812073

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 9048

The runes are said to have “revealed themselves” to von List, uncovering a complete cosmology and esoteric understanding of the primeval Teutonic/Aryan peoples, and becoming the cornerstone of his ideology. No other work so clearly and simply sets forth the full spectrum of von List’s fantastic vision of a mystical philosophy based on Germanic principles.

Northern Magic

Rune Mysteries & Shamanism

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9781567187090

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 246

View: 973

Presents a modern interpretation of Germanic religion, magic, and folklore, discussing mythology, gods and goddesses, runes, hexology, and magical systems

The Norse Shaman

Ancient Spiritual Practices of the Northern Tradition

Author: Evelyn C. Rysdyk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620555948

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 604

An experiential guide to the wisdom preserved in Europe’s far north • Includes shamanic journeys to connect with deities and your ancestral shamans • Provides step-by-step instructions to prepare for and conduct a seiðr ceremony • Draws on archaeological evidence and surviving written records from Iceland • Reveals the long tradition of female shamans in northern European shamanism Shamanism is humanity’s oldest spiritual tradition. In much of the Western world, the indigenous pre-Christian spiritual practices have been lost. Yet at the northern fringes of Europe, Christianity did not displace the original shamanic practices until the end of the Viking age. Remnants of Norse shamanic spirituality have survived in myths, folk traditions, and written records from Iceland, providing many clues about the ancient European shaman’s world, especially when examined in conjunction with other shamanic cultures in northern Eurasia, such as the Sami and the tribes of Siberia. Reconstructing the shamanic practices of the hunter-gatherers of Scandinavia, Evelyn Rysdyk explores the evolution of Norse shamanism from its earliest female roots to the pre-Christian Viking Age. She explains how to enter Yggdrasil, the World Tree, to travel to other realms and provides shamanic journeys to connect with the ancestral shamans of your family tree, including the Norse goddess Freyja, the very first shaman. She offers exercises to connect with the ancient goddesses of fate, the Norns, and introduces the overnight wilderness quest of útiseta for reconnecting with the powers of nature. She explains the key concepts of Ørlög and Wyrd--the two most powerful forces that shape human lives--and provides exercises for letting go of harmful behavior patterns and transforming simple knowledge into profound wisdom by connecting with Óðinn. Thoroughly examining the shamanic rituals of seiðr, the oracular magic of the Nordic cultures, the author provides step-by-step instructions to prepare for and conduct a seiðr ceremony, including creating your own seiðr staff and hood, and explores the ancestral use of shamanic songs or varðlokur to accompany the ceremony. Woven throughout these exercises, Rysdyk provides archaeological evidence from Neolithic sites supporting the long tradition of venerating wise women, grandmothers, and mothers in ancient cultures and the important role of female shamans at the heart of northern European shamanism. Providing an accessible guide for anyone trying to fulfill their shamanic callings, these powerful rituals can provide personal healing and a clear path for finding our way into a harmonious relationship with the natural world.

Nordic Runes

Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle

Author: Paul Rhys Mountfort

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892810932

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 4992

With information on understanding, casting, and interpreting the ancient Viking oracle, this volume reveals the document based on the runic Elder Futhark alphabet of the Norse. 24 illustrations.

Runcaster's Handbook

The Well of Wyrd

Author: Edred Thorsson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609259270

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 129

View: 5140

This complete guide shows you how to: make your own runes–load the rune with harmonious power–prepare the optimum setting for a rune reading. Includes general rune meanings, divination tables, the positive and negative aspects of each rune, its linguistic component and phonetic value, runic layouts, and sample readings. By the author of the best-selling, Futhark: Handbook of Rune Magic.