Runes have been used for
meditation and divination for many centuries. Some claim they were used by the
Vikings, others by the Celts, I personally believe they were used by the Druids as a
sophisticated tool for divination. Even farther back in human culture, tools were
used by goddess worshipers who used not only stones but feathers, sticks, pieces of hair,
roots and many different tools. These tools would represent significance to the user
and would often be carried in a protected pouch, collected through the years and used
until a priestess would pass it down to a younger member of the clan. I consider the
pagan rituals to be the early roots of runes and their uses.
Use of Runes: Runes can be
used by blind selection, tossing or by intuitive draw. On this site, I have tried to
lay out basic meanings for each rune and how it might be interpreted in a reading.
You can study these on your own and purchase a set of stones to work with as you
see fit. I also recommend the Book of Runes by R.H. Blum as he is the forerunner in
developing the runic set. If you are familiar with runes and their castings already,
you will find that my definitions do not completely match Blums interpretation. You
should use whichever explanation seems to fit your needs more closely. I have
changed some because I find that the meaning has changed for me over years of use.
Sometime in the
distant future I will be posting an automated
casting here. It is a busy time for me right now as you can see by the fact that
I haven't even gotten definitions finished. All this work takes time, be
patient. For other helpful tools, please see my recommendations page.
Thank you, MzChaos
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Set of your very own be sure to check out the Tool
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