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Taking Up the Runes (Weiser Classics)
A Complete Guide to Using Runes in Spells, Rituals, Divination, and Magic
Diana L. Paxson
ISBN: 9781578637294
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel Weiser, Weiser Books
$24.95
9 x 5 1/4
448 pages
November 1, 2021


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"A popular in-depth exploration of the runes, reissued with a new chapter on rune divination, now part of the Weiser Classics series.


Diana Paxson has distilled her years of experience working with the runes and teaching others into this one definitive sourcework. In a series of chapters dealing with rune pairs, readers will learn the historical meaning of each individual rune and its use and meaning now, in contemporary culture. But as Paxson shares, the real power of the runes comes from internalizing them and using their symbols as sources of wisdom and strength.


At the end of each chapter introducing and exploring the pairs of runes are rituals and spells for all levels of ability that help internalize the attributions, meanings, symbolism, and use of the runes. Further study in part two of the book expands the use of the runes in divination, guided meditations, and song. Everything regarding runes is covered in this definitive workbook, from the history of runes and how to make your own rune sets to how to work with them on a psychic, spiritual, and magical level."

Diana Paxson is a writer, priestess, and teacher who has been studying and teaching Germanic mythology and religion for nearly 30 years. She is the author of Taking Up the Runes, Essential Asatru, Trance-Portation, and Possession, Depossession, and Divine Relationships. Paxson also pioneered the recovery of traditional Norse oracular practice, described in The Way of the Oracle.
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