A discussion of hidden lore, inner lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic Edred Thorsson Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book. Thorsson, Edred. Runelore: a handbook of esoteric runology. Bibliography: p. I. Rune-Miscellanea. 2. Magic 3. Inscriptions, Runic. 4. O ld Norse poetry. I. Tide. Runelore is divided into two parts. In Part One of Runelore, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what.

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Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes

Here we delve into the esoteric meanings and lore of the Elder Futhark. Refresh and try again. Legend tells that the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin.

Log in or sign up in seconds. The long and the short of what I am getting is the more info you have the better your understanding will be. But thank you for your book suggestions. He has over two dozen published books and hundreds of published papers on a disparate range of subjects. Thorsson presents much of the current scholarship on runes and ancient Norse religion in a digestible fashion, colored with h Thorswon Thorsson has an interesting goal with this book as with much of his writing: A second major problem lkre a lot of the commentary doesn’t really cite sources.

It is overly focused on form, perhaps overly trying to avoid what I see as shortcomings in works of other authors in the area. He does in one chapter cover historical rune magic, but sources are rather thin on the ground, which serves to emphasise how speculative modern pagan books tend to be. Sep 27, Les rated it it was amazing. There is nothing wrong getting a variety of views on the runes. I will add, Freya Aswyn has more of a cultural background in her understanding of the runes, but I did not follow too deep into her spiritual teachings, so I can’t vouch for those.


But Futhark is a practical book and Runelore is not so much, so the reader is somewhat left trying to navigate an evolving understanding. We have included flair for your benefit. A wonderfully deeper look at the hidden meaning behind the runes I get the feeling Flower’s started out very respectable and strived for historical accuracy as much as possible but then got a bit crazy.

Everything from the different ages of runes including Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Selected pages Title Page.

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The first difficulty is you can see a strong evolution in his writing between Futhark and Runelore. Futhark was his first book and is far more Armanen-influenced than Runelore. Reading the definitions of the 24 runes was painful to say the least. 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.

I did loer because I was frustrated at my choices to recommend beginners. Included are specific sections on rune magic and divination, rune poems, runic numerology, and concise explanations of the mysteries of the 24 runes.

Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes – Edred Thorsson – Google Books

So while I am a noob in the Heathen path, I have done a lot of reading on the runes, and those two books are my personal favorites.

Viking Age Runes C E. I also know from personal discussions with him that his Runic views are not the same as his LHP publications.


John Varela rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Jack Clayton rated it it was ok Oct 18, The book reads like a very straightforward textbook. Otherwise, Esred think you’ll have better luck with Flowers in the more inclusive Pagan subs like I said.

Some good info on the runes as an alphabet. Dered low effort posts, we are here for discussion and you should be too. Book written by Edred Thorsson has references to sources from books by Stephen Flowers. This book looks to the historical backgrounds of the runes as well as modern uses and interpretations. Want edres Read Currently Reading Read. I am actually looking for more historically accurate info and I am tuorsson irritated by people slapping Norse imagery or bending Norse ideas to new-age fantasies.

Katharine Kerr rated it really liked it Oct 04, Feb 21, Teleri rated it liked it. Several seem to like R. It even had a nice translation of the rune poems.

I will keep eered in mind. Odinists, Heathens, Chaos Magicians. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Sep 27, Silfrinlogi rated it it was amazing. I think it is worth reading but like all writings, I would be concerned if you agreed with it all uncritically.

Apr 09, Joseph F. The mods are the final authority on the rules. One of the 3 books by Edred Thorsson that should be the basis of your Rune Study library. Flowers, Runes and Magic: