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 No: 01

 Title: The Runemaker Website

Words:253

Description:

 Review of Runemaker.com website, and handcrafted rune wares of the past.

Images

Runemaker logo
Screenshot of homepage
The Istaby Runestone Monument

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No: 02

Title: Profile of the writer

Words:356

Description:

Profile of Bob Oswald, The Runemaker - from earliest interest in the runes to present day.

Images

Portrait of Bob Oswald
The Bewcastle Monument
One of Oswald's Rune Casting Sets

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No: 03

 Title: The Origins of the Runes

Words:1290

Description:

Traces the emergence of runes from earliest records, through the migration to Northern Europe, Scandinavia and eventually to Britain. Looks at references to runes throughout history and explores some theories on origins and early uses.

Images

Earliest known carving of the Futhark
11th C. Oxford University runic manuscript
Ehwaz rune shown upright & reversed
Anglo-Saxon Hagalaz rune
Set of Oswald's Casting Runes

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No: EB28

 Title: Runebodian

Words:10,235

Description:

Comprehensive guide to runic divination. Full interpretation and associations for each rune based on the Rune Meanings pages of runemaker.com. Very similar but more detailed information about rune meanings and interpretations is presented in The Rune Reminder eBook featured in the next panel.

Book Details:

Zipped PDF file (3.85 Mb) 62 pages, 76 full colour illustrations. Suitable for viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets (published 2010)

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No: EB29

 Title: The Rune Reminder

Words:13,920

Description:

All text from the Rune Meaning pages on runemaker.com with new high quality photographs and graphics. All 24 runes with meanings, interpretations, and associations. 11 articles on six featured runes, Anglo-Saxon history and culture, sagas, folklore, mythology. Very similar but less detailed information about rune meanings and interpretations is presented in the Runebodian eBook featured in the previous panel.

Book Details:

Zipped PDF file (4.85 Mb) 40 pages 137 full colour illustrations. Suitable for viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets (revised edition published 2010)

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No: EB31

 Title: Activating and Working with a Runic Gandr

Words:2348

Description:

Guide to empowering and using a runic Gandr (wand, or runestaff) for magical workings. Advice on seasons, quarter days, moon phases, compass points, elemental and runic associations needed to perform effective magic. Simple methods and instructions for the performance of basic rituals.

Book Details:

Zipped PDF file (930 Kb) 17 pages, 30 full colour photos and diagrams. Suitable for viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets (revised edition published 2010)

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No: EB32

 Title: Dowsing with the Runic Pendulum

Words:2506

Description:

A beginner's guide to dowsing or divining with a pendulum and the features of the runic version. How to set up the dowsing system and learn the responses. The do's and dont's of questioning and how to interpret results.

Book Details:

Zipped PDF file (165 Kb) 20 pages, 3 full colour photos & 10 decals. Suitable for viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets (published 2003)

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No: 05

 Title: The Futhark for Beginners

Words:604

Description:

Beginners Guide to understanding the Futhark - the Runic alphabet

Images

Rune Row
Rune Table

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No: EB30

 COMING SOON
Title: Spreads and Casts for the Rune Diviner

Words:8000
approx.

Description:

A guide to the many methods of Rune Spreads and Rune Casts used in runic divination. Includes those featured on runemaker.com plus Thor's Hammer, Germania, Nine Runes, Freya Aswynn's Nine Worlds and other methods not featured elsewhere. Advice on developing your own custom divining system.

Book Details:

Zipped PDF file with full colour photos and diagrams. Will be approx. 35 pages with 20 to 30 illustrations. Suitable for viewing on PCs, laptops and tablets (publication target is October 2015).

Price USŁ5.95.

No: 07

 Title: Writing with Runes

Words:1213

Description:

Tutorial on writing messages, inscriptions etc using Runes in place of English letters. Includes a table of English letter equivalents and a guide to pronunciation.

Images

27 gif files representing the full Futhark and 2 symbols

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No: 08

 Title: The Runes in Depth: Fehu the Rune of Wealth

Words:1187

Description:

Definitive description of the rune Fehu. History, graphic form, meaning, interpretation and polarity. Use in magic, divination and spirituality. Associations with deities, color, elements, gemstones, herbs, plants, and trees. Correspondence with Tarot and Astrological indications.

Images

The Fehu Rune

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No: 09

 Title: Learning the Futhark

Words:1871

Description:

Mnemonic tricks and visual memory aids for the full Futhark and for each individual rune. A valuable learning resource for rune beginners.

Images

24 gif files representing the full Futhark

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No: 10

 Title: The Runes in Depth: Uruz the Rune of Strength

Words:1048

Description:

Definitive description of the rune Uruz. History, graphic form, meaning, interpretation and polarity. Use in magic, divination and spirituality. Associations with deities, color, elements, gemstones, herbs, plants, and trees. Correspondence with Tarot and Astrological indications.

Images

The Uruz Rune
Aurochs: Stone Age Cave Drawing
Aurochs: Artist's Impression

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No: 11

 Title: Drawing Your Own Runes

Words:627

Description:

Illustrated tutorial for rune beginners, introducing a simple method for drawing the rune forms on paper or using a computer graphics program.

Images

Example of a grid for rune construction
Development sequence of the Fehu Rune
Non-standard Rune Sizes
Some examples of Finished Rune Forms
 

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No: 12

 Title: The Runes in Depth: Thurisaz the Devil's Rune

Words:1470

Description:

Definitive description of the rune Thurisaz. History, graphic form, meaning, interpretation, and polarity. Use in magic, divination and spirituality. Associations with deities, color, elements, gemstones, herbs, plants, and trees. Correspondence with Tarot and Astrological indications.

Images

The Thurisaz Rune
Thor's Hammer pendant
Frost Giant Cartoon
Thorn symbol

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No: 12A

 Title: Sounds of the Futhark

Words:827

Description:

Discussion of pronunciation of the runes and the rune names. Includes a table of examples and a link to a WAV sound file of the runemaker speaking the rune names in Anglo-Saxon English.

Images

24 gif files representing the Elder Futhark

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No: 14

 Title: The Runes in Depth: Ansuz the Messenger Rune

Words:1089

Description:

Definitive description of the rune Ansuz. History, graphic form, meaning, interpretation, and polarity. Use in magic, divination and spirituality. Associations with deities, color, elements, gemstones, herbs, plants, and trees. Correspondence with Tarot and Astrological indications.

Images

The Rune Ansuz

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No: 15

 Title: Constructing a Vé for Rune Work

Words:1306

Description:

A how-to article on creating a runic work-space. Includes details of materials, ritual and incantations.

Images

Drawing a circle with rope and peg
The imaginary rune sky

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No: 16

 Title: The Runes in Depth: Raido the Traveller's Rune

Words:896

Description:

Definitive description of the rune Raido. History, graphic form, meaning, interpretation, and polarity. Use in magic, divination and spirituality. Associations with deities, color, elements, gemstones, herbs, plants, and trees. Correspondence with Tarot and Astrological indications.

Images

The rune Raido

                       

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No: 17

 Title: Building a Harrow

Words:467

Description:

Description of a Harrow or runic altar for rune work including recommendations for construction and decoration.

Images

Sketch of a simple harrow
Harrow plan showing support positions

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No: 18

 Title: Divination with Runes with an Example Reading by Freya Aswynn

Words: 2503

Description:

Instruction and guidance on runic divination for others. The article includes an example of a reading by Freya Aswynn.

Images

Example rune spread
Freya Aswynn at work

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