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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Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, thorssoh 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 tuorsson of the mysteries of the ederd runes.
Reprinted with a newly designed cover, Runelore offers a complete picture of the Runes. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Runeloreplease sign up. Lists with This Book. If you’re looking for a seriously edref analysis on runes then this book is for you.
Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book.
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Everything from the different ages of runes including contemporary, historical magic and divination, runic codes and thorssson, as well as cosmology, numerology, and psychology points.
Thorsson gives us all this and more in this book. Though this book is a great plethora of information, I found the author’s writing to be a bit of a downer and monotonous to read If you’re looking for a seriously in-depth analysis on runes then this book is for you.
Though this book is a great plethora of information, I found the author’s writing to be a bit of a downer and monotonous to read.
He seems to just spit out facts and not really liven anything up in any sort of way. The book reads like a very straightforward textbook. I think I would only recommend this book to somebody who really wants to get down to the nitty-gritty of Rune lore and all the elements comprise thereof. Sep 10, Julie rated it it was amazing. The more I learn, the less I know and the more I wish to learn and to understand. Jun 21, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Odinists, Heathens, Chaos Magicians.
Edred Thorsson has an interesting goal with this book as with much of his writing: This book succeeds somewhat more in the first part of that goal than the second, although it has flaws on both sides.
Thorsson presents much of the current scholarship on runes and ancient Norse religion in a digestible fashion, colored with h Edred Thorsson has an interesting goal with this book as with much of his writing: Thorsson presents much of the current scholarship on runes and ancient Norse religion in a digestible fashion, colored with his own theories and spiritual ideas, sometimes without clearly distinguishing the two.
He often fails to problematize his account by noting when there are competing hypotheses to explain certain observable facts, and, of course, in almost thirty years, some of this information has become dated. In fairness, I need to state that for me the runes represented something of a spiritual dead end, while for Thorsson, they have been an ongoing part of his practice and have led to profound self-change and personal joy.
I cannot argue that some will share this experience, and that Thorsson, in providing a scientifically informed context for that experience, may help steer them away from blind faiths or racist interpretations.
For people who are outside the belief-system, Thorsson also may serve as a useful introduction to its more intellectually-advanced currents, and help to dispel misconceptions of a simplistic or unfaceted religion. Apr 09, Joseph F. My second and last book I will ever read on esoteric runology.
I love reading about the runes by historians, such as how they were used, what they said and the artwork that sometimes accompanied them when chiseled on stone. This book does have some of that in part one. It even had a nice translation of the rune poems. But in part two, the author enters the realm of abstruse esoterica; metaphysical stuff mostly thought up in the 20th centuryon how the runes have a toehold in Jungian psychology My second and last book I will ever read on esoteric runology.
But in part two, the author enters the realm of abstruse esoterica; metaphysical stuff mostly thought up in the 20th centuryon how the runes have a toehold in Jungian psychology, numerology and the mythological Norse universe. Reading the definitions of the 24 runes was painful to say the least. Although slightly less painful than those found in his other work: For example, a scholar like Ray Page may tell you that the meaning of the “Raidho” rune means “riding” But Thorsson is not happy with that.
Raidho is the symbol of the cosmic law of right ordering in the multiverse, in mankind, and in the soul. And this is only in the first of seven paragraphs! If this stuff sounds good to you, then by all means, enjoy! To me it just smacks of New Age nonsense with all its bells and whistles concerning consciousness and transformation. Feb 03, Shea Mastison rated it liked it. This is an excellent companion book to Thorsson’s earlier, “Futhark.
Thorsson is one of the preeminent occultists of our time. That’s a compliment and an insult; his mysticism can occasionally come across as mere platitudes, but his actual scholarship makes this book worthwhile. Obviously, this isn’t going to interest everyone. Check it out if you have experience with occult literature. May 25, Iva Kenaz rated it it was amazing. So well researched and filled with runic information. Particularly good if you’re interested in a thorough history research on runes.
Sep 27, Les rated it it was amazing. Probably the best source for esoteric Rune information I have read.
Aug 23, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: Legend tells that the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin. It is said that Odin hung from the world-tree Yggdrasill for nine nights. Wounded by a spear and losing an eye to the ravens, the runes were said to have risen from the roots of the tree and Odin received their knowledge.
This is the second book Edred wrote regarding runes, and their lore and magic. While it contains some things from the first book, it definitely has some surprises of its own. New with Legend tells that the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin.
New with this book is far more information on the Elder runes, runic codes and poems, cosmology and more. Part One—Historical Lore—goes way more in depth than the previous volume with over ninety pages dedicated to the runes and their records, which I enjoyed immensely being the history nut I am. Part Two is a gateway to the hidden lore. Here we delve into the esoteric meanings and lore of the Elder Futhark. This is basically a shorter version of the information given in his previous book.
May 07, Todd R rated it really liked it Shelves: A favorite of mine. Edred’s writings have always addressed many of my questions concerning rune history. Some may have a problem with his writing style and his past, I think it gives his writings backbone. Overall one of the better books on runes that leaves the fluff behind. An incredible and essential study of the archaeological and historical runic artefacts around Europe.
For the intense student of the runes, then this is an essential part of their development and understanding of the historic basis for the uses of the runes. Apr 07, Volmarr Wyrd rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Heathens and those into the runes. This and Futhark are the books to read to learn about the runes. All other books should be gauged according to the information in these two books to determine accuracy. Feb 21, Teleri rated it liked it.
Jan 11, Aaron Meyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the few books on runes that I continually come back to to refresh myself from time to time. Sep 27, Silfrinlogi rated it it was amazing. Runenkunde – Ein Handbuch der esoterischen Runenlehre.
Jun 10, Cort Ockfen rated it really liked it. I just read the first half on the history of the runes. Apr 15, Michael Wilson rated it really liked it. A pretty good book. Looking at runes from a different angle. One of the better rune books I’ve read. Apr 11, Alice rated it really liked it Shelves: