Futhark: A Book of Rune Magic by Edred Thorsson



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Futhark Back Cover:

In Futhark, rune master Edred Thorsson re-initiates us into our heritage, explaining the mysteries of a profound system of thought and practice that underlies our developing Western culture.
Futhark covers both the spiritual heritage of ancient runic lore and the practical steps we can take to draw on rune power. This complete book of rune instruction includes the history and lore, its basis in metaphysical thought and mysticism, complete definitions of the twenty-four runes of the Elder Futhark, and the etymology, phonetic value and interpretation of each rune. The reader will learn how to perform chants and rituals using runic energy, how to sign and send runes, and how to practice runic meditation.

First published in 1984, the new Weiser Classic edition has been revised throughout and includes a new preface by the author.

Edred Thorsson is an American runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism. He is the author of over forty books on runology, Germanic myth and tradition, and Indo-European religion and culture.

Futhark by Edred Thorsson table of contents:

List of Abbreviations
Preface to 2020 Edition
Preface to 1984 Edition
Rune Knowledge
– Definitions
– The Origin of the Runes
– History of the Runes
– Runic Practices
– The Runic Revival
– Traditional Rune Lore and Asatru
Lore of the Elder Futhark
Theory of Rune Magic
– The Rune World
– Manifestations of the Rune Row
– Elements
– Streams
– The Soul and Personal Power Concepts
– Basic Theories of Rune Magic
Rune Work
– Foundations of Rune Magic
– Runic Meditation
– Talismanic Magic
– Further Talismanic Formulas
– Stadhagaldr
– Sign Magic
-Other Forms of Magic
Appendix A: Pronunciations of Old Norse
Appendix B: On the Translation of Modern English into Runes
Appendix C: On Poetics
Appendix D: Tales of Runic Correspondences

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Weight10.25 oz
Dimensions9 × 5.75 × 0.5 in

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