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« Topic Start: June 30, 2011, 11:24:24 pm »

Since I am a beginner I was wondering what is the better way. Granted I know the answer is "What ever you feel right." That is nice...but I'm currently taking all my runes and transcribing (By hand *Shakes off the pain for a moment*) them into my BOS as we speak *I'm in a 5 minute union defined break lol* I'm 11 for 24 so far and why I am bringing this up now is because I wanted some opinions.

I have both a Tarot Deck and a set of runes. I had the Runes longer. I just figured I would be closer to the "Druid" ideals by using runes for the moment.

In all likelihood I am going to learn both + pendulum dowsing along down the lines.

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« Reply #1: June 30, 2011, 11:35:12 pm »

Since I am a beginner I was wondering what is the better way. Granted I know the answer is "What ever you feel right." That is nice...but I'm currently taking all my runes and transcribing (By hand *Shakes off the pain for a moment*) them into my BOS as we speak *I'm in a 5 minute union defined break lol* I'm 11 for 24 so far and why I am bringing this up now is because I wanted some opinions.

I have both a Tarot Deck and a set of runes. I had the Runes longer. I just figured I would be closer to the "Druid" ideals by using runes for the moment.

In all likelihood I am going to learn both + pendulum dowsing along down the lines.

Thanks Smiley

Are you asking which is more prefferred? Or?

I have a tarot deck (Druidcraft, I love the art) but am planning to get oak with wood-burned ogam. Mostly because oak pieces are more feasible for drawing during ADF rites, ime anyway Smiley
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« Reply #2: June 30, 2011, 11:52:39 pm »

Are you asking which is more prefferred? Or?

I suppose that I'm asking what is more prefered. Again I know common answers will be "What ever you feel is right." Well for the moment I learned that I am short one rune from my set of 25 but are there not supposed to be 24? Oh well I will figure it out...prolly just fell off the bed. lol
If not I learn Tarot first and tackle the harder one. then again runes have their own language...
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« Reply #3: June 30, 2011, 11:55:15 pm »

I suppose that I'm asking what is more prefered. Again I know common answers will be "What ever you feel is right." Well for the moment I learned that I am short one rune from my set of 25 but are there not supposed to be 24? Oh well I will figure it out...prolly just fell off the bed. lol
If not I learn Tarot first and tackle the harder one. then again runes have their own language...

Well in my case, as I noted, there are practical reasons in play as well as 'what feels right' but you may also want to think of which runes you're using. AFAIK there are the Elder Futhark, Anglo-Saxon and Futharc (sp?) as well as Ogam which isn't really a rune set but sort of fills a similar niche.
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« Reply #4: July 01, 2011, 12:08:35 am »

Well in my case, as I noted, there are practical reasons in play as well as 'what feels right' but you may also want to think of which runes you're using. AFAIK there are the Elder Futhark, Anglo-Saxon and Futharc (sp?) as well as Ogam which isn't really a rune set but sort of fills a similar niche.

I belive I am using either Elder or Anglo. Not quite so sure.
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« Reply #5: July 01, 2011, 12:22:38 am »

I belive I am using either Elder or Anglo. Not quite so sure.

 The good news I found the one I was missing. It did not fall off the bed it was "Hiding" under one of my blankets. Either way I have all "24" but there are 25 with the Blank rune. Works for me...
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« Reply #6: July 01, 2011, 02:36:18 am »

I suppose that I'm asking what is more prefered.

More preferred by whom?

I don't mean that to be a flip question.  Neither runes nor tarot are Celtic in origin, but, since you posted this question in the Neo-Druidry SIG, I'm guessing you're looking for a divination system that would be closest to what ancient druids used or a system used by modern neo-druid organizations.  Is that correct?  Or are you asking something else?

If you're asking about what the ancient druids used, the answer would be: "We don't know for sure."  There is some evidence from contemporary Greek and Roman writers that acting as oracles, predicting the future, and interpreting omens were important functions of the druids, and that they used techniques such as reading animal entrails and studying the movements of birds.  In addition, there is mention of druids "casting staves" and of consulting letters, possibly ogam, on wands of yew.  However, there is no solid evidence for or against the use of ogam as a divination system, although the earliest extant examples of ogam (as boundary markers or similar) date only to about the 3rd century AD.

(If you're interested in learning more about ogam as a divination system, Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom, by Erynn Rowan Laurie, is the best resource, IMO.  Her website also includes a page on divination resources.)

That said, if you're interested in tarot and/or runes, there's no reason you can't learn and use one or both of those.  But you already knew that.   Wink

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« Reply #7: July 01, 2011, 12:22:54 pm »

More preferred by whom?

I don't mean that to be a flip question.  Neither runes nor tarot are Celtic in origin, but, since you posted this question in the Neo-Druidry SIG, I'm guessing you're looking for a divination system that would be closest to what ancient druids used or a system used by modern neo-druid organizations.  Is that correct?  Or are you asking something else?
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Well the path I am taking at the moment is more or less a cross of druidry and witchcraft. I do not know if it has a name or if I just have yet to stumble upon it (druidcraft maybe?). I'm learning Witchcraft first so I have a strong backing in magical dealings but I will be moving into Druidry as my i guess Main after I have reached a proficient level in witchcraft to be able to move on. Keeping things more systematic like that kinda gives it a level of higher learning to me at least.

I have heard about staves before I feel like a bit of an idiot for not thinking about that. But for the moment I have my runes and tarot cards to work with. I'm sure by the time all is said and done I will end up with knowing a few different divination systems.
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« Reply #8: July 01, 2011, 01:08:04 pm »

The good news I found the one I was missing. It did not fall off the bed it was "Hiding" under one of my blankets. Either way I have all "24" but there are 25 with the Blank rune. Works for me...

The blank rune is not really a rune.  If you are serious about your runes ya might want to toss that one. Wink

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« Reply #9: July 01, 2011, 01:10:14 pm »

The blank rune is not really a rune.  If you are serious about your runes ya might want to toss that one. Wink

Hmm, really...well I'll keep it around and use it to etch a new one if I happen to lose one as I almost did last night.
It is a meaningless rune so I see no real harm in it being tossed.
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