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« Topic Start: March 15, 2008, 10:59:56 pm »

Best rune book out there?
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« Reply #1: March 18, 2008, 12:55:15 pm »

Best rune book out there?

that is a difficult question to answer. i would say, just off the top of my head, that the answer depends a lot on whether or not you are a traditionalist.
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« Reply #2: March 18, 2008, 01:20:13 pm »

Best rune book out there?

Hands down, it's "Taking Up the Runes" by Diana Paxson.  Very thorough, with a lot of information, rituals, guided meditations, etc.  A little intimidating, but worth it, IMO.
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« Reply #3: March 19, 2008, 05:05:04 pm »

Best rune book out there?

Well, not a book, but I found this cool site for runes: http://www.sunnyway.com/runes
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« Reply #4: March 19, 2008, 09:24:46 pm »

Hands down, it's "Taking Up the Runes" by Diana Paxson.  Very thorough, with a lot of information, rituals, guided meditations, etc.  A little intimidating, but worth it, IMO.
I'm reading this right now, actually, and I agree it is very worthwhile. Not only does it talk about the interpretations of the runes from the perspectives of various authors, but she gives information about some of the customs and culture of the Northern peoples, and many rituals and fantastic guided meditations for the runes.

HOWEVER, bear in mind if you choose to read her, that many Asatru or those that are more concerned with lore consider her quite unsavory. The main reason I've found for this is that she is too "new age." I haven't finished the entire book, but all of her rituals involve casting, kind of, a "rune circle." As far as I can tell, this is absolutely her own invention and while it may be useful for some, I don't think I would use it in my own rituals.

So read it, get a lot of information out of it, but keep in mind that the practices are NOT Asatru or based on any historical facts. If you're looking for hard, cold academic lore, look elsewhere.

The other criticism I have is that there is very little in the way of practical divination, which, since you posted in this folder, I'm assuming you want to use them for. She talks  good deal about the meanings that the rune might mean in a casting, but gives no information about lay outs or actually doing the divining whatsoever. Kind of strange I suppose, but runes were not really designed for that purpose in the first place so...

If and when you chose and book and read it, do let us know how you find it!
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« Reply #5: January 27, 2009, 12:22:13 am »

Hands down, it's "Taking Up the Runes" by Diana Paxson.  Very thorough, with a lot of information, rituals, guided meditations, etc.  A little intimidating, but worth it, IMO.
I haven't read "Taking up the Runes," nor have I seen it anywhere, but with that strong a recommendation, it must be worth a look at least.  My favorite that I HAVE read, however, would be Futhark by Edred Thorsson.  Very detailed, although it's true that the focus is more on Rune Magic than on Divination.

The two books I have on Rune Divination specifically are A Practical Guide to The Runes by Lisa Peschl and The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum, though the latter's rearranging of the Rune Set is . . . interesting to say the least.  His interpretation of the runes themselves seem alright, but he has his own take on the Runes showing a "path of the spirit."
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« Reply #6: January 27, 2009, 08:20:02 am »

The two books I have on Rune Divination specifically are A Practical Guide to The Runes by Lisa Peschl and The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum, though the latter's rearranging of the Rune Set is . . . interesting to say the least.  His interpretation of the runes themselves seem alright, but he has his own take on the Runes showing a "path of the spirit."

I'm not really a fan of Ralph Blum, mainly because he introduces a non-historical blank rune to the set among his many follies. 
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« Reply #7: January 27, 2009, 12:58:34 pm »

I'm not really a fan of Ralph Blum, mainly because he introduces a non-historical blank rune to the set among his many follies. 
This is true, though he's not the only one to do so.  Peschl has it too.  (It's possible the other's are copying him, but they do it.)  It seems fairly common these days to include a blank rune in divination.  There are those that would argue that innovation is not always a bad thing.  Personally I have sort of mixed feelings on the issue.
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« Reply #8: January 27, 2009, 03:20:42 pm »

Best rune book out there?

I don't know if it is available in English, but maybe try Igor Warneck at amazon.
His 'Runenwelten' is good imho.
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« Reply #9: January 27, 2009, 03:40:50 pm »

I haven't read "Taking up the Runes," nor have I seen it anywhere, but with that strong a recommendation, it must be worth a look at least. 

To add to the recommendation: I like it the best of the ones we read for the Rune class I took in December - one thing I really like is that she gives all three rune poems, plus a summary of takes on the rune by various different authors. It's given me a good idea of which authors I'm interested in exploring next, and the ability to look at different perspectives quickly.
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