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A Meditation on the Elder Futhark Runes for Litha

Amanda Tamane

Tags Elder Futhark, Litha, Runes

A Meditation on the Elder Futhark Runes for Litha

In this meditation, we will celebrate the Litha season by learning the significance of three Elder Futhark runes that are related to this time of year: Dagaz (thaw-gauze), Fehu (fay-hoo), and Uruz (oo-rooz). You will need: Divination Wooden Rune Set, or you can inscribe the necessary runes on a sheet of paper Water in a small container, like our Black Stone Scrying Bowl Candles, like our Black Altar Tealight or Birch Tree Altar Candle Holder Cannabis, if you will be consuming it before the meditation In many Northern traditions, we face north during ceremonies. If you are practicing this way, set up your altar or ritual space so that...


A Meditation on the Elder Futhark Runes for Beltane

Amanda Tamane

Tags Elder Futhark, Rituals, Runes

A Meditation on the Elder Futhark Runes for Beltane

  In this meditation, we will celebrate the Beltane season by learning the significance of three Elder Futhark runes that are related to this time of year: Laguz (lah-gooze), Inguz (ing-ooze), and Othala (oath-ah-law). You will need: Divination Wooden Rune Set, or you can inscribe the necessary runes on a sheet of paper Water in a small container, like our Black Stone Scrying Bowl Candles, like our Black Altar Tealight or Birch Tree Altar Candle Holder Cannabis, if you will be consuming it before the meditation   In many Northern traditions, we face north during ceremonies. If you are practicing this way, set up your altar or ritual space so...


How to Create a Bindrune

Amanda Tamane

Tags Runes

How to Create a Bindrune

If you have studied the Elder Futhark runes, you've probably come across mention of bindrunes. But what are they exactly? A bindrune is simply a combination of runes, overlaid and connected with each other. The runes are woven or carved together, creating a symbol that represents their energies combined. There are different types of bindrunes, but in this example, we will create the most flexible: a multi-axial, where the runes can be rotated freely to be upright, inverted, or diagonally placed. To begin, take some time to carefully decide on your intent. Consider what you want to influence with this bindrune. What...


An Introduction to the Elder Futhark Runes, Their History, and How to Use Them in Divination

Amanda Tamane

Tags Elder Futhark, Runes

An Introduction to the Elder Futhark Runes, Their History, and How to Use Them in Divination

The Elder Futhark runes are twenty-four symbols that make up an alphabet, which can also be read as a cycle, and used for divination. They are very powerful, and working with them on a consistent and ongoing basis can be very rewarding. The details of the origins and dating of the Elder Futhark are debated among scholars, but they appear in inscriptions between the second and eighth centuries. We know the names of the runes from the Old English Rune Poem, which was glossed with their names in the eighteenth century. The poem describes the Anglo-Saxon runes and their uses...