Imprint :Bear & Company
Publication Date :24/11/2010
Additional Biblio Data :8pp col insert & 35 b & w ills
Total Pages :200
Dimensions :153 x 229
Format :Paperback / softback
Author :Frank Joseph
GODS OF THE RUNES
The Divine Shapers of Fate
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The ancient origins and divinatory power of the runes
Invented long before the appearance of the runic alphabet, Futhark, less than two thousand years ago, the runes were originally created as symbols for specific deities. Representing the twenty-four Norse gods and goddesses from the Vanir and Aesir pantheons, the runes provide a way to establish direct contact with the divine shapers of fate.
Based on the work of Austrian mystic and runologist, Guido von List, and, anthropologist, Marija Gimbutas as well as the oldest rune artifacts to survive from pre- Christian Europe, this book reveals the long history of runes from their appearances in Paleolithic cave paintings through their rechristening in mediaeval times to their modern resurgence as a popular tool of divination. It uncovers the original names and divinatory meanings of each rune by exploring the myths, personality traits, astrological periods, identifying colours and gemstones of the rune’s corresponding god or goddess. It, also, illustrates and explains five ancient rune-casting spreads used by Norse adepts for divination as well as character analysis.
By renewing their link with the divine, GODS OF THE RUNES shows how working with the runes can be a genuine mystical experience, enabling a personal connection with the gods and a rediscovery of their perennial truths.
• Uncovers the original divinatory meaning of each rune through the
myths of its corresponding norse god or goddess
• Includes beautiful full-colour illustrations of the runic gods and
• Presents rune-casting spreads for divination and character analysis
• Explores the controversial history of runes from the Paleolithic stone Age to today
About the Author
Frank Joseph was the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine. Ian Daniels has been a professional fantasy painter and illustrator since 1995 and lives in Kent.Read more