A discussion of hidden lore, inner lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic Edred Thorsson Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book. Thorsson, Edred. Runelore: a handbook of esoteric runology. Bibliography: p. I. Rune-Miscellanea. 2. Magic 3. Inscriptions, Runic. 4. O ld Norse poetry. I. Tide. Runelore is divided into two parts. In Part One of Runelore, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what.

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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. This is important because I tended to follow the sort of standard Grimm interpretation of the Norns as being past, present, and future. So while I am a noob in the Heathen path, I have done a lot of reading on the runes, and those two books are my personal favorites.

Note that Page who focuses on Futhorc deals only in academic facts, and is uninterested in modern interpretations like those you’re likely to find in most other books mentioned in this thread. As for not liking the book because it is not Asatru, I do not see why one cannot like a book that is not about their own religion.

Odinists, Heathens, Chaos Magicians. The mods are the final authority ecred the rules. Covers elder and Viking runes, and leads us to the contemporary runic revival. The second and more problematic critique I would offer is that I wrote the book before I really understood the post-structuralists in the field of anthropology.

A second major problem that a lot of the commentary doesn’t really cite sources.

Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes

Consequently all my commentary does cite sources. Flair your post appropriately. This would be a long discussion but I now think the Norns thrsson universally badly covered in Heathen literature and my book is no exception.


And, I think, his book is all the better for it.

Runelore : a handbook of esoteric runology / Edred Thorsson – Details – Trove

I am the author of “The Serpent and the Eagle: The long and the short of what I am getting is the more info you have the better your understanding will be. Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book. Flowers’ release of all these books of mysticism runs counter to that in my opinion, especially since his name pops up when people google the religion. I also know from personal discussions with him that his Runic views are not the same as his LHP publications.

This is an excellent companion book to Thorsson’s earlier, “Futhark. Naturally I think my book should be read first but then I won’t call myself unbiased. To me it just smacks of New Age nonsense with all its bells and whistles concerning consciousness and transformation. Obviously in early times runes were used for occult purposes, but the question arises whether the supernatural power lay in the runes themselves or in the words they formed, whether runes were a magical script or just a script that happened to be used for magic.

Don’t want to speak for others but Flowers’ works mostly read like hedge magic magyycke?

Additionally, I think it is a bad idea to only ryne books from one author or another. Combing historical lore with a detailed investigation, Runelore focuses on the esoteric aspects of the runic tradition. Could anyone point out some specific instances Thorsson dose this, or how he dose this? Heathens and those into the runes.

Some may have a problem with his writing style and his past, I think it gives his writings backbone. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. One of the few books on runes that I continually come back to to refresh myself from time to time.


But that cuts out a larger series of insights I have gained since this has been written. Flowers, Runes and Magic: Jun 10, Cort Ockfen rated it really liked it. Feb 21, Teleri rated it liked it.

Mostly the oore Futhark. Apr 11, Alice rated it really liked edrrd Shelves: Lists with This Book. Asatru doesn’t need young wanna-be sorcerers, it needs young wanna-be normal people. Reading his major Runic books, there are a few things I personally think a reader should bear in mind. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Thorsson does a decent job here. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though edree book is a great plethora of information, I found the author’s writing to be a bit of a downer and monotonous to read If you’re looking for a seriously in-depth analysis on runes then this book is for you.

Part One—Historical Lore—goes way more in depth than the previous volume with over ninety pages dedicated to the runes and their records, which I enjoyed immensely being the history nut I am.

But in part two, the author enters the realm of abstruse esoterica; metaphysical stuff mostly thought up in the 20th centuryon how the runes have a toehold in Jungian psychology My second and last book I will ever read on esoteric runology. But on the hole, if you’re 6 months into studying this religion, you do not have the cultural context in which to understand what they are and what they represent.