Lara Spurr
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Lara Spurr commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Borderectomied Rune Cards
"I prefer to chop keywords off most of my decks too - they are distracting, especially if one disagrees with the creator's particular word! I also have the Anglo-saxon Linsell and Partridge Rune cards, and really like them, they're so…"
Aug 13, 2012
Red Griffiths-Haynes commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Borderectomied Rune Cards
"Wow, these are stunning. I too borderectomied a set of the Thoth Tarot many years ago. I felt quite sacreligious doing it, but just as with these it made such a difference not to have someone else's key words distracting me. I usually work with…"
Aug 3, 2012
Lara Spurr commented on Lara Spurr's blog post My (updated) Take on Soul-lore
"Glad you enjoyed my post Tyriel  - and I don't mind at all you using the glossary at the end on your website!:-) I never realised that it could be looked at like this, but this is a really interesting possibility! I am actually rolling…"
Jul 22, 2012
Lara Spurr commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Superfast Hallowing and Opening Rite
"I've just always disliked complex circle-casting type rites prior to working, and have preferred to just jump straight in. Maybe it's unfair for me to say "Wiccan-type" because of course these rites are common in Ceremonial…"
Jul 22, 2012
Tyriel [Rune Secrets Admin] commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Superfast Hallowing and Opening Rite
"Would you talk about your reluctance you mention?"
Jul 21, 2012
Tyriel [Rune Secrets Admin] commented on Lara Spurr's blog post My (updated) Take on Soul-lore
"P.S., also appreciated the glossary. Do you mind if I use that on the site I'm building and add to it where I can? I don't use archaic terms much, despite receiving criticism from people who can't stand clarity and plain speaking ;)…"
Jul 21, 2012
Tyriel [Rune Secrets Admin] commented on Lara Spurr's blog post My (updated) Take on Soul-lore
"Good on you Lara! It just makes so much sense... in whatever way you manage to figure it out. A daunting thing to explain though, so I really appreciate you blogging here and sharing this with us. I'll take a closer look at the links you…"
Jul 21, 2012
Lara Spurr commented on Jimmy Dean Roberts's blog post Personal rune focus.
"I love that you made your own cards Jimmy! I pull a card (sadly not made by me!) every week too and find that it does reflect what happens in that week. Last week I pulled one of Sylvia Gainsford's Rune Vision cards (Uruz) which depicts the God…"
Jul 20, 2012
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Jul 20, 2012
Kate Doyle commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Borderectomied Rune Cards
"Agree ... That is beautiful!"
Jul 20, 2012
kat davis commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Borderectomied Rune Cards
"that is really a beautiful deck."
Jul 15, 2012
Tyriel [Rune Secrets Admin] commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Borderectomied Rune Cards
"Actually, wow, taking a closer look at this, the pictures really make the runestone stand out. What artistry!"
Jul 12, 2012
Loclynn commented on Lara Spurr's blog post My Borderectomied Runic Tarot!
"Are there any relationship? well yes, yes in that these systems are born out of the same soup of human will and creativity both draw on archaically drawn from the human experience. In my view all the esoteric systems draw an…"
Jul 9, 2012
Lara Spurr commented on Lara Spurr's blog post My Borderectomied Runic Tarot!
"I think they could do in some cases as you've pointed out, but for me the two systems have something of a different energetic feel to them (though they can work together harmoniously, as many will attest who use both Tarot and Runes together to…"
Jul 9, 2012
Lara Spurr commented on Lara Spurr's blog post Borderectomied Rune Cards
"The cards actually have the picture of a rune on them - I didn't add them. Actually on some of them it looks like it's a separate rune - I hadn't noticed that effect before LOL!"
Jul 9, 2012
sammadur commented on Lara Spurr's blog post My Borderectomied Runic Tarot!
"Actually looking at Great Arcana one can see some strange parallels between Runes and Arcana bearing the same numbers: Jera can graphically reflect the idea of being turned upside-down of the Hanged Man (both #12), quite similarly Sowilo resembles…"
Jul 9, 2012

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http://fyrnsidu.webs.com/index.htm
Bio
I'm a nurse living with my pets in a static caravan/trailer in the lovely valley of Weardale, County Durham
When did you begin using the runes?
Around 1997, when I first became a Heathen
What rune(s) are you most concerned with?
The 33 stave Northumbrian Futhorc, but I use the Elder as well.
Who are your favorite authors on the runes?
Pollington, Linsell, Albertsson

About Me

I'm an Anglo-saxon Heathen with an interest in Wiccecraeft, Runcraeft, Leechcraeft and various other "Craefts". I'm universalist and modernist in approach, though like to think that what I do is in the spirit of elder Heathenry. I'm a "shiny sun-wheels and rainbows" type Heathen and approach my gifting cycle with Gods, Landwights and Ancestors with joy, seeking always to infuse the process with beauty and love. I prefer an experiential and shamanic-type approach to my spirituality, and also to my use of the Runes. I've come here to learn and share with others who might be into similar things to me!:-)

 

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Superfast Hallowing and Opening Rite

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 9:50am 2 Comments

It seems that, despite my reluctance to employ any sort of Wiccan-type complicated rituals in my work, the wights around me think I should. This rite, to be performed for protection and psychic opening before any act of seership or magic, was suggested to me by a friendly local Oak Aelf. It is a cross between a…

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My (updated) Take on Soul-lore

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 9:30am 3 Comments

I've decided to update my concept of soul-lore to be more in keeping with what would appear to be the elder concept of a 3-fold soul-body complex which was roughly analogous to the 3 main levels of the Irminsul, ie Aethm/Ond - Heofon, Wode - Middle Earth, Fleshly Form - Underworld/Hellestow. To return to one of the original myths of the ensoulment of humankind, in this case in the Poetic Edda (Voluspa):

 

 

"önd gaf Óðinn,

óð gaf Hœnir,

lá gaf…

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Borderectomied Rune Cards

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 10:01am 7 Comments

I managed to get hold of these out-of-print rune cards by Ralph Blum (even though I don't personally follow his system) cheaply on Ebay - they're not the original ones he did but a later set created with artist Gabrielle Gern. They're basically collage type artwork with sticks, feathers, stones etc, which I really adore. I trimmed the white borders off them though which contained a keyword for each card, and I think they look much better now -…



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My Borderectomied Runic Tarot!

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 9:52am 8 Comments

I have oft admired the lovely artwork of Caroline Smith in her Elemental Tarot, and also her rendering of the Elder Futhark runes in the Runic Tarot which she created with Astrologer John Astrop. However, rather irritatingly, they chose to use Celtic names for the festival cards in the minor arcana of this latter deck, which, whilst I'm not really a cultural purist or anything, sort of put me off them for a long time (don't ask me why, I just didn't connect with the idea at all). I caved in…

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At 1:10am on June 9, 2012, Christopher Alton Lung said…

Love the image lara. the golden color makes think of liquid pools of amber.

 

At 9:41am on June 7, 2012, Tyriel [Rune Secrets Admin] said…

Welcome, Lara! I'm happy you took the time to make yourself at home and fill out your profile. See you around!

 
 
 

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