Rachel McCoskey
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Books of Runes to avoid
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I think starting an ongoing list of books to avoid would be helpful to everyone who is new to studying the Runes. I know there are many books that we come across, but having a list to refer back to…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lazarus Chernik Nov 11, 2013.


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I am 27, happily married since 2009, mom of two little girls (soon to be 3 in January). Currently a SAHM, almost to my 3rd trimester with baby #3. I have been a Pagan for about 9 years, and discovered Runes and the Norse deities in 2009. My studies of the Runes took a back seat to raising kids, college, and a chronic health problem, and I have been feeling the not so gentle nudges to start up again. So I am here.

Anything else, just ask me.
When did you begin using the runes?
I started using the Elder Futhark runes in 2009
What rune(s) are you most concerned with?
I want to refresh my studying all of them, I have not been able to devote the time I used to due to health issues, and want to change that.
Who are your favorite authors on the runes?
Well, my first exposure to the Runes was Ralph Blum (a horrible book), and Freya Aswynn. I also referred to the website called Sunnyway.com which had extensive information that was useful to me learning more about the Runes.

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Picture #1 of my Rune set

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 4:23pm 7 Comments

Books, books, and more books...

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 8:00am 7 Comments

   Since It has been a long time from when I have been able to study the Runes, and associated authors, I feel lost on which ones are worth reading, and which should be avoided. I started out reading Blume's book back in 2009, but quickly found that it didn't make any sense. I discovered a website chock full of info, and Freya Aswynn's book "Northern Mysteries and Magic"... Between that book, and the website, I was a happy student of the Runes.

I don't have access to this book…


Internal struggle leading to so many questions...

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 6:05pm 13 Comments

   I had begun my journey with the Elder Futhark Runes in 2009, and felt an immediate, visceral reaction to them. I had only worked with Tarot decks in the past, but the way the Runes felt, and read for me blew my mind. I jumped into making my own set to work with, and devoured all the online definitions, studies, lore, poems, and a few authors in my thirst for the knowledge they…


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At 1:12pm on October 8, 2012, Brynhild said…

Hi Rachel, welcome to the community :) I see that you have already posted some blogs, I'll read them in a moment! I also started to learn the basic runes trough sunnyway.

At 10:30pm on October 6, 2012, Rick said…
Howdy and welcome!

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