January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

The Elder Futhark: Pronouncing it and writing in it... (BLOG 1 of 2)

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Added by Francis on January 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Etymology of the Elder Futhark Rune Names


by Francis Tokarski




Added by Francis on January 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — 8 Comments

Galdor Without Runes

(This article is reposted from my pseudonymous writings on Elhaz Ablaze).

We tend to think that galdor has something to do with rune magic, in particular due to certain authors who have promulgated this view despite the lack of any historical evidence to that effect. The word’s roots run to the meaning of “magic song”, with the intimation of a birdsong. There is nothing in there about runes.…


Added by Henry Lauer on January 30, 2012 at 7:27pm — 26 Comments

Runes From a Numerological and Polar Opposites Perspective

Many new rune students get overwhelmed by the numerous meanings of each rune. With all the written works available today it is easy to find multiple or even conflicting definitions from many authors on any given rune. Eventually as one works and meditates on the runes, however, a new comprehensive understanding begins to evolve within the Vitki.…


Added by vethorr on January 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — 16 Comments


The following is a mythological and historical analysis/interpretation of the “First Aett” (first group of eight runes) of the Elder Futhark, in respect to the etymology of each of the rune’s names, and in respect to each of the rune’s sounds (i.e, the phoneme that the grapheme stands for). It is expected that the reader already has an elementary familiarity with the Elder Futhark; and, if this is not the case, then please first read up on it, by referring to…


Added by Francis on January 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — 49 Comments

Chant Like a Heathen

This article originally appeared on Elhaz Ablaze, written under my pseudonym. You can find the original text here: http://www.elhazablaze.com/2008/10/chant-like-a-heathen/

Chant Like A Heathen

While we know little about archaic Germanic musical and magical practices, we can be pretty sure that they were into their singing and/or…


Added by Henry Lauer on January 21, 2012 at 6:40pm — 6 Comments

AN INTRODUCTION TO RUNES Or: A Very, VERY, VERY Brief History Of Runes (Abridged)


Or: A Very, VERY, VERY…


Added by Rick on January 18, 2012 at 10:54pm — 11 Comments

Thinking of the Runes as Pictographs -

     When first looking at the runes online a few years ago what I perceived was a bunch of unfamiliar letters, not that I was a stranger to the runes, just that I had never thought about them. The runes seemed random to my uneducated mind, hard to memorize and devoid of individual meaning. That all changed the day I picked up a copy of Freya Aswynn’s “Northern Mysteries & Magick - Runes & Feminine Powers” - which was completely an impulse buy. Sure, I had thought about taking up a…


Added by Brynte Westlund on January 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — 17 Comments

Synchronicity and a Rune

How often does this happen in your life? I find it when I'm exploring my spirituality much more then when I'm hung up on mundane responsibility.

The story. I left work last night and tuned in to Coast to Coast am to see who was on the show. The show is good entertainment on a drive home. This time it was a discussion about the afterlife and the various ways spirits can reach us. Nothing new there. It was James Van Praagh. I find him to be a phony. I get home and do my internet surfing…


Added by Lonnie on January 11, 2012 at 1:20am — 5 Comments

Finding the Runes: A Beginners Tale 2

This is a continuation of my first Blog about finding the Runes. 


I left off in the last blog right as my interest in the Runes became rekindled. So nothing to do now but search the Web and a few books for any info I could find on them. Sounds easy enough! 


So I hop online and let good ol' Google do the work. First the Wiki on Runic script. I find out that…


Added by Jesse Panzer on January 10, 2012 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

Please Write your Reviews/Testimonals for the Book

So the time has come for me to write some promotional material, and I have a couple of reviews on Amazon to work with from Loclynn and Jason, and a little something by Jesse Panzer I can scrape together, but I haven't gone out of my way to call out to you for some reviews, critical feedback, good words, and other testimonials.

Testimonials are really important when it comes to books. Think about it... we're always recommending good books to others, and we will…


Added by Tyriel [Rune Secrets Admin] on January 9, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Finding the Runes: A Beginners Tale

This is a blog for that part of the journey everyone has been through and I find myself in right now!

The Beginning! 

No matter who you are or what you know now, I'm sure there was a time in your life before you knew Wunjo form Nauthiz, or Kenaz from Isa! Even in the Poetic Edda we read in Hávamál that Odin himself needed to sacrifice himself unto himself, hanging "on that tree of which no man knowsfrom where its roots run" just to be able to 'find the Runes'! If…


Added by Jesse Panzer on January 8, 2012 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Hail to the Knowers

Heyla everyone,

I think the time has come for me to stop reading all of the information here and finally introduce myself.  Obviously my name is Shanon – which is my real, birth name, and I first became aware of the runes about fifteen years ago or so. I did just as Loclynn said in one of his replies somewhere, and used them for that instant gratification – in divination, then I would go look up what it meant in the book that came with the set (Ralph Blum), and then would just move…


Added by Shanon Anne on January 7, 2012 at 11:28pm — 3 Comments

Rune Time: Making A Modern Runic Clock

I have been watching the clock a lot lately. This and the beginning of 2012 with all the talk of the Mayan calendar, Templar astrology, and the end of time... All of that has got me thinking about the runes and time. How did the Old Norse or Anglo-Saxons think of time? And how might the runes relate to the passing of time?

Not too long ago I did quite a lot of reading about the…


Added by Enoch Bowen on January 7, 2012 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

Art works related to the Northern tradition.

For inspiration how to express Spirit. It came to mind of starting this blog where one can have an peak on how others create works and perhaps get inspired to express spirit Self. I am thinking of taking a photo of my medicine wheel done on deer skin as well.

What is your favorite way to express Spirit through Self creating art? …


Added by Sigha on January 5, 2012 at 3:25pm — 16 Comments

So happy

Hello, All!  I am so delighted to have found this site.  I now live in a very conservative community in which Norse studies have been abused.  I am from Seattle and now live in Spokane, very close to the Idaho Panhandle of NeoNazi fame.  I found a Meetup group for Norse beliefs, but they are rather inactive and not very supportive of newbies.  Although I can imagine that they need to ensure their safety perhaps.  Anyway, I met a fellow Norse Newbie and we have begun our own Rune study group,…


Added by Staci Baisch on January 5, 2012 at 1:47pm — 14 Comments

Rambling of a 20 year old Scot.

As Tyriel suggested, I should blog a little about my upcoming experiences with the runes since I am very new to the subject. So a little about me first I suppose.

I'm 20 years old, working in an auto parts warehouse just outside of Glasgow.

So far I have little real understanding of the runes, honestly. Sure I can cast them, but the ability to really tap into them and understand them I'm still attempting to wrap my head around. I hope with this community you can…


Added by Ian Biggins on January 4, 2012 at 4:15am — 3 Comments

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