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Added by Tim Herlihy on December 1, 2013 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Rune creation rituals

First let me say that I'm grateful to finally find an active forum!  I'm a relative newbie at this, and have been reading through the usual sources from Thorsson, Oswald, Aswynn, etc...and what I'm really dying to find is the ancient rituals used to create the runes themselves.  I can burn straight lines into tree branches all day long, but I'd like to actually be able to properly empower my runes.  Getting my hands on some of those old practices would go a long way in giving me some…


Added by Mason Jump on November 25, 2013 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Runes and Consciousness: Thorn

From my Facebook page:

The rune that comes to raise awareness and consciousness this week is called Thorn and it actually looks like a…


Added by Carolina Iglesias on October 12, 2013 at 7:33am — 3 Comments

Runes and Consciousness: Eh in inverted position

This week’s rune is called Eh and came out in inverted position. It invites to start a journey towards our essence step by step. Shall we start?

The concept of Consciousness that most strongly resonates with me now is “that which accepts all and judges nothing.” If each one of us is an embodied hologram of that Consciousness, this rune invites us to explore how to experience that concept in human form.

Because this is a rune of earth, it whispers that the path shall be taken…


Added by Carolina Iglesias on September 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Looking for Heathen kindreds, groups or individuals in the Seattle/Everett area

 I just relocated to WA (US) and am looking for independent kindreds and Heathens in the Seattle/Everett area. I've been happily solitary for several years, and yet now I feel a strong urge to make connections with others in a more direct way.

  I'd be happy to get to know folks in the area, even just to know who's around here!

  All the best,



Added by Wolfson on August 18, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Please do not forget to set a profile photo to put more color on the page

Welcome to all new members, it is good to see more and more kindred here. Please do not forget to set a profile photo to give color to the members page, but most of all we are real people interacting with each other and it does feel little more personal when we can put a face to the discussions on the forum and blog. Looking forwards to get to know you all. Blessings ~Sigha

Added by Sigha on August 13, 2013 at 9:51am — No Comments

Helm of Empowerment

I have seen a sigil helm of empowerment a few times now on the internet and am curious what properties it holds. Can anyone help me?

Added by Jacob on August 9, 2013 at 2:14am — 8 Comments

my name in runes

this 3 files jpeg i get them from a page that i can´t remember well where, but it seems  to be my fully name written in runes. I´ll try  to combine them in first instance in 3 binded runes, and possibly end  up binding all the runes in 1. I like to hear the story that my name has to tell me in runes. when i do that, i show it to you to see your opinion about it…


Added by Facundo Javier Harislur on July 24, 2013 at 2:56pm — 4 Comments

Protective Talisman/Wall Piece.

  SO I had been meaning to make a Talisman to keep my home safe and calm. I chose three runes to use from amongst: Othala, Algiz, Isa, Berkana, Hagalaz, Nauthiz, Eiwaz.

 Using Othala and Algiz I noticed that Inguz and Nauthiz appeared. After applying Isa I began to notice more and more runes appearing as I continued developing the BindRune until I finally was led to this :…


Added by NIK on July 20, 2013 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

To Wyrd ot not to Wyrd

Well  along my studys of the runes for the past some time, When i got my first Rune set it was left to me from a friend some years back he told me ill know what do do with these when the time is right so since then , i was looking for someone to pass then on to, after a few years of hanging on to them i found someone to pass them on too, but that person who is very wise you know who im talking about ( Michele ) . Anyways Michele says oh im sure there meant for you. So i started to study them…


Added by Rune Reader on July 15, 2013 at 9:08pm — 6 Comments

Bindrune experiment.

  A funny thing happened when I was thinking about Bindrunes (its been on my mind lately) I was thinking about when I was younger and I had horrrrible self confidence issues, particularly with the lady folk. I was, literally, so oblivious that I didnt even realize when someone was throwing themselves at me.

 Now, I know "love spells" are at best a thoroughly grey area and by that I mean usually a bunch of bad karma, however, I was wondering about a Bindrune to help a man develop…


Added by NIK on July 13, 2013 at 12:53am — 3 Comments

A grid that evolved and spoke messages

Rune cast placed stones in a blurred yet clear enough grid, with two runes showing as constants, underpinning all and stabilising; three runes in a column to the left showing as shaping and constructing; five runes in a cross showing as the focal points for here and now, with representations of past, present, future, a higher order and a foundation and two runes in a column to the right showing what was sought, to be known and to be explored.

Underpinning: Hagalaz, telling me the… Continue

Added by Kate Doyle on July 11, 2013 at 1:20am — 2 Comments


So recently I have wanted to build up a base foundation of runic knowledge. The idea came to me that, every day I would pick a rune at random, and focus on it when I could throughout the day.

This morning I drew Mannaz. I'm exploring certain techniques with the runes at the moment. In this case, having mediated for a short while and energizing myself, I blew onto the rune itself. I do this, as the breath is life.

In my mind, I visualized myself sat in a room which had a…


Added by Astandane on July 7, 2013 at 3:51am — 5 Comments

The Journey Foreward - Community Building!

I did a reading yesterday about my journey forward, and just wanted to share it.

Done in the Valknutr Spread described in Edred Thorsson's book Runecaster's Handbook: The Well of Wyrd. This is a Norns spread, expanded upon.

1.1 - Ehwaz - the 'root' of the 'root of the…


Added by Esther Ravensdottir on July 5, 2013 at 5:50pm — 2 Comments

The Runes and the Subconscious....and doodles.

  When I was younger by decades to days, I remember doodling in school. I'm sure everyone has done the same, you're bored as crap and the teacher just drones on and on and on and you just KNOW that the classroom clock is now running backwards.

  There were always a few shapes that would end up repeated on my paper as I doodled without really paying attention, often Dagaz would appear Tiewaz would make a guest appearance, in fact, pretty much all the Elder Futhark have appeared in my…


Added by NIK on July 2, 2013 at 5:48am — 2 Comments

The 6th Hvel/ Chakra

Sanskrit Name: Aagna chakra

English Name: Third eye

Location: In between the two eyebrows, in the middle of the forehead.

Symbol: A lotus with two white petals inscribed with "Ham" on the left and "Ksham" on the right, representing Shiva and Shakti respectively. The shakti Hakini resides here. She symbolizes non-duality. Above her is a downward-facing triangle, within which is a moon white Shiv-ling. The hermaphroditic deity-incarnation of Shiva and Shakti…


Added by Mit Solanki on June 23, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Creating your own Staves

I have been reading other posts here and I am wondering if it is wrong of me not to of used wood or stone to create my personal staves? I have used plaster and then painted mine.  Does this matter?

I notice that some have used their own blood and semen to paint their staves, is this necessary?

Added by Tracy Lee Thompson on June 16, 2013 at 3:49pm — 4 Comments

How can I use the runes to know who to trust? (Having MAJOR dysfunction right now)...

I was wondering what the runes, particularly, through study and meditation, might have to offer a person in a really dysfunctional social situation? You see, I had been involved with a forum for about two years and due to discrepancies with the admin/moderation, I left. Anyway, there were some issues with getting myself separated from there. I finally reached the point where admin has no longer been bothering me. As of the past few days though, a member contacted me, acting like a friend,…


Added by Eachna Fianna on May 27, 2013 at 2:49am — 12 Comments

Chakras and runes.

A little primer here. Tyriel speaks of chakras as "hvel," and I really haven't found anything outside of this website that talks about this. As I'm sure that all of you know, chakras in the body are energy centers/vortexes that govern the body. While there are more than a hundred of them all about the body, there are 7 main chakras generally accepted by the spiritual community (Although this number varies from discipline to discipline). These 7 "hvel" or chakras lie along the spine, and are…


Added by Mit Solanki on May 26, 2013 at 2:23pm — 16 Comments


I am somewhat new to exploring runes. I've been curious about them for a long time, but my studies where boosted when I was gifted a set of runes made from river clay. I spent the last 5 months learning the symbols and trying to become more familiar with them. Recently I have felt comfortable enough to charge them. but I have hit a point of confusion with them. I don't know what to do next, and I don't know how to interact with the runes. I am somewhat out of my element with them as I'm used to… Continue

Added by Kittie Milson on May 21, 2013 at 1:05am — 8 Comments

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