Brief story of how I came across the runes: Let me start by saying I am of Puerto Rican descent. My religion is Santeria (lukumi/Yoruba pantheon, you should look it up). Anyway, I never heard of the runes in my life until I started to have dreams. Some huge big dude came to me and was carving something. At first I couldn't tell what it was. Now mind you these dreams started happening everyday. As time went on the symbols he was carving kept getting more and more clear. I myself started writing these symbols down. About 3 weeks in I went to my wife's job and bumped into a friend of her's who happens to practice Wicca. I asked her about these symbols and she said they were runes. She said the elder Futhark to be precise. I went online and started looking them up. Surely enough I found the symbols I've dreaming with. Now about a months later my dreams have not stopped. Unfortunately my wife's friend has moved to another state so I have no one else I can reach out to. I'm learning more about Norse mythology and becoming fascinated by it. I would love to learn more about the Norse Gods, the runes, it's meanings, magic, protection, consecration, binding and so on. I made my own set out of pine tree. I'm not saying I'm turning my back on my religion just expanding. Anyone care to help?

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Comment by Loclynn on May 27, 2014 at 1:24pm

Sorry so long in answering you.  First let me say that any st of divinatory techniques will prove true if one mentally will allow for it.  What do runs really do anyway? One answer to this is the runes give a voice to the right hemisphere of the brain. The right brain is mostly mute and thus dominated by the verbal chaty left brain. Thats that gy in your head who never shuts up :) However the Right brain has a lot to offer, but lacks basic expression.. Thus the runes being symbolic abstracts of much larger concepts then the left brain can rap itself around The right brain who is more imaginative, is able to engage in a type of artistic  rather then linguistic dialogue.  And out of this comes new insight. 

Comment by Percival Goonbuck on June 13, 2014 at 9:28am

Yes, go for it. a lot of good books and resources out there. I came to the runes through a book but now they come to me all anytime, any place. Sounds like you have a good relationship from the start but get to know each one individually like a friend. I've been getting to know the runes for about 6 years and still only feel as if I'm just starting. Meditate with the shape and sound. Let them talk to you and talk to them back. I love their sense of humour best.

Comment by DesertRaven on July 18, 2014 at 2:16pm

A vision or dream of them is a powerful thing. They're speaking to you. And you can continue your present religion and use Runes.

Comment by Me ridi on February 28, 2015 at 12:18pm

What we still monkeys - we are people on mental development ..... ((((Runes - is primarily a knowledge of runes are symbols which provide a certain sense of what that knowledge systems ..... which unfortunately is not yet understood, but worse than that, and is treated as someone like that and even more worse treated in their own interests. Can not just a symbol of his presence to change human life and destiny, the destiny of man in particular depends on how he perceives life around as he refers to it, which in his mind the philosophical system of knowledge as it relates appropriately to real life. Yes certainly come down to us a unique system of knowledge as a set of runes, which describes the interaction of 9 worlds (one of which we live) - what, how, why, why ..... and many more questions are worth answer ... ... how is still not understood the Taoist system of hexagrams of the "Book of Changes" which in many moments like the runic system ...... Whatever mysticism and magic surrounded us, remember .... no that does not go beyond the scope of the law that created the world around us ....... mysticism - is that we do not understand, but worse if you do not want to understand. .... If I wear rune sign - it means that I focus its activities and life in certain interactions are determined by the laws of which derive these interactions, I adjust their system of philosophical views to the state of an adequate understanding of these laws, and only then did I achieve results. ...... of course this is just my opinion, to which you can not pay attention .....)

Comment by Patrick Michaud on March 4, 2015 at 11:00pm

The fact that your core beliefs are Santeria should actually help your early steps into working with runes. While definitely not of the same root, both are not entirely dissimilar. Working with runes will most certainly help your spiritual strength and balance, which in turn should help your meditation and prayers to the orishas. I am only slightly educated on the subject of Santeria but I do believe that the more spiritual work you do can only be beneficial towards increasing your Ashe. Please correct me on anything I might have said that is incorrect.

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