Runes: Origins, Evolution, Mythology, Meanings, Divination, and Magic
Runes are a fascinating example of the ingenuity of language, communication, and symbolic meaning. They show us human nature's attempt to use them as tools of expression, a divinatory means to understand the forces that exist all around us that shape our lives, and our attempts to influence these forces by signifying our intentions to the divine and the universe. Unfortunately like all writing systems and symbols at some time or another in history, they have been misused by a minority in a way that gœs against their original meaning and creates misunderstanding in public consciousness about what these symbols really mean, who uses them, and why. It is the aim of this book to provide the bigger picture about where these symbols have come from, how they have developed, how they have been used, and how their use has evolved over two thousand years.