My Runic studies take a turn

I have studied the runes for 20 or so years. By studying I mean studied mostly Thorsson. A little Aswyn and Pennick. But almost exclusively Thorsson. About a year ago I decided to try some other authors. When I did I was surprised by the results. My entire runic world was set on edge.

I was encouraged by the works of these different authors to take a different (for me) approach to the runes. I didn’t need to take these new authors at face value. They were telling me to go back to the Rune Poems for inspiration. And then meditate to uncover my own truths in regards to meanings.

This new approach has been validated by my recent decision to study the Anglo Saxon futhorc. Just read the Rune Poem and meditate on meanings. My grasp of this futhorc has been quicker than my grasp of the Elder ever was.   I am seeing new dimensions to my understanding of the Elder futhark. Everything is coming fast and furious and easily. My interest in the runes has been brought back to live. Vividly and with an electric charge.

I have no doubt my study of seidr has been a factor in all this. And maybe it’s just 20 years of studying finally paying off. Maybe the moral of this story is don’t put all of your trust and belief in one other person. Trust yourself on your path. All I know is I have never felt so connected to the runes as I do now. May this be the beginning of a new direction in my path of wisdom and understanding.

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

One thought on “My Runic studies take a turn”

  1. Thank you for regularly writing this blog,
    you are paving the way for future generations.

    Just about 100 years ago we started rune casting for divination, with it’s origins unknown, or known so vaguely at best. But who knew the art could be so effective, and so it’s wonderous as to what new practices will evolve in the next 100 years!
    But these new practices can’t be borne without the dedication and the sharing of knowledge of people like you!


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