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.