I like to ride runic energy from time to time. It allows me full access to a rune’s power. It gets me places I want to go in the Nine Realms. It opens my eyes to the full power and might of the runes. In short it’s cool!
Riding the runes is one place where the skills of seidr and rune work come together for me. I am able to use both practices for a single purpose. I love when both skills can be used together.
Why ride the runes at all? For me as a Vitki it’s just one more tool in my toolbox of skills to be used. I can ride the runes when other methods are not as strong to achieve the results I’m looking for. Whether it be traveling the Nine Realms or charging a sending to create change in my multiverse I can always count on this practice to get the job done.
Every rune has an energy. Each is specific to a rune. Discovering the energy signature of the runes was one of the most difficult and challenging aspects of rune work for me. But the rewards are many so it is time well spent.
How you discover the rune energy can be achieved through a couple of different options. Of course there’s seidr. Going into trance while keeping the individual rune in mind. You can also discover the energies with galdr. By chanting a rune at its vibrational level you can tap into the rune energy.
Once you’ve discovered a rune energy the way it’s utilized is only limited by your own creativity. I like to ride the runes for purposes of traveling. I ride raidiho. It gets me places!
If I’m charging a bindrune I ride the energy of each individual rune to assure that the bindrune is sent into the multiverse in a powerful manner. Riding the runes in that regard gets better results.
Study of the runes for this purpose is challenging and rewarding. I recommend doing it for every serious Vitki student. It’s a great way to get things done!