What’s the big deal about runes anyway?

Runes for the practicing Vitki are a big deal. A very big deal. For myself they compromise about seventy five percent of my work. But why?  What about the runes make them so primary for me as a Vitki?  The runes are a big deal because of their abilities in…

Meditation. By choosing a rune or bind rune to focus on you can achieve deep meditative states. Focusing on the stave shape in your mind’s eye and chanting the rune name through galder you can have mystical meditation experiences. I meditate on the runes frequently. And the results I get are multiple. I achieve a greater understanding of the rune. Things open up to me that were previously hidden. I get meanings. I gain insight into how they can be used magically. In other words doors open. I am given fleeting glimpses of power.

Divination. Very few if any other systems of divination offer as direct or as powerful results. I’ve been using the runes as divination tools for over twenty years. I have learned and tried other systems. None of the others offer such clear cut or accurate information. The runes are no nonsense and straightforward in their messages. Perhaps because they are a direct line of communication with the gods. It is in this aspect that they overshadow every other system. The are akin to calling the gods on the phone for a little chat. In uncountable instances I have been given the opportunity to serve as a connection with the gods through these means. Consider me the cable of communication in these encounters. I am only too happy to oblige.

Magical workings. The runes offer a powerful path of personal magic. Especially through the use of bind runes. On many occasions I have created a bind rune and sent it out into the multiverse to do it’s work. For example at the beginning of last year I created a bind rune for spiritual growth. And what a year it was spiritually speaking!  Never before have I had such a concentrated influx of spiritual energy. I haven’t decided what I should do a working on for this year. Stay tuned!

So those are some of the reasons I say the runes are a big deal. What are yours?

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!

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