Bind runes are a vital part of the Vitki toolbox. They are the simplest and perhaps most powerful form of rune magic. Here’s a little update on how I approach them.
First of all you must choose the staves to be included in the bind rune. This is perhaps the most challenging part of the process. In this stage you are definitely using the left side of your brain. This is where analytical thought comes into play. In the example above the purpose I wished to achieve was wisdom in magic. I thought about the staves to be included and decided on eiwaz for enlightenment and initiation, fehu for new beginnings and fertility and Ansuz got transformation and inspiration. Choose your runes carefully. Make sure they truly reflect your goal.
Now it’s time for the right side of your brain to come into play. Taking the staves you have selected be a little playful. Create different combinations of the runes in one sigil. Squish them together in different ways until you come up with something simple but visually appealing. Experiment. Try different combinations. This should be the really fun part!
I generally choose only three staves per bind rune. More than that I find makes the magic too all over the place. I want something simple and concentrated. More power that way.
Once you’ve constructed your bind rune now it’s time for the magical application. Here is where intention plays a key role. Having a strong intention makes all the difference in magic. Focusing your mental energy on the purpose of the bind rune draw it onto a piece of paper. I draw mine in red. Or carve it into a strip of wood. Use whatever medium you see most fit.
Using the concentrated power of your mind draw the bind rune on your chosen medium. As you draw or carve galdr the staves individual name three times each. That way in a three stave bind rune you will be galdring nine times.
Then release the bind rune into the multiverse. Here’s where intention is important again. Whether you decide to burn it or bury it or carve it onto an amulet let your intention carry it away. Then release it so it can do its work.
Following these steps you should be able to successfully accomplish bind rune magic. In the case of using the bind rune above for gaining wisdom in magic I can honestly say it did it’s job. New magical avenues were made available for me to explore. New doors opened up in my magical practice. Success!
Hopefully this has been helpful. Let me know about your bind rune successes!