A discussion of hidden lore, inner lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic Edred Thorsson Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book. Thorsson, Edred. Runelore: a handbook of esoteric runology. Bibliography: p. I. Rune-Miscellanea. 2. Magic 3. Inscriptions, Runic. 4. O ld Norse poetry. I. Tide. Runelore is divided into two parts. In Part One of Runelore, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what.

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Looking at runes from a different angle. American University Studies, ser. Elder Runes to C E. It is said that Odin hung from the world-tree Yggdrasill for nine nights.

Preview — Runelore by Edred Thorsson. The one I read did not seem to be, and I have asked about him because I was considering getting more books from him although I have read quite a few others by other authors and will continue to do so. I like thorsson but it is ,ore fully balanced pore me To me it just smacks of New Age nonsense with all its bells and whistles concerning consciousness and transformation.

But thank you for your book suggestions. Charles rated it it was amazing May 26, Apr 11, Alice rated it really liked it Shelves: If you’re looking for a seriously in-depth analysis on runes then this book is for you.


Overall one of the better books on runes that leaves the fluff behind. The long and the short of what I am getting is the more info you have the better your understanding will be. The mods are the final authority on the rules. But as authors our viewpoints evolve.

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One of the 3 books by Edred Thorsson that should be the basis of your Rune Study library. My copy has gotten a good wearing out as I use it for reference often. Though this book is a great plethora of information, I found the author’s writing to be a bit of a downer and monotonous to read. There is nothing wrong getting a variety of views on the runes.

A second major problem that a lot of the commentary doesn’t really cite sources. Selected pages Title Page. I get the feeling Flower’s started out very respectable and strived for historical accuracy as much as possible but then got a bit crazy.

Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes

For the intense student of the runes, then this is an essential part of their development and understanding of the historic basis for the uses of the runes.

So those are my two major critiques. The first difficulty is you can see a strong evolution in his writing between Futhark and Runelore. I will add, Freya Aswyn has more of a cultural background in her understanding of the runes, but I did not follow too deep into her spiritual teachings, so I can’t vouch for those.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Please also bear in mind that I have only began deeply studying runes and Norse practices throsson the last 6 months.

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I love reading about the runes by historians, such as how they were used, what they said and the artwork that sometimes accompanied them when chiseled on stone. He lives in Texas. Otherwise, I think you’ll have better luck with Flowers in the more inclusive Pagan subs like I said. Some may have a problem with his writing style and his past, I think it gives his writings backbone. Jack Clayton rated it it was ok Oct 18, No eBook available Weiser Books Amazon.

A discussion of hidden lore, inner lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic psychology, runelore of the Gods, esoteric theology and more. Thorsson presents much of the current scholarship on runes and ancient Norse religion in a digestible fashion, colored with his own theories and spiritual ideas, sometimes without clearly distinguishing the two.

You’re welcome to stick around as long as you’d like! Are you looking for information on rune lore specifically?

Rune Lore of the Gods. Page is another great source. New with Tune tells that the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book.