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  Runic alphabet article - Runic alphabet alphabets Germanic languages Scandinavia British Northern Europe - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known as runes that were formerly used to write Germanic languages, mainly in Scandinavia, and the British Isles.
The earliest runic inscriptions date from circa 200, and runic alphabets were used continuously for the next 1400 years, last being attested as used in 17th century rural Sweden.
The only ancient source on divination is a rather vague description of runic divination in Tacitus' Germania, which describes "signs" chosen in groups of three, and may not even refer to runes at all.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Rune   (1161 words)

 Runic alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Runic alphabets are a set of related alphabets using letters known as runes that were formerly used to write Germanic languages, mainly in Scandinavia, Iceland, and the British Isles.
The earliest runic inscriptions date from circa 200, and runic alphabets were used continuously for the next fourteen hundred years, last being attested as used in 17th century rural Sweden.
The most likely candidate for the origins of runic scripts are 5th to 1st century BC alphabets from northern Italy, descended from Etruscan and used for various Celtic languages in the region.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/runic_alphabet   (639 words)

 Runes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Perhaps the darkest period in the history of runic studies was their revival by German scholars connected with the Nazi movement in the 20's and 30's.
Divination was always done using twigs from a nut bearing tree, or wood of some type.
There were also runic symbols outside the futharks such as the sun wheel, and there are some hints that the healing powers of herbs were also thought runic in nature (see the Nine Worts Galdor).
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 Runic Divination article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Runic divination, or rune-casting, tends to employ a 'set of runes'.
While many authors of popular books on runic divination expanded on the meanings found in the rune poems, some abandoned or ignored the rune poems altogether and invented entirely new meanings for each rune.
Though runic divination is often described as an 'ancient Viking oracle', we have no evidence that it was ever practised by pre- Christian Germanic cultures.
www.wyrdwords.vispa.com /heathenry/runediv.html   (343 words)

 Runecasting - Runic Divination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
When one does a runic reading, one usually addresses a particular issue, and examines the past, the present and the "future", or rather "what will be if one follows the path one appears to be on".
The runic reading is done as an evaluation process, not as fortunetelling.
Dowsing, or "divination" by bent stick or pendulum is similar.
www.sunnyway.com /runes/runecasting.html   (1449 words)

 Ancient Runic Divination
Runes are used in magick and divination because they each have their own meaning, as well as combining to form a language.
Wood is easily carved and the “Germanic men would [usually] carry a knife at their belt.”(11) The stones are carried in a pouch and in some divinations, the stones are scattered onto a marked or unmarked cloth and in other divinations the stones are drawn out of the bag and set in a specific pattern.
Runes are a popular and effective form of divination when used correctly and properly, with the appropriate amount of respect for the power behind the ancient runes.
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 The Art of Runic Divination
If you would seek to divine the future by runes, you must first obtain a proper pair-- and, as beautiful as many find the runestones given to members of Four Winds, they are not appropriate for divination.
Runic reading is rarely simple, and the full context must be taken into consideration before making an interpretation of the runes.
In the end, many patterns can be understood only after they emerge-- some truly dedicated runic diviners keep diaries of their "inexplicable" rolls, that they may see the patterns in retrospect and know the meanings when they encounter such patterns in the future.
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 Runic Divination
Runic divination is practiced by many modern traditions of Wicca and Neo-Paganry, not to mention Asatru and the Miercinga Ríce, but it was originally the possession of the ancient Germanic culture.
When one reads the runes in divination, one is in essence reading a portion of wyrd.
Hlot became our term "lot" which still means "a portion" or "a share." Thus each rune in a runic reading symbolized a lot or portion of wyrd, specifically those portions of wyrd belonging to the person a reading is being done for.
www.ealdriht.org /divrune.html   (832 words)

Their method of casting lots is a simple one: they cut a branch from a fruit-bearing tree and divide it into small pieces which they mark with certain distinctive signs and scatter at random onto a white cloth.
Runes are a system of divination which helps you analyse your path which you will take if you continue doing what you would, that is the most probable outcome.
The most early runic inscriptions are dated to the late thired century CE, but it is most probable that they have been used long before that.
www.angelfire.com /realm2/amethystbt/runes.html   (4199 words)

 Divination Rune :: Reading Tarot Cards.org
Divination Divination Runic divination, or rune-casting, tends to employ a 'set of runes'.
Divination The word divination is based on a Latin the true meaning of the word divination is "to make divine.".
divination and guidance in daily life and certain runes would only be used in secret, because it once was the mark of witches and therefore avoided.
www.reading-tarot-cards.org /tarot/divination-rune.html   (680 words)

There is divination by the flight of birds, through casting lots (which would echo Tacitus' description), the use of a scale, the behavior of horses, and of course through knowledge directly acquired through communication with spirits.
A rich tradition of divination amongst the Germanic peoples in general and the Norse in particular (and forgive me my own bias towards the Norse sources; it is my particular area of interest), using various techniques.
But, unfortunately, I know of no direct evidence of runic divination aside from an exceedingly vague description in a source centuries removed from the acknowledged origin of the futhark, which could be explained by a plausible alternative.
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 Ankerberg Theological Research Institute - The John Ankerberg Show
Runic wisdom is more easily available in the world today in the form of books, articles, lectures and study groups than it has been for the previous nine centuries.
Although the Church actively tried to stamp out runic divination, it continued to be practised in secret and became inevitably linked with witches, warlocks and their arts.
In theory or practice, runes, like other divination, may be combined with additional forms of the occult—astrology, geomancy, numerology, alchemy, cabalism, the I Ching, tarot, etc. 15 Rune tiles can be drawn at random and meditated on, cast in lots like the I Ching, or laid out in wheels or crosses like the tarot.
www.ankerberg.org /Articles/new-age/NA0502W1.htm   (2161 words)

 Vermont Vibrations
It is not runic divination as previously understood and practiced.
The masculine, yang form, known as the "younger" runes, was used as oracles and is used for divination still.
In 1989 Runic Energy Archetypal Concepts, channeled by the Archangel Urielle to Joe Ann Van Gelder while she was traveling in Scotland, changed the focus to the Energies which lie behind the runic symbols.
knowth.powernet.co.uk /vv   (371 words)

 Divination Runic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Runic divination is practiced by many modern traditions of Wicca and Neo-Paganry, not...
Runic Interpretations presented by Crystal Forest Divination Runes Rune Odin meaning meanings pagan wiccan norse asatru First Aett Second Aett Third Aett associated myths dieties associations divinatory meanings analysis phonetic equivalent...
Runic divination is about unraveling the mysteries, untying knots...
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 At the Well of Wyrd: A Handbook of Runic Divination
In "At the Well of Wyrd", Thorsson adresses the techniques of Runic Divination from the most traditional perspective, providing examples of ancient techniques of divination utilizing the 24 Stave Elder Futhark system, providing genuine examples from a historical perspective.
The philosophy behind Runic Divination is covered, informing the reader of the proper mindset that must be developed for TRUE Runecasting to be effective.
At the Well of Wyrd is one of Thorssons runic triology, the others being Futhark and Runelore, which are geared at a higher level.
www.wkonline.com /a/At_the_Well_of_Wyrd_A_Handbook_of_Runic_Divination_0877286787.htm   (349 words)

 Freeware Home - Home and Hobby > Astrology
This program is free for your own non-commercial use and you may copy it and give it to others as long as no price is put on this distribution.
Runic divination program, published in English for the first time, based on content available in the Russian sector of the Internet since 1996 and still extremely popular.
The Runic Oracle has been used successfully for many years, and has consistently worked well.
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As a form of divination they are similar to Tarot or I-Ching.
"Galdr" is the mantra used in runic rituals.
He then passed on the runic knowledge to the Vanir Goddess, Freyja, whom in return, taught him the magick of "seither".
www.whisperingwood.homestead.com /Runes.html   (607 words)

 Divination Tools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Another form of runic divination is to draw one rune to answer a question, or to draw three runes indicating the past, present, and future of a query.
Runic symbols have been carved into pieces of hardwood, incised on metal or cut into leather and then stained with pigment.
Runic symbols are often worn as amulets to bring that power to the wearer.
www.cherylsmeed.com /div.html   (3778 words)

They were used throughout northern Europe, Scandinavia, the British Isles, and Iceland from about 100 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Runic inscriptions of great age have even been found in North America, supporting stories that the Vikings arrived in the Americas long before Columbus.
Runic divination or "rune casting" is not "fortune-telling" in the sense that one actually sees the future.
The earliest runic inscriptions on stone are dated to the late 3rd century AD, although it is probable that runic alphabets had been in use for some centuries before.
www.geocities.com /evtrad/runes.html   (1215 words)

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In runecasting this pattern is combined with the other more obvious division of "space", that of the nine worlds of Yggdrasil, to form the design used to divide the casting cloth into fields of meaning in the Worldstead Layout.
In the runic tradition obtuse or acute angles promote active, positive interaction between and among runes.
To divine the future with the alphabet, mark one symbols each on one side of a number of flat sticks.
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Even the common knew simple runic spells, and the runes were frequently consulted on matters of both public and private interest.
It was not until the mid-eighties, with the widespread appeal of the "New Age" movement and revival of Pagan religions (especially the Asatru movement) that the runes regained their popularity as both a divinatory system and a tool for self-awareness.
Of the few wooden runic artifacts recovered from that many were made from yew, which has a long history of association with the runes and magic.
www.tarahill.com /runes/runetext.txt   (9272 words)

 Odin's Gift   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
As years moved on, some Runic alphabets did not retain their original angular appearance, some changing to conform to what the ruling Clergies favored, the Latin alphabet, and others being lost to time...
One of the oldest methods of Rune Casting, or runic divination, is as follows: Grasp a comfortable amount of stones in your 'strong' hand, and then toss them gently onto your reading surface: a cloth, fur, skin, a circle drawn upon bare earth, or some other suitable surface you feel comfortable working with.
The earliest version of runic alphabet consists of 24 runes, divided into 3 groups of eight known as 'Aettir', and were associated with and named after the Norse Deities Freya, Hagal, and Tiu.
www.starkindler.org /arion/runes/runic.htm   (782 words)

 Learning the Runes
One will want to start with the scholarly works on runes (see the runic reading list) and primary sources such as the rune poems, and not until those have been throughly studied, start with escoteric works.
Runic meditation should be done in a quiet place where one will not be disturbed.
Runic meditation is vital to learning to use the runes in magic as it is the easiest way to bring forth the runic energies, the energies linked to the ancient laws the runes represnt.
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 The RUNES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Throughout the ages, the runes were used to mark graves, for religious use, and for divination.
Unlike the Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, the Younger Futhark (as it is now called) reduced the number of runes from 24 to 16, and several runes came to represent multiple sounds, and the physical forms of the runes were also changed and simplified.
The scattering method can be verified by the vague descriptions of runic divination in Norse literature, all of which refer to them being 'thrown', 'cast' or 'scattered'.
www.paganuniverse.com /bos/divination/runes.html   (527 words)

 Divination with Anglo-Saxon Runes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Their custom with regards to divination is simple: They cut down a branch from a fruit-bearing tree, and chop it into twigs; they mark these with certain signs, and sprinkle them randomly upon a w hite cloth.
There is a process of divination known as Bibliomancy, which consists of randomly opening a work of literature and applying the first passage you see to the situation at hand.
I have no idea whether the Anglo-Saxons were still using runes for divination and magic at the time the poem was written, and if so, whether they preserved th e twig method recorded in Tacitus, or had come up with something new.
www.iit.edu /~phillips/personal/lore/runedivin.html   (1031 words)

 PsychicHelpline.Com :: Runic Divination
It was believed that the Runes were powerful magical tools for both divination and spell casting.
Unfortunately, there is not enough detail to the poem to associate the stanza with known runes since the poem only tells of the magical properties of the runes, not their divinational meanings.
Thus people who have written books on runic divination have given each rune a name that best suits the letter and it's derived meaning.
www.psychichelpline.com /Runic%20Divination.htm   (1554 words)

 Wiccan Divination Casting Cloth :: Reading Tarot Cards.org
Runic Divination: Learning to Read the Runes Information on how to read the runes including some method of runic divination; The One Rune Method, The Norns, The Roman Method and the Nine Rune Cast.
historical descriptions of runic divination, virtually any method one by descriptions of runic divination in Norse literature, all pattern for your casting cloth that has some.
Stop by and see stones lend themselves beautifully to divination, capturing the rainbow is also the color for Divination, perfect for runes.
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 Rune Magic
Divination using the runes ("casting the runes," so to speak) is mentioned in later Icelandic sources.
Among these bits of wisdom (each of which is a description of a runic spell) are one of which could possibly refer to a specific runestave and the other which most definitely does.
His divination was apparently successful, as he was able to get to the valley first and claim it.
wodening.ealdriht.org /runes/magic.html   (4727 words)

 Alinda - Psychic Astrologer, Clairvoyant, White Witch and Numerologist - La Galleria Mystika - Angel Magic
Runes have been used for divination in modern times, based on often symbolic interpretations of these names.
There are two sources on divination which are rather vague descriptions and may not refer to runes.
This drawing of lots was quite informative in telling them that attacking Birka would bring bad luck and that they should attack a Slavic town.
www.alinda.co.uk /gateway/runes/divination.htm   (258 words)

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For those who are not familiar with the The Four Quarters, it is a Tarot spread that I have seen adapted for use as a runes layout.
I have seen this layout in one or two books onTarot reading and I have found some brief references to it on the web, bu tif anyone knows of a detailed description of the runic adaptation, I would be very pleased to see a posting from you.
It's a bit complicated, and I don't proclaim to be an expert, although I'm not a beginner.
pub2.bravenet.com /forum/165585980/show/398601   (436 words)

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