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  • Paperback: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser (August 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1578634253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1578634255
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kaedrich Olsen has studied the runes and Northern mysteries for over 20 years. He also studied spiritually based hypnotherapy and Shamanism in order to become a transpersonal hypnotherapist. Within this practice, he applies runic wisdom to develop powerful techniques his clients use to transform their lives. Kaedrich lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two daughters, where he is an accomplished leader in the Nordic spiritual community.

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Believe you can change: If you have the attitude of "I'll believe it when I see it," nothing will work for you. You must dive into your transformation with both feet. It is not the belief in the runic system you need, but rather the belief in yourself that you can make the change. This belief in yourself comes when you make the full commitment to change. This is a complete cycle that is self-perpetuating and has a cumulative effect. The more you do it, the stronger your power becomes until your transformation is unstoppable.

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Kaedrich Olsen has studied the runes and Northern mysteries for over 20 years.

He also studied spiritually based hypnotherapy and Shamanism in order to become a transpersonal hypnotherapist. Within this practice, he applies runic wisdom to develop powerful techniques his clients use to transform their lives. Kaedrich lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two daughters, where he is an accomplished leader in the Nordic spiritual community.

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Kaedrick is a great friend of mine and this book is just an example of the awesomeness of this man.
wendylana
Next, readers are given meditations, and exercises that allow the energies of the runes to be applied for personal transformation and spiritual understanding.
Cinnabarys
Having read many books on the Runes over the years, it's difficult to find one that provides something truly new and useful in using them.
J. Conley

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2009
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While runes are commonly used for divination, this book delves more deeply into their mysteries. It is an excellent resource for someone who wishes to use them in magic and provides helpful exercises for developing a personal connection with them. I found the section on bindrunes and runic power words to be particularly useful. If you are solely focused on using runes in divination, this may not be ideal for you at this point in your studies, although it does give excellent perspectives on the the runes from different angles, which will improve your understanding of their meanings. The primary focus of this book is on using the runes for personal growth and the discussion of their divinatory use is limited to only a couple of pages. If you are new to the runes, this may not be the best place to start, as it seems a bit more advanced to me. If you are someone who is looking for something beyond the new age fluff books on runes that are floating around out there, this may be perfect for you.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Conley on November 16, 2008
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Having read many books on the Runes over the years, it's difficult to find one that provides something truly new and useful in using them. Mr. Olsen has accomplished that. Combining scholarship with mystical understanding, Mr. Olsen 'updates' the meanings of the runes for use in the modern world, helping the reader understand, via historical facts, solid examples and concise exercises, how this ancient approach can be effectively used on modern issues and to fulfill modern needs. A good read for both novice and seasoned practitioners. Recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 11, 2008
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RUNES FOR TRANSFORMATION: USING ANCIENT SYMBOLS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE blends ancient runic wisdom and modern transformative techniques such as visualization, meditation and hypnotherapy, offering a set of strong connections between runes and modern new age transformative paths. Today's runes are most often used for divination - but Olsen expands their other gifts and presents many of the techniques developed from his own practice. New age libraries will find it thought-provoking.

Diane C. Donovan
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Old Teuton on October 24, 2008
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Kaedrich Olson has provided a new perspective on runeology for the students of runelore. While many have looked for magik within the Runes, Kaedrich brings us a method for finding the magik within ourselves, and using these combined powers to transform our lives, and the lives of others. This is a "must read" for students and scholars alike.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Cala on December 25, 2010
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This has to be one of the easiest books to use in terms of learning not just the base or 'standard' meanings of the runes, but also in being guided to find personal meaning with them. As with any symbolic system, the runes may have slightly different personal meanings. As an example, Hagalaz is generally regarded as a rune of the impartial destruction of nature. The fury of the hailstorm. While I do regard this rune as a rune of destruction, I also regard it personally as a protective rune.

This book gives an overview of one theory of reality and how we can use thought to transform our lives. Other chapters are devoted to helping one get to know the meanings of the runes to oneself, of learning how to see these runes in all things and of how to see them in yourself and lastly, various ways to utilize this new-found knowledge and use runic energies as a focus for transformation.

I would recommend this book over many others for its ease of use and the presentation of materials. The author encourages personal development and the greater growth of one's own intuition as opposed to complete blind-faith in stock meanings. It is stressed over and over again that it is important for the seeker to find the meanings themselves.
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