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The Book of Rune Secrets [Kindle Edition]

Tyriel , James Stratton-Crawley
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Book Description

Having difficulty figuring out what the runes are trying to tell you? The Book of Rune Secrets is a contemporary vision of the Elder Futhark runes, destined to become an essential part of any rune library. Share in an inspiring vision of our place in the cosmos and harness the power of the runes as never before.

With astonishing clarity, this volume builds on the ideas of teachers such as Freya Aswynn, Edred Thorsson and Diana L. Paxson, but departs from old thinking and dares to explore the future of the runes themselves!

Product Details

  • File Size: 398 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Rune Secrets Media; First International Edition edition (November 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,852 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding rather than forumulaic divination January 8, 2012
I can say that anyone who wants to simply learn runes can make do with just the sites found online, but those who seek to truly understand the runes and develop their own PERSONAL relationship with them really should put the book on their 'to buy' list.

See with the online sites out there I got a good background (what are the runes) and some understanding (in general what they mean) of how each person reads their runes. Tyriel hosts an online community where you can find all of that information for free. Most books will give you the same- the name, maybe some simple associations or link to astrology and the like, but I always found that my own casts were not as clear cut: the translations were always off a bit. It would be like knowing the basics of a language but not fully understanding the semantics behind the words. Simply put they lacked the personal energy that results when we make the runes a part of our life. Then I got the book and rather than a simple formula where you cast runes and look them up like some random slot machine result, the book gives you and understanding of each rune (think of it as semantic background: meaning WITH UNDERSTANDING that you make your own). Now when I cast my runes the feeling is much different and the understanding that comes with each is far greater than it was simply learning what others 'see'.

The difference is that rather than simply clone your understanding into another version of his own, Tyriel gives you what you need to understand runes on your own and in your own way. To use the common metaphor he 'teaches you to fish'. Do I see what Tyriel sees? Not always and THATS the point- it has become personalized so that the understanding is mine.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
For the majority of my own personal readings surrounding this subject I had continuously found that most rune books treated the symbolic stones as some sort of questionable and subjective divination - with vague meanings being assigned to each rune, sometimes with a bit of speculative historic support behind where the ideas had originated, but often just ideas constructed in ways that could hold a thousand meanings and yet be utterly meaningless to me. To say the least, I was left unsatisfied by the information on an ancient symbolic system that deserved more than an esoteric, unclear and completely biased explanation. I did not seek to understand the runes through another's singular perspective, I wanted to understand them in such a way that would explain how these symbols unify all persons, how they represent the essentials of the human psyche and spirit, and how they reflected an intricate and fascinating history of the human mind and all the themes that we share as a species.

Tyriel provides just what I was looking for in a concise, clear and very straight-forward book. I am not being told in this book WHAT the runes are but WHO we are and how those symbols represent that which is US. So it is both a personal guide as well as a description of why the runes are an important part of the universe. Through this book my scientific and questioning self was able to connect with my spiritual and magical self and through THAT I gained a greater understanding of what the runes could tell me about my world and all that had come before me, and all that will remain when I'm gone. Tyriel writes with a truly fresh perspective, read this book!!!

Another aspect to add is that Tyriel has already provided vast resources through his website and online community that are FREE for anyone to use.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great book on runes February 6, 2013
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I am no master in runes and only dabble in them. They are a great part of a spiritual path. I have followed tyriel on his website runesecrets and he has a great community of people that talk about runes and what they are and mean. this is a great book that goes deeper than just a short explanation of what each rune means. ( i do think that the book is over priced for what you get and wished i had waited for the kindle version)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A USEFUL REFERENCE September 14, 2013
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I found Tyriel's perspective interesting in that it seemed to be me to be informed by modern psychology more than the traditional frames put forward by Thorsson and others. I think that a serious study of runes must start with Thorsson, but Tyriel's book is highly accessible (whereas Thorsson, particularly in his earlier work, is difficult) and provides some useful insights.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh and brilliant perspective January 10, 2012
By Morrian
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The Book of Rune Secrets is the most refreshing look at the runes of the Elder Furthark in 20 years of studying Northern mythologies. Tyriel's perspective eloquently captures ideas I have struggled to express about how the runes relate to our 21st century lives. There are many good books available that look at mundane and esoteric concepts associated with each rune stave and their use in divination. Tyriel is concerned with the energies and principles at the core of each symbol and how these can be understood in the context of scientific knowledge and personal growth. The book is thought provoking for the experienced runester and at the same time an accessible starting place for a newcomer to gain a sound foundational knowledge - and that is a true magical achievement! I am now reading this book for the second time and cannot say enough good things about it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Infinitely grateful
Following a spontaneous urge to reunite with runes after years of neglecting their calling, I did some browsing, stumbled upon this book and bought it immediately. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
It is very informative
Published 4 months ago by Debra King
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good book on Runes
This is a very good book on Runes. The focus of this book is the Alchemy between the Runes. It's written in a style like as if a professor standing before his class of students;... Read more
Published 11 months ago by nicole dauch
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource
I keep my Kindle version of this book open on my desktop so I can refer to it often. Tyriel interweaves myth, science, and a very down to earth pragmatism expressed in a modern,... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Marcy Lylin
3.0 out of 5 stars I Paid What for What????
Was a very small book with no girth. Not worth the money. I was disappointed. I have no problem paying 30 something dollars for a book if it is good and filled with information. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Helen's Light Readings on Etsy
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
A great resource for interpreting the runes you pull when you want to know what they say for you. I have added this to my Ralph Blum books and get even clearer interpretations by... Read more
Published 15 months ago by JTDk
2.0 out of 5 stars Rehashed
All i learned from this book is that the writer did not want to do what every other book does or says about runes, he wanted to leave it all up to the reader to do with how they... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Bradley Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped my find my rune
I had a vision of some symbols and I looked in my Reiki book and they were not Reiki symbols. My Reiki master suggested I check into Rune's to find the answer. Read more
Published on February 13, 2013 by Brenda Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written.
this book is well written. I am not really into rune stones but if I were it would be a great reference.
Published on February 5, 2013 by Karen E. Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars I expected more
I like the book and his work excellent. But there is much more information on his website than in the book and I feel the book was over priced for what was in it alone. Read more
Published on January 19, 2013 by Mountain Druid
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