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The Spiritual Runes: A Guide to the Ancestral Wisdom Paperback – May 16, 2009
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With the ever-growing popularity of runes as a divination system, there can probably never be too many books written about them. Here is a new one - The Spiritual Runes by Harmonia Saille. This is one book that should not be missed. It is new in its approach and full of useful information and instruction. If you don't use the runes but simply have a passing interest; then this book is for you. If you do use the runes, and wish to improve both your knowledge and your ability to use them well, then this is very definitely the book for you. As Harmonia Saille says, A"There (is) always something new to discover about them.A" The runes are a secret language; a code or cipher that can be unlocked ... and this book is the key. Raymond Buckland, The Buckland Romani Tarot
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Harmonia Saille is an English writer and researcher with a BA (hons) degree in Imaginative Writing and Literature. A practicing Hedge Witch, she is a lecturer of Modern Pagan Witchcraft and holds workshops in the runes and other subjects both locally and at international spiritual events. She is a mother and grandmother and lives in the Netherlands
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Never content with things as they have "always been done," I've read several books on runes to try to understand them at greater depth. Most of these books discuss making rune scripts or bind-runes for the purposes of focusing intentions and bringing needed energies to a place or a specific issue. But mostly these books make only a token stab at substantial analysis of the spiritual basis for or history of the runes.
Now here is a book that claims to occupy the middle ground between the pocket how-to books that are accessible to all but seem to fall short on substance and the dense academic and primary source material. And it makes good on that claim.
The Spiritual Runes is the first book I have encountered which provides solid historical information--including facts about the modern use and abuse of the runes--as well as rune interpretations for divination and very specific instructions for the use of runes in ritual and intention-based magic. Each section is complete and of suitable length and depth. No corners are cut and the tone is friendly and accessible at all points.
The book goes into somewhat greater historical depth and provides more credible background for historical claims than most of my previous reading in commercial rune books. Still, the part where I found the book truly shines is the final section on rune rituals. This is mostly personal taste. I love the rituals suggested in this book. They are beautiful, simple enough to be practical and yet well-aligned for focusing intentions. I am sure to try several of them.