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Best Rune Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Rune books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic (2005)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedAlthough many of us first encountered runes in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, this sacred alphabet is by no means a fabrication for books or movies. Similar to Hebrew letters in the sense that each symbol contains a meaning that transcends its original function as a letter, the runes are practical, flexible, and effective symbols with a variety of uses. Today, the best known application of rune lore is divination: chips or stones marked with runes are drawn, cast, or laid out in patterns like tarot cards. In Taking Up the Runes, Paxson delves into the ancient…
Author(s): Diana L Paxson

2. RISE: Runes and Ritual (2019)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedMyth communicates the incomprehensible through stories, symbols, and metaphors. The mythos of the ancient Norse provides numerous examples of many types of magic and provides the context within which the Norse wizard and witch are able to work their spells. Rise, Runes, and Ritual is written from the perspective of the Odian Left Hand Path. Its purpose is to provide the reader with a method to discover and develop the hidden and latent powers and qualities within themselves whereby they will be enabled to :R:ise to their fullest potential. The mythos of the ancient Norse is the context…
Author(s): Troy Wisehart

3. Nordic Runes: Understanding, Casting, and Interpreting the Ancient Viking Oracle (2003)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedA comprehensive and practical guide to the ancient oracle based on the runic alphabet of the Norse• Reveals the symbolism and divinatory significance of the 24 rune “staves”• Provides clear instructions on how to craft your own rune stones• Explains the role of runes in the Norse wisdom tradition and its influence on such works as Tolkien’s Lord of the RingsNordic runes are a potent and profoundly transformative magic system that gives contemporary readers access to the ancient wisdom tradition of Northern European cultures. The runes…
Author(s): Paul Rhys Mountfort

4. Runes for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Runes in Divination, Rune Magic, and the Meaning of the Elder Futhark Runes (2018)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedThe enigmatic nature of the runes is undeniable. In fact, the English word “rune” comes to us from the Norse word runa, which means “a secret,” or “to whisper.” As symbols, the runes mean little to the untrained eye, yet the magical energies they activate can be used for positive, impactful change in your everyday life. But what are runes, exactly?On the surface level, runes are the characters in a writing system used by the ancient Germanic peoples of Europe. But unlike our modern letters, the runic symbols had been used for magical purposes long before they were fashioned into an alphabet. This…
Author(s): Lisa Chamberlain

5. The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic: How to Interpret Runes, Rune Lore, and the Art of Runecasting (Weiser Big Book) (2018)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedRunes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. Here, American runologist Edred Thorsson provides an in-depth guide to the world of runes for beginners and enthusiasts alike. Thorsson’s presentation of this powerful system provides a valuable tool for self-development and spiritual transformation.The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic: This book includes material from the author’s previous books Futhark, Runelore, and Runecaster’s Handbook….
Author(s): Edred Thorsson

6. The Witches’ Runes: A Traditional Divination System ()

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedLearn how to make and use The Witches’ Runes, and hold the unseen in the palm of your hand! This beautiful little book was privately distributed for 25 years and is available to the public for the first time. A traditional divination system that uses symbols from a number of folk and alchemical traditions and has been in use in the U.S. for over half a century. Simple, profound, powerful and intimate!”Ever since I read your article about this system in the Crystal Well back in about 1975, I have made and been using your Runestones and I have great success with them. I have taught classes in the making and reading of the Runestones…
Author(s): Dana Cor| Oct 25, 2018

7. Runes: Unlock the Secrets of the Stones (RP Minis) (2010)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedOnce used by village shamans for meditation and fortune telling, runes are stones with Elder Futhark inscriptions that make predictions about your wealth, love life, happiness, and more. Learn ancient wisdom with 24 runes, a cloth, and an 88-page book….
Author(s): Sarah O’Brien

8. Runes of Black Magic: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (A Demon’s Fall series) (2018)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedEntering the royal court of the protectors was never going to easy for someone like Evie, but at least she isn’t alone. Trex, Connor and Nix are determined to show everyone who Evie really is. Not just the heartless assassin they all believe and fear.With whispers of war, the angels going missing, and tests that are far more deadly than anyone could have predicted…who will win the throne?The protectors aren’t the only ones that are whispering because demons don’t forget. Death is not the end…and demons will survive. 18+ RH series. Book three of…
Author(s): G. Bailey

9. A Practical Guide to the Runes: Their Uses in Divination and Magick (Llewellyn’s New Age) (1989)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedEIHWAZ the yew, URUZ the wild ox, KENAZ the hearth fire. Created by the Nordic and Germanic tribes of northern Europe, the runes began as a magickal system of pictographs representing the forces and objects in nature. This guidebook will help you discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection, and luck. Practical and concise, this book includes:…
Author(s): Lisa Peschel

10. Runes of Royalty: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (A Demon’s Fall series) (2019)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedEvie is now queen of the protectors, and rumoured queen of the demons aswell, but dealing with the black magic she can’t control is far more dangerous than either of those titles.The protectors have fallen, demons along with them, and earth is not far behind.Can Nix, Trex, Connor and Azi help Evie survive a power no one understands? Or knows how to stop…With random portals opening everywhere on earth, a war to be won and Cex tracking her every move, can the assassin-now queen- win the war?Demons will rule.18+ RH…
Author(s): G. Bailey

11. Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic (2012)

Best Rune Books Reviewed & RankedRunes are the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical work. In Futhark, American runologist Edred Thorsson introduces readers to the 24 runes of the Elder Futhark, their definitions, and mystic properties.The runic system of magic and mysticism is one of the most powerful forms of metaphysical thought available to the Western world. This bestselling classic book on Runes continues to be required reading for those who seek true knowledge of the mystery of the Runes.Thorsson’s presentation of this powerful system is lucid and profound and provides a valuable tool for spiritual transformation and…
Author(s): Edred Thorsson

Best Rune Books Reviewed & Ranked

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some rune books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

One planet is enough : tackling climate change and environmental threats through technology

Author(s): Westergård, Rune
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134610

Runic Book of Days: A Guide to Living the Annual Cycle of Rune Magick

Author(s): S. Kelley Harrell; Nigel Pennick
Publisher: Destiny Books, Year: 2018, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2264277

Runes and the Origins of Writing

Author(s): Alain de Benoist
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd., Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2375415

Processes of Believing: The Acquisition, Maintenance, and Change in Creditions

Author(s): Hans-Ferdinand Angel, Lluis Oviedo, Raymond F. Paloutzian, Anne L.C. Runehov, Rüdiger J. Seitz (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1698548

Issues in Science and Theology: Are We Special?: Human Uniqueness in Science and Theology

Author(s): Michael Fuller, Dirk Evers, Anne Runehov, Knut-Willy Sæther (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2153116

The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1

Author(s): Rune Halvorsen, Bjørn Hvinden, Jerome Bickenbach, Delia Ferri, Ana Marta Guillén Rodriguez, (eds.)
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2172746

Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas

Author(s): Jesse L. Byock
Publisher: Jules William Press, Year: 2017, Size: 19 Mb, Download: djvu
ID: 2238022

Plant Proteostasis: Methods and Protocols

Author(s): L. Maria Lois, Rune Matthiesen
Publisher: Humana Press, Year: 2016, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1537776

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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