Viking Runes Have Much More Uses Than Just Divination!… Each Rune Holds Creative And Destructive Magickal Power!… How Will You Unlock Their Power?…
Do you want to be able to use the Viking Runes for more than just divination? Do you want to unlock a deeper more versatile power in your rune work? One of the things that itches my brain with spiritual communities is how typical working with the runes are. Most spiritual practitioners have a rune set that they use in similar fashion to tarot. Rune readings for divination purposes are all too popular, but what gets to me the most is how much value the runes have that many simply don’t realize.
The great thing with the Viking Runes is that each rune is said to have its own consciousness. They are not just symbols but also entities; that hold several different purposes for the practitioner to use. I see the runes much like E.A Koetting does, in the sense that the Futhark is like a toolbox. Each rune is a different tool that the Vitki or Magician can utilize in their work. Even with just a couple of runes the practitioner can make a huge impact in their magickal work. Divination in my view is such a small aspect of the runes compared to what else is available.
I Dedicated Nine Months To Learning The Runes!… I Explored And Experimented With Each Rune Individually!… If You Listen Carefully, The Runes Will Teach You…
When I trained under Dean Kirkland, I went through an intensive nine-month pathworking with the runes. The aim of this pathworking was to spend nine days individually on each rune. During those nine days, my only reference material was the rune poems. I would meditate every day on that individual rune and evoke it into my life. My day to day experiences that manifested through that evocation would teach me about their meanings, kennings and uses. I would have dreams, synchronicities and sometimes very clear manifestations of them into my life that were impossible to ignore or dispute. During this pathworking I learned some very important lessons. The runes hold very intricate energies, that in ritual can be tapped into, to manifest very specific results. The runes while seen as simplistic by many can in these circumstances become very deep but also specific.
The other great insight I received was the versatility of each individual rune. The word rune comes from Old English rūn ‘a secret, mystery’; not recorded between Middle English and the late 17th century, when it was reintroduced under the influence of Old Norse rúnir, rúnar ‘magic signs, hidden lore’. The runes for lack of better description are mysteries, they have no solid definition. One of my favourite examples of this is Fehu. Fehu while can be literally translated to livestock which many translate into abundance or wealth, can also be interpreted as creation itself. Abundance being a reference to created things and Fehu being the first rune, suggests it is the rune of literally creation. For this reason, I call Fehu the first sound.
So, what can you do to start implementing the Viking runes for more than just divination? The first step is to grasp a real understanding of what each rune is. Meditate with each one, evoke the rune into your circle and create your own conclusions with your findings. Then with that understanding look at ways to implement them into your mundane life. One of the things I love about the runes is that their implementation can be done as simplistically or as complex as you want them to be. If I want to bring some more wealth into my life I will draw a Fehu rune on my left wrist, visualising it glowing gold. If I want to work out at the gym to build strength I will put Uruz on the muscles I want to strengthen. Want to ground better? I would put Algiz upside down on my feet. These are such simple implementations that offer great results. Additionally, you can put these runes in complex rituals, literally evoke Ansuz into the circle and connect with the Gods. Harness Thurisaz to cause destruction. The potential is endless.