The Rune Primer

A Down-to-Earth Guide to the Runes

Sweyn Plowright

150 Pages, ISBN 978 1 84728 246 0     
Published by Rune-Net,second edition 2006     

There are now dozens of books on the market claiming to reveal the ancient knowledge of the Runes. Most of these books present superficial and often inaccurate information on runes, and mix it with practices and philosophies from various New Age, Wiccan, of Eastern sources. Often, they just make it up as they go along. With the popularity of the Runes, it is an easy way to make a quick profit.

To those interested in the integrity and sacredness of the Runes, this situation is quite deplorable. To those interested in beginning their exploration of the Runes, the situation is just confusing. Why are the rune books so contradictory? How can you tell if a rune book is reliable? Where do you start? Hopefully, this primer will give you just enough of a grounding to start your studies with confidence and discernment.

The Primer focuses first on the academic and historical facts. It explains what we know an dhow we know it, in clear and concise language. This new expanded edition also contains new translations of the rune poems, a look at some popular authors, and a chapter on popular myths and misconceptions about the runes.

(The text above comes from the back of the book)