Taking up the Runes

A Complete Guide to Using Runes
in Spells, Rituals, Divination, and Magic

Diana L. Paxson

419 Blz., ISBN 1-57863-325-7     
WeiserBooks, 2005     

Taking Up the Runes is the ultimate workbook for using runes - the ancient Norse alphabet used for communication, divination, and magical works - on a psychic, spiritual, and magical level. Learn how to make your own rune set and how to use the runes in guided meditations and song. Discover dozens of rituals and spells for all levels - from total beginner to experienced practitioner. Paxson's years of experience in working with the runes and leading rune workshops show through every page of this book with anecdotes, mythology, poetry, and history of runes firmly entwined with practical exercises, examples, and lessons.

  • "Diana Paxson´s Taking Up the Runes stands out amongst the many other rune books by the skill with which Paxson blends solid scholarship of Norse lore with experiental spirituality, making this book both historical and contemporary."
    - Dana Kramer-Rolls, author of The Way of the Cat and Home Is the Hunter

  • "Diana Paxson is a riveting teacher - her passionate love for the ancient European runes shines through on every page. So I lift my sumbl and drink my memory ale for the return of the runes via Paxson´s deep knowledge of them."
    - Zsuzsanna Budapest, co-author of Celestial Wisdom

  • "An important new synthesis of modern occult runelore. The fact that this material was generated out of Diana Paxson´s workshops over several years speaks to its great value as a teaching tool in the current runic rebirth."
    - Edred Thorsson, author of Futhark and Runelore

  • Finely a rune book not only for the novice but also for the advanced runester."
    - Stefn Thorsman, former steersman, The Troth

  • "The long-awaited runic treasure trove written by Diana Paxson will be mandatory reading for my students."
    - Freya Aswynn, author of Northern Mysteries & Magick and Principles of Runes

  • "This should become the standard text for teaching the runes, and that could be a very good thing for both the tradition and the lives of its practitioners."
    - William Bainbridge, former steersman, The Troth

Diana L. Paxson has written Essential Asatru and over twenty-five historical and fantasy novels with strong spiritual themes, including The Golden Hills of Westria. She is also continuing the immensely popular Avolon series started by Marion Zimmer Bradley with Ravens of Avalon. Visit her at www.hrafnar.org.

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