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Rune Musings: Mannar Rune – The Good We See and the Bad We Don’t

Mannar – The Good We See and the Bad We Don’t An aspect of the Mannar Rune is the reconciliation of two sides of ourselves. These are the What – the many roles a person fills, and the Who – the inner person under it all. Ideally, the What serves as an expression of the […]


Rune Musings: the Eh Rune – Horse Magick

Eh – Horse Magick The Eh Rune is symbolized by the horse. The horse as a spiritual symbol is found throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In Britain, for instance, the image of a horse was dug into a hillside. In Norse literature, we read of the head of a horse being used in […]


Rune Musings: Bjork Rune – The Peace that Allows Healing

Bjork – The Peace that Allows Healing. Space and Time to Heal The Birch Rune is one of the healing Runes, among its many aspects. It is also a Rune of peace and is protective of the young. It also looks like a pair of a woman’s breasts viewed from above. All this is well […]


Rune Musings: Tyr Rune – Unity, Brotherhood and the Greater Good

Tyr – Unity, Brotherhood and the Greater Good. Tyr is a Rune of unity. I have often likened it to the thrust of the bayonet, where every movement of the body is coordinated in one motion to strike one target. Legs push and arms extend to put the point of the bayonet into the enemy’s […]


Rune Musings: The Sig Rune and Freedom of Another Sort

Sig – Freedom of another sort Winters in temperate times have their dangers. Modern folks are used to the conveniences such as heat and electricity. Wintry dangers are rare to us. Nonetheless, winter has always brought hazards that do not exist in the warmer times of the year. Before the days of snow removal, winter […]


Rune Musings: The Elk Rune’s Bad Side

Elk The Scandinavian Elk is the same as the North American Moose. It is ideal for depicting this Rune. Many people are of the opinion that some Runes are safe and that others are dangerous. Likewise, they believe that certain Runes are helpful while others are harmful. The reality is that all Runes have the […]


Rune Musings: Perdra Rune – The Fall-Down Hole

Perdra: The Fall-Down Hole Among symbols of Perdra are the Well, the Cauldron, the Pit and the Cavern. Perdra is where you can see the future being born. Just as the growth of the fetus portends the child to come, so it is with the workings of Perdra. For this reason this Rune is attributed […]


Rune Musings: The Yew Rune and Backbone

The Yew Rune and Backbone While many focus on the more mysterious and creepy aspects of the Yew Rune, there are other aspects of it which are essential. One is resilience. The Yew bends when pressed, yet will rebound to its true form with speed and power. This is why Yew was used for making […]


Rune Musings: Jer – the Clockwork Rune

Jer: the Clockwork Rune Young people today may have a little trouble grasping the idea of clockwork. For those of us of a certain age and older, clockwork was common. The term comes from the wormlike spring that was wound tightly. As it unwound at a constant rate, it powered the mechanism of a clock. […]


Rune Musings: The Isa Rune – Risky Business!

Isa – Risky business Few people realize that the Isa Rune is a Rune of risk. There is a chance of gaining an advantage or falling into trouble. Isa is like the old saw about the Chinese character for Crisis. The story goes that it is made up of the characters for Danger and Opportunity. […]

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