Runes, Plain & Simple
Explore the Mystery of the Ancient Magical Alphabet
by Kim Farnell
Runes are alphabet letters or characters that have been used for thousands of years as a form of communication and divination. This book, written by an authority on divination systems, shows readers how to make their own set of runes and how to interpret them.
Included in this primer are:
- A brief overview of the runes, from Etruscan times to the present
- A summary of the myths and lore that inform runic wisdom
- Definitions of the basic rune symbols
- Instructions on how to read the runes and rune spreads
- An introduction to runic magic
In the past 25 years using runes as a divination tool has become increasingly popular. This most accessible guide presents each letter of the runic alphabet in detail with its origins and magical uses and helps seekers tap into their energy. From making your own runes (and a bag to protect them) to reading the ancient alphabet, casting the runes, and interpreting the spread, all the basics are laid out in a clear, easy-to-follow, and superbly illustrated fashion, perfect for beginners.
This is a new edition of the author’s Simply Runes that was published by Sterling in 2006.
Kim Farnell has been a professional astrologer since 1990 and has taught astrology and lectured extensively in the UK and overseas. She was previously the Vice Chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and has been the editor of its newsletter, Transit, in print and online. She has also written sun sign columns for a number of magazines and websites and has published articles in numerous astrological periodicals all over the world. Kim has an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and is the author of several books.
144 pages, 8 x 5 1/2 x 3/8 - Line drawings throughout