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The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes
Author: Edred Thorsson
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
B&W line drawings throughout
January 15, 1987
Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, explores the riddle of the runes.
Combing historical lore with a detailed investigation,
Runelore focuses on the esoteric aspects of the runic tradition. In Part One,
Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from,
what they mean, and how they evolved.
In Part Two, Hidden Lore, he takes a more psychological view of the runes
and looks at the entire cosmology of the Old Norse to explain the role runes played
and how they were used over time. Included are specific sections on rune magic and divination,
rune poems, runic numerology, and concise explanations of the mysteries of the 24 runes.
Reprinted with a newly designed cover, Runelore offers a complete picture of the Runes.
Edred Thorsson received his doctorate in Germanic languages and Medieval Studies
from the University of Texas. He is the translator of Guido von List’s The Secret of Runes,
and a former university professor of humanities.
He is the author of the bestselling Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic, and Runelore.
Thorsson lives in Texas, where he practices rune magic.
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