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Odin's Runes


Price: $29.95

AUTHOR:  Neil Giles

TITLE:  Odin's Runes

PUBLISHER:  Starburst Publishing

YEAR:  2002

ISBN:  9780958013918

DESCRIPTION:  Paperback

The runes are not just a fortune teller’s tool, rather they are part of a system of spiritual belief older than Christianity and as complex and as beautiful as Hindu or Buddhist thinking.

The runes are the sacred symbols of Teutonic mysticism, a system of wisdom that embraces reincarnation and rebirth, that holds the web of life as central and sacred, that is steeped in a magical tradition where responsibility for one’s own acts and destiny is the core of existence.
When you use the runes you don’t just read the future, you participate in its creation.

Neil Giles is a scholar of the runic tradition and a practitioner of rune magic. For him, a childhood fascination with Odin and the gods of Asgard has become a passion for the path of Teutonic wisdom.
Neil reads the runes professionally and has lectured and taught extensively on rune wisdom and magic. His book ‘Odin’s Runes’ was born from the meeting and melding of a lifetime’s work with more than two thousand years of traditional wisdom.

The runes are the sacred symbols of Teutonic mysticism, a system of wisdom that embraces reincarnation and rebirth, that holds the web of life as central and sacred, that is steeped in a magical tradition where responsibility for
one’s own acts and destiny is the core of existence.

When you use the runes you don’t just read the future,
you participate in its creation.

Neil Giles
is a scholar of the runic tradition and a practitioner of rune magic. For him, a childhood fascination with Odin and the gods of Asgard has become a passion for the path of Teutonic wisdom.
Neil reads the runes professionally and has lectured and taught extensively on rune wisdom and magic. His book ‘Odin’s Runes’ was born from the meeting and melding of a lifetime’s work with more than two
thousand years of traditional wisdom.

Story telling myth and history that trace the goddess back to her true source, the fire of the Sun that was Mother to the ancient peoples. Odin and the runes, the Celts, the Druids and their magic, each of these mystical traditions has its origin in the ancient triple goddess who was the fire of the Sun and the cauldron of earth and water that brought forth new life each spring.

"The runes are not just a fortune teller's tool, rather they are part of a system of spiritual belief older than Christianity and as as complex and as beautiful as Hindu or Buddhist thinking. The runes are the sacred symbols of Teutonic mysticism, a system of wisdom that embraces reincarnation and rebirth, that holds the web of life as central and sacred, that is steeped in a magical tradition where responsibility for one's own acts and destiny is the core of existence. When you use the runes you don't just read the future, you participate in its creation."

ODIN’S RUNES
For nine nights, wounded by the spear,
sacrificed to Odin, myself given to myself,
I remained hanging from the Tree that is shaken by the winds,
from the mighty Tree whose roots are shrouded in mystery.
No bread was given me, nor drink from the drinking horn.
I looked below ...
I took up the Runes, took them up screaming.
From there I fell ...
(from the poetic Edda)


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