This book is a thing of many parts. It is an introduction to the Runes, to the Norse pantheon of Gods and Goddesses, and to the spiritual disciplines and ancient practices of Northern Europe. It is a set of thoughts, and stream of consciousness exercises, from a Priest who has been practicing a long time. I hope you find it entertaining, interesting and useful in your own spiritual practices. Some of the interpretations here are well known, others less so. A few, to the best of my knowledge, have never appeared anywhere else and are my own thoughts.
This book also serves as an introduction to a belief system called by many names. You can call it Germanic or Norse Paganism, Asatru, Heathenry, Kindred belief, or my personal preference, the Northern Mysteries. Is this book “Traditional”? Some will answer yes, and others will answer no, most emphatically.
The author has spent the better part of two decades in a Rune based Wiccan Tradition, read sagas, written poetry to the Northern Gods and Goddesses, and has served as Priest in many Northern based rituals.This book contains more than 100 study references to books, periodicals, and artifacts, in addition to 200 days of Rune a day readings. It can serve as an introduction for new students, an ongoing study guide for those more advanced, and still be helpful to those who have studied for years.