Discovering Runes

The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

Every once in a while, I get an idea in my head that I can’t give up on until I do it. Having a set of runes and a book on them was the most recent. I was watching one of my favorite shows, The Good Witch, and runes were featured in a few episodes I hadn’t seen yet. I felt a pang. Or a ding. The stones and tiles have always intrigued me, but something has always seemed to be holding me back from them. Then the ping.

After that, I came across discussions on runes in a couple places online. Then I really got it stuck that I needed a set. I started looking at sets online with my mom and husband. I started looking up ways to make my own. I even felt better after bringing home some black clay and a gold paint pen to make my own set with. I still needed a book. Much more reliable than the internet. Easier for me to learn from as well.

I haven’t made them yet.

I have a request in at the local library for a guide and history book, but I needed one now, so my mom and I went to Barnes and Noble. I spent nearly 20 minutes examining the limited selection of really New Age books. There was nothing. I picked up one that had a section on them, but I really didn’t want the rest of the book. Right before giving up, I decided to look on the other side of a very large book and there it was. The one and only book about runes on the whole shelf, and it also included a set of ceramic stones. I was going home with a book and my first set.

My mother offered to buy them for me and we played with them a bit at the restaurant we went to for lunch. It was a really nice way to bring them home and I felt at ease as soon as they were in my possession. My mom is great at supporting my path, whatever it is and the girls were really excited to have a reading too.

I have been reading with the same tarot deck since I was a teenager. It seems silly to not have gravitated towards runes sooner, but everything has its time. I know my cards pretty well, but I still use my notebook with every reading. I’m looking forward to working my way through each tile and reading more in depth about the art. And creating a small notebook just for them and me.

Published by adg34

Wife, mother, massage therapist, crafter, book lover, and nature lover.

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