Rune magic has been in my life for over eighteen years now, but I remember where it all started. For me, it was with the bind and cypher runes in the old black books in the library, back when I lived in Sweden.
For most, it’s probably easier to start using single runes, based on their individual meanings. There are several futharks to choose from, but you should stick to one. Don’t mix them. The one most people are familiar with is the 24-rune Elder Futhark.
For the meanings of the runes in this futhark, you can go to the rune pages on The Witch’s Library. This is where I gather all my posts on runes, and some related links.
When you’ve chosen your rune, find something you can put it on. This should be something that you can easily keep with you for a period of time, in your pocket, in your purse, around your neck or something like that. It doesn’t’ have to be any particular material, size or form. An amulet for prosperity could, for example, be a Fé rune carved or drawn on, for example, a Chestnut, like the one at the top of this post. Keep it with you until you don’t need it anymore, and then diskard it by burying it, burning it or sending it downstream.
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