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Edred Thorsson is an American Runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism. He received his doctorate in Germanic languages and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas and has published over two dozen on Esoteric Runology. He lives in Texas. Visit him at: www.runaraven.com.
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Thorsson discusses the meanings and magical uses of each rune in detail, backing them with references from Norse pagan texts and Germanic folklore. He does occasionally allude to other esoteric traditions, but this doesn't feel as intrusive as it does in some other books. (My only complaint here is the table of astrological and Tarot correspondences at the end of the book; the runes, in my opinion, should be able to stand on their own as a magical system.)
I would still recommend this book ten years after I first bought it, although Thorsson's language may be too dry and academic for popular readers.
However, Edred Thorsson has a rather dry, dull writing style that does make the good content difficult to follow at times, and it drags.
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Very well written, this book covers alot of ground and explains everything very well. I am very pleased with the depth of the material and the readability. Highly credible.Published on June 2 2004 by A. McDonald
An excellent book of rune lore and interpretation. My only criticm is that it doesn't emphacise the one central fact of rune reading: you have to pay a price for the gift. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2002 by OAKSHAMAN
Thorson is without a doubt one of the world's leading authorities or the Norse, especially the runes. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2002 by David Scott Rhamey
Thorson is without a doubt one of the world's leading authorities on the Norse, especially the runes. Read morePublished on Sept. 11 2002
This is one of the best books written about the runes. It is a most own book!Published on Aug. 13 2002 by Wyatt C. Kaldenberg
I love the fact that the author does not fall into the trap that many other authors do regarding the runes, that is, trying to please the "fluff-bunnies" of the pagan... Read morePublished on Sept. 5 2001 by Christopher Crittenden
Not much on divination ,, but for us interested in well writtin history and rune theology this is a good title,, Well versed in the magic and folklore side of the runes,, and... Read morePublished on Aug. 11 2001 by Michael R Royse
this book is a very good read and where i live in australia brisbane it is harder to get rune books but i recomend this to a lerner or an expert . Read morePublished on Aug. 2 2001 by Ulf Volsung
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