A discussion of hidden lore, inner lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic Edred Thorsson Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book. Thorsson, Edred. Runelore: a handbook of esoteric runology. Bibliography: p. I. Rune-Miscellanea. 2. Magic 3. Inscriptions, Runic. 4. O ld Norse poetry. I. Tide. Runelore is divided into two parts. In Part One of Runelore, Historical Lore, Thorsson uses archaeological evidence to explain where the runes come from, what.

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How bad are Edred Thorsson books? : asatru

The long and the short of what I am getting is the more info you have the better your understanding will be. I just read the first half on the history of the runes. William’SK rated it liked it Nov 17, Open Preview See a Problem? Everything from the different ages of runes including contemporary, historical magic and divination, runic codes and poetry, as well as cosmology, numerology, and psychology points.

For people who are outside the belief-system, Thorsson also may serve as a useful introduction to its more intellectually-advanced currents, and help to dispel misconceptions of a simplistic or unfaceted religion. I have found some points in other books that madee see a rune in a whole new lpre, and sometimes it is thorsson that has that point.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Charles rated it it was amazing May 26, While it contains some things from the first book, it definitely has some surprises of its own. The goal was to provide a way of talking about the Runes that people could more easily debate and discuss. I love reading about the runes by historians, such as how they were used, what they said and the artwork that sometimes accompanied them when chiseled on stone.

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JohnsonRobert J. As a result, the methodology in the book is helpful but missing something important. Aaron Wells rated it it was amazing Jun 22, We’re reconstructionists, not magicians, and Thorsson mostly writes magic books. Elder Runes to C E.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He lives in Texas. This is the second book Edred wrote regarding runes, and their lore and magic. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Covers elder and Viking runes, and leads us to the contemporary thorsspn revival. So on to my critique of my own work. Asatru doesn’t need young wanna-be sorcerers, it needs young wanna-be normal people.

Take my suggestiongs as you may.

Regardless of his lorw choices, he is still very well versed in Germanic history, runes, etc. He often fails to problematize his account by noting when there are competing hypotheses to explain certain observable facts, and, of course, in almost thirty years, some of this information has become dated.


Andrana Fox rated it really liked it Jun 18, I’ve noticed he references himself as a source several times in his books. Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, explores the riddle of the runes. Here we delve into the esoteric meanings and lore of the Elder Futhark. I use all the info I can get my hands on and let the Gods and goddesses lead my study. However they spell it these days Feb 03, Shea Mastison rated it liked it.

Katharine Kerr rated it really liked it Oct 04, Lists with This Book.

I will add, Freya Aswyn has more of a cultural background in her understanding of the runes, but I did not follow too deep into her spiritual teachings, so I can’t vouch for those.

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