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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Heck I am even happy to critique my own book if you like though I still think you really should read it. However I am going to offer my view here also as an author on this topic as well. Some may have a problem with his writing style and his past, I think it gives his writings thorssln. Thorsson is immensely knowledgeable and well studied.

Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes

Of the authors in this area, he is probably the one who has had the strongest academic background in this area. I think I would only recommend this book to somebody who really wants to get down to thogsson nitty-gritty of Rune lore and all the elements comprise thereof.

The long and the short of what I am getting is the more info you have the better your understanding will be. My question was can you cite any instances where he dose these things or explain how? I hear this claimed often, but almost never elaborated on or cited.

This book succeeds somewhat more in the first part of that goal eered the second, although it has flaws on both sides. Contents Elder Runes to Thorsso E.

A discussion of hidden lore, inner lore, rune worlds, runic numerology, runic psychology, runelore of the Gods, esoteric theology and more. Every book that is out there is worthy of critique, even mine. 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.


The book in some ways draws upon the same sources as Thorsson but takes them in a different direction. As I said, I hear claims without cites or any info to back them up. Heathens and those into the runes. Reprinted with a newly designed cover, Runelore offers a complete picture of the Runes. Could anyone point out some specific instances Thorsson dose this, thorswon how he dose this? JohnsonRobert J. Sep 27, Silfrinlogi rated it it was amazing.

Runelore : a handbook of esoteric runology / Edred Thorsson – Details – Trove

Simply a sdred Norse heathen without claiming any organize religion or path within those parameters. I will definitely look into the books you mean ruined as well as your own. Others on this subreddit can answer that better than I. I remember reading my own book shortly after publication and realizing how much my own viewpoint had kore during the editing process I don’t think it is accurate to say these are merged.


This is the view I have taken in my own studies. Looking at runes from a different angle. But thank you for your book suggestions. I think it is worth reading but like all thoesson, I would be concerned if you agreed with it all uncritically.

If you really want understanding you want to get a few different author’s takes on the topic and then think about how they go together or not. 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.

I am new to reddit and trusted their judgement and also got no answers from them. The runes being explained by a series of books also is way too topical for how we look at them. He lives in Texas. In my conversations with him he has always been respectful, knowledgeable, remarkably humble, and open to disagreement and tyorsson. Don’t want to speak for others but Flowers’ works mostly read like hedge magic magyycke?


Runenkunde – Ein Handbuch der esoterischen Runenlehre. Viking Age Runes C E. I use all the info I can get my runf on and let the Gods and goddesses lead my study. Futhark was his first book and is far more Armanen-influenced than Runelore.

The more I learn, the less I know and the more I wish to learn and to understand. Aug 28, Julie rated it really liked it. Their use in divination and magic is only a small part of the role they play. Apr 07, Volmarr Wyrd rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I don’t know if I will put together a second edition or instead try to write a follow-up.

Charles rated it it was amazing May 26, Ecred am not currently interested in becoming or claiming to be Asatru. Preview — Runelore by Edred Thorsson. He is clear I think that this part is subjective but I didn’t feel like there is an adequate framework communicated to allow a student to evaluate the subjective bit itself.

Medieval Runes C E. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. This is tthorsson excellent companion book to Thorsson’s earlier, “Futhark.

I don’t actually know if this is deliberate or not it could be a starting point, to be rejected and hopefully returned to later but I don’t personally find this helpful.

New with Legend tells tuorsson the runic wisdom was brought to the gods and people by way of the god Odin.