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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Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes – Edred Thorsson – Google Books

Asatru doesn’t need young wanna-be sorcerers, it needs young wanna-be normal people. Consequently all my commentary does cite sources. Could anyone point out some specific instances Thorsson dose this, or how he dose this?

No eBook available Weiser Books Amazon. One of the few books on runes tjorsson I continually come back to to refresh myself from time to time. He is clear I think that this part is subjective but I didn’t feel like there is an adequate framework communicated lkre allow a student to evaluate the subjective bit itself.

May 07, Todd R rated it really liked it Shelves: Modern Runic Revival Aaron Wells rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Thorsson is one of the preeminent lorre of our time. Seems like Asatru may have been what I needed to look into all along to get a firm grasp on what is accurate and to cut out thosson BS I keep unknowingly finding and reading. Runenkunde – Ein Handbuch der esoterischen Runenlehre. Rdred am actually looking for more historically accurate info and I am also irritated by people slapping Norse imagery or bending Norse ideas to new-age fantasies.


Probably the best source for esoteric Rune information I have read. A favorite of mine. Cicadinae rated it liked it Aug 20, 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.

This would be a long discussion but I now think the Norns are universally badly covered in Heathen literature and my book is no exception. If you read his LHP and Runic books you will see a sharp difference of viewpoint. I cannot argue that some will share this runw, and that Thorsson, in providing a scientifically informed context for that experience, may help steer them away from blind edrrd or racist interpretations.

So while I am a noob in the Heathen path, I have done a lot of reading on the runes, and those two books are my personal favorites. Included are kore sections on rune magic and eune, rune poems, runic numerology, and concise explanations of the mysteries of the 24 runes. But in part two, the author enters the realm of abstruse esoterica; metaphysical stuff mostly thought up in the 20th centuryon how the runes have a toehold in Jungian psychology My second and last book I will ever read on esoteric runology.

First, the criticism regarding his Left-Hand-Path views I think rkne not entirely on the mark. An incredible and essential study of the archaeological and historical runic artefacts around Europe.

Runee the intense student of the runes, then this is an essential part of their development and understanding of the historic basis for the uses of the runes. How bad are Edred Thorsson books?

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Jun 21, Michael rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I also know from personal discussions with him that his Runic views are not the same as his LHP publications. I am new to reddit and trusted their judgement and also got no answers from them. In fairness, I need to state that for me the runes represented something of a spiritual dead end, while for Thorsson, they have been an ongoing part of his practice and have led to profound self-change and personal joy.


One of the better rune books I’ve read. As a result, the methodology in the book is helpful but missing something important. The best answer I have seen so came from Sweyn Plowright in The Rune Primer, but much like everything else I have read so far it mostly boiled down to “Thorsson imposes satanic philosophy in his works”, without giving examples. 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.

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

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 second and more problematic critique I would offer is that I wrote the book before I really understood the post-structuralists in the field of anthropology. Raidho is the symbol of the cosmic law of right ordering in the multiverse, in mankind, and edree the soul.

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