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Introduction to the Runes

  • Jan 5, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Part of a Year Long Intensive on Rune Study.

Words have power. Many cultures across the world have a sacred alphabet, a system of shapes that function both as the basis of a written language and as foundation of spiritual wisdom. In the Northern European cultures these symbols are runes - sacred and used in writing, in divination, and in magic.

Students will delve into the ancient historical meaning as preserved in the rune poems as well as contemporary meanings. Coursework will include examples of practical, spiritual and magical applications of the runes, such as Valdr, Galdr, casting methods, bindrunes, as well as making your own rune set. We will explore the runes individually, grouped as pairs, and grouped as aetts, thus shedding light on the variety of connections the runes share with each other. Focus will begin with the Germanic Elder Futhark, with discussions on the Younger and Anglo-Saxon Futhark in later classes.

Past intensives have included work with Diana Paxson and other scholars.
Students who have no experience with Seidth or Shamanic work will be taught the basics to advance their divination and working skills with the runes.

Intro Class

The intro class requires no materials and has no cost associated with it. A sliding scale donation is appreciated but not required.

Families with Children - Now a Childrens Track

A childrens working and social track will also be held during each class in the same location. If you have children please contact me as the responsibility of this track is shared amongst the participating parents.


Where: 7023 Mathew Street Greenbelt, MD 20770
Cost: $10 each class (except intro class)
When: First Saturday of Each Month 5 PM - 7 PM
Introduction Class January[masked]
Classes Start February[masked]

Materials: Taking Up the Runes - Diana Paxson
(Mention this class at Crystal Fox for a competitive discount)
One other book of your choice (We will discuss at the first class)

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  • Angela P.

    I have some ideas about the children's track.

    1 · January 7, 2013

  • Jennifer M.

    So sorry I can't make it! I already have something going on that day!

    January 3, 2013

    • xtian

      No worries. If you want to take the rune series you can no problem. This is a companion class for those that want a short primer! The rune series will cover much more than that and with greater depth... including not only divinatory work but galdr magic as well.

      January 3, 2013

    • STEVE G.

      Hi, can you contact me? My father died last week. Thanks. Steve

      January 3, 2013

  • Cece A.

    I'm a strong maybe for me, not very sure. The next few weekends for me will be doing course works and seminars for my license renewal.

    January 3, 2013

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