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Rune Study - Year Long Monthly Intensive

  • Feb 2, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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First Meeting of a Year Long Intensive on Rune Study.

A year long kids class in rune study will take place at the same time with different tasks based on age in separate area of the same location.  Please see that meetup for details.

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.

Where: 7023 Mathew Street Greenbelt, MD 20770

Cost: $10 each class
When: First Saturday of Each Month 2 PM - 4 PM
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 February class).

Note: Please read the intro and the first 2 runes.  Normally, each month you will study 4 runes and magically work with the 4 runes from the previous month.  The first month includes some additional discussion and only has 2 runes.

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  • Cece A.

    Guess I'm going to miss the class, had a scheduling conflict and didn't see that we're heading to VA this weekend :-(

    February 1, 2013

  • xtian

    I posted this in the "Wyrd Weavers" group. Please if you can join that group and respond there. Future classes and notices regarding runes, galdr, shamanism, herbalism, etc. will be there!

    Also, there is a separate meetup at the same time for the children's group. If you are an adult in this class, put yourself down in this meetup. If your spouse or you are attending the children's meetup, please mark it there. This way we can properly prepare both.

    After this meetup there is a Disir ritual (honoring the spirits of the land, fae, nagas, female deities, etc.) Please consider coming to that and bring a pot luck dish to share, seeds you wish to plant at home and bless, and more. We are preparing an offering of corn and seed for the land spirits you can each take home with you, so please help us get a good estimate!

    See you soon!

    http://www.meetup.com/Wyrd-Weavers/

    January 19, 2013

  • Pam Butler (.

    The event mentions 2-4 but the text says 5-7. Which is correct? I would like to attend but I have a commitment later that night.

    January 14, 2013

    • xtian

      I corrected the time in the text to say 2 PM - 4 PM. There will be a ritual or social that is optional after each class as well (in this case a Disir Ritual).

      January 14, 2013

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