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    Re: Runes for divination

    Tylluan,
    So not to deviate this topic I have sent you a PM with regards to your question. For the benefit of other readers then I will simply say that Snorri's works should be read with caution.
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    Thank you Nordri, I shall look forward to reading it.

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    Re: Runes for divination

    I agree with Nordri on this; Snorri was trying to preserve his people's culture, but he was doing it hundreds of years after the official conversion of Iceland. Just read the first part of his Edda and you'll see just how much he allows his own view and prejudices to influence his 'historical' work.

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    Re: Runes for divination

    Can you use wood from a fallen branch to make rune stones? I only found one website that addressed the issue. The source said that dead wood makes dead runes, but suggested purchasing dowel rods as an equally viable solution.

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    Re: Runes for divination

    Quote Originally Posted by Chessa View Post
    Can you use wood from a fallen branch to make rune stones? I only found one website that addressed the issue. The source said that dead wood makes dead runes, but suggested purchasing dowel rods as an equally viable solution.
    I can't see why this would be a problem. Personally I wouldn't want to take a part of the tree away to make my runes when there's perfectly good deadwood around. Plus I'd imagine that when your green wood dries that could cause you problems.
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    "I only found one website that addressed the issue. The source said that dead wood makes dead runes, but suggested purchasing dowel rods as an equally viable solution."

    i think i read the same website as you have, and my personal take on it is, it makes sense. the idea that a dead tree could make "dead runes" makes sense to me, and the idea of taking a branch right before it bears fruit (as to trap all the magick in it) makes sense as well. but at the same time, i see heka's point of view on taking a part of a tree away from it. i would like to find other websites that address the issue, and try and find the truth behind this idea.

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    Re: Runes for divination

    Dead wood makes dead runes?

    I'm laughing so hard I can't see to type, there are tears in my eyes.

    My old pal, Russ the Runester used to have a saying: "Runes are runes. Runes are what they are and do what they do, and it doesn't matter what people do or think about it 'cuz runes are runes."

    It doesn't matter what material you use to make a rune, because a rune isn't a piece of wood or clay or stone. It's a representation of a sound; a representation of a concept; a representation of a type of energy.

    Pre-cut wooden discs (and triangles and stars and hearts and more) are available at hobby stores. Home improvement stores carry 'furniture plugs' which are perfect for rune making. Polymer clay works great. Glass 'pebbles' that are used in fish bowls work great. Pasteboard squares work great. Bone, antler and horn work great. Carve or draw on the rune, either way is fine. I've made runes from all these things and more. Be creative, be practical, have fun. Making runes should be done in a reverent and respectful manner, but it shouldn't be a chore.

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    I have to say I agree with Rick. Making your own runes is great fun - or at least, it should be. But runes are no less powerful if you can't make your own and have to buy a set. Runes is runes.

    And now of course, we have to think about the rune poems...
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    Re: Runes for divination

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordic_Wolf View Post


    i think i read the same website as you have, and my personal take on it is, it makes sense. the idea that a dead tree could make "dead runes" makes sense to me, and the idea of taking a branch right before it bears fruit (as to trap all the magick in it) makes sense as well. but at the same time, i see heka's point of view on taking a part of a tree away from it. i would like to find other websites that address the issue, and try and find the truth behind this idea.
    see I really don't like the whole idea of "taking a branch right before it bears fruit to trap the magic in it". I just, I'm not exactly sure why, I just think this is wrong.
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    Re: Runes for divination

    this is why i said "i see heka's point of view".

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