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    It wasn't until last year that I started to get interested in runes and symbols. I would love to be able to learn about runes in their multiple aspects, one of those being how to properly use and apply them to my simple wood carvings.

    Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Re: Runes

    Do you mean the Elder Futhark, Anglo-Frisian runes (Anglo-Saxon Futhorc), Marcomannic runes, Younger Futhark, Medieval runes, or the Dalecarlian runes... or something else?
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    Re: Runes

    I have no idea at all. I had never gotten into rune previously. Other than they being from norse/germanic areas and used for a few different things I'm quite clueless. Hence my seeking out help from those who would know about them.

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    Re: Runes

    All of them are alphabets from ancient Germanic writing systems... the difference between them is time and geography.

    They are alphabets consisting of individual letters/runes that consist of angular straight lines, due to the ease of carving a straight line versus a curved one.
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    Re: Runes

    I seem to recall a Russian study done on plants where identical plants were treated to the same light and water. However, one pot had "grow" drawn on it in runes. According to the article, that plant grew most.

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    Re: Runes

    Quote Originally Posted by Terrabus View Post
    I seem to recall a Russian study done on plants where identical plants were treated to the same light and water. However, one pot had "grow" drawn on it in runes. According to the article, that plant grew most.
    citation, by chance?
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    Re: Runes

    Quote Originally Posted by Terrabus View Post
    I seem to recall a Russian study done on plants where identical plants were treated to the same light and water. However, one pot had "grow" drawn on it in runes. According to the article, that plant grew most.
    And I watched a 'study' on Mythbusters where the plants that had death metal music played to them grew the most. lol

    I actually do believe that energies can effect living things, and that a skilled rune vitki could potentially add some oomph to a growing plant... but I generally try not to take studies like that too seriously unless they've been done properly. The problem with 'studies' is that it's incredibly easy to set up the experiment in such a way as to sway the results.

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_coyote View Post
    It wasn't until last year that I started to get interested in runes and symbols. I would love to be able to learn about runes in their multiple aspects, one of those being how to properly use and apply them to my simple wood carvings.

    Any and all help would be appreciated. Thank you.
    First, figure out which set you actually want to work with. As ThorsSon pointed out... there are multiple... and they're all different. Research, read, explore... and then move on from there. I can give you a list of resources to check out for the Elder Futhark, but that's not going to help you much if that's not the set you want to work with.

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    Re: Runes

    The Elder Futhark is the "most common" and that makes them a nice starting point. There are lots of online resources about their meaning but honestly I recommend pulling one and spending a week or so on it. Carry it, research it, read the poems about it. Then pull another.

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    Re: Runes

    Are there any books that y'alls would recommend?

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    Re: Runes

    I would point out regarding rune poems that actually, the Elder Futhark does not really have a rune poem attached to it.

    My own favourites are the Anglo-Saxon runes.
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