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A Down-to-Earth Guide to the Runes|
The Rune Primer (Paperback)
Author: Sweyn Plowright
Publisher: Lulu Press
Category: Runes Level: All
The Rune Primer is a handbook detailing the historical facts about the runes; what we know, and how we know it. It also has sections covering modern myths and misconceptions about the runes.
This book will be useful to any student interested in further studies in either the esoteric or academic sides of the runes.
The book starts with the basic accepted academic facts, explains what is really known and how we know about it from the evidence, and runs though the futharks and the reconstruction of the elder rune names.
It has a short explanation of the Asatru context, and recent history of the revival.
It has the rune poems in the original languages alongside decent new translations, and a look at the common esoteric interpretation of each rune based on the original poems.
It has a section discussing the better known recent authors. And a chapter exposing the myths and misconceptions promoted in many popular esoteric rune books.
It is available online from Amazon (US, UK, Germany, France, Canada, & Japan).
See the Author's Website below for links to Amazon, independent reviews, & the downloadable ebook edition ($4).
Author's Notes: Sweyn started studying runes and the Northern Traditions as a teenager in the mid 1970s. His University studies included Physics, Mathematics, Psychology, and Linguistics. He served as a Combat Engineer in the British Army, and has been working for the last few years as a Network Engineer in a large computer corporation.
While studying at the Australian National University, he met Norwegian martial arts master Geir Fokstuen, and studied practical martial arts and Northern mysteries with him for 15 years.
In 1990 he was asked to head the Rune Gild South Pacific Region, which he did for the next ten years. In 2000, he founded Rune-Net as a non-hierarchical, non-dogmatic online network of rune students.
Sweyn has published scientific articles, as well as books and articles on aspects of the Northern Traditions.
Where To Buy: Amazon.com, see Authors Website below for links.
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