Taking up the Runes - Diana Paxson
Paxson is a longstanding practitioner of the Northern tradition and an acknowledged leading expert on the subject. This is her inroductory guidebook, and is one Treadwell's recommends. In addition to providiing meanings, which is essential, Paxson goes furher. There are instructions on how to make your own rune set and guidance on how to use meditation and song to deepen personal connections with the meanings. The book is rich in history, mythology, and the author's own anecdotes.
San Francisco, Weiser Books, 2005. Paperback, 415 pages. New.