San Francisco: Weiser Books, 1987. Paperback, xvii+221 pages. New.
Subtitled The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes, Edred Thorsson’s Runelore is a comprehensive guide to reading, casting, and deciphering the hidden teachings of the Runes. Combining folklore, linguistics and the history of religion and magic, Edred Thorsson takes the reader on an esoteric journey into Runic consciousness. Beginning with an extensive, meticulously-researched history of the Runes, Thorsson explores traditional runic magic and divination, rune poems, and the esoteric lore of runic numerology, psychology, cosmology, and the relationship between Runes and the world-tree, Yggdrasill. He also discusses how runes relate to the deities and other denizens of the Norse pantheon. Intended as a supplement to Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic, Runelore is an indispensable guide to the history and practice of Rune Lore, and a will be of great value to anyone using the runes for divination and magic.