An Introduction Into Witchcraft: Runes
Runes are derived from ancient languages and mean something hidden or secret. It also has a long history as being used in an ancient form of divination, often being associated with witchcraft and magic!
Like the tarot cards, people have used them for fortune-telling and gaining insight into the future. Let’s take a deep dive into this fascinating psychic practice!
The Runes Origin
This history begins in the Germanic and Nordic tribes of northern Europe, Scandinavia and Britain. But, there is no official source showing how they came into existence.
There are three types of runic alphabets, the most common of which is the Elder Futhark. This alphabet has 24 letters. Secondly, is the Younger Futhark (see below!) which has only 16 characters.
Old Latin inscriptions are believed to have inspired the letters, and Runic inscriptions can be found on stones, jewellery, and other artefacts dating back to the third century AD!
Runes in Psychic Practices
A runes set consists of letters of the runic alphabet. Stones, wood, and other materials are carved with these designs. Each letter represents different things that have to be interpreted by the reader.
The first runic alphabet translates to “cattle“ in psychic terms, which means wealth. This means they prompt you to use your natural intuition to get advice from the spiritual world.
However, some argue that the early Germanic tribes did not believe it was help from the Gods. Instead, people believed that subconscious minds would work on deciphering the right answer to your queries.
As well as using the runes set to do psychic readings, one can also use the runes alphabet for manifestation by writing out the first letter or carrying it around with you as a good luck charm.
Runes in Norse Mythology
In the rich and colourful Norse Mythology, Odin was the principal God in ancient Skandinavia and was believed to have established the runic alphabet.
It is believed that he learned to decipher the symbols after hanging himself from the World Tree for 9 days and 9 nights it represented the 24 ways to get into the afterlife, known as Valhalla.
He did this to prove he was worthy of knowing the secrets of the magic runes. An additional belief about Odin is that he only had one eye, as he sacrificed the other for wisdom.
In fact, as part of the Marvel Universe, the great actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has recently portrayed the mighty and powerful Odin (one eye included!) in the Thor film series.
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