Re: [runes-divination] Re: Introduction
- Traditionalists may not love me for this, but if
you relate well to cards I think the Silver Ravenwolf/Jackson
cards where the picture is much more closely related to the
meaning and the mythology would suit you far better and be
a better learning aid.
Thanks Os! I love to get book recommendations. I will give those cards a
try. Glad to be learning and growing. Maggie
----- Original Message -----
From: Os <witch@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2000 2:01 PM
Subject: [runes-divination] Re: Introduction
> --- In email@example.com,
> <mzkc@e...> wrote:
> > Dear Runes Group Members,
> >My name is Maggie and I am interested in runes.
> Welcome Maggie, delighted to have you join the list. This is
> the place to find out more.
> >I use Blume's rune cards
> I will be honest Maggie, Blum is not well regarded by many who
> study the runes particularly those who take a more traditional
> approach. If I remember his cards correctly (I am assuming
> they are the ones shown at http://www.wicce.com/blumcards.jpg)
> he neither uses the rune glyph (symbol) or the true rune names.
> You willappreciate as a Wiccan the importance of sound and
> chantingin magickal ritual. The names of the runes and
> sounds are extremely important. Indeed if you refer to the Norse
> literature this is one of the ways their power was invoked by
> speaking/chanting them. The other major problem with Blum
> is that there is a whole mythology of gods and goddesses which
> is central to the runes and which he largely ignores and
> where he does refer to he seems to get wrong, linking Loki
> with Ansuz (Os) for example. Actually I spent the last few
> days before your arrival defending Blum heavily so it makes
> a nice change to get in some Blum-bashing :)
> Traditionalists may not love me for this, but if
> you relate well to cards I think the Silver Ravenwolf/Jackson
> cards where the picture is much more closely related to the
> meaning and the mythology would suit you far better and be
> a better learning aid.
> >I enjoy the I Ching and I also use a pendulum.
> We have several members who use divinatory techniques other
> than the runes, particularly the Tarot.
> > What little I do know about the runes comes from studies I have
> >made into the Goddess religions before written history , my work
> > as a solitary practitioner of Wicca, and the personal work
> >I have done with them for myself and others. I am pleased to have
> > an opportunity to learn more about these facinating tools.
> I hope you will enjoy your time on this group. Debate is often
> lively but good natured and there is respect for differing views
> on the runes. I personally act as a bridge between the
> traditionalist position heavily grounded in ancient practice and
> the literary sources and some of the more anything goes if it
> feels right to you New Age positions. The runes are a truly
> engrossing topic with a rich and exciting mythology underlying
> them. I hope you will find our discussions informative and
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Welcome to an open minded place - Lynx is my power animal - actually bobcat - but the same - that is my power animal - I like Lynx - sounds more techie and I is one, kinda.
I am native ameican and when mountain biking had a lynx walk right up to me and we just comptemplated each other for a while and then it just strolled off. I think it thought I was a cow with horns and too big to eat. My mountain has rounded handle bars for climbing hills.
Who knows what a lynx is perceiving?
Let us know
Lynx <caracal_lynx@...> wrote:
My name is Lynx and I am new here. I have only recently began studying
Runes in more than a passing interest. I primarly use the Tarot but
have been wanting to learn the Runes. I am hoping to expand my
knowledge here. Thank you for allowing me to join.
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