Learn how and when to remove this template message The leadership  fell to James Allen Chisholm, with Thorsson remaining as a spiritual advisor. The O. In he met his wife, Crystal Dawn. It was also during this time that the year ban on manifestation of the Order of the Triskelion Triskelenorden was lifted - an organization for the practice of operant Sadeanism and Carnal Alchemy, founded in early by Thorsson and Dawn.
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Meztizshura I also know from personal discussions with him that his Runic views are not the same as his LHP publications.
I am actually looking for more historically accurate info and I am also irritated by people slapping Norse imagery or bending Norse ideas to new-age fantasies. The second and more problematic critique I would offer is that I wrote the book before I really understood the post-structuralists in the field of anthropology. Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes by Edred Thorsson Part One—Historical Lore—goes way more in depth than the previous volume with over ninety pages dedicated to the runes and their records, which Edted enjoyed immensely being the history nut I am.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He seems to just spit out facts and not really liven anything up in any sort of way. He has over two dozen published books thorssoj hundreds of published papers on a disparate range of subjects. Part Two is a gateway to the hidden lore. And, I think, his book is all the better for it. Runes are more like a form of divine mystery to us than just bones to cast for divination.
I wrote the book as my Masterwork for the Rune Gild. Selected pages Title Page. So while I am a noob in the Heathen path, I have done a lot of reading on the runes, and those two books are my personal favorites.
Raidho is the symbol of the cosmic law of right ordering in the multiverse, in mankind, and in the soul. Wounded by a spear and losing an eye to the ravens, the runes were said to have risen from the roots of the tree and Odin received their knowledge. Thorsson presents much of the current scholarship on runes and ancient Norse religion in a digestible fashion, colored with his own theories and spiritual ideas, sometimes without clearly distinguishing the two.
Apr 09, Joseph F. May 07, Todd R rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to add to the discussion? Could anyone point out some specific instances Thorsson dose this, or how he dose this? As for not liking the book because it is not Asatru, I do not see why one cannot like a book that is not about their own religion.
This and Futhark are the books to read to learn about the runes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Account Options Sign in. Every book that is out there is worthy of critique, even mine. New with Legend tells that the runic wisdom was lre to the gods and people by way of the god Odin. All other books should be gauged according to the information in these two books to determine accuracy.
Could you give specific instances or explain how you see this happening? I am not currently interested in becoming or claiming to be Asatru. Of the authors in this area, he is probably the one who has had the strongest academic background in this area.
Return to Book Edfed. This is the view I have taken in my own studies. So on to my critique of my own work. Looking at runes from a different angle. Runework authority and author Edred Thorsson, explores the riddle of the runes. And I will grab both of those books you mentioned.
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Thorsson goes over many different areas in this book. Everything from the different ages of runes including contemporary, historical magic and divination, runic codes and poetry, as well as cosmology, numerology, and psychology points. Thorsson gives us all this and more in this book. He seems to just spit out facts and not really liven anything up in any sort of way. The book reads like a very straightforward textbook.
Runelore: The Magic, History, and Hidden Codes of the Runes