Shawn L. Bird

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runes June 27, 2010

Filed under: Mythology,Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 3:25 am

I was visiting a friend today and she pulled out a bag and suggested I cast  runes.  I had never heard of such a thing, but I figured it’d do no harm. A new experience.

Apparently I am at a time of change, oportunities need to be evaluated, and great success is coming. Pretty cool. A young man was also there. His runes showed that he was in frustration giving up possessions, he’d be in turmoil and then he’d face new life.   Since he had his whole life in a U-haul and was heading off on a 4000 km move, that was pretty freaky.

I went on-line afterwards to see what I could learn about runes. All I knew was that in Harry Potter Hermione had studied Ancient Runes at Hogwarts, and was able to read The Tales of Beadle the Bard in their original runic…

On the internet I learned that runes are ancient letters, and that divination with runes is simply about exploring the current situation by pondering it in the various angles brought by the tiles. The author of the site I visited suggested it’s about allowing the sub-conscious to lend its voice to decision making.


Some people don’t make a move without prayer, others without reading their horoscopes, others without consulting the Q’ran or the Bible.  The internet is handy for researching every angle of an issue.  There is always the very useful Magic Eight ball.  😉  Every consultation comes through the filter of our own consciousness and understanding. We can never know our future, because the future is mutable. We can only do the best we can and hope for the best.


One Response to “runes”

  1. mahtchka Says:

    The runes can be a powerful ally not only for looking into “possible” futures, but also for shaping those possibilities as well.
    You are very correct in your statement that, “We can never know our future, because the future is mutable.”
    However, we CAN know a very probable and possible future… That is a gift through runic knowledge.

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