The word “rune” means “holding a secret”.
Runes are the letters in a set of related alphabets known as runic alphabets. These were used to write various Germanic languages before the adoption of the Latin alphabet and for specialized purposes thereafter. Much like the alphabet can be arranged to create infinite combinations of words, your rune set is a magickal toolbox that you can return to over and over to produce endless results.
Using the Runes
To use your runes, find a quiet place and contemplate the problem or situation you would like more information on. Just like with Tarot there are many layouts that you can try, but it’s usually easier to start simply and just pick one for contemplation. As you become more familiar you can pick a layout that will work best with the circumstance you’d like more information on.
To use the runes in spellwork, choose a rune whose meaning embodies the quality or force you are seeking to draw to you. Place the chosen rune on your altar, add it to a spell bag, or focus on it during meditation or trance work.
Non-endangered Water Buffalo bone, black enamel
Approximately ¾" length.