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The Book of Runes

25th Anniversary Edition
Multimedia Learning Kit
St. Martin's
November, 2008
$48.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

One of the most popular oracle sets now in a 25th Anniversary edition, The Book of Runes consists of a green velour bag containing 25 inscribed stones, along with a 154 page hardcover book providing context, history, uses, philosophy, interpretations, glossary, and further reading list. Ralph Blum, who midwifed the return of this ancient Oracle (it’s at least two thousand years old), writes:

It is my firm conviction that the Runes, as adapted here for the contemporary rune caster, are not meant to be used for divination or fortune telling. The disposition of the future is in God’s hands, not ours. Rather, the Runes are a tool for assisting us to guide our lives in the present. For it is only in the present that our power can be exercised. Think about it—when did you last make a mistake in the future?

The Runes are an instrument for learning the will of the Divine in our lives, a means of listening to that part of ourselves that knows everything we need to know for our lives now. As a method of guidance and self-counseling, the Runes assist us to navigate unfamiliar waters when the old charts no longer serve and we are required to be our own cartographers. A friend put it succinctly when he described the Runes as “a compass for conduct.”




Publisher’s Description: 

The Book of Runes is something very special: a part of the ancient past and, perhaps, a part of your future...

Based on a tradition over one thousand years old, the Runes are seen by many as a contemporary Oracle and collectively, have established themselves as a remarkable aid in practical decision making.

A huge success with over 900,000copies sold, since its original publication in 1983, The Book of Runes has proved to be a modern classic. For this, the 25th anniversary of the work, Ralph H. Blum has expanded and refined the runic system, making the Runes one of the most profoundly useful self-help tools of the new century.

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