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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-10-09 12:07 PM
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As forms of Neopaganism can be quite different and have distinctive origins, recognition and usage of runes can vary considerably.

As with Germanic paganism in general, the runes are a major element in Germanic neopaganism used for a wide variety of purposes in varying senses of reconstructionism, depending on the type of group. The more academic adherents of Germanic neopaganism eschew any use of runes outside of writing and magic.

New Agers and some Wiccans may also sometimes use runes under various (generally non-reconstructive) conditions, such as divination.
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  -What do you know about runes? intheflow  May-10-09 12:03 PM   #0 
  - ....  ccharles000   May-10-09 12:07 PM   #1 
  - Very scholarly answer!  intheflow   May-10-09 12:22 PM   #7 
  - Check this out.  cwydro   May-10-09 12:08 PM   #2 
  - Runes are cool.  cwydro   May-10-09 12:12 PM   #3 
  - Lots of info on Wikipedia,  Kajsa   May-10-09 12:15 PM   #4 
  - Not the same thing as I have,  intheflow   May-10-09 12:25 PM   #8 
  - My kid's Dad has a tattoo in Elder Futhark.  LeftyMom   May-10-09 12:16 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, I figure they're "predictive" like tarot cards.  intheflow   May-10-09 12:21 PM   #6 
  - hehehe. You said futh and ark  JVS   May-10-09 02:52 PM   #32 
  - I used to use runes frequently  MorningGlow   May-10-09 12:27 PM   #9 
  - Giving them away is probably a good idea.  intheflow   May-10-09 12:38 PM   #12 
     - You know...  MorningGlow   May-10-09 12:52 PM   #13 
        - I have some clay ones.  cwydro   May-10-09 01:09 PM   #17 
        - I made my quartz ones  MorningGlow   May-10-09 01:13 PM   # 
           - That's a great idea.  cwydro   May-10-09 01:14 PM   #19 
              - Wood--great idea--gets back to runes' origin for sure  MorningGlow   May-10-09 01:21 PM   #22 
                 - Yes, I've had the same thought about river stones.  cwydro   May-10-09 02:34 PM   #30 
        - I'm not sure.  intheflow   May-10-09 01:13 PM   #18 
           - Oh wait wait wait  MorningGlow   May-10-09 01:15 PM   #20 
              - OK.  intheflow   May-10-09 01:19 PM   #21 
                 - .  MorningGlow   May-10-09 01:21 PM   #23 
                    - So, about the guy who gave them to me...  intheflow   May-10-09 01:33 PM   #24 
                       - Hm. Good question.  MorningGlow   May-10-09 02:12 PM   #27 
                          - Yeah.  intheflow   May-10-09 02:16 PM   #28 
                             - That sounds nice  MorningGlow   May-10-09 02:20 PM   #29 
  - It's kind of like the time I tried to build an amplifier from a kit without instructions.  MilesColtrane   May-10-09 12:32 PM   #10 
  - Thank you for the fish warning.  intheflow   May-10-09 12:37 PM   #11 
  - They're what are left of ancient civilizations?  BlueCollar   May-10-09 12:57 PM   #14 
  - ..  intheflow   May-10-09 01:02 PM   #15 
     - Thankyou  BlueCollar   May-10-09 01:06 PM   #16 
  - There is a character in Alice Walker's "Temple of My Familiar" named Suwelo  KamaAina   May-10-09 01:51 PM   #25 
  - You draw one from a bag without looking at it  KamaAina   May-10-09 01:55 PM   #26 
  - Everything you need to know is here  JVS   May-10-09 02:47 PM   #31 
  - Dana Andrews said Prunes/ Gave him the runes  WinkyDink   May-10-09 06:51 PM   #33 
  - All I know about the runes are what I saw in a Hollywood movie.  Doc_Technical   May-10-09 11:49 PM   #34 

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