The Beginner's Guide to Runes: Divination and Magic with the Elder Futhark Runes (Paperback)

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From divination to magic—a beginner-friendly guide to runes

Discover a simple way to unlock the ancient power of runes. Digging deep into both history and mythology, The Beginner's Guide to Runes serves as the perfect starting point for anyone interested in exploring these ancient and magical symbols

Focused around the Elder Futhark (the oldest runic alphabet), this informative book offers a simple and effective path to bringing runes into your day-to-day life. Whether you want to gain insight into the future through divination or creating protective talismans, straightforward and concise instructions make them simple to understand.

The Beginner's Guide to Runes helps you:
  • Explore the Elder Futhark—Get a complete breakdown—including meanings, magical uses, and more—of all 24 runes that make up this archaic alphabet.
  • Seek guidance—Learn how to practice the art of runic divination—a fortune-telling technique that calls on runes to provide insight into the future.
  • Master magic—From creating runescripts (straight-line arrangements) to bind runes (2 or more combined into a single symbol), find out how this mystical script can be used to bring change to your world.

Read it in the runes—this book is the easiest way to get started with this unique form of magic.

About the Author

Josh Simonds is a psychic medium who discovered his gifts years ago when the research into his ancestry coalesced with his personal discovery of the runes. Since then, he’s provided psychic readings and mediumship sessions using the runes to thousands across the globe. Find him at

Praise For…

“A wonderful introduction to runes. Stands up well against other works covering the same topic. I really liked the thoughtful layout of information and chapter divisions. Full of helpful tips and advice as to how to utilize runes in your daily life. I have read just about every book that’s come out in the past 25 years, and this book is poised to take its place among them as a winner. Highly recommended!” —Kurt Hoogstraat, author of Vitki Musings: Runes, Seidr and Esoteric Asatru: Thoughts of a Norse Sorcerer or Shaman and On Contemporary Seidr: A Guide to Norse Trance Work

"I loved reading this informative book on runes… Josh Simonds writes in a way that keeps you captivated and wanting to read more." — Customer Review

"Josh Simonds’ enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge, and deep personal connection to the runes comes across strongly in this book. I appreciated learning about rune origins and different practices in the first two parts of the book, before delving into a reading for myself." — Customer Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781647399160
ISBN-10: 1647399165
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 172
Language: English