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Helrunar: A Manual of Rune Magick
by Jan Fries
The runes are a pan-European magical language. Its roots lie in the ancient pagan beliefs of our ancestors, who built many thousands of stones circles, long barrows and dolmens throughout ancient Europe. These same symbols and techniques were used by the pagan Celts and Germans. This book is a complete manual of magick based upon arcane symbolism and secret techniques. Con ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published December 1st 1997 by Charles T. Banford Company
(first published 1997)
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For me this book could be the end all. Yet I would recommend some simpler books for beginners just working with the runes. After you have read some others you will find that this one is one of the best.Jan Fries breaks through the dogma and forced patterns that bind most magicians and stifle their creativity. He tells you to find your own way whick is just as valid as any of the traditional ways. Gods bless the freethinkers like him who liberate our minds. Jan Fries is one magician who believes ...more
Although the book starts off on a high note and Jan Fries' writing style is both gripping and entertaining and there are some useful bits of information in there such as the chapter on Runic Yoga, unfortunately the author loses me with the constant repetition of a grave error... namely Odin teaching Seidr to Freyja as anyone with even the most rudimentary grasp of lore would know that it was, in fact, the other way round. I have heard reports that this error is constantly repeated in other works ...more