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    Re: Runes for divination

    This is very interesting to me. I feel no draw to using runes, whatsoever... kinda fun to see how it works for other people on the forum.

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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=Deseret link=topic=697.msg10622#msg10622 date=1289146475]
    This is very interesting to me. I feel no draw to using runes, whatsoever... kinda fun to see how it works for other people on the forum.
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    Of all the methods I've used over the years: palm reading, crystal ball, pendulum, tarot.... I find the runes are best of all. I suspect it's not that one method is better than another, just that we are personally more attuned with some methods than others.
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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=Deseret link=topic=697.msg10622#msg10622 date=1289146475]
    This is very interesting to me. I feel no draw to using runes, whatsoever... kinda fun to see how it works for other people on the forum.
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    I'm the same. I have both bought some runes and made my own but never use them. I feel no connection with them and don't really understand what I am looking at!

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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=shadow1982 link=topic=697.msg16219#msg16219 date=1290465650]
    I'm the same. I have both bought some runes and made my own but never use them. I feel no connection with them and don't really understand what I am looking at!
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    I draw the Runes, I write with the Runes, and I have carved my own Rune tines (I even "blooded" them)... but I don't (and don't even really believe that one can) divine with them (or, at all, with any tool... but that is another discussion).
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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=ThorsSon link=topic=697.msg16731#msg16731 date=1290594619]
    I draw the Runes, I write with the Runes, and I have carved my own Rune tines (I even "blooded" them)... but I don't (and don't even really believe that one can) divine with them (or, at all, with any tool... but that is another discussion).
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    Do you have a favourite futhark/fothorc? I started off with the ELder Futhark and moved on to the Anglo Saxon runes.
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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=Tylluan Penry link=topic=697.msg16741#msg16741 date=1290599778]
    Do you have a favourite futhark/fothorc? I started off with the ELder Futhark and moved on to the Anglo Saxon runes.
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    I prefer the Elder Futhark.
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    Re: Runes for divination

    As I said I started off with the EF first.... but the Anglo Saxon runes kept on calling, and I learned Anglo Saxon and after that it all really made a lot of sense to me. The Anglo Saxon rune poem has at least one direct reference to divination - although most translations tie themselves into knots trying to avoid it! I
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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=Tylluan Penry link=topic=697.msg16766#msg16766 date=1290604313]
    As I said I started off with the EF first.... but the Anglo Saxon runes kept on calling, and I learned Anglo Saxon and after that it all really made a lot of sense to me. The Anglo Saxon rune poem has at least one direct reference to divination - although most translations tie themselves into knots trying to avoid it! I
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    You are right that the Anglo Saxon Rune Poem contains references to Runic Divination.

    The King James Bible ignores the difference between agape and phileo.

    Later interpretation does not prove former intention.
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    Re: Runes for divination

    Absolutely! And of course all translations - even our own - are wide open to interpretation. The more I study, the more surprising some of the widely accepted views seem to be!

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    Re: Runes for divination

    [quote author=ThorsSon link=topic=697.msg16860#msg16860 date=1290618183]
    It is amazing that you completely ignored what I said and interpreted it as you wished..

    The irony is palpable considering the last thing I said was "Later interpretation does not prove former intention."

    [sarcasm]But I guess you can take that any way you want to.[/sarcasm]
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    Oh, ThorsSon, I didn't think you were being sarcastic... and still don't. I hope you weren't. But then I'm not quick to take offence (well, not normally).

    Unless we are native speakers of OE/AS then we have to rely upon interpretation, surely? And whose interpretation we accept is obviously going to differ. So it is with intention - we cannot get into the minds of those who wrote the original, and in the case of the AS rune poem all we are dealing with is probably a later copy. Scribes weren't infallible, were they?

    I was hoping we could have discussed some more, but perhaps you think I'm too simple to bother with. [no sarcasm of course... only sweetness ]
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