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by Oswald the Runemaker
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Discovering Runes - (currently out of stock)
I worked on this latest hard copy book about runes for a couple of years and it was published in 2008. I wanted to write something that would be useful to both experienced runesters and to novices in a down to earth and friendly style and without getting too technical.

All the books for novices that I have read are written like school text books - dry and boring. And all of those for experienced users seem to make wide assumptions about what the reader already knows. I mean, it is possible to be an experienced diviner without having read all the associated runelore, or without learning all the verses of the Edda. But every book I pick up seems to assume I know what they are talking about whatever the subject.

                    Reader's Comments
This book is very very beautiful. It has the most marvellous photographs of nature and natural scenes. Even someone who could not read would enjoy it! Needless to say the rune knowledge contained therein is of the highest value. Freya Aswynn (writing on her website www.aswynn.co.uk) - Oct 20 2008

I just received my copy of your book
Discovering Runes today. What a joy! The full color photographs, and the (as usual) wonderful writing - it truly is a joy to spend time with . . . You have gifted the world with a stunning resource! Blessings B. C. of Shelton WA, USA - Oct 15 2008

Just thought i would say thanks, your book is beautiful! Very well thought out and beautifully illustrated.. Many thanks M.G.D. of Huntingdon UK - Oct 13, 2008

I received your book in the post this morning. Thank you very much for the speedy delivery. I must congratulate you on putting together such a beautiful book on runes - so far I have only glanced through it a handful of times, but am really looking forwards to settling down and reading it. The snippets so far that I have read have been refreshing and wonderfully written and I have been in total awe at some of the beautiful and inspirational photographs. May I say well done and thank you. Blessings, Love and Light. J.G. of Hull UK - Oct 09, 2008

The book arrived yesterday and I am not disappointed! It is absolutely superb. The photography is stunning, and I just cannot understand how you have produced this volume for so little. . . . You may be sure I will be spending some time studying . . . Thank you once again. W.S. of Runcorn UK - Oct 08, 2008

So now I have written Discovering Runes which I hope will be an entertaining read as well as being a vital reference book for everyone.  It is published by Bookmart in UK, Chartwell Books in USA and Canada, and Regency House Publishing for the rest of the world. It is available in book stores and online with Amazon and several other websites. If sales go well there are plans to translate and distribute in several other languages including German, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.

The book is 8x8 inches  (200x200mm) and 1 inch (25mm) thick, bound with a vinyl coated flexi cover (tougher than paperback, but not as stiff as a hardback). There are 250 glossy pages and  260 full colour illustrations.

In the introductory chapter dealing with the origins and development of the runes I have advanced some of my own ideas about the origin of the rune characters and the development of runic divination in ancient times

In the chapter about divination and casting methods I have expanded considerably on the subjects discussed on this website and augmented the rune meanings section to 112 pages. This allows for more thorough illustration and greater discussion of interpretation and associations for each rune. I have described the methods for several more rune spreads and casting methods.

There are also chapters on the runic pendulum, bindrunes, Gandr magic, runic transcription, rune graphics, a key word index and a very thorough selected bibliography.

I am out of stock presently. If (or even when) I can get any more of the first edition from the printers in China the discounted prices including packaging, shipping and tax will be:
United Kingdom: GB£ 8.95
All Europe: EU€ 17.00
USA and Canada: US$ 32.95
Anywhere else in the world:: US$ 35.95

All copies of Discovering Runes supplied from this website will be first editions personally signed and dedicated by me. If you would like a special message above my signature, just write it in the "Other Information" box on the shopping cart and I will confirm your request before shipping the book.

If you don't like my prices or don't want to wait for my new stock to arrive (if it ever does)  please visit your favourite online bookseller where there may still be a few copies available at reasonable prices.

The last time I checked around Amazon.com had 9 new and 11 used copies on sale from prices around US$ 7.00 plus P&P. Barnes & Noble had 19 copies at US$ 6.49 plus P&P.

Local 'walk-in' bookstores in USA such as Book Off and Books Inc. also had stock available.


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