The Runes. Hardcover. By J. Hamburger.


For some, rune reading is divination—a way of tapping into hidden knowledge. Others use it for self-reflection or focusing intention. Consulting the runes can be like talking to an old friend: you may know the truth, but sometimes you need to hear it before you believe it.

Before Christianity spread to northern Europe, the indigenous peoples were Germanic tribes, like the Anglo-Saxons, Goths, and Norsemen. Runes were the letters of their alphabets. Over time these letters developed rich symbolic meanings, passed down through poems and myths. When you pick up the runes you are entering a vibrant world, grounded in nature and the mysteries of life, yet full of heroes, gods, and mythology.

The Runes clearly explains each rune in its own chapter, giving plenty of examples of possible interpretations. The book features new, word-for-word translations of the Icelandic and Old English rune poems—two of the most important sources of runic information. Runes speak in mythical images full of strength, beauty, and wisdom, but it’s clear from the poems that they also have a dark side, and we know from history that the people who first used them were both fearless and fearsome. This guide doesn’t leave anything out. All of the mystical light is there, and so is the fighting spirit. The Runes will give you as much inspiration or challenge as you are looking for.

152 pages.

Measures approx. 5” x 8”



In stock

Categories: ,

Weight 0.5 lbs


Ritualcravt ships two-three times per week. Please understand we are a two-person shipping operation and do our best to get your goods to you as quickly as possible. Orders generally ship the next shipping day after your order is placed, however, sometimes we receive dozens of orders in one day and we split orders between the next two shipping days. During our bi-annual sales events, shipping times can be 2-3 weeks after orders are placed. Preorders are shipped as soon as we receive the products to us. If you order other products with your preorder, they will all be shipped together when the preorder is shipped to you. Shipping is calculated by the weight of the product, any shipping overages will be refunded at the time of mailing. You will receive an email when your order has shipped with a tracking number. If you have not received an order receipt, or shipping confirmation email, please check your junk, spam, or promotions folders and be sure to add to your safe list.


Ritualcravt does not generally take returns or exchanges. If your item arrives broken, or you received the wrong item, please email us at However, if you feel that you need to ask for a return or exchange, there is a 4 day grace period after the item is received and we do our best to be understanding. Please note we are firm on this. Anything after that will be declined. With any concerns, even outside of the grace period, please feel free to communicate respectfully and we will respond respectfully as well.