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Some say the Runes are a mystic source of power and protection bestrode from the Ancient Gods. Others have sought and believably found spiritual harmony and co-existence with the natural [earth]. For many, asking for daily guidance by casting of the runes onto an outstretched cloth is a sacred act. To have ones destiny lay out before them, as prescribed by the gods is divine indeed. 

To understand how to cast and draw upon the mystical power, one must seek to explore its natural origins. Thought by most, the roots lie deeply with in ancient Norse [Viking] mythology and history. During a period known as The Dark Ages [600-800 BC], in the region of Scandinavia lived a society of people that had no need of a written language. They expressed ideas using a system of mantra sounds that corresponded to each of 24 symbols [Elder Futhorkh Runes] that formed complete thought based on their arrangement to each other.

As the Vikings traveled and explored the neighboring regions, they encountered new and different tribes. Each, as they adopted the Futhorkh Runes into their own culture attached the symbols to their own alphabets and added new symbols for the alphabet that had none. The original runes along with the new symbols were widely adopted into their religious rites.

Fearing that the true purpose of the runes would be discovered some of the original runes were altered, hidden or replaced with new symbols, by the ruling Rune Masters to confuse the reading and quench the power drawn from them from.

In this study, you will learn how to recreate and activate the Original Elder Futhorkh Runes. Come to better understand their true purpose and meaning and how to cast and read the Runes. You will also learn how to set up 'The Sacred Alter' and conduct private and group 'Rune Ceremonies'.

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Course Lessons

Lesson 1 : The History and Foundation of the Runes

Some say the Runes are a mystic source of power and protection bestrode from the Ancient Gods. Others have sought and believably found spiritual harmony and co-existence with the natural [earth]. For many, asking for daily guidance by casting of the runes 37 Total Points
  • Review Article: History of the Runes
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : The History and Foundation of the Runes

Lesson 2 : The Elder Futhark

Description of the Runic alphabet from medieval Germany which is used in modern rune readings, the Elder Futhark 20 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : The Elder Futhark

Lesson 3 : Rune Symbology: What Do They Mean?

As we have already seen in the previous Unit how the meaning of the rune symbols changed from being glyphs that represented the gods or goddess of Asgard. 23 Total Points
  • Review Article: The Elder Futhark
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Rune Symbology: What Do They Mean?

Lesson 4 : Writing with Rune Symbols

In this chapter, we are looking at the practical use of the symbol alphabet. 27 Total Points
  • Review Article: How to Read Runes in 13 Steps
  • Take Poll: Practice Makes Perfect
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 : Writing with Rune Symbols

Lesson 5 : Poems of the Sacred Symbols

The lay in the Poetic Edict "Song of the High One", sings a song telling of Wuotan's death and rebirth while hanging on the World Tree [Yggdrasil Tree]. 28 Total Points
  • Review Article: Runes, Alphabet of mystery
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : Poems of the 18 Sacred Symbols

Lesson 6 : Rune Making

The materials needed for making a rune set are available from your local craft-hobby shop. 30 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Make Runes; Runes - It's in the Details
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : Rune Making

Lesson 7 : Rune Casting, How to read the runes

Rune Casters will tell you that there are as many ways to cast the runes, as there are grains of sand on the seashore. 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Exercise with Runes; Making a Rune Set
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Rune Casting

Lesson 8 : The Sacred Altar

The sacred altar is the corner stone to any ceremony, private or group. There are however, a few basic items needed. 35 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : The Sacred Altar

Lesson 9 : Magical Rune Formulas

Using the runes for meditation, incantations, talismans, manifestations, and annual festivals 24 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: The Pagan Calendar and Wheel of the Year; Write Your Name in Runes
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Magical Rune Formulas

Lesson 10 : Rune Rituals Ceremony for Self

The private rune ceremony held twice daily, once before the start of the day, to renew your spirit [loci] with the natural and cosmos, receiving positive energy and to seek insight and direction from the gods for today's events. 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Performing Rituals; Self Dedication
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : Rune Rituals Ceremony for Self

Lesson 11 : Rune Rituals Ceremonies for Group

The group rune ceremony usually held monthly and during Pagan religious celebrations requires a large venue or sizable outdoor space depending on the number of participants. 34 Total Points
  • Review Article: Rune Postures
  • Take Poll: Do You Know?
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 : Rune Rituals Ceremonies for Group

Lesson 12 : Using the Elder Futhark Runes for Health, Wealth and Happiness

By using the different rune formulas for calming, relaxation, sleep, healing, and banishing evil loci that fill you with negative energy for have the power to refortify with positive energy, which protects your good health. 32 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Rune Ruminations; Runes for Health
  • Take Poll: It's a Toss Up
  • Take Poll: video presentations
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 : Using the Elder Futhorkh Runes for Health, Wealth and Happiness

Bibliography and Appendixes

Bibliography and Appendixes 48 Total Points
  • Review Article: Rune-Magic
  • Take Poll: Your Opinion Matters: Course Rating
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Final Exam- The Runes
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know the history and foundation of the runes.
  • Describe rune symbology.
  • Describe writing with rune symbols.
  • Know the poems of the 24 sacred symbols.
  • Describe rune making.
  • Describe rune formations.
  • Describe the scared altar.
  • Describe magical rune formulas.
  • Describe rune rituals ceremony for self.
  • Describe rune rituals ceremonies for group.
  • Know using the 24 scared futhorkh runes for health, wealth and happiness, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: The Runes
Course Number: 7550388
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Spiritual Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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