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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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  • 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
  • Lesson 2 : The Elder Futhark

    Description of the Runic alphabet from medieval Germany which is used in modern rune readings, 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.
  • Lesson 4 : Writing with Rune Symbols

    In this chapter, we are looking at the practical use of the symbol alphabet.
  • 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].
  • Lesson 6 : Rune Making

    The materials needed for making a rune set are available from your local craft-hobby shop.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 9 : Magical Rune Formulas

    Using the runes for meditation, incantations, talismans, manifestations, and annual festivals
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bibliography and Appendixes

    Bibliography and Appendixes
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Course Title: The Runes
Course Number: 7550388
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Spiritual Education
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
Instructor: Dave Scarbrough
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize the history and foundation of the runes.
  • Describe rune symbology.
  • Describe writing with rune symbols.
  • Summarize 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.
  • Summarize using the 24 scared futhorkh runes for health, wealth and happiness, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 1 : The History and Foundation of the RunesExam12
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 2 : The Elder FutharkExam5
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 3 : Rune Symbology: What Do They Mean?Exam8
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 4 : Writing with Rune SymbolsExam7
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 5 : Poems of the 18 Sacred SymbolsExam8
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 6 : Rune MakingExam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 7 : Rune CastingExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 : The Sacred AltarExam10
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 9 : Magical Rune FormulasExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment15
Lesson 10 : Rune Rituals Ceremony for SelfExam10
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 : Rune Rituals Ceremonies for GroupExam9
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 12 : Using the Elder Futhorkh Runes for Health, Wealth and HappinessExam7
Final Exam- The RunesExam48
Total Points:388
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