I'm in the process of redoing my website and I plan to build out a Resources page.
One resource people ask me about a lot is books on runes -- specifically, which ones I like, and which have been helpful to me.
This is a short list to begin with, but I'll add to it in Resources, and it's always best to start somewhere!
- Runes For Transformation: Using Ancient Symbols To Change Your Life by Kaedrich Olsen
- This book is a mix of history/education, information, and journal exercises. It's designed to take the reader on a start-to-finish journey of discovery, but it's a fabulous guide to the runes and their meanings that I reference all the time.
- The Runes Guidebook by Bianca Luna
- This is the first book on runes I ever bought, so it has a special place in my heart. It's a beautiful book, full of color and illustrations. I love Bianca's optimistic and positive take on each rune. It's important to note she uses non-"standard" spelling for some of the runes, which can be confusing at first.
- Taking Up The Runes: A Complete Guide To Using Runes In Spells, Rituals, Divination, And Magic by Diana L. Paxson
- I've always used runes intuitively, but this book is a fabulous guide for anyone looking to use runes in fun and creative ways. Diana knows her stuff and I like to use this book as a reference point when I feel stuck or in a rut with my own personal divination.
So that's a start! And I look forward to flushing it out in the near future. If you have any books on runes that you love, please share them with me! This blog has comments, or you can find me on Facebook or Instagram if that's easier. I'm always looking for a reason to buy more books. xoxo