Runes are more than mere letters of an ancient alphabet. They are in fact
actual mysteries--the secrets of the universe--for those who understand them. Rune
lore is the oldest tradition of initiatory wisdom and magic of the Germanic world.
Through the runic keys, we may unlock the wisdom and magical power of the ancient past.
They come to us from the ancient Norse mythology and religion, and most favorably
are used in that context...as each rune pertains to a specific god/goddess, and not
understanding that god/goddess or the power of his/her rune can lead to detrimental
effects to you and to the magick you are casting. Runes are also used for
divinations. Suggested Reading: Northern Mysteries & Magick (new
edition of Leaves of Yggdrasil) by Freya Aswynn. Published by (the infamous)