Discovering Runes - (currently out of stock)
worked on this latest hard copy book about runes for a couple
of years and it was published in 2008. I wanted to write something that would be useful to
both experienced runesters and to novices in a down to earth and
friendly style and without getting too technical.
All the books
for novices that I have read are written like school text books
- dry and boring. And all of those for experienced users seem to
make wide assumptions about what the reader already knows. I
mean, it is possible to be an experienced diviner without having
read all the associated runelore, or without learning all the
verses of the Edda. But every book I pick up seems to assume I
know what they are talking about whatever the subject.
This book is very very beautiful. It has the most
marvellous photographs of nature and natural scenes.
Even someone who could not read would enjoy it!
Needless to say the rune knowledge contained therein
is of the highest value. Freya Aswynn (writing on
- Oct 20 2008
I just received my copy of your book Discovering
Runes today. What a joy! The full color
photographs, and the (as usual) wonderful writing -
it truly is a joy to spend time with . . . You have
gifted the world with a stunning resource! Blessings
B. C. of Shelton WA, USA - Oct 15 2008
Just thought i would say thanks, your book is
beautiful! Very well thought out and beautifully
illustrated.. Many thanks M.G.D. of Huntingdon UK -
Oct 13, 2008
I received your book in the post this morning. Thank
you very much for the speedy delivery. I must
congratulate you on putting together such a
beautiful book on runes - so far I have only glanced
through it a handful of times, but am really looking
forwards to settling down and reading it. The
snippets so far that I have read have been
refreshing and wonderfully written and I have been
in total awe at some of the beautiful and
inspirational photographs. May I say well done and
thank you. Blessings, Love and Light. J.G. of Hull
UK - Oct 09, 2008
The book arrived yesterday and I am not
disappointed! It is absolutely superb. The
photography is stunning, and I just cannot
understand how you have produced this volume for so
little. . . . You may be sure I will be spending
some time studying . . . Thank you once again. W.S.
of Runcorn UK - Oct 08, 2008
So now I have written Discovering Runes which I hope will be an entertaining read
as well as being a vital reference book for everyone. It is
published by Bookmart in
UK, Chartwell Books in USA and Canada, and Regency House Publishing for the rest of the world. It is available in book stores and online with
Amazon and several other websites. If sales go well there are
plans to translate and distribute in several other languages
including German, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish.
The book is
8x8 inches (200x200mm) and 1 inch (25mm) thick, bound with
a vinyl coated flexi cover (tougher than paperback, but not as
stiff as a hardback). There are 250 glossy pages and 260
full colour illustrations.
In the introductory chapter dealing with the origins and
development of the runes I have advanced some of my own ideas
about the origin of the rune characters and the development of
runic divination in ancient times
In the chapter about
divination and casting methods
I have expanded considerably on the subjects discussed on this
website and augmented the rune meanings section to
112 pages. This allows for more thorough illustration and greater discussion of interpretation and
associations for each rune. I have described the methods for
several more rune spreads and casting methods.
There are also chapters on the runic pendulum, bindrunes,
Gandr magic, runic transcription, rune graphics, a key word
index and a very thorough selected bibliography.
I am out of stock presently. If (or even when) I can get any more of the first edition from the printers
in China the discounted prices including packaging, shipping and tax
USA and Canada:
Anywhere else in the world::
All copies of Discovering Runes supplied from this website will be first
editions personally signed and dedicated by me. If you
would like a special message above my signature, just
write it in the "Other Information" box on the shopping
cart and I will confirm your request before shipping the
If you don't like my prices or don't want to wait for my new stock to
arrive (if it ever does) please visit your favourite online bookseller where there may still be a
few copies available at reasonable prices.
The last time I checked around Amazon.com had 9 new and 11 used copies on sale from
prices around US$ 7.00 plus P&P. Barnes & Noble had 19 copies at US$ 6.49 plus P&P.
bookstores in USA such as Book Off and Books Inc. also had stock available.