The origin of Runes dates back to time immemorial, from the North of Europe, very much before the appearance of Christianity. Runic masters of antiquity scratched their sacred symbols on flint stone or on wood chips from fruit trees, using their own blood to instill them with the magic they desired. The Runes do not represent a simple ancient written alphabet, but in fact, each letter is a sacred and autonomous symbol. Each Rune represents a secret linked to representative Nordic mythological God entities. The symbols, in turn, have an individual energy and a characteristic vibration that expresses the specific force of each Rune. The vibratory field alters as various symbols are conjugated for group work. It is this force that stimulates the intuition of “Runemal” (whose meaning is the spoken Rune or the interpreters who make the Runes speak, thus receiving this cognomen). In antiquity, the accumulated profound knowledge was transmitted from generation to generation to a circle of wise men and women who had been initiated for this purpose, but even so, it was never monopolized and concentrated in the hands of a restricted group, as is frequently the case when power is manipulated. Many Masters have added new revelations received during intensive contract with the oracle, thereby maintaining the flame of Runes burning over millennia. Even in the materialistic world of today, the runic symbols remain alive and reachable by those who are interested in them. Although the Runes represent the ancient European oracle, it does not mean that they do not adapt to modern sets. They work in the form of a pack of cards, or as electronic games, with the same celerity. The answer given by the oracle will be as accurate as if the symbols were painted on flint stone with your own blood. However, whatever the runic means of prophecy is applied, there must be a prior moment of introspection and concentration so that the responsive disposition of the interlocutor in relation to the runic field can be established and that the energy is allowed to flow correctly between the two established poles. The runic symbology is the portal that opens to allow access to the subconscious. The question asked by the consultant must be clear and objective, such as: THE QUESTION IS MY MARRIAGE. - or THE QUESTION IS MY HEALTH. etc. The answer given by the oracle will always be revealed in a direct manner, however, surrounded by subtleties which, lead the interlocutor to make a self analysis and plunge into the depths of his or her being. The very root of the word Rune, or “ru”, in archaic German, is always linked to secrets and mysteries or to something very confidential. Runwita was a wiseman or king’s advisor , keeper of everything that was very confidential. Rune in archaic German has the same meaning of “roun” from ancient Scottish and “ruin” from Iceland has the same connotation, always associated with mysteries and secrets.
At the time when Great Britain as we know it today was colonized by the Anglo-Saxon, there were runic alphabets having a number of differentiated symbols (28 letters and later 29). In the North of England, above the Humber river, a little later, there were 33 symbols. - The genuine alphabet, apart from being the basis of Nordic writing and used in magic, rituals and oracles is F U T H A R K, consisting of 24 symbols, grouped in 3 sets of “aetts”, that is sets of 8 letters each read from right to left.
The first “aett” corresponds to Runes Fehu, Uruz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raido, Kano, Gebo and Wunjo and its regency is Freyr and Freyja, divinities of fertility and creativity. .
The 2nd group of “aetts” consists of Hagalaz, Isa, Jera, Eiwaz, Perth, Algiz and Sowelu, governed by Hemdal and Morgud, respectively the Gods of personal protection and the Goddess, guardian of the entrances to subterranean worlds.
The 3rd “aett”, is protected by the God Tyr and his companion Zisa. They are warrior entities, who in particular guard the self-defense of an individual. The Runes are: Teiwaz, Berkana, Ehwaz, Mannaz, Laguz, Inguz, Othila and Dagaz.