What are Runes?
I like to simplify everything I can into the easiest explanation possible. Maybe this is because this is the only way my own brain will pick up and comprehend but, for me, there’s no reason to go and get incredibly technical with things that can be summed up short and sweet. So….. basically, Runes are another type of divination tool at a practitioner’s disposal. There are lots of other tools out there, tarot, tea leaves, pendulum, palm reading, candle wax, multiple various scrying techniques, etc.
Runes are more self-explanatory than some other tools in that they are not so much open for interpretation. They have a pretty set and clear definition for each glyph. There are several different alphabets of Runes. The most commonly known are the Futhark. They date back to the early 1700’s when they were used by Greeks and early Europeans for magic and even as an early writing system.
The Futhark is made up of 24 different symbols. Casting the runes can be done different ways depending on preference. Each rune has a specific meaning depending on whether that rune is cast right side up or introverted.
As with all magickal tools, the power in the tools come from many different sources. I am a big believer in being careful about purchasing your tools from unknown sources. This is because all energy is absorbed into that tool during its creation process. For me, the perfect tools are created with the materials needed to get the intended energy from the beginning. Then, every ounce of energy put into that development molds and shapes that tool into the powerhouse it can become. When we are unsure of the origin of our tools, it is best to thoroughly cleanse the tool and then recharge it. This starts it over fresh and allows it to begin absorbing the energies you desire.
When it’s feasible, it’s most desirable to actually create your own tools. However, purchasing them from a trusted source is always an alternative option. This month we will be listing our very first set of runes for sale in the Cynnamon Charmed shop. Tomorrow I will be posting a video that was recorded a couple weeks ago during the first steps in creating these runes. I am excited to say that I have finished them up along with their personal bag to keep them safe and I am very excited to add them to the shop. They will make someone a wonderful tool. There is only this one set available at this time. We strive for quality not quantity here at Cynnamon Charmed and this winter we may work on bringing other sets as time and the right resources allows. For now, look for this rune set in our shop on Friday 10/20.