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The modern rediscovery and reinvention of the Germanic runes.

Auteur: Stephen Edred Flowers, Ph.D

Jaar: 2021

Druk: niet vermeld

ISBN: 9781644111789 / 1644111780

Taal: Engels

226 pagina's

Uitgeverij: Inner Traditions, USA

Paperback, nieuw.


In this exploration of the history of the runes from 1500 CE to the present day, Stephen Edred Flowers examines the five periods of runic revival: the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Romantic period, the early 20th century, and the late 20th century. For each period, he discusses both the scholarly studies and those focused on the esoteric mysteries of the runes—and how these two branches of study were at first intertwined yet diverged in later revivals. Focusing in particular on the first runic revival, Flowers examines the use of runes during the Renaissance by the foremost magicians and scholars of the era, including mystic and scholar Johannes Bureus, the “grandfather of integral runology,’ who developed his own system known as Adalruna. 

In his examination of the runic reawakening of the early and late 20th century, Flowers looks at how the runes were employed as part of a reassessment of Germanic identity, one school of which led to Nazi Germany. He explains how the Nazi use and abuse of the runes was misguided and revealed a lack of comprehension of what earlier rune scholars  had discovered through their extensive studies of the past. He also offers a fresh look at - the work of Guido von List and clears him of his guilt by association with the Nazis.

Detailing the multilayered history of the runes, the author reveals the integrated way the predecessors of today’s rune workers thought and conceived of the runes, highlighting how their discoveries helped shape modern magical practices and scholarly studies. He calls for a return of integral runology as was practiced during the Renaissance and before. By reuniting the two branches of runic study, blending the scientific with the magical, we make way for new discoveries in runology and a chance for a full-scale reawakening of integrated runic knowledge.

Stephan Edred Flowers, P.h.d., received his doctorate in Germanic languages and medieval studies from the University of Texas at Austin and studied the history of occultism at the University of Gottingen, Germany. The author of more than 50 books, including Lords of the Left-Hand Path and Original Magic, he lives near Smithville, Texas.

“This wide-ranging historical account of the runes is a comprehensive and erudite work that brings together many strands and historical currents into a coherent narrative.” – Nigel Pennick, author of Runic Lore and Legend.

“An intellectual heavyweight to drool over—very academic and rich in terms-of source material referenced in the footnotes and bibliography. It is a must for serious students and practitioners.” – Freya Aswyunn, author of Nothern Mysteries and Magick.

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Revival of the Runes

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