Putting the 'elder' back in futhark. The Reclaiming the Runes Intensive offers a primer on the runes as an alphabet, and as a system of storytelling, timekeeping, and divination. It is your opportunity to create your relationship to the runes. Often the runes are erroneously compared to the tarot. Next to the lush art and vivid imagery of today's decks, the runes come up short. Modern concepts on the staves have distilled them to one-word meanings, omitting their rich cultural backdrop and archetypal narrative. Reclaiming the Runes teaches their story in as full a context as possible, and instructs on how to work with them as a personal tool for growth, and a facilitator of gaining insight for others.