Reawakening with the Runes
If intuition is our inner north star, the runes are our reminder to look up.
The first thing I learned about the runes was to throw away everything I’d learned about the runes.
I know--that sounds like a contradiction, especially when I’m about to invite you to join me for a different kind of rune study.
My first interaction with the runes was through someone else’s interpretation of them, and that interpretation told me they couldn’t be approached any other way. Having come from an upbringing in which gospel was law, I didn’t know any better. I didn’t know I could question that authority. All I knew was that I touched the runes and magick tingled through my fingers, though I read the book that came with them and it all fell flat.
It took me a long time to learn that’s because if I’m not in direct relationship with something, it has no resonance for me. If I can’t feel it, I can’t live it. And if I can’t live it, I’m not responsive to the calling I bring to the planet. You don't have to take a long time to learn that. You don't have to do it the way I did, and I can help you create that relationship more quickly, effectively, and with personal authority.
'Direct relationship' is a term taken from my animistic and shamanistic experience, and it means I engage with no intermediary. In the experience of animism, all things have a soul, which means they have consciousness and agency. All things are connected and can communicate. As a modern shaman, through that interconnection, I can interact with All Things. It is my job to interact in this way, and bring back the medicine of All Things to what can't reach that medicine on its own, here. There is no catalyst between me and the spirit world. Likewise, there doesn’t need to be a catalyst between you and the runes. You can be in direct relationship with them, in a way that brings your life meaning and purpose.
If intuition is our inner north star, the runes are our reminder to look up. That's why this course is called "Reawakening" with the Runes. The underlying awareness of being connected with All Things is already in you. Learning how to engage that awareness, orient to it in direct relationship through an ancient oracle--that's what's available between you and the runes. That's what this course teaches.
In This Five-week Class,
Through Direct Relationship
with the Runes,
- the cultural story of the runes and how their meanings apply to today
- the value of resources that support your rune study
- to read runes as a practical oracle for daily life
By the end of this mini course you'll have the information, knowledge, and skills to create direct relationship to the runes, to use them in your unique way to clearly access their wise guidance, and to connect through them with the world around you.
Here's What You'll Learn
Lesson 1 - What are the Runes?
In this lesson you'll learn:
- The history of the runes
- How the runes situate in Old Norse mythology
- The significance of initiation and ordeal in rune studies
Lesson 2 - Knowing Your Resources
In this lesson you'll expand on personal experience of initiation and learn:
- The need for support in your rune study
- What roles should be represented in that support
- The rune meanings and pronunciations
Lesson 3 - Acquiring the Runes
In this lesson you'll draw on your resources to learn:
- How to make a rune set
- How to purchase an ethically crafted rune set
- Care and feeding of your rune set
Lesson 4 - Forming Intentions
In this lesson you'll draw on your relationship with the runes and learn:
- Components of an intention
- Proper energy hygiene for divination
- To phrase intentions for meaningful results
Lesson 5 - Reading the Runes
In this lesson you'll draw on your ability to set intentions and learn:
- The difference between casts, spreads, and draws
- The meaning of rune positions
- Components of an effective rune reading
I am an author and modern shaman in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. A lifelong intuitive, I've worked with a local and international client base since 2000. I have a Masters in Religious Studies, and am an ordained interfaith minister. I've read the Elder Futhark for over 25 years. My work is Nature-based, and is focused through the lenses of animism, Seiðr, and Druidry. I work closely with the Elder Futhark Runes and divine Nature Spirits of eastern North Carolina. My shamanic practice is Soul Intent Arts, LLC, involved with the worlds in and around me.
I am widely known for frank discussion of boots-on-the-ground animistic community engagement and real world application of shamanism in the everyday. A major focus of my work is helping those in spiritual emergence find meaning in animistic life, and to help those who feel called to find shamanism where they stand. My calling is to foster others in creating their unique paths of shamanism, and to help them ground the teaching and meaning of their paths with sustainable passion and wisdom.
Because I so passionately believe in the relevance of the runes for modern seekers, I'm including a bonus lesson at the conclusion of Reawakening with the Runes. This bonus gem teaches you how to fully invoke the spirit of the runes, and how to form direct relationship with this timeless life force.
Connecting to the runes as an ally brings lifelong support, wisdom, and guidance. It also affirms you as a devout bearer of that ancient spirit to a modern time.
Self-paced study doesn't have to mean going it alone. Reawakening with the Runes begins on your own time, as you choose. Though it's a self-directed study doesn't mean you have to go it alone. The runes are a living tradition. They are spoken, social, and engaging, thus are intended to be shared in communal sacred space. I have created that space for you in a private online community, which you are free to join as you progress through the course.
In the group you will receive the support of others as they progress through the course, the wisdom of those who have completed it, the opportunity to ask questions in live sessions with me, and a safe place to practice rune readings and engage in conversation.
Full instructions on how to join this community are included in the course lessons.
Register now for Reawakening with the Runes for only $25. This price includes all of the above five lessons, the runes table (ie, my cheat sheet), sample rune readings, private community access, engagement directly with me, and the bonus lesson on invoking the runes.