Northern Magic

Ingeborg Svea Norden reviews Northern Magic: Mysteries of the Norse, Germans & English by Edred Thorsson in the Bkwyrm archive.

As far as I know, Northern Magic is the only esoteric rune book in print that is based on the Younger Futhark (the 16-letter rune alphabet used in Scandinavia). Thorsson’s comments don’t go into as much depth here as in his other books, but then the book itself is about half as long as Futhark. He is clearer and more concise than usual, though; for a beginner interested in specifically Norse magic, this book is a good choice.

In addition to his remarks about actual runes, Thorsson spends two chapters talking about other magical symbols (hex signs and sigils) used in Germanic spellworking. This too makes Northern Magic well worth buying and reading.

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