runepoem | 07 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

draining poison pasts
drawing up the source
i
hold on
hold on
hold on
to the beginning
&
the old ways

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 06 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

dancing with dice
riding a horse on the wind
through the nine &
for the nine &
over nine waves
singing on spiritbreath
spelling a new begin

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

Futhark update: pertho added

©2022 Michael Raven

I’ve revised my interpretations of pertho (ᛈ) based on additional reference material, inner reflection, and meditation. Rune poems and other writing referencing this rune moving forward will use the revised interpretations.

Once all runes have be reworked, I will migrate the old interpretations to the archive to maintain link integrity and for historical references.

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Futhark update: eihwaz added

©2022 Michael Raven

I’ve revised my interpretations of eihwaz (ᛇ) based on additional reference material, inner reflection, and meditation. Rune poems and other writing referencing this rune moving forward will use the revised interpretations.

Once all runes have be reworked, I will migrate the old interpretations to the archive to maintain link integrity and for historical references.

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runepoem | 05 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

one step closer
to infinity
caught in that tangled skein
we dancing puppets
strain along the terminus
until love comes crashing
in

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 04 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

breathe with me
spirit me
shatter the shackles
binding me
fill me with your breath
& lift me to the sky
pour your fire
over my life

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

runepoem | 03 jan 2022

©2022 Michael Raven

fire drawn
calcinate feathers black
imbue, renew & purify
ashes rising
centered, unmade
restored

Note: For the purposes of these runepoems, I randomly select three runes and consider the meanings of each rune as I interpret and understand them based on a number of different resources, which may or may not be in alignment with accepted interpretations. I am a rune enthusiast, not an expert or scholar. These “runecasts” are not intended to be treated as divinatory, although there are elements of personal alchemy and shamanic practice in the crafting of each poem.

bindrunes: healing & purging

©2022 Michael Raven

As I dig further into my rune studies, I’m starting to explore combining the symbolically-interpreted meanings of various runes into a single sigil, known as a bindrune. Some of the better known (and more complex) bindrunes include the Icelandic staves known as Vegvísir (protection against getting lost; probably post-Viking) and Ægishjálmur (“The Helm of Awe”, for defense and instilling overpowering fear in an enemy; possibly Viking, mentioned in the Poetic Edda), but more simple rune combinations were used on various markers or, in the more recent case of ‘bluetooth’ which combines the latter version of the H rune (ᚼ, hagalaz) and B rune (ᛒ, berkana) to form the bluetooth symbol:

The letters were merely initials representing Harald Bluetooth, a king of Norway, not meant to have any mystical or symbolic rune meanings. But it worked.

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