“The approach we took to creating this book was of my own devising" says editor David de Young. "Kari pulled a rune daily and wrote about it as it seemed to apply to the day it was selected. His editing took the same approach. "This methodology caused this book to come alive for us long before it was complete.” Even writing deadlines were ritualized, on the solar quarters and cross quarters.
Humor and artistic license create a fun and personal read, though the scholarship is solid. For example, in her choice of rune names was based on the musicality of the words as she has used them in almost two decades of song and spiritual practice. The book is at once personal and universal, inspired and academic, humorous and full of serious thought. de Young has called the book “a sort of guidebook for the human spirit.”
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Jul 1, 2010
Now available for iphone and ipod touch http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-runes-a-human-journey/id351058852?mt=8 – released January 2010 - $1.99 It includes summaries as well as access to the entire chapters, Mp3s and the ability to make rune charm jpegs for yourself or to email to friends!
"Brilliant, sensitive, wise. . ." The book is brilliant, sensitive, wise, chock-full of inner nutrition that energizes the heart and mind. Every rune, every essay gave me a Kenaz ah ha! moment. I read the glossary first. To be able to absorb so much learning and such varied cultural interconnections, I did just four pages per day. Then I did one rune per day, first finding the rune in my pouch and likening it to the trees in my yard and to objects around me. Every rune inspired me to be thoughtful of my actions and grateful for the gifts from community and experience. - Tamara Rogers
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