VR001_IntroVikingRunes is an ancient craft brought up to date. The runes are the letters of an antediluvian Germanic language, the Scandinavian variations being called the futhark, the name being a derivation of the first six letters of the Runic alphabet – F, U, Þ, A, R, and K.

The Viking Runes are a study of these Runic letters. The letters were usually inscribed on wood or stone and hence called runestones. These runestones were cast from a container, one at a time, onto a covering. From this, a reading could be made to give guidance to one’s thought processes.

Use of the Runes and Spreads

On the whole, the Viking Runes should be used sparingly in conjunction with any individual question that you have. It is sensible to leave at least six months between readings of a similar nature. The exception is the Daily Rune which should be used, at most, daily and then without a question.

It is important to recognise that the use of the Viking Runes is purely to help clarify the thought processes. There is no decision-making involved; instead it allows the reader to focus their thought process on specific areas, rather than having a thousand different ideas all fighting for attention. The following sections describe how to use the VikingRunes software:

Spreads

There are different types of spreads. VikingRunes contains six of the most popular, which are detailed here.

Runes

A full description of each rune.

Using the Runic Guide Application

Included with Viking Runes – Help Document

This section helps the reader to understand the Viking Runes and how it can help them.

Professional Developer Application

Included with Viking Runes – Professional Help Document

This is a supplementary document to the user guide that comes with the Standard application. It is intended to provide guidance on how to use the additional functionality that the Professional version has over the Standard version.