May 14, by Abby Nightside of the Runes: Uthark, Adulruna, and the Gothic Cabbala — Thomas Karlsson Categories: germanic , nightside , qabalah , runes , Tags: inner traditions Originally released by Ouroboros Produktion in as Uthark: Nightside of the Runes, this book has had its title flipped, and its page count inflated, by Inner Traditions; a publishing house that is home to a surprising amount of runic content alongside more conventional metaphysical fare. To do this, Nightside of the Runes takes the original content of Uthark, and adds a second part based around the Adulruna, and Gothic Cabbala of the subtitle. The concept of the Uthark has its origins in the work of Swedish poet and runologist Sigurd Agrell, who argued that the runes should be ordered, not with Fehu at the start, but at the end, thus beginning with Uruz to make an uthark not a futhark. While there are a few examples of a sequential listing of runes in which they could begin with Uruz instead of Fehu, these may simply be errors or erosion, such as, most famously, the Kylver stone from Gotland, where a vertical line before the Uruz could be the remains of Fehu. Perhaps the most interesting application for the Uthark is in how it changes things numerologically, with the value of each rune moving one along when using a letter-to-number cipher, with, for example, Hagalaz becoming a more pleasing 8 and Nauthiz a fitting 9.
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Shelves: runes This book gives compelling insight into the Runes, not just by presenting them in a different order, but in doing so evoking a different story from them. In educating on the Nordic mythology, the story This book gives compelling insight into the Runes, not just by presenting them in a different order, but in doing so evoking a different story from them.
In educating on the Nordic mythology, the story of the Runes becomes less related to alphabet and more symbolic. Defnitely a worthy read for any devoted Rune scholar. Feb 18, Joe Crow rated it really liked it Interesting work, here. He makes some plausible arguments for the re-ordering of the elder rune-row, and the explorations of different connections between the various aetts and other conceptual rune-groups are quite useful for my work.
I found this much more useful than his Qlippoth book. Could have used a few more editing and proofing runs, though. Dec 13, Ivonne rated it really liked it Thomas tried his best to create not a grimony or a complete guide, but it has compiled basic information about the runes and their connection to mythology and the spiritual world.
It is in each person to meditate and look beyond the theory for the connection of the symbols of each rune with their spiritual and astral power. I have to say it: it is not quick to read.
This book needs time to be processed. But this is not hard to read.
Nightside of the Runes: Uthark, Adulruna, and the Gothic Cabbala
Inner Traditions , , pp. So, when the opportunity to read and review this work exploring the runes from the lens of the hidden rune rows my curiosity was piqued as to what new gems I might reveal in Nightside of the Runes: Uthark, Adulruna, and the Gothic Cabbala. Just as Karlsson accomplished with his offerings of the darker nature of the Hermetic Tree, he has once again revealed in the underpinnings of runosophy the wisdom of the runes inclusive of the darker side of the Nordic rune system of the futhark using the works of Swedish mystic and runologist Johannes Bureus and professor Sigurd Agrell Much of this hidden understanding lies in the placement of the runes and the dialogue created when a specific rune informs the dynamics of the overall meaning of the runic row.
Uthark: Nightside of the Runes
The uthark-theory and rune magic in modern esotericism January 28th - by O. This alphabet was the first to be used in northern Europe, and it was not until the Middle Ages that it was gradually replaced by the Latin alphabet. The oldest runic finds date back to around CE, and it is generally assumed that the runes were developed no later than the first century CE. Runologists do not agree on the exact origin of the runes, but there is a general consensus about the rough outlines of the way they came into being. The runes show so much similarities with certain Mediterranean alphabets, that it is practically impossible that they were developed without an influence of Mediterranean culture. It is as yet uncertain whether it was the Latin, Greek or North-Etruscan alphabet that was the precursor of the runic alphabet.