Good evening, I have decided my next little 'how-to' thing be placed here instead of my usual spot in Divine Divination simply because it technically doesn't relate to divination at all. Tonight I present to you my opinions and thoughts as well as begginer's advice on:Runic MagickRunic Magick 101: What is it?
The definition of Runic Magick is rather blunt. Instead of casting spells by lighting candles and calling dieties; Runic Magick relies on the powers of nature itself. These old and very grounded powers stem from the elements you find around you. These powers are channeled through 'blessed' stones.Divination Runes and Magick Runes: What's the difference?
They're two sides of the same sword. You can use your divination runes for magick and your magick runes for divination.
As confusing as it sounds, Magick Runes are mainly used to cast spells of protection, grounding spells, cleansing spells; Things you would expect from candle Magick or Rituals. Divination Runes foretell the future.
Some can enable their runes to do both. Some like keeping their divine runes separate from their Magick Runes. It's entirely up to you.Runic Magick and You: How does one 'do' Runic Magick?
I cannot answer this one easily for it is highly personal. However, to start with I'll explain another difference between Divination Runes and Magick Runes.
Magick Runes stem from symbolism.
It's not exactly a difference, seeing as many divine runes can have pictures of sun's and are heavily symbolized, but what I am trying to get across is that Magick Runes do not stem from Runic Languages such as Elder Futhark or Younger Futhark.
Instead, they have pictures of symbols. These symbols can take the form of anything such as a sun or moon or even a face. These symbols have their meanings and within it, their uses.
To make it easier to explain, I will present an example:
Let's say you wish to cast a Healing spell to Remove Pain from a suffering friend.
In Runic Magick there's many ways to go about it but the general idea is that you wish for x to happen to y.
Before we get to any casting, the best bet is to purify yourself before hand. Ground yourself and feel at one with nature. When ready, cast a simple elemental circle and bring forth the five elements (or 4. depending on your beliefs of whether or not Spirit is truly an element.).
Now, in this set-up, you will be using Magick Runes that represent:
You must have absolute focus. Because each Rune you are exorcising your will and it must stay the same!
Envision the friend or have a picture on hand. Form the Runes of "Removal, Pain, Friendship and Longevity" into a clock-wise circle. If you have a picture on hand, have the picture in the center of the circle. Otherwise, envision an image of your friend in the circle.
Now, use your will and envision your power trickle from the Runes and onto the image and envision the friend 'glowing' in healing light. Speak your will and enforce it. Then properly end it and close the circle. Thank the Elements and Nature for their time and put everything up.
Simple right?Runic Magick: Useful?
Runic Magick has a ton of uses and offers a great alternative if one should ever tire of using candle magick-or is unable to use candles in their home. While it doesn't use the almighty powers of the gods and godesses themselves, they Exorcise the force of Nature itself. Making it a very reliable and wonderful way to perform magic.
May the Tides bring you peace and the balance embrace you,