My Initiation to Ancient Rune Wisdom

Updated: Dec 25, 2018

Runes did not initially mean much to me. I was more in favour of the Chinese I Ching Oracle and the Tarot cards which I used more regularly. I had been given rune sets as a gift and I did read the guidebook that came with the set but really it did not resonate with me. I just remember staring at the runes and then reading the text and it felt meaningless to me unlike the I Ching which I resonated with. Something was not right with Runes I thought. So I did not pursue them further at that time. Little did I know!


Few years went by and I joined Claire Powell’s Shamanic Practitioner training. Claire is such an amazing Medicine Woman her smile and laughter always connects me with the ultimate source of everything. As part of that training, Runes were introduced to us too. Runes I thought, maybe I need to look into them again? I started reading all books about Runes I could get hold of. I remember reading about 8 to 10 books and I felt even more confused. We made our own Rune sets as part of Claire’s training and that felt good. I could start feeling a connection with the Runes but the meanings and interpretations did not yet come to me. I could see that there was something there but I was utterly confused. Claire’s wonderful training came to an end and I continued then with the Call of Shaman training led by Jay and Kestrel in Glastonbury. This 2-year training was another powerful experience which is highly recommended to anyone interested in connecting with Nature, the healer in you and Shamanic knowledge in general. As part of year one, we got an introduction to the Runes and I again got a bit deeper with them but still, I really did not get the Runes or their meanings. I did resonate with them but I did not yet understand them. I was not yet in a position to do readings.