Wild Soul Runes
Using inquiry and original translations alongside traditional rune poems and sacred art, Wild Soul Runes invites readers to develop their own wisdom connection with the runes through practice. The book is based on the premise that all of us possess the ability to receive divine information through rune practice. Rather than telling the reader what the runes mean, author Lara Veleda Vesta shares an interactive practice for readers to discover the unique ways the runes speak to them.
The book covers the history of the runes, both in myth and through the connection with Old European archaeological findings. This history offers evidence for the idea that the runes have a feminine origin, coming from the well of the Norns, the female triple giantesses who represent the fates in Norse myth.
It introduces the concept of the runes as beings rather than simply an alphabet or magical tools. The purpose of Wild Soul Runes is to create a relationship with these beings through ancestral connection, personal gnosis, and ritual practice.
Readers will learn how to:
- Make a rune altar
- Develop a daily ritual practice with the runes
- Honor the Germanic/Anglo Saxon wheel of the year
- Craft a rune set and rune ceremonies for divination
Lara Veleda Vesta, MFA, is an artist, author, storyteller and educator transforming chronic illness into a myth path of healing and reclaiming. She is the author of The Moon Divas Guidebook, and The Moon Divas Oracle, illustrator of The Moon Divas Oracle Cards and Wild Soul Runes: Reawakening the Ancestral Feminine. Her research interests include healing with myth, ancestral connection and disability as initiation. She shares her journey with mythtelling, folk magic, ancestor lore and ritual practice with her Patreon community and through classes at the Wild Soul School.