A Practical Guide to The Runes by Lisa Peschel features complete descriptions of the twenty four runes of the Elder Futhark.
The runic system was used by Nordic and Germanic tribes for a wide variety of purposes. It was believed that calling upon the appropriate runes could conjure the force of nature the symbol represented.
While there are several runic alphabets that were used throughout Northern Europe, the Elder Futhark was the system most widely used. This alphabet received its name from its first six letters F, U, TH, A, R, and K.
This book focuses less on the history, customs, and culture of the Anglo-Saxon people, and more on the practical uses of the runes themselves. This includes complete descriptions of each rune, the differences between bindrunes and rune scripts; the four rune layouts and detailed rune interpretations, including reversed position meanings; how to carve runes and fashion talismans, and the meanings and uses of each rune in magick.
With this guidebook, the practitioner will discover the oracular nature of the runes and how to use them as a magickal tool for insight, protection and luck.