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The Sacred Flame  

The Sacred Flame

Author: Mathias Nordvig

The Sacred Flame Podcast explores our ancestral story-worlds: the ancient foundation narratives that helped guide our ancestors in life. In this podcast, we reinvigorate the modern world with those stories and bring us back to a place of balance through an archaic revival, a new force that is sourced from the old, forgotten knowledge that was once transmitted in living stories in sacred settings. We gather by the sacred flame and revive the old ways of creating community in the world; by listening to nature and reestablishing the ties that let us realize that we are connected with everything that exists.Our ancestors knew that cultivating the right relationships with the other-than-human beings in the world is the key to living a good life. In this podcast, I am retelling and reconnecting the Nordic story-world with our current reality and offering my thoughts on how you can use these stories to reflect on what it means to exist in the modern world.
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Language: en-us

Genres: Philosophy, Society & Culture

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Rune Magic Part 1: The History of Runes and the Earliest Magical Inscriptions
Episode 2
Saturday, 10 February, 2024

This episode is the first in a series about rune magic. There is a lot to cover on that topic, so I have decided to split it up in two parts. In this episode I cover the earliest inscriptions from c. 0 CE to the beginning of the Viking Age. I provide a rundown of the invention and development of the runic writing system and give an overview of select runic inscriptions that can be understood as magical or religious. Contemporary rune magic is far removed from what it was in ancient times. There is no evidence that people practiced runic meditation or divination with runes in the way that popular books on the topic suggest today. Most contemporary scholars will reject the idea that runes were used for magic at all, but that is usually because they are unfamiliar with the surviving inscriptions that clearly have magico-religious content. There are good reasons that the idea that runes could have been used for magic has fallen out of favor. I explain why that is the case in this episode, and I dig into what rune magic seems to have been about in the early period based on the available evidence.SHOW NOTES:Kragehul I - WikipediaKylver Stone - WikipediaOld English rune poem - WikipediaGummarp Runestone - WikipediaStentoften Runestone - WikipediaVimose inscriptions - WikipediaSvingerud Runestone - WikipediaVadstena bracteate - WikipediaRune poem - WikipediaAbecedarium Nordmannicum - WikipediaCodex Runicus - WikipediaRabanus Maurus - WikipediaGothic alphabet - WikipediaRing of Pietroassa - WikipediaBj√∂rketorp Runestone - WikipediaGolden Horns of Gallehus - WikipediaEinang stone - WikipediaGothic runic inscriptions - WikipediaEngraving on 2,000-year-old knife thought to be oldest runes in Denmark | Archaeology | The GuardianJelling stones - WikipediaRock Carvings in Tanum - WikipediaMars Halamardus ‚Äď Wikipedia (in German)Greek alphabet - WikipediaPhoenician alphabet - Wikipedia

 

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