Snowflake Obsidian Rune Set
A rune set carved in flat tiles of Snowflake Obsidian. The set contains 25 rune stones (the 24 standard Elder Futhark runes, plus an optional blank “wyrd” rune).
Your new runes come with a velvet drawstring bag in royal blue. Each rune set also includes a copy of our print brochure, "The Runes: A Pocket Guide to the Elder Futhark". Each set is one-of-a-kind and handmade—please allow for slight variations from the photo.
Material: Snowflake Obsidian, goldtone enamel
Stone dimensions: Approx. .5-.75 inches
Total stone weight: 2.2 oz and up
Bag dimensions: Approx. 4 x 5 inches
About Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian is a type of natural volcanic glass, formed when grey crystals appear in rapidly cooling black lava. Obsidian has long been considered an especially magical stone. It is strongly protective and cleansing. Use Obsidian to banish negative energy, and to delve deeply into inner truths.
About the Runes
The runes are both an ancient alphabet and a set of powerful magickal sigils. They are particularly relevant to Norse and Heathen paths, but many Wiccans and other Pagans have adopted them because of their potency. According to legend, the god Odin received the runes after a long ordeal, and is revered as the patron of runic lore.
Using the Runes
Runes may be used for divination, magick, and meditation. For those who are unfamiliar with the meanings of the runes, there is a wealth of information about them in books and online.
The simplest way to use the runes is to ask a question, then reach into the bag and draw one runestone. Using a book, your own knowledge, or another guide, interpret the rune as it applies to the situation at hand. For complex questions, you can even draw multiple runes, assigning them different positions in the reading as is often done with Tarot cards.
To use the runes in spellwork, choose a rune whose meaning embodies the quality or force you are seeking to draw to you. Place the chosen rune on your altar, add it to a spell bag, or focus on it during meditation or trance work.
Much like the alphabet can be arranged to create infinite combinations of words, your rune set is a magickal toolbox that you can return to over and over to produce endless results.