Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Stone People

art runes divination

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Sagefire

Sagefire

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 197 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:14 PM

These are glimpses of some of my rune sets.  They are hand painted stones I gather from the glacial rivers here.  Each are painted with Elder Futhark on one side, and on the obverse sides such designs as bumblebees, wild roses, thistles, shamrocks, and bear paws.  The Sacred Oak set has acorns and leaves painted in spring and fall colors.  I keep them in draw string pouches that lay out to become casting cloths.  Runes hold a deep fascination for me, though my divination skills in a word, suck.  Nonetheless, I find their power compelling and inspiring and have been painting these stones since I was 8 or 9 years old.  I used to leave them stashed in the woods...

Attached Files


  • 1

#2 UnMasked1467

UnMasked1467

    Advanced Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPip
  • 42 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 07:35 PM

They are really beautiful! Thank you for sharing!


  • 1

#3 Sagefire

Sagefire

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 197 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:27 PM

I am happy you like them.  Making them is therapeutic, from gathering the stones to the final brush stroke.


  • 1

#4 Mona

Mona

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 124 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:42 PM

Wow! Gorgeous! 


  • 1

#5 Sagefire

Sagefire

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 197 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:46 PM

These are Norse but I also have done Theban sets.


  • 1

#6 Mona

Mona

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 124 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:54 PM

Excuse my ignorance, but what is Theban set?


  • 1

#7 Sagefire

Sagefire

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 197 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:11 PM

It is a script used by occultists and alchemists.  I believe it was created in the 16th century.  It is a beautiful script and like the Futhark, each symbol can be a meaning or a letter.  Unfortunately the Wiccan movement has adopted and altered some of the characters and have taken to calling them 'Witch's Runes'.  It is the first script I taught myself when I began studying calligraphy.  I have had requests to do some stones in this manner, and I have previously used them in sigil work and have carved and burnt them on wands.  I use Futhark for divination, but Theban symbols are prettier in my opinion and can be scripted with flourish and style.


  • 1

#8 Mona

Mona

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 124 posts

Posted 28 August 2019 - 09:31 PM

Thank you. I got the idea about now. "Witche's Runes" have seen.


  • 1

#9 Sagefire

Sagefire

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 197 posts

Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:53 PM

They are popular at the moment, but when I use them I stay true to the original Latin based cipher.  As Theban contains 24 characters like the Futhark, they cross easily to Norse styles of divination.  I will show pictures of a Theban set.


  • 1

#10 Mona

Mona

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 124 posts

Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:37 PM

Oh, please! Would love to see them in your way. 


  • 1

#11 Sagefire

Sagefire

    Senior Member

  • Seekers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 197 posts

Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:03 PM

The new set will be finished soon.


  • 0





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: art, runes, divination