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Medium Sized, Natural *English Oak* Wood Rune Set with FREE Matching Solar Talisman!

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This is a beautiful rune set made in the traditional way from a single length of Oak wood. I'm not usually a huge fan of Oak wood, I feel it's over rated and given an unfair share of "fame" in the pagan community, but recently I've found myself drawn to it, so these runes are really a tribute to my increasing respect for this noble wood and the Druidic heritage of Britain in general. Each rune is a little slice of the branch and still has the bark attached, although the bark surface is so covered with sooty black lichen that there's very little of the pale golden bark to be seen! These runes were cut when the branch was green and the wood's still not very well seasoned, but as I'm sure you're aware Oak is about the only wood that can be worked while green without splitting, cracking, warping or otherwise changing as it dries out. The only thing that will change with age is the colour, as the wood gradually darkens, which will emphasise the age rings and medullary rays, and every tablet has a perfect natural pentagram at the centre. Each flat face is silky smooth to the touch, enabling the symbols to be felt as well as seen, and together with the contrast formed by the slightly rough bark this creates a tactile sensation that's immensely pleasing. They're a comfortable size to work with and the symbols are clear enough to be easily read. I find this is by far the most popular kind of size for runes as they suit everyone, they're not fiddly to handle and they don't take up too much room. The symbols are burned into the surface of the wood so they won’t wear away or chip off, and each rune is finished with a light coat of oil so they won’t stick together if you keep them in a warm pocket as they might if they’d been waxed. All my items really are hand made, which means I don't use machines of any kind during the crafting process. I don’t feel it’s appropriate to use power tools of any kind in the crafting of magical items, so all the sawing and sanding on these was done by muscle power alone. I won’t use an electric pyrography tool either, so each symbol is made by heating in a flame various metal straight lines of different lengths before applying them to the bare wood. I feel it’s more respectful of the ancestors to use their methods whenever practical and I appreciate the feeling of continuity generated by forming part of an unbroken chain of makers and users of these items that can be felt stretching back through the centuries. Paradoxically, this set includes the blank or wyrd rune, although I know it’s a modern addition and not everybody uses it. Also included is a matching Sunwheel talisman; it seems appropriate for lots of reasons, but it's there because I like it! There are also four sanded but not oiled tablets for you to make into bindrunes, jewelry or talismans, or simply keep as spares.

As you will probably be aware by now, I do not include either a bag or instructions with my runes. This is because the bag you keep them in should be made by you, sewn by hand and preferably fashioned from an article of your old clothing in order to strengthen the bond you have with them. As for instructions, the amount of information I could realistically include in a give away leaflet would be totally insufficient for the novice and completely irrelevant for the experienced caster so it makes sense not to waste the paper.

Oak is known for its properties of strength and endurance, and can provide strong protection. It is excellent for magic to do with power or dominion, and can be helpful in spells to do with prosperity.

Size (approx.): An inch across and about a quarter of an inch thick.
26mm x 6mm.

They will come with a list of the magical properties of the wood, a picture and care instructions.

Please be aware that some countries do not allow the importation of any wooden items that still have the bark attached. It is up to you to ensure that an item is not in breach of the customs regulations of your country before you buy.

For a full list of the woods I might have available, as well as their magical properties and a bunch of other stuff, check out my blog at: http://www.mazedasastoat.blogspot.com/

Medium Sized, Natural - English Oak - Wood Rune Set with FREE Matching Solar Talisman.


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: oak, tree, branch, wood, bark, burning, oil
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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