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Medium/Large, Natural *Plum* Wood Rune Set with FREE Matching Pentacle Talisman!

These, together with a set of rune dice, feature in a treasury celebrating all types and varieties of rune set by SolasCandles here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/NzE5MDEwMXwxMTI4NzM2ODIz/mystic-languages

This is a beautiful rune set made in the traditional way from a single continuous length of Plum wood. They're large enough to be very easy to read, even in the dim light of a bonfire or candle flame, and the silky smooth surface of each flat face is a tactile delight. Each rune is a little slice of the branch and still has the glossy, rich, copper-mahogany coloured bark attached, forming a perfect contrast to the rich russet of the well seasoned wood. Some of the tablets have a small dark patch at the centre. According to widespread belief, fruit wood is the "proper" and traditional wood to use for runes. Whether or not that's the case (and I don't think there's any way of proving it one way or the other) Plum wood is certainly an excellent choice for small items that get a lot of wear and tear as it's immensely dense and hard wearing. It also has strong protective qualities to keep your readings safe from unwanted influences. 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. 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. There's also a sanded smooth but not oiled blank tablet which, as usual, is NOT in the photos! You can keep this as a spare in case you lose one of the set, make it into a personal bindrune, turn it into a pendant, or make a ritual sacrifice of it in running water or the flame during your dedication/consecration ritual. As if that's not enough, I also made a matching talisman bearing the pentacle symbol, to be kept with the set or carried as a worry stone or "touch wood".

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.

Plum is excellent for all aspects of healing, and is also a good protector as it helps to disperse negative energy and evil.

Size: About an inch and three eighths across and a quarter of an inch thick.
35mm 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/

Reserved for dragonintherain. Medium/Large, Natural - Plum - Wood Rune Set with FREE Matching Pentacle Talisman.


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