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By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Runes
  • Be awarded the New Age Foundation Certificate in Mantic Arts

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Runes can provide a skilled reader with powerful insights into psychology and enable him to tap into the sweeping pattern of things that are, and things which are yet to be. This course is designed to complement the Tarot course. In addition to teaching the use of Runes, it covers the use of the Celtic Ogham system.


  • Lesson One
    • An Introduction to Runes
      • The Different Esoteric Traditions
      • The Northern Tradition, Religion and Ethics
      • Shamanism
      • The True Reality
      • The Subtle Body
      • Right and Left Brain Function
      • The Collective Unconscious
      • The Akashic Records
      • An Elementary Shamanic Exercise to Sharpen your Mantic Skills
      • What are Runes?
      • Getting to Know the Elder Futhark
      • Runework
  • Lesson Two
    • Runic Archetypes and Philosophy
      • Considering the Archetypes
      • Exercise
      • Three Philosophical Concepts
      • Runework
  • Lesson Three
    • The First Aett
      • The Nordic Elements
      • Herbs and Plants
      • The Deities
      • The Runes
      • Runework
      • Your First Rune Cast
      • Your Personal Runes
  • Lesson Four
    • The Second Aett
      • Runework
      • Your Personal Rune Set
  • Lesson Five
    • The Third Aett
      • Wyrd – The Destiny Rune
      • Runework
      • Your Personal Rune Set
  • Lesson Six
    • Runecasting
      • Preparation
      • Dedicating your Personal Rune Set
      • Giving aReading
      • The Random Cast
      • Asking the Norns
      • Thor’s Hammer
      • The Shift of Time or the Runic Wheel
      • Casting the Runic Wheel
      • Runework
  • Lesson Seven
    • Runecasting (Continued)
      • Random Casts
      • Odin’s Judgement
      • The Shoe of Sleipnir
      • The Celtic Cross
      • Tree of Yggdrasil
      • Devising your own Runecasts
  • Lesson Eight
    • Runeworking
      • Runes, Reality and the Universe
      • A Note of Caution
      • Preparing yourself for Runework
      • Mystical Cryptograms
      • Talismanic Runeworking
      • Candles and Materials
      • Talismanic Meanings
      • Practical Work
  • Lesson Nine
    • Runeworking (Continued)
      • Runescripts
      • Consider the Rune Types
      • Think Poetically
      • Dedication
      • De-charging the Talisman
      • Bindrunes
      • Crafting a Bindrune
      • Practical Work
  • Lesson Ten
    • Ogham
      • Origins
      • The Fews
      • Making your Ogham Set
      • Casting the Ogham

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.