|Generally considered to be of Nordic origin, these symbols had
religious interpretations associated with them since their creation.
At one time, an attempt was made, in the name of Christianity, to destroy
all traces of the "Devil Stones" and their evil teachings. ...The fact that the
teachings were benign had no bearing on the systematic erradication of an ancient and
revered form of communication and worship.
For our purposes, and purely for entertainment, we "consult
the stones" to help guide us in our journey through life. It's varied ancient
symbolisims give a certain contact with the *ancient* in us, that is, somehow, reassuring.
To "Cast the Stones" over a question, is to get a
*second opinion* that is unbiased in any way. The oldest Rune Stones were also used for
such things as making a person fall in love! By writing a mark on the stone, then
"Casting" it into the lap of your desired mate, it would make them fall in love
From one, to all of the stones may be used in a divination, and
there are several patterns in which to place them. And, as with many other forms of
divination, when intuition is stirred into the mix, "Reading" the stones can be
quite a challenge!