Bindrunes – Alan Fuller | The Shaman Witch


Have you ever used Bindrunes?

Bindrunes are one of my favorite, simple methods of working.

A Bindrune is a symbol made by combining two or more runes into one pictorial image.

It can represent a practical goal that you’re attempting to achieve – or a step on the way to that goal. Or it can also be a sort of magical monogram. This latter type is made by combining initials of a person’s name, in runic alphabet. Be we’ll focus on the practical Bindrune for this post.

We call this alphabet a “futhark.” I typically stick with the Elder Futhark.

To create a Bindrune, first, write out your statement of intent. Make it positive, and present-tense. Meaning: leave out all words like no, not, don’t, etc. Make it a positive statement. And then word it so that you are being, doing, or having what you want to be, do, or have, right now, in this moment. In other words, no, “I will ___.” Instead, it’s, “I am ___,” or, “I have ___,” or, “I ___.”

Next, take out all meaningless or extraneous words. As an example, if your statement is, “I have a new house,” extraneous words are I, and a. Removing those would leave you with “have new house.”

Once you’ve boiled it all down to a simple, concise statement, take the first letter of each word and find the corresponding rune. Then combine these to form a simple, recognizable symbol. This is your Bindrune.

I used the Bindrune technique for one of my annual goals this year. It was, “I have one hundred newsletter subscribers.” I removed the words, “I have,” to leave me with, “one hundred newsletter subscribers.” I then took the O, H, N, and S, and found the corresponding runes. And then combined them for a single, usable Bindrune.

You can cast or throw a Bindrune in any number of ways. But I find that the simplest methods are often the best methods, as far as my results are concerned. I use the following two methods almost exclusively, every time I cast a Bindrune.

In the first method, I buy a seven-day glass-encased candle, and use a permanent marker to draw the Bindrune on the glass. I may use a specific color, depending on my intent (red for passion, green for abundance, etc.) Then I just burn the candle a little bit each day until the candle is done. Once it’s finished, I usually break the glass and bury it.

In the second method, I’ll draw the Bindrune on a piece of fabric, or a piece of paper. I choose paper of the appropriate color for the goal, and use a black marker to draw the Bindrune.Most of the time, I bury it, but I have been known to burn it for release, as well.

Both methods, as simple as they are, are about releasing the power to do it’s work. Burning the candle to completion in the first method is a manner of charging the Bindrune for it’s work. In the second method, your intent should be focused on the Bindrune’s purpose while drawing or painting it.

I’m sure you can come up with some creative ways to use deploy your Bindrunes. Regardless of exactly how you do it, Bindrunes are a quick, simple method of getting the job done.

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