Stephen Flowers’s revised doctoral dissertation on old runic magic is far and away the coolest scholarly work accessible on the ancient follow of runic magic. Flowers (the writer of Futhark, Runelore, and Runecaster’s Handbook under the pen name Edred Thorsson) discusses the role of the runes in the pre-Christian Germanic religion and mythology, setting up a firm conceptual basis for his next discussions of the particulars of the historic and medieval uses of the runes. He identifies styles within the surviving source cloth concerning the runes, eventually describing bound formulation” or structural commonalities within historic runic magic. When our personal power is taken away from us either by an alternate person or through extenuating cases, we may be left with a lack of energy in our 3rd chakra. When this happens, you may also feel indecisive, insecure, timid and needy. These are the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra, and Crown Chakra. I doesn’t expect faith to be the correct tool for sequencing the human genome and by a similar token doesn’t expect technology to be the means to coming near the supernatural. But on the really appealing larger questions, akin to ‘Why are we here?’ or ‘Why do humans long for spirituality?,’ I find science unsatisfactory. Many superstitions have come into existence and then faded away. Faith has not, which suggests it has truth. Michel de Nostredame (1503—1566), usually latinised as Nostradamus (and known to skeptics as Nostradumbass), was a 16th-century French astrologer and pupil who is healthier remembered for making predictions about world events. The original intention of tarot cards was to play games, a very cursory rationalization of rules for a tarot-like deck is given in a manuscript by Martiano da Tortona before 1425.