August 31, 2014
Bill Haberman
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How can a Christian say the runes are compatible with Christianity?

The first misunderstanding is not one of compatibility. There must first be an acceptance that rune energy does exist.

There are many energies in the universe that God created, gravity, electricity, magnetic, solar, etc. Some are seen; some are not. They are just created energies, energies that we can use for good or ill.

Example you can harness electricity and do many good things. You can also with evil intent throw the electric toaster into the bath water of someone you are mad at and kill him. The electricity is not bad. It just is.

This is true with the metaphysical energies referenced by the runes. These energies are not Christian or antichristian; they just are.

One would not think that the energy electricity is antichristian. Nonetheless, one might think that someone was acting unchristian when they threw the toaster into the bathtub.

One should not think the metaphysical energy of runes is unchristian. Nonetheless it might well be said that to use that energy for some black purpose would be unchristian. Judiciously used, rune magic is on this level no different than other energies used like electricity.

That being said, among the ancients there were two different words that need consideration here.

The first is the vitki. He just uses the runic energies to some end. He might be called now days the magician or the shaman. He is just one that works with the energies. Think of him as an electrician, electronic technician, electrical engineer, something along those lines. Outside of some evil intent he is just working with energies that God created in this world.

The second is the godhi. This was the priest of the pagan religion. (He would sometimes act as a vitki too.)

If the vitki is just using the folklore and runes to direct him to the energies that he will use in a working, he has not become in that unchristian. If he uses the rune energies for evil or in the pursuit of pagan religious activities, he may well be unchristian.

It maybe that in times past the churches condemned the vitki because they saw them as a threat to church power over ignorant masses. I am reminded here of the church in old England trying for several century to stamp out the practice of “will worthing”. Why would the poor come to the church priest and pay him to get something done? He could just go out himself and do a “will worthing” and manifest his desire.

Follow the money.

Of itself rune magic and Christianity can blend well. The ancient Druids in the end blended seamlessly into the then church. The church adapted many runic energy philosophies into theirs.

See now the page on rune magic for more info.


About The Author

Dr. Bill in San Antonio, TX, holds six degrees in religious studies including a Ph.D. and a Th.D. He holds several other certificates and certifications. He has been what some call a professional student.

Raised mostly in rural south and south-central Texas, he is equally at ease on the ranch, in the woods, in meditation, or metaphysical pursuits.

He was the author of two books now out of print and several that he has not pushed for publication. He has written numerous articles in pier review journals during his time in traditional ministry.

He was invited to be on the translation committee for a modern Bible translation but declined, for philosophic differences over translation presuppositions.

His studies in comparative religions led him into an in depth study of metaphysics.

He has a knack for noticing overlapping principles in different systems. It occurred to him that when things keep showing up in many religions that these maybe the secret truth past down from our ancient past that are applicable to us today.

As in folk lore Odin hung from the tree upside down and after nine days, came to know the secret runes. Today Dr. Bill strives to look at repeating truths in a different way. He is willing as needed to take the time to see the secrets that are ready to be opened from different directional considerations.

Dr. Bill was a traditional minister for 25 years, filling pulpits two times a week and teaching many classes.

Now he has centered his work on the metaphysical of spirituality.

Dr. Bill looks at the metaphysical and spiritual from a new eclectic perspective. This rare insight has been a boon to him and as he works to help you can be a boon to you

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