Now for the question everyone's been asking: How do you think Runes work?
Surprised ya, didn't I? Not exactly the answer you were expecting was it? Unless you know me of course, then you've probably heard this theory a dozen times and are hitting the "back" button because you don't want to hear it again.
Now, let me go into a little more detail here.
Think for a second. Remember the "Happy Thoughts" page, where I said that according to Wiccan belief thinking about someting gives it power? Well consider this: since primitive times, every instance where one man has said "It was skill!" or "It's all in the wrist!" ten other people have been standing behind him going "Lucky bastard!" and "Oooh, he got so lucky!"
What does this mean? It means that by now luck should be the most powerful force in the human sphere of existance.
While you're thinking on that one, consider this too: Ever notice how Divine intervention is almost always in the form of outrageous luck? So much so that it's almost impossible to separate the two? For instance, the series of coincidences leading up to the meeting of my soulmate. Looking back on it, it seems so freaking impossible that all the correct factors would come together to allow me to meet a woman a thousand miles away. It was TOO lucky! Sure, I suppose it could have been dumb, blind luck, but it seems now, and will always seems, just a bit too impossible to be simple luck. I think that random chance is a window for the Divine to act.
Now, ponder. How do Runes (and Tarot, for that matter) work? I say luck. The Divinity communicates to us through luck. It reaches through the window random chance creates to tell us a tidbit about the future.
Of course, I suppose EVERYONE would like to think their hand is guided by the Divinity during a reading of some sort...
-July 19, 1998