I received several email requests on Thursday and Friday for more information about the Rune. Lisa Peschel's book, A Practical Guide to the Runes, is a good and inexpensive introduction. You should be able to pick a copy up for about $7. For those who want something now, I wrote the following yesterday and then got up early this morning and drew the Rune for the attached (it is also available on the Resources page). I didn't blog yesterday because my free time went into writing the attached guide.
If you have a local metaphysical store you can probably pick up a set of Rune there. I just checked and Amazon and Etsy both sell nice, stone sets for under $20, so that is another resource if you can't find a set locally.
If you are crafty then go for a walk and look for a nice ash or oak branch (please use a fallen branch or ask the tree permission before you harvest). Look for a branch that is about one inch in diameter, cut it into 24 rounds that are 3/8 to 1/2 inch thick. You can leave the bark on the rounds or peal it off, up to you. Then paint, inscribe, wood burn, or carve the rune into the rounds. If you don't have any branches handy then take a trip to your local craft store and buy a one-inch diameter dowel or use Popsicle sticks. Popsicle sticks are nice when you are just starting out because you can use a permanent marker to draw the Rune and also write one or two key words on the stick. I don't varnish wooden Rune because I want to feel the energy of the tree and it seems to be blocked by polyurethane.
If you get your Rune today then tomorrow I'll write a short blog on a simple approach to casting the Rune . . . I'll do it even it if takes you a couple of days to get your Rune. I'll explain tomorrow why I don't write anything on the back of the Rune that I have made.
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.