Taking Up The Runes: A Day with Diana Paxon 4pm on Saturday, October 16, Free. Runes wilt thou find, and rightly read, of wondrous weight, of mighty magic (Havamal 142) In the runes we read the meaning of our lives, but that is only the beginning of what they can do. Come hear Diana L. Paxson discuss the history and meaning of the magical alphabet of the North and demonstrate how the runes can be used for meditation, magic, and healing. Diana is an Elder in the Troth and author of Taking Up the Runes ,Trance-Portation , and many novels with legendary themes. She will be available for (paid) Rune readings afterward.