Taking Up The Runes. $27.50. This book created by author Diana L. Paxson is the ultimate guide for using Norse runes. Paxson details how to use runes in spells, rituals, divination, and magic, with examples for all levels of practitioners. Learn how to make your own rune set, the mythology behind the practice, poetry, and the history of the runes, alongside practical lessons, examples, and exercises.