Wednesday, July 9, 2014

So Right So Wrong

Daily Draw: Blum Rune Deck ~ Blank

Ralph Blum was a cultural anthropologist whose Book Of Runes was published in 1977. For whatever reason, right time and right place maybe, it caught fire with the public and has been in continuous print for thirty-seven years.

I'm reminded by this card of the Blank Rune. Blum's invention and the main reason his books have been a source of derision for thirty-seven years. Why some things can feel or be so right and so wrong at the same time. Why we can take the best and leave the rest in this life.

"Let our recreations be innocent and pursued with moderation; and never let us suffer irregular indulgences to expose our character to derision and contempt." ~ The Ancient Charge, Free Masonry and its Symbols


  1. His "invention" had far-reaching effects; so many of the later decks or runes included a blank for those who expected it. I generally ignore it, as my mind is often a blank enough, lol.

  2. I don't use, have or miss a blank rune either.


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