In my quest to further understand and take in the runes I am doing a number of exercises:
First of all, I am working on only two runes at a time, as per the Diana Paxson book. I alternated between the two runes daily. One day I will chant and meditate on that rune from morn thru dreamtime. The next day, I work with the other.
My partner and I will do guided meditations about the runes taken from the Gundarsson book – Teutonic Magick.
I will be making my own set of runes by burning them onto wood rounds, blooding them, and applying a natural protective coat of linseed oil.
I am also working on a Kabbalistic correspondence of the runes to their placement on paths of the Tree of Life.
And, I shall read the Havamal and various Rune Poems, making thorough notes of rune spirits and their correspondences.
In these various ways I shall increase my knowledge and understanding of the Runes.