In this week’s Weird Tales Radio Show we go all esoteric and cast the runes with our guest Dr Stephen Flowers. Are they merely an alternative alphabet or do they provide a key to understanding older European cultures and their folklore? Did the Nazis hijack the use of runes? And what role do runes play in witchcraft and magic?
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Charles was born a 'chime child' with a caul and grew up in a haunted house. According to legend a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to ghosts and fairy folk without fear of coming to harm – allegedly! And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt by a newspaper.
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