I was very disappointed in RUNECASTER'S HANDBOOK.
Some reviewers severely critize RALPH BLUM and his book, THE BOOK OF RUNES. He does follow a new path. He used the I Ching to assist him in developing an understanding of each rune. His rune interpretations reflect the I Ching and the Tao. Also being a student of the I Ching and the Tao, I have found Blum's rune intrepretations to be very insightful and meaningful. My own rune readings are always frighteningly on-point and helpful. The Runes are very powerful and speak to each individual in the language the user understands.
Edred Thorsson's books, RUNECASTER'S HANDBOOK and FUTHARK, quickly become jumbled in Germanic babbling. "Divinities of fate", "three functions or characteristic realms of activities", "Guides may be norms, dises or even valkyries." His interpretations of the runes are not very helpful.
Better books for individual divination with the Runes: THE BOOK OF RUNES (Ralph Blum), THE ENCHANTED ALPHABET, COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO RUNES.
A great book for anyone whishing to learn more about the runes.
and one of better one i had the pleasure to read