Rune reading having its roots in the Germanic Iron Age, it’s one of the oldest types of readings around. The method of using runes to divine is much the same as it was in ancient days. The Roman senator Tacitus wrote about the Germanic tribes that were not a part of the Roman empire in a book called “Germania.” In his book, Tacitus describes the practice of rune reading as practiced by these Germanic tribes in which runes were cast onto a white cloth. Depending on how they fell and the order they fell in, the runes were then picked up and their meanings interpreted.
Runic readings happen in much the same way nowadays. Whereas the ancient tools consisted of runes carved into wood or stone, modern runes come in various forms. Popular runes in modern practice are made of clay, gemstones, ceramic tiles, and even glass.