Runic Book of Days - A Guide to Living the Annual Cycle of Rune Magick by S. Kelley Harrell, 2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner
Mannaz, Soul Intent Arts
Mannaz, Soul Intent Arts
Mannaz, Soul Intent Arts
Runic Book of Days - A Guide to Living the Annual Cycle of Rune Magick by S. Kelley Harrell, 2019 Nautilus Book Award Winner

Wunjo – Bliss he enjoys who knows not suffering, sorrow nor anxiety,
and has prosperity and happiness and a good enough house.
Anglo-Saxon rune poem, Runic and Heroic Poems, Bruce Dickins

Elder Futhark rune Fehu on a background of gold coins with flames down the right and the words, "understanding the sacred value of  Life  force, action, power... "


Traditional meaning – joy
Association – bliss, manifestation
GaldrWoo, Woon, Woonyo, Wyn
Element – air
Dates – 13-28 October
Verb – to revel
Animistic Qualities – able to receive the benefit of agency, be in the nexus of Flow
Challenge – To feel joy

Listen to What in the Wyrd Episode 114 – Reveling with Wunjo

Traditional lore – Fehu is attributed to balance–a state ofbeing fulfilled,  having exactly what’s needed–not too much, not too little. Such a moment is joy and the experience of the quality of life being improved.

Animistic lore – Wunjo is the ability to experience the collective of Self as held by sacred forces. Through the bonds of Gebo, we experience those bonds as their own agency, moving out into the world. It is the first point in the Futhark that we see the results of our own agency, and that agency moving in the world as its own life force.

Elder Futhark runes Fehu, Ingwaz, Kenaz reversed with a white seashell on an orange background

Wunjo isn't just joy,

but roll around in it, get it all over you kind of joy.

Reveling with Wunjo Introspections

  • How comfortable are you with joy?
  • When you think of bliss, where do you feel it in your body?
  • What are your best memories of manifestation?
  • Who helped you achieve those memories?


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S. Kelley Harrell, M. Div.

I’m an animist, author, deathwalker and death doula. For the last 25+ years, through Soul Intent Arts I’ve helped others to ethically build thriving spiritual paths as fit, embodied elders, who upon death become wise, capable Ancestors. My work is Nature-based, and focuses soul tending through the Elder Futhark runes, animism, ancestral healing, and deathwork. I’m author of Runic Book of Days, and I host the podcast, What in the Wyrd. I also write The Weekly Rune as a celebration of the Elder Futhark in season. Full bio.

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