First, make some sugar cookies and icing.
1/2 c (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1/2 c vegetable oil
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c powdered sugar 1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
2 1/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t cream of tartar
1/2 t salt
Using electric mixer, beat butter, oil, 1/2 c sugar and 1/2 c powdered sugar in large bowl until well blended. Mix in egg and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt over and mix in. Cover mixture and chill until firm, about 30 minutes or up to 1 day.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 2 heavy large baking sheets. Roll 1 T dough into ball. Place on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing balls evenly on sheets. Dip flat-bottomed glass into water to moisten, then dip into sugar and press dough to 1/4-inch-thick round. Repeat with remaining dough balls, dipping bottom of glass into sugar before pressing each.
Bake cookies until light brown, about 15 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and cool completely.
Makes About 36
(Maat's note: If you feel creative, you can cut the dough into the shape of each rune.)
Draw ONE rune on each cookie with the icing. Get yourself comfy, perhaps on the floor, outdoors, in a chair,...wherever you want.
A single candle is helpful for focusing.
Take one cookie, look at the rune, (you can do as much research on the rune as you like, before hand, but once you've set down, stay there... having a cheat sheet, IMNSHO, is fine), and eat it! Visualize what this rune means to you becoming one with your knowledge (as it becomes one with your tummy). When you think you've got a good handle on that rune, repeat the exercise until finished.
NOTE: it might be best to do this in sections... say 4-7 at a time, depending on your day, your mood, and how full your brain (and tummy) feels at the time.
ANOTHER NOTE: would also suggest having something to drink with you ;)
from the pagan formerly known as Artemia Rei with a little help from Maat
~from Maat’s Book of Shadows