Traditional Witchcraft

About the Risting Tradition

Risting: the Arte Magical, centering around the Risting Tradition of American Witchcraft, a modern practice of
Traditional Witchery which combines classic European folk magic with modern spiritual ideals found in all
regions of America.

S. Rune Emerson: Witch and founder of the Risting Tradition, Tarot reader, and teacher. S. Rune Emerson is a witch and diviner of almost two decades of experience, and has been teaching and
practicing in this area for around 15 years.

More about S. Rune  Emerson  

Helpful practices and methodology of The Risting Tradition
• Summoning, Banishing, and other Conjurations
• The Sight and Psychic Ability
• Invocations and Aspecting of nature
• Spirit conjuration and Evocation
• Hexing and Luck-bringing
• Divination and Cartomancy
• Charms and Compulsion spells
• Blessings, Curses, and Enchantments
• Glamoury and Befuddlements
• Casting of Circles and Wards
• Healing, Bloodstopping, and other magics of the body
• Faring Forth, Shapeshifting, and Astral Projection
• Weatherworking and Wind-charming


Pronunciation: /ˈrɪstɪŋ/

Definition of risting in English:


A carved (runic) inscription.


Mid 19th cent.; earliest use found in George Stephens (1813–1895), philologist and runologist.

risting ˈristing, vbl. n.
[f. rist v. + -ing1. Cf. Sw. ristning.]
A cut or carved (runic) inscription.
1866 G. Stephens Runic Mon. I. 57 Those [stones] which have the same or nearly the same risting in both Ogham and Roman characters. 1880 Metcalfe Englishman & Scandinavian 175 Runic ristings were all her artificial appliances for preserving historical facts.