Both Kummer and Gorsleben began referring to this technology as “runenyoga” (“rune yoga”), although Kummer is credited with having coined the term. It was Kummer who combined the practices of Marby with the theories of Guido von List. Then during the 1950s Frater Eratus (Karl Spiesberger) of the Fraternitas Saturni began to be known for his work with rune yoga. Frater Eratus adapted the runes to ceremonial magic (sorcery), experimenting with group rune positions, practices of sex magic, etc. These stádhagaldr (rune stances) and rune chants have remained with many rune practitioners today.
Historical revisionism refers to a modern practise by intellectually lazy people, without the benefit of years (or generations) of hindsight and typically with ulterior motive/political bias, attempt to rewrite history (invent bullshit without any real evidence) as it originally occurred. I included this topic because I strongly believe that many modern rune practitioners have so lost their way confusing 19th century Ceremonial Magic German Occultism with a search for identity Nationalist bias.
In conclusion: Never accept anybody's word on the fuÞark Runes (including mine) Always verify and authenticate your sources. This does not mean buying UPG off the shelf (Unverified Personal Gnosis) based rune books especially if your book source is written by New Ageist self proclaimed "rune-experts". As a general guide, rune scholars write dissertations on the runes and back up their findings with bibliographies or well indexed references. Look up "Runes" in any respectable encyclopaedia or scholastic texts. If you are serious, go to a library and photocopy the relevant sections on runes from the library resources. Research and read up on as many academic rune books and Northern Mythology as possible using critical thinking. It is always through sound scholarship, Ockham's razor and reasoning rather than magical experimentations that some sense can be put back into the runes and take forward the Northern Way with certainty. You will then be able to see for yourself that over 90% of the New Age runic books and websites are completely inaccurate and virtually useless. I only wish the plethora of it works for me New Age rune players out there would stop using "rune-stones", "runic stances" or start engaging in critical thinking and do some real research instead of re-manufacturing "runic" traditions based on 19th century German Occultism or later day New Ageism in all her myriad forms.
But the elder runes themselves never enjoyed the expansion of their evolvement past the 10th/14th century (medieval runes) and this remains the status quo and moot point when arguments abound by later day "runesters" that historical futhark runes evolved into the modern via 19th century German Occultists or 20th century New Ageist eclectic ceremonial magic eccentrics. The elder futhark runes sadly experienced 1000 years of stasis in the human experience that was the elder folk and their historical mind-set. What we have today remains a hotchpotch of very poorly thought out or reconstructed misguided views of what these symbols factually meant by the supporters of 19th Century German search for identity Nationalist fantasists to those who wielded them a thousand years ago.
As a final thought, do you actually believe that our ancestors had the recreational spare time for such nonsense. Bullshit and not rune-lore!