As someone with Norse/Scandinavian origins (Swedish to be more precise), I have always had a pull to work with the Runes for magic and divination. However, because I am not on a Norse Pagan path, I found it difficult to relate to the Asatru side of things. Ralph Blum came up with a modern system of reading the runes but it never resonated with me, so I decided to dive deep into the runes from a holistic point of view and see if I could make them work for me.
Hopefully this will be of use to you if you, like me, feel drawn to the runes but not so much to Asatru and not at all to the sometimes racist white supremacist connotations that come with modern rune lore.
ETA: My view has changed quite radically, due to a changed of paths which is a synthesis between that of my Saami and Norse ancestors. You can find out more on www.weaverofwyrd.com
HERE is my introduction to working with the runes in this way. Below are links for individual runes with meanings, correspondences, prayers and affirmations for each of them: