So I’ve finally managed to pretty much get the Elder Futhark down in terms of knowing the runes and their names along with their meanings. There is no short cut, no rhyme or specific trick to this. The only way is to study them and work with them.

All I gain from this is thw ability to use the staves in readings of the runes and use them with easy for bindrunes, galdr and helms. Spiritually, I feel that bit closer to Odin  as a result of learning the runes he gained.