This would have quite the effect for a prop. Build the book with your traditional silk and fan flames, and make a spot light LED with rotating barrel for the embers. To go the extra mile you could do the embers as a peppers ghost reflected on glass.
The complete Icelandic staves / Ásatrú symbol series. Each artwork is representing an element. They are presented here in the following order : fire, earth, metal, water, wood and air. The symbols are accompanied by stanzas of the Hávamál or Völuspá, written in runes. You can find the stanzas in English and the names of the symbols on each individual post here http://avaluk.tumblr.com/tagged/pagan