Hints & Solutions Edit
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This puzzle wants a string of letters, which you can think of as being in a long row. The spiral is only for looks - there are no words that jump between the rings.
The number of letters in each clue should help you.
An easy method is to solve the first inwards clue and then the last outwards clue, because the answers usually overlap.
The answer to the first clue is KORAN
The answer to the last outwards clue (8-1) is RAGNAROK.
The final answer (shaded letters) is LEARNED.