Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Kan - The Fire Within

In The Wisdom of the Serpent (Inglinga Blog) I outlined a number of points concerning the evolution of Man, points concerned with the Creative Life-Force and the Serpent-Force. Whilst doing this it occurred to me that the 'Gift of Ing' was not only 'Fire' (Ken) but also the Serpent (Kan). On the same subject there is also another connection here, that of kingship (Kon). Thus we have -

Fire - Ken

Serpent - Kan 

Kingship - Kon

For the sake of ease and clarity I am going to use the term Creative Life-Force although this has many aspects which include the Kundalini-Force or Serpent-Force. It would seem to be the case that the Hyperboreans and their descendants the Aryans possessed an abundance of this Creative Life-Force, and this later applied to the Kings and Aethelingas whose powers derived from this Sacred Force. Since the Persians knew the force of kingship to be the Hvarena we can see that this is associated with Fire and Light. I have also associated this with the Brosingamen Necklace or 'Necklace of Fire' which was the property of the Goddess Freya. 

'Torch is known to each living being by fire, radiant and bright, it usually burns where aethelingas rest indoors.' 

Old English Rune-Poem (Ken-Rune).

This version is that of Steve Pollington who is an expert on the Old English Tongue. The one point that I would like to mention is that the original in Old English has cen and not 'torch', thus it is assumed that the 'torch' is meant, but this could be seen as symbolic rather than literal. Indeed, the whole of these verses could have two meanings (or more perhaps). Yes, the place where the nobles rest would be lit by a 'torch' but the verses could also be seen as representing the 'resting-place' of the noble when he has died - the Burial Mound. In which case this 'fire' - 'radiant and bright' - is the Elmes-Fire which is the 'Fire of Kingship' that lives on, that dwells within the Burial Mound as the 'Living-Fire' of the Arya or Noble. The verse is in reality one concerning 'fire' on its physical level, hence the use of the term fyre but with such old works there are also hidden meanings, and the Inga-Fire should be assumed as an alternative working at a different level. 

Steve Pollington has also translated this as 'where nobles rest indoors' (last verse) which is far better than the normal translation of 'aethlingas' as 'men' or similar, since the emphasis should be on the 'noble', indeed, since we are concerned here with the Rune of Kon - Kingship. But the last line has 'there aethelingas rest in' which can be interpreted as 'indoors' or within the Burial Mound. The arm of the Ken-Rune points downwards in this version, pointing down to the Earth - this is important.

In regard to burial it is invariably the case that the aethlinga or king is buried with his belongings around him, which would seem rather strange if we did not understand that there is not merely a physical world. We can assume here that the 'next world', the world where the individual's spirit moves after death, is a kind of 'parallel-world' to this one and that in the case of the king he needs his regalia and weapons since he takes on the role of the 'Leader of the Wild Army' in the next world. Now, we should of course not see this as needing the physical weapons and regalia, so we have to assume that these weapons possess a certain energy & power that lives on within the physical form but which can be transferred to the 'next world' by his having them with him when his spirit leaves the body and moves into the Other-World (Valhalla). 

It seems that Woden has more need of his chosen Warrior-Heroes in death than in life. Their power is manifoldly increased on death, and their spirit lives on within the burial-mound as a form of Fire & Light that is also perhaps a protective-force. This is symbolised through the Ken-Rune or Kan-Rune and the Pine-Torch.

It is indeed usual to see this as a 'Pine-Torch' and thus it can be equated to the 'Pineal Gland' and the 'Third Eye'. We have an association between the 'Third Eye' and 'Fire, and this is through the Fire Serpent. Earlier I used the term Elmes-Fire which is one that became 'St. Elmo's Fire' and which is used for a 'natural phenomena' but which was originally more like a Spiritual Fire, and 'St. Elmo' was a blacksmith. The term was used deliberately since the First Man was Ash and the First Woman Embla, the latter usually translated as 'Elm', hence the connection here - Elmes-Fire. The Serpent-Force or Kundalini (Kun) is a Female Force and is related to Shakti in Hinduism, and to Freya in Wodenism. This has to be linked to the Brosingamen Necklace. 

Many years ago my ex-wife and I camped at Wayland's Smithy for a night whilst travelling around Oxfordshire and Wiltshire visiting some of the many ancient sites around the area. We had set up a tent for the night and lit a small fire, and sat down before the fire with a horn of the Sacred Mead. On the site were another couple who were of the 'New Age' or 'Wiccan' type, a man wearing a T-Shirt with a pentagram and a woman that turned out to be the owner of a 'New Age' shop in Wantage. We started talking to them and I offered the woman the Mead-Horn to try this mead, which she had not drunk before (most of these use 'apple-juice' or similar from my experience), and she noticed the leather band around the horn bearing the runic form - ALU. She asked what this was and meant and I told her it was sounded 'ALU' which obviously shocked her from the expression on her face. It turned out, as she told us, that she was a 'medium' and had come to the site a week earlier where she 'saw' a tall warrior-figure bearing a shield and spear, he was tall with blond, plaited hair and blue eyes, and he repeated over and over to her - ALU-ALU-ALU....

From this we can deduce that this Magical Formula is related to some form of Ancestral Power since the figure was obviously a Guardian of the Burial Mound, a site linked to Wayland the Smith. It is certainly not clear why this Runic Galdr was spoken to her, but no coincidence that we turned up a week later at the same site to be told this tale. We were meant to know of this and there has to be some form of link to Wayland the Smith - it would seem. We have used the site for over 40 years now, through Odinism and Folkish Wodenism, and it has a great deal of power in it, which can be felt when one is there at the site. It would also be a place where the Ancestral Heroes would be awoken since it has been used at the Ancestral Rite in November since the first time we held a Folk-Moot there. 

The only link I can see here is the 'Fire of the Smith' or 'Willed Fire' which is symbolised in the Ken-Rune. We should here extend the meanings of this rune-

Fire - Ken

Serpent - Kan

Kingship - Kon 

Kinship - Kin

Knowledge - Ken

Kundalini - Kun (Female Fire in the 'Cun-t', which is an Old English word).

Koen - The Pine Cone - Pineal Gland.

ALU could be the Magical Force associated with the Burial Mound and with 'death', since the formula has been found on burial urns, as the one in Norfolk which contained the ALU-ULA Formula. Here I would like to consider a link to the ideas in The Wisdom of the Serpent since we have a two-way movement of ALU - ULA, a movement like the 'Churning of the Ocean' or the 'Kindling of the Need-Fire (which has the same motion), or even the movement of Ratatosk up and down the Sacred Tree. It also reminds me of certain symbols which when 'swirled' in one direction, show an opposite movement to the original symbol, something hard to explain.

We need to move on now to another important point, and that is the role of Ingui as a Fire-God. Although the Ing-Rune has been seen to symbolise the 'Beacon Fire' very few rune-workers have actually associated him with Agni or with Fire. We need to look at Agni in order to understand more of Ingui -

  • Matarishvan brought Agni (Fire) from heaven, given as a gift to the Bhrigus who concealed him in a wood (wood used for the Need-Fire), brought him forth and gave him to Manu. Both Agni and Manu are linked to Hama-Heimdall, of course.
  • Another account has Atharvan drawing Agni forth by friction, this is the Atar of Persian Lore. The Sanskrit athare means 'flame' and atharyn means 'blazing'. 
  • Agni is Apam Napat - 'Son of the Waters' and is thus 'Fire-from-Water'. He is the Lightning and the Sun. 

We know that Sheaf is another name for Ingui, and that Sheaf is associated with Fire through the 'Fire-Taper' he bears, holding the fire created from friction. There is an Old English *al related to 'anneal' and to 'fire', and we see the relationship here with *alu. This stems from the IE Root *ai ('to burn') and from *ai-lo which gives us the OE *al. There is a Germanic form *ail-. Is there thus a link between the ALU-Force and the Inga-Force of Ingui? This is actually suggested when we consider the 'synchronicity' of the warrior-figure at Wayland's Smithy, especially as we have the links between ALU, the Fire of the Forge, and the Burial Mound of the AEthelinga. 

Sheaf, and thus Ingui, is associated with the Swan since he rides the waves in the Swan-Ship. Zeus took the form of a swan to couple with Leda and thus father Castor and Pollux - the Divine Twins. Interestingly, the sister of Hengest and Horsa was said to bear a name meaning 'Swan', another association between the Swan and the Divine Twins - and with Sheaf-Ing. The Swan's Wings can be found at the top of the Saxon Irmuinsul, and the Swan has long been the symbol of the Highest Initiation - Pure Consciousness. The Aswins are associated with the turning of the Pramantha (Swastika) which kindles the Need-Fire - i.e. creates the Agni-Fire. We have so many interlocking ideas here all based around the Sacred Fire or Inga-Fire. The Divine Swan in certain mythologies is the Divine Bird that uttered the 'Divine Sound' which brought the universe into being. This is associated with Cygnus the Swan, and thus to the Long Man of Wilmington.

This post is a little bit confused maybe, as I am having to skip from one thought to another as these enter the mind, so bear with me and I hope that there will be a link between all of these ideas by the time it is done, or someone else may have to make that link. There is also another link to the 'Serpent' through what is term the Woevre Serpent; On various occasions Miguel Serrano mentions the Woevre Saelde and I think he equates the name Saelde to Isolde of 'Tristan and Isolde'. Again, this 'serpent' is associated with the female and originally, no doubt, to a Goddess of that title. There thus seems an importance in this female aspect and role of 'fire' and its association with the Ken-Rune. We should here consider the Serpent-Force that pulsates across the Earth, also known as the Dragon-Force. 

The Goddess Freya is not only associated with the 'Necklace of Fire' but also with the Seidhr Witchcraft which (at one level) is associated with 'Fire', since the word is related to 'seethe'. It is a fact that meditation, visualisation and intense concentration lead to a burning sensation along the spinal column ('Mount Su-Me-Ru'). I am beginning to see the link to this Sacred Fire through Woden as the god who 'shortcuts' the evolutionary process, since he is associated with Rudra-Shiva who is shown doing the Fire-Dance or 'Dance of Destruction', but whose role is really 'Destruction to re-Creation' linked to fertility and new life through the role of the Wild Hunter-God of Germania, whence the reason the last sheaf of corn was left out to 'placate' this force. An 'uprush of fire' is needed at this time, whence the Initiates of Fire must arise (incarnate) in order to use this force to 'push' this evolutionary drive. 

If we see the Fiery Serpent as moving upwards to open the Third Eye then what happens is that the individual reaches higher to a state of Pure Consciousness but also to a state of Cosmic Truth. In some subtle way Fire is the 'Agent of Truth'. Light and Fire go together like peas in a pod, the Sun is both Light and Fire. Thus the result of the rising of the Fiery Serpent is en-light-en-ment or 'illumination'. 

'Woden is the Horned One, the Mystic Initiator into the Light of Higher Consciousness, who wields the Lightning-Bolt of Spiritual Illumination (Trident of Rudra-Shiva). He is the Leader of the Divine Revolt against the tyranny of the Demiurge, descended to free the Divine Soul imprisoned in the darkness and ignorance of this world ruled by the Demiurge.'

The key to the awakening of the Fire-Serpent is a reversal of the flow of perception, thought and libido, moving backwards to the source and origin. This is the Left-Hand Path. 'Kundalini' can be rendered as the Kyndill-Force using a northern root; this term is related to 'candle' and thus to 'light' and 'fire'. The term 'Kundalini' stems from the following -

kund - 'to burn'

kunda - 'to coil' 'to twist', or 'to spiral'.

Woden is associated with wind which is a 'blowing of the spirit'; and yet he is also seen as being the 'Master of Woda', mastering the force of 'divine madness', 'intoxication' and 'fury'. To understand this we need to look at the 'Holy Trinity' of the North - Woden, Will & Weoh. 

Woden - 'Divine madness', the 'Master of Woda', 'ecstatic inspiration', 'intoxication'.

Will - The Will.

Weoh - this is the Vayu of Hinduism who is associated with the 'wind' and with the 'spirit'; his name relates to the concept of 'divine', 'holy' or 'sacred', and from this comes the 'Holy Spirit.

Through the associations we have of Woden we can clearly see his links to 'Fire' and to 'Heat' since these are both the trait of the Warrior-God and the Fertility-God (Woden-Ingui). Since the origins of the term *wuot lie in the meaning of 'all-pervasive' and 'all-penetrating' this refers to the Cosmic Creative Force which is thus associated with 'Fire' and 'Light' - and as shown before, to the Serpent. The fact that the Votan of the Americas is of the Race of Chan - the 'Race of the Serpent' further underlines this point.

Putting this together we can see that Initiates of Fire must arise at this time because fire is energy, force and above all - movement of force. This is the counter-force to the entropy that rules the world today, to the Forces of Entropy that have locked us into the material world, chained to matter and forced down into the inert 'masses'. This Sacred Fire is invoked through the use of the Ken-Rune or Kan-Rune. This Fiery-Energy or Fiery-Motion is symbolised by the Fylfot-Swastika with its turning-movement, moving 'widdershins' against the normal flow (like the Salmon swimming against the current) to invoke the Fire-Serpent. 

The movement of the Fylfot-Swastika is 'widdershins', flowing against Time, but is also a spiral-force drawn in a two-dimensional form; this symbol is thus the means to move the Creative Energy from one world to another, to bring this energy into our world from the Other-World. This symbol is made up of 4 x Germanic Kenaz-Runes. It is also made up of 2 x Sieg-Runes. With these new ideas in mind I am going to re-examine a passage that I have quoted before in one of my books -

'He (Gurdjieff) said that from time to time from another world - 'from Above' - a Sacred Individual is incarnated in human form with a very high and special mission, the working of which is not visible in this world and which can only be perceived by the disciples or companions who are specially prepared. This mission is not performed in this world except in so far as the being who is engaged in it is incarnated in human form. A certain possibility is introduced from a realm where the impossible does not exist. It is something new which doesn't belong to the cause and effect of this world, and therefore changes the entire situation. The doing of this and how it is done is unseen; but, in general, it is necessary that something should be seen, manifested, so that the particular new thing should be able to operate in the visible world amongst people with ordinary perceptions. It is to fulfil that second part of the mission that the Sacred Image is created and this Sacred Image has unlimited power in it, because its source is beyond the existing world. That Sacred Image we see as the founder of a religion, as a prophet or as an Incarnation of God, who introduces a new hope into the life of man.'

J.G. Bennett.

The term 'another world' or 'from Above' means the same as what I was talking about in The Wisdom of the Serpent since it refers to the Archetypal Realm in which 'the impossible does not exist' and which 'doesn't belong to the cause and effect of this world'. The 'Sacred Image', of course, can also be a very powerful symbol - 

This symbol is the link between the two worlds, through which the Creative Energy is drawn into this world, and which has 'unlimited power' because the source is 'beyond the existing world'. The 'possibility' spoken of here refers to the evolutionary 'short-cut' which is made possible through the entry from 'Above' of a Force of Movement that will break the chains of entropy and thus allow Man to evolve through his own efforts. The workings of this are 'unseen' which tells us that the workings of this are done by 'Higher Powers' working from 'Above', powers that guide the Divine Mission of the Initiates that are involved in this working. 

The 'Sacred Individual' or the 'Incarnation of God' is the Aryan Avatar who 'descends' ('from Above') and is 'incarnated in human form'. The 'certain possibility' is that of the evolutionary drive towards the Superman which again is introduced 'from Above' - 'from another world' - from the Archetypal World or Astral Realm. This 'Sacred Individual' can also be the 'founder of a religion' or 'a prophet' and such figures will often come prior to the incarnation of an Avatar. The process, though not stated here, needs an 'uprush of Fire' in order to create a movement of change, the 'Third Force' needed to tip the balance of equal forces that create stasis. 

Modern scholars of the 'Out-of-body-Experience' or the 'Near Death Experience' have come to the conclusion that the Astral Realm is similar to our world, but that the same laws do not apply, and that the higher the realm the easier it is to create with the 'Mind', or in other words creation is done through Magic. This is the key to the Magical Arts. This should be borne in mind, since the creation of the Astral Body is thus an act of Magic. 

Near to where I live is a place called Lewes which has a Spiral Mound on which a cross is placed at Easter, not the original symbol used of course. There is a spiral path going up the mound, and this is usually called a Troy-Burg or Walburgen, named after a Goddess (Saint?) named Walburg. This would have been connected to April 30th - Walpurgis Night, named after Walburg. The term Walburg means a 'Spiral Burg', the Aryan Root *wal- meaning 'to twist', 'to coil' or 'to wind'. Again, this would have been a place where energy from another world could be drawn into our world of matter. What we need to remember, again, is that matter and energy are not different, they have different vibrational levels

I am now going to turn to another aspect connected to the same theme, and this also features this Vital Force and Power. This is related to a root-word ASU which means Vital Force and Power, the root-word AS meaning 'spirit' or 'Great Spirit', and *asu- means 'wind'. Fire is the element we have looked at, but fire needs the movement of air to make it work. The Wodenic Formula FAH - 'Fuel', 'Air' and 'Heat' works not only at the physical level. The word ASU is the root of our Aesir and the Asuras who were the Gods of the Arctic Pole. This root carries the notion of holiness, light and divinity. This is the working in the Realm of the Gods, manifested upon Earth through the Arya whose name is rooted in the Aryan Root *ar- meaning 'movement' or 'motion', and also reflected in the Saxon God Irmin whose name means 'mighty' (force or power) but also 'to set into motion'. 

We see 'darkness' as being kind of 'static' (in a way) since it seems to surround us, but 'light' is cast upon us by the Rays of the Sun, or 'thrown out' by some form of torch (one of the hidden sides of the Ken-Rune as the 'Pine Torch'). Light is 'movement' in this sense. And we should not overlook that 'creation' is always seen related to sound since 'In the beginning was the Word' - OS. The Sound of Creation is said to be Om or in runic terms Ym (the Yr-Rune). This is Ym-ir, of course. The Cosmic Creative Force is thus 'Light' and 'Fire' and the Ancient Solar-Race (Arya) embody this Creative Force as the 'creators' on this planet. It is no coincidence that the Galactic Centre (Dark Rift) of the Milky Way Galaxy is the 'Cosmic Womb of Creation' and this is guarded by Cygnus the Swan. The centre is a vast Black Hole, and as postulated by some this may indeed be a 'portal' into other worlds, an 'entrance' guarded by the Swan. (*)

(*) The 'Swan-Song' is the sound of the swan as it is dying, and thus sound is also associated with destruction, a necessary form of change in order to recreate.

The 'Swan-Ship' that sails upon the Waters of Chaos at the Time of Dissolution, when the worlds are dissolved into the Primal Chaos holds within it the 'Seeds of New Birth' or the 'Seeds of New Creation', and also in some symbols the Solar Orb, symbolic of the Birth of a New Sun. 

This article has as its base the idea of 'Fire' and 'Movement', and there is yet another root-word linked to this, and also to kingship - the Aryan Root *ri which forms the basis of Rita and is related to the Rit-rune. From this root (meaning 'to move') we get *reg- meaning 'to move in a straight line', and this forms words like 'royal', 'regal', 'regulate', and 'ruler'. I am reminded again here of Tolkien's ideas that the Lost Lands could be reached by moving along the Straight Track. These ideas could be fused with that of the ideas on the Spiral Form since the Ley-Lines are the 'Straight Tracks' which have certain key 'points' that are 'Spirals' in the form of 3 1/2 coils or multiples of this number. This is sometimes also related to the movement of water (the 'Life-Blood' of the Earth). Rita is Truth and thus related to the Creative Life-Force, whose opposite is the Force of Entropy, Chaos and Darkness which embodies the idea of the 'Great Liar'. 

There is yet another root-word connected to these ideas - *aiw which means -

  • Vital Force
  • Life-Force
  • Long Life, Life Everklasting
  • Eternity

This gives us ayu from which the name Vayu probably stems, and also our word 'young' and 'youth' which contain an abundance of this 'Life-Force'. The Root *aiw is based upon the Ehwaz-Rune or Eoh-Rune -

The Wolf-Hook Rune is an extension of the Eoh-Rune and both represent the link between two worlds through the 'trunk' of the World Tree. This is also the Rune of Wid-Ar and the Rune of Resistance and related (as Hamasson pointed out) to Orion the Hunter, and thus to Waendal (through the Herne Giant) and hence to the 'Fire-Twirl' (Long Man). We have here a subtle connection that gives another clue to these Mysteries - 

The Cweorth-Rune or 'Fire-Twirl' is the backwards-forwards movement needed for a (re-)Creation, the impetus and movement needed to 'whisk' the worlds into being. Again, this is a spiral-movement as is the 'Dance of Destruction' of Rudra-Shiva, and the 'Pyrric Dance' related to the Divine Twins - 'Fire-Dance'. Also the Warrior-Dances that took place upon the Spiral Mounds - the Walburgen -

Ein - 'in',

Zwei - 'sway',

Drei - 'turn'.

The three-fold Warrior-Dance and Fertility-Dance that moved along the Spiral Path, raising the Cosmic Life-Energy 'from Above' or 'from Below' that it may enter the World of Man. War (Woden) and Fertility (Ingui) go hand in hand and cannot be separated. 

Many of the themes that have been posted upon the Wulfinga Blogs are now coming together in some kind of logical sequence, revealing to us the aims of our work and struggle. The idea of a 'Sacred Image' is not restricted to the ideas given by Gurdjieff, and I would like to add that another 'Sacred Image' exists in this Archetypal Realm, that of the new god-form for the New Age - the Sacred Image of Wid-Ar the Avenger. This 'Sacred Image' has to be 'earthed', brought from this 'other-world' into our world of matter in order to pave the way for the Coming Avatar. The Woden Folk-Religion is the vehicle for this work, creating a new Folk-Religion that embodies the idea of a new Aryan Warrior Archetype for the Age of Ing. 

"The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior's last battle on Earth."

Don Juan - 'A Separate Reality' - Carlos Casteneda.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Kjempene på Dovrefjell

This video song appears to be a last call of the Heathen in Norway before it fell completely to the Christian yoke - a call as to who would then hear the call of the Sacred Runes.

"But who will move our Sacred Runes when we ourselves may not?

The Mother Rune - Nine Glory-Twigs

This is the original 'Nine Glory-Twigs' which is just one version of this 'Mother-Rune' since Hamasson re-drew this in a way that makes a continuum from the Armanen Runes. 

At our annual Nottinghamshire Folk-Moot I did a short seminar showing the 'Mother-Rune' in the form above. This uses nine 'sticks' or 'Glory-Twigs' placed within a hexagon-shape. From this shape all 33 Runes can be found, thus forming the 'Mother-Rune' out of which the runes are drawn. 

This carries further the form that Hamasson drew since it places the whole structure inside a hexagon. This creates the 'Seed of Life' and the 'Tree of Life' and is in total balance. The figure is very interesting -

  • There are 24 triangles within the whole.
  • The central hexagon is the Hag-All/All-Hag of the Armanen System.
  • The central figure, as well as the Hagal-Rune, is the Gar-Rune. 
  • Alternatively, the central rune can be seen as the Germanic Ing-Rune.

The figure can be used as a Mandala by making it out of wooden staves - nine long staves and six half-staves. To make this even more effective either glue the pieces into place or make the wood with a diameter wide enough to drill a small hole and pin together with suitable pins. Gluing would be the easiest since the pins would need to be different sizes. To make this effective it should be made with 9 inch staves for the 'twigs'. The others will be half that size.

Tree of Life

Edel Rune - Blood & Soil

It always seems controversial when you give the meaning of the Edel-Rune as Blood & Soil; yet this is the best way to describe this rune. There are various rune-sounds given to this -





If we trace this back to its original root this is - *at-al - the Indo-European Root-Form which means 'race'. There is also an Old Icelandic athal which has two meanings -

  • nature, disposition
  • chief, head, principle

'Nature' or 'disposition' means 'inherent nature of something' meaning the essence of something such as the inherent qualities of a man. These are the qualities that an individual possesses, but can also mean the qualities that a tribe, nation or race possesses. 

The terms 'chief', 'head' or 'principle' ('first') refer to someone in supreme authority such as a Tribal Leader, a King or a Ruler of some kind. This is where we get the meaning 'noble' from and words such as the Old English AEthelinga which refers to 'nobility' or 'aristocracy'. Note how near the Old English AEthel comes to the original *at-al. Thus both the Old English and the Old Icelandic come closest to the original form. 

The term 'inherent nature' refers to the 'Blood', and the alternative meaning of 'Ancestral Homeland' refers to the 'Soil' - hence the term Blood & Soil. But we use the meaning 'Ancestral Homeland' in a specific way since we regard our 'Ancestral Homeland' as being the ancient land of At-al-land, which I spell this way because it is thus easy to see how it is made up of -

at-al = race

land = land/homeland

Thus meaning 'Race Homeland' or 'Racial Lands' which is where our Folk developed in the far distant past. Whether this is the lost Atlantis matters little since the name serves for an Archetypal Myth and we do find the name Atland in the Oera Linda Book. This can also be spelt Altland or Aldland which presumably stems from 'old-land' but which, I feel, may well be a misinterpretation of the original, or even a double-meaning given to the word by ancient seers. 

There is also another meaning given to the Root *at-al and that refers to 'man' and to 'over' or 'beyond', hinting at the Overman (Superman) or the 'man who goes beyond' which refers to the evolutionary-drive towards immortality, going beyond the human state as we know today

The rune-stave as shown above (work of Hamasson) tells us that the Edel-Rune is made up of two Sieg-Runes back-to-back, and in this case one white and one black - Black Sun-White Sun. This is also the 'Union of Opposites' which, within our own Wodenic Lore, has to be the 'Sacred Marriage' that takes place, after which the Initiate goes beyond in order to create the Absolute 'I' (Miguel Serrano). 

It is important to note that this is one of the runes that has the hidden meaning of 'Gift of Ing' being a bind-rune of Gyfu and Ing (Elder Futhark). The Ing-Rune is also a bind-rune of -

  • Two Gyfu-Runes
  • Two Edel-Runes

The Ing-Rune is the Rune of Blood (DNA Spiral) and it would seem that some scientists now believe that within the DNA is an encoded 'survival gene' which means that the survival of one's Folk is encoded in our DNA. Seemingly, those who betray their Folk and Nation do so because they have lost this 'survival gene' or perhaps it has been mutated through their stance on self-destruction, which is what they do - self-destruct. The Ing-Rune also has the meaning 'Gift of Ing' through its bind-runes of Gyfu and Ing. The two Edel-Runes make this a symbol of the Divine Twins joined at the head, a symbol that is very ancient I believe. 

The Ing-Rune with the 'crown' of the 'Crowned and Conquering Son' which Hamasson pointed out. This also adds a Germanic Kenaz-Rune to the Edel-Rune which relates the whole thing to 'Fire', kingship actually being related to 'Fire'. This is not only a physical 'crown' but also the hvarena which is the 'Fire of the Aryan Race'. In the stave shown on the right we have the Kenaz-Fusion version of the Ing-Rune - again 'Fire'. In fact, within the Ing-Rune we do have two different forms of 'fire' -

  • Fire as the physical form.
  • Fire as the 'action', i.e. the Inga-Fire or Agni-Fire. This is the 'element' known as 'fire'. 

The 'crown' on any 'holy man' can be seen as a Halo of Light, a bright golden ring around the head. This is the 'Crown of Glory' or the hvarena which is the sign of true Sacral Kingship. We are back to the Old Icelandic meaning of 'chief', 'head' or 'principle'. 

The Aryan Root *at-al gives us variations of names given to women, all names based upon this rune, and all having the meaning 'noble' -





We should also remember that the two versions of the word using either 'd' or 'th' are merely slight alterations in the sound. Sometimes I write this as 'dh' which may come closer to the original sound - where the 'd' is sounded but with the lips as 'th'. If you practice saying 'd' you will notice that the tongue touches the upper part of the mouth, but when doing the 'th' as in 'thin' it touches the teeth with the sound at the back, but 'th' as in 'the' is the same but sounded at the front of the mouth. If you touch the teeth and sound 'd' we get 'dh', the sound in between the two. 

This is a variant of the Edel-Rune, usually called the Erda-Rune, the name suggesting the 'Earth' or 'Mother Earth'. 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Rune-Chants - Gealdor

We use the following rune-sounds within the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag System -






As you can see these are broken into four sets of AEtts, four sets containing eight runes each. The Gar-Rune stands alone as the Sacred Centre - the Spear of Woden. 

These are the names that have come down to us from the Old English Rune Poem so we have used them as they are. However, for rune-gealdor (rune-chanting) we have found that these do not really fit the idea of chanting since many of them are single-syllable sounds. Two-syllable sounds seem to work better, and in line with this I am going to suggest the use of the following sounds, still retaining the essence but recreating them using the Elder Futhark as a guide. 






I have made certain key changes to this because I feel that some of the rune-meanings do not quite fit with our weltanshauung. No doubt this will be open to criticism but I see no need to retain stuff that is not what we need or seems rather out of place. I am going to go through the runes and give reasons for the changes.

Feoh/Fehu - This rune may be better used in either version according to the use needed for the runes; fehu is the Proto-Germanic word for 'cattle' whereas Feoh can also be 'light', 'fire' and 'fight' which is an alternative meaning.

Uruz - this needs no explanation and has been substituted for Ur, both have the same meanings.

Thunoraz - This is the Proto-Germanic root-sound for 'thunder' and thus for 'Thor'. Thurnu is the Proto-Germanic root-sound for 'thorn' which replaces the Old English form. Thuraz stems from Thurs which is a name of the 'Giants' and may be the 'Joten', although we do not really know if they are the same or different aspects of the same. We get 'Thursday' from 'Thurs-day' though some derive tis from 'Thunor's Day'. In this respect I feel that we should leave this one to the individual to use as they feel right. Whichever rune is used would invoke the power of the sound - an important point to note in using the rune-sounds. 

Oski - This is a very difficult one since the rune-name Os can have two distinct meanings, one from the Germanic source (Os = Ash-Tree) and one from the Latin source (Os = Mouth). We can assume that the Old English used Os in a different sense than the Germanic for 'Ash-Tree' since the later AEsc-Rune means 'Ash-Tree'. This is no doubt why this rune is said to mean 'mouth', so we have kept this as it is but added the -ki making 'Oski' which is a by-name of Woden. 

Kenaz - Keeping the same root-sound as 'Cen' but using the hard 'K' to differentiate from the 'C' which can be a soft sound.

Gebo - This is the Proto-Germanic form for 'gift' which is a later variation; either form could be used however.

Wunyo - The Old English Wyn may have been pronounced 'woon' as in the word for 'king' - Cyning. It is thus easier to spell the name 'wun-yo' to make the sound clearer, where the 'u' is 'oo'.

Haegl - I see no need to use the form Hagal here since the 'g' would be silent anyway; thus Hae-gl would be used as two syllables and pronounced 'hay-el'. 

Naudiz - This is the Proto-Germanic form which is older than the Old English; it should be mentioned that all of the meanings related to 'need' were originally forms used to mean 'death', something to think about when using this rune-stave. This is probably where the 'Nithing Pole' stems from since it is a 'Cursing-Pole'. It is also likely to be connected to the dragon-serpent Nidhog which lies at the bottom of Yggdrasil. 

Isa - This is obvious, merely adding the '-i' so as to form two syllables.

Yeara - I see no reason to use the form Ger since we all say 'year' and this rune does not bear the 'G' sound as does 'Gyfu' and 'Gar'. 

Eihwaz - This form is closest to the IE Root *aiw- which refers to the 'Life-Force' and also to 'Eternity'. This is a force that is beyond Time and Space and works in Eternity and the Infinite. The sound 'Eoh' is merely a variation.

Peorth - (Spoken 'Pey-orth' as two syllables) - I have retained this for good reason, since very few rune-workers have ever really given a truly valid meaning to this rune - it is still a 'mystery' really. We see it as the Rune of Wyrd ('Weorth') and also the rune-stance used when playing the Taefl-Board, also representing the 'Dice-Cup' used for this game (originally, that is). There seems little sense in changing this to 'Perthro'. There are some interesting meanings to the root from which 'worth' stems -

  • High raised spot (wart).
  • To raise, to lift, from which stems the word 'aura' from the Greek meaning 'breath'.
  • To turn, to wind, to coil, from which we get 'to become' and the OE Weorth meaning 'worth'. The Root *wergh means 'to turn' and gives rise to roots meaning 'to strangle'. This also gives rise to the Root *wrmi- meaning 'worm', giving OE wyrm and Germanic *wurmiz
  • To perceive, to watch out for, giving rise to our 'aware'. 
  • To cover.
  • To burn.
  • Squirrel through Latin viverra meaning 'ferret'.

Wyrd is indeed 'becoming' and also connected to 'worth' which is the basis of karma but rather different in many ways. 

There are also some interesting root-words stemming from the IE Root *per- as shown below -

  • 'Forward', 'through' in the sense of 'in front of', 'before', 'early', 'the first', 'chief' etc. 
  • 'Around' or 'Beyond'.
  • 'Forefather'.
  • 'To further' i.e. 'to improve'.
  • 'Before' or 'forth'.
  • 'Former', 'higher' or 'superior'. 
  • 'First' or 'foremost'.
  • 'Going before'. 
  • 'To lead', 'to pass over'
  • A crossing over, a journey (to fare).
  • To try, to risk in the sense of 'to lead forward' or ' to press forward'. 
  • To strike.
  • To sell.
  • To get, to beget.
The Latin parcae stems from the IE Root *pera- and here is a direct link with the Wyrd Sisters or Sisters of Fate who are certainly linked to this rune. 

We should also consider that the rune-stave is shaped like the Berkan-Rune 'opened out' and since the Berkan-Rune shows a pregnant mother-to-be this is this mother giving birth

Eolhaz - The sound-change is very subtle and makes hardly any difference from Elhaz. However, the use of the term 'wounds' infers that this rune should be sounded as elk-az since the IE Root *elk-es means 'wound' from which we get the Latin 'ulcer'. This could relate to the Elk as symbolic of protection and defence. The 'h' sound may have been much like the use of this letter in Germanic Tongues sounded as the ch in Scottish 'loch'. 

Sowilo - The IE Root *saawel- means 'sun' and this is where 'Sowilo' comes from; this is usually said also to relate to 'soul' and thus a play-on-words which has some sense in it.

Tiwaz - The form 'Tir' is the Norse name for 'Tiwaz' and the reason why it occurs in the OE Rune Poem is not known; we can use this in its original Proto-Germanic form as 'Tiwaz'. 

Berkan - The birch-tree is named after the IE Root *bherag- which means 'to shine' 'bright', 'white' etc. This becomes the PGmc Root * birkjon. There is another variant of this in the IE Root *bherak meaning 'to shine' or 'to glitter'. These all describe the Silver Birch with its 'shining' bark, but they could also refer to the Moon through the link between 'silver' and the Moon. 

There is also an IE Root *bhergh meaning 'to hide' or 'to protect' and also 'to bury', as well as meaning 'high' as in a 'berg' or mountain. The Old English burgh is linked to a mound and burg to a 'town' or 'fortified place', though the latter does suggest that originally this was a fortified place upon a hill or mountain. These were originally hill-forts. 

Ehwaz - the form 'ekwo' is the original IE Root and Ehwaz is the Proto-Germanic form of this.

Mannaz - obvious, just adding the -az sound on the end to form a two-syllable form.

Laguz - the same.

Ingwaz - and again, and since the original form seems to be Ingui this makes sense. 

Daegaz - we retain the ae dipthong sound.

OEdel - We already have an 'e' sound and also an 'o' sound so using the 'oe' dipthong makes some sense. The original IE Root *at-al is the root from which this developed. 

Acaz - we have added the -az ending.

AEscaz - as above, but retaining the root-meaning of 'ash' because (like 'Ansuz') this refers to the Ancestors. 

Yruz - Formed as 'Ur-uz' and sounded 'ooruz' rather than 'ur-uz'. 

Ioraz - This is a very difficult one since the rune-name Ior can be found in Iormungand where the sound iormun is similar and related to ermin and Irmin, all of which seem to relate to 'mighty' and to 'strength'. We find this in Eormenric which would mean 'Mighty Ruler'. I find it wise to merely add the '-az' sound to this.

Earaz/Earthaz - Again this is a very difficult one since again we have little to go on except a link to the 'earth-grave' and thus to 'earth'. There is an IE Root *er- meaning 'earth' from which this no doubt stems. And yet the sound *ar means 'eagle' and this too can be related to this rune - the OE word for 'eagle' is earn. There is also a PGmc *raizjan meaning 'to raise', 'to rise' and 'to arise' which adds meaning to the rune itself. 

Cweorth - The meaning of this rune is very uncertain, but some link it to the Celtic Ogham Quert which is linked to the 'apple'. The 'cw' becomes 'qu' which logically links the two together. We have an IE Root *gwer- which has the following meanings -

  • 'Mountain', but originally linked to 'coming from the north'.
  • 'Heavy' from which stems the OE cweorn meaning 'quern'.
  • 'To favour'.
  • 'To swallow', linked to the throat.

These meanings really do not help much I am afraid; we should now move to the alternative Sweorth meaning 'sword'. Here the root-meaning can be seen in one of the meanings to the IE Root *swer- 

  • To speak, to talk, whence the Old English swerian meaning 'to swear'. 
  • To buzz, whisper (imitative) giving us our word 'swirl' and 'whirl'. 
  • To cut, to cleave giving the Old English sweord meaning 'sword'. We have to note that this does not actually give us the rune-name sweorth, so a 'scribal error' would seem to be an inadequate reason to view the change from Cweorth to Sweorth. More likely this has two distinct meanings hidden in one form of the word. 
  • Heavy - it should be noted that here we do have a link between the word Cweorth ('heavy') and Sweorth ('heavy'). 
Since this rune-name seems to have two distinct meanings I am going to stick my neck out here and suggest a third - PGmc *swarta- which gives us Old English sweart and German swart both having the meaning of 'black' or 'swarthy'. The reason I have suggested this is because of the link between this rune and the Long Man of Wilmington which seems to be linked to one of the Grail Legends, and this particular legend mentions a huge black man who appears at this site, this being the 'Wild Man of the Woods' known in Germanic and Celtic Myths. 

Calkaz - The IE Root *kal- gives us 'cup' or 'chalice' and the Latin calix; the root can also mean 'beautiful' or 'hard' and gives rise to the name of the Celtic Sword 'Excalibur' and the Latin Caliburnus meaning 'hard'. The root-meaning 'cup' actually comes from the Greek kalux meaning 'seed-vessel' or 'cup' which somewhat changes the equation. The meaning of this rune could thus be related to the 'pouring' out of seeds onto the Earth, and thus to 'seeding' or giving new life. Also, there could be a connection with the 'Water-Bearer', symbolic of the Age of Aquarius, who pours out the water from his pitcher onto the Earth - Seeds of Rebirth? 

We have a link to Kalki Avatar here and to HelgiH since the PGmc Root *hal- is the equivalent to *kal-. Kalki 'descends' to Earth as the term 'avatar' tells us, for it means 'to dive' or 'the diver' whose symbol would obviously be the 'dove' which is the 'diver' and not originally applied to this bird. We also have the link with Kali and here there is a link to the last rune - Cweorth- since 'Kali' is not only 'Time' but also related to our word 'coal' which is black or swart. We have a kind of paradox here since the Latin calx  means 'chalk' which is white and the link to black through Kali. 

Stannaz - We have merely added the -az to the word 'stan' meaning 'stone'. There is one point here that is interesting and that is the IE Root *(s)ten which means 'thunder'. The 's' seems to have been dropped from this at some time. 

Gar-al - I have changed this to link it to 'graal'; there is an interesting IE Root *garwian which gives gar giving us the Old Norse gera meaning 'to make do' and the noun-form *garwi meaning 'equipment', or 'adornment' or 'gear'. The spear is thus 'equipment' but the rune-stave itself is made up of the Ing-Rune and Gyfu-Rune making 'Gift of Ing' and G-ungn-R. The suffix *-al or *-el means 'light' which fits so well with the meaning Gar-al - the Spear of Light (this is borne out by the Spear of Lugh - one of the Four Hallows - which is the Spear of Light).

This is a very difficult subject to tackle and no doubt the rune-names will be changed again when new ideas come to light - which they invariably do. We should not be afraid to change, nor to admit mistakes when we make them. The truth is what matters, and we have to strive for this as best we can. We also need to remember that proto- merely means that the words are reconstructed from the material available, and invariably means speculation on the part of the scholars who do this work. This cannot be avoided since we really do not know for sure, though scholars that tackle this do so using certain 'laws' of letter-changes and sound-changes to try to be as accurate as possible. But again, we have to consider that these academics use logic alone, and sometimes the use of intuition and 'occult' techniques can be just as valid as logic. Roots with the same sound are often considered to give words with different roots, but there is a case for seeing sounds as forming links between different words with different meanings. Also the use of play-on-words as seems to be the case with Peorth and Cweorth. The word 'ash' can be either *as or *os which suggests a reason why these two were differentiated by using os and aesc in the OE Rune Row, the former used for 'ash' and the latter for 'mouth' (using the Latin meaning). We need to stick to the FUTHORK rather than the FUTHARK for the 33-Rune Row. 

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Amber Nectar

In the ALU-ULA Exercise developed by the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag we make mention of the 'Nectar of the Gods' which is secreted after the 'Sacred Marriage' which takes place in the Higher Centre. This is interesting in view of certain things that I have just learnt from a source in Leicester. This involves the role of the 'Third Eye' in all this. 

Firstly, it seems that scientists, in their efforts to experiment on anything that gives them 'knowledge' have found that in rats their Pineal Gland secretes DMT, the most powerful hallucinogen known today. This should explain to us why man has had to resort to the use of such substances as the ayahuasca plant used by shamans in Central and South America. When the Pineal Gland was active there would be no need for this, since the human body would naturally secrete such hallucinogens which would give visions to the shaman. This fact has not been widely published, nor has it been looked into. 

Some yogis of India are said to go into a deep trance and force their tongue down the back of the throat in order to collect the substances secreted through their trance-state. This is said to have a 'sweet' taste, which we can see as the 'Nectar of the Gods'. It would seem that the 'Sacred Marriage' - at one level - is the 'marriage' of the Pineal Gland and the Pituitary Gland which somehow work together in this process. In the Chinese Tantra that I mentioned in previous posts a fluid is secreted that floods the body, this tasting like 'honey'. 

In the ALU-ULA Formula the Ansuz-Centre is Odroerir ('Wod-Roarer') which is the cauldron containing the Mead of Inspiration - the 'honey-drink' of the Gods. It seems obvious that the Sacred Mead drunk by the Germanic-Norse and Celtic Folk was not just simple fermented honey but contained powerful forms of hallucinogen that would substitute for the loss of the power of the 'Third Eye', the secretion of the 'Nectar of the Gods' through the Pineal Gland and the Pituitary Gland. 

The Pineal Gland secretes serotonin which is supposed to be linked to depression and other such moods when enough is not produced; having said that serotonin cannot be measured so this is just a theory. As seen above the Pineal Gland area is indeed very much like the Eye of Horus drawn in Egyptian Hieroglyphs. 

The above shows the Pituitary Gland in the head, on the left being the Wewelsberg Order Castle as it was planned out to be when completed - which did not happen. This shows the Spear of Woden thrust into the Holy Graal, pointing at the area of the Pineal Gland & Pituitary Gland. The Pine-Cone was often seen at the top of the Caduceus, showing the link between the Fire-Serpent and the Third Eye. 

It seems obvious that the movement upwards of the Fire-Serpent to the Third Eye involves the 'Sacred Marriage' (HE/SHE) which involves the balance of the Pineal Gland and the Pituitary Gland whence the Amber Nectar ('Nectar of the Gods' = Amrita/Ambrosia) is released. This is the Mead of Inspiration which is not just a physical drink made of honey, but is the secretion of the Mead of Inspiration in the physical body, but which takes place at other levels in order to release this. 

From my own experience in the mystical experience/ Initiation that I undertook back in 1997 when the Third Eye opens everything becomes crystal clear. The mind is no longer in a state of wandering from thought to thought (symbolised by the hare/rabbit chasing around) but is clear and even in a dream-state thoughts can be controlled by the mind. This, I believe, is called lucid dreaming, and it can be brought about as I have seen for myself. This is something that will take years to master though and does not occur regularly. 

Odroerir was the name of the cauldron or horn which contained the Mead of Inspiration, although there were Three Cauldrons with Son and Bodn. These, it must be remembered, contained the mead made from the Blood of Kvasir, whose name is related to the idea of 'fermenting' and thus to 'intoxication'. The Odroerir-Centre must be the Centre of Wod or the Woda-Force which itself relates to 'divine madness', 'intoxication' and 'divine inspiration'. 

The Eye in the Triangle used as a Masonic Symbol and Illuminati Symbol must originally have been the 'Third Eye' since the Triangle is symbolic of this Higher Centre, the Inverted Triangle being symbolic of the Lower Centre. This is an ancient symbol and not necessarily 'evil' but which can be manipulated for evil purposes, as all symbols can. 

We have to consider what an 'hallucination' really is, since it is today deemed something that is unreal, not part of 'reality'. But since today's 'reality' is fixed firmly in the physical, material world then anything else is dismissed as 'not being there'. Yet, our dreams are just as real to us whilst dreaming as our waking state is real to us. So which is 'reality' and which is 'not reality'. Both are as real as the other, merely different states of consciousness. Hallucinations are just different states of consciousness, a different 'reality' that exists beyond (and above) our 'waking state'. 

Secretions such as serotonin and the secretion of DMT from the Pineal Gland are merely a chemical reaction that takes place in the human body, but one which can alter our state of consciousness and in doing so can give us insights into different realities - different worlds of being. Mind altering substances were used by shamans and wizards to gain altered states of consciousness because they mimicked the natural secretion of such substances that happened naturally before the loss of the Third Eye. 

Shamans in Central and South America use the plant ayahuasca as a mind-altering 'drug', and from their experiences we can see how this came about. It would seem that centuries ago a particular shaman had a vision in which he was shown this particular plant which could be used for this purpose. This would infer that this shaman had foresight and knew that the human body would at some future time not be able to produce the mind-altering secretions needed, and that a vision showed him what could be used, and this knowledge was passed down until the time that it would be needed by future shamans. This would have been at a critical time when such psychic powers were fading and the shamans needed to maintain this power, but having to use external substances to achieve altered states of consciousness.