We may well be asked why we use a specifically English Runic system rather than the Elder Futhark, Younger Futhark, or even the now pretty widespread Armanen System, which can be seen as perhaps the most Folkish System. The answer to this has to be broken up into sections that deal with each system -
The Armanen Futhork - This system has often been criticised for not being a 'historical' one, but myself I see no reason why a system based upon a mystical experience should not be valid. Since this is based upon the six-fold crystal, out of which all of the 18 runes can be taken, this has to be seen as a working system. It was certainly developed for the German Awakening between the two world wars, and even today is used (and spread) into other lands. I consider this to be a valid working magical system that can be used by anyone of Germanic origin, but......Having said that this system lacks the one thing that makes it useable to gain insight into the English Mysteries - the Ing-Rune. It contains no 'Rune of the Son' and thus cannot give us insight into the Mysteries of Ing and the 'Land of the Son'. It is a valid system for spiritual training and the awakening of the Aryan Consciousness, as we see through its use by Miguel Serrano.
The Elder Futhark - This system comes into the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag and does contain the Ing-Rune and thus the 'Mysteries of the Son'. The Tiw's Aettir contains the Ing-Rune and the Mysteries of Ing. But even this Futhark does not go as far as the English Futhork, as we shall see later.
The Younger Futhark - None of the versions of this contain the Ing-Rune either, and thus we are lacking in the Mysteries of Ing, the English Mysteries and the Blood Memory (which is contained in this rune.
The 33 runes of the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag system contain a complete working system for the Woden Initiate in England. This is why we use it to affect an English Awakening. I am now going to outline the reasons why this is the one that we use -
The Tiw's Aettir contains the Mysteries of Ing and the Manu which relate to the English Struggle and to the coming of The Hooded Man -
Tiw - Sky-Father. The Sun of the Solar Eclipse.
Beorc - Birth-Mother. The Moon that eclipses the Sun. Since this is the rune of the Birch-Tree which is the rune of rebirth, resurrection and regeneration this is also equated with the Dawn and thus the Morning Star. This is the woman 'clothed with the Sun and the Moon under her feet' that brings forth the Divine Child. It is thus no coincidence that Venus (Morning Star) was in the same house (House of the White Dragon) as the Sun & Moon in the eclipse of 1999 (see next). Since the birch-tree gives us the 'broom' (its twigs, as well as that of broom are used to make brooms) there may be a link between the nursery rhyme that tells of an old woman that sweeps the sky and the Morning Star.
Eh - The Divine Marriage of the Sky-Father and the Birth-Mother and their union. That this is a valid idea can be proven by the Solar Eclipse of August 11th 1999 which was predicted in Matthew 24 and by Nostradamus. The first prediction actually refers to the Sign of the Son of Man (the Ing-Rune that was created by the planetary positions at this time), the second to the bringing forth of the King of Angol (i.e. Ing - 'King of the English'). This proves beyond doubt that this rune-row is valid for our era and for the English Awakening.
Man - The Manu, offspring of the Divine Marriage of the Sky-Father and Earth-Mother. This rune is made up of two Wyn-Runes and thus has the Formula 88 - the Number of the Manu.
(This only works in the Elder Futhark and English Futhork) because the other systems use the so-called 'Life-Rune' as the Man-Rune.) This is the 'Mighty One' spoken of in the Norse Myths (Short Seeress' Prophecy).
Lagu - The Great Deep, the Wafeln or 'Swan-Ship' that floats on the Waters of Chaos at the end of the Cosmic Cycle, bringing the seeds of resurrection, the rebirth of the Sun, and the Divine Child - the Son of the Widow. This is also the 'flood' spoken of in the Short Seeress' Prophecy. It is the spring/fountain named 'Lac' that is the source of the healing of the Broken Sword (n-g) and its making whole again ('ng' - Ing). There is yet another thing that we should notice here, and that is that the Lagu-Rune makes up half of the Eh-Rune. Since the latter can be seen as symbolic of the Horse Twins - Hengest and Horsa - then this can be seen to represent Hengest, and thus the Sword of Hengest, which is the sword Hunlafing - the 'Hun-bequest' - passed from the 'Hun' (Germany) to Hengest of the Engel-Kin (English). The Wyrd of Germania passes from the Fatherland (Germany) to the Land of the Son (England) - this is the Resurrection of the Pure Fool.
Ing/Ingwe - The 'Son', or 'Hero-God' who is the Son of Man(nus) and thus the Son of the Widow (Parsifal) whose destiny is to bring to an end the Age of Darkness and to create a renewal of Nature and Resurrection of the Arya. (Here again we see how this rune-row alone tells the mysteries of the Son of Man and the Son of the Widow - and thus the Mysteries of The Hooded Man.) This rune is the Rune of Blood Memory and the Old English stave shows it as the DNA spiral. This thus signifies the Awakening of the Blood Memory. This is the 'e'en Greater One spoken of in the Short Seeress' Prophecy - Wid-Ar the Avenger. He Who Returns.
Daeg - The New Dawn, the dawn of the new Golden Age of the Sun. This rune is also one of revolutionary change since its stave shows the possibility of it's being 'flipped' into its opposite, like an hour-glass or egg-timer. This is also the stave of Eternity and thus of the idea of Immortality.
Edel - This is the rune of the rising of At-al-land (Thule-Hyperborea) which was placed in a different dimension (Inner Earth) as the Memory of the Blood sank. This rune is made up of a Gyfu-Rune and Ing-Rune and thus the 'Gift of Ing'.
We can see from this rune-aettir how important this sequence is, and that it is relevant to the era in which we live today - here in England. It is usual to see the 24-rune Futhark as being the earliest known row, but we find the same runes on one of the Horns of Gallehus together with rune-stances that are found only in the English-Frisian Rune-Row. (This we shall cover in detail in another post.) Since the Horns of Gallehus were found in Denmark there is a likelihood that the English Tribes used these runes, maybe even with the 'later' added runes. We move on.....The last aettir is also one associated with the English Mysteries, and we use the full extra nine runes for this, since the last four runes have no rune-poems but still occur in the manuscripts.
The first two runes - Ac & Aesc - are both associated with the World Tree, and thus with the Irminsul. These two move on to the Yr-Rune which is itself a bind-rune of Ur-Irminsul in the version we use as standard. The Ior-rune is Iormun and also associated with the Irminsul, as are the shapes of the Ear-Rune and Cweorth-Rune. So we have here the first six runes of the last aettir all associated in some way with the Irminsul.
The last four runes are the Gral Runes and thus a Hyperborean Mystery (not a Celtic-Christian one as this developed into - if anything this is a Kristian Mystery rather than a 'Christian Mystery'). In the last rune - Gar - we have the Spear of Woden that finally destroys the power of the Dark Forces, and that is (significantly) the Gift of Ing. This is the Gifu-Rune and Ing-Rune as a bind-rune. The Calc-Rune and Stan-Rune make up the White Stone which points towards the White Stone of Ing that contains the Mysteries of Ing and also fulfils a prophecy concerning the finding of this stone in our own era, and thus heralds the English Awakening. The Gar-Rune is also the Gar-al rune or Rune of the Gral. The Gar-Rune is also made up of four Ang-Runes (Ing-Rune variant) and thus represents the fourfold division of England - with the central point as the Sacred Centre.
Why are the Gral Mysteries so important here, since many English Nationalists dismiss these as some form of 'Celtic' propaganda against the English Folk? They are important simply because the Third Wave (after Sigmund & Siegfried) is the one led by Parsifal (The Pure Fool) who wields the Spear of Woden in the destruction of the Dark Forces, and as the authority to become the new Gral King. The last four runes do not have rune-poems because they could be seen as Transcendent Runes - they are the runes of renewal and resurrection. This is why the 'usual' rune-row ends at Ear - the 'Earth-Grave'. The path to immortality goes beyond the 'earth-grave' and takes the Way of the Gods.
There is also another rune that cannot be found in the Armanen System nor the Younger Futhark - the Peorth-Rune. As I have shown in the Son of the Widow post this one represents the Swan-Ship or Sun-Ship and is thus the Wafeln that (from the Great Deep) is the ship of the Divine Child. An alternative version of the Stan-Rune contains two Peorth-runes facing each other which indicates a link between the Gral Stone (stan) and the Rune of Destiny/Rune of the Swan-Ship. That link, of course, is the son of Parsifal - Lohengrin, whose vessel is the Swan-Ship.
I think this post goes some way to show why WF has started to create its own unique runic system based upon the English-Frisian runes. This has not been done for an ego-boost, nor to try to make ourselves seem to be any better, but simply because this is the only system that puts together the English Mysteries that have been developed by WF and the Cult of Woden. In one way these mysteries have come from this runic system, yet in another way this runic system has developed from these mysteries - the two cannot be separated. This new system had to be developed simply because its time had come, and it is needed in order to affect an English Awakening. This is part of the Archetypal Aryan Myth but the part that concerns the English Folk and the English Destiny. Since these runes are also centred around the Saxon Irminsul and Irmin (Ar-Man - High God of the Arya) they are also a Saxon Mystery and thus relevant to the Saxon Nation.