Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Friday, 13 June 2014

Runes of At-al-land

'The 33 rune futhark has been left to us from an area which for the culture of the whole world was the motherland, from the old Atlantis....Part of Atlantis now lies under the water where the waters now roll between Great Britain and North America, the area of the Dogger Bank....'
                                                                                                Friedrich Berhard Marby

The German Rune Magician, Marby, thinks that the 33 Anglo-Saxon-Frisian rune-row originally stemmed from Atlantis (At-al-land) which lay in the Dogger Bank area. Now, recent discoveries have shown that this area sank after a massive tsunami hit the area around 7,000 years ago. We should consider that this was an area populated by Germanic Tribes around 7,000 years ago, but they would go way back beyond this date which was the ending of the area known as At-al-land. Now, although I would never consider the Oera Linda Book as a historically accurate document, there may well be some truth in its contents on the sinking of Atland (this is the name given in this book) since it is a Frisian document.

The runes or 'running script' that are shown in the Oera Linda Book do not stand up to close scrutiny since they are placed in the order of the Roman Alphabet. But they do reflect the Armanen system which uses a hexagon, although in this case this is a six-spoked wheel as a circle, and thus the runes are curved. Neither does much of this book seem to tell any kind of historical truth, though the pieces about Atland are very interesting. Whatever the case here, the most interesting thing is that the 33 rune system is held to have been from At-al-land in the north, and area of which England was a part.
If this is so then we have one of the earliest runic systems which developed in At-al-land, and which was still in use by the Frisians (Folk of Freya) who brought it here with the Germanic Tribes who crossed over to Britain in order to aid their kinfolk against the growing incursion of the Judaeo-Christian religion in these islands. There are quite a few articles using runic inscriptions which have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, so the runes were in use in these times, and may have been used before this. One of the problems in finding examples of runes in more ancient times is that scholars refuse to admit the presence of Germanic Tribes prior to the 'Anglo-Saxon invasions', and thus there cannot be examples prior to this. On a stone which is part of the Bryn Celli Ddu tumulus in Gwynedd in North Wales is an Ing-Rune (Germanic) with a dot in the centre - this is clearly that shape and although it may or may not be a rune, it is clearly a diamond-symbol. We may never know, but the fact is that there could be runic symbols that have been overlooked or dismissed simply because they are not supposed to have been used in these islands at that time.

Some of the runes which can only be found in the Frisian Rune-Row can also be found on the Horns of Gallehus, but in the form of runic posture. These horns go some way to proving that the runes developed from posture - and not the other way round. These horns also seem to show a Horned God, which is important in that this was found in many different cultures prior to the Viking era, when this god-form seems to have changed into Odin All-Father. The Cweorth-Rune/Ear-Rune has various different gods/goddesses portrayed in this stance, from many different cultures all over the world, as well as those in England and Scandinavia.

An interesting point about the 33 rune-row is the number of trees that figure in the rune-names - the oak, ash, thorn, and yew. We know that the so-called 'Celtic' script - Ogham - featured different trees in a form of tree-lore, so we may well have here a dim recollection of a much older tradition of Tree-Lore here in these islands, stemming from At-al-land. We should not be too dogmatic in this, for example in later Viking times Odin was associated with the Ash-Tree, yet we know that Wotan was associated with the Oak Tree. Considering that the Wolsungas were the offspring of Woden their Tribal Tree was the Oak Tree, as was that of Herne the Hunter (Woden) - so we have both Thunor and Woden associated with the Oak.

I should point out here that although I have shown before how the 'Celtic' tradition seems to have been distorted through the Hyperborean Druids being infiltrated by an alien element which introduced Hebrew names and attributes, there is still a good deal of mythical elements that show that there was a common link to the Germanic Folk and a good deal of Northern Tradition still left in Celtic Myth. When we look at the Ogham Script it is really neither a script nor magical letters, but more like a form of code. Some versions are very close to the runes too, and these may have been coded texts holding certain secrets allied to the runes. The so-called 'Celtic Runes' such as the 'Coelbran' were later forgeries and have no historical validity - they are laid out in the sequence of the Roman Alphabet and were faked because it was not good for the English to have something the 'Celts' did not have.

The last four runes of the Futhork can be seen as the Gral-Runes since they fit to some extent with the objects found in the Gral Legends - the Sword (Cweorth?), the Cup (Calc), the Stone (Stan) and the Spear (Gar). These objects are also connected to the Four Hallows - the holy objects of the Tuatha de Danaan. We can see that their mysteries seem to form part of the mysteries of the Islands of the Mighty. It can be no coincidence that the Gral-Runes can be found in the runes that were used here in England, and that they were originally Hyperborean Mysteries and Mysteries of At-al-land. The only object that does not seem to fit is the Sword for Cweorth, but there may be a connection somewhere that has as yet not been found.

The Oera Linda Book is not a historical document and as such should not be taken too literally in all that it has to say, but it does give a hint of recording the legend of the sinking of Atland (At-al-land). In this work there is also the 'running script' or runes, but again these do not tally with any known version, and certainly do not tally with the known 33-rune version that the Frisians used. I have shown before how the 33-rune version fits with the spinal column in its entirety, whereas the 24-rune version fits with the flexible part of this column. Both versions could thus be linked to the awakening of the Kundalini-Force or Fire-Serpent.

At the point of writing I have just opened an attachment to an email sent to me of a newspaper cutting showing how the main London-Edinburgh A1 Trunk Road, always said to have been built by the Romans, had at least one section in use some 10,000 years ago - yes ten thousand years ago! This would have been before the sinking of the Dogger Bank area, and thus tells us that there were not the 'primitive stone-age savages' living here, as historians and archaeologists would have us believe. There was a more advanced people who built and used the same trunk-road system as we use today.

It is usual to see the 33-rune row as a development of the 24-rune Futhark, but when we look at the later Norse Runes there were fewer runes used, and not more runes. The Horns of Gallehus have some rune-shapes that are only within the 33-rune row (these are the posture-runes) and this is an earlier Scandinavian version. So it could be, as Marby suggests, that there was an earlier 33-rune row that dates back to At-al-land and this is the Atlantean Rune-Row. Or it may be that the 33-rune row was developed specifically for the English Destiny by certain Woden Initiates (Arman Initiates).

The Number 33 is a magical number and in the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag system developed by Woden's Folk this is split into four eights with the Gar-Rune (Spear of Woden) as the Sacred Centre. We have thus 8 x 4 = 32, plus the extra rune. However, this version can also be split into 3 x 11 runes which is yet another magical numerical formula. This splits the rows as follows -




There is in fact no precedence in splitting this into either the former 4 x 8 +1 or the latter 3 x 11, but if we do not experiment then we shall get no further with our runic studies. The runes are not static, and are subject to flux and change as all things are in the Cosmic Cycles. There is one small point that may help us to understand the most Ancient Runes and that is the order of the two runes Daeg-Edel, which can also be Edel-Daeg. We need to understand the reason for this flexibility, which does not occur in any of the other runes.

Daeg - this, as the rune suggests, is a rune that can be 'flipped', and its shape suggests the old 'hour-glass' or 'sand-glass' which was shaped like the rune and which was 'flipped' over in order to start time once again. This is a Rune of Revolution! This is the rune that suggests one of the most basic Cosmic Law - the Law of Reversal. Whenever something moves towards one extreme then a reversal takes place and the movement is directed towards the other extreme. So the Daeg-Rune suggests a reversal of forces and we can here link this to the point of catastrophic change such as that of the sinking of At-al-land.

Edel - this is the Rune of At-al-land (Racial Homeland) and its link to the Daeg-Rune suggests a link to the sinking of At-al-land due to some catastrophic change, in this case the tsunami that sank part of this Northern Continent. Of course, there is also the possibility that parts of this ancient land will arise once more after yet another catastrophe, such as the tsunami suggested by some Woden Initiates throughout the last few years.

The last five runes of this third rune-row suggest that there may here be a connection to the sinking of At-al-land, a legend held in the rune-row -

Manu - the Manu appears prior to the Great Flood in order to revive the Order of Caste and to save the Sacred Eddas.

Lagu - The Great Flood, a tsunami triggered by earthquakes that sank the Northern Lands, overwhelming the land and plunging vast areas into the North Sea.

Ing - The land of England, overwhelmed by the Great Flood, parts of the land sinking beneath the waters, to rise again at different periods of history.

Daeg - Catastrophic change, the 'flipping' of time and thus the trigger for the sinking of the Northern Lands.

Edel - The Racial Home land, some of which was plunged beneath the vast waves of the tsunami; the loss of the Racial Homelands which triggered a vast Folk-Wandering.

These runes can also refer to our times and the catastrophic changes that must come at the end of this part of the Cosmic Cycle. The same pattern will be effected as that of the last part of the cycle. So, for what reason do we have an extra nine runes in this row? Nine is yet another magical-mystical number, and refers to the basic matrix of the runes - the Nine Glory-Twigs. It also refers to the nine nights that Woden hung upon the Wolf-Tree in order to gain the Secret of the Runes. The last nine runes also contain the Gral Runes which form the basis of the Aryan Caste System and also the four cycles of the ages (Great Year). These last runes also contain some very interesting patterns, for example there are three runes directly linked by phonetics - Yr/Ior/Ear - each following from each other, and Ear being the last rune of the rune-poems, the last four having no rune-meanings. Again, this last rune suggests death and destruction, linking it with the others to a catastrophe and the sinking of At-al-land. It is also interesting to note that Ior is said (by Edred Thorsson) to be connected to the 'serpent' and in this case the Midgard Serpent (Ior-mun-gand). The Midgard Serpent (at one level) can represent the thrashing of the waters in a tsunami, whipped up by the movement of the tectonic plates by the Worm.

The Ear-Rune can not only be linked to the element of Earth, but etymologically can be linked to the element of Water; since the Cweorth-Rune is the Fire-Twirl and thus linked to the element of Fire, then we have the basic elements of catastrophic change as recorded in myth and legend - Water (Flood) and Fire. It should be noted that the Ear-Rune/Cweorth-Rune both have very similar shapes and are thus linked in that way too. The Number Nine is also the last number in the sequence 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 after which we return to 1; it is thus a complete cycle in itself, prior to a return to the origins, and thus the beginning of a new cycle.

There is also a very interesting set of Biorhythmic cycles that almost correspond exactly to three of the known rune-rows -

23-day cycle - the physical cycle (24 runes)

28-day cycle - the emotional cycle (28 runes)

33-day cycle - the intellectual cycle (33 runes)

Like the connection between two of the rune-rows (24 & 33) and the spinal column, can this really be a coincidence? This post will be left here because this brings us to a point where we are getting close to discovering new meanings to these runes, and this needs a good deal of study and the putting together of what we have here into a logical order. This has only scratched the surface of what is to come.


  1. Regarding the association of the sword with the Northumbrian rune "cweorth"... as the word "cweorth" is unattested in Anglo-Saxon outside the Northumbrian runes, it is my belief that this is a case of an ancient transcription error. The Anglo-Saxon word for "sword" was "sweord". "D" and "TH" were often used interchangably during the Anglo-Saxon period, due to the loss of the unique alphabetical character representing a hard "th" sound. As a result, this sound was sometimes represented by "th", and sometimes by "d". If we assume that some ancient scribe mistakenly wrote "cweorth" instead of "sweorth", then what we are left with is simply an alternative spelling of the Anglo-Saxon word for "sword".

  2. Interesting comment and thanks for that one. This does make sense and would add to the idea that the 'Gral-Runes' do in fact mean Sword-Cup-Stone-Spear.

  3. What stands out to me regarding the Gral Runes Sword-Cup-Stone-Spear, they are representative of the 4 elements. Sword-Air,Cup-Water, Stone-Earth, Spear-Fire...

  4. You wrote "The only object that does not seem to fit is the Sword for Cweorth". The Sword is symbolic of the Air element, Plasma by Science. We are currently the majority only conscious of a 3 dimensional universe. Solid, Liquid and Gas. The 4th Dimension is Plasma, a more refined state than gaseous thus requiring more heat and pressure for an element to express in this dimension. Oaranos, the primordial sky father and later representation of Odin in Greek mythology is castrated by Saturn his titan son thus showing his ineffectiveness in the lower denser dimensions for a period. We are reentering Odin/Oaranos dimension with the coming Aquarian Age, an air sign and thus Plasma. We are currently getting a crash course in Plasma Cosmology on Earth...