Most people will know what is meant by the term 'bind-rune'; for anyone who does not it means a number of runes bound together into a single symbol. The rune-meanings are thus 'bound' together into a 'magical formula'. I am going to use the above drawing (courtesy of Hamasson) to show how a bind-rune works. Although it may seem quite simple this one has a number of runes within it that are not at first obvious. Let us go through the runes and I hope that I have covered all of them as we do so -
Is-Rune: This is the upright stave running through the centre; it means 'ice' which is stasis, stillness, but which also represents the Cosmic Axis which at one level is the spinal column.
Ing-Rune: In this we can find an Anglo-Saxon Ing-Rune and two Germanic Ing-Runes (diamond-shape). These two latter runes are found in a separate rune-stave, but that there are three runes has to empower the Ing-Rune more due to this. This is the Rune of Ingwe - it is the rune associated with the 'Son of Man'. This concept is very important and I'll deal with that later.
Ger-Rune: The Anglo-Saxon Ger-Rune is formed by the upper part of the Is-Rune, being made up of this and a Germanic Ing-Rune. Ger relates to the seasons revolving around the Cosmic Axis.
Eolhs-Rune : Calc-Rune : Ing-Rune: The Anglo-Saxon Ing-Rune, with the upright stave running through it, can be seen as an Eolhs-Rune (Tree of Life), a Calc-Rune (Death-Rune) and the Germanic Ing-Rune which naturally forms part of the A-S Ing-Rune. Here we have 'Ing hanging between Life and Death'. This itself is a powerful symbol, and when held within that of The Hooded Man this is made even more powerful.
Wyn Runes (back-to-back): Here we have the Mystic Formula '88' since the Wyn-Rune is the eighth rune of the Futhork. The Wyn-Rune is that of 'Joy' and also symbolic of the 'Tribal Banner' and thus represents the 'Joy in Kinship'. It is the rune of fellowship and kinship.
Feoh-Runes: Two Feoh-Runes can be found within this bind-rune, each facing outwards from the central Is-Rune. Feoh is a Rune of Fire, a Rune of Light, and a Rune of Initiation.
Thorn-Runes: the upper part of this symbol shows two Thorn-Runes, one right and the other reversed. These runes are very powerful symbols and in The Hooded Man we find a darker side as well as a light side - he comes both to destroy and to recreate.
Ken-Runes: Two Germanic Ken-Runes can be found in the A-S Ing-Rune; this is the Ken-Fusion version of this rune, holding within it 'Cosmic Fire' and the 'Fire of the Forge' - the 'Fire of the Will'.
Edel-Rune: Two Edel-Runes can be found, one upright and the other upside-down. In a sense these symbolise the Divine Twins which have a connection to The Hooded Man. The rune itself, as Hamasson has shown in the past, is that of The Hooded Man. It also relates to the 'Racial Homeland' - At-al-land. One is the sinking of At-al-land, the other the rising of At-al-land. This all relates to Ingwe and to The Hooded Man. The A-S Ing-Rune itself shows 'The Hooded Man' with a 'Crown' - the 'Crowned and Avenging Son of the Sun'. (Hamasson pointed out the 'crown' too).
Sig-Runes: The Sig-Rune (forwards and backwards) can be found twice in this same bind-rune, being formed within the A-S Ing-Rune. The 'Lightning-Flash' was, to Nietzsche, symbolic of the Superman.
Nyd-Rune: This is another rune that can be found within this glyph; it can be found twice within the symbol, thus doubling the 'Power of Need'. This is the 'Sword of Need' (Nothung) which is in fact the 'Need of Ing'.
Tir-Rune: This is another rune found within this symbolism; from this the Lagu-Rune can also be found, but we should not push these points too far perhaps. Tiw is the 'God of Victory'. the 'Tribal God'.
Eoh-Rune: We can find this rune hidden too; this is the 'Yew Tree', the tree of Eternal Life and Death. The opposites of Life and Death, Good and Evil, Light and Darkness can be found symbolised here.
That is far as I can go here though I may have missed something, of course; this is enough to show how many runes can be found in this type of bind-rune. There is a lesson here since if such a bind-rune were made up for a certain purpose the rune-magician must be sure to recognise any 'hidden' runes he puts in which are not necessarily part of the bind-rune.
This symbol was originally a kind of 'logo' or 'signature' which I used myself; it originated in a symbol put down after the mystical experience I had back in 1997, and it was connected to the Hale-Bopp Comet Mysteries. It developed and has been altered slightly but the basic meaning relates to The Hooded Man.