Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum : Jack & The Beanstalk

Jack & the Beanstalk -

Jack is sent to market with a cow which he has been told by his mother to sell, because they are poor. On the way Jack meets a man who has some Magical Beans which he swaps with Jack for the cow. You can imagine how his mother felt when he got home, and he got a scalding and the beans were thrown out of the window. In the morning Jack got up to find a beanstalk that had emerged from the Magical Beans and this reached right up into the skies. 

The Cow is the basis of the Feoh-Rune and here it is, like the rune-meaning in its basic form, the means of barter or exchange, in this case for money. The 'Magical Beans' represent the 'seed' which will grow into a 'ladder', a means to get into another world. 

Jack climbs up the beanstalk (in an anti-clockwise spiral which is the way they grow) and at the top comes to another world where dwells an Ogre. Jack steals the Golden Hen that lays the Golden Eggs

Gold is symbolic of the Sun, and the Golden Hen and Golden Eggs are symbolic of the Solar Knowledge. The anti-clockwise spiral tells us that he is climbing up the 'ladder' into another world or dimension. These are thus not physical objects at all, they are symbolic of the Ancient Solar Wisdom. 

A second time Jack climbs the beanstalk and this time steals the Golden Coins which the Ogre guards. 

Again, the Golden Coins are a solar symbolism, and as within the meaning of the Feoh-Rune these represent the 'fee' or an 'exchange' of forces. This 'exchange' can be linked to this Solar Wisdom through the 'Blood Memory' which is 'exchanged' throughout the Folk-Soul of a Race. 

For a third time he climbs the beanstalk and this time steals the Golden Harp that plays on its own; he escapes, chased by the Ogre, and when reaching the ground cuts the beanstalk and the Ogre falls to his death.

The Golden Harp symbolises sound; this is the basis of the ancient Aryan Science of Sound which was used by the Solar Race in very ancient times. Linked to this are the Holy Runes, which are here chanted by the Ogre -

"Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell the Blood of an Englishman,

Be he alive, or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread."

This is a Runic Galdor based upon the Feoh-Rune, one which we would use within the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag as Fa-Fae-Fe-Fi-Fo-Foe-Fum since we use the seven-note chant linked to the Polar Mythos. The mention of 'The Blood' increases the meaning linked to the 'Blood Memory'. The 'grinding' links the Ogre to the Sacred Centre and to the World Mill. 

At the end of all this it turns out that the Golden Hen that lays Golden Eggs, the Golden Coins, and the Golden Harp were all the property of Jack's Father, and they were stolen by the Ogre. This is the Primal Aryan Myth as we can gleam from the links back to it -

  • The Cow - "Cattle" as in the rune-meaning in its basic form.
  • The Gold - Which was later substituted for 'cattle' as the means of exchange (in the Norse Rune-Rows). 
  • The Three-Fold Initiation Rite which is hidden within this 'children's tale'.

In the Primal Aryan Myth the cattle belonged to the Arya and were stolen by a Three-Headed Serpent Ngwhi who was not of the Arya. The First Warrior - 'Trito' ('Third') conducted the first Aryan Cattle-Raid after seeking the aid of the Warrior-God whom he offered the Soma. He himself was fortified by the Soma. (*) 'Third' set forth to find the Serpent, slew him and released the cattle. This is retold in the tales of the 'Dragon-Slayer' who slays the Serpent-Dragon guarding the Gold-Hoard. The 'Gold' has replaced the original 'Cattle' - the Old English Rune-Row retains the original form of the myth since it is based upon 'Cattle'. 

Within this idea of 'cattle' and of 'gold' also lies the idea of the Fertility of the Folk, and links to Ingwe (Frey) whose name can mean 'groin'. The rune-name suggests fecu (in the southern areas where the Aryans settled this is pecu) which is the root of 'fecundity'. The Aryan Root *fu means 'to beget', 'to produce' and we get our phrase 'fuck' from this root - it is an Old English form rather than the long-winded Latin 'fornicate' or such terms. (It is strange how all of these Old English terms have become 'crude' terms and used merely for swearing.) 

There is also another meaning to the Feoh-Rune which is feorh which is related to 'life', 'soul', and 'spirit'. This refers to the Flame of Life which again is symbolised by the Gold the Solar Flame of the Arya. The Old English fah/fag means 'colour', 'radiant' or 'bright' and is connected to this last idea. Ingwe is the High Lord of the Elves or 'Shining Ones' ('Radiant Ones'). He is also Inga - the Fire-God equivalent to Agni of the Vedas. Another archetype in the same type of essence is Hama-Heimdall who is a Fire-God and who regains the Solar-Fire (Brisingamen Necklace) from Loki the Joten. Agni's Fire is 'Fire from Water' which is possible since water is made up of Hydrogen (an explosive) and Oxygen (a gas). Water contains the elements of Fire and Air. Earth 

The twin staves coming from the upright-stave are said to be the 'horns' of the cattle; this is true in this sense but when you place this rune against its reflection this forms the Horns of the Stag - again a link to Frey, and in this case also to Herne the Hunter. We can see in this short English Tale that the original meanings of this rune have been retained, and these overlap both the Old English (Cattle) and the Norse (Gold). 

In this simple tale we can find the basis of the Ancient Mysteries, for indeed this Solar Knowledge was stolen by the Counter-Initiation; we find this throughout our history and everywhere that the Aryans settled and kept these Ancient Mysteries. These were stolen by the Joten and the Servants of Darkness, and the Gods and Arya had the task of getting them back. 'Trito' is indeed Thunor who battles against the Serpent in order to regain the Ancient Solar Wisdom. The 'Serpent' here is symbolic of the Joten - the 'Serpent of Evil'

These Ancient Mysteries can be found in the Horns of Gallehus as I have shown before; here we see a Three-Tailed Serpent (same symbolism) and a Three-Headed Thunor ('Third') holding an Axe whilst the other hand tethers a Goat. Thunor is a continuation of the ancient Axe-God. This is in fact significant since the Axe-God formed an important part of Frisian Lore. The connection of Thunor to 'Third' is in the Thorn-Rune which is the Hammer of Thunor at one level. The glyph of the Thorn-Rune itself is that of the most ancient Stone Axe of the Arya. 

But there is far more to this rune, for it is the Rune of Primal Fire the Creative Spirit of Life. This secret can be found in the Root *feorh and also in the simple rhyme used by Gandalf in Lord of the Rings -

From the ashes a Fire shall be woken,
A Light from the Shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The Crownless again shall be King.

The Rune of Gandalf is Feoh, and he himself asserts that he represented 'Fire' and the 'Secret Fire' when he faced the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. Gandalf possessed the Ring of Fire which was called Narya the Great (N-Arya). When encountering the Balrog in the Mines of Moria Gandalf exclaims that he is the 'Servant of the Secret Fire, the wielder of the Flame of Anor'. Gandalf is clearly associated with Fire, and in the rhyme we find the following -

  • Fire bursting forth from the ashes.
  • A Light springing forth from the shadows.
  • The Broken-Sword reforged.
  • The 'Once and Future King'. 

Feoh is the Primal Rune associated with the Primal Fire; as 'cattle' it represents the 'stampede', which itself is symbolic of the Wild-Fire that consumes everything with its fury. This indeed is the Rune of the Teuton Fury; the rune associated with the Wod-Freca or 'Wolf-Fury'. In this sense it is chaotic and uncontrollable; it bursts forth in a frenzy of destruction; destruction is needed for re-creation. 

This is linked to the Ur-Rune which is that of the Aurochs, the mighty Beast of the Wilderness - the 'Moor-Stomper'. This is the strength of this force, the Ur-Force or Primal Force. The root *aur- is 'gold' and here is a subtle link between these two runes Fe-Ur. This also is connected to the F-Ur-y, to the Teuton Fury and to the Wolf-Fury. Adding the connection with the Cattle-Raid and Thunor the first three runes are linked together - Fe-Ur-Th. These are the Forces of Creation and Destruction - they are the Primal Forces. The term Flame of Anor is important since this breaks down into An ('Master') and Or (Ur); which suggests that Gandalf wields the Power of the Ur-Rune as the 'Servant of the Secret Fire'. 

The 'Balrog' is the Dragon-Serpent which Gandalf does in fact slay after a long battle tumbling into the centre of the world. Gandalf himself is 'slain' but he is 'sent back' (by the Gods) to finish the task he was set on Middle-Earth. The original title of Gandalf ('Elf of the Wand') was 'Mithrandir' with obvious links to Mithra/Mithras, who was a Bull-Slayer which again links us to the Ur-Rune and Feoh-Rune both linked to cattle. 

The moral of the story of 'Jack & The Beanstalk' is that the individual who wishes to gain the Solar Knowledge has to struggle to do so against overwhelming odds. Here Jack struggles with the Ogre who wishes to slay him; as with many Aryan Myths, the Ogre's wife (The Giantess) aids Jack in his quest. Jack has to rely upon the feminine (inherent in the rune itself Fe-Oh) to get what he wants. Now, this is also symbolic of the unconscious-mind which is the 'female' side of our human make-up. Jack has to use this side of the brain (Right-Brain) in order to get into this 'Other World'. There is also a subtle word-play on 'Og-re' since 'og' is related to 'seeing' ('to ogle'). 

As I said before we also have a link to the World Mill and to the 'Miller' through the 'grinding' threatened by the Ogre. The phrase 'The Blood of an Englishman' is important since it does suggest the link to the Blood-Memory, and also a hint of the Ing-Rune which is the 'Rune of the Blood' and 'Rune of the Blood-Memory'. The importance is hinted at when we recognise that one does not 'smell the blood' so there has to be a hidden meaning within this phrase. 

The Feminine Principle emphasised here may be further hinted at when we consider that Fa (Fa-ther) is left out; but we should not make too much of this because if it were put in the rhythm would not be right in the poem. But it is important to recognise this as being a state of consciousness and a polarity. It has been said that the 'bean' was associated with Mars, the Roman War-God, and the case is that it is usually a war that is waged to get back the Ancient Solar Knowledge. 

The term given to the Ring of Fire - Narya - can be seen as being made up of N - Serpent and Arya, and these are linked together in ancient times as can be found in so many texts relating to the Solar-Race. The Letter 'N' is a glyph of the 'Serpent' and was used as such in ancient times; so is the Letter 'S' and the Letter 'Z', the last one being the Serpent 'lying on its belly'. The Serpent is invariably associates with Fire and the 'Fire-Serpent'; we see this in the Fire-Dragon. Tolkien was a very clever scholar and studied these ancient legends so he may have done this deliberately. 

N-Arya thus fits very nicely with this argument since we are here dealing with the Primal Fire and the Primal Element of Fire. Ashes (Spark) - Flame (Fire when fanned with Air) - En-light-en-ment. There is also a hidden meaning in the 'Broken Sword' since this follows from the earlier symbolism (not found in Tolkien) of the Sword in the Tree -

  • The Sword in the Tree - the Nyd-Rune which is the Sword (cross-stave) and the Tree (upright-stave). When the Sword is pulled from the Sacred Oak Tree is becomes the I (The Ego) which is made whole again
  • When the Sword is broken this is once more 'broken' and the reforging of the Sword represents the 'wholeness' regained once more by the Sun-Hero. 
  • This Reforged Sword is the symbolism that makes the Sun-Hero what he is destined to be - The World Haeland or World Saviour (Chakravartin). 
  • The Sword in the Tree is the Need of Ing ('Nothung') in the Ring Cycle of Richard Wagner. This also represents the Blood Memory which is awakened as the Sun-Hero awakens to his Divine Mission. 

The Arthurian Legends are based very closely upon this Wolsunga Myth since there are two swords wielded by Ar-Thur - the Sword in the Stone and the Sword in the Lake. This has much the same meaning but one sword, broken and reforged, has become two swords, each from different elements - Earth and Water. In Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parsifal' we find the theme follows the original Germanic Legend of the 'Broken Sword' but which is renewed by the Waters of Lac. There is a really powerful symbolism in the piece based around this, but that does not concern us here. 

The Element of Fire is needed to reforge the Broken Sword, and this is an important point to consider. The 'Fire of the Forge' is usually seen connected to the Ken-Rune - Rune of the Fire-Serpent. We should consider the links between certain runes and their connections to Fire -

  • The Ken-Rune is the Rune of the Fire-Serpent.
  • It is the Rune of Sacral Kingship.
  • It is the Rune of Knowledge.
  • It is the Rune of the Smith and Metal-worker. 
These are also connected to each other in the poem of Gandalf; the Ar-Kan is the Solar Fire. Gold is Light - Gold is Fiery - Gold is the Sun. The Solar-Race of ancient times is the Race of Fire. The Solar Knowledge was held by the ancient Solar-Race and was stolen by the Joten as we find in so many myths. This is also apparent in the stealing of the Hvarena by the 'Turanians' (Joten) in Persian Lore, the Hvarena being the property of Ardvi Sura Anahita (Freya) and the Aryan Nations. Obviously, the Aryan Nations were the rightful owners (like Jack's father) of this Solar Knowledge and had the right, and the duty, to take back what was theirs. 

That the 'Ogre' is linked to the World Mill tells us that this is linked to the Sacred Centre which is the aim of all Initiation Rites, to link back to this Sacred Centre. This 'mill-wheel' is also made up of three levels as is the Sun-Initiation hidden here. The World Mill is associated with Waendal (Mundilfore); he is the 'World-Turner' or 'Wheel-Turner' - the Chakravartin. As I stated before, Jack cannot achieve this alone and needs the aid of the Giantess - so many 'Giantesses' (Joten) appear in the myths as married to the gods or as aid to the gods. 

Feorh is the 'Flame of Life' and thus represents the 'Divine Spark' within; the 'Spark' that has to be fanned (with Air) in order to burst into Flames (enlightenment) and thus creating a Fifth Element. Fire is symbolic of transformation which is why the body of the Arya is cremated in order to affect this transformation into Spirit. The body is 'let go' to allow the Spirit to free itself from its earthly bondage, to go to Valhalla where it awaits the hour when it needs to be resurrected to undertake the next stage of the Eternal Struggle. 

There is also another subtle link between the Feoh-Rune and the Ken-Rune, and that is the 'conifer-tree'. This is named after the production of 'cones', as the name suggests. The Ken-Rune is the 'Pine-Torch' which shows clearly in the rune-stave used in the Ar-Kan Runes. The link to the Feoh-Rune could be that 'Feoh' suggests 'Fir' and the Fir-Tree, which is also a 'conifer'. Both runes are linked to Fire and both thus to the Cone; the Ken-Rune, being 'pine' is linked to the Pineal Gland, which opens much like a pine-cone, and which confers communication with the Gods and Elves etc. Also, both woods burn brilliantly and quickly, but give off 'sparks' which suggests the 'Divine Spark' mentioned earlier. 

Just like the tale of 'Jack and Jill' this children's story contains more wisdom than held by any modern 'expert' and 'scholar'. 'Jack and Jill' stems from the tale of Hyuki and Bill and their association with the Moon; 'Jack and the Beanstalk' holds the memory of the Aryan Myth of the Cattle-Raid and the Secret of the Solar Knowledge. The 'hen' is in fact a subtle play-on-words for 'Ken' and links to the Ken-Rune in this way. The key to the hatching of an 'egg' is 'fire' in the form of the heat that incubates the eggs. This is not in itself a 'fertility' symbol at this level, but the force needed to bring life into being. It is the 'Virile Fire' needed to hatch the eggs and form the new life. The word 'coins' is a subtle word-play on 'cones' again, and creates the link between Feoh and Ken. The tree symbolism also connects us to the Sacred Centre, to Yggdrasil and Irminsul - in this case the Fir-Tree and the Pine-Tree, trees of the Northern Lands. ('Fir' = 'Fire'). 

In Greek 'Fire' becomes 'Pyr' as Fehu becomes Pecu; the 'p' replaces our 'f'; the pyramid is the 'Fire in the Middle' which is related to the triangle-shape of these objects. It may be that the name 'pharaoh' hides the element of 'Fire' ('pyr') and the use of the Serpent on the headdress links to the ideas on the ancient Solar-Race. No-one has yet come up with the meaning of the 'Fire in the Middle' of these pyramids. The unique shape of the pyramid has something to do with this that is not clear yet. 

There is also the link to the Spiral Force of the widdershins movement of the beanstalk. This is the movement of 'growth' upwards, and is widdershins due to the polarity of the Northern Hemisphere. This is why the Swastika turns widdershins in the Northern Lands. All of these Ancient Secrets are held within a simple child's tale.

(*) The Soma is associated with the Moon and with the subconscious mind; here again we see the link to the Feminine Mysteries. The tale of 'Jack and Jill' is based around this Lunar Mead which Jack gets in a pail and falls over and spills it. There are so many old tales which were once told to children but which today (by our more 'enlightened' generation) have been tossed aside in the fervour to recreate everything in the 'Image of the Beast'. All of this Ancient Solar Wisdom is ignored and rampant egoism eggs them on to change everything to suit their own warped mentality. These old tales, the sayings and proverbs and all of the ancient myths are Eternal Truths. 

1. Note: The Feoh-Rune is featured on the blogsite Mimirsbrunnr which has a link on the Heathen Folk-Community Blog which co-ordinates the Wulfinga Blogs. 

2. Note: The terms feorh ('life', 'vigour'), firgen ('mountainside') and furh ('fir-tree') are said to be linked, according to Steve Pollington, quoting North. Firgen is the Norse Fjorgyn who is the 'Earth Mother' and Mother of Thor. This seems to connect the rune to the 'Earth Mother'. There is also another saying, from the AEcerbot - 'fira modur' - which means 'Mother of Man'. Here 'fira' is the 'wera' or vira', this originally meaning 'hero' but later used of 'man' as a whole, it would seem. 

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