Monday, 10 December 2018

The Fool's Foot & The Hidden Rune

In a post about the Merseburg Charm I mentioned that the Fylfot means 'Fol's Foot' and also, as a play-on-words, 'Fool's Foot'. It struck me today that taking the Old English word for 'king' - cyning - which is pronounced 'cooning' the Fylfot should be pronounced 'Fool-Fot', hence 'Fool's Foot'. The meaning 'Fol's Foot' stands since this concerns Baeldaeg's horse, Fol being an alternative name for the Sun-God.

The rune that I am concerned with here is the Gar-Rune which is the Spear of Woden and the Gift of Ing. This is a Germanic Ing-Rune overlaid with the Gyfu-Rune, thus 'Gift of Ing'; this is proven by the name of Woden's Spear - G-UNG-Nr or G-ING-Nr which is 'Gift of Ing'. In the above Old English Runes certain runes have been rounded off simply because they were written by Christian Scribes. The runes are never rounded and are angular shapes. 

The Gar-Rune

However, when we take a look at the Armanen Runes created by the German Rune-Magician, Guido von List, we find that the Gibor-Rune he uses has a line overlaid with a Sig-Rune or 'half a fylfot'. 

According to von List this rune is the Gibor-Rune which was a 'hidden' Swastika, hidden by the Armanen Initiates because of its supreme secrets. If this were so then there is no reason to doubt that the very same thing could have happened with the Old English Rune-Row and to the Gar-Rune. The arms are not bent in the shape of the Fylfot-Swastika but we could see in this version a 'Double-Swastika', one going Sun-wise and the other Widdershins. If this is so then we have discovered a 'Hidden Rune' with a very profound set of meanings -

  • The 'Fool's Foot' - connected to The Divine Fool who is The Hooded Man, and whom we find in the myths of Parsifal and Hamlet. 
  • The symbol of The Hooded Man can be found in the Double-Swastika which represents 'Light and Darkness' in balance. 
  • The Swastika is the 'Fire-Wheel' which connects to Ingwe who is the God of Fire; this is the 'Gift of Ing' found in the symbolism of the Gar-Rune. 
  • The Fylfot-Swastika is said to represent the Sun, but here we need to recall the change from a Polar Mythos to a Solar Mythos. Originally the Fylfot-Swastika represented the stars moving around the Pole Star, and formed part of the Polar Mythos. It seems quite possible that Baeldaeg was not always a 'Sun-God' but was the original 'Polar God'; this seems likely since he has the alternative name 'Pol' or 'Fol'. He would thus represent the Pole Star around 26,000 years ago which was 'slain' and 'arises again' after the 26,000 years cycle. 
  • From the Merseberg Charm and the formula of the Sunwheel - Cross - Fylfot - Cross - Sunwheel we can see that the Fylfot-Swastika is symbolic of Baldaeg in the Underworld, awaiting his return at the right time of the cycle. 
  • The Root *bael actually means 'fire' which underlines what I have just said. 

The Fylfot-Swastika is one of the most potent symbols of our Folk; it has arisen anew for good reason at this time of the Cycle of the Ages. As the Widdershins Fylfot or the "Swastika of the Return" (Serrano) this is the way back to Thule and to the return of Baldaeg after Ragnarok. 

The Long Man of Wilmington is The April Fool or Divine Fool who is The Hooded Man. He is an aspect of Waendal who appears as a Fire-Serpent. The figure is shaped like the Cweorth-Rune which is the Fire-Twirl and it is quite likely that the symbol here, if it were revolved, would create a Swastika at a certain speed of turning. The figure is just a couple of miles east of 'Polegate', a name first recorded as 'Polgate' - 'Pol-Gate'. There is reason to believe, since the figure faces north, that this is the 'Gateway to the Pole' or the Gateway to Thule. The hill-figure is opening the 'Gateway to Thule' and the return to the origins. 

Waendal is the English equivalent to the Norse Mundilfore, and since Mundilfore is associated with the Swastika then there is further proof that Waendal is too. The name 'Mund-ilfore' stems from the same roots as manth which forms pramantha which is the 'Fire-Wheel' or 'Swastika'. The name Prometheus could stem from the root, at least at one level. Mundilfore is the 'World Turner' which is why the Swastika is his symbol, the turning of the Earth around the Pole Star.

The Northern Gateway is the 'Gateway to the Gods' and thus to the Immortals and to Immortality. The Land of Albion itself is symbolised by the Sword of The Hooded Man - Albion - which contains within its blade the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness in balance. 

The Gar-Rune is also the Rune of Albion which originally was a diamond-shape (Ing-Rune) here with the Four Directions and Four Quarters, the Sacred Centre being in the middle. This Sacred Geometry can be found in Ireland which was split into Four Quarters with Tara as the Sacred Centre. The Sacred Centre of Albion was at Beran Byrig (Banbury) marked by the 'Banbury Cross'. Here, at this point, the Island Dragons dwelt - the Red Dragon and White Dragon. These were in Eternal Conflict in these islands, and were removed to Dinas Emrys in Snowdonia, North Wales. A secret rite was done near to Dinas Emrys and a talisman of the White Dragon made and placed at Banbury Cross to bring the White Dragon back to its homeland in England. 

There is a secret symbolism held in the Gar-Rune and its 'hidden' meaning; the Gyfu-Rune is static whereas the Fylfot-Swastika symbolises movement. The 'gift' is indeed the sacrifice that must be made by the English Folk in order to achieve the Final Victory. The Swastika is the energy of movement needed to awaken the English Folk to their true destiny. The 'Gift of Ing' is Fire, as shown on the White Stone of Ing, and the Holy Fylfot is the 'Fire-Wheel' that whisked the worlds into creation. 

As I have said before, the last four runes - The Four Hallows - have no rune-poems, and there must have been a hidden meaning in this. What we need to consider in dealing with this subject is that, according to Guido von List, there was a Hidden Order of Armanen Masters, Adepts and Initiates that held on to these Sacred Mysteries and passed them on from generation to generation. And these 'Hidden Masters' were in contact with what is known as the Great White Brotherhood which guides our Folk in this struggle. 

Norse Mythology was written down in Iceland and Scandinavia, mainly in Iceland as regard to the actual myths, and the Younger Futhark (as Hamasson has said) reflects this tree-less region of the world. The Ar-Kan Runes have been developed from the Northumbrian-Frisian Runes and have regained the trees lost in dropping some of the runes, suggesting that the 33-rune row was older than has been suggested. I believe these runes stemmed from the Lost Land of At-al-land where the English Tribes dwelt in very ancient times. The 'Druids' of these islands were not all 'Celtic' as we have proved, and this Druid Lore was based firmly around the Sacred Trees of these islands. 

The Gar-Rune has the Number 0 and is The Beginning and the End, First and the Last since it can come at the beginning of the Rune-Row or at the end of the Rune-Row. It is the 'Joker' of the 'Pack' - 'The Fool'. It represents the Cosmic Joker who rules over this era in the Cycle of the Ages - the time-in-between-times. Hidden within this rune is the most powerful symbol of our times - the Fylfot-Swastika.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Crystal Palace - Part Two

These posts should always be seen as linked to the ALU-ULA Formula and to the idea of the Three Cauldrons, these being linked to our own Northern Heathendom by Steven McNallen of Wotan Network. These later posts merely add to what is already known about this theme, and we hope that doing so will help others in their gaining of knowledge. We see no need to go over the formula here but keep in mind these ideas are linked.

It seems that the Pineal Gland has now been found to contain very, very small crystals of calcite, so is it a coincidence that the English used a Latin Term for one of their runes - Calc - the root of the word calcite? In the ideas of the Three Cauldrons of Poesy (Irish Lore) the Upper Cauldron is inverted, just as the above Calc-Rune shows an inverted Eohls-Rune or 'Life-Rune'. The aim is to reverse this into its 'true' upright state - which would naturally hint at the 'Tree of Life' - Immortality! 

As we stated in Part One the area within the head where the Pineal Gland, the Pituitary Gland and the 'Ammon's Horn' are situated is known in Chinese Alchemy as the Crystal Palace. But it has also three other names -

  • Sacred Square Inch.
  • Heavenly Heart.
  • Cavity of Spirit.

The name 'Sacred Square Inch' is important if (and only if) it is true to say that the three glands mentioned above are within around one square inch in the human head - which they could well be. Since it would seem that the Egyptians saw this area as the Eye of Horus then the Chinese were also aware of the glands within the human head. Here we should stop and think because in most studies the physical level alone is seen to be important; in our case, as in these ancient cultures it is the spiritual and astral level that is important. It seems that this area is connected to the 'Sacred Marriage' which is the stage in alchemy known as Solve et Coagula - 'break down and run together'. This is not the last stage since the next is to go to the Black Sun (Void) where the 'separation' takes place, and then the Green Ray where the Absolute 'I' is created through 'separation'. (See Miguel Serrano for a more profound view of this.)

It is interesting to recall that Guido von List had visions that gave to him the Armanen Rune-Staves and Rune-Names whilst blinded in both eyes after a cataract operation. It seems also (if I am correct here) that he used a Hexagonal Crystal (Krist-All) as a means to project the runes through light refraction. The Armanen Runes could all be found to come from the 'Mother-Rune' which is the 'Krist-All' or 'Hag-All', and which in reality was a Hexagonal Crystal. Some of the crystals found in the discovery within the Pineal Gland are said to be Hexagonal Crystals. This is extremely interesting because it may answer the question as to why the Holy Runes - of all ancient alphabets - are all straight lines. 'Because they were carved in wood' is hardly a logical conclusion since they were also carved in stone, even if at a later date. 

We can find the Armanen Runes in the 'Hagal-Hexagon' and the Ar-Kan Runes in the 'Nine Glory-Twigs Hexagon', at the centre of which is the Hagal-Rune ('Seed of Life') out of which the 'Tree of Life' grows. Since the Haegl-Rune means 'hail' at one level it is associated with the 'corn' or 'seed' and thus to the 'Seed of Life' out of which life grows. This 'seed' should not just be viewed at the physical level because it is also akin to the idea of the 'aura' since it already contains the fully-grown individual within itself. 

The Calc-Rune has also another hidden meaning concerning the idea of a 'cup' (Graal-Cup) or 'cauldron'; the rune is tipped over which suggests the pouring out of a liquid, in this case the Liquor of the Graal-Cup. This is the Amrita, Soma, Haoma or the 'Drinking of the Astral Blood' (Serrano). It is the Amber Nectar which pours downwards from the Head-Centre and which (at the physical level) contains a mind-altering substance excreted in the 'Sacred Marriage'. The IE Root *kal- means 'cup', 'chalice' but also gives the Greek kalux  meaning 'seed-vessel' which suggests the female role in the Cup-Spear union. 

Since the Calc-Rune or Yr-Rune (Armanen) forms part of the HE/SHE ideas of Don Miguel Serrano, together with the Eohls-Rune or Man-Rune, then the Haegl-Rune is seen as the union of these two. We have the IE Root *kal- which forms our 'calc' and if we go to the more Southern European Language Roots to find the equivalent of our Haegl (silent 'g') we can find *kailo- which is the root of our hael, hal, heil, whole, wholesome, holy etc. This is related to the IE Root *kaghlo which gives us our haegl, hagol, haegel meaning 'hail'. 

We have seen before how these ideas are related to the Third AEttir of the Ar-Kan Runes -

Tir - The Father - HE

Beorc - The Mother - SHE

Eh - The Sacred Marriage of HE/SHE

Man - The Union of Man-Woman

Lagu - This is the 'Liquor of the Graal-Cup' which is produced by this Sacred Union. This is also the 'Lake' symbolic of the 'Well', with the next rune the 'Well of Memory'. It is also the 'Blood' and thus the 'Blood Memory'. 

Ing - The 'Son of Man' produced by this Sacred Union - in this case the 'Astral Body' or 'Star-Man'.

Daeg - The Light of Day, Illumination, Enlightenment, the body lit with the opening of the Pineal Gland. 

Edhel - The 'Rune of The Hooded Man' (Hamasson) who appears as a hooded figure where the hood is empty, not 'black' but more of a total Void. 

(The last two runes - Daeg-Edhel - are reversible because perhaps the two stages can be reversed, going from the Darkness into the Light of Day. Or, since the Daeg-Rune can also be seen as Day-Night and a rune which can be instantly reversed, switching one to the other, then Edhel can also be seen as moving backwards (or forwards) to At-al-land, which sank and will rise anew.)

Since the Pineal Gland contains crystals it is likely that this holds true of the Pituitary Gland too. We have covered Ammon's Horn and its links to these two glands, though most scientists will only cover the physical aspects of this, so a very shallow meaning is found. 

The 'Eye of Horus' is another point we need to consider, since in our own Wodenic Lore we equate Horus (Heru) with Wid-Ar. Horus, like Woden, is said in some myths to have lost an 'eye'; this is a very ancient Archetypal Myth and could, as mentioned before, refer to the Third Eye lost in the Well of Mimir (Well of Memory). This 'eye' is not 'found', it has to be awakened, and this is a spiritual quest; even in the modern 'New Age' and 'Psychic' scene the physical attributes of the 'Third Eye' are paramount. We should look deeper into these ideas to the spiritual and to the parallel world of the 'Astral' because it is the Astral Body that has to be recreated. 

Now, I mentioned that there was a link between the 'Third Eye' and the Pole Star, and around 26,000 years ago Polaris was the Pole Star. This was associated with the Wolf and with Anubis it would seem; of course, the 'loss' of the Third Eye could be seen as the 'loss' of the Pole Star of the time. We cannot tell for certain. But, the loss of the 'Third Eye' could also be seen as occurring around 13,000 years ago, or half a Great Year, since this takes us back to the time of the sinking of At-al-land. When this 'sank' so did the Third Eye 'sink' into the Well of Memory. Wid-Ar is said to return after a 26,000 year cycle, according to Gorsleben anyway. He is He Who Returns since his name stems from 'to return' or 'to go against'. Polaris has returned too. 

Wid-Ar is associated with Ar-ies the Ram, hence why I have chosen to spell the name this way. He is 'widder' which means 'ram'; and the Ammon's Horn can be seen as the 'Ram's Horn'. There is a link here between the Third Eye Centre and the Manipura Chakra which is in the Base Centre because this centre has the following symbols -

  • Fire
  • The Swastika as the Force of Fire
  • The Ram (Agni)
  • The 'Seed Mantra' of this chakra is 'RAM'

This Base Centre is the Cauldron of Heat known as the 'Golden Stove' in Chinese Alchemy and Tantra. Agni is Ingwe whose 'fire' is the Inga-Fire or Agni-Fire. In the Base Cauldron there is a Fire-Centre and Water-Centre and Agni-Inga is Fire-in-Water. He is the Fire that arises out of the Waters. 

We cannot ignore the fact that the Upper Head Centre is named Odhroerir which can be rendered 'Wod-Roarer' and this has to be connected to the Woda-Force (Odic Force) and to Woden as the 'Master of Wod'. If I am right Don Miguel Serrano connects the Third Eye with the Odal-Rune and we can do likewise since the centre is named Odhroerir. I believe that Stephen McNallen also connected the Odal-Rune to this centre. If we see the Edhel-Rune as being a 'hood' then this fits well with the Head Centre.