Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

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. 


  1. If I might interject my own musing on this matter, Meister Wulf:
    In the Armanen tradition the five vowels, Ar, Eh, Is, Os, and Ur correspond to the five elements Spirit, Fire, Air, Water, and Earth, respectively. Thus do I see ALU as Ar-Laf-Ur; being interpreted as ‘Animating Spirit flowing into Matter’. From this formula we may conclude that ALU (Ar-Laf-Ur) is the bridge between ALA (Ar-Laf-Ar, endless spiritual essence) and ULU (Ur-Laf-Ur, matter devoid of said essence). In this way we may posit that there are five primary layers of reality, these being:
    And in-between these there would naturally be multiple ‘blended’ layers. Of course, if we attribute each of these main five layers a grid / table of the 18 runes it becomes very clear how the runic energy flows from ‘Source’ / Brahman / Buri, etc, or rather – from Fa of Ar to Gi-Borr of Ur.
    This then from a profound galdur which has implications of both Incarnation and Ascention:
    "ULA OLA ILA ELA ALA" of ascending energy, and “ALA ALE ALI ALO ALU” of incarnating energy. I have developed a way to utilize this for self development on my own blog, if you care to look.

    1. Thank you very much for these interesting remarks, which are very enlightening.