Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

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Monday, 30 August 2021

The World Ash

In Norse Mythology the Ash-Tree is seen as the "World Tree', although it is named as 'Needle-Ash' which some see as being a Yew-Tree. Of course, there are other variants such as the Oak and Birch, and all of these have been used to symbolise the Cosmic Centre. Why did the English Initiates split the Ansuz-Rune into two different runes - Os and AEsc? 




The Os-Rune shape is that of a posture used in ancient times to denote a god, and also kingship; this posture was that of a god-king figure holding a Rod and Ring, the arms being in this runic position. The most famous being that of the figure of the Persian Ahura-Mazda, but also other god-figures were shown in this posture. As the 'Rune of Woden' this fits the meaning to this particular rune.


The AEsc-Rune we can see as the Ancestral Rune since 'Ask' was the First Man; with Woden being the Ancestral God we can see the link between these two runes. The Ansuz-Rune would incorporate both meanings in the same rune-stave.

There is a vital clue in the Old English Rune Poem as to how the English Initiates saw the World Tree as an Ash-Tree, and this is found in the AEsc-Rune. In the poem there is reference to - stith on stapule stede rihte hylt - where the term stapule referred to a pillar or post. Here we find what may be a hidden reference to the Ash-Tree as the 'World Pillar' or Irminsul. The clue also lies in the last sentence - deah him feotan on firas monige - 'though many men fight against it', which makes no sense unless we see the World Pillar as being symbolic of World Order which is (like Iggdrasil) continually assailed by the enemies of Truth and Order. 

As far as I know no-one has questioned as to why 'many men fight against it' in regard to what they see as an ash-tree in the woodlands. The poem refers to a specific Ash-Tree - Iggdrasil - which is assailed by Dark Forces of Chaos and Evil who seek to overthrow the World Order-Cosmic Order. This is eldum dyre ('dear to men') because it is symbolic of the World Order, but also because the White Tree represents the White Race at one level, very dear to those who belong to it (at that time). The use of the term 'eldum' is significant since it infers that the meaning is not just 'men' but 'men of eld-time'. 

Thus, the term stapule is used for a 'Sacred Pillar' or 'Sacred Tree', and not just a pole or post; until Ragnarok this World Pillar stays steadfast and true, but in time it begins to totter under the assault of the Forces of Chaos and Darkness, but it will be regenerated with the cleansing Fire of Surt. So it would seem that the Anglo-Saxons knew the Ash-Tree as the World Tree, and we can see this to be the Ancestral Tree at another level, where the First Man was named 'Ash'. Thus why the AEsc-Rune is the Ancestral Rune. 


Sunday, 11 April 2021

Triumph of Evil & The Spark of Light.

 



The White Stone of Ing


The 'Gift of Ing' is the Sacred Blood; the Ing-Rune represents the DNA Spiral and our Racial Make-up. England is the 'Land of the Blood' and the 'Land of the Son' - both meanings of the Ing-Rune. Ing is the 'Son of Man(nus)', he is Agni of the Vedas, and Hama-Heimdall of the Norse Myths. It is Ingwe who stands against Loki in the Final Conflict - Creative Fire against Destructive Fire, the Goden against the Joten. 

RAGNAROK - KORAN-GAR


Islamic Militancy ('Spear of the Koran') was the trigger for the War on Earth, as Ragnarok is the War of the Gods in the heavens. Since the end of World War II the Joten have taken complete control of the world through the Global Agenda, and our Folk have become enslaved to the Dark Powers. Against all odds our Folk now face the great Battle of the Ages - the Gods and Men against the Joten, the Monsters of Chaos. 




Loki the Joten is a Trickster-God, or a kind of 'Trickster-Virus' that can mutate at will; he is a shape-shifter that can change to suit his agenda. This is not just something outside of us, it is something that is also within, and which we all have to fight against, not only externally but internally. I have shown before how Loki and his brood are associated with the outbreaks of a virus, even though this may not be apparent on the material level. 




The Lagu-Rune is that of a leek, a plant with the same type of characteristics as the onion, chives and garlic ('Spear-Leek'). In Norse Lore the leek was the plant given to the Warrior-Hero, and there has to be a very good reason for this. It may well be symbolic, but it is a fact that Red Onions, when eaten raw, are anti-bacterial and anti-viral having an active ingredient called Quercetic. It was also said that people used garlic during the Black Death in order to stave off the virus - there may well be some truth in some of the 'old wives tales'.

On a darker side the Lagu-Rune could well have some associations with Loki the Joten, so the 'antidote' may be contained in the rune itself. In this blog and on the Inglinga Blog I have shown how the idea of a 'flood' can be equated with that of a 'pandemic'. There are links between the roots behind these concepts that come together as a wholeness. In the Sajaha Prophecies we are warned of not allowing the 'Second Wave' to happen, and of the destruction of the White Folk and then of all life upon the Earth. This is shown in the tale of the 'White Bird' which I have modified to the 'White Eagle'. The Forces of Darkness and Chaos have certainly overwhelmed the world like a 'Great Flood'. 

"The time for the purification of the worlds has now arrived...."

In Aryan Lore the Vedas are stolen and carried away by 'the strong Hayagriva, a demon of the race of Daityas (Giant Race - Joten) who forever war against the gods and mar their good works.' This is the Ancient Wisdom which we find was held in the ancient Kingdoms of Light such as Sumer, Babylon and Egypt, areas where this Ancient Wisdom was stolen by the Joten. After the Great Flood comes Vishnu who slays Hayagriva and recovers the Vedas. The Manu of the era revives the ancient Aryan Divine Order (Caste System). Manu appears before the Great Flood; Vishnu warns him of the coming flood, and bids him build a ship (ark) which is towed to the Northern Mountain, where it is fastened to a Great Tree. Manu withdraws to the Holy Mountain of the North. The power held by the Joten in our era stems from this Aryan Wisdom which was stolen from the Aryans from India, Sumer, Babylon and Egypt. 




The 'Gift of Ing' runic formula is held in the shape which mimics the 'Ecliptic Snake', the Path of the Sun on its yearly round. Ingwe is the God of the Sun and the Lightning, and of Sacral Kingship. The Firestone (shown above) also recognises the link between Ingwe and the Solar Krist, which may well be why the Cross was formed, a later edition. This could be to 'Christianise' this Heathen Symbolism, or maybe unconsciously forge the link. 




This ancient Mayan Stela seems to indicate that at some time a 'White Stone' was transported over the seas by the 'White Red-Bearded God' shown here, a god associated with the same markings as on the White Stone of Ing - X - XX (Gift - Ing). Serpents are seen wrapped around the sides of the ship, the Seroent being a Symbol of Ingwe. Note the 'crosses' which the Red-Bearded God' holds, which are also like the Hammer of Thunor. Interestingly, the mystic Sun-Temple at Cuzco enshrined a Mystic White Stone called by the Inkas (Ingas) - Iuracrunu.




The Peorth-Rune is a 'portal' or 'gateway' between the worlds, and is the Swan-Ship or Sun-Ship that sails over the Waters of Chaos or the Waters of Dissolution, and is the vessel of the Swan Knight - Ingwe, also known as Scef. It is of interest to note that in the Christian tradition it is St. Peter who guards the 'Gateway to Heaven', and his name means 'rock' or 'stone'. The Dark Rift at the centre of the Milky Way, the Galactic Centre, is guarded by The Swan (Cygnus the Swan).




Woden as the Horned One is the Mystical Initiator into the Light of Higher Consciousness, who wields the Lightning-Bolt of Spiritual Illumination. He is the leader of the Divine Revolt against the tyranny of the Demiurge, descending to free the Divine Soul imprisoned in the darkness and ignorance of this world ruled by the Demiurge.

As the resistance against the oppressive Global Regime continues we can see a kind of 'carnival' type of appearance in some of the demonstrations around Europe. We can see this as typical of certain types that abound in our era, but looking a bit closer there is also a deeper and less apparent symbolism, and that is of the 'Raising of the Stang' and the 'Ride of the Wild Hunt', and this is connected to Woden as the One-Eyed Hunter-God. These apparent liberal-left elements may well be the forerunners of a shape-shift into a true movement for freedom. The boundaries are now being blurred!




After 26,000 years, a Great Year Cycle, Wid-Ar returns at the Twilight of the Gods as the World Saviour. We can see from certain words in German that his name means 'He Who Returns', and he is the God of Resistance related to the Old English withstandan meaning 'to withstand' or 'to resist'. He is the guiding-light of our time and is the risen Woden, resurrected after Woden is swallowed by the Wolf of the Fens (Fenris Wolf). Wid-Ar is the Risen Spiritual Powers after the destructive technology of the 'Wolf' has devoured Woden - the God of Spirit. Woden has arisen as the young Warrior-God and Woodland-God. Wid-Ar is the son of Woden and Grid - the Earth - and it is the ailing Earth that gives birth to the World Saviour at the time of the Great Cataclysm. 




When the Prince of Wales (Charles) went through his investiture he sat on a throne bearing a Red Dragon emblem, and his mother (the Queen) said - "This dragon gives you your power, your throne and your authority.' As part of the Global Elite he has worked well through the Red Dragon of Juda-Rome; we are today involved in the Eternal Island Conflict between the Red Dragon and the White Dragon, taking up our allotted role within this struggle. 









The Ing-Rune in its English version is the DNA Spiral, and at the centre of this is the Diamond Crystal which is the Diamond-Body - the Road to the Immortals. The awakening of the Fire-Serpent is the key to this process, as we find in the works of Don Miguel Serrano. The Stan-Rune (above) is the White Stone of Ing or the Firestone and the 'Gift of Ing'. The 'Gift of Ing' is - Immortality. The key to this lies in all of the ancient texts which tell that mankind was a 'hybrid' between Man and the Gods. Man held within him the Divine Spark which most have now forgotten because this has sunken into the depths of materialism and the physical world. 

'And there was a war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon (Red Dragon): and the dragon fought and his angels,

And prevailed not; neither was there place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him......

Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea for the Devil is cast down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he has but a short time.'

Revelation 12 7 - 9, 12.

If we can take anything from this Christian text there was a war between the Gods and Shaitan, the latter, with his Dark Servants, being cast out of the heavens and onto the earth. His wrath is great (like old Sauron in Lord of the Rings), because he has but a short time here. In a sense this does tally with the Sajaha Prophecies because in here Shaddein himself incarnates on Earth to finish the work prepared by his Dark Servants. These seem to show more clearly what exactly is going on here in the End Time. It explains the sudden drastic moves to put their agenda into place with such speed, as opposed to their rather slow and methodic moves in the past. Every single day we are seeing something new and more oppressive put into place. 

"Because the Evil Spirit himself will enter the world in human form - idolised by all emissaries of evil.

He will extinguish in the souls of the people, what the spirit of godhead had brought them before. He will find a well-prepared camp, in order to feel comfortable; because the entire circle of the world will be of his spirit - only the solitary righteous will wait in silence for their hour, which also will come.'

Sajaha Prophecies Chapter 12: Verses 14-15 (Wotan's Krieger translation from the German).




The key to the turning-point seems to be held in this piece -

'The first spark of the new will emerge from the ruined ground of Chaldea. It will climb to the sky and fly, carried by rushing clouds to the Land of the North. Out of this battered Earth rises the liberator, the Avenger, the Third Sargon!'

Sajaha Prophecies 11:21.











Monday, 15 March 2021

The Diamond-Crystal & The Runes of At-al-land.

On 27th March 2012 I received a letter from Ragnar Eriksson replying to my request for him to do a meditation on an 'Ancient Crystal'. Wrongly, as it turned out (or maybe rightly), he assumed I referred to that used by Guido von List, and thus took this up as a basis for the meditation. These were the details of this meditation done for me by Ragnar -

  • Day one, no results.
  • Day two, the Crystal Cube appeared, but there was 'something odd' about it, but this was unclear.
  • Day three, there was something inside the Crystal Cube, but this was 'not at all well defined'.
  • Day Four, inside the Listian Crystal Cube was a Diamond-Crystal; the Listian Runes appeared around the Crystal Cube, but there were new runes placed around the Diamond-Crystal. 
  • Day Five, only the Diamond-Crystal appeared, and this time the runes were as flames, and their shapes were copied from this. There were 33 Runes of this new rune-row.
  • Day Six, after another meditation the rune-names were revealed.

Ever since 2012 I have looked again and again at these runes which do not have the FUTHORK order, and many of the names are different, and all of the rune-shapes are different. Some months ago I noticed something very strange about some of the rune-names but decided not to go further into this at the time. However, due to the changing circumstances over 2020-2021 I feel the need to go deeper into this, because there are some strange coincidences here that point to these being perhaps Ancient Runes from a very early period of history - maybe. We can only say that, and I make no claim to this, but feel it should be kept in mind since maybe more will come out soon.

Five of the rune-names have a curious spelling, one which uses an ancient Aryan Letter only today retained in the area of Anatolia (Turkey), and last used by the Aryan Hittites. When I first saw this it struck me as strange, since this is like a Letter 'e' turned upside-down, and which is now almost lost to the Indo-Europeans. Could this have been an 'a', which is what at first I thought it was meant to be? Possibly, but it is used this way in every rune it appears together with the 'a' - 'ae'. And in every other case of the use of the Letter 'a' this is written differently. In fact, as if to show more clearly this point, the only other rune using the 'ae' is Sighael which is written differently than the other five. It seems these were written down unconsciously at the time, and hold a hidden meaning within.




I have shown the above symbol before, after finding it online; as far as I can recall this came from somewhere in Turkey and was dated around 6,000 years ago. It is clearly an Ing-Rune, and since a recent discovery has shown that the Slavs used a runic script before taking up the later scripts this find may prove its wider use in even more ancient times. Turkey - Anatolia - Armenia - Gobekli Tepe, keeping these in mind now.

Going back to the 'a' ('e') sound, this appears to be a throat-sound and it appears in the runes Fae, Daeg, Gaefu, Paertra and Quaert, all using this method of writing the sound. As I said, every other Letter 'a' has been written differently, and in the name Sighael ('ae') this too is written as the rest. 

Aleister Crowley's Book of the Law is a very mysterious work based upon a Solar Religion which was later distorted by Kenneth Grant and others into a cthonic Typhonian Cult. The 'entity' that was said to have dictated this work was named Aiwass or Aiwaz and this word is close to one of the runes in the new rune-row - AEuuas (AEwas). This rune is 'paired' to the Caan Rune (Ken-Rune) which is a variant of the Germanic Kenaz-Rune; the AEwas-Rune is the same but it is in reverse. Remembering the Hittites I recalled that the 'entity' named Aiwass was linked by Crowley to Sumer, so we are going back into the Kingdoms of Light. 

The Diamond-Crystal appeared within the Crystal Cube, and thus the new rune-row appeared from within the Listian Runes. This new rune-row thus developed from the Armanen Runes for a specific purpose in our time. There are eleven runes having the Germanic Ing-Rune within their make-up; there are also eleven runes having an 'arrow-directional' symbolism (maybe twelve since one symbol is slightly different but near). There is a rune for Heimdall which appears to show an anti-sunwise movement (Precession) whilst the Jera-Rune shows a sunwise movement (Yearly Cycle), which seems to validate these two runes as being genuine. 

Another strange thing is that there is an AEthel-Rune of a different shape than the usual one; this is a Germanic Ing-Rune (Diamond) with a downward-pointing arrow. Maybe this suggests the sinking of the 'homeland' in ancient times; the Ing-Rune may well suggest At-al-land where Ingwe was the King of the Engel-Kin, and England being once part of this ancient Edel-Land. The only two runes which have the same rune-forms are Ing and Tiw. It may be stretching a point but even the new Gar-Rune can be seen to have the 'Gift of Ing' within the bind-runes that make it up. Also, Gaefu is the Stahn Rune turned upside-down, thus linking these two in some way. There is also a subtle link between the Daeg-Rune and the Kaulca-Rune (Dag and Kalki). 

On the morning of 10th January 2021 I drifted in and out of alight sleep, in a liminal state of consciousness, and in doing so I had a dream that seems now to be important -

  • Part of an Ancient Tablet was broken off and taken to Essex 10,000 years ago.
  • I was shown an incantation using a nasal sound, an in-breath, like sniffing hard at the back of the throat (reminded me of the above 'a' sound that has been almost lost). 
  • I saw the creation of the 'New Man' who was dressed in a Black Cape and a Black Hood.
  • This was linked to a sound 'Uu' which was of extreme importance. Reminded me of AEuuas. 
  • I had the sense that I was being taught this by Don Miguel Serrano, producing the 'New Man' on the Earth. (Wrote down the 'Second Coming' here.)
After this dream, the same evening, I looked up some stuff, and although this came about by chance the following seemed important -

Marduk - Utuk Samar.

            - Uruk.

In the dream was a crystal, and I this has just now made me link this to the Diamond-Crystal and the Ancient Runes. The transition-period between world-ages is 168 years which is 3 x 56 years, known as the Three Steps of Marduk. Here, again, I am reminded of Orion the Hunter who is the 'Wide Strider', and also of Vishnu, also associated I believe with 'Three Steps'. Some associate Nimrod (the Mighty-Hunter) with Orion, and Robin Hood has links too. 

Much of this may make no sense to some I am afraid, and I must apologise for this. I felt it necessary now to record this for others to see, because there seems some link between the Diamond-Crystal Runes (the 'flames' suggest Ingwe to me) and the lost land of At-al-land. Nothing as yet has come from the idea of the part of an Ancient Tablet which was broken off and taken to Essex 10,000 years ago, and I have no idea as to what this means. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Fire Within The Mound


The Beorc-Rune may well have a connection to the Old English beorg which later became burg/burgh which came to mean a 'fortified town', and later a 'market town'. But originally this referred to an earthwork or mound, which seems clear when we compare burg with berg the latter meaning a hill or mountain (mound). We have to trace back the word 'mound' which stems from the OE mund which has its origins in the idea of 'to protect' and more so Protection of the King'. Here we see the idea of the 'burial mound' which is in fact not merely a grave-marker or kingly burial, but suggests the idea that the kingly-figure buried in the mound gives some form of protection after death. 

If we turn the Beorc-Rune around it makes the figure of twin-mounds, which further emphasises this meaning. Each 'mound' is here also a triangle, and there are instances where triangular or 'spear-shaped' areas of land (in Anglo-Saxon times) were called by the name gar. It is well known from the Norse Sagas that the Ve (Weoh) was a triangular-shaped area. From the works of a chap named Bob Trubshaw we find that some sacred areas were indeed marked out in a triangle-shape. 




When we open out the Beorc-Rune we get the Peorth-Rune, and this, as I have shown before, is the 'Gateway' or 'Portal' linking one world to another - the liminal area between the worlds. This is also the 'Birth-Rune' and is thus the 'Gateway to Life', both on a physical and a spiritual level. 




From the Peorth-Rune we move to the Stan-Rune which is the 'stone' or 'boundary-marker-stone', made up of two Peorth-Runes facing each other. This itself suggests a two-way 'portal' or 'gateway' between the different worlds. It can also suggest the hearg which can be a 'pile of stones' marking the liminal area between the worlds. The Greek Hermes gave his name to the herma which was a 'pile of stones'. 




The alternative Stan-Rune (Stan-Ing) has the same symbolism, but adds to this the Ing-Rune, and thus also twin Beorc-Runes facing each other (as well as many more bind-runes). We have linked the Stan-Rune to the White Horse Stone, this rune being 'Twin-Horses' (two E(o)h-Runes) and the alternative Stan(-Ing) Rune to the Holy White Stone of Ing because it does contain the Ing-Rune in two versions.

Each one of the above runes is made up of a combination of Ice (Is-Rune) and Fire (Kenaz-Rune). This also applies to the Gar-Rune which is shown below -



The Gar-Rune is the 'Gift of Ing' (Gyfu-Ing) but it also contains the symbol for the 'crossroads' (Gyfu) which is yet another link to the liminal boundary-area which connects to the Stan-Rune. The Germanic Ing-Rune suggests much the same, an upward-pointing spear and downward-pointing spear. There is somewhat of a 'coincidence' in the names for a 'mound' and a 'ditch', which are seemingly polar-opposites. If we take the Old English beorg or the German berg (mound) and the German graben (ditch) they are seemingly polar-opposites in their make-up (barg spelled backwards is grab). Both the mound and the ditch are usually seen together in many of the 'burial mounds' we find scattered around the land. 

The Beorc-Rune contains both the 'mound' (burg) and the 'ditch' (grub); the mound, in ancient symbolism, is male and the ditch is female. The two are combined in the Germanic Ing-Rune, as well as many mound-ditch 'burial mounds'. The male-female symbolism here does not seem to have been emphasised as far as I can see. The point I would like to make here is that if these burials were meant to place the individual within the earth, then why would Woden have stipulated that the AEthlingas and Kings be buried within a mound, symbolic not of 'Earth' but of 'Heaven'? 

Going to Egypt for more knowledge of the ancients, we find the God-Kings and later Pharaohs were thought to go to the stars after death. We can see the pyramids as 'mounds' but built in line with the High Civilisations which arose in the more southerly areas of the world. Nevertheless, they were 'mounds' going by another name. 

Ken (torch) is known to each living being by fire
radiant and bright, it usually burns 
where nobles rest within. 

Steve Pollington translates inne restath as 'rest indoors', which seems to infer by the meaning that the 'nobles' (AEthlingas) rested indoors by the fire, which was 'radiant and bright'. What if this has a double-meaning, exoteric, as Mr Pollington seems to suggest, and esoteric, as I am suggesting here. Why describe the fire as 'radiant and bright' which makes the whole thing much more descriptive, and suggests some form of 'supernatural fire' maybe. I have suggested before that this verse of the Old English Rune Poem refers to the AEthlinga-Cyning (Noble-King) buried in the mound, and the 'fire' is that 'supernatural fire' that is recorded as coming from such mounds. The Ken-Rune can mean - 

Kin - the kinfolk or the people,
Cyning - the King who as the Sacral King is the people.
Kan - Fire or the 'Fire-Serpent'. 
Kienspan - The Pinetorch.

We have in the name 'Ken' or 'Kan' a runic-root with a number of different meanings, all of which in the concept of the Halidom are inter-connected and refer to concepts linked together as a whole. What we should also consider that the Pine-Tree (especially the Red Pine) is a source of fatwood which is a natural agent of fire (pine-resin). The term 'pyramid' (through Folk Etymology) can be seen to mean Fire (Greek pyra) and Mid (Middle), thus 'Fire in the Middle'. In the 'middle' of the pyramid is the 'sarcophagus' which are found in some pyramids without a body. This itself suggests the 'supernatural fire' in the mounds.




In this late symbol of 'The Caduceus' the torch that runs through the centre of the Twin Serpents is clearly a 'Pine-Torch' where the Pine-Cone at the top symbolises both fire and the cone. The pine-cone clearly symbolises the Pineal Gland which many see as a Pine-Cone, and is named after this. In the above we can see the 'mound' as the arch at the top (containing a Sun-Symbol) and the 'ditch' at the bottom (the inverted arch). 



Cweorth-Rune





The Long Man of Wilmington


The Cweorth-Rune is very similar to the Long Man of Wilmington, who has twin 'poles' or more likely 'spears' originally. The symbolism itself is very similar to the above 'Caduceus' in the following ways -

  • The Twin Spears are akin to the Twin Pillars.
  • The body of the man is akin to the central 'pine-torch' or column.
  • The W-shape of the arms is akin to the 'wings' on the Caduceus. 
  • The head of the hill-figure is the Pine-Cone - the Pineal Gland. 
  • What we do not have is the Twin-Serpents, although the very similar depiction of what is usually seen as Kukulkan holds Twin Serpents where the Twin Spears are. 
  • Above the Long Man is a phallic-shaped long barrow, but the section above the hill-figure is a round-barrow - The Sun?



The above 'round-barrow' is shaped as a 'cone' (conical) which suggests a link to the 'Pine-Cone'; it also suggests a 'pyramid', which is a cone that has been squared off. Of course, a 'pyramid' has four equilateral triangles upon a square base. The 'cone' has a round base. 

The W-Shape is actually that of a 'wave' or 'wavelength'; this is both the upright and inverted 'V' shape. A 'wavelength' also suggests vibration as well as being linked to the 'antenna' and 'communication' (between the worlds). 



 
The above is the Franks Casket where on the far left of the main central panel we find a figure sitting upon a conical 'mound'. Sarah Semple wrote in a work in 1998 that this referred to a Goddess named 'Hos' sitting upon her burial mound, since the wording was herh os sitaeth ('Here sits os'). However, the word Os has always referred to Woden, and the name is 'OS' and not 'HOS'. When blown up the figure resembles a horse (horse's head and feet on a human figure) and we know that Woden was associated with the Horse Totem. This does suggest Woden 'sitting out' on a burial-mound (utiseti). We find the horse in the same panel. 


The Ur-Rune is that of the Primal Mountain and there has to be a link between the 'mounds' and the 'mountain'; in some way the mound represents the Primal Mountain. This obviously relates to the Sacred Centre which is the 'Cosmic Axis' which is the 'World Pillar' or 'Sacred Tree' ('Steed of Ygg'). The horse is the 'steed' by which the shaman moves between the worlds, hence the horse-symbol on the 'mound' or 'burial mound'. Woden, of course, is the Ancestral God and the God of the Dead. 




The famous Sutton Hoo Helm comes from a ship-burial of what is thought to be King Raedwald of the Wuffingas. The ship is obviously the vessel that takes the king on his journey to Valhalla; also nearby is a figure buried with a horse, again symbolic of a journey, though this time by land and not sea. The symbolism on the helm is that of a Serpent over the crown of the head, and an Irminsul as the nose-piece. This symbolism is much like the Caduceus again. That the helm was dedicated to Woden is seen by the garnets set around one eye; when a torch (light) is shone on this eye it glimmers. The finds at Sutton Hoo featured in a recent film on Netflix.



Sunday, 7 February 2021

The Peorth Rune (Revisited)

 


This rune has been the subject of some earlier posts but I have since found more meanings to this one, and would like to share them with you here. Hamasson pointed out that this is the foetal position of an unborn child; I have since found that the rune-position was actually used in the child-birth itself. It is common knowledge that there was some form of magical act during childbirth where runes were written around the wrists of the woman in labour. What is not common knowledge is that the midwife sat in the Peorth-Rune posture holding the wrists of the woman giving birth. And the woman gave birth in the same position as the midwife. 




Some burials in Europe from very early times showed the dead buried in the foetal position and this is also known to some American-Indian Tribes. This seems to be done so that the dead spirit could actually return, being reborn in the same position again. We can see this position in the above sketch of one of the Horns of Gallehus from Denmark. This position appears no less than eight times on the horn.

I have shown the links before with the idea of a portal or gateway which is a link between this world and the Otherworld. This links with the 'birth of the soul' and also the 'departure of the soul' after death. The Peorth-Rune thus contains the Mysteries of Birth and Death. 





The Beorc-Rune shows a pregnant woman, a suggestion made by Hamasson again, so this rune does not actually refer to 'birth' or to 'rebirth'. It refers to the gestation period before new birth and new life - the potential for new life. The Peorth-Rune is this rune opened outwards in the position of birth; Peorth is the Rune of Birth and thus Rebirth. True, the Birch-Tree is symbolic of regeneration after destruction, and thus it stands for rebirth in that sense. But even so I feel that this rune represents the potential for rebirth and regeneration. 




In the above runic talisman (Rebirth of the Spirit 88) we find the Ing-Rune (Earth - Venus), inside of which are two Wyn-Runes (8-8), the upright staves of which have three staves (Spirit). At the top is the Peorth-Rune (Rebirth - Resurrection) inside of which are two Wyn-Runes (8-8) but this time each one having four staves (Matter). Here the Peorth-Rune is the 'portal' or 'gateway' from one world into the other; the 'generator' is the Ur-Glyphic Irminsul in the centre.

It seems obvious that the Peorth-Rune has far more to it than the physical birth of a man; it has a magical usage in 'birthing' whatever the magician wishes to bring into manifestation. This is clearly shown in the above talisman, where the rune is used to 'resurrect' the Spirit 88 into the physical world. This is certainly the 'rebirth' of a man, but the use of the rune is not restricted to this, but can be used to bring into manifestation whatever we wish to use. 




We could just as well use the English Ing-Rune here (DNA Spiral), placing the two Wyn-Runes inside the centre 'diamond'. In fact this would perhaps increase the potential and power of the talisman because of the following reasons -

  • This represents the DNA Spiral,
  • This brings into play the act of 'giving' and receiving (two Gyfu-Runes), two-way travel between the worlds,
  • This also brings into play the concept of the Edel-Land because the rune is made up of an Edel-Rune upright and inverted made into the bind-rune. Rune of Blood & Soil and of the Homeland

The Peorth-Rune as the posture used when playing the Taefl-Board may actually be based upon the idea that Wyrd can be subtly altered, affecting a magical change. It could also be based upon the idea of seeing the outcome of a coming battle through moving from one world into another, thus seeing into the future. We know that the Wyrd Sisters or Norns spun threads, as shown in the Lay of Helgi Hundingsbane. For the great heroes this was a Golden Thread or Golden Cord; spinning and weaving were the domain of the women-folk. This rune contains some of the Women's Mysteries. 

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag - Video of Runic Stances




This video, taken from my YouTube channel, shows the 33 Runic Stances of the following Ar-Kan Runes. Certain rune-stances I have slightly changed since this time; the following should give a good idea of the changes.

Feoh

Ur

Thorn

Os

Rad

Ken

Gyfu

Wyn

Haegl

Nyd

Is

Ger

Eoh

Peorth

Eohls

Sig-el

Tir

Beorc

E(o)h - legs shoulder-width apart.

Mann - legs shoulder-width apart.

Lagu

Ing

Daeg - legs shoulder-width apart. 

Edel

Ac

AEsc

Yr - legs in the same stance (low horse-stance); the right arm is pushed down (hand open) as near to the centre of the body as possible, the left arm crosses this horizontally. (See Rune-Stave below).

Ior

Ear

Cweorth

Calc

Stan

Gar


At the beginning and the end it is best to do a short deep-breathing exercise by raining the hands (in-breath) and making an upward-triangle over the Third Eye, slowly lowering the hands (out-breath) to make a downward-triangle over the Hara-Centre. As you move the hands downwards they should be flat in front of the Heart Centre, where the hand should open slightly for form a Double-Lagu. They close again as you push down to form the downward-triangle. The hands moving upwards naturally pulls in the breath, and downwards it pushes out the breath. 


YR-RUNE - Cross-stave can be horizontal.


For those who would like to watch the video without the music there is a silent version below -













Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Ar-Kan Form







This form has been adapted from Hakutsuru ('White Crane') which forms part of the Bushi-Te-Ryu which is an Okinawan-te (hand techniques). Of course, here we see the Cweorth-Stance forming the basis of this form. 

The point of this type of exercise is to focus the concentration whilst at the same time making slow, careful moves. There are always varied interpretations as to what each move means but this is one set of interpretations -

  • The Cweorth-Stance (Crane-Stance) could be used to push away the arms of someone trying to grab you by the throat; this pushed upwards and outwards.
  • From this a five-finger strike is done aimed at the solar-plexus area of the body, which is soft but is a painful blow (can be deadly so be careful). This is the area just below the ribs in the centre.
  • The two-handed upward sweep would be to stop punches to the head. Palm strikes can be seen in the 'pushes'. 
These are just ideas, since forms are always seen differently by different styles and individuals. Of course, the main aim for us is the concentration and the slow, rhythmic movement