Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

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). 


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.



















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

Mann - legs shoulder-width apart.



Daeg - legs shoulder-width apart. 




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).







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

Monday, 4 January 2021

The Unknowable & The Manifested God


The Armanen Master, Guido von List, considers that the Urfyr (Primal Fire) is the 'First and the Last' which manifests at the beginning as Creation and at the end as Destruction. He thus equates this to Surtur or Surt - 'The Dark One'. This is in fact quite in line with ancient Aryan Mythology where the Highest Heaven is associated with Fire. S-Ur-T-Ur is the Unknowable God who manifests as Santur - the Black Sun. The Unknowable God is 'All-Father' also named 'Ilu-Father' or 'Alu-Father' as I have shown in earlier posts either here or on the Inglinga Blog. In ancient Persian Lore the Unknowable God was Ahu, who manifests as Ahura Mazda; this would be cognate to the name Asu. I believe that in Sumer there is as word AL.U which means 'Beings of Heaven', so all of this refers to the Gods in the Highest Heaven, and above this to the 'All-Father' who manifests as Woden here amongst his Folk. 

This cosmology equates with one of the earliest Aryan Traditions, that of Iran and the teachings of the Holy Prophet Zarathustra. This cosmology is best seen in the work Manual of Hhshnoom which puts together the earlier traditions in order to create a working whole. The name AHU means 'It Is' which infers that this unknowable exists, indeed this is the Being mentioned by Julius Evola; this Unknowable God thus manifests as Becoming and thus brings into being Wyrd and the Sisters of Wyrd. The Vedic version of AHU is called KA which means 'Who', meaning the Unknowable. 

It is made clear in the Manual of Khshnoom that Miguel Serrano's HE/SHE (EL/ELLA) features in this work as the 'one perfected whole soul' where the male soul finds his female soul and they unite as one perfected Asexual Soul called MAGAVAN. United and yet separated, since they can never be the same as the original man-woman; this is most likely symbolised by the figure of Baphomet as a male-female head (not the Eliphas Levi version which glorifies the 'fusion of opposites'). I recall a very strange dream many years ago that I had after watching the film Artemis 81 (thus I assume it was 1981) in which I was given a new symbol - a Five Pointed Star (Pentagram) on which was imposed a Sig-Rune. The five-pointed star was 'man asexual' and the Sig-Rune meant 'Socialism'.

(*) I looked this up and Artemis 81 was a very strange TV play which lasted 180 minutes (3 hours) on December 29th 1981, starring Sting who played the Good-Force (Helith) pitted against the Evil-Force (Asrael - his brother). Back in 1981 I would have been 33 years old and I cannot recall what this is about; it can be found on YouTube in its full version I think.

As an aside here, the pentagram is symbolic of the Morning and Evening Star - Venus, which creates this pattern in its movement around the Sun. It is interesting to note that there were Four Great Emblems of the most secret book of Divine Wisdom of the Magi -

  • The Pentacle.
  • The Cup.
  • The Wand.
  • The Sword.
These objects are the four sets of the Tarot Cards, suggesting these originated in Iran with the Magi. We should note here that it was the 'Three Magi' who journeyed to Israel to herald the birth of Krist (even if this did not take place in Israel the connection is important). 

The figure of the Last Avatar carrying a Flaming Sword cannot but remind us of Surt who carries a Flaming Sword; it is Surt's Fire that cleanses and renews the worlds, ridding them of the Evil-Forces, as related of Kalki Avatar and The Third Sargon. This would suggest that the High God intervenes at the end to destroy the Evil Forces, and that this is all part of a Divine Plan. 

The Cweorth-Rune has the alternative name 'TRIS' which is 'SIRT' spelled backwards. If we take the Long Man of Wilmington and its shape, the Cweorth-Rune, to be that of Cygnus the Swan, it becomes clearer because the Swan is the symbol of the Highest Spiritual Realms - SWAR. 

Taking this from a work by AElfric Avery - Armanen Runes and the Black Sun (Volume 1) which takes it from the Manual of Khshnoom and rearranges the Nine Worlds in the Eddas into a logical order and equates them with the Aryan Lore of Iran we have the following -

Vidblain ('Wide-Dark')/Garo-nmana

Andlang ('Extended') - Anaghra-Raocha.

Vindblain ('Wind-Dark') Heidthornir ('Clouded Brightness') Hregg-Mimir ('Storm-Mimir') - Saturn.

Vidfedmir ('Wide-Embracer') - Jupiter.

Hrjod ('Coverer') - Mars.

Hlyrnir ('Twin-Lit') - Sun.

Gimir ('Fiery', 'Jewelled')- Venus.

Vet Mimir ('Winter-Mimir') - Mercury.

Skatyrnir ('Rich-Wetter') - Moon.

This assumes that Snorri reversed the Nine-Worlds, which is certainly not out of the question since his works have been seen to be suspect in certain parts. In many ways, being a Christian, he may well have misunderstood the Eddas and their hidden meanings. In this cosmology Garo-nmana is the realm of the Unknowable God (S-Ur-T-Ur in Listian Lore). Below this is Anaghra Raocha where lies the Heavenly Mt. Alborz (Mt Meru). Below this is Nisti (Space) and then the Earthly Plane with Airyana Vaeja at the Far North with the Earthly Mt. Alborz/Ultima Thule. This is the cosmology from the Manual of Khshnoom. In this Cosmic Fire plays an initial role.

This Cosmic Creative Fire originates in the Abode of Ahu in the Ninth Heaven, and is called Atar related to the Fehu-Rune as the 'Primal Rune'. The Urvans are the Imperfect Souls ('the soul that needs to widen itself out') who descend into matter (The Exodus) and into the Material World (Earth) in order that they may try to perfect themselves once more and ascend through the realms once again through their Spiritual Evolution. It thus becomes clear that the Dark Forces or Forces of Evil are involuntarily doing the work of the High God (All-Father) in order that these Imperfect Souls can try to perfect themselves here on Earth. This is how Tolkien saw it where Melkor (The Dark Force) was unwittingly doing the work of Illuvater ('Ilu-Father'). 

In fact, Tolkien puts this into a rather important perspective in that the Music of the Ainur was complete and perfect, but a chaotic and imperfect 'music' was introduced by Melkor. The latter's was actually part of the Divine Plan even though not known by Melkor. This is where the Veras or Divine Heroes are the ones who can elevate themselves above the mass of people to take the upward stage od Spiritual Evolution. They have to search and find their Female Soul in order to 'unite' as HE/SHE (MAGAVAN) but not returning to 'The One' but in separation-in-unity. This is where the term 'Soul-Mates' is made meaningful, a term today totally corrupted by the Forces of Evil (which is something that underlies every tactic of the Demiurge, everything is a false copy of that which is Right and True). 

The Black Sun is thus Santur, the manifestation of the Unknowable God S-Ur-T-Ur; it is thus the 'Gateway' or 'Portal' to the Unknowable God and to the Highest Realm. The Unknowable God thus expands into the material world as Woden-Kristos, and thus leads the revolt against the Demiurge as the Spirit descended into Matter. "We are destined for the starry heavens, and the Golem can thwart God's plan only as long as he allows it. He allows it because we must earn our way back home." (Joe Sevnson).

The True Crucifixion refers to the descent of Spirit into Matter; the 'Son' is the messenger who works between the Spiritual and Material worlds. He brings spirit and consciousness into the material world which has been created and corrupted by the Demiurge. The Light Power is the Indo-European *Manus whose 'evil twin' is thus *Yemos who is Ymir of the Eddas, and Yama of the Vedas. Ymir is of the Evil Thursar-Joten, and he is sacrificed and cut up to form the Cosmos. This infers that this is in fact imperfect in its make-up.

The Yr-Rune is shaped as the Calc-Rune in the Armanen Futhork, and this rune is sometimes seen in the light of 'to err' or 'an error'. This may not be far from the truth since the Yr-Rune could represent Ymir at one level (and there are many levels), and the sound YM (OM/AUM). (*) This can also represent the Yr-Min-Sul which may be a symbol of the High-God. The Armanen Runes would thus have the Man-Rune as Manus and the Yr-Rune as Yemos, which certainly reveals the truth in this rune-system of Guido von List. The 'Light Twin' (Manus) and the 'Dark Twin' thus at times share similar archetypes and this is why it is so hard sometimes to understand one from the other. The two 'unite' in the Hagal-Rune -

(*) This idea brings into question the meaning of the 'OM' chant which has been used by so many distortions such as the 'New Agers'. Also, the Christian 'Amen', which has been likened to 'OM' by some modern scholars, is A-Men, where 'A' is a negation, thus 'Not-Men', and where 'Men' may well be 'Manus'. This is probably a usage of the term as a negation.

The Irminsul or Yr-Min-Sul can thus be seen in a different light, since it is a glyph of the Cweorth-Rune and Ear-Rune -

  • As the Ar-Man-Sul it is the 'Sun-Column of the Ar-Man'; Irmin or Ir is thus the High-God, or highest manifestation of God - Ar (Black Sun). 
  • As the Yr-Man-Sul it is the column of the 'Err-Man', the Imperfect Man who has to strive towards the Spiritual Being he once was, and has 'erred' in that he has fallen into matter. 
  • The image of the Kristos who is 'crucified' upon the World Tree (Iggdrasil-Irminsul) is thus the Spirit 'crucified' in Matter, come down in order to redeem the Imperfect Ones (not the 'sinners' as in Judaeo-Christianity). This is the Ear-Rune of the 'Hanged God', whilst the Cweorth-Rune is the 'Crowned and Conquering Son' (The Hero). 
The Sumerian Illu-Ishtar speaks of the Black Sun -

"...the god Bab-Chomet placed in the new universe
the Black Sun, which no-one can see with earthly eyes.
It is the source of god's power in this world:
around them is all. Thus the world-age was determined.'

Here the name 'Bab-Chomet' is referred to as a 'god' and that he placed the Black Sun in the manifested universe as the source of his power in this world. This also determines a 'world-age'. I have likened 'Bab-Chomet', or 'Bab-Komet' as it is sometimes spelled, as the Hale-Bopp Comet, and noted that this was a very strange phenomena back in 1997. This certainly determined 'the world-age' at this time, being the herald of the New Age. The term Bab-Chomet means -

  • 'Bab' = Gateway or Portal,
  • 'Kome' = Ray of Light.

The suggestion here is that 'Bab-Komet' is actually the gateway or portal through which the Unknowable God moves in order to become the Black Sun, which is the Manifested God. The 'High Race' are thus the Sons of the Black Sun or the Sons of God. As this power waned here on Earth, with the growing power of the Golden Sun, the Shining Ones (ASU) lost their long life and spiritual powers and became the Arya who were obviously inferior to the ASU, but were the 'Race of Hope' in that they still possessed the "Power of the Black Sun" even though this worked at a spiritual level. 

AElfric Avery mentions that the power that originates from the Ahu (Unkowable God) is the Vril-Force, associated with Kundalini - the Fire-Serpent. In Iran this was called Atar which means 'Spiritual Fire', and the Vedic equivalent to Atar would be Agni. It can thus be seen that we have to see yet another importance of the god Ingwe, the equivalent of Agni of the Vedas. The term atar stems from the IE Root *ater- meaning 'black' or 'blackened by fire', likely related to the Vedic atharva and atharvan ('Priest'). The IE Root *at- means 'over', 'beyond', or 'super' and ar is the Black Sun. 

Ingwe is 'The Son' who manifests as the Spiritual Fire upon Earth; he is the 'Divine Spark' within all matter, the 'Son of the Father'. Ingwe is the Serpent-Fire and he is 'The Beginning and the End', or 'The First and the Last'. As the 'Lord of the Elves' he comes from the Second Heaven which is below the AHU, and he moves between the worlds, running up and down the World Tree between the Serpent (Earth) and the Eagle (Heaven). As Guido von List says, this 'fire' is really 'warmth' which is that which creates movement and is thus Energy and Power.  

Folkish Wodenism recognises these concepts, although they are rejected by most Odinists who go with a polytheism that rejects a 'God' as the 'High-One'; our 'gods' (AESIR) are our Racial Gods, but we recognise a High-God named Ilu-Father, All-Father, or Alu-Father. He resides in the Highest Heaven, above the Realm of the Gods and the Realm of the Elves. Woden like other Aryan Gods, becomes the High God in the sense that he can gain knowledge and wisdom and return to the Highest Heaven with this. 'I and the Father are One'. 

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Raising the Stang


The Wolf-Hook Rune is the Rune of Resistance and was used in the Peasant's War in Germany. This rune derives from the Eoh-Rune which seems obvious by the shape of the stave -

But there is perhaps a hidden meaning as to why this rune is used for 'resistance' or 'rebellion', or even 'revolution'. The Eoh-Rune is the 13th Rune and this number is actually related to 'revolt' and to 'revolution'. The rune-stave itself is clearly one of change, and when seen to 'revolve' upon itself it remains the same as it was originally. The Number 13 is used in Freemasonry as a symbol of 'revolution' because it comes from Genesis 14:4 -

'Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled'. 

Modern 'witchcraft' is an invention, probably starting around Gerald Gardner, but some parts of this still hold certain ancient secrets and ancient wisdom. There is a practice called Raising the Stang which, from its description, is the Germanic Art of Nithing, or Raising the Nithing-Pole. This aspect of magic, a Cursing-Magic, can be found in Norse Sagas. The Nithing-Pole was a pole which usually had a Horse's Head placed on the top. 

Within some sections of modern 'witchcraft' the Stang is used to raise a storm (by the Storm-God, Woden), and this is an animal's head placed upon a pole. But their version has it that this is a 'Tool of the Devil'. However, when we note that 'The Devil' of the Christians was 'Old Nick' then this is clearly Woden who is Nicor (English) or Nikuda (Norse). In order to keep him for their own use he became 'St. Nicholas'. The Stang seems also to have been used to invoke a revolt against oppression, and part of the ritual was to drive a nail into the base of the pole in order to -

  • To invoke forces from the 'Lower World',
  • To invoke 'Serpentine Forces'.
Clearly, as the term Nithing implies, the force invoked here is the Nyd-Rune, which invokes the Serpentine Force (Nidhogg) from the 'Lower World' (Nid or 'Netherworld'). Interestingly, the Horse's Head is used for this, which seems to be a Sacred Animal which moves between the worlds. The Eoh-Rune is the Yew Tree, and the E(o)h-Rune is the Horse. The Yew-Tree (at one level) can be seen as Iggdrasil - the 'Steed of Igg'. Below is a 'Stang' which has a Ram's Horn on the top of it. 

The Stang

The nail driven into the base is also connected to the Need-Rune as the 'Nail of the Norn'. There are some interesting root-words that stem from the meaning of 'nail' -

IE Root *nogh- 'nail' or 'claw'.

IE Root *ongh- 'nail', 'claw', 'hoof'.

It would seem that this Nithing-Magic was linked to Woden as the Storm-God, and also no doubt as the One-Eyed Hunter God who leads the Army of the Dead. Could this magic be associate with raising the Army of the Dead, especially in times of tyranny and oppression? There are hints that the idea of the Raising of the Stang was associated with the 'Wild Army', and in a very vivid dream that I had some years ago the symbols of this (as a kind of 'parade') were of wolves, dogs, and other animals, as well as a 'jester' figure, and also a figure in black who was linked to justice

This Nithing-Magic comes from the ancient Art of Witchcraft in its purer form, even though this is more of a destructive type of magic. As with all things there are at times valid reasons to cause harm to others, just as there are just wars waged to gain freedom from oppression. Modern 'wicca' is based upon false principles, and that is that it is a revival of the 'Old Religion'. Whatever this actually refers to is not the point here, but Teutonic Witchcraft was long ago the subject of degeneration and distortion, a fact that Guido von List pointed out in one of his works. These people do not even know how to pronounce their own name 'wicca' which is not 'wicka' but 'witcha'. And since much of this is driven by modern feminism, the word is masculine, as opposed to the feminine 'wicce'. (Shows the influence of someone like Gardner here.)

Archetypal Myth shows clearly how the Ancient Solar Wisdom was stolen by the Dark Powers, and the Gods and Heroes had to regain this by stealing it back from them. This is why it is necessary to research these modern versions to sift out the true knowledge and reject the rubbish that abounds. This also goes of Freemasonry, another movement that stole the Ancient Mysteries. 

There is also a tradition that the Stang is an Ash-Pole upon which are metal 'prongs', like a pitch-fork. And the foot of the pole was shod with iron, or a shod hoof. Now, of course, the 'forked twig' or 'pitch-fork' could be linked to Woden as the Horned One, and certainly modern wiccans would link this to the 'Horned God'. They may well hold a dim remembrance of this, since the Ash-Pole here would be Iggdrasil (again at one level). The link between 'nail' and 'hoof' I have already mentioned, and since a source I looked at had no idea why iron was used (and concocted a silly story to try to show they did) this is the Nail of the Norns. Since it appears that the Stang can be found in drawings in museums and is clearly a pole with an animal's head then the Nithing-Pole seems to be the most likely origins of this symbol, and the 'pitch-fork' was a later version.

The use of the pitch-fork was known as Riding the Stang and this was in fact used within a parade whose purpose was to punish wrong-doers. This seems to have been perhaps a different meaning that developed from the Cursing-Pole because it was a form of justice and punishment meted out by a 'posse'. This, of course, featured in my dream of the 'Wild Army'. This actually suggests that the ideas around the 'Horned God' may be right in that this is Woden. Some suggest that this is placed in the centre of the circle as the 'World Tree', and in a sense they could be right because the pole joins the Upper-World - Earth - Under-World, and invokes the Underworld power of the Serpent. 

Thursday, 12 November 2020


"In the Days of the Lion, spawned of the Evil Brood, The Hooded Man shall come to the forest. There he will meet with Herne the Hunter - Lord of the Trees - to be his Son and do his bidding. The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness shall be strong within him. And the guilty shall tremble!"

The Hooded Man Prophecy - October 31st 1993.

This has been covered before, but here I need to use this as the best example of what I am saying in this post. This was a piece taken from the Robin of Sherwood series on British TV, but this is an altered version, and the alterations make clear that this prophecy is valid for our times. This piece has 58 Words and the altered sentence is 'The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness are strong within him' which was originally 'The Powers of Light and Darkness are strong within him'. This piece has 58 Letters. Using English Gematria where A = 1, B = 2, C = 3 etc. the Number 58 gives us the word ROBIN - 18 + 15 + 2 + 9 + 14. 'The Hooded Man' is 'Robin Hood'.

A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4, E = 5, F = 6, G = 7, H = 8, I = 9, J = 10, K = 11, L = 12, M = 13, N = 14, O = 15, P = 16, Q = 17, R = 18, S = 19, T = 20, U = 21, V = 22, W = 23, X = 24, Y = 25, Z = 26.

To show that English Gematria, which was earlier used by David Lane (Wodensson) in his Hermetic Writings, is valid we should consider that there are 26 Letters of the English Alphabet, and that the word GOD adds to 26. Thus - 'The All' is 'The One'. It is necessary to understand that the above prophecy only came to light after a dream in which the altered parts were emphasised by being repeated twice so that I remembered them clearly on waking. I came across the writings of David Lane after this and this triggered the idea that English Gematria was the key to this. I came about this via a totally different approach to this than its originator.

WID-AR = 23 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 18 = 55.

INGWE = 9 + 14 + 7 + 23 + 5 = 58 (= ROBIN). 

WODEN = 23 + 15 + 4 + 5 + 14 = 61.

HOPE = 8 + 15 + 16 + 5 = 44. ("The Beginning and the End - The First and the Last".) 

We can see here how using certain numbers we can 'empower' ritual work; Woden would use 61 words perhaps and Wid-Ar 55 words. That Sacred Numbers are effective can be seen in the Magic Number 88 related to HelgiH, which is also two Wyn-Runes face-to-face as the Man-Rune - Rune of the Manu. 


Resurrection of the Spirit 88

The term BAB-COMET (Sajaha Prophecies) which I have associated with the Hale-Bop Comet adds to 61, the number of WODEN. This is how any form of gematria works, through the numbers added together in one word adding to the same as another word, seemingly unrelated, which links the two together in a subtle way.