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Tuesday 25 February 2014

Why do we need a new English Runic System?

We may well be asked why we use a specifically English Runic system rather than the Elder Futhark, Younger Futhark, or even the now pretty widespread Armanen System, which can be seen as perhaps the most Folkish System. The answer to this has to be broken up into sections that deal with each system -

The Armanen Futhork - This system has often been criticised for not being a 'historical' one, but myself I see no reason why a system based upon a mystical experience should not be valid. Since this is based upon the six-fold crystal, out of which all of the 18 runes can be taken, this has to be seen as a working system. It was certainly developed for the German Awakening between the two world wars, and even today is used (and spread) into other lands. I consider this to be a valid working magical system that can be used by anyone of Germanic origin, but......Having said that this system lacks the one thing that makes it useable to gain insight into the English Mysteries - the Ing-Rune. It contains no 'Rune of the Son' and thus cannot give us insight into the Mysteries of Ing and the 'Land of the Son'. It is a valid system for spiritual training and the awakening of the Aryan Consciousness, as we see through its use by Miguel Serrano.

The Elder Futhark - This system comes into the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag and does contain the Ing-Rune and thus the 'Mysteries of the Son'. The Tiw's Aettir contains the Ing-Rune and the Mysteries of Ing. But even this Futhark does not go as far as the English Futhork, as we shall see later.

The Younger Futhark - None of the versions of this contain the Ing-Rune either, and thus we are lacking in the Mysteries of Ing, the English Mysteries and the Blood Memory (which is contained in this rune.

The 33 runes of the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag system contain a complete working system for the Woden Initiate in England. This is why we use it to affect an English Awakening. I am now going to outline the reasons why this is the one that we use -

The Tiw's Aettir contains the Mysteries of Ing and the Manu which relate to the English Struggle and to the coming of The Hooded Man -

Tiw - Sky-Father. The Sun of the Solar Eclipse.

Beorc - Birth-Mother. The Moon that eclipses the Sun. Since this is the rune of the Birch-Tree which is the rune of rebirth, resurrection and regeneration this is also equated with the Dawn and thus the Morning Star. This is the woman 'clothed with the Sun and the Moon under her feet' that brings forth the Divine Child. It is thus no coincidence that Venus (Morning Star) was in the same house (House of the White Dragon) as the Sun & Moon in the eclipse of 1999 (see next). Since the birch-tree gives us the 'broom' (its twigs, as well as that of broom are used to make brooms) there may be a link between the nursery rhyme that tells of an old woman that sweeps the sky and the Morning Star.

Eh - The Divine Marriage of the Sky-Father and the Birth-Mother and their union. That this is a valid idea can be proven by the Solar Eclipse of August 11th 1999 which was predicted in Matthew 24 and by Nostradamus. The first prediction actually refers to the Sign of the Son of Man (the Ing-Rune that was created by the planetary positions at this time), the second to the bringing forth of the King of Angol (i.e. Ing - 'King of the English'). This proves beyond doubt that this rune-row is valid for our era and for the English Awakening.

Man - The Manu, offspring of the Divine Marriage of the Sky-Father and Earth-Mother. This rune is made up of two Wyn-Runes and thus has the Formula 88 - the Number of the Manu.
(This only works in the Elder Futhark and English Futhork) because the other systems use the so-called 'Life-Rune' as the Man-Rune.) This is the 'Mighty One' spoken of in the Norse Myths (Short Seeress' Prophecy).

Lagu - The Great Deep, the Wafeln or 'Swan-Ship' that floats on the Waters of Chaos at the end of the Cosmic Cycle, bringing the seeds of resurrection, the rebirth of the Sun, and the Divine Child - the Son of the Widow. This is also the 'flood' spoken of in the Short Seeress' Prophecy. It is the spring/fountain named 'Lac' that is the source of the healing of the Broken Sword (n-g) and its making whole again ('ng' - Ing). There is yet another thing that we should notice here, and that is that the Lagu-Rune makes up half of the Eh-Rune. Since the latter can be seen as symbolic of the Horse Twins - Hengest and Horsa - then this can be seen to represent Hengest, and thus the Sword of Hengest, which is the sword Hunlafing - the 'Hun-bequest' - passed from the 'Hun' (Germany) to Hengest of the Engel-Kin (English). The Wyrd of Germania passes from the Fatherland (Germany) to the Land of the Son (England) - this is the Resurrection of the Pure Fool.

Ing/Ingwe - The 'Son', or 'Hero-God' who is the Son of Man(nus) and thus the Son of the Widow (Parsifal) whose destiny is to bring to an end the Age of Darkness and to create a renewal of Nature and Resurrection of the Arya. (Here again we see how this rune-row alone tells the mysteries of the Son of Man and the Son of the Widow - and thus the Mysteries of The Hooded Man.) This rune is the Rune of Blood Memory and the Old English stave shows it as the DNA spiral. This thus signifies the Awakening of the Blood Memory. This is the 'e'en Greater One spoken of in the Short Seeress' Prophecy - Wid-Ar the Avenger. He Who Returns.

 Daeg - The New Dawn, the dawn of the new Golden Age of the Sun. This rune is also one of revolutionary change since its stave shows the possibility of it's being 'flipped' into its opposite, like an hour-glass or egg-timer. This is also the stave of Eternity and thus of the idea of Immortality.

Edel - This is the rune of the rising of At-al-land (Thule-Hyperborea) which was placed in a different dimension (Inner Earth) as the Memory of the Blood sank. This rune is made up of a Gyfu-Rune and Ing-Rune and thus the 'Gift of Ing'.

We can see from this rune-aettir how important this sequence is, and that it is relevant to the era in which we live today - here in England. It is usual to see the 24-rune Futhark as being the earliest known row, but we find the same runes on one of the Horns of Gallehus together with rune-stances that are found only in the English-Frisian Rune-Row. (This we shall cover in detail in another post.) Since the Horns of Gallehus were found in Denmark there is a likelihood that the English Tribes used these runes, maybe even with the 'later' added runes. We move on.....The last aettir is also one associated with the English Mysteries, and we use the full extra nine runes for this, since the last four runes have no rune-poems but still occur in the manuscripts.

The first two runes - Ac & Aesc - are both associated with the World Tree, and thus with the Irminsul. These two move on to the Yr-Rune which is itself a bind-rune of Ur-Irminsul in the version we use as standard. The Ior-rune is Iormun and also associated with the Irminsul, as are the shapes of the Ear-Rune and Cweorth-Rune. So we have here the first six runes of the last aettir all associated in some way with the Irminsul.

The last four runes are the Gral Runes and thus a Hyperborean Mystery (not a Celtic-Christian one as this developed into - if anything this is a Kristian Mystery rather than a 'Christian Mystery'). In the last rune - Gar - we have the Spear of Woden that finally destroys the power of the Dark Forces, and that is (significantly) the Gift of Ing. This is the Gifu-Rune and Ing-Rune as a bind-rune. The Calc-Rune and Stan-Rune make up the White Stone which points towards the White Stone of Ing that contains the Mysteries of Ing and also fulfils a prophecy concerning the finding of this stone in our own era, and thus heralds the English Awakening. The Gar-Rune is also the Gar-al rune or Rune of the Gral. The Gar-Rune is also made up of four Ang-Runes (Ing-Rune variant) and thus represents the fourfold division of England - with the central point as the Sacred Centre.

Why are the Gral Mysteries so important here, since many English Nationalists dismiss these as some form of 'Celtic' propaganda against the English Folk? They are important simply because the Third Wave (after Sigmund & Siegfried) is the one led by Parsifal (The Pure Fool) who wields the Spear of Woden in the destruction of the Dark Forces, and as the authority to become the new Gral King. The last four runes do not have rune-poems because they could be seen as Transcendent Runes - they are the runes of renewal and resurrection. This is why the 'usual' rune-row ends at Ear - the 'Earth-Grave'. The path to immortality goes beyond the 'earth-grave' and takes the Way of the Gods.

There is also another rune that cannot be found in the Armanen System nor the Younger Futhark - the Peorth-Rune. As I have shown in the Son of the Widow post this one represents the Swan-Ship or Sun-Ship and is thus the Wafeln that (from the Great Deep) is the ship of the Divine Child. An alternative version of the Stan-Rune contains two Peorth-runes facing each other which indicates a link between the Gral Stone (stan) and the Rune of Destiny/Rune of the Swan-Ship. That link, of course, is the son of Parsifal - Lohengrin, whose vessel is the Swan-Ship.

I think this post goes some way to show why WF has started to create its own unique runic system based upon the English-Frisian runes. This has not been done for an ego-boost, nor to try to make ourselves seem to be any better, but simply because this is the only system that  puts together the English Mysteries that have been developed by WF and the Cult of Woden. In one way these mysteries have come from this runic system, yet in another way this runic system has developed from these mysteries - the two cannot be separated. This new system had to be developed simply because its time had come, and it is needed in order to affect an English Awakening. This is part of the Archetypal Aryan Myth but the part that concerns the English Folk and the English Destiny. Since these runes are also centred around the Saxon Irminsul and Irmin (Ar-Man - High God of the Arya) they are also a Saxon Mystery and thus relevant to the Saxon Nation.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

The English Runic System

There are a number of runic systems that are in use today, the most used being the 24-rune Common Germanic Futhark and the newer 18-rune Armanen Runes. Within Woden's Folk and the Woden Folk-Religion we use a 33-rune system known as the English Futhork. This is made up of 32 runes broken into Four Aettir with the Gar-Rune as the Spiritual Centre -
Feoh                          Haegl                              Tir                            Ac
  Ur                              Nyd                             Beorc                        Aesc
Thorn                            Is                                 Eh                             Yr
  Os                              Ger                               Man                          Ior
 Rad                             Eoh                               Lagu                         Ear
 Ken                           Peorth                            Ing                        Cweorth
Gyfu                            Eolhs                            Daeg                         Calc
Wyn                            Sigel                              Edel                         Stan
It should be noted that the first three aettir (24 Runes) have the same order as the Common Germanic Futhark although the names are slightly different. This makes it quite easy to adapt from the CGF to the English Futhork. Some of the last nine runes are bind-runes whilst others describe trees (oak and ash) that are found in Germania and not in some more northerly areas of Europe. There is also the importance of the last four runes which do not have rune-poems in the English Rune-Poem. The names of at least the last three have meanings linked to the Graal Mythos - the original Hyperborean Mythos and not the later 'Celto-Christian Grail' built around a Christian 'King Arthur'.
These 33 runes and the order that they are shown here are the official runes of the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag system devised by the Hearth of Heruli within Woden's Folk. Individuals may use these runes differently and even in a different order but for group use within WF this is the order that we use - though the names may be altered for convenience.

This figure is the Nine Glory Twigs mentioned in the Nine Herbs Charm from which all of the 33-runes can be taken. This is the Rune-Mother which gives 'birth' to all of the rune-shapes. This is not the only Master Rune that we use for this system because there is also our own version which will can be seen below -
This is a more complicated mandala based upon the octagon, at the centre of which is the Swastika of the Return from which unfold all of the runes, in fact this figure covers all of the rune-rows. This is also based upon the Eightfold Wheel and the Ing-Rune/Gar-Rune as the Central Axis.






Son of the Widow

The title Son of the Widow occurs as one for 'Jesus Christ' (Mani called him thus) and also crops up in Freemasonry where Hiram Abis is the Son of the Widow. The origins of this title seem to be with the figure of the Egyptian Horus who is the son of Isis whose husband - Osiris - is slain by Set, which makes her the 'widow'. In the Myth of Horus we find that Osiris is slain by his brother, Set, but Isis brings forth a son, Horus, who is born to avenge his father.

Within Woden's Folk we have followed this line unconsciously, since the figure of The Hooded Man - as the Divine Fool - has exactly the same myth. Rather than the Egyptian Myth we have used the Norse version where Hamlet's father is slain by his own brother and Hamlet plays the Pure Fool so as to disguise his intention of avenging his father by slaying his murderer - the uncle. In this Hamlet is the Son of the Widow.

Another famous legendary figure whose myth is the same as this is that of Parsifal, whose name (in this version of Wagner's) means Pure Fool. What we need to realise when dealing with this myth is that in the Wolfram von Eschenbach version the ideas are based around alchemy which was the spiritual medium of the era.

Parsifal's father - Gahmuret - marries a black-skinned Moor named Belecane, Queen of Zazamanc, but he abandons her. Here we see the 'black' or nigredo stage. He then remarries to a figure called Herzeloyde of the House of Anjou, and then leaves her to fight in battle - the 'white' or albedo stage. He dies in battle, making Herzeloyde a widow, and their son, Parsifal, the Son of the Widow. Parsifal slays a Red Knight, takes his armour and weapons and becomes the Red Knight - this being the 'red' or rubedo stage. Here we see the colours of Eternal Germania - Black-White-Red.

Parsifal is 'brought up like a pure madman' and is 'pure like a madman'. The alchemical transformation as seen in the work of Wolfram von Eschenbach is not the work of a physical lineage but that of a spiritual lineage. Parsifal is a Warrior-Hero and the myth is based around the Warrior Ethos whence he needs no 'God' but is guided by his Walkyrie.

The wife of Parsifal is Condwiranurs whose skin is as white as snow and her lips as red as blood - red and white. When he witnesses the slaying of a goose killed by one of King Arthur's falcons he goes into a deep trance and slays two knights with the Lance of Troy which he found in the cave of a hermit. Here we have the colours red and white which are once again symbolic - 'blood on the snow'.

There are three swords used by Parsifal in his wanderings and quests -

The first he discards after finding the Sword of the Red Knight, which becomes his second sword. The third sword is the Memory of the Blood which on its second blow breaks and is repaired in the water of the fountain called Lac flowing from beneath a grey rock. Here we see the idea of the sword that is symbolic of the Blood Memory and this sword is the Broken Sword - Sword of the Wolsungas. There is a runic sequence here too - Lac (Lagu) which is the lake or fountain, and Blood Memory (Ing) which follows the Lagu-Rune. Indeed there is a connection between a Broken Sword and Ing because the original sound ng was once whole, but the two letters 'n' & 'g' are today broken, thus symbolic of the breaking of the Blood Memory of the Folk. It is thus the power of the Lagu Rune that makes n-g whole again - Ing. The Lagu-Rune could actually be seen as symbolising a fountain through the rune-shape.

I have equated the Lagu Rune with the Left-Hand Path which is the Warrior Path and the only valid path for us in the Dark Age or Warg Age. Ing is the rune associated with the Sacred Blood and with the DNA Code - the English version shows a double-helix. England - the 'Land of Ing' is the Land of the Blood which seems obvious from the title alone. This is the Land of the Son (of the Widow), whose colours are Red & White as seen on the English Cross Flag and the White Dragon Banner.

There are also hidden connections with the Last Avatar here since the title Widow is linked to Wid-Ar who is the Avenging God and another aspect of The Hooded Man. There is yet another important thing we need to consider here, and we need to get back to the Legend of Parsifal for that.

Parsifal is the Pure Fool who eventually finds the Gral and thus heals the wounded king and the land is renewed, but there is another important figure in this myth - Gawain. Through the tests that are undertaken by Gawain the power of the black magician - Klingsor - is broken, thus paving the way for the renewal of Nature by Parsifal. It is these tests, and the love of Gawain for the Proud Duchess, that destroys the enchantments of 'hypnosis at a distance' that has taken prisoner the Knights, not allowing them to return to the Ancestral Home. This is a most important point, for this 'hypnosis' at a distance is exactly how the English Folk have been enslaved - through the power of black magic, of pyscho-warfare, and by the mass-media and the press who act out this drama as the Black Magicians with their Magic Box (TV and the World Wide Web) - which create an illusionary world.

It is Gawain that destroys the power of Klingsor - the Black Magician - and to do so he undergoes a series of tests, whilst at the same time he is guided by his love for the Proud Duchess (his Walkyrie). We could even see the name Gawain as being made of the two runes Ga (gift) and Wyn and since his shield has a five-pointed star symbol there could be a link to Venus - the Morning Star. This is because the planet Venus is linked to the Wyn-Rune and the Wanir-Gods and thus to Ingwe-Frey and the Elven Race - the Shining Ones. The planet Venus was also glyphed by a symbol that is the same shape as the Wyn-Rune, which underlines this link. It is quite possible that the Morning Star is also associated with the Apple since when this is cut in half it makes a five-pointed star; we should note that the Wolsunga Line was renewed by the intervention of the goddess Frigga who sent her handmaid to Rerir's wife bearing an apple, who then gave birth to Wolsung.

To break the power of Klingsor it is necessary to expose the lies and deceit of the mass-media and the gutter-press, but it is also necessary to awaken the power of the Blood Memory in our Folk and to affect a return to the Ancestral Home - Thule-Hyperborea. What we need to understand is that the legend of the sinking of an ancient homeland may not have been a physical event in the first instance, for there is good reason to think that this 'sinking' was more of a removal of the Ancestral Homeland into another dimension - possibly into the Inner Earth. This was not just a flood that sank the ancient land, but more of a removal of the original lands from this dimension, which means that it is still there for those who are meant to find it.

This is more in line with the legends of Shambhalla and Agarthi (Asgard?) which are supposed to be within the Earth. It also explains why some people have experienced the Fata Morgana at the North Pole which is an 'illusion' of seeing another strange and magnificent world - which is there but in another dimension of being. There are so many legends about individuals going into the Earth and then coming out again at some future time, and we also have the figures like Barbarossa and King Arthur who 'sleep' in a cave (underground) awaiting their time of return.

Going back to the five-pointed star which centres around the figure of Gawain and also the Wolsunga Lineage, this is the same type of symbol as the White Rose which has five petals and is the White Rose of Albion. The White Rose can also be found on symbols of the Saxon god Irmin, and also on the medieval Tarot card named The Fool. The White Rose of Albion refers to a very ancient time when these islands were populated by the Arya or Hyperboreans, whose descendants were the later Saxon English.

One last point here concerns the son of Parsifal - Lohengrin - whose symbol is the Swan-Ship (Peorth-Rune) and whose legend most likely gave birth to the legend of the Swan-Knight, and these originated with the English Divine Ancestor - Sheaf. The Swan-Ship of Thule-Hyperborea sails upon the Waters of Chaos at the end of a world-age or cycle of ages - within the ship is the sunwheel (reborn sun) or the Seeds of Rebirth (like the 'ark'). In one version (Mayan) we find a White God with a Red Beard whose boat is the Serpent-Ship (Wafeln) which floats upon the Waters of Chaos, within the boat being the White Stone of Ing (Gral-Stone) on which are the runes Gift of Ing as seen on the side of the boat XX-X. The two figures at the side of the boat are the Guardians of the Gateway (Gateway to the Gods through which the Divine Hero travels).

This is the Swan-Ship of At-al-land which is the Racial Homeland which was removed from this world when the axis of the earth tilted and the Golden Age ended. This was the time when the gods sent Scef (Sheaf) to earth as the Culture-Bearer to aid the Germanic Folk as the climate changed drastically, and the gods withdrew into the Inner Earth. At this time the Sky-God (Tiw) lost his right-hand and became the God of the Underworld (Woden) symbolised by the Lagu-Rune of the Left-Hand Path.

The role of Woden's Folk is to prepare the way for the coming of the Last Avatar, and in doing so to fulfil the role of Gawain in breaking the hypnotic hold that Klingsor has over the Warrior-Heroes - thus awakening the Blood-Memory and the Memory of the Ancestral Homeland. Gawain had to go through a series of trials and tests, in one version being tested against the Green Knight, and overseeing the tests is Wyrd - the Goddess of Fate.

The role of the Einheriar is crucial to an understanding of what we are saying here, for the Einheriar are the Warrior-Heroes (Weras) who are resurrected at the time of Ragnarok to fight the Last Battle against the Dark Lord and the Dark Forces of Chaos and Destruction. The legends of the Everlasting Battle and figures such as Hedhin in Norse Mythology are connected to the idea of a never-ending Cosmic War between the Forces of Light (Gods and Heroes) against the Servants of Darkness (Jotun - Forces of Darkness & Matter), in which the Warrior-Heroes are slain and resurrected endlessly in this struggle of the ages.

We await the next coming of the Son of the Widow.......................................