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Thursday 23 October 2014

The Ancient Runes of England.

Although I have not read this work - Stonehenge Sacred Symbols by Neil L. Thomas - this post uses the reviews shown for the book, so I am only going on these rather than an actual knowledge of this work. It would seem that this professor from Australia toured the ancient sites of Britain to look for the history of his Celtic ancestors, but found a pre-Celtic civilisation that must surely relate back to the time when this was part of the North-West continent of Atalland. Our interest in some of the numbers he found and the measurements - again taken from the reviews.

He regards Avebury Stone Circle as once having 99 stones, broken into the formula 33 x 3; he then goes on to see the Long Man of Wilmington as being 33 faethms (fathoms) in length. The measurements of the Long Man, in another review, are -

33 Megalithic Rods (a MR being 2.073 metres).

The height of the Long Man multiplied by 33 = a Megalithic Mile.

This is why I have chosen to put this post on the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag blog since the number 33 is that of our own Rune-Row. Since it has always been my contention that the 33 runes were used here in England in ancient times, and we have used the term Runes of Attaland, this fits with this idea again. It was Marby who also saw the 33-runes as being the Runes of Atlantis and that this referred to the continent in the North Sea. 

I have equated the Hindu Mount Meru with the idea of the human Spinal Column which has 33 segments including the 5-4 fused segments of the Sacrum-Coccyx. The 24 runes seem to link to the 24 segments, and the extra 9 with the fused sections at the base of the spine. This would suggest that the runes are read from top to bottom which fits in with Miguel Serrano's idea that the usual base-to-head sequence is reversed in our system.

Me-Ru - MR - I have noted in another post how this relates to a measuring rod and we can thus surmise that the spinal column (Irminsul-Yggdrasil) is also a measuring rod, based upon the Number 33. It is also interesting to note that the author, Neil L. Thomas, sees the Long Man as the 'Dod-Man' with his twin measuring-rods. He is not the first to equate the figure with the Dod-Man which was done by Alfred Watkins who coined the termed 'Ley-Lines'.That the original figure of the Long Man held two spears does not negate this argument, for the Spear of Woden equates with the Sacred Centre and the Cosmic Axis and thus back to the Spinal Column in man. 

We also have the rather odd fact that the Old English Rune-Row contains the Four Hallows or Gral-Runes, again which must have come from very ancient times. What many scholars seem to be missing is that putting a lot of these 'odd facts' together brings the conclusion that the English go back into the Megalithic era - and it is now known that parts of Stonehenge were built by the people from Jutland.

In regard to the era of which we speak here - the so-called 'Megalithic Era' - this seems to relate back to a time when 'Giants' (I am not talking of 'Jotun' here) walked the Earth. We seem to have an account of these in the Old Testament and also in the Book of Enoch where the Watchers or Angels lusted after the 'daughters of men' and took them as wives. From this appeared what are called 'Giants' but which are originally Nephilim in Hebrew, and which were also referred to as the Sons of Anak. These were men of a particularly tall stature who were said to have built the massive stone structures all over the world. These may equate to the Shemsu Heru or 'Followers of Horus' who were seen as a kind of Master Race that ruled the Egyptians. This Master Race would appear to be the Sons of Anak who ruled over many different cultures and peoples - which goes some way to explaining the links between ancient cultures world-wide, and also some way to explaining why modern scholars tend to be wrong in their assertions of who built these advanced structures - they would have stemmed from the same Ruling Elite.

One of the last remaining 'Giants' may have been the aptly-named King Og  who was an Ammonite and King of Bashan. At a battle in the kingdom of Bashan, Edrei, King Og and his Ammonites were slaughtered man, woman and child in an act of total genocide by the famous Israelite - Moses (see Numbers 21:33-35). According to Arab tradition these people - the Ammorites - were said to be connected with a megalithic culture found in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan.

In a fragment called The Book of Giants which itself was part of the Book of Enoch found amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls we are told that these 'Giants' fell from grace through their scientific experiments on animals and humans which produced mutants and monsters, and they caused 'great corruption' on the Earth. It appears that a 'Giant' named Gilgamesh tried to stand against the heavenly powers (Gods) but realise the futility of his actions, and for these actions the Gods brought the Great Flood upon the Earth and destroyed these 'Giants'. This is the sinking of Atlantis, which has the same kind of end, a Great Flood brought on by the misuse of power by a once advanced race - as our people were once far more advanced and have sunk to the pitiful state we see today - together with the corruption of the Earth, animal experiments, and human experiments and a host of other ills that these peoples also imposed upon the Earth.

We could mention here that the highest degree of Freemasonry is that of the 33rd Degree; we must understand that Freemasonry seems to have sprung from an ancient tradition, and like all things has been distorted and used against our Folk. Through Masonry we find that their rituals may contain an ancient tradition about the Resurrection of the Soul which occurs at the rising of Venus - the Morning Star - and which leads to Immortality

I have taken this idea from Uriel's Machine written by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, both connected to Freemasonry. This is an interesting quote from the book -

The 'wands' are the measuring rods that the Canaanites and first Jews called asherah; named after the goddess who was the mother of the dawn and the dusk. As with the gigantic prehistoric carving of the chalk man at Wilmington in Sussex, the purpose of these asherah is to determine the angles of the sunrise and sunset indicated by the shadows cast from the vertical staffs.'

This piece is of interest because although I cannot now supply the source, there is a written piece by a Sussex priest who stated that when the Sun rises at certain times of the year (Spring Equinox/Autumn Equinox) the light runs up or down the two staffs of the hill-figure. This fits exactly to what is stated here, so I cannot tell whether these people had access to this work or whether the knowledge was found separately. It is also significant to note that the 'measuring-rods' were called after the Goddess of the Morning Star - Eostra in our own lore, also known as Freya of the Waene (Venus). She is also known as Idunn and her Twelve Apples of Immortality are the Crown of Twelve Stars known as the Corona.

The Long Man is shaped as the Ear-Rune and Cweorth-Rune, and the prefix Ear can be found on Earendel which seems to have been a term used by the English for the Morning Star. We have also noted in past articles that the planet Venus was in the House of the White Dragon, together with the Sun and the Moon, on August 11th 1999 at the time of the Solar Eclipse. Venus is associated with birth and with resurrection and this seems to have formed part of Masonic ritual, and is why the light of this planet is important in the layout of such megalithic structures as Newgrange in Ireland. Earendel is Ear-Waendel which is the figure of the Long Man of Wilmington. Venus is a 'double-star' of male and female, according to Miguel Serrano. The symbol for this double-star is twin sig-runes (SS).

If we read into these ideas we find that an ancient Race of Light maintained their immortality through a cycle of resurrections under the Light of the Morning Star - which is what Miguel Serrano tells us, though maybe in a slightly different way. This is the Enlightened Beings we have seen as Tulka (Tibet), Avatar (Hindu) or Boddhisattva (Buddhism). I have mentioned Newgrange, and this has an association with a figure called AEnghus or Angus, a name which has the same roots as Ingwe or Ingui.Newgrange has always been associated with the Tuatha de Danaan - Tribe of Danu. The name 'Danu' could be equated with Idunn and it seems that Newgrange is associated with the Morning Star. The Tuatha de Danaan were called the Lords of Light.

It is around 9 months from the Spring Equinox to the Winter Sunwend, near to the period of human gestation. It is quite possible, indeed highly likely, that the ancient rituals that have been recorded in many different traditions, hint of a spring ritual, under the influence of the Goddess of the Morning Star, was used to resurrect the soul of the King-Ruler of a tribe into a new King-Ruler, born at the Winter Sunwend. The figure of 'Jesus' and that of 'John the Baptist' may also contain hints of the same theme -

1. The Krist is conceived on the Spring Equinox, and born at the Winter Sunstead.

2. He dies on the Spring Equinox, and is 'resurrected' at the first full moon after - Easter. Thus, he dies on the same day as he was conceived.

3. John the Baptist is conceived at the Autumn Equinox, and born at the Summer Sunstead.

It seems that a traditional unit of length known as the gaz was used as late as the Nineteenth Century in north-west India, and the British Government standardised it as 33 inches. It was also found that the Indus inches of the Indus civilisation at Mohenjo-daro totalled exactly 33 inches. The Indian gaz was very near to the measurement of the Megalithic Yard.

Of course, none of this actually proves that the 33-rune row was used here in England in very ancient times. But it goes some way to show that the extra Gral-Runes may not have been 'borrowings' as some suggest, but may already have been part of this system used by the Frisians and Saxons. The Ear-Rune/Cweorth-Rune may represent the idea of 'measurement' as the shape of the 'Dod-Man'. 

What has distorted our idea of ancient history is the false claim that the Celtic Druids built these great monuments, whereas the truth is more in line with their being built by a people called the Hyperboreans from whom descended the Germanic Folk and Germano-Celts. These were either the 'Giants' or their descendants. It would seem that this ancient Solar Race were a highly advanced people with a highly advanced civilisation, but some of them abused their power and corrupted the Earth and threatened its destruction - for which the Gods destroyed most of them in a Great Flood. The remnants were scattered and tried to rebuild their ancient civilisation but many of them, like the Ammonites, were destroyed or scattered again. The 33 rune-row may have been a vestige of the pre-flood civilisation, or was created in order to save the ancient wisdom after this flood. 

Monday 13 October 2014

The Ing-Rune

The Ing-Rune

'Ing was first among the East Danes
Seen by men until he later eastwards
Went across the waves, the waen sped behind
Thus the Heardingas named the hero.'

Old English Rune-Poem (Translation by Steve Pollington).

This small piece from the Old English Rune-Poem may not seem to say a lot, but there are some very interesting secrets held within it. Let us now look carefully at this piece to unravel, these secrets -

  • Ing was first amongst the East Danes.
  • Ing then went eastwards over the waves.
  • The Waen sped behind.
  • The Heardingas (Haddings) gave the name Ing to this Divine hero.

In order to understand this piece we need to study the Legend of St, Cuthman which fits exactly with this piece in the rune-poem. Cuthman pushes his mother in a wagon, and the direction he takes is eastwards. Symbolically (which explains this whole mystery) Cuthman 'drives' the Waen in which dwells his 'mother'. The phrase 'The Waen sped behind' is actually 'waen after-ran' hints at this, although strictly speaking the Waen is in front and moved by Cuthman.

This I see as a piece of star-lore, and the only constellation to fit the role of Ing is that of Bootes which 'follows' the Waen (Great Bear) eastwards around the Pole Star. Bootes would seem to be the driver of the Waen symbolised by a team of Oxen.

This is a drawing of Ing pushing his mother in the wagon; the shape of the wagon is very much like that of the Great Bear (Woden's Waen). The legend tells us that he pushes his mother from Steyning (Sussex) to Chidham which is eastwards of Steyning. The name 'Steyning' directly translates as 'Stone-Ing' and although the term 'People of the Stone' has been used to translate this I see no reason not to use the direct translation, thus also linking the Stone of Ing with the Divine Hero - Ing or Ingwe.
Ing is the Divine Ancestor of the English Folk and variations of his name can be found right across the British Isles - in Scotland the name Angus is a variant of Ingus, which itself is a variant of the name Ing. The rune-poem tells us that Ing is the Divine Hero, and the meaning of the rune tells us that he is the 'Son' which has significant importance to Wodenists, since this is part of our work on the Last Avatar. England is the Land of the Son as much as Germany is the Fatherland.

The constellation of Bootes is actually shaped like the rune above, which is a variant of the Ing-Rune. This can only be seen on certain nights of the year. Ing is thus the Driver of the Waen and the Great Bear is the Chariot of Ing. In The Secret Doctrine H.P.Blavatsky mentions that the Great Bear is the Mother of Revolutions and we have other sources that mention the Great Bear as the Womb of Time. It is significant that Ing drives this area of the sky.

The translation of this section of the Old English Rune Poem has been very controversial, and various different interpretations have been given to the same text. We have to remember that the Germanic people used various means of hiding their secrets and mysteries, and one of them was word-play, giving two different meanings to one text. This could be the case here.

If the waen is the Great Bear, known as Woden's Waen, it could also just as well be the Sun-Waen, the Sun moving eastwards across the skies during the day, sinking behind the horizon in the west in the evening. Rising before the Sun is Venus - the Morning Star - which also travels eastwards across the skies, 'arising' again just as the light fails in the west. Ing could thus be seen as the Morning and Evening Star. We would seem to have confirmation of this since the 'Christ' of Revelation is said to be the 'offspring of...the Morning Star...'. In the Legend of Cuthman we find hints that Ing and 'Christ' were seen as one and the same. It should be noted that the English Initiates would have been aware that Ingwe and the Krist were one and the same Archetypal Myth.


The runic markings on this stone are Anglo-Saxon Runes, bearing the inscription 'Gyfu-Ken-Ing' with an alternative Ken-Rune with a (later) cross-marking. The reading is the Gift of Ing which is the name of the Spear of Woden (Gungnir) and on here seems to be associated with Fire (Ken-Rune). Since the Ken-Rune is also associated with the Kon(ungr) and with kingship then the Gift of Ing could also be seen as 'Kingship'.

The Ing-Rune at the start of this post is a glyph of the DNA Spiral, hence the meaning 'son of' or 'offspring of' - the genetic inheritance. This is the Rune of the Blood Memory and links directly to the Edel-Rune which is the rune of Blood & Soil, and which also contains a bind-rune Gyfu-Ing thus giving us Gift of Ing again. The idea of genetic inheritance and that of the racial-homeland are bound together.

The Old English version of the Ing-Rune can be drawn in two different ways - as we have done in an 'upright' form' or turned sideways in which it makes a glyph of the sexual act - a clear virility and fertility symbol (Ingwe-Frey is shown with an erect phallus on many carvings). But this also tells us that the Ing-Rune contains an Ur-Fusion (when turned sideways) and a Ken-Fusion (as the one at the start). That we have here a 'fire-glyph' and the Stone of Ing runes tell us that the Gift of Ing is 'fire', then we have a Divine Hero or Hero-God associated with Fire. Hamasson once pointed out that Inga spelled backwards is the Hindu god of fire - Agni.

This is said to be the Agni-Fire associated with the Fire-God of the Hindus known as Agni, from whose name we get the terms - igneus, ignition, ignite etc. Compare this photo with the one below -

This was a photo taken by a fellow WF Activist at a Folk-Moot at the Wayland Smithy; the flames that show up on the photo are very hard to explain, and certainly look like the Agni-Fire shown in the other photo. This is a close-up.

This is how the 'fire' showed on the actual photo with the White Dragon in the background, and the WF Blood-Flag shown to the left of the photo.

That Ing can be equated with Fire is seen in the term Ingle-nook which is the area around the hearth of a house-fire. If we equate Ing with Sceaf, since they are both the Divine Ancestor of the English Folk, then we have an account of Sceaf being on a shield bearing a lighted taper which links Sceaf to fire too. This can be no coincidence and I feel that Sceaf-Ing is the bringer of agriculture (Sheaf of Corn) at the end of the Golden Age, and that he is the culture-bearer figure who we can equate with the Aztec Quetzalcoatl who - interestingly - is associated with Venus.
Ingvi-Frey is one of the Waene (Vanir) Gods whose name equates with 'Venus' and so this culture-bearer and divine ancestor is associated with the Morning and Evening Star - he is thus the First and the Last or the Beginning and the End, since he rises at Dawn and sets at Dusk. Miguel Serrano sees Venus as being a male-female star who would be Frey-Freya in Norse Mythology. Venus is the 'sister-planet' of the Earth.