Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Monday 10 December 2018

The Fool's Foot & The Hidden Rune

In a post about the Merseburg Charm I mentioned that the Fylfot means 'Fol's Foot' and also, as a play-on-words, 'Fool's Foot'. It struck me today that taking the Old English word for 'king' - cyning - which is pronounced 'cooning' the Fylfot should be pronounced 'Fool-Fot', hence 'Fool's Foot'. The meaning 'Fol's Foot' stands since this concerns Baeldaeg's horse, Fol being an alternative name for the Sun-God.

The rune that I am concerned with here is the Gar-Rune which is the Spear of Woden and the Gift of Ing. This is a Germanic Ing-Rune overlaid with the Gyfu-Rune, thus 'Gift of Ing'; this is proven by the name of Woden's Spear - G-UNG-Nr or G-ING-Nr which is 'Gift of Ing'. In the above Old English Runes certain runes have been rounded off simply because they were written by Christian Scribes. The runes are never rounded and are angular shapes. 

The Gar-Rune

However, when we take a look at the Armanen Runes created by the German Rune-Magician, Guido von List, we find that the Gibor-Rune he uses has a line overlaid with a Sig-Rune or 'half a fylfot'. 

According to von List this rune is the Gibor-Rune which was a 'hidden' Swastika, hidden by the Armanen Initiates because of its supreme secrets. If this were so then there is no reason to doubt that the very same thing could have happened with the Old English Rune-Row and to the Gar-Rune. The arms are not bent in the shape of the Fylfot-Swastika but we could see in this version a 'Double-Swastika', one going Sun-wise and the other Widdershins. If this is so then we have discovered a 'Hidden Rune' with a very profound set of meanings -

  • The 'Fool's Foot' - connected to The Divine Fool who is The Hooded Man, and whom we find in the myths of Parsifal and Hamlet. 
  • The symbol of The Hooded Man can be found in the Double-Swastika which represents 'Light and Darkness' in balance. 
  • The Swastika is the 'Fire-Wheel' which connects to Ingwe who is the God of Fire; this is the 'Gift of Ing' found in the symbolism of the Gar-Rune. 
  • The Fylfot-Swastika is said to represent the Sun, but here we need to recall the change from a Polar Mythos to a Solar Mythos. Originally the Fylfot-Swastika represented the stars moving around the Pole Star, and formed part of the Polar Mythos. It seems quite possible that Baeldaeg was not always a 'Sun-God' but was the original 'Polar God'; this seems likely since he has the alternative name 'Pol' or 'Fol'. He would thus represent the Pole Star around 26,000 years ago which was 'slain' and 'arises again' after the 26,000 years cycle. 
  • From the Merseberg Charm and the formula of the Sunwheel - Cross - Fylfot - Cross - Sunwheel we can see that the Fylfot-Swastika is symbolic of Baldaeg in the Underworld, awaiting his return at the right time of the cycle. 
  • The Root *bael actually means 'fire' which underlines what I have just said. 

The Fylfot-Swastika is one of the most potent symbols of our Folk; it has arisen anew for good reason at this time of the Cycle of the Ages. As the Widdershins Fylfot or the "Swastika of the Return" (Serrano) this is the way back to Thule and to the return of Baldaeg after Ragnarok. 

The Long Man of Wilmington is The April Fool or Divine Fool who is The Hooded Man. He is an aspect of Waendal who appears as a Fire-Serpent. The figure is shaped like the Cweorth-Rune which is the Fire-Twirl and it is quite likely that the symbol here, if it were revolved, would create a Swastika at a certain speed of turning. The figure is just a couple of miles east of 'Polegate', a name first recorded as 'Polgate' - 'Pol-Gate'. There is reason to believe, since the figure faces north, that this is the 'Gateway to the Pole' or the Gateway to Thule. The hill-figure is opening the 'Gateway to Thule' and the return to the origins. 

Waendal is the English equivalent to the Norse Mundilfore, and since Mundilfore is associated with the Swastika then there is further proof that Waendal is too. The name 'Mund-ilfore' stems from the same roots as manth which forms pramantha which is the 'Fire-Wheel' or 'Swastika'. The name Prometheus could stem from the root, at least at one level. Mundilfore is the 'World Turner' which is why the Swastika is his symbol, the turning of the Earth around the Pole Star.

The Northern Gateway is the 'Gateway to the Gods' and thus to the Immortals and to Immortality. The Land of Albion itself is symbolised by the Sword of The Hooded Man - Albion - which contains within its blade the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness in balance. 

The Gar-Rune is also the Rune of Albion which originally was a diamond-shape (Ing-Rune) here with the Four Directions and Four Quarters, the Sacred Centre being in the middle. This Sacred Geometry can be found in Ireland which was split into Four Quarters with Tara as the Sacred Centre. The Sacred Centre of Albion was at Beran Byrig (Banbury) marked by the 'Banbury Cross'. Here, at this point, the Island Dragons dwelt - the Red Dragon and White Dragon. These were in Eternal Conflict in these islands, and were removed to Dinas Emrys in Snowdonia, North Wales. A secret rite was done near to Dinas Emrys and a talisman of the White Dragon made and placed at Banbury Cross to bring the White Dragon back to its homeland in England. 

There is a secret symbolism held in the Gar-Rune and its 'hidden' meaning; the Gyfu-Rune is static whereas the Fylfot-Swastika symbolises movement. The 'gift' is indeed the sacrifice that must be made by the English Folk in order to achieve the Final Victory. The Swastika is the energy of movement needed to awaken the English Folk to their true destiny. The 'Gift of Ing' is Fire, as shown on the White Stone of Ing, and the Holy Fylfot is the 'Fire-Wheel' that whisked the worlds into creation. 

As I have said before, the last four runes - The Four Hallows - have no rune-poems, and there must have been a hidden meaning in this. What we need to consider in dealing with this subject is that, according to Guido von List, there was a Hidden Order of Armanen Masters, Adepts and Initiates that held on to these Sacred Mysteries and passed them on from generation to generation. And these 'Hidden Masters' were in contact with what is known as the Great White Brotherhood which guides our Folk in this struggle. 

Norse Mythology was written down in Iceland and Scandinavia, mainly in Iceland as regard to the actual myths, and the Younger Futhark (as Hamasson has said) reflects this tree-less region of the world. The Ar-Kan Runes have been developed from the Northumbrian-Frisian Runes and have regained the trees lost in dropping some of the runes, suggesting that the 33-rune row was older than has been suggested. I believe these runes stemmed from the Lost Land of At-al-land where the English Tribes dwelt in very ancient times. The 'Druids' of these islands were not all 'Celtic' as we have proved, and this Druid Lore was based firmly around the Sacred Trees of these islands. 

The Gar-Rune has the Number 0 and is The Beginning and the End, First and the Last since it can come at the beginning of the Rune-Row or at the end of the Rune-Row. It is the 'Joker' of the 'Pack' - 'The Fool'. It represents the Cosmic Joker who rules over this era in the Cycle of the Ages - the time-in-between-times. Hidden within this rune is the most powerful symbol of our times - the Fylfot-Swastika.

Thursday 6 December 2018

The Crystal Palace - Part Two

These posts should always be seen as linked to the ALU-ULA Formula and to the idea of the Three Cauldrons, these being linked to our own Northern Heathendom by Steven McNallen of Wotan Network. These later posts merely add to what is already known about this theme, and we hope that doing so will help others in their gaining of knowledge. We see no need to go over the formula here but keep in mind these ideas are linked.

It seems that the Pineal Gland has now been found to contain very, very small crystals of calcite, so is it a coincidence that the English used a Latin Term for one of their runes - Calc - the root of the word calcite? In the ideas of the Three Cauldrons of Poesy (Irish Lore) the Upper Cauldron is inverted, just as the above Calc-Rune shows an inverted Eohls-Rune or 'Life-Rune'. The aim is to reverse this into its 'true' upright state - which would naturally hint at the 'Tree of Life' - Immortality! 

As we stated in Part One the area within the head where the Pineal Gland, the Pituitary Gland and the 'Ammon's Horn' are situated is known in Chinese Alchemy as the Crystal Palace. But it has also three other names -

  • Sacred Square Inch.
  • Heavenly Heart.
  • Cavity of Spirit.

The name 'Sacred Square Inch' is important if (and only if) it is true to say that the three glands mentioned above are within around one square inch in the human head - which they could well be. Since it would seem that the Egyptians saw this area as the Eye of Horus then the Chinese were also aware of the glands within the human head. Here we should stop and think because in most studies the physical level alone is seen to be important; in our case, as in these ancient cultures it is the spiritual and astral level that is important. It seems that this area is connected to the 'Sacred Marriage' which is the stage in alchemy known as Solve et Coagula - 'break down and run together'. This is not the last stage since the next is to go to the Black Sun (Void) where the 'separation' takes place, and then the Green Ray where the Absolute 'I' is created through 'separation'. (See Miguel Serrano for a more profound view of this.)

It is interesting to recall that Guido von List had visions that gave to him the Armanen Rune-Staves and Rune-Names whilst blinded in both eyes after a cataract operation. It seems also (if I am correct here) that he used a Hexagonal Crystal (Krist-All) as a means to project the runes through light refraction. The Armanen Runes could all be found to come from the 'Mother-Rune' which is the 'Krist-All' or 'Hag-All', and which in reality was a Hexagonal Crystal. Some of the crystals found in the discovery within the Pineal Gland are said to be Hexagonal Crystals. This is extremely interesting because it may answer the question as to why the Holy Runes - of all ancient alphabets - are all straight lines. 'Because they were carved in wood' is hardly a logical conclusion since they were also carved in stone, even if at a later date. 

We can find the Armanen Runes in the 'Hagal-Hexagon' and the Ar-Kan Runes in the 'Nine Glory-Twigs Hexagon', at the centre of which is the Hagal-Rune ('Seed of Life') out of which the 'Tree of Life' grows. Since the Haegl-Rune means 'hail' at one level it is associated with the 'corn' or 'seed' and thus to the 'Seed of Life' out of which life grows. This 'seed' should not just be viewed at the physical level because it is also akin to the idea of the 'aura' since it already contains the fully-grown individual within itself. 

The Calc-Rune has also another hidden meaning concerning the idea of a 'cup' (Graal-Cup) or 'cauldron'; the rune is tipped over which suggests the pouring out of a liquid, in this case the Liquor of the Graal-Cup. This is the Amrita, Soma, Haoma or the 'Drinking of the Astral Blood' (Serrano). It is the Amber Nectar which pours downwards from the Head-Centre and which (at the physical level) contains a mind-altering substance excreted in the 'Sacred Marriage'. The IE Root *kal- means 'cup', 'chalice' but also gives the Greek kalux  meaning 'seed-vessel' which suggests the female role in the Cup-Spear union. 

Since the Calc-Rune or Yr-Rune (Armanen) forms part of the HE/SHE ideas of Don Miguel Serrano, together with the Eohls-Rune or Man-Rune, then the Haegl-Rune is seen as the union of these two. We have the IE Root *kal- which forms our 'calc' and if we go to the more Southern European Language Roots to find the equivalent of our Haegl (silent 'g') we can find *kailo- which is the root of our hael, hal, heil, whole, wholesome, holy etc. This is related to the IE Root *kaghlo which gives us our haegl, hagol, haegel meaning 'hail'. 

We have seen before how these ideas are related to the Third AEttir of the Ar-Kan Runes -

Tir - The Father - HE

Beorc - The Mother - SHE

Eh - The Sacred Marriage of HE/SHE

Man - The Union of Man-Woman

Lagu - This is the 'Liquor of the Graal-Cup' which is produced by this Sacred Union. This is also the 'Lake' symbolic of the 'Well', with the next rune the 'Well of Memory'. It is also the 'Blood' and thus the 'Blood Memory'. 

Ing - The 'Son of Man' produced by this Sacred Union - in this case the 'Astral Body' or 'Star-Man'.

Daeg - The Light of Day, Illumination, Enlightenment, the body lit with the opening of the Pineal Gland. 

Edhel - The 'Rune of The Hooded Man' (Hamasson) who appears as a hooded figure where the hood is empty, not 'black' but more of a total Void. 

(The last two runes - Daeg-Edhel - are reversible because perhaps the two stages can be reversed, going from the Darkness into the Light of Day. Or, since the Daeg-Rune can also be seen as Day-Night and a rune which can be instantly reversed, switching one to the other, then Edhel can also be seen as moving backwards (or forwards) to At-al-land, which sank and will rise anew.)

Since the Pineal Gland contains crystals it is likely that this holds true of the Pituitary Gland too. We have covered Ammon's Horn and its links to these two glands, though most scientists will only cover the physical aspects of this, so a very shallow meaning is found. 

The 'Eye of Horus' is another point we need to consider, since in our own Wodenic Lore we equate Horus (Heru) with Wid-Ar. Horus, like Woden, is said in some myths to have lost an 'eye'; this is a very ancient Archetypal Myth and could, as mentioned before, refer to the Third Eye lost in the Well of Mimir (Well of Memory). This 'eye' is not 'found', it has to be awakened, and this is a spiritual quest; even in the modern 'New Age' and 'Psychic' scene the physical attributes of the 'Third Eye' are paramount. We should look deeper into these ideas to the spiritual and to the parallel world of the 'Astral' because it is the Astral Body that has to be recreated. 

Now, I mentioned that there was a link between the 'Third Eye' and the Pole Star, and around 26,000 years ago Polaris was the Pole Star. This was associated with the Wolf and with Anubis it would seem; of course, the 'loss' of the Third Eye could be seen as the 'loss' of the Pole Star of the time. We cannot tell for certain. But, the loss of the 'Third Eye' could also be seen as occurring around 13,000 years ago, or half a Great Year, since this takes us back to the time of the sinking of At-al-land. When this 'sank' so did the Third Eye 'sink' into the Well of Memory. Wid-Ar is said to return after a 26,000 year cycle, according to Gorsleben anyway. He is He Who Returns since his name stems from 'to return' or 'to go against'. Polaris has returned too. 

Wid-Ar is associated with Ar-ies the Ram, hence why I have chosen to spell the name this way. He is 'widder' which means 'ram'; and the Ammon's Horn can be seen as the 'Ram's Horn'. There is a link here between the Third Eye Centre and the Manipura Chakra which is in the Base Centre because this centre has the following symbols -

  • Fire
  • The Swastika as the Force of Fire
  • The Ram (Agni)
  • The 'Seed Mantra' of this chakra is 'RAM'

This Base Centre is the Cauldron of Heat known as the 'Golden Stove' in Chinese Alchemy and Tantra. Agni is Ingwe whose 'fire' is the Inga-Fire or Agni-Fire. In the Base Cauldron there is a Fire-Centre and Water-Centre and Agni-Inga is Fire-in-Water. He is the Fire that arises out of the Waters. 

We cannot ignore the fact that the Upper Head Centre is named Odhroerir which can be rendered 'Wod-Roarer' and this has to be connected to the Woda-Force (Odic Force) and to Woden as the 'Master of Wod'. If I am right Don Miguel Serrano connects the Third Eye with the Odal-Rune and we can do likewise since the centre is named Odhroerir. I believe that Stephen McNallen also connected the Odal-Rune to this centre. If we see the Edhel-Rune as being a 'hood' then this fits well with the Head Centre. 

Thursday 29 November 2018

The Veneris Rune & The Solar Xrist

The Veneris Rune is an eight-rayed symbol used by Don Miguel Serrano as the Rune of Venus, and also of the Rune of Completion. In his works he uses the Hagal-Rune as the Rune of Pisces, and the Veneris Rune as the Rune of Aquarius.

The Hagal-Rune or Haegl-Rune is the Rune of Krist, being a bind-rune of Is and Gyfu - Iesous and Xristos. This is also the 9th Rune, and Woden is resurrected on the Ninth Night (for this mystery read my article on Peryth Shou in Runemasters - Mystics and Teachers of the Heathen North edited by Troy Southgate and available from Black Front Press). After that quick 'advert' we'll get back to the point. There is also another point here and that concerns the Haegl-Rune as representing the HE/SHE or Androgyne. We are today in the period of the 'Dissolution' and it seems clear that this process entails that of melting together the sexes, races etc. which we can see clearly in the 'gender' problem today. We cannot stop this in the masses but we must with all our might resist it and ensure that we build an alternative for the young people to oppose this slide into the Primal Chaos. I read the other day about this 'problem' which has increased some 200% (might have been 2000% if I read it wrong) here in England over the past decade or so. This was never a 'problem' until it was deliberately created through what we could see as Dark Magical Techniques used on the minds of young people. 

The Is-Rune shown above is the central stave of Haegl - it represents Iesous, but also as the figure hanging upon the X-Cross. 

The Gyfu-Rune represents Xristos because of its shape, thus Iesous Xristos; the 'X' is a letter sounded like the Scottish 'loch', a gutteral sound.It also represents the X-Cross or 'Cross of Sacrifice'. 

The Haegl-Rune is also the union of HE/SHE in his works, that which occurs at the Crown Chakra. In this system there are two chakras above this, the Black Sun and the Green Ray.

The Veneris rune has two distinct symbols, as far as I can see from my readings of Miguel Serrano's works; of course, there are no doubt more -

  • Two Haegl-Runes joined together.
  • The Haegl-Rune 'pierced' with the Spear of Sagittarius.

Whereas the Haegl-Rune represents the union of HE/SHE, this one goes beyond, through the 'Black Hole' (Void) where is seen the burst of the Green Ray. 'Pierced' through with this Green Ray this rune is the Rune of Completion where the Initiate is 'reborn' with the Absolute I, just as his SHE is reborn the same. They are united but separated. This is how I understand this to be, and is my opinion on this though others will be able to get deeper than I into these Mysteries.

In Folkish Wodenism we have used the above Edhel-Rune (Odal-Rune) to represent At-al-land - the Land of Origins. But it has also been used to represent the Double-Star - Venus - which is male (Ingwe) and female (Freya). Miguel Serrano uses this rune to represent the Esoteric Order of the Black Sun (SS = 'Swartz Sun' or 'Swartz Stein'). The one above represents the White Sun - Black Sun. 

In a previous post I have mentioned a formula connected to the Merseburg Charms and I am going to repeat this here since it fits so well with the ideas that I am going to put forward now -

This is the true symbol of the Sun-God - Baldaeg or Pol - and it is the Solar Wheel or Sun-Wheel. It is also the symbol of the Son of the Sun which we can see (for this purpose) as the Solar Krist. This symbol is that of the Divine Man in the Golden Age. Now, due to the 'Witch of the Eclipse' (remember the Solar Eclipse in the New Testament) the Solar Krist loses his 'Solar Ring' and his symbol becomes -

This is not the 'Christian Cross' but the Cross of Fro-Ing who is the Solar Krist; the 'Christian Cross' is extended to become the 'Cube of Saturn' rather than the Sun-God. Krist - the Solar Spirit - is 'crucified' on the Cross, symbolic of Man being 'crucified'. Here, according to Miguel Serrano, it is the Art Royal or Alchemy that transforms the Cross into the Widdershins Swastika, rotating backwards in order to find the EXIT from the Eternal Return towards the Divine Origins - "This is the Kristianity of Wotan". At this point Woden voluntarily sacrifices 'himself to himself' by hanging upon the living World Tree, this being the symbolic 'fall' into matter which suggests a voluntary 'fall' by the Divine Race in order to free this universe, as Miguel Serrano suggests. 

Then the 'legs' of the 'Foal's Foot' (Fylfot) are 'broken' creating the 'Broken Cross' or 'Crooked Cross'; this is the symbol of the Solar Krist but at the point where the Widdershins Swastika moves against the flow of time, decay and death back towards the origins of At-al-land and Thule. 

When this is achieved, through the Magic of the Goddesses and then Woden the 'Foal's Feet' are mended and the symbol returns to that of the Solar Cross.

The 'Ring' (Draupnir) is returned to the Sun-God or Solar Krist and the Golden Age returns because the Solar-God (Baldaeg) or Sun of the Son (Krist) is resurrected from Odainsacre.

From this we have another important discovery in regard to the Holy White Stone of Ing and the Mysteries of Ingwe. On the Stone we have the following -

  • The Gyfu-Rune (X) represents the Solar Xrist. The 'gift' here is the sacrifice which is one of the secret meanings of this rune. Here the 'Cross' is the 'Cross of Saint Andrew' (X-Cross) who is the patron of the church in which the Stone can be found. 
  • The Ing-Rune (XX) represents Ingwe.

Again, we have the reconciliation of Woden and the Solar Xrist held within these symbols. This is the theme of my good friend Wotan's Krieger in one of his recent blogs, the idea that we can get through to more people through their becoming aware of these truths - we do not covert but we should spread the truth to others. There is yet another Hidden Mystery here since it is essential that we unite the figures of Woden and Ingwe within ourselves, which has been the aim of these works for some time now. 

According to Carl Jung when he spoke to Miguel Serrano he said his work was aimed at "making it possible for the West to rediscover the resurrection of Kristos within man. Because Kristos is himself, he is the Selbst (Higher Self)". 

The Solar Xrist being Ingwe is the the God of the Solar-Fire, the Son of the Sun, and through his 'sacrifice' on the Cross (Matter) we see the clear symbolism of the Sacrifice of Fire into Matter. Thus the Divine Spark of the Gods comes down into Matter, shown on the Holy White Stone of Ing with the added 'cross' which is 'Fire' (Ken Rune) into Matter (The Cross). 

Not only Ingwe but also the Sun-God, Baldaeg, have been equated with the Xrist, as we can see clearly in the Dream of the Rood. Here the 'Hero-God' (which is indeed one of te meanings of the Ing-Rune) is pierced through with arrows, just as Herebald in Beowulf. Norse Mythology has Blind Hod using a sprig of mistletoe which is the only thing that will slay the Sun-God - hardly a suitable weapon so this must be an alternative symbolism. 

We have shown before that the figure of a god hanging upon a cross is far older than historical Christianity. Only though Mithraism and appropriating Aryan symbolism could the Established Church create a false religion based upon 'Jesus Christ' - the Gauls had a god named 'Esus' and 'Christ' is the Greek term for one who is 'anointed'. The 'mitre' worn by the Roman Catholic Priest gives the game away, named after Mithras. The 'star' that hung in the skies at the time of this 'birth' is Sirius, and the Three Magi or Three Kings are the stars of the Belt of Orion which points towards Sirius. We do not know if anyone known as 'Christ' existed since there is no evidence from the Middle-East, but what we can surmise is that the Solar Xrist came down into matter as an 'Avatar' (The Dove = 'The Diver" = "The Avatar") bringing the Divine Light of the Gods down to Earth in order to save the Spirit of Man from the Demiurge, seen as Ildabaoth by Madame Blavatsky. Demiurge, Ildabaoth, Dark Lord, whatever we call this Dark Force, some kind of Avatar was slain on a Cross that on the Ninth Night he would 'resurrect' as Wid-Ar, thus 'resurrecting' the Father (Woden) as the Son of the Sun. 

That this figure is resurrected as an Avatar of the Sun-God is shown clearly in Revelations where the 'Son of Man' (Ingwe) comes as the 'White Xrist' riding upon a White Horse, wearing the colour of the Purest White, and leading a vast army dressed in the White of Purity. Out of his mouth proceeds a 'Sword' - the 'Word-Sword' which he will wield against the Servants of Darkness. The images relating to this figure clearly show that he is connected to Bootes which is connected to Ingwe as the 'Son of Man'. The figure seems to be connected to -

  • Bootes in the North.
  • Venus as the 'Morning Star'
  • Sirius in the South.

Why I do not know but this does seem to be the case. He is 'resurrected' from the star Venus - the 'Star of Resurrection'. All Egyptian Pharaohs were held to go back to the stars whilst their spirit was resurrected in their successor. Venus is the Star of the Waene. Since it is a male-female star this may hint at a link to both Valhalla (Woden) and Folkvang (Freya). 

The Sacred Number 9 is one of our most important symbols since it is a spiral, and as Miguel Serrano suggests, it counters the Number 6 which would at one level represent the Age of Pisces. No numbers are 'evil' as such, but they can be manipulated for dark purposes. The Haegl-Rune is the ninth rune and thus the Veneris Rune is 99; the letter H in our English alphabet is the eighth rune and thus 88. 88 is the number of constellations in our Milky Way Galaxy. 8 is the number of Infinity when placed on its side. There is a mystical link between the Number 8 and the Number 9 since the eighth letter is really the ninth because we should start at the Number 0 and not the Number 1. The ancients always started with the Number 0 which is the Number of 'The Void' or Ginnungagap.

"The Graal in its highest meaning is nothing other than the Holy Vessel of Heaven, the Double Hagal Rune...The Graal consequently is in some respects the heavenly pasture of the stars." Rudolph John Gorselben.

Gorsleben also has another and more interesting statement to tell us from the same work -

"The double Hagall Rune is the symbol of reincarnation, of the resurrection...It is the widdershin (spine) of the heavenly body of the zodiac, which disassembles into wid-arist or widar-ist."

Here he associates the Veneris Rune with the Resurrection of Wid-Ar, even though he does not use the term 'Veneris' which was that used by Miguel Serrano. The Widdershins Swastika of the Return to the Origins may well be linked to Widar because of the term itself. When looking this up I found that it is usual to see this as 'Scottish' but since it was used in Lowland Scotland it was thus from the Old English widre with the 'sin' added, and cognate to the Middle High German widdersinnes said to mean 'against direction' but which would more likely have been widre - Sun and thus 'against the direction of the Sun. The word became popular with Wicca, obviously trying to use old and 'authentic' words to authenticate an otherwise totally false 'Old Religion' made up of various traditions mashed together. The sunwise term used is deosil which is said to be Scottish and Irish Gaelic, but when studied the suffix sil would mean 'Sun' and thus 'Sunwise' or something close to that. Wid-Ar is the 'God of Resistance' and the 'God the Resurrects' and all these ideas fit together. The Widdershins Swastika may well be his symbol at one level, perhaps related to the central symbol of the above sequence -

Sun-Wheel - Cross - Swastika - Cross - Sun-Wheel

When the Pole Star - Polaris - returns to its former place which it held 26,000 years ago then Wid-Ar the Avenger returns. As CM-R pointed out to me, and which featured in a former post, this Pole Star is associated with the Wolf, and thus Wid-Ar is also associated with the Wolf - he actually slays the Wolf of Chaos - Fenris. Only the Wolf can counter the Wolf. In the Wolf-Hook Rune we find the Symbol of Resistance and the Symbol of Wid-Ar as the God of Resistance. There is much to link the archetype of Wid-Ar with Ingwe since we have entered the Age of Ing ruled over by the new archetype - Ingwe. 

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The Crystal Palace - Part One

The term 'Crystal Palace' does not here refer to the English Football Club; it was used in Chinese Taoism and Tantrism for the 'Head Centre' which covers three important glands - the Pineal Gland, the Pituitary Gland and the Hypothalmus, and is the area that sits between the two hemispheres of the brain. I have used other sources for much of this, but my input has been to link this to the runes and to the Graal Mythos. These three glands are like a 'Trinity' and need to be studied together to get a broader view of what is being said. What is said here is speculation and not 'fact' and should be viewed as such. However, it does make some sense in helping to understand the evolution of our Folk. 

Pineal Gland - this is the gland that has by and large atrophied in man, but there are legends that tell of a time when this was active, and one of those legends concerns Atlantis. This is shaped like a Pine Cone, hence the name 'Pine-al', a name which itself is quite interesting since the word *al- means 'light', thus giving us 'Pine-Light'. This seems connected to the Ken-Rune or 'Pine-Torch' and in occult symbols this torch stands between the eyes at the point of the Third Eye. The 'Third Eye' is seen to be the Pineal Gland. Like the acorn the pine-cone is sometimes seen as a phallic-symbol, and thus connects to the male principle. One Indo-European dictionary has the name 'pine' in the IE Root *peia. The word 'pine' stems from this root whose meaning is linked to giving out a resin. This should be kept in mind. This has been associated with 'Heaven'.

Pituitary Gland - The Pituitary Gland is somehow connected to the Pineal Gland and again the same IE Dictionary has this stemming from IE Root *peia meaning 'to swell' or 'be fat'. These meanings may actually give a clue as to how the ancients viewed these glands - we will go back to this so keep them in mind. The Pituitary Gland is classed as linked to the female in New Age type thinking. We should not dismiss this since it may come from earlier ideas taken up by the New Age Movement. This has been associated with 'Earth'. Even the word 'pituitary' contains the word 'pit' which is a hollow, and which links to 'cup', 'chalice' or 'horn' etc. The etymology is no doubt not from any root meaning 'pit' but the 'coincidence' is there. 

The 'Pine' grows upwards towards the heavens - male; the 'pit' is a hollow which is cut into the Earth - female. This the Graal-Spear and the Graal-Cup. Their union brings a 'renewal' or 'resurrection' in terms of Nature and Man respectively. The Pineal Gland gives off Serotonin and Melatonin - the former is triggered by the darkness. It is also stated in many modern 'spiritual' posts or videos that the Pineal Gland gives off DMT but science has not proved this except in rats, which may not be the same as humans (and hence the waste of time in experimenting with animals for our use, only the Old Testament preaches that every form of life was here for man's use). The Pine also secretes a sticky substance known as 'Pine Resin' and this is a highly inflammable substance - hence the link to 'Fire'. 

Hypothalmus Gland - This is part of what is called the limbic system and is concerned with the memory, the emotions and with motivation. Its name comes from its shape and means 'Sea-Horse' (Greek hippos - 'horse' and kampos - 'sea-monster'). But it has been called by another name, a much more important name in giving clues to this gland - Ammon's Horn. 

Many artefacts relating to obviously religious purposes have figures bearing horns on their head or helmet - even the 'Hollywood Vikings' are portrayed as such. Alexander the Great is shown wearing the Ram's Horns, a symbol of his divinity since he claimed to be a god himself. The name Ammon's Horn actually refers to the Egyptian God Ammon/Amun/Amon (*) who in later depictions wore Ram's Horns. His name means The Hidden One and he is associated with the 'Mysterious Soul of the Universe which reveals itself in Light'. In fact in Egypt he became linked to Ra as Amon-Ra which would mean 'The Hidden Light'. 

In regard to the 'Ram's Horns' (**) we should note the following since these are linked to the Ram in one way or another -

Hama/Heimdall - One of his symbols is the Ram, and he is linked to Aries the Ram.

Ingwe - The archetype of Ingwe is very similar to Agni and Hama so there are subtle links here.

Agni - The 'Fire-God' of the Vedas who is produced by the Friction-Fire (Need) and linked to Hama-Heimdall and also to Ingwe. 

Rama - 'The Ram' or 'Lord Ram' whose name contains his symbolism.

Alexander the Great - He is not only depicted with Ram's Horns (the 'Horns of Divinity') but was also named 'The Two-Horned One' in the Koran. He was clearly what we would call an 'Avatar', an incarnation of a god-force on Earth.

Some of those today interested in the spiritual see the Pineal Gland as giving off a substance which 'impregnates' the Pituitary Gland. In this the theme is that of the Sacred Marriage between the Male (Pineal Gland) and the Female (Pituitary Gland) which occurs in the human head, and at an 'astral' level through the 'chakras'. It is also said that the Kundalini Fire-Serpent rises, the male energy striking the Pineal Gland and the female energy striking the Pituitary Gland and from this the Amrita ('Nectar of the Gods') is secreted and runs down the throat, hence the reason some Yogis put their tongue down the throat to collected this Amrita. (***)

Now I am going to go on to connecting these ideas with the runes and also with the lost 'Eye of Woden' which is concealed in Mimir's Well - the 'Well of Memory'. Interestingly, within this 'Well of Memory' is a horn - the Drinking-Horn (as opposed to the Blowing-Horn or Horn of Awakening, though the last term may be applicable to either). Let us connect this 'horn' to Amon's Horn since this gland is in fact connected to the memory

If the area we have covered here connects to the 'Eye of Horus' as shown here then we have another clue to these mysteries. We have already connected Horus-Heru with our own Wid-Ar the Avenger, and we know that Horus 'lost an eye' in his battle with Set, regaining it later. Myths are similar, but rarely exactly the same, and in our own Woden loses his eye into the 'Well of Memory'. At the End-Time he is 'swallowed' by the Fenris Wolf but his spirit is released by his son, Wid-Ar - thus Woden becomes his son - Wid-Ar the Avenger. If Wid-Ar is Woden resurrected can we see Wid-Ar as regaining the ability to use the 'Third Eye'? 

What is the significance of the 'Severed Head', since this is actually featured in the Myth of Mimir - his head is cut off, herbs are used to preserve it, and Woden uses it to gain further knowledge and insight. All of what I have said takes place within the human head in these three glands it would seem. And all of this is connected to the ancient idea of a Race of Giants who had great psychic powers due to the Third Eye being opened. 

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single thy whole body shall be full of light."

Matthew 6:22

Through these words of Jesus we can see reference to what can only be the 'Third Eye', and this reference tells us it is connected to 'light' and hence to 'enlightenment'. We can guess that the process also confers those whose 'eye' is opened with 'enlightenment' and they become 'Light-Beings' also known as the 'Shining Ones' or the 'Elves' - since the Root *el-  means 'light'. This is also true of the Eldar - the High Elves of Tolkisn - and perhaps even gives us our 'Elders' who are not just 'olders' but 'Light-Beings' since they have the right to rule or to give good counsel. (****) This also applies to the 'Elder Race' of Lovecraft who are the Race of Gods. 

In the above we see the Pineal, Pituitary and Hypothalmus in the same area of the brain; on the left is the Wewelsberg Order Castle in the form it was going to take after being expanded - and we see the Spear entering the Graal. Obviously there is a link with the Graal Mythos. We shall expand this here and bring into this the runes.

Tir - The Sky-Father (Heaven = The Pineal Gland). The symbolism is of a 'Spear'.

Beorc - The Earth-Mother (Earth = The Pituitary Gland).

Eh - The 'Sacred Marriage' or 'Mystic Wedding' of Heaven (Pineal) and Earth (Pituitary). This is also symbolic of the Two Horses who are joined within one symbol. 

Man - I am connecting this rune with the A-Man's Horn simply because it does seem to fit through the 'man'; it comes after the Sacred Marriage which we need to study more to make sense of. 

Lagu - The 'Crystal Waters' which are secreted with the 'Sacred Marriage' - the Amrita or 'Nectar of the Gods'. 

Ing - This has to be the 'Light' which is produced through this process - the 'Fire' associated with the divine. 

Daeg - En-light-en-ment. 

There are more points I need to raise in order to try to prove that it is right to use these rune-meanings. In Chinese Lore or Taoist Lore the North Star emits pulsing vibrations which affect and activate the Pineal Gland - the North Star

'Tiw is one of the signs, holds faith well with noblemen, on a journey is always above night's gloom, never fails.'

The Old English Rune-Poem translation by Steve Pollington.

Tir (the poem spells it this way) is associated with 'noblemen' and also with a star which is obvious from the words, presumably the North Star. But we do not just have this coincidence, for the glyph of this rune is actually a Spear and is the Spear of Woden which is plunged into the Graal-Cup. This is the 'Sacred Marriage' and its 'consummation' which produces the 'Nectar of the Gods'. This is a chemical process but which is reflected in the Astral World or Spiritual World. This suggests that the North Star is the 'Pineal Gland' in some way, although there is also the suggestion that the World Tree is 'upside down' and thus the Pineal Gland could also be (perhaps) linked to Sirius. This is not clear as yet. (*****)

To sum up, when Woden lost his 'Third Eye' by sacrificing it in the 'Well of Memory' this was when Man lost this ability too, but it also led to his gaining the 'ego' or 'I' which allowed him to become self-conscious, conscious of himself and with the ability to 'know good and evil'. Whilst the process of involution was going on there is a counter-current which clearly shows that the ability to 'see' differently through the regaining of the 'Third Eye' is possible, and indeed is the next stage of Man's evolution into the God-Man. 

The 'Crystal Palace' is Odroerir in the ALU-UAL Formula, it is the Head Centre that covers this area around the centre of the head. This is the Wod-Roarer ad the centre connected mainly to the 'Third Eye', although the 'Sacred Marriage' is said to take place in the Crown Centre. Then we go beyond to the Black Sun where the 'Sacred Marriage' leads to the separation once more of the 'I' that becomes the Absolute I. The next stage is through the Green Ray of Venus which is the Star of Resurrection. Thus the 'resurrection' of the God-Man, but this time he is a full adult.

(*) The 'Amen' of the Christian Bible has the same roots and meaning, as does perhaps the Hindu Aum, although the 'n' is left out of this. In relation to this the 'n' may well be important because when sounding it there is a vibration set up through the nose into the forehead (try this for yourself). It has also been said that putting the tongue at the top of the mouth affects in some way the Pituitary Gland, and the 'n'-sound has the tongue at this point.

(**) The horns of the ram are slightly spiral in form and this is symbolic of the 'spirit' and of the 'divine'. 

(***) Amrita is Am-Rita or perhaps Amn-Rita which suggests that the 'sound' embodies the 'right action'. 

(****) This connection is feasible in view of other letter-changes within Indo-European Languages; we have the German 'alb' become 'elf' here in England, both rooted in *al- or *el, so 'eld' could be an extension of this root. We could also see the same process in the following -

UR-ALT-EN which means 'Primal Old One' or 'Primal Ancient One' but which could also mean 'Primal Light-Master'; this also applies to WR.ALDA whose name means the same but instead of 'alt' we have 'ald'. Another point to consider is that Tolkien's 'Primal Father' is Illuvater meaning 'Ilu-Father' or 'Light-Father' but he gives an alternative name of Eru suggesting that Er & El (Ilu in this case) are linked and interchangeable. This opens up a vista of ideas which we'll not go into here. 

(*****) There is something that came into my mind and which always seems to prove a mystery, and that is the link between the name El and Saturn. Saturn today is a 'malevolent' planet but according to Esoteric Tradition Saturn was the 'King of the Golden Age'. Miguel Serrano's work is based around the theme that Saturn has been 'bound' or 'chained' (through the rings of ice maybe) and that the triumph of the Hero or Vira would free Saturn, allowing him to once more become the 'King of the Golden Age' once more. Since the Hindus know the Golden Age by the term 'Krita Yuga', an alternative being 'Satya Yuga', then we can see the same root - *sat- - in both of these words, and that 'sat' refers to 'Being' according to Julius Evola. There have been suggestions that Saturn was once the prime star of the North and is the 'Black Sun' now, but this idea is not upheld widely, though I feel it needs keeping in mind.